The House of Hitchcock Collection Blu-ray October

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The House of Hitchcock Collection Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc box set is coming on October 1st, via Universal, according to retailers. The box set will include a total of 15 movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Those films, all previously available on the Blu-ray format, included in this set are listed below (in chronological order):

  1. Saboteur (1942)
  2. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  3. Rope (1948)
  4. Rear Window (1954)
  5. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
  6. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  7. Vertigo (1958)
  8. North by Northwest (1959)
  9. Psycho (1960)
  10. The Birds (1963)
  11. Marnie (1964)
  12. Torn Curtain (1966)
  13. Topaz (1969)
  14. Frenzy (1972)
  15. Family Plot (1976)

The release will include not only the physical form box set replica (of sorts) of the infamous “Psycho” house but it’ll even include blueprints, movie poster cards for each film, a booklet about his work, a “Do Not Disturb” door hanger sign from the “Bates Motel”, letters, and more. Tech specs for the Blu-ray releases remain identical to the previously released versions. You can find the Blu-ray set available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials, some of which are exclusive to this box set, are listed below and the contents are even pictured, further below after the break.

  • 7 TV Episodes from “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” [EXCLUSIVE DVD]
  • 3 TV Episodes from “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” [EXCLUSIVE DVD]
  • Documentaries
  • Expert (Audio) Commentaries
  • Interviews
  • Screen Tests
  • And Much More!

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American Gangster comes to 4K in October

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The 2007 Ridley Scott directed film American Gangster starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 15th via Universal. The film, nominated for two Academy Awards, co-starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, John Hawkes, RZA, and Ruby Dee. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Feature Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian [also on the 4K disc]
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
  • Case Files
  • Hip Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.
  • The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster
  • Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
  • “Do You Feel Me (Remix)” performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah
  • “Blue Magic” from Jay-Z’s Album American Gangster
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • U-Control: Picture in Picture

Scarface 1983 with Pacino on 4K in October

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The 1983 Brian De Palma directed film Scarface starring Al Pacino is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a “Gold Edition” on October 15th via Universal. The film’s screenplay was written by Oliver Stone and it co-starred Michelle PfeifferSteven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Robert Loggia. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and digital copy (code) of the film included. UPDATE: Amazon has now added back a pre-order listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Scarface: 35th Anniversary Reunion [also on the 4K disc]
  • The Scarface Phenomenon
  • The World of Tony Montana
  • The Rebirth
  • The Acting
  • The Creating
  • Scarface: The TV Version
  • The Making of Scarface: The Video Game

There also will be a LIMITED EDITION “The World is Yours” theme 4K UHD Blu-ray Gift Set which will include a collectible gold statue from the film as well as a Blu-ray Disc of the original 1932 “Scarface” film with an introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne. You can find a glimpse of this set pictured below. UPDATE: This 4K Limited Edition set is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

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It’s A Wonderful Life on 4K UHD Blu-ray October

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The classic Frank Capra directed 1946 film “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring James Stewart is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 29th via Paramount. The film co-starred Donna ReedLionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, and Beulah Bondi. The 4K tech specs for the release include restored video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. No information has been given yet in regards to the sound format. UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at retailer Best Buy. The release has still not yet been listed for pre-order over at Amazon but you can stay tuned for an update on that. Paramount has undertaken some painstaking efforts here in restoring this film and you can find more info about that further below, after the break.

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Galaxy Quest Anniversary Steelbook September

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The 1999 film Galaxy Quest will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with an Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook available at retailer Best Buy on September 21st, via Paramount. The film, directed by Dean Parisot, starred Tim Allen, Sigourney WeaverAlan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, and Sam Rockwell. Tech specs remain identical to the previously Blu-ray of the film, with 1080p HD video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. This Blu-ray Steelbook is now available for pre-order over at Best Buy. This version has been deemed the “20th Anniversary Never Give Up Never Surrender Edition” and can be seen further in detail below.

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Further below, after the break, the full details regarding this upcoming Blu-ray Steelbook can be found.

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BBC brings Good Omens to Blu-ray October

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2019 BBC produced TV miniseries Good Omens starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 1st via BBC Studios, according to retail listings. As seen on Amazon Prime Video, the miniseries is based on the book written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. This critically-acclaimed miniseries features a supporting cast of Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Jon Hamm, Sam Taylor Buck, and the voice of Frances McDormand. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for a later update on that. You can already find the Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon. Lastly, despite the fact it is available in 4K (on Amazon Prime Video) it seems doubtful that you’ll see this get a 4K UHD Blu-ray release.