Criterion Schedules The Philadelphia Story for November -- We Have a 3 Day Special Price!

Criterion has announced a November 7th street date for The Philadelphia Story (1940). 

The sophisticated screwball comedy starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart is making its Blu-ray debut and boasts the usual plethora of bonus features (below) that normally accompany the label's releases.

Retail for the Blu-ray is $39.95, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $30.99. However, for 3 days only (until August 20th), we'll have it for the special pre-order price of $24.98. A 2-disc DVD is being released simultaneously and will retail for $29.95.

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CLASSICFLIX: T-Men - Special Edition is Coming in October

T-Men (1947), Anthony Mann's breakout film, which also marked his first collaboration with famed cinematographer John Alton, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD this October 10th from ClassicFlix.

Having undergone a major restoration, this Special Edition will also be loaded with bonus features, including a 24-page booklet.

Retail price will be $39.99 for the Blu and $34.99 for the DVD.

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Bitter Tea of General Yen Arrives on Blu

Sony's debuts the war romance The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) on Blu-Ray for the first time via their Columbia Classics line.

The film stars Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther. It initially debuted on DVD via TCM Vault's Frank Capra box set in 2012. This is one of several Capra films being transitioned to Blu, with the director's Lost Horizon premiering on the format in October.

KINO: Jerry Lewis, Captain Marvel & More Arrive on Blu in September

Kino has announced September 12th as the release date for the Jerry Lewis comedy Visit to a Small Planet (1960) making its DVD and Blu-ray debut.


Also arriving on the same date is the sci-fi serial Tobor the Great, arriving for the first time on Blu and receiving an upgrade DVD.

Kino will also debut a Blu-Ray of the superhero serial Adventures of Captain Marvel. The complete twelve-episode series originally premiered in 1941 and arrived on DVD in 2008. Captain Marvel arrives on September 19th.

CRITERION: Vampyr Arrives on Blu-Ray in October

Criterion announced Carl Dreyer's Vampyr will debut on Blu-Ray in October with an upgraded DVD.

The German language horror film originally dropped on DVD in 2008 via Criterion.

Like its previous Criterion release the DVD will be a two-disc set while the Blu will be a single disc. Bonus features are below.

Vampyr arrives on October 3rd.

Lost Horizon Debuts on Blu in October

Sony has announced an October 3rd street date for the Blu-Ray debut of Frank Capra's Lost Horizon in honor of its 80th-anniversary. 

Originally released on DVD in 1999, this new Blu-ray will boast a 4K restoration and a 24-page book with rare archival photographs. There's no word if the DVD will be upgraded.

Final artwork is forthcoming.

WARNER ARCHIVE: John Wayne Dominates Latest Wave

Two new-to-Blu releases have been announced by Warner as part of their Archive Collection both starring John Wayne.

They are:
The Sea Chase arrives July 11th. Blood Alley debuts on July 18th.

CRITERION: Rebecca Arrives in September

Criterion announced Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca will return to print in September with an upgraded DVD and Blu.

The Joan Fontaine romantic drama originally dropped on DVD in 2001 via Criterion before going out of print. It was later re-released and debuted on Blu-ray through MGM in 2012.

Both the DVD and Blu-Ray are two-disc sets. Bonus features are below.

Rebecca arrives on September 5th.

KINO: Duel in the Sun, Elvis Presley & More Premiere in August

Six titles are scheduled for release in August from Kino including the Blu-ray premiere of Duel in the Sun (1946).

August 1st:
August 8th:
August 15th:
August 22nd:
Duel in the Sun, Beggars of Life and Variete will receive updated DVDs while Clambake, Frankie and Johnny and The Devil's Brigade are Blu only.