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Friday, 18 September 2015 15:23

Blu-ray News – Game of Thrones: S5 date, plus Humans: S1, The Beatles: 1/1+ & I Dream of Jeannie

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We’re rounding out the week today with a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from Michael Coate, in which he marks the 50th anniversary of TV’s I Dream of Jeannie with a great roundtable discussion of experts on the series, including Steve Cox, Judy Moore, and Herbie J. Pilato. Don’t forget, we posted another column from Michael earlier this week featuring TV’s Lost in Space. And next week, Michael is going to check back in here to celebrate the anniversaries of Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and the classic Get Smart TV series. So be sure to tune in for that.  [Read on here…]

In release news today, HBO has just set Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/15 (SRP is $79.98 for Blu-ray on Amazon). There’s no word yet on extras.

Also on the TV front, Acorn Media will release Humans: Season One on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/29 (SRP is $39.99 for Blu-ray on Amazon).

Acorn has also set The Fall: Series Two for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/1, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.

And the BBC has set Doctor Who: Series Nine, Part One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/3 (SRP $26.98 and $22.48). You can see the cover artwork below.

Meanwhile, Warner Home Video has set its recent remake of Vacation – starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate – for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/3 as well.

Just a reminder: Twilight Time has set Strange Invaders (1983) for Blu-ray release on 10/13, along with Scream and Scream Again (1970), John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), and Count Yorga, Vampire (1970). Pre-orders open on 9/30 on their website.

And for you music fans, Capitol has just announced The Beatles: 1 (Blu-ray Audio/CD Combo – SRP $36.98) and The Beatles: 1+ (2 Blu-ray/CD Combo – SRP $59.98) for release on 11/6. 1 includes 27 tracks on CD and all 27 promo videos for those songs on Blu-ray all restored in 4K (plus new stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS HD surround audio mixes by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios, and exclusive audio commentary and filmed introductions by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr). 1+ adds a second Blu-ray with an additional 23 videos (including alternate versions, as well as rarely seen and newly restored films and videos).

Here’s a look at some new Blu-ray cover artwork for a number of Scream titles, The Beatles and more...

The Beatles: 1+ (2 Blu-ray/CD Combo)    The Beatles: 1 (Blu-ray/CD Combo)    Doctor Who: Season Nine, Part One (Blu-ray Disc)

Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie (Blu-ray Disc)    The Car (Blu-ray Disc)    The Brain That Wouldn't Die (Blu-ray Disc)

The Dungeonmaster / Eliminators (Blu-ray Combo)    Nightmares (Blu-ray Disc)    Womens Prison Massacre (Blu-ray Disc)

Watch for a couple of new Blu-ray reviews on Monday, including my thoughts on Network’s Space: 1999 – Series Two (Region B) and more. Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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