New Blu-ray Releases for September 29th, 2020

The following new titles will be released September 29th, 2020 on Blu-ray Disc:

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Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder concert Blu-ray

The 1989 concert film/documentary Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder has been restored and is officially coming to Blu-ray, in two different releases, on November 20th, via Legacy (Sony). The film, directed by Wayne Isham, featured the Pink Floyd band primary line-up of members: David Gilmour (vocals/guitar), Richard Wright (keyboards/vocals), Nick Mason (drums) — as well as a backing band. The film has received a new 4K remaster using the original 35mm film negatives with a new 5.1 surround sound mix. This will come with a 1080p HD video presentation, presumably in the 1.33:1 original aspect ratio. There will be two options for audio presentations found on the Blu-ray: Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Here, below, is what Rolling Stone had to say about what all went into that audio and video restoration process.

“Film editor Benny Trickett took the film, since remastered in 4K, and worked with Aubrey Powell — a cofounder of the graphic arts group Hipgnosis, which created many iconic Pink Floyd covers, including Delicate Sound of Thunder — and assembled the new cut. Gilmour worked on the new release’s sound with engineer Andy Jackson and assistant David Iddins.” 

“The concert film, which has been restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and remixed into 5.1 surround sound […]” 

Rolling Stone

The tracklist for this concert film includes the following songs:

  1. “Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5”
  2. “Signs of Life”
  3. “Learning to Fly”
  4. “Sorrow”
  5. “The Dogs of War”
  6. “On the Turning Away”
  7. “One of These Days”
  8. “Time”
  9. “On the Run”
  10. “The Great Gig in the Sky”
  11. “Wish You Were Here”
  12. “Us and Them”
  13. “Money”
  14. “Comfortably Numb”
  15. “One Slip”
  16. “Run Like Hell”

Now, there will be two different versions of the film on Blu-ray available. First, there will be a single-disc (standard) Blu-ray release, and then there will also be a 4-disc “Deluxe Edition” release that includes 2 CDs, a DVD, and Blu-ray Disc (pictured below). You can find both versions available for preorder over at Amazon now.

The standard Blu-ray release will come with a physical extra in the form of a 24-page photo booklet. Meanwhile, the Deluxe Edition also includes a bit more physical items as detailed below.

  • 24-page photo booklet (included with both versions)
  • A lift-off top box
  • 40-page booklet,
  • Poster 4/4
  • 5 x Postcards 4/1

You can find more info about the process that went on to make this restored version of the Pink Floyd concert film by reading the full article over at Rolling Stone (as quoted from much further above).

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1990 film Tremors is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray December

The 1990 film Tremors is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 15th via Arrow Video, in a Limited Edition box set, as announced today on social media by the distributor. The film, directed by Ron Underwood, starred Kevin BaconFred WardFinn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, Robert Jayne, Ariana Richards, Victor Wong, Richard Marcus, Tony Genaro, and Charlotte Stewart. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the OAR 1.85:1 (original aspect ratio) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range. Sound on the release will be presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo, restored, as well as 5.1 and 4.0 surround mixes — both in DTS-HD MA. The movie has received a new 4K restoration, that has been approved by the film’s director as quoted below.

“New 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Ron Underwood and director of photography Alexander Gruszynski”

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray Limited Edition set available for preorder over at Amazon as well as DiabolikDVD.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release will span across 2 discs, and also include some physical extras pictured above as well as everything is detailed below.

Physical extras:

  • 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Kim Newman and Jonathan Melville and selected archive materials
  • Large fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank
  • Small fold-out double-sided poster featuring new Graboid X-ray art by Matt Frank
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
  • Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank

Disc 1 extras:

  • New audio commentary by director Ron Underwood and writers/producers Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson
  • New audio commentary by Jonathan Melville, author of Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors
  • Making Perfection, a brand new documentary by Universal Pictures interviewing key cast and crew from the franchise (including Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross, Ariana Richards, Ron Underwood, Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson, among many others) and revisiting the original locations
  • The Truth About Tremors, a newly filmed interview with co-producer Nancy Roberts on the film’s rocky road to the screen
  • Bad Vibrations, a newly filmed interview with director of photography Alexander Gruszynski
  • Aftershocks and Other Rumblings, newly filmed on-set stories from associate producer Ellen Collett
  • Digging in the Dirt, a new featurette interviewing the crews behind the film’s extensive visual effects
  • Music for Graboids, a new featurette on the film’s music with composers Ernest Troost and Robert Folk
  • Pardon My French!, a newly assembled compilation of overdubs from the edited-for television version
  • The Making of Tremors, an archive documentary from 1995 by Laurent Bouzereau, interviewing the filmmakers and special effects teams
  • Creature Featurette, an archive compilation of on-set camcorder footage showing the making of the Graboids
  • Electronic press kit featurette and interviews with Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire
  • Deleted scenes, including the original opening scene
  • Theatrical trailers, TV and radio spots for the original film as well as trailers for the entire Tremors franchise
  • Comprehensive image galleries, including rare behind-the-scenes stills, storyboards and two different drafts of the screenplay

