October 4, 2021

The best 4K & Blu-ray movie reissues coming in October 2021...
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by James Forryan

hmv London; 04/10/2021

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The best 4K & Blu-ray movie reissues coming in October 2021...

Inglourious Basterds joins our exclusive Cine Edition colllection, A Clockwork Orange turns 50, and a 1980s animated classic comes to 4K for the first time..

Inglourious Basterds (hmv Exclusive) - Cine Edition

Inglourious Basterds: Cine Edition

Quentin Tarantino

Still one of Quentin Tarantino’s finest films, Inglorious Basterds tells its own blood-splattered version of WWII and features an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl and Eli Roth, not to mention an outstanding performance from Christoph Waltz.

Tarantino’s 2009 film joins our exclusive Cine Edition range this month with a new 4K UHD edition heading to stores on October 18. Among the bundled extras are a spot gloss finish slipcase, a selection of four art cards, eight ‘character cards’ and a 36-page photo booklet.

A Clockwork Orange 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

A Clockwork Orange – 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Stanley Kubrick

As notorious as it is brilliant, Stanley Kubrick’s infamous adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange remains a visceral experience even as it marks its 50th anniversary. Starring Malcolm McDowell and featuring a soundtrack that includes several performances by synthesiser pioneer Wendy Carlos, Kubrick’s controversial film feels as vital as ever and marks its semi-centennial with a new 4K Ultimate Collector’s Edition.

Available in stores from October 4, the new box set includes all manner of goodies such as a double-sided poster, 32-page booklet, art cards and behind-the-scenes stills, while a bonus disc contains extras including a commentary McDowell and film historian Nick Redman, a Channel 4 documentary on the film and a new featurette detailing the making of Kubrick’s adaptation.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Don Siegel

Although Phillip Kaufman’s 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the few remakes that truly stands up to the original, its 1956 forebear, directed by Don Siegel, is still one of the most enduring sci-fi films to emerge from the 1950s.

Siegel’s film gets the reissue treatment from the BFI this month with a new Blu-ray edition set to arrive in stores on October 25. Bonus materials include an audio commentary with the film’s stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, a featurette on the film’s legacy, archival interviews and more.

La Dolce Vita - The Criterion Collection

La Dolce Vita – The Criterion Collection

Federico Fellini

A masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers Italy has ever produced, Federico Fellini, this 1960 comedy-drama won the Palme d’Or at Cannes that year and picked up three nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Director, winning in one of those for its stunning costume designs. Condemned by the Vatican (who accused Fellini of parodying the second coming of Jesus Christ) and banned for many years in several countries including Spain and Portugal, the film makes a worthy addition to the Criterion Collection this month with a new Blu-ray edition arriving in stores on October 18.

Alongside a new 4K restoration of the film are a selection of extras including an interview with assistant director Lina Wertmüller, a discussion on the film’s outlandish fashion and an archival audio interview with actor Marcello Mastroianni.

Unbreakable

Unbreakable

M. Night Shyamalan

Arguably M. Night Shyamalan’s most influential piece of work, Unbreakable was a sleeper hit which stood on its own for more than a decade before being weaved into a trilogy that also includes 2016’s Split and 2019’s Glass, but perhaps its biggest achievement was quietly helping to make the idea of comic book heroes in movies seem fashionable again, long before Jon Favreu’s Iron Man launched the Marvel juggernaut which dominates cinema listings today.

A newly-remastered version of the film comes to 4K with a new reissue due to makes its arrival on October 11. A bonus Blu-ray disc includes seven deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and a mini-documentary on comic books and superheroes on the screen.

Bill & Ted: The Most Excellent Collection (hmv Exclusive)

Bill & Ted: The Most Excellent Collection (hmv Exclusive)

Stephen Herek, Dean Parisot, Peter Hewitt

Making their return to cinemas in 2020 after an absence of almost 30 years, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan finally completed the trilogy with Bill & Ted Face the Music and this month you’ll get to enjoy the whole story in one go courtesy of a new, hmv exclusive box set edition set to arrive this month.

Available on our shelves and online from October 18, Bill & Ted: The Most Excellent Collection features all three films in the Bill & Ted series as well as more than 10 hours of bonus material including interviews, commentaries, behind the scenes featurettes and much, much more.

The Transformers - The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie

Nelson Shin

Many years before Michael Bay’s bloated string of high-octane adaptations began exploding onto cinema screens from 2007 onwards, 80s childhood favourites The Transformers had already enjoyed their first appearance on the big screen, albeit in animated form. First released in 1986 and directed by Korean animator Nelson Shin, The Transformers: The Movie features a voice cast that includes Judd Nelson, Peter Cullen, Leonard Nimoy and, notably, Orson Welles in his final role as the voice of the film’s planet-eating antagonist, Unicron.

Available in 4K UHD for the first time from October 25, the new reissue marks the film’s 35th anniversary and contains a range of extras including audio commentary, storyboards, a Q&A session on the film’s production, deleted scenes and much more besides.