The 1977 TV movie “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas“ directed by Jim Henson is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 18th via Sony. Speaking of The Muppets, there’s a special appearance by “Kermit the Frog” in this film. This movie (as a TV special) first originally aired on HBO back in December of 1977. The movie featured music by Paul Williams and the voice talents and Muppet performances by Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, and Eren Ozker – as well as Jim Henson. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, nor have the bonus materials, but you can likely expect the DVD extras ported over. Stay tuned for any updates on this release. The Blu-ray is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon.
Warner has just announced that they have produced more than expected of the upcoming “Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition“ set on Blu-ray Disc coming out next week, on October 30th. They new have produced a total of 70,000 units of this limited edition. This ramp up in production of units was to meet the demand of how popular this release has become. You can still find a PRE-ORDER for this set over at Amazon – so act fast! Below, after the break, you can find some still shots from the newly restored footage along with the official announcement from Warner regarding this news update.
The 2018 Wash Westmoreland directed film “Colette“ starring Keira Knightley is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 11th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, based on a true story, co-stars Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Aiysha Hart, and Denise Gough. This movie has received positive reviews from the critics during its theatrical run. In fact, it’s “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes, at time of writing, with a 86% rating from critics.
Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. You can find this Blu-ray available already for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Deleted Scenes
- The Story Behind Colette
- Notes on a Scene
- Costume Design Photo Gallery
The 2018 DC Universe Movie “Reign of the Supermen” is coming to both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on January 29th, 2019 via Warner. The film features the voices of Jerry O’Connell (Superman / Clark Kent), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luthor), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern / Hal Jordan), Jason O’Mara (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (The Flash), Nyambi Nyambi (Martian Manhunter), Cameron Monaghan (Superboy), Patrick Fabian (Hank Henshaw), and Tony Todd (Darkseid).
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p video in both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video and 5.1 lossless sound – likey DTS-HD MA.
The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Lex Luthor: The Greatest Nemesis (Featurette) – Evil Genius. Archenemy of Superman. Misunderstood hero? This documentary will look at one of the most renowned villains in literature and debate his ethics and motivations throughout his publication history and as the calculated anti-hero of Reign of the Supermen. We’ll also explore how Lex Luthor is emblematic of technology without limit, often demonstrating what effect unbridled power, resources, and influence can have on humanity. We’ll discuss the affinity for storytellers to associate Lex Luthor and with the field of science as they challenge our morals and integrity with real world issues such as cloning and what can happen if science fiction became science reality.
- A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – An entertaining, insightful exciting look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.
- From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “Heavy Metal”
- From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Panic in the Sky”
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for this DC Universe Movie, the Blu-ray cover art, and the official announcement about the upcoming releases.
TV series “The Purge: Season One“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 8th, 2019 via Universal, according to early alerts to retail. The TV show, based on the film and produced by Blumhouse, can be seen on the USA Network. The show, in its first season, stars Gabriel Chavarria, Hannah Emily Anderson, Jessica Garza, Lili Simmons, Amanda Warren, Colin Woodell, and Lee Tergesen.
UPDATE: The cover art has now been updated. Tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Deleted Scenes
- A Conversation With Cast & Crew
- Anatomy of a Scene
- Costumes & Props
- Table Read
The 2018 Corin Hardy directed horror film “The Nun“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via Warner. The film, part of “The Conjuring” universe, features a cast of Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu, Charlotte Hope, and Sandra Teles. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound options. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials slated to be included on the release are listed below.
- A New Horror Icon
- The Conjuring Chronology
- Gruesome Planet
- Deleted Scenes
RUMOR: Retailer Best Buy is showing that the 2018 “Halloween” film is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 15th, 2019 via Universal. No further details yet, nor confirmation. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each receiving a Digital Copy of the film. Stay tuned for any further updates on this release. As with all rumors, take this only with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak until the title is officially announced by the studio. Lastly, it’s worth noting that PRE-ORDER listings are also available over at Amazon for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc.
The 1993 Steven Spielberg directed film “Schindler’s List” has received a 4K restoration which is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 18th via Universal – as a “25th Anniversary Edition” release. The film, which won a total of 7 Academy Awards, featured a cast of Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, Caroline Goodall, and Jonathan Sagall.
Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included (for bonus materials as well). Both the 4K and Blu-ray will include a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions of the “25th Anniversary Edition” are now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The Bonus materials will include new featurettes as well as the previous Blu-ray and DVD extras. The bonus materials set to be included can be found listed below.
- New Schindler’s List: 25 Years Later – Director Steven Spielberg joins Actors Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, and Caroline Goodall at the Tribeca Film Festival to reflect on the making of the film and its legacy.
- New USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg
- Voices from the List – A feature-length documentary with testimonies from Holocaust survivors and archival footage.
- Let Their Testimonies Speak – Stronger Than Hate
- About IWitness (2018)
- And More…
Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the “25th Anniversary Edition” theatrical release and the Blu-ray Disc cover art.