Football Classic ‘Varsity Blues’ to Debut on 4K Ultra HD Jan. 9

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the 1999 football classic Varsity Blues for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on Jan. 9.

In the coming-of-age story originally released on Jan. 15, 1999, at first backup quarterback Jonathan “Mox” Moxom (James Van Der Beek) is nowhere close to being a star athlete. Perfectly content to stay on the bench, he has no time for coach Kilmer’s (Jon Voight) win-at-all-cost strategies. But when the starting quarterback (Paul Walker) is injured, Mox is in the game and confronting the pressures and temptations of gridiron glory. Soon everyone will realize there’s not just a new star quarterback in town, there’s a new kind of hero.

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Newly remastered from the original camera negative, Varsity Blues will be available in a two-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray set that also includes access to a digital copy of the film. The Blu-ray includes legacy bonus content, including commentary with director Brian Robbins and producers Tova Laiter and Mike Tollin; “Football is a Way of Life: The Making of Varsity Blues“; “Two-A-Days: The Ellis Way”; “QB Game Analysis”; “Billy Bob with No Bacon”; and the theatrical trailer.

‘Dawson’s Creek’ Complete Series Set Due on DVD and Blu-ray March 28

The complete series set of “Dawson’s Creek” will be released on DVD and, for the first time, on Blu-ray Disc March 28 from Distribution Solutions.

Kevin Williamson (Scream, “The Vampire Diaries”) created the drama, which ran from 1993-2003 and chronicles a group of young friends’ passage from adolescence to young adulthood in the small coastal town of Capeside, Mass. Based on Williamson’s own experiences growing up, “Dawson’s Creek” focuses on teenagers Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey (Katie Holmes), who have been friends since they were five and are trying to cope with the way their friendship is changing now that their hormones are raging. Added to the mix are their friend Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and the new girl in town Jen (Michelle Williams). 

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The first-ever Blu-ray boxed set includes more than seven hours of new bonus features, including Entertainment Weekly’s “20th Anniversary Reunion Show”; new interviews and crew featurettes; audio commentaries on select episodes; a retrospective featurette; and alternate scenes and ending to the original pilot presentation.