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What We Left Behind officially set for BD in August, plus Brightburn pre-orders & more

May 28, 2019 - 7:08 pm   |   by
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We’ve got a couple interesting things for you this afternoon before we get to today’s release news...

First up, reviews... I’ve posted my in-depth thoughts on Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) in 4K Ultra HD here at The Bits and will have reviews of Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin in 4K over the next few days. The upshot of this first Batman film in 4K is that Warner’s new transfer and Atmos mix are terrific, but the HDR may take a little getting used to and a few of the sound effects have been changed for reasons explained in the review. You can read that here.

Also, Tim has posted a review of Archer: Danger Island – The Complete Season Nine on DVD from Fox and Dennis has looked at Isn’t It Romantic on Blu-ray from Warner.

And some of you may know that this past weekend was the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s original Alien (1979). So our own Michael Coate has posted a new History, Legacy, and Showmanship retrospective column looking back at the film’s theatrical release. It includes a great new roundtable of experts to discuss the film, including authors Chris Barsanti, Paul M. Sammon, and J.W. Rinzler (whose new book The Making of Alien is coming in July). You can read the piece here and if you’re a fan of the film, I think you’ll really enjoy it. [Read on here...]

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We’ve also just posted the weekly update of our Release Dates and Artwork section, featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and pre-order links. As always, whenever you order literally anything after clicking through to Amazon from one of our links (like this one, or any of our cover art links), you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we greatly appreciate it!

Now then, the big release news today is that Shout! Factory has officially announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release details for Ira Steven Behr’s What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary. Look for it to arrive on 8/6 in two BD versions... a standard Blu-ray that will be widely available in stores and a Blu-ray Special Edition only available directly from the Shout! website. There will also be DVD and Digital versions available that same day.

Both BDs will include An Intro from Ira, 3 featurettes (A Brief History of Deep Space Nine, Behind the Scenes at the Variety Photoshoot, and More from the Fans), plus What We Left Out: Deleted Scenes, an HD Remaster Discussion with the Filmmakers, and the Theatrical Trailer. To this, the Special Edition BD will add a bonus disc that includes A Roundtable Look at The Making of the Documentary (a 50-minute discussion with co-director and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr, co-director David Zappone, producer Kai de Mello-Folsom, producer/editor Joseph Kornbrodt, and producer/editor Luke Snailham) and A Musical Reunion with Composers Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner. Here’s a look at the cover artwork for each BD (with pre-order links)...

When We Left Behind (Blu-ray Disc) When We Left Behind: Special Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

In other news today, Shout! has also set Turbo! A Power Rangers Movie for release on Blu-ray on 7/30. It will include Ranger Tales: A Look Back at Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, the Original Featurette, and a trailer.

Film Movement is releasing a new 2K restoration of John Woo’s Heroes Shed No Tears on Blu-ray on 6/25. Extras will include an Interview with star Eddy Ko, and a new essay by Grady Hendrix.

Twilight Time has announced the extras for their June slate of Blu-ray titles, due on 6/18. They’ll include: Hello Frisco, Hello (1943 – with an isolated score track, the Hello Again: The Remaking of Alice Faye featurette, 2 Hello Frisco, Hello radio programs, and the trailer), Mother Wore Tights (1947 – includes a Mother Wore Tights radio program), Pin Up Girl (1944 – includes audio commentary with film historian Richard Schickel, the This Is It deleted musical number, and the trailer), and Hussy (1980 – includes the trailer).

Meanwhile, Lionsgate is releasing The Poison Rose on Blu-ray and Digital on 6/25. The film stars John Travolta and Morgan Freeman.

And finally today, a number of new Blu-ray and 4K titles are available for pre-order on Amazon, including Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Sony’s Stand By Me and Brightburn. Street dates are officially TBA. Click on the title links to visit the pre-order pages. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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