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Blu-ray News – Blacklist: S2, Northmen, Psycho Beach Party & more, plus Kino’s The Challenge & The Ant and the Aardvark!

June 12, 2015 - 11:49 am   |   by

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We’re rounding out the week with some great new titles announcements for the coming months. Here’s a rundown...

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set The Blacklist: Season 2 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/18. Sony also has The Last Dragon coming on Blu-ray on 8/25.

Universal Studios will release Dead Silence: Unrated on Blu-ray on 8/11.  [Read on here…]

Strand Releasing has the comedy genre mash-up Psycho Beach Party set for Blu-ray release on 8/18 as well.

Starz and Anchor Bay will release Northmen: A Viking Saga on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/11.

Cult Epics will release Gerald Kargl’s Angst on Blu-ray on 8/18.

Millennium will release The Runner, staring Peter Fonda and Nicolas Cage, on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/25.

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Warner Home Video now has set The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/15.

Disney has set Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom for Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 9/15.

HBO will release Nightingale on Blu-ray on 9/15.

Shriek Show has set Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko’s Curse for Blu-ray release on 9/22.

Viz Media has Last: Naruto the Movie due on Blu-ray on 10/6.

Alchemy will release Blunt Force Trauma on Blu-ray on 10/6 as well, starring Mickey Rourke, followed by Operator on 10/20.

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New Line (via Warner) is releasing Jackie Chan’s First Strike and Rumble in the Bronx on Blu-ray on 10/6 too.

Cinedigm has Cédric Jimenez’s The Connection set for Blu-ray and DVD on 9/29.

Finally, here’s something awesome: Kino Lorber has set John Frankenheimer’s The Challenge, staring Scott Glenn and Toshiro Mifune as “coming soon” on Blu-ray. What’s more, Kino Lorber has revealed a series of animated cartoon collection Blu-rays as “coming soon”, including KL Cartoons Volume 1: The Ant and the Aardvark (17 cartoons), KL Cartoons Volume 2: The Inspector (34 cartoons on 2 discs), and KL Cartoons Volume 3: Crazy Legs Crane (16 cartoons). They’ll follow in 2016 with Blue Racer (17 cartoons), Dogfather (17 cartoons), Misterjaw (34 cartoons on 2 discs), Roland and Ratfink (17 cartoons), Sheriff Hoot Kloot (17 cartoons), and Tijuana Toads (17 cartoons).

We’ll be back on Monday with more. Have a great weekend!

Bill Hunt