This October, two of Miramax's most beloved catalog titles will make their Blu-ray debuts: Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and its 1997 followup Jackie Brown. Tarantino's award-winning crime dramas have long been unavailable on Blu-ray in the United States; Lionsgate will update them for the high-def format on October 4th, 2011.
Lionsgate will present these two titles with brand new digital remasterings - including lossless sound tracks and 1080p video - supervised by Quentin Tarantino. The discs will also feature a number of supplemental materials.
Jackie Brown includes:
Critic's Corner: Then and Now – (New)
Jackie Brown: How It Went Down featurette
"A Look Back at Jackie Brown" – Interview with Quentin Tarantino
Chicks With Guns Video
Siskel & Ebert "At the Movies"- Jackie Brown review
Jackie Brown on MTV
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
Pulp Fiction includes:
Retrospective Cast Interviews (New)
Critics Corner: Then and Now (New)
Pulp Fiction: The Facts featurette
Behind the Scenes Montages
Production Design featurette
Siskel and Ebert "At the Movies" – The Tarantino Generation
Independent Spirit Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Palm d'Or Acceptance Speech
Charlie Rose Show – Interview with Quentin Tarantino
Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
Both Blu-rays will street individually on October 4th.
Pulp Fiction is a bona fide classic and Jackie Brown is severely underrated. Hopefully Lionsgate does these right in terms of special features, at least carrying over everything from the special edition dvds.
FINALLY!!! I have been jonseing to watch these lately, actually... I almost settled for ::shudder:: Nextflix Streaming just the other night... Now I can hold off and watch them the way they were meant to be seen.
Excellent News!!!!! Pulp Fiction is one of all time Favorites and is finally on BD. Let's hope Lionsgate will deliver excellent Picture and Sound and lots of Bonus features. Haven't seen Jackie Brown but being a Tarantino film I'm sure is awesome. Day 1 for both films!!!
yes! I'm glad Lionsgate get them, not Echo Bridge Entertainment! Lionsgate always get english subtitles and English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Echo Bridge Entertainment is just horrible! they did to From Dusk till dawn, Halloween H20, The Crow: City of Angels. I hope Lionsgate Get "Cursed", "Darkness", "My Boss's Daughter", "The Faculty", "Venom",
About god damn time. Finally a move that'll make the masses wanna sell off their DVDs and make the jump to Blu-Ray. Maybe Pulp Fiction will finally do what Mean Girls and a bunch of other CLASSICS couldn't.
- Before talking crap, please understand the sarcasm...
Pulp Fiction IS a great piece of film-making. It works on so many levels and to just dismiss it is baffling to me, but people are entitled to their opinion. Jackie Brown is underrated and is a great homage to blaxploitation films. I hope these titles are done some justice and I can get them sent to Australia (unless the local Pulp Fiction release is actually worth getting).
Also everyone should be wary of the Jackie Brown release. Last I checked it was up for only $10 and with it being Lionsgate too that doesn't give me great hopes that this movie will get the transfer it so definitely deserves. Here's praying they but the effort into it and the transfer rules!
Let me guess... American Walmart exclusive only for Jackie Brown, right? Geez. I hate these store-specific exclusives. It's one thing to give an extra disc or different cover art but an exclusive film altogether... ridiculous.
At least I'll be able to get Pulp Fiction. Once Jackie Brown is finally available for me to purchase, I'll pick it up with Out of Sight to get a double-dose of Michael Keaton.
Excellent news, been waiting for these forever! I love both films though prefer Jackie Brown, a very underated film and great performances from pam grier and Robert Forster, cant believe some people don't rate jackie brown, it baffles me quite honestly.
I have yet to rate a Tarantino-movie below 8, so imho his career is still going strong. Can't wait to see what he brings to the table next time around. I admit, I do think his best work was his first two features, but he never fails to entertain me. Jackie Brown is a quiet, slow-tempo movie and it's just not everyone's cup of tea. Some people don't want surprises and probably want Quentin to do Reservoir Dogs over and over...
Getting both regardless of how they're presented (I just want them on my blu-ray shelf). Hopefully they get the full treatment with all the extras so I can retire my DVD copies. It does bug me a bit when I have to hang on to my DVD because the BD is barebones (or significantly lacking in the DVD's content).
I liked JB because I had such low expectations. PF is a good movie, but it's reception was overblown. It was like its fanboys had never seen a decent movie before. I'd get it but I'm afraid it won't age well, because contrived dialog and bad acting start showing through on repeat viewings.
I hope Jackie Brown is not a walmart exclusive! I don't shop at walmart! I guess I will have to look for it on ebay. Pulp Fiction day one for me!!!! These two films will complete my Tarantino collection on blu! I already owned the DVD versions of each of these, so this is a double-dip for me. Well worth it though!
This should make many fans quite happy. It's nice to see Lionsgate is tackling these two titles so soon after it entered into its agreement to distribute Miramax's films.
I plan to eventually pick up both Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown (the latter would still be a blind buy and I should really start buying the many other BD-available Tarantino films I've seen and liked; just haven't gotten around to it yet). I hope that not only all the special features from the previous DVD releases are there (along with a few new ones), but that the picture and sound quality are as good as they can reasonably be. (When it comes to older/catalog films, Lionsgate's a.v. quality is rather mixed.)
I'm sorry but, Pulp Fiction is 10 times the film that Jackie Brown is. I saw both in the theatres (twice for Pulp Fiction) and it was obvious as to which movie the audience enjoyed more. I don't get the whole "Fanboy" comment. Pulp Fiction has more fans because it's a better film, not to say that Jackie Brown is bad... it's actually a good movie but, it just doesn't have anywhere near the great story, dialouge, and acting that Pulp Fiction has. Sorry.
I was a junior in high school when Pulp came out (not to mention a self-taught film connoisseur). I saw PF 6 times in the theaters, and I still recall the electricity in the audience, as even the casual moviegoers became blissfully aware that we were witnessing thing something that was not just thrilling, but completely revolutionary as well. I'm not sure I've had that same feeling at the movies since.