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Rare musical re-issue of JACK THE GIANT KILLER to Blu-ray in 2018 from Kino Lorber Studio Classics!

Rare musical re-issue of JACK THE GIANT KILLER to Blu-ray in 2018 from Kino Lorber Studio Classics!

I should really stop being surprised by the things that are announced for Blu-ray these days, but this is another that arrived out of nowhere. The Edward Small-produced Seventh Voyage of Sinbad-inspired 1962 fantasy Jack the Giant Killer will see its HD home video debut in early 2018 […]

Apocalyptic sci-fi epic VIRUS「復活の日」DAY OF RESURRECTION infects 4k UHD and Blu-ray in December!

Apocalyptic sci-fi epic VIRUS「復活の日」DAY OF RESURRECTION infects 4k UHD and Blu-ray in December!

Director Kinji FUKASAKU’s bigger-than-big 1980 adaptation of Sakyo KOMATSU’s classic sci-fi novel Day of Resurrection「復活の日」is seeing the home video reissue it’s always deserved this December from Kadokawa. Huge, hyperbolic, and ultimately irresistibly human, Virus will see dual-format release in native 4k UHD Blu-ray and remastered standard Blu-ray […]

A Billion Volts of Death in Every Finger! THE PROJECTED MAN to Blu-ray from Scream Factory in January

A Billion Volts of Death in Every Finger! THE PROJECTED MAN to Blu-ray from Scream Factory in January

It looks like another longtime ExB favorite is heading to Blu-ray, courtesy Shout! Factory’s dependable genre imprint Scream Factory. The Projected Man wasn’t exactly a staple of early ’90s television syndication, but it cropped up frequently enough to capture this child’s imagination. For years I hunted […]

THE HIDDEN slithers its way to Blu-ray next week from Warner Archive

THE HIDDEN slithers its way to Blu-ray next week from Warner Archive

Director Jack Sholder’s 1987 twist on Hal Clement’s seminal sci-fi novel Needle finds alien FBI agent Kyle MacLachlan (pre-Twin Peaks) and Earth policeman Michael Nouri (Flashdance) joining forces to combat a fiendish people-possessing invader as it weaves a path of violent destruction through Los Angeles. Punctuated […]

Phantom Beast AGON roars to Blu-ray this December from T.C. Entertainment

Phantom Beast AGON roars to Blu-ray this December from T.C. Entertainment

Tokusatsu completists take note. Nippon Denpa Eiga’s oddball daikaiju serial Agon「アゴン」will mark the 50th anniversary of its original broadcast next January, an occasion monster fans will be able to celebrate with a brand-new blu-ray edition of the title, due for release on December 22nd from Japan’s […]

LION MAN resurrected – 4k Restoration of THE SWORD AND THE CLAW to Blu-ray from AGFA in January

LION MAN resurrected – 4k Restoration of THE SWORD AND THE CLAW to Blu-ray from AGFA in January

For all the persistent talk of how physical media is dying, it’s been a great few years to be a genre video fan – and the more niche, the better. To that end, the American Genre Film Archive are prepping a 4k restoration of one of […]

S.O.S. Tidal Wave surges to Blu-ray from Olive in October

S.O.S. Tidal Wave surges to Blu-ray from Olive in October

Olive Films dives deep into the Republic archives for this quickie thriller from 1939, notable for its wholesale plundering of the monumental disaster footage from R.K.O.’s ill-fated 1933 apocalypse drama Deluge. That film was pulled from circulation as part of Republic’s contract to buy its effects […]

Will you believe it when you’re dead?? THE GREEN SLIME creeps to Blu-ray this October from Warner Archive

Will you believe it when you’re dead?? THE GREEN SLIME creeps to Blu-ray this October from Warner Archive

When I first started ExB way back in 2013, our first recurring feature was a dumb little thing called “99 Reasons for The Green Slime on Blu-ray”. That feature, which came with a petition for… guess…, only ever got through the first two reasons, and […]

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES: New 4k Restoration to Blu-ray in January

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES: New 4k Restoration to Blu-ray in January

