1983 film WarGames arrives on 4K in December

The 1983 film “WarGames” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 20th via Shout! Factory.  The film, via MGM, directed by John Badham, starred Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Juanin Clay, and Barry Corbin.

This movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release have yet to be detailed but you can at least expect a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of HDR and lossless sound mix(es).  This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy as well as over at online retailer Deep Discount.  You can also now preorder the 4K UHD Blu-ray directly via Shout! Factory‘s website, where you’ll get an exclusive poster [while supplies last].  The bonus materials set to be included with this 4K physical release are listed below.

  • Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Director John Badham And Writers Lawrence Lasker And Walter F. Parkes
  • “Loading WarGames”
  • “Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress”
  • “Attack Of The Hackers”
  • “Tic Tac Toe: A True Story”
  • Theatrical Trailer

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

The following titles were released Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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Peacemaker First Season on Blu-ray in November

The HBO and DC original series “Peacemaker: The Complete First Season” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 22nd via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The show, which was created by James Gunn, in its first season stars John Cena, Jennifer Holland, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Steve Agee, Chukwudi Iwuji, Annie Chang, Lochlyn Munro, and Robert Patrick.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation and lossless 5.1 surround sound, presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio although yet to be confirmed, spanning across a 2-disc set [both using BD-50 discs].  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy as well as online retailer Deep Discount.  Stay tuned for other retailer preorder links in further updates.  The bonus materials set to be included with the Blu-ray release are listed below.

  • Making the World Safe for Violence: Peacemaker’s Team (Exclusive for Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Bad Daddy Issues: Peacemakers Search for Inner Peace (Exclusive for Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Gag Reel (Exclusive for Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Peacemaker: Under the Helmet
  • Project Butterfly Team Member
    • Peacemaker
    • Adebayo
    • Harcourt
    • John Economos
    • Vigilante
    • Murn
    • Eagly
  • On Set with Steve Agee
  • Dramatic Comic Book Readings with Chukwudi Iwuji
  • Unlocking the Quantum Unfolding Storage Area
  • Peacemaker and Vigilante: BFFs
  • So, What Do You Really Think of Peacemaker?
  • Danielle Brooks Explains the DC Universe
  • Keep the Tweets
  • Dance for Peace
  • How to Properly Give a F*ck

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the upcoming home entertainment releases of this first season of the show.

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Westworld Season 4 on 4K and Blu-ray in November

The HBO TV series “Westworld: Season Four: The Choice” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 29th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The show, created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, in its fourth season stars Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Aaron Paul, Luke Hemsworth, Angela Sarafyan, Ariana DeBose, Aurora Perrineau, and Daniel Wu.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and lossless [presumably DTS-HD Master Audio] 5.1 surround sound, spanning across a 3-discs [for 4K].  Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation and 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across a 2-disc set.  The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of the fourth season as well as a digital code (copy).

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Westworld on the Road (Exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Westworld: An Exploration of Humanity (Exclusive to Home Entertainment)
  • Westworld’s Temperance: A Set Tour
  • Creating Westworld’s Reality Episodes 1-8

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the home entertainment releases of the fourth season of this show.

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Three Thousand Years of Longing on 4K and Blu-ray

The 2022 film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 15th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed and produced by George Miller, based on the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” written by A.S. Byatt, stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p presentation and no word yet on what audio configuration either will receive, but stay tuned for an update on that hopefully soon.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the Blu-ray version available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy, Deep Discount, and WalmartUPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  You can expect further updates with links to further retailers and the 4K version when they become available.

The releases don’t appear to include any extras.  Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the announcement about the upcoming home video releases.

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Kevin Smith’s Clerks 3 on 4K exclusively at Best Buy

The 2022 sequel “Clerks III” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook on December 6th via Lionsgate exclusively at retailer Best BuyNOTE: There will be a Blu-ray release of the film, as previously reported.  There had been some confusion regarding the release date for physical media but that has now been cleared up.

The film, written & directed by Kevin Smith, stars Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, and of course Kevin Smith (as “Silent Bob”).

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook [again, exclusively] available for preorder only over at retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Actors Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman and Austin Zajur
  • The Clerks III Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • We’re Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: 3 Decades of Clerks Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for September 27th, 2022

The following titles will be released Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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Kevin Smith’s Clerks III on Blu-ray in December

The 2022 sequel “Clerks III” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 6th via Lionsgate.  The film, written & directed by Kevin Smith, stars Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, and of course Kevin Smith (as “Silent Bob”).

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound.  You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Actors Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman and Austin Zajur
  • The Clerks III Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • We’re Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: 3 Decades of Clerks Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE:  There will in fact be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film, which is exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which I have now reported in another story.

Further below after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement regarding the home video releases of the film.

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1973 film High Plains Drifter on 4K in November

The 1973 western “High Plains Drifter” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, also starred Clint Eastwood, as well as Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Ging, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley, and Billy Curtis.

The movie has received a new master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Mono lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart with the same audio mixes just presented in 1080p HD, on a BD-50 disc.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy and directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
  • LADY VENGEANCE: Interview with Actress Marianna Hill
  • HELL TO PAY: Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan
  • THE BARBER OF LAGO: Interview with Actor William O’Connell
  • A MAN NAMED EASTWOOD: Vintage Promo in HD
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Edgar Wright
  • Poster and Image Gallery
  • TV and Radio Spot
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

1999 film Mystery Men comes to 4K in November

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The 1999 comedy “Mystery Men” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Kinka Usher, starred Ben StillerJaneane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Hank Azaria, Wes Studi, Greg Kinnear, and Geoffrey Rush.  

The movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in the “combo pack” feature 1080p HD video in 1.85:1 aspect ratio [from the new 4K scan] as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo sound mixes, on a BD-50 disc.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly from Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Director Kinka Usher [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
  • WE’RE THE OTHER GUYS!: The Making of Mystery Men with Director Kinka Usher – Extended Version (30:00)
  • I’M A SUPERHERO, MOTHER!: The Costumes of Mystery Men with Designer Marilyn Vance (12:00)
  • INSIDE CHAMPION CITY!: The Effects of Mystery Men with VFX Supervisor Todd Tucker (10:00)
  • DISCO IS LIFE!: The Score(s) of Mystery Men with Film Music Historian Daniel Schweiger – Extended Version (12:00)
  • SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION: The Original Making of Mystery Men (17:40)
  • Deleted Scenes (19:22)
  • Theatrical Trailer

2003 film Elf with Will Ferrell on 4K in November

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The 2003 film “Elf” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 1st via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources.  The film, directed by Jon Favreau, starred Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, and Andy Richter.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentaries by Will Ferrell and Director Jon Favreau
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes:
    • Tag Along with Will Ferrell
    • Film School for Kids
    • They Made the North Pole
    • Lights, Camera, Puffin!
    • That’s a Wrap
    • Kids on Christmas
    • Deck the Halls
    • Santa Mania
    • Christmas in Teinseltown
  • Music From Elf
  • Elf Karaoke
  • Theatrical Trailer
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