Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced one of their first releases on Blu-ray for 2015, but it’s not completely new. The reissue collection, The Frank Darabont Blu-ray Collection, will include the 15th Anniversary Edition of The Green Mile, as well as The Shawshank Redemption, and the Blu-ray debut of The Majestic. The collection is scheduled to be released on February 24 at SRP of $29.99.
About the Films:
The Green Mile 15th Anniversary Two-Disc Blu-ray Edition
This new two-disc set include vintage bonus features plus a new high-def documentary feature, Walking the Mile (Extended Version) with Tom Hanks, Darabont, Stephen King and Mr. Jingles the mouse. This exclusive first-person making-of documentary feature was shot on location in Tennessee, North Carolina and Los Angeles.
The filmrecounts the emotional, uplifting story of Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a Southern prison Death Row guard, who develops an unusual and profound relationship with John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of nine-year-old sisters. Beyond his simple, naive nature and a deathly fear of the dark, Coffey seems to possess a prodigious, supernatural gift, which leads Edgecomb to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of his crime. As the story unfolds, Paul Edgecomb learns that sometimes, miracles happen in the most unexpected places.
Walking the Mile (Extended Version) NEW! High-def documentary feature starring Tom Hanks, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, and Mr. Jingles, the mouse
- Commentary by Frank Darabont
- The Teaser Trailer: A Case Study
- Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile
- Miracles and Mystery: Creating the Green Mile- Stephen King: Storyteller
- Miracles and Mystery: Creating the Green Mile- The Art of Adaptation
- Miracles and Mystery: Creating the Green Mile- Acting on the Mile
- Miracles and Mystery: Creating the Green Mile- Designing the Mile
- Miracles and Mystery: Creating the Green Mile- The Magic of the Mile
- Miracles and Mystery: Creating the Green Mile- The Tail of Mr. Jingles
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Frank Darabont
- Michael Clarke Duncan’s Screen Test
- Tom Hank’s Makeup Test
Roger Ebert called The Majestic a “sweet romantic comedy” and rated it 3 ½ stars. The year is 1951 and ambitious Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton (Carrey) is suddenly targeted as a suspected Communist. He loses his job and his girl in quick succession and then in a serious car accident, he’s left with amnesia, losing his identity altogether. Stumbling into a charming small California town where he’s mistaken for Luke Trimble, one of their many long lost World War II heroes, Peter meets Luke’s beautiful girlfriend Adele (Laurie Holden). His “father” Harry (Martin Landau) reintroduces Peter to the life he led before the war, and they work together as father and son to restore and reopen The Majestic, the town’s long abandoned movie palace. Though his true memory eventually returns, Peter falls in love with Adele during his sojourn in the town, and he discovers the courage and the conviction he needs to become the hero of his own life.
- Movie Within the Movie: Sand Pirates of the Sierra
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption is the moving portrayal of a friendship between men under the harshest of circumstances. The film stars Academy Award® winning actor Tim Robbins (Mystic River, Bull Durham) and Academy Award® nominee Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy, Unforgiven, Bruce Almighty). Robbins plays Andy Dufresne, who is serving a life sentence in the Shawshank prison for killing his wife. He meets Red (Morgan Freeman) and the two become friends, bond over the years and eventually find peace and solace through acts of common decency.
- Special Features:
- Commentary by Writer/Director Frank Darabont
- 2 Documentaries:
- Hope Springs Eternal: A look Back at The Shawshank Redemption
- Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
- The Charlie Rose Show Segment Featuring Darabont, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
- Comic Spoof The Sharktank Redemption
- Stills and Collectibles Galleries
- Theatrical Trailer