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Lincoln pre-orders up, plus Rise of the Guardians, Great Gatsby & Criterion titles free on Hulu Plus this weekend!

February 14, 2013 - 2:39 pm   |   By 

More new announcements today… DreamWorks Animation has officially announced Rise of the Guardians for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 3/12.

Warner Home Video has set The Great Gatsby (1974) for Blu-ray release on 4/23 (SRP $19.98).

Sony will release A Dark Truth on DVD only on 3/5.

Shout! Factory has set Cold Prey II for DVD release on 4/23.  The film is the sequel to the Norwegian thriller Cold Prey.  Bet you couldn’t have guessed that, right?  Anyway, SRP is $19.97.  Shout! Factory has also set Route 66: The Complete Fourth Season for 5-disc DVD release on 4/2 – it’s available on ShoutFactory.com or Amazon.

Image and RLJ Entertainment will release Magic Journey to Africa on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/23.

Han’s Tooth Video is releasing Another Country on DVD on 5/7.  The film stars Rupert Everett and Colin Firth.

CJ Entertainment America has set Black Eagle for DVD release on 3/12.

Don’t forget that Anchor Bay and the Weinstein Company will release the Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated on Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, 2/19.

Also today, Criterion has made all of their titles available for free streaming on Hulu Plus today through Monday 2/18 – over 800 titles including hundreds that have never been released on Blu-ray and DVD in the States.  Do check them out.  (Though Criterion, we do still wish you’d re-issue the first two Zatoichi films on DVD in anamorphic widescreen like the others, thank you very much.  I’m almost to the point where I’m just going to purchase the Japanese DVDs – which are NTSC and anamorphic – and re-engineer them with English subtitles for my own viewing pleasure.  I have little hope of Blu-ray, sadly.)

And finally, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is now available for pre-order on 4-disc Blu-ray Combo, 2-disc Blu-ray Combo and DVD on Amazon.com (see the cover art links below), though no street date is yet announced.  That said, industry sources are suggesting a street date of 3/26.  Watch for official announcements soon.

Here’s the cover artwork for both versions of Disney’s Lincoln (though it may yet be subject to change), along with Warner’s The Great Gatsby

Lincoln (Blu-ray Combo)    Lincoln (Blu-ray Disc)    The Great Gatsby (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned (and Happy Valentine’s Day!)…

- Bill Hunt

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