Monday, March 15, 2021

Paramount Home Entertainment Targets May 18 For The Blu-ray Release Of Mission: Impossible - 25th Anniversary Edition

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

It is time for another anniversary celebration over at Paramount Home Entertainment … it seems like there is a party nearly every week focusing on another movie milestone.   So, what is the party this week?

May 18 will be the street date for a newly-remastered edition of Brian De Palma’s 1996 landmark franchise-launch release of Mission: Impossible25th Anniversary Edition, starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt.   So successful was this film adaptation of the Bruce Geller-produced television series of the same name that five blockbuster theatrical sequels followed … with Mission: Impossible 7 set for a theatrical launch during the Thanksgiving holiday period later this year.

This Blu-ray gem from Paramount comes loaded with extras, including a whopping eight featurettes — “Mission: Remarkable – 40 Years of Creating the Impossible” “Mission: Explosive Exploits,” “Mission: Spies Among Us,” “Mission: Catching the Train,” “Mission: International Spy Museum,” “Mission: Agent Dossiers,” “Excellence in Film: Cruise” and “Generation Cruise” — plus an impression collection of all of the theatrical trailers for the films in the series and an extensive photo gallery. 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

In other release news from Paramount Home Entertainment this past week, on the same day, May 18, that Mission: Impossible25th Anniversary Edition heads to the Blu-ray marketplace, so too does the four-film collection (on Blu-ray) that is titled, Snoopy 4-Movie Collection.  

Fans of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, which, of course, includes Lucy and Snoopy, can relive memories with their Christmas of 1969 theatrical debut from director Bill Melendez, A Boy Named Charlie Brown.

Also included in this memory lane animated collection of Peanuts adventures are Snoopy, Come Home (1972), Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977) and the 1980 Memorial Day weekend launch of Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!).

Is that a wrap?   Far from it.   Paramount Home Entertainment has ten new Blu-ray releases lined-up for delivery on May 25.   Seven of which are Blu-ray debuts, with the other three being former Criterion Collection product offerings from the Paramount film library that are now being re-released by Paramount Home Entertainment.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

First the re-release titles.   Counted among these are director Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 chiller, Don’t Look Now, teaming Donald Sutherland with Julie Christie; Writer/director Terrence Malick’s 1978 film release of Days of Heaven, featuring Richard Gere, Sam Shepard and Brooke Adams, and thirdly, director Roman Polanski’s classic 1968 horror tale, Rosemary’s Baby, with Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and the sinister Castevets, Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer.

Making their respective Blu-ray debuts are director Phillip Noyce’s introduction of writer Leslie Charteris’ famed Simon Templar to the big screen with the 1997 hit film, The Saint, starring Val Kilmer as Templar, with Elisabeth Shue as his co-star; Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell are the Butabi Brothers in director John Fortenberry’s 1998 laugh riot, A Night at the Roxbury … with Richard Grieco as Richard Grieco (that’s a running gag), and Robert Redford gets in on the action as both a director, with the 2000 film adaptation of Steven Pressfield’s novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance (with Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Matt Damon), and as the star of director Rod Lurie’s 2001 thriller, The Last Castle (with James Gandolfini and Mark Ruffalo).

Rounding out the new-to-Blu-ray film releases from Paramount Home Entertainment on May 25 are Get Rich or Die Tryin', Tupac: Resurrection and Tuxedo.


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey




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