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December 1st, 2020 New Blu-ray Releases

The following new Blu-ray Disc titles will be released on December 1st, 2020:

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1997 film Mousehunt makes its Blu-ray debut in February

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The 1997 film “MouseHunt” is finally making its debut to Blu-ray Disc on February 2nd, 2021, via Paramount. The film, directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Adam Rifkin, starred Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Eric Christmas, Michael Jeter, Debra Christofferson, William Hickey, and Christopher Walken. UPDATE: The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p presentation in the OAR (original aspect ratio) of 1.85:1 with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. You can find the Blu-ray now available to preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • From the Cutting Room Floor (Deleted Scenes)
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer

1998 Joe Dante film Small Soldiers on Blu-ray in February

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The 1998 film “Small Soldiers” directed by Joe Dante is coming to Blu-ray Disc, for the very first time in North America, on February 2nd, 2021, via Paramount. The movie was an action, adventure, comedy that used a combination of both live-action video and CG animation. It featured a (live-action) cast of Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jacob Smith, Phil Hartman, Wendy Schaal, David Cross, Denis Leary, and Dick Miller. The movie also featured a legendary voice cast that included Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Bruce Dern, Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Clint Walker, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Christina Ricci.

UPDATE: The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p presentation in the OAR (original aspect ratio) of 2.39:1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. You can now find the Blu-ray listed to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to come with this Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Making of Small Soldiers
  • From the Cutting Room Floor: Bloopers

1994 film The Cowboy Way comes to Blu-ray in February

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The 1994 film The Cowboy Way” starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland is coming to Blu-ray Disc, for the first time, on February 16th, 2021, via Mill Creek Entertainment. The film, directed by Gregg Champion, co-starred Dylan McDermott, Ernie Hudson, Cara Buono, Marg Helgenberger, Tomas Milian, and Luis Guzmán. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed and nor have bonus materials — if any will be included. Stay tuned for a possible update on that. You can find the Blu-ray now listed to preorder over at Amazon.

Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown on Blu-ray in February

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The 2005 Cameron Crowe film “Elizabethtown” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc as a Paramount Presents release on February 9th, 2021, via Paramount. This will be spine #14 in the Paramount Presents series. The film, written & directed by Cameron Crowe, will be making its debut on the Blu-ray Disc format through this release. This romantic comedy starred Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Judy Greer, and Jessica Biel. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can for sure expect it to include a 1080p HD presentation and 5.1 lossless surround sound. The movie has received a new 4K transfer that was supervised by the film’s director (Crowe). The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The Blu-ray is now available to preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this release, in addition to the fold-out poster slipcover packaging (pictured below) are listed below.

  • New Filmmaker Focus with Crowe
  • Never-before-seen Deleted Scenes
  • An alternate ending with an introduction by Crowe.
  • Previously released special features:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with an introduction by Crowe
  • “On the Road to Elizabethtown
  • “The Music of Elizabethtown
  • “Meet the Crew” featurette
  • “Training Wheels” featurette
  • A Photo Gallery and more.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

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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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Honest Thief starring Liam Neeson on Blu-ray in December

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The 2020 film “Honest Thief” starring Liam Neeson is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 29th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Mark Williams, co-stars Kate WalshJai Courtney, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ramos, and Jeffrey Donovan. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround sound on a BD-50 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its DVD counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. The Blu-ray is now available to preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release.

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