Their slate will officially include...
John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London (1981) on 4K Ultra HD (UK, US, and Canada) on 3/15/22, with Dolby Vision HDR and lots of new extras including a feature-length documentary called Mark of the Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf.
The Shaw Brothers wuxia classic Come Drink With Me (1966), directed by King Hu, on Blu-ray (US and Canada) on 3/22/22, available in both regular and limited edition artwork versions (the latter available in the US only).
Kaizo Hayashi’s To Sleep So As to Dream (1986) on Blu-ray (UK, US, and Canada) on 3/22/22.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) on 4K Ultra HD (UK, US, and Canada), directed by Kenneth Branagh, on 3/29/22, with Dolby Vision HDR and optional dual-format Steelbook packaging (the latter available in the UK and US only).
And last but certainly not least... Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop (1987) in 4K Ultra HD (UK, US, and Canada) on 3/29/22, which includes both the theatrical and director’s cut in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR and new Dolby Atmos sound mixes for each (along with the original 2.0 and previous 5.1 mixes) and a whole host of extras both new and legacy!
We’ll certainly buy that for a nickel!
The 4K titles have been added to our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly. You can learn more about each of them here on Arrow’s website and you can see the cover artwork for the rest below. As always, we’ll add the Amazon.com pre-order links as soon as they go live (probably over the next week or two)...
One other note today: It appears that one of the deleted scenes included on Disc 5 of GKids and Shout! Factory’s new Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-ray release is missing its English subtitles. We understand that GKids plans to correct this and will be announcing a replacement disc program in the weeks ahead. We’ll share those details as soon as they become available. In the meantime, you’ll find our review of the set here.
Finally today, some big news for us here: We are going to be doing a major upgrade of The Digital Bits website in 2022. It’s been almost a decade since our last significant overhaul here, and the realities of fast advancing technology in server hardware and software means that we’re long overdue for an update. But that’s going to cost money. And given the economic difficulties of the past couple of years (which have unfortunately crushed online advertising and Amazon affiliate sales income), we ask that if you believe in and appreciate the work we do here at The Bits, please consider making a donation to the site via PayPal (click here or the button below). This will help us to plan and complete our upgrade successfully in early 2022, which marks the 25th anniversary of The Digital Bits website. It’s really hard to believe that we’ve been at this now for a quarter century, but there it is: The Bits was launched all the way back in 1997, right at the very beginning of DVD, and we’ve been going strong ever since through thick and thin, multiple format wars, and the advent of Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and Digital streaming. We certainly plan to keep on going here as long as you’ll have us, but we need your help to do it. Every donation (big or small) makes a difference and we really do appreciate it very much. And our thanks to every single one of you who have donated in the past, and to all those of you who support our work in other ways. We’re very grateful to have all of you as readers.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday. Peace out!