When Shout! Factory announced Scream Factory, little was it sensed that the line would be one of the premiere labels for horror movies. Now Shout! Factory is launching a Shout Select in order to bring the same enjoyment to films that weren’t out to scare you. The label will focus on cult films that people want to truly enjoy on Blu-ray. The initial offerings are extremely promising including a lavish Collector’s Edition of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension bound to please the most perfect of Tommys. Here’s all the details from Shout Select’s press release:
Shout! Factory Unveils
New Home Entertainment Product Line
Shout Select ™ Beginning Summer 2016
Imprint Launches with Slate of Enduring Cult Favorites and Unheralded
Gems, including The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th
Dimension (Collector’s Edition), John Carpenter’s Elvis, Midnight
Run (Collector’s Edition), Road House (Collector’s Edition) and
Double Feature Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection.
Further underscoring its position as a leading curator of the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory is proud to announce the launch of a new home entertainment series, Shout Select. Handpicked by the film buffs at Shout! Factory, Shout Select shines a light on films that deserve a spot on your shelf. From acknowledged classics to cult favorites to unheralded gems, Shout Select celebrates the best in filmmaking, giving these movies the love and attention they deserve.
Debuting this August, Shout Select boasts an exciting slate of fan-favorite releases making their Blu-ray debuts. Titles include the pulp sci-fi rom-com classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, John Carpenter’s Emmy Award® -nominated biopic Elvis, the brilliant action-comedy Midnight Run, the rowdy action-thriller Road House and the most excellent sci-fi comedies Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, and when possible will be released as a Collector’s Edition, with new bonus content, archival materials, collectible cover artwork, and more!
Shout Select’s inaugural release is the Collector’s Edition of the beloved ’80s cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (Collector’s Edition), available August 16, 2016. On Blu-ray for the first time, this Collector’s Edition comes loaded with bonus features, including a comprehensive retrospective featuring brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew, with an additional disc of bonus features to be revealed closer to street date. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray
Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he’s the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo (Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe! Starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith , The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension has developed a loyal cult following since its release in 1984.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (Collector’s Edition)
o Retrospective documentary featuring brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew
o Additional disc of bonus features to be announced
Film aficionados should get ready for a rockin’ good time with a release fit for a king, when Shout Select releases John Carpenter’s Elvis on August 16th, 2016. Restored from the original film elements and making its Blu-ray debut, John Carpenter’s Elvis is the complete, uncut version of the film, and features the featurette “Bringing a Legend to Life” with Kurt Russell and John Carpenter, rare clips from American Bandstand, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
John Carpenter’s Elvis
Just two years after Elvis Presley died, Kurt Russell brought him back to life in the original biopic about the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Broadcast on ABC in 1979, Elvis marked the first time director John Carpenter and Russell would work together in what would become a legendary partnership in film history.
Elvis traces Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom and then to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas. Elvis garnered several Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor for Kurt Russell, and features an all-star supporting cast including Shelley Winters as Gladys Presley, Season Hubley as Priscilla Presley, Bing Russell (Kurt’s real-life dad) as Vernon Presley, Pat Hingle as Colonel Tom Parker, Joe Mantegna as “Memphis Mafia” member Joe Esposito, and Ed Begley Jr. as drummer D.J. Fontana.
John Carpenter’s Elvis Special Features:
o “Bringing a Legend to Life” featurette with archival interviews with Kurt Russell and John Carpenter (1979)
o Rare Clips from American Bandstand
o Photo Gallery
Shout Select’s final inaugural release will be Midnight Run (Collector’s Edition) on August 23rd, 2016. This Collector’s Edition release marks the film’s Blu-ray debut, and will include a bevy of bonus features including a new interview with actor Robert De Niro, interviews with actor Charles Grodin, actor Joe Pantoliano, actor John Ashton, actor Yaphet Kotto, wrtier George Gallo and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.
Midnight Run (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray
Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a tough ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is a sensitive accountant who embezzled $15 million from the Mob, gave it to charity and then jumped bail. Jack’s in for a cool $100,000 if he can deliver The Duke from New York to L.A. on time…and alive.
Sounds like just another Midnight Run (a piece of cake in bounty hunter slang), but it turns into a cross-country chase. The FBI is after The Duke to testify. The Mob is after him for revenge and Walsh is after him to just shut up. If someone else doesn’t do the job, the two unlikely partners may end up killing each other in this hilarious, action-filled ride from producer-director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop).
Midnight Run (Collector’s Edition) Special Features:
New interview with actor Robert De Niro
We’ve Got the Duke – an interview with actor Charles Grodin
Moscone Bail Bonds – an interview with actor Joe Pantoliano
Hey Marvin! – an interview with actor John Ashton
I’m Mosely! – an interview with actor Yaphet Kotto
Midnight Writer – an interview with writer George Gallo
Vintage “Making of” featurette
September 2016 will bring Road House (Collector’s Edition) and Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection, a Collector’s Edition Double Feature that includes Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Shout! Factory will be presenting additional Shout Select home entertainment releases in 2016 and 2017 Meanwhile, fans will are encouraged to follow us on the official Shout Select Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShoutSelect for up-to-the-minute updates.
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