Catalogue Blus from Fox/MGM

Midnight Cowboy, The Hustler, The Thin Red Line, Tigerland, Platoon and The Fifth Element are on their way to UK Blu-ray soon…

MGM & Fox Home Entertainment have announced several UK Blu-ray Disc premieres starting with Midnight Cowboy on 5th May 2011. This 1969 Best Picture winner starring Dustin Hoffman & Jon Voight includes the following extras:

  • Audio Commentary by Producer Jerome – Hellman
  • After Midnight: Reflecting on the classics 35 years later
  • Controversy and Acclaim
  • Celebrating Schlesinger

Oliver Stone’s Platoon (another Best Picture winner) arrives two weeks later as a 25th Anniversary Edition on 16th May and includes three vignettes previously only found on the R1 DVD release. Extras include:

  • Audio Commentary by Oliver Stone
  • Audio Commentary by Military Advisor Dale Dye
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with Directors Commentary
  • Flashback to Platoon: Snapshot in Time: 1967-1968
  • Flashback to Platoon: Creating the ‘Nam
  • Flashback to Platoon: Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon
  • One War Many Stories, Preparing for ‘Nam
  • Vignettes: Caputo & the 7th Fleet, Dye Training Method & Gordon Gekko
  • Television Spot: Action,: Critical Acclaim,: The Director
  • Theatrical Trailer

Terence Malick’s Best Picture nominee The Thin Red Line also arrives on 16th May and boasts many of the extras found on the recent Criterion DVD/BD release. Extras include:

  • Commentary by Production Designer Jack Fish, Producer Grant Hill and Cinemaphotographer John Toll
  • The Thin Red Line: Actor’s Perspective
  • The Editing of the Thin Red Line; Shaping A Terrace Malick Film
  • Hans Zimmer on the Thin Red Line
  • 8 x Deleted Scenes: Witt and Storm Drunk, Band Volunteers His Squad, Mazzi Drunk, Beads Kills A Japanese Soldier, Witt And The Sniper, Japanese POWs, Bell And Bosche and Fife Leaves
  • Guadalcanal in Newsreels x 5
  • Theatrical Trailer

Also out on the 16th is Tigerland from director Joel Schumacher. Extras include:

  • Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher
  • The Real Tigerland
  • Joel Schumacher: Journey to Tigerland
  • Ross Klavan: Ode to Tigerland
  • Featurette
  • Casting Session with Colin Farrell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot: One Man
  • TV Spot: Compelling Review

The Hustler arrives the following week on 23rd May 2011. The 50th Anniversary Edition release of this Best Picture nominee is also priced at £15.99 RRP and includes the following extras:

  • Paul Newman at Fox
  • Jackie Gleason: The Big Man
  • The Real Hustler : Walter Tevis
  • Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson and the Search for Greatness
  • Milestones in Cinema History: The Hustler
  • Swimming with Sharks: The Art of the Hustle
  • The Hustler: The Inside Story
  • Paul Newman: Hollywood’s Cool Hand
  • Trick Shot Analysis by Mike Massey
  • Opening Scene Demonstration
  • Fast Eddie and Minnesota Fat’s First Match
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Spanish Theatrical Trailer

Last of all is The Fifth Element arriving on 6th June. Extras include:

  • Discovering The Fifth Element
  • Imagining The Fifth Element
  • The Art Of Jean-Claude Mezieres
  • An Audience With Diva Plavalaguna
  • Elements Of Style
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Visual Effects Commentary
  • MTV Cannes Premiere

RRP is £15.99 each.


Updated: Mar 21, 2011

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