Long Shot 2019

And another friendly hi-def hello to our fellow blu-ray geeks. Welcome to the weekly look at our most wanted titles coming to blu-ray and/or 4K Ultra HD for the week of July 30, 2019

This week, our most wanted list contains but one title getting the 4K UHD treatment. But it's a biggie. The 1989 Edward Zwick-directed film Glory, Starring Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick is getting the royal treatment from Sony. This 30th Anniversary Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD release gets a 4K remaster from the camera negative approved by Zwick himself, and an all-new Dolby Atmos track. Also included on the two-disc set are previously-released extras like director's commentary, deleted scenes (with commentary), interactive maps, a documentary and a couple of featurettes. See below for more details.

Another notable release this week comes from Lionsgate who are bringing to home video for the first their Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron comedy called Long Shot which is coming with nearly a dozen featurettes. {googleads}

The Warner Archive Collection is hitting us up with a couple of really cool releases this week. The 1934 pre-code comedy film called The Thin Man starring William Powell and Myrna Loy is getting a new 4K remaster sourced from surviving elements. In addition the company is reissuing the Elia Kazan classic starring Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire on blu-ray. The film has been restored and will include a commentary, outtakes, a documentary and a handful of featurettes.

Vinegar Syndrome gets our attention this week with a couple of releases including the blu-ray edition of Douglas Schulze's Hellmaster which is being newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original negative under supervision from cinematographer Michael Goi. How about that, boys and girls? The company is also putting out a newly restored version of the Peter Wittman film called Play Dead which features The Munsters star Yvonne DeCarlo.

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

Long ShotLong Shot (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Lionsgate Films

Street Date: July 30, 2019

From the celebrated team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of outrageous comedy hits including This Is the End and Neighbors, comes Long Shot. Seth Rogen stars as Fred Flarsky, a hard-partying journalist who's got it bad for Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), his first crush turned presidential candidate. After Charlotte hires Fred as a speechwriter, he is a fish out of water on her elite team. But sparks fly as he turns her on to a wild new world of raging parties, secret rendezvous, and hilarious rule-breaking.

  • "All's Fair in Love & Politics: Making Long Shot" Featurette
  • "Seven Minutes in Heaven: Seth + Charlize Uncensored" Featurette
  • "Secret Weapons" Featurette
  • "Epic Flarsky Falls" Featurette
  • "Prime Minister Steward O-Rama" Featurette
  • "Hanging with Boyz II Men" Featurette
  • "Just Kinda Crushing It!" Featurette
  • "The First Mister: A Portrait" Featurette
  • "An Imperfect Union" Featurette
  • "Love & Politics" Featurette
  • "Friends Like These" Featurette

The Thin Man The Thin Man (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: July 30, 2019

Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to The Thin Man, the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the boudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combined screwball romance with mystery. The resulting triumph nabbed four Academy Award® nominations (including Best Picture) and later spawned five sequels. Credit W.S. "Woody" Van Dyke for recognizing that Powell and Loy were ideal together and for getting the studio's okay by promising to shoot this splendid adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel in three weeks. He took 12 days. They didn't call him "One-Take Woody" for nothing.

  • Brand new 4k remaster of the film sourced from the best surviving elements
  • Lux Radio Theater Broadcast Starring Powell and Loy. Audio Only. (1936)
  • Vintage Episode of "The Thin Man" television series - "Scene of the Crime" (1957)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)

The ReptileThe Reptile (Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: July 30, 2019

A deadly epidemic is spreading through the remote Cornish village of Clagmoor Heath. As darkness falls, its victims are found foaming at the mouth with savage wounds on their necks. After his brother falls prey to the "black death," Harry Spalding (Ray Barrett, Terror From Under The House) travels with his new wife (Jennifer Daniel, The Kiss of the Vampire) to Clagmoor to investigate his sibling's mysterious death. With little help from the unfriendly locals, Harry follows a trail of clues that leads him to the sinister Dr. Franklyn (Noel Willman, The Vengeance Of She), the doctor's strange, but beautiful daughter (Jacqueline Pearce, Doctor Who) ... and a horrific family secret.

  • Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
  • NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historians Steve Haberman, Constantine Nasr And Ted Newsom
  • NEW Interview With 1st Assistant Director William P. Cartlidge
  • The Serpent's Tale – The Making Of The Reptile
  • World Of Hammer – Wicked Women
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Still Galleries

QuartermassQuartermass and the Pit (The Final Cut / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Shout Factory

Street Date: July 30, 2019

Hobbs End, Knightsbridge, London. While working on a new subway tunnel for the London Underground, a group of construction workers uncover a strangely shaped skull. Nearby, another discovery: a large, mysterious and impenetrable metal object. Initially mistaken for an unexploded bomb, the object and its strange power turn out to be far more horrific than anybody could have possibly imagined. Is it of this earth? Could it be the ancestral link to mankind's evolution? Or could it be an ancient link to the unleashing of the ultimate evil? There's only one man capable of unravelling the clues, and his name is Professor Bernard Quatermass (Andrew Keir), a man of science who thrives on the dark mysteries of the world ...

  • NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Constantine Nasr And Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
  • NEW Interview With Actor Hugh Futcher
  • NEW Interview With Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson (Alien)
  • NEW Interview With Clapper Loader Trevor Coop
  • NEW Interview With Focus Puller Bob Jordan
  • Interview With Author Judith Kerr
  • Interview With Actor Julian Glover
  • Interview With Actor/Writer Mark Gatiss
  • Interview With Filmmaker Joe Dante
  • Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman
  • Interview With author/Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn
  • Audio Commentary With Director Roy Ward Baker And Writer Nigel Kneale
  • World of Hammer – Sci-Fi
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Alternate U.S. Credits
  • Still Gallery


A Streetcar Named DesireA Streetcar Named Desire (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: July 30, 2019

Elia Kazan masterfully directs Tennessee Williams' masterpiece s tarring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter. Nominated for an unprecedented 12 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, and a winner of four,* its contributions to film continue to be celebrated, and it holds a place on the AFI's list of Top 100 Films.

  • Commentary with Karl Malden, film historian Rudy Behlmer, and Jeff Young
  • Elia Kazan movie trailer gallery
  • Movie and audio outtakes
  • Marlon Brando screen test
  • Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey documentary
  • Five behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • - A Streetcar on Broadway
    - A Streetcar in Hollywood
    - Desire and Censorship
    - North and the South
    - An Actor Named Brando

HellmasterHellmaster (Blu-ray + DVD)

Vinegar Syndrome

Street Date: July 30, 2019

Something evil is happening in the sleepy fishing village of Noyo. Fish-like humanoid creatures, spawned by mutant DNA, begin rising from the ocean looking to spawn with the local women. Scientist Susan Drake (Ann Turkel, The Cassandra Crossing), along with local fisherman Jim Hill (Doug McClure, The Land That Time Forgot), looks for the cause of this invasion of creatures from the ocean floor. When the annual Salmon Festival begins, some unwanted guests are about to crash the festivities.

  • 1 movie, 2 cuts
  • Newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original negative under supervision from cinematographer Michael Goi.

Humanoids From the DeepHumanoids from the Deep (SteelBook / 4K Remaster)

Shout Factory

Street Date: July 30, 2019

Unmarried yuppies Patty (Melanie Griffith) and Drake (Matthew Modine) move into an expensive dream home in a high-end neighborhood in San Francisco. As they renovate the house, they look for a tenant for the first floor of their house. Carter Hayes (Michael Keaton) seems like a great fit at first, but it transpires that he is a con artist who plans to swindle them out of their real estate. As Hayes tries to drive them out of their own home, the couple must take drastic measures to fight back.

  • Brand new 4K remaster of The Uncut International Version From The Original Camera Negative
  • "The Making Of Humanoids From The Deep" – Featuring Interviews With Executive Producer Roger Corman, Editor Mark Goldblatt, Second Unit Director James Sbardellati, Composer James Horner, Special Effects Artist Chris Walas, Actress Cindy Weintraub And More
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Leonard Maltin Interviews Roger Corman
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery

Play DeadPlay Dead (Blu-ray + DVD)

Vinegar Syndrome

Street Date: July 30, 2019

Hester Ramsey (Yvonne De Carlo) lives in a cavernous old house, with only her pet Rottweiler, Greta, to keep her company. Bitter and alone, Hester blames her estranged sister for stealing away her one true love, Sam, decades earlier. Following her sister’s death, Hester begins to plot a diabolical revenge, using her knowledge of the black arts to place a spell on her dog, and then gifting the satanic beast to her grief stricken niece, Audrey (Stephanie Dunnam). Soon, those closest to Audrey begin to get bumped off by her newly cursed pet in a series of increasingly violent ‘accidents,’ as Hester seeks to kill off all of her surviving family and leave Audrey to take the blame.

Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive

• Video interview with director Peter Wittman
• Audio interview with actress Stephanie Dunnam
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles

Lust for a VampireLust for a Vampire (Blu-ray)

Shout Factory!

Street Date: July 30, 2019

A mysterious man performs the rites of black magic ... bringing the notorious female vampire Carmilla Karnstein back to life. Looking to quench her bloodlust for the fairer sex, she enrolls at an exclusive girl's school as the young debutante Mircalla (Yutte Stensgaard), and begins to feast on her fellow students as well as indulging in her unholy desires for a teacher ... With the death toll mounting at both the school and the nearby village, can anyone stop Carmilla's evil ways?

  • Brand new 4K remaster struck from the original camera negative, presented in two aspect ratios – 1.66:1 and 1.85:1
  • NEW audio commentary by author/film historian Bruce Hallenbeck
  • NEW interview with actress Mel Churcher
  • Audio Commentary by director Jimmy Sangster, star Suzanna Leigh and Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Galleries

And now for our MOST WANTED ON BLU-RAY AND 4K for the week of July 23, 2019

Glory Glory (30th Anniversary Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)


Street Date: July 30, 2019

The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment

  • 4K remaster from the camera negative with HDR, approved by director Edward Zwick
  • All-new Dolby Atmos track, as well as the original theatrical audio mix
  • Director's Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary
  • Virtual Civil War Battlefield Interactive Map
  • "The True Story Continues" Documentary
  • "The Voices of Glory" Featurette
  • "The Making of Glory" Featurette
  • Visual Feature-Length Commentary (on the 4K Blu-ray disc)
  • Theatrical Trailer (on the 4K Blu-ray disc)