New to Blu Picks: January 15, 2019

Dawn makes her blu-ray picks for this week. This is a great one for boutique releases. Check them out here! All are hot linked for easy purchase via Amazon. Be here weekly for updated weekly lists! 

Notorious (1946)
The Criterion Collection is releasing Alfred Hitchcock’s dark, passionate and twisted love story, staring Hollywood favorites, Cary Grant and Ingred Bergman. This new release comes with loads of special features, including a new 4K digital restoration, audio commentary from film historian Rudy Behlmer and Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane, a program exploring the visual style of cinematographer John Bailey and much more.

Crimson Peak (2015)
Arrow Video is releasing a limited edition Blu-ray of Guillermo de Toro’s Gothic romance, with tons of special features, including six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions, a limited edition 80-page, hard-bound book, and limited edition packaging newly designed Guy Davis.

Obsession (1976)
Shout Factory’s new collector’s edition (plus exclusive poster) has new bonus material, including audio commentary with Author Douglas Keesey (Brian De Palma’s Split-Screen: A Life In Film), Producing Obsession – An Interview With Producer George Litto, Editing Obsession – An Interview With Editor Paul Hirsch, and more.

Four Times That Night (Quante volte... quella notte,1971)Kino Lorber is releasing Mario Bava’s dark, swinging, sex comedy with special features that include audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Maria Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, an alternate English dialogue track, deleted scenes, the U.S. theatrical trailer, and the Mario Bava trailer gallery.
Knives of theAvenger (1966)Another Kino Lorber release of a Mario Bava film, this Viking tale also includes the same special features as Four Times That Night. Fans of this maestro from Italy’s golden age of horror may want to purchase these as a pair. 

Mill Creek Entertainment is re-releasing Krull with some pretty rad VHS looking packaging.

The Plague of Zombies(1966)Shout Factory is releasing John Gilling’s Hammer Films Production with new special features, including audio commentary with filmmakers Constantine Nasr, Ted Newsom and Film Historian Steve Haberman, audio commentary with author/film historian Troy Howarth, newly restored audio, World Of Hammer – Mummies, Werewolves & The Living Dead, Raising The Dead: The Making Of The Plague Of The Zombies, and more.

The Plague Dogs(1982)Shout Factory is releasing this classic with special features that include and interview with writer/producer/director Martin Rosen, both the theatrical cut and extended cut of the film, which was scanned in 2K from the archival print.

The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (Le foto proibite di una signora per bene, 1970)Arrow Video is releasing Luciano Ercoli’s melodrama giallo film with special features that include a brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative, original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks, audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine, and more.

-Dawn Stronski