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New on Blu-ray / DVD / Digital HD – June 23, 2015

Spotlight TitleTHE FISHER KING (1991; Directed by Terry Gilliam; On Blu-ray Disc and DVD from The Criterion Collection)

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THE FISHER KING received the Criterion treatment during the Laserdisc era, and now finally Criterion is releasing the film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

This modern day fairy tale has Jeff Bridges as a radio shock jock who finds his life spinning out of control following a career related scandal. He meets homeless Robin Williams who is in search of the Holy Grail – in Manhattan of all places. With their pasts intertwined, the two men form a bond as they help each other in very unorthodox ways.

After the passing of Robin Williams, this movie suddenly became a hot topic again. I revisited this film as part of my memorial to his work, and was enchanted by it all over again. Its exciting to see Criterion release this film on Blu-ray disc, and I’m sure it meet their usual high standards of quality.

This new Director approved edition features a newly restored 2K digital transfer with a 5.1 surround DTS-HD soundtrack.

Special features include: An Audio Commentary featuring Terry Gilliam, New Cast and Crew interviews, a 2006 interview with Robin Williams, a video essay featuring Jeff Bridges’ on-set photographs, footage of Bridges training to be a radio personality, Deleted scenes with Commentary, Costume tests, an essay as well as theatrical trailers.

New on Digital HD:

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Home (Fox / Dreamworks Animation)

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Ex Machina (Lionsgate)

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Woman in Gold (Anchor Bay)

Also released on Disc today:

 

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3-D Rarities (Flicker Alley)

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Bank Shot (Kino Lorber)

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Cops and Robbers (Kino Lorber)

Dog-Soldiers

Dog Soldiers: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory)

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Harry in Your Pocket (Kino Lorber)

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Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Anime – Discotek Media)

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Mission: Impossible Quadrilogy (Paramount)

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Needful Things (Kino)

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Pit Stop (Arrow Video)

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Pound of Flesh (Entertainment One)

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Ripper Street – Season 3 (BBC)

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Soul Plane (Olive Films)

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Stone Cold (Olive Films)

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Sugar Hill (Kino)

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The Bridge (The Criterion Collection)

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The Forger (Lionsgate)

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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) (Kino)

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The Mean Season (Olive Films)

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The Thing With Two Heads (Olive Films)

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Timbuktu (Cohen Media Group)

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Workaholics – Season 5 (Comedy Central / Paramount)

 

 

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