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We’ve got two more new disc reviews for you to enjoy this afternoon...

Tim has turned in his thoughts on Norman Jewison’s In the Heat of the Night (1967) in 4K Ultra HD from our friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

Tim has also taken a look at Robert Fuest’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) and Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972), which are available in a new Blu-ray double feature also from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

In announcement news today, Universal has officially set Downton Abbey: A New Era for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 7/5. The 4K will include Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR. Extras will include audio commentary with director Simon Curtis, plus 6 featurettes (Good to Be Back, Return to Downton Abbey: The Making of a New Era, A Legendary Character, Creating the Film Within the Film, Spill the Tea (Time), and Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia). [Read on here...]

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We’ve got just a quick news update for you today, as there’s one piece of significant release news that’s worth sharing this afternoon. But most of my day has been taken up by working on disc reviews, so I wanted to share some of those with you as well...

First, I’ve taken an in-depth look at Kate and Derek Burbidge’s The Police: Around the World (1983), a fan-favorite music documentary that takes you behind the scenes on the band’s 1979-80 world tour and has never been released on DVD much less Blu-ray until now. It’s been fully scanned and remastered from the original 16 mm negative for this release, complete with an editing polish and a new 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound mix to go with the original LPCM 2.0 stereo. Plus, the Blu-ray includes 17 minutes of never-before-seen concert footage as a bonus, along with a music CD of rare live performances as well. It’s definitely worth a look for fans of the band.

Also available today is Stephen’s review of Makoto Shinkai’s 2007 anime 5 Centimeters per Second, which is now available on Blu-ray from GKids via Shout! Factory. Shinkai is, of course, the filmmaker responsible for the more recent hits Your Name and Weathering with You. The disc also includes Shinkai’s Voices of a Distant Star (2002) as a bonus feature.

And finally, Dennis has offered his thoughts on John Waters’ Pink Flamingos (1972) which is coming to Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection later this month.

All three titles are well worth your time, so do give them a look. [Read on here...]

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