Catwoman Hunted on 4K and Blu-ray in February

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As announced today, during the “DCFanDome” 2021 event, there will officially be a DC Animated Movie called “Catwoman: Hunted” coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 8th, 2022 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Shinsuke Terasawa, features the voice talents of Elizabeth Gillies, Stephanie Beatriz, Jonathan Banks, Steve Blum, Lauren Cohan, Keith David, Zehra Fazal, Kelly Hu, and Jonathan Frakes.

The tech specs for the 4K include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and a lossless 5.1 sound mix (likely in DTS-HD Master Audio, although yet confirmed). The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and a lossless 5.1 sound mix. The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray will include a digital code (copy) of the film which is compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You cannot yet find either the 4K or the Blu-ray available for preorder anywhere but stay tuned for an update when that changes. The bonus materials set to be included with the releases of the film are listed below.

  • When The Hunter Becomes The Hunted (New Featurette) – When does the hunter become the hunted? In this case it’s when Selina Kyle steals the “Cat’s Eye” emerald and Batwoman informs her, “Congratulations, Selina, you just became Leviathan’s No. 1 target.” Those targeting Catwoman include wave after wave of assassins, ninjas, and Super-Villains – from Tobias Whale, Black Mask, Cheshire and Nosferata to Solomon Grundy, Talia al Ghul and Cheetah. In this all-new featurette, our experts break down the backstory of each integral villain.
  • Catwoman: The Feline Femme Fatale – Watch the documentary on Catwoman’s history.
  • Looking for a refresher course on animated Super Hero entertainment before seeing Catwoman: Hunted? HBO Max has a rich catalog of DC-centric films and series readily available for viewing!

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer and full announcement about this upcoming release.

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A Hard Day’s Night with The Beatles on 4K in January

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The 1964 film A Hard Day’s Night starring rock group The Beatles is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 18th, 2021 via The Criterion Collection. The film, directed by Richard Lester, starred John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Wilfrid Brambell. It’s most certainly worth noting that this was the first feature-length major motion picture that the band made during their legendary career.

The movie has received a new 4K restoration, which has been approved by the director Richard Lester. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation, in Black & White, in the 1.75:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and 3 audio mixes [supervised by sound producer Giles Martin] with 1.0 Mono, and 2.0 Stereo mixes both uncompressed in linear PCM, and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound mix. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Criterion’s website. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are detailed below along with the full technical specifications and info regarding the restoration and audio mixes.

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, with three audio options—a monaural soundtrack as well as stereo and 5.1 surround mixes supervised by sound producer Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios—presented in uncompressed monaural, uncompressed stereo, and DTS-HD Master Audio on the 4K UHD and Blu-ray
  • In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary featuring cast and crew (dual-format and 4K UHD only)
  • In Their Own Voices, a program featuring 1964 interviews with the Beatles with behind-the-scenes footage and photos
  • “You Can’t Do That”: The Making of “A Hard Day’s Night,” a 1994 documentary by producer Walter Shenson including an outtake performance by the Beatles
  • Things They Said Today, a 2002 documentary about the film featuring Lester, music producer George Martin, screenwriter Alun Owen, and cinematographer Gilbert Taylor (dual-format and 4K UHD only)
  • Picturewise, a program about Lester’s early work, featuring a 2014 audio interview with the director (dual-format and 4K UHD only)
  • The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1960), Lester’s Oscar-nominated short (dual-format and 4K UHD only)
  • Anatomy of a Style, a 2014 program on Lester’s methods (dual-format and 4K UHD only)
  • Interview from 2014 with Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn (dual-format and 4K UHD only)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton and excerpts from a 1970 interview with Lester (dual-format and 4K UHD only)
  • New cover by Rodrigo Corral

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Prisoners of the Ghostland 4K and Blu-ray November

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The 2021 film “Prisoners of the Ghostland” starring Nicolas Cage is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in SteelBook form (as pictured above) and Blu-ray Disc on November 16th, via RLJE Films. The film, directed by Sion Sono, co-stars Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley, Tak Sakaguchi, and Yuzuka Nakaya.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. It would appear that no form of HDR (high dynamic range) will be included with the 4K release, but I have asked if that is the case, so stay tuned for an update [or perhaps confirmation]. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart.

