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Digital Wire Blu-ray Releases: American Sniper, Project Almanac, Lazarus Effect

American Sniper Movie Review Blu-ray releases

This week’s Digital Wire Blu-ray Releases has news on several impending video releases, including one of the most popular and controversial films of last year, two sequels in a classic 1980’s slasher franchise, and a pair of forgettable genre efforts from early this year.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon, as well as a list of titles coming out this week.

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American Sniper

The most controversial of this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees, Clint Eastwood‘s true life war drama American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on May 19, 2015. The harrowing and violent film, which has grossed over $540 million at the box office worldwide to date and inspired countless debates over its subject matter, will be presented in 1080p with lossless 7.1 surround and Dolby Atmos and feature the following extras:

One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper
The Making of American Sniper

Project Almanac

On June 9, 2015, Paramount Home Entertainment will release the found footage sci-fi feature Project Almanac on Blu-ray and DVD. Extra features will include:

Alternate Opening
Deleted Scenes
Alternate Endings

Sleepaway Camp III

Shout! Factory’s horror/sci-fi shingle Scream Factory has a ton of major new releases on tap for this summer, and among them will be the first two sequels to the cult classic slasher movie Sleepaway Camp. Both films will be remastered in high-definition and feature some revealing new supplements, including commentaries, documentaries, and gory deleted scenes. Their release date is June 9, 2015. First up is 1988’s Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, starring Pamela Springsteen (sister of Bruce) as transgendered psychopath Angela. Extras on Scream’s Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will include:

Audio Commentary with Director Michael A. Simpson and Writer Fritz Gordon
A Tale of Two Sequels – Part One featuring new interviews with director Michael A. Simpson, cinematographer Bill Mills, editor John David Allen and more”¦
Abandoned – The Filming Locations of SLEEPAWAY CAMP II & III – A tour of the shooting locales Behind The Scenes Footage with commentary by Michael A. Simpson
Home Video Promotional Trailer
Still Gallery

Sleepaway Camp II

Finally, we have 1989’s Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland, in which Springsteen returns as Angela for more summer camp slaughter. Extra features on Scream’s Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will include:

Audio Commentary with Director Michael A. Simpson and Writer Fritz Gordon
A Tale of Two Sequels – Part Two featuring new interviews with director Michael A. Simpson, cinematographer Bill Mills, actors Mark Oliver and Kim Wall and more”¦
Behind-The-Scenes Footage with commentary by Michael A. Simpson
Workprint of the longer cut (from VHS)
Deleted Scenes featuring additional gore footage (Taken from the workprint)
Home Video Promotional Trailer
Still Gallery

The Lazarus Effect

The recent horror feature The Lazarus Effect left theaters almost as soon as it premiered, but the latest scare show from Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, The Purge franchises) might have a chance at finding an audience on home video when 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment brings it to Blu-ray and DVD on June 16, 2015. Extras have yet to be announced.

Out This Week

The Babadook: Blu-ray||DVD

Batman Vs. Robin: Blu-ray|DVD

Big Eyes: Blu-ray|DVD

Class of 1984: Blu-ray

The Toxic Avenger Part II: Blu-ray

Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series: Blu-ray|DVD

Class Of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumanoid Meltdown: Blu-ray

I Am Steve McQueen: 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.

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