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New announcements from Scream, Blue Underground & many more, plus Indy has plane trouble & Harve Bennett RIP

March 6, 2015 - 10:21 am   |   by
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We’re rounding out the week today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews and a little more release news. First up, the reviews...

Our own Tim Salmons has checked out a pair of recent titles: Kino Lorber’s Sorceress and Twilight Time’s Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison. Both titles (and the reviews) are worth a look.  [Read on here…]

One other quick note: A lot of readers sent messages and e-mails while I was away. It’s going to take time to go through them all and reply, but we’ll get to them all as soon as possible. Thanks!

In release news today, Scream Factory has set a double feature BD of Ghosthouse and Witchery for BD release on 6/30. Also, Scream’s Dog Soldiers comes out on the format on 6/23, with a double feature of Tentacles and Reptilicus due on 6/16, and both Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers and Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland due on 6/9.

Blue Underground has Escape from the Bronx, 1990: The Bronx Warriors and The New Barbarians coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 6/30. The company has set Man, Pride and Vengeance for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/26 as well.

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Warner Bros has confirmed the 4/7 BD release of Singles, Empire Records and Detroit Rock City.

Warner will also release Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD only on 6/2.

In addition to First Men in the Moon and Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twilight’s 3/10 Blu-ray titles also include The Bounty, Solomon and Sheba and U-Turn.

Magnolia Home Entertainment releases the underwater thriller Pioneer on BD and DVD on 3/10.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release 50 to 1 on DVD and digital on 4/28.

Olive Films is bringing King of the Hill: The Complete Ninth Season and King of the Hill: The Complete Tenth Season to DVD only on 4/7.

PBS Distribution will release NOVA: Big Bang Machine and Nature: Penguin Post Office on DVD only on 3/17. NOVA: Building Wonders and Nature: Owl Power follow on 3/31.

Entertainment One has Outcast coming on BD, DVD and digital on 3/31, starring Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen.

Film Chest Media Group is releasing a “digitally restored” edition of the classic WWII documentary series Victory at Sea on DVD on 3/17. For the record, it’s presented in the original 4x3 aspect ratio.

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Anchor Bay is releasing Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 5/5.

And Well Go USA Entertainment will release Supremacy on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/21.

In other news today, I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that actor Harrison Ford crashed his vintage WWII aircraft in Santa Monica yesterday afternoon and was injured, though fortunately not seriously. It’ll take a lot more than engine failure to take out our man Dr. Jones. Though if they ever do make another Indy film, that plane wreckage would make a great Easter egg among all the crates of artifacts and treasures in the “Hangar 51” warehouse.

Finally today, in another bit of sad news for Star Trek fans, longtime film producer Harve Bennett has passed away. In addition to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Bennett also developed and produced TV’s The Mod Squad, and produced The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Gemini Man, and Salvage 1. He was 84. You can read more here at Variety.

We’ll leave you with more new Blu-ray cover art, featuring some of the titles mentioned above...

Tentacles/Reptilicus (Blu-ray Disc)    Escape from the Bronx (Blu-ray Disc)    1990: The Bronx Warriors (Blu-ray Disc)

Ghosthouse/Witchery (Blu-ray Disc)    Sleepaway Camp 2 (Blu-ray Disc)    Sleepaway Camp 3 (Blu-ray Disc)

Have a good weekend and stay tuned...

Bill Hunt

 

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