Sad news from Peter Jackson. Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died. http://t.co/kT6IGrA3bx
In announcement news today, HBO has set True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/3 (SRP $79.98 and $59.98). Extras will include audio commentaries on the episode, Inside the Episodes, Vamp Camp Files, True Blood Lines, Authority Link-outs, Character Bios, Farewell Set Tour of Merlotte’s, Flashbacks/Flash Forwards and Comic Book Side-Stories. Some of those things are featurettes and some are “enhanced viewing” modes.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Stalingrad (2013) for Blu-ray 3D combo release on 5/13 (SRP $35.99 and $30.99). Extras on the Blu-ray will include The Making of Stalingrad and obviously the 3D version.
Sony has also announced a number of new Sony Pictures Choice Collection titles for release on 5/6, including Tyrant of the Sea (1950), Mary Ryan, Detective (1949), Klondike Kate (1943), The Hawk of Wild River (1952), The Fighting Marshall (1931), and The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989). Then on 6/3, watch for The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946), Owning Mahowny (2003), Born Free: A New Adventure (1996), Cleaners (2013), Drop Dead Diva: Seasons 1-4, Just You and Me, Kid (1979), and The Lords of Flatbush (1974).
And for the kids, Sony will release Angry Birds Toons: Season One, Volume Two on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/15.
Lionsgate will release Gloria on DVD and digital on 4/29.
For music fans, Eagle Rock Entertainment has set Little Feat: Live in Holland 1976 for DVD/CD combo on 4/22 (SRP $17.98).
Finally today, CBS has revealed the final list of extras you’ll find on their Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four Blu-ray set which is due on 4/29 (SRP $130). In addition to all of the extras from the previous DVD release, including the Best Buy/U.K. exclusive featurettes, you’ll get 6 all-new audio commentary tracks (Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Mike & Denise Okuda on The Forge, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Mike & Denise Okuda on Observer Effect, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and David Livingston on United, James L. Conway, Mike Sussman and Mike & Denise Okuda on In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I, Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating on Demons, and Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating on Terra Prime), plus the 4 part/feature-length Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise documentary (includes Part One: New Voices, Part Two: Memorable Voyages, Part Three: Final Approach, and Part Four: End of an Era), and the feature-length In Conversation – Writing Star Trek: Enterprise writer’s room reunion piece we’ve mentioned previously. Looks to be another fantastic package to round out the release of this underappreciated series on Blu-ray.
All right, we’ll leave you today with the revised/final Blu-ray cover art for Paramount’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (due 6/10), HBO’s True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season, and Sony’s Stalingrad...
- Bill Hunt