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Headsup: Heroes, Horror, and Hepburn

Disclaimer: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment requests that we note it provided a free copy of Superman: The Complete Animated Series for review purposes. The opinions I share are my own.

Audrey Hepburn 7 movie Bluray“Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the beloved classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s released in 1961, The Audrey Hepburn 7 Movie Collection sparkles with luminous performances from Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Funny Face, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Paris When It Sizzles, War and Peace, and, of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Collection also includes access to Digital copies of each film and legacy bonus content.” — from Paramount

The Audrey Hepburn 7 Movie Collection is now available and includes seven of Hepburn’s most iconic films together for the first time together on Blu-ray. Paramount hasn’t skimped on bonus features, either, with a host of extras including image galleries, featurettes looking at the films’ writing, costumes, set design and other behind-the-scenes goodies, interviews with cast and crew, creator commentary, coverage of film premieres, production tests, and much more. It should be noted, however, that these bonus features appear only on five of the films, with Paris When it Sizzles and War and Peace being presented sans extras (a bit sad considering all the great content pulled together for the other films, plus knowing that the former was shot partially in Paris and the latter in Rome, which surely must have made for some rich behind-the-scenes tales to tell.) In all likelihood, though, fans will find the extras overall make the set worth it, as well as the chance to have seven beloved films together in one set. You can purchase your own copy on Amazon for $45.24.

stand 2 pack“When a killer plague wipes out 99% of the world’s population, the embattled survivors struggle to make their way in a post-apocalyptic reality. This 2020 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand frames the eternal battle between good and evil, as embodied by the peaceful prophet Mother Abagail and the menacing presence Randall Flagg, also known as the “Dark Man” who possesses a lethal smile and unspeakable powers.” — from CBS (The Stand, 2020)

Out now on Blu-ray and DVD are the 2020 re-imagining of Steven King’s The Stand along with a 2-miniseries collection including both the 1994 and 2020 versions. Special features on the 1994 miniseries include a making-of special and audio commentary, while the 2020 version includes a featurette on adapting the story and a gag reel. You can get the 2020 version on Blu-ray and DVD (priced at $32.94 and $27.96 respectively) and the 2-series definitive collection on Blu-ray on Amazon (priced at $34.95).

Snake Eyes Origins 4K“Discover the origins of the iconic G.I. JOE hero, SNAKE EYES (Henry Golding), in this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir-apparent, STORM SHADOW (Andrew Koji), SNAKE EYES joins the battle against the terrorist group COBRA. Pushing him to the limits, SNAKE EYES will become the ultimate ninja warrior. But, when past secrets are revealed, his honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing everything he has been fighting for.” — from Paramount

Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins is out now on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Bonus features include an all-new Snake Eyes short film about Snake Eyes’ legendary sword “Morning Light”, deleted scenes, and three making-of featurettes. Fans can snag the film on Amazon on 4K UHD for $23.70, Blu-ray for $22.99k, and DVD for $17.96.

Walker season oneWALKER, a reimagining of the long-running series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” stars Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin, Texas after being undercover for nearly a year, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. Walker will attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son, August (Kale Culley, “Me, Myself and I”) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter, Stella (Violet Brinson, “Sharp Objects”) and navigate changes with the rest of the family. At work, Walker’s former colleague, Larry James, is now his Ranger Captain, (Coby Bell, “The Game”) and both men need time to adjust to their new dynamic. Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner, Micki Ramirez (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan (“The 100”). The series closely follows Walker as he tries to balance all the new details in his old life while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s (Genevieve Padalecki) death.” – from CBS

Walker: Season One is now out on DVD, including all eighteen episodes of the first season along with a handful of extras. Among the 30+ minutes of bonus features are two featurettes including interviews with executive producer and star Jared Padalecki, executive producer Anna Fricke, cast, and crew, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. You can grab the DVD on Amazon for $26.83.

superman animated series“The creative team behind the award-winning Batman: The Animated Series chronicles the adventures of Superman, the legendary first Super Hero. As the planet Krypton is destroyed, it’s top scientist, Jor-El, secures his infant son, Kal-El, in a rocket that will transport him to Earth. There, a young Clark Kent (voiced by Tim Daly) discovers the truth about his interplanetary heritage. Upon reaching adulthood, he assumes the identity of Superman, the Man of Steel, in the City of Tomorrow, Metropolis, battling the forces of villainy and continuing his quest for truth and justice. Fly with Superman in this complete collection of adventures. The Superman: The Animated Series cast continued the unrivaled presentation of guest stars that Batman: The Animated Series had initially established. The lengthy cast list is filled with luminaries, their laurels including one Academy Award and 10 Oscar nominations; 37 Emmy Awards and 186 Emmy nominations; 16 Golden Globe Awards and 54 nominations; five Annie Awards and 38 nominations; four Grammy Awards and 14 nominations; and nine individuals honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Ed Asner, Mark Hamill, William H. Macy, Marion Ross, Malcolm McDowell, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Michael York, Roddy McDowall and Paul Williams.” — from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment

Superman: The Complete Animated Series box set is out now, including all 54 exciting episodes of the show (which have each been remastered from the original 35mm Interpositive sources). Among the bonus features are audio commentaries on three episodes from producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Curt Geda and art director/producer Glen Murakami and special video commentary from Timm, Dini, Riba, and moderator Jason Hillhouse on the “Mxyzpixilated” episode. Along with the commentaries are five featurettes, including “Superman: Timeless Icon”, a new featurette produced specifically for the remastered Blu-ray release. You can grab the Blu-ray box set on Amazon, currently priced at $48.60.

Scream 4K“After a series of mysterious deaths befalls their small town, an offbeat group of friends led by Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) becomes the target of a masked killer. As the body count rises, Sidney and her friends turn to the ‘rules’ of horror films to help navigate the real-life terror they’re living in. The film also stars Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, and Drew Barrymore.” — from Paramount

Out in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film, the new SCREAM 4K Ultra HD and Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook are now available for purchase. Bonus content is a mix of new and old (from the 2011 blu-ray release), with previously released extras featuring audio commentary by director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson, featurettes including a look behind the scenes and the production of the film, and a Q&A with cast and crew. New to this release is the 7-minute featurette “A Bloody Legacy: SCREAM 25 Years Later” — a look back with main cast and crew (and newcomers to the 2022 Scream film) at the original film’s legacy and influences, Wes Craven’s direction, and more. If you’ve been waiting to score the film in ultra high definition and you’d like a new bonus feature to enjoy, this release might be just the thing for you. You can grab the 4K set and 4K Limited Edition Steelbook Set (priced at $19.99 and $55.93, respectively) on Amazon.