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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:17

New Twilight Time announcements, Bebop date, Looney Tunes Back in Action, Star Wars: Rebels & more

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In announcement news today,  PBS has set Masterpiece: Downton Abbey – Season Five for Blu-ray release on 1/27 (SRP $54.99).

Warner Home Video has set Joe Dante’s Looney Tunes Back in Action feature film for Blu-ray release on 12/2.

Retail Sources are telling us to expect Funimation’s Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/16. Amazon currently has their exclusive BD/DVD Combo edition up for pre-order with an SRP of $99.98 and a sale price of $69.99.

Disney is planning to release Star Wars: Rebels – Spark of Rebellion on DVD on 10/14 (SRP $19.99). No word yet of a BD release.

Twilight Time has announced its 9/9 Blu-ray release slate, due to include Richard Fleischer’s Che! (1969), John Irvin’s The Dogs of War (1980), Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite (1975 – the disc also includes Peckinpah’s Noon Wine from 1966), Luis Valdez’s La Bamba (1987), and Oliver Stone’s Salvador (1986)! So awesome to see The Killer Elite coming to BD. Pre-orders begin on Wednesday, 8/20 at 1 PM Pacific.

Universal is releasing a White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Blu-ray on 10/14.

Cinedigm will release all 52 episodes of the Denver the Last Dinosaur TV series (from the late 1980s) on DVD on 9/19.

Drafthouse Films has Nothing Bad Can Happen coming on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/14.

Kino is releasing a Mario Bava Collection: Black Sabbath/Black Sunday double feature on Blu-ray on 10/7.

MPI Home Video will release Summer of Blood on Blu-ray on 11/11.

Milestone Films has set Portrait of Jason: Project Shirley, Volume Two for BD release on as well 11/11.

Well Go USA will release American Muscle on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/30.

And New Video has Ardennes Fury coming to BD on 11/11 too, along with Dog on 11/4.

Here’s a look at the BD cover art for Mad Men: The Final Season – Part 1 (due 10/21), Kino’s Black Sabbath/Black Sunday, temp art for Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series, Twilight’s Salvador and The Killer Elite, and Disney’s Star Wars: Rebels – Spark of Rebellion DVD...

Mad Men: The Final Season - Part 1 (Blu-ray Disc)    Black Sabbath/Black Sunday (Blu-ray Disc)    Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

Salvador (Blu-ray Disc)    The Killer Elite (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Wars: Rebels - Spark of Rebellion (DVD)

Stay tuned...

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