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1982 film Cat People is headed to 4K in June

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The 1982 film Cat People is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in “Collector’s Edition” on June 28th via Scream Factory.  The film, a remake directed by Paul Schrader, starred Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, Ruby Dee, Ed Begley, Jr., Annette O’Toole, and the late John Heard.

The tech specs for the release will include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with at least HDR10 form of high dynamic range.  The sound format has yet to be detailed and the extras are now in production, so stay tuned for a later update.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will come with its Blu-ray counterpart.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Shout! Factory‘s website.

1998 film Out of Sight is headed to 4K in June

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The 1998 film Out of Sight is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray (in a “Special Edition”) on June 28th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starred George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán, Albert Brooks, Steve Zahn, Elmore Leonard, and Dennis Farina.

This new presentation comes from a “4K scan of the original camera negative.”  The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and both lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes on a BD-100 disc.  The 4K release will come in the form of a 2-disc “combo pack” including its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray Special Edition include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and both 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes on a BD-50 disc.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Special Edition both available for preorder over at Amazon.  Also, you can order the 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray directly from Kino Lorber’s website here.  Bonus materials and details for the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Director Steven Soderbergh and Screenwriter Scott Frank
  • Inside OUT OF SIGHT: An Original Documentary on the Making of the Film – Featuring Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Interviews with Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Albert Brooks, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Elmore Leonard and Scott Frank
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Two Theatrical Trailers (Newly Mastered in 2K)

New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for April 5th, 2022

The following titles will be released on April 5th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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James Wan film Malignant finally on 4K in May

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It may not have initially received a release on the format, but the 2021 film Malignant is finally coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 24th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to retail sources.  The film, produced, co-written & directed by James Wan, stars Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, Jean Louisa Kelly, Susanna Thompson, Jake Abel, and Jacqueline McKenzie. It is most certainly worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” currently over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can for sure expect a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with at least HDR10 (and possibly Dolby Vision) form of high dynamic range along with Dolby Atmos sound — as featured on HBO Max.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” (according to the artwork), meaning it will come with its Blu-ray counterpart and also include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Walmart.  This should include the identical bonus material from the previous Blu-ray, listed below.

  • Malignant: James Wan’s Visions – Groundbreaking filmmaker James Wan takes us behind the scenes for a look at his latest film, Malignant, a genre-bending thriller

Stay tuned for an official announcement and update on tech specs.

2022 film Uncharted on 4K and Blu-ray in May

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The 2022 film “Uncharted” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 10th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular PlayStation video game series of the same title, directed by Ruben Fleischer, stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle.

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.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD 2.39:1 aspect ratio video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround 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 its DVD counterpart, and a digital code (copy) included with each.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases available for preorder over at Amazon.  There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release available at all retailers (pictured below) which you also can find available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  This will include the physical extra of a necklace with a ring.

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

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Becoming Nathan Drake
    • Big Action Breakdown: C-17 Globemaster
    • Charting the Course: On Set with Ruben Fleischer
    • Never a Dull Moment: Stunts & Action
    • The Buddy System
    • Villains, Backstabbers & Accomplices
  • Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film, a special features preview video, and the full announcement regarding the home video releases.

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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for March 29th, 2022

The following titles were released on March 29th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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Moonfall is coming to 4K and Blu-ray in April

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The 2022 disaster film “Moonfall” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 26th via Lionsgate.  The film, directed by Roland Emmerich, stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, and Michael Pena.

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.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the same aspect ratio and also with Dolby Atmos sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray including its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray including its DVD counterpart, and each coming with a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s also worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

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

  • Audio Commentary by writer/producer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer/composer Harald Kloser Listen to audio commentary by writer/producer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer/composer Harald Kloser.
  • Against Impossible Odds: Making Moonfall Filmmakers and actors offer an insider’s view of the genesis of the film, a look at the epic action scenes, and a deep dive into the most groundbreaking moments of the film.
  • Exploring the Moon: Past, Present, and Future What have we learned about the Moon through the ages and where is human exploration of our nearest celestial neighbor going next?  Scientists, historians and astronauts reveal all!
  • KC Houseman Speaks the Truth! Unearth recent viral videos from Megastructurist KC Houseman.
  • Sounds of the Moon Discover how the filmmakers utilized a palette of unique sound effects to bring the world inside of the Moon to life.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement about the home video releases.

