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Well folks... with the Presidents’ Day holiday here in the States, today is a great day to buy a mattress but a lousy one for Blu-ray and DVD release news.

So to keep you all entertained, our own Tim Salmons has turned in a new Blu-ray review from our friends over at Shout!’s Scream Factory: the TerrorVision/The Video Dead – Double Feature.  It streets tomorrow.  Watch for more reviews all this week!

Lest you think there’s absolutely nothing to report today other than asteroid scares, we’ve got a little more Studio Ghibli news for you:  We’ve learned that in addition to Howl’s Moving Castle, which is set for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 5/21 from Disney, the studio will also release Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray Combo that same day.  SRP is $39.99 each and both are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com – just click on the cover art below.

Over the weekend, Twilight Time set the 1980s horror classics Christine and The Fury for Blu-ray release on 3/12 – limited to just 3000 units a piece.  Sadly, Christine is already sold out though pre-orders for The Fury are open now here.

Funimation will release the anime series East of the East: The Complete Series - Classic on Blu-ray on 4/30.

In addition, Sony will release the 2010 mini-series version of Ben Hur on DVD and digital on 4/30 (SRP $26.99).  It stars Joseph Morgan, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily VanCamp, Kristin Kreuk, Ray Winstone and Ben Cross.

Sony has also announced a new batch of DVD-R Manufactured on Demand titles for release on 4/2, including The Key, A Night to Remember (1942), Theodora Goes Wild, 20/30/40, The Killer That Stalked New York, Branded (1931), Harem Girl, If You Could Only Cook, Too Many Husbands and The Big C: The Complete Third Season.  So there you go.

Here’s a look at Disney’s Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro, plus Criterion’s Band of Outsiders (due 5/7)…

How's Moving Castle (Blu-ray Disc)    My Neighbor Totoro (Blu-ray Disc)    Band of Outsiders (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

See you tomorrow. Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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