The three films “First Blood“ (1982), “Rambo: First Blood Part II“ (1985), and “Rambo III“ (1988) starring Sylvester Stallone are coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 13th via Lionsgate. Tech specs for the releases include 2160p 4K video in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio on each release. They all will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film(s) included. There is no sign of a box set planned, yet, or any indication the fourth film will be released on 4K anytime soon. All three films are now available to PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below, after the break, for each film individually. You can also find the cover art for the two other films there as well.
The 2018 Eli Roth directed film adaptation of “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 18th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, based on the novel by John Bellairs, co-stars Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Colleen Camp. Tech specs and bonus materials for both versions have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. The title is available for PRE-ORDER on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc over at Amazon, as well as Best Buy. It appears (from artwork) that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray Disc, the Blu-ray Disc release including a DVD, and both versions getting a Digital Copy of the film.
So, I have to admit growing up in the eighties and absolutely loving all things that the late Jim Henson created. Henson’s creations meant the world to me both as a child and even still do to me as an adult. Be it the “Muppets” and those shows and films, or be it the films he worked on like “The Dark Crystal” (1982) or “Labyrinth” (1986), they all entertained me – and still continue to. One of my favorites growing up as a kid, that I haven’t had the time to revisit until just this week, was the show “Fraggle Rock” that ran from 1983 through 1987 – for a total of five seasons.
That show just came out this week in a “35th Anniversary Collector’s Edition” booklet set as “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series“ on Blu-ray Disc, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. I’ve been watching this and plan on reviewing it in the near future, but I have other things planned before, so I figured I’d give you a little glimpse at the packaging and offer up some early screenshots from the first few episodes. Below, after the break, you can find the photographs of packaging and some early screenshots.
The 1992 dramatic thriller “Single White Female“ starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 13th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Barbet Schroeder and based on the novel by John Lutz, co-starred Steven Weber, Peter Friedman, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The audio format and configuration(s) have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update on that. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store. The bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below.
- NEW Audio Commentary with Director Barbet Schroeder, Editor Lee Percy, and Associate Producer Susan Hoffman
- NEW Interview With Director Barbet Schroeder
- NEW Interview With Actor Peter Friedman
- NEW Interview With Actor Steven Weber
- NEW Interview With Screenwriter Don Roos
- Theatrical Trailer
Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.
The 1978 Richard Donner directed film “Superman: The Movie“ starring Christopher Reeve is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Warner. The film co-starred Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, and Marlon Brando. Tech specs for the release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. It is said that this comes from a new 4K MASTER from the original film print.
It is also available to PRE-ORDER directly from Warner at their WBShop. This title had been rumored for months and it’s great to see it finally getting officially announced and a release date. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Audio Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind (on both 4K and Blu-ray)
- The Making of Superman: The Movie 1978 TV Special
- Superman and the Mole-Men
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spot
The 1988 Spike Lee written and directed film “School Daze“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “30th Anniversary Edition” on November 13th via Sony. The film’s cast featured Laurence Fishburne, Tisha Campbell, Giancarlo Esposito, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Ossie Davis, and Spike Lee. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can expect 1080p video and 5.1 lossless surround (likely in DTS-HD Master Audio). The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to included on the release are listed below.
- ALL-NEW: 2018 Q&A with Spike Lee and select cast and crew members, with some special guests
- Commentary with Spike Lee
- Cast Commentary with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Bill Nunn, Darryl Bell and Kadeem Hardison
- Three Featurettes:
- “Birth of a Nation”
- “College Daze”
- “Making a Mark”
- Music Videos:
- “Be Alone Tonight” from the Rays
- “Be One” from Phyllis Hyman
- “Da Butt” by EU
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.
The 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed film “2001: A Space Odyssey” is getting an Exclusive Steelbook release on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format December 18th via Warner at retailer Best Buy. The tech specs and bonus materials for this release will be identical to the standard 4K release, as previously detailed HERE.
UPDATE: Because the release date has changed (yet again now) the pre-order listing for this has been taken down over at Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update when it goes back up.
The following titles will be released September 25th, 2018 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:
American Psycho (Uncut Version) [Lionsgate]
The Punisher (2004) [Lionsgate]
Punisher: War Zone [Lionsgate]
Solo: A Star Wars Story [Lucasfilm/Disney]
Uncle Drew [Lionsgate]
X-Men:3 Film Collection [Fox]
The 1993 Jonathan Demme directed film “Philadelphia“ starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 27th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, according to an early alert to retailers. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: This will come in the form of a “25th Anniversary Edition” release as the cover art (pictured above) shows. Still no info yet regarding tech specs or bonus materials. The title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.
The 2018 film “Juliet, Naked“ starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 13th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Jesse Peretz and based on the novel by Nick Hornby, is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes – where at time of writing it carries a 81% on the tomatometer. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound.
The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon, but there is a placeholder page. Stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come with a Digital Copy of the film included. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is a “Making Juliet, Naked” Featurette. Below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement regarding this upcoming release.