Quick News: Instinct, Haunting, Criterion, Jurassic

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CBS has officially canceled the Alan Cumming-led procedural series “Instinct” after two seasons. Cumming played CBS’ first gay protagonist, a psychology professor and author who begins profiling murderers in New York City after a serial killer uses his own book as inspiration for killings. Series creator Michael Rauch announced the cancellation Friday on Twitter, saying the double season/series finale will air on August 25th.

The Haunting of Hill House
It has been confirmed that not only is Mike Flanagan’s Netflix series adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House” coming to Blu-ray, but the disc version will include an extended director’s cut of the series. No release date, additional special features or details about how much new footage is out, but the longer cut is definitely coming. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

The Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection’s biggest month of the year is November and this year’s offering is now different with Paweł Pawlikowski’s recent critical smash “Cold War” and Greg Mottola’s early film “The Daytrippers” both getting high quality new transfers.

‘Daytrippers’ is also getting a commentary by Mottola, Anne McCabe and Steven Soderbergh along with Mottola’s short film “The Hat Box”. Other films joining in November include are the Bette Davis double of melodrama “Now, Voyager” and the beloved “All About Eve” along with the thre-hour Director’s Cut of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s “Betty Blue”. [Source: Criterion]

Jurassic World: The Ride
Universal has released a new featurette giving you a behind the scenes tour of “Jurassic World: The Ride,” the long overdue update of the old 1996 Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios. The video includes new interviews with people like director Steven Spielberg, writer/director Colin Trevorrow, and producer Frank Marshall, and along with showing actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong shooting new footage made specifically for the ride. “Jurassic World: The Ride” is open now.