Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is coming to 4K in October

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Warner Brother Home Entertainment has officially announced plans to bring the 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed Sci-Fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” in a new restoration to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 30th. The release received a restoration, as mentioned, but not a lot of detail yet on the exact process. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Yes, no Atmos on this release, sadly. The title is available for PRE-ORDER already over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this “combo pack” release, including a remastered Blu-ray Disc of the film, are listed below.

  • Audio with Commentary from Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood (on 4K & Blu-ray)
  • “Channel Four Documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth
  • “Standing on the Shoulder’s of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001
  • “Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
  • “What Is Out There?”
  • 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Art”
  • “Look: Stanley Kubrick!”
  • 11/27/66 Interview with Stanley Kubrick [Audio Only]
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Premium Booklet
  • Art Cards

This is going to be something wonderful. I, personally, cannot wait!

RUMOR: “Incredibles 2” 4K and Blu-ray release date leak, plus the exclusives

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EDITORIAL NOTE:
This is considered a RUMOR and should only “be taken with a grain of salt” so-to-speak. Wait for the official announcement from the studio later in the year for the solid (set in stone) release date.


I know, It seems the rumors have been flying around a bit much lately, but we have ourselves yet another one. Thanks to my co-writer (Brendan) noticing a retailer (we will not name) making a slip-up, and leaking the release date, we can tell you when you can LIKELY expect Brad Bird‘s 2018 sequel “Incredibles 2” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. The date my co-writer claims to have seen was “9/14” – September 14th. This would technically come on a Friday, not a traditional Tuesday release. Disney and some other studios have actually done this over the years, so I wouldn’t rule it out as being the case.

However, the traditional (Tuesday) release date is 9/11 – if the date before-mentioned was perhaps removed, because it was incorrect, well then that actually perhaps is the release date? Keep that in mind, but as always with RUMORS, take it ALL also “with a grain of salt,” and wait for an official announcement from the studio (Disney).

Further below, after the break, I’ll be going over all the pre-orders of exclusive versions available at retailers. These are all up and official, just don’t put them together with our RUMORED release date. OK? OK. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Moving on.

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RUMOR ALERTS: “Deadpool 2” and “Avengers: Infinity War” come in August

Our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits has pointed out that some early retailer alerts are seeming to indicate release dates on two pretty big superhero films (in theaters now). Those two films are “Deadpool 2” (from Fox) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (from Disney).

Deadpool 2” starring Ryan Reynolds is slated for a RUMORED August 21st release on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. “Deadpool 2” is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon on 4K and Blu-ray. The release also will receive Steelbook packaging versions of the releases EXCLUSIVELY over at retailer Best Buy. Those pre-orders are up for both the 4K Steelbook and Blu-ray Disc Steelbook over there.

Avengers: Infinity War” starring pretty much the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe‘ is slated for a RUMORED August 14th release on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update. This also will receive Steelbook packaging EXCLUSIVELY for the 4K UHD Blu-ray version over at retailer Best Buy. The pre-order is up for both the 4K Steelbook over there.

As always with anything we deem as a RUMOR, you should only ‘take it with a grain of salt‘ so-to-speak until we receive the official announcements from the respective studios (Fox & Disney).

RUMOR ALERT: “Predator” coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray possibly in August

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Okay, so take this only as a RUMOR. Our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits just shared a tweet, and had been recently teasing about it, “Predator” looks to possibly be slated for an August stateside release on 4K UHD Blu-ray. The European import cover art (pictured above) that Bill posted, along with a UK release date of “8/6” in the tweet tells us to expect it likely around that same time stateside. In fact, Bill replied to me, as you’ll find further below, and speculates on a logical (Tuesday) August 7th release date. ONCE AGAIN, take this ‘with a grain of salt‘ and only as a RUMOR at this point until Fox Home Entertainment confirms it.

UPDATE: My co-writer (Brendan) has come across what we think to be a PRE-ORDER listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray over at Amazon, that carries, just as Bill suggested, a AUGUST 7th release date. We cannot confirm this, yet there’s no one denying it, at this point. So, stay tuned for further updates and possibly an official release announcement later next week?

Further below, after the break, you’ll find Bill Hunt’s original tweets regarding this.

