We know Mad Mel
is getting some coal in his stocking this Christmas, but Warner Bros. might have a treat for Gibson fans in time for the holidays in the form of the Lethal Weapon Collection
. The set contains all four buddy-cop films starring Gibson and Danny Glover remastered in high definition with lots of extras, including audio commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and trailers. There will also be an exclusive fifth disc with over two hours of never-before-seen new material, including "Psycho Pension: The Genesis of Lethal Weapon
and the Hollywood Monster It Created," "A Family Affair: Bringing Lethal Weapon
to Life," "Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of Lethal Weapon
," and "Maximum Impact: The Legacy of Lethal Weapon
If you say "bah humbug" to Christmas flicks, skip down to the next paragraph. The rest of you with sugar plums dancing in your heads might care about the November 9 release of 1984's A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. The Blu-ray will be released individually, as a double feature with 1994's Miracle on 34th Street, and as a four pack adding Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and Jingle All the Way.
Universal continues to make penance for its now-defunct HD DVD catalog by releasing those titles on Blu-ray. Next up are the Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro comedies Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, both coming as individual BD releases on November 30. Both have audio commentaries, numerous featurettes and BD-Live functionality.
"Life is pain. Get used to it," says Geena Davis in Renny Harlin's amnesiac action thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight. Connoisseurs of movies so bad that they are brilliant won't have the pain of waiting much longer for this 1996 gem co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse, Brian Cox and Craig Bierko—Warner Bros. is kissing off the New Year by releasing Kiss on Blu-ray for the first time on January 11.
All that is old looks new again in high definition at Kino Video. The small distributor will release a Buster Keaton double feature on November 16 that includes 1924's Sherlock Jr. and 1923's Three Ages. Each silent film will contain three different music tracks. Sherlock Jr. also has audio commentary by historian David Kalat, a 15-minute making-of documentary and a stills gallery; Three Ages comes with a nine-minute excerpt of 1912's Man's Genesis, which inspired the parody, as well as a visual essay on the film's locations by author John Bengston and Three Ages re-cut as a trio of short films.
Blue Underground is sinking its teeth into the 1971 erotic vampire flick Daughters of Darkness by releasing an uncensored director's cut on December 21. The cult classic comes with all the special features included on the 2006 DVD release, including audio commentaries, "Locations of Darkness," interviews with stars Danielle Ouimet and Andrea Rau, a theatrical trailer and radio spots.
Also new on BD this week: The Black Dahlia, Forbidden Planet, Hatchet: Unrated Director's Cut, In Cold Blood, Killers, Lost in Space, MacGruber, Mars Attacks!, Numb, The Office: Season Six, The Player, Pulse, The Skeleton Key, Solitary Man, Stardust, That Evening Sun, THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut and Tommy.