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Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:27

Frankenstein: Legacy & Hannibal: Complete Series win Saturn Awards, plus new Universal 4K titles

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The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards were held last night in Burbank, California, and we got the list of winners for you today. More on that in a moment.

First though, Tim has turned in a look at George Bowers’ horror film The Hearse (1980) on Blu-ray, newly released by Vinegar Syndrome.

Also, in a brief bit of announcement news, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has just set unveiled a big slate of catalog 4K Ultra HD titles due for release in September. On 9/5, Minions will arrive on the format, followed on 9/12 by Jordan Peel’s Get Out , single-film 4K editions of The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, The Purge: Three-Movie Collection, Van Helsing, and Dracula Untold. We’ll post additional details and cover artwork as soon as its available. [Read on here…]

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Disney has just set Disneynature’s Born in China for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release on 8/29.

And Kino Lorber has also revealed that Billy Wilder’s Avanti (1972) and George Mendeluk’s Stone Cold Dead (1979) are coming to their Studio Classics line in October. They’re also bringing the 3D classic The Maze (1953), directed by William Cameron Menzies to Blu-ray 3D and DVD (street date TBA).

Now then… back to the Saturn Awards

We’d like to start by taking a moment to give our old friend Cliff Stephenson a shout-out this morning. Cliff’s outstanding special features work on Lionsgate’s Hannibal: The Complete Series Blu-ray set won him the Saturn for Best DVD/BD Television Series Release last night! The truth is, Cliff’s been knocking it out of the park with his Blu-ray, DVD, and now 4K special features for a very long time now, but this is his first Saturn win. It’s well deserved and long overdue. Congratulations, Cliff! We’re proud of you.

Here’s the complete list of Saturn winners, hot off the wires from our friend Ed Peters and Sue Procko PR…



  • Best Science Fiction Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm / Walt Disney Studios)
  • Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Doctor Strange (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
  • Best Fantasy Film: The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Best Horror Film: Don’t Breathe (Screen Gems/Sony)
  • Best Action/Adventure Film: Hidden Figures (Fox)
  • Best Thriller Film: 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount)
  • Best International Film: The Handmaiden (Amazon / Magnolia)
  • Best Animated Film: Finding Dory (Pixar / Walt Disney Studios)
  • Best Independent Film: La La Land (Lionsgate)
  • Best Actor: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
  • Best Actress: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)
  • Best Supporting Actor: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)
  • Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
  • Best Director: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
  • Best Writing: Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
  • Best Production Design: Rick Carter & Robert Stromberg (The BFG)
  • Best Editing: Michael Kahn (The BFG)
  • Best Music: Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
  • Best Costume: Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
  • Best Make-Up: Monica Huppert & Joel Harlow (Star Trek Beyond)
  • Best Special Effects: John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)


  • Best Science Fiction TV Series: Westworld (HBO)
  • Best Horror TV Series: The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Best Action/Thriller TV Series: Riverdale (The CW)
  • Best Fantasy TV Series: Outlander (Starz)
  • Best Presentation on Television: 11.22.63 (Hulu)
  • Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series: Supergirl (The CW)
  • Best New Media TV Series: Marvel’s Luke Cage (tie) & Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Best Animated TV Series*: Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD/Lucasfilm)
  • Best Actor on Television: Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)
  • Best Actress on Television: Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)
  • Best Supporting Actor on Television: Ed Harris (Westworld)
  • Best Supporting Actress on Television: Candice Patton (The Flash)
  • Best Younger TV Actor: Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
  • Best Guest Star on Television: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)


  • Best DVD/BD Collection Release: Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection (Universal)
  • Best DVD/BD Television Series Release: Hannibal: The Complete Series Collection (Lionsgate)
  • Best DVD/BD Classic Film Release: Time After Time (Warner Archives)
  • Best DVD/BD Special Edition: Phantasm Remastered (Well Go USA)
  • Best DVD/BD Release: Tales of Halloween (Epic Pictures)
  • Best Local Stage Production: A View From the Bridge (Ahmanson Theatre)


  • The Life Career Award: Lee Majors
  • The Visionary Award: Akiva Goldsman
  • The Filmmakers Showcase Award: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
  • Special Recognition Award: Heavy Metal Magazine
  • The Breakthrough Performance Award: KJ Apa (Riverdale)

(*) Inaugural Award for category

Congrats to all of this year’s winners (and nominees).

That’s all for now. Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt

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