Rupert Pupkin Speaks: M.I.A. on Blu-Ray Vol. 5: Joe Dante!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

M.I.A. on Blu-Ray Vol. 5: Joe Dante!


Joe Dante is one of my favorite directors and despite a wonderful Shout Factory release of PIRANHA on Blu-Ray (and of course GREMLINS, & THE TWILIGHT ZONE MOVIE which were already out), he's sorely missed on the Blu-Ray format. I would be so pleased to see THE 'BURBS, MATINEE, THE HOWLING, GREMLINS 2, EXPLORERS, INNERSPACE and SMALL SOLDIERS on Blu as well! Perhaps Shout Factory will yet dish out HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD in a nice BD edition as they have been working their way through the Corman classics. I was very saddened(as many were) to see Universal's shoddy treatment of the latest standard def DVD release of MATINEE last year. That would seem to indicate that there may be little hope of high definition releases of Dante's Universal films. I suppose there's a chance that we could see some of those films streaming in high-def or perhaps on cable HD channels though. Here's hoping for either!









3 comments:

Fletch said...

My history with Dante is seriously lacking. Can't believe I have yet to see The Burbs! Perhaps their arrival on Blu-Ray would help...

YBLM

egads said...

Sigh,

The French, at least, appreciate Dante - they are releasing 'Panic: Florida Beach' a.k.a., 'Matinee' in Blu-Ray and DVD June 1st with all the trimmings:

http://www.amazon.fr/Panic-sur-Florida-Beach-Blu-ray/dp/B004QJLCQ2

Rupert Pupkin said...

EGADS- thanks for the heads up on that blu!!!

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