Next year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Bruce Lee classic Enter the Dragon and William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. To celebrate, Warner Bros. is putting out 40th Anniversary Editions of both of these titles on Blu-ray and DVD. According to Warner’s 2013 Calendar of Events, Enter the Dragon: 40th Anniversary Edition and The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition will be released in the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2013, respectively.
Also of note is the release of the Mad Max Blu-ray Collection, which is also due in the 2nd quarter. The first two Mad Max films are currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome has yet to see a Blu-ray release. The Max Max Blu-ray Collection, which I assume will be all three films, will obviously coincide with the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road (aka Mad Max 4), which is due for a 2013 release.
If you’re wondering what to expect from any of the above titles – as far as versions, deleted scenes, extras – keep on wondering, because there’s still no official press release. I wouldn’t hold your breath for any groundbreaking supplemental material (especially for Enter), other than what we’ve seen in previous editions. Hope Warner Bros. proves me wrong.
Update: Here is a minor update regarding the Mad Mad Trilogy on Blu-ray, which will be released in a limited edition, premium tin packaging collection on June 4th.