Scream! Factory to Release ‘Stigmata,’ ‘Food of the Gods,’ ‘Frogs’ and More

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In a surprise announcement via their Facebook page, Scream Factory revealed that they will release the 1999 film Stigmata on Blu-ray. The disc will be available on May 12th.

No information about the disc’s bonus features have been announced. However, the company stated that…

… you can expect most (if not all) extras that were on the prior 2000 MGM DVD release to be ported over. We will keep you posted closer to street date. Pre-order links will go up next month.”

In addition to Stigmata, Scream Factory revealed the cover art and announced the release dates for two more Blu-ray double features: Food of the Gods / Frogs and Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Statan. Both discs will be available on May 26th.

‘I Am Steve McQueen’ Documentary Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

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Shout! Factory has a cool new announcement today. The company will release the documentary I Am Steve McQueen on Blu-ray and DVD on April 14, 2105.

The 90-minute film, which premiered last year on the Spike TV network, has its share of stars commenting on the life and legacy of Steve McQueen. It’s narrated by Robert Downey Jr., and features appearances by: Robert Vaughn (McQueen’s co-star in Bullitt), Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Miller, Randy Couture, stuntwoman Zoë Bell, and Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.

It also features interviews with those closest to McQueen: his former wives Ali MacGraw, Neile Adams McQueen, and Barbara Minty McQueen; his son Chad McQueen; his grandson Steven McQueen; and his granddaughter Molly McQueen. All of this combined with rare interviews with McQueen himself and archival footage.

Bonus features on the disc include the featurettes McQueen’s Garage – Cars, Planes and Motorcycles and Steve McQueen’s Yucatan – McQueen’s Passion Project.

And let’s not forget the all-important audio-visual stats… Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1 and Dolby Digital Stereo.

Cool.

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‘Everly’ Trailer: Salma Hayek at Her Deadliest

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© Radius

Radius Entertainment has released the new trailer for Salma Hayek’s action/thriller Everly. The film is set for a limited release on February 27th.

Directed by: Joe Lynch
Written by: Joe Lynch and Yale Hannon
Cast: Salma Hayek, Togo Igawa, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Laura Cepeda and Akie Kotabe

Summary: Salma Hayek takes no prisoners in this action packed thriller as a femme fatale unleashing the ultimate vengeance against a sadistic mob boss and his army of assassins.

‘The Sound of Music’ 50th Anniversary Blu-ray/CD Release and TCM Gala Screening Set

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© 20th Century Fox

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, and Fox Home Entertainment is intent to make the most of it. The company will release The Sound of Music: 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition 50th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Set on March 10.

The set will include 13 hours of bonus features, with its centerpiece being a new documentary: The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg – in which Ms. Andrews revisits the film’s scenic locations, including Modessee Abbey, Nonnberg Abbey and the steps at Mirabell Gardens, where she and the children performed “Do-Re-Mi.” Featurettes on the disc will focus on movie’s legacy, its music and the real-life von Trapp family.

And something that’s sure to please soundtrack collectors, the set will also include an exclusive CD soundtrack featuring the FULL film score with never-before released tracks and 8 international bonus tracks never released in the US.

Continuing Fox’s recognition of The Sound of Music‘s 50th anniversary, a restored print of the film will open the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles on March 26. Ms. Andrews and Christopher Plummer will be in attendance and participate in a post-screening Q&A with Turner Classic Movies’ host Robert Osborne. The film will then screen nationwide on April 19 and 22 via Fox’s partnership with Fathom Events.

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© Fox Home Entertainment

Kino Lorber to Release Roger Corman’s ‘Tales of Terror’ on Blu-ray

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The team over at Kino Lorber Studio Classics has a terrific new release set for April … Roger Corman’s 1962 film Tales of Terror, starring Vincent Price and Peter Lorre. The title will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Having just finalized and announced the discs’ bonus features, the release will include…

  • New Interview with Producer/Director Roger Corman
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • Audio Commentary by Vincent Price Historian David Del Valle and Actor David Frankham
  • Trailers from Hell by Roger Corman
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: Kevin Smith and Mark Hamill on Seeing the Millennium Falcon Set

The Millennium Falcon under construction last year at Pinewood Studios outside London.
The Millennium Falcon under construction last year at Pinewood Studios outside London.

