Brian De Palma film Dressed to Kill on 4K October

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The 1980 film Dressed to Kill is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 25th via KL Studio Classics, according to retailers.  The film, written & directed by Brian De Palma, starred Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, and Dennis Franz.

Tech specs for the release and bonus materials have not yet been released, although it has been hinted at by KL Studio Classics in previously a tweet from back on Halloween [October 31st] in 2021.  In that tweet, they stated it would come with the following:

“BRAND NEW Dolby Vision HDR Restoration to be Supervised by Brian De Palma! From a 16-Bit 4K Scan of the OCN!”

So, Brian De Palma apparently [by now has] supervised and one would think also approved the new restoration, which came from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative.  It was said too that it will include Dolby Vision, so that also means you’ll get HDR10 form of high dynamic range with the video presentation.  As this title has yet to be officially announced and detailed, stay tuned for further details.

In the meantime, you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and online retailer Deep Discount.  Retailers list this as a 2-disc set, so chances are it will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart included.

New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for August 9th, 2022

The following titles will be released Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for August 2nd, 2022

The following titles will be released yesterday, August 2nd, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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The 2022 Elvis biopic on 4K and Blu-ray in September

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The 2022 biography “Elvis” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 13th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed, co-written, and produced by Baz Luhrmann, starred Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Olivia DeJonge, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Luke Bracey.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital copy compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Bigger Than Life: The Making of ELVIS
  • Rock ‘N Roll Royalty: The Music & Artists Behind ELVIS
  • Fit for a King; The Style of ELVIS
  • Viva Australia: Recreating Iconic Locations for ELVIS
  • “Trouble” Lyric Video

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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The Halloween 4K Collection 1995-2002 in October

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The Halloween 4K Collection (1995-2002) is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 4th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory).  The release will include the following three films (and versions):

  • “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” (1995)
    • Theatrical Cut (88 min) / Producer’s Cut (95 min)
  • “Halloween: H20” (1998) Theatrical Cut (86 min)
  • “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002) Theatrical Cut (94 min)

Tech specs for the releases include 2160p 4K video presentations, with presumably at least HDR10 form of high dynamic range.  The aspect ratios will be 1.85:1 for “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers” and 2.35:1 for the latter two sequels.  Audio will be presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo for all three films.

The bonus materials have not yet been officially announced.  It has been hinted by Justin Beahm that his Reverend Entertainment is working on some new bonus materials for the “Halloween: Resurrection” film specifically.  But, again, the special features are “in progress” and will be announced later.  So, stay tuned for an update on both.

This 4K set will come in the form of an 8-disc set with each film getting its own thick packaging and individual array cases (pictured below) with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts, housed inside a larger thick cardboard case.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via the ShoutFactory.com store, where you’ll get 3 exclusive bonus posters (while supplies last).

The Return of the Living Dead on 4K in October

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The 1985 cult classic horror/comedy The Return of the Living Dead is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 18th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory).  The film, directed by Dan O’Bannon, starred Clu Gulager, Don Calfa, James Karen, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, John Philbin, Jewel Shepard, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Brian Peck, Linnea Quigley, and Mark Venturini.

The tech specs for the release will include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with [likely at least] HDR10 form of high dynamic range and presumably a lossless sound mix in either/or 5.1 or 2.0 configuration(s).  Perhaps they’ll even do a Dolby Atmos mix?  I can’t yet say for certain because the official tech specs have yet to be announced, along with the extras to be included with the release but stay tuned for a later update on that.

The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included and seemingly another Blu-ray for extras, in what is said to be a 3-disc set. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via ShoutFactory.com where you’ll find an exclusive poster.  Also, Shout! Factory Store will have an exclusive enamel pin set and you can find that [limited to 1000] set available for preorder now.

Starship Troopers on 25th Anniversary 4K SteelBook

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The 1997 sci-fi film Starship Troopers will be getting a 25th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on November 1st via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven, starred Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Patrick Muldoon, and Michael Ironside.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, just as found on the previous 2017 4K physical release.  It also includes DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon.  The release will include a new cast reunion, listed below.

  • 4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Special Feature:
  • NEW: Starship Troopers 25th Anniversary Reunion – an all-new virtual reunion featuring screenwriter Ed Neumeier and actors Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Clancy Brown, Michael Ironside, Jake Busey, Patrick Muldoon and Seth Gilliam
  •  BLU-RAY DISC™
  • Special Features:
    • Director and Cast Commentary
    • Commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Ed Neumeier
    • FedNet Mode Picture-in-Picture
    • “Death From Above” Documentary
    • “Know Your Foe” Bug Featurettes
    • “The Spaceships from Starship Troopers” Featurette
    • “FX Comparisons” Featurettes
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • The Making of Starship Troopers
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Screen Tests
    • Scene Deconstructions

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 25th anniversary physical 4K release of the film.

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1987 film The Lost Boys comes to 4K in September

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The 1987 film The Lost Boys is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 20th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The film, celebrating its 35th anniversary, directed by Joel Schumacher, starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Alex Winter, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, Jami Gertz, Jamison Newlander, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, and Edward Herrmann.

Tech specs for the release appear to include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  You also can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  It’s certainly worth noting that Best Buy will be also getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.

The title has not yet been officially announced [stateside] but you can likely expect the following bonus materials listed below to be included, based on the UK 4K UHD Blu-ray release [already announced].

  • Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher
  • THE LOST BOYS: A Retrospective-A 24-minute look back on the production
  • Inside the Vampire’s Cave documentary
  • Vamping Out: – Makeup effect
  • Haimster & Feldog: The Story of the 2 Coreys
  • A World of Vampires Documentary
  • Lost Scenes
  • “Lost in the Shadows” Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer

Below, you can find a 4K [2160p] video promo trailer [just uploadeded] for the upcoming release over on YouTube.

1982 Tobe Hooper film Poltergeist on 4K in September

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The 1982 film Poltergeist is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 20th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written & produced by Steven Spielberg, starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O’Rourke, Beatrice Straight, Martin Casella, Richard Lawson, and Zelda Rubinstein.

Tech specs for the release appear to include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo lossless surround sound mixes.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  It’s also worth noting that Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.

The title has not yet been officially announced [stateside] but you can likely expect the following bonus materials listed below to be included, based on the UK 4K UHD Blu-ray release [already announced].

  • They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists documentary
  • The Making of Poltergeist
  • Theatrical Trailer
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