CONTEST time here at High Def Disc News! We are going to be having a giveaway where one lucky winner will score the upcoming “Jack Ryan 5-Movie Collection“ on the 4K UHD Blu-ray from Paramount.
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.
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Universal has finally unveiled the official photos and details for that “Limited Edition” box set of “The Big Lebowski” on 4K UHD Blu-ray, and it’s quite the sight to behold. The Dude would abide. The set will include (as pictured above) a collectible bag, a bowling ball pencil holder, a polishing cloth (rug) and sweater packaging (to hold the 4K release). “The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Limited Edition“ set, slated for an October 16th release, is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon – priced more affordably than you’d expect. Go have a look for yourself, and see.
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray releases include full 2160p 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS: X sound. No new bonus materials are slated to be included on either this version, or the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release. For more information on the release and such refer to our previous news story, that came from a rumor that turned out to be true. That’s where some of you have may have seen this packaging (or similar) from: the Italian import available that spawned the rumor. Further below, after the break, you can find even more photos of this box set.
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The 1979 Carl Reiner directed comedy classic “The Jerk” starring Steve Martin is going to be getting a Shout Select label release in the form of “The Jerk: 40th Anniversary Edition“ on Blu-ray Disc, coming November 13th. The official cover art has just recently been unveiled (as pictured above). “The Jerk” co-starred Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Jackie Mason, and M. Emmet Walsh. The upcoming “40th Anniversary” Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.
It’s worth noting that this news (that the film was going to get re-released) was originally announced by Shout! Factory at this year’s SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con), but at that time we didn’t have a release date, nor any official artwork – as we do now. Tech specs, bonus materials and such have not yet been detailed. Stay tuned for an update when more information regarding this release develops.
Scream Factory is bringing “The [REC] Collection]“ 4-disc box set to Blu-ray Disc on September 25th via Shout! Factory. The release features all four of the films from the “[REC]” Spanish horror film franchise. Those four films include: “[REC]” (2007), “[REC] 2” (2009), “[REC] 3: Genesis” (2012), and “[REC] 4: Apocalypse” (2014). Tech specs for the films have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update on that. The release is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release prove to be pretty lengthy, so you can find them detailed as well as the official announcement for the release below, after the break.
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The first three films in the “X-Men” film franchise will be getting released in the form of the “X-Men 3-Film Collection“ on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format on September 25th via Fox, according to retailer listings. The title has not yet officially been announced by the studio, so we don’t have any specific tech specs to go on here. It’s worth noting that this joins the three latter “X-Men” films already available on the format, also released bundled together, but also separately. No word yet on if these will receive individual releases, like the latter films, anytime soon or not.
The release will be a 6-disc “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Discs of the three films also included, along with a Digital Copy of each film. The three films included in this set are “X-Men” (2000), “X2: X-Men United” (2003) – both directed by Bryan Singer – and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006) directed by Brett Ratner. The 4K set is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Yes, I know, Amazon is listing it titled “trilogy” but the artwork I’ve found (pictured above) makes me think it will get the released under the title mentioned above.
EDITORIAL NOTE: The artwork (pictured above) comes from UK retailer HMV, and is of the UK version. However, it could be what we see here stateside. Just note that is perhaps not the final or US cover art. It’s only used for the news story as a visual placeholder. Once we see any different artwork appear this post will be updated. Rest assured, and, again, stay tuned for updates on this release.
The 2018 CG animated sequel “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 9th via Sony, according to an early retailer alert. Both the 4K and Blu-ray releases will come in the form of a “Monster Party Edition” (as the artwork suggests). The releases will also come as a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, Blu-ray getting a DVD and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. Tech specs have not yet been detailed, and the only bonus materials we know about so far are the 2 Mini-Movies (mentioned on the art). Stay tuned for further updates once the studio (Sony) officially announces this title.
The animated film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, features the voice talents of the following: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Parnell, Joe Jonas, and Chrissy Teigen.
You can already find PRE-ORDER listings for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc of the film over at Amazon. Also, there are placeholder pages over at Best Buy for both the 4K and Blu-ray – where you’ll find that 10/9 release date. Lastly, speaking of Best Buy, it’s worth noting that it appears they’ll be getting an Exclusive Steelbook for the Blu-ray release of the film. That Steelbook, along with the Blu-ray Disc art, can be found further below after the break.
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The 1997 Wolfgang Petersen directed film “Air Force One” starring Harrison Ford is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Sony. The film co-stars Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, William H. Macy, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, Liesel Matthews, and Dean Stockwell. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. The film is not available for pre-order yet over at Amazon and Best Buy. However, Best Buy has a placeholder page for the title and we should see listings soon, stay tuned. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is an Audio Commentary with Director Wolfgang Petersen. Below after the break you can find the official announcement for this release.
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