Thursday, 6 June 2019

ANNOUNCED.... USED CARS






The blu-ray releases for this coming August have just been announced over on Eureka! Video's website, including the 1983 comedy drama Used Cars, which includes a brand new essay on the film in the collector's booklet by me!!

Here's the details...


SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
  • Uncompressed LPCM (original mono presentation) and DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio options
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with director Robert Zemeckis, writer / producer Bob Gale, and star Kurt Russell
  • Isolated Score Track (Patrick Williams score)
  • Isolated Score Track (Unused Ernest Gold score)
  • Interview with producer/co-writer Bob Gale
  • Radio Interview with Kurt Russell
  • Outtakes and Gag Reel
  • Kurt Russell Chrysler Commercial
  • Radio Spots
  • Stills Galleries
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition Collector’s booklet featuring new essays by author Scott Harrison and film writer Phil Hoad [First print run only]

You can pre-order your copy HERE







Thursday, 23 May 2019

INCOMING.... THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS BLU-RAY








This has just been delivered by my increasingly grumpy postie - my contributor's copy of THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, released by Eureka! Video in their Eureka Classics range.

It's all the more exciting for me as this release contains my first audio commentary. That's right, you get to listen to me waffle on about actors, directors and World War 2 for 140 minutes. Aren't you lucky!!!

Not only that, but the first 2,000 units come with a limited edition collector's booklet also written by me!!

The blu-ray is available now from all good online and high street stores, or you can pick it up from Eureka! Video's website HERE











Thursday, 2 May 2019

ANNOUNCED.... COMING HOME









The blu-ray releases for this coming July have just been announced over on Eureka! Video's website, including the 1978 Vietnam war drama Coming Home on their fabulous Masters of Cinema label, which includes a brand new audio commentary and a collector's booklet on the film by yours truly!!

Here's the details...







SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand new and exclusive audio commentary by author Scott Harrison
  • Feature-length commentary with actors Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler
  • Coming Back Home [25 mins] – archival featurette
  • Man Out of Time [15 mins] – archival featurette
  • A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Scott Harrison and critic Glenn Kenny




You can pre-order a copy of the blu-ray on Eureka's website HERE













Friday, 19 April 2019

ANNOUNCED.... ANACONDA 1 - 4 COLLECTOR'S EDITION BOX SET








It has just been announced over on 88 Films' website that their June release is this beautiful luxurious collector's box set of the first 4 ANACONDA films, which is absolutely bursting at the seams with a whole heap of delicious extras, including brand new audio commentaries for all 4 films by yours truly!

You can pre-order your copy HERE

Here's the details...


Beginning with the 1997 cult classic that rocked movie-goers and encouraged a new generation of thrill-seekers to avoid a backpacking trip to the wilds of Latin America, the ANACONDA series hits BluRay from 88 Films with each film restored in gloriously gory HD. For the original film, starring Oscar winner Jon Voight (MIDNIGHT COWBOY), pop sensation J-Lo, Ice Cube (THREE KINGS), Eric Stoltz (PULP FICTION) and Owen Wilson (ZOOLANDER), audiences were introduced to a group of hunted and helpless explorers who encounter a legendary giant reptile whilst sailing upstream in the legendary wilds of Colombia's epic rainforest. ANACONDA wrapped itself around audiences over two decades ago and is sure to slither its way into the hearts of horror buffs of a new generation. 

For ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID (2004), the veteran fear-filmmaker Dwight Little (HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS) gave audiences not just one giant carnivorous serpent but an entire gang of them! 

Adding even more fright to the formula, the sequel ups the stakes of survival - and was followed by ANACONDA 3: OFFSPRING (2008) in which cult legend David Hasselhoff (STARCRASH) attempts to avoid becoming a snake snack whilst discovering that scientific misdeeds has resulted in the creation of an inflated and very dangerous new forked-tongue antagonist. 

Finally comes ANACONDAS: TRAIL OF BLOOD (2009), headlined by the great John Rhys-Davis (LORD OF THE RINGS) and packing-in more squish and screams than ever before!!

The snake is ready to strike... dare you chow down on this feast of slithery fear on Blu-ray?

FEATURES
DISC ONE: Anaconda (1997)
  • HD Transfer in Original 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • English DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Audio Commentary by Genre Expert Scott Harrison
  • A Blockbuster with Bite - The Legacy of Anaconda: Interview with Critic Kim Newman
  • Slithery Story - Remembering the Effects of Anaconda: An Interview with SFX Supervisor Steve Johnson
  • Squeeze Play - Producing Anaconda: An Interview with Producer Leonard Rabinowitz
  • A Franchise with Fangs - Remembering the Anaconda Movies - Interview with Tremors Expert Jonathan Melville
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

DISC TWO: 
Anacondas - The Hunt For the Blood Orchid (2004)
  • HD Transfer in Original 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • English DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Audio Commentary by Genre Expert Scott Harrison
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Special Effects Toolbox - Creating Anacondas Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
DISC THREE: Anaconda 3 - Offspring (2008) / Anacondas - Trail of Blood (2009)
  • HD Transfers in Original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • English DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • Audio Commentary by Genre Expert Scott Harrison
Includes Limited Edition (3000) Slipcase Enclosed Fold-Out Digipack with new Paintings from Acclaimed artist, Jeremy Pailler

Extensive Booklet Notes by Film Journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz

      TECHNICAL SPECS
      • Region Code: ABC
      • Picture Format: HD 1080p 1.85:1 / 2.40:1 
      • Audio Format: 5.1
      • Language: English
      • Certification: 18
      • Running Time: TBC Mins Approx.
      • Discs: 3







      Tuesday, 16 April 2019

      INCOMING.... STEPHEN KING'S CUJO









      It's that time again!!

