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Note that Universal has also set Liar Liar and The Jerk for Blu-ray release on 7/9, followed by Battlestar Galactica: The 35th Anniversary Edition on 8/6.
Also today, Lionsgate has officially set Mud for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/6 (SRP $24.99 and $19.98). Extras will include audio commentary with writer/director Jeff Nichols and 4 featurettes (A Very Personal Tale: Writing and Directing Mud, The Arkansas Ensemble: The Distinctive Characters and Cast of Mud, Southern Authenticity: Shooting the Real Arkansas and The Snake Pit: The Slithering Costars of Mud).
And here’s something for you Beatles fans: Capitol/Universal Music has set The Beatles: Help! for Blu-ray release on 6/25 (SRP $29.98). The film has been digitally restored and remixed with a new 5.1 soundtrack. This is also the first time it’s been available on disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio. Extras will include the 30-minute The Beatles in Help! documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester and the cast and crew, A Missing Scene (a film outtakes featuring Wendy Richard), The Restoration of Help!, Memories of Help!, 2 original U.S. trailers and the Spanish trailer (from 1965) and original U.S. radio spots hidden as Easter eggs. Here’s more information from the official Beatles website, and you’ll find the cover art and Amazon pre-order links below.
Here’s a look at the temp BD art for Universal’s Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life: 30th Anniversary Edition, plus BD art for The Beatles: Help! and Lionsgate’s Black Rock (7/30)…
- Bill Hunt