The Natural, starring Robert Redford, might be the most beloved baseball movie of all time. It follows the career of farm boy Roy Hobbs, a prodigious talent who is plucked from obscurity for the big leagues but a scandal derails his career. Many years later he returns from obscurity to fulfil his promise with the New York Knights. This is the first time Levinson’s Director’s Cut has been made available on Blu-ray. It also includes two documentaries and several unique supplementary materials.
Christopher Lee stars in The Gorgon, one of two Hammer Horror classics released on Blu-ray. Lee,in one of his great performances, plays a professor investigating the mystery surrounding the suicideof a young artist in a German town prone to strange events. People are being turned to stone by a monster whose lair is hidden within a foreboding castle.
The claustrophobic thriller Scream of Fear remains one of the underrated examples of Hammer atmosphere and hysteria from the early 1960s. Christopher Lee rated it as the best film Hammer ever made. After her mother dies, a woman confined to a wheelchair,is forced to move in with her father, a man she has not seen in many years. However, when she arrives he is away on an urgent business matter. She soon becomes convinced that her stepmother has a murderous agenda. The Blu-ray of Scream of Fear is a worldwide premiere.
Yuen Woo-ping, the legendary martial arts choreographer of Kill Bill, The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, returns to the director’s chair with the epic True Legend. Betrayed by his adopted-brother and left for dead, a retired warrior embarks on a journey of salvation and revenge to rescue his abducted son in this spectacular big budget Wuxia. The Blu-ray is host to a plethora of exciting extras.
Blue Thunder, from genres pecialist John Badham, sees Roy Scheider cast as a veteran police test pilot responsible for a high tech military helicopter. He soon discovers the sinister plans for its use by Federal agents and attempts to thwart the high level conspiracy. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Editing, the explosive film features incredible aerial stunts and an all-star cast that includes Warren Oates, Candy Clark Daniel Stern and Malcolm McDowell. It comes with a featurette, documentary and audio commentary.