2019 film Hustlers on 4K and Blu-ray December

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The 2019 film “Hustlers” starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 10th via Universal. The film, inspired by a true story and directed by Lorene Scafaria, co-stars Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B. Hustlers received quite a bit of critical-acclaim during its theatrical run, in fact it’s “Certified Fresh” 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. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The two releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting and Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on these releases are listed below.

  • Feature Commentary with Director Lorene Scafaria
  • Trailers

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about these upcoming home video releases of the film.

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PlayStation 5 to include 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

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Today Sony has officially announced plans to bring their next-generation video game console PS5 (PlayStation 5) out holiday season of 2020 with a 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive. Sony decided to give WIRED magazine an exclusive bit of details regarding this upcoming console in a recently published news post. In that news post, it has been confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will not only include an SSD (solid-state drive) for internal storage but also include an optical drive for games physically on a disc. Sony may not have found the previous console (PS4, nor the PS4 Pro) worthy of getting it but this next-gen console (PS5) is set to include a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. Games will also physically be contained on 4K UHD Blu-ray Discs (via a BD-100 specifically).

There’s no word yet if the player will be capable of outputting Dolby Vision (or even HDR10+) form of High Dynamic Range. It’s worth noting that the current Sony 4K UHD Blu-ray set-top players do feature Dolby Vision support, so that’s perhaps a good sign it could be coming to the PS5. Next question, will the console be able to bitstream next-gen immersive sound formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X? That’s yet to be officially confirmed for the formats (by name), however, there is mention of sound that will leave you immersed – as quoted below.

“The result, Cerny says, will make you feel more immersed in the game as sounds come at you from above, from behind, and from the side.”

– WIRED

That should be a hint at Dolby Atmos probably at least being supported, especially considering that the rival XBOX One console now is featuring Dolby Atmos sound on some games. As further details come to light regarding this upcoming console and its capabilities in terms of a 4K UHD Blu-ray player, I’ll be sure to update this post. In the meantime, be sure to read the full news story over at WIRED. Below you can find the quote from that where they [Sony] drop the confirmation that it will include the 4K optical drive.

“Either way, physical games for the PS5 will use 100GB optical disks, inserted into an optical drive that doubles as a 4K Bluray player.”

– WIRED

Disney film Moana on 4K UHD Blu-ray November

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The 2016 animated film Moana is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The Academy Award-nominated film, co-directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, & Chris Williams, featured the voice talents of Auli’i CravalhoDwayne JohnsonRachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive release at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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

  • Deleted Song: “Warrior Face”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Maui Mini-Movie: “Gone Fishing”
  • Music Video – “How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara
  • Short Film: “Inner Workings”
  • Fishing for Easter Eggs
  • They Know the Way: Making the Music of Moana
  • And Much, Much More!

Disney film Zootopia comes to 4K in November

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The 2016 animated film Zootopia is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The Academy Award-winning film, co-directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, & Jared Bush, featured the voice talents of Ginnifer GoodwinJason BatemanIdris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive release at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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

  • Deleted Characters
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Zoology: The Roundtables
  • The Origin of an Animal Tale
  • Research: A True-Life Adventure
  • Z.P.D. Forensic Files
  • And More!

The Princess and the Frog on 4K in November

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The 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Ron ClementsJohn Musker, featured the voice talents of Anika Noni Rose, Bruno CamposKeith DavidOprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, and John Goodman. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that there will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusively available at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Return of Hand-Drawn Animation
  • The Making of a Princess
  • Conjuring the Villian
  • Disney Legacy
  • Bringing Life to Animation
  • And More!

Disney animated film Tangled on 4K November

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The 2010 Disney animated film Tangled is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Nathan GrenoByron Howard, featured the voice talents of  Mandy MooreZachary LeviDonna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, and Brad Garrett. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that the release will also be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook release exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Untangled: The Making of a Fairy Tale
  • Original Storybook Openings
  • And More!

The Angry Birds Movie 2 comes to 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 animated sequel “The Angry Birds Movie 2” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 12th via Sony. The film, based on the video game (“Angry Birds”) and directed by Thurop Van Orman, features the voice talents Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, and Pete Davidson. Tech specs for the 4K and Blu-ray releases have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. The releases will both come in form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each getting a digital code (copy of the film). The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • ALL-NEW MINI MOVIE! – “Live Stream”: When Silver attempts her first livestream, Red is the ultimate Angry Bird while the adorable Hatchlings get into mischief.
  • 6 Classic Hatchling Mini Movies
  • DIY Family Fun!:
    • “Hangry Birds: Popcorn Balls”: No need to be angry or hangry with this simple, fun cooking tutorial. Follow along to make Red’s go-to comfort food and enjoy these tasty popcorn balls at home.
    • “Smarty Birds: Crafty Volcano”: From the volcano on Eagle Island, Zeta plots her sinister plan and sends her lava balls flying. But why should Zeta have all the fun? Build your own volcano and watch it erupt combining crafts and science in this brainy how-to video!
    • “Crafty Birds: Pig Snot!”: Ready to roll up your sleeves and get a little messy? It’s time to mix a few ingredients and create your very own pig snot (slime!). Just make sure to keep it away from Bomb…he likes to drink it. (Eeeew!)
  • “Bird Watching”: In this hilarious “birds-eye” view of the real-life species that inspired the artists, we take a trip to the LA ZOO to get up close and personal with real-life Mighty Eagles, Blue Birds, Toucans, and more. With fun reactions from the cast intercut throughout the piece – get ready to laugh, learn and meet some amazing avian friends
  • “Meet The New Birds & Pigs”: Join the returning cast and meet the unique new cast members giving voice to the hilarious characters in Angry Birds 2. In exclusive BTS recording sessions and interviews, we’ll see how Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, and Sterling K. Brown bring these unforgettable characters to life.
  • “Hatching the Hatchlings”: The Hatchlings are soooooo cute! And in Angry Birds 2, we get to join them on their very own adventure! Meet these mischievous little troublemakers as we talk to filmmakers about the creation of the Hatchlings and their expanded storyline in the film, and hear from cast members about their love for these adorable baby birds.
  • “Flocking Together: Making The Angry Birds Movie 2”: Go behind the scenes with the flock of talented artists who worked together to make The Angry Birds Movie 2.
  • “Happy Thanks-pigging”: Zeta is not a fan of the traditional Thanksgiving menu!
  • “Jingle Birds: A Holiday Song From The Cast of Angry Birds 2”: Sing along with Rachel Bloom and Jason Sudeikis with a new twist on this holiday classic.

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

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Red Heat starring Schwarzenegger comes to 4K

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1988 film Red Heat starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 29th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Walter Hill, co-starred Jim BelushiPeter Boyle, Ed O’Ross, Laurence Fishburne, and Gina Gershon.  Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • “Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Man Who Raised Hollywood” Featurette
  • “Political Context of Red Heat” Featurette
  • “East Meets West” Featurette
  • “A Stunt Man for All Seasons” Featurette
  • “I’m Not Russian, But I Play One on TV” Featurette
  • “Making of Red Heat” Featurette
  • Original Trailer

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

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