Extras on both versions will include audio commentary on every episode with the cast and crew, In-Episode Guides (BD exclusive), 7 Histories and Lore clips (BD exclusive), 2 behind-the-scenes featurettes (From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department and Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros) and the 45-minute Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms. The Digital version will also have Creating the North and Beyond as a Digital exclusive. You can see the cover artwork to the left and below, and the title is now available for pre-order by clicking on the artwork.
And on DVD, Shout! Factory has just set Norman Lear’s One Day at a Time: The Complete Series for release on 12/5. From the press release, “bonus features include the One Day at a Time Reunion and This Is It: The Story of One Day at a Time.”
On the 4K Ultra HD front, Universal has just made David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde official for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 11/14, with the Digital HD version due on 10/24. The film stars Charlize Theron. The 4K version will feature Dolby Vision HDR and DTS:X audio. Extras will include deleted and extended scenes, feature commentary with director David Leitch and editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir, and 6 featurettes (Welcome to Berlin, Blondes Have More Gun, Spymaster, Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Story in Motion: Agent Broughton, and Story in Motion: The Chase).
In other news, Lionsgate has set the Safdie Brothers’ Good Time for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release on 11/21. The film stars Robert Pattinson. The company has also set Armed Response, starring Wesley Snipes, for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release on 10/10.
Kino has just announced the 11/21 release of a 12-disc Fritz Lang: The Silent Films Blu-ray box set, that includes The Spiders (1919-20), Harakiri (1919), The Wandering Shadow (1920), Four Around the Woman (1921), Destiny (1921), Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Die Nibelungen (1924-25), Metropolis (1927), Spies (1928), Woman in the Moon (1929), and The Plague of Florence (1919), plus abundant extras. That’s a helluva great box set right there! You can see the cover art below.
Also coming soon on Blu-ray from Kino are Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) and The Master (1984, Complete Series). Death Rides a Horse (1967) hits BD on 11/7, along with The Mercenary (1968) on BD and DVD. China Moon (1994) follows on BD on 11/14, along with This World, Then the Fireworks (1997), NightKill (1980), and The Man Who Died Twice (1958) on BD and DVD. The Burning Bed (1984) is due on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/21, as is Hangover Square (1945) on BD only and Cease Fire (1953) on Blu-ray 3D. The High Commissioner (1968), The Woman in Red (1984), and Cop-Out (1967) all show up on BD and DVD on 11/28. And coming in 2018 are Special Delivery (1976) and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975).
Finally, Random Media will release House by the Lake for release on DVD on 10/10.
Some of you may have read my review of Universal’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 35th Anniversary Edition 4K Ultra HD release. You may also be interested to know that they’ve launched a Snapchat lens that lets you put your face in Elliot’s red hoodie behind E.T. on their flying bicycle. It’s pretty cute for the kids, so FYI.
And pre-orders are now on for the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Valerian from Lionsgate, so we’ve re-posted that cover artwork below. Amazon.co.uk has an exclusive 4K/BD/3D version you can order here. We don’t know if the 3D disc will be all-region or not, so buyer beware. But as soon as we know for sure, we’ll let you know.
Before we go, we also wanted to take a moment today to mention the passing of actor Frank Vincent (of Sopranos and Goodfellas fame), comics writer Len Wein (the creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing), musician Walter Becker (of Steely Dan), and science-fiction writer Jerry Pournelle (The Mote in God’s Eye, The Mercenary, Lucifer’s Hammer). They will all be very much missed.
We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for some of the titles mentioned above, with Amazon.com pre-order links if available...
- Bill Hunt