Monday, March 16, 2015

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Selects June 9 As The Street Date Four New Blu-ray Releases From The Golden Year Of 1939

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The banner film year of 1939, which saw Gone With The Wind win eight Oscars (including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director), will be celebrated on June 9 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment with the release of not one, but four films from that year on Blu-ray.

Heading home under “The Golden Year Collection” promotional banner are The Hunchback of Notre Dame (a brand new film restoration), Dark Victory (Bette Davis was nominated Best Actress), Dodge City (in glorious Technicolor) and Ninotchka (also nominated Best Picture and Greta Garbo for Best Actress).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyEach of these new Blu-ray releases are priced at just $19.98 each, but it gets better.  Consumers who buy The Golden Year Collection, which is priced at just $69.95 (and that’s before discounts at retail), get as bonus Gone With The Wind on Blu-ray, plus a bonus disc (exclusive to the package) that contains the documentary Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year, which is narrated by Kenneth Branagh.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAlso getting a release date this past week from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is directors Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone’s newest animated feature teaming Tom and Jerry with Jonny Quest … Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest.

The DVD will be arriving at retail on June 23.

Bonus features include six bonus animated episodes — The Tom and Jerry Show: Birthday Bashed, The Tom and Jerry Show: Feline Fatale, The Tom and Jerry Show: For the Love of Ruggles, The Tom and Jerry Show: Sleuth or Consequences, Jonny Quest: The Fraudulent Volcano and New Adventures of Jonny Quest: Deadly Junket.

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