Disc News: Futureworld Blasts Onto Blu-ray
by Joe Corey on March 3, 2013

Before there was Jurassic Park, there was Westworld for the horror of a theme park that goes completely wrong. The robotic vacation resort turned against the guests in 1972. But in 1976, the owners of the park reopened it for Futureworld. They swore the bugs had been worked out. But did they really fix the out of control cowboy that looks like Yul Brynner? Futureworld is now coming into the future with a Blu-ray release on March 26. This was another of the exciting Peter Fonda films that seemed to play late night on TV back in the late ’70s. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

PETER FONDA, BLYTHE DANNER in

FUTUREWORLD

Also Starring ARTHUR HILL and YUL BRYNNER

COMES TO BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

BRING HOME THIS ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION CULT MOVIE CLASSIC

IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON MARCH 26, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Do you remember that disaster at Delos a few years ago when the Westworld robots went out of control and killed a few guests? Well, the entire resort has now been rebuilt and redesigned to be completely fail-safe.

To combat the lingering adverse publicity, Duffy, the Delos representative, has offered the IMC Communication Network exclusive rights to the “new” Delos story. Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner), the network’s top commentator, has been assigned the story with Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda), the newspaper reporter who broke the original Westworld disaster story. But as Tracy and Chuck’s private tour starts, they get the feeling the entire resort might not be as safe as Delos thinks…

Special Features:

Theatrical Trailer
Radio Spots
Still Gallery

Street Date: March 26, 2013

Aspect Ratio: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)

Audio: DTS HD Master Audio

Color//1976 /104 mins.



And for those curious, Warner Home Video puts out the Blu-ray of Westworld on March 5. Pre-order both below.



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