Disney is absolutely brilliant with its home video releases. The whole “vault” concept, where films get locked back up in a mythical vault after a limited time on the shelves, allows them to make an event out of every release and charge a bit more. It’s really quite clever, and now 30 more films from Disney and its subsidiary companies are joining the smart club.
You can see a press release list of all of the films below, but highlights include Pocahontas, Adventures in Babysitting, Pete’s Dragon, Ed Wood, Arachnophobia, Newsies, High Fidelity, The Aristocats, Sister Act and Cocktail. However, all those highlights pale in comparison to the fact that Dick Tracy is finally coming to Blu-ray and getting a decent release aside from its crappy DVD port. There’s few live action films with such an eccentric color palate that truly need Blu-ray to be appreciated, but Dick Tracy is one of them. Hopefully this will be the release the film deserves and not another crappy release.[via /Film]
Beginning in May, the Studio will start to celebrate a number of film anniversaries, introducing multiple great films to Blu-ray including Father of the Bride and Bringing Down the House releasing on May 15th;The Color of Money,Cocktail and Ransom releasing on June 5th; Sister Act and Evita releasing on June 19th; and The Horse Whisperer, Under the Tuscan Sun, Phenomenon, Step Up, Home On The Range and Treasure Planet releasing July 3rd.
In the Fall, a perfect mix of feel-good films, anniversary releases and nostalgic favorites will debut, including Adventures in Babysitting, Grosse Pointe Blank, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, The Rescuers, High Fidelity, Ed Wood, Judge Dredd, Ghost of the Abyss 3D, Lady And The Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure, Pocahontas, The Tigger Movie, The Aristocats and Pete’s Dragon.
And just in time for Halloween and the holidays, a wide array of titles that make perfect stocking stuffers for film fans will include titles such as Hocus Pocus, Arachnophobia, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Son of Flubber, Cold Creek Manor, The Santa Clause Trilogy, The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, While You Were Sleeping, Sweet Home Alabama, Beaches, Babes in Toyland, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Brother Bear and Dick Tracy.