      Yet another contributor copy has arrived courtesy of my friendly neighbourhood postie...this time it's another fantastic film from Eureka! Video on their Classics label







      Stephen King's CUJO will be released next Monday (22nd April) in a beautiful limited edition 2-disc box set featuring a stunning 60 page collector's booklet with new essays on the film and on author Stephen King from Craig Ian Mann, Lee Gamblin and me!






      This cracking box set is limited to 4,000 units so you'll need to pre-order your copy fast. It's available via Eureka's website HERE.








      Friday, 5 April 2019

      ANNOUNCED... UNDER FIRE BLU-RAY







      The blu-ray releases for this coming June have just been announced over on Eureka! Video's website, including the 1983 war drama Under Fire, which includes a collector's booklet on the film written by yours truly!!

      Here's the details...


      SPECIAL FEATURES

      • Stunning 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
      • Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio
      • Optional English SDH subtitles
      • Audio Commentary with director Roger Spottiswoode, Assistant Editor Paul Seydor and Photo-Journalist Matthew Naythons, and Film Historian Nick Redman
      • Audio Commentary with Music Mixer-Producer Bruce Botnick, Music Editor Kenny Hal and Film Historians Jeff Bond, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
      • Joanna Cassidy Remembers Under Fire [3 mins]
      • Original Theatrical Trailer
      • Limited Edition Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies]


      You can pre-order on the Eureka website HERE











      Tuesday, 2 April 2019

      INCOMING... DOUBLE BLU-RAY WHAMMY!

























      It's a double whammy this week with my contributor copies of THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS on Powerhouse Film's excellent Indicator label and the Jackie Chan martial arts comedy WHEELS ON MEALS on the outstanding Eureka! Video's Classics label.

      These limited edition releases feature collector's booklets with brand new essays on the films written by me.

      Both blu-rays releases are out now and available from your local friendly online shop, or can be bought direct from the respective labels' websites.














      Wednesday, 13 March 2019

      NIGHT OF THE GENERALS BLU-RAY TRAILER






      Eureka! Video have released their trailer for the new worldwide debut blu-ray of the epic WWII thriller Night of the Generals. I am writing the booklet and providing a brand new audio commentary for this release, which will be available this May.






      Thursday, 7 March 2019

      INCOMING... NIGHT OF THE GENERALS BLU-RAY






      It's just been announced over on Eureka! Video's website that they will be releasing the epic WWII thriller Night of the Generals this May on their Eureka Classics label starring Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif. The blu-ray will feature a brand new AUDIO COMMENTARY by me, and the first 2,000 units will include a collector's booklet featuring a brand new piece on the making of the film written by me!

      Here's the full specs...

      BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
      • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, taken from a stunning 4K restoration
      • Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation)
      • Optional English subtitles
      • Brand new and exclusive Audio Commentary by author Scott Harrison
      • Original Theatrical Trailer
      • Limited Edition Collector s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies ONLY].

      You can pre-order it HERE










      Tuesday, 19 February 2019

      ANNOUNCED... STEPHEN KING'S CUJO BLU-RAY








      It has just been announced over on Eureka! Video's website that Cujo, the 1983 horror classic based on Stephen King's best-selling novel will make its UK debut on a limited edition 2-disc blu-ray set.  The fantastic release will include a limited edition 60 page collector's booklet featuring a brand new essay on the film and the original novel written by me!

      You can pre-order the blu-ray at Zavvi HERE


      Here's the full specs -




      SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION [4000 UNITS] CONTAINS
      • Hardbound Slipcase, featuring newly commissioned artwork by iconic British illustrator Graham Humphreys
      • Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Justin Osbourn and original poster artwork
      • LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author Scott Harrison, and Craig Ian Mann; illustrated with archival imagery from the film’s production.
      DISC ONE
      • 1080p presentation of the film, on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK
      • Uncompressed LPCM mono soundtrack
      • Optional English SDH subtitles
      • New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo
      • New interview with Dee Wallace [40 mins]
      • New interview with composer Charles Bernstein [35 mins]
      • New interview with stuntman Gary Morgan [25 mins]
      • New interview with stuntwoman Jean Coulter [21 mins]
      • New interview with casting director Marcia Ross. [20 mins]
      • New interview with visual effects artist Kathie Lawrence [13 mins]
      • New interview with special effects designer Robert Clark [12 mins]
      • New interview with dog trainer Teresa Miller [28 mins]
      • Dog Days: The Making of Cujo – archival documentary on the film’s production [42 mins]
      DISC TWO [Limited Edition Only]
      • Q&A with Dee Wallace from “Cinemaniacs & Monster Fest 2015”, moderated by Lee Gambin [96 mins]
      • New interview with critic and author Kim Newman [25 mins]




      Friday, 15 February 2019

      INCOMING... 101 FILMS' NEW BLACK LABEL TITLE







      So, this has just been handed to me by my friendly neighbourhood postie - my contributor's copy of CLASS OF 1984, the seventh release in 101 Films' excellent Black Label collection.

      This limited edition release features a collector's booklet which includes my new essay on the film Future Retro: The Punk Culture and 1980s Sci-Fi.

      The blu-ray is officially released on Monday 25th, but is in stock at 101 Films' website and they're shipping now!

      You can buy it HERE


      ANNOUNCED.... USED CARS

      The blu-ray releases for this coming August have just been announced over on  Eureka! Video 's website, including the 1983 comed...