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October 30, 2018: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD

Batman: The Animated Series is now available in HD through a deluxe Blu-ray set.

The Dark Knight goes blu! The award winning Batman: The Animated Series finally gets an HD makeover as all 109 episodes (including full runs of both the original series and “The New Batman Adventures”) alongside the animated films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman: Sub-Zero. For a limited time, the set arrives in a collectible package that also includes three mini Funko Pops.

Mandy, Slender Man, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and more arrive October 30, 2018 on Blu-ray.

Several recent big screen releases come home October 30th, beginning with director Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds. If Nicolas Cage’s unique brand of leading man is more up your alley, be sure to check out Panos Cosmatos’ surreal nightmare Mandy. There’s also the opportunity for some last minute Halloween fun with Sony Pictures’ Slender Man as well as some all-ages laughs with the animated DC Comics adventure Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece, Warner Bros. Pictures is presenting 2001: A Space Odyssey on 4K Ultra HD for the very first time. Now, one one of the most visually impressive films of all time looks even better than it ever has before outside of a 70mm film print.

The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions are all coming to 4K HD Ultra Blu-ray.

2001 isn’t the only sci-fi film getting the 4K treatment, either. Warner Bros. is also re-releasing on 4K the entire Matrix Trilogy, available as either a complete franchise box set or individually as The MatrixThe Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions.

The Wasp Woman and Our House are both on the Way this week from Shout! Factory's Scream Factory.

Two more last minute Halloween options are also on the shelves from Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory line. Look for both Roger Corman’s 1959 The Wasp Woman as well as for the recent haunted house thriller, Our House.

Both Dragnet and Valley Girl join the Shout! Select line of Blu-rays this week.

Beyond Halloween, Shout! Factory’s Shout! Select line has two great new editions of 80s comedies. Look for Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd in 1987’s Dragnet and Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman in 1983’s Valley Girl, both boasting newly created special features.

Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride joins the Criterion Collection this week.

Among the most universally beloved films of all time, Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride joins the Criterion Collection this week in a new Blu-ray edition that includes quite a few special features, both collected from previous home entertainment releases as well as many newly prepared for the Criterion edition.

Look for both Torso and 12 Monkeys on Blu-ray this week from Arrow video.

Arrow Video is giving Terry Gilliam’s brilliant time travel tale 12 Monkeys a new special edition blu-ray. They’re also breathing new life into Sergio Martino’s 1973 giallo Torso with a new 2K transfer and a host of special features.

When it comes to additional small screen titles this week, two older television series are getting HD upgrades. Look for the first seasons of both Charmed and MacGyver.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

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