Coming Soon to Blu-ray: 'Doctor Who,' 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' and More

Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 at 09:00 AM PST by
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Time Lords, Air Nomads, superheroes, and more are all heading toward Blu-ray.

New info has been revealed for several upcoming Blu-ray releases from Warner Bros, Universal, Paramount, PBS, and the BBC.

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

First up, Warner Bros. is set to release Boyd Kirkland's Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero starring Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, and Loren Lester on March 27. Supplements will include:

- Art of Batman: Music Montage - Featurette
- Get the Picture: How to Draw Batman - Featurette
- Batman: The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures/Batman Beyond "Mr. Freeze Saga" (4-Episodes)
- Theatrical Trailer

In addition, the studio is prepping a SteelBook Edition of Jumpei Mizusaki's Batman Ninja starring Roger Craig Smith, Tony Hale, Grey Griffin, and Tara Strong for Blu-ray on May 8. Supplements will include:

- East / West Batman Featurette
- Batman: Made in Japan Featurette



As previously reported, Universal is bringing Insidious: The Last Key to Blu-ray and now the release date has been set for April 3. Newly announced supplements will include:

- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Ending
- Franchise Recap: "Dive Into the Insidious Universe"
- "Becoming Elise"
- "Going Into the Further"
- "Unlocking Keyface"

In addition, the studio is set to release Norman Jewison's Send Me No Flowers starring Rock Hudson and Doris Dayon April 10. There are no supplements currently listed for the disc.

Likewise, Universal is also prepping Mark Pellington's Nostalgia starring Jon Hamm, Catherine Keener, John Ortiz, Nick Offerman, James Le Gros, and Bruce Dern for Blu-ray on May 1. Supplements will include:

- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes

Meanwhile, Bruce Macdonald and Gabriel Sabloff's Samson starring Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James, Rutger Hauer, and Lindsay Wagner is also in the works for Blu-ray. An exact release date and supplements have not been announced yet, but pre-orders are now live.





PBS has announced plans to release Bill Nye: Science Guy on April 24. No other details have been revealed at this time.

Likewise, the label will also bring Unforgotten: Season 1 (UK Edition) starring Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nicola Walker to Blu-ray on April 24. Supplements have not been detailed yet.

In addition, PBS is prepping the documentary Nature: Sex, Lies and Butterflies for Blu-ray on May 1. Supplements have not been detailed yet.

Meanwhile, Unforgotten: Season 2 (UK Edition) starring Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lorraine Ashbourne, Mark Bonnar, and Rosie Cavaliero will then follow on May 15. No other info has been revealed so far.





Paramount is bringing Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender The Complete Series starring Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Jessie Flower, Dante Basco, and Dee Bradley Baker to Blu-ray. The release will first arrive as a Best Buy Exclusive on May 1 before expanding to all retailers on June 5. The collection will feature all three seasons of the show, and supplements will include:

Book 1

- Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
- The Making of Avatar-From Real Life to Animation
- Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
- Ask the Creators Featurette
- Original Uncut Anamatic - (25 minutes of animated raw sketches from episode #15)
- Audio Commentary with Creator, Cast & Crew: Chapter 17 with Dee Bradley Baker (voices of Momo and Appa) and Ben Wynn (sound effects). Chapters 18-20 with Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer) and Co-Creators: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
- Behind the Scenes with the Avatar Cast & Crew
- Avatar Pilot Episode with Audio Commentary
- The Making of Avatar - Inside the Sound Studios
- The Making of Avatar - Inside the Korean Animation Studios

Book 2

- Original Uncut Animatic: Episode # 21 (The Avatar State)
- Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 6 & 8)
- Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 12 & 14)
- Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 17, 18, & 20)
- Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan
- The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
- Avatar Super Deformed Shorts:
- Bending Battle
- Swamp Skiin' Throwdown
- School Time Shipping
- Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel

Book 3

- Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 4, 5 & 6)
- Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 10, 11 & 12)
- Bonus Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew on all 6 Chapters
- The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation
- Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con

In addition, the studio is prepping The Shannara Chronicles: Season Two staring Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko, and Emilia Burns for a May 15 release. Supplements have not been detailed yet.



The BBC is preparing Call the Midwife: Season Seven starring Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Helen George, and Judy Parfitt for Blu-ray on May 22. No other details have been announced yet.

In addition, BBC/Warner Bros. is bringing Doctor Who: Tom Baker Complete First Season to Blu-ray on June 26. The release will feature twenty episodes specially restored for Blu-ray, and supplements will include:

- Existing bonus material from the original DVD's
- Brand New Bonus Features
- Brand new one hour candid interview - 'Tom Baker in conversation'
- Behind The Sofa - classic clips from season 12 viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller
- New making-of documentaries for 'The Sontaran Experiment' and 'Revenge of the Cybermen'
- Optional brand new updated special effects for Revenge of the Cybermen
- Genesis of the Daleks - omnibus movie version
- The Tom Baker Years VHS release on disc for the first time
- Production archive material and scripts from the BBC Archives
- Some other archive treats to be announced



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

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