Universal Music Bowing ‘Guns n’ Roses: Use Your Illusion I & II’ Blu-ray Disc Boxed Set Nov. 11

Universal Music Enterprises/Geffen is releasing the Guns n’ Roses: Use Your Illusion I & II boxed set on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 11. The set includes 97 tracks, 63 previously unreleased, in multiple configurations, including a Super Deluxe seven CD + Blu-ray Disc, a Super Deluxe 12-LP + Blu-ray, and two-CD Deluxe Editions.

The boxed set features digitally remastered editions from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog masters. All versions on the box set will be available to stream and as digital downloads.

Guns n’ Roses, featuring front man Axle Rose and lead guitar Slash (Saul Hudson) released concurrently their third and fourth studio albums, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II on Sept. 17, 1991. Upon release, Use Your Illusion I reached No. 2, and Use Your Illusion II took the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart concurrently, selling more than 500,000 copies in the first two hours of release, with estimated sales of more than 685,000 and 770,000 copies, respectively, within the first week of release.

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Use Your Illusion I features the band’s cover of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die,” the top 10 hit “Don’t Cry,” and “November Rain,” which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, spending a total of 30 weeks on the chart, and holds the title of the first video from the 1990s to hit 1 billion views on YouTube — now nearing 2 billion views. “November Rain” now includes a 50-piece orchestra conducted and arranged in 2021 by Grammy Award winning and Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz.

The Super Deluxe box sets include a 100-page hardcover book with unreleased photos, memorabilia & archival documents, Conspiracy Inc. replica fan club folder with membership card, four Conspiracy Inc. 1991-92 Use Your Illusion era replica fan club newsletters, 10 double-design lithos that reveal one of two unique images when inserted into the supplied red and blue reveal sleeves, seven band 8×10-inch photo prints, four “Use Your Illusion” tour replica cloth sticky backstage passes, a Ritz Theatre 5/16/1991 replica concert ticket (with the original misprinted date of 5/15/1991) and a brand new 24×36-inch band poster.

Season One of ‘Eli Roth’s History of Horror’ Coming to Disc Oct. 6 From RLJ Films

AMC Networks’ RLJE Films will release season one of the documentary-horror series “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” Oct. 6 on DVD and Blu-ray.

The series originally aired on AMC Networks in 2018 as part of the AMC Visionaries series.

The documentary is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno) and written by Kurt Sayenga (“Breakthrough,” “Origins: The Journey of Humankind”). Roth brings together the masters of horror — the storytellers and stars who define the genre — to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode takes viewers on an exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examines the genre’s impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear.

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The series features interviews with author Stephen King (“Creepshow,” The Shining), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, “Kill Bill” franchise), Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead,” “Watchmen”), Rob Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Marnie), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and David Arquette (“Scream” franchise).

Bonus features include five featurettes and extended interviews with Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Roger Corman, John Landis and Joe Dante.