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 rebel with a cause followed by an Elvis Presley flood warning.
Sometimes it feels so good to be bad. Just look at Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) in Youth in Revolt, the movie adaptation of the cult novel by C.D. Payne, in which Cera concocts a rebellious alter ego to win the girl of his dreams. Both the DVD and Blu-ray are available on June 15 and contain commentary by Cera and director Miguel Arteta, deleted scenes, deleted and extended animated sequences, and audition footage.
Elvis fans have a reason to be all shook up on August 3 when Warner Bros. brings home the award-winning documentary Elvis on Tour on DVD and Blu-ray on August 3. The film—considered to be Presley’s last before his death in 1977—follows the King on a 15-city tour of the United States in 1972 and features the songs “See See Rider,” “Proud Mary,” “Burning Love,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Teddy Bear,” “Hound Dog,” “Can't Help Falling in Love with You,” “Love Me Tender,” “All Shook Up,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and more. Elvis on Tour is also included in the simultaneous release of the Elvis 75th Anniversary DVD Collection, which includes 17 Elvis movies (Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas and more), a 40-page commemorative book, and comes wrapped in a sparkly, Vegas-inspired holographic foil. Elvis lives!
If you rent your movies through Netflix, you’re going to have to wait a little longer to see titles from Universal and Fox. Similar to the deal Netflix made with Warner Bros. earlier in the year, the rental giant has agreed to make titles from the studios available to its customers after a 28-day window. This gives the studios a dedicated window for sales. The first films to be affected by this new delay are It’s Complicated and The Wolfman.
The new 147-minute version of the iconic silent film Metropolis premiered on February 12 at the Berlin Film Festival and contains 25 minutes of lost footage. Kino International has announced that this new restoration of Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece will be available on both DVD and Blu-ray in November.
Got film noir? Warner Bros. sure does. Just when you thought every movie that could possibly be on DVD has already been slapped on a disc, Warner Bros. digs up eight movies for The Film Noir Classic Collection: Volume Five. The set includes four double-feature discs, including Cornered/Desperate, The Phenix City Story/Dial 1119, Armed Car Robbery/Crime in the Streets, and Deadline at Dawn/Backfire. All of these suspense thrillers have been digitally remastered for their July 13 DVD debuts.