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Afternoon, folks.  We’ve got reviews for you today and we’ve got release news too.

But first, we’ve got cover art!  Our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links.  As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking to them through our links goes to help support our efforts here at the site and we salute you for it.  Much appreciated!

Now then… the good Dr. Jahnke has carefully inspected a pair of new Shout! Factory titles for your protection and found them worthy:  Sam Raimi’s Crimewave and the 1990 live action version of Captain AmericaCrimewave arrives in stores on 5/14, followed by Cappy a week later on 5/21.  Enjoy the reviews!

Speaking of Shout!, the studio has set Electra Glide in Blue for release on Blu-ray on 6/4.  Extras will include audio commentary and an introduction by director James William Guercio, and the film’s theatrical trailer.

And Shout will release the animated The Angry Beavers: The Complete Series on DVD only on 7/30.

Warner has set the all-new, animated and direct-to-video Tom and Jerry’s Giant Adventure for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/6.

Sony will release The Last Exorcism, Part II on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/18.  Extras will include a commentary track with director Ed Gass-Donnelly and producer Eli Roth and 3 featurettes (Hair Salon Scare: The Last Exorcism Part II goes Viral, Nell’s Story and Shooting in New Orleans).  The film will also contain unrated footage not seen in theaters.

Eagle Rock has set a 4-disc Jethro Tull: Around the World Live collection for release on DVD on 6/25 (SRP $39.98).  It’ll include classic performances, behind-the-scenes material and even a collector’s hardback book packaging.

Well Go USA Entertainment will release Tai Chi Hero on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/2.

Magnolia Home Entertainment has set the horror title 23:59 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/4.

And finally, our friends at Blue Underground will release the Bad Girls Behind Bars collection on DVD on 7/30 (SRP $29.98), set to include the films Amazon Jail, Bare Behind Bars, 99 Women: Unrated Director’s Cut, Sadomania and Women Behind Bars.

Back with more tomorrow. Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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