Warner Home Video has just announced to bring tow Elvis Presley films to Blu-Ray Disc later this year. Elvis: That’s the Way It Is will arrive as a 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray Premium Digibook, while Viva Las Vegas will be released as a 50th Anniversary Premium Digibook inAugust.
With thousands of feet of materials including sequences added to capture with greater intimacy Elvis' performances and his creative process behind-the-scenes, the previously released Elvis: That’s The Way It Is Special Edition is now being made available as a Blu-ray two disc Special Edition Premium Digibook. Denis Sanders (Shock Treatment) directed this “rockumentary.” Academy Award-nominated Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch) was the cinematographer, following the show’s development from rehearsal to stage.
In addition to the movie itself, the release will include Patch It Up, a look at the restoration of the film, 12 Outtakes of song and nonmusical sequences, the 1970 Original Theatrical Version and a DVD version of the film. Viva Las Vegas is Elvis’ highest grossing movie, as he shares the screen with Ann-Margret, easily creating the most electrifying teaming Elvis had on screen. He plays Lucky Jackson, a Grand Prix race driver working at a casino to raise cash for a new engine; she’s a hotel swimming instructor - and the romantic action revs up from their first meeting. George Sidney, who also directed Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie, combines the hormonal heat wave with fascinating sights of ’60s Las Vegas. David Winters (West Side Story) choreographed the 10 musical song-and-dance scenes which also featured his dancers. Songs include the high-roller title track, the stars’ duet on “The Lady Loves Me,” her sultry “Appreciation” and The King’s version of Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say.”
As bonus materials, the release contains a Commentary Track by Steve Pond, rock journalist and author of “Elvis in Hollywood”, the Featurette “Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas” and the movie’s Theatrical Trailer.
Both releases will be available on August 12 for $27.98.
Warner Home Video has announced the upcoming release of The LEGO Movie on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, scheduling the film for June.
The original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as The Special, the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
The 2-disc DVD version of the release will also feature a Commentary Track, as well as a variety of Featurettes, such as ”Batman: A True Artist,” “Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops,” “Enter the Ninjago,” “Bringing LEGO® to Life,” “Everything is Awesome Sing-Along,” “See it! Build it!,” “Stories from the Story Team,” “Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions,” “Outtakes,” “Additional Promotional Content,” “Alleyway Test” and a selection of Deleted Scenes.
The Blu-Ray combo will include the same features but offer up even more supplements, such as the Featurette “Dream Job: Meet The LEGO® Builders”.
“The LEGO Movie” will be in stores on June 17 and can be yours for $28.98 on DVD, $35.99 on Blu-Ray and for $59.99 as a Blu-Ray edition that also includes an exclusive LEGO Vitruvius minifigure, a bonus 3D movie, collectible 3D Emmet photo, and exclusive bonus content.
The Walking Dead: Season 4 will arrive in August already!
Anchor Bay Entertainment made surprise announcement this morning, letting fans of the TV show The Walking Dead know that the fourth season of the series, which concluded on cable only last night, will arrive early. Instead of making fans wait for six months or more, the studio will release The Walking Dead: Season 4 on August 26 already on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, with pristine picture and sound as well as hours of bonus features.
Like with previous releases in the series, there will once again be a specially-created limited edition “tree walker” Blu-ray™ set created by MacFarlane Toys for the die-hard “Walking Dead” fans.
More details about the release as well as cover art will follow shortly.
Paramount slings Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit your way
Paramount Home Entertainment has just announced details about the upcoming release of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit as a Blu-Ray combo pack, scheduling the movie for a June release.
Starring Kevin Costner and Chris Pine, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is the latest movie installment in the Tom Clancy thriller franchise, in which a CIA veteran and a new recruit uncover a terrorist plot to devastate the United States.
The film will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack with Ultraviolet Digital HD and nearly an hour of bonus material. Among the features you will find Featurettes, such as Jack Ryan: The Smartest Guy in the Room, which explores the Jack Ryan character in more detail, and Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit offering up a look at the film’s imposing adversary played by Sir Kenneth Branagh. Other featurettes will cover Jack Ryan: A Thinking Man of Action and Old Enemies Return.
The release will also include Deleted and Extended Scenes, as well as a Commentary Track by director and star Kenneth Branagh and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” will arrive on June 10 and can be yours for $39.99 for the Blu-Ray Combo, and $29.98 for the bare-bones single-disc DVD.
