Now then... in announcement news today, here’s something interesting: Universal has set Charlie Wilson’s War, The Constant Gardner, and The Good Shepherd for Blu-ray release on 1/6/15. All should contain the same extras that were on the previous DVD releases.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox has just officially announced The Strain: The Complete First Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/2, followed by The Americans: The Complete Second Season on 12/16. Disappointingly, The Americans is a DVD only release. Let me just say what you’re all thinking: LAME! Features on The Strain will include 3 featurettes (In the Beginning, A Novel Approach, and Setrakian’s Lair). The Strain will include deleted scenes, a gag reel, and 2 featurettes (Operation Ghost Stories: The Real Directorate ‘S’ and Shades of Red: The Mortality of the Americans).
Well Go USA Entertainment has set Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/9. It will include the international version of the film.
Finally today, Twilight Time has released special features details and cover artwork on a number of their upcoming Blu-ray titles, due to street on 11/11 (pre-orders on Screen Archives Entertainment open up on Wednesday, 10/22 at 1 PM Pacific). Specific titles and extras include: Birdman of Alcatraz (includes an isolated score track, audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo, Paul Seydor and Nick Redman, and the theatrical trailer), Bunny Lake Is Missing (includes an isolated score track, audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo, Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman, and original theatrical trailers), Flaming Star (includes an isolated score track, audio commentary with film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman, and original theatrical trailers), Judgment at Nuremberg (includes an isolated music & effects track, 3 featurettes (In Conversation with Abby Mann and Maximilian Schell, The Value of a Single Human Being, and A Tribute to Stanley Kramer), and the theatrical trailer), The Twilight Samurai (includes an isolated score track and original theatrical trailers), and When the Wind Blows (includes an isolated music & effects track, audio commentary with first assistant editor Joe Fordham and film historian Nick Redman, and 2 featurettes (The Wind and the Bomb: The Making of When the Wind Blows and An Interview with Raymond Briggs).
We’ll leave you today with a bunch of new cover artwork for some of the titles mentioned above…
- Bill Hunt