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New Blu-ray Releases for June 22nd, 2021

The following new Blu-ray Disc titles will be released on June 22nd, 2021:

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Those Who Wish Me Dead comes to Blu-ray in August

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The 2021 film Those Who Wish Me Dead starring Angelina Jolie is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 3rd, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Taylor Sheridan, co-stars Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult, Jake Weber, Finn Little, Aidan Gillen, Medina Senghore, and Tyler Perry. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film via Movies Anywhere. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. There will only be one bonus feature on this release, called “Making Those Who Wish Me Dead.”

Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the home video release.

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Spiral comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in July

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2021 film “Spiral” starring Chris Rock is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 20th, via Lionsgate, according to multiple retailers. The film, the latest in the from the book of “SAW” franchise, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, co-stars Samuel L. JacksonMax Minghella, and Marisol Nichols. The tech specs for the release have not been fully detailed yet, aside from both getting Dolby Atmos sound, for the 4K and Blu-ray releases but stay tuned for an update. The releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will come with a DVD, and both will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon.

It’s also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which you can now find available for preorder over there.

The Dead Zone Collector’s Edition Blu-ray in July

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The 1983 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dead Zone starring Christopher Walken will be getting a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on July 27th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by David Cronenberg, co-starred Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, and Martin Sheen.

The movie has received a NEW 2021 4K scan of the original camera negative” according to Shout! Factory. So far, the exact tech specs have not yet been fully detailed, aside from being in 1080p HD and in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, but stay tuned for an update on what sound configuration(s) it will receive. You can find the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray available for preorder now over at Amazon as well as directly via ShoutFactory.com. Today they [Shout! Factory] announced all of the bonus materials that are finalized and set to be included with this release, which you can find listed below.

  • NEW Sarah’s Story – an interview with actress Brooke Adams
  • NEW Cold Visions: Producing The Dead Zone – featuring interviews with production manager John M. Eckert and associate producer Jeffrey Chernov
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Mark Irwin
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Michael Gingold
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian/author Dr. Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film music historian Daniel Schweiger with isolated score selections
  • Trailers from Hell – Mick Garris on The Dead Zone
  • Memories from The Dead Zone
  •  The Look of The Dead Zone
  • Visions of The Dead Zone
  • The Politics of The Dead Zone
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Behind the Scenes still gallery

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

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1976 film Bugsy Malone makes its Blu-ray debut in August

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The 1976 film Bugsy Malone will officially be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on August 31st as part of the Paramount Presents line, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This will be the very first time that the movie has been available in the Blu-ray format. The film, written & directed by Alan Parker, starred Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florence Garland, and John Cassisi. The movie has been remastered from the original elements. Tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, but stay tuned for an update. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find this Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This release, set to be spine number 23 in the Paramount Presents line, will come with a collectible slipcover that folds out into the original movie poster (pictured below).

The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • NEW “Give A Little Love: Paul Williams on Bugsy Malone”
  • NEW “Filmmaker Focus” with executive producer David Puttnam
  • Theatrical Trailers

Further below, after the break, you can find the press announcement from the studio about this particular title, as well as two others, coming to Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents Blu-ray line.

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Mortal Kombat 2021 comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2021 version of the film “Mortal Kombat” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 13th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular video game franchise of the same title, directed by Simon McQuoid, stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 4K video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray counterpart. Both versions will each include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s most certainly worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below), also now available for preorder.

Below, you can find a list of the bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K and Blu-ray releases of the film.

  • Deleted Scenes From Game to Screen: The Making of Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat: Fan Favorite Characters
  • Fight Koreography
  • Into the Krypt: Easter Eggs of Mortal Kombat
  • Anatomy of a Scene

Further below, after the break, you can find the restricted (“red band”) trailer for the film and the official details regarding the home video releases.

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Nobody with Bob Odenkirk on Blu-ray and 4K in June

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The 2021 film “Nobody” starring Bob Odenkirk is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Ilya Naishuller, co-stars Connie NielsenChristopher LloydMichael IronsideRZA, and Aleksey Serebryakov. It’s also worth noting, at the time of writing this, the film is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

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, on a BD-66 (66 gigabytes) disc. And the tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes) disc. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K and Blu-ray physical releases are listed below.

  • DELETED SCENES
  • HUTCH HITS HARD – Discover how Bob Odenkirk trained to bring his character “Hutch Mansell” to life.
  • BREAKING DOWN THE ACTION (Bus Fight, Home Invasion, Car Chase and Tool & Die Sequences) – A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the film’s explosive set pieces.
  • JUST A NOBODY – A look at the personal beginning of the story for Bob Odenkirk and the unique style and sensibility that director Ilya Naishuller brought to the film.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH ACTOR/PRODUCER BOB ODENKIRK AND DIRECTOR ILYA NAISHULLER
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ILYA NAISHULLER

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

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