The 2018 Fangoria presented sequel “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich” starring Thomas Lennon is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 25th, according to an early alert to retailers. It would seem the release will be distributed by RLJE Films (formerly Image Entertainment). Tech specs and bonus materials for both releases have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for any updates. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” (judging from the cover art) and will include the film on previous formats. Meaning, the 4K will get a Blu-ray, and the Blu-ray will get a DVD of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon, while the Blu-ray is not yet listed. Again, stay tuned for updates.
If you manage to be looking around Amazon‘s French site using something like Google Translate (or speak French) you might have noticed that they are listing something very cool coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format there, and very likely is coming here (Stateside) later this year. Now, keep in mind that this is only a RUMOR at this point, but it would seem that the 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film “Hook” starring the late Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray (there in France) on November 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. No further info, cover art, or anything is really available now at this point in time. The story will be updated when it develops any further. I’d speculate personally that we could see this sometime before or around the holiday season, here in the United States (and Canada).
EDITORIAL NOTE: As with all RUMORS reported here on the site, I always suggest you take these with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak, and remind you that you should wait until you see us or the studio directly issue an announcement regarding the release to take it as 100% factual. Lastly, thanks to our reader Jason for this news tip via Twitter.
The 2018 Drew Pearce written and directed film “Hotel Artemis” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 9th via Global Road Entertainment (likely to be distributed by Universal). This news comes via multiple early alerts to retailers. The film, currently still in theaters, includes a pretty stellar cast such as Jodie Foster, Jeff Goldblum, Sofia Boutella, Sterling K. Brown, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista – to just name a few. Tech specs for the releases have not yet been fully detailed, nor have the bonus materials (if any) set to be included, but stay tuned for an update. Both releases come in the form of a “combo pack” with 4K release getting a Blu-ray, and the Blu-ray release getting a DVD, of the film also included. The PRE-ORDER listings are now available over at Amazon, as well as other retailers. Below, after the break, you can find the cover art for the Blu-ray Disc version.
Now, take this “with a grain of salt” so-to-speak, as this is a film that just hit theaters and at this time is considered a very early RUMOR. According to Bill Hunt (over at The Digital Bits) it seems possible we might be seeing the brand-new 2018 Christopher McQuarrie directed film “Mission: Impossible Fallout” coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and and Blu-ray Disc as soon as around November – or as Bill said: “November-ish.”
UPDATE: Now Bill is indicating that retailers are showing a December 4th release date. Stay tuned for any further updates. Namely something official.
The PRE-ORDER listings are already up even though the film just hit theaters just late this week. The film has a “Certified Fresh” rating (with 97%) over at Rotten Tomatoes. PRE-ORDER listings (as mentioned) for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc release are live now over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that you can NOW also find some Exclusive Steelbooks that Best Buy has coming for both formats. Those Steelbooks are available for PRE-ORDER as well on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. They can be seen pictured further below, after the break.
Mill Creek Entertainment has announced plans today to bring the show “The Shield: The Complete Series“ in a 18-disc box set to Blu-ray Disc on November 6th. The show, starring Michael Chiklis and created by Shawn Ryan, premiered in 2002, and ran for a total of 7 seasons. The Blu-ray box set will include all 88 episodes of the series, which have been restored in a new 4K resolution scan from their original 16MM film source. This show will be presented in full 1080p HD video on the release and audio quality has not been detailed yet, so stay tuned for an update on that. The box set is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. All of the bonus materials from the previous DVD release will be “ported” over on this Blu-ray release such as deleted scenes and audio commentaries on episodes. All of the New Blu-ray Exclusive bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
- The Shield Reunion
- The Shield: A Retrospective
- Restoring The Shield
- The Critical Response to The Shield
- The Shield Writers Room (ATX Festival Panel Reunion)
Below, after the break, you can find the full official release announcement.
The 2018 Gary Ross directed film “Ocean’s 8” starring Sandra Bullock is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 11th via Warner. It’s very worth noting that the film co-stars Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include full 2160p 4K in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. As far as for the Blu-ray Disc: it will receive full 1080p HD video and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray Disc, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon.
UPDATE: Audio specified for Blu-ray. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- A Heist in Heels
- Ocean’s Team 3.0
- Reimagining the Met Gala
- Deleted Scenes
Below, after the break, you can find the cover artwork for the Blu-ray Disc release of the film as well as the official announcement for the releases.
The 2018 Blumhouse produced film “The First Purge“ directed by Gerard McMurray is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 2nd via Universal Studios. The first retailer showing its release date is Best Buy, as you can see. It’s already available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray release including a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 (for of High Dynamic Range) and DTS:X sound. The Blu-ray Disc release tech specs include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS:X sound. An Exclusive Steelbook of the 4K version of this film will be available at Best Buy, which you can find more information on reported HERE.
Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.
- Deleted Scene
- A Radical Experiment – Cast and filmmakers discuss how The First Purge expands on the themes of the franchise, making them more culturally relevant than ever before.
- Bringing the Chaos – Violence is inescapable in The First Purge. Here we explore the elements that ramped up the action in the film and made it the most intense installment yet.
- The Masks of the First Purge – A good disguise is a key part of a successful Purge night. In this featurette, we take a look at how the masks in the film added to the terror of The First Purge.
It’s also worth noting that Best Buy will be getting some EXCLUSIVE Steelbook releases for the films in “The Purge” franchise on 4K UHD Blu-ray. These can be found further below, after the break as well as the official announcement for the release of “The First Purge” on home video.