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Warner sets Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven for 4K Ultra HD, plus Pioneer makes their new PC 4K UHD drive official

March 8, 2017 - 4:47 pm   |   by
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Good afternoon, folks! We’ve just posted a pair of new Blu-ray reviews here at The Bits, starting with Tim’s take on John Brahm’s The Mad Magician, now available on Blu-ray 3D from Twilight Time. It’s an overlooked Vincent Price gem.

I’ve also posted my two cents on Mamoru Oshii’s classic anime Ghost in the Shell (1995), newly-reissued on Blu-ray by Starz/Anchor Bay in exclusive Mondo Steelbook packaging to take advantage of the live action remake’s debut in theaters.

Also, we’ve just posted the weekly Release Dates & Artwork section update with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking to them through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we appreciate it enormously. So thank you! [Read on here…]

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One other quick review note: We’re working on a review of Arrow Academy’s Cinema Paradiso Blu-ray release, which was originally released in the U.K. back in 2013 but is new to the U.S. (and it’s flat-out terrific). So watch for that soon.

In announcement news today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just set Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven for release on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format on 5/23 (SRP $44.95). The package will include the remastered Blu-ray (with extras) and a Digital HD copy too.

Also, Pioneer has just officially announced their BDR-211UBK disc drive, an internal PC BD/DVD/CD writer that supports Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. We’re not sure yet what the street date is, but it will sell for an SRP of just $129.99, and you can see all the specs here. Here’s what it looks like...

Pioneer's BDR-221UBK 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for PCs

And we’ll leave you with a look at more new Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork (click to pre-order the titles in question on Amazon.com if available)...

Unforgiven (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) Hidden Figures (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) Split (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

 

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