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Oktoberfest celebrates Vincent Price, plus Indiana Jones BD singles, Clone Wars audio issues & more!

October 18, 2013 - 12:57 pm   |   by

All right, today’s Oktoberfest Giveaway happens over on The Digital Bits Facebook page starting at Noon (Pacific), and features a copy of Scream Factory’s X-Ray/Schizoid on Blu-ray!  The drawing will happen at 3 PM (Pacific) so be sure to head on over there if you’re interested.  And if you’ve not already “liked” The Bits Facebook and Jahnke’s Electric Theater Facebook pages, you might want to do so soon, as we’re going to be giving away another amazing Universal Classic Monsters prop replica from Factory Entertainment next week – it’s the amazing Frankenstein VFX Bust!  And in the next couple weeks we’re going to be giving away their Dracula Medallion and Dracula Ring as well!  So be sure to head on over to Facebook and give the pages a “like” so you can be eligible to participate.

Speaking of the Hell Plaza Oktoberfest, Dr. Jahnke’s review today is a great one: The Vincent Price Collection on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, featuring The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Haunted Palace, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Abominable Dr. Phibes and Witchfinder General[Read on here…]

Also today, Tim Salmons has turned in another fine Criterion review in the form of Ingmar Bergman’s 1958 The Magician on Blu-ray.  Enjoy!

Finally, just a couple of quick announcements…

Paramount Home Media and Lucasfilm are releasing the first three Indiana Jones films – Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – as Blu-ray singles for the first time on 12/17.  They’ll also be released digitally on 11/19.  You’ll find the cover artwork below.  Note that the final film in the series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, has been available individually before.

Speaking of Lucasfilm, a few readers are reporting audio sync issues with Warner and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season Five on Blu-ray and also those same discs in the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Seasons 1-4 BD box set.  We’ll try to see if we can find out anything, but no promises.

Here’s that new Indiana Jones single BD art…

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Blu-ray Disc)    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Blu-ray Disc)    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Blu-ray Disc)

All right, that’s it for this week.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

- Bill Hunt