Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - June 25, 2019

Dumbo

Disney comes out swinging this week with the 4K UHD releases of two major films, both of them live-action remakes of animated classics.

First up is Tim Burton's take on the classic fantasy adventure Dumbo which is getting a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD release that includes a handful of bonus features including featurettes, deleted scenes, easter eggs, music videos and more. There are also steelbook editions including exclusive releases from Target and Best Buy.

Next, the company is putting out an Ultimate Collector's Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD of Kenneth Branagh's live-action remake of Cinderella. The release includes interviews, behind-the-scenes features, an alternate opening, and more.

Another couple of releases getting our attention this week come from the folks over at Shout Factory who are releasing a Collector's Edition of the 1986 classic Night of the Creeps which will include both the Theatrical version as well as the Director's Cut. Hallelujah! Next up from Shout Factory is a Collector's Edition blu-ray + CD of the Eli Roth horror film The Green Inferno which features new interviews, new featurettes, and unseen footage.

Kino Lorber is revisiting the 1997 David Lynch classic Lost Highway which finally comes to blu-ray. Bonus materials have yet to be announced. Severin Films is getting in the hi-def action with the release of the 1990 Claudio Fragasso-directed horror film Night Killer that features a new 4K remaster of the film from the original camera negatives.

Criterion will be releasing its new 2K digital restoration of the 1966 Lyudmila Saveleva classic War and Peace. The release will also contain a couple of brand new interviews.


Here is what is coming out on blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This week

The New York RipperThe New York Ripper (blu-ray)

Blue Underground

Street Date: June 25, 2019

A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detectives follow the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each brutal murder becomes a sadistic taunt. In the city that never sleeps, he's the killer that can't be stopped! Starring Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti, and Alexandra Delli Colli.

  • Brand new and exclusive 4K restoration of the film
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Francesco De Masi
  • Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • The Art Of Killing - Interview with Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti
  • Three Fingers Of Violence - Interview with Star Howard Ross
  • The Second Victim - Interview with Co-Star Cinzia de Ponti
  • The Broken Bottle Murder - Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
  • "I'm an Actress!" – 2009 Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
  • The Beauty Killer - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Paint Me Blood Red - Interview with Poster Artist Enzo Sciotti
  • NYC Locations Then and Now
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Collectable Booklet with new essay by Travis Crawford

Night of the Creeps Night of the Creeps (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 25, 2019

  • Director Fred Dekker's thoroughly enjoyable throwback chiller deftly mixes all sorts of genres while simultaneously having fun with them (the college and all the leading characters are named after famous horror movie directors). This cult classic stars Jason Lively (European Vacation and The Dukes of Hazzard Series) and horror film legend Tom Atkins (The Fog, Creepshow, Halloween III, Escape from New York)

DISC ONE

  • Theatrical Version
  • Thrill Me!: The Making of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS – a five-part documentary on the making of the film featuring interviews with writer/director Fred Dekker, actors Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, producer Charles Gordon, special makeup effects creator David B. Miller, Special Makeup Effects artists Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman and more
  • Tom Atkins: Man of Action – a look at the actor's career
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC TWO

Director's Cut

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Fred Dekker
  • Audio Commentary with actors Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow
  • NEW Horror's Hallowed Grounds – a look at the film's locations today with host Sean Clark, director Fred Dekker and actor Jason Lively
  • NEW Real Good Plan – an interview with actor Jason Lively
  • NEW The Bradster- an interview with actor Alan Kayser
  • NEW I Vote For That One – an interview with actor Ken Heron
  • NEW Worst Coroner Ever – an interview with actor Vic Polizos
  • NEW Answering the Door – an interview with actress Suzanne Snyder
  • NEW Final Cut – an interview with editor Michael N. Knue

Mississippi BurningCinderella (Ultimate Collector's Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Disney/Buena Vista

Street Date: June 25, 2019

The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella since she used to work in the cinders, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul.

  • A Fairy Tale Comes to Life
  • Costume Test Fun
  • Staging The Ball
  • Ella's Furry Friends
  • Alternate Opening: Ella's Childhood
  • Frozen Fever

War and PeaceWar and Peace (Blu-ray)

Criterion

Street Date: June 25, 2019

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic tome in which the fates of three souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, director Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power. As a statement of Soviet cinema's might, War and Peace succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking.

