Universal Classic Monsters Essential Collection im Oktober 2012 auf Blu-ray

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Vielleicht lohnt es sich ja doch bald, einen 3D-Fernseher und -Blu-ray-Player anzuschaffen, denn nach der Ankündigung von Warner Bros., Alfred Hitchcocks „Bei Anruf Mord / Dial M for Murder“ [USA 1954] auf Blu-ray in der 3D-Fassung zu veröffentlichen, zieht Universal nur wenige Tage später nach und kündigt mit „Der Schrecken vom Amazonas / The Creature from the Black Lagoon“ [USA 1954, Jack Arnold] einen der schönsten Monster-Filme der 50er Jahre ebenfalls in seiner 3D-Fassung an.

Enthalten ist der Film in der „Universal Classic Monsters: the Essential Collection„-Blu-ray-Box mit insgesamt neun Filmen: „Dracula“ [USA 1931, Tod Browning] inklusive der spanischen Fassung von George Melford, „Frankenstein“ [USA 1931, James Whale], „Die Mumie / The Mummy“ [USA 1932, Karl Freund], „Der Unsichtbare / The Invisible Man“ [USA 1933, James Whale], „Frankensteins Braut / Bride of Frankenstein“ [USA 1935, James Whale], „Der Wolfsmensch / The Wolf Man“ [USA 1941, George Waggner], „Phantom der Oper / Phantom of the Opera“ [USA 1943, Arthur Lubin] und der schon erwähnte „Der Schrecken vom Amazonas / The Creature from the Black Lagoon“ [USA 1954, Jack Arnold]. Somit enthält dieses Set die Filme, die im Jahr 2000 innerhalb der „Universal Classic Collection“ auf DVD erschienen sind. Auch das Bonusmaterial der DVD-Box wird übernommen. Hinzu kommt eine neue Featurette zur Restaurierung von „Dracula“ und einige „100 Years of Universal“-Featuretten, die aber eher allgemeiner gehalten sind und in diesem Jahr auch schon auf anderen Blu-ray-Veröffentlichungen zu finden waren.

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Universal Classic Monsters: the Essential Collection

EIGHT CHILLING CLASSICS FROM THE STUDIO THAT PIONEERED THE HORROR GENRE, DIGITALLY RESTORED AND RELEASED ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN CELEBRATION OF UNIVERSAL’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

THE ULTIMATE BOX SET WITH EIGHT FILMS PLUS OVER 12 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES ARRIVES OCTOBER 2ND, JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray™ as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray™, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers. Especially appealing for fans are a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Draculaand the first ever offering of Creature from the Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray™ 3D version.

From the era of silent movies through the present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection honors the studio’s accomplishments with the most iconic monsters in motion-picture history includingDracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Featuring performances by legends of the horror genre, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester, these eight iconic films also feature groundbreaking special effects and innovative makeup that continue to influence filmmakers into the 21st century. Sure to be a Halloween favorite for years to come, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection is the ideal gift for film buffs and horror aficionados alike.

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Indiana Jones erscheint im September 2012 auf Blu-ray

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Die vier „Indiana Jones„-Filme von Regisseur Steven Spielberg und Produzent George Lucas werden am 18. September 2012 in den USA auf Blu-ray erscheinen. In Deutschland soll das Set am 27. September 2012 in den Handel kommen, in Großbritannien müssen sich die Fans des Archäologen wahrscheinlich sogar bis zum 8. Oktober 2012 gedulden.

Paramount und Lucasfilm haben zur US-Box eine Pressemitteilung veröffentlicht. Genaue Angaben zum Bonusmaterial gibt es noch nicht, dafür aber den Hinweis, dass „Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes / Raiders of the Lost Ark“ [USA 1981] vom Kameranegativ in 4K abgetastet wurde und in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Sound-Designer Ben Burtt auf Grundlage des originalen Master-Mixes eine neue 5.1-Tonspur erstellt wurde.

