Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide – June 27-July 3, 2021


Where oh where did June go? Did you spend too much money last week on the various sales including Prime Day and a few other retailer events?

Welcome to Volume 2, Episode 6 of our Weekly Release Guide, a look at the highlights of the week, as well as a look at what just announced the week before.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray / digital outputs

Just one 4K version to consider this week.

Warner Bros. brings us a most memorable family film called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It turns 50 this year and stars the late Gene Wilder.

HD Blu-ray / digital outputs

From Warner Bros and BBC Television, His Dark Materials: The Complete Second Season debuts in the US I wish they would release this series on 4K disc, the show itself is produced in this format. Too, The Watch: Season 1 comes out this week from the same cooperative.

If you’re a Mae West fan, be happy this week that Kino is releasing a bunch of his movies. They include Beautiful 90s, Every day is a holiday, Go west young man, Go to town, I am not an angel, Klondike Annie, My little tit, Night after night and She hurt him.

TV shows The Purge: Season 2 finally sees the blue light of day.

In the Anime category there is a lot more to choose from than last week. Highlights include Assassins Pride: Complete Collection (Pound of steel), Bleach: Series 11, A Certain Scientific Railgun T – Part 2, Dear brother tv series, Dororo – Complete collection, Hatena Illusion – The Complete Series, Lady Oscar: The Rose of Versailles – Collection 2, Memories and SWORDGAI – Complete collection of seasons 1 and 2.

Battle beyond the stars gets a SteelBook release this week from Shout! Factory.

Paramount has a few catalog titles coming to Blu-ray for the first time, they are Theft of the intruder, The general’s daughter, In danger and Le Mans.

Criterion Collection is releasing two titles again in one week, Pariah and Pickup from South Street.

Notable announcements from the past week:

that of Dario Argento The bird with the crystal plumage and the follow-up film, The nine-tailed cat were both postponed for a month. They were due out on June 29 and July 27, respectively. I’m pretty happy with it after Prime Day and all that!

About Arrow Video, it looks like The children of the corn will also arrive in 4K in September. So far, it looks like the US will get a more regular edition and the UK will get a big pack with loot and more content, including Blu-rays for parts 2 and 3 of the series. Blu-ray discs from the whole region B will most likely be region locked. Arrow’s other September Blu-ray releases include Creatures of the Cold War: Four Sam Katzman Films, death cries, Legend (Ridley Scott / Tom Cruise) available as a fat-pack and The Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch.

Those who wait to see Zack Snyder Justice League officially hit the US market, this happens on September 7th. There will also be a trilogy option. Check the article for more details.

Paramount has also added more titles to its upcoming Miramax reissues, the next batch will be released on September 7th. The next batch is scheduled for July 27.

You might remember, when I mentioned that the next Vestron Collector’s series release was coming, that I mentioned that these always seem to come in pairs. Well, Lionsgate has officially done Sunset: the vampire in Retirement the second title. Did you expect Oscar material here when I drove you in there?

4K release schedule

2K / BD release schedule

What titles are you buying this week? Which are on your wishlist, whether it’s buying an impulse buy or waiting for the right price?


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