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WHV's Nutty Professor: 50th Anniversary BD box, plus Gravity BD review, 2 new columns & more!

February 28, 2014 - 1:09 pm   |   By 

All right, sorry for the last of an update here at the site yesterday. We’ve got some stuff we’re working on that’s kept us pretty busy. And honestly, there hasn’t been a ton of new announcement news anyway. But we’ve got some good stuff to make it up to you today...

First, I’ve tuned in a review of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, which is newly available on Blu-ray Disc from Warner Home Video. Our own Jeff Kleist has also added his thoughts on Warner’s Blu-ray 3D version of Gravity. The film is definitely worth your time and the discs are surprisingly great, both in terms of video and audio quality and also extras.  [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, Bud Elder has turned in a new View from the Cheap Seats column, featuring his Oscar Picks, a look back at his favorite films of 2013, and also a look at some of his favorite catalog Blu-ray and TV titles that have come out recently from Twilight Time, Warner Archive and more. Don’t miss it!

Also, Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new An Honor to Be Nominated installment of his Jahnke’s Electric Theatre column looking back at Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950). Enjoy!

In other news today, Warner Home Video has officially announced a new The Nutty Professor: 50th Anniversary Edition for release on Blu-ray Disc on 6/3 (SRP $54.99). This is, of course, the classic Jerry Lewis comedy. The set will include the film in both Blu-ray and DVD, as well as DVD versions of two other Lewis classics, Cinderfella and The Errand Boy. You’ll get the new Jerry Lewis: No Apologies documentary, a new Director’s Letter written by Lewis to present the collection, a 48-page Storyboard Book, the 96-page Recreated “Being a Person” book, the 44-page Cutting Script with Lewis’ notes, audio commentary by Lewis and Steve Lawrence, 3 featurettes (The Nutty Professor: Perfecting the Formula, Jerry Lewis at Work, and Jerry at Movieland Wax Museum with commentary by son Chris Lewis), deleted scenes, Jerry and Stella promos, bloopers, screen tests, outtakes, the origial mono track and trailers. Here’s what the set looks like (you can pre-order it now on Amazon by clicking on the cover)...

The Nutty Professor: 50th Anniversary Edition UCE

Warner Home Video has also set The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3 for DVD only release on 6/3. That’s the classic Filmmation series.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate has set Birds of Paradise for DVD and digital release on 4/1, followed by Nurse on Blu-ray 3D Combo, DVD and digital on 4/8.

ARC Entertainment will release Angels in Stardust on DVD on 3/25.

And Sony will release Call Me Crazy: A Five Film on DVD on 5/6.

Also, a number of readers have asked about the aspect ratios of the three versions of the film set to be included on Universal’s forthcoming Touch of Evil Blu-ray (due on 4/15), so we confirmed with the studio: All three will be 1.85, like the previous DVD release.

And that’s all for now. Enjoy the Oscars tomorrow and have a great weekend. See you Monday!

- Bill Hunt

 

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