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Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:22

Reviews, plus Enterprise: S4 in April, Bad Grandpa, Newhart, Being Human: S3, Godard & more!

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All right, we’ve got some reviews for you today and also a few more new title announcements...

First up, Joe Marchese has turned in his thoughts on Kino’s Night Tide on Blu-ray Disc.  In addition, Dr. Jahnke chimes in today with reviews of Warner’s The Bad Seed and Universal’s Eastern Promises, from director David Cronenberg.  Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

Now for those announcements...

First up, weren’t we just talking about this yesterday?  CBS Home Entertainment has revealed that Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four will street on Blu-ray Disc on 4/1/14 (SRP $130).  All 22 episodes of the show’s final season will be included on 6 discs.  All the previous DVD extras will carry over and you’ll also get new audio commentaries, the 4-part Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise documentary and that writer’s room piece I mentioned yesterday, In Conversation: Writing Star Trek: Enterprise, which runs 90 minutes and features Brannon Braga, Mike Sussman, Andre Bormanis, David Goodman, Chris Black, Phyllis Strong and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.  Yes, 4/1 is April Fool’s Day, but it’s no joke.  You can watch a YouTube trailer for the release below and read more about it here on Star  The title is also now officially available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking on the cover artwork below...

Speaking of Star Trek, Varese Sarabande is releasing Jerry Goldsmith’s Star Trek: Nemesis – The Deluxe Edition soundtrack on CD on 1/6 (SRP $24.98).  The 2 CD set will be available in a limited edition of just 5000 units.  More here.

Meanwhile, Paramount has set Jackass presents Bad Grandpa for Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on 1/28.  The Blu-ray will include the film in both theatrical and unrated versions, along with deleted scenes, 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes, 3 deleted scenes and 6 Alternate Reactions from Real People.  You’ll find the cover art below.

I believe we mentioned this a couple days ago, but Warner Home Video has set Mayberry R.F.D.: The Complete First Season for DVD release on 4/8 (SRP $29.98).  All 26 episodes from the season will be included on 4 DVDs.

Shout! Factory has set Newhart: The Complete Second Season for DVD release on 2/11.  All 22 episodes will be included on 5 DVDs.

Entertainment One will release Syfy’s Being Human: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/7, just in time for the fourth season premiere (SRP $49.98 and $39.98).  Extras will include 2 featurettes, bloopers and video of the show’s Comic-Con 2013 panel.  EOne will also release the WWII epic Angel of the Skies on DVD on 12/31.

Sony will release I’m So Excited on Blu-ray Combo on 1/7.

StarVista Entertainment and Time Life will release China Beach: The Complete Season Two on DVD on 1/7 (SRP $29.95).

Arc Entertainment will release the western Sweetwater on 12/31.

CJ Entertainment has The Berlin File due on DVD next week, on 12/24.

The Cohen Film Collection will release Jean-Luc Godard’s Hail Mary and For Ever Mozart on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/7.  Each has been digitally remastered and restored and will include significant bonus features (SRP $39.98 for the BD and $29.98 for the DVD).

And Level 33 Entertainment will release the teen romantic comedy Getting That Girl on DVD on 1/14.

Finally, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment president David Bishop is going to be leaving the company in March.  We’ve known David for many years here at The Bits, going all the way back to his time at MGM, prior to joining Sony.  We wish him all the luck in the world!

We’ll leave you with a look at the Blu-ray cover art for CBS’ Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four, Entertainment One’s Being Human: The Complete Third Season, Paramount’s Bad Grandpa, Cohen’s Hail Mary and For Ever Mozart, and The Weinstein Company’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler (due 1/14)…

Star Trek: Enterprise - Season Four (Blu-ray Disc)    Being Human: Season Three (Blu-ray Disc)    Bad Grandpa (Blu-ray Disc)

Hail Mary (Blu-ray Disc)    Forever Mozart (Blu-ray Disc)    Lee Daniels' The Butler (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt


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