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
There will be a “John Hughes 5-Movie Collection” officially coming to Blu-ray Disc, as a set, on February 23rd, 2021, via Paramount. The 5-movie collection will include two films that will be making their debuts on the Blu-ray Disc format, noted accordingly below (with an *). The films in the 5-movie collection include:
- “Planes, Trains, And Automobiles” (1987)
- “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off” (1986)
- “She’s Having a Baby” (1988) *
- “Pretty in Pink” (1986)
- “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987) *
Three of the five films here were written, produced, and directed by the late John Hughes, with the exceptions being the last two films listed (“Pretty in Pink” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”) which were only written & produced by Hughes. Those two other films were both directed by Howard Deutch. As I had mentioned, two of the films listed will be making their exclusive debuts on the Blu-ray format via this set. You can now find the 5-Movie Collection on Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The tech specs for the films new on this set have not yet been detailed but the others all will for sure include 1080p HD video in their OAR (original aspect ratio) with lossless 5.1 surround sound. Stay tuned for an update on if the other two films will also get 5.1 lossless surround mixes. It is known that this set will come with digital copies of each of the five films. You can find a list of the bonus materials set to be included in the set listed further below, after the break, with the press release.
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
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming release.
The 1979 Carl Reiner directed comedy “The Jerk“ starring Steve Martin is getting a “40th Anniversary Edition” Blu-ray Disc release later this year via Shout Select, but the release date has now changed to December 18th. Also, as of today we have some details regarding the release. Although tech specs have not yet been fully detailed, it is now known that this will come from a new remastered 2K video transfer. Stay tuned for further details regarding tech specs. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW Remastered from a Brand-New 2K Transfer
- NEW A Conversation with Steve Martin and Carl Reiner
- NEW A Conversation with Writers Michael Elias and Carl Gottlieb
- Learn How to Play “Tonight You Belong To Me”
- The Lost Film Strips of Father Carols Las Vegas De Cordova
- Trailers & Radio Spots
Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement regarding this release.
The 1979 Carl Reiner directed comedy classic “The Jerk” starring Steve Martin is going to be getting a Shout Select label release in the form of “The Jerk: 40th Anniversary Edition“ on Blu-ray Disc, coming December 18th. The official cover art has just recently been unveiled (as pictured above). “The Jerk” co-starred Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Jackie Mason, and M. Emmet Walsh. The upcoming “40th Anniversary” Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.
It’s worth noting that this news (that the film was going to get re-released) was originally announced by Shout! Factory at this year’s SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con), but at that time we didn’t have a release date, nor any official artwork – as we do now.
UPDATE: This title has been pushed back roughly a month from its original release date, as previously reported here. An additional news story has since been posted with more details about this upcoming release.