Category Archives: Blu-ray Disc News

2020 film “The Photograph” comes to Blu-ray May

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The 2020 film The Photograph is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 12th, via Universal. The film, written & directed by Stella Meghie, stars Issa Rae, LaKeith StanfieldChelsea Peretti, Lil Rel Howery, Rob Morgan, and Courtney B. Vance. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will get the DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Shooting THE PHOTOGRAPH – An inside look at the making of THE PHOTOGRAPH featuring interviews with Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, director Stella Meghie and producer Will Packer.
  • Culture in Film – Filmmakers and cast discuss the importance of representation in the industry, the significance of being both in front of and behind the camera, and why this story matters.
  • The Film Through Photographs – Explore the use of photography throughout the film as the cast and filmmakers delve into how the photographs, and use of such, told stories beyond capability of word or action.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film coming to home video.

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“Bad Boys For Life” on 4K and Blu-ray in April

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The 2020 sequel “Bad Boys For Life” sure seems to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 21st, via Sony, according to multiple retailer listings. The film, directed by Michael Bay, stars Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, DJ Khaled, and Joe Pantoliano. The tech specs for the 4K and Blu-ray releases have not yet been detailed and bonus materials have not yet been announced but stay tuned for an update once the title gets officially announced, likely this week. The releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include the Blu-ray, the Blu-ray will include the DVD, and each comes with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as retailers Best Buy and Target. Speaking of those retailers, each will be getting its own exclusive release of the film. Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder. Finally, Target will be getting an exclusive Blu-ray release featuring alternate cover art and a movie poster which is also now available for preorder.

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Daniel Radcliffe in “Guns Akimbo” on Blu-ray April

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The 2020 film Guns Akimbo starring Daniel Radcliffe is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 28th, via Lionsgate. The film, written & directed by Jason Lei Howden, co-stars Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ned Dennehy, Grant Bowler, Edwin Wright, and Rhys Darby. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: The film on Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find it available for preorder now over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Jason Lei Howden
  • “Welcome to SKIZM” Featurette
  • “Nix vs. Dane Stunt Sequence Exploration” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find further information about the home video release of this film.

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HBO series “The Outsider” on Blu-ray in June

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The 2020 original TV series “The Outsider” in “The Complete First Season” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 9th, via HBO (Warner). The series, based on the novel (of the same title) written by Stephen King, was executive produced & partially directed by Jason Bateman, and it includes a cast of Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Yul Vazquez, Julianne Nicholson, Marc Menchaca, and Cynthia Erivo. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound, spanning across a 3-disc set. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the first season. You can’t yet find it available over at Amazon to preorder, but it is listed for preorder on Blu-ray now over at online retailers Deep Discount & HD Movie Source as well as retailers Target & Walmart. You can stay tuned for an update as to when it becomes listed over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on this upcoming Blu-ray are listed below.

  • EL CUCO. THE BABA YAGA. THE OUTSIDER – All New Featurette
  • Invitation to Set
  • Stephen King and The Outsider
  • Jason Bateman and The Outsider
  • Adapting The Outsider
  • Analyzing Holly Gibney
  • The Outsider: Inside Episodes 1-10

The full details about the upcoming home video release of this TV series can be found in further detail below, after the break.

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Haddish and Byrne “Like A Boss” on Blu-ray April

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The 2020 film Like A Boss starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 21st, via Paramount. The film, directed by Miguel Arteta, co-stars Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair, and Karan Son. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but I’ve inquired with the studio and I’ll try to update this if I hear back on them. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • With Coworkers Like These, Who Needs Friends?
  • “Get Some” with Ron and Greg
  • Deleted Scenes

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video release of this film.

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2020 film “The Lodge” comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2020 horror film The Lodge is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 5th, via Universal, according to retailers. The film, directed by Severin FialaVeronika Franz, stars Riley Keough, Richard ArmitageAlicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell, and Lia McHugh. This movie has been pretty well-received by the critics so far, since its January release, and at the time of writing this, it is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the Blu-ray is now listed for preorder over at Amazon. There’s also a placeholder listing (set as “coming soon”, with the release date) over at retailer Best Buy. It appears that no bonus materials set to be included on this release, according the back of the package art (as seen over at Amazon).

