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Westworld digital release, Kino Lorber news, leaked Speed Racer BD/DVD art & a vintage Ghostbusters discovery

February 17, 2017 - 2:51 pm   |   by
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All right, we’re closing out the week with some interesting announcement news and a few other odds and ends...

First up today, Warner Bros has just announced that HBO’s Westworld: The Complete First Season will be available in Digital HD on 3/6. The Blu-ray and DVD release is expected to follow later in 2017, ahead of the debut of the series’ second season. Meanwhile, the Digital release will have some extras, including 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Welcome to Westworld, Crafting the Narrative, An Invitation to the Set, Reality of A.I.: Westworld, and About the Series), as well as 7 The Big Moment clips (Bernard Faces an Unlikely Saboteur, Teddy Versus the Man in Black, A Host Self-Sabotages, Maeve Gets An Answer, Dr. Ford’s Blood Sacrifice, The Truth About Bernard, and Dr. Ford’s New Narrative). [Read on here…]

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In other news today, Kino Lorber’s March slate will include Russian Ballet: Don Quixote (DVD), Russian Ballet: Spartacus (DVD), Russian Ballet: Giselle (DVD), and I Am the Ambassador (DVD) on 3/7, The Lovers on the Bridge (Blu-ray and DVD), Minimalism (DVD), Romanzo Criminale: Season One (DVD), Romanzo Criminale: Season Two (DVD), Moving From Emptiness: Zen Dude (DVD), and A Small Good Thing (DVD) on 3/14, Fire at Sea (Blu-ray and DVD), A Great Wall (Blu-ray and DVD), and Tower (Blu-ray and DVD) on 3/21, and For Grace (DVD), Sons of Ben (DVD), and September Storm (3D Blu-ray and 2D DVD) on 3/28.

Kino Lorber has also announced that their Studio Classics line will see the release of the Jerry Lewis film Don’t Give Up the Ship (1959) on 4/25, along with the Jackie Gleason comedy Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963) that same day.

Meanwhile, the website Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Ivan Reitman has found rare deleted scenes from the original Ghostbusters in boxes in his personal storage. There are apparently a few boxes, but two of them are labeled “Fort Detmerring Ghost” and “Honey Mooners.” You can read more here.

In a bit of follow-up on a forthcoming title that we’ve been monitoring for several months now, it’s still looking as if FUNimation plans to release the English-dubbed version of Speed Racer: The Complete Series in May (retail links, like this one at Best Buy, suggest a street date of 5/30 and an SRP of $22.99) and then they’ll likely follow up later in 2017 with a more elaborate or separate SKU containing the original Japanese version Mach GoGoGo too. Fandompost.com has a look today at leaked cover artwork mock-ups for the initial Blu-ray and DVD versions which you can see here...

Speed Racer: The Complete Series (temp Blu-ray and DVD)

And finally, we’ll leave you today with a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Criterion’s May Blu-ray slate (plus a recently announced Shout Select title), which you can pre-order from Amazon by clicking on the images below...

Ghost World (Criterion Blu-ray) Othello (Criterion Blu-ray) Fantastic Fear of Everything (Blu-ray Disc)

Dheepan (Criterion Blu-ray) Good Morning (Criterion Blu-ray) Jeannie Dielman (Criterion Blu-ray)

That’s all for now. We’ll see you back here on Monday with reviews and more. Have a great weekend!

- Bill Hunt

 

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