ON SEPTEMBER 18th, THE MAN WITH THE HAT COMES HOME LOOKING BETTER THAN EVER

INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES

INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME, COMPLETELY REMASTERED AND INCLUDING A METICULOUSLY RESTORED VERSION OF RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (June 26, 2012) – In June of 1981 director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas introduced the world to Indiana Jones when the unforgettable Raiders of the Lost Ark debuted in theaters. Exploding to instant acclaim, the film has now been carefully restored, alongside remastered versions of the archaeologist’s other thrilling adventures—Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Prepare for excitement, adventure and snakes—why did it have to be snakes?—all with pristine picture and sound when INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures debuts on Blu-ray September 18, 2012 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

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Fundbüro: Evil Dead - An Animated Tribute

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Daniel M. Kanemoto von Ex Mortis Films verneigt sich vor Sam Raimis Horror-Trilogie.

Hitchcocks Dial M for Murder (3D) und Strangers on a Train im Oktober 2012 auf Blu-ray

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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird Warner Bros. in den USA zwei Filme von Alfred Hitchcock auf Blu-ray veröffentlichen, darunter auch Hitchs einzigen 3D-Film „Bei Anruf Mord / Dial M for Murder“ [USA 1954], der auch in 3D enthalten sein wird und in 4K von den beiden Kameranegativen gescannt wurde. Bei dem anderen Film handelt es sich um den Klassiker „Der Fremde im Zug / Strangers on a Train“ [USA 1951]. Letzterer ist in Deutschland auf DVD in drei Schnittfassungen erhältlich. Das Doppel-DVD-Set beinhaltet die gekürzte deutsche Kinofassung, die originale US-Kinofassung und eine etwas längere Preview-Version. Die amerikanische Blu-ray wird die US-Kinofassung und die Preview-Fassung enthalten. Ob letztere auch in HD vorliegen wird, ist nicht bekannt.

„In 2D, it’s minor Hitchcock; in 3D, it’s major Hitchcock.“

DIAL M FOR MURDER RETURNS IN 3D!

On Blu-ray 3D™ October 9 From Warner Home Video
Oscar® Winners Grace Kelly and Ray Milland Star

Hitchcock’s Classic Strangers on a Train Remastered for its Blu-ray Debut
 
Burbank, Calif., June 22, 2012 – Dial M for Murder, Alfred Hitchock’s suspense classic, was among the first films that helped Warner Bros. introduce 3D in U.S. theatres in the early ‘50s. Now, thanks to advanced Blu-ray™ technology and the tireless efforts of Warner Bros.’ Motion Picture Imaging (MPI) division, Warner Home Video has meticulously and painstakingly restored the original 3D presentation, and, when Dial M for Murder Blu-ray 3D debuts October 9, audiences will finally be able to see the film in their homes as it was originally meant to be seen. A 2D version will also be included for those who have yet to upgrade TVs and players to 3D. Dial M for Murder Blu-ray 3D will be priced at $35.99 SRP, and the order due date is September 4.

Originally designed to lure audiences away from their TV sets, 3D utilized a “left-eye/right-eye” dual projection process and polarized glasses, the basis for what is seen today. However, with the advent of CinemaScope (“the miracle you can see without glasses”) and the higher costs associated with 3D, the fad was fading by the time Dial M for Murder was released in theatres. As a result, most 1954 moviegoers only saw the film projected in 2D, and it wasn’t until the early 1980s that a classic 3D film revival allowed Dial M for Murder to be briefly seen theatrically, albeit in a “faux 3D” 70 mm composite print.

To ready Dial M for Murder for this current release, MPI’s work included a 4K scan of the original camera negative, and a full restoration of the two “eyes,” as well as convergence fixes to ensure perfect alignment.

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Trailer: The Master

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Der zweite Trailer zu P.T. Andersons “The Master” [USA 2012].