On the subject of What’s It Like To Actually Walk Onto The Millennium Falcon, director Kevin Smith shared his experience with a somewhat detailed description of his visit to the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check it out here…

And now we have a brief recollection of visiting the Falcon from Mark Hamill.

Mr. Hamill spoke with Extra correspondent Adam Weissler at a special preview screening of Kingsmen: The Secret Service (in which Mr. Hamill appears)…

First of all, it’s interesting to see someone at the helm who was a fan for the original, with JJ. And it’s really about setting it up for a new generation. But again, the deja vu of walking on the Mellenium Falcon, which again, I’m remembering all these details which they got exactly right from photographs and old blueprints. I can’t describe the feeling. Even now it seems surreal to me. It doesn’t really … it seems hard to believe it’s actually happening.”

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Mark Hamill and Colin Firth in ‘Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Check Out This Rare T-Rex Rehearsal Footage from ‘Jurassic Park’

Special Effects master Stan Winston and his animatronic T-Rex on the set of 'Jurassic Park.'
Special Effects master Stan Winston and his animatronic T-Rex on the set of ‘Jurassic Park.’

In case you missed it, the crew over at the Stan Winston School added this amazing T-Rex rehearsal footage from the set of Jurassic Park to their YouTube page. This is the kind of thing that would appear as a bonus feature on a disc, but it hasn’t. It’s good old RARE behind-the-scenes footage. And it shows how incredibly life-like the T-Rex was in its non-digital form. Check it out…

‘Kidnapping Mr. Heineken’: Poster and Cast Photo

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Alchemy (formerly Millennium Entertainment) has released the poster and first photo for their upcoming crime thriller Kidnapping Mr. Heineken. The film, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturges and Sam Worthington, opens in limited release and will be available On Demand on March 6.

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IGN had the poster exclusive. You can view the higher res version here.

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Directed by: Daniel Alfredson
Written by: William Brookfield
Produced by: Judy Cairo, Michael A. Simpson and Howard Meltzer
Executive Producer: Eric Brenner
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Mark van Eewen, Tom Cocquerel, Jemima West and Anthony Hopkins

Summary: Based on crime journalist Peter R. de Vries’s account of what has been called “the most notorious kidnapping of the 20thCentury, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken explores the abduction of Dutch brewery magnate Freddy Heineken (Anthony Hopkins) and his chauffeur, Ab Doderer, who were kidnapped in 1983 and held for what was the largest ransom at the time.

‘Love at First Bite’ and ‘Once Bitten’ Coming to Blu-ray

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Scream Factory has a new title announcement today. The company will release Love at First Bite (1979) and Once Bitten (1985) as a double feature Blu-ray. The disc will be available on February 10th, 2015.

Bonus features on the disc include the theatrical trailer and radio spots for Love at First Bite, and the theatrical trailer for Once Bitten.

You can pre-order it at Shout Factory HERE.

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David Hayter’s ‘Wolves’ Set for DVD, iTunes and VOD Release

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David Hayter, the writer of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Zach Snyder’s Watchmen, has a new film on the way. It’s Wolves, and it’s Mr. Hayter’s directorial debut. The film is set for release on DVD, Digital HD, iTunes and On Demand this Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.

The iTunes release of Wolves will include exclusive bonus material: Two deleted scenes and a gag reel.

NOTE: The filmmakers would like to apologize to fans. A make-up featurette was intended to appear on the DVD release, but for some unspecified reason it won’t be included. Hopefully the extra bonus features with the iTunes release will make up (sorry) for it.

You can pre-order Wolves online at iTunes HERE.

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Directed by: David Hayter
Cast: Jason Momoa, Lucas Till, Merritt Patterson & Stephen McHattie

Summary: Popular high school student Cayden Richards wakes from a horrific nightmare, only to realize that he’s living it… He is changing into something vicious, unpredictable and wild. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden tries to hunt down the truth of what he is. In the remote, mountain town of Lupine Ridge, he discovers others like him — Including the beautiful Angelina, a young woman caught between two ancient clans of “wolves”. And when he finally discovers the shocking truth behind his ancestry, Cayden realizes there is only one way to save the woman he loves… a grisly fight to the death against forces more savage than he could have ever imagined.

Rating: R for bloody violence throughout, and some sexuality.
Total Runtime: 91 minutes
S.R.P: $20.99
Video: 16×9
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1