The 1982 film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” will be getting a new Blu-ray Disc on May 11th via The Criterion Collection. The film, directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe (based on his book), starred Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, and Phoebe Cates. The movie has received a new 4K restoration that was supervised by the director Amy Heckerling. Tech specs for the upcoming Criterion Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The Criterion Collection Blu-ray of the film is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The full bonus materials set to be included with this release are detailed below.
Audio commentary from 1999 featuring Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe
Television version of the film from the eighties, featuring deleted and alternate scenes
NEW conversation with Heckerling and Crowe, moderated by filmmaker Olivia Wilde
Reliving Our “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” a 1999 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
Audio discussion from 1982 with Heckerling at the American Film Institute
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by film critic Dana Stevens and, for the Blu-ray edition, a new introduction by Crowe
The 2005 Cameron Crowe film “Elizabethtown” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc as a Paramount Presents release on February 9th, 2021, via Paramount. This will be spine #14 in the Paramount Presents series. The film, written & directed by Cameron Crowe, will be making its debut on the Blu-ray Disc format through this release. This romantic comedy starred Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Judy Greer, and Jessica Biel. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can for sure expect it to include a 1080p HD presentation and 5.1 lossless surround sound. The movie has received a new 4K transfer that was supervised by the film’s director (Crowe). The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The Blu-ray is now available to preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this release, in addition to the fold-out poster slipcover packaging (pictured below) are listed below.
New Filmmaker Focus with Crowe
Never-before-seen Deleted Scenes
An alternate ending with an introduction by Crowe.
Previously released special features:
Deleted and Extended Scenes with an introduction by Crowe
“On the Road to Elizabethtown”
“The Music of Elizabethtown”
“Meet the Crew” featurette
“Training Wheels” featurette
A Photo Gallery and more.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.
BREAKING: Six well-known films have all been restored in 4K and will be getting an exclusive release on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format via what is being called the “Columbia Classics: 4K Ultra HD Collection – Volume 1“ box set, which is set for a June 16th release, via Sony. The set, a limited-edition collection, will be literally limited with only what is said to be fewer than 8 thousand units produced — as quoted below from the press release:
The six films in the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special collector’s set with a limited-edition run of fewer than 8,000 units in the U.S
This 4K box set includes the following films:
“A League of Their Own” (1992)
directed by Penny Marshall
“Dr. Stranglelove: Or How…” (1964)
directed by Stanley Kubrick
directed by Richard Attenborough
“Jerry Maguire” (1996)
directed by Cameron Crowe
“Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) [Restored]
directed by David Lean
“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939)
directed by Frank Capra
UPDATE: I have now talked with the folks at Sony and have the full details on this release for you, via an extremely lengthy press release that you’ll be able to read in its entirety, further below after the break. The tech specs for the films include 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and a variety of Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio sound mixes on the six different films. Lastly, regarding tech specs, it is worth noting that the film Gandhi will actually receive Dolby Vision and HDR10, in terms of video. You can find this 4K UHD Blu-ray box set already listed for preorder over at Amazon. Below (as mentioned) are the full details about this upcoming very limited box set.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the release will include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. The approximate feature runtime for this release is 6 Hours. Thanks to our friends at Shout! Factory for this information.
The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Deleted Scenes featuring extended interviews from Cameron Crowe, Ice-T, Gus Wenner, Jane Wenner, Janet Reitman, Matt Taibbi, and Victor Juhasz
Below after the break you can find the trailer for the documentary and official announcement for the Blu-ray release. Read more