Blu-ray News Roundup: 'Before I Fall,' 'Fist Fight,' '1492' and More

Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 at 09:00 PM PDT by
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Check out the latest details for upcoming Blu-ray titles, including Before I Fall and Ridley Scott's 1492.

New info has been announced for several Blu-rays in the works from Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Shout Factory, Kino, The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), and Severin Films.

The upcoming slate of titles includes Before I Fall, Fist FightThe AssignmentJuice: 25th Anniversary Edition, The Zodiac KillerBlackensteinSex DollWillardBenHighpointLast Plane OutThe Funny Farm1492: Conquest of ParadiseHell in the PacificNight PeopleDuel in the Sun, and Manhandled.

First up, Universal is set to release Ry Russo-Young's Before I Fall starring Zoey Deutch on May 30. No supplements have been revealed.


Warner Bros. will bring Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day to Blu-ray on May 30. Supplements will include Georgia Film Commission and Deleted Scenes.


Lionsgate is prepping The Assignment starring Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez for a June 6 release. Supplements will include "Filmmaking Portraits" Photo Montage.


As previously reported, Paramount will release Juice: 25th Anniversary Edition on June 6, along with newly announced supplements: Audio Commentary by director Ernest R. Dickerson; You've Got the Juice Now; The Wrecking Crew; Sip the Juice: The Music; Stay in the Scene: The Interview; and Photo Gallery.


The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) has announced a July 25 release date for Tom Hanson's The Zodiac Killer. The Blu-ray will feature a new 4K restoration completed from the only surviving 16mm blow-up elements, along with Audio Commentary track with Tom Hanson, Manny Nedwick, and more; Interview with director Tom Hanson and actor Manny Nedwick; Tabloid-horror trailers from the AGFA archive; Bonus movie: Another Son of Sam (1977) - NEW 2K restoration from a 35mm theatrical print; Liner notes and director Tom Hanson interview by Chris Poggiali of Temple of Schlock; and Reversible cover art.


Severin Films has revealed plans to bring William A. Levey's Blackenstein to Blu-ray on May 30. The disc will include: Theatrical Release Version (78 Minutes) and Video Release Version (87 Minutes); Monster Kid: Interview With Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri's Sister, June Kirk; Archive News Broadcast On The Murder Of Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri; Producers / Directors / Actors Ken Osborne And Robert Dix Remember Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri; Bill Created Blackenstein: Interview With Creature Designer Bill Munns; and Theatrical Trailer.


Shout Factory will bring director Sylvie Verheyde's Sex Doll to Blu-ray on July 11. No supplements have been announced yet.


As previously reported, Scream Factory is prepping Willard and its sequel Ben for Blu-ray on May 16. The discs will both feature 1080p video and DTS-HD MA mono soundtracks.

Newly announced special features for Willard include: NEW audio commentary with actor Bruce Davison; NEW interview with actor Bruce Davison; Original Theatrical Trailer; Original TV Spot; Original Radio Spots; and Still Gallery.


Newly announced special features for Ben include: NEW audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery; NEW interview with actor Lee Montgomery; Original Theatrical Trailers; Original TV Spots; BEN/WILLARD Double Feature Trailer and TV spot; Original Radio Spot; and Still Gallery.


Code Red has announced Highpoint and Last Plane Out for Blu-ray on May 16. Meanwhile, the label will bring The Funny Farm to Blu-ray on May 23.




Kino has revealed plans to release Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise on June 6 with 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 Surround Audio; Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson; and Deleted Scenes.

Likewise, the label will also release John Boorman's Hell in the Pacific on June 6 as well. The disc will feature an Interview with Director John Boorman; Alternate Ending; Audio Commentary by Film Historian Travis Crawford; Interview with Art Director Anthony Pratt; and Reversible Blu-ray Art.

In addition, the distributor will bring Night People starring Gregory Peck to Blu-ray on June 13. Supplements will include: Interviews with Cecilia Peck, Carey Peck and Tony Peck; Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold; and Original Theatrical Trailer.

Finally, Kino is also prepping King Vidor's Duel in the Sun and Manhandled starring Gloria Swanson for Blu-ray sometime this summer.

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

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Before I Fall (Blu-ray)
Fist Fight (Blu-ray)
The Assignment (Blu-ray)
Willard (Blu-ray)
Ben (Blu-ray)
Juice: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
The Zodiac Killer (Blu-ray)
Sex Doll (Blu-ray)
Last Plane Out (Blu-ray)
The Funny Farm (Blu-ray)
1492: Conquest of Paradise (Blu-ray)
Hell in the Pacific (Blu-ray)
Night People (Blu-ray)
Manhandled (Blu-ray)
Duel in the Sun: Roadshow Edition (Blu-ray)
Blackenstein (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disc Announcements, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Shout Factory, Scream Factory, Kino, The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), Severin Films (all tags)