HBO mini-series “Watchmen” on Blu-ray in June

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The 2019 TV mini-series (limited series) adaptation of Watchmen appears to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 2nd, via HBO, according to retailers. The show, based on the graphic novel of the same title, was adapted by Damon Lindelof and ran for a total of 9 episodes. The cast for the series included Regina KingYahya Abdul-Mateen IITom Mison, Sara Vickers, Jeremy Irons, Andrew Howard, Louis Gossett Jr., Jean Smart, and Tim Blake Nelson. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned hopefully very soon for an update. The Blu-ray is now listed for preorder over ar Amazon and Best Buy. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the series. You can find a list of bonus materials set to be included listed below.

  • Hooded Justice – Origins of a Masked Vigilante
  • Watchmen: Masked and Dangerous
  • Character Trailers – Blond Man, Looking Glass and Sister Night
  • Becoming Sister Night
  • Notes from the Watchmen graphic novel artist Dave Gibbons
  • Rorschach Featurette
  • Watchmen: Alternate History
  • It’s Raining Squids
  • Squid Shelter with Tim Blake Nelson
  • Andrij Parekh on Directing
  • Blond Man The Colossal King (The Adrian Veidt Story)
  • Sadiqua Bynum runs, jumps and falls for Sister Night o Anatomy of a Fight Scene
  • Watching The Watchmen Plus:
  • Watchmen: Unmasked (New)
  • 2019 New York Comic Con (New)

UPDATE: There will also be an exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook available for this which is now available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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“Laurel & Hardy” Restorations on Blu-ray June

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Some of their shorts and feature-length films have been restored as Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations on Blu-ray Disc which coming on June 16th, via Kit Parker Films (distributed by MVD Entertainment Group). The comedy duo featured the late legends Stan LaurelOliver Hardy and this set chronicles their careers with 17 short films, 2 feature-length films, and eight hours worth of bonus materials – for a 511 minutes total runtime. All of these have been restored in 2K and 4K from the original 35mm film nitrate. The tech specs for the 4-disc set have not yet been fully detailed but stay tuned for an update. You can find the Blu-ray Disc set is listed for preorder over at Amazon. Details regarding the set and their restorations, a list of the films featured in the set, as well as a list of bonus materials, are listed below.

The comedy films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have been beloved around the world since they were first released between 1927 and 1940. So beloved that many of the available copies are blurred dupes printed from worn-out negatives. Now, the best of their short comedies and two of their finest features have been fully restored. They look and sound as spectacular as when they were first released…

  • NEW! 2K and 4K transfers from the finest original 35mm materials in the world. 
  • WORLD PREMIERES! Laurel and Hardy’s legendary 1927 silent “pie fight” film THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY makes its video debut after being “lost” for 90 years! The only reel of L&H bloopers and out-takes, THAT’S THAT!
  • Classic short comedies BERTH MARKS, BRATS, HOG WILD, COME CLEAN, ONE GOOD TURN, HELPMATES, THE MUSIC BOX (the legendary Academy Award-winning “piano moving” short), THE CHIMP, COUNTY HOSPITAL, SCRAM!, THEIR FIRST MISTAKE, TOWED IN A HOLE, TWICE TWO, ME AND MY PAL, THE MIDNIGHT PATROL, and BUSY BODIES in addition to the feature films SONS OF THE DESERT and WAY OUT WEST (which includes the team’s famous soft shoe dance routine).
  • EIGHT HOURS of EXCLUSIVE extras – 2,500 rare photos and studio documents, audio and film interviews with L&H co-workers, original music tracks and trailers plus a full restoration of their one surviving color film, THE TREE IN A TEST TUBE.
  • Commentaries by L&H historians Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann
  • Restorations provided by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat in conjunction with UCLA Film & Television Archive and Library of Congress.

Further below, after the break, you can find some YouTube video clips of these restorations with side-by-side comparisons, as well as an even further list of the details about the release.

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