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Death Race 2000 Returns to DVD and Debuts on Blu-ray on June 22nd 2010!

 

 

March 31st, 2010

 

 

One of Roger Corman's most beloved cult classics will be getting a new DVD release and will debut on Blu-ray this June. Death Race 2000 will be released in a brand new DVD edition and will come out in Blu-ray for the first time on June 22. The new standard DVD edition will be priced at $19.93 SRP and the Blu-ray will be priced at $26.97 SRP. We have no cover art images at this time but you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins and Martin Kove.

 

 

Welcome to the year 2000, a bleak and politically oppressive world plagued by immorality and political unrest. The only thing that appeases the population is the three-day Transcontinental Death Race, a high-speed, coast-to-coast competition which is won by the driver who racks up the most points by killing spectators, pedestrians and other unlucky passers-by.

 

This year, however, the Death Race drivers have something more to worry about than getting killed by the other contestants: A covert faction of Anti-Race revolutionaries bent on putting the brakes on Death Race for good. When they say "Speed kills" - they're not kidding!

 

 

Special Features:

 

 

◦David on Death Race: A brief look back from star David Carradine recorded in 2008

 

◦Audio commentary with Roger Corman and Mary Woronov

 

◦New audio commentary with assistant director Lewis Teague and editor Tina Hirsch

 

◦Playing the Game: Looking Back at "Death Race 2000"

 

◦Ready to Wear: In-depth interview costume designer Jane Ruhm on her inventive work for this film and other Roger Corman classics

 

◦Designing Dystopia!: A detailed look at the film's futuristic landscapes and now-classic race cars with co-art director B.B. Neel, car designer James Powers and car constructor Dean Jeffries.

 

◦Start Your Engine!: How the world of Death Race 2000 came to life, interview with original story creator Ib Melchior

 

◦Killer Score: An all-new interview with composer Paul Chihara on the creation of the film's eclectic score, which was also his first feature film composition.

 

◦Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman about Death Race 2000

 

◦Original theatrical trailer

 

◦Original theatrical trailer with commentary by filmmaker John Landis, courtesy of trailersfromhell.com

 

◦Collectible 12-page booklet

 

◦New World trailers

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*OMG!!! I just found this on DVD ....bought it today!!! So happy! I do remember seeing this on the big screen W./mom in Europe!*

 

 

 

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*First of all, I can?t believe ?Elvis,? the 1979 biopic starring Kurt Russell as the iconic star, has never been released on DVD yet.*

 

 

 

Second, if you haven?t seen the movie yet, now is the perfect time. There have been countless films, TV specials, books and biographies about the King of Rock ?n Roll, but none of them even come close to the magic of ?Elvis,? being released on DVD by Shout! Factory to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley?s birth (75!). It hits store and cyber shelves on March 2, 2010.

 

 

Much of that magic comes from the collaboration between director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell. Watching Russell do those hip moves and put on those blue suede shoes, you?ll think you?re actually watching the King himself. Kurt Russell is awesome.

 

?Elvis,? which chronicles the singer?s life from poverty-stricken childhood to super-stardom, snagged a Golden Globe nomination and multiple Emmy nominations, including one for Kurt Russell as Outstanding Lead Actor. It also features country music hitmaker Ronnie McDowell, who re-creates Presley?s signature vocals.

 

 

 

 

Also featured are Shelley Winters as Elvis? mother Gladys; Season Hubley as his wife Priscilla; Kurt Russell?s real-life father Bing Russell as Elvis?s father Vernon Presley; Pat Hingle as Colonel Tom Parker; Robert Gray as Red West; Golden Globe nominee Joe Mantegna as Memphis mafia

member Joe Esposito; and Golden Globe nominee Ed Begley Jr. as D.J. Fontana.

 

*_DVD Bonus Features_:*

 

?Bringing A Legend To Life? Featurette With Archival Interviews Of Kurt Russell And John Carpenter (1979)

Commentary By ?The Voice Of Elvis? Ronnie McDowell And Author Edie Hand

Rare Clips From American Bandstand

Photo Gallery

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WB has announced for July 13th Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 5 (Cornered / Desperate / The Phenix City Story / Dial 1119 / Armored Car Robbery / Crime in the Streets / Deadline at Dawn / Backfire)

 

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http://www.classicflix.com/film-noir-classic-collection-cornered-desperate-phenix-city-story-dial-1119-armored-robbery-crime-streets-deadline-dawn-backfire-p-9870.html

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Ive never seen any of these and what I did was look at IMDB and see what the movies were about and they all sound great, especially Armored Car Robbery..

