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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for November 28th, 2023

The following titles were released today November 28th, 2023 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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1996 film Matilda arrives in 4K this September

The 1996 film adaptation of the story “Matilda” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray format in limited edition SteelBook packaging on September 5th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same title was directed by, produced by, and co-starred Danny DeVito.  It starred Mara Wilson, Rhea Pearlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris, and Paul Reubens.  The release will include a new 4K scan of the film [“scanned from the original camera negative”] presented in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range, presented in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio, as well as feature sound in Dolby Atmos and the original theatrical 5.1 surround in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio.  This 2-disc release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will also include the Blu-ray as well as a digital copy of the film.  Also, the release will feature an all-new director audio commentary with Danny Devito, as listed below along with the other extras set to be included on this release as bonus materials.

  • NEW: Audio Commentary with Director Danny DeVito [4K Exclusive]
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Afternoon Tea: A Very Magical Matilda Reunion
  • Matilda’s Movie Magic!
  • A Children’s Guide to Good Manners
  • Escape to the Library
  • My Movie About Making Matilda by Mara Wilson

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of “Matilda” now available for preorder at retailers.  Below you can find a glimpse at the SteelBook packaging opened.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming release via the press release.

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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for December 13th, 2022

The following titles will be released on December 13th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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2104 film The Boxtrolls comes to 4K in February

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The 2014 Laika Studios stop-motion animated film “The Boxtrolls” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in standard and 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook limited edition forms on February 28th via Shout! Factory.  The film, co-directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, featured the voice talents of Isaac Hempstead WrightBen Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris, and Toni Collette.

The movie has received a new 4K restoration.  Tech specs will include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and a new Dolby Atmos sound mix.  The 4K releases of the film in standard and SteelBook form will both come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • “Inside LAIKA” – Discovering The Characters Of The Boxtrolls Featuring Rare Test Footage
  • “Inside LAIKA” – Revisiting The Puppets With LAIKA’s Animation Team
  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Character Art and Concept Art Photo Gallery
  • Foreword By Ramin Zahed, The Editor In Chief Of Animation Magazine
  • Audio Commentary With Directors Graham Annable And Anthony Stacchi
  • “Dare To Be Square” – The Making Of The Boxtrolls
  • Original Featurettes
  • Art & Essay Mini-Book

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook both available for preorder over at retailer Amazon.  The limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook is available for preorder over at retailer Walmart as well as directly via Shout! Factory’s online store.  Stay tuned for a preorder for the standard 4K release at respectable retailers soon.

New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for December 6th, 2022

The following titles will be released on December 6th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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