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Friday, 20 November 2020 16:18

Bugs Bunny: 80th Blu-ray reviewed, plus Amazon takes Coming 2 America, and more Amazon & Zavvi BD/4K deals


We’re closing out the week here at The Bits with a couple more reviews...

I’ve posted my in-depth thoughts on Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s new Bugs Bunny: 80th Anniversary Collection Blu-ray set. You’ll be glad to know that it’s pretty great. The remastered shorts look fantastic, and the new hour-long documentary is worth every minute of your time. And for those of you who might be wondering, I’ve compiled a list of the Bugs Bunny shorts that remain unreleased on Blu-ray AFTER this set (also accounting for the shorts included on all the previous Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection BD sets). You’ll find that at the end of the review.

Also today, Tim has posted his thoughts on Alain Jessua’s Shock Treatment (1973) on Blu-ray from Severin Films.

And we’ll be working on more Blu-ray and 4K reviews all weekend here at the site. Next up for me is a look at Kino Lorber Studio Classics’ restored Blu-ray of Mad Max (the 4K review will be added as soon as we receive the disc), as well as HBO’s Chernobyl in 4K Ultra HD. And there are more to follow. [Read on here...]

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There’s not a lot of release news today, but we do have this: Amazon Studios has acquired the distribution rights to Paramount’s Coming 2 America. They’ll release it on Amazon Prime on 3/5/21.

This follows in the wake of Warner and DC’s recent announcement that the long-delayed Wonder Woman 1984 will debut on HBO Max on 12/25, the same day as it receives a limited theatrical release.

Meanwhile, Mill Creek has announced its February slate of Blu-ray titles, which is set to include the spy thriller Breach (2007), the comedy The Cowboy Way (1994), and a double-feature of The Net (1995) and The Net 2.0 (2006). We believe The Cowboy Way and The Net 2.0 are new to Blu-ray.

Also, Amazon is continuing its major pre-Black Friday sale on 4K Ultra HD titles from Warner, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Paramount, and more. Tons of titles are on sale for $8-17 each: Top Gun, Rambo, Dark Knight, etc. Click here or on the image below to start paging through them all (and don’t forget to keep checking these links—as we approach Black Friday, there are likely to be lots more deals on Blu-ray and 4K titles)...

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What’s more, Zavvi is going to be running some sales on Blu-ray, 4K, and Steelbook titles over the weekend and into next week. So be sure to click here to visit Zavvi US and here to visit Zavvi UK to take advantage of them. Specifically, Zavvi is running 2 for £30 4k Ultra HD deals (US link, UK link) and 3 for £30 4k Ultra HD deals (US link, UK link). Do give them a look.

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All right, keep checking back here and on our social media feeds as we post more reviews over the weekend. We hope you have a great one. And as always, stay tuned...!

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