Meanwhile, Universal has announced two great new Universal Monster Blu-ray collections for release on 9/13 (SRP $39.98 each), including the Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection and The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection. The first includes Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). The second includes The Wolfman (1941), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Werewolf of London (1935), and She-Wolf of London (1946).
File this in the category of rumor, but word coming out of Star Wars Celebration in London is that Disney and Lucasfilm may be preparing a new Star Wars Blu-ray box set, planned for release in time for the holidays, that includes Episodes IV, V, VI, and VII. And VII will include the long-awaited Blu-ray 3D version. We’ll post any official details as they arrive.
By the way, obviously the new trailer didn’t actually appear on The Secrets of The Force Awakens last night. It was shown at Celebration, so we do expect it to arrive soon online.
Finally today, StudioCanal has announced that they’ve completed a new 4K restoration of Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie, and they plan to bring it back to theaters in honor of the film’s 40th Anniversary on 9/9. The restoration will also be released on BD later this year, at least in the UK (Lionsgate owns the US rights we believe). You can read more here at Variety.
That’s all for now. See you on Monday!
- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)