Finding Steve McQueen on Blu-ray in August

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The 2019 film Finding Steve McQueen is coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Universal. The film, based on a true story and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, stars Travis Fimmel, Rachael TaylorLily Rabe, William Fichtner, and Forest Whitaker. Tech specs for the  Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is listed below.

  • Crime Beat: Stealing Nixon’s Millions Podcast Preview

Stephen King’s The Stand Blu-ray September

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The 1994 TV mini-series adaptation of “Stephen King’s The Stand is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 24th via CBS Home Entertainment. The mini-series, directed by Mick Garris, starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, Ruby Dee, Ossie DavisRob Lowe, Bill Fagerbakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Walston, and Stephen King.

UPDATES: This Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. CBS Home Entertainment has just released an e-mail with the following info that officially confirms the release. I’ll try to get further info about it. I’ve also just now updated this story with the official Blu-ray artwork (above). From that artwork, we can tell that it will come as a 2-disc set and that the mini-series has been “brilliantly restored.” This is great news, considering how Mick Garris expressed some concerns when I spoke to him in regards to this as the story was developing. More on that below but first the info sent out.

Title: Stephen King’s The Stand
Street Date: September 24, 2019
Format: Blu-Ray
Description: The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story “Night Surf” and presents a detailed vision of the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic, killing off over 99% of the world’s population

The Blu-ray is listed now over at retailer Best Buy but the pre-order is not yet functional – so it seems. Lastly, after the break, you can find some of a conversation that I had (along with some readers) with the director of the mini-series Mick Garris about this upcoming Blu-ray release on Twitter.

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The Addams Family films on Blu-ray October

The films “The Addams Family” (1991) and sequel “Addams Family Values” (1993) will both be coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 1st via Paramount. This all is in promotion for the upcoming 2019 animated film. The two films, both directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, featured a cast of Anjelica HustonRaul JuliaChristopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci,  and Jimmy Workman. It should be stated that the first film was previously released on the Blu-ray format and will just be getting new packaging. The sequel will be available on the Blu-ray format for the very first time! There also will be a “2-Movie Collection” of both films available on Blu-ray. Tech specs for the releases include 1080p video and lossless 5.1 sound. At the time of writing, there are currently not any pre-orders listed yet for the two films individually nor the 2-movie collection but stay tuned for an update when they do become available. Below, after the break, you can find more information about these upcoming Blu-ray releases.

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American Gods Season 2 Blu-ray September

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The Starz original TV series American Gods: Season Two is coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 20th via Lionsgate. The show, based on the novel (of the same title) written by Neil Gaiman, in its second season features a cast of Ricky WhittleEmily BrowningCrispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, and Ian McShane.

UPDATE: The tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound, just as with the previous season of the show. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • “The House on the Rock: Setting the Stage” Featurette
  • “The Second Coming: Neil Gaiman on Season Two” Featurette
  • “Gods and Ends: Random Musings from the Cast” Featurette

The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. You can find the official trailer HERE announcing this upcoming home video release of Season 2 of the show. Lastly, below after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming release.

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1944 film “Going My Way” on Blu-ray September

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The 1944 film Going My Way starring Bing Crosby is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “75th Anniversary Edition” on September 24th via Shout Select. The film, directed by Leo McCarey, won a total of SEVEN Academy Awards including best picture for that year. The film co-starred Barry FitzgeraldFrank McHugh, James Brown, Gene Lockhart, Jean Heather, and Porter Hall. Tech specs for the release haven’t been detailed but you can likely expect it to be in the original aspect ratio of 1.37:1 and in a lossless Mono sound mix. Bonus materials are currently in progress of being completed, so stay tuned for a later detailed announcement. In the meantime, you can find the Blu-ray now available for pre-order over at Amazon and directly through Shout! Factory‘s store.

“The Dead Don’t Die” on Blu-ray in September

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The 2019 Jim Jarmusch film The Dead Don’t Die is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 10th via Universal, according to early retailer alerts. The film, a comedy involving zombies, features an all-star cast of Bill MurrayAdam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Rosie PerezCarol KaneIggy Pop, Sara DriverRZA, Selena Gomez, and Tom Waits. Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. It is known that the release will come with a digital copy of the film. You can already find the Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon and is listed over at retailer Best Buy (with release date). Lastly, sadly there does not appear to be a 4K physical release of this film planned.

DC Universe “Doom Patrol” on Blu-ray October

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The DC Universe original TV series Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 1st via Warner. The show stars Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Alan Tudyk, Matt Bomer, and Brendan Fraser. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound spanning across a 2-disc set. The release will come with a digital copy of the first season of the show. UPDATE: the Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

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

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“Tolkien” with Nicholas Hoult on Blu-ray August

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The 2019 biopic Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult (as J.R.R. Tolkien) is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 6th via Fox. The film, directed by Dome Karukoski, co-stars Lily Collins and Colm Meaney. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. You can find the Blu-ray now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director, Dome Karukoski
  • First Look
  • Gallery
  • Audio Commentary by Director, Dome Karukoski

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

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“Detective Pikachu” on 4K and Blu-ray August

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The 2019 film “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” is officially coming to both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on August 6th via Warner. The film, directed by Rob Letterman, features the voice talent of Ryan Reynolds and stars Justice Smith. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both versions will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and a digital copy of the film with each. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Speaking of retailer Best Buy, they will be getting an exclusive 4K Steelbook for the release which is now available for pre-order. Stay tuned for further updates on this release. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Detective Mode
  • Alternate Opening
  • My Pokémon Adventure
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme City
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Uncovering the Magic
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Action
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Colorful Characters
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Bringing Pokémon to Life
  • Mr. Mime’s Audio Commentary
  • Ryan Reynolds – Outside the Actor’s Studio
  • “Carry On” by Rita Ora and Kygo (Music Video)

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray Disc and the full details about the upcoming releases.

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