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January’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Fopp's Picks

With collector’s edition releases for Mean Streets, Carrie, Thelma & Louise, and many more, January is shaping up to be a great month for film collectors. Here’s our picks for January.

Mean Streets Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD


release date: 15th January 2024

A low-level mafioso battles with his guilty conscience as he tries to save his misfit friend from the same world of crime that he was
born into.


  • Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both discs
  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Director Martin Scorsese and Collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker
  • New audio commentary by Demetrios Matheou (author of BFI Classics Mean Streets) and David Thompson (Co- Editor of Scorsese on Scorsese)
  • Scene specific audio commentary with Martin Scorsese and Actor Amy Robinson
  • 2011 Film at Lincoln Center screening introduction, interview and Q&A with Martin Scorsese
  • Rigid slipcase with original artwork
  • 178-page book with new essays by Mark Asch, Daniel Bird, Charles Bramesco, Lillian Crawford, Extract from Scorsese on Scorsese, Elena Lazic, Manuela Lazić and Christina Newland​​
  • 8 collectors art cards

The Exorcist: Believer Limited Collector’s Edition with Steelbook


release date: 8th January 2024


50 years after the most terrifying horror film shocked the world, Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green bring a nightmarish new chapter, The Exorcist: Believer. Since his wife’s death, Victor has raised his daughter Angela alone. After Angela and her friend return from a three-day disappearance with missing memories, they begin displaying frightening behavior. Victor’s best hope is to find the only person who has seen anything like this before: Chris MacNeil, whose haunting experience with her daughter Regan may be the key to combating ultimate evil.


  • Over 30 mins of bonus features
  • Stages of Possession
  • The Opening
  • Editing an Exorcism 

Carrie Limited Edition


release date: 22nd January 2024


In 1974, Stephen King published his first novel, the story of Carrie White, a troubled young girl, bullied by her peers and daughter to a fanatical fundamentalist mother, who discovers she has telekinetic powers. In 1976, it became the first of his works to be adapted for the big screen and, to this day, remains one of the very best. Carrie marked Brian De Palma’s arrival as a major director, following smaller cult films such as Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise and Obsession, and provided a key early role for Sissy Spacek (Badlands), one that would earn her a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards®. 


  • 4K restoration from the original camera negative
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo, and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Cultographies: Ms. 45 and Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria
  • Acting Carrie – archive featurette containing interviews with director Brian De Palma, actors Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt and others
  • Limited edition 40-page perfect bound book featuring writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, author of Devil’s Advocates: Carrie, a reprint of the Final Girls’ 40th anniversary Carriezine, and an archive interview with Brian De Palma

Thelma & Louise – The Criterion Collection


release date: 29th January 2024


Two women, a turquoise Thunderbird, the ride of a lifetime. With this pop-culture landmark, screenwriter Callie Khouri and action auteur Ridley Scott rewrote the rules of the road movie, telling the story of two best friends who find themselves transformed into accidental fugitives during a weekend getaway gone wrong—leading them on a high-speed southwestern odyssey as they elude police and discover freedom on their own terms. Propelled by irresistible performances from Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis (plus Brad Pitt in a sexy, star-making turn)—and nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one for Khouri—the exhilaratingly cathartic Thelma & Louise stands as cinema’s ultimate ode to ride-or-die female friendship.


  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Ridley Scott, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries, featuring Scott, screenwriter Callie Khouri, and actors Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon
  • New interviews with Scott and Khouri
  • Documentary featuring Davis; Khouri; Sarandon; Scott; actors Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, and Brad Pitt; and other members of the cast and crew
  • Boy and Bicycle (1965), Scott’s first short film, and one of his early commercials
  • Original theatrical featurette
  • Storyboards and deleted and extended scenes, including an extended ending with director’s commentary

Night of the Comet


release date: 29th January 2024


When the Earth passes through the tail of a comet, an event that hasn’t occurred since the destruction of the dinosaurs, huge crowds turn out on the streets to watch. However, when the cosmic occurrence wipes out most people on the planet. Two aimless Valley girls, Sam and Reggie are left to battle against zombies and a menacing group of scientists.
Night of the Comet, written and directed by Thom Eberhardt (Sole Survivor) is an incredibly entreating slice of science fiction comedy horror, which pays tribute to and pokes fun at those cataclysmic monster movies of the 1950s.


  • High Definition Blu-ray ™ (1080p) Presentation in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • LPCM 2.0 English Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Original Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • New Artwork by 17th & Oak

The Frightened Woman Limited Edition


release date: 8th January 2024


The director of THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN, Piero Schivazappa, praised the version released by Shameless – saying: “..this is the version which you should watch” – when Shameless initially reconstructed and released this version, revealing the film as he’d originally intended. This is the version which is now presented on Blu-ray – pristinely restored from a 4K scan – finally doing justice to the exuberant 60s pop-art images and set design.
This definitive edition is further enhanced by aunique new interview with the iconic Dagmar Lassander where she relates the groundbreaking and provocative nature of the film. This hypnotic exploration of passion and power blurs boundaries delving into gender dynamics, dominance, and submission with aprovocative and playful approach. Prepare for an uninhibited journeyinto eroticism, where nothing is taboo, and everything is possible.


