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Monday, 11 April 2022 17:01

The Batman is official for disc on 5/24, plus Turning Red, new catalog 4K titles & For All Mankind: Season 3

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We’re starting the new week off today with no less than SEVEN new disc reviews that have been posted since Friday, including...

My takes on Al Reinert’s For All Mankind in 4K Ultra HD from the Criterion Collection, Byron Haskin’s Conquest of Space (1955) on Blu-ray from Imprint Films, and Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) in 4K Ultra HD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, as well as The Little Rascals: The ClassicFlix Restorations – Volume 5 on Blu-ray from ClassicFlix, and Spider-Man: No Way Home in 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Marvel Studios.

Also, Dennis has turned in his thoughts on Craig Singer’s 6:45 on Blu-ray from Well Go USA and Stuart Heisler’s Blue Skies (1946) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

Lots more reviews are on the way this week, so be sure to stay tuned for them.

Now then... in announcement news today, the big revelation is that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially set Matt Reeves’s The Batman for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/24, with the Digital and HBO Max release slated for 4/18. [Read on here...]

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The 4K disc will come with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. The nearly two hours’ worth of extras on the Blu-ray, 4K, and Digital versions will include Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary, the Vengeance in the Making documentary, and 9 featurettes (Vengeance Meets Justice, The Batman: Genesis, Becoming Catwoman, Looking for Vengeance, Anatomy of the Car Chase, Anatomy of the Wingsuit, A Transformation: The Penguin, The Batmobile, and Unpacking the Icons). You can see the cover artwork at left and also below.

Also, Disney and Pixar have announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Turning Red on 5/3, with the Digital release expected on 4/26. Extras will include audio commentary Domee Shi, Lindsey Collins, and Mahyar Abousaeedi, 3 featurettes (Life of a Shot, Build Your Own Boy Ban, and Ani-Mei-Tion), 6 deleted scenes, and an Easter egg.

RLJE Films and AMC have set Kin: Season 1 for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/10.

The MPI Media Group has announced the DVD release of Jackie Gleason Television Treasures: 70th Anniversary Collection on 4/26.

Universal and MGM have set Cyrano for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/19. Extras will include a featurette called An Epic Adventure: The Making of Cyrano.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has Men in Black for 4K release on 7/19, possibly as a new Steelbook release.

Paramount has dropped the Amazon pre-order page for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 4K Steelbook on 7/12. The studio has also revealed The First Wives Club: Paramount Presents Blu-ray for release on 6/28.

And Kino Lorber Studio Classics has dropped the pre-order pages for their 4K Ultra HD releases of Out of Sight and Stanley Kubrick’s Killers Kiss on 6/28. The company has also revealed that it’s working on a 4K release of Joseph Sargent’s The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) for the months ahead (street date TBA).

In other industry news, the Warner Bros. Discovery merger is now officially complete and today marks the first full day of operations for the new mega-media monster. So it will be interesting to see what this means for physical media and streaming going forward. Here’s a look at where things stand with the company today from Variety.

Finally, I couldn’t resist including this: I am a HUGE fan of Ron Moore’s new alternate space history drama For All Mankind on Apple TV+ (not to be confused with the 1989 Al Reinert documentary mentioned earlier) and the streamer has just revealed that Season 3 of the series will debut on 6/10. The show’s destination this season... Mars. Here’s the official teaser...

Can’t wait!

We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for a number of the titles mentioned above, some of which are now available for pre-order on Amazon...

The Batman (4K Ultra HD) The Batman (Blu-ray Disc) Killer's Kiss (4K Ultra HD)

Turning Red (4K Ultra HD) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steelbook 4K Ultra HD) The First Wives Club (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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