Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: October 9, 2012

Welcome back to our weekly segment of Blu-ray and DVD releases, where we hand-pick the newest titles as well as some classic re-releases that are getting the hi-def treatment. Get ready to forgo other purchases this week, as the controversial Prometheus headlines a set of titles that includes Rock of Ages and The Raven. There are also a couple of oldies, one of which, I've already pre-ordered.

Hit the jump for this week's releases!

-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-

Prometheus (Blu/DVD)

Also available in 3D 
: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba
Director: Ridley Scott
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 124 minutes

-Special Features-

Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
The Peter Weyland Files
Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
Prometheus: Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
Enhancement Pods
Weyland Corp Archives which includes Pre-Visualizations, Screen Tests and more

Rock of Ages:Extended Ed. (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director: Adam Shankman
Format: AC-3, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Warner Bros.
Run Time: 123 minutes

-Special Features-

Rock of Ages: Legends of the Sunset Strip
The Stories We Sing
Defining A Decade

  • The 80's Look
  • It's All About The Moves
  • Stripping Miami
  • The Tease
  • If You Build It, They Will Rock It
  • Connection to The Music
  • So It Started In A Bar
Any Way You Want It
Visit Florida
Selected Songs

The Barrens (Blu/DVD)

Actors: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Erik Knudsen, Allie MacDonald, Shawn Ashmore
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Run Time: 97 minutes

-Special Features-

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Darren Lynn Bousman and Director of Photography Joseph White
Deleted Scene

The Raven (Blu/DVD)

Actors: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin McNally
Director: James McTeigue
Writers: Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare
Producers: Aaron Ryder, Andjelija Vlaisavljevic, Carolyn Harris, Glen Basner, Ildiko Kemeny
Format: AC-3, Color, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Run Time: 110 minutes

-Special Features-

Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Poetry Reading
  • The Red Mask
  • Emily’s Recital
  • Fields Check on Poe
  • Poe Brings Carl to Field’s Home
Doctor Clements and Fields
The Raven Guts: Bringing Death to Life
The Madness, Misery, and Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
Behind the Beauty and Horror
The Raven Presents John Cusack & James McTeigue
Music for the Raven: The Team
Audio Commentary by Director James McTeigue, Producers Marc D. Evans,
Trevor Macy and Aaron Ryder
Theatrical Trailer

Magical Mystery Tour (Blu/DVD)

Actors: The Beatles
Directors: The Beatles
Language: English
Subtitles: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR
Studio: Capitol
Run Time: 53 minutes

-Special Features-

Director's commentary by Paul McCartney
The Making of Magical Mystery Tour
Ringo reflecting on his role in the film
Meet The Supporting Cast feature
Three new edits of ("Your Mother Should Know," "Blue Jay Way," "The Fool On The Hill")
"Hello Goodbye" 
Nat's Dream - A scene directed by John featuring Nat Jackley and not included in the original film
Ivor Cutler performs "I'm Going In A Field," in a field.
The filming of Traffic 

Little Shop of Horrors: Directors Cut (Blu)

Actors: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi
Director: Frank Oz
Writer: Howard Ashman
Producer: David Geffen
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: 94 minutes

-Special Features-

Theatrical version of the film with optional commentary
The Director’s Cut featuring the newly restored 20-minute alternate ending
Digitally re-mastered picture and 5.1 sound on both versions
"Frank Oz and Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut," an introduction by Frank Oz with Richard Conway
"A Story of Little Shop of Horrors" (behind-the-scenes documentary)
Outtakes and deleted scenes with optional commentary
Two theatrical trailers

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Ed. (Blu)

Actors: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace
Director: Steven Spielberg
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG
Studio: Universal Pictures
Run Time: 115 minutes

-Special Features-

Steven Spielberg & E.T.
The E.T. Journals
Deleted Scenes
A Look Back
The Evolution and Creation of E.T.
The E.T. Reunion
The 20th Anniversary Premiere
The Music of E.T.
Designs, Photographs and Marketing
Special Olympics TV Spot
Theatrical Trailer

I cannot wait for Little Shop of Horrors, as it's one of my favorite musicals and a childhood staple. Prometheus would be nice to own, but right now its watchability isn't very high for me, so it will just have to wait. Anything you will be purchasing?

Check back next week for more Blu-ray and DVD Releases!