Amazon Commission Earned
The 1991 comedy “L.A. Story“ starring Steve Martin is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 9th via Lionsgate. This will mark the first time the film has been available on the Blu-ray format in North America. The film, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, was directed by Mick Jackson and written by Steve Martin, and it co-starred Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Pollak, and Patrick Stewart.
The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for a possible update. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
- Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
- O2BINLA: Mick Jackson’s L.A. Stories
- “The Story of L.A. Story”
- “The L.A. of L.A. Story”
- Original Theatrical Marketing Materials
Amazon Commissions Earned
The TV series “Sex and the City: The Complete Series“ is finally officially coming to Blu-ray Disc for the first time on November 2nd, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, along with the two feature-length films. The TV show, which aired on HBO from 1998 through 2004 for a total of 6 seasons, starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon.
The tech specs for the TV series include a 1080p HD video presentation with lossless 5.1 surround sound, spanning across a total of 18 BD-50 discs — including the two films. You can now find The Complete Series Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. As mentioned, in addition to the TV series, this set will include the two films “Sex and the City: The Movie” (2008) and “Sex and the City 2” (2010). The contents of this set and package art can be seen below.
The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
- Inside Sex and the City
- Meet the Cast of Sex and the City
- The Writers of Sex and the City
- The Fashion of Sex and the City
- Sex and the City: Real New Yorkers
- Episode Commentary by Executive Producer, Michael Patrick King
- Behind-the-Scenes with Patricia Field
- Farewell Tributes
- Alternate Series Finale Endings
- Deleted Scenes
- Museum of TV & Radio Seminar Series
- USCAF Writer’s Panel Discussion
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the Blu-ray release.
The 1993 film “Hocus Pocus” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 15th, via Disney, according to multiple retailer sources. The film, directed by Kenny Ortega and co-written by Mick Garris, starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, and Doug Jones. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. It is known, so far from the art, that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy, Target and Walmart — both showing the September release date. Also, online retailer Deep Discount now has the title available for preorder, again showing the same release date. There’s currently no preorder listing for the 4K yet over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that. Lastly, Disney has yet to officially announce this title but it is apparent that it is coming out based on retailers.
UPDATE: Our friend Den of Geeks just tweeted out the cover art (pictured below) for what will be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook for the film available at retailer Best Buy, and there is now a preorder listing available.
Lastly, I’ve also heard (again, from a tweet), via someone with Disney, that this film has received a new scan which was supervised by the film’s director Kenny Ortega.