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In title announcements today, the big news is that Criterion has announced their April slate of Dual Format (BD/DVD) releases. As always, there’s much to celebrate. First up is a Dual Format upgrade of François Truffaut’ The 400 Blows (Cat #5 – BD/DVD – the previous version was just BD only) due on 4/8. Then on 4/15, we get Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves (Cat #705 – BD/DVD). That’s followed by Don Siegel’s Riot in Cell Block 11 (Cat #704 – BD/DVD) and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Master of the House (Cat #706 – BD/DVD). Finally, Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso (Cat #707 – BD/DVD) rounds out the line-up on 4/29. You can see some of the cover art below.
Also today, Universal has updated their announcement of the release of Dallas Buyer’s Club on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/4, with word that the title will include deleted scenes and the A Look Inside Dallas Buyers Club featurette.
Universal has also announced the Blu-ray Combo and DVD release of Homefront on 3/11.
Meanwhile, Lionsgate has announced the release of a new Chicago: Diamond Edition on 2/11. It features 1080p video remastered using the Dolby Vision process for improved colors and dynamic range, along with an all-new Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack. Extras will include the all-new Chicago in the Spotlight retrospective documentary, audio commentary with director Rob Marshall and writer Bill Condon, the deleted musical number Class and the From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago featurette. SRP is just $14.99.
And Timeless Media Group will release The Red Skelton Show: The Lost Episodes on DVD on 2/11.
Here’s the cover art for Lionsgate’s Chicago: Diamond Edition, along with Criterion’s The 400 Blows and Breaking the Waves (all are available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking on the covers)...
- Bill Hunt