Optimum Blu-ray in September

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of several catalogue titles in September. Day of the Dead, This is England and Rise of the Footsoldier are priced at £24.99 RRP, with all other titles £19.99 RRP. All titles are listed as Region B with the exception of Basic Instinct, which is Region A & B coded.

Updates: Night of the Living Dead, Rise of the Footsoldier, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness have moved to 29th Sept; They Live is off the schedule due to technical issues; NOTLD and Evil Dead 2 discs have been confirmed Region B only.


15th September 2008:

Day of the Dead (2008) - This direct-to-video remake stars Mena Suvari, Ving Rhames and Nick Cannon. A single-layer disc, features include:

  • 1080P Widescreen (AVC)
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Interview sound-bites from cast and crew including Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon and the director Steve Minor
  • Trailer

This Is England - Shane Meadows acclaimed rites of passage drama comes to Blu-ray with plenty of extras on a dual-layer disc. Features include:
  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen (AVC)
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Commentary with director Shane Meadows, producer Mark Herbert and lead actor Thomas Turgoose
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Guardian interview with Shane Meadows at BFI Southbank
  • Interview with Shane Meadows (Jason Wood for Picturehouse cinemas)
  • Interview with Mark Herbert
  • Production Departments: Hair, Make-up and Costumes
  • Crew interviews & Rehearsals
  • Production Design
  • Essays on Skinheads and The Falklands War
  • Cast Biographies
  • Theatrical Trailer

Basic Instinct - This erotic thriller starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone arrives on Blu-ray alongside a new DVD release but retains none of the extras (the DVD will include the “Blonde Poison” featurette, commentary by Camille Paglia and the original trailer).

A dual-layer disc, the film is presented in 1080P 2.35:1 Widescreen (VC1) with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

29th September 2008:

Night of the Living Dead - George A. Romero’s zombie classic is given a remastered release and includes a 90 minute documentary on the director. A single-layer disc, features include:
  • 1080P 1.33:1 Full Screen (AVC)
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio & English Mono
  • 90 min Romero documentary One for the Fire

Rise of the Footsoldier - This gritty drama follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.

A single-layer disc offers all of the content from the DVD release. Features include:
  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen (AVC)
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Exclusive interview with Carlton Leach
  • Commentary by Director (Julian Gilbey) and writer (Will Gilbey)
  • Filming the Footsoldier: The making of Rise Of The Footsoldier [75 mins]
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Out Takes
  • Auditions
  • Production Stills
  • Trailers

Evil Dead II - Sam Raimi’s horror-comedy classic arrives on Blu-ray, now with extras (previously it was announced with none). A single-layer disc, features include:
  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen (AVC)
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
  • Commentary
  • Making of

Army of Darkness - The third film in the Evil Dead series arrives on Blu-ray with deleted scenes, outtakes and more TBC.






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