Monday, November 15, 2010

A COUPLE OF NOTABLE BLU-RAY RELEASES - BOTH INCLUDE STEVIE NICKS

Runnin’ Down A Dream
Peter Bogdanovich’s Grammy-Award winning film about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers is now available on Blu-ray for the first time. The Blu-ray version of Runnin’ Down A Dream can be purchased exclusively at Amazon.com until December 21st. At that time it will be released via all other outlets.

[Really great documentary if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.]

In one segment, Tom describes how it came to be that Stevie recorded "Stop Draggin My Heart Around".  This doc also includes Tom and Stevie in the recording studio putting the vocals on the track & Jimmy Iovine talking about how he knew the song was going to be a winner with Stevie singing a song from a guys perspective... and of course Stevie's in here herself commenting on the song.

Source: TomPetty.com

Heavy Metal
With The Walking Dead, Dead Rising, and Call of Duty: Black Ops, zombies are riding quite the wave of success right now. The inclusion of a zombie sequence in producer Ivan Reitman's 1981 animated Heavy Metal may be why Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed plans to bring the edgy and very R-rated film to Blu-ray Disc on January 25.

Heavy Metal's collection of short stories are linked by a glowing green alien orb that spread destruction in its wake. John Candy, Eugene Levy, Richard Romanus and Harold Ramis all lend their voices to characters that fight the orb's powers behind a great 80s soundtrack powered by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks (Blue Lamp), Riggs, and Trust.

Stevie Nicks "BLUE LAMP"

Heavy Metal on Blu-ray will be presented in 1.85:11080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The 'Imagining Heavy Metal' documentary and deleted scenes are the only known bonus features at this time.

Source: TheHDRoom

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