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Big Bang: S10, Orphan Black: S5, Colossal, James Landis’ Rat Fink, Kino August update & more

June 14, 2017 - 4:04 pm   |   by
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First up today, Tim’s given Art Linson’s Where the Buffalo Roam a fresh look on Blu-ray via the new Shout Select Collector’s Edition release. The film stars Bill Murray and Peter Boyle and is worth a look.

We’ve also posted the weekly Release Dates & Cover Artwork section update, featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and pre-order links. As always, whenever you order literally anything from Amazon after clicking through one of our links to them here at The Bits, you’re helping to support our work and we greatly appreciate it.

In release news today, WB Home Entertainment has just officially announced The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/12. You’ll get all 24 episodes along with 5 featurettes (#Just Ask BBT 2.0, The Ever-Expanding Universe of The Big Bang Theory, Mad Props, Who’s the Baby Now, and 2016 Comic Con Panel), plus a gag reel. [Read on here…]

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Warner Bros and DC’s Wonder Woman is also now available for pre-order on Amazon on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and 4K Ultra HD formats (click on the format links to visit the respective pre-order pages). Street date is TBA.

BBC Home Entertainment has just officially set Orphan Black: Season Five – the series’ last – for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/12. Extras will include a behind-the-scenes look at each episode, plus 5 featurettes (Island of Lost Souls, The Epic Clone Shot, Clone-Centric, The Beginning of the End, and Out of the Black).

We have the final cover artwork for Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal Blu-ray release (see above left and below), which is due from Universal (along with DVD and Digital HD) on 8/1. Extras on the Blu-ray will include deleted scenes.

Here’s a surprise: A company called Retromedia Entertainment Group, Inc. has released James Landis’ Rat Fink (1965) on Blu-ray Disc – it’s now available on Amazon (click on the cover art link below). The film was thought lost for over 50 years, its original elements destroyed in a fire. But a print was recently located in a warehouse, was restored in 2K, and is now available on disc. It features cinematography by no less than Vilmos Zsigmond. Extras on the disc include 2 featurettes (Remembering Schuyler Hayden and Rat Fink: A Look Back), plus the film’s trailer. Tip of the hat to Johnnie Young for spotting that).

Severin Films is releasing Andres Torres’ Bag Boy Lover Boy on Blu-ray on 7/25. Extras will include audio commentary (with Torres, actor Theodore Bouloukos, and editor Charlie Williams), 2 student films by actor Jon Wachter (Got Light and The Never-Starting Story), and the trailer.

Arrow Films is releasing Jean-Luc Godard + Jean-Pierre Gorin: Five Films, 1968-1971, a 6-disc Blu-ray box set, on 9/19 (SRP $99.95). The set will include all 5 political film shot by the pair in the late 60s and early 70s on 16mm film. They are: Un film comme les autres (A Film Like Any Other), British Sounds, aka: See You at Mao, Vent d’est (Wind from the East), Lotte in Italia (Struggles in Italy), and Vladimir et Rosa (Vladimir and Rosa). There will also be a 100-page book, a 2010 interview with Godard and more.

Lionsgate will release The Lincoln Lawyer on 4K Ultra HD on 8/15.

Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing The Poseidon Adventure: The Complete Miniseries on Blu-ray on 8/1, starring Adam Baldwin and Rutgar Hauer.

And we’ve got another Kino Lorber update for you. The studio’s August Blu-ray slate will include The Good Son (1993), The Devil’s Brigade (1968), and Son of Paleface (1952) on 8/1, Clambake (1967) and Frankie and Johnny (1966) on 8/8, Duel in the Sun (1946) and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Edition on 8/15, Beggars of Life (1928), Varieté (1925), and The Indian Runner (1991) on 8/22, and The Legend of Hillbilly John (1972) on 8/29. The company is also working on a new Blu-ray and DVD release of Garry Marshall’s The Flamingo Kid (1984) and, as we’ve mentioned before, they’re working to bring the original The Outer Limits TV series (1963-65) to Blu-ray starting with Season One late this year and Season Two in early 2018.

Here’s a look at more new Blu-ray Disc cover artwork for some of the titles mentioned above, with Amazon links if available...

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 (Blu-ray Disc) Colossal (Blu-ray Disc) The Circle (Blu-ray Disc)

Rat Fink (Blu-ray Disc) Duel in the Sun (Blu-ray Disc) The Devil's Brigade (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt


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