2004 Hellboy film on 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The 2004 Guillermo del Toro directed film adaptation of Hellboy is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 15th via Sony. The film starred Ron PerlmanDoug JonesSelma BlairJeffrey Tambor, and John Hurt. Tech specs for the release include remastered video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos, as well as the original theatrical 5.1 sound – likely in DTS-HD Master Audio. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and digital copy (code) of the film included. UPDATE: This title on 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K Steelbook for the release Exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which is now available for pre-order but lacks any artwork. Stay tuned for an update on that.

Both the Theatrical and Director’s Cut versions of the film will be presented on the 4K disc. The bonus materials set to be included on the release, with some 4K exclusives, are listed below.

SPECIAL FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD

  • ALL-NEWIntroduction by Guillermo del Toro
  • ALL-NEW“To Hell and Back” Retrospective Featurette
  • Three Audio Commentaries Featuring Director Guillermo del Toro, creator Mike Mignola and the Cast
  • “The Seeds of Creation” Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailers

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding bonus materials and such for the upcoming 4K release.

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Carpenter’s Vampires Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

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The 1998 film John Carpenter’s Vampires is getting a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on September 24th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by John Carpenter, starred James WoodsDaniel BaldwinSheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, and Tim Guinee. The tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed but you can expect full 1080p HD video in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio with lossless (DTS-HD Master Audio) sound, likely in both 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 surround configurations – although not yet confirmed. The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release have just been detailed today and are listed below.

  • NEW Time to Kill Some Vampires – an interview with composer/director John Carpenter, producer Sandy King Carpenter and cinematographer Garry B. Kibbe
  • NEW Jack the Slayer – an interview with actor James Woods
  • NEW The First Vampire – an interview with actor Thomas Ian Griffith
  • NEW Raising the Stakes – an interview with special effects artist Greg Nicotero
  • NEW Padre – an interview with actor Tim Guinee
  • Audio Commentary by composer/director John Carpenter
  • Isolated Score
  • Vintage Making of featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery

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

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The House of Hitchcock Collection Blu-ray October

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The House of Hitchcock Collection Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc box set is coming on October 1st, via Universal, according to retailers. The box set will include a total of 15 movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Those films, all previously available on the Blu-ray format, included in this set are listed below (in chronological order):

  1. Saboteur (1942)
  2. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  3. Rope (1948)
  4. Rear Window (1954)
  5. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
  6. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  7. Vertigo (1958)
  8. North by Northwest (1959)
  9. Psycho (1960)
  10. The Birds (1963)
  11. Marnie (1964)
  12. Torn Curtain (1966)
  13. Topaz (1969)
  14. Frenzy (1972)
  15. Family Plot (1976)

The release will include not only the physical form box set replica (of sorts) of the infamous “Psycho” house but it’ll even include blueprints, movie poster cards for each film, a booklet about his work, a “Do Not Disturb” door hanger sign from the “Bates Motel”, letters, and more. Tech specs for the Blu-ray releases remain identical to the previously released versions. You can find the Blu-ray set available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials, some of which are exclusive to this box set, are listed below and the contents are even pictured, further below after the break.

  • 7 TV Episodes from “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” [EXCLUSIVE DVD]
  • 3 TV Episodes from “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” [EXCLUSIVE DVD]
  • Documentaries
  • Expert (Audio) Commentaries
  • Interviews
  • Screen Tests
  • And Much More!

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American Gangster comes to 4K in October

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The 2007 Ridley Scott directed film American Gangster starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 15th via Universal. The film, nominated for two Academy Awards, co-starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, John Hawkes, RZA, and Ruby Dee. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Feature Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian [also on the 4K disc]
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
  • Case Files
  • Hip Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.
  • The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster
  • Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
  • “Do You Feel Me (Remix)” performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah
  • “Blue Magic” from Jay-Z’s Album American Gangster
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • U-Control: Picture in Picture

Scarface 1983 with Pacino on 4K in October

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The 1983 Brian De Palma directed film Scarface starring Al Pacino is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a “Gold Edition” on October 15th via Universal. The film’s screenplay was written by Oliver Stone and it co-starred Michelle PfeifferSteven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Robert Loggia. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and digital copy (code) of the film included. UPDATE: Amazon has now added back a pre-order listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Scarface: 35th Anniversary Reunion [also on the 4K disc]
  • The Scarface Phenomenon
  • The World of Tony Montana
  • The Rebirth
  • The Acting
  • The Creating
  • Scarface: The TV Version
  • The Making of Scarface: The Video Game

There also will be a LIMITED EDITION “The World is Yours” theme 4K UHD Blu-ray Gift Set which will include a collectible gold statue from the film as well as a Blu-ray Disc of the original 1932 “Scarface” film with an introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne. You can find a glimpse of this set pictured below. UPDATE: This 4K Limited Edition set is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

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It’s A Wonderful Life on 4K UHD Blu-ray October

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The classic Frank Capra directed 1946 film “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring James Stewart is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 29th via Paramount. The film co-starred Donna ReedLionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, and Beulah Bondi. The 4K tech specs for the release include restored video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. No information has been given yet in regards to the sound format. UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at retailer Best Buy. The release has still not yet been listed for pre-order over at Amazon but you can stay tuned for an update on that. Paramount has undertaken some painstaking efforts here in restoring this film and you can find more info about that further below, after the break.

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