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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for May 11th, 2021

The following titles will be released on May 11th, 2021 to 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on 4K UHD Blu-ray in July

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According to retailers, the 2010 film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 6th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, based on the “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novels, was directed by Edgar Wright and starred Michael CeraMary Elizabeth WinsteadKieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman, Ellen Wong, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Brie Larson, Mae Whitman, Brandon Routh, and Chris Evans.

The tech specs for the 4K release have yet to be detailed but you can most certainly expect it to come with at least HDR10 form of high dynamic range. More on that at a later point, including regarding bonus materials, as this release has yet to be officially announced by the studio. Expect that any day now. It is known, via the cover art (pictured above), that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed to preorder from retailers Best Buy and Target, as well as online retailer HD Movie Source. There’s no Amazon preorder listing yet, but stay tuned (as mentioned) for updates.

2021 Sci-Fi film Voyagers lands on 4K and Blu-ray in June

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The 2021 science fiction film “Voyagers” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 8th via Lionsgate. The film, written and directed by Neil Burger, stars Tye SheridanLily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Chanté Adams, and Colin Farrell. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will include a DVD, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both listed for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • “Born for This: The Cast of Voyagers” Featurette
  • “Against Type: Unlearning Human Nature” Featurette
  • “Survival of the Fittest: The Physicality of Voyagers” Featurette
  • “On the Surface: The Visual Style of Voyagers” Featurette
  • “Hidden Chambers: Tour the Humanitas” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the home video release.

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1986 film Howard the Duck on 4K UHD Blu-ray in July

According to retailers, the 1986 film adaptation of “Howard the Duck” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 6th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. It was based on a Marvel Comics character of the same name. The film was executive produced by George Lucas, directed by Willard Huyck, and it starred Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Paul Guilfoyle, as well as featured the voice talent of Chip Zien (as “Howard T. Duck”). The tech specs for the 4K release have not yet at all been detailed, but you should expect it to include at least HDR10 form of high dynamic range and 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release appears (based on the art, above) to be coming in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. No word yet on what bonus materials will be featured with the release. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Target as well as at online retailer HD Movie Source. That’s where the release date, aside from some rumors online that now seem to be verified, comes from. Stay tuned for further updates like an Amazon preorder listing, and for when this title gets officially announced by the studio [Universal].

1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on 4K June

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The 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 29th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, a screen adaptation that was written by the very same author of the book (Roald Dahl), was directed by Mel Stuart. It starred Gene WilderJack AlbertsonPeter OstrumJulie Dawn Cole, Roy Kinnear, Denise Nickerson, Leonard Stone, Paris Themmen, Nora Denney, Michael Bollner, Ursula Reit, Diana Sowle, and Günter Meisner. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray Disc counterpart in addition to a digital code (copy) of the film. It is most certainly worth noting that this 1971 children’s film is still, at the time of writing this with a 90% rating, “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

UPDATE: This title was officially announced today by Warner. There’s a placeholder page now over at Amazon for the 4K UHD Blu-ray, but it’s not yet a functional preorder listing. Stay tuned to that page or here for an update. In the meantime, you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray already listed as available for preorder (with said release date) over at retailer Target and over at online retailers Deep Discount and HD Movie Source.

  • Commentary with the Wonka Kids
  • Pure Imagination: The Story of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  • The Moviemakers
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: Pure Imagination
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: I Want It Now!
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: I’ve Got A Golden Ticket
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-De-Do
  • Theatrical Trailer

It also is being said, around social media, that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured below), but there’s no listing yet to back that up.

Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement about the 4K UHD Blu-ray release as well as a 10-minute preview of the film that Warner Bros. Entertainment has posted on YouTube.

