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1974 cult-classic The Groove Tube comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 1974 cult-classic comedy “The Groove Tube” is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 25th via Hen’s Tooth Video. The film, directed and co-written by Ken Shapiro, starred Chevy Chase, Richard Belzer, and Ken Shapiro. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a new 4K restoration, as detailed and quoted below. No word yet on the audio configuration or format.

“Restoration by Gamma Ray Digital from a 4K scan of 35mm archival film materials in the collections of the Library of Congress.”

You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and details from the official listing over at HensToothVideo.com.

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“The Puppet Masters” starring Donald Sutherland comes to Blu-ray in December


The 1994 Sci-Fi Thriller The Puppet Masters starring Donald Sutherland is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film, directed by Stuart Orme, was based on the Robert A. Heinlein novel, and featured cast of Eric ThalJulie WarnerKeith David, Will Patton, Richard Belzer, Tom Mason, and Yaphet Kotto. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video and both 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless mixes in terms of sound.

UPDATE: This title on Blu-ray Disc is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release are detailed below.

  • Audio commentary by director Stuart Orme with film editor David Yardley
  • Robert A. Heinlein: The Puppet Grand Master – Documentary with Spectrum literary agency agent Eleanor Wood, author, and screenwriter David Gerrold, author Brad Linaweaver and 
    Robert Gleason, the executive editor of Tor/Forge Books and the author of The Evil That Men Do
  • Get Slugged with Julie Warner
  • Strange Invasion with Keith David
  • Alien Me, Alien You with Richard Belzer
  • Larry Odien Pulls the Strings: The Practical Effects of The Puppet Masters
  • Science Fantasy and Softcore Porn: Limited edition booklet essay by author and literary critic Samuel R. Delany
  • Newly commissioned art by Jacob Phillips
  • Animated Photo Gallery – Creature design images
  • Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
  • Reversible Art
  • Theatrical Trailer

Below after the break you can get a look at the reversible cover art mentioned.

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