We’re starting things off with another new Blu-ray review here at The Bits today: Tim has offered his thoughts on Jack Hill’s Switchblade Sisters (1975), as soon-to-be-released on the format by our friends at Arrow Video. You’ll find that here.
In announcement news today, the big update is that StudoCanal has finally revealed that their Basic Instinct 4K Ultra HD release will happen in the UK on 6/14. There’s a deluxe edition coming to Amazon UK (click here for that) and an exclusive Steelbook edition coming to Zavvi (click here for the US pre-order link and here for the UK link).
Extras on the 4K disc itself will include audio commentary with Camille Paglia, a second commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Jan de Bont, 4 featurettes (Basic Instinct: Sex, Death and Stone, An Unending Story: Scoring Basic Instinct, Blonde Poison: The Making of Basic Instinct, and Cast & Crew Interviews), 3 Storyboard Comparisons (for the Love Scene, Car Chase, and Elevator Murder), and Screen Tests (4 for Sharon Stone and 1 for Jeanne Tripplehorn). The 4K package will also include a 2-disc Blu-ray edition with the same extras. [Read on here...]
Also today, here’s a nice surprise: The Disney Movie Club has revealed a pair of new animated catalog Blu-ray releases, including The Black Cauldron (1985) and Valiant (2005). Both should now be available to order from their online store for Club members.
Meanwhile, Tom and Jerry: The Movie is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 5/18 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
And coming on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection on 5/18 are Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Escape from Fort Bravo (1953), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939).
Finally today, Universal has set Land for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/11, with the Digital release expected on 4/27. The film stars Robin Wright (who also directs) and Demián Bichir. Extras will include Crafting Land, Robin Wright: Feature Film Directorial Debut, and After the Trauma.
Here’s a look at the cover artwork for several of the titles mentioned above, with Amazon pre-order links if available...
And here’s a look at the Amazon UK and Zavvi versions of Basic Instinct in 4K Ultra HD. The Steelbook image links to Zavvi US (here again is the Zavvi UK link)...
That’s all for now. Stay tuned...
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