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New Blu-ray Releases for June 23rd, 2020

The following new titles will be released June 23rd, 2020 on Blu-ray Disc:

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“Scoob!” is coming to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2020 animated film “Scoob!” appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 21st via Warner, according to multiple retailer listings. The film, based on “Scooby-Doo” and directed by Tony Cervone, features the voice talents of Will ForteMark WahlbergJason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken JeongTracy Morgan, and Frank Welker (as “Scooby-Doo”).

Tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update when the title gets officially announced by the studio [Warner]. It is known (from art) that the 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will get a Blu-ray included and each version, including Blu-ray, will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon as well as retailers Best Buy and Target.

Rutger Hauer in “Split Second” on Blu-ray August

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The 1992 film Split Second starring the late Rutger Hauer is officially getting a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release on August 11th, via MVD Rewind Collection — as spine number 24. The film, directed by Tony Maylam, co-starred Kim CattrallAlastair Duncan, Michael J. Pollard, Alun Armstrong, and Pete Postlethwaite. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a newly scanned 4K master from the 35mm internegative, which has been restored and color graded, along with Linear PCM (LPCM) Stereo 2.0 lossless sound. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release, along with some details regarding it, can be found listed below.

  • NEW! Audio Commentary by action film historian Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema
  • NEW! “Great Big Bloody Guns!” Producer Laura Gregory & Actor Alastair (Neil) Duncan on Split Second (HD, 27:25)
  • NEW! “Call Me Mr. Snips!” An Interview with Composer Stephen W. Parsons (HD, 22:21)
  • NEW! “Stay In Line!” An Interview with Line Producer Laurie Borg (HD, 23:02)
  • NEW! “More Blood!” An Interview with Creature Effects Designer Cliff Wallace (HD, 32:03)
  • NEW! “Shoot Everything!” An Interview with Cinematographer Clive Tickner (HD, 18:57)
  • Original 1992 Split Second “Making of” featurette that includes interviews with stars Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair (Neil) Duncan, Michael J. Pollard, Writer Gary Scott Thompson and more! (SD, 6:26)
  • Original 1992 behind the scenes featurette with effects creator Stephen Norrington, cast and crew (SD, 3:41)
  • Split Second Japanese Cut, full frame with burnt-in Japanese subtitles (SD, 95:00)
  • Deleted Scenes from the Japanese Cut (English, burnt-in Japanese subtitles) (SD, 4:42)
  • 7 Promotional TV Clips (SD)
  • U.S. VHS Home Video Promo (SD, 2:34)
  • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:15)

Physical bonus material on the release are listed below:

  • MVD EXCLUSIVE: Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Dude Designs created exclusively for this release
  • Collectible Mini-Poster featuring original VHS style artwork

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Below, after the break, you can find the full info regarding this upcoming release.

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RUMOR: “Beetlejuice” comes to 4K in September

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It appears that the 1988 film “Beetlejuice” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 1st, via Warner, according to an early retailer listing. Since the release has yet to be confirmed (officially announced), I’m considering this a rumor. The film, directed by Tim Burton, starred Alec BaldwinGeena Davis, and Michael Keaton. The film’s tech specs and bonus materials have yet to be detailed but stay tuned for an update on that.

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As I had initially reported, there is also a preorder listing for an Amazon Exclusive Giftset on 4K UHD Blu-ray (pictured further above). That set includes a lot of physical extras which you can see, like special packaging, book, poster, chalk, and an embroidered patch. I’ll have more info on this release as it develops.

UPDATE #1: So, Amazon seems to have noticed my news and other stories reporting the release date, that they clearly had listed of September 1st. As a result, they’ve now removed the release date. This has happened before with titles in the past. They will not cancel anyone’s preorders already placed and the listing shall remain up — unless anything were to happen such as a delay in the release itself. It seems Amazon just leaked the date, folks.

UPDATE #2: The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film is now listed for preorder over at retailer Best Buy with the cover art (pictured above).

UPDATE #3: Retailer Best Buy has now put up a preorder listing for an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) of the film set for a September 1st release date. The studio [Warner] still has yet to officially announce this title, but stay tuned for any further updates.  And,  yes,  that’s  three places  listing  the  film  with  artwork  and  in different versions,  even.  It’s safe  to honestly  say  this  is  turning  into  more than a rumor.beetlejuice_4k_steelbook

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