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Liar Liar gets a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray in January

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The 1997 comedy “Liar Liar will be getting a “25th Anniversary Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on January 18th, 2022 via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Tom Shadyac, starred Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes, Anne Haney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Jason Bernard, and Amanda Donohoe. This will be spine number 127 in the Shout Select line.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround and 2.0 Stereo sound. You can now find the Shout Select Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly through Shout! Factory’s website. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • NEW “In Session: Looking Back At The Writing of Liar Liar”
  • NEW “The Cases For Comedy: Looking Back At The Cast of Liar Liar”
  • Deleted Scene
  • Outtakes
  • Feature Commentary With Director Tom Shadyac
  • “Bridging The Comedy Chasm”
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this upcoming release of the film.

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RUMOR: Last Night in Soho on 4K and Blu-ray January

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RUMOR time, folks. It appears that the 2021 film “Last Night in Soho” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 18th, 2022 via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to a retail source. The film, co-written & directed by Edgar Wright, stars Thomasin McKenzie, Matt SmithMichael Ajao, and Anya Taylor-Joy.

The tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not yet been detailed, as it has not even officially been announced by the studio. So, I’m only considering this a rumor until it is officially announced. However, as mentioned, one dependable source is indicating the aforementioned release date on physical media. Both releases it appears will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its 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 both available for preorder over at Amazon. And, just in case Amazon decides to remove the release date, I’ve decided to take screenshots of each listing.

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

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1980 film Alligator on 4K UHD Blu-ray in February

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The 1980 horror film Alligator is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 22nd, 2022 via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory), in the form of a “Collector’s Edition” release. The film, directed by Lewis Teague, starred Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger, Jack Carter, Sydney Lassick, Perry Lang, and Henry Silva.

The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been announced, but stay tuned for an update later on. It is known that the release will come in the form of a 3-disc “combo pack” meaning you’ll get a Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as another Blu-ray likely entirely filled with extras (bonus materials). Across those, you’ll get two different cuts of the film.

UPDATE #1: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, you can still find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder directly via ShoutFactory.com for now, where you will receive a poster as an added bonus.

It’s also worth noting that the film’s sequel Alligator II: The Mutation (1991) will be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on February 22nd, 2022 as well, via Scream Factory.

Further below, after the break, you can find a short announcement from the distributor about the upcoming release of the film.

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Animated TV series The Batman on Blu-ray in February

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The animated TV show The Batman: The Complete Series is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 1st, 2022 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The show, which ran from 2004 through 2008, featured the voice talents of Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara, Danielle Judovits, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, and the late Adam West. The show has been fully-remastered in HD.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray, although not yet fully detailed, should presumably include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with a lossless audio mix — likely in a 2.0 Stereo configuration — spanning across a 6-disc set. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the complete series. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Dark Dynasty Continues (NEW Featurette) – Explore the relationship between The Batman and his allies as he evolves from mysterious vigilante to the World’s Greatest Detective.
  • Joining Forces: The Batman’s Legendary Team-Ups (Featurette) – How the series’ producers adapted the DC “Team-Up-Tales” approach from the comic books to the screen.
  • The Batman Junior Detective Challenge (Quiz) – Alfred tests your detective skills with The Batman: The Complete Series challenge.
  • The Batman Junior Detective Exam: Level 2 (Quiz) – Pass The Batman test of knowledge with the level 2 exam.
  • Building Batman (Featurette) – Detective Ellen Yin investigates The Batman’s true identity.
  • Gotham PD Case Files (Featurette) – Highly confidential profiles of The Batman’s most dastardly foes.
  • New Look, New Direction, New Knight (Featurette) – Go behind the scenes to explore the development of The Batman television series.
  • The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked (Featurette) – Supervising Producer Duane Capizzi talks about the animated series.
  • The Batman: Season 4 Unmasked (Featurette) – A behind the scenes look into the making of Season 4.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the Blu-ray release.

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Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter on Blu-ray December

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The 2021 film The Card Counter starring Oscar Issac is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 14th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese & written and directed by Paul Schrader, co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe. It’s worth noting that, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.66:1 (side matted) aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless surround sound, on a BD-50 disc. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Only one extra will be included with this release, in terms of bonus materials:

  • A High-Stakes World

1978 comedy Foul Play finally on Blu-ray in February

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The 1978 comedy Foul Play starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 8th, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Colin Higgins, co-starred Burgess Meredith, Dudley Moore, Marilyn Sokol, William Frankfather, Rachel Roberts, Billy Barty, and the late Brian Dennehy.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned possibly for an update on that soon. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will be the first time that the film has been available in the Blu-ray Disc format.

Murder on the Orient Express on Blu-ray in February

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The original 1974 film adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s Murder on the Orient Express is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 8th, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Sidney Lumet, starred Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Wendy Hiller, and Michael York.

The tech specs for the release and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned perhaps for an update on that. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will mark the first time that the original 1974 film has been available in the Blu-ray format. It is known (from the art) that this release will also include a digital code (copy) of the film.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness on Blu-ray in December

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The TV Series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 21st via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series (as seen on Netflix), created by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, produced and supervised by Capcom, features the familiar franchise characters “Leon S. Kennedy” and “Claire Redfield” — voiced by Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello (respectively in that order).

The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include all 4 episodes presented in 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. There will be only one extra on the release:

  • The 30-minute Special Feature: The Making of RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness

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

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