JuneÂ 6, 2017: Here’s what’s hitting Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD this week
Celebrating the film’s 75th anniversary, Walt Disney Home Entertainment releasesÂ BambiÂ on Blu-ray and DVD this week as part of their Signature Collection line. CS helped celebrate the monumental anniversary by sitting down with original voice actors Peter Behn and Donald Dunagan. If you missed the video last week, you can check it out in the player below!
Bambi isn’t the only Disney film coming home June 6 as this week also sees the home release of Bill Condon’s recent live-actionÂ Beauty and the Beast. Other recent big screen releases coming to Blu-ray and DVD this week include Gore Verbinski’s psychological thrillerÂ A Cure for Wellness,Â Amma Asante’s historical biopicÂ A United KingdomÂ (starringÂ David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike), andÂ Mark Pellington’s comedy dramaÂ The Last WordÂ (starringÂ Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried).
Other highlights this week include Arnold Schwarzenegger in the dramatic thrillerÂ AftermathÂ and Michelle Rodriguez in the genderbent actionerÂ The Assignment, the latest from the legendary Walter Hill (The Driver, TheÂ Warriors). If a foreign actioner is more your style, though, June 6 also brings home the recent Chinese thrillerÂ Sky on Fire.
Celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary, Ernest R. Dickerson’s inner city crime dramaÂ JuiceÂ gets a new special edition.
Shout! FactoryÂ has two new additions to the recent Shout! Select line. Look for Dan Stevens in the recent dramaÂ The TicketÂ and, hitting home video for the first time with its original music, the Hunter S. Thompson biopicÂ Where the Buffalo Roam, starring Bill Murray as the good doctor himself.
On the small screen, June 6 brings to Blu-ray and DVD the first half ofÂ Doctor Who‘s tenth modern series as well as the first seasons of both HBO‘sÂ The Young PopeÂ and Syfy‘sÂ Van Helsing. There are also several series getting complete series sets this week, including the Ted Danson sitcomÂ Becker, the fantastical dramaÂ Joan of Arcadia, the FBI proceduralÂ Numb3rs,Â the classic motorcycle cop seriesÂ CHiPsÂ and the completeÂ Father Dowling Mysteries.
This week also sees a number of films make their 4K debut. Look for the 2000 A.D. adaptationÂ Dredd, the Academy Award-winning science fiction taleÂ Ex MachinaÂ and the crime dramaÂ Snitch, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
You can check out cover art for all the June 6, 2017 releases in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each releaseâ€™s special features (where applicable).
– The Bambi Effect â€“ “Bambi” was full of innovations for its time. Let’s take a look at how those past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today.
– Studio Stories: Bambi â€“ Recordings of Walt Disney. Listen in on intimate moments where he discusses the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs during the production of “Bambi.”
– Deleted Scene: Bambiâ€™s Ice and Snow â€“ Bambi coaxes Thumper and his brothers and sisters to come play on the ice during the first snow.
Deleted Scene: The Grasshopper â€“ A grasshopper confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a predicament.
– Bambi Fawn Facts â€“ Think you know everything there is to know about Bambi and his forest companions? Well, it’s time to discover some fun real-life facts about the creatures that live in the forest he calls home.
– Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: â€œAfrica Before Darkâ€� â€“ Oswald Short.
– Celebrating Tyrus Wong (Digital Exclusive) â€“ A heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of “Bambi.” Much like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Tyrus Wong had a unique signature style all to his own. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings.
– Deleted Scenes â€“ Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass, Twitterpated
– The Making of Bambi: A Prince is Born
– Story: Telling the Tale
– Characters: Drawn to Nature
– Actors: Giving Voice to Animals
– Art Design: Impressions of the Forest
– Music: Natureâ€™s Symphony
– History: Back to the Beginning
– Trick of the Trade (Excerpt)
– Inside the Disney Archives
– The Old Mill: Animated Short
– OriginalÂ Theatrical Trailer
– The Golden Age
Beauty and the Beast
– Enchanted Table Read â€“ Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
– A Beauty of a Tale â€“ Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
– The Women Behind Beauty and the Beast â€“ Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
– Making a Moment with Celine Dion â€“ Celine Dion shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” â€“ and be a part of the legacy of Beauty and the Beast.
– From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences â€“ See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from Beauty and the Beast:
– Deleted Scenes
– Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” â€“ Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
– â€œBeauty and the Beast” Music Video â€“ Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
– Making the Music Video â€“ Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
– â€œBeauty and the Beast” Disney Song Selection â€“ Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.
