Saturday, December 29, 2012

News: WESTWORLD (1973) & FUTUREWORLD (1976) Coming To Blu-ray In March

Here's some good news for those of us Star Kids who are equipped for HDTV: Warner Home Video will be releasing the 1973 Michael Chricton killer android thriller Westworld, starring James Brolin, Richard Benjamin (Quark) and the unstoppable Yul Brynner (The Ultimate Warrior), on Blu-ray disc in March of 2013.

And in a nice bit of marketing syncronicity, Shout Factory has licensed the rights to the 1976 American-International-produced, Richard T. Heffron-directed sequel, Futureworld, starring Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner (with a cameo by Brynner) and will also be releasing it on Blu in March!

I can't wait! Wouldn't it be extra-cool if Warner Archive would take this opportunity to unearth from the vaults and dust off the short-lived 1980 television series Beyond Westworld at the same time?

Both of these eagerly-anticipated Blu-ray discs are available for pre-order from Amazon:

Westworld [Blu-ray]

Futureworld [Blu-ray]


  1. WESTWORLD is one of those films that I've heard lots of good things about, but never got around to seeing. The sequel FUTUREWORLD was a surprise to me because I didn't even know it existed. Having them both pop up in HD at the same time is a huge bonus!

    I popped over to the Warner Archive Facebook page and queried the chances of BEYOND WESTWORLD since the two films are coming. They said "Eventually, yes....". So here's hoping we get that soon!

  2. That's great news! Westworld is a favorite of mine. Futureworld not as much but it's still cool. If you like these, definitely check out the Dream Park series of novels.

  3. Futureworld will be on MGM-HD several times in January