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Release news update: Fantastic Voyage & Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea going Blu?

July 30, 2013 - 1:34 pm   |   by
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All right, first up today we’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you…

Our own Dr. Jahnke has looked at Scream Factory’s fine new Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter’s The Fog.  The disc is now available in stores, and the release is pretty darned nice, as you’ll see in the review.

Also, Tim Salmons has checked out Charlie Chapin’s classic Monsieur Verdoux courtesy of Criterion’s fine new Blu-ray release.  Don’t miss it!  [...]

And of course, Russell Hammond has turned in the weekly Release Dates & Artwork update with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover art and pre-order links.  As always, a portion of anything you order from the online retailer in the same session after you click through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we surely do appreciate it!

Now then… it seems as if Fox’s Fantastic Voyage and Voyage to the Bottom of the Seaare coming to Blu-ray Disc in the U.K. on 11/4.  There’s no word yet of a U.S. release, though we believe you can be sure there is a U.S. release coming (and we’ve asked the studio for confirmation).  It’s possible the titles could be retail exclusive initially here in the States.  We’ll let you know when we do.  [Breaking Update:  We have now gotten official confirmation from 20th Century Fox that Fantastic Voyage and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea are indeed coming to Blu-ray this year in the U.S. (street date 10/8)!  Just FYI.]

Meanwhile, Warner Home Video has set Hart of Dixie: The Complete Second Season for DVD release on 10/15.

Image Entertainment is releasing the sci-fi actioner Stranded on 7/26.  The film stars Christian Slater.

Acorn Media has Midsomer Murders: Set 22 due on BD and DVD on 8/6.

Sony will release Bless Me, Ultima on DVD only on 9/17.

Wolfe Video will release Petunia on DVD only on 9/3.

And the BBC has set Top Gear USA: The Complete Season 3 for DVD only on 8/6.

Finally, as you can see on the upper left there, we’ve also got a first look for you at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Warner’s Necessary Evil: The Villains of DC Comics documentary due on 10/25, which comes complete with a lenticular hologram on the cover.  Extras details are still TBA, but we’ll post them as soon as they come in.

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo (street date TBA but the regular 2D Blu-ray is now available for pre-order on Amazon) and HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season (officially due on 2/18/14) as well…

Necessary Evil: The Villains of DC Comics (Blu-ray Disc)    Turbo (Blu-ray Disc)    Games of Thrones: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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