In announcement news today…
Scream Factory has set their Creepshow: Collector’s Edition for release on Blu-ray on 10/23, along with a Night of the Demons: Deluxe Edition Steelbook Blu-ray that comes with an exclusive Angelia NECA action figure. Extras will be announced soon.
Scream Factory has also set Aislinn Clarke’s The Devil’s Doorway on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/23, followed by Anthony Scott Burns’ horror film Our House on both formats on 10/30.
Don’t forget, Shout! and Scream are going to be announcing a TON of great upcoming Blu-ray and DVD titles at their annual Breaking News from Shout! Factory and Scream Factory panel at San Diego Comic-Con (Friday 7/20 at 7PM in Room 32AB) and I will be on hand to moderate the panel discussion and Q&A with our friends Brian Ward (Senior Director of Blu-ray and DVD Production) and Jeff Nelson (Senior Marketing Director). We hope to see you all there; it’s going to be a lot of fun! You can read more about Shout!/Scream activities at the Con here.
Meanwhile, Universal has officially announced Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/4, with the Digital release expected on 8/21. Extras will include audio commentary with the director and star Shailene Woodley, deleted scenes, 2 trailers, and 3 featurettes (Survival at Sea, Braving the Elements, and Journey).
Kino Lorber has announced their full August Blu-ray and DVD slate, which is set to include The Day After (1983 – includes both cuts) and Cradle Will Rock (1999) on 8/7, Smashing Time (1967), Born Yesterday (1993), Hope Springs (2003), and The Inkwell (1994) on 8/14, Deep Rising: 20th Anniversary Special Edition (1998), Color of Night (1994 – includes both cuts), The Rich Man's Wife (1996), and The Ties that Bind (1995) on 8/21, and Straight to Hell (1986), A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die! (1968), A Thousand Acres (1997), and Country (1984) on 8/28.
Kino Lorber has also announced that Louis Morneau’s Retroactive (1997) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 9/18 as part of their Studio Classics line-up. Also coming that day is Graham Baker’s Impulse (1984) mastered from a new 4K scan of the OCN. On 9/4, look for Once Upon a Crime… (1992), Bellboy (1992), and John Landis’ Oscar (1991). And they’ve set Sangaree (1953) for release on Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D Combo on 9/25, with 3D restoration by our friends at the 3-D Film Archive. Also coming on 9/25 are William Friedkin’s Good Times (1967) and Peter Masterson’s The Trip to Bountiful (1985).
Here’s a surprise: the BBC is releasing Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time on 4K Ultra HD on 9/25. The title is already available on Blu-ray and DVD. We’ve naturally updated the 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.
Indicator has announced its 10/5 slate of Blu-ray titles, set to include Born of Fire (1987), Absolution (1978), The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970), and The Collector (1965).
And Cartoon Network will release Steven Universe: Heart of the Crystal Gems on DVD only on 8/14.
Back with more tomorrow. Stay tuned...