Posted Wed May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new imprint will include cult favorites and unheralded gems.
In an early announcement to retailers, Shout! Factory has revealed its new "Shout Select" series. The imprint will launch with 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension: Collector's Edition,' 'Elvis,' and 'Midnight Run: Collector's Edition' in August. In addition, 'Road House: Collector's Edition' and 'Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection' are set for release in September.
'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension: Collector's Edition' (August 16) - Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo (Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe! Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith , The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension has developed a loyal cult following since its release in 1984.
Specs have not been detailed yet, but supplements will include: Retrospective documentary featuring brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew and an Additional disc of bonus features to be announced.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.93
'Elvis' (August 16) - Just two years after Elvis Presley died, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Broadcast on ABC in 1979, Elvis marked the first time director John Carpenter and Russell would work together in what would become a legendary partnership in film history. 'Elvis' traces Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom and then to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas. Elvis garnered several Emmy®nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor for Kurt Russell, and features an all-star supporting cast including Shelley Winters as Gladys Presley, Season Hubley as Priscilla Presley, Bing Russell (Kurt’s real-life dad) as Vernon Presley, Pat Hingle as Colonel Tom Parker, Joe Mantegna as “Memphis Mafia” member Joe Esposito, and Ed Begley Jr. as drummer D.J. Fontana.
Specs have not been detailed yet, but supplements will include: "Bringing a Legend to Life" featurette with archival interviews with Kurt Russell and John Carpenter (1979); Rare Clips from American Bandstand; and Photo Gallery.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $27.93
'Midnight Run: Collector's Edition' (August 23) - Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a tough ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is a sensitive accountant who embezzled $15 million from the Mob, gave it to charity and then jumped bail. Jack's in for a cool $100,000 if he can deliver The Duke from New York to L.A. on time…and alive. Sounds like just another Midnight Run (a piece of cake in bounty hunter slang), but it turns into a cross-country chase. The FBI is after The Duke to testify. The Mob is after him for revenge and Walsh is after him to just shut up. If someone else doesn't do the job, the two unlikely partners may end up killing each other in this hilarious, action-filled ride from producer-director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop).
Specs have not been detailed yet, but supplements will include: New interview with actor Robert De Niro; We've Got the Duke – an interview with actor Charles Grodin; Moscone Bail Bonds – An Interview With Actor Joe Pantoliano; Hey Marvin! – An Interview With Actor John Ashton; I'm Mosely! – An Interview With Actor Yaphet Kotto; Midnight Writer – An Interview With Writer George Gallo; Vintage "Making Of" Featurette; and Theatrical Trailer.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.93
Exact release dates, specs, supplements, and suggested list prices for 'Road House: Collector's Edition' and 'Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection' have not been announced yet.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension: Collector's Edition,' 'Elvis,' and 'Midnight Run: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under August 16 and August 23.
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