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Saturday, July 16, 2011

HH#30, Fango#206, Horror and Cartoon News July 16

It has a been a while since I last posted some Horror and Cartoon news. There were so many new announcements, I just had to post! 

HorrorHound FINALLY released an image of their upcoming July/August issue. The cover is terrible, but if you purchase it from their website or from a comic shop you can get an exclusive Creepshow cover instead. And Fango's 306th issue streets early August. 

HorrorHound #30

Fangoria #206

Someone is finally releasing Peter Jackson's best (okay, I guess that is arguable) and goriest movie onto Blu-ray this year and that someone is Lionsgate! The disc is scheduled to hit store shelves on October 4th. No special features or technical information has been announced as of yet. 

Dead Alive Blu-ray (October 4, 2011)

I have been putting off buying Halloween 2 and 3 for far too long now. Part 3 has always been my favourite, with 1 and 2 tied for second. Thank god Universal isn't giving us a bare-bones Blu-ray release.  The disc will include Terror in the Aisles, a documentary about horror films that was released in 1984, and an alternate ending.

Halloween II: 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (September 13, 2011)

The Jurassic Park Trilogy is making its way to Blu-ray in October, also thanks to Universal. It should be a very interesting release, only to see how the special effects hold up on the high-def format. All the special features from the initial DVD trilogy pack will be included. In addition to that, Universal has produced over two hours of NEW material specifically for the Blu-ray release.

The new material takes the form of a six-part retrospective documentary titled Return to Jurassic Park. This documentary - made up of the Dawn of a New Era, Making Pre-history, The Next Step in Evolution, Finding The Lost World, Something Survived, and The Third Adventure behind-the-scenes segments - features never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew of the three films, including Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg.

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Blu-ray (October 25, 2011)

This is a release I am very curious about. I saw the film when it was first released on VHS back in the '90s and wasn't too fond of it. I've since become a big fan of everything Guillermo Del Toro does, so it will be interesting to see what his director's cut is like. Also, it has some great bonus features to boot:

- Introduction and Audio Commentary from Director Guillermo del Toro
- Reclaiming Mimic- Featurette with Del Toro discussing his vision for the film and how he completed the new version.
- A Leap in Evolution: The Creatures of Mimic- Featurette looking at the creatures in Mimic
- Back into the Tunnels: Shooting Mimic- Behind the scenes featurette.
- Deleted/Alternate Scenes
- Outtakes
- Gag Reel
- Storyboard Animatics
- Theatrical Trailer

Mimic Director's Cut Blu-ray (September 27, 2011)

I've been meaning to pick up the Subspecies trilogy DVD set, now I'm not sure what to do. I don't remember the movie very well, but I know I liked it. So do I risk it and get the Blu-ray or just stick with the DVD release...thoughts?

Subspecies 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (July 25, 2011)

Vamp Blu-ray (September 20, 2011 -Image Entertainment)

And finally, I have saved the best for last! At least in my books. I have been waiting for the day when Blue Underground would release one of my favourite zombie movies of all time. October 25th, can't come soon enough! Here's a list of the specs:

- New introduction to the film
- Audio commentary with star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
- Interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
- Zombie Wasteland featurette
- Flesh Eaters on Film featurette
- Deadtime Stories featurette
- World of the Dead featurette
- Zombi Italiano featurette
- Notes on a Headstone featurette
- All in the Family featurette
- Theatrical trailers
- TV and radio spots
- Poster and still gallery

Zombie Blu-ray (October 25, 2011)

In the cartoon world, there were a few bits of newsworthy items. Firstly, Mill Creek has revealed images of the complete second season DVD cover for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. This cover is exclusively available at SDCC '11 - a whole 60 days prior to the official release. 

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Shout! Factory also revealed cover images of Beast Wars Seasons 2&3, Jem: The Complete Series and Jem season one. 

Beast Wars Seasons 2 & 3 (October 4)

Jem and The Holograms (October 11, 2011)

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