James Dean: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray – Update

Why, hello again. Fancy two blog posts in a single day! Well, I have a bit more information regarding the James Dean Blu-ray box set (containing East of EdenRebel Without a Cause, and Giant), courtesy of The Digital Bits:

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“Also today, you can now pre-order Warner’s James Dean: Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Amazon.com.  The set will apparently include audio commentary on all three films, 3 feature-length documentaries (James Dean: Sense Memories, James Dean: Forever Young and George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey), the all-new Dennis Hopper: Memories from the Warner Lot featurette, 5 vintage documentaries (James Dean Remembered, Forever James Dean, George Stevens: Filmmakers Who Knew Him, Return to Giant and Memories of Giant), 2 more vintage featurettes (East of Eden: Art in Search of Life and Rebel Without a Cause: Defiant Innocents Expert), premiere footage, wardrobe tests, screen tests, deleted scenes, Behind the Cameras episodes, trailers and more.  You’ll also get a 40-page hardcover book, reproductions of photographs and production memos, and a trio of mini reproductions of the original theatrical posters for each film.  No street date is yet available, but we expect it to be set for release in late September or very early October.  SRP is set at $99.98.  It looks like you’ll also be able to buy the individual films contained in the set – Giant, East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause – in separate Blu-ray Book packaging for $27.98 each.”

It also appears that I may have spoken a bit too soon on the Blu-ray and DVD count. According to Blu-ray.com, there will be six Blu-ray discs and three DVDs; therefore, it’s a bit up in the air as to what goes where (though the three feature-length documentaries (James Dean: Sense Memories, James Dean: Forever Young, and George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey) will be on their own separate DVDs. So, what then do the other three Blu-ray discs contain? There is some speculation that, due to the length of Giant, that it will be split across two BDs and then East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause will each get bonus features on Blu-ray for their respective films (making that six BDs and three DVDs). Now, that’s not confirmed, but it is a possibility. Stay tuned, though, and I’ll keep y’all updated.

Update again:

And, here’s one more update about the James Dean Blu-ray box set, courtesy of Blu-ray.com:

  • Expert Commentaries on All Three Films (Richard Schickel on East of Eden, George Stevens, Jr., Ivan Moffat and Stephen Farber on Giant, and a commentary by an unknown contributor on Rebel Without a Cause)
  • Three Feature-Length Documentaries on 3 Separate DVDs:
    • James Dean: Sense Memories
    • James Dean: Forever Young
    • George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey
  • Vintage Documentaries:
    • James Dean Remembered
    • Forever James Dean
    • George Stevens: Filmmakers Who Knew Him
  • All-New Featurette: Dennis Hopper: Memories from the Warner Lot
  • East of Eden: Art in Search of Life
  • Premiere Footage for East of Eden
  • Screen Tests and Deleted Scenes for East of Eden
  • Rebel Without a Cause: Defiant Innocents
  • Recently Recovered Screen Tests for Rebel Without a Cause
  • Recent Recovered Outtakes for Rebel Without a Cause
  • Behind the Cameras Episodes
  • Return to Giant Featurette
  • Memories of Giant Featurette
  • Giant Wardrobe Tests
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • And More…

Collectibles and reproductions include:

  • 40-page Hardcover Commemorative Book
  • Three Mini Reproductions of the Original Theatrical Movie Posters
  • Authentic Production Memos from East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photos

As always, I’ll keep you posted!

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