Wednesday, 8 September 2010

BLU-RAY BOXSET OCTOBERFEST

This October might just be one of the best months for Blu-Ray releases yet, and almost certainly for Blu-Ray boxsets. Among the classics currently scheduled for release are...
Mercifully dropping the stupid Quadrilogy name and going for the much grander sounding Anthology, this bumper pack of Alien goodness should make its high-def debut on October 25th.


Amazon.co.uk and Play.com both have the price at £37.49, or there's a pretty cool (but expensive) special edition egg sculpture at Play.com for £89.99.


Also out on that day is probably the highlight of my year. Yes, on October 25th we finally get Back To The Future on Blu-Ray. Rumour has it that the new special features also includes some of the footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly. Words cannot express my excitement for this.


Amazon.co.uk have this at £27.97 and Play.com have it at the marginally more expensive £27.99. There's also a tin on Amazon.co.uk for £44.93 or on Play.com for £44.99. I ain't going to quibble over a few pennies, but I guarantee they would have sold more copies than the other if they'd ended the price in 88.


Depending on who you believe, this boxset is either out on the 25th as well (I hope not, that'd be a scheduling nightmare and murder on my bank balance), or more probably it's out on the 18th. I'll be honest, I'm not sure if I've ever seen Robocop 3, and I don't think it really matters. But I'm looking forward to seeing the first one again and the second one still has its charms. If only they included the first films' TV edit from the mid 90's, where they substituted all the fuck you's for forget you's and all the asshole's for airhead's, then for comedic value this would have been a must buy.


Amazon.co.uk have it for £17.99, which is loads better than Play.com's £26.99. Play have got the correct release date though, so I don't know. If ever there was a series of films that would be ideal for a special edition tin sleeve, it would be Robocop, but they've not bothered with that for some reason.


Oh, and these are all released after my birthday, but there's such a thing as a late present. I'll forgive you.

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