Blinded By The Light and Eighth Grade will get UK Blu-ray releases after all – but only through HMV.

A week or two back, we ran a piece on this site bemoaning the fact that a growing number of films weren’t getting a Blu-ray release at all, with instead just a DVD on the roster. There are reasons for this, that we’ve explored here.

But since then, and we’ve been alerted by some of you lovely people, it turns out that some of the movies missing presumed lost on Blu-ray in the UK are turning up after all. The problem? They’re HMV-exclusive releases.

As such, if you’re looking for Eighth Grade on Blu-ray in the UK, it’s coming – on September 23rd – but the only place you can get it is HMV (and presumably Fopp as well, given they’re the same company).

Perusing the HMV website, we also learn that the Blinded By The Light Blu-ray is exclusive to HMV, along with The Haunting Of Hill House season 1 and the Ultra HD 4K release of Brightburn.

Separately, if you want to get the recent acclaimed documentary Apollo 11 on Ultra HD 4K, that’s going to be Amazon-exclusive.

On the one hand, it’s good that these films actually will get a quality physical media release, although there are still many that are getting DVD-only at best. On the other?

Well, retailer exclusives aren’t the most helpful for consumers. But I guess we take what we can in the current climate for physical media.

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