File this under “shit we never thought we’d see”. I first stumbled upon John DeBello’s improbable and indomitable cult item on a video store shelf as a kid, rented it with hard-earned allowance money, and was confounded. Twenty-five-plus years later I still couldn’t tell you […]

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS – new trailer and poster from Toho Animation

GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS – new trailer and poster from Toho Animation

We now have our first good look at the King of the Monster’s colossal animated iteration courtesy of a new trailer for the upcoming feature from Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures. The official (and bilingual Japanese / English) website for the anime film has also […]

Krieg im Weltenraum! Ishiro Honda’s BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE blasts onto Blu-ray next week from Anolis

Krieg im Weltenraum! Ishiro Honda’s BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE blasts onto Blu-ray next week from Anolis

Anolis Entertainment continue to impress with their steady slate of vintage genre Blu-rays. Following on the heels of their dual-format release of The H-Man in March, next week will see the high definition home video debut of another classic tokusatsu effort – 1959’s Battle in Outer Space. […]

FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON and MATANGO to Toho Blu-ray in November

FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON and MATANGO to Toho Blu-ray in November

In addition to the two classic films from Ishiro HONDA, Kihachi Okamoto’s Battle of Okinawa and Japan’s Longest Day as well as the complete ’90s Mothra trilogy will also see release. All five are slated for November 3rd release dates, and can be pre-ordered through Amazon JP and the […]

Ho Meng Hua’s THE OILY MANIAC「 油鬼子」to Blu-ray in July from 88 Films

Ho Meng Hua’s THE OILY MANIAC「 油鬼子」to Blu-ray in July from 88 Films

Today in “things I never thought I’d live to see”, 88 Films have announced via their facebook page that director Ho Meng Hua’s deliciously bizarre action-horror-revenge fantasy The Oily Maniac 「 油鬼子」, from Shaw Brothers in 1976, will see its high definition video debut in July. […]

Flying Beast out of Prehistoric Skies! Fred F. Sears’ THE GIANT CLAW to Blu-ray in April from Anolis Entertainment

Flying Beast out of Prehistoric Skies! Fred F. Sears’ THE GIANT CLAW to Blu-ray in April from Anolis Entertainment

Addition (03/31): Anolis Entertainment’s The Giant Claw (Angriff der Riesenkralle) is up for pre-order now, through Amazon.de and other outlets. It’s been less than two weeks since German label Anolis Entertainment’s excellent Blu-ray issue of Ishiro Honda’s The H-Man, but they’re already at it again, expanding upon […]

Beast-Thing From out of the Earth! FROM HELL IT CAME to Blu-ray next month from Warner Archive

Beast-Thing From out of the Earth! FROM HELL IT CAME to Blu-ray next month from Warner Archive

Brothers Dan and Jack Milner’s execrable 1957 anti-classic is the latest genre surprise to emerge from the depths of the Warner Archive Collection, which released the film to MOD DVD in its formative days. WAC have been keeping genre aficionados plenty busy over the last few […]

Ishirō Honda’s THE H-MAN「美女と液体人間」to Blu-ray from Anolis in March!

German label Anolis Entertainment have announced the Blu-ray world premiere of Toho’s classic 1958 special effects thriller 「美女と液体人間」 The H-Man. The dual-format 2-disc set will present the film in three different versions; the original Japanese and American theatrical versions, as well as the German. Missing in action […]

Makoto Shinkai’s YOUR NAME.「君の名は。」hits North American cinemas April 7th from Funimation Films

Makoto SHINKAI’s award-winning block-busting animated feature, currently in special IMAX release in Japan, will arrive in domestic cinemas in both its original Japanese with English subtitles as well as dubbed English. From Funimation: Separated By Distance Connected By Fate Makoto Shinkai’s latest masterpiece, Your Name. […]

Makoto Shinkai’s 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND「秒速5センチメートル」to Blu-ray from Discotek Media this February

Discotek Media will release the 2007 film to Blu-ray on February 28th. The disc, which presents the film in Japanese with English subtitles or in dubbed English, is available for pre-order through Amazon.com and other outlets. A standard DVD, released by Discotek label Eastern Star […]