Here at The Bits today, we’ve got a new Blu-ray review for you from Joe Marchese – a look at Barry Levinson’s The Humbling on disc. Enjoy!
Now let’s get to some announcement news...
First up today, something surprising: A Blu-ray title called the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection has just gone up for pre-order on Amazon on 8/18. We’ve no idea what’s in it, but we’re definitely looking into it.
Next, HBO Studios and Cinemax have set The Knick: The Complete First Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/11.
Here’s something brilliant: Flicker Alley is getting ready to release William Gillette’s newly re-discovered and restored Sherlock Holmes (1916) film on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/20 (SRP $39.95). Extras will include Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900), A Canine Sherlock (1912), Più forte che Sherlock Holmes (1913), HD transfers from the Fox Movietone Collection (including an interview with author Conan Doyle and outtakes from a 1930 broadcast with William Gillette showing off his amateur railroad), a PDF manuscript of the 1899 Sherlock Holmes play by William Gillette, a PDF of the original contract between William Gillette and the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, and a booklet featuring images from the film and information about the restoration project.
Warner Home Video will release the comedy Get Hard on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/30, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.
Arrow Video has just set Blood Rage for 2-disc Special Edition release on Blu-ray on 8/25. They also have Robert Hossein’s Cemetery Without Crosses due on Blu-ray on 7/21.
Alchemy Video will release T.J. Amato’s Brother’s Keeper and Sophie Barthes’ Madame Bovary for Blu-ray release on 8/4.
Cinelicious Pics will release Gangs of Wasseypur on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/14.
We have the official cover artwork for Lionsgate’s Ex Machina below, and the studio has also set Maggie – starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin – for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/7.
And Universal and Focus Films will release 5 Flights Up on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/7, starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.
All right, here’s a bunch of new Blu-ray cover artwork for you, with Amazon.com pre-order links if available...
Have a great weekend, folks! Go see Fury Road. Stay tuned…
- Bill Hunt