Its too bad Stranger on the 3rd Floor didnt make it on here..but they did say it would be an Archive...wish it would come out already :)

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from blu-ray.com:

 

Kino International has announced the North American release of the new restoration of Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction masterpiece Metropolis, now with 25 minutes of lost footage and the original Gottfried Huppertz score. This new 147-minute version will be shown in all major markets throughout the US and Canada. The Blu-ray release is set for November of this year.

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4401

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Fritz Lang's The Complete Metropolis will release on Blu-ray‎

 

HD-Report - Jeff Chabot

April 8, 2010

 

Fritz Lang?s 1927 sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis has undergone new restoration and will release as The Complete Metropolis on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in November, 2010. The 147-minute restored version premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on February 12, and will show in Grauman?s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA on April 25.

 

 

Metropolis was originally screened in 1927 and ran an estimated 153 minutes. However, to make the film more commercially viable the film distributors (Ufa in Germany, Paramount in the U.S.) shortened the film to about 90 minutes.

 

 

After several restorations the film was brought to 124 minutes in 2001, a version thought to be the most complete Metropolis fans would ever see. But the latest restoration of the film adds 25 minutes of lost footage, found in a 16mm dupe negative that has not been seen since the film debuted in 1927.

 

 

 

http://www.hd-report.com/2010/04/08/fritz-langs-the-complete-metropolis-will-release-on-blu-ray/

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New Criterions on the way:

 

*The Red Shoes* - on Blu-ray and DVD July 20th

 

New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)

Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and filmmaker Martin Scorsese

Introductory restoration demonstration with Scorsese

Profile of ?The Red Shoes? (2000), a twenty-five-minute documentary

Video interview with Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell?s widow

Gallery from Scorsese?s collection of The Red Shoes memorabilia

The ?Red Shoes? Sketches, an animated film made from Hein Heckroth?s painted storyboards

Readings by actor Jeremy Irons of excerpts from Powell and Pressburger?s novelization of The Red Shoes and the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by Christie

 

*Black Narcissus* - on Blu-ray and DVD July 20

 

New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)

Video introduction by French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier

Audio commentary featuring the late director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese

The Audacious Adventurer, a 2006 video piece in which Tavernier discusses Black Narcissus and Powell

Profile of ?Black Narcissus? (2000), a twenty-five-minute documentary

Painting with Light, a twenty-seven-minute documentary about Jack Cardiff?s Oscar-winning

cinematography on Black Narcissus

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones

 

*The Secret of the Grain* - on Blu-ray and DVD July 27

 

New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Abdellatif Kechiche (with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)

New video interview with Kechiche

Sueur, Kechiche?s captivating extended version of the film?s climactic belly dancing sequence, featuring a new introduction by the director

New video interview with film scholar Ludovic Cortade

Excerpt from a 20 heures television interview with Kechiche and actress Hafsia Herzi

Video interviews with Herzi, actress Bouraou?a Marzouk, and the film?s musicians

Theatrical trailer

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Wesley Morris

 

*The Only Son/There Was A Father: Two Films By Yasujiro Ozu* - on DVD July 13th

 

New high-definition digital transfers

New video interviews with Japanese film scholar Tadao Sato and film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson

New and improved English subtitle translations

PLUS: Booklets featuring essays by film scholar Tony Rayns and reprints of pieces by actor Chishu Ryu and scholar Donald Richie

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*20th Century Fox Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary with Brand New DVD and Blu-ray Releases*

 

 

 

April 14th, 2010

 

 

 

*Fox celebrates its 75th anniversaryToday, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment kicked off a 12-month marketing, promotions, publicity and media campaign to honor and promote the studio's legacy and library. The celebration will include the release of more than 300 films on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, showcasing a remarkable, rich and unparalleled heritage of great movies, Academy Award-winners and box office smashes featuring a cast of the greatest movie stars and directors from yesterday and today.*

 

 

 

*FOX 75TH ANNIVERSARY MARKETING CAMPAIGN*

 

Fox's year-long celebration will include extensive catalog releases of more than 300 of the studio's most notable films on Blu-ray Disc and DVD and will be supported by event publicity campaigns, national advertising, retail and account specific promotions, internal and studio driven special events and limited-edition gift with purchase promotions.

