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1989 film Do the Right Thing on 4K UHD Blu-ray in February

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The 1989 Spike Lee joint “Do the Right Thing” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 2nd, 2021, via Universal — according to retailers. The film, written & directed by Spike Lee, featured a cast of Danny AielloOssie DavisRuby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison, Samuel L. Jackson, and Martin Lawrence. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film include a video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 with DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll receive its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed to preorder over at Amazon and retailer Walmart. Bonus materials set to be included with the 4K release are listed below.

  • Spike Lee Introduction
  • Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Making Do the Right Thing
  • The Riot Sequence
  • 20th Anniversary Edition Feature Audio Commentary with director Spike Lee
  • Feature Commentary with Director Spike Lee, Director of Photography Ernest Dickerson, Production Designer Wynn Thomas, and Actor Joie Lee
  • Cannes, 1989
  • Trailers

Batman Soul of the Dragon on 4K and Blu-ray in January

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The DC Universe Movie “Batman Soul of the Dragon” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 26th, 2021, via Warner Brothers Home Entertainment. The animated film, R-Rated, directed by Sam Liu and produced by Bruce Timm, features the voice talents of David Giuntoli (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Mark Dacascos (Richard Dragon), Kelly Hu (Lady Shiva), Michael Jai White (Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger), James Hong (O-Sensei), and Josh Keaton (Jeffrey Burr). The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc both listed to preorder over at Amazon. Retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Gift Set featuring a figurine (pictured below) which is now also available to preorder over on their site.

The bonus materials set to be included with each of these releases are listed below.

  • Batman – Raw Groove (New Featurette)– From the explosion of gritty cinema and kung fu to the cultural changes spreading across the U.S., we explore the early ’70s and how they inspired Batman: Soul of the Dragon.
  • Producer Jim Krieg’s Far Out Highlights (New Featurette)– It’s an off-the-hook and out-of-sight supercut of one of Producer Jim Krieg’s funniest in-character appearances.
  • Peek at the next DC Universe MovieAn advance look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection, Justice Society: World War II.
  • Look Back: Superman: Red Son (Featurette) – Kal-El’s rocket fleeing Krypton never reaches Smallville, but instead lands in the Soviet Union, single-handedly shifting the new world order. This is the epic re-imagining of Superman’s origin story.
  • Look Back: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (Featurette) – Set against the backdrop of turn of the century Gotham, Batman is involved in a hunt for a criminal who has committed the most heinous acts of murder. This is Batman versus Jack the Ripper!
  • From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, “Day of the Samurai”
  • From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, “Night of the Ninja”

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film (released today) and find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of the film.

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Elysium starring Matt Damon comes to 4K in February

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The 2013 film “Elysium” starring Matt Damon is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 9th, 2021, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Neill Blomkamp, co-starred Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner. The tech specs for the release include a 4K video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) Of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed to preorder over at Amazon. The release will contain bonus materials on both the 4K and Blu-ray discs, which are listed below.

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Exoskeletons, Explosions and the Action Choreography of Elysium
  • The Hero, The Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium
  • The Art of the Elysium Miniatures
  • Bugatti 2154
  • Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY DISC™

  • Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium
  • Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky
  • Extended Scene
  • Visions of 2154 – An Interactive Exploration of the Art and Design of Elysium
  • In Support of the Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium
  • The Technology of 2154
  • The Journey to Elysium
    • Envisioning Elysium
    • Capturing Elysium
    • Enhancing Elysium

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

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Ip Man The Complete Collection comes to 4K in December

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The “Ip Man: The Complete Collection” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 15th via Well Go USA. The set includes the four films “Ip Man” (2008), “Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grand Master” (2010), “Ip Man 3” (2015), and “Ip Man 4: The Finale” (2019). All four of the films, directed by Wilson Yip and starring Donnie Yen, have been remastered in 4K. The tech specs for the 8-disc set include a 4K presentation in original 2.35:1 aspect ratios, for all of the films, with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos sound in Cantonese. There will also be audio options for English, Spanish, and even French (on one film), as well as subtitles in English. You can now find this 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon.

The 8-disc set will come as a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include its Blu-ray Disc counterparts as well. The limited-edition set will also include a double-sided poster and a compendium booklet (as pictured below with the packaging).

The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed further below, after the break, for each film. These will all be included on the Blu-ray Disc counterparts for each.

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