Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 at 03:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Orson Welles, the residents of Stars Hollow, and more are coming to Blu-ray.
New info has been revealed for several upcoming Blu-ray releases from Arrow Video, Sony, Paramount, Olive Films, Acorn Media, Universal, Sentai Filmworks, Disney/Buena Vista, Warner Bros., and Kino.
Here's a full rundown of recently revealed details and title announcements:
First up, Arrow Video is bringing a Limited Edition SteelBook version of Brian Yuzna's Society starring Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, and Evan Richards to Blu-ray on August 22. Supplements will include:
- Brand new audio commentary by Yuzna
- Governor of Society – a brand new interview with Yuzna
- The Masters of the Hunt – a brand new featurette including interviews with stars Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Ben Meyerson and Tim Bartell
- The Champion of the Shunt – new featurette with FX artists Screaming Mad George, David Grasso and Nick Benson
- 2014 Q&A with Yuzna, recorded at Celluloid Screams Festival
- Brian Yuzna in conversation backstage at the Society world premiere
- 'Persecution Mania' – Screaming Mad George music video
- Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Alan Jones, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
In addition, the label is prepping a Limited Edition SteelBook version of Brian Yuzna's Bride of Re-Animator starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, and Claude Earl Jones for Blu-ray on September 26. Supplements will include:
- Audio commentary with Yuzna
- Audio commentary with Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, special effects co-ordinator Tom Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
- Audio commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
- Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-Animator featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-Animator sequel
- Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-Animator FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
- Getting Ahead in Horror archive making-of featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- 24-page illustrated collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by programmer Michael Blyth
As previously reported, Universal is preparing Gabriela Cowperthwaite' Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common for Blu-ray, and now the release date has been announced as September 5. Supplements will include Never Give Up Featurette.
In addition, the studio has announced an October 3 release date for Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Lee Pace, Sarah Silverman, and Dean Norris. Newly revealed supplements will include:
- Filming The Book of Henry – Filmmakers and cast discuss the long process of getting this passion project to the big screen.
- The Book of Henry: The Cast – Hear the cast talk about what drew them to their roles. Filmmakers also weigh in on what each cast member brought to their part, and why they were the perfect ensemble.
Mill Creek Entertainment is set to release a SteelBook Edition of Joel Schumacher's Flatliners starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, and Kevin Bacon on September 26. Supplements have not been announced.
Paramount is reissuing Michael Winner's Death Wish starring Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, and Vincent Gardenia on Blu-ray on September 26. No other details have been announced at this time, but the disc will likely be the same as the previous Warner Bros. release.
Sony is releasing Claudio Fäh's Sniper: Ultimate Kill starring Chad Michael Collins, Billy Zane, Tom Berenger, and Danay Garcia on October 3. Supplements have not been announced.
Acorn Media is prepping The Good Karma Hospital: Season 1 starring Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Floyd, Darshan Jariwalla, and Sagar Radia for Blu-ray on November 7. No other details have been announced at this time.
Sentai Filmworks is bringing The Squid Girl: Seasons 1 & 2 Complete Collection to Blu-ray on November 28. Supplements will include:
- Japanese Promos & Commentaries
- Mini Squid Girl Short Stories
- I Th-INK That's English?!
- Clean Version Short
- Clean Opening and Closing Animations
In addition, the label is also releasing a Premium Edition version in a Chipboard Box with Two Hardcover Booklets, Art Cards, a Chibi Keychain, Lenticular Card, Authenticity Card, Button Pack, CCA Donation Card, and CCA Donations.
Olive Films is prepping Orson Welles' The Stranger starring Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, and Loretta Young for Blu-ray on August 29. No other details have been announced at this time.
Disney/Buena Vista is bringing a Target Exclusive version of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, and Brenton Thwaites to Blu-ray on October 3. Target Exclusive Digital Bonus Content will include:
-From the Depths
-How to Steal a Bank
And non-exclusive supplements will include:
- Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a "play all."
- Bloopers of the Caribbean
- Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary
- Deleted Scenes
Kino is prepping Paul Wendkos' Cannon for Cordoba starring George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli, and Raf Vallone for Blu-ray on October 31. Supplements have not been detailed.
In addition, the label is also set to release Platoon Leader / Soldier Boyz on Blu-ray later this year. No other details have been announced yet.
Scream Factory is bringing Austin Reading's Darkness Rising starring Tara Holt, Christian Ganiere, and Bryce Johnson to Blu-ray on November 7. No other details have been announced.
Likewise, the label is also prepping Damien Power's Killing Ground starring Harriet Dyer, Tiarnie Coupland, and Aaron Pedersen for Blu-ray on November 7 as well. Supplements have not been revealed.
In addition, Scream Factory will release The Paul Naschy Collection II on November 14. The package will feature Hunchback of the Morgue (1973); Devil's Possessed (1974); The Werewolf and the Yeti (1975); Exorcism (1975); and A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975). Supplements will include:
- U.S. Theatrical Trailers
- Spanish Credit Sequences
- Alternate Clothed Sequences
- Deleted Scenes (Night of the Werewolf)
- Spanish Theatrical Trailer
Finally, Warner Bros. is preparing Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life starring Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson for Blu-ray on November 28. No other info has been revealed at this time.
You can find the latest specs for all of the titles listed above linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule.
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