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2021 film Licorice Pizza comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2021 film Licorice Pizza is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 17th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, written & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie.  It’s also worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its DVD counterpart as well as come with 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 with the release are listed below.

  • Camera Tests – Pre-production camera tests and unused takes
  • The Handman Scene – A deleted scene from the film
  • Fat Bernie’s Commercial – An in-universe commercial for Fat Bernie’s as shot by Gary Valentine
  • Behind the Scenes – A glimpse behind the scenes of Licorice Pizza through a collection on-set photos and videos
  • Limited-Edition Physical Poster

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

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The Boys Seasons 1 & 2 come to Blu-ray in May

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The TV show The Boys: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection will officially be coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 31st via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The show, as seen on Prime Video, was created by Eric Kripke, and it stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue, Colby Minifie, and Aya Cash.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  There’s one problem with that aspect ratio the press release [later shown in full] mentions.  The show is actually listed [on IMDb] to air in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio on Prime Video.  So, that’s either a typo or an odd choice?  We shall soon see.  P.S. Fun fact, this show is said to be shot in 7K resolution digitally.

UPDATE:  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included for each season are listed below.

SEASON 1 BLU-RAY

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

SEASON 2 BLU-RAY

  • Butcher: A Short Film
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the upcoming home video releases.

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2022 film Uncharted on 4K and Blu-ray in May

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The 2022 film “Uncharted” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 10th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular PlayStation video game series of the same title, directed by Ruben Fleischer, stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle.

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.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD 2.39:1 aspect ratio video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and a digital code (copy) included with each.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases available for preorder over at Amazon.  There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release available at all retailers (pictured below) which you also can find available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  This will include the physical extra of a necklace with a ring.

Bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Becoming Nathan Drake
    • Big Action Breakdown: C-17 Globemaster
    • Charting the Course: On Set with Ruben Fleischer
    • Never a Dull Moment: Stunts & Action
    • The Buddy System
    • Villains, Backstabbers & Accomplices
  • Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film, a special features preview video, and the full announcement regarding the home video releases.

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New Blu-ray Releases for March 29th, 2022

The following new Blu-ray Disc titles were released today March 29th, 2022:

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Moonfall is coming to 4K and Blu-ray in April

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The 2022 disaster film “Moonfall” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 26th via Lionsgate.  The film, directed by Roland Emmerich, stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, and Michael Pena.

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.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the same aspect ratio and also with Dolby Atmos sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray including its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray including its DVD counterpart, and each coming with a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s also worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by writer/producer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer/composer Harald Kloser Listen to audio commentary by writer/producer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer/composer Harald Kloser.
  • Against Impossible Odds: Making Moonfall Filmmakers and actors offer an insider’s view of the genesis of the film, a look at the epic action scenes, and a deep dive into the most groundbreaking moments of the film.
  • Exploring the Moon: Past, Present, and Future What have we learned about the Moon through the ages and where is human exploration of our nearest celestial neighbor going next?  Scientists, historians and astronauts reveal all!
  • KC Houseman Speaks the Truth! Unearth recent viral videos from Megastructurist KC Houseman.
  • Sounds of the Moon Discover how the filmmakers utilized a palette of unique sound effects to bring the world inside of the Moon to life.

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

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New Blu-ray Releases for March 22nd, 2022

The following new Blu-ray Disc titles were released today March 22nd, 2022:

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1971 film Shaft on 4K via Criterion Collection in June

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The 1971 film “Shaft” will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 21st via The Criterion Collection.  The film, directed by Gordon Parks, starred Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell, Lawrence Pressman, and Victor Arnold.  The film has received a new 4K restoration.

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and uncompressed Mono and Stereo sound.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect and uncompressed Mono and Stereo sound.  On both releases, the first sound mix will be the original Mono lossless mix while the second optional sound mix will be a Stereo lossless “soundtrack remastered with creative input from Isaac Hayes III” according to Criterion.

You can find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.  You can also find them available directly via Criterion’s website.

The 4K will come in the form of a “combo pack” and include its Blu-ray counterpart as well as a bonus disc (detailed below), spanning across a 3-disc set. The Blu-ray will be a 2-disc set and include a bonus disc with an additional film — “Shaft’s Big Score! (1972).  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Shaft’s Big Score!, the 1972 follow-up to Shaft by director Gordon Parks
  • New documentary on the making of Shaft featuring curator Rhea L. Combs, film scholar Racquel J. Gates, filmmaker Nelson George, and music scholar Shana L. Redmond
  • Behind-the-scenes program featuring Parks, actor Richard Roundtree, and musician Isaac Hayes
  • Archival interviews with Hayes, Parks, and Roundtree
  • New interview with costume designer Joseph G. Aulisi
  • New program on the Black detective and the legacy of John Shaft, featuring scholar Kinohi Nishikawa and novelist Walter Mosley
  • A Complicated Man: The “Shaft” Legacy (2019)
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from Shaft’s Big Score!
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Amy Abugo Ongiri
  • New cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

