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Friday, 28 October 2022 15:29

More Halloween Bag-o-Trick reviews, The Exorcist is coming to 4K in 2023, and a quick Invaders from Mars (1953) UHD update

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Today’s news update is a quick one here at The Bits today, but also a very good one for fans of a certain WB catalog film. More on that in a moment. First, we’ve got a bunch of new Halloween Bag-o-Tricks reviews for you to enjoy...

Tim has reviewed Tom Holland’s Fright Night (1985) in 4K Ultra HD from Sony, as well as the Universal Horror Collection: Volume 5 on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection, the Suspiria: 45th Anniversary Soundtrack – Prog Rock Version on CD from Rustblade Records, and the Gothic Fantastico: Four Italian Tales of Terror box set on Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

And Stephen has chimed in with his thoughts on Shin’ichiro Ueda’s One Cut of the Dead: Hollywood Edition (2017) on Blu-ray from Third Window Films and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not (2019) on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

We’ll have more Bag-o-Tricks reviews tomorrow, Sunday, and of course Halloween Monday, so be sure to check back for them. [Read on here...]

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Now for that good catalog news: With Halloween nigh, it seems only fitting to report something I’m hearing from multiple industry sources now: Warner plans to debut William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973) on 4K Ultra HD in 2023—both the Original Theatrical Version and The Extended Director’s Cut. That should spin some heads. The release is obviously timed to celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary next year. Keep in mind, this isn’t official until the studio announces the release themselves, but as I’ve said, I’m hearing it from multiple reliable sources now, so it looks like it’s really happening. No idea what the street date might be, but we’ll keep you posted on any developments in the months ahead.

Also today, we have one quick update for you on Ignite Film’s planned 4K Ultra HD release of Invaders from Mars (1953). As many of you know, the release has been delayed “unexpected supply chain issues in Europe,” but the company expects to have a revised street date soon. Just know that it’s still coming.

All right, that’s it for today. Be sure to check back this weekend for more Bag-o-Tricks reviews, have a great weekend. and we’ll see you back here on Halloween!

Peace out...

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