  • New 2K digital restoration with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with cinematographer Anatoly Petritsky and filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk, son of Sergei Bondarchuk
  • Two 1966 documentaries about the making of the film
  • Television program from 1967 profiling actor Ludmila Savelyeva, and featuring Sergei Bondarchuk
  • New program with historian Denise J. Youngblood (Bondarchuk's "War and Peace": Literary Classic to Soviet Cinematic Epic) detailing the cultural and historical contexts for the film
  • Janus rerelease trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Digipack Blu-ray)Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Criterion

Street Date: June 25, 2019

With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an "internationally ignored" but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as a "beautiful gender of one." The film tells Hedwig's life story through her music, an eclectic collection of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
  • New conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos
  • Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
  • New conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film's soundtrack
  • From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig's production and legacy through its memorabilia
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
  • Trailer

The Night KillerNight Killer (Blu-ray)

Severin Films

Street Date: June 25, 2019

Somewhere between ZOMBIE 4 and TROLL 2, writer/director Claudio Fragasso – here under the name 'Clyde Anderson' – set out to direct a suspense thriller about a suicidal beauty, an unstable sleazebag and a masked killer with a razor-fingered glove. But when the producers received Fragasso's cut, they hired his former partner Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, ROBOWAR) to shoot additional scenes of graphic gore and released it in Italy as TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3. The result is part sicko giallo, part depraved slasher and 100% batshit insanity that Euro Fever calls "disturbing, nasty and more inspired than most Italian horror of the early '90s.

Special Features:

  • New 4K remaster of the film from the original camera negative
  • The Virginia Claw Massacre: Interview With Director Claudio Fragasso
  • Mindfuck: Interview With Screenwriter Rossella Drudi
  • Trailer

The Green InfernoThe Green Inferno (Collector's Edition Blu-ray + Digital HD + UltraViolet)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 25, 2019

The mastermind behind the Hostel franchise and Cabin Fever, horror auteur Eli Roth, serves up a feast of gut-wrenching terror in the gruesome fear-fest The Green Inferno. Determined to protect the Amazon rainforest, a group of student activists fly to Peru only to crash-land deep in the jungle. Captured by a pack of bloodthirsty cannibals, the survivors suffer unspeakable acts of butchery at the hands of the very tribe they were trying to save. A non-stop barrage of carnage and chills, The Green Inferno is an unhinged blast!

TWO-DISC SET – includes the exclusive original CD soundtrack by Manuel Riverio with bonus tracks not included in the film

  • NEW Into the Green Inferno – an interview with co-writer/producer/director Eli Roth
  • NEW Uncivilized Behavior: Method Acting in The Green Inferno – featuring interviews with actors Lorenza Izzo, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton
  • NEW Behind the Scenes footage – includes nearly an hour of never-before-seen footage
  • Audio Commentary with co-writer/producer/director Eli Roth, producer Nicolás López and cast members Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton and Daryl Sabara
  • Original Publicity Featurettes including The Making of The Green Inferno
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries

GaslightGaslight (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: June 25, 2019

Haunting sexuality, ricochet action and fleeting, murderous shadows await you on a journey that begins and ends on the Lost Highway. The successful jazz musician whose marriage is on the rocks... The man in black who threatens to expose him... The young mechanic with links to a powerful mobster... The mobster's moll, who knows what she wants and the people who can get it for her. These are the riders on the Lost Highway, trapped in their worlds of desire, destiny, and unknown destination, where the truth is always just a short way further down the road.

Special Features:

  • Brand new 4K remaster of the film
  • Original 1940 British Version (SD)
  • Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast starring Bergman and Boyer (1946)
  • Reflections on Gaslight (featuring Angela Lansbury) - a Reminiscence by Pia Lindstrom About Her Mother, Ingrid Bergman
  • Academy Award Ceremonies Newsreel (1944)
  • Theatrical Trailer

Lost HighwayLost Highway (Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber

Street Date: June 25, 2019

A tormented girl (Susan Denberg) drowns herself after her lover is framed for her father's murder and guillotined. Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), experimenting with the transfer of souls, places her lover s soul into her body, bringing Christina back to life. With no memories of her past life, she becomes driven by a ghostly revenge and carries out a violent retribution on those responsible for both deaths.

Special Features:


And now for our MOST WANTED ON BLU-RAY AND 4K for the week of June 25, 2019

DumboDumbo (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Disney / Buena Vista

Street Date: June 25, 2019

In "Dumbo," struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

Special Features:

  • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo's cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney's most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
  • BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film's production and costume design.
  • DELETED SCENES: A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
    • Roustabout Rufus
    • Pachyderm Plans
    • The Other Medici Brother
    • Monkey Business
    • A Star Is Born
    • Where's Dumbo
    • Elephant Heist
    • A Seat at the Show
  • EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
  • CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
  • "BABY MINE": Visual video performed by Arcade Fire

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