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We’ve got a couple of new announcements for you today, and word of major new titles now available for pre-order on Amazon.com…

First up, Warner Home Video will release Mike and Molly: The Complete Third Season on DVD only on 8/20.

The BBC has set The Thick of It: Seasons 1-4 for DVD release on 8/6, followed by Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/24.

PBS is releasing a Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2 & 3 – Limited Edition box set on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on 10/1 (SRP $99.99 and $89.99).  It will include a bonus disc featuring the Secrets of Highclere Castle documentary.

Warner Home Video and Lucasfilm have today announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season Five on 10/15 (SRP $59.97 and $49.98), including all 20 episodes (two presented as extended director’s cuts) and three hours worth of extras (cast and crew interviews, deleted and alternate scenes and more).  Also coming that day is a Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Seasons 1-5 Collector’s Edition box set on Blu-ray and DVD (SRP $149.99 and $119.98) containing all 108 episodes of the series, plus an exclusive The Art of The Clone Wars book, filled with never-before-seen concept art.  The question is, what’s happening with all the content created for Season Six, which was cancelled in the wake of the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm?  It doesn’t appear that it’s going to be included here.  Perhaps they’ll turn it into a mini-movie?  Who knows?  Anyway, more here.  And here’s the trailer…

First up today, our own Tim Salmons has checked in with reviews of Criterion’s excellent new Blu-ray editions of a pair of sci-fi classics from different eras of the cinema: Alex Cox’s Repo Man and William Cameron Menzies’ Things to Come.  Both reviews (and the discs too) are well worth your time… so enjoy!

In announcement news today, CBS and Paramount have set The Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes for Blu-ray Disc release on 10/15.

Paramount has also set Gentle Ben: Season One for DVD only release on 10/15, starring Clint Howard and Dennis Weaver.

All right, let’s catch up on some other release news from the last few days…

As you’ll recall, we  mentioned yesterday that Pacific Rim is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com (on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray).  So too is World War Z (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray) and The Lone Ranger (on Blu-ray).

Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox, MGM and History Channel have set Vikings: Season One for Blu-ray release on 10/15.

All right, looks like it’s going to take us a few days to completely catch up on news from and post Con, because the announcements keep coming in…

First up though, our very own Dr. Adam Jahnke has turned in the latest edition of his excellent Burnt Offerings MOD DVD column, featuring an update on Warner Archive releases for this week (including the classic Captain Caveman animated series) and upcoming MOD/DVD-R releases too!  He’s also reviewed Warner Archive’s The White Dawn on MOD DVD-R.  Don’t miss it!

Also here at The Bits today, Russell Hammond has once again posted the weekly Release Dates & Artwork update with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links.  As always, a portion of anything your order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we greatly appreciate it!

Now then… let’s get to some announcements news…

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