My Two Cents: Blu-ray News – Fox reveals its first wave of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray titles with HDR, due Q1 2016 http://t.co/cPfKXAUdQa
Meanwhile, Warner has also now officially announced Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby for Blu-ray 3D Combo (SRP $44.95), Blu-ray Combo ($35.99) and DVD release ($28.98) on 8/27. Extras will include 7 featurettes (The Greatness of Gatsby, Within and Without with Tobey Maguire, The Swinging Sounds of Gatsby, The Jazz Age, Razzle Dazzle: The Fashion of the ‘20s, Fitzgerald’s Visual Poetry and Gatsby Revealed), deleted scenes and trailers. Here’s the cover artwork for both Blu-ray versions…
As you can see, we also included the newly-released artwork for Warner’s House of Wax 3D on Blu-ray 3D format (due 10/1).
Also today, we’ve checked with Universal and learned that there is as yet no street dates planned for the 100th anniversary restorations of Double Indemnity or Touch of Evil. Let’s hope that changes. Let the studio know you want them – perhaps over on their Facebook page – and maybe that will help.
By the way, Universal has set Wave 2 of the Universal Classic Monsters BD singles for release on 9/17, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man. Also coming that day from the studio is a Tremors Attack Pack including all three movies on Blu-ray.
And other titles they have coming are Parks and Recreation: Season Five (DVD) and The Office: Season Nine (BD & DVD) on 9/3, Chicago Fire: Season One (DVD) and Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour (BD & DVD) on 9/10, Bates Motel: Season One (BD & DVD – includes deleted scenes and a Paley Center Panel Discussion featurette), The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series (DVD) and Grimm: Season Two (BD & DVD) on 9/17.
Finally today, Amazon.com is now taking pre-orders for CBS & Paramount’s Under the Dome on Blu-ray Disc. There’s a regular edition (SRP $64.99) and a Limited Collector’s Edition ($99.99) with exclusive content that comes in – you guessed it – a snow globe-like dome with a mini version of Chester’s Mill inside. Nice. No street date yet, but here’s what the limited version looks like (click the image to visit the Amazon pre-order page)…
We’ll leave you with a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Uni’s Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man, Fox’s Sons of Anarchy: Season Five and the regular BD version of CBS’ Under the Dome…
Have a great long Fourth of July weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday. Peace out!
- Bill Hunt