Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced that Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), Son of the Pink Panther (1993), and Inspector Clouseau (1968) are all now due to street on Blu-ray on 6/27.
BBC Home Entertainment will release Class: Series One as a 2-disc set on Blu-ray on 7/11. For those who may be unaware, the show is a spin-off of Doctor Who.
FilmRise has set Sion Sono’s Tag for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/20.
Lionsgate has set Power: Season Three for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/13. They also have Grey Lady coming on DVD and Digital HD only on 6/27.
Also today, Criterion has announced a delay on their release of Orson Welles’s Othello. It had been set to street on 5/23. The new street date is TBA, but we should know more shortly.
Finally today, Oppo has just announced that their UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray player is going to start shipping at the end of next week. It carries an SRP of $1,299.00 and includes a number of hardware improvements on their already fine UDP-203 4K player designed to enhance the high-end audiophile experience. Here’s Oppo’s promo video for the unit (below), and you can pre-order it at this link...
Meanwhile, if my daily columns are a bit sparse over the next couple of days, it’s because I’m working hard to finish a pair of new hardware reviews for you, including Oppo’s aforementioned UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, as well as Epson’s PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB video projector. More on those soon.
We’ll leave you today with a look at some recent Blu-ray cover artwork (with Amazon.com pre-order links if available)...
- Bill Hunt