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1967 film The Producers gets Special Edition Blu-ray in April

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The 1967 Mel Brooks film “The Producers” will officially be getting a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc release on April 13th via KL Studio Classics (Kino Lorber). The film, both written & directed by Mel Brooks, starred Zero MostelGene Wilder, and Dick Shawn. The movie has received a new 4K restoration. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-50 (dual-layered 50 gigabytes) disc. You can now find the upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber. The bonus materials set to be included with this Special Edition Blu-ray release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger
  • The Making of THE PRODUCERS (63:51)
  • Playhouse Outtake
  • Sketch Gallery
  • Peter Sellers’ Statement Read by Paul Mazursky
  • Radio Spot
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly finally comes to 4K in April

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The 1966 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti [Italian] western “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 27th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The 4K release has been something that KL Studio Classics officially rumored (polled on) since 2017 and it’s now finally becoming a reality. The tech specs for the release include a video presentation in 2.35:1 aspect ratio without HDR (it seems) as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes) UHD Blu-ray Disc. The theatrical cut of the movie has received a 4K scan and color grading, as mentioned below.

“162-Minute Theatrical Cut – Over 30 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading and a 4K scan of a 1967 IB tech print as the secondary source to restore the theatrical cut to its original glory.
A) The optical flip ending in Tuco’s neck back around the noose (14 frames)
B) Tuco Shoving the “open/closed” sign into the storekeeper’s mouth (5 seconds, 10 frames)
C) An extreme closeup of Blondie’s eyes shortly before Tuco’s gang comes barging in through the door (1 second, 14 frames)
D) The fade up to Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after Tuco forced Blondie to walk through the desert (1 second, 3 frames)
E) The tail end of the shot of the train station (2 seconds, 1 frame)”

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The full details regarding the bonus materials and contents for this upcoming 4K release of the film can be found below.

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Mel Brooks film Spaceballs is coming to 4K in April

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The 1987 Mel Brooks film “Spaceballs” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 13th via KL Studio Classics. This news was just unveiled by the distributor via a Tweet. In that tweet, you can see the reversible cover artwork. The film, co-written & directed by Mel Brooks, featured a cast of Bill PullmanJohn CandyRick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, the voice of Joan Rivers, and of course Mel Brooks. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for hopefully an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. KL Studio Classics has announced the bonus materials will consist of the following.

  • Audio Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • FORCE YOURSELF! Featurette
  • SPACEBALLS: The Documentary
  • In Conversation w/ Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan
  • John Candy: Comic Spirit
  • Film Flubs
  • Watch SPACEBALLS in Ludicrous Speed
  • And Much More!

UPDATE: you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available to preorder over at Amazon.

The Kid Stays in the Picture comes to Blu-ray in February

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The 2002 documentary “The Kid Stays in the Picture” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 16th, 2021, via KL Studio Classics. The documentary, based on the autobiography by Robert Evans, was directed by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen, and it features a glimpse into the story of how the Actor turned Producer (Robert Evans) ended up running a major motion picture studio. The story is told via both modern and archival interviews with those such as Eddie Albert, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, William Castle, Arthur Hiller, Mia Farrow, Errol Flynn, Peter Bart, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, Ava Gardner, and the late Robert Evans himself — to just name few. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with both 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound — likely both in the DTS-HD Master Audio format — on a BD-50 disc. You can find the Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release are listed below.

  • Audio commentary by Directors Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein
  • The Truth About Bob:
    • The Film That Saved Hollywood
    • The Kid Speaks
    • On The Red Carpet
    • Up Close With The Kid
    • The Spirit of Life Award
  • The Truth According to Others:
    • Showgirls on Evans
    • The Evans Gag Reel
    • On the Red Carpet
  • Theatrical Trailer

Jetsons: The Movie finally comes to Blu-ray in February

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The 1990 film “Jetsons: The Movie” from Hanna-Barbera is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 16th, 2021, via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Joesph Barbera & William Hanna, featured the voice talents of George O’Hanlon (“George Jetson”), Penny Singleton (“Jane Jetson”), Tiffany (“Judy Jetson”), Patric Zimmerman (“Elroy Jetson”), Mel Blanc (“Mr. Spacely”), and Jean Vander Pyl (“Rosie the Robot”). The tech specs for the release include lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes, and likely the video presentation in the intended 1.85:1 aspect ratio. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release are detailed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin
  • NEW Audio Interview with Voice Actor Jeff Bergman (George Jetson / Mr. Spacely / Board Member)
  • Theatrical Trailer

1983 Joel Schumacher film D.C. Cab on Blu-ray December

The 1983 Joel Schumacher film D.C. Cab is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 1st via KL Studio Classics. The film, co-written & directed by the late Joel Schumacher, featured a cast of Max GailAdam BaldwinMr. TCharlie Barnett, Gary Busey, Gloria Gifford, Marsha Warfield, Bill Maher, Otis Day, Paul Rodriguez, and Whitman Mayo. Tech specs for the release have yet to be detailed but you can for sure expect a 1080p HD presentation, likely in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and perhaps in an original 2.0 Stereo lossless audio mix. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer and Film Critic Scout Tafoya
  • 8 Radio Spots (1 in Spanish)
  • Theatrical Trailer
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Play Misty for Me gets Special Edition Blu-ray

