Category Archives: 4K UHD Blu-ray News

Mad Max The Road Warrior arrives on 4K in November

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The 1981 sequel Mad Max: The Road Warrior is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 2nd, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources. The film, co-written and directed by George Miller, starred Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells, Emil Minty, Virginia Hey, William Zappa, and Kjell Nilsson.

NOTE: This title has yet to be officially announced by the studio [Warner], so you can await an update on this bit of news.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release is known to be coming in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #1: You now can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

Meanwhile, you can find a product page (and soon-to-be preorder) for the 4K UHD Blu-ray over at retailer Best Buy. It’s most certainly worth noting that there will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook as an exclusive over at Best Buy (pictured below). That also has a product page but is not yet available to preorder.

It’s also worth noting that a box set called Mad Max Anthology on 4K UHD Blu-ray (pictured below) has appeared over at Amazon as well as retailer Target. This set will include the first film, “Mad Max” (1979), this film [“Mad Max: The Road Warrior” (1981)], “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” (1985), and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015).

It’s lastly worth noting, as pictured below, that the third film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) will be getting a standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray release and a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook, with the latter being exclusive to retailer Best Buy. You can now find this 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Both releases of this film over at Best Buy have product pages, like the second film, but cannot yet be preordered. More on all of these soon when hopefully the studio announces these releases officially.

Don’t Breathe 2 comes to 4K and Blu-ray in October

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The 2021 sequel “Don’t Breathe 2” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 26th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, which was produced by Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert and directed by Rodo Sayagues, stars Stephen Lang, Brendan Sexton III, Madelyn Grace, Adam Young, Rocci Williams, Christian Zagia, Bobby Schofield, Stephanie Arcila, Diaana Babnicova, and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, while the tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Each release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with both releases are listed below.

  • Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending
  • “Friends & Filmmakers” Featurette
  • “Bad Man (Slang is Back)” Featurette
  • “Designing Deception” Featurette
  • Audio Commentaries With Filmmakers

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

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Old on 4K and Blu-ray October

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The 2021 film “Old” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 19th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by M. Night Shyamalan, stars Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Eliza Scanlen, Aaron Pierre, Embeth Davidtz, and Emun Elliott.

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, on a BD-100 disc. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-50 disc. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray version will include its DVD counterpart, and each will get a digital code (copy) of the film — compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy. It’s now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • DELETED SCENES
  • SHYAMALAN FAMILY BUSINESS – We look at what Night’s two daughters, Ishana and Saleka, contributed to the film and how collaborating with family made filming outside Philadelphia still feel like home.
  • ALL THE BEACH IS A STAGE – Shooting a film in a wide-open space is challenging because angles have to be created, much like theatre. Night explains the significance of his camera movements and the cast discuss the unique experience of filming without coverage.
  • NIGHTMARES IN PARADISE – When making a film like OLD, finding the right shooting location is everything. Hear the story of why Night took the production to the Dominican Republic and how Mother Nature both challenged and helped the production.
  • A FAMILY IN THE MOMENT – Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie and Alex Wolff recount one very special, emotional night of filming that brought them closer than they ever imagined.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the home video release of this film.

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Final Fantasy The Spirits Within on 4K in November

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The 2001 CG animated film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 16th, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, celebrating its 20th anniversary, co-directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Motonori Sakakibara, featured the English voice talents of Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Keith David, James Woods, and Donald Sutherland.

The film has been newly remastered. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as the original theatrical mix in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Original Special Features:
    • Two Feature-Length Commentaries
    • Interactive Documentary: The Making of Final Fantasy®
    • Original Opening
    • Aki’s Dream Reconstruction
    • On the Set with Aki
    • Character Profiles
    • Vehicle Scale Comparisons
    • Compositing Builds
    • Joke Outtakes
    • The Gray Project
    • Theatrical Trailers
This release will initially include a limited edition o-ring, featuring iconic alternate key art.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film coming physically to the 4K format.

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Batman Year One commemorative 4K in November

