I always wonder how studios decide what to release on blu-ray DVD since there are so many great and classic films that have yet to be released in the format, that could definitely benefit from the greatly enhanced and sharpened sound and image.
I mean, films such as David Lean’s Ryan’s Daughter, George Stevens’ Giant, John Frankenheimer’s WW II actioner The Train, or even Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust.
Instead we get Next Friday.
Now don’t get me wrong. It’s no classic, but
I think it’s a serviceable sequel to the eternally popular 1995 Friday comedy film. It’s got some laughs in it and it’s nowhere as bad as 2002’s Friday After Next.. But it wouldn’t be exactly on my top ten (or 20) films I want to be upgraded to blu-ray.
But if you’re a fan and want to see it even better than before, take heart. The blu-ray of Next Friday is set to be released on Sept. 10 from Warner Home Video.
No word yet as to extra features, but since the director’s cut of Friday came out on blu-ray in 2009, one can only assume that Friday After Next will follow sometime soon.
Just to refresh your memory, here’s the trailer: