January 15, 2019: This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD
Last fall marked the night that he came home again and now David Gordon Green’s new Halloween is itself coming home. The horror thriller hits DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD this week with a host of extra material, including deleted and extended scenes. If you’re a Steelbook collector, you’ll want to pick up this release at Best Buy as they are offering impressive Steelbook artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz.
Other new releases this week include the Sony Pictures family horror adventure sequel Goosebumps 2, David Lowery’s charming swan song for Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun, and the PG-13 re-edit of Deadpool 2, titled Once Upon a Deadpool.
Directed by Renny Harlin, the 1993 action thriller Cliffhanger comes to 4K Ultra HD this week, just in time for its 25th anniversary. Sylvester Stallone headlines as a former rescue ranger forced back into service when a failed robbery attempt deposits suitcases of stolen cash in the Rocky Mountains.
The Criterion Collection upgrades Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious to HD with a Blu-ray release that gives one of the greatest spy thrillers ever a 4K digital restoration and pairs it with a host of supplemental features. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains star in the 1946 release, one of eight Hitchcock releases that has been made available through Criterion.
It’s a busy week for Shout! Factory with the 1942 film noir The Glass Key joining the Shout! Select line. Then, Brian De Palma’s 1976 thriller Obsession gets a collector’s edition that offers newly produced bonus content, including an audio commentary with author Douglas Keesey.
Another entry in the Shout! Select line, the little seen 1982 animated feature The Plague Dogs comes to Blu-ray in an edition that offers both the theatrical cut of the film as well as a significantly longer extended version. If that’s not enough Plague for you, look no further than the Scream! Factory label where 1966’s The Plague of the Zombies makes its HD debut.
Arrow Video has two releases aimed at collectors. Guillermo Del Toro’s 2015 Gothic horror Crimson Peak gets a full fledged special edition with lots of new supplemental content. Meanwhile, The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion makes its Blu-ray debut, bringing Luciano Ercoli’s 1970 giallo to HD.
When it comes to the small screen, this week belongs to the Satellite of Love. Having already released the majority of the series on their own, Shout! Factory continues to reissue old Mystery Science Theater 3000 sets, previously available through Rhino. The latest, Volume IX, offers up MST3K’d versions of “Women of the Prehistoric Planet,” Wild Rebels,” “The Sinister Urge” and “The Incredible Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies”.
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