Lionsgate Press Release: Must-Have Classic Films In Collectible Steelbooks (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    On November 24th, Lionsgate Home Entertainment will debut 11 must-own classic films on Blu-ray Disc in highly collectible Steelbook™ packaging with a Digital HD UltraViolet*copy for the very first time. Movie fans can now watch these films in the HD quality of Blu-ray, as well as download it on a portable device and take it with them. Featuring an outstanding array of action-packed films with appeal for all movie fans, the first wave of titles, available exclusively at Best Buy timed for Black Friday, includes Pulp Fiction, Total Recall, Sin City, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Rambo: First Blood, Stargate, Highlander*, Hero and Apocalypse Now/Apocalypse Now Redux.

    Fans will rejoice as each Steelbook also features new artwork never-before-seen in the U.S.! An exceptional value and ideal holiday gift for any film buff, each Steelbook is loaded with bonus materials that include audio commentaries with acclaimed directors and actors plus numerous featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes and more for the suggested retail price of just $19.99 each.

    *UltraViolet available on all titles except for Highlander
    [font="Arial;font-size:11pt"]PROGRAM INFORMATION[/font]
    Year of Production:
    Pulp Fiction: 1994
    Total Recall: 1990
    Sin City: 2005
    Kill Bill Vol. 1: 2003
    Kill Bill Vol. 2: 2004
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day: 1991
    Rambo: First Blood: 1982
    Stargate: 1994
    Highlander: 1996
    Hero: 2002
    Apocalypse Now: 1979
    Apocalypse Now Redux: 2001
    Title Copyright:
    Pulp Fiction: © 2013 Miramax, LLC
    Total Recall: © 1990 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.
    Sin City: © 2013 Miramax, LLC
    Kill Bill Vol. 1: © 2013 Miramax, LLC
    Kill Bill Vol. 2: © 2013 Miramax, LLC
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day: © 1991 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.
    Rambo: First Blood: © 1982 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.
    Stargate: © 1994 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.
    Highlander: © 1986 Highlander Productions Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    Hero: © 2013 Miramax, LLC
    Apocalypse Now: © 1979 Omni Zoetrope. All Rights Reserved.
    Apocalypse Now Redux: © 2000 Zoetrope Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Blu-ray Collector's Edition
    Rating:
    Pulp Fiction: R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality
    Total Recall: R
    Sin City: R for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue
    Kill Bill Vol. 1: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content
    Kill Bill Vol. 2: R for violence, language and brief drug use
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day: R for strong sci-fi action and violence and for language
    Rambo: First Blood: R
    Stargate: Theatrical version: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence; Extended version: Unrated
    Highlander: R for strong action violence, a scene of sexuality and some language
    Hero: PG-13 for stylized martial arts, violence and a scene of sensuality
    Apocalypse Now/ Apocalypse Now Redux: R for disturbing violent images, language, sexual content and some drug use
    Genre: Action; Sci-fi
    Closed Captioned: English SDH
    Subtitles:
    Pulp Fiction, Rambo: First Blood, Stargate: English and Spanish
    Total Recall: French and German
    Sin City, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2: Spanish
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Highlander, Apocalypse Now/Apocalypse Now Redux: English, Spanish and French
    Hero: French and Spanish
    Feature Run Time:
    Pulp Fiction: 154 minutes
    Total Recall: 113 minutes
    Sin City: 124 minutes
    Kill Bill Vol. 1: 111 minutes
    Kill Bill Vol. 2: 136 minutes
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day: 152 minutes
    Rambo: First Blood: 96 minutes
    Stargate: 130 minutes
    Highlander: 116 minutes
    Hero: 90 minutes
    Apocalypse Now/Apocalypse Now Redux: 355 minutes
    Blu-ray Format:
    Pulp Fiction, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Rambo: First Blood, Hero, Apocalypse Now/ Apocalypse Now Redux: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
    Total Recall, Sin City, Highlander: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
    Kill Bill Vol. 1; Kill Bill Vol. 2, Stargate: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
    Blu-ray Audio Status:
    Pulp Fiction, Apocalypse Now/Apocalypse Now Redux:5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    Total Recall: English, French and German 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    Sin City: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Kill Bill Vol. 1; Kill Bill Vol. 2: English 5.1 Uncompressed and English and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day: English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX and French 2.0 Dolby Surround Audio
    Rambo: First Blood: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX Audio
    Stargate: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
    Highlander: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish 2.0 Monaural DTS-HD Master Audio
    Hero: English 5.1 DTS-HD, Original Chinese, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
     
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    Terminator II in lossless. Yippee, on my list.
     
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    Current edition ("Skynet") says it's 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Is that incorrect?
     
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    My bad, confused with the other two...(I haven't bought Skynet cause I'm waiting for a complete box set...)
     
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    My guess is that these are all just the existing discs in new packaging.

    Personally, I don't like unusual cases or digital copies, so I'll be passing on them. But I have to admint that some of the artwork is pretty bad-ass.
     
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    Why has there never been a boxed set of all the Highlander films? Is it because some of them are stupid, or because they're from different licensors, or???
     
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    Pulp Fiction Steelbook looks awesome...I have the Canadian Sin City Steelbook..
     
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    When I was going through a cutback phase because of lack of storage I consolidated many of my multi-series DVDs/Blu's into single sets - I regretted getting rid of some of the inserts and cases so this'll be a good opportunity to return some of these to their own standalone cases. Still,, I'm going to wait for price drops on these because paying $20 seems like overkill just to get a cool-looking case.
     
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    Yeah, especially since some of those are in the cheapie section in their old blus. I think I paid $3.99 for Stargate at Walmart.
     
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    I like the current Pulp Fiction blu-ray, but I wish it contained the original Miramax logo.
     
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    "Fans will rejoice as each Steelbook also features new artwork never-before-seen in the U.S.!" Not exactly true. At least two of those movies and this artwork have been available on previous releases in the U.S. Stargate and Sin City. I have them.
     
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    Different licensor issues. The closest we ever got to a box set was when Republic Pictures (pre-Blockbuster buyout and Artisan-distribution) licensed HIGHLANDER from its then-owner, Lumiere Pictures (which got absorbed into StudioCanal) and later bought perpetual homevideo rights to HIGHLANDER 2 (or at least it's "Renegade" reedit) from the producers, after a brief VHS and laser release on Columbia TriStar.Currently, HIGHLANDER is still controlled by StudioCanal, HIGHLANDER 2 is now controlled by Paramount, the remaining theatrical films by Miramax, and I don't know who owns the TV spinoff.
     
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    Good info. Thanks!
     

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