This week’s edition of Digital Wire Blu-ray Releases features news on several important upcoming home video releases, including one young adult novel adaptation, a highly acclaimed independent horror classic in the making, and an actual horror classic being granted a special Blu-ray reissue courtesy of one of the best video labels on the market.
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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Lionsgate Home Entertainment has set a date of August 4, 2015 for their release of The Divergent Series: Insurgent on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D combo pack, and DVD. The second installment in Summit Entertainment’s latest YA novel-derived franchise starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, and many more is sure to make its home video debut with stunning high-definition picture and sound. Lionsgate has already revealed the extra features we can expect on both Blu-ray editions:
Audio Commentary with Producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher
“Insurgent Unlocked: The Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Access” (Feature-Length Documentary)
“Diverging: Adapting Insurgent to the Screen”
“From Divergent to Insurgent”
“The Others: Cast and Characters”
“The Train Fight Unlocked”
“The Peter Hayes Story”
The indie horror hit It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, RADiUS and Dimension on July 14, 2015.
Critics’ Commentary hosted by The Nerdist’s Scott Weinberg, featuring Eric D. Snider (MovieBS), Britt Hayes (Screencrush), Samuel D. Zimmerman (Shock Till You Drop), Alison Nastasi (Flavorwire) and Eric Vespe (AICN)
A Conversation with Film Composer Disasterpeace
Poster Art Gallery
The Criterion Collection has just announced its release slate for August, and along with FranÃ§ois Truffaut‘s Day for Night and the film noir classic Night and the City, the company plans to unveil Brian DePalma‘s tense, violent erotic thriller Dressed to Kill in brand new single disc Blu-ray and double disc DVD editions on August 18, 2015. The film has been released before in both formats by MGM, but Criterion’s efforts look to surpass those earlier editions on all fronts:
New, restored 4K digital transfer of director Brian De Palma’s preferred unrated version, approved by the director, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New interviews with actor Nancy Allen, producer George Litto, composer Pino Donaggio, shower-scene body double Victoria Lynn Johnson, and poster photographic art director Stephen Sayadian
New profile of cinematographer Ralf Bode, featuring filmmaker Michael Apted
The Making of “Dressed to Kill,” a 2001 documentary featuring De Palma
Interview with actor-director Keith Gordon from 2001
Video pieces from 2001 about the different versions of the film and the cuts made to avoid an X rating
Gallery of storyboards by De Palma
PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Koresky
Out This Week
Seventh Son: Blu-ray|DVD
Cannibal Ferox: Blu-ray
Enter the Ninja: Blu-ray
Revenge of the Ninja: Blu-ray
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.