A “007: The Daniel Craig Collection“ box set is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 22nd via MGM, according to an early retailer alert. The set contains FOUR of the “007” films that starred Daniel Craig (so far). It’s a bit unclear why they’re choosing to reuse the title again, the same as the Blu-ray set (released earlier this year) when another film has been announced and is coming in 2020? Oh well, “hindsight is 20/20” or perhaps 2020 in this case. However, I digress.
This set does include the following films: “Casino Royale” (2006) directed by Martin Campbell, “Quantum of Solace” (2008) directed by Marc Forster, “Skyfall” (2012) and “Spectre” (2015) directed by Sam Mendes. These films co-starred Judi Dench, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Dave Bautista. I know that was rather lengthy but well, someone had to give credit to all of these actors and refresh your memory a bit as well.
The release will come as an 8-Disc set “combo pack” with Blu-ray Discs included for each film (likely to also house the original bonus materials) as well as digital code (copy) of each film. Speaking of which, so far there has not been an official announcement (sent to me) regarding this and as a result, we have no info regarding tech specs or if any new extras will be included on this [doubtful]. Stay tuned though, as I will keep this post updated. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Lastly, the release is said to include an “Extended UNRATED” version of the first film featuring Craig (Casino Royale). This has never been featured on the Blu-ray and seems to perhaps be a 4K exclusive? We shall see. Again, stay tuned.
The 2019 horror film “The Prodigy“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 7th, via Fox. The movie, directed by Nicholas McCarthy, stars Jackson Robert Scott, Taylor Schilling, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore, Paul Fauteux, and Brittany Allen. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio (mislabeled in the press release). This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
- Commentary by Director Nicholas McCarthy
- Promotional Featurettes
Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding the upcoming release. Disregard the mislabeling of the audio, as Fox seems to be doing that often lately. Lastly, it appears the studio has no plans for a 4K release of this title at the moment.
The 1965 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti western “For A Few Dollars More“ starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef has received a new 4K restoration and is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, 2019 via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The tech specs for the release include 1080p video with a variety of lossless restored 2.0 Stereo, the original Mono, and 5.1 surround mixes. The upcoming “Special Edition” Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below, along with details regarding the release.
- BRAND NEW 2018 4K RESTORATION
- NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
- NEW On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
- FAFDM: The Christopher Frayling Archives
- A New Standard: Frayling on FAFDM
- Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers FAFDM
- Tre Voci: FAFDM
- FAFDM: The Original American Release Version
- Location Comparisons
- NEW TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
- NEW Promoting FAFDM: Posters & Lobby Cards
- NEW FAFDM: On the Set
- NEW FAFDM: Color Stills
- NEW FOR A FEW Pictures MORE
- Newly Restored 2.0 Stereo / Original 2.0 Mono / 5.1 Surround
- 12 Radio Spots
- Restored UA Logo
- Double Bill Trailer
- FAFDM Trailer 1
- FAFDM Trailer 2
- A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
- A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
- Death Rides a Horse – Trailer
- The Mercenary – Trailer
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The 1988 Frank Oz directed comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels“ starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine is getting a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on January 22nd, 2019 via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). Tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. It is known that this will come with a video transfer mastered from a new 2K scan of the original film elements. The title is available to pre-order now over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- NEW Interview with Writer Dale Launer
- Audio Commentary with Director Frank Oz
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming release.