Now then, I may... MAY... have one more new disc review for you either later today or tomorrow as well, provided the disc shows up this afternoon as expected. But if you’re feeling a need for 4K speed… me too. I’ll say no more.
Speaking of 4K Ultra HD though, we’ve learned that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket on the format on 9/22. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.
And you will almost certainly be as thrilled as I was to learn that Studio Canal’s long-awaited Flash Gordon: 40th Anniversary Edition was officially announced yesterday for release on 4K Ultra HD on August 3rd in the UK. The set will include Blu-ray Disc content as well, and those Blu-rays will be coded for Regions A, B and C. Here’s what you’ll get...
- NEW Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon
- Audio commentary with Mike Hodges
- Audio commentary with Brian Blessed
- Behind the scenes of Flash Gordon
- Stills gallery
- Storyboards gallery
- Original theatrical trailer
- Interview with Mike Hodges
- Interview with comic book artist Alex Ross
- Interview with screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
- Episode 24 of Flash Gordon (1979-1982): The Survival Game / Gremlin’s Finest Hour
- Sam Jones’s acting start
- Entertainment Earth on Flash Gordon merchandise
- Bob Lindenmayer discussed deleted scenes and original endings
- 35th Anniversary Greenroom
- 35th Anniversary reunion featurette
- Renato Casaro extended interview
- Brian Blessed anecdotes
- Melody’s musings on the soundtrack
- The film on UHD and 2 Blu-ray Discs
- A bonus Blu-Ray Disc of LIFE AFTER FLASH
- The soundtrack CD
- 32 page booklet
- 16 page Titan mini book (The Story of Flash Gordon)
- Reproduced booklet of the first strip of original comic books
- Poster of original artwork
We don’t have all of the A/V specs yet, but the street date is officially 8/3 and you can pre-order the title on Zavvi right now (we expect Amazon.co.uk links to appear soon too). Meanwhile, you can see the cover artwork above left, the open packaging below...
And just to really get your juices flowing, here’s Studio Canal’s official trailer for the release...
“Gordon’s ALIVE?!?!?!” Yes, Vultan... yes, he is indeed.