Every Monday Blu-ray Bob gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what discs will be spinning in your DVD player in the upcoming months. This week’s forecast calls for a flurry of nightmares followed by some light swashbuckling and romance.
One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. No, not just in theaters this weekend when the new A Nightmare on Elm Street opens, but on DVD on May 4 in the form of the definitive documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. It features "exclusive new interviews with cast and crew spanning all eight Elm Street films, as well as rare, never-before-seen photographs, storyboards, conceptual art, publicity materials, archival documents and behind-the-scenes footage."
Swashbuckler fans will rejoice on August 3 when Warner Bros. releases TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures. The set contains five remastered and restored films by the Baron—Desperate Journey (with Ronald Reagan), Northern Pursuit, Edge of Darkness, Uncertain Glory and Objective: Burma!—each packed with bonus content and rare footage.
The countdown is on for the final episodes of Lost on ABC. Not long after you find out the ultimate fates of the survivors of Oceanic flight 815 comes Lost: The Complete Collection on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24. Expect the exhaustive bonus features from the individual releases to be ported over and for the same care to be given to the final season, which will be available individually on DVD and Blu-ray on the same day.
Sony is on team rom-com this summer with the Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler flick The Bounty Hunter coming on July 13 and Jennifer Lopez’s pregnancy farce The Back-Up Plan scheduled for delivery on August 10. Both chick flicks will be available on DVD and Blu-ray, but special features have yet to be announced.
True Blood fans will sink their teeth into the BBC import Being Human: Season 1 about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who all share a flat in England and are trying desperately to fit in their community. The curious supernatural drama comes with deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes and an interview with creator Toby Whithouse.