1943 film “The Leopard Man” on Blu-ray in July

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The 1943 Horror / Thriller film The Leopard Man is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 30th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by Jacques Tourneur, starred Dennis O’KeefeMargo, and Jean Brooks. Tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been fully detailed but it is known the release will be presented in Black & White and in the original 1.37:1 aspect ratio from a new 4K scan presumably with DTS-HD Master Audio Mono sound – although not yet confirmed. The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store. Full info about the release and a list of bonus materials set to be included on the release (just announced) are listed below.

  • NEW 4K scan of the original nitrate camera negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • Audio Commentary with filmmaker William Friedkin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming release.

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“The Banana Splits Movie” comes to Blu-ray August

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The 2019 horror/comedy The Banana Splits Movie is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 27th via Warner. Yes, those loveable Hanna-Barbera children’s TV show characters are back and they’re edgy this time; like I mean, they’re really edgy. The film (rated R), directed by Danishka Esterhazy, stars Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Dani Kind, Romeo Carere, Steve Lund, and Sara Canning. This movie is also set to air at some point also on the SyFy TV network, although that remains to be announced. So, it just seems it’s pretty much a direct-to-video premiere for this movie. Hell, I’m surprised it exists!!

The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can very likely expect 1080p HD video and some form of perhaps lossless 5.1 sound — although that is yet to be confirmed. The Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” (certainly NOT for the whole family) with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. You can now find the film on Blu-ray Disc available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Banana Splits: Behind the Horror
  • Terror on Set
  • Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre

Some further details about the release can be found below but first and foremost you’ll find the jaw-dropping trailer for the film. Be warned and most of all enjoy this below, after the break.

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2018 film “Shadow” on 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2018 Chinese film “Shadow” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Well Go USA, according to retailers. The film, directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Zhang Yimou (“Hero” / “House of Flying Daggers”), stars Chao DengLi SunRyan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang, Jingchun Wang, Jun Hu, and Xiaotong Guan. The film has received much critical acclaim so far. In fact, it (at time of writing) is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Technical specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases include both a Mandarin (Chinese) and English dubbed language tracks with English and Chinese subtitles. The two releases will each come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray and the Blu-ray getting a DVD included. You can now find the film on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for pre-order over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Making Of
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Trailers

Animated film “Missing Link” comes to Blu-ray July

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The 2019 Laika stop-motion animated film Missing Link is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Fox. The film, written & directed by Chris Butler, features the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, David WalliamsStephen Fry, Matt LucasTimothy Olyphant, and Zach Galifianakis. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film. You can find the Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Below you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the release.

  • Commentary by Chris Butler
  • Creating Mr. Link
  • Bringing the Final Battle on the Ice Bridge to Life
  • Animation Inspiration w/ Optional Commentary by Chris Butler
  • VFX Breakdown Reel – Realizing the Potential of Stop Motion
  • Oh What a Mystery: Pulling the Camera Back on Missing Link’s Magic
  • Making Faces
  • Inside the Magic of Laika
  • Gallery x 24 Images

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

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2019 film “Long Shot” is coming to Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 romantic comedy “Long Shot” starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 30th via Lionsgate, according to early alerts to retailers. The film, directed by Jonathan Levine, co-stars June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis, and Alexander Skarsgård. This movie received much critical acclaim during its theatrical run, in fact, it is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes – at time of writing.

Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update when the title gets officially announced by Lionsgate. It is known that the release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray getting a DVD and a digital copy of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray for pre-order over at Best Buy. Meanwhile, Amazon also has the Blu-ray listed for pre-order. UPDATE: It appears no 4K UHD Blu-ray is coming out for this film, as the Best Buy listing has since been removed. Perhaps that was a misprint on their part. Once again, stay tuned for any updates regarding this release.

2019 “Hellboy” film comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 Hellboy film starring David Harbour is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Neil Marshall, co-stars Milla JovovichIan McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Thomas Haden Church. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each getting a digital copy of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc now both listed for pre-order over at Amazon. UPDATE: Now let’s talk exclusives. First, retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K Steelbook release (pictured below) which is now available for pre-order. Next, there’s also going to be an exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook release (pictured below) available over at retailer Target which is not yet available for pre-order but stay tuned for an update.

Exclusive Steelbooks:

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hellboy_2019_bluray_steelbookBelow you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the releases.

  • “Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn” (3-Part Documentary)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Previsualizations

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray release and the official announcement regarding the upcoming releases of the film.

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“Dark Phoenix” on 4K and Blu-ray in September

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The 2019 “X-Men” film “Dark Phoenix” is reportedly coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 17th via Fox, according to early alerts to retailers. The film, directed by Simon Kinberg, features a cast comprised of James McAvoyMichael FassbenderJennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jessica Chastain.

Tech specs for the releases and bonus materials have not been officially detailed yet, but stay tuned for an update. The 4K release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included and each release will be getting a digital copy of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both now available to pre-order over at Best Buy (with release date listed). You can find the 4K and Blu-ray now available for pre-order as well as on Amazon.

It’s also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K version of the release. That Steelbook (pictured below) is already up for pre-order now over at Best Buy. Again, stay tuned for further info on these upcoming releases of the film as soon as we get it.

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“From the Earth to the Moon” arrives on Blu-ray July

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The 1998 TV mini-series From the Earth to the Moon from executive producer Tom Hanks is slated to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 16th via HBO. This according to numerous listings on retailer sites. The mini-series featured Hanks as the host (narrator) and the included a cast of Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Chris Isaak, and Stephen Root. Tech specs for the 3-disc set include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio that has been digitally remastered with a lossless surround mix – presumably DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound (although not yet confirmed). There’s also no word yet on the bonus materials (if any) set to be included aside from a digital copy of the series (as shown on the artwork pictured above). Stay tuned for any further updates on this upcoming release. You can find the Blu-ray now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy.