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Castle Rock, The Lion King, Wreck-It Ralph 4K, Doctor Who: S11, Suburbia, Cobra, Happytime Murders & more

October 5, 2018 - 4:03 pm   |   by
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First up today, in honor of Global Bond Day, our own Michael Coate has posted a new History, Legacy & Showmanship retrospective, looking back at Sean Connery’s last turn as 007 in Never Say Never Again. The piece features another great roundtable discussion with film historians, so enjoy!

We also have four more Blu-ray reviews for you to check out today, including Tim’s take on Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984) from Umbrella Entertainment, David’s look at Sunset Society (2018) from MVD Visual and John Cassavetes’s Gloria (1980) from Twilight Time, and Dennis’ thoughts on Television’s Lost Classics: Volume One from VCI. More reviews are on the way, so be sure to watch for them.

In news today, we have more word from retailers that Disney is going to be bringing The Lion King to 4K UHD by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Wreck-It Ralph has now appeared for 4K UHD pre-order on Best Buy with a street date of 11/6, the same day as The Incredibles 2. [Read on here...]

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Also now available for 4K UHD pre-order on Amazon are Castle Rock: The Complete First Season, The Meg, Venom, and The Predator. We’ve updated The 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

In standard Blu-ray news, the BBC has announced the 12/4 Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: Peter Davison Complete Season One, followed by Doctor Who: The Complete Eleventh Series on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/29/19.

Meanwhile, Shout! Factory has announced the release of a Suburbia: Collection’s Edition Blu-ray on 1/29/19 as a Shout Select title.

Also newly announced by Shout! and Scream Factory is the Stallone film Cobra coming as a new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on 1/22/19.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced the 12/4 Blu-ray and DVD release of Race for the Yankee Zephyr (1981) and The Revolt of the Slaves (1960). Also coming on 12/4 is The Black Windmill (1974) starring Michael Caine and Stuart Orme’s The Puppet Masters (1994). Kino is also going to be releasing four classic starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour, including Road to Singapore (1940), Road to Zanzibar (1941), Road to Morocco (1942), and Road to Utopia (1945).

And Universal will release The Happytime Murders on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/4.

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for a few of the titles mentioned above, with Amazon.com pre-order links if available...

Castle Rock: The Complete First Season (4K Ultra HD) Castle Rock: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Disc) Doctor Who: The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray Disc)

Doctor Who: The Complete Peter Davidson Season One (Blu-ray Disc) Schlock (Blu-ray Disc) Wreck-It Ralph (4K Ultra HD)

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday. Stay tuned...

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