The 1985 dramatic thriller “The New Kids“ is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Mill Creek Entertainment in a retro VHS style packaging (pictured above). The film was directed by Sean S. Cunningham and co-written by Stephen Gyllenhaal. This cult-classic featured a cast of some memorable eighties actors like Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, and Tom Atkins. Tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been detailed but I’ve reached out to the distributor (Mill Creek) for that info, so stay tuned. No word about any bonus materials either, so I’m guessing there will not be any included. The Blu-ray Disc is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.
The 2002 Toni Myers directed IMAX original film “Space Station“ is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 9th, via Mill Creek Entertainment. The short film, also known as “Space Station 3D” during its original release, is narrated by Tom Cruise and features mostly footage shot onboard the International Space Station (ISS) by NASA astronauts. The tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video from a new 4K transfer in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10+ form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound which has been IMAX Enhanced. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the short film. The IMAX Enhanced 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Adventures In Space – Interviews with Tom Cruise, Director Toni Myers and the Astronauts aboard
- Expedition 7- An Audio Visual Tour of the ISS
- STS-108 – An Audio Visual Tour of the ISS
EDITOR NOTE: This IMAX film has previously been released on the Blu-ray format first in 2008 and then also on the Blu-ray 3D format in 2013. No 3D version will be included on this release. Also, the bonus movie originally included (“Mission to Mir”) will not be on this release.
Further below, after the break, you can find more information about this upcoming 4K release and the original trailer.
The 1989 TV mini-series “Lonesome Dove“ is getting a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc Steelbook release on July 9th via Mill Creek Entertainment. The mini-series featured an extraordinary cast of Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Robert Urich, Frederic Forrest, D.B. Sweeney, Ricky Schroder, Anjelica Huston, Chris Cooper, Barry Corbin, Barry Tubb, and Steve Buscemi. The tech specs for the new Blu-ray will be identical to the 2015 release, including 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. This new Special Edition Blu-ray Steelbook is not yet available to pre-order but there is a placeholder page over at Amazon. A digital copy of the mini-series will be included with the Blu-ray. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Lonesome Dove – The Making of an Epic – featurette
- Cast Interviews
- On Location with Director Simon Wincer
- Original Sketches and Concept Drawings
- Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Larry McMurtry
Further below, after the break, you can find more pictures of the Steelbook artwork, the trailer for the mini-series, and further details about the upcoming release.
The 1961 science fiction classic “Mothra“ is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc, in a Steelbook, on July 9th via Mill Creek Entertainment. The film, directed by Ishiro Honda, featured a cast of Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyoto Kagawa, and Ken Uehara. This is the first time the film has been available in the United States on the Blu-ray format. The Blu-ray Steelbook of Mothra is available now for pre-order over at Amazon.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio (presumably in Mono) for both English and Japanese tracks – including English and Japanese subtitles.
Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Includes both the Japanese and U.S. edits of the film
- Feature-length Audio Commentary
- Photo Gallery
Further below, after the break, you can find more artwork for the Steelbook, info regarding this upcoming release, and the original theatrical trailer for the film.
The two Andy Sidaris films “Picasso Trigger“ (1988) and “Savage Beach“ (1989) are both officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 9th via Mill Creek Entertainment. These two cult-classics have both received new 4K scans. The tech specs for the Blu-ray releases and bonus materials have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. Picasso Trigger and Savage Beach on Blu-ray are available to pre-order each now over at Amazon. Further below, after the break, you can find the full info about these two upcoming Blu-ray releases – including new trailers for each.