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Sony sets Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series for release on Blu-ray on 9/25, plus Le Grande Lebowski in 4K

July 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm   |   by
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Yes, it’s true! We revealed this on social media last night and it caused quite a stir!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the 9/25 release of Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary.

Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series will feature all 96 episodes remastered in high definition on 12 Blu-ray Discs with lossless audio.

All-new extras will include an interactive Fraggle Music Celebration that allows you to sing along to every episode, the Life on Set: Moments with Jim Henson featurette, and a 1993 Today Show segment featuring Uncle Travelling Matt. [Read on here...]

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In addition to this, you’ll get a ton of legacy extras, including the Down at Fraggle Rock: Behind the Scenes documentary (48-minute version), Fraggle Songs & Doozer Music, Interviews with Fraggle Rock Creators and Puppeteers, Seasons 2, 3 and 4 Overviews, Docs and Sprockets, the All Around the World music video, Travelling Matt, 20 Travelling Matt segments, a Special Tribute to Jerry Juhl, Scared Silly: Art Imitating Life, a Production Design Featurette, Electro-Mechanical Puppetry, Doozer Design, How the Trash Heap Came to Be, Gorg Design, Interviews with Michael Frith, Kathy Mullen and Gerry Parkes, HBO promos, You Cannot Leave the Magic: Excerpts from the Last Day of Shooting, Dance Your Cares Away: The Evolution of the Theme Song, The Inner Gorg: An Interview with the Performers Inside the Costumes, Let the Music Play: An Interview with Phil Balsam and Dennis Lee, Celebrating Fraggle Rock: Excerpts from the Wrap Party, Designing the Puppets: An Interview with the Puppet Makers, Directing the Fraggles: An Interview with Eric Till and George Bloomfield, and additional interviews (including Dennis Lee with Mokey, Jerry Juhl with Gobo, Jocelyn Stevenson with Red and Mokey, Faz Fazakas with Cotterpin Doozer, and A Minute with Travelling Matt).

Not done yet! This Blu-ray set will also include all 13 episodes of Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series, with additional bonus features that include a behind-the-scenes featurette, character galleries, and opening scene storyboards.

And the packaging will feature a limited edition scrapbook with rare photos and an introduction by Uncle Travelling Matt.

What’s more, for you old school readers, the studio will release Fraggle Rock: The Complete Animated Series on DVD on 9/25 as well.

You can see the official Blu-ray cover artwork and packaging above and also below (click here or on the image to pre-order the title on Amazon.com)...

Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

In other news, it looks like Universal and Focus Films will be releasing Wim Wenders’ documentary Pope Francis: A Man of His Word on both Blu-ray and DVD on 12/4.

And remember how we told you a while back that Universal was working on the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski for release on 4K Ultra HD (most recently in October)? Well, our friends over at High Def Disc News have posted further evidence of this via Amazon.it in Italy. Check this out...

The Big Lebowski (Italian 4K Ultra HD)

That really ties the room together, man!

Okay, we’re working on more new reviews here today, so be sure to check back for them.

Stay tuned...

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