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Monday, 05 October 2015 14:43

Blu-ray News – Iron Giant is officially coming to BD in 2016, plus Shaun the Sheep, Wolf Totem & Man in the High Castle

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It’s official… sort of: Warner Home Video has just announced that Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant: Signature Edition is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on streaming, digital HD, and UltraViolet (you can watch it here on Amazon now). Before you get bent out of shape about that, however, the press release also says that the film will be available on Blu-ray Disc in 2016. As many of you know, Bird has been lobbying WB hard for the film to be released as a really good special edition on Blu-ray. It’s possible that he needs the extra time to work on the special features. So while it’s not quite the news we’ve been waiting for, it’s good to know that a Blu-ray release is coming… even if fans will have to be patient a little while longer for it.  [Read on here…]

In more immediate physical media release news, Lionsgate has just officially set Shaun the Sheep for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/24, with a digital release due 11/10. Extras will include 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Making the Shaun Movie, Meet the Characters, Join Shaun Behind the Scenes, and Meet the Crew), plus a Parody Poster gallery.

In other release news, InterVision Pictures has set Chris Alexander’s Queen of Blood for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/10. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Chris is the editor of Fangoria magazine.

Also, Acorn Media has now set Humans: Season One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/29/2016.

And Sony has set Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem for release on Blu-ray 3D Combo on 12/15.

Here at the site today, our own Tim Salmons has reviewed Sony’s new Blu-ray reissue of Christine as part of his Halloween Hangover! The disc is now available.

Also, here’s something cool: How many of you saw Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle original series pilot when it debuted on Amazon Prime earlier this year? Well, the pilot is now back available for free viewing on Amazon (click here for that), and better still is word that the complete The Man in the High Castle: Season One will debut on Amazon on 11/20! Do check that pilot out, it’s pretty terrific. No doubt it will be available on Blu-ray and DVD too in 2016.

Here’s a look at some new Blu-ray cover artwork, with Amazon pre-order links if available…

Shaun the Sheep (Blu-ray Disc)    Ricki and the Flash (Blu-ray Disc)    Sherlock: The 2015 Christmas Special (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned…

Bill Hunt


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