Now then… one of the things it looks like we may learn about down at Comic-Con is that Warner Home Video may be planning to release The Iron Giant: Signature Edition back into theaters (as a Fathom Event here) on 9/30, and also on Blu-ray this fall. The film will apparently be remastered with new scenes. As you know, we reported way back in April of last year (see here) that director Brad Bird was in talks with the studio about releasing the film on the format. It seems that the studio is going to be heavily promoting the title down at the Con as both a Fathom theatrical re-release event (remastered with new scenes) and also on Blu-ray, including with a massive statue of the robot from the film, all of which was just promoted by Bird in a Tweet today. You can see the image he tweeted at the left there.
Just a reminder, our Digital Bits panel at Comic-Con takes place at 1PM on Thursday in room 23ABC, featuring a discussion about Blu-ray, the creation of the Prelude to Axanar Blu-ray, and the Star Trek: Axanar feature film itself (a project I’m proud to say I’m a part of along with our other Con panelists, Alec Peters, Charles de Lauzirika, Robert Meyer Burnett, and Cliff Stephenson). We’re also going to be showing you the first scene from the film live in HD on the big screen. We’re going to have Q&A and lots of cool giveaways too. Don’t miss it!
If anything interesting breaks while we’re down at the Con, or I’m able to take pictures of anything Blu-ray related, I’ll post them on my own Facebook page (you’re welcome to friend me there, though do keep in mind it’s my personal page, so it’s not all Blu-ray there) and also on The Bits Facebook page (make sure you’ve liked it to see).
With that, we’ll be back on Friday! See you then!
- Bill Hunt