The Disney animated TV Series “Gravity Falls: The Complete Series” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc in a 7-Disc set on July 24th via distributor Shout! Factory. The show, which ran originally on the Disney Channel and later on Disney XD (for a total of 40 episodes), featured the voice talents of Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, and Linda Cardellini.
Tech specs for the release will for sure include full 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and (presumably) DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound, however this info has not yet been fully detailed / verified, so stay tuned for an update on that. The Blu-ray set is available already for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this were just unveiled today by the folks at Shout! Factory and are listed below.
- NEW Audio Commentaries on All 40 Episodes with Alex Hirsch and members of the cast and crew
- NEW “One Crazy Summer” – A Look Back at Gravity Falls With The Cast & Crew (1 hour 45 minutes) – interviews with Alex Hirsch, actors Jason Ritter and Kristen Schaal, director and storyboard artist Matt Braly, writers Jeff Rowe, Shion Takeuchi and Josh Weinstein, composer Brad Breeck and over a dozen additional members of the cast and crew
- NEW “The Hirsch Twins” – Alex & Ariel Hirsch Remember Their Own Summers Growing Up
- NEW Deleted Scenes—over an hour of never-before-seen content
- “Between the Pines” Behind-The-Scenes series finale special from Disney XD
- Shorts –interstitial programming between seasons 1 and 2
- Promos—commercial and other promo materials from the show’s run
- And More …?
Further below, after the break, you will find the full official announcement.
In an early alert to retailers, Lionsgate, has made public their plans to bring AMC TV show “The Walking Dead: The Complete Eighth Season” to Blu-ray Disc in a 5-disc set on August 21st. Tech specs for the release (as with previous seasons) will include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound. You can already find a PRE-ORDER listing (confirming the release date) over at Amazon. In terms of bonus materials we are getting word that you can expect some of the following:
- Six Extended Episodes
- Audio Commentary for Three Episodes
- Three Featurettes
Stay tuned for further details on the release.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just officially announced plans to bring the TV show “The Blacklist: The Complete Fifth Season” (Season Five) starring James Spader and Megan Boone to Blu-ray Disc on August 14th. Tech specs for the release (as with previous seasons, should) include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and included DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound – although at time of publishing this I’m awaiting confirmation on the tech specs. The release will come with Digital Copy of the entire 5th season. This season on Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Below you’ll find a list of bonus materials, including a Blu-ray exclusive, set to be included on the release:
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features:
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes (17 total)
- “Celebrating 100 Episodes!” Featurette
- Showrunner-led Audio Commentaries
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:
- “Like Father/Like Daughter” Featurette
Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement.
EDITORIAL NOTE: This is considered a RUMOR and should only “be taken with a grain of salt” so-to-speak. Wait for the official announcement from the studio later in the year for the solid (set in stone) release date.
I know, It seems the rumors have been flying around a bit much lately, but we have ourselves yet another one. Thanks to my co-writer (Brendan) noticing a retailer (we will not name) making a slip-up, and leaking the release date, we can tell you when you can LIKELY expect Brad Bird‘s 2018 sequel “Incredibles 2” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. The date my co-writer claims to have seen was “9/14” – September 14th. This would technically come on a Friday, not a traditional Tuesday release. Disney and some other studios have actually done this over the years, so I wouldn’t rule it out as being the case.
However, the traditional (Tuesday) release date is 9/11 – if the date before-mentioned was perhaps removed, because it was incorrect, well then that actually perhaps is the release date? Keep that in mind, but as always with RUMORS, take it ALL also “with a grain of salt,” and wait for an official announcement from the studio (Disney).
Further below, after the break, I’ll be going over all the pre-orders of exclusive versions available at retailers. These are all up and official, just don’t put them together with our RUMORED release date. OK? OK. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Moving on.