Lionsgate Plots Out Fall Blu-ray Schedule

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Cider House Rules, Dead Alive on Blu-rayLionsgate plans to release several movies on Blu-ray in September and October. Some of the titles are scary, some seasonal, and all are welcome.

September 20 is the release date for Scary Movie 2 and Scary Movie 3: Unrated on Blu-ray. Plenty of stars headline the comedic horror parody series, including Anna Faris (The House Bunny), Regina Hall (King’s Ransom), Marlon and Shawn Wayans (White Chicks), Chris Elliott (There’s Something About Mary), Tori Spelling (“Beverly Hills 90210), and plenty more. Both movies will appear in 1080p High Definition and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, a first for both Scary Movie 2 and Scary Movie 3: Unrated. Lionsgate plans to load both Blu-rays with plenty of special features, including deleted scenes, featurettes, and audio commentaries. Expect to find each disc for $14.99.

Four anticipated releases will be out on October 4 from the studio. Cider House Rules, Life is Beautiful, Cinema Paradiso, and the horror flick Dead Alive will hit stores.

Cider House Rules, based on a novel by John Irving, stars Golden Globe nominee Tobey Maguire (Spider Man), Charlize Theron (Hancock), and Michael Caine (Harry Brown) . Special features will include audio commentary with the filmmakers, a “making of” featurette, and deleted scenes. The film will retail for $14.99.

Life is Beautiful, a film nominated for seven Academy Award nominations and winner of three in 1998, will include a “Making Life Beautiful” featurette and the original theatrical trailer. Cinema Paradiso, Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 1989, is available for the first time in high-definition. The film has been fully restored and digitally remastered. The Blu-ray, which will sell for $14.99, will include the film’s original theatrical trailer.

To round-out the horror-theme of fall, Peter Jackson’s zombie film Dead Alive will be released October 4 by Lionsgate. The 1992 film became a cult classic for its horror, humor, and gore. The Blu-ray will be released just in time for its 20th anniversary and will sell for $19.98.

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