First up, Warner Home Video has announced that the street date for their upcoming Diamond Luxe Editions Blu-ray releases has been bumped from 9/30 to 12/9. These include The Green Mile: 15th Anniversary Edition, the Natural Born Killers: 20th Anniversary Edition, the Forrest Gump: 20th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition, the Gremlins: 30th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition, and the Ben-Hur: Two-Disc Blu-ray “with Bonus Special Features Disc.” Adjust your plans accordingly.
Meanwhile, BBC Home Entertainment has just set their Intruders: Season One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/23. This is a creepy and effectively little show – well worth checking out. It’s produced by Glen Morgan of The X-Files, Millennium and Space: Above and Beyond fame, and is based on a 2007 novel by Michael Marshall Smith. There’s just 8 episodes in the first season, so do give it a look.
IFC will release At the Devil’s Door on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/16.
MPI has set The Trip to Italy for release on both formats on 12/23.
Kino Lorber has announced more catalog films for release on 12/2, including Ray Rowland’s Witness to Murder, Andrew Davis’ The Package, Sidney Lumet’s The Offense, and Robert Culp’s Hickey & Boggs (scripted by Walter Hill and reuniting Culp with his I Spy co-star Bill Cosby).
Anchor Bay and RADiUS TWC have set Mike Myers’ Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/7 as an Amazon-exclusive.
CBS has revealed the extras that will be included on their Blu-ray and DVD release of Extant: Season One on 12/16. Look for 4 featurettes (The Story of Extant, The Mythology of Extant, The Cast, Filming Season One) and “additional features that examine the show’s props, costumes and stunning visual effects.”
Disney has announced a slate of TV DVD titles for release in December, including Castle: The Complete Fifth Season, Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Ninth Season, Nashville: The Complete First Season, Revenge: The Complete Second Season, Scandal: The Complete Second Season, and Once Upon a Time: The Complete Second Season all on 12/7. Of these Once Upon a Time will also be release on Blu-ray.
This should be considered unofficial, but word from retail sources is that Disney (in about three weeks time) is going to announce Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions for Blu-ray and DVD release before the end of the year.
It also looks as if Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is going to arrive on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD from Disney sometime in the first couple weeks of December.
And finally, “sports” has announced that “2014 World Series Film” will debut on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/25. Of course, by “sports” I mean MLB Productions and A&E. The particulars of which team beats which other team has yet to be determined. Though I think it’s safe to assume The New York Knights and The Springfield Nuclear Plant Softball Team will not be among them.
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Have a great weekend, everyone!
- Bill Hunt