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The 2019 film “Ford v Ferrari” starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 11th via Fox. The film, based on a true story & directed by James Mangold, co-stars Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, and Remo Girone. This movie has received quite a bit of critical acclaim during its theatrical run, in fact, at the time of writing this carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the inclusion of its Blu-ray counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray will receive a digital code (copy) of the film. You cannot yet find the film available for preorder over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update. It is however listed over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Speaking of retailers, there will be retailer exclusives of this. There will be an exclusiveSteelBook of the 4K available at Best Buy (pictured below). There will also be an exclusive4K in Book packaging available at Target (also pictured below). Both of those exclusives are now available for preorder.
The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
“The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course” Featurette – Discover how the climactic race of the film was achieved, from recreating the track to capturing and editing all the action.
Pre-Vis: Daytona & Le Mans Races – These animated pre-visualization sequences worked as a roadmap for filmmakers throughout production.
“Bringing The Rivalry to Life” * – Go behind the scenes of the film with this 8-part, 60-minute documentary. *Available on both Digital and Blu-ray™
Matt and Christian: The Conversation (iTunes Extras exclusive) – Sit down with Christian Bale and Matt Damon for an intimate reflection on the making of the film.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video release of this film.
A Special EditionDigiBook set of both the 1923silent and 1956 films is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 10th via Paramount. Both of these films were directed by the legendary Cecil B. DeMille and are here presented together for the first time in a 3-disc set. The classic 1956 film starred Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, and Vincent Price. Tech specs have not yet been detailed for the release. So, stay tuned for some updates regarding this release. UPDATE: This Blu-ray set is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials, physical and on the disc(s), set to be included are listed below.
A 16-page booklet featuring rare photos and historical facts about both productions.
An in-depth, 73-minute documentary entitled “The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles”
Audio commentary on the 1956 film by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic, The Ten Commandments”
Newsreel footage of the film’s New York premiere
Hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence from the 1923 version
A two-color Technicolor segment
Further below, after the break, you can find even more details regarding this upcoming special release of the films on Blu-ray.
The 2019 film “Dark Waters“ starring Mark Ruffalo is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 3rd via Universal. The film, based on a true story & directed by Todd Haynes, co-stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, and Bill Pullman. This movie has received much critical acclaim during its theatrical run and as a result, at the time of writing, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound on a BD-50 (50 gigabyte dual-layered Blu-ray Disc). The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD counterpart being included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
The 2019 Roland Emmerich directed film “Midway” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 18th via Lionsgate. The film, which was based on real events, features a cast of Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, and Woody Harrelson. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. The releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K including the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD counterpart, and both including a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which is also now available for preorder.
The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich
“Getting It Right: The Making of Midway” Featurette
“The Men of Midway” Featurette
“Roland Emmerich: Man on a Mission” Featurette
“Turning Point: The Legacy of Midway” Featurette
“Joe Rochefort: Breaking the Japanese Code” Featurette
“We Met at Midway: Two Survivors Remember” Featurette
Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about the upcoming home video releases of this film.
The 1936 cult-classic film “Reefer Madness“ will finally officially be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on February 25th via Kino Classics in collaboration with Something Weird. This release will be “Volume 2” in what is dubbed the “Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of The Exploitation Picture“ collection that includes a total of three individual volumes, and a total of six cult-classics. There’s more on those other volumes in that set later in this post. It’s first worth noting that this will included a bonus film, yet another propaganda piece called “Sex Madness” from 1938. Both of these two films included on this volume have been “meticulously restored from 35mm elements.” The exact tech specs for the release have yet to be detailed. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included in the release (for the two films) are listed below.
Audio commentary for Reefer Madness by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking True! A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959
Assassin of Youth (abridged version)
High on the Range (1924, excerpt)
Gallery of exploitation trailers, including Reefer Madness, Cocaine
Fiends, Marihuana: Weed With Roots in Hell, Narcotic, and more
Radio spots: The Narcotic Story, Reefer Ruin, Metamorphosis and the Weed
Below, after the break, you can find more information about this volume and the other two volumes of this edgy collection.
The 1980 cult-classic horror film “Cannibal Apocalypse“ is coming to Blu-ray DiscUNCUTon March 17th via KL Studio Classics. The Antonio Margheriti directed film was also known as “Cannibals in the Streets” and “Invasions of the Flesh Eaters” in some regions. It starred John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo, Cinzia De Carolis, Tony King, and Wallace Wilkinson. Tech specs for the release involve a “brand new”4K restoration of the UNCUT version of the film presented in 1080p, likely in the OAR (original aspect ratio) of 1.66:1 on a BD-50 (50 gigabyte dual-layered) disc with a lossless Mono audio mix. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE REDUX: Documentary Featuring John Saxon, John Morghen (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and director Antonio Margheriti
APOCALYPSE IN THE STREETS: A Video Tour of Filming Locations
European Theatrical Trailer
Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence
Further below, after the break, you can find some further details about this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.
2019’s much talked about film “Joker” starring Joaquin Phoenix is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-rayand Blu-ray Disc on January 7th via Warner. The film, directed by Todd Phillips, co-stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, and Marc Maron. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray Disc release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. It’s also worth noting that there will be an exclusiveSteelBook4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.
Below you can find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the releases.
Joker: Vision & Fury
Please Welcome… Joker!
Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos
Further below, after the break, you can find even further info regarding the home video releases of this film.