Now then... we’ve got good news for Ridley Scott fans this afternoon... we’ve confirmed that the new Kingdom of Heaven: 10th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray will have all of the extras from both the previous theatrical edition and Extended Edition DVDs. Fox wasn’t especially clear about it in their press release, but we’ve confirmed directly with special edition producer Charles de Lauzirika that you should safely be able to ditch your DVD copies if you wish. Or you can keep that cool Extended Edition packaging and just swap out the discs, which is my plan.
Back on Kino Lorber for a moment, the company has revealed on their Facebook page that they’re releasing F.I.S.T. and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming on Blu-ray on 2/10/2015. On 1/13/2015, they’re planning to release The Falcon and the Snowman, Foxes, and River’s Edge. They’ve also revealed the 12/9 BD release of Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Running Scared, The Missouri Breaks, and Avenging Force. And on 12/2, look for Witness to Murder, The Package, The Quartermass Xperiment, and The Emerald Forest.
Meanwhile, for you classic Star Wars fans today, you’re going to get a kick out of this if you haven’t seen it before: It’s the 5757 short film shot by David Berry of ILM (back when it was still in the San Fernando Valley) during the making of the original Star Wars. Watch it here in full on Vimeo. And you can visit Dave’s website here with lots more on the history of this unique short. Thanks to Bits reader Marshall C. for the heads-up.
For music fans, Metallica has announced a 2-disc Metallica: Some Kind of Monster – 10th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray for release on 11/24. This updated Blu-ray version will include “an additional bonus feature, Metallica: This Monster Lives, a 25-minute follow-up piece filmed at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 during the release of the band’s second film, Metallica: Through the Never, which features interview footage with the band and Berlinger & Sinofsky that looks at the decade since the release of the documentary film.” You can learn more here at the band’s official website.
All right, we’ll leave you today with a look at some new Blu-ray cover artwork...
Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned...
- Bill Hunt