Now then… as expected, Disney’s new Star Wars Blu-rays have all gone up for pre-order today on Amazon.com. The Saga set is $115.99, while the individual Steelbooks are $24.99 each. Here they are again with clickable pre-order links…
As you may tell from the artwork above, Disney and Pixar have also announced Toy Story That Time Forgot for Blu-ray and digital release on 11/3. It’s an all new CG animated feature film. Extras will include 4 featurettes (Reptillus!, Toy Story Goes to Comic-Con, My Unexpected Friend, and the Battlesaurs Animated Opening), 5 deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director Steve Purcell and head of story Derek Thompson.
Also today, Lionsgate has made their Mad Men: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray and DVD (SRP $209.97 and $209.98 respectively), complete with all seasons, 2 hand-made silver-rimmed lowball tumblers and four cork coasters. Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 2 (also available by itself that day, SRP $49.97 for Blu-ray and $39.98 for DVD) will include audio commentaries with the cast and crew on all episodes, 4 featurettes (Laurel Canyon, Unmarried Professional Women, Generation Boom, and Earth Day), plus a BD-exclusive Interactive Advertising Timeline. The Complete Collection will include that, plus all the previous season extras, and will add 3 featurettes (Matthew Weiner: One on One, Casting Mad Men, and Design of a Decade), The Fellas at Sterling Cooper Wrap Interviews, Main Cast Wrap Interviews, the Mad Men Advertising Archives, the Mad Men Historical Timeline, and audio commentaries with the cast and crew on all episodes (including previously unreleased commentaries for Season Six).
Finally, Criterion has announced a delay in the street date for their Dressed to Kill Blu-ray, which we mentioned yesterday. It had been set to arrive in stores on 8/18. Look for it now on 9/8, so the company can correct the color and transfer geometry issues.
And that’s all for now. If Warner announces Hobbit later, we’ll break in again. Otherwise, we’ll see you on Monday!
- Bill Hunt