Disaster film 2012 comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in January

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The 2009 disaster film “2012” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 19th, 2021 via Sony. The film, directed by Roland Emmerich, starred John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, and Woody Harrelson. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos as well as the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. There currently are no preorder listings for this film yet on 4K at any online retailers or retailers, but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

ON 4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Discovery Channel’s 2012 Apocalypse Featurette

ON BLU-RAY DISC™

  • Interactive Mayan Calendar
  • 5 Featurettes on Bringing the Epic to Life
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision
  • Feature Commentary
  • Adam Lambert Music Video

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K home video release of this film.

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Man of the Year with Robin Williams on Blu-ray November

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The 2006 film Man of the Year starring the late Robin Williams will be making its Blu-ray Disc debut on November 3rd — appropriately enough — via Sony. The film, which was written & directed by Barry Levinson, co-starred Laura LinneyLewis Black, Christopher Walken, and Jeff Goldblum. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, nor is it known if this will contain bonus materials, but stay tuned for a possible update on that soon. Considering it is a Presidential election year, it’s not surprising that this film is finally making its debut to the Blu-ray format, however, it is a bit unexpectedly coming with it would seem very little to no promotion. You can now find the Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon.

Lastly, my inner film nerd is going to take over for a moment here. I have to say it’s a bit weird that Sony is now distributing this film, looking back on it? In fact, as you’ll notice on IMDb this film was released theatrically and on home video in the United States originally by Universal. So, I guess they [Universal] have let the rights to the film go to Sony? Interesting. Regardless, I have to say it’s very nice to see that someone is finally bringing this underrated Robin Williams film out on the format.

Love and Monsters comes to 4K and Blu-ray in January

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The 2020 film “Love and Monsters” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 5th, 2021 via Paramount. This news comes both according to a trade ad (pictured HERE) via Media Play News as well as a confirmation direct from a contact at the studio (Paramount). The title hasn’t been officially fully announced, but we have some basic ideas of the details so far. More on that in a short bit. It’s first worth mentioning that this film was directed by Michael Matthews. The cast includes Dylan O’BrienJessica HenwickMichael Rooker, and Ariana Greenblatt.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. Meanwhile, the Blu-ray Disc release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. Tech specs for both versions have not yet been specified, but stay tuned for an update. In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray releases already available for preorder over at Amazon. Finally, so far, you can expect bonus materials to include some of the following, according to the aforementioned (linked) trade ad.

“Deleted Scenes / Action-Packed Special Features”

The Original Kings of Comedy on Blu-ray in November

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The 2000 stand-up comedy concert film The Original Kings of Comedy will be making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on November 10th via Paramount. The film, directed by Spike Lee, featured stand-up routines from Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and the late great Bernie Mac. It also featured glimpses into their lives backstage, in a documentary-type style.

This release will come in the form of a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc if you order it via Amazon. However, if you find this on store shelves elsewhere or online elsewhere, it will be a pressed Blu-ray Disc. I was given this heads-up regarding the release as well as a very short bit of info as to what all went into the remastering of the film for this release. You can find a quote regarding that below.

“[This film was] recently remastered in HD, and was supervised by the film’s producer. It’s a BD-ROM now on Amazon MOD and pressed everywhere else. More Paramount catalog titles will be done this way and are coming very soon to Blu-ray.”

UPDATE: The tech specs for the release will include a 1080p HD video presentation in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound mix.

You can now find this film’s debut to Blu-ray available for preorder now over at Amazon. At the time of writing, no other retailers are listing the Blu-ray just yet but stay tuned for an update. Lastly, regarding bonus materials, here’s what Amazon lists regarding the product, which makes a nice mention of the film being on the format for the very first-time as well as gives us a hint of what to expect in terms of extras.

“FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY! FEATURING BONUS SCENES AND MUSIC VIDEO. Director Spike Lee, captures with a live audience, the massive hit “Kings of Comedy” tour over two rousing nights in Charlotte, North Carolina. Featuring the individual talents of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and Bernie Mac, THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY—shot with style, heart, humor, and candid behind-the-scenes activities—is a front-row seat to the sold-out cultural phenomenon.”

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