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Today’s big release news...

Our friends at the Criterion Collection have just officially announced their October Blu-ray and DVD release slate, which is set to include a new edition of Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le fou (Spine #421 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/6, John Berry’s Claudine (Spine #1052 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/13, Henry King’s The Gunfighter (Spine #1053 – Blu-ray and DVD) and an updated version of Stephen Frears’ The Hit (Spine #469 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/20, and finally Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite (Spine #1054 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/27.

We’ve updated our Criterion Spines Project page here at The Bits accordingly.

You can see the cover artwork for Parasite at left, and all the others are down below the break. [Read on here...]

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All right, we’ve got some news and more perspective on CES and the state of physical media here at the start of 2020. But first, we have more new Blu-ray reviews for you...

First of all, Dennis provides another perspective on Todd Phillips’ Joker on BD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. He seems to have liked it a little more than I did. Do check out his thoughts.

Dennis has also turned in a look at Aaron Schimberg’s Chained for Life on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

And Tim has a review of Richard Franklin’s Road Games (1981), now available in a new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

Speaking of Scream, the company has just announced that their forthcoming Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of My Bloody Valentine is going to include new 4K scans of both the original theatrical edition and also the Uncut version mastered from the original camera negative. [Read on here...]

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Before we get started today, we have a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you from Dennis—he’s taken a look at George Cukor’s Holiday, newly available on disc from The Criterion Collection, and also Judy from Lionsgate. Enjoy!

In announcement news today, we’ve got word that Universal plans to release Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/28. The disc will include the Q&A with Director Bong Joon-ho featurette. There are no plans yet for a UK 4K Ultra HD release here in the States, though the film is coming to physical 4K in France, German, and elsewhere. Unfortunately, those discs will not have English subtitles for the original Korean language audio. Fingers crossed that Universal will decide to release a 4K if sales of the Blu-ray are strong. You can see the Blu-ray artwork above left.

Also today, we’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List to reflect a bunch of new street dates and pre-order information we’ve gotten in from retail and industry sources. Here’s the gist (and if you click on the titles links provided, you can pre-order the titles on Amazon if available)... [Read on here...]

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