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) extras:

  • Extended hour-long interviews from Making Perfection with Ron Underwood, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Nancy Roberts and creature designer Alec Gillis
  • Outtakes with optional introduction and commentary by S.S. Wilson
  • Three early short films by the makers of Tremors, remastered in high definition, including S.S. Wilson’s stop-motion horror/comedy classic Recorded Live (1975)”

1994 film Leon: The Professional gets a 4K SteelBook

The 1994 Luc Besson film Leon: The Professional is officially getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on December 1st, in a limited edition from Sony. The film, written & directed by Luc Besson, featured a cast of Jean RenoGary Oldman, and Natalie Portman. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the (OAR) 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound — Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible. Both the film’s theatrical and extended versions are included. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on this release, housed on the Blu-ray and identical to the film’s original 4K UHD Blu-ray previously released back in 2017, are listed below.

  • Cast and Crew Look Back
  • Jean Reno: The Road to Léon
  • Natalie Portman: Starting Young
  • Original Theatrical Trailer 

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the SteelBook form.

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1983 Joel Schumacher film D.C. Cab on Blu-ray December

The 1983 Joel Schumacher film D.C. Cab is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 1st via KL Studio Classics. The film, co-written & directed by the late Joel Schumacher, featured a cast of Max GailAdam BaldwinMr. TCharlie Barnett, Gary Busey, Gloria Gifford, Marsha Warfield, Bill Maher, Otis Day, Paul Rodriguez, and Whitman Mayo. Tech specs for the release have yet to be detailed but you can for sure expect a 1080p HD presentation, likely in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and perhaps in an original 2.0 Stereo lossless audio mix. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer and Film Critic Scout Tafoya
  • 8 Radio Spots (1 in Spanish)
  • Theatrical Trailer
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TV series Yellowstone: Season 3 on Blu-ray December

The TV series Yellowstone: Season 3 will officially be coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 8th, via Paramount. The show, as seen on the Paramount Network, created by Taylor SheridanJohn Linson, stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, and Gil Birmingham. The tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound, spanning across a 3-disc set. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are discussed below, taken from the press release.

“[…] over four hours of special features including a never-before-seen featurette detailing the making of the season with inside looks from Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan; an exploration of the series with director Stephen Kay; and an interview with special effects supervisor Garry Elmendorf about his team’s work on the show.”

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release of the third season of this show.

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Trading Places on Paramount Presents Blu-ray December

The 1983 film Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd will be getting a new limited edition Blu-ray Disc release on December 1st via Paramount Presents. The film, directed by John Landis, co-starred Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliott, Don Ameche, Jim Belushi, and Jamie Lee Curtis. This movie has received a new 4K remastered transfer that was supervised by the film’s director (John Landis) as described below:

“Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer supervised by director John Landis, TRADING PLACES cemented Eddie Murphy’s star status.  The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc™ is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD Digital.”

The tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, but hopefully, I’ll be able to give you a rundown on that soon, as I put in an inquiry to the studio about those. You can find the upcoming Paramount Presents Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

This release, spine #12 in the series, will feature the beautiful packaging we have come to expect from the Paramount Presents line, complete with a fold-out mini theatrical poster (pictured below).

Below, you will find a list of the bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release.

  • NEW Filmmaker Focus with John Landis
  • A Digital Copy of the film
  • Previously released bonus content:

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Insider Trading: The Making of Trading Places
    • Dressing the Part
    • The Trade in Trading Places
    • Trading Stories
    • Industry Promotional Piece
    • Theatrical Trailer
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1986 film The Golden Child makes Blu-ray debut December

The 1986 film The Golden Child starring Eddie Murphy will be making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on December 1st via Paramount Presents. The film, directed by Michael Ritchie, co-starred J.L. ReateCharles Dance, Charlotte Lewis, Victor Wong, Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb, Pons Maar, Eric Douglas, and James Hong. The film has received a new 4K remastered transfer.

“Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer, this hit action-comedy comes to Blu-ray for the first time as part of the Paramount Presents line. The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD Digital.”

The tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, but hopefully, I’ll be able to give you a rundown on that soon. As I put in an inquiry to the studio about those. Also, there’s currently no preorder listing yet functional for the upcoming Blu-ray but a placeholder page is already up over at Amazon. You can sign up there to be notified when it becomes available, or wait for an update here, which will be coming.

This release, spine #11 in the series, will feature the beautiful packaging we have come to expect from the Paramount Presents line, complete with a fold-out mini theatrical poster (pictured below).

Below, you will find a list of the bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release.

  • NEW Making of The Golden Child
  • A Digital Copy of the film
  • The theatrical trailer
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