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Rock ‘N’ Roll High School Anniversary Blu-ray


The 1979 film Rock ‘N’ Roll High School is getting a “40th Anniversary Edition” Steelbook release to Blu-ray Disc on November 19th via Shout! Factory. The film, executive produced by Roger Corman, featured a cast of P.J. SolesVincent Van PattenClint Howard, Dey YoungMary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Don SteeleDick Miller, and punk band the Ramones. Tech specs for this release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative. UPDATE: I’ve just confirmed that audio on this release includes DTS-HD Master Audio Mono and Stereo sound. The 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Steelbook is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and directly via the Shout! Factory store. Details about the video transfer and bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

Rock ‘N’ Roll High School (40th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) Bonus Features
  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
  • NEW “Class Of ’79: 40 Years Of Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” – Featuring Interviews With Director/Story Writer Allan Arkush, Co-Director/Story Writer Joe Dante, Actress P.J. Soles, Screenwriter Richard Whitley, Screenwriter Russ Dvonch, Cinematographer Dean Cundey, Editor Larry Bock, And More!
  • Audio Commentary With Allan Arkush, Mike Finnell And Richard Whitley
  • Audio Commentary With Allan Arkush And Actors P.J. Soles And Clint Howard
  • Audio Commentary With Richard Whitley And Russ Dvonch
  • Audio Commentary With Executive Producer Roger Corman And Actress Dey Young
  • “Back To School: A Retrospective” With Interviews From Allan Arkush, Executive Producer Roger Corman And More
  • “Staying After Class”: An Interview With Actors P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten And Dey Young
  • Interview With Roger Corman Conducted By Leonard Maltin
  • Interview With Allan Arkush Including A Look At Rare, Behind-The-Scenes Stills
  • Audio Outtakes From The Roxy
  • Original Radio Ads And TV Spot
  • Theatrical Trailer

Below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release of the film.

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“The Us Festival: 1982 The Us Generation” Concert is coming to Blu-ray August 10th

The Us Festival: 1982 The Us Generation is coming out in the form of the 2017 documentary later this week (Friday) August 10th, via MVD Entertainment Group. The US Festival was created by Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) with the help of concert promoter Bill Graham. The first one was a three-day event that included performances from the following musicians:

  • The B-52’s
  • The Cars
  • The Police
  • Eddie Money
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Ramones
  • Santana
  • Talking Heads
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tech specs for the release have not been detailed yet. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD of the documentary included. The press release includes no mention of bonus materials either. This title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy, but you’ll have to be Prime or “Elite Plus” at retailers to get it by release date. More on that a bit further below. First though, enjoy the trailer for the documentary about the concert and press release below, after the break.

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