Second Sight brings a slew of their must have cult classic to Standard Edition Blu-ray, following their successful Limited Edition releases. With three great science fiction pickings (Flight of the Navigator will always live in our hearts) and an absolute barnstormer of a film with In Bruges, you are spoilt for choice this month.
Read on for full details on the feature packed releases of In Bruges, Flight of the Navigator World On A Wire and Upgrade.
The hilariously dark hitman movie with a heart, In Bruges, gets its Standard-Edition Blu-ray release, complete with special features on 19 April from Second Sight. The film from award-winning director Martin McDonagh (Three Bill Boards Outside Ebbing Missouri), the film was originally released in 2008 and has gone on to earn cult status.
It sees Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain) and Colin Farrell (The Lobster) in career defining, critically acclaimed performances, as a pair of hired heavies sent to lie low in the Belgian city after a botched hit, with the Daily Express saying ‘Gleeson is a delight and Farrell gives his best performance’. Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) stars as their boss and the line-up also features Elizabeth Berrington (Good Omens), Clemence Poesy (The Tunnel) and Eric Godon (The Missing).
• Six Shooter: Martin McDonagh’s Oscar Winning Short Film in HD
• Shoot First, Sightsee Later: A New Interview With Director of Photography Eigil Bryld
• Finding the Rhythm: A New Interview With Editor Jon Gregory
• Finding Bruges: A New Interview With Production Designer Michael Carlin
• The Alcove Guy: A New Interview With Actor Eric Godon
• When in Bruges – interviews with cast and crew and on-set footage
• Strange Bruges – interviews with cast and crew and on-set footage
• Deleted Scenes
• Boat Trip Around Bruges
• Gag Reel
• Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing
Title: In Bruges Standard Edition Blu-ray
Cat.No.: 2NDBR4105 Release Date: 19 April 2021
Cert: 18 Region: B
Pre-order here: bit.ly/InBrugesStd Run Time: 107 mins approx.
Flight of the Navigator
Take a journey back in time to re-live family sci-fi classic Flight of the Navigator starring Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker and Paul Reubens, as it arrives on Standard Edition Blu-ray in an outstanding restored version, that was supervised by director Randal Kleiser (Grease, The Blue Lagoon), on 19 April from Second Sight.
The year is 1978 and 12-year-old David Freeman is knocked unconscious while playing. He wakes up and discovers it’s now 1986 and he’s been missing for eight years. NASA believes he’s been abducted by aliens and want to use him for their research. But with the guidance of a strange unseen entity he discovers a hidden spaceship and with the help of MAX the computer sets off on an incredible mission to get back to the past where he belongs…
• Brand New Second Sight 4K Scan and Restoration supervised by Director Randal Kleiser
• Directing the Navigator – New Interview With Randal Kleiser
• Producing the Navigator – New Interview With Dimitri Villard
• Playing The Navigator – New interview with Joey Cramer
• Mother of The Navigator – New interview with Veronica Cartwright
• Brother of The Navigator – New interview with Matt Adler
• ‘From Concept to Creation: The Special Effects of Flight of the Navigator’ – New interviews with Jeff Kleiser, Randal Kleiser and Edward Eyth
• Audio Commentary with Randal Kleiser and Producer Jonathan Sanger
• Reversible sleeve with new and original artwork
• Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing
Title: Flight oft he Navigator Standard Edition Blu-ray
Cat.No.: 2NDBR4106 Release Date: 19 April 2021
Cert: PG Region: B
Pre-order here: bit.ly/FlightofNavStd Run Time: 90 mins approx.
World on a Wire
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s dystopian sci-fi epic World on a Wire was way ahead of its time, with fascinating themes that would later be explored in films such as The Matrix. Now this hugely influential classic arrives in a stunningly restored Standard Edition Bluray on 26 April from Second Sight.
Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to elevate conventional computer technology to a new level by creating a virtual reality inhabited by computer-generated people or ‘identity units’. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr Stiller becomes his successor. As he begins to probe deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred and his own existence is questioned.
• No Strings Attached – an interview with assistant director Renate Leiffer
• Observing Fassbinder – a tribute to photographer Peter Gauhe
• Looking Ahead to Today documentary
• On-set featurette
• Original Broadcast Recap
• The Simulation Argument – an interview with Professor Nick Bostrom
Title: World On A Wire Standard Edition Blu-ray
Cat.No.: 2NDBR4130 Release Date: 26 April 2021
Cert: 18 Region: B
Pre-order here: bit.ly/WorldonaWireStd Run Time: 204 mins approx.
The critically acclaimed breakout Sci-Fi hit, Upgrade from director Leigh Whannell (Insidious, Saw) and the team behind Get Out, gets a new Blu-ray release in Standard Edition complete with an enhanced slew of special features.
In a near-future world, where technology controls everything, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green – The Invitation, Spider-Man: Homecoming) is the victim of a brutal mugging that leaves his wife dead and him paralysed. A reclusive billionaire inventor offers him an experimental cure, an A.I. implant called STEM. Grey accepts and is immediately transformed into an unstoppable killing machine with enhanced strength and agility. Now it’s payback time. Genre specialist Blumhouse and the visionary creator of the Saw franchise team up to create an instant cyberpunk classic.
• Not Action. Not Sci-Fi. More: A new interview with Director Leigh Whannell
• Permission Granted: A new interview with Producer Kylie Du Fresne
• Future Noir: A new interview with Cinematographer Stefan Duscio
• Hacking Upgrade: A new interview with Editor Andy Canny
• The Art of Fighting Without Fighting: A new interview with Fight Choreographer Chris Weir
• Optional English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing
Title: Upgrade Edition Blu-ray
Cat.No.: 2NDBR4129 Release Date: 26 April 2021
Cert: 15 Region: B
Pre-order here: bit.ly/UpgradeStd Run Time: 100 mins approx.
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