Today’s news is a short but sweet update from Shout! Factory about the first two releas­es in their forth­com­ing line of “Roger Corman Cult Classics.”  As stat­ed before in the Schlock-Wire, the­se Corman reis­sues are Your Humble Reviewer’s most antic­i­pat­ed DVD releas­es of 2010.  Blu-Ray fans will be hap­py to know that Rock ‘N’ Roll High School will now also be avail­able in that for­mat in addi­tion to the stan­dard def­i­n­i­tion DVD’s.  Keep read­ing for the info and the Amazon pre-order links (and click on the cov­er-scan icons to get a bet­ter look at the cov­er art)…

UPDATE FROM SHOUT FACTORY:

As you may know already, Shout! Factory will launch the upcom­ing Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home enter­tain­ment series this May begin­ning with Rock’n’ Roll High School 30th Anniversary Special Edition and Suburbia Collector’s Edition.  Each DVD is set for May 4, 2010 street date in North America . Most recent­ly, we also con­firmed the Blu-ray™ debut of Rock’n’ Roll High School 30th Anniversary Edition on May 11, 2010.

For the May DVD & Blu-ray releas­es as well as upcom­ing titles from Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home enter­tain­ment series, Shout! Factory DVD pro­duc­tion teams have been work­ing hard to remas­ter a num­ber of great Corman titles that have been long out of print, some nev­er-before-avail­able on DVD and Blu-ray. Moreover, the­se releas­es boast a wide range of new­ly pro­duced bonus con­tent includ­ing new inter­views, com­men­taries and fea­turettes.”

To purchase these discs directly from Shout! Factory, just click on the “Buy” buttons below: 

Rock 'N' Roll High School

Rock ‘N’ Roll High School

Vince Lombardi High School is the wildest, most rock­in? high school around! That is, until a thug of a prin­ci­pal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a total­i­tar­i­an state. With the help of The Ramones, the stu­dents bat­tle Miss Togar?s iron-fist­ed rule and take their bat­tle to a tru­ly rock­in? con­clu­sion in this 1979 cult clas­sic! FormatAspect RatioLanguageSubtitles NTSC, Region 1, Color1.85:1 (Widescreen)EnglishN/A Run TimeRatingNo. DiscsOrig. Release 84 min­ute­sPG11979 View Clip: player­File = “http://www.mcmediaplayer.com/public/mcmp_0.8.swf”; fpFileURL = “http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/rnrhs/RNRHS-Clip_4-512K.flv”; fpPre­viewImageURL = “http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/rnrhs/RNRHS-Clip.jpg”; play­er­Size = “360x240”; col­orScheme = “796d83”; fpBut­tonOpac­i­ty = “80”; cpHide­Pan­el = “mouse­out”; cpHid­eDe­lay = “2”;






Rock 'N' Roll High School (Blu-ray)

Rock ‘N’ Roll High School (Blu-ray)

Vince Lombardi High School is the wildest, most rock­in? high school around! That is, until a thug of a prin­ci­pal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a total­i­tar­i­an state. With the help of The Ramones, the stu­dents bat­tle Miss Togar?s iron-fist­ed rule and take their bat­tle to a tru­ly rock­in? con­clu­sion in this 1979 cult clas­sic! FormatAspect RatioLanguageSubtitles NTSC, Region 1, Color1.85:1 (Widescreen)EnglishN/A Run TimeRatingNo. DiscsOrig. Release 84 min­ute­sPG11979 View Clip: player­File = “http://www.mcmediaplayer.com/public/mcmp_0.8.swf”; fpFileURL = “http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/rnrhs/RNRHS-Clip_4-512K.flv”; fpPre­viewImageURL = “http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/rnrhs/RNRHS-Clip.jpg”; play­er­Size = “360x240”; col­orScheme = “796d83”; fpBut­tonOpac­i­ty = “80”; cpHide­Pan­el = “mouse­out”; cpHid­eDe­lay = “2”;






Suburbia

Suburbia

Suburbia focus­es on the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the ear­ly 1980s. Evan and his younger broth­er leave their bro­ken home in an attempt to escape their alco­holic moth­er. They fall in with The Rejected, a gang of punks who live as squat­ters in an aban­doned shack. There the boys find a new fam­i­ly, but the group is test­ed when they become the tar­get of ?Citizens Against Crime?, a group of unhap­py sub­ur­ban­ites. FormatAspect RatioLanguageSubtitles NTSC, Region 1, Color1.85:1 (Widescreen)EnglishN/A Run TimeRatingNo. DiscsOrig. Release 95 min­utes­R11984 View Clip: player­File = “http://www.mcmediaplayer.com/public/mcmp_0.8.swf”; fpFileURL = “http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/suburbia/Suburbia-Clip_3-512K.flv”; fpPre­viewImageURL = “http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/suburbia/Suburbia-Clip.jpg”; play­er­Size = “360x240”; col­orScheme = “796d83”; fpBut­tonOpac­i­ty = “80”; cpHide­Pan­el = “mouse­out”; cpHid­eDe­lay = “2”;