Daily Column: It's Doogan Day at The Bits, plus a shout out for Shout Out! http://t.co/cGO1kkJ8U8
All right, here at the site this morning, our own Joe Marchese has turned in a new Blu-ray Disc review of Twilight Time’s Experiment in Terror, directed by Blake Edwards. Enjoy!
Now for some release news…
First up today, Amazon.com is finally taking pre-orders on all three versions of Warner’s The Hobbit (due 3/19). Just click on the cover artwork to visit the pre-order pages...
Moving on... this is yet to be officially announced by Sony (so consider it unconfirmed for the moment), but Amazon.com has just listed Funny Girl (1968) as coming on Blu-ray on 4/30 (SRP $19.98). See the cover art below.
20th Century Fox meanwhile has set Hello Dolly for release on Blu-ray on 4/2 (SRP $24.99 – again, cover art below). Also coming to BD that day from Fox is That Thing You Do. And the classic Panic in the Streets arrives on BD on 3/26.
Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay have Django Unchained currently set for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/16, at least according to Amazon (SRP $39.99 and $29.98). They’re also expected to release Silver Linings Playbook on both formats on 4/30 according to retail sources.
Paramount will release Not Fade Away on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/30.
Warner has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite on 5/21.
Lionsgate has set Felicity: Season Three and Felicity: Season Four for DVD release on 5/7, along with Power Rangers Samurai: The Sixth Ranger – Volume 4 on DVD on 5/14.
Shout! Factory has set American Masters: Mel Brooks – Make a Noise for DVD release on 5/21. The documentary premieres on PBS the day before.
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC have set the Chinese actioner Dragon for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/16. The film stars Donnie Yen.
Universal will release Frankie Go Boom on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/14.
And in other news, you Battlestar fans will be interested to learn that retail BD copies of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome include an insert with word that the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica feature film is coming to Blu-ray in 2013.
Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Warner’s Mad Max Trilogy (due 6/4), Fox’s Hello Dolly and Sony’s Funny Girl…
- Bill Hunt