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2013 sequel G.I. Joe Retaliation is coming to 4K in late July

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The 2009 film “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 20th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The sequel to the 2009 film, based on the popular Hasbro action figure franchise, directed by Jon M. Chu, featured a cast of Dwayne JohnsonChanning Tatum, Bruce Willis, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Lee Byung-Hun, Luke Bracey, Jonathan Pryce, Walton Goggins, RZA, Joseph Mazzello, and Arnold Vosloo.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby TrueHD 7.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its 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. The bonus materials set to be included with this release will be an audio commentary, found on both the 4K and Blu-ray disc, and extras only on the Blu-ray listed below.

  • Commentary by director Jon M. Chu and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura
  • G.I. JOE: Declassified
    • Mission Briefing
    • Deployment
    • Two Ninjas
    • The Desert Attack
    • COBRA Strikes
    • The Lone Soldiers
    • The Monastery
    • Fort Sumter
  • Deleted Scenes

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film and the first film from 2009 (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray format, in an obvious promotion for the upcoming release of “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins” in July.

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2009 film G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra comes to 4K in late July

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The 2009 film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 20th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular Hasbro action figure franchise, directed by Stephen Sommers, featured a cast of Dennis QuaidChanning TatumMarlon Wayans, Ray Park, Sienna Miller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Karolina Kurkova, Lee Byung-Hun, Rachel Nichols, Jonathan Pryce, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as DTS-HD Master 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its 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. The only bonus material set to be included with this release will be an audio commentary, found on both the 4K and Blu-ray disc, listed below.

  • Commentary by director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film and its 2013 sequel (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray format, in an obvious promotion for the upcoming release of “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins” in July.

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Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk on 4K and Blu-ray in June

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The 2021 film “Nobody” starring Bob Odenkirk appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The film, directed by Ilya Naishuller, co-stars Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, RZA, and Aleksey Serebryakov. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, as the studio has yet to officially announce it, but stay tuned for an update on that. It is known via the cover art (pictured above) that the releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will get its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will get a DVD counterpart, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailer Best Buy — who gave away the release date.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Lastly, I have to say that I personally am already a big fan of this flick. I was able to watch it three times over the past weekend via a digital rental. This movie comes as highly recommended.

Below after the break, you can find the red band trailer for this film.

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2021 film Godzilla vs. Kong on 4K and Blu-ray in June

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The 2021 film “Godzilla vs. Kong” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 15th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. This latest in the “MonsterVerse” was directed by Adam Wingard. Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgård, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby BrownRebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, and Demián Bichir. It’s worth noting, at the time of writing this, the film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will come with its DVD counterpart, and each will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available over at Amazon, as well as at retailer Target. Stay tuned for when Amazon preorder listings go live for both versions of the film. Also, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as a retailer exclusive over at Best Buy. It’s not yet a functional preorder and is only stating coming soon on its placeholder page. The art for that 4K SteelBook is expected to be what I’ve originally shown a bit below.

The bonus materials set to be included with both releases are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Director Adam Wingard
  • 10 Featurettes on Blu-ray — Over an Hour of Excitement — Including:
  • The Phenomenon of Gojira, King of the Monsters
  • The Evolution of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World
  • Round One: Battle at Sea
  • Round Two: One Will Fall

Stay tuned for when the studio [Warner] officially announces this release for further details. Finally, below is a glimpse at that 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook‘s artwork.

Below, after the break, you can find the cover art for the Blu-ray release of the film as well as the trailer, and finally the official announcement regarding the home video releases.

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2015 film Sicario gets a 4K SteelBook in June at Best Buy

The 2015 film “Sicario” will be getting a 4K Blu-ray Disc SteelBook exclusively over at retailer Best Buy on June 15th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, starred Emily BluntJosh BrolinBenicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Victor Garber, and Daniel Kaluuya. Tech specs for the Blu-ray of the film include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. This release will come with a digital copy of the film. You can now find the 4K Blu-ray Disc Exclusive SteelBook available for preorder over at Best Buy.

Related note: This film will also be getting a Blu-ray SteelBook exclusive to retailer Target on the very same day, June 15th, which you can find more info about over HERE in this news story.

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