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BVHE Press Release: August 7th 2012 Blu-ray Releases


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 06 2012 - 06:34 AM

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On August 7th, Disney releases 5 amazing films on Blu-ray:
    [*] THE PREACHER'S WIFE [*] HIGH FIDELITY [*] GROSSE POINTE BLANK: 15th Anniversary Edition [*] ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION: 15th Anniversary Edition [*] ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING: 25th Anniversary Edition
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Title: Adventures In Babysitting 25th Anniversary Edition - Blu-ray™  
Item Id: 10980800
NAAD: 8/7/2012
Prebook Date: 6/26/2012
SRP: $20
Synopsis - English: Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with the 25th Anniversary Edition of ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, starring Academy Award® nominee Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress, 1995, LEAVING LAS VEGAS). Experience all the laughter and excitement in a whole new way on Blu-ray with a sensational new digital restoration! When Chris Parker (Shue) agrees to babysit, she expects a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic friend calls and pleads to be rescued from a downtown Chicago bus station, Chris and the kids pack up and leave their safe suburban surroundings for the heart of the big city. It's a frighteningly funny expedition no one will forget!
Label: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 102
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Language: English, Spanish, French
Actors/Actresses: Elisabeth Shue; Penelope Ann Miller; Vincent D'Onofrio; John Chandler; Keith Coogan; Maia Brewton; Calvin Levels; Lolita Davidovitch; Ron Canada; George Newbern; John Ford Noonan; Anthony Rapp; Bradley Whitford; Daniel Ziskie; Allen Aarons
Directors: Chris Columbus
Writers: David Simkins
Original Release Date: 1987
Cumulative GBO: 34368475
Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio(48 kHz/24-Bit), French 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Title: Grosse Pointe Blank 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) - Blu-ray™  
Item Id: 10981100
NAAD: 8/7/2012
Prebook Date: 6/26/2012
SRP: $20
Synopsis - English: Celebrate the 15th anniversary of a killer comedy hit -- now available on Blu-ray for the first time with a sensational new digital restoration. John Cusack (HOT TUB TIME MACHINE) and Academy Award® nominees Minnie Driver (Best Supporting Actress, 1997, GOOD WILL HUNTING) and Dan Akyroyd (Best Supporting Actor, 1989, DRIVING MISS DAISY) are hilarious in this surefire knockout, loaded with action and laughs. Martin Blank is a hit man stuck in a career rut when his 10-year high school reunion gives him the chance to rekindle an old flame and pull off one final job. Things are looking up until his arch rival joins the party, aiming to blow the competition away. Pull the trigger on big fun with GROSSE POINTE BLANK on Blu-ray!
Label: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 107
MPAA Rating: R
Language: English, Spanish, French
Soundtrack Label: London
Actors/Actresses: John Cusack; Minnie Driver; Alan Arkin; Dan Aykroyd; Joan Cusack; Hank Azaria; K. Todd Freeman; Mitch Ryan; Jeremy Piven; Michael Cudlitz; Benny Urquidez; Duffy Taylor; Audrey Kissel; Carlos Jacott; Brian Powell
Directors: George Armitage
Writers: Story By Tom Jankiewicz; Screenplay By Tom Jankiewicz And D.V. DeVincentis & Steve Pink & John Cusack
Original Release Date: 1997
Cumulative GBO: 28084357
Sound: English 5.1 Uncompressed (48 kHz/ 24-bit), French 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Title: High Fidelity (Blu-ray) - Blu-ray™  
Item Id: 10981500
NAAD: 8/7/2012
Prebook Date: 6/26/2012
SRP: $20
Synopsis - English: Join John Cusack and Jack Black in a comedy sure to make your all-time Top-Five List. Experience all the laughter and drama of HIGH FIDELITY on Blu-ray for the first time, complete with a new digital restoration. Rob Gordon's (Cusack) semi-failing record store isn't the only thing in his life that's floundering. When his longtime girlfriend walks out on him, Rob's needle skips the love groove, and he is forced to examine his past romantic failures in his own unique way. Give HIGH FIDELITY a spin -- it rocks on Blu-ray!
Label: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 114
MPAA Rating: R
Language: English, Spanish, French
Soundtrack Label: Hollywood Records
Actors/Actresses: John Cusack; Iben Hjejle; Todd Louiso; Jack Black; Lisa Bonet; Catherine Zeta-Jones; Joan Cusack; Tim Robbins; Chris Rehmann; Ben Carr; Lili Taylor; Joelle Carter; Natasha Gregson Wagner; Sara Gilbert; Bruce Springsteen
Directors: Stephen Frears
Writers: Based Upon The Book By Nick Hornby; Screenplay By D.V. DeVincentis & Steve Pink & John Cusack And Scott Rosenberg
Original Release Date: 2000
Cumulative GBO: 27287137
Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio(48 kHz/24-Bit), French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Like Titles: Grosse Pointe Blank
Bonus Features
1. Conversations With Writer/Co-Producer John Cusack And Director Stephen Frears
2. Deleted Scenes
Title: The Preacher's Wife (Blu-ray) - Blu-ray™  
Item Id: 10978000
NAAD: 8/7/2012
Prebook Date: 6/26/2012
SRP: $20
Synopsis - English: Send your spirits soaring with THE PREACHER'S WIFE, available for the first time on Blu-ray with a new digital restoration and enhanced picture and sound. Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, 2001, TRAINING DAY) and world-renowned artist Whitney Houston star in this uplifting film, brimming with laughter, romance and an inspiring soundtrack. When a charming angel named Dudley is sent to Earth to help a young minister and his beautiful wife revive their marriage, the last thing anyone expects is for Dudley to fall in love with the preacher's wife! Enjoy every magical twist in this delightful romantic comedy, featuring 9 songs by Grammy Award® winner Whitney Houston, including Billboard's Top 10 hit "I Believe In You And Me." It's divine on Blu-ray!
Label: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 124
MPAA Rating: PG
Language: English
Soundtrack Label: Arista
Actors/Actresses: Denzel Washington; Whitney Houston; Courtney B. Vance; Gregory Hines; Jenifer Lewis; Loretta Devine; Justin Pierre Edmund; Lionel Richie; Paul Bates; Lex Monson
Directors: Penny Marshall
Writers: Nat Mauldin And Allan Scott
Original Release Date: 1996
Cumulative GBO: 48102795
Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio(48 kHz/24-Bit)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Bonus Features
1. Production Featurette
Title: Romy And Michele's High School Reunion 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) - Blu-ray™ Hi-Def  
Item Id: 10981300
NAAD: 8/7/2012
Prebook Date: 6/26/2012
SRP: $20
Synopsis - English: It's time to kick up your heels and celebrate the 15th anniversary of a hilarious comedy hit starring Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino (Best Supporting Actress, 1995, MIGHTY APHRODITE) and Emmy Award® winner Lisa Kudrow (Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy, 1998, FRIENDS). Experience the fun, the laughs and the sizzling soundtrack like never before on Blu-ray with an all-new digital restoration! Romy and Michele are carefree party girls who reinvent themselves for their 10-year high school reunion. Their plan is working perfectly until a former classmate (Janeane Garofalo) blabs their real story to everyone. But Romy and Michele have one more big surprise up their sleeves. This is one reunion you won't want to miss. Join the party on Blu-ray!
Label: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 92
MPAA Rating: R
Language: English, Spanish, French
Soundtrack Label: Available on Hollywood Records
Actors/Actresses: Mira Sorvino; Lisa Kudrow; Janeane Garofalo; Alan Cumming; Julia Campbell; Kristin Bauer; Elaine Hendrix; Mia Cottet; Camryn Manheim; Justin Theroux; Jacob Vargas; Vincent Ventresca; Neil Dickson; E.J. Callahan; Tate Taylor
Directors: David Mirkin
Writers: Robin Schiff
Original Release Date: 1997
Cumulative GBO: 29235353
Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio(48 kHz/24-Bit), French 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Like Titles: Mighty Aphrodite; Blue In The Face
Bonus Features
1. Production Featurette
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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   dpippel

