October 9 is going to be one Blu day!

In multiple stories from DVD Town, it looks that Fox and MGM Home Entertainment are gearing up to both scare and thrill Blu-ray Disc users next month.

MGM is finally getting around to releasing their Blu-ray version Robocop. It was slated to come out on "August 15th of last year" but then for reasons unknown it was pulled from release.

Synopsis:

Paul Verhoeven's American breakthrough film Robocop is an exceedingly violent blend of black comedy, science fiction, and crime thriller. Set in Detroit sometime in the near-future, the film is about a policeman (Peter Weller) killed in the line of duty, who the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop.

Also on October 9...

Fox Home Entertainment will be bringing out 28 Weeks Later on Blu-ray Disc.

Synopsis:

The devastating rage virus that annihilated the British Isles mysteriously resurfaces in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's sequel to the Danny Boyle-directed horror hit that terrified audiences worldwide by offering a breathless new take on the familiar zombie mythos. Six months has passed since the rage virus caused British residents to indiscriminately murder and destroy everything in their paths, and now the U.S. military has declared victory in the war against the rapidly spreading infection. As the reconstruction process gets underway and the first wave of refugees return to British shores, a family separated by the devastation is happily reunited. During the initial outbreak, Don Harris (Robert Carlyle) and his wife Alice (Catherine McCormack) sat holed up with a small band of survivors in a remote farmhouse. Their kids well out of harm's way at a remote boarding school, Don and Alice's outlook for the future is decidedly bright until all hell breaks loose in the country and Don just barely manages to escape the clutches of the infected. The joy of later seeing his son Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton) and daughter Tammy (Imogen Poots) as repopulation efforts get underway in London is short-lived, however, when an innocent bid to reconnect with the past sets into motion a tragic series of events. Now, just as society struggles to sort through the rubble and rebuild London from the ground up, the virus that nearly destroyed a nation strikes back with a vengeance.

DVD Features:

- Commentary by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Enrique Lopez Lavigne

- Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Enrique Lopez Lavigne

- Alternate Endings with optional commentary by Danny Boyle and Alex Garland

- Pure Rage: Making of 28 Weeks Later

- The Infected

- Jacknife Lee Music Video

- Running Production Still gallery w/commentary by Danny Boyle

- Running Polaroid gallery with Intro by Danny Boyle

- Animated Storyboards

Fox is also bringing out The Fly on Blu-ray Disc.

Synopsis:

Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his "telepod," which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether -- but he doesn't know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly.

DVD Features:

- Commentary Track

- Trivia Track

- Fly Game

Lastly, MGM will be bringing out Mr. Brooks on Blu-ray that day as well.

Synopsis:

A hardened detective enters into a tenuous symbiotic relationship with the vicious serial killer she is tracking after earning the respect of the murderous madman in this vicious psychological thriller starring Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, and William Hurt. Earl Brooks (Costner) is a successful businessman, noted philanthropist, and loving father. He's the kind of man that no one would ever suspect of being a notorious serial killer, but then again history's most dubious psychopaths are often the quiet neighbor who no one would ever suspect capable of committing such unspeakable atrocities. Until now, no one has had any reason to link Earl Brooks with the heinous crimes of the dreaded Thumbprint Killer. Even his beautiful wife (Marg Helgenburger) and teenage daughter (Danielle Panabaker) could never conceive of such an awful truth. But when Mr. Brooks's dark side begins to outshine his sane exterior, an amateur photographer (Dane Cook) captures the killer succumbing to his murderous instinct on film. Now, as Mr. Brooks is pursued by tenacious detective Tracy Atwood (Moore) and forced to bend to the will of an opportunistic bystander, the killer who was once able to keep his murderous alter ego (Hurt) in check finds his control steadily slipping.

DVD Features:

- Commentary Track

- Deleted scenes and more...

Evan Jacobs