Warner Archive Upcoming Blu-rays

Christopher Guest, John Landis, Vincente Minnelli, and more!

The Warner Archive posted a flurry of new Blu-ray announcements to their Facebook page last night.  These included the specs for the previously announced, unrated, international cut of John Landis’ Innocent Blood (1992), as well as the new announcements of Christopher Guest’s mockumentary Waiting for Guffman (1996), the Ray Bradbury adaptation The Illustrated Man (1969), Western The Law and Jake Wade (1958), and musical Brigadoon (1954).

While we don’t know the official release dates, we have the rest of the specs from the Warner Archive Facebook page:

 

INNOCENT BLOOD (1992)
NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER
Run Time 115:00 International Version (UNRATED)
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Stereo – English
16 X 9 WIDESCREEN, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1
COLOR
BD 50
Special Features:
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

This ghoul just wants to have fun! She also wants an occasional bad guy to sink her fangs into – because she never, ever takes Innocent Blood.
Anne Parillaud is Marie, a vampire who imperils Pittsburgh when she fails to kill off one of her victims, mob boss Sal Macelli (Robert Loggia). Sal realizes what a lucky stiff he is: a vampire with deadly powers! If Marie and her undercover cop boyfriend (Anthony LaPaglia) can’t stop the mobster’s new “family” of goons, Pittsburgh will be the pits. As in his An American Werewolf in London, director John Landis saw in Michael Wolk’s script many “possibilities to be outrageous” – and transforms them into outrageous screen reality. With more than two minutes of never-seen-in-the-US footage, Innocent Blood is ready to drain you like never before!

 

WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (1996)
NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER
Run Time 84:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Stereo – English
16 X 9 WIDESCREEN, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1
COLOR
BD 50
Special Features:
Commentary by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Additional Scenes with Optional Commentary
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Blaine, Missouri, may be small, but Corky St. Clair always dreams big. Determined to get back to the lights of Broadway, he’s created Red, White and Blaine, a musical celebration of the burg’s 150th anniversary.

This Is Spinal Tap and Best in Show co-creator Christopher Guest plays Corky in this acclaimed comedy. Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard and Bob Balaban costar as stagestruck townfolk who pin their hopes of being discovered on Corky’s hilariously hapless theater production…and on reports that big-time talent scout Mort Guffman will be in the audience. “Waiting for Guffman does for regional theater what This is Spinal Tap did for rock ’n’ roll” (Jami Bernard, New York Daily News).

 

THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (1969)
NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER
Run Time 103:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Mono – English
16 X 9 LETTERBOX, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.35:1
COLOR
BD 50
Special Features:
Vintage Featurette “Tattooed Steiger”
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Rod Steiger plays the tattoo-covered title role in this fascinating vision of doom and danger based on the classic short story collection by futurist Ray Bradbury. Robert Drivas portrays a good-natured drifter who can’t tear his eyes away from Steiger’s freakish illustrations. And Claire Bloom is the mysterious seductress who created the “art” that curses its bearer – and comes to life in a nightmarish trio of tales.
Two spoiled children turn playtime into slay time (from The Veldt). Shipwrecked astronauts wander across a planet cursed by The Long Rain. And loving parents choose their children’s fate when the end nears (from The Last Night of the World). Every one of The Illustrated Man’s pictures tell a story. And every story ends in terror.

 

THE LAW AND JAKE WADE (1958)
NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER
Run Time 86:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Mono – English
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.35:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
BD 25
Special Features:
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Robbing banks, holding up stagecoaches: That’s the life Jake Wade tried to leave behind when he put on a badge, found himself a pretty fiancée and set his path on the straight and narrow. But not yet. Wade’s outlaw partner resurfaces to take the lawman and his girl captive, forcing them into a trek to recover the loot Wade buried long ago — and plunging captors and captives into the violent heart of Comanche territory.
John Sturges (The Great Escape) directs, continuing his string of rugged, character-driven tales of action. Robert Taylor and Richard Widmark deliver vivid contrasts as the resolute hero and the depraved desperado. And the snowcapped Sierras provide towering backdrops for the mounting clash of wills.

 

BRIGADOON (1954)
NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER
Run Time 108:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 Stereo – English
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.55:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
BD 50
Special Features:
Outake Musical Numbers “Come to Me, Bend to Me,” “From This Day On” and “Sword Dance”
Audio Outtake “There but for You Go I”
Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Look on a map and you won’t find it. Look in your heart and there it will be. Enchantment is a place – and a movie – called Brigadoon when Gene Kelly stars in and choreographs a lyrical film adaptation of the 1947 Broadway musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Camelot).
Vincente Minnelli directs this otherworldly tale of vacationing New Yorkers (Kelly and Van Johnson) who discover a Scottish village that comes to life once every 100 years for one day only. There, Kelly and a town lass (Cyd Charisse) share the love of a lifetime – one seemingly allotted just 24 hours. But fear not, there’s magic and timeless songs hereabouts: “Almost Like Being in Love,” “The Heather on the Hill” and more!

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