 

 

*FOX75TH.COM*

 

The studio has launched a dedicated Web site - Fox75th.com - that will feature information about upcoming Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, theatrical releases and national and local events and promotions tied to the 75th Anniversary campaign.

 

The website provides consumers with a chance to win a prize daily from Fox Home Entertainment. Prizes include a chance to instantly win $75,000 or a special limited edition poster, Blu-ray Disc or DVD. Complete rules and eligibility requirements are available at Fox75th.com.

 

 

*PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS*

 

Fox Home Entertainment will release a selection of seasonally timed singles, double and triple features and classic quads on DVD representing some of Fox's most recognizable films. Each product includes a gift with purchase offer to redeem a limited edition 75th anniversary commemorative movie poster. Each poster features a globally recognized and iconic film image from Fox's 75 years of glamour, dynamic duos, rebels, cult classics, screams, sci-fi and music.

 

 

*The first product wave representing critically acclaimed films timed to awards season is available in stores now. Product includes:*

 

 

SINGLES ($14.98 and $19.98 US / $16.98 and $21.98 Canada MSRP)

Nine titles including:

 

◦The King and I, Love Me Tender, All About Eve, Gentleman's Agreement, All That Jazz, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Romancing the Stone, Hello Dolly! and The Gang's All Here{/list

 

◦DOUBLE FEATURES ($14.98 US / $16.98 Canada MSRP)

 

◦Nine collections including:

 

 

◦- The Commitments/The Full Monty, An Affair to Remember/Ever After, Moulin Rouge/Tristan & Isolde, Little Miss Sunshine/Juno, Walk the Line/William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Garden State/Say Anything, among others.

 

 

TRIPLE FEATURES ($22.98 US / $25.98 Canada MSRP)

Seven collections of award-winning dramas, comedies and sci-fi films in 75th branded packaging include:

 

◦AWARD-WINNING DRAMA: The Last King of Scotland/Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World/Wall Street

◦AWARD-WINNING COMEDY: The Full Monty/MASH/My Cousin Vinny

◦AWARD-WINNING SCI-FI: The Abyss/Alien/Aliens

 

 

CLASSIC QUADS ($19.98 US/ $21.98 Canada MSRP)

Three collections of Fox studio classics in 75th branded packaging include:

 

◦Anna Karenina/A Farewell to Arms/Les Miserables/The Sun Also Rises

◦An Affair to Remember, Leave Her to Heaven/A Letter to Three Wives/Peyton Place

◦Anna and the King of Siam/Can-Can/Daddy Long Legs/Star!

 

 

 

Upcoming seasonally available product waves will include family friendly films timed to Easter, a selection of dramas timed to Mother's Day, westerns and war films timed to Father's Day, key comedies in time for summer vacation, sci-fi and horror films timed to Halloween and a selection of collector's edition and gift box sets for the holidays.

 

 

*BLU-RAY DISC*

 

 

Fox will release a selection of event titles on Blu-ray Disc for the first time. Event titles making their Blu-ray Disc debut in Q3 and Q4 2010 include:

 

 

*Alien Anthology*

 

 

◦All four Alien films digitally restored and available together in a six disc set packed with extras

 

 

*The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary*

 

◦New special features including live cast re-enactments and RHPS karoake

 

 

 

*The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary*

 

◦Digitally restored with 7.1 audio and never before seen interactivity and features

 

 

 

*William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet*

 

◦New high definition transfer and BD Live special features including Live Lookup

 

 

 

*Moulin Rouge*

 

◦New high definition transfer and BD Live special features

 

 

 

*The Last of the Mohicans*

 

◦All-new Director's Definitive Cut and interviews with Daniel Day Lewis

 

 

 

*COMMEMORATIVE BOX SET*

 

 

To cement the Fox 75th Anniversary promotion, Fox will premiere the most comprehensive collection of Fox films ever to be released on DVD this fall in a lavish collectible package. This unique collection was handpicked by studio chairmen Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos based on several criteria including cinematic merit, historic significance, cultural impact and commercial and critical success. Titles include All About Eve, Avatar, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cleopatra, The Devil Wears Prada, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ice Age, Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Minority Report, Patton, Wall Street, and more.

 

 

Exact title configurations, packaging and release dates for Fox 75th Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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Frankly, who cares about this. With the exception of the BR much of the other titles have been released and re-released. Where are the classics that have not yet been released? I wouldn't give this much space to this information. There were rumors that CAVALCADE and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN would be forthcoming, but I guess these are just rumors.

