The 1955 Science Fiction / Horror film “This Island Earth“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 9th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by Joseph M. Newman, starred Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller, Russell Johnson, and Douglas Spencer. The tech specs for the release include 1080p video from a new 4K scan in both the 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 aspect ratios with (presumably) DTS-HD Master Audio sound – although not yet confirmed. The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon and directly through Shout! Factory. Details about the release and bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW 4K scan of the inter-positive – Two aspect ratios: 1.85:1 and 1.37:1
NEW The Original Perspecta Stereophonic Sound restored by 3-D Film Archive
NEW Audio Commentary with author and Academy Award winning visual effects artist Robert Skotak
NEW Audio Interview with film historian David Schecter on the music of THIS ISLAND EARTH
NEW Alien Ideas – an interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash)
NEW Facts about Perspecta Stereophonic Sound by Bob Furmanek
THIS ISLAND EARTH – Two and A Half Years in the Making: The Extended Documentary – a look at the making of THIS ISLAND EARTH
WAR OF THE PLANETS: 1958 Castle Films release for the home market including both the 50-foot silent Headline edition and the 200-foot sound Complete edition.
Trailers from Hell – This Island Earth with commentary by filmmaker Joe Dante
Still Galleries – poster and lobby cards, publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement officially announcing this upcoming release.
The 1982 film “The Entity“ starring Barbara Hershey is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 11th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by Sidney J. Furie, co-starred Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe, and Margaret Blye. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio sound in 2.0 Stereo, 5.1 and 4.1 configurations. The “Collector’s Edition”Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store (with a bonus poster). Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW Inner Strength – an interview with actress Barbara Hershey
NEW Seeing Is Believing – an interview with actor David Labiosa
NEW High Dread – an interview With Composer Charles Bernstein
NEW Spirits & Sprocket Holes – an interview With Editor Frank J. Urioste
NEW Audio Commentary with author/filmmaker Daniel Kremer (Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films)
Trailers From Hell – The Entity with audio commentary by Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria – 2018)
The Entity Files Featurette
Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming release.
Shout! Factory has just officially announced plans to bring the 1970s Sci-Fi TV show “Space: 1999 – The Complete Series“ to Blu-ray Disc on July 16th. The show ran from 1975 through 1977 starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but it is known this will be a limited edition box set. The box set ordered directly from Shout! Factory’s store will include a collectible snowglobe (detailed further below and pictured below). NOTE: The snowglobe will NOT be included with the version available at retailers.
Bonus materials will get their very own disc and are currently in the process of being finished, so they haven’t been announced yet. All 48 episodes of the show will be included in high definition (HD).
UPDATE: The Blu-ray set is now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Again, no snowglobe will be included with that version. It’ll look like this.
You can also find it listed for pre-order over at Shout! Factory‘s store. Below, after the break, is the press release announcing this upcoming box set. Stay tuned for more details as we learn them.
The 1971 horror “Lust for a Vampire“ from Hammer Films is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 30th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by Jimmy Sangster, featured a cast that included Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford, Suzanna Leigh, Michael Johnson, and Yutte Stensgaard. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been announced but stay tuned for an update later. The film on Blu-ray is now available to pre-order directly over at ShoutFactory.com‘s store. No pre-order listing is yet up over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that.
The 1966 horror “The Reptile“ from Hammer Films is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 30th via Scream Factory. This film, directed by John Gilling, featured a cast of Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Ray Barrett, Jacqueline Pearce, Michael Ripper, John Laurie, and Marne Maitland. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not at all yet been detailed, as Scream Factory will be announcing all of that at a later point. You can already pre-order the Blu-ray now directly via ShoutFactory.com‘s store. There’s no pre-order listing up yet over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that.