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The 2011 animated DC Universe Movie “Batman: Year One” will be getting a “Commemorative Edition” released to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format on November 9th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, co-directed by Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery, featured the voice talents of Ben McKenzie, Bryan Cranston, Eliza Dushku, Jeff Bennett, Jon Polito, Alex Rocco, Katee Sackhoff, Grey Griffin, Robin Atkin Downes, and Stephen Root.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and (presumably) the same lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound mix that was found on the previously released [2011] Blu-ray. This set will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film — compatible with Movies Anywhere. You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon or any other retailers, but stay tuned for an update on that. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • NEW Featurette – Reinventing Gordon – An examination of the history of James Gordon through comics, animation, and feature films.
  • FeaturetteConversations with DC ComicsThe Batman creative team at DC discusses the personal influence of Batman: Year One on their careers. Batman producer Michael Uslan leads the chat amongst well-known writers, editors, and artists of Batman lore, focusing on the darker, realistic interpretation of Batman’s origins by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
  • Audio Commentary – Featuring co-producer Alan Burnett, co-director Sam Liu, DC creative director Mike Carlin and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano.
  • FeaturetteHeart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots “The Dark Knight Returns” provided the denouement of Batman’s life. Frank Miller’s next seminal work would provide his near-mythic origin in “Batman: Year One.” This documentary spotlights the contemporary genius of Miller and the audience that was poised to appreciate the depths of his work.
  • DC Showcase – Catwoman (2011 Animated Short) – The felonious feline’s adventure takes her through the seedy streets of Gotham City. Eliza Dushku reprises her Batman: Year One role as the voice of Catwoman. The short is directed by Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One) from a script by Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series).
  • DC Universe Movies Flashbacks
    • Batman: Soul of the Dragon
    • Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One
    • Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two

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

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The Wolf of Wall Street coming to 4K in December

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The 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 14th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Martin Scorsese and based on a true story, starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, and Jon Favreau.

The movie has received a new transfer that was supervised by the director, Martin Scorsese. The tech specs for the release have not yet all been detailed but stay tuned for an update. The 2160p video presentation should at least include HDR10 form of high dynamic range. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s also worth noting that a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) will be available on the same date. No sign if that will be a retailer exclusive or not, and there’s no preorder for it yet, but stay tuned for an update.

The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K disc are listed below.

  • The Wolf Pack (HD)
  • Running Wild (HD)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street Round Table (HD)

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

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1978 film I Spit on Your Grave gets a 4K in October

The 1978 cult-classic horror film I Spit on Your Grave is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a limited edition release on October 26th via Ronin Flix. The film, written and directed by Meir Zarchi, starred Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols, and Gunter Kleemann. The movie has a new 2020 4K scan and restoration, from the original camera negative, and the Mono audio sound mix has also been restored from the uncut version — as detailed below.

“Featuring a brand new 2021 4K HDR Remaster done by Ronin Flix  on 4K Ultra HD, the 2020 4K scan and restoration of director Meir Zarchi’s uncut 35mm original camera negative and the restored original mono soundtrack …”

This limited edition “combo pack” release will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart (as pictured below) as well as a Blu-ray bonus disc with a feature-length documentary and limited edition slipcover.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range as well as DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound options. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with the same DTS-HD MA lossless sound mixes. You’ll have to order this title (it seems) directly via RoninFlix.com, where it is now available for preorder. There’s no sign of this release being available at any other retailers, but stay tuned for an update on that if it changes. The bonus materials set to be included on this 3-disc set are listed below.

On both the 4K UHD Blu-ray & Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary with writer / director Meir Zarchi
  • Audio Commentary with Film Critic Joe Bob Briggs

Also on Blu-ray Disc:

  • Jennifer’s Journey – the locations of I Spit on Your Grave featurette hosted by writer Michael Gingold
  • The Value of Vengeance – Meir Zarchi Remembers I Spit on Your Grave
  • Alternate Day of the Woman Opening Title
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV & Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Slideshow with Rare & Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Set

On a Blu-ray Bonus Disc:

  • “Growing up with I Spit on Your Grave” (2019) feature-length documentary in 1080p HD with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound.
  • EXCLUSIVE Deleted Scenes
  • Terry Zarchi’s 8mm film starring Camille Keaton
  • Home Movies – Camille and Meir’s wedding
  • Trailer

And lastly, you can even find a promo video for this release further below, after the break.

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The Suicide Squad on 4K and Blu-ray in October

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The 2021 film “The Suicide Squad” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 26th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, written and directed by James Gunn, stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg, Jai Courtney, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, and features the voice of Sylvester Stallone.

UPDATED: The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.90:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the same 1.90:1 aspect ratio and with the same Dolby Atmos sound. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

Retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive release of the 4K UHD Blu-ray in SteelBook form (pictured below) that is also available for preorder.

The releases are both going to each come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and the Blu-ray will come with its DVD counterpart. Both will also include a digital code (copy) of the film that is confirmed to be compatible with Movies Anywhere. The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Gag Reel
  • Gotta Love the Squad
  • The Way of The Gunn
  • It’s a Suicide Mission Scene Breakdown
  • My Guns Bigger Than Yours Scene Breakdown
  • Harley’s Great Escape Scene Breakdown
  • The Fall of Jotunheim Scene Breakdown
  • Starro: It’s a Freakin Kaiju!
  • Bringing King Shark To Life
  • War Movie Retro Trailer
  • Horror Movie Retro Trailer
  • Buddy-Cop Retro Trailer
  • Directors Commentary by Director/Writer James Gunn
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding both the digital and physical releases of this film.

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