3 New Blu-ray Announcements from Fox!

The summer of 2009 is about to heat up with the latest three Blu-ray announcements from Fox Home Entertainment.  July and August will see three High-Def classics guaranteed to make a splash on the Blu-ray format.  Without further ado…the three titles are Towering Inferno, My Cousin Vinny and Big Trouble in Little China.  For more information see below for the full press release from Fox on these three High-Def classics coming this summer.

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Experience classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s as The Towering Inferno, My Cousin Vinny and Big Trouble In Little China make their remarkable high-definition debut on Blu-ray disc (BD) from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. 


One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense in director Irwin Allen’s (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) three-time Oscar® winning* masterpiece of suspense, The Towering Inferno, debuting July 14 on BD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. There’s no way out and no way down for Steve McQueen (The Magnificent Seven), Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), William Holden (Sunset Blvd.), Fred Astaire (Daddy Long Legs), Richard Chamberlain (“The Thorne Birds”), Robert Wagner (Austin Powers) and Faye Dunaway (Mommy Dearest), trapped on the 129th floor of the world’s tallest building when the opening night gala turns into a nightmare of unimaginable proportions.  A spectacular disaster epic that defined the genre, The Towering Inferno shocked audiences with its groundbreaking special effects and dizzying scale, garnering 10 Oscar nominations at the 1975 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.


Two New York teenagers travel down south through rural Alabama when a series of coincidences lands them in jail charged with first-degree murder in the Oscar® winner** My Cousin Vinny, arriving on BD August 4 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Not being able to afford an attorney, the teens, Bill (Ralph Macchio, “Ugly Betty”) and Stan (Mitchell Whitfield, “W.I.T.C.H.”) turn to Bill’s cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci, Goodfellas), an inexperienced lawyer who took six tries to pass his bar exam.  Never having been in a trial, Vinny has to defend his clients and battle an uncompromising judge, some tough locals, and even his fiancée, Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler) who just does not know when to shut up, to prove his clients’ innocence.


Directed by John Carpenter (Halloween), Big Trouble in Little China stars Golden Globe® nominee*** Kurt Russell (Tombstone) as the All-American truck driver, Jack Burton, who helps his friend Wang Chi (Dennis Dun, “Midnight Caller”) rescue Wang’s green-eyed girlfriend (Kim Cattrall, Sex & The City) from bandits in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  In order to save her, the two men must go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they battle kung-fu masters and face a 2000-year-old ancient sorcerer named Lo Pan (James Hong, Kung Fu Panda) who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits.  Big Trouble in Little China will be available on BD August 4 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.


Each BD includes the feature film presented in high definition.  Additional bonus materials and specs by title are as follows:


*1975: Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Music, Original Song

**1993: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Marisa Tomei

**1983: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Silkwood


Towering Inferno Blu-ray Disc Specs:

Presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, 4.0 Dolby Surround and Spanish Mono as well as English, French and Spanish Subtitles.  Bonus features include:

·         Commentary by F.X. Feeney-Film Historian

·         Scene Specific Commentary by Mike Vezina, Special Director on X3

·         Scene Specific Commentary by Branko Racki, Stunt Coordinator on The Day After Tomorrow

·         32 Extended and Deleted Scenes

·         Alternate Opening Sequence

·         Inside the Tower: We Remember Featurette

·         Innovating Tower: The SPFX of an INferno Featurette

·         The Art of Towering Featurette

·         Irwin Allen: The Great Producer Featurette

·         Directing the Inferno Featurette

·         Putting out Fire Featurette

·         Running on Fire Featurette

·         Still the Worlds Tallest Building Featurette

·         The Write Stirling Silliphant Featurette

·         AMC Backstory: The Towering Inferno Featurette

·         6 Storyboard Comparisons

·         Vintage Promotional Materials:

o        NATO Presentation Reel

o        Original 1974 Feaurette #1

o        Original 1974 Feaurette #2

·         Irwin Allen 1977 Interview

·         Trailer Farm

o        The Towering Inferno Teaser

o        The Towering Inferno Trailer

o        The Poseidon Adventure Trailer

·         Interactive Galleries

o        American Cinematographer Article

o        The Towering Inferno and How It Was Filmed

o        Photographing the Dramatic Sequences for The Towering Inferno

o        “Action Unit” Lives Up To Its Name While Shooting The Towering Inferno

·         Stills Galleries

o        Shot Compositions

o        Publicity

o        Behind the scenes

o        Conceptual Sketches

o        Costumes



My Cousin Vinny Blu-ray Disc Specs:

Presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, French and Spanish Subtitles.  Bonus features include:

·         Commentary by Director Jonathan Lynn

·         2 TV Spots

·         Theatrical Trailers

·         Fox on Blu-ray Trailer Farm TBD <FOX TO PROVIDE>


Big Trouble in Little China Blu-ray Disc Specs:

Presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital as well as English, French and Spanish Subtitles.  Bonus features include:

·         Feature

o        Theatrical Version

o        Extended Cut

·         Commentary by Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell

·         9 Deleted Scenes

·         Extended Ending

·         Vintage Featurette

·         Music Video

·         Richard Edlund Interview

·         Trailer A & B

·         6 TV Spots

·         Behind the Scenes Gallery


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