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Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1: Classic Anime Reboot Now Available!

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Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 re-introduces us to Usagi Tsukino, the awkward schoolgirl who is destined for greatness as Sailor Moon – guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal.

Her arrival comes as Tokyo is under threat by the forces of Queen Metalia – though Usagi won’t have to face them alone: other Sailor guardians are awakening, too.

Sailor Moon Crystal contains the first 14 episodes of the popular anime series and comes in three formats: Limited Edition Dlu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Standard DVD, and Standard Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Follow the jump for details.

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B-Movie Gloriousness Trailer: Night of the Living Deb!

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Can a zombie apocalypse facilitate romance – or is t a big buzz kill?

Deb, nerdy and endearingly awkward, wakes up in the apartment of Ryan, the hottest guy in Portland, Maine. Neither can remember how that happened, but when he attempts to get her home, they face a zombie apocalypse. Timing…

Night of the Living Deb is a ‘zomromcom’ that looks to fit in cozily next to Shaun of the Dead and Warm Bodies as one of those oddball B-movie bursts of inspiration that pop up from time to time and combine classic horror tropes with weird romance. Plus, Ray Wise.

Night of the Living Deb also comes from Dark Sky Films, so chances are it’s as gloriously goofy fun as the trailer suggests. MPI is releasing Night of the Living Dead on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on September 6th. Check out the aforementioned trailer after the break.

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Before He Was Trailer: Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom!

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Before he was H.P. Lovecraft, he was Howard Lovecraft – a kid with a great imagination and an even greater sense of curiosity.

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom – based on the Arcana graphic novel – is a mix of fantasy and actual events from Lovecraft’s life, featuring some of his best known creations (think Cthulu and Shoggoth, for example).

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom stars Jane Curtin, Ron Perlman and Ron Perlman and will be available on all home video formats (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, VOD and Redbox) on September 27th. Follow the jump for further details – and a thoroughly charming trailer.

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Classic Anime Series BLEACH is Now on Blu-ray!

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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 Blacklist: The Complete Third Season Comes to Home Video!

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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.

For more, follow the jump.

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Funimation Acquires Broadcast, Home Video, VOD Rights to Drifters!

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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 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Features new 4K Scan! Coming in Oct!

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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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Substantial Trailer: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition!

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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 Announces Home Media Release of Complete Ranma ½ Series!

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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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Lost Animated Masterpiece Belladonna of Sadness Comes To Home Video!

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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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10 Cloverfield Lane Comes To Home Video!

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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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