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Star Trek Discovery Season Three comes to Blu-ray in July

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According to StarTrek.com, The Paramount+ original TV series “Star Trek: Discovery (Season Three)” is officially coming to the Blu-ray Disc format on July 20th via CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. There will be both a standard Blu-ray and a Blu-ray SteelBook release of the third season (pictured above). You can find both versions on Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The bonus materials set to be included with the Blu-ray release(s) are listed below.

  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: THE VOYAGE OF SEASON 3 – Jump to the future with the crew of the Discovery as they discuss the new adventures with writers and producers, and dive into how their visions were realized by the cast, sets, costumes and props.
  • STUNTED – Featuring interviews with cast and stunt coordinator Christopher Maguire, fans get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the stunts from rehearsal to the expertise required to make them safe, believable and executed to perfection.
  • BEING MICHAEL BURNHAM (Exclusive) – Sonequa Martin Green takes fans on her season-long journey as Michael Burnham with her personal record of the season and this beloved character.
  • KENNETH MITCHELL: TO BOLDLY GO – Traditionally the man behind the mask in Discovery, Kenneth Mitchell is unveiled as Aurellio in the third season. Featuring cast and crew interviews, this emotional and intimate look touches on Kenneth’s life with ALS. Discussed on camera for the first time, the featurette highlights how Kenneth’s wheelchair was included for his on-screen character, his own take on the various roles he played in Discovery and what those roles mean to the show.
  • BRIDGE BUILDING – Fans have been intrigued by Starship Discovery’s Bridge Crew for three seasons. Now, they can immerse themselves in all things crew-related in this behind-the-scenes look showcasing the characters and actors who bring them to life each week.
  • WRITER’S LOG: MICHELLE PARADISE (Exclusive) – Showrunner Michelle Paradise provides a personal log about shooting the beginning of season three in Iceland.
  • DELETED SCENES (Exclusive)
  • GAG REEL (Exclusive)

You can visit the news story over at StarTrek.com for an exclusive video trailer for the release. Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming Blu-ray release of the third season of the show.

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1971 film Le Mans with Steve McQueen on Blu-ray in June

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The 1971 sports racing film “Le Mans” starring Steve McQueen is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 29th via CBS and Paramount, according to retailers. The film, directed by Lee H. Katzin, co-starred Siegfried RauchElga Andersen, and Ronald Leigh-Hunt. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have yet to be detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It is known, via the cover art (pictured above) that the release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as over at retailers Target and Walmart.

Star Trek Lower Decks Season 1 comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2020 animated TV series “Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 1” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 18th via Paramount and CBS. The news comes confirmed via the official StarTrek.com website as of yesterday. The show, created by Mike McMahan, features the voice talents of Tawny NewsomeJack QuaidNoël Wells, Dawnn Lewis, and Jerry O’Connell. The Blu-ray release will include all 10 episodes of the first season of the show, presented in 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound — as quoted below.

“The Star Trek: Lower Decks: Season One Blu-ray, DVD and Steelbook are presented in (16×9) format with English SDH subtitles and offer English 5.1 Dolby Digital audio.”

You can now find the standard Blu-ray is available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a limited edition Blu-ray SteelBook release of the first season available, pictured below, which is also available for preorder over at Amazon.

Below you can find a list of the bonus materials set to be included on this Blu-ray release.

