In other news, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Jee-Woon Kim’s The Age of Shadows for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/2. This was South Korea’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film.
Lionsgate has now set John Lee Hancock’s The Founder for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/18. The film stars Michael Keaton as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.
Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone on Blu-ray on 5/2.
Severin Films has set The Other Hell, Cathy’s Curse, and Dark Waters for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/11.
Launch Over has set Blood of the Tribades for Blu-ray release on 4/30.
PBS will release To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/11.
Here’s something cool for anime fans: Freedom: The Complete OVA Series is finally coming back into U.S. release on Blu-ray on 4/25 from Discotech Media.
Blue Underground has set a double feature Blu-ray of Blood of Fu Manchu and Castle of Fu Manchu for release on 5/30 (SRP $29.98).
Virgil Films has set the Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger for release on Blu-ray on 5/23.
Paramount is re-issuing The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III, Untouchables, and Chinatown on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/9. These are simply re-issues, so don’t look for new features.
Olive Films is releasing The World’s Most Beautiful Swindlers on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/25.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced a pair of new DePatie-Freleng animated Blu-ray and DVD titles for release on 5/16, including Sheriff Hoot Kloot (1973-1974) and The Blue Racer (1972-1974). Each set will include 17 newly-restored classic cartoons. Kino has also set Those Redheads from Seattle (1953) for release on Blu-ray 3D/2D and DVD on 5/9. The Indian Fighter (1955), Return of Sabata (1972), Adios Sabata (1971), Making Contact (1985), and Marjorie Morningstar (1958) are also coming on that day on Blu-ray and/or DVD. And newly revealed as “coming soon” from Kino are Junior Bonner (1972) and Louis L’Amour’s Shalako (1968).
Also today, Shout! Factory has set The Ticket for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/6.
And Well Go USA has set Jackie Chan’s Railroad Tigers for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/20.
That’s all for this week, but we’ve got a bunch of new reviews coming next week, and some new hardware reviews too. So have a great weekend and we’ll see you then!
- Bill Hunt