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Memory: The Origins of Alien comes to Blu-ray

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The 2019 documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 19th via Screen Media Films, according to retailers. The subject of focus for the documentary is the modern Sci-Fi classic film “Alien” from 1979. Memory: The Origins of Alien was both written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, best known for making other documentaries about classic films – such as “The People vs. George Lucas” (2010), “Doc of the Dead” (2015), and “78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene” (2017). The documentary itself features lots of artwork, behind-the-scenes footage, insight, and new interviews with folks discussing the film (Alien). It’s certainly worth noting that this was executive produced by Diane O’Bannon, wife of the late screenwriter Dan O’Bannon.

Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, so far. This documentary was just released theatrically yesterday, as to which it’s already getting some positive reviews from the likes of the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. You can find more information about this film on the official website as well as via the official trailer (over on YouTube). The Blu-ray Disc is now already available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. Stay tuned for further any details, as I have put in a request for info from the distributor (Screen Media Films).

“Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly” Stand-Up Special comes to Blu-ray November

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The 2018 stand-up comedy special Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly is slated to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 20th via Screen Media, according to an early alert to retailers. This was the stand-up special that filmmaker Kevin Smith taped right before he suffered a massive heart attack, from which he has made a recovery. Some of you folks may have seen this when it aired on Showtime, where it is still available to stream (for subscribers). The special was produced by Comedy Dynamics, who last week posted a trailer video on YouTube touting (in the description) that it will come to digital platforms (to rent or buy) a week earlier than it will physical media, it seems. You can find that trailer for the special below.

No tech specs have been detailed, nor have any bonus materials for the Blu-ray release. However, the trailer (above) mentions that this will be an “all new Extended Version” with over 25 minutes of new material added in.  This title is now available for PRE-ORDER on Blu-ray over at Amazon.