To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alien, the 1979 sci-fi flick that reshaped the genre, the film will be released in 4K and HDR. Originally shot on 35mm film, this digital Ultra HD remaster was made using the original negative. This special edition also includes the 2003 director’s cut of Alien plus audio mastered in DTS-HD MA 5.1, new commentary from director Ridley Scott, members of the cast and a number of deleted scenes. Available April 23.
For serious fans of film, nothing beats the Criterion Collection for the best in classic & independent movies. And now we look forward to a streaming service dubbed the Criterion Channel—a highly curated standalone resource for the most engaging films. Due to launch in the spring of 2019, it will offer the entire Criterion Collection library as well as new films & fresh, original cinephile content.
To celebrate Halloween, Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment have created new collectible Blu-ray and DVD packaging for 19 of their iconic horror, thriller, and classic slasher film titles. From, Carrie, The Fly, and Living Dead to Poltergeist, The Hills Have Eyes, and Child’s Play, the exclusive, limited edition cover artwork was created by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Oracena and rendered in vibrant colors and creepy detail. Available at major retailers nationwide for a limited time. Even if you can’t locate the Blu-rays, Oracena has made all of the box covers available as prints for sale on his website which we have linked to below.
The ultimate Hobbit/LOR series movie box set will soon be available. The Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 Blu-ray discs: Extended cuts of An Unexpected Journey, Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King, plus all the extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries. Each film is packaged as an ancient leather-bound book and comes in a wooden bookshelf. The collection also includes Bilbo & Frodo’s Red Book of Westmarch featuring re-created concept art from the films. Available October 4th.
This limited edition 30-disc Blu-ray collection celebrates 50 years of Star Trek and includes every episode and feature film with the original crew, plus a new documentary with 2+ hours of fresh footage, the entire animated series, & a new director’s cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. There are also hours of extras, mini posters from the films, and a Starfleet pin.
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Of all the war films ever made, none capture the paranoia & tragicomedy of the Cold War like Stanley Kubrick’s subversive classic Dr. Strangelove. The new Criterion edition delivers it like never before: a 4K digital transfer & DTS-HD Master Audio, plus 4 short documentaries, trailers, actor interviews & lots of other extras.
For the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, Paramount is releasing a special Blu-Ray box set featuring the original 6 films: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search For Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier, & The Undiscovered Country. The films will be presented in 1080P video with Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack audio.
The limited edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection includes Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man, all in Blu-ray 3D. Digital Copies of each are also included.
Monty Python & The Holy Grail is a ridiculous comedy classic & so bloody British. The film turns the big 4-0 this year, so here comes the re-mastered 40th Anniversary Blu-ray featuring all the severed limbs & killer rabbits you remember in crisp, clear widescreen high definition.
Amazon’s exclusive Ultimate James Bond Collection features all 23 Bond films together in one Blu-ray box-set, including a 24th film, Spectre, plus for the first time, digital copies of the collection. The set also includes a bonus disc exclusive of “Everything or Nothing“, a 90-minute documentary on the untold story of 007 plus a pocket-sized James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters book.
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a movie so groundbreaking & original, it’s hard to imagine how the cinematic masterpiece was actually made. Now the answers to all those questions can be discovered with this 562-page book from Taschen. The ultimate companion to the film, it contains on and off set photographs, pre-production paintings, conceptual designs, and publicity materials plus insights from the actors, senior production designers, & special-effects experts.
Sci-Fi auteur Neill Blomkamp is the director behind the droids and destruction in the near-future film Chappie as well as District 9, & Elysium. This new box-set contains all 3 films in widescreen Blu-ray plus an included digibook.