“The Monster Collection” (Collector’s Edition) will officially be coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 13th via Doppelgänger Releasing, a genre label of Music Box Films. This 3-Disc box set includes two documentaries: “The Frankenstein Complex” (2015) and “Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters” (2019). Both documentaries were directed by Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet. If you’re a fan of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films you’ll definitely be interested in these documentaries that take a look at the design of famous creatures and characters from motion pictures. These documentaries feature some excellent interviews with famous special effects artists and directors such as Rick Baker, Guillermo del Toro, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, John Landis, Greg Nicotero, Kevin Smith, Chris Wallas, Phil Tippett, Dennis Muren, Tom Woodruff Jr., Matt Winston, and Paul Verhoeven. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed.
UPDATE: You can now find this Blu-rayset available for preorder over at Amazon.
There will be over 12 hours total of bonus materials included with this 3-Disc box set, which are listed entirely below.
Feature Commentary with Phil Tippett and directors Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso
“Meeting the Monsters” Making Of Documentary
Prehistoric Beast (1985) a short film by Phil Tippett with audio commentary
Mutant Land (2010) a short film by Phil Tippett with audio commentary
Phil Tippett Museum: A Virtual Gallery of Tippett Creations
Joy of Working with Phil: Interview with Paul Verhoeven
Phil Will Fix This!: Interview with Joe Johnston
Animating with Phil: Interview with Tom St. Amand
Phil’s Vision: Interview with Chris Wallas
Friendship, Robots, and Dinosaurs: Interview with Dennis Muren
From Stop-Motion to Computer: Interview with Craig Hayes
Memories and Archives with Phil Tippett
Dinosaur Supervisor (Jurassic Park) with Phil Tippett
Starship Troopers 2 with Phil Tippet and Jon Davison
“Dinosaur!” with Paul Verhoevenand Jon Davison
Mutant Fish (Piranha) with Joe Dante (1978)
Modern Craftsmanship with Alec Gillis-Robot Design with Craig Hayes
The Birth of a Poster with Paul Wee
Musical Storytelling with Alexandre Poncet
Mad Dreams and Monsters Isolated Musical Score
“The Frankenstein Odyssey” Making Of Documentary
“Digital Craftmanship” Post-Production featurette
The Frankenstein Complex Musical Score
Master Class with Guillermo Del Toro
An Extended Conversation with John Landis and Joe Dante
An Extended Conversation with Mick Garris
An Extended Conversation with Steve Johnson and John Vulich
Q&A with Joe Dante, Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso
Inside the Lair of Rick Baker
Inside the Lair of Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis
Paper Monsters: The Art of Charles Chiodo
Living With Monsters: The Art of Kevin Yagh
Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with Bernard Rose
The Gremlins Pool: Interview with Sacha Feiner interview
From Latex to Pixels: The Art of Gino Acevedo
The Beauty and the Beasts: The Art of Ve Neill
Deleted and Alternate Scenes
Below, after the break, you can find the trailers for the two documentaries as well as the full information regarding the release itself.
The 2019 Guillermo del Toro produced horror film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 5th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by André Øvredal, stars Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, and Mark Steger. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The releases will both come in form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both getting a digital code (copy) of the film.
The 2004 Guillermo del Toro directed film adaptation of “Hellboy“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 15th via Sony. The film starred Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Hurt. Tech specs for the release include remastered video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos, as well as the original theatrical 5.1 sound – likely in DTS-HD Master Audio. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and digital copy (code) of the film included. UPDATE: This title on 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K Steelbook for the release Exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which is now available for pre-order but lacks any artwork. Stay tuned for an update on that.
Both the Theatrical and Director’s Cut versions of the film will be presented on the 4K disc. The bonus materials set to be included on the release, with some 4K exclusives, are listed below.
SPECIAL FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD
ALL-NEW: Introduction by Guillermo del Toro
ALL-NEW: “To Hell and Back” Retrospective Featurette
Three Audio Commentaries Featuring Director Guillermo del Toro, creator Mike Mignola and the Cast
“The Seeds of Creation” Documentary
Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding bonus materials and such for the upcoming 4K release.
The 2006 film “Pan’s Labyrinth“ is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 1st via New Line (Warner), according to an early alert to retailers. The film, from Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro, starred Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, and Doug Jones. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. You can find the film available now to pre-order over Amazon and Best Buy. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film included.
The 2008 Guillermo del Toro directed sequel “Hellboy II: The Golden Army“ starring Ron Perlman is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 7th, via Universal. The film’s cast featured Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander, James Dodd, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Hurt.
Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K disc and the Blu-ray are listed below.
Feature Commentary with Director Guillermo del Toro [also on the 4K disc]
Feature Commentary with Cast Members Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair & Luke Goss [also on the 4K disc]
Troll Market Tour with Guillermo del Toro
Zinco Epilogue Animated Comic
Comic Book Builder
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Guillermo del Toro