  • CRISIS POINT: THE RISE OF VINDICTA TRAILER (Exclusive) – An exclusive, over-the-top action trailer based on the in-episode movie from “Crisis Point.”
  • FACES OF THE FLEET – A deep dive into the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos, alongside producers, writers and the cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks. Highlighting character backstories and the behind-the-scenes development of their hilarious on-screen personalities, this exclusive featurette takes a look at Ensigns Beckett Mariner, Ensign Brad Boimler, Ensign Samanthan Rutherford, Ensign D’Vana Tendi and more.
  • HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT (Exclusive) – An inside look at canon and hidden Easter eggs throughout the series, including freeze frame images and insightful commentary from producers, creatives and cast.
  • LOWER DECKTIONARY:
    • JOINING STARFLEET (Episode 101) (Exclusive) – Producers and crew discuss the development of season one from storyline to visual artistry.
    • ALIENS AMONG US (Episode 102) (Exclusive) – Dives into the different aliens Ensigns Brad Boimler and Beckett Mariner encounter as they escort K’orin to the Tulgana 4 planet.
    • THE ANIMATION PROCESS (Episode 103) (Exclusive) – A look at the efficiency and creativity needed to put together an episode of Lower Decks in this other-worldly look at the animation process.
    • THE MAIN TITLES (Episode 104) (Exclusive) – Immersed in the creation of the episode’s title sequence, the featurette explores the graphic design and thematic music developed for Lower Decks.
    • ART DESIGN (Episode 105) (Exclusive) – A look at characters’ style and the sets that elevate the animated on-screen adventures of the U.S.S. Cerritos.     .
    • THE HOLODECK (Episode 106) (Exclusive) – Including interviews with cast and creatives, the featurette highlights what Holodeck experience they would like, how characters use it, and how it’s not only used for skills training, but sanity.
    • DIVISION 14 (Episode 107) (Exclusive) – Not everything goes right for Starfleet – catch up with Division 14 who is tasked with dealing with all the unexpected mishaps.
    • DECK DYNAMICS (Episode 108) (Exclusive) – A dive into the upper and lower deck dynamics, and how their comedic interactions contribute to the storyline throughout season one.
    • THE MUSIC OF LOWER DECKS (Episode 109) (Exclusive) – Star Trek music is iconic. Explore how traditional themes have been integrated into Lower Decks and the      episode’s in-story movie in this deep dive into the differences of scoring for animation versus live action, and comedy versus drama.
    • ALL IN THE FAMILY (Episode 110) – As the debut comes to a close, fans can take a look at evolution of the crew and their relationships over the last year, and how Lower Decks fits into the Star Trek family as a few legacy characters appear.
  • FULL LENGTH ANIMATIC (Exclusive)
  • DELETED AND EXTENDED ANIMATICS (Exclusive)

Original Peanuts films get Snoopy Collection Blu-ray in May

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The four original theatrical “Peanuts” films featuring “Charlie Brown” and “Snoopy” will be getting a special release that’s being called the “Snoopy Collection” on Blu-ray Disc on May 18th, via Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment. The set will officially include the following four feature-length films:

  • “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” (1969)
  • “Snoopy Come Home” (1972)
  • “Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown” (1977) *
  • “Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!!)” (1980) *

Bill Melendez directed all four films and the last two were co-directed by Phil Roman. The tech specs for each of the films in the Blu-ray set have not yet been detailed, but I’d speculate you will see all four films in their original aspect ratios with 5.1 surround sound and perhaps their original 2.0 Stereo sound mixes. We shall soon hopefully know for certain. That’s where I’ll point out that this title actually has not yet been officially announced, so hopefully, we will get more details on those tech specs soon or I’ll ask the studio (and/or CBS) tomorrow. In the meantime, you can find the Blu-ray set is already available for preorder over at Amazon. UPDATE: This title has now been officially announced by Paramount. No bonus materials appear to be included with the release. I’m awaiting a reply from the studio regarding the tech specs such as the audio format(s) and aspect ratios for the four films. Stay tuned for an update!

Lastly, it is worth noting (and was *) that two of these, the latter films, will be making their debut to the Blu-ray Disc format with this release. Furthermore, one would believe that these two are essentially exclusives for it now. The first two films were previously released on Blu-ray both individually and together back in 2016.

Below, after the break, you can now find the official announcement regarding this home video release.

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Mission: Impossible TV series on Blu-ray November

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Mission: Impossible The Original TV Series box set is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 17th via Paramount & CBS. The original TV series ran from 1966 through 1973, for a total of 7 seasons. The show starred Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, and Martin Landau. The show also featured recurring roles played by folks like Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliott, and Sid Haig.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. It will be a 46-disc set. Yes, you read that correctly. The Blu-ray Disc set is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming Blu-ray release of the TV series directly from the kind folks at CBS.