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook and Blu-ray Disc now both available for preorder over at Amazon. The only bonus material set to be included with the releases is listed below.

  • “The Making of Prisoners of the Ghostland

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

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2021 horror film Malignant on Blu-ray in November

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The 2021 horror film Malignant is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 30th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, produced, co-written & directed by James Wan, stars Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, Jean Louisa Kelly, Susanna Thompson, Jake Abel, and Jacqueline McKenzie. It is most certainly worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” currently over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.

UPDATE: there is now a preorder listing available for the Blu-ray over at Amazon.

This release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film which is compatible with Movies Anywhere. The bonus material set to be included with the release is listed below.

  • Malignant: James Wan’s Visions – Groundbreaking filmmaker James Wan takes us behind the scenes for a look at his latest film, Malignant, a genre-bending thriller

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

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The Toolbox Murders is coming to 4K in January

The 1978 horror film The Toolbox Murders is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 18th, 2022 via Blue Underground. The film, directed by Dennis Donnelly, starred Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy, Aneta Corsaut, and Marianne Walter.

The movie has received a new 16-bit 4K restoration from the original uncut negative. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound as well as the original DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in HD) will be included. You cannot yet find the title listed for preorder over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update. However, in the meantime, you can already find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at DiabolikDVD.

The bonus materials set to be included with the set are listed below.

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • NEW! Drill Sergeant – Interview with Director Dennis Donnelly
  • NEW! Tools Of The Trade – Interview with Star Wesley Eure
  • NEW! Flesh And Blood – Interview with Actress Kelly Nichols
  • I Got Nailed In THE TOOLBOX MURDERS – Interview with Actress Marianne Walter
  • NEW! Slashback MemoriesDavid Del Valle Remembers Cameron Mitchell
  • NEW! “They Know I Have Been Sad” – Video Essay by Film Historian Amanda Reyes and Filmmaker Chris O’Neill
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
  • Limited Edition embossed slipcover (First Pressing Only)

Further below, after the break, you can find the restored trailer and the full details about the upcoming 4K release.

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Going Berserk with John Candy on Blu-ray in December

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The 1983 comedy Going Berserk is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 14th via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). This movie will be making its debut in North America on the Blu-ray format. The film, directed by David Steinberg, starred “SCTV” cast members John Candy, Joe Flaherty, and Eugene Levy. It co-starred Alley Mills, Pat Hingle, Kurtwood Smith, and Ernie Hudson.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and a lossless sound mix (not yet detailed). The Blu-ray is not yet available for preorder over at Amazon, but there’s a product page already up. Stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, you can already preorder the Blu-ray directly via the ShoutFactory.com website. The bonus materials for the release are “in progress and will be announced at a later date” according to Shout! Factory.

Terminator 2 Judgment Day 4K SteelBook in November

The 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day will officially be getting a 30th-anniversary edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on November 23rd, via Lionsgate, as a retailer exclusive. More on that in a bit. The film, directed & co-written by James Cameron, starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Earl Boen, Joe Morton, and Robert Patrick.

This new 4K release will be using the 2017 restoration of the film, which was supervised by James Cameron. The official news just came yesterday via a post on Twitter which unveiled some more glimpses of the art (by Tracie Ching and Orlando Arocena). The exact tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been fully detailed, but stay tuned for an update. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and include a digital code (copy) of the film as well. As mentioned, and confirmed by the official tweet, this 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook will be an exclusive for retailer Best Buy, and you can now find it available there for preorder. More details on this release as they come in.

Below you can find some further glimpses at the artwork, via the official Terminator 2 Twitter account. For larger images, click here and browse via the tweet.

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