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Thursday, 26 September 2019 16:43

A new Farscape BD box with Peacekeeper Wars, plus 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, 3 From Hell & more

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We’ve got a bunch of new disc reviews coming over the next week or so, starting with a couple later today. So be sure to watch for them.

We do have a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from our own Michael Coate today, celebrating the 50th anniversary of TV’s classic The Brady Bunch. It features a new interview with historian Herbie J. Pilato, and is well worth a read if you’re a fan. You’ll find it here.

Meanwhile, we’ve got a bunch of release news to report today, so let’s get started...

First up, our friends at The Home Theater Forum have revealed that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is going to be releasing Farscape: The Complete Series – 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray on 11/19. The set will include all 88 episodes of the series along with 15 hours of extras and – at long last on BD here in the States – the series finale miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars. The aspect ratio is 1.33 for most of the series, but the last season and film are 1.78. Audio will be DTS-HD MA 5.1. Extras will include audio commentary, featurettes and documentaries, director’s cuts, TV promos, etc. We don’t know if this will be a complete carry-over of the previous DVD and BD extras, but we’ll have to wait and see. You can see the cover artwork at left. [Read on here...]

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Lionsgate has set 47 Meters Down: Uncaged for release on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on 11/12, with a Digital 4K release due on 10/29. There is no physical 4K release currently planned. Extras on the Blu-ray will include audio commentary (with writer/director Johannes Roberts, producer James Harris, and writer Ernest Riera) and the Diving Deeper: Uncaging 47 Meters Down featurette.

Lionsgate has set Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell for release on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and Digital on 10/15.

Lionsgate has also set The Peanut Butter Falcon for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/12, with the Digital release due on 11/5. This will be followed by the Royals & Romance 3-Film Collection for Lifetime on DVD only on 11/12 (including Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, and William & Kate).

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and MGM have set The Handmaid’s Tale: Season Three for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/19. The release will include the Power Play: Gilead’s Women Fight Back featurette.

Shout! Factory and IFC Films have set Ophelia on Blu-ray on 11/5.

By the way, Shout! is also bringing the Bill Plympton Feature Film Library to various Digital platforms on 10/15. This includes the films The Tune, I Married a Strange Person!, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin’, and Revengeance.

RLJ Entertainment is releasing the AMC series NOS4A2: Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/22.

Cohen Film Collection will release The Return of Martin Guerre on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/22.

Cinedigm is releasing Jason Mewes’ first film, Madness in the Method, on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/24.

Kino Lorber is releasing Diamantino on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/24.

Blue Underground is releasing new remastered DVDs of Maniac and Zombie (mastered from the new 4K scans of the films) on 12/17.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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