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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for March 22nd, 2022

The following titles will be released on March 22nd, 2022 to 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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1971 film Shaft on 4K via Criterion Collection in June

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The 1971 film “Shaft” will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 21st via The Criterion Collection.  The film, directed by Gordon Parks, starred Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell, Lawrence Pressman, and Victor Arnold.  The film has received a new 4K restoration.

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and uncompressed Mono and Stereo sound.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect and uncompressed Mono and Stereo sound.  On both releases, the first sound mix will be the original Mono lossless mix while the second optional sound mix will be a Stereo lossless “soundtrack remastered with creative input from Isaac Hayes III” according to Criterion.

You can find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.  You can also find them available directly via Criterion’s website.

The 4K will come in the form of a “combo pack” and include its Blu-ray counterpart as well as a bonus disc (detailed below), spanning across a 3-disc set. The Blu-ray will be a 2-disc set and include a bonus disc with an additional film — “Shaft’s Big Score! (1972).  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Shaft’s Big Score!, the 1972 follow-up to Shaft by director Gordon Parks
  • New documentary on the making of Shaft featuring curator Rhea L. Combs, film scholar Racquel J. Gates, filmmaker Nelson George, and music scholar Shana L. Redmond
  • Behind-the-scenes program featuring Parks, actor Richard Roundtree, and musician Isaac Hayes
  • Archival interviews with Hayes, Parks, and Roundtree
  • New interview with costume designer Joseph G. Aulisi
  • New program on the Black detective and the legacy of John Shaft, featuring scholar Kinohi Nishikawa and novelist Walter Mosley
  • A Complicated Man: The “Shaft” Legacy (2019)
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from Shaft’s Big Score!
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Amy Abugo Ongiri
  • New cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

2022 Death on the Nile on 4K and Blu-ray in April

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The 2022 film adaptation of “Death on the Nile” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 5th via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, based on the novel written by Agatha Christie, directed by and co-starring Kenneth Branagh, stars Tom Bateman, Annette Benning, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rosie Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.

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 and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound.  The 4K will come in the form of a “combo pack” including its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  Both releases 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 Best Buy.  These are not yet listed over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that.  The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Death on the Nile: Novel to Film – Explore the new vision for Agatha Christie’s classic novel DEATH ON THE NILE, and how Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Michael Green collaborated with Christie’s estate to bring a new twist to this story of love and murder.
  • Agatha Christie: Travel Can Be Murder – The story behind the book connects with Christie’s own love of travel, and especially Egypt and its secrets. Her legacy continues through her family and new generations of filmmakers and actors, all at once contributing to the immortality of her novels.
  • Design on the Nile – The setting, the costumes, the photography, all contribute to the Agatha Christie touch. We take a fun tour of this “ship of suspects” and learn details about the overall look and design of everything from the characters to the environment.
  • Branagh/Poirot – Kenneth Branagh is a one-of-a-kind artist who can switch hats with exceptional skill, playing Poirot one moment and directing the next. This piece pays tribute to Branagh’s ability to stay connected to his cast and creative team through it all.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • The Market
    • Poirot’s Cabin
    • Rosalie and Bouc Outside Temple
    • Windlesham Jogging
    • Poirot Discusses Case
    • Poirot and Bouc Approach Jackie
    • Confronting Bouc and the Otterbournes
    • Poirot Orders Books

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement about the home video releases of the film.

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2nd Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection on 4K May

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There will be a second volume of The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 10th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The five films included in this set, also coming as individual 4K releases, are listed below:

The tech specs for the release of each of the five films include 2160p video presentations in (side matted) 1.33:1 and 1.85:1 aspect ratios with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless sound in Mono sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with each film getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, making it a 10-disc set, and also include a digital code (copy) for each film.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray of the box set now available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this set are fully detailed below for each film.

Disc 1 – Saboteur:

  • Saboteur: A Closer Look
  • Storyboards
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Sketches
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 – Shadow of a Doubt:

  • Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock’s Favorite Film
  • Production Drawings by Art Director Robert Boyle
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 3 – The Trouble with Harry:

  • The Trouble with Harry Isn’t Over
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4 – Marnie:

  • The Trouble with Marnie
  • The Marnie Archives
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 5 – Family Plot:

  • Plotting Family Plot
  • Storyboards: The Chase Scene
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailers

It’s most certainly worth noting that these 5 films will also be receiving individual 4K UHD Blu-ray releases on May 10th as well.  You can find the cover art below for each, and clicking their names further above will take you to their Amazon preorder listings which are already up.

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