Blade starring Wesley Snipes officially on 4K December
The 1998 film “Blade“ starring Wesley Snipes is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 1st, via Warner. The film, directed by Stephen Norrington & written by David S. Goyer, co-starred Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, and Traci Lords. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound, with a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart along with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available to preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook exclusively at retailer Best Buy, which is pictured below and now available for preorder as well.
- Cast & Crew Audio Commentary (on the 4K disc & Blu-ray) Commentary with Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, David S. Goyer, Theo Van De Sande, Kirk M. Petruccelli & Peter Frankfurt
- Isolated score with commentary by composer Mark Isham (on the 4K disc & Blu-ray)
- Also on the Blu-ray:
- La Magra
- Designing Blade
- The Origins of Blade: A Look at Dark Comics
- The Blood Tide
- Theatrical Trailer
Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray release and all of the official details.
4K UHD Blu-ray Announcement Trailer:
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
TO BE RELEASED ON 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK
BLADE, STARRING WESLEY SNIPES AS THE TITLE CHARACTER,
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
Own it December 1st on 4K Ultra HD and Digital
BURBANK, CA, October 12, 2020 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1998’s Blade will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital on December 1. Directed by Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy), the film stars Wesley Snipes and the half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter Blade, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, and Sanaa Lathan.
Blade was produced by Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes, and Robert Engelman, and is based on the Marvel “Blade” created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan.
Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
Blade will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own Blade in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on December 1st.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Blade will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Blade will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
Wesley Snipes stars as Marvel’s iconic half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter, Blade. With all the strengths of a vampire, and none of their weaknesses, the Day Walker uses his incredible gifts to hunt his enemies in his search for the one that killed his mother and turned him into the monster he is. Blade’s fight leads him to Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), a rising force in the vampire world, set on raising a vampire God bent on destroying mankind.
Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements
Blade Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special feature:
- Commentary with Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, David S. Goyer, Theo Van De Sande, Kirk M. Petruccelli & Peter Frankfurt
- Isolated score with commentary by composer Mark Isham
Ultra HD Blu-ray $24.99
Standard Street Date: December 1st, 2020
EST Street Date: December 1st, 2020
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Rating: Rated R
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