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Meanwhile, Fox has announced that Fargo: Season One will street on 10/14 on Blu-ray and DVD. Extras will include audio commentary on The Crocodile’s Dilemma and Eating the Blame by executive Producer Noah Hawley and Billy Bob Thornton, plus commentary on The Heap by Hawley and Allison Tolman, 3 featurettes (This is a True Story, Greetings from Bemidji, and Shades of Green), and deleted scenes. The set also comes with a Fargo-themed knit cap.
Warner Home Video has announced that the properly remastered version of William Friedkin’s Sorcerer will be released on DVD and digital on 8/5. Some of you may recall that the version of the DVD included in the recent Blu-ray was the old/un-remastered version.
Shout! Factory has set Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/7. This CG-animated film was produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, based on the highly popular French novel La Mécanique du Cœur.
Lionsgate has set Burning Blue for DVD only release on 9/9. They also have Armed Response set for DVD release on 9/16 and The Rover coming on BD and DVD on 9/23, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.
Cinedigm has set Night Moves for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/2, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning. Cinedigm also has The Stream, coming on DVD on 8/26.
Image Entertainment will release Aftermath on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/26.
IFC Films has set The Promise, Blood Glacier, and Young and Beautiful for DVD only release on 8/26.
Well Go USA will release Firestorm on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/23.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Roger Corman’s Operation Rogue on DVD on 9/23.
Kino Lorber has announced that they’ve acquired the release right to Alex & Andrew Smith’s Winter in the Blood and will release it in theaters and on disc later this year.
And Film Chest Media Group has set Quicksand, starring a young Mickey Rooney, and the classic film noir Fear in the Night for DVD release on 8/26.
In news from around the Net today, don’t forget Trek fans that at some point before the end of the day, the full 20-minute Prelude to Axanar documentary film will be available for viewing in HD over at the Star Trek: Axanar Kickstarter page. I think you’ll be surprised when you see it. It’s pretty impressive. [Editor’s Note: It’s now live. Just click to the page and scroll down a tiny bit. Make sure to watch in HD and full screen.]
Here at The Bits today, our own Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. In these difficult economic times, with the home video industry trending towards downloads and away from physical media, your support of The Bits through Amazon purchases via our affiliate links is more important than ever in terms of keeping the site and our BD/DVD coverage going on your behalf. So please do keep that in mind when considering a purchase of virtually anything from Amazon. Just make sure to click through one of our Amazon links first (any of our cover art links, the Artwork section, or the Amazon buttons on the home page). We really do appreciate it.
With that, we’ll leave you with a little more Blu-ray cover artwork. Here’s both versions of Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray, FUNimation’s Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 (due 10/21), Paramount’s BD debut of Kingpin (which includes both the theatrical and extended versions plus new interviews – due 10/14), Scream Factory’s Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (due 10/21), Universal’s Dracula Season 1 (due 10/14), and Warner’s Batman: The Complete Television Series – Limited Edition (due 11/11)…
- Bill Hunt