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Aladdin (1992) & Aladdin (2019) reviewed in 4K, plus Night Hunter & Itsy Bitsy announced & new KL Studio Classics

September 9, 2019 - 4:27 pm   |   by
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We’ve got no less than three new disc reviews today, including my own thoughts on Disney’s classic animated Aladdin (1992) in 4K Ultra HD.

We also have Dennis’ take on Guy Ritchie’s new remake of Aladdin (2019) on both Blu-ray and (with my assistance on the technical side) 4K Ultra HD. We hope you enjoy.

And just so you know, there will be more disc reviews every day this week, including both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD titles. So be sure to watch for the next batch starting tomorrow morning.

In announcement news today, Paramount has just set Night Hunter for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/15. The film stars Ben Kingsley, Henry Cavill, and Alexandra Daddario. [Read on here...]

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Scream Factory has set Itsy Bitsy for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/1, with extras that include audio commentaries and multiple featurettes.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed that it’s working on a new Blu-ray release of Larry Yust’s Homebodies (1974) for release next year, mastered from a new 4K scan. Also coming next year are Russell Rouse’s The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967) and The Oscar (1966), Alan Birkinshaw’s Ten Little Indians (1989), Leo Penn’s Anna Lucasta (1958), Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top (1959), George Axelrod’s Lord Love a Duck (1966), Fred Coe’s A Thousand Clowns (1965), and Lamont Johnson’s Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981).

Coming on 11/5 are Michael Gordon’s Woman in Hiding (1950), Jerry Hopper’s Naked Alibi (1954), Carol Reed’s The Man Between (1953), John Boulting’s Seven Days to Noon (1950), and Robert Hamer’s It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), followed by Michael Cimino’s Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Don Siegel’s The Gun Runners (1958) and Madigan (1968), Richard Compton’s Return to Macon County (1975), Maurizio Lucidi’s Street People (1976), Don Siegel’s Charley Varrick (1973), and William Richert’s Winter Kills (1979) on 11/12, Nicolas Gessner’s Someone Behind the Door (1971), and Julien Duvivier’s Diabolically Yours (1967) on 11/16, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Un Flic (1972) and Jean Herman’s Farewell, Friend (1968) on 11/19, and Preston Sturges’ Christmas in July (1940), Clive Donner’s The Nude Bomb (1980), and George More O’Ferrall’s The Holly and the Ivy (1952) on 11/26.

Also, Well Go USA will release Andrew Lau ’s wuxia fantasy Kung Fu Monster on Blu-ray and Digital on 10.8.

And Uncork’d Entertainment has also set Hellmington for release on DVD and Digital tomorrow (9/10).

Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned!

-Bill Hunt

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