1989 film Dream A Little Dream on Blu-ray in March

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The 1989 film Dream A Little Dream is coming to Blu-ray on March 15th via Vestron Video, distributed by Lionsgate.  This will be spine number 25 in the Vestron Video “Collector’s Series” of Blu-ray releases.  The film, co-written and directed by Marc Rocco, starred Jason Robards, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Piper Laurie, Meredith Salenger, and Harry Dean Stanton.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come with a digital copy of the film.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below, including two new featurettes.

  • NEW Interviews: “Young at Heart” – An Interview with Actor Corey Feldman
  • NEW “When Lightning Strikes” – An Interview with Executive Producer Lawrence Kasanoff
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Stills Gallery

Prequel The King’s Man on 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2021 prequel “The King’s Man” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on February 22nd via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, co-written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, stars Ralph FiennesGemma ArtertonRhys IfansMatthew Goode, Tom HollanderHarris DickinsonDaniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.  This film is a prequel to the films “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014) and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2016).

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in 2.39:1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound.  The 4K release of the film will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray counterpart.  Both the 4K and Blu-ray versions will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You cannot find the 4K or Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, and you actually might not, but stay tuned for an update on that.  In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over retailers Best Buy and Target.  It’s also worth noting that retailers will have some 4K UHD Blu-ray exclusives for this, with Best Buy getting a three-movie “The Kingsman Collection” SteelBook set (pictured below), while retailer Target will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray “Gallery Book” packaging for “The King’s Man” (pictured a bit below), and finally retailer Walmart will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray for the film with different artwork on the slipcover (pictured further below).  All of these retailer exclusives, with the exception of the Walmart one, are available for preorder.  Stay tuned for an update on the latter one.

The bonus materials set to be included with the 4K and Blu-ray releases of the film are listed below.  

  • The King’s Man: The Great Game Begins Documentary
    • A Generation Lost – Discover how the filmmakers created a richly textured story that explores the origins of the Kingsman spy organization.
    • Oxfords and Rogues – Meet the phenomenal new cast of characters Matthew Vaughn has assembled.
    • All the World’s a Stage – Delve into the meticulous world-building of THE KING’S MAN with interviews, on-location footage, artwork, and details of on-set construction and design.
    • Instruments of War – Experience the analog spy tech and early 20th century weaponry utilized in THE KING’S MAN and see a breakdown of the precise execution and evolution of the major stunts and combat in the film.
    • Fortune Favors the Bold – Join Matthew Vaughn and his team for music scoring and sound design.
    • Long Live the Kingsman – Cast and crew reveal their thoughts about their collective journey through the very special experience of making THE KING’S MAN.
  • Featurettes
    • No Man’s Land – Experience the creative process behind the harrowing knife battle sequence in several stages: rehearsals, storyboards, interviews and on-set footage, culminating with the atmospheric VFX.
    • Remembrance and Finding Purpose – Learn about amazing organizations such as The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes, two U.K.-based resources for recovery, well-being and employment for military veterans. Also hear why Matthew Vaughn strongly supports their mission.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement about the home video releases.

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The Matrix Resurrections on 4K and Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 sequel “The Matrix Resurrections” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on March 8th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect 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 version including a digital code (copy) of the film.  You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray or Blu-ray available over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that.  In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray already available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  Now, let’s cover the box set and all the different versions coming of the film.

There will be a box set of the films released via The Matrix 4-Film Deja Vu Collection on 4K UHD Blu-ray (pictured below) which is now available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.

Retailer Best Buy will be exclusively getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) also now available for preorder.

Retailer Target will be getting an exclusive Blu-ray with alternate cover art (pictured below) which is now available to preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release(s) are listed below.

  • No One Can Be Told What The Matrix Is
  • Resurrecting The Matrix
  • Neo x Trinity: Return to the Matrix
  • Allies + Adversaries: The Matrix Remixed
  • Matrix for Life
  • The Matrix Reactions
    • Echo Opening
    • Deus Ex Machina
    • Welcome to IØ
    • Bullet Time Redux
    • Morpheus vs Neo
    • Exiles Fight
    • Neo vs Smith
    • The San Fran Chase
    • The San Fran Jump

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement about the home video releases.

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Ken Burns Benjamin Franklin Documentary on Blu-ray

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The 2022 documentary Benjamin Franklin: A Film by Ken Burns is officially coming to Blu-ray on April 5th via PBS direct.  The documentary features a voice cast that includes the likes of Peter Coyote, Paul Giamatti, Josh Lucas, Carolyn McCormick, Liam Neeson, and Mandy Patinkin (as Franklin).  Below you can find a brief synopsis for the documentary [via PBS].

“Benjamin Franklin explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. Franklin’s 84 years (1706-1790) spanned an epoch of momentous change in science, technology, literature, politics, and government—fields he himself advanced through lifelong commitments to societal and self-improvement.

But Franklin’s life was full of contradictions, and his success as a writer, printer, scientist, and statesman came at a cost to the people closest to him. His influence was unmatched in his time, and his impact remains with us today. “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten,” he said in Poor Richard’s Almanack, “either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin did both.”

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation it seems in the 1.78:1 (widescreen) aspect ratio and 5.1 surround sound — not yet specified if it will be presented in lossy (Dolby Digital) or in a lossless form (PCM, Dolby TrueHD, or DTS-HD Master Audio).  Stay tuned for a possible update on that.  It is known the release will span across a 2-disc set.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly from Shop PBS.

Further below, after the break, you can find all the info known about the release via PBS’ store (mentioned above).

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Cronenberg film Eastern Promises on 4K in March

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The 2007 film “Eastern Promises” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by David Cronenberg, starred Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack, and Jerzy Skolimowski.  The film will also be getting a “Special Edition” Blu-ray release on the same day from Kino Lorber.

This new 4K master of the film was “Approved & Color Graded by Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky,” according to Kino Lorber.  Tech specs for the 4K include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound, on a BD-100 disc.  The release will also come in the form of a “combo pack,” so you’ll get the Special Edition Blu-ray counterpart with the 4K UHD Blu-ray.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Special Edition Blu-ray directly available for preorder via Kino Lorber’s website.  There are also already placeholder pages up for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Special Edition Blu-ray over at Amazon but they’re not yet functional, so stay tuned regarding that for an eventual update.  The bonus materials set to be included with both versions of the film being released are listed below, which will be housed on the Blu-ray Disc.

  • NEW Interview with Screenwriter Steven Knight
  • Secrets and Stories: Featurette with Director David Cronenberg (10:32)
  • Marked for Life: Featurette with David Cronenberg (6:42)
  • Two Guys Walk Into a Bath House: Featurette with David Cronenberg (1:55)
  • Watts on Wheels: Featurette with Naomi Watts (0:55)
  • Theatrical Trailer One (2:22) (Newly Mastered in 2K)
  • Theatrical Trailer Two (1:54) (Newly Mastered in 2K)

1989 comedy Let It Ride finally on Blu-ray in April

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The 1989 film Let it Ride is finally arriving on Blu-ray Disc for the very first time on April 5th via Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Joe Pytka, starred Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Allen Garfield, Cynthia Nixon, and Richard Edson.

UPDATED  The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The only bonus material set to be included with this release is listed below.

  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette [03:46]
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