Blu-ray Releases: Reds and Heaven Can Wait

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 30, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $14 .99 (Reds), Blu-ray $14.99 (Heaven Can Wait)
Studio: Paramount

A pair of fine films directed, co-written produced by and starring Warren Beatty–Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Reds (1981)–arrive on Blu-ray next week!

The romance comedy Heaven Can Wait has been fully restored and remastered from the original negative under Beatty’s supervision for its arrival on Blu-ray for the first time ever.

Joe Pendleton (Beatty) is a Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback ready to lead the team all the way to the Super Bowl, but the afterlife has other plans. It seems an overzealous guardian angel has prematurely plucked Joe from the living. When he’s returned to Earth in the body of millionaire industrialist Leo Farnsworth, he inherits a world of challenges, including winning the love of a woman (Julie Christie) who already hated “him.”

As for the historical drama romance Reds, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year, it’s still a winner! The engrossing depiction of the love story between activists John Reed (Beatty) and Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton) set against the outbreak of World War I and the rise of communism in Russia, Reds garnered 12 Academy Award nominations and won three, including Best Director for Beatty.

The new 2-disc Blu-ray set boasts over an hour of legacy bonus content, as well as access to a Digital copy of the film (like Heaven Can Wait), which is detailed below:

  • Witness to Reds

o   The Rising

o   Comrades

o   Testimonials

o   The March

o   Revolution – Part 1

o   Revolution – Part 2

o   Propaganda

  • Reds Trailer


Buy or Rent Reds
Buy or Rent Heaven Can Wait

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.