“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is getting a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray in January

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The 1988 Frank Oz directed comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine is getting a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on January 22nd, 2019 via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). Tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. It is known that this will come with a video transfer mastered from a new 2K scan of the original film elements. The title is available to pre-order now over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Interview with Writer Dale Launer
  • Audio Commentary with Director Frank Oz
  • Featurette
  • Trailers

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming release.

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“Born in East L.A.” with Cheech Marin gets Collector’s Edition Blu-ray March

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The 1987 film Born in East L.A. written by, directed by, and starring Cheech Marin is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “Collector’s Edition” on March 19th, 2019 via Shout Select. This film co-starred Daniel SternPaul Rodriguez, and Kamala Lopez. The title’s tech specs have yet to be detailed, but it is known that new bonus materials are being created for the release. More details will be given by Shout! Factory about this release in the near future. This upcoming Blu-ray is not yet available to pre-order over at Amazon, but it is available directly over at Shout! Factory’s store. Stay tuned for any updates.

4K restoration of “When Harry Met Sally” comes to Blu-ray Disc in January

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4K restoration of the 1989 Rob Reiner directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally…” starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan is getting a Blu-ray Disc release on January 8th, 2019 as the “30th Anniversary Edition” via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, which was written by Nora Ephron, co-starred Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven FordLisa Jane Persky, and Michelle Nicastro.

As of today I can tell you the full details about this upcoming release. First off, as mentioned, it has received a new 4K scan and restoration. Below you’ll find a list of info regarding the release and bonus materials set to be included.

  • NEW transfer restored from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • NEW Scenes from a Friendship – interview with Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal
  • Audio Commentary with Rob Reiner, Nora Ephron, And Billy Crystal
  • Audio Commentary with Rob Reiner
  • How Harry Met Sally Documentary
  • Vintage Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Music Video by Harry Connick Jr.

The release is available for pre-order over at Amazon and directly via the Shout! Factory Store. Below, after the break, you can find more info about this from the official announcement.

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1980 film “Used Cars” with Kurt Russell on Shout Select Blu-ray in February

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The 1980 Robert Zemeckis film Used Cars starring Kurt Russell has just been announced to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 26th, 2019 via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, co-wrote by Bob Gale (“Back to the Future”), featured a supporting cast of Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae, Deborah Harmon and Jack Warden. Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been released, but stay tuned for a later update on that in the future.

UPDATE: The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

The Blu-ray is also available for pre-order directly over at Shout! Factory‘s store. Lastly, it is worth noting that this title has been previously released on the Blu-ray format by Twilight Time back in 2014. This will be the second release here in the United States of the film on the Blu-ray format.

1994 film “Backbeat” based on The Beatles comes to Blu-ray in February

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The 1994 Iain Softley directed film Backbeat (about the early days of the legendary rock band The Beatles) is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 19th, 2019 via Shout! Factory (on the Shout Select label). The biographical drama starred Sheryl Lee (as Astrid Kirchherr), Stephen Dorff (as Stuart Sutcliffe), Ian Hart (as John Lennon), Gary Bakewell (as Paul McCartney), Chris O’Neill (as George Harrison), Scot Williams (as Pete Best), Kai Wiesinger (as Klaus Voormann), Jennifer Ehle (as Cynthia Powell), Paul Duckworth (as Ringo Starr), and James Doherty (as Tony Sheridan).

Tech specs and bonus materials for this release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, the title is now available for pre-order directly from Shout! Factory.

UPDATE: This Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.