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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 14:43

Fox sets X-Files: Season 10 for 6/14, plus London Has Fallen, By the Sea, Zoolander No 2 & Walking Dead: Season 6

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We posted a pair of new Blu-ray reviews yesterday in the event you missed them: Our own Jim Hemphill offered his thoughts on Twilight’s From the Terrace, and Tim took an in-depth look at Scream Factory’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: Collector’s Edition. Tim has turned in a new Blu-ray review today as well, this time of Red Letter Media’s Space Cop. Do check that out here.

Also here at the site today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and pre-order links. Remember, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through any of our links here at The Bits goes to support our work and we really do appreciate it very much.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, Fox has officially set The X-Files: The Event Series for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/14. The sets will include audio commentary on Founder’s Mutation (with Chris Carter and James Wong), audio commentary on Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster (with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Kumail Nanjiani, and Darin Morgan), and audio commentary on My Struggle II (with Chris Carter and Gabe Rotter), along with deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, 3 featurettes (The Makings of a Struggle, Season X: An In-Depth Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Event Series, and Monsters of the Week: A Recap from the Wildest and Scariest from the Original Series), the show’s Green Production PSA, and the Grace short film by Karen Nielsen. You can see the final cover artwork below.

Universal has officially set London Has Fallen for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/14, with the digital version available on 5/31. Extras will include a pair of behind-the-scenes featurettes (The Making of London Has Fallen and Guns and Knives & Explosives).

Universal has also set Angelina Jolie’s By the Sea for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/5. And the studio will release The Young Messiah on both formats on 6/14.

And Paramount has set Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 5/24, with the digital release due on 5/3. Extras on the Blu-ray only will include 4 featurettes (The Zoolander Legacy, Go Big or Go Rome, Drake Sather: The Man Who Created Zoolander, and Youth Milk).

Meanwhile, Starz and Anchor Bay have quietly set The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season for Blu-ray and DVD pre-order on Amazon with a street date of 8/23 (SRP $79.99 and $69.98 – though each is nearly 40% cheaper on Amazon). There’s no word yet of the usual Amazon-exclusive Limited Edition version, but that will certainly be revealed later when the title is officially announced by the studio.

Kino Lorber has added One Million Years B.C. (1966) and Star Crystal (1986) to the list of catalog films it’s working on for release on Blu-ray and DVD later this year. Meanwhile, Kino has set Absolution (1978) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/5.

Now if we could only get War of the Worlds (1953), When Worlds Collide (1951), Destination Moon (1950), Conquest of Space (1955), and Arena (1989) on Blu-ray Disc, that would really be terrific. Perhaps some third party distributor or boutique label might try licensing them?

In other release news today, Lionsgate has set Get a Job for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on 6/14.

IFC and Shout! Factory have set Cabin Fever for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/5.

Arrow Video has set the anime Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 7/26 (SRP $124.95).

And Cinedigm will release the official 2016 Stanley Cup Champions Blu-ray on 7/26 (SRP $34.93).

We’ll leave you with a look at more new Blu-ray Disc cover artwork for some of the titles mention above (with pre-order links if available)...

The X-Files: The Event Series (Blu-ray Disc)    London Has Fallen (Blu-ray Disc)    Zoolander No. 2: Magnum Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Compelte Collectoin (Blu-ray Disc)    Deadpool (Blu-ray Disc)    Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)


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