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Morgan, 12 Monkeys: S2, Dressmaker, Battleship 4K, Xbox One S to support Dolby Atmos & more

October 26, 2016 - 4:26 pm   |   by
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We’ve got just a quick update for you today, as we’re busy working on site upgrades...

First up, we have a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you this afternoon. Tim has checked out Scream’s outstanding The Exorcist III: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and found it more than worth the wait. Also, Jim Hemphill offers his thoughts on Abel Ferrara’s Napoli Napoli Napoli from Raro Video. Do give them both a look.  [Read on here…]

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Also here at The Bits today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, whenever you order literally anything from Amazon in the same session after clicking through to them from any of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we greatly appreciate it!

In announcement news today, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set the release of Morgan on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray formats for 12/13.

Whoever wins the World Series, you’ll be able to buy Major League Baseball: 2016 World Series Collector’s Edition from Shout! Factory on 12/13.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set 12 Monkeys: Season Two for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/17/17. The studio has also set Battleship (2012) for release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format that same day. Here’s hoping they’re considering Apollo 13 for 4K.

Broadgreen Entertainment has set The Dressmaker for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/27, starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving.

And Lionsgate will release Rob Zombie’s 31 on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/20.

Also today, if you’re an Xbox One S user who wants to dive more in to the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, here’s good news: Engadget has confirmed that Microsoft is adding Dolby Atmos playback (via bitstream) to the console in a future free firmware update. There’s no word yet about DTS:X, but one would think that’s possible too and could happen at some point.

We’ll leave you with a look at the Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork for a few of the titles mentioned above and more (click on each to pre-order them on Amazon.com)...

Morgan (Blu-ray Disc)   Morgan (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)   Battleship (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

12 Monkeys: Season 2 (Blu-ray Disc)   The Dressmaker (Blu-ray Disc)   The Hellraiser Scarlet Box (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)

 

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