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 = “360×240”; 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 = “360×240”; 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 = “360×240”; colorScheme = “796d83”; fpButtonOpacity = “80”; cpHidePanel = “mouseout”; cpHideDelay = “2”;