CONTEST time yet again here at High Def Disc News! We are going to be having a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive the upcoming “Mission: Impossible – Fallout“ release on 4K UHD Blu-ray from Paramount. This title streets on December 4th.
CONTEST RULES: You must be a United States resident and your mailing address cannot be a P.O. Box. Make sure you read that carefully and are qualified to enter.
You can find out how to enter below, after the break.
The 1999 Joel Schumacher directed film “8MM“ (“Eight Millimeter”) starring Nicolas Cage is coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 8th, 2019 via Scream Factory. The film’s supporting cast included Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, and Catherine Keener. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and directly via Shout Factory‘s store. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW 8MM in 35MM – an interview with producer/director Joel Schumacher
Audio Commentary with producer/director Joel Schumacher
Vintage Behind the Scene featurette
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming Blu-ray Disc release.
UPDATE: The release date has changed now for “The Shield: The Complete Series“ on Blu-ray Disc (from 12/11) to December 18th. The release is just being pushed back one week. This news comes to us via the distributor Mill Creek Entertainment. Even online retailers such as Amazon have already reflected this change to 12/18 on their pre-orderlisting page. Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement about this release as well as the release date change.
The original 1940s “Popeye The Sailor” color cartoon theatrical shorts have been scanned in 4K for high definition release via “Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volume 1“ coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 11th via Warner Archive. The release will include a total of 14 color theatrical shorts spanning from 1943 to 1945. The shorts set to be included are as follows:
Her Honor The Mare
We’re On Our Way To Rio
The Anvil Chorus Girl
Spinach Packin’ Popeye
Pitchin’ Woo At The Zoo
Pop-Pie A La Mode
Tops In The Big Top
For Better Or Nurse
Tech specs for this release include 1080p video in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio sound. The video here comes from new 4K scans of the original nitrate technicolor film negatives. Here’s a bit more info on that (quoted from the press release):
“Popeye is one of the all-time great cartoon characters, but he hadn’t gotten a fair shake in the world of home entertainment until Warner released all of his black & white shorts,” said Leonard Maltin, animation historian, and author of Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons. “What came next? The first Technicolor Popeye cartoons were also the last ones made under the aegis of the Fleischer Brothers, Max and Dave. Animation aficionados should welcome the opportunity to see these long-forgotten cartoons in such pristine condition, taken from the original 35mm negatives.”
“This is the first time anyone has gone back to the master nitrate negatives to ensure a crisper picture and vivid colors – nor have these films ever sounded so good,” said respected animation historian and author Jerry Beck. “The animators at this time, during the war years, were allowed to push the Popeye character forward, creating particularly zany plot lines and funny situations beyond the classic Popeye/Bluto rivalry for Olive Oyl. I’m particularly tickled over the cartoon where Bluto becomes a pseudo-Superman (courtesy of a licensed tie-in with DC Comics) and another where Popeye and Bluto romance Olive as marionette puppets. This was the ‘Golden Age’ of animation – and these are particularly strong cartoons that have been long in demand by animation buffs.”
This upcoming Blu-ray release can already be pre-ordered over at Warner Archive and Amazon. Below after the break you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming release with lots of further details.
The 2018 critically acclaimed film “The Hate U Give” starring Amandla Stenberg is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 22nd, 2019 via Fox. This movie was absolutely loved by the critics, being “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes where (at time of writing) it carries a 97% rating. This is an adaptation of the novel (of the same title) written by Angie Thomas. The film was directed by George Tillman Jr. and features a supporting cast of Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Common, Algee Smith, KJ Apa, and Sabrina Carpenter.
Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a Digital Copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.
Maverick and Seven Protecting Their Home
Starting a Conversation
The Heart of Georgia
Thank U Georgia
Starr: Shine Your Light
Audio Commentary by George Tillman, Jr., Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas and Craig Hayes
Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray and the official announcement regarding these upcoming releases.
The 2018 sequel “Johnny English Strikes Again“ starring Rowan Atkinson is coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 22nd, 2019 via Universal. The film, which was directed by David Kerr, co-stars Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy, Emma Thompson, Adam James, Kevin Eldon, Kendra Mei, and Michael Gambon. The tech specs for Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. The film on Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below.