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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 13:57

Warner Bros makes The Flintstones: The Complete Series official for BD in October, plus Joel Coen on the Team Deakins podcast

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We’ve got another quick update for you today with some good release news.

But first a new Blu-ray review...

Tim has just turned in his thoughts on Sergio Martino’s early giallo film The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971), now available on Blu-ray from Severin Films. Do give it a look.

The big announcement news today is that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just officially set The Flintstones: The Complete Series for Blu-ray release on 10/13 (SRP $84.99).

It will also be made available on Digital on 10/6 (SRP $74.99). [Read on here...]

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The 10-disc set will include all six seasons of the classic Hanna-Barbera animated series—166 episodes—along with 2 bonus feature films, The Man Called Flintstone (1966) and The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown! (2015). You can see the cover artwork above left and also below.

In other release news today, Universal has made Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island official for Blu-ray and DVD on 8/25, with the Digital release due on 8/11. Extras will include the usual audio commentary, a huge number of featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, Line-o-Rama, and more.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has set Jean-Jacques Beineix’s DIVA for release on Blu-ray on 8/11.

Screen Media has set The Outpost for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/18.

And Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment have set Range Runners for DVD and Digital release on 9/8.

In other news, Shout! and Scream Factory have revealed that a number of their big catalog Blu-ray titles are going out of print next month, including Carrie, Child’s Play, both versions of Escape from New York, Mad Max, Manhunter, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, both versions of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and The Pink Panther Film Collection starring Peter Sellers. Act fast if you want them (click on the title links to order them on

Also, Disney has announced that their live-action Mulan, which was delayed from its original March theatrical release by the pandemic, is going to debut on Disney+ in the States even as it bows theatrically elsewhere around the world. But there’s a catch: It’ll cost $29.99 to rent. Then, eventually, the film will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD. You can read more here on Vox.

And finally, we’ve recommended the excellent Team Deakins podcast here at The Bits before, but Roger and James have just posted their best one yet: They’ve got an 82-minute conversation with their most frequent collaborator, director Joel Coen. Fans will be well aware that the Coen Brothers don’t do audio commentary, so this is a rare chance to hear the filmmaker discussing his work. And it’s as much of a treat as you might expect. Don’t miss it.

We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for a few big upcoming titles. All are now available for pre-order on by clicking on the covers...

The Flintstones: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc) Bugs Bunny: 80th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray Disc) The King of Staten Island (Blu-ray Disc)

Friday the 13th Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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