DVD & Blu-ray

UK DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 2nd May 2011


Midnight Cowboy (20th Century Fox Home Ent.): One of the major films of 1969, this drama about two hustlers in New York, Joe Buck (Jon Voight) and Rico “Ratso” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), broke new ground in its depiction of urban life. Directed by John Schlesinger, it won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (by Waldo Salt) and is notable for John Barry’s score, which includes Harry Nilsson’s rendition of “Everybody’s Talkin’. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]

Twilight Zone – The Original Series: Season 1 (Fremantle Home Entertainment): One of the most influential television series of all time gets a high-definition presentation for the first time with hours of bonus features. Created by Rod Sterling, it originally ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964 abd depicted stories involving strange and paranormal events. This is all 36 episodes from the first season, and the extras include a previously unreleased pilot, new audio commentaries and interviews with various cast members. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]

Bruce Springsteen: The Promise – The Making of ‘Darkness On The Edge of Town’ (Sony Music Entertainment): The making of Bruce Springsteen’s classic 1978 album is shown in this documentary by Thom Zinny. Including archive footage from the original studio sessions, it also features interviews with Springsteen, E Street Band members, manager Jon Landau, former-manager Mike Appel, and others involved in the making of the record. Bonus features include a concert filmed in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and an intimate question-and-answer session with fans. [Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD]


Arthur and the Great Adventure (EV)ย [Blu-ray / Normal]
I Come With the Rain (Trinity) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Star Trek the Original Series: Complete (Paramount Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
Tekken (Optimum Home Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]
The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures Home Ent.) [Blu-ray / Normal]
What War May Bring (Revolver Entertainment) [Blu-ray / Normal]

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Behind The Scenes music

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town

Last week Bruce Springsteen was in London to introduce a new documentary about the making of his 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town.

As he took the stage at the NFT many fans had their cameras out to capture the moment:

The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ is a 90-minute film directed by Thom Zimny, and features never before seen footage shot between 1976-1978, capturing rehearsals and recording sessions.

Bruce Springsteen – “The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town'” Sneak Peek from Columbia Records on Vimeo.

This is footage from the film of Springsteen and his band recording the track The Promise:

It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is part of the upcoming box set, ‘The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story’, which features 21 previously unreleased songs from the ‘Darkness’ recording sessions.

> Buy The Promise box set on DVD or Blu-ray from Amazon UK
> Official site
> Find out more about Darkness on the Edge of Town at Wikipedia