Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll on Blu-ray

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The 1987 concert film/documentary “Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “Collector’s Edition” on November 19th via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Taylor Hackford, was recorded in 1986 during a 60th birthday concert celebration for Rock music legend Chuck Berry, put together by his friend Keith Richards (of The Rolling Stones). The incredible line-up of musicians that took part in this concert included Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, and Julian Lennon – as well as his father John Lennon via archival footage. This Blu-ray is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon but you can stay tuned for an update on that. UPDATE: Tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Bonus materials set to be included on this “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Introduction by director Taylor Hackford
  • 54 minutes of rehearsal footage
  • The Reluctant Movie Star making-of documentary
  • Trailer
  • Witnesses to History documentary Parts 1 & 2
  • “Chuckisms” – a collection of classic Chuck Berry remarks
  • “The Burnt Scrapbook” – Chuck Berry reminisces over his musical memories with The Band’s Robbie Robertson

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

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1944 film “Going My Way” on Blu-ray September

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The 1944 film Going My Way starring Bing Crosby is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “75th Anniversary Edition” on September 24th via Shout Select. The film, directed by Leo McCarey, won a total of SEVEN Academy Awards including best picture for that year. The film co-starred Barry FitzgeraldFrank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Jean Heather, and Porter Hall. Tech specs for the release haven’t been detailed but you can likely expect it to be in the original aspect ratio of 1.37:1 and in a lossless Mono sound mix. Bonus materials are currently in progress of being completed, so stay tuned for a later detailed announcement. In the meantime, you can find the Blu-ray now available for pre-order over at Amazon and directly through Shout! Factory‘s store.

“The Street Fighter Collection” starring Sonny Chiba comes to Blu-ray in March

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The 1974 trilogy of martial arts films starring Sonny Chiba comes to Blu-ray Disc as The Street Fighter Collection on March 26th, via Shout Select (Shout! Factory).

UPDATE: The tech specs for all three films include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio Mono sound. This comes according to the Blu-ray producer working on this release, thanks to our friends at Shout! Factory.

The Blu-ray set can be found to pre-order now over at Amazon. This 3-disc set includes a total of three films, listed below:

  • “The Street Fighter” (1974)
  • “Return of the Street Fighter” (1974)
  • “The Streetfighter’s Last Revenge” (1974)

The three films, all directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, have all received new 2K video scans and are all presented in their Uncut versions. More details about this and the bonus materials set to be included on the set can be found listed below.

THE STREET FIGHTER
  • UNCUT VERSION
  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut and HD inserts
  • Two English dubs – the theatrical dub and the New Line Home Video dub
  • NEW Street Fighting Man – an interview with star Sonny China
  • NEW Cutting Moments – THE STREET FIGHTER trailer – an interview with filmmaker Jack Shoulder
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
RETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER
  • UNCUT VERSION
  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut and HD inserts (Uncut Version)
  • U.S. Teaser Trailer
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
THE STREET FIGHTER’S LAST REVENGE
  • Uncut Version and U.S. Cut
  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut
  • NEW 2K Scan of the original film elements of the U.S. cut with standard definition inserts from the original Japanese cut
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Below, after the break, you can find more information about this upcoming Blu-ray release from the official announcement.

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