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“Van Wilder” starring Ryan Reynolds comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray August

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The 2002 film “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” starring Ryan Reynolds is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 14th via Lionsgate, in an UNRATED version. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in both HDR (HDR10) and Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range options, with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon, alternatively it is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are housed on the Blu-ray Disc included, which are listed below.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Party Legends, Pledges, and ‘Bull’-ies” Featurette
  • Drunken Idiot “Kommentary”
  • “Ultimate College Party Guide” Featurette
  • “Gwen-ezuma’s Revenge” Featurette
  • “Testicles of the Animal Kingdom” Interactive Quizzicle
  • “Write That Down” Quotes from and Inspired by the Film
  • Sugarcult “Bouncing Off the Walls” Music Video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Burly TV Specials, “Half Baked,” “Imposter,” “Movie Junky”
  • Comedy Central’s “Reel Comedy: National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
  • Van Wilder Blu-Book Exam: Exclusive Blu-ray Interactive Game

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” 4K Steelbook exclusive at Best Buy

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EDITORIAL NOTE: This news is a bit ahead of things, considering the film just recently hit theaters and has no release date yet announced on home video. However I think this is worth sharing with you all, especially 4K, Steelbook, and the franchise fans.

As I was looking through the upcoming Steelbook EXCLUSIVES over at retailer Best Buy, I noticed earlier this week that there’s already a PRE-ORDER listing for the recently released (2018) Ron Howard directed film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook. The release (as pictured above) says it will be a “combo pack” including also a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film. This news, again, is way ahead of things, so stay tuned for updates a bit further down the road, so-to-speak.

1983 John Carpenter directed “Christine” comes to 4K in September

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The 1983 John Carpenter directed film, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel, “Christine” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 11th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K with HDR (HDR10) video and Dolby Atmos sound. This will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital copy of the film. “Christine” on 4K UHD Blu-ray isn’t available for pre-order over at Amazon yet, but stay tuned for an update. The film, celebrating its 35th anniversary, will include the following Blu-ray bonus materials listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Christine: Ignition”
    • “Christine: Fast and Furious”
    • “Christine: Finish Line”
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon
    • Three Featurettes:
      • “Christine: Ignition”
      • “Christine: Fast and Furious”
      • “Christine: Finish Line”

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.

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IMAX film “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” on 4K Blu-ray in July

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The 2017 documentary short film “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” originally released in IMAX theaters, is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 24th via Shout! Factory. The short is narrated by Jeff Bridges, and was directed by Greg MacGillivray. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copy of the film are included. This is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon now. Below (after the break) you’ll find the official announcement for this release, as well as another IMAX documentary short also coming out on 4K UHD Blu-ray the very same day.

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Sony UBP-X700 4K UHD Blu-ray Player gets Dolby Vision firmware update

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According to an article I came across at Forbes, the Sony UBP-X700 4K UHD Blu-ray Player has recently received a firmware update to make it capable of outputting Dolby Vision type of HDR (High Dynamic Range) found on some releases. There’s a catch here though, you MUST also be on a Sony 4K TV, and it has to be one that is compatible. In other words, if you went all Sony on your 4K setup you’re likely to be able to update the firmware on both your Player and 4K TV. Although, some (I’m guessing older) Sony 4K TV models might not be capable of the update. What is needed for your Sony 4K TV to be capable of this is that it have the X1 Extreme processor, found in some of their 4K sets. While it may not be amazing news to everyone here, you have to admit it’s very cool. If you own a capable Sony 4K set you’re likely loving this news.

For more information on this I suggest you read the thorough full article, by John Archer, over on Forbes.

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John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray July

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The 2018 John Krasinski directed film “A Quiet Place” starring Emily Blunt is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc from Paramount on July 10th. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include full 2160p 4K with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision types of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include full 1080p HD and Dolby Atmos sound. The title is available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc over at Amazon.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release, which will be housed on the Blu-ray Disc for both versions, are listed below:

  • Creating the Quiet – Behind the Scenes of A QUIET PLACE
  • The Sound of Darkness – Editing Sound for A QUIET PLACE
  • A Reason for Silence – The Visual Effects of A QUIET PLACE

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“Rampage” with Dwayne Johnson on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray in July

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Warner Brothers has officially announced plans to bring the 2018 Brad Peyton directed film “Rampage” (based on the video game of the same title) starring Dwayne Johnson to 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc, and Blu-ray 3D on July 17th. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include full 2160p 4K in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both HDR options of Dolby Vision and HDR10, as well as includes both Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 MA sound mixes. The Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D releases include full 1080p in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 MA sound as well. All versions will include a digital copy of the film.

Amazon already has PRE-ORDER listings available for each: 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray DiscBlu-ray 3D.

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