Entertainment One has just announced the acclaimed British TV drama Broadchurch: Season One for release here in the US in April.
Set in contemporary times in the Dorset seaside town of Broadchurch, the mystery begins when the body of 11-year-old Danny Latimer is found on a popular beach just before the onslaught of tourist season. Through eight gripping episodes that will leave your insides twisted into knots, two deliciously dueling detectives (Olivia Colman and David Tennant) are brought together by circumstances to solve the murder. Under the glare of an increasing media spotlight, the two race to find the killer amid the devastated townspeople struggling to keep their close-knit community together while bracing for secrets that will be laid bare.
Featuring all eight episodes of the gripping mystery hit series from the BBC, the release will also include the Featurette “Broadchurch: Behind the Scenes” and Deleted Scenes.
“Broadchurch” will be available on April 1 for $39.98 as a 3-disc DVD set.
Warner Home Video has just announced the upcoming release of Spike Jonze’s heartfelt love story for the modern era, Her, scheduling the film for Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in May.
Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
The DVD version will feature the movie along with the featurette Her: Love in the Modern Age
The Blu-Ray version arrives as a Blu-Ray/DVD and Ultarviolet combo that will present the film in a 1080p high definition transfer that will be accompanied by the Featurettes “The Untitled Rick Howard Project,” “How Do You Share Your Life with Somebody” and ”Her: Love in the Modern Age”.
“Her” will be in stores on May 13 for $35.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $28.98 on DVD.
Beginning with the introduction of the original Godzilla film in 1954, and continuing through today, the King of the Monsters has entertained generations of movie fans through his big-screen adventures.Â In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will debut four classic Toho Godzilla Double Features for the first time on Blu-Ray Disk in May.
These ultimate collectorâ€™s editions of the action-filled franchise include the movies Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) and Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992) as one release, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) as one release, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) as another release, and will also feature Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) along with Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) as a double-feature.
Each double feature is available separately and features unique cover artwork across the series. Fans will also be pleased to hear that each release will also include the Original Theatrical Trailers and Teasers from the series.
In addition,â€ťGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.Sâ€ť Blu-Ray version also includes a Making-Of Featurette, while â€śGodzilla: Final Warsâ€ť will come with a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette.
All of the Godzilla Double-Features will also include Digital HD UltraViolet version and arrive in stores on May 6.
Scream Factory has unveiled details about bringing Robert Hiltzikâ€™s 1983 cult slasher flick Sleepaway Camp to Blu-Ray Disc in May.
After a terrible boating accident killed her family, shy Angela Baker (Felissa Rose) went to live with her eccentric Aunt Martha and her cousin Ricky.
This summer, Martha decides to send them both to Camp Arawak, a place to enjoy the great outdoors. Shortly after their arrival, a series of bizarre and violent â€śaccidentsâ€ť begin to claim the lives of various campers. Has a dark secret returned from the campâ€™s pastâ€¦or will an unspeakable horror end the Summer season for all?
From its grisly makeup effects to the truly shocking, and unforgettable, climax, â€śSleepaway Campâ€ť is no ordinary slasher filmâ€¦itâ€™s a cult classic!
The release will feature a 1080p high definition transfer in the filmâ€™s original 1.78:1 aspect ratio that has been taken straight form the original camera negative, with a DTS HD Mono audio presentation. Aside from also featuring a brand new cover artwork, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo release will also contain a host of bonus materials, such as a new Commentary Track with actors Felissa Rose (â€śAngelaâ€ť) and Jonathan Tiersten (â€śRickyâ€ť), and a new Commentary Track with writer/director Robert Hiltzik, moderated by SleepawayCampMovies.com webmaster Jeff Hayes.
Also included is the Original Audio Commentary with writer/director Robert Hiltzik and star Felissa Rose, as well as the Featurette â€ťAt the Waterfront After the Social: The Legacy of Sleepaway Campâ€ť, featuring new interviews with Robert Hiltzik, Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Paul DeAngelo (â€śRonnieâ€ť), Karen Fields (â€śJudyâ€ť), Desiree Gould (â€śAunt Marthaâ€ť), Frank Saladino (â€śGeneâ€ť) and make-up FX artist Ed French.
In addition, you will find the Short Film â€ťJudyâ€ť on the release, along with the â€ťPrincessâ€ť Music Video by Jonathan Tiersten, Still Gallery and a selection of Trailers & TV Spots.
â€śSleepaway Campâ€ť has been scheduled for release on May 27 and can be yours to own for $29.93.