Home Ent Collectors Guide: June 2024

We hope you’ve been saving up for the next month of 4K, steelbook and limited-edition Blu-ray releases, because June is absolutely packed.

This month’s home entertainment collector’s guide features several of the “greatest movies of all time” that have finally been remastered in 4K, to a treasure trove of forgotten classics, and some of the year’s most in-demand steelbooks. We say this every month, but it bares repeating: you need to make some extra room on your shelf, as you will definitely want to take these home.

As always, release dates are subject to change, so please keep an eye on the official listings on site for updates – but at the time of writing, these are the titles which will be released and shipping in June. Here’s your week by week guide.

Monday, 3rd June

The Italian Job is already one of the most beloved British movies of all time, but in 4K, it absolutely blows the bloody doors off! The 55th anniversary edition is armed with a whole host of bonus collectibles, including gorgeous art cards, a double-sided poster and stickers.

A trio of steelbooks also arrive this week; Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the 35th anniversary 4K of American Civil War epic Glory – featuring an Oscar-winning Denzel Washington performance! – and Mad Max: Fury Road will be shipping to everybody who has pre-ordered them. Head over here to check if they’re still in stock.

On top of those, there are several cult titles arriving on Blu-ray. Arrow Video are releasing the acclaimed psychological horror Nightsiren, StudioCanal have two different WWII movies – French resistance thriller Army Of Shadows, and underseen Powell & Pressburger movie The Small Back Room – and Criterion are releasing a boxset honouring the revolutionary movies of Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène.

Monday, 10th June

Two very different steelbooks lead the charge this week, with the latest instalment of classic Doctor Who – the Celestial Toymaker – joining the final entry in the Shrek saga, Forever After, which will arrive in 4K. For cult film fanatics, however, the big 4K release of the week will likely be Curzon’s remaster of Bong Joon-ho’s Memories Of Murder, which recounts the true story of the investigation of South Korea’s most notorious serial killer; if you’ve never seen it, prepare for it to get under your skin.

Arrow Video are putting out a 4K remaster of underseen 90s slasher Mute Witness – a movie that Eli Roth told us last year was a key inspiration on his movie Thanksgiving – whilst 88 Films are dishing out two Kung-fu classics with Fist Of Legend and To Kill With Intrigue. That studio is also releasing supernatural martial arts adventure The Holy Virgin Vs The Evil Dead, starring the legendary Donnie Yen, and prison thriller Island Of Fire, starring Jackie Chan.

Finally, we’re stepping into cyberspace, as the entire Lawnmower Man saga is coming to Blu-ray courtesy of 101 Films.

Monday, 17th June

First up this week, we’re celebrating 50 years of one of the best – and most disturbing – film noir classics with a 4K Chinatown collector’s edition! The remastered movie features a whole host of new special features, as well as art cards, theatrical poster, and other collectibles.

The big steelbook release on 17th June is Moon Knight, the latest Disney+ series to be granted a physical release from the House of Mouse, and for collectors looking for limited edition releases further off the beaten track, Second Sight have you covered with Ti West’s cult horror The Sacrament, and Korean cyber-horror Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum.

Elsewhere from Second Sight, a six-disc collector’s set of epic miniseries Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany – a personal favourite of Stanley Kubrick – leads the pack when it comes to cinephile bait this week. Also of note are Criterion’s release of Richard Linklater’s debut, the early 90’s generational snapshot Slacker, and the BFI’s remasters of Ken Russell’s The Music Lovers and Helen Mirren vehicle Heavenly Pursuits.

Finally, Masters of Cinema are releasing the first three Red Peony Gambler films  – a major influence on Kill Bill – in a two-disc box set, cult anime title Samurai Champloo (from the director of Cowboy Bebop) gets a 20th anniversary release, and Indicator offer up two noir hidden gems in Obsession and The Whole Truth.

Monday, 24th June

The most stacked week of the month is the very last one, which will deliver two new steelbooks; the long awaited 4K remaster of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, and Korean sci-fi blockbuster The Moon. Another fan favourite landing this week is comedy classic Withnail & I, which is one of two key Arrow Video releases alongside vintage slasher Madman – both come stuffed with bonus features.

88 Films will unveil a varied slate of 4K remasters, from the 1980s schlock of Absurd and Anthropophagous, to the gross-out comedy hijinks of American Pie. If you’re looking for more turn-of-the-Millennium comedy, then Paramount have newly remastered Team America: World Police, so puppet shagging can be finally be enjoyed in ultra HD.

Further off the beaten track, new releases from Radiance include a boxset of comedies from French director Jean-Pierre Mocky, a collection of hard-hitting works from Italian neorealist filmmaker Vittorio De Seta, and the world Blu-ray premiere of Yakuza drama Sympathy For The Underdog.

Finally, we end the month with Curzon’s limited edition Peter Strickland collection boxset, including acclaimed titles such as Berbarian Sound Studio and The Duke Of Burgundy, Eureka! offer up vintage martial arts with The Miracle Fighters, and Vintage Classics take us to Blitz-era London with Ealing comedy The Bells go Down.

Browse and pre-order all new releases here.

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