  • Dagmar Lassander World-Exclusive Interview
  • Piero Schivazappa Interview
  • New 4K-Restored Version
  • English Language + separate original Italian
  • New Eng. Subtitles & additional SDH

La Bamba – The Criterion Collection


release date: 15th January 2024


The brief but incandescent life of rock-and-roll trailblazer Ritchie Valens is immortalized in this enthralling biopic from another Mexican American icon, Luis Valdez, the father of Chicano cinema. With sweetness and swagger, Lou Diamond Phillips embodies the 1950s California teenager who, forged by his fiercely supportive mother (Rosana DeSoto) and rebellious brother (Esai Morales), rises from his farm-working roots to chart-topping fame in the early days of rock—until one fateful night that haunts music history. Propelled by a hip-shaking soundtrack featuring Los Lobos and Carlos Santana, La Bamba captures the electric vitality of an artist who bridged cultures to create his own American dream.


  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Luis Valdez, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentaries featuring Valdez, actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Esai Morales, and producers Stuart Benjamin, Taylor Hackford, and Daniel Valdez
  • New interview with Luis Valdez
  • Conversation between Valdez and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez from El Rey Network’s The Director’s Chair
  • Making-of program featuring cast and crew
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and Spanish subtitles
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Yolanda Machado

I, the Executioner Limited Edition


release date: 19th January 2024


A man brutally murders a woman after forcing her to write the names of four others. As the murders pile up, the police investigate the links between the victims and how they may be connected to the suicide of a young boy in the same building. Directed by Tai Kato (By a Man’s Face You Shall Know Him), a former apprentice of Akira Kurosawa better known for his yakuza films, I, the Executioner is a pitch black neo noir that makes the serial killer the central character. Sensationally photographed with claustrophobic close ups, Kato’s film evokes both Hitchcock’s Psycho and the films of Nagisa Oshima, while also prefiguring the Italian giallo.


  • High-Definition digital transfer
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Visual essay on Japanese serial killer films by Jim Harper
  • Appreciation by filmmaker Kenta Fukasaku
  • Trailer
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Tony Rayns and a new translation of archival writing on the film
  • Limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings 

Alligator/Alligator 2: The Mutation Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD


release date: 29th January 2024


101 Films presents cult classic creature feature Alligator (1980) on 4K UHD, along with the TV cut and 1991 sequel Alligator II: The Mutation (1991) on Blu-ray, title 033 on the 101 Films Black Label. Packed with interviews with cast and crew, this limited edition release is packaged in a rigid box with brand new artwork, and includes a limitededition booklet with new writing on the films.

A B-movie masterpiece, Alligator remains a standout picture from the post 70s creature feature boom, with surprising depth and an overtly critical take on the inaction on environmental issues of the time that is still relevant today. Its lesser-known sequel Alligator II: The Mutation, follows a similar path to its predecessor with a more comedic and knowing undertone in true B-movie fashion.


  • Theatrical cut (4K & Blu-ray)
  • Alternate TV cut (Blu-ray)
  • Everybody In the Pool – An interview with actress Robin Riker
  • Wild In the Streets – An interview with director Lewis Teague
  • It Walks Among Us – An interview with screenwriter John Sayles
  • Luck Of the Gator – An interview with special makeup effects artist Robert Short
  • Gator Guts, The Great River, and Bob – An Interview with Bryan Cranston
  • Theatrical Trailer

Goodbye & Amen


release date: 29th January 2024


John Dannahay (Tony Musante, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), a CIA agent stationed in Rome, is preparing to overthrow an African government. But his plan goes wrong when a corrupt colleague starts shooting people from the roof of a hotel, taking an innocent couple hostage. Director Damiano Damiani (How to Kill a Judge) wields expert tension in this gripping espionage thriller, twisting and turning its tight plot to its sensational finale. Featuring a fantastic supporting cast including Claudia Cardinale (The Day of the Owl), John Steiner (The Case is Closed: Forget It) and Wolfango Soldati (The Heroin Busters), Goodbye & Amen is one of the great 1970s Italian action thrill rides, set to a haunting score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (Torso, Keoma). 


  • New 2023 restoration of the film from the original camera negative presented with Italian and, for the first time on home video, English audio options
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Audio commentary by Eurocrime experts Nathaniel Thompson and Howard Berger (2023)
  • Interview with editor Antonio Siciliano (2023)
  • Archival interview with Wolfango Soldati (2013)
  • New and improved English subtitles for Italian audio and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for English audio
  • Reversible sleeve featuring designs based on original posters
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by by Italian crime cinema expert Lucia Rinaldi
  • Limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings

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