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.
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 Thal, Julie Warner, Keith 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
Below after the break you can get a look at the reversible cover art mentioned.