This week’s edition of The Digital Wire is a little light on new release news, but it is January after all, so bear with me please. Right now we’re just running out the clock until Oscar night.
Below youâ€™ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power. The cover art for certain titles has yet to be finalized.
Scream Factory has been working on a new Blu-ray release of John Carpenter‘s futuristic action classic Escape from New York, starring Kurt Russell in the role that ensured he wouldn’t be crawling back to Disney for a job anytime soon, and recently announced an official street date of April 21, 2015 for this long-in-the-works edition. Details have yet to be finalized but what we do know is this will be a two-disc Blu-ray set featuring a brand new 2K high-definition transfer of the film taken from the original negative and new cover art created by Paul Shipper. There will also be a combination of bonus features both exclusive to this release and previously produced for MGM’s 2003 special edition DVD. The title should be available for pre-order soon. I for one am really excited about seeing one of my favorite Carpenter films finally get the home video love it deserves. This should be one of the best Blu-rays of 2015.
I don’t know exactly how many people were clamoring for a sequel to Horrible Bosses, the 2011 comedy hit that I still have yet to see, but proving that there will never be a horse too dead for Hollywood to cease beating Horrible Bosses 2 arrived in theaters last November. Much like a self-aware dinner guest who had wore out their welcome, the movie departed almost as soon as it arrived and is now making its way to Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment with a release date set for February 24, 2015. The Blu-ray will include the 108-minute theatrical cut and a 116-minute extended cut along with the following bonus features:
Endless Laughter Guaranteed
Let the Sexual Healing Begin
Off-the-Cuff: One-Liners You Didn’t See
On March 10, 2015 Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the John Hughes Yearbook Collection on Blu-ray and DVD. The set will include three of the late comedy filmmaker’s best-known features – Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science – along with UltraViolet digital copies of all three films and previous released extras. You can get a rundown of the extra features on the Breakfast Club Blu-ray, which will be a 30th Anniversary Edition, here.
Out This Week
Gone Girl: Blu-ray|DVD
A Walk Among the Tombstones: Blu-ray|DVD
Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season: Blu-ray|DVD
River’s Edge: Blu-ray|DVD
Love is Strange: Blu-ray|DVD
Capricorn One: Blu-ray
At the Earth’s Core: Blu-ray
Young Ones: Blu-ray|DVD
Those are the highlights of this week. Come back same time next week for more of the coolest home video news tidbits on the web.