There’s not a lot of announcement news today, but Universal has officially set James Marsh’s new Best Picture nominee film The Theory of Everything for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/17. Both versions will feature audio commentary by director James Marsh, the Becoming the Hawkings featurette, and deleted scenes. The film will be available digitally on 2/10. See the final cover artwork below.
Speaking of the newly-announced Best Picture nominees, they are officially: American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Selma, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. You can read the complete list of this year’s Oscar nominees here at Oscar.com.
Also announced today for music fans is Daryl Hall and John Oates: Live in Dublin from Eagle Rock Entertainment. Filmed at the Olympia Theatre on July 15, 2014, the concert will be available on 3/31 in DVD+2CD, Blu-ray and digital formats.
Finally today, here’s something interesting for you Bond fans: As some of you may be aware already, the master tapes for composer John Barry’s score for Moonraker have apparently been lost. But Tadlow Music boss James Fitzpatrick and Bond fans around the world have banded together on Kickstarter to have the complete score re-recorded by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The effort would be overseen by conductor Nic Raine, who worked with Barry back in the day. You can read more about all this here at The Yorkshire Post (thanks to Bits reader Tim H. for the link) and you can contribute to this worthy Kickstarter here.
We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for Universal’s The Theory of Everything, as well the other Best Picture nominees that are now available for pre-order on Amazon (all but Birdman are – note that some street dates are TBA), and new John Hughes Yearbook Collection Blu-ray...
Back tomorrow. Stay tuned...
- Bill Hunt