Shout! Factory dives deep into the vault for their first of two planned Golden Age compilations with UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION Volume 1, offering four of Boris “KARLOFF” and Bela Lugosi’s collaborations produced between 1934-40. Making their Blu-Ray debuts are two of their most highly-regarded efforts – the Poe-inspired “The Black Cat” (1934) and “The Raven” (1935) – along with the wild “The Invisible Ray” (1936) and so-so 1940 programmer “Black Friday.”
Intrada has announced three new releases -- an expanded version of John Williams' score for the 1982 drama MONSIGNOR, featuring both the original LP cues (previously released on CD by Intrada) as well as the first release of the full original score tracks; Richard Band's score for the 2013 horror fantasy UNLUCKY CHARMS; and the score to the just-released thriller MA, starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, The Girl on the Train), with music by Gregory Tripi (Dark Places, Manhunt: Unabomber)
Music Box has announced three new releases -- a one-disc reissue of Bernard Herrmann's gorgeous OBSESSION, featuring a remastered version of the original score tracks; an expanded version of Gabriel Yared's score for the biopic CAMILLE CLAUDEL, which earned Isabelle Adjani a Best Actress nomination; and the score for the new Swedish romance SWOON, composed by Nathaniel Mechaly (the Taken trilogy).
Caldera is releasing for the first time Leonard Rosenman's score for the 1991 psychological thriller AMBITION, written by and starring Lou Diamond Phillips and co-starring Clancy Brown, Cecilia Peck, and Oscar winner Haing S. Ngor.
Next week, La-La Land plans to release Harold Faltermeyer's score for the comedy-mystery sequel FLETCH LIVES. It is the latest in their Universal Heritage collection, which leaves Ennio Morricone's Two Mules for Sister Sara as the only LLL/Universal Heritage CD announced last year which has yet to be released.
Long before Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan “re-defined” the Dark Knight on the silver screen came Tim Burton’s BATMAN and the Caped Crusader’s ‘90s sequels, all of which hit 4K UHD on June 4th courtesy of Warner Home Video. Despite the varied quality of the pictures themselves, revisiting them in new 4K transfers proved to be a highly enjoyable experience – with the movies all benefiting from the deeper blacks and higher contrast levels that HDR can provide.