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Posted July 06 2012 - 06:39 AM

Grosse Pointe Blank?!?!? Yes! FINALLY!!!! Just pre-ordered it.


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#3 of 10 ONLINE   Richard V

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Posted July 06 2012 - 09:28 AM

Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! GPB and Romy and Michelle, on the same day?? I'm in for BOTH.:dance:
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Posted July 06 2012 - 10:06 AM

I pre-ordered Romy and Michelle....along with Airplane!, my all-time favorite comedy.



#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted July 06 2012 - 04:15 PM

Are there no extras on these things? Or have they just not gotten around to listing any yet?
 

 


#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Escapay

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Posted July 06 2012 - 04:42 PM

Are there no extras on these things? Or have they just not gotten around to listing any yet?

Bonus features are listed in tiny print for High Fidelity, The Preacher's Wife, and Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. High Fidelity has "Conversations With Writer/Co-Producer John Cusack And Director Stephen Frears" and deleted scenes, while the other two each have a production featurette. Basically, the Blu-Rays offer the same thing as their DVDs, although High Fidelity and Romy and Michelle also included their theatrical trailers on DVD. They might be included on the Blu-Ray, and simply not listed.

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted July 06 2012 - 05:11 PM

Romy and Michelle along with Adventures in Babysitting for me!



#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted July 07 2012 - 03:39 AM

Adventures in Babysitting FTW!  I remember enjoying the goofiness back in the day when it was on cable.  It would be a fun addition to the collection.



#9 of 10 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted July 07 2012 - 04:02 AM

Did not one of The Adventures in Babysitting DVDs have tbe TV pilot included as an extra?
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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Ethan Riley

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Posted July 08 2012 - 07:18 AM

Bonus features are listed in tiny print for High Fidelity, The Preacher's Wife, and Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. High Fidelity has "Conversations With Writer/Co-Producer John Cusack And Director Stephen Frears" and deleted scenes, while the other two each have a production featurette. Basically, the Blu-Rays offer the same thing as their DVDs, although High Fidelity and Romy and Michelle also included their theatrical trailers on DVD. They might be included on the Blu-Ray, and simply not listed.

I'll remain optimistic a while longer lol. Romy deserves a commentary track, deleted scenes (if they do put out the deleted scenes, you will see Will Ferrell's screen debut! His part was cut out). The original dvd was a very early example of dvd producing. It was very bare bones. I hope it's not just a port, because that movie doesn't look so hot on that old dvd.