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Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:36

Venom details, Johnny English Strikes Again, a Psycho Legacy Collection update from Turbine & MUCH more

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We’ve got a bunch more new Blu-ray reviews for you to check out today, including Tim’s take on Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection from Starz and Lionsgate, Single White Female from Scream Factory, and the Zombie: Limited Edition from Blue Underground, David’s look at The Bravados from Twilight Time and The Satanic Rites of Dracula from Warner Archive, and finally Dr. Adam Jahnke’s updated look at Trick ’r Treat from Scream Factory.

We’ve got a quick news update for you today, starting with word that Sony’s Venom – which as we’ve revealed streets on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 12/18 (with the digital release due on 12/11) – will include a Venom Mode pop-up trivia option, 3 deleted and extended scenes, 5 featurettes (From Symbiote to Screen, The Lethal Protector in Action, Venom Vision, Designing Venom, and Symbiote Secrets), 8 Pre-Vis sequences, the Sunflower music video (by Post Malone and Swae Lee), and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Audio on the 4K version at least will include Dolby Atmos, with HDR10 high dynamic range. [Read on here...]

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Also today, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has officially set Johnny English Strikes Again for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/22, with the Digital release due on 1/8. Extras will include 7 featurettes. It appears there’s no US 4K Ultra HD release planned at this time.

Meanwhile, Kino Lorber Studio Classics will release a trio of films starring Alec Guinness on Blu-ray and DVD soon, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and The Man in the White Suit (1951). Street date is TBA.

KL Studio Classics has also announced that they’re working on a Blu-ray and DVD release of John Huston’s Phobia (1980).

Also today, Turbine Media has just announced the details on their German (but all-region) Blu-ray release of The Psycho Legacy Collection: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box set (Thanks to Bits reader Andrew D. for the heads-up). In addition to the world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s original classic uncut on Blu-ray Disc for the first time (the difference is just a few seconds of footage), the set will include Psycho II, III, and IV, plus the remake, the Bates Motel TV movie, the feature-length documentaries The Making of Psycho, Psycho Legacy, and 78/52, and significant legacy extras (over 15 hours of material, including audio commentaries and 4x3/SD “Retro” versions) on 8 Blu-rays. The package will also include the 120-page The Psycho Files book by Tobias Hohmann (in German), A1 posters, 6 art cards, a replica of Sam Loomis’ letter from the film (in English and German), 25 sheets Bates Motel notepaper, and a Bates Motel “Do Not Disturb” door hanger. The video bonus features (and audio commentaries) are presented in the original English language with optional German subtitles. You can read the full disc-by-disc breakdown here. And you can pre-order the title here, or by clicking on the cover artwork below.


A couple additional notes: Mill Creek Entertainment has moved the street date for The Shield: The Complete Series on Blu-ray from 12/11 to 12/18. Adjust your plans accordingly.

Warner Bros Home Entertainment is releasing a new “streamlined” version of their Batman: The Complete Animates Series Blu-ray packaging, sans swag. Look for it to become available as the Limited Edition runs out.

And for those of you who have been waiting for a 6-film package to purchase the Mission: Impossible films on 4K Ultra HD, wait no longer. One streets next Tuesday (12/4) the same day as Mission: Impossible – Fallout on disc. We’ll have a review of that film on 4K soon. You can see the packaging and pre-order the set below.

Here’s a look at the cover art for a few of the titles mentioned above (click to pre-order them on Amazon, if available)...

Venom (4K Ultra HD) Psycho Complete Legacy Collection (Blu-ray Disc) The Lion King (4K Ultra HD)

Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Slim pack Blu-ray Disc) Mission: Impossible - Fallout (4K Ultra HD) Mission: Impossible - 6-Film Collection (4K Ultra HD)

Stay tuned…

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