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Okay… this one has me excited: Shout! Factory has just set Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series for release on DVD on 6/15 (SRP $119.99). The 15-disc DVD box set will include all 110 episodes of the series along with a 16-page book. Extras will include audio commentary with Bill Cosby and the all-new Hey, Hey, Hey… It’s The Story of Fat Albert documentary (featuring a new interview with Cosby). The booklet will also feature an essay by Dr. Gordon Berry, who was the show’s educational advisor. I really dug that show when I was a kid, so this should be a treat.
“Hey Albert, that’s N.C.”
You can see the cover artwork below.
Also today, Lionsgate has set Spring Breakers for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/9.
Anchor Bay will release The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/18.
Arrow Video has delayed the worldwide Blu-ray and DVD release of Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath until 5/13. Adjust your plans accordingly. The disc will include the “original Italian version of the film and the re-edited, re-dubbed and re-scored American version, together and fully restored for the first time anywhere in the world, along with a host of special features, bonus material and exclusive artwork.” You can watch a clip of one of the special features from the disc here. Meanwhile, Bava’s Baron Blood is still set for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/29.
Well Go USA Entertainment has also switched the date for the BD and DVD release of New World to 7/23.
Impulse Pictures has set the Nikkatsu erotic film titles She Cat and Female Teacher Hunting for release on DVD on 5/7.
Monarch has set Love Sick Love for DVD only release on 5/21.
And Lionsgate will release a Robotech: 2-Movie Collection on DVD on 7/23, set to include Love Live Alive and The Shadow Chronicles.
Finally, Image Entertainment has set The Wicked for release on DVD only on 4/30.
Here’s a look at the cover art for Shout!’s Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids on DVD, as well as Criterion’s Babette’s Feast (due 7/23) and Warner Archive’s Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan (6/25) on Blu-ray...
- Bill Hunt