Universal has also officially set the new Halloween (2018) film for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 1/15. Audio will be DTS:X on the Blu-rays.
For fans of DreamWorks Animation, Universal is releasing The Road to El Dorado, Joseph: King of Dreams, and Chicken Run on Blu-ray on 1/22, the same day as How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2 come to 4K Ultra HD from the studio.
Sony Pictures Classics has set The Wife for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/29, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
Shout! Factory has just set Satoshi Kon’s classic anime/psychological thriller Perfect Blue for release on Blu-ray/DVD combo on 3/26. The set will include 2 new featurettes, including Lectures by Satoshi Kon and Into the Blue, plus legacy extras.
Also coming that day to the Shout Select line is Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs on Blu-ray. The film was directed by Gene Saks. The Shout Select title Used Cars is also available for pre-order on Amazon to street on 2/26.
Shout! and Scream Factory’s The Street Fighter Collection is now available for pre-order on Amazon with a street date of 3/26 and a sale price of $33.04. The set includes The Street Fighter, Return of the Street Fighter, and The Street Fighter’s Last Revenge.
An update on Disney’s Doctor Strange... it appears the SKU due on 1/15 is NOT the 4K Ultra HD but rather a standard Blu-ray reissue, however our sources still tell us that the film is coming to 4K later next year (probably along with the Captain America films when Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame are released on home video).
Kino Lorber is releasing Studio 54: The Documentary on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/29.
Another update: Arrow Video’s new Blu-ray release of Django has been pulled from the release schedule for unspecified reasons. It had been set to street tomorrow (12/11). We’ll update you when we have new information.
Speaking of Arrow, look for Takashi Miike’s Audition and Horror Express on Blu-ray from the company on 2/12. They also have The Fifth Cord and The Possessed coming on Blu-ray on 2/5.
Deep Discount is having a sale on Olive Films titles, so if you’re looking to get a great deal on their new Invasion of the Body Snatchers Blu-ray, it’s just $14 over there right now.
For those of you waiting on your Revenge of the Creature/The Creature Walks Among Us replacement Blu-ray 3D disc from Universal (from the Creature from the Black Lagoon: Legacy Collection and Universal Classic Monsters Legacy Collection box sets), it’s definitely now shipping out. Mine came today shipped in a padded envelope via FedEx. Revenge of the Creature is now in the proper 3D, but it appears that the 2D version is only SD. I haven’t had the chance to look at it yet but I will update my reviews when I do. In any case, you can see the disc below...
By the way, many of you have asked when the fixed Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray set will be back in stores. The answer is as fast as they can get the fixed discs in the sets, but that means probably not until early next year.
Filmrise has set The Vault for release on Blu-ray on 3/26.
And Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing David Hogan’s Barb Wire and Peter Berg’s The Rundown on Blu-ray on 2/19.
Watch also for new History, Legacy & Showmanship columns from Michael Coate starting next week.
We’ll leave you with a look at some new and recent Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork, featuring Amazon.com pre-order links if available (just click on the covers and remember – every time you purchase that way you’re helping to support The Bits)...