“Batman: The Complete Animated Series” finally is coming to Blu-ray in October

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This weekend at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) we got news that the 1992 original “Batman: The Complete Animated Series” has been restored and is headed to Blu-ray Disc later this year. The exact release date is October 16th, and it’s going to be one really impressive box set, dubbed the “Deluxe Limited Edition” on Blu-ray from the folks at Warner. Here’s some rundown of the set. First off it has received restored HD video in full 1080p, and is presented in the original 1.33:1 (4×3) aspect ratio. The release will cover the span of the entire 85 episodes, 4 seasons total of the show itself, as well as include the two films. This box set is already up and available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. This story is developing more, so I’ll be updating it more with more news as we get it. Right now we know these bonus materials will be included.

  • Two feature-length films remastered:
    • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm”
    • “Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero”
  • NEW “Heart of the Batman” featurette [1 hour]
  • Audio Commentaries on select episodes
  • Three Funko Pop! figurines
  • A “Deluxe” Art Book

It’s worth noting that back in October of 2010 Engadget did a news post letting us all know this was coming. That’s still worth checking out. Further below you’ll find some tweets from our friends Bill Hunt and Ryan Gallagher (of CriterionCast) showing the panel at SDCC for this announcement. All credit for photos go to those listed respectively. Unlike numerous sites, I will not steal Ryan’s images. Regardless, enjoy!

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RUMOR: “Evil Dead II” is headed to 4K UHD Blu-ray in late October

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According to an early alert to UK retailer Zavvi, a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook is going to be released of the 1987 Sam Raimi directed film “Evil Dead II” on October 29th in the UK via StudioCanal. It’s likely we will see this 4K UHD Blu-ray release come stateside around that time, probably right before Halloween. My guess would be we will see it released by Lionsgate in the United States on either October 23rd or October 30th, as they both fall on Tuesdays and are right before Halloween. As with all “rumors” take this with a grain of salt so-to-speak until we see official confirmation. Stay tuned for further updates. This news was originally reported by Bloody-Disgusting.

“Westworld Season Two” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in December

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The HBO series “Westworld” is receiving home video release of its second season, according to an early alert to retailers. “Westworld: Season Two – The Door” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via HBO (Warner). Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been detailed by the studio, that I have seen, so stay tuned for an update on that. They should be identical to the tech specs on the first season, you would think. Just speculating there, though. The title is available now for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. Below, after below the break, you’ll find the cover art to the Blu-ray Disc version.

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“American Psycho” starring Christian Bale comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray September

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The 2000 Mary Harron directed film “American Psycho” starring Christian Bale is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 25th via Lionsgate. The release will come in an “Uncut Version” (UNRATED), not the R-rated theatrical cut. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both varieties of High Dynamic Range, HDR10 and Dolby Vision will be included. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc, as well as a Digital Copy, of the film also included. It’s not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
  • Previously Recorded Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
  • Audio Commentary with writer Guinevere Turner
  • Deleted Scenes with optional director Audio Commentary
  • “The ‘80s: Downtown” Featurette
  • American Psycho: From Book to Screen” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.

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Olive Films plans 1996 film “Bound” for a Signature release Blu-ray Disc in August

bound_olive_signature_bluray.jpgOlive Films has plans to bring the 1996 film Bound starring Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly, to Blu-ray Disc in a Olive Signature release on August 28th. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis (of “Matrix” fame). Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Stereo sound, although not yet specified in what format. The release has received a “new High-Definition digital restoration” according to the official announcement. A PRE-ORDER listing is available now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Audio commentary with writers/directors The Wachowskis; actors Joe Pantoliano, Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon; film editor Zach Staenberg; and technical consultant Susie Bright
  • “Part and Parcel” – with titles designer Patti Podesta
  • “The Difference Between You and Me” – with B. Ruby Rich and Jen Moorman
  • “Here’s Johnny!” – with Christopher Meloni
  • “Hail Ceasar” – with Joe Pantoliano
  • “Femme Fatales” – with Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly
  • “Modern Noir: The Sights & Sounds of Bound” – with cinematographer Bill Pope, editor Zach Staenberg, and composer Don Davis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Essay by Guinevere Turner

Lastly, it’s very much worth noting that this will be a limited pressing of only 3,500 units – as stated by Olive Films.

Matthew Ross film “Siberia” starring Keanu Reeves on Blu-ray in September

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The 2018 Matthew Ross directed film Siberia starring Keanu Reeves is slated for a September 18th release to Blu-ray Disc via Lionsgate. The film received some horrible reviews during its theatrical run. In fact, it carries one of the lowest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes with just 8% (at time of writing this). Yikes! Looks like some critics were maybe quick to rush to judgement on this one? Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 MA sound. UPDATE: This title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

Bonus materials slated to be included on the release are amazingly complex, I’ll let you sort through this massive amount of material listed below.

  • “Passion and Intrigue: Bringing Siberia to Life” Featurette

Yep, that much. Amazing studio! Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in September

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The Ron Howard directed film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 25th via LucasFilms (Disney). Tech specs for the 4K include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 sound. HDR10 High Dynamic Range seems to be the only variety included. There is no mention of Dolby Vision here in the press release. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 MA sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with discs of other format included (Blu-ray on the 4K, and DVD on the Blu-ray) with both getting a Digital Copy of the film. Neither version is yet available for pre-order over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update. Bonus materials set to be included on the release, so they are are listed below.

  • Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable
    Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.
  • Team Chewie
    See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.
  • Kasdan on Kasdan
    Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together.
  • Remaking the Millennium Falcon
    Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.”
  • Escape from Corellia
    Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.
  • The Train Heist
    Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.
  • Becoming a Droid: L3-37
    Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.
  • Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso
    Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac.
  • Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run
    Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Proxima’s Den
    • Corellian Foot Chase
    • Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
    • The Battle of Mimban: Extended
    • Han Versus Chewie: Extended
    • Snowball Fight!
    • Meet Dryden: Extended
    • Coaxium Double-Cross
  • The Millenium Falcon: From Page to Park – An exclusive look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement.

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“Action Point” starring Johnny Knoxville is coming at you on Blu-ray in August

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The 2018 Tim Kirkby directed film Action Point starring Johnny Knoxville (of MTV‘s “Jackass“) is coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 21st via Paramount. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The title is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film included. Bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Benny and the Sh*tbirds
  • Anarchy in the Amusement Park
  • Old School, Bone-Crunching Stunts
  • Drinking Beer with Grizzly Bears
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Bloopers

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

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2004 film “The Punisher” with Thomas Jane comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray September

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The 2004 Jonathan Hensleigh directed film “The Punisher” starring Thomas Jane  and John Travolta is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 25th via Lionsgate. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both varieties of High Dynamic Range, HDR10 and Dolby Vision will be included. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc, as well as a Digital Copy, of the film also included. It’s not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with director Jonathan Hensleigh
  • Deleted Scene with optional director Commentary
    • “Introduction of Saints and Sinners Club”
    • “Livia Saint Insults Mickey Duka”
  • “Keepin’ It Real: The Punisher Stunts” Featurette
  • “Army of One: The Punisher Origins” Featurette
  • “War Journal: On the Set of The Punisher” Featurette
  • Music Video “Step Up” Performed by Drowning Pool
  • “Drawing Blood: Bradstreet Style” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.

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