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Thursday, 13 October 2022 17:43

Dr. Caligari, Adaptation & R.I.P.D. in 4K, plus Tippett’s Mad God, The Old Man: S1 & Peacemaker: S1 on Blu-ray & more

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We’ve got a number of new disc reviews up on The Bits today for you all to enjoy, including...

Dennis’ take on Frank Capra’s Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.

Stephen’s thoughts on Michael Lehmann’s Hudson Hawk (1991) and Frank Borzage’s Little Man, What Now? (1934) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

And Tim’s look at Peter Traynor’s Death Game (1977) on Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing, The Outer Limits: Season One (1963-64) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, and George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead (1968) on 4K from Criterion.

Rest assured that lots more reviews are on the way as well, so be sure to keep checking back for them.

In announcement news today, Eureka! has just revealed a new 4K Ultra HD release for the UK, this one featuring Robert Wiene’s landmark horror classic Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920). Look for it to street on 5 December in a limited edition of just 3000 units, complete with a hardbound slipcase and a 100-page booklet. You can see the cover artwork above left and also below the break. [Read on here...]

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Extras will include the 2014 score by Cornelius Schwer and the 2019 score by Uwe Dierksenand and Hermann Kretzschmar, original German intertitles with optional English subtitles, a brand new audio commentary by Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby, the previous commentary by David Kalat, 4 documentary featurettes (including The Asylum in Film, You Must Become Caligari, Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War, and On the Restoration), and the trailer.

On the standard Blu-ray front, here’s a nice surprise: It appears that Phil Tippett’s stop-motion masterpiece Mad God (2021) is coming to Blu-ray Steelbook and DVD on 12/6 from RLJ Entertainment. There’s no sign of a 4K Ultra HD release yet sadly, but it’s available in 4K via Digital. Stay tuned for additional details and cover artwork as they’re made available.

Also coming from RLJE on 12/6... the AMC series titles The Old Man: Season 1 and Creepshow: Season 3 on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Meanwhile, Warner will be releasing the DC streaming series Peacemaker: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/22.

Warner has also set And Just Like That... The Complete First Season for DVD only release on 12/13. This is the recently-streamed HBO Max sequel to Sex and the City.

Paramount will release the family title Secret Headquarters on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/20, with the Digital release expected on 11/22. The film stars Owen Wilson.

20th Century Studios and Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution have announced the 10/25 Digital only release of Zach Cregger’s horror film Barbarian.

And BBC Home Entertainment has set Frozen Planet II for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD in the UK only on 31 October. There’s no word yet on a US release date—the series will appear first on BBC America here in the States (broadcast dates TBA).

We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for a few newly-available 4K and Blu-ray Amazon pre-orders (just click on the covers to visit their respective pages), including Spike Jonze’s Adapation (2002) in UHD from Sony...

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (4K Ultra HD) Adaptation (4K Ultra HD) Peacemaker: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Disc)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (4K Ultra HD) R.I.P.D. (4K Ultra HD) The Return of the Swamp Thing (4K Ultra HD)

Stay tuned...!

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