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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:41

Capricorn One, Skeleton Twins, The Giver, Kite, Le Grand Cahier, Samurai Cop, new 2001 trailer & more

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All right, we’ve quite a bit to get through today, so let’s get to it…

Dr. Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review for today is none other than a 1988 horror classic, directed by the great Stan Winston and now available from Scream Factory on Blu-ray. I’m speaking, of course, of the lovely new Pumpkinhead: Collector’s Edition. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

We’ve got two new columns for you to enjoy today as well. Todd runs down his picks for the best of this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD releases, and also lists his picks for 10 Best Vampire Movies, in Doogan’s Queue. And Adam tells tales of new Manufactured on Demand DVD & BD releases to satisfy your deep catalog cravings in his latest Burnt Offerings column. Don’t miss ‘em.

Also today, Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of our Release Dates & Artwork section, featuring all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork complete with pre-order links. As always, any time you order anything from Amazon after clicking to them through our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and it really makes all the difference – we appreciate it!

In announcement news, Shout! Factory and Timeless Media have revealed their planned release of the spaceflight cult classic Capricorn One on Blu-ray Disc on 1/13/15 (SRP $24.97). Extras will include the original theatrical trailer and a photo gallery.

Lionsgate has set Skeleton Twins for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/16. The film stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. Extras are actually plentiful, and include 2 audio commentaries, 2 featurettes (To Whom It May Concern: Making The Skeleton Twins and Sweet Moves), deleted scenes, outtakes, and a gag reel.

Universal will release As Above, So Below on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/2.

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Anchor Bay Entertainment has set The Giver for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 11/25, starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep among others. Extras will include 6 featurettes (Jeff Bridges Presents the Original Script Reading, Making The Giver: From Page to Screen, Ordinary Human, Author Lois Lowry on The Giver, Bonus: Study Guide, and Press Conference with Filmmakers & Cast).

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the Hungarian film The Notebook (aka Le Grand Cahier) for DVD and digital release on 12/2. The film was directed by János Szász.

Starz and Anchor Bay will release Kite on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 12/2.

Fox has set Jingle All the Way 2 for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 12/2 as well, starring Larry the Cable Guy.

And Cinema Epoch has set Samurai Cop (1991) for release on Blu-ray on 11/25, remastered from the “newly discovered” 35mm negatives. Gotta say, I love the cover art. LOL. See below.

Finally today, here’s a little something for you fans of Stanley Kubrick. The British Film Institute and Warner Bros. have commissioned a new theatrical trailer for 2001: A Space Odyssey – the first such trailer in 40 years – to celebrate the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fears and Wonder exhibition season. It is… in a word… fantastic. Watch it here. Be sure to make it BIG and HD. You’re welcome. (Thanks to Bits reader Marshall C. for the link).

All right, here’s a bunch more Blu-ray cover artwork for some of the titles we mentioned above…

Capricorn One (Blu-ray Disc)    Samurai Cop (Blu-ray Disc)    As Above So Below (Blu-ray Disc)

Kite (Blu-ray Disc)    The Giver (Blu-ray Disc)    The Skeleton Twins (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt


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