“Hey Arnold! The Movie“ from 2002 is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 15th via Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment, as a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) release. This was a spin-off and the only feature-length film from the popular Nickelodeon animated TV show “Hey Arnold!“ that originally premiered back in 1996.
The film, directed by the late Tuck Tucker, featured the voice talents of Spencer Klein, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Francesca Marie Smith, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Sorvino, and Christopher Lloyd.
The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation (presumably in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio) with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround on a BD-25 disc. It has not been clarified if these discs will be pressed or burnt but you’ll be able to preorder the Blu-ray MOD release directly via Movie Znyg. UPDATED: Also, you’ll be able to buy the Blu-ray over at Amazon and retailer Walmart.com, where it’s now available for preorder. No bonus materials will be included with this release.
NOTE: This will mark the debut of this film on the Blu-ray Disc format. It has never been available in HD on home video until this upcoming release.
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 1991 Ron Howard directed film “Backdraft“ starring Kurt Russell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 7th, via Universal. The film co-starred William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, and Robert De Niro. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
The 2018 film “White Boy Rick“ starring Matthew McConaughey and Richie Merritt is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 25th via Sony. The film, based on a true story, was directed by Yann Demange. This co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Jonathan Majors, YG, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, Rory Cochrane, and RJ Cyler.
Tech specs for the release have not yet been officially announced, but I’m going to speculate on it getting 1080p in the 2.39:1 aspect (as theatrically shown) with a DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound mix – typical on Sony Blu-ray releases. I’ve reached out directed to Sony about this and should have a reply hopefully sometime soon. The Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and at Best Buy. The release will come with a Digital Copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
6 Deleted Scenes
“The Unknown True Story of Rick Wershe Jr.”
“The Three Tribes of Detroit: The Cast”
“The Making of White Boy Rick”
Feature Trivia Track
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.
The 1992 dramatic thriller “Single White Female“ starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 13th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Barbet Schroeder and based on the novel by John Lutz, co-starred Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The audio format and configuration(s) have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update on that. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store. The bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary with Director Barbet Schroeder, Editor Lee Percy, and Associate Producer Susan Hoffman
NEW Interview With Director Barbet Schroeder
NEW Interview With Actor Peter Friedman
NEW Interview With Actor Steven Weber
NEW Interview With Screenwriter Don Roos
Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.