The best Blu-ray and 4K reissues coming in September 2020
Enter the Dragon, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Goodfellas are amongst the best new movie reissues coming to Blu-ray and 4K in the month of September...
Enter the Dragon - Ultimate Collector's Edition (hmv Exclusive)
One of two stunning new Ultimate Collector's Editions coming to our stores in September, the first is a true marshall arts classic and the final film starring Bruce Lee to reach cinemas before his life and career were cut tragically short just a few months later. Directed by Robert Clouse and featuring an iconic soundtrack provided by Mission Impossible composer Lalo Schifrin, Enter the Dragon features one of Lee's most magnetic performances and a new reissue coming on September 21st offers the chance to add a unique version of the film to your Kung Fu collection.
Bundled with the new Blu-ray are a range of exclusive extras such as four art cards, lobby poster, embroidered sew-on patch and a 32-page booklet, as well as exclusive new artworks with a spot gloss finish.
A Nightmare on Elm Street – Ultimate Collector's Edition
The other Ultimate Collector's Edition is one for horror fans, and villains don't come much more horrific than Freddy Krueger. A Nightmare on Elm Street not only gave us one of the scariest characters ever to grace a cinema screen, it also helped establish Wes Craven's growing reputation as a rising star in the horror genre at the time of its original release in 1984 and spawned no fewer than six sequels.
The entire series has been bundled into this new and exclusive collector's edition, which is set to make its arrival in hmv stores on September 21st and includes seven art cards featuring each film's theatrical artwork, an exclusive 32-page booklet and over 3 hours of bonus on DVD.
Gordon Parks Jr.
Of the many, many films that sprang from the 'Blaxploitation' era, few have stood the test of time in quite the same way as Super Fly – thanks in large part, of course, to Curtis Mayfield's excellent soundtrack, which featured some of his best work in songs such as 'Pusherman' and 'Freddy's Dead'. Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. and starring Ron O'Neal as the film's protagonist superbly-named protagonist Youngblood Priest, the film follows his efforts to extricate himself from the world of pimping and drug dealing that has become his domain.
The film is one of this month's additions to our exclusive Premium Collection and is set to land on the shelves in stores on September 29th and comes bundled with all the usual goodies including art cards and lobby poster, as well as a range of bonus features including interviews with Ron Neal and Curtis Mayfield and a retrospective documentary One Last Deal.
Pretty in Pink - The Premium Collection
One of the several wonderful films made by John Hughes during the 1980s, romantic comedy Pretty Pink is often considered one the era's defining 'brat pack' movies thanks to a cast that includes the likes of Molly Ringwald, James Spader and Andrew McCarthy, as well as other gusts stars such as Andrew Dice Clay and Dweezil Zappa.
Hughes' film joins our exclusive Premium Collection this month with a new reissue which lands in stores on September 7th and includes the usual set of exclusive artcards and lobby poster, as well as several bonus features including an isolated score and the film's original ending, The Lost Dance.
In the pantheon of gangster films, Martin Scorsese's account of Henry Hill's journey from mobster to supergrass is arguably second only to The Godfather in terms of its impact and legacy, and Goodfellas makes a fine addition to the growing Titans of Cult Steelbook collection this month with a stunning new limited edition release of Scorsese's film, which arrives in stores on September 14th.
In addition to a 4K presentation of the film itself there are loads of bonus features including two cast & crew commentaries, a documentary charting the making of the film featuring all the key players, and a series of featurettes on different aspects of the mafia's operations. You also get a few extra goodies too, including an exclusive enamel pin badge and – perhaps best of all – a card featuring Mama Scorsese's very own meatball recipe.
Graveyards of Honor
Kinji Fukusaku, Takashi Miike
The folks at Arrow have churned out some truly great reissues in recent years, but a new, eye-catching double-bill arriving this month is something a little different in that it combines two adaptations of the same story - namely Goro Fujita’s gangster novel Graveyard of Honor – the first being Kinji Fukasaku's 1975 version, the second courtesy of Takashi Miike, which was first released in 2002.
Arrow's new reissue combines newly remastered version of both films in one box set, with a tonne of bonus materials on both discs such as director interviews, making of featurettes on each film and a new visual essay on the life of a Yakuza by Mike White. Graveyards of Honor is set to arrive in stores on September 7th.
Giuseppe Tornatore's wonderful film tells a heartwarming story of a young apprentice projectionist in Sicily who begins learning his trade shortly after the conclusion of WWII, charting his transformation from mischievous child, through adolescence and into adulthood, all framed in flashback as he attends the funeral of his mentor, Alfredo. Accompanied by a score composed by none other than Ennio Morricone (alongside his son, Andrea), the film deservedly picked up the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film on its initial release in 1988 - not to mention five BAFTAs and the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes - and is often regarded as one of the finest films to emerge from Italy during the entire decade.
A new version coming this month sees the film benefit from a new remaster and includes both the original theatrical version and the later director's cut, as well as a host of extras including two documentaries on the subject of the film and Tornatore's other work, as well as a featurette discussing the origins of the film's famous 'kissing sequence'. The new blu-ray reissue lands in stores on September 22nd, with a 4K version to follow in October.