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Monday, 23 November 2015 16:34

Blu-ray News – The Martian, The Walk, Hotel Transylvania 2, new Kino & Amazon Black Friday Week deals on BDs and 4k/HDTVs!

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All right, we’ve got some pretty darned good announcement news for you all today...

First up, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is now available for pre-order on Amazon on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD (Amazon price: $44.99, $22.99, and $14.99), set to be released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. There’s no street date yet available, but sources suggest early-to-mid January is likely. Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork...  [Read on here…]

The Martian (Blu-ray 3D)    The Martian (Blu-ray Disc)    The Martian (DVD)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just officially set Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk for release on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on 1/5 (Amazon price: $27.99, $24.99, and $19.99). Here’s a look at that cover artwork...

The Walk (Blu-ray 3D)    The Walk (Blu-ray Disc)    The Walk (DVD)

Sony has also set the CG-animated Hotel Transylvania 2 for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD release on 1/12. Extras will include a pair of audio commentary tracks, deleted scenes, featurettes, a Sing Along, a music video, and more.

Twilight Time has confirmed that their forthcoming Blu-ray release of 1984 (due 12/8) will include both the original Eurythmics and the Dominic Muldowney scores to the film.

Kino Lorber will release Richard Fleischer’s The Vikings (1958) on Blu-ray in March (street date TBA). They’ve also set Fritz Lang’s Woman in the Moon (1929) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/23. They’re also working on new BD and DVD releases of Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972 – coming soon), 4D Man (1959 – coming soon), Shield for Murder (1954 – coming soon), Hidden Fear (1957 – coming soon), A Kiss Before Dying (1956 – BD only – coming soon), Highway to Hell (1991 – 2/2), I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988 – 2/2), The Challenge (1982 – 2/16), Ambush Bay (1966 – 2/16), Beachhead (1954 – 2/16), Up the Creek (1984 – 2/2), Delirious (1991 – 2/2), and Gorp (1980 – 2/2).

Scream Factory has set Zombie Fight Club and Hellions for BD and DVD release on 2/2. Scream has also confirmed that The Vincent Price Collection III (due on BD on 2/16) will officially include Master of the World (1961), Tower of London (1962), Diary of a Madman (1963), Cry of the Banshee (1970), and An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970).

The Warner Archive has also just revealed a bunch of cool deep catalog titles including a batch of Golden Harvest Collection HK martial arts action films – Blade of Fury (1993), Big Bullet (1996), Downtown Torpedoes (1997), and Pedicab Driver (1989). They’re also working on the old western series Lawman (1958-62).

Warner Home Video, meanwhile, has set Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/2. You’ll also get Falling Skies: The Complete Series on both formats that same day.

HBO will release its Show Me a Hero miniseries on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/2, starring Oscar Isaac.

And Koch Entertainment has set From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series – Season 2 for Blu-ray release on 2/2.

Finally today, don’t forget that this is Black Friday Week on Amazon, and they’re offering a ton of great deals each day. By taking advantage of them, you’re not only getting great items at great prices, you’re also helping to support The Bits. Up today on Blu-ray are CBS’ Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery on BD for just $74.99 – 44% off (click here) and Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete Series for just $149 – 65% off (click here)! They also have great deals on a whole line up of 4K and 1080p HDTVs for as much as 50% off the regular retail price (click here for that). Be sure to act fast!

We’ll leave you with a look at more new Blu-ray cover artwork (with Amazon links if available)...

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: Enterprise - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)    Hotel Transylvania 2 (Blu-ray Disc)

Batman: Bad Blood (Blu-ray Disc)    The Vincent Price Collection III (Blu-ray Disc)    Ant-Man (Blu-ray 3D)

Stay tuned...

Bill Hunt


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