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The 1971 film Play Misty for Me directed by Clint Eastwood is getting a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc release on November 10th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Jessica WalterDonna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Clarice Taylor, and Don Siegel. This motion picture has received a brand new 2K master. Tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, however, it is known that it will be on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes) Blu-ray Disc. Stay tuned for an update regarding the aspect ratio and details about what audio configuration and format(s) it is presented in. You can now find the Special Edition Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will come with limited edition slipcover (pictured above) and reversible artwork, as seen on Amazon. The release will include a few new extras and the complete list of bonus materials are below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • NEW Interview with Co-Star Donna Mills
  • NEW Video Essay by Film Historian Howard S. Berger
  • Play It Again… A Look Back at “Play Misty For Me” – Documentary
  • The Beguiled, Misty, Don and Clint – Featurette
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Adam Rifkin
  • Theatrical Teaser in HD
  • Theatrical Trailer in HD
  • Two TV Spots
  • Stills Montage
  • Clint Eastwood Directs and Acts: Photo Montage
  • The Evolution of a Poster

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century film on Blu-ray

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The 1979 film Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 24th via KL Studio Classics. This is not to be confused with the TV series that ran from 1979 through 1981, after this. The film, directed by Daniel Haller, starred Gil Gerard (as Capt. William ‘Buck’ Rogers), Pamela Hensley, Erin Gray, Henry Silva, Tim O’Connor, H.B. Haggerty, and Joseph Wiseman. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation from a “brand new 2K master” and no specific details yet on the audio format or configuration. It is known that the release will come on a BD-50 (dual-layered) Blu-ray Disc. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. A list of details and bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Brand New 2K Master
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • 9-Minute Special Theatrical Preview
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Two Radio Spots
  • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
  • Optional English Subtitles

1989 film DeepStar Six on Blu-ray in October

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The 1989 film DeepStar Six is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 13th via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, starred Greg EviganNancy EverhardTaurean Blacque, Nia Peeples, Matt McCoy, Cindy Pickett, Marius Weyers, and the late Miguel Ferrer. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, however, it is presumed that it will be presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio in 1080p HD with a lossless sound mix. You can find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. As of today, KL Studio Classics has officially announced an updated set of bonus materials set to be included on this release. Below you can find a list of those bonus materials, physical extras, and further details.

  • Audio Commentary with Director Sean S. Cunningham and Visual Effects Supervisor James Isaac
  • Audio Commentary with Screenwriters Lewis Abernathy and Geof Miller
  • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini
  • From the Deep – Interviews with Creature Effects & Special Make-up Designer Mark Shostrom, Creature Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Creature Artist Robert Kurtzman
  • The Survivors – Interviews with Actors Greg Evigan and Nancy Everhard
  • Water Damage – An Interview with Stunt Coordinator Kane Hodder
  • Extended Vintage Interview Clips
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Original EPK
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Image Gallery
  • Limited Edition O-Card
  • Reversible Art
  • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
  • Optional English Subtitles

1979 film Mad Max is coming to 4K in November

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The 1979 film Mad Max starring Mel Gibson will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 24th via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed and co-written by George Miller, co-starred Joanne SamuelHugh Keays-Byrne, and Steve Bisley.

UPDATE: The tech specs for the release have now been unveiled. The 4K presentation will come with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range. There will be Australian 5.1 and 2.0 lossless Mono sound mixes, as well as U.S. English dubbed 2.0 lossless Mono audio. This release will be presented on a BD100 (100 gigabytes) disc. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are detailed below.

Disc 1 (4K):

  • Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby and Special Effects Artists Chris Murray & Tim Ridge

Disc 2 (Blu-ray):

  • Interviews with Stars Mel Gibson & Joanne Samuel and Cinematographer David Eggby
  • Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby and Special Effects Artists Chris Murray & Tim Ridge
  • Mel Gibson: Birth of a Superstar
  • Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW – ROAD RAGE: NEW Interview with Director George Miller

UPDATE: KL Studio Classics has just announced they will be adding the following 30-minute interview with the film’s director George Miller, listed above as the last feature on Disc 2.


 

EDITORIAL NOTE: This marks the second 4K UHD Blu-ray release from the folks at KL Studio Classics, with the first being Hannibal that they released last year. That turned out to be one amazing 4K release and one can certainly expect that this will be as well. I’m honestly very glad to see this distributor announcing yet another 4K release. In fact, in regards to 4K UHD Blu-ray, they also tweeted another tweet as well as hinting at a 2021 release for yet another film: Michel Gondry‘s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) — featuring a new 4K restoration. No specific release date or details yet regarding that film but it’s just great to see that Kino Lorber is embracing the 4K physical format.

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