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Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:31

Blu-ray News – Downton Abbey: S6, Maze Runner 2, Count Dracula, Gorp & Al Hirschfeld exhibit tonight in Burbank

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Our own Tim Salmons is starting things off this afternoon with his Halloween Hangover Blu-ray review for the day, which is a look at Gordon Hessler’s 1969 film The Oblong Box, starring Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. The film is now available on disc from Kino.  [Read on here…]

In release news today, PBS has set Masterpiece: Downton Abbey – Season 6 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/26. This is the final season of the show.

20th Century Fox is gearing up to release Maze Runner 2: Scorch Trials on BD and DVD on 12/15.

Severin Films has set Jess Franco’s Count Dracula (1970) for Blu-ray release on 12/8.

Dark Sky Films has set One Eyed Girl for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/8 as well.

Kino Lorber has announced that they’re working on new Blu-ray releases of Victor Nunez’s Ulee’s Gold (1997) and Robert Montgomery’s The Gallant Hours (1960). They’ve also just set Joseph Ruben’s Gorp (1980) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/2.

Pre-orders are now open for Twilight Time’s November 10 slate of Blu-ray titles, including Broken Lance, Fatherland (aka Singing the Blues in Red), Scorpio, Sense and Sensibility, and Shadows and Fog. Be sure to visit their website here to order.

And, Magnolia Home Entertainment and Magnet are releasing Tiger House on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/3.

Finally today, if you live in the L.A. area and you’re a fan of the art of Al Hirschfeld, our friend Stuart Ng (of Stuart Ng Books, which is a longtime Comic-Con favorite book dealer of ours) is hosting a special exhibit and sale of some 88 of Hirschfeld’s original drawings tonight only at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center (starting at 6:30 PM Pacific and it runs until 9:30 PM). The address is 2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505, in Vine Room A. Admission is free. It should be an amazing event so be sure to check it out if you’re interested. Click here for all the details.

Here’s a look at a little more new Blu-ray cover artwork (with pre-order links if available)...

Sherlock: The Special (2015 - Blu-ray Disc)    Count Dracula (Blu-ray Disc)    Downton Abbey: Season 6 (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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