Blu-ray News Roundup: 'Gifted,' John Carpenter SteelBooks, and More

Posted Tue May 9, 2017 at 09:20 PM PDT by
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Director Marc Webb's latest and Limited Edition John Carpenter SteelBooks are among the newest Blu-ray announcements.

New info has been announced for several upcoming Blu-ray releases from 20th Century Fox, Shout Factory, Sony, Strand Releasing, Lionsgate, and Kino.

Here's a full rundown of recently revealed details and title announcements: 

First up, 20th Century Fox is set to release March Webb's Gifted starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, and Lindsay Duncan later this year. An exact release date has not been announced yet, but pre-orders are now live.

In addition, the studio is prepping Craig Johnson's Wilson starring Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-Thomas, and Shaun Brown for Blu-ray on June 30. Supplements will include:

- 15 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
- 3 Promotional Featurettes
- Gallery
- Trailers


As previously reported, Shout Factory will bring The Lawnmower Man: Collector's Edition to Blu-ray on June 20. The 2-Disc release will feature the Theatrical and Director's Cuts, and newly announced supplements will include:

- NEW Cybergod: Creating The Lawnmower Man – Featuring Interviews With Co-Writer/Director Brett Leonard, Actor Jeff Fahey, Editor Alan Baumgarten, Make-up Effects Artist Michael Deak And Special Effects Coordinator Frank Ceglia
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Brett Leonard And Writer/Producer Gimel Everett
- Deleted Scenes
- Original Electronic Press Kit With Cast Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
- Edited Animated Sequences
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Brett Leonard And Writer/Producer Gimel Everett (Director's Cut)
- Conceptual Art And Design Sketches
- Behind-The-Scenes And Production Stills
- Storyboard Comparison

Likewise, the label has also announced supplements for the upcoming June 20 release of Island of Terror. The disc will include:

- NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian Dr. Robert J. Kiss and Blogger/Actor Rick Pruitt
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery

Meanwhile, Alastair Orr's horror flick House on Willow Street will hit Blu-ray on August 1. No other details have been announced yet.

Lastly, Shout Factory will be bringing new Limited Edition SteelBook Editions of John Carpenter's The Fog, Escape from New York, and They Live to Blu-ray on August 1. Each SteelBook will be limited to 10,000 units.






Lionsgate has announced plans to release Enter the Warriors Gate starring Dave Bautista, Mark Chao, and Ni Ni on June 6. Supplements will include:

- Deleted Scene
- "Beyond the Gate: Making Enter the Warriors Gate" Featurette
- "The Journey East: Bridging the Cultural Divide" Featurette
- Audio Commentary with Director Matthias Hoene


Sony is preparing Aleksey Mizgirev's The Duelist for Blu-ray on June 20. No other details have been announced at this time.


Strand Releasing will bring the award-winning crime drama Heli to Blu-ray on June 27. Supplements will include:

- Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Other Strand Trailers


Finally, Kino has announced several titles set for release on Blu-ray later this year. The upcoming lineup will include:

- Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, and Gig Young.

- Robert Siodmak's Custer of the West starring Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, and Jeffrey Hunter.

- Frederick De Cordova's Frankie and Johnny starring Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, and Harry Morgan

- James Cruze's silent film The Covered Wagon starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Lois Wilson.

You can find the latest specs for all of the titles listed above linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule.

Tags: Disc Announcements, 20th Century Fox, Shout Factory, Sony, Strand Releasing, Lionsgate, Kino (all tags)