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Well… it’s been a bit of a dispiriting day given the tragic events in Boston this afternoon. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected there. Still we’ve got some good stuff for you here today…
First, our own Bud Elder has turned in a new View from the Cheap Seats column with a couple more good Hollywood behind-the-scenes stories, as well as a look at a few new titles in theaters and coming to disc from Warner Archive and Olive Films. Don’t miss it!
Also, we’ve got three Blu-ray reviews for you to enjoy this afternoon: Tim has turned in a look at Warner’s Mrs. Miniver which is now available in stores. Jeff Kleist has also looked at a new Warner distributed BD title – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray 3D from New Line. And we’ve ported over another BD review from the original Bits website to the database – Tim’s look at Paramount’s Paranormal Activity. Enjoy!
In announcement news today, Shout! Factory has announced the DVD release of the classic TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis on 7/2. The Complete Series box set will include all 147 episode on 20 DVDs, plus extras (original rare pilot footage, bonus episodes from Love That Bob! and The Stu Erwin Show and more). SRP is $139.99.
Shout! has also set The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes for release on DVD. The box will contain 3 discs full of rare and previously-unseen footage and extras.
Autonomy Pictures has set Blood for Irina for release on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 5/14.
Finally, we’ve learned that when Anchor Bay delivers AMC’s The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season to Blu-ray and DVD in a few months, there will be another special Limited Edition set with exclusive packaging. This time, it’s a replica of the Governor’s zombie head aquarium. Just add water. Here’s what it looks like…
That’s all for now. Stay tuned…
- Bill Hunt