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Frankly, who cares about this. With the exception of the BR much of the other titles have been released and re-released. Where are the classics that have not yet been released? I wouldn't give this much space to this information. There were rumors that CAVALCADE and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN would be forthcoming, but I guess these are just rumors.

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Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set Information Revealed

 

 

April 18th, 2010

 

 

*The first details arrive for the anticipated box setIt seems that we will be exploring our favorite far, far away galaxy in high definition in the near future. IGN attended the Chicago Comics and Entertainment*

*Expo over the weekend and LucasFilm director of fan relations Steve Sansweet revealed that a new Blu-ray set featuring all the Star Wars films is in the works.*

 

 

"We have been at work for a couple of years working on-I won't call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff-but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We're finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about... there are some real treasures."

 

 

When will the set come out? Sansweet says, "We're not ready to announce exactly when it's coming out, but it won't be in the too distant future."

 

 

However, The Digital Bits has also heard from their industry sources who are saying that the tentative release plan for this BD set is for October 2011. Of course, this hasn't been confirmed by LucasFilm and this date could indeed change.

 

 

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any and all news on this highly-anticipated Star Wars Blu-ray set as soon as we have more information.

 

 

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released May 25th, 1977 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew. The film is directed by George Lucas.

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And, CK, all the falderall you reprinted says what I said in summary. I know you will never answer this - because you have NEVER responded to any of multiple similar posts - but why, oh why, do you keep printing things that duplicate what has been mentioned here already, sometime weeks or months before???

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Im just amazed the admins havent done anything about this person after all this time

This user just floods and SPAMs like nothing Ive ever seen before..Im sick of it personally..One reason I dont come here is because CK totally floods the forums with repetitive SPAM

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I think this person has nothing better to do and that would explain all the repetitive press/news releases he copies and posts. Is it necessary for him to post three different obits for the same deceased person? One should be more than sufficient. I think he is going to do exactly what he wants to do unless someone puts a stop to it.

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Warner Bros. has announced several titles for Blu-ray:

 

*What's Up, Doc?* (1972) - extras include

Scene-specific commentary by Barbra Streisand

Full-movie commentary by director Peter Bogdanovich

Vintage featurette: Screwball Comedies... Remember Them?"

Theatrical trailer

 

August 10th:

 

*National Lampoon's Vacation* (1980)

 

Griswold family commentary by Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, director Harold Ramis and producer Matty Simmons

 

*National Lampoon's European Vacation*

 

 

And they will release in the UK (and hopefully soon after in the good old U.S. of A.) on September 20th *The Exorcist* and *Forbidden Planet*. And then a week later, they will release *THX 1138*.

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April 21st, 2010

 

 

*You can take two classic trips with Chevy Chase in high definition for the first time this August. Vacation and European Vacation will be released on Blu-ray on August 10. Each disc will be priced at $24.98 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art below. Both films star Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo as Clark and Ellen Griswold.*

 

 

Vacation

 

 

Everything is planned, packed - and about to go hilariously wrong. The Griswolds are going on vacation. In the driver's seat is Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), an Everyman eager to share the open road and the wonders of family togetherness. Myriad mishaps, crude kin (Randy Quaid), encounters with a temptress (Christie Brinkley), financial woes, Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) on the roof, one security guard (John Candy) and 2,460 miles later, it's a wonder the Griswolds are together. There's never been a family vacation like it. Except maybe yours. And that helps explain why National Lampoon's Vacation remains so popular...and so very funny.

 

 

Special Features:

 

 

Griswold Family Commentary by Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Director Harold Ramis and Producer Matty Simmons

 

 

 

 

European Vacation

 

 

The first time the Griswolds took a trip, moviegoers everywhere went along for the ride...and went bonkers! Now they're into even zanier sightseeing in National Lampoon's European Vacation, directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High). Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo return as Clark and Ellen, winners of a European tour on which their teenagers Rusty (Jason Lively) and Audrey (Dana Hill) join them. Deluxe accommodations...aren't. Clark tries left-sided English driving, leaving Stonehenge unhinged. In Bavaria a slap-dancing polka turns into a slaphappy free-for-all. It's a wacky, wide world of holiday road havoc!

 

Vacation was released July 29th, 1983 and stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Eddie Bracken, Brian Doyle-Murray. The film is directed by Harold Ramis.

 

European Vacation was released July 26th, 1985 and stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively, John Astin, Sheila Kennedy, Paul Bartel, Cynthia Szigeti. The film is directed by Amy Heckerling.

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