Also, Indicator and Powerhouse Films in the UK are following up their Sinbad Trilogy Blu-ray set of Ray Harryhausen classic films with a new box: The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen – Volume One: 1955-1960. This set will also be Region Free, it’s expected to street in October, and it will include HD restorations of It Came from Beneath the Sea and 20 Million Miles to Earth, as well as a 4K restoration of The 3 Worlds of Gulliver, plus many extras.
Arrow Video has announced the US and UK Blu-ray release of Blood Feast, J.D.’s Revenge, and George Romero: Between Night and Dawn (includes Crazies, Season of the Witch, and There’s Always Vanilla) for October. UK only titles coming from them in October include Miracle Mile and John Carpenter’s The Thing.
Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming is now available for pre-order on Amazon on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD. [Update: Sony has just set Bram Stoker’s Dracula for 4K Ultra HD release on 10/3 as well.]
HBO has set The Wizard of Lies for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/3.
Universal has just set E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for Blu-ray re-release on 9/12. We suspect that the 4K Ultra HD version will be released that day as well. [Update: E.T. is now official for 4K Ultra HD release from Universal on 9/12 – see this link.]
Universal has also set Lowriders for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/5.
And Lionsgate has set Hero, starring Sam Elliott, for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/19.
Finally, this is pretty awesome: Samsung has made a 10-meter (34-foot) Cinema LED Screen for movie theaters. It’s full 4K, 10x brighter than a traditional projection system, features HDR, and was certified by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) so it meets industry color standards. This is no doubt just the first step toward even larger such systems for theaters. Fascinating. More here at Engadget.
Now then... as anticipated, I’ll be at the D23 convention tomorrow in Anaheim, so anything interesting I learn there (about anything) I’ll post on my Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, have a great weekend!
- Bill Hunt