‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook Coming June 8

Paramount Home Entertainment June 8 will release a special 35th anniversary Blu-ray Disc Steelbook edition of the comedy classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Also out that day from Paramount will be Blu-ray Disc Steelbooks of Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful.

Writer-director John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off debuted theatrically in June 1986. The film follows a high school student’s wild adventures in Chicago during a day off from school.

The new limited-edition Steelbook will include access to a digital copy of the film, as well as a documentary on the making of the film, a class photo album, and other legacy bonus features.

Matthew Broderick stars as charming high schooler Ferris who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities.  In 2014, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, which serves as a compendium of films that have been judged to be culturally, aesthetically or historically important.

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Also from John Hughes are Pretty In Pink, which also celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Some Kind of Wonderful. Both films were written by Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch. The Steelbooks include access to digital copies of the films, as well as previously released bonus content.

Pretty in Pink is a 1986 romantic comedy film about high school romance, and social life, that stars Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and the late Harry Dean Stanton. It is named after a song by British new wave band the Psychedelic Furs and is considered a “Brat Pack” movie, a name given to a group of young actors who often were cast together in 1980s coming-of-age films,

Some Kind of Wonderful, released theatrically a year later, in 1987, also revolves around social life in high schools. The cast includes Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Lea Thompson.

Sony Releasing ‘Glory’ on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the 1989 Civil War drama Glory on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K digital with HDR July 30 to mark the film’s 30th Anniversary.

Directed by Edward Zwick, the film tells the story of the first all-black volunteer company formed by the Union during the U.S. Civil War. The cast includes Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman.

The film was nominated for five Academy Awards and won three, including Best Supporting Actor for Denzel Washington, Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

The re-release comes from a 4K resolution scan from the original camera negative, with a 4K HDR master approved by director Edward Zwick, plus a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, as well as the original theatrical audio mix.

Extras include director’s commentary, deleted scenes with commentary, a virtual interactive Civil War battlefield map, the documentary “The True Story Continues,” and the featurettes “The Voices of Glory” and “The Making of Glory.” The 4K disc will include a visual feature-length commentary and the film’s theatrical trailer.

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In addition, Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures will present Glory as part of the year-long TCM Big Screen Classics series. The film will play in more than 600 movie theaters nationwide July 21 and 24. Tickets are available at FathomEvents.com.

‘Godzilla’ Stomping to 4K UHD May 14 From Sony

Godzilla, the 1998 monster spectacle, debuts on 4K Ultra HD May 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

From Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the filmmaking team behind Independence DayGodzilla stars Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional) as the unlikely heroes out to save New York City from the giant, fire-breathing monster and its babies hatching in Madison Square Garden. Following French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing in Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city.

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Remastered in 4K from the original camera negative with High Dynamic Range, Godzilla also also includes Dolby Atmos sound. Bonus materials include a visual effects commentary, a behind-the-scenes segment with Charles Caiman, all-time best-of-Godzilla fight scenes, the “Heroes” music video by The Wallflowers, and three trailers.

Godzilla earned just over $136 million in U.S. theaters, considered a disappointment and prompting Sony Pictures to scrap plans for a sequel. It was the 23rd “Godzilla” movie, the first coming out in 1954 in Japan.