Coming Soon to Blu-ray: 'Samurai Jack,' 'Girls Trip,' 'Wish Upon,' and More

Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 at 06:30 AM PDT by
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, a time traveling samurai, and more are all coming to Blu-ray.

New info has been revealed for several upcoming Blu-ray releases from Shout Factory, Synapse Films, Broad Green Pictures, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Umbrella Entertainment, and MVD.

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

First up, Shout Factory is bringing Liam Gavin's A Dark Song starring Susan Loughnane, Steve Oram, and Catherine Walker to Blu-ray on September 5. Supplements will include:

- Interviews with director Liam Gavin, actors Steve Oram and Catherine Walker, and director of photography Cathal Watters
- Deleted Scenes
- Storyboards
- Theatrical Trailer

In addition, the Shout Select label will release Doug Pray's music documentary Hype! Collector's Edition on September 29. Supplements will include:

- NEW "Hype! 20 Years After" – Featuring New Interviews With Members Of Mudhoney, Soundgarden, And The Fastbacks, Record Producers Jack Endino And Steve Fisk, Manager Susan Silver, And Photographer Charles Peterson
- NEW Audio Commentary By Director Doug Pray
- Audio Commentary By Director Doug Pray And Producer Steve Helvey
- Peter Bagge's Animated Short, "Hate"
- Additional Performances (With Optional Director's Commentary) By Mudhoney, Supersuckers, Pond, And The Gits
- Additional Interviews With Megan Jasper, Art Chantry, Tad, Leighton Beezer, Peter Bagge, And More
- Theatrical Trailer



Synapse Films is preparing Mark Herrier and Alan Ormsby's Popcorn: Special Edition starring Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace, and Derek Rydall for Blu-ray on October 3. The disc will feature an all-new 2K scan of an archival 35mm interpositive, and supplements will include:

- Audio Commentary with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Malcolm Danare, and Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls
- Midnight Madness: The Making of Popcorn featuring interviews with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Derek Rydall, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare, Ivette Soler, and Elliott Hurst, Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Composer Paul Zaza, and Distributor Executive Jonathan Wolf (55 mins, HD)
- Electric Memories – An Interview with Actor Bruce Glover
- Original Theatrical Trailer, Television Trailer and TV Spots
- Still Gallery
- Blu-ray reversible cover art by Chris MacGibbon


Broad Green Pictures is set to release John Leonetti's Wish Upon starring Joey King, Sherilyn Fenn, Elisabeth Röhm, Ryan Phillippe, and Shannon Purser on October 10. The disc will feature theatrical and unrated versions of the film, and supplements will include:

- "I Wish: The Cast Share What They Would Wish" - Featurette
- "Attic Tour with Joey King" - Featurette
- "Directing Darkness: John Leonetti and Cast Talk About Developing a Horror Film" - Featurette
- "Motion Comics: Lu Mei's Curse and Arthur Sands Reveal The Stories Behind The Previous Owners Of The Box" - Featurette


Paramount will bring a 30th Anniversary edition of John Hughes' Planes, Trains & Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy to Blu-ray on October 10. Supplements will include:

- In-depth retrospective on John Hughes' career that includes interviews with those who worked with him and explores his indelible impact as a writer and filmmaker.
- Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains And Automobiles
- John Hughes For Adults
- A tribute to John Candy
- Deleted Scene


Universal is preparing Malcolm D Lee's Girls Trip starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall for Blu-ray on October 17. Supplements will include:

- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Planning The Trip – Planning a girls trip has never been more fun. Go behind-the-scenes with cast and crew to see how this hilarious comedy came to life.
- Outrageous Moments – Laugh along with cast and crew as we reveal the hilarious hijinks captured on set.
- The Essence of NOLA – Discover the soul of New Orleans and what the Essence Music Festival brings to this great city.
- Extended Performance "Because of You" by Ne-Yo
- Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Malcolm D. Lee


Warner Bros. is set to release Genndy Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack: Season 5 starring Phil LaMarr, Greg Baldwin, and Grey DeLisleis on October 17. No other details have been announced at this time. In addition, the studio will also release Samurai Jack: The Complete Series on October 17. Supplements will include:

- Exclusive featurettes, behind the scenes looks and special commentary



Lionsgate is prepping George Dugdale and Peter Litten's Slaughter High starring Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, and Carmine Iannaccone for Blu-ray on October 31. Supplements will include:

- Audio Commentary with Co-Writers/Directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten
- Audio Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini featuring Isolated Music and SFX Selections
- ''Going to Pieces'' Featurette with Co-Writer/Director Mark Ezra
- ''My Days at Doddsville'' Featurette with Actress Caroline Munro
- Alternate Title Sequence
- Theatrical Trailer
- Still Gallery 


Umbrella Entertainment is set to release Roger Marshall's Attack Force Z: 35th Anniversary Edition starring Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood, and John Waters on November 7. The disc will feature a brand new 4K remaster of the film from the original interpositive, and supplements will include:

- 'The Two-Men Debriefed' (SD, 25 mins) featurette with executive producer John McCallum and actors John Waters and Chris Haywood
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Photo Gallery


Finally, MVD is bringing Richard Schenkman's The Man From Earth: Special Edition starring David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, William Katt, John Billingsley, and Richard Riehle to Blu-ray on November 21. Supplements will include:

- BRAND NEW feature-length retrospective documentary "The Man From Earth: Legacy" (HD, 88 mins) chronicling the history and the phenomenon of the film with all-new interviews with the director, producers and the cast
- Audio Commentary with Producer / Director Richard Schenkman and Actor John Billingsley
- Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Emerson Bixby and Author / Sci-Fi Scholar Gary Westfahl
- "From Script To Screen" (2007 featurette) [2:15, SD]
- "Star Trek: Jerome Bixby's Sci-Fi Legacy" (2007 featurette) [3:28, SD]
- "On The Set" (2007 featurette) [4:00, SD]
- "The Story of the Story" (2007 featurette) [2:13, SD]
- Original Theatrical Trailer [SD]
- The Man From Earth: Holocene Teaser Trailer [HD]
- The "mini-short" film "Contagion" (2016) [:30, HD] from the producers and director of The Man From Earth (Richard Schenkman and Eric D. Wilkinson) starring William Katt.
- Before / After comparison of the brand new


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

Tags: Disc Announcements, Shout Factory, Synapse Films, Broad Green Pictures, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Umbrella Entertainment, MVD (all tags)