This Thursday’s high-def headlines:
Spaghetti western fans will have their plates full on June 1 when MGM serves up Sergio Leone’s The Man With No Name Trilogy
, which includes A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More
and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
The box set arrives the day after star Clint Eastwood’s 80th
Warner Bros. announced a Blu wave of double features for the summer. On July 6 we’ll get Dr.Giggles/Otis, Funny Farm/Spies Like Us, The Getaway (1972 and 1994), The Last Boy Scout/Last Man Standing and Practical Magic/The Witches of Eastwick.
Supplements have finally been revealed for Roger Corman’s 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000 starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. Scheduled to arrive on June 22, the BD will include commentaries, a brief 2008 interview with Carradine, an interview with costume designer Jane Ruhm on her work with Corman, Leonard Maltin interviews with Corman, several behind-the-scenes featurettes and a collectible 12-page booklet.
Before he rebooted the Batman franchise, Christopher Nolan directed the tense psychological thriller Insomnia starring Al Pacino as a police detective sent to a small Alaska town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl. The film makes its Blu-ray debut on July 13 with all the extras from the DVD ported over, including a deleted scene, two commentary tracks, four featurettes and a trailer.
If you’re itching to put on those glasses and experience 3D in your living room, 3D Blu-rays are slowly trickling in. Fox has announced that its first 3D Blu-ray title will be Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in April. The disc will be mailed to you free if you purchase a 50-inch Panasonic 3D HDTV and 3D Blu-ray player, which will set you early adopters back about $3,000.
Also new on BD this week: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call—New Orleans, Brothers Five, Cocoon: 25th Anniversary Edition, The Collector, The Delightful Forest, Dolan’s Cadillac, Dreamscape, Flight of the Intruder, Jade, The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (theatrical version), The Lord of the Rings (1978 animated), The Natural, Poseidon, The Relic, Tetro, The Thomas Crown Affair (1994).