With this week's announcement of a Columbia Noir vol IV being released in August with nothing forthcoming from Universal, we won't see anything from them until the Fall season at the soonest, if at all.
Universal has to be the worst of the major companies putting out the catalogue titles they have . So many of the pre 50s Paramounts and their own films are missing from DVD . At least we got a few from this TCM connection .
I agree with that. Since their Backlot line dried up back in 2010, the only venue for new Universal titles in R1 had been the TCM line and their seriously anemic MOD line along with with a handful of titles Criterion managed to license from them.
A few years ago, Paramount (w/ Republic) and Fox was in the same boat, but active sublicensing and the latter's recent shoddy, yet very active MOD line appears to be making more of the library available. In comparison, Universal's unreleased backlog is virtually collecting dust.
However, in the past year, I'll concede that MGM is probably the worst since their MOD line came to an abrupt end as nothing new from their company has shown up since, except through a few TGG Direct releases. Someone needs to deliver a consistent sub-licensing deal with these two companies ASAP!