There are some that are saying that physical media is going away but the folks over at Shout Factory seem to disagree with that statement. So what do you get for that person that has an extensive blu-ray and DVD collection? Here are some suggestions from the folks over at Shout Factory!
Widely regarded as one of the most imaginative and influential filmmakers working in animation, Masaaki Yuasa’s energetic style has been compared to Tex Avery and Max Fleischer. He is one of contemporary anime’s most prolific auteurs and has lent his humor and dynamism to genres as diverse as psychedelic thrillers, transcendent rock-operas and sweetly subversive teen romances. This set includes Masaaki Yuasa’s five celebrated feature films – Mind Game (2004), The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2017), Lu Over the Wall (2017), Ride Your Wave (2019), and Inu-Oh (2021) alongside never before seen bonus features, stunning art newly designed by Masaaki Yuasa throughout the packaging, a 22”x14” poster of the new art and an exclusive 60-page book celebrating the work of this one-of-a-kind storyteller featuring excerpts from the creative’s sketchbook. The price of this masterpiece is $99.98 and is from GKIDS as Shout Factory is their distributor.
Kubo and the Two Strings and The Boxtrolls are available in 4K for the first time ever, allowing fans to experience these cherished films in the highest possible fidelity. Supervised by LAIKA’s visionary filmmaking team, these dazzling 4K remasters feature HDR and Dolby Vision plus Dolby Atmos for the ultimate entertainment experience. The scrupulous remastering process for both titles was overseen by the team at LAIKA, led by LAIKA CEO (and Kubo and the Two Strings Director) Travis Knight, and Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Emerson, who pored over each film shot-by-shot, paying close attention to every last detail and color to present these groundbreaking films in the most dynamic format. The SteelBook™ releases feature new hand drawn art from acclaimed illustrators: The Boxtrolls was created by Cancun-based illustrator and Art Director Cesar Moreno, known for creating bold and vibrant illustrations; and the Kubo and the Two Strings cover art was drawn by Kevin Tong, an artist living and working out of Austin, TX. Each of these retails for $34.98.
Everyone’s favorite wise-cracking alien from Melmac, Gordon Shumway — better known to Earthlings as ALF crash-lands onto DVD in this definitive 24-disc collection. The collection includes every episode of this interstellar hit series, restored to their original broadcast length for the first time in 30 years. It also includes the 1996 film Project: ALF starring Martin Sheen, and all 47 episodes of Saturday morning’s ALF: The Animated Series and ALF Tales! Never has a collection been so out of this world! This ShoutFactory.com Exclusive includes the NEW DVD release of ALF, an exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster featuring new artwork, a retro prism sticker, a 7″ vinyl, an enamel pin set, a lunch box, and an authentic Melmac rock. The regular deluxe edition is $89.99 and the bundle is $239.97.
An international superstar, Chan has thrilled fans around the globe for decades. As the standard bearer for martial arts action, Chan has forged a legacy that never has nor will be matched. In a presentation of classic films which showcase the unique mixture of martial arts, action, and comedy that has made Jackie Chan a cultural icon, The Jackie Chan Collection Volume 1 (1976-1982) includes The Killer Meteors, Shaolin Wooden Men, To Kill With Intrigue, Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin, Dragon Fist, Battle Creek Brawl, and Dragon Lord, and The Jackie Chan Collection Volume 2 contains Winners and Sinners, Wheels on Meals, The Protector, Twinkle, Twinkly Lucky Stars, Armour of God, Armour of God II: Operation Candor, Crime Story, and City Hunter. Each of these retail for $99.98
Brace yourself for seven more high-octane films from the legendary career of Sonny Chiba! This second box set offers thrilling highlights from Chiba’s highly influential legacy, and some of these films are making their North America Blu-Ray™ debut. Greatly missed by his legion of fans, Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba – The “Street Fighter” – remains an icon for all time! You can get this for $69.98
Jam-packed with epic kung-fu tales from the legendary Hong Kong studio, these box sets make the classic films available on Blu-Ray™ in North America for the first time, with Volume 1 including The Assassin, The Thundering Sword, The Golden Swallow, The Jade Raksha, The Bells of Death, The Sword of Swords, Killer Darts, The Invincible Fist, Dragon Swamp, The Flying Dagger and The Golden Sword. With even more epic face-offs, Volume 2 contains the films Lady of Steel, Brothers Five, Crimson Charm, Bride from Hell, The Shadow Whip, Delightful Forest, The Devil’s Mirror, Man of Iron, Water Margin, Brides from Hell, Heroes Two and Flying Guillotine. The action-packed Volume 3 further houses the classic martial art films, including Killer Clans, The Shaolin Avengers, The Web of Death, The Vengeful Beauty, Death Duel, Life Gamble, Soul of the Sword, The Deadly Breaking Sword, Clan of the White Lotus, Shaolin Abbot and Shaolin Rescuers. The newest release, Volume 4 will include The Rebel Intruder, Two Champions of Shaolin, Legend of the Fox, Black Lizard, House of Traps, Masked Avengers, The Sword Stained With Royal Blood, Five Element Ninjas, Shaolin Prince, Shaolin Intruders, Holy Flame of the Martial World and Opium and the Kung-Fu Master. These retail for $169.98 each.
Everyone’s best friend returns as the Child’s Play sequels, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky, and Cult of Chucky get the Ultra High-Definition treatment with Scream Factory™ 4K UHD + Blu-Ray™™ Collector’s Editions. These Collector’s Editions bring the sequels of the iconic horror franchise to the 4K format for the first time in North America and will come packed with a wealth of bonus features including new interviews with Alex Vincent, Danielle Bissuti and Tony Gardner. These are a steal at $36.98 each.
Scream Factory brings the cult favorite, Bubba Ho-Tep to 4K UHD for the first time as a collector’s edition 4K UHD+Blu-Ray™ release, loaded with a bevy of bonus features, including a new 4K scan of the film, previously unreleased featurettes from the director’s archives, and much more! Written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on the Bram Stoker Award-nominated short story by author Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-Tep stars cult icon Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Ash vs. Evil Dead) as “Elvis”, the late, great Ossie Davis (Grumpy Old Men, Do The Right Thing) as John “Jack” Kennedy, Ella Joyce (Set It Off, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot), Heidi Marnhout (Phantasm IV: Oblivion) and Bob Ivy (John Dies At the End, Near Dark). This classic is can be yours for $39.98
Just in time for Halloween, horror enthusiasts and collectors can experience bone-chilling suspense, ancient dark rituals, and terrifying horror like never before when SCREAM FACTORY™ unleashes three creepy supernatural cult hits with NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition in a 4K UHD™+ Blu-Ray™ combo pack, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2 Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray™, and NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 3 Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray™. For the first time ever in 4K UHD™ format, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Collector’s Edition includes a 2023 restoration from an earlier 4K scan of the unrated negative, as well as special content and new interviews. Each of these are available for the low price of $36.98.
And this is only a SMALL taste of what Shout Factory has to offer and they are having a sale going on right now! So head over to https://shoutfactory.com/ and get that special someone some physical media to celebrate the holiday.