New on Blu-ray: Christmas Vacation (Re-mastered), Cooties, Downhill Racer, & more

blu-ray-dec-1-2015-8up-1024This week isn’t exactly filled with new blockbuster film releases on Blu-ray, but there are some titles we want to let you know about.  First, Warner Bros.’ Christmas Vacation (1989) starring Chevy Chase has been newly remastered for Blu-ray Disc and includes a Digital HD copy via UltraViolet for watching anywhere. The film was previously released to several Blu-ray editions, the first being in 2006, but Warner Bros. is clearly trying to extend the life of this holiday classic. Price: $39.95

Criterion Collection has released the sport drama Downhill Racer (1969) starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman to Blu-ray Disc from a digitally restored print of the film. Along with the 101-minute movie, the edition also includes bonus materials such as interviews, uncompressed monaural soundtrack, a rare 12-minute promotional feature, and more. Price: $39.95

The horror/comedy Cooties is now available in a 1-disc edition from Lionsgate that also includes a Digital HD copy with UltraViolet. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit franchise), Rainn Wilson (The Office), and Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and is about a virus that turns elementary school kids into feral savages (yeah, one of those films). Price: $13.99

New on Blu-ray Disc, Dec. 1, 2015

Movies

  • Christmas Vacation
  • Cooties
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans
  • Some Kind of Beautiful
  • Mistress America
  • Naked Gun 2 & 1/2 : The Smell Of Fear
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Mississippi Grind
  • War Pigs
  • Lost in the Sun
  • The Hunting Ground

Animation/TV

  • Fairy Tail: Part 18
  • Mobile Suit Gundam (First Gundam) Part 2
  • Space Brothers 6

Documentary

  • One Six Right
  • Being Evel
  • Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang

Oldies

  • Downhill Racer (1969)
  • Queen of Blood (1966)
  • Twice-Told Tales (1963)
  • Robbers’ Roost (1955)

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