Cult-classic Reefer Madness on Blu-ray February

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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 MadnessCocaine
  • FiendsMarihuana: Weed With Roots in Hell, Narcotic, and more
  • Radio spots: The Narcotic StoryReefer RuinMetamorphosis and the Weed

Below, after the break, you can find more information about this volume and the other two volumes of this edgy collection.

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1980 film Cannibal Apocalypse comes to Blu-ray

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The 1980 cult-classic horror film Cannibal Apocalypse is coming to Blu-ray Disc UNCUT on 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 TurnerGiovanni 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
  • Japanese Teaser
  • 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.

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Joker on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray January

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2019’s much talked about film “Joker” starring Joaquin Phoenix is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and 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 exclusive SteelBook 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

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Below you can find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the releases.

  • Joker: Vision & Fury
  • Becoming Joker
  • 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.

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Doctor Sleep comes to 4K and Blu-ray February

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The 2019 sequel “Doctor Sleep” starring Ewan McGregor is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 4th via Warner. The film, a sequel to The Shining based on the novel by Stephen King and directed by Mike Flanagan, co-stars Rebecca FergusonKyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Selena Anduze, Robert Longstreet, Carel Struycken, Carl Lumbly, Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, Alex Essoe, and Roger Dale Floyd. It should be noted that, at the time of writing, the film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. Both the 4K and Blu-ray release will include a “Director’s Cut” of the film, in addition to the theatrical version – on the Blu-ray Disc.

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include video in the 1.78:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases of the film will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc of the film are both now available for preorder over at Amazon. It should be also noted that there will also be an exclusive SteelBook 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Return to the Overlook
  • The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
  • From Shining to Sleep

Even more information regarding the home video releases of the film can be found further below, after the break.

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Harriet with Cynthia Erivo on Blu-ray January

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The 2019 biographical film Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo (as Harriet Tubman) is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 28th via Universal. The film, directed by Kasi Lemmons, co-stars Leslie Odom Jr.Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Janelle Monáe. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD counterpart of the film included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Her Story – Harriet Tubman was one of the strongest women in history, so it’s only right that HARRIET was shepherded by three strong women filmmakers. Watch as they discuss their experience infusing this story with appropriate courage, compassion, and hope.
  • Becoming Harriet – Cynthia Erivo and the rest of the cast join filmmakers in discussing the role of Harriet Tubman and Cynthia’s interpretation of it. From contributing music to the film to finding herself spiritually in the story, Cynthia reveals her personal journey of helping make this film a success.
  • Feature Commentary with Co-writer and Director Kasi Lemmons

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding the upcoming home video release(s) of this film.

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Terminator Dark Fate on 4K and Blu-ray January

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The 2019 Tim Miller directed sequel “Terminator: Dark Fate” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 28th via Paramount. The film, produced by James Cameron, stars Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie DavisArnold SchwarzeneggerNatalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta. Tech specs for the 4K release include video in the 2.39:1 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 include the same aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are now both available for pre-order over at Amazon. Retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive SteelBook 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.

terminator_dark_age_4k_steelbookBoth the 4K and Blu-ray releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and both getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • A Legend Reforged
  • World Builders
  • Dam Busters: The Final Showdown
  • VFX Breakdown: The Dragonfly

ONLY AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL

  • Creating a New Threat
  • Future Tech
  • Previz Sequences
    • Factory Fight
    • Air Battle to Humvee Falling
    • Humvee Dam
  • Commentary by director Tim Miller and editor Julian Clarke
  • Deleted scenes introduction and commentary by Tim Miller

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

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