My Two Cents: Blu-ray/DVD News Catch-up – Universal to restore 15 silent films, plus Olive's July Slate & more http://t.co/ic656p7DFE
In release news today, we have more details on Sony’s 7/1 Blu-ray and DVD release of Helix: The Complete First Season. Both versions will include audio commentary on Pilot with Billy Campbell and Cameron Porsandeh, audio commentary on Dans L’Ombre with Billy Campbell and Steven Maeda, 4 featurettes (Ronald D. Moore: The Outlier of Science Fiction, The Future of Disease, The Art of Isolation, and Dissecting the Characters), deleted scenes, and outtakes. To this, the Blu-ray will add a pair of additional featurettes (Writing the Tension and Fabricating the Plague). You’ll find the cover artwork below.
We also have details on the extras you’ll find on Fox’s forthcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel on 6/17. You’ll get the 4-part The Making of the Grand Budapest Hotel documentary (including Part 1: The Story, Part 2: The Society of the Crossed Keys, Part 3: Creating The Hotel, and Part 4: Creating a World), 6 additional featurettes (Bill Murray Tours The Town, Kunstmuseum Zubrowka Lecture, The Society of the Crossed Keys, Mendl’s Secret Recipe, Cast, and Wes Anderson), a stills gallery, and the film’s theatrical trailer. Again, you’ll find the cover artwork below.
In another announcement news today, our friends at Olive Films have announced their July Blu-ray and DVD release slate, which is set to include Operation Petticoat (Blu-ray and DVD), So This Is New York (Blu-ray and DVD), and Good Sam (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/1, Mr. Peabody and The Mermaid (Blu-ray and DVD), Caught (Blu-ray and DVD), and The Lost Moment (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/8, Arch of Triumph (Blu-ray and DVD) and Armored Attack / The North Star (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/15, Forever Female (Blu-ray and DVD) and The Other Love (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/22, and finally Daisy: A Hen in the Wild (DVD only) on 7/29. We’ve included cover art for a few of these titles below.
Anchor Bay Entertainment has set AMC’s short-lived Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series for DVD only release on 8/12 (SRP $49.98). The set will include all 10 episodes, along with deleted scenes, featurettes on each episode, and 3 additional featurettes (including A Look at Low Winter Sun, Detroit Grit, and Designing the Precinct).
PBS Distribution has set the British sitcom Vicious for DVD release on 7/8 (SRP $29.99). It stars Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.
Lionsgate has set the CG-animated Wings: Sky Force Heroes for DVD only release on 7/8.
Cinedigm will release The Motel Life on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/3, starring Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning. They also have Midrange coming on DVD and digital on 6/10.
Hen’s Tooth Video will release Escape to Athena on DVD only on 7/1.
Uncork’d Entertainment has set the horror film Neverlake for DVD release on 7/29.
And Cult Epics will release George Barry’s 1977 horror film Death Bed: The Bed That Eats on Blu-ray on 6/3.
Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Sony’s Helix: Season One, Fox’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Olive’s Operation Petticoat, Forever Female, and Armored Attack / The North Star, and finally DVD art for Anchor Bay’s Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series...
- Bill Hunt