Blu-ray News Roundup: 'Megan Leavey,' 'The Circle,' New Arrow Video Titles, and More

Posted Wed Jun 14, 2017 at 09:45 PM PDT by
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Check out the latest crop of titles coming to Blu-ray.

New info has been revealed for several upcoming Blu-ray releases from Universal, Lionsgate, Arrow Video, Rock Fuel Media, and NCircle Entertainment.

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

First up, Universal has announced plans to bring Gabriela Cowperthwaite's Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common to Blu-ray later this year. Supplements and an exact release date have not been revealed yet, but pre-orders are now live.


Meanwhile, Lionsgate is set to release James Ponsoldt's The Circle starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and Karen Gillan on Blu-ray on August 1.

Supplements will include:

-"No More Secrets: Completing The Circle — A Four-Part Series" Featurette
-"The Future Won't Wait: Design and Technology" Featurette
-"A True Original: Remembering Bill Paxton" Featurette

Likewise, the label is prepping three new titles for an August 8 release date. The lineup includes...

Jonathan Mostow's The Hunter's Prayer starring Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech, and Amy Landecker. Supplements will include:

-The Cost of Killing: Making The Hunter's Prayer Featurette
-The World of The Hunter Featurette
-Creating The Driving Force Featurette

Simon Burke's The Exception starring Lily James, Jai Courtney, and Christopher Plummer. Supplements have not been detailed yet.

Oren Moverman's The Dinner starring Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, and Laura Linney. Supplements will include:

-Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Oren Moverman and Actress Laura Linney
-Photo Gallery

In addition, the studio has dated Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Second Season starring Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lee Majors, and Lucy Lawless for an August 22 release. Supplements will include:

-Audio Commentaries
-Season 2 First look
-"Inside the World of Ash vs Evil Dead" Featurette
-"Up Your Ash" Featurette
-"Women Who Kick Ash" Featurette
-"Puppets Are Cute" Featurette
-"Dawn of the Spawn" Featurette
-"Bringing Henrietta Back" Featurette
-"The Delta" Featurette
-"How to Kill a Deadite" Featurette
-Fatality Mash-Up





NCircle Entertainment has announced plans to release Gumby: The Movie on September 5. No other details have been revealed at this time.


Finally, Arrow Video has revealed its slate of September releases. The lineup includes:

Gareth Tunley's The Ghoul starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, and Rufus Jones on September 5. Supplements will include:

-Filmmakers' commentary
-Interviews with the cast and crew
-The Baron, a 2013 short film by Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten and Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!, Sightseers)

Sergio Martino's The Suspicious Death of a Minor starring Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, and Barbara Magnolfi on September 12. Supplements will include:

-New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
-New interviews with director Sergio Martino and cinematographer Giancarlo Ferrando
-Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

Charles Crichton's A Fish Called Wanda (Remastered) starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Kline on September 19. Supplements will include:

-Commentary by writer and star John Cleese
-Brand new appreciation by Vic Pratt of the BFI National Archive
-Brand new interviews with composer John Du Prez, production designer Roger Murray-Leach, executive producer Steve Abbott and makeup supervisor Paul Engelen
-John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance, a 1988 documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda featuring interviews with actors Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline and director Charles Crichton
-Something Fishy, a 15th anniversary retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cleese, Curtis, Kline and Palin, executive producer Steve Abbott and director of photography Alan Hume
-Fish You Were Here, a documentary on the film's locations hosted by Robert Powell
-24 deleted/alternative scenes with introductions by Cleese
-A Message from John Cleese, a tongue-in-cheek introduction recorded for the film's original release
-Trivia Track
-Theatrical Trailer

Fritz Kiersch's Children of the Corn starring Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, and Courtney Gaines on September 19. Supplements will include:

-Brand new audio commentary with John Sullivan of and horror journalist Justin Beahm
-Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
-Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn – retrospective piece featuring interviews with director Fritz Kiersch and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
-It Was the Eighties! – an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
-Return to Gatlin – brand new featurette revisiting the film's original Iowa shooting locations
-Stephen King on a Shoestring – an interview with producer Donald Borchers
-Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn – an interview with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
-Feeling Blue – an interview with the actor who played "The Blue Man" in the fabled excised sequence
-Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
-Theatrical Trailer

Jean-Luc Godard + Jean-Pierre Gorin: Five Films 1968-1971 on September 19. Supplements will include:

-A conversation with JLG - Interview with Jean-Luc Godard from 2010 by Dominique Maillet and Pierre-Henri Gibert 100-page full-colour book containing English translations for the first time of writing by, and interviews with, Godard and Gorin, and more
-PLUS more to be announced.

Ermanno Olmi's The Legend of the Holy Drinker on September 26. Supplements will include:

-Brand-new interview with actor Rutger Hauer, recorded exclusively for this release
-Interview with screenwriter Tullio Kezich
-Theatrical Trailer

Amat Escalante's The Untamed on September 26. Supplements will include:

-PLUS More to be announced.







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

Tags: Disc Announcements, Universal, Lionsgate, Arrow Video, Rock Fuel Media, NCircle Entertainment (all tags)