Shout! Factory's March 2017 New Releases Include 'Firestarter', 'Colors', and 'Red Dawn'

Shout! Factory continues to be a leading distributor of '80s TV and film by providing new Blu-ray and DVD releases, some of which have never been digitally transferred. As a new monthly RD80s feature, we'll be taking a glimpse at what you can soon add to your home video library.

Here is a selection of the releases for March 2017:

Colors Collector's Edition (1988)
Starring: Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, Damon Wayans, Don Cheadle
Director: Dennis Hopper
Release Date: Mar 7, 2017
Format: Blu-ray
Rated: R


  • In the 'hood, all that matters are your colors... Bob Hodges (Robert Duvall) is a seasoned street cop who has learned a lot from long experience while his new, young partner, Danny McGavin (Sean Penn), has learned nothing - yet knows it all. Forced to work together in the L.A.P.D.'s renowned C.R.A.S.H. anti-gang unit, they set out to investigate a brutal gang murder. Hated and hunted by both sides, the cops soon find themselves trapped in the middle of a turf war. With nowhere to turn, they are ambushed, double-crossed and shot at in a take-no-prisoners street battle. As the violence escalates, these two diametrically opposed men must come to terms with one important fact - to stay alive they must come together!

Special Features: 
  • The Unrated Cut of the Film, including footage restored from the International Cut and the original Home Video Cut.
  • “A Cry of Alarm” – An interview with screenwriter Michael Schiffer
  • “Cops and Robbers” – An interview with Technical Advisor/Ex-L.A.P.D. Gang Division Dennis Fanning

Firestarter Collector's Edition (1984)

Starring: Drew Barrymore, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen
Director: Mark L. LesterRelease Date: Mar 14, 2017
Format: Blu-ray
Rated: R
Order: AmazonShout! Factory

  • She has the power to set objects afire with just one glance! Firestarter, based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene "Charlie" McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, "The Shop," which wants to control her… or destroy her? Filled with blazing special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher and George C. Scott, Firestarter is directed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando) and driven by a pulsating, thrilling score from Tangerine Dream (Legend, Sorcerer, Risky Business).

Special Features:
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Mark Lester
  • NEW Playing with Fire: The Making of FIRESTARTER – featuring interviews with director Mark Lester, actors Freddie Jones, Drew Snyder, stuntman/actor Dick Warlock and Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream (52 minutes)
  • NEW Tangerine Dream: Movie Music Memories – an interview with Johannes Schmoelling (17 minutes)
  • NEW Live Performance of “Charlie’s Theme” by Johannes Schmoelling of Tangerine Dream
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery

Red Dawn Collector's Edition (1984)
Starring: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey
Director: John MiliusRelease Date: Mar 14, 2017
Format: Blu-ray
Rated: PG-13
Order: AmazonShout! Factory

  • From legendary writer-director John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Conan The Barbarian) comes the tale of what-could-have-been, had the Cold War gone another way. When Communist paratroopers descend on a Colorado high school football field, a group of the school's students wages an all-out guerilla war to save their town — and their country. Featuring an all-star cast, including Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, Powers Boothe and Harry Dean Stanton, Red Dawn "comes up like thunder" (New York Post)!

Special Features:
  • NEW "A Look Back At Red Dawn" – A 70 Minute Feature Including Brand-New Stories From Co-Star Doug Toby, Casting Director Jane Jenkins, Production Designer Jackson DeGovia And Editor Thom Noble
  • Archival Featurette: "Red Dawn Rising"
  • Archival Featurette: "Training For WWIII"
  • Archival Featurette: "Building The Red Menace"
  • Archival Featurette: "WWIII Comes To Town"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Newhart The Final Season (1982-90)
Starring: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston
Release Date: Mar 14, 2017
Format: DVD
Rated: NR
Order: AmazonShout! Factory

  • It's checkout time at the Stratford! Join innkeepers Dick and Joanna Loudon for the eighth and final season of the fantastically funny, Emmy-nominated comedy Newhart! Comedy legend Bob Newhart, as buttoned-down and bemused Dick, heads up a hilarious cast of inn-mates, including Dick's wife Joanna (Mary Frann), handyman George (Tom Poston), materialistic marrieds Stephanie (Julia Duffy) and Michael (Peter Scolari), and the mostly-mute trio of wacky woodsmen, Larry (William Sanderson), Darryl (Tony Papenfuss), and Darryl (John Voldstad). Season Eight’s twenty-four episodes hit a new high in delivering the beloved quirky humor and oddball situations that made the show a hit throughout its prime time run. And the conclusion of the Stratford saga is a masterpiece that is still considered one of the all-time great final episodes in television history. Complete your collection of the singularly eccentric Newhart today!

Robocop 2 Collector's Edition (1990)
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Tom Noonan
Director: Irvin Kershner
Release Date: Mar 21, 2017
Format: Blu-ray
Rated: R
Order: AmazonShout! Factory

  • RoboCop returns to fight his toughest opponent yet: his replacement! RoboCop 2 pits two unstoppable cyborgs against each other in a battle to the death! When Detroit's descent into chaos is further compounded by a police department strike and a new designer drug called "Nuke," only RoboCop can stop the mayhem. But in his way are an evil corporation that profits from Motor City crime and a bigger and tougher cyborg with a deadly directive: Take out RoboCop. Containing the latest gadgetry and weaponry as well as the mind of the madman who designed "Nuke," this new cyborg isn't just more sophisticated than his predecessor... he's psychotic and out of control! And it's going to take everything RoboCop has – maybe even his life – to save Detroit from complete and utter anarchy.

Special Features:
  • NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/CG supervisor Paul M. Sammon
  • NEW Audio Commentary with the makers of “RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop” documentary – Gary Smart, Chris Griffiths and Eastwood Allen
  • NEW Corporate Wars: The Making of ROBOCOP 2 – featuring new and vintage interviews with director Irvin Kershner, producer Jon Davidson, cast members Tom Noonan, Nancy Allen, Galyn Görg, executive producer Patrick Crowley, associate producer Phil Tippett, cinematographer Mark Irwin and author/CG supervision Paul M. Sammon (32 minutes)
  • NEW Machine Parts: The FX of ROBOCOP 2 – featuring Phil Tippett, Peter Kuran, Craig Hayes, Jim Aupperle, Kirk Thatcher, Paul Gentry, Don Waller, Justin Kohn, Randal Dutra and Kevin Kutchaver (31 minutes)
  • NEW Robo-Fabricator – an interview with RoboCop armor fabricator James Belohovek (9 minutes)
  • NEW Adapting Frank Miller’s ROBOCOP 2 – an interview with comic book writer Steven Grant (6 minutes)
  • NEW OCP Declassified – a collection of rare archival production and behind-the-scenes videos including interviews with director Irvin Kershner, actors Peter Weller, Dan O’Herlihy and a look at the filming of some deleted scene (46 minutes)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Deleted Scenes Still Gallery
  • Still Galleries (behind-the-scenes photos, stills, posters and lobby cards)

Visit Shout! Factory's new releases webpage for a complete list of titles and leave a comment with which release you are looking forward to owning.

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