The 1997 film “Breakdown“ starring Kurt Russell is coming to Blu-ray Disc as part of the Paramount Presents line on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This release will be spine number 26 in the Paramount Presents series. The film, directed and co-written by Jonathan Mostow, co-starred J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, and Rex Linn.
The movie has received a new 4K scan and remaster, approved by the director, as quoted below.
“Skillful and suspenseful, Paramount’s beloved thriller BREAKDOWN comes to Blu-ray in a director-approved remaster, from a new 4K film scan.”
The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film and the following bonus materials.
NEWCommentary By Director Jonathan Mostow and Kurt Russell
NEW Filmmaker Focus: Director Jonathan Mostow on Breakdown
NEWVictory Is Hers – Kathleen Quinlan on Breakdown
NEWA Brilliant Partnership – Martha De Laurentiis on Breakdown
NEWAlternate Opening With Commentary By Director Jonathan Mostow
Kiss the Girls
Below, you can find a glimpse at the packaging for the release.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement for this release.
The 1994 sports drama “Blue Chips“ starring Nick Nolte and Shaquille O’Neal is making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by William Friedkin, co-starred Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O’Neill, Alfre Woodard, Robert Wuhl, Bob Cousy, and featured cameos by Larry Bird and Bobby Knight.
The tech specs for the Blu-ray debut include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release.
The 1995 Oliver Stone directed film “Nixon“ starring Anthony Hopkins is getting a “Special Edition”Blu-ray Disc release on May 21st via Kino Lorber Studio Classics, according to an early alert to retailers. The tech specs haven’t been fully detailed but it will for certain contain 1080p video with uncompressed 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound configurations. Both the theatrical cut (120 minutes) and the extended director’s cut (212 minutes) of the film will be included on what is said to be a 3-disc set. The upcoming Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Details about the release and a list of bonus materials set to be included are below.
This special three-disc edition includes both the original theatrical cut and the extended director’s cut, and is loaded with extras.
Includes both the original 191-minute theatrical cut and the extended 212-minute director’s cut
Two Audio Commentaries with Director Oliver Stone (Director’s Cut): Oliver Stone Discusses the Film’s Performances, Style & Scrip/Oliver Stone Discusses the Politics & History of the Era
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jim Hemphill (Theatrical Cut)
Deleted Scenes Introduced by Oliver Stone (58:16)
Beyond Nixon Documentary (35:19)
Charlie Rose Interviews Oliver Stone (55:09)
5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo
Editor Note: I would say that there’s a slight chance this could actually someday receive a 4K UHD Blu-ray release, considering that the distributor recently announced plans to bring their first title to that format. That film announced for 4K also stars Anthony Hopkins (“Hannibal“) so it would be fitting.