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Star Trek: Picard Season One on Blu-ray October

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The TV series Star Trek: Picard – Season One will be making its debut to Blu-ray Disc in SteelBook packaging on October 6th, via CBS and Paramount, according to retailers. The show, which premiered this year exclusively on the CBS All Access paid streaming platform, continues on the story with [the former captain] “Jean-Luc Picard” from the previous “Star Trek: The Next Generation” TV series.  The cast for the first season of Star Trek: Picard includes Patrick StewartAlison PillIsa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, and maybe a few other familiar faces.

Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but I’ll reach out to both CBS and Paramount individually later today — if a press release isn’t issued beforehand. In the meantime, you can find the Blu-ray SteelBook of the first season is now available for preorder over Amazon and retailer Best Buy. Stay tuned for further details about this upcoming release. Lastly, you can find a nice glimpse at the interior of the steelbook and its artwork below.

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The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele on Blu-ray

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The 2019 reboot of The Twilight Zone hosted by Jordan Peele, in its first season (Season One), will be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on February 18th, 2020 via Paramount, according to retailers. The show, which aired on CBS All Access, has been renewed for a second season (next year). Here, in its first season, the show featured cast members like Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, DeWanda Wise, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Chris O’Dowd, Zazie Beetz, and Seth Rogen. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but it is known that it will be a 5-disc set – including all 10 episodes. I’ll be updating this story later on, once I get some more info regarding this release from the folks at Paramount (or CBS). Stay tuned. Until then, you can find the Blu-ray set is now listed as available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Walmart.

Twin Peaks From Z to A boxset comes to Blu-ray

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A Twin Peaks: From Z to A box set is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 10th via CBS and Paramount. This set will include the entire TV series from 1990 and the TV series from 2017, as well as the movies “Fire Walk With Me” (1992) and “Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces” (2014). The show, co-created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, starred Kyle MacLachlanMichael OntkeanMädchen Amick, Richard BeymerDana Ashbrook, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Warren FrostPeggy Lipton, James Marshall, Jack Nance, Joan Chen, Kimmy RobertsonHarry Goaz, Eric DaReEverett McGill, Wendy Robie, and Ray Wise.

This set will be a limited edition run with only 25,000 produced. Tech specs have not yet been fully detailed for the set but stay tuned for a possible update. There will be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray disc included in this set that features two episodes restored in 4K, via transfers overseen by David Lynch.

UPDATE: There’s now a pre-order for the From Z to A Blu-ray box set over at Amazon. There’s going to be some really elaborate packaging for this release which you can have a closer look at HERE and below.

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Lastly, it’s worth noting that a Twin Peaks: The Television Collection Blu-ray Disc set will also be released on October 15th (pictured below). UPDATE: That set is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the “Twin Peaks: From Z to A” set are listed below.

Newly-Produced Special Features And Unreleased Behind-The-Scenes Footage
TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A will include over six hours of all-new special features:

  • From the extensive behind-the-scenes footage of David Lynch making the  A Limited Event Series (shot primarily by Jason S), 20-30 minute (approx.) pieces titled “Behind the Curtain” were edited and are included for each of the 18 Parts.
  • A rare newly-shot interview of Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee who sit with longtime David Lynch collaborator Kristine McKenna to look back at their body of work on Twin Peaks as well as Fire Walk With Me.
  • In a newly-produced featurette, fans can go “On the Couch” with Harry and Kimmy as Harry Goaz and Kimmy Robertson share fond Twin Peaks memories.
  • As an additional treat for fans of A Limited Event Series, a compilation of full-length, unedited versions of many of The Roadhouse Bar musical performances.
  • 4K Ultra HD Upgrades
    Highlighting the visual artistry and sound design of two seminal episodes/parts, a special 4K UHD disc will be included that features a new ultra-high def transfer overseen by David Lynch of both versions of the 1990 Twin Peaks pilot, as well as the “phenomenal” (The New York Times) and “horrifyingly beautiful” (Vulture) Part 8 of A Limited Event Series.
  • TWIN PEAKS: FROM Z TO A will also include all existing special features from the previous releases of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (including The Missing Pieces) and Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, culminating in over 20 total hours of new and existing special feature content.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming Blu-ray Disc set releases of this show.

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