Spidey and a bunch of Criterions are the highlights of this week’s home cinema announcements.
Welcome to this weeks roundup of new release announcement…
3rd November Download/Streaming
20th November on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD
The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray also contain The Spidey Study Guide, an entertaining pop-up factoid track with facts on the movie in relation to the comics that Spidey fans will love.
The standard DVD edition has 17 minutes of special features including 2 x featurettes ‘Searching for Spider-Man’ and ‘Jon Watts: Head of the Class”.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is also available as a Limited Edition Figurine box set, featuring a high-quality resin figurine of Spider-Man and the Vulture (approx. 12” by 12”) with a numbered base, plus the 4K Ultra HD and all-new comic.
Best Prices on Blu-ray
DVD and Blu-ray on 6th November
Following a tragic accident involving the loss of his beloved wife, renowned hunter Man-duk (Choi Min-sik, Oldboy, Lucy) has retired his rifle and become a humble herb gatherer limping amongst his cherished mountains with his son. But with the arrival of Japanese soldiers determined to find a legendary great tiger, Man-duk finds himself pulled into one final hunt for his own personal redemption and closure.
Both releases feature optional English subtitles and theatrical trailers.
Pre-order The Tiger on Blu-ray
Bottle Rocket (Criterion)
Blu-ray on 4th December
- Restored high-definition digital transfer supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeoman
- Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on Blu-ray)
- Commentary by director/co-writer Anderson and co-writer/star Owen Wilson
- The Making of “Bottle Rocket”: an original documentary by filmmaker Barry Braverman featuring Anderson, James L. Brooks, James Caan, Temple Nash Jr., Kumar Pallana, Polly Platt, Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Musgrave, Richard Sakai, David and Sandy Wasco, Andrew, Luke, and Owen Wilson, and Robert Yeoman
- The original thirteen-minute black-and-white Bottle Rocket short film from 1992
- 11 deleted scenes
- Anamorphic screen test, storyboards, location photos, and behind-the-scenes photographs by Laura Wilson
- The Shafrazi Lectures, no. 1: Bottle Rocket
- Murita Cycles, a 1978 short film by Braverman
Sword of Doom (Criterion)
Blu-ray on 4th December
- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring film historian Stephen Prince
- PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien
Monterey Pop (Criterion)
Blu-ray on 11th December
- New 16-bit 4K digital restoration of Monterey Pop,supervised by director D. A. Pennebaker
- Restored high-definition digital transfers of Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey
- Alternate soundtracks for all three films featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
- THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES: Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who
- Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick• New interviews with Adler and Pennebaker
- Chiefs (1968), a short film by cameraman Richard Leacock, which played alongside Monterey Pop during its inaugural theatrical run• Interviews from 2002 with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager
- Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
- Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
- Monterey International Pop Festival scrapbook
- PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Michael Chaiken, Armond White, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, and Michael Lydon
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