A Cure For Wellness
– Deleted Sequence: “It’s Wonderful Here”
– Meditations – Featurette
– Water is the Cure
– Air is the Cure
– Earth is the Cure
– The Score
– Theatrical trailer
– Red Band trailer
– International trailer
A United Kingdom
– Making of Featurette
– Filming in Botswana
– The Legacy of Seretse and Ruth
– London Film Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere
– Audio Commentary with Director Elliott Lester and Producer Eric Watson
– Interviews with Director Elliott Lester and Director of Photography Pieter Vermeer
– “Filmmaking Portraits” Photo Montage
The Last Word
Sky on Fire
– Original trailer
– Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Ido Fluk And Writer Sharon Mashihi
– Original Theatrical Trailer
Where the Buffalo Roam
– Presented with all original music for the first time ever on home video
– Inventing The Buffalo: An Interview with Screenwriter John Kaye
– Original Trailer
– Audio Commentary by director Ernest R. Dickerson
– You’ve Got the Juice Now â€” A look back at the making of the film featuring brand new interviews with director Ernest R. Dickerson, producer David Heyman and actors Omar Epps, Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins. The piece details Dickerson’s struggle to remain true to his original vision, his desire to cast fresh new talent, the challenges of shooting on location in Harlem, and the reasons why the film’s ending was changed.
– The Wrecking Crew â€” The film’s surviving lead actors talk about how they came to be cast in the film and the bonds they immediately formed with one another. They additionally share stories about Tupac Shakur’s drive, authenticity and unmistakable genius, as well as their delight at getting to work with Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and Cindy Herron.
– Sip the Juice: The Music â€” Explores the essential role that music plays in the film. Features vintage interviews with the Shocklee brothers about their score, as well as Erik B, EPMD, and members of Cypress Hill speaking about their contributions to the unforgettable soundtrack and why they chose to be a part of the film.
– Stay in the Scene: The Interview â€” Vintage interview with the four lead cast members on set. The piece demonstrates their rapport as they discuss the importance of the film and its message.
– Photo Gallery â€” Unit photographer Adger Cowans’ photos taken on set.
– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary by critic, ï¬�lmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
– Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director, a 1975 documentary by Kaneto Shindo
– Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by Masahiro Shinoda
– Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, ï¬�rst assistant director on Ugetsu
– Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa
– An essay by film critic Phillip Lopate (Blu-ray and DVD) and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film (Blu-ray only)
Becker: The Complete Series
– Sizzle Reel
– Cast Interviews
– Audience Warm Up Reel
– Gag Reel
CHiPs: The Complete Series
Doctor Who – Series 10, Part One
Father Dowling Mysteries: The Complete Series
– Episodic promos on select episodes
Joan of Arcadia: The Complete Series
– Cast and crew commentary
– The Creation of Joan of Arcadia
– Joan of Arcadia: A Look at Season One
– God Gallery
– Deleted Scenes
– A Look at Season 2
– The Making of Queen of the Zombies
– A Tour of Joanâ€™s High School
– Common Thread: A Table Read
– Cast and crew commentary
Numb3rs: The Complete Series
– Crunching NUMB3RS: Season One
– Point of Origin: Inside the Unaired Pilot
– Audition Reels with Optional Commentary by Mark Saks
– Do the Math: The Caltech Analysis
– Charlievision: FX Sequences 1.0
– Crunching NUMB3RS: Season 2
– Behind the Seasons with Nicolas Falacci
– Behind the Scenes with David Krumholtz
– Crunching NUMB3RS: Season 3
– Eppes Central
– Set House Tour
– Crunching NUMB3RS: Trust Metric
– Crunching NUMB3RS: Season 5
– Celebrating 100
– Coming Full Circle: NUMB3RS – The Final Season
– The Women of NUMB3RS
– Pixel Perfect: The Digital Cinematopgrahy of NUMB3RS
– Production Photo Gallery with Nicolas Falacci
– Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes
– Deleted Scenes
– Blooper Reels
Van Helsing: Season One
The Young Pope – Season One
-Â The Making of The Young Pope
– Invitation to Set
– Inside The Young Pope
– Mega-City Masters: 35 Years of Judge Dredd” Featurette
– “Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of Dredd 3D” Featurette
– “Dredd” Featurette
– “Dredd’s Gear” Featurette
– “The 3rd Dimension” Featurette
– “Welcome to Peachtrees” Featurette
– “Dredd Motion Comic Prequel” Featurette
– Theatrical Trailer
– 4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:
– Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
– â€œThrough the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina” 5-Part Featurette
– 8 Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes
– SXSW Q&A with Cast and Crew
– Audio Commentary with Director Alex Garland and more; Andrew Whitehurst, Geoff Barrow, Mark Digby and Michelle Day
– Oscar Isaac Dance Scene (Easter Egg)
– English DTS:X Audio, DTS Headphone:X Audio, English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English 5.1 DTS Digital Surround Audio
– Privileged Information: The Making of Snitch” Featurette
– Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ric Roman Waugh and Editor Jonathan Chibnall
– Deleted Scenes
– Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Optimized for Late-Night Listening
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