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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for October 5th, 2021

The following titles will be released on October 5th, 2021 to 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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The Karate Kid Collection comes to 4K in December

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The Karate Kid Collection is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The set includes the three films “The Karate Kid” (1984), “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986), and “The Karate Kid Part III” (1989). This release will mark the very first time that the two sequels have been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format. All three films have been remastered in 4K from the original camera negatives. All of the films were directed by John G. Avildsen and the cast for the films included Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, and Martin Kove.

The tech specs for the 4K releases include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range, as well as Dolby Atmos, a lossless 5.1 surround mix, and the original 2.0 Stereo theatrical sound mix, for each of the three films. Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts.

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

The bonus materials set to be included for each film in this set include some new extras. Since that list can run a tad bit lengthy, I’ve chosen to include those in the press release listed further below after the break.

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Jungle Cruise comes to 4K and Blu-ray in November

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The 2021 live-action film adaptation of the popular theme park ride “Jungle Cruise” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 16th via Disney. The film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Veronica Falcón, and Paul Giamatti.

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. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will get its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray version will get its DVD counterpart, and each will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Target. They also are listed over at retailer Best Buy but are not yet functional. Speaking of retailers, both will be getting exclusives for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release. Target will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Art Edition packaging (pictured below) and it is now available for preorder.

Meanwhile, retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now listed but not yet available for preorder. Stay tuned for an update on the chance that this film gets listed on Amazon.

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

  • Jungle Cruise Expedition Mode – Climb aboard a ramshackle tramp steamer (or your own couch) to learn fun facts, discover Easter eggs and catch some pop-up trivia throughout the movie.
  • It’s A Jungle Out There: Making Jungle Cruise – Director Jaume Collet-Serra, the cast and crew discuss the importance of the film’s elements, from casting to makeup to the use of an ancient indigenous language, in creating the world that honors one of Disneyland’s most beloved rides.
  • Dwayne And Emily: Undoubtedly Funny – Go on-set with the two stars, whose new-found friendship helped them project a natural onscreen chemistry. Although their characters challenge each other throughout the film, the actors make each other laugh. A lot!
  • Creating The Amazon – Explore the cinematic artistry involved in creating the world of Jungle Cruise, including how Frank’s boat coursed “dangerous” water in a tank in Atlanta, how a town was built in Kauai, and how a ferocious jaguar came to life, among other amazing effects.
  • Once A Skip, Always A Skip – Join a panel of “Skippers” at the Disneyland Resort as they reminisce about the rewards, challenges and surprises they’ve experienced while helming the world-famous Jungle Cruise attraction, and hear their advice to aspiring skippers everywhere!
  • Outtakes – Step behind the scenes of the production to catch the cast in a series of flubs, falls, foibles — and a whole lot of laughter.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • MacGregor Drives The Boat
    • MacGregor Water Skis
    • Joachim And Nilo On The Dock
    • Frank Talks To Proxima & Lily’s Nightmares
    • Sub Gets Stuck
    • Proxima Surprises MacGregor
    • Frank Gets The Cold Shoulder
    • Trader Sam And Lily Walk In The Jungle
    • MacGregor And Trader Sam Say Goodbye
    • Frank Makes Tea For Lily
    • The Backside Of Water

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video releases of this film — from last month. If you’re wondering why I’m just now reporting this, it’s because there are finally more details, actual artwork, and of course, there are the retailer exclusives and preorder links or listings now up.

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Reminiscence with Hugh Jackman on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2021 film “Reminiscence” starring Hugh Jackman is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 9th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Lisa Joy, co-stars Rebecca Ferguson, Thandie Newton, Cliff Curtis, and Marina de Tavira.

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. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray will include a digital code (copy) of the film which is compatible with Movies Anywhere.

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

The release will include the following bonus materials.

  • You’re Going on a Journey
  • The Sunken Coast
  • Crafting a Memory
  • Reminiscence: A Family Reunion
  • Save My Love

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

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1948 film The Red Shoes comes to 4K in December

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The 1948 film The Red Shoes is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 14th via The Criterion Collection. The film, co-directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, starred Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Léonide Massine, Albert Bassermann, Ludmilla Tchérina, and Esmond Knight.

The release features a 4K digital transfer from the 2009 restoration. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and an uncompressed lossless Mono sound mix. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart in 1080p HD. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Criterion. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Audio commentary from 1994 by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with actors Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Scorsese
  • Profile of “The Red Shoes,” a 2000 documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team
  • Interview with director Michael Powell’s widow, editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
  • Audio recordings from 1994 of actor Jeremy Irons reading excerpts from Powell and screenwriter Emeric Pressburger’s novelization of The Red Shoes and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Red Shoes”
  • Collection of rare publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos
  • Gallery of memorabilia from Scorsese’s collection
  • The “Red Shoes” Sketches, a 1948 animated film of Hein Heckroth’s painted storyboards, with the Red Shoes ballet as an alternate angle
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt
  • Cover by F. Ron Miller

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 16th, 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.

UPDATE #2: this title has now been pushed back two weeks, along with the other sequel and box set (Anthology) to a new release date of November 16th (originally slated for 11/2).

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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