Quick News: Criterion, Spider-Verse, Battery, Enter

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Criterion
Alejandro Amenábar’s gothic supernatural spooker “The Others” is amongst the several horror titles being included in the October releases of the Criterion Collection for this year.

Also included is Nikyatu Jusu’s recent horror tale “Nanny” and the pre-code films “Freaks,” “The Unknown” and “The Mystic” packaged together as “Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers”. Finally, 4K upgrades of David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” and Nicolas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now” are also on the way that month. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is officially available to pre-order on Amazon Video with a digital release date set for Tuesday, August 8th – 67 days after its theatrical release. That’s one week earlier than “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” which became available to watch digitally 74 days after it hit theaters. [Source: Amazon]

Battery
A newly passed European Union regulation means electronic devices, including game handhelds, will require easy access to their battery starting in 2027. This new regulation will likely only affect new products. The aim of the legislation is to strengthen sustainability rules for batteries and waste batteries. [Source: VGC]

Spongebob Squarepants
A controversial episode of “Spongebob Squarepants,” titled “Mid-life Crustacean,” is returning to the Paramount+ service. The episode had been banned from Nickelodeon in 2018 and removed from Paramount+’s streaming catalog along with being unavailable for purchase on VOD outlets. [Source: Twitter]

Enter the Dragon
Bruce Lee’s martial arts classic “Enter the Dragon” will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a 4K restoration set to hit theatres next month on August 11th.

Lee plays a man engaged by the government to take down the crime lord for his sister’s death. It was Lee’s final completed film before his death in July 1973.



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