Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 sequel “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 14th, 2020 via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Joachim Rønning, stars Angelina JolieElle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris DickinsonSam Riley, Robert Lindsay, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray counterpart (with bonus materials), the Blu-ray getting a DVD counterpart, and both getting a digital code (copy) of the film. You can’t yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray or Blu-ray listed on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, however, you can find both the 4K and Blu-ray listed over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film, which is now available for preorder (pictured below). Also, retailer Target will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray book packaging of the film, which is also now available for preorder (pictured further below).

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The Addams Family animated film on Blu-ray

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The 2019 animated film adaptation of The Addams Family is coming to Blu-ray officially on January 21st, 2020 via Universal. The film, co-directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon, features the voice talents of Oscar IsaacCharlize TheronChloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, and Snoop Dogg. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD counterpart of the film and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the Blu-ray Disc listed to preorder already over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Welcome to the Family – In this combined Making of/Character Profiles, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of The Addams Family about how the film came about, the animation process and insight into the characters.
  • Life of a Scene – From black & white storyboards and layouts to animation and lighting, follow along with filmmakers as they bring to life a scene from the movie.
  • Charades with Thing – There’s nothing quite like a game of Charades with your friends. But what happens when the person giving the clues isn’t exactly a person? What if he’s just… a hand? On talent day, stars of the film are invited to play Charades with Thing. Talent goes head-to-head, competing to see who can guess Thing’s clues. Graphics reveal the answers and keep score for each player.
  • Addams Family Throwback
  • “Haunted Heart” Lyric Video – performed by Christina Aguilera
  • “My Family” Lyric Video – performed by Migos, Karol G, Rock Mafia & Snoop Dogg

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the upcoming Blu-ray release of this film.

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The Jungle Book live-action on 4K in January

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The 2016 live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 14th, 2020 via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Jon Favreau, starred Neel Sethi and featured the voice talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, and the late Garry Shandling. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film (with bonus materials) and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can’t yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, however, it is listed over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film, which is now available for preorder (pictured below).

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Boyz N The Hood on 4K UHD Blu-ray February

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The 1991 John Singleton directed Academy Award-nominated film Boyz N The Hood is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 4th via Sony. The film featured a cast of Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Angela Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne. The film has received a new 4K scan from its original camera negative. Tech specs for the release include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as the archival 5.1 surround sound and theatrical 2.0 Stereo mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart included along with a digital code (copy of the film). The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

4K ULTRA HD INCLUDES:

  • John Singleton Tribute
  • Theatrical Press Conference
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY INCLUDES:

  • Commentary with Writer/Director John Singleton
  • The Enduring Significance of Boyz N the Hood
  • Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audition Videos Featuring Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Morris Chestnut and Tyra Ferrell
  • Compton’s Most Wanted Music Video “GROWIN’ UP IN THE HOOD”
  • Tevin Campbell Music Video “JUST ASK ME TO”

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

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Gemini Man with Will Smith on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 Ang Lee directed Action/Sci-Fi film “Gemini Man” starring Will Smith is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 14th, 2020 via Paramount. The film co-stars Mary Elizabeth WinsteadClive Owen, and Benedict Wong. Tech specs for the 4K release include HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range at 60 frames per second in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. NOTE: This is the first release to feature Dolby Vision at 60fps, versus the tradition 24fps. Tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy of the film) included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are both now available for preorder over at Amazon. It should be noted that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is now available for preorder as well.

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The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Genesis of Gemini Man
  • Facing Your Younger Self
  • The Future Is Now
  • Setting the Action
  • Next Level Detail
  • The Vision of Ang Lee

ONLY AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Visual Effects Progression presented by WETA—In 60FPS, Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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Zombieland: Double Tap comes to 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 21st, 2020 via Sony. The film, directed by Ruben Fleischer, features a cast of Woody HarrelsonJesse EisenbergEmma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Avan Jogia, and Thomas Middleditch. Tech specs for the 4K release include IMAX Enhanced video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. It should also be noted that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook for the release (pictured below) that is also now available for preorder.

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The bonus materials set to be included on these releases are listed below.

  • Extended Bloopers & Outtakes
  • Alternate & Extended Scenes
    • “The Beast is Gone”: Tragedy falls upon Tallahassee.
    • “Van Rides”: A vehicle says a lot about a person.
    • “Would of Never Met”: Wichita and Columbus discuss what their lives would have been like if not for the zombie apocalypse.
    • “In Bed”: Tallahassee’s still got it!
    • “Breakfast at Babylon”: Cruelty-free breakfast and conversation.
    • “Car Ride”: Road trips were made for family bonding.
    • “Melting Gun”: Tallahassee says goodbye to another friend.
    • “There’s a Party Tonight”: I don’t want to hang out with a bunch of hippies.
    • “Alternate Proposal”: Love is the perfect mix of cool and uncool.
  • “The Doppelgangers”: From stunts to special effects, this in-depth piece breaks down doppelgangers Flagstaff and Albuquerque and comes complete with interviews, demonstrations, and multiple cameras to snag all the action in their wild scenes.
  • “The Rides of Zombieland”: From the Beast to Big Fat Death (and a hated Pontiac Trans Sport in between) this short focuses on the rides that get our main characters around Z-land.
  • “Rules of Making a Zombie Film”: It takes a lot of rules and a lot of people to make a zombie film!
  • “Making Babylon”: Explore the climactic third act location in the film known in Zombieland as Babylon.  Part fortress, part freshman dormitory, Babylon is the safe-place for a generation of misguided peace-loving retro-hippies.
  • “New Blood”: Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, and Avan Jogia join our zombie-slaying cast.
  • “Single Take Doppelganger Fight”: Ruben Fleischer shares the camera monitor during the Doppelganger fight sequence.
  • Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer
  • “Zombieland Ad Council”

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of the film.

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The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele on Blu-ray

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The 2019 reboot of The Twilight Zone hosted by Jordan Peele, in its first season (Season One), will be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on February 18th, 2020 via Paramount, according to retailers. The show, which aired on CBS All Access, has been renewed for a second season (next year). Here, in its first season, the show featured cast members like Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, DeWanda Wise, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Chris O’Dowd, Zazie Beetz, and Seth Rogen. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but it is known that it will be a 5-disc set – including all 10 episodes. I’ll be updating this story later on, once I get some more info regarding this release from the folks at Paramount (or CBS). Stay tuned. Until then, you can find the Blu-ray set is now listed as available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Walmart.