Paramount Home Entertainment has sent over some updates on upcoming physical releases, including new release dates for the ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Gladiator’ 4K Ultra HD Steelbooks and the ‘Friday The 13th’ Blu-ray Steelbook, in addition to confirming release dates and information for ‘Flashdance’, the next Paramount Presents Blu-ray release, and ‘South Park: The Complete Twenty-Third Season’ on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue below for the updates, new release dates and separate artwork for many of the releases, plus more.
PARAMOUNT PRESENTS – FLASHDANCE
May 19 – Available to Buy on Collectible Blu-ray
Presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the original movie poster and interior artwork featuring key movie moments, each Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line features new interviews with filmmakers and/or celebrated film historian Leonard Maltin.
The hit movie that became a cultural sensation, FLASHDANCE delivers an electrifying mix of music, drama and dance that dazzles the senses as it touches the heart; now newly remastered from a 4K ﬁlm transfer supervised by director Adrian Lyne. Bonus features include a new Filmmaker Focus with Lyne, as well as previously released featurettes on the look of the film and the phenomenon it became.
SOUTH PARK: Season 23
June 23 – Available to Buy on Blu-ray and DVD
“South Park” returns for its amazing 23rd season, and this uncensored collector’s edition is all about “Tegridy,” featuring the 300th episode of the series!! Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Randy as they explore the wonders of the human biome, tackle the consequences of immigration, and get banned in China. The season includes fan-favorite characters Randy and Towelie, the PC Babies, Scott Malkinson, and different theme songs for almost every episode, a first for the series.
SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE TWENTY-THIRD SEASON will be available in a 2-disc DVD or 2-disc Blu-ray, both of which include exclusive concept art. The Blu-ray additionally includes #SocialCommentary with fun trivia and behind-the-scenes tidbits on each episode.
BRAVEHEART 25th Anniversary + GLADIATOR 20th Anniversary
***New Release Dates: JUNE 16 – Available to Buy on Limited Edition 4K Blu-ray Steelbooks
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, BRAVEHEART won five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The richly detailed saga of power, passion, and the fight for freedom stars Mel Gibson (who also took home the Oscar® for Best Director) as William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who rallies his countrymen to liberation from oppressive English rule. The 4K Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film and previously released commentary by Mel Gibson on both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray presentations, along with more than two hours of previously released bonus content, including interactive timelines, a making-of documentary, multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.
Originally released on May 5, 2000, director Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR celebrates its 20th anniversary. Also a winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film is an unparalleled combination of vivid action and extraordinary storytelling. Russell Crowe won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a Roman general who is betrayed by a corrupt prince (Joaquin Phoenix) and comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. The 4K Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film and both theatrical and extended versions of the feature on 4K Ultra HD, along with two separate commentaries. The two Blu-ray Discs included in the set boast over four hours of previously released bonus content, including commentaries on both versions of the film, a comprehensive documentary about the making of the movie, featurettes, deleted scenes, and more.
FRIDAY THE 13TH 40th Anniversary
***New Release Date: JUNE 16 – Available to Buy on Blu-ray Steelbook
Originally released on May 9, 1980, FRIDAY THE 13TH captured audiences’ imaginations and permeated our collective psyche. The film spawned one of the longest-running and most successful horror franchises in film history with 11 subsequent movies and, 40 years later, the iconic machete-wielding killer continues to haunt, fascinate and terrify new generations.
FRIDAY THE 13TH follows a group of young counselors preparing for the reopening of Camp Crystal Lake, where a boy drowned years earlier. One by one, the counselors are stalked by a mysterious and violent killer. The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, and Kevin Bacon. The FRIDAY THE 13TH Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook features artwork from the original movie poster and includes the uncut, unrated version of the film, as well as access to a digital copy of the original theatrical version. Plus, plunge deeper into the film with previously released bonus content including commentary, interviews with cast and crew, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.