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Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection on 4K

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The hit TV series “Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection” will finally be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 3rd, via HBO, according to retailers. The series, based on George R.R. Martin‘s book series, ran from 2011 through 2019. It had previously received 4K releases of the first and final seasons of the show, but now it will receive a box set release on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format, spanning across 33 discs, containing all eight seasons. The 4K box set will not include the Blu-ray Disc versions of the seasons, as previously the case, but will come with a digital code (copy) of all eight seasons. The tech specs for the 33-disc set include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at online retailer Deep Discount, and at Best Buy. Speaking of which,  there will also be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook set available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

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Some brief details regarding the bonus materials for both versions of the 4K box set can be found listed below.

  • MORE THAN 15 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES INCLUDING:
    • Game of Thrones: Reunion Special: A two-part reunion show shot live in Belfast with the cast, both past and present, hosted by Conan O’Brien and available exclusively on these complete series collections. The reunion special is assembled in segments focused on Houses Lannister, Stark, & Targaryen and concludes with the key players all onstage for their final reflections on the years they shared in Westeros and Essos.
    • Game of Thrones: The Last Watch: A documentary by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay chronicling the making of the final season.
    • Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of Seven Kingdoms
    • Audio Commentaries, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more from all 8 seasons!
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District 9 comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The 2009 film District 9 is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 13th, via Sony. The film, produced by Peter Jackson & directed by Neill Blomkamp, starred Sharlto Copley. The tech specs for 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray counterpart included along with a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: This film on 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release actually feature some 4K content as well as the original Blu-ray extras and are listed below.

4K ULTRA HD BONUS MATERIALS:

  • Comic-Con Extravaganza Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY™ BONUS MATERIALS:

  • Hours of Archival Special Features Including:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Director’s Commentary
    • The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker’s Log – Three-Part Documentary
    • Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus
    • Innovation: Acting and Improvisation
    • Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9
    • Alien Generation: Visual Effects
    • Joburg from Above: Interactive Map of Satellite and Schematics of the World of District 9

Further below, after the break, you can find the full info regarding this upcoming 4K release of the film.

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“Killing Eve” Season 3 on Blu-ray in September

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The TV series Killing Eve: Season 3 is coming to Blu-ray on September 15th, via Image Entertainment, according to an early retailer listing. The show, which airs on BBC America and AMC, created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed. You can now find this Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon.

Lastly, it is certainly worth mentioning here that this would be the first season of the show that isn’t released directly by BBC Studios if indeed Image Entertainment is distributing this. Based on the cover art, this could be true and not a typo in the listing, but I’ll be looking and making sure this is in fact true regarding the distributor — as other retailers start to list this. Stay tuned for updates.

“Goodfellas” getting 4K SteelBook in September

goodfellas_4k_steelbookThe 1990 Martin Scorsese directed film Goodfellas will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release, on September  15th, which will be exclusive to retailer Best Buy. The tech specs will remain identical to the original 4K release, with the video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio presented in the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, a second Blu-ray (for special features), and a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials will be, again identical to those found on the previous (original) 4K release. You can now find this 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook listed for preorder over at Best Buy.

Animated “Ghost in the Shell” on 4K in September

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The original 1995 Japanese animated (anime) film “Ghost in the Shell” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 8th, via Lionsgate, according to multiple retail sources. The film was directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on the manga (of the same title). This is believed to be both the English 5.1 surround mix and original Japanese 2.0 Stereo mix, in terms of sound. No official word yet on the tech specs or bonus materials, but stay tuned for when it gets a press release, final artwork, and such. In the meantime, speaking of which, it’s worth noting that this lacks that confirmation and still should be considered somewhat a RUMOR for the time being. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Target. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release is also listed, but not yet as a functional preorder, over at retailer HD Movie Source — where it shows the same expected release date (9/8).

“Whiplash” with Miles Teller on 4K in September

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The 2014 film Whiplash is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 22nd, via Sony. The film, which was written & directed by Damien Chazelle, starred Miles TellerJ.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Chris Mulkey, and Suanne Spoke. We can tell by the art (pictured above) that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. No other retailers yet have listed the title, but you can stay tuned to this post for any updates regarding this release.

UPDATE #1: This release has now been officially announced by the studio [Sony] today. The tech specs include 2160p 4K video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Commentary with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons
  • An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle
  • Timekeepers: Famous Drummers Discuss Their Craft and Passion for Drumming
  • Whiplash Original Short Film with Optional Commentary
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE #2: It turns out that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release, on the same release date. The title is now available for preorder and the art (pictured below) has now been unveiled.

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Further below, after the break, you’ll soon be able to find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.

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“Home Alone” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray September

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The 1990 film Home Alone is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 15th, via Fox, in the 30th Anniversary Edition — according to multiple retailers. The film, which was directed by Chris Columbus & written by the late John Hughes, starred Macaulay CulkinJoe PesciDaniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, Roberts Blossom, and John Candy. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update on that once the studio [Fox] does an official announcement. The art (pictured above) tells us the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its original Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. That said, you can bet on getting all of the previous bonus materials from the original 2008 Blu-ray release. There’s no preorder listing for this 4K UHD Blu-ray yet over at Amazon but you can find it already listed over at retailer Best Buy, retailer Target, and online retailer Deep Discount. Finally, it’s certainly worth noting that there will be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook for the film available over at retailer Best Buy. Sadly, the cover art for that hasn’t yet been unveiled.

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