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Another WarnerArchive announced for Blu-ray, The Great Race, on Nov. 9th

 

Special Features/Content:

  • Original Road Show Version with Overture, Intermission, Entr'acte, and Exit music
  • Behind the Scenes with Blake Edwards' "The Great Race"
  • Theatrical Trailer
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Amazon have revealed an exclusive 10-disc Blu-ray release of Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection. The set includes eight classic Kubrick films, three previously released documentaries and two newly-produced documentaries: "Kubrick Remembered" and "Stanley Kubrick in Focus." Also included is yet another documentary, "Once Upon a Time... A Clockwork Orange," which is new to the U.S., and a 78-page hardcover photo book. The exclusive set is already available for pre-order and arrives on November 4th.

The Masterpiece Collection features Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). "Kubrick Remembered" offers a new look into the Kubrick archives, with special appearances by the director's wife, Christiane Kubrick, as well as never-seen footage of Stanley's works, his house and his film production facilities. "Stanley Kubrick in Focus" presents such directors as Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone, William Friedkin and Martin Scorsese relating how Kubrick's directorial style influenced their work.

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Twilight Time has announced its slate of November and December Blu-ray releases. Twelve films will be released by the label, including several high profile titles like Birdman of AlcatrazInherit the Wind, Maggie Smith's Oscar winning performance in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and even Barbra Streisand's directorial debut, Yentl. The complete release list is as follows: 

BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962) BLU-RAY - November 11th 
JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961) BLU-RAY - November 11th 
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (1986) BLU-RAY - November 11th 
FLAMING STAR (1960) BLU-RAY - November 11th 
BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING (1965) BLU-RAY - November 11th 
THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI (2002) BLU-RAY - November 11th 

YENTL (1983) BLU-RAY - December 9th 
FUNNY LADY (1975) BLU-RAY - December 9th 
INHERIT THE WIND (1960) BLU-RAY - December 9th 
HEAVEN AND EARTH (1993) BLU-RAY - December 9th 
THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (1968) BLU-RAY - December 9th 
THE FORTUNE (1975) BLU-RAY - December 9th 

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The Criterion Collection has announced six titles for Blu-ray release in November: On November 11th, it will release Monte Hellman's The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind. On November 18th, it will release Frank Capra's It Happened One Night. On November 25th, it will release Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura, Sydney Pollack's Tootsie, and Les Blank: Always for Pleasure.

 

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restorations of both films, supervised by director Monte Hellman, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentaries on both films, featuring Hellman and film historians Bill Krohn and Blake Lucas
  • New interviews with actors John Hackett, B. J. Merholz, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton, assistant director Gary Kurtz, and chief wrangler Calvin Johnson, all in conversation with Hellman
  • New conversation between actor Will Hutchins and film programmer Jake Perlin
  • New video essay on actor Warren Oates by critic Kim Morgan
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Atkinson
  • More!

 

It Happened One Night
 

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between critics Molly Haskell and Phillip Lopate
  • Frank Capra's American Dream, a 1997 feature-length documentary
  • Director Frank Capra's first film, the 1922 silent short The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House
  • American Film Institute tribute to Capra from 1982
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • More!

 

L'Avventura

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood
  • Selected-scene commentary by filmmaker Olivier Assayas
  • Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, a fifty-eight-minute 1966 documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi
  • Writings by director Michelangelo Antonioni, read by actor Jack Nicholson, plus Nicholson's personal recollections of the director
  • New English subtitle translation
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, along with the statement Antonioni made about the film and the letter that circulated in support of it after its 1960 Cannes premiere

Tootsie

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring director Sydney Pollack, taken from Criterion's 1991 laserdisc edition of the film
  • New interviews with actor Dustin Hoffman and comedy writer Phil Rosenthal
  • Interview with Dorothy Michaels by film critic Gene Shalit, from the film's production
  • Making of "Tootsie," a 1982 documentary directed by Rocky Lang
  • A Better Man: The Making of "Tootsie," a 2007 documentary directed by Charles Kiselyak and featuring interviews with Pollack; actors Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, Hoffman, and Jessica Lange; and writers Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
  • Screen and wardrobe test footage of Hoffman
  • Deleted scenes and trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow

 

Les Blank: Always For Pleasure

Films Include: The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1968); God Respects Us When We Work, but Loves Us When We Dance (1968); Spend It All (1971); A Well Spent Life (1971); Dry Wood (1973); Hot Pepper (1973); Always for Pleasure(1978); Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980); Sprout Wings and Fly (1983); In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984); Gap-Toothed Women (1987); Yum, Yum, Yum (1990); The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1994); Sworn to the Drum (1995).

Special Features:

  • New 2K digital restorations of all fourteen films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • Excerpt from Les Blank: A Quiet Revelation, an upcoming documentary by Gina Leibrecht New interviews with director Les Blank's sons, Harrod and Beau; Blank documentary subject Gerald Gaxiola (a.k.a. the Maestro); filmmakers Skip Gerson, Maureen Gosling, Taylor Hackford, Tom Luddy, and Chris Simon; and chef and author Alice Waters
  • Blank's short films Lightnin' Les (1968), Mr. Charlie, Your Rollin' Mill Is Burnin' Down (1968), The Sun's Gonna Shine (1968), More Fess (1978), Julie: Old Time Tales of the Blue Ridge (1991), My Old Fiddle: A Visit with Tommy Jarrell in the Blue Ridge (1995), and The Maestro Rides Again (2005)
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Andrew Horton
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January and Feb release schedule from Twilight Time on Blu-ray:

 

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (1968) BLU-RAY - Jan 20th 

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985) BLU-RAY - Jan 20th 

BREAKING AWAY (1979) BLU-RAY - Jan 20th 

FRIGHT NIGHT: 30th Anniversary Special Edition (1985) BLU-RAY - Jan 20th 

BANDIT QUEEN (1994) BLU-RAY - Jan 20th 

LENNY (1974) BLU-RAY - Feb 10th 

LOVE AND DEATH (1975) BLU-RAY - Feb 10th 

THE ST VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE (1967) BLU-RAY - Feb 10th 

STORMY WEATHER (1943) BLU-RAY - Feb 10th 

TO SIR, WITH LOVE (1967) BLU-RAY - Feb 10th 

ZARDOZ (1974) BLU-RAY - Feb 24th 

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Another Warner Archive Blu-ray is on its way.  Pete Kelly's Blues, starring Jack Webb.  No release date yet, but it will be this year.

 

Special Features:

  • Original Theatrical Trailer (COLOR/CinemaScope)
  • Alternate Theatrical Trailer/ (B&W/CinemaScope)
  • Vintage 1955 Warner Bros. Short "GADGETS GALORE"
  • Vintage 1955 Warner Bros. Cartoon "THE HOLE IDEA"

 

 

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New classic Blu-ray release coming from Criterion on Jan. 20th:

 

The Palm Beach Story

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with writer and film historian James Harvey about director Preston Sturges
  • New interview with actor and comedian Bill Hader about Sturges
  • Safeguarding Military Information, a 1942 World War II propaganda short written by Sturges
  • Screen Guild Theater radio adaptation of the film from March 1943
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

 

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