Monday, March 25, 2013

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases: March 26, 2013

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" leads the pack this week in an overall dreary set of films. The presidential biopic has garnered many accolades since it's release, and even made both Top 15 of 2012 lists for Alex and Andy.  While it's probably not the most exciting way to spend some downtime, it's sure to be a quality film worthy of your attention. If that doesn't interest you, there are other new titles to choose from, and two of my favorite cult classics are finally getting the Blu treatment (it's a shame I'm not in the buying mode right now).


-Special Features are for Blu-ray editions only-



Lincoln - Four Disc Edition (Blu/DVD/Digital Copy)


Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tony Kushner
Producers: Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Kathleen Kennedy
Format: AC-3, Box set, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 4


-Special Features-
  • The Journey to Lincoln 
  • A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia 
  • In the Company of Character Crafting the Past 
  • Living with Lincoln
  • In Lincoln's Footsteps





Killing Them Softly (Blu/DVD)

Actors
: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
Director: Andrew Dominik
Writers: Andrew Dominik, George V. Higgins
Producers: Brad Pitt, Adi Shankar, Anthony Katagas, Bill Johnson, Dede Gardner
Format: Color, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Run Time: 97 minutes

-Special Features-

  • Deleted Scenes 
    • 1. Janice
    • 2. The Doctor
    • 3. The Doctor, Part 2
    • 4. "Not Working Tonight, Right?"
  • The Making of Killing Them Softly 



The Collection (Blu/DVD)


Actors: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald
Director: Marcus Dunstan

Format: Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Lions Gate
Run Time: 82 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Commentary with Director/Writer Marcus Dunstan and Writer Patrick Melton. 
  • Alternate Scenes include:
    • Getting to Know Dre 
    • Picking His Disguise 
    • 8 MM 
  • Featurettes include:
    • A Director's Vision 
    • Makeup and Effects of 'The Collection' 
    • Production Design 
    • Special Effects of 'The Collection' 
    • Stunts of 'The Collection' 
  • Theatrical Trailer 






Phantasm 2: Collector's Edition (Blu)


Actors: James LeGros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm
Director: Don Coscarelli
Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Collector's Edition, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: R
Studio: Shout! Factory
Run Time: 95 minutes

-Special Features-
  • Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Acotrs Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister. 
  • The Ball is Back
  • The Gory Days 
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Workprint Scenes 
  • TV Spots 
  • Behind the Scenes includes:
    • Makeup and Effects 
    • On the Set 
  • Trailers include:
    • 'Phantasm' Trailer 
    • 'Phantasm II' Trailer 
    • 'Phantasm III' Trailer 
  • Still Galleries include:
    • Behind the Scenes 
    • Makeup and Effects 
    • Posters and Stills 
  • Rare Short Film Featuring Rory Guy





From Beyond: Collector's Edition (Blu)

Actors
: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel
Director: Stuart Gordon
Format: Anamorphic, Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R
Studio: Shout! Factory
Run Time: 86 minutes


-Special Features-
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Multiple Dimensions -- A Look at the Film's Extensive Make-Up & Creature Effects with Special Effects John Buechler, Anthony Doublin, John Naulin, and Mark Shstrom 
  • Paging Dr. McMichaels -- An Interview with Actress Barbara Crampton 
  • A Tortured Soul -- Interview with Actor Jeffrey Combs
  • An Empire Productions -- Interview with Executive Producer Charles Band 
  • The Director's Perspective 
  • The Editing Room "Lost an Found" 
  • Interview with the Composer 
  • Photo Gallery 
  • Trailer