Bleach – the classic anime saga of Ichigo Kurosaki, the boy who can see ghosts and becomes a Substitute Soul Reaper – is now available on Blu-ray.
Bleach: Set 1 – featuring the first 27 episodes of the series – contains both subtitled original Japanese and English dubbed dialogue tracks. Follow the jump for details.
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The third season of The Blacklist is coming to home video (Blu-ray, DVD) on August 2nd.
Besides the death of Elizabeth Keen arc, the home video releases are notable for the uneven distribution of bonus material – only the Blu-ray gets episode commentaries, deleted and extended scenes and a pair of featurettes on the season’s stunts and villains.
Those of us still stuck in home video’s Bronze Age will have to settle for Outside the Box: Making The Blacklist Comic Book; All About Aram, and Red’s Gems: Favorite Lines from Season 3.
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Funimation has announced the acquisition of rights to Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano’s anime series Drifters for broadcast, VOD and home video.
Drifters will premiere in October on the company’s streaming service, FunimationNow, in the U.S., Canada,U.K. and Ireland. For more, follow the jump.
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Carrie, the classic Brian DePalma horror film celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with a brand new Blu-ray package from the fine folks at Shout factory. The new package is going to feature an upgraded 4K scan so the picture should look amazing. I can say this because I just picked up a new 4K TV today and a movie like Carrie should really shine with the deep black levels that 4K produces.
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Well, now we know. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice missed the mark because its heart was edited out before it hit the theaters.
Check out the short but informative trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition after the break. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition – on Digital HD on June 28th and Blu-Ray on July 19th.
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VIZ Media is announcing the release of the complete anime series Ranma ½ in new Blu-ray Standard Editions – 7 volumes collecting 161 episodes of the gender-bending classic series.
In the classic RANMA ½ anime series, Ranma Saotome never thought a martial arts training mission to China would turn out like this! An accidental dunk in a cursed spring changes boy Ranma into a young girl every time he is splashed with cold water. Hot water reverses the effect – but only until next time!
Each of the seven volumes includes 23 episodes plus a variety of bonus materials. Follow the jump for further details.
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Eiichi Yamamoto’s lost animated classic Belladonna of Silence is coming to Blu-Ray and VOD in July.
The story of Jeanne, an innocent who makes a pact the devil, is ‘ a swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery replete with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci,’ and ‘not for the easily offended.’
In conjunction with the home video release, Hat & Beard and Cinelicious will be releasing a book about the movie: Belladonna of Sadness: A Companion to the 1973 Cult Japanese Anime Film.
Belladonna of Sadness on July 12th. Pre-orders are being taken now. Follow the jump for details.
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Is it the end of the world, or is Howard a crazy man (is it possible that both are true?) – and how is Michelle supposed to figure that out?
10 Cloverfield Lane is likely to make a few best of the year lists for it’s tight plotting, terrific characters and superb production.
On May 31st, Paramount Home Media Distribution brings 10 Cloverfield Lane comes to Digital HD – with Blu-ray and DVD following on June 14th. Follow the jump for a list of extras (nothing on the DVD! BOO!).
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VIZ Media announces that the first season of Sailor Moon Crystal will come to home video on August 16th.
Sailor Moon Crystal Set One will be available as a limited Blu-ray /DVD Combo Pack as well as a standard DVD set. Pre-orders are being taken as of today. Follow the jump for a complete list of bonus material.
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Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II are getting the 4K Ultra HD treatment from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment complete with Dolby Atmos soundtracks.
Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II 4K Ultra HD will be released on June 7th as part of the celebration for the release of the new Ghostbuster film that opens on June 15. Sony is also releasing over fifty episodes of The Real Ghostbusters animated series, in five volumes, on June 7th. Follow the jump for details.
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Alan Moore’s genuinely creepy/scary graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, is one of the most devastating Batman/Joker tales ever told. In truth, the only way to adapt it for film or home video, is to accept that it’s a nasty piece of work and not try to soften it in any way.
Batman: The Killing Joke is WB Animation’s first R-rated movie, so it looks like they’ve done it right. Check out the deeply disturbing trailer after the jump.
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