October 30, 2018: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD
The Dark Knight goes blu! The award winning Batman: The Animated Series finally gets an HD makeover as all 109 episodes (including full runs of both the original series and “The New Batman Adventures”) alongside the animated films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman: Sub-Zero. For a limited time, the set arrives in a collectible package that also includes three mini Funko Pops.
Several recent big screen releases come home October 30th, beginning with director Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds. If Nicolas Cage’s unique brand of leading man is more up your alley, be sure to check out Panos Cosmatos’ surreal nightmare Mandy. There’s also the opportunity for some last minute Halloween fun with Sony Pictures’ Slender Man as well as some all-ages laughs with the animated DC Comics adventure Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece, Warner Bros. Pictures is presenting 2001: A Space Odyssey on 4K Ultra HD for the very first time. Now, one one of the most visually impressive films of all time looks even better than it ever has before outside of a 70mm film print.
2001 isn’t the only sci-fi film getting the 4K treatment, either. Warner Bros. is also re-releasing on 4K the entire Matrix Trilogy, available as either a complete franchise box set or individually as The Matrix, The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions.
Two more last minute Halloween options are also on the shelves from Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory line. Look for both Roger Corman’s 1959 The Wasp Woman as well as for the recent haunted house thriller, Our House.
Beyond Halloween, Shout! Factory’s Shout! Select line has two great new editions of 80s comedies. Look for Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd in 1987’s Dragnet and Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman in 1983’s Valley Girl, both boasting newly created special features.
Among the most universally beloved films of all time, Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride joins the Criterion Collection this week in a new Blu-ray edition that includes quite a few special features, both collected from previous home entertainment releases as well as many newly prepared for the Criterion edition.
Arrow Video is giving Terry Gilliam’s brilliant time travel tale 12 Monkeys a new special edition blu-ray. They’re also breathing new life into Sergio Martino’s 1973 giallo Torso with a new 2K transfer and a host of special features.