2022 Death on the Nile on 4K and Blu-ray in April

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The 2022 film adaptation of “Death on the Nile” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 5th via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, based on the novel written by Agatha Christie, directed by and co-starring Kenneth Branagh, stars Tom Bateman, Annette Benning, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rosie Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound.  The 4K will come in the form of a “combo pack” including its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  Both releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  These are not yet listed over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that.  The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Death on the Nile: Novel to Film – Explore the new vision for Agatha Christie’s classic novel DEATH ON THE NILE, and how Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Michael Green collaborated with Christie’s estate to bring a new twist to this story of love and murder.
  • Agatha Christie: Travel Can Be Murder – The story behind the book connects with Christie’s own love of travel, and especially Egypt and its secrets. Her legacy continues through her family and new generations of filmmakers and actors, all at once contributing to the immortality of her novels.
  • Design on the Nile – The setting, the costumes, the photography, all contribute to the Agatha Christie touch. We take a fun tour of this “ship of suspects” and learn details about the overall look and design of everything from the characters to the environment.
  • Branagh/Poirot – Kenneth Branagh is a one-of-a-kind artist who can switch hats with exceptional skill, playing Poirot one moment and directing the next. This piece pays tribute to Branagh’s ability to stay connected to his cast and creative team through it all.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • The Market
    • Poirot’s Cabin
    • Rosalie and Bouc Outside Temple
    • Windlesham Jogging
    • Poirot Discusses Case
    • Poirot and Bouc Approach Jackie
    • Confronting Bouc and the Otterbournes
    • Poirot Orders Books

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

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New Blu-ray Releases for March 15th, 2022

The following new Blu-ray Disc titles were released today March 15th, 2022:

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2022 film Marry Me comes to Blu-ray in late March

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The 2022 romantic comedy Marry Me is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 29th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Kat Coiro, stars Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, Chloe Coleman, and Sarah Silverman.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will come with its DVD counterpart as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.  Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • DELETED SCENES
    • It’s Coming Together
    • Plotting the Future
    • Is Everyone Happy?
    • Come to the Concert
    • What Am I Doing Here?
    • You’re Married!
    • Having Fun at the Dance
    • Flight Status
  • GAG REEL
  • JENNIFER UNVEILED – Using raw, of-the-moment, b-roll shot on set throughout production, this piece will give audiences unprecedented access behind the scenes, showcasing close-up, intimate footage of Jennifer Lopez – actress and producer.
  • BEHIND THE CAMERA: THE MAKING OF MARRY ME – Glitz, glamor, romance and music. Go behind the scenes in this making-of, for an up-close look at how powerhouse performer Jennifer Lopez and all-star director Kat Coiro are teaming up to put the swoon back on the big screen.
  • TURN IT UP: THE MUSIC OF MARRY ME – Go inside the process with both J.Lo and Maluma as we discover what they wanted these songs to achieve, the stories and meanings behind them, and how they collaborated though countries apart.
  • LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN – To create a fictional, epic, on-stage moment between Kat Valdez and Bastian, the production of Marry Me pulled off a REAL epic on stage moment between Jennifer Lopez and Maluma. Surprising a massive real-world audience of Maluma’s at Madison Square Garden, Jennifer Lopez joined him on stage for one of the film’s most powerful numbers. As we head backstage, we’ll not only reveal how they pulled off such an exciting surprise, we’ll also get an up-close look at international pop star Maluma.
  • MARRIED WITH STYLE – Complete with eye-catching musical numbers, the nuptials of Kat and Bastian was meant to bring the house down IN STYLE! Now, visit Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as the team behind this magical moment that could have been, breaks it down for us.
  • “ON MY WAY” LYRIC VIDEO
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY – With Director Kat Coiro and Producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement about the home video release.

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1984 comedy Top Secret! comes to on Blu-ray in May

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The 1984 cult-classic comedy Top Secret! is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc, for the very first time stateside, on May 17th via Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film was co-written & co-directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker.  It starred Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, and Omar Sharif.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Presumably, this should be presented in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, but stay tuned for a confirmation on that.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Group Audio Commentary by Directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker; Producers Jon Davison & Hunt Lowry; and Moderator Fred Rubin
  • Alternate Scenes:
    • One Little Apple [00:33]
    • Fetch [00:45]
    • Thirsty [00:49]
    • Burning Passion [00:47]
    • Bookstore Backwards [01:42]
  • Theatrical Trailer
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