That’s right! The film that paved the way for animated films and successfully launched the Walt Disney branch of animation will be making a return to Blu-ray on February 2nd, and for the first time: Digital HD on January 19th! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be the first release in the new Walt Disney Signature Collection series of home video releases.
This new release also includes some brand new bonus content. Including:
- In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- @DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess
- The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White
- Snow White in Seventy Seconds
- Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White
This is perfect for many Disney fans who might have missed out on the original release. With the start of a new series of Blu-rays for the classic Disney library, I hope this means old releases I missed out on will be out as well. Such as Pinocchio and Fantasia. I’m very excited for this release and can not wait to pick this up come February!
The latest, and greatest Pixar animated film (which also happens to be my favorite film of the year so far) Inside Out will be debuting on Blu-ray November 3rd! Available in both a 3D and 2D Blu-ray combo pack.
Like any good Disney blu-ray release, this title has come jam-packed with bonus content!
- Riley’s First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film)
- LAVA (Theatrical Short Film)
- Story of the Story
- Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out
- Mixed Emotions
- Mapping the Mind
- Our Dads, the Filmmakers
- Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out
- The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing
- Deleted Scenes
- Commentary with Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.
- Mind Candy
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Get ready to do the time warp again! The cult phenomenon The Rocky Horror Picture Show celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary with a fabulous Ultimate Collector’s Edition blu-ray, coming to stores September 22nd! The set comes in some sweet transvestite packaging, as well as exclusive collectible pink surgical gloves, fishnet stockings, and the film’s original soundtrack!
This edition will include both US and UK versions of the film. As well as a slew of extras!
- Rocky-oke: Sing It!
- Commentary By Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn (Magenta)
- Don’t Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I
- An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II
- Mick Rock (A Photographer)
- Mick Rock’s Picture Show (A Gallery)
- A Few From The Vault
- Deleted Musical Scenes
- Alternate B&W Opening
- Alternate Credit & Misprint Ending
- “Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show” (1995)
- Beacon Theater, New York City (10th Anniversary)
- Time Warp Music Video
- The Midnight Experience
- Pressbook & Poster Gallery
Are you willing to give yourself over to absolute pleasure?
Some exceptionally glorious news that I am truly honored to announce. Edward Scissorhands, A personal favorite film of mine and a renowned cult classic, will be reissued on Blu-ray October 13th. Packaged in a nice collector’s giftset which includes custom paper dolls, a heart shaped cookie cutter and a topiary air freshener that smells like fresh cut grass.
However the best thing about this 25th Anniversary re-release is the blu-ray will contain a brand new 4K Blu-ray transfer.
Considering the original blu-ray contained a less than stellar MPEG-2 codec, Edward Scissorhands has gotten the blu-ray treatment it rightfully deserves.
A slight missed opportunity is that we have no new bonus material for the set. All bonus content has been recycled from the original release.
- Tim Burton Featurette
- Audio Commentary by Tim Burton
- Audio Commentary by Danny Elfman
I look forward to the release of this set and hope some of you do as well!
I think it’s no surprise that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of, if not THE most anticipated film of the year. As to be expected, Disney and 20th Century Fox are re-releasing the original and prequel trilogy, otherwise known as The Complete Saga…soon to be the almost complete saga. First on October 13th a repackage of The Complete Saga on Blu-ray with Darth Vader front and center on the box.
And for the all the collector’s out there, if you wait until November 13th you can get all six films in some very slick Limited Edition Steelbooks. Now I know many of you are disappointed that these are just repackages of the first blu-ray release. Believe me, as a fan I am just as disappointed. But, for all we know something good will happen in the future. For some of us, we still have our VHS and/or LaserDiscs of the unaltered version of the trilogy to look back on.
But, for those who are not bothered by Greedo shooting first or Vader screaming no, these releases are a nice addition to any movie-lover’s collection.
May The Force Be With You!
Disney has announced that they will be releasing a brand new blu-ray box set containing eleven Miyazaki films exclusively on Amazon on November 17th! The films included in this release are listed below.
- The Castle of Cagliostro
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
- Castle in the Sky
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Porco Rosso
- Princess Mononoke
- Spirited Away
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- The Wind Rises
This set also contains some exclusive material. Including a bonus disc with the following extra content!
- Yuki no Taiyo (Yuki’s Sun) – A 1972 TV pilot based on an original manga by Tetsuya Chiba, directed by Hayao Miyazaki who was also in charge of storyboards and key animation.
- Akado Suzunosuke (Little Samurai) – Three episodes (Episode 26, 27 & 41) of the hit 1972 anime series with storyboarding and more by Hayao Miyazaki.
- Director Hayao Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference, Uncut Version
As well as a collector’s book: The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki by Tomohiro Machiyama!
Preorder the set today!
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! The sequel to the record-breaking summer blockbuster The Avengers is coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 2nd! Marvel’s latest superhero romp Avengers: Age of Ultron sees the return of our favorite heroes: Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), as well as newcomers QuickSilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) as they fend of the new threat to earth: Ultron (James Spader)
The upcoming blu-ray release also comes with some bonus content.
- Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
- Making-of Featurettes
- Gag Reel
- Audio Commentary
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Bippity-boppity-boo! Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, which I’ve heard great things about (Compared to Disney’s last live-action attempt: Maleficent) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 15th! I’m sure that I’ll review this title closer to its release date, but for all of those excited for this announcement we have an exclusive clip, an alternate opening to the film!
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Coming to blu-ray for the very first time the original Battlestar Galactica will be available from Universal Studios on May 12, 2015.
Two box sets are up for pre-order right now. The first set: Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection features both the original series as well as the oft-criticized Galactic 1980. The second set: Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection comes with the same but also includes the original movie. Personally I’m going to go for the second set simply for the fact that it includes everything!
If you want to pre-order one of these sets just click the images below, it’ll re-direct you to the Amazon page.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that they will release the The Frank Darabont Collection on Blu-ray. The set contains three of the acclaimed director’s signature films: The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and for the first time on Blu-ray: The Majestic.
The set is beautifully crafted in book style packaging. The collection will retail for $29.99.
The Frank Darabont Collection will be available February 24th, 2015!
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