Get your wallets ready, some big time home video releases have just been revealed, and all of them are ones that you are going to want to grab.
First up, on February 26, Anchor Bay is releasing the Blu-ray for director Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film The Master, and it’s an absolutely stacked release. The Blu-ray will include outtakes and additional scenes with music from Jonny Greenwood, a behind the scenes piece, trailers and teasers, and a digital copy. A short, Unguided Message, will be included, as will a documentary from John Huston, his landmark 1946 WWII veteran documentary Let There Be Light. Remember, the release of There Will Be Blood featured similar supplements, and while commentaries are sorely missed, this sounds like yet another stellar release of a film from today’s foremost auteur.
Next, the home video release of Jafar Panahi’s This Is Not A Film has been announced, and with a street date of February 26 as well, that week is going to be one hell of a packed release date. Palisades Tartan will release a DVD of the film that will include a commentary with Jamsheed Akrami, and an interview with Akrami and Panahi. It’s last year’s best film, so this is a really exciting release for a film that not enough people have seen.
Finally, Olive Films will be releasing five John Wayne films on DVD and Blu-ray on March 26, including McLintock, A Man Betrayed, The Lawless Nineties, Westward Ho and Wyoming Outlaw. These are killer films that deserve the Blu-ray treatment, so hopefully these will be given the right restorations.
All of these films are really exciting home video announcements, and hopefully we’ll have more on these releases when they arrive, but frankly, who needs a review. These films are fantastic, and should simply be blind buys for those who haven’t seen them yet. Start saving pennies now.