The 1991 film “Drop Dead Fred“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 28th via Severin Films, distributed by MVD Entertainment Group. The film, directed by Ate de Jong, starred Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason, Tim Matheson, and Carrie Fisher. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a new 2K scan (as quoted below) and Stereo sound, likely in a lossless format.
“… now scanned in 2K with all-new Special Features for the first time ever in America.”
You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. A rather extensive set of bonus materials set to be included with this release of the film are listed below.
Booklet With New Text Interview With Actress Phoebe Cates
Audio Commentary With Director Ate De Jong
A Conversation With Director Ate De Jong And Producer Paul Webster
Imaginary Friends – Interviews With Co-Writers / Executive Producers Anthony Fingleton & Carlos Davis
The Mega Beast Speaks Out – Interview With Actress Marsha Mason
Drop Dead Look – Interview With Director Of Photography Peter Deming
Mischief Makers – Interviews With Visual FX Artists Doug Beswick, Peter Kuran, Kevin Kutchaver, Paul Gentry And Makeup FX Artist Christopher Johnson
I’m Your Fella, Annabella – Interview With Actor Tim Matheson
Memories Of Snot Face – Interview With Actress Ashley Peldon
The 1979 film “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 24th via KL Studio Classics. This is not to be confused with the TV series that ran from 1979 through 1981, after this. The film, directed by Daniel Haller, starred Gil Gerard (as Capt. William ‘Buck’ Rogers), Pamela Hensley, Erin Gray, Henry Silva, Tim O’Connor, H.B. Haggerty, and Joseph Wiseman. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation from a “brand new 2K master” and no specific details yet on the audio format or configuration. It is known that the release will come on a BD-50 (dual-layered) Blu-ray Disc. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. A list of details and bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Brand New 2K Master
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
One well-known horror franchise is about to get a definitive box set fans have longed for. “Friday The 13th Collection [Deluxe Edition]“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 13th, via Scream Factory. The twelve total films included in the 16-disc box set are listed below:
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Jason X (2001)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Friday the 13th (2009)
Tech specs here for this upcoming set include new 4K scans for the first four films in the franchise as well as a new 2K scan of the “Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday” film. The various aspect ratios and audio formats set to be here on the films have not yet been fully detailed by Scream, but stay tuned for an update.
UPDATE: You can now find this Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon.
The Blu-ray set is also available for preorder directly via ShoutFactory.com. It is certainly worth noting that this set will be limited in its run to a total of 13,000 units (according to the distributor’s press release). Physically it features a rigid slipcase to hold the discs in their individual cases with newly commissioned artwork. The set will include a collectible 40-page booklet as well.
Also, I’ve managed to learn directly the folks at Scream that you will be getting the third film (Friday the 13th: Part 3) for the very first time in digital 3D via the Blu-ray 3D format (as well as in 2D). That means there will be no cardboard red/cyan glasses or such are set to be included for that film, as were previously with the original Blu-ray from Paramount. Some of the new extras have been finished and announced, however, some of them are still in the works and will actually be detailed at a later point. So, you can expect to hear about that in the coming months — via an update to this post and on social media.
After the break, you can find the full details regarding this highly-anticipated upcoming Blu-ray box set.
The 1969 spaghetti western “Django the Bastard“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Synapse Films. The film, directed by Sergio Garrone, starred Anthony Steffen, Paolo Gozlino, Luciano Rossi, and Rada Rassimov. The film has received a new 2K scan from the original 35mm film negative. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono sound. You can find that the Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. The only bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Author Troy Howarth
Newly-Translated Removable English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
The 1986 George P. Cosmatos directed film “Cobra“ starring Sylvester Stallone is getting a “Collector’s Edition”Blu-ray Disc release on January 22nd, 2019 via Scream Factory. The film co-starred Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson, Brian Thompson, John Herzfeld, Lee Garlington, Art LaFleur, Marco Rodríguez,Val Avery, and David Rasche.
This film has received a new 2K scan of the original film elements. The tech specs for the release includes 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. This Blu-ray is already available for pre-order over at both Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory’s store. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW2K Scan of the original film elements
NEW Stalking and Slashing – an interview with actor Brian Thompson
NEW Meet the Disease – an interview with actor Marco Rodriguez
NEW Feel the Heat – an interview with actor Andrew Robinson
NEW Double Crossed – an interview with actress Lee Garlington
NEW A Work of Art – an interview with actor Art LaFleur
Audio Commentary with director George P. Cosmatos
Still Galleries – stills, movie posters and lobby cards
Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.