“The Puppet Masters” starring Donald Sutherland comes to Blu-ray in December

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The 1994 Sci-Fi Thriller “The Puppet Masters” starring Donald Sutherland is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film, directed by Stuart Orme, was based on the Robert A. Heinlein novel, and featured cast of Eric ThalJulie WarnerKeith David, Will Patton, Richard Belzer, Tom Mason, and Yaphet Kotto. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video and both 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless mixes in terms of sound. This is not yet available to pre-order over at Amazon or any other retailers, but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are detailed below.

  • Audio commentary by director Stuart Orme with film editor David Yardley
  • Robert A. Heinlein: The Puppet Grand Master – Documentary with Spectrum literary agency agent Eleanor Wood, author, and screenwriter David Gerrold, author Brad Linaweaver and 
    Robert Gleason, the executive editor of Tor/Forge Books and the author of The Evil That Men Do
  • Get Slugged with Julie Warner
  • Strange Invasion with Keith David
  • Alien Me, Alien You with Richard Belzer
  • Larry Odien Pulls the Strings: The Practical Effects of The Puppet Masters
  • Science Fantasy and Softcore Porn: Limited edition booklet essay by author and literary critic Samuel R. Delany
  • Newly commissioned art by Jacob Phillips
  • Animated Photo Gallery – Creature design images
  • Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
  • Reversible Art
  • Theatrical Trailer

Below after the break you can get a look at the reversible cover art mentioned.

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Blu-ray Disc Releases for October 9th, 2018

The following titles will be released October 9th, 2018 on Blu-ray Disc:

a_prayer_before_dawn_blurayA Prayer Before Dawn [Lionsgate]

bad_ronald_blurayBad Ronald [Warner Archive]

constantine_city_of_demons_blurayConstantine: City of Demons [DC/Warner]

dont_worry_he_wont_get_far_on_foot_blurayDon’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot [Lionsgate]

eight_hours_dont_make_a_day_blurayEight Hours Don’t Make a Day [The Criterion Collection]

eighth_grade_blurayEighth Grade [Lionsgate]

hotel_artemis_blurayHotel Artemis [Global Road/Universal]

hotel_translyvania_3_blurayHotel Transylvania 3 [Sony]

how_to_frame_a_figg_blurayHow to Frame a Figg [Universal]

house_on_haunted_hill_collectors_edition_blurayHouse on Haunted Hill (Collector’s Edition) [Scream Factory]

killing_eve_season_one_blurayKilling Eve (Season One) [BBC]

one_true_thing_blurayOne True Thing [Universal]

skyscraper_bluraySkyscraper [Universal]

the_man_in_the_iron_mask_20th_anniversary_edition_blurayThe Man In the Iron Mask (20th Anniversary Edition) [Shout Select]

the_reluctant_astronaut_blurayThe Reluctant Astronaut [Universal]

the_shakiest_gun_in_the_west_blurayThe Shakiest Gun in the West [Universal]

the_story_of_us_blurayThe Story of Us [Universal]

trick_r_treat_collectors_edition_blurayTrick ‘r Treat (Collector’s Edition) [Scream Factory]

Disney’s 2012 animated film “Wreck-It Ralph” on 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph featuring the voice of John C. Reilly is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Disney, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Rich Moore, also includes voice talents of Sarah SilvermanJack McBrayerJane LynchAlan TudykMindy KalingJoe Lo TruglioAdam CarollaHoratio Sanz, Ed O’Neill. The technical specifications and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. It is know, via the cover art, that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc included as well as a Digital Copy of the film. The title being released on 4K is certainly timed to be a marketing tie-in with the sequel (Ralph Breaks the Internet) coming out later in November.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.

It’s also worth noting that the title will be getting an Exclusive Steelbook release on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well over at Best Buy. That also can be found available for PRE-ORDER, at Best Buy, and pictured below.

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1990 sequel “Young Guns II” is galloping its way onto Blu-ray in late November

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The 1990 sequel Young Guns II starring Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland is coming to Blu-ray Disc (for the first time) on November 20th via Sony, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Geoff Murphy, co-starred Lou Diamond PhillipsChristian SlaterWilliam Petersen, James CoburnViggo Mortensen, and Leon Rippy. Technical specifications for the release as well as bonus materials set to be included have not yet officially been detailed, so stay tuned for an update. The title is available to PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon.

1999 film “Dick” with Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams on Blu-ray November

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The 1999 Andrew Fleming directed political comedy “Dick” starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 6th via Sony, according to an early alert to retailers.

The film was set during a certain Presidential administration in the late 1960s, and involved two teenage girls meeting the President during a tour of the White House. This comedy featured an incredible cast consisting of a lot of former SNL (“Saturday Night Live”) and “The Kids in the Hall” cast members, as well as other great actors such as Dan Hedaya (as Dick), Will Ferrell (as Bob Woodward), Bruce McCulloch (as Carl Bernstein), Dave Foley (as H.R. Haldeman), Jim Breuer (as John Dean), Teri GarrAna Gasteyer (as Rose Mary Woods), Harry Shearer (as G. Gordon Liddy), Saul Rubinek (as Henry Kissinger), and lastly some kid named Ryan Reynolds?

This seems to be of a marketing tie-in of sorts to go along with the Will Ferrell produced upcoming film Vice set to be released in late December. It’s only logical, and a funny political tie-in as well releasing it before election day. Technical specifications for the release and a list of bonus materials have yet to be detailed, but stay tuned for a later update. The Blu-ray Disc is now available to PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

Animated TV series “Castlevania Season One” comes to Blu-ray Disc in December

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Yesterday at this year’s NYCC (New York Comic-Con) they announced that the animated TV series Castlevania Season One is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via VIZ Media (distributed by Warner). The show can be seen on Netflix and has been renewed for a second season. There are several tweets floating around that show the cover art for the set. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, nor fully have the bonus materials, so stay tuned for a full update on that. It is said that the release will include bonus materials such as storyboards and an art gallery. The title is now available for PRE-ORDER on Blu-ray over at Amazon.

Own “The Meg” on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in November plus Steelbook

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The 2018 Jon Turteltaub directed film “The Meg” is officially slated to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 13th via Warner. The 4K version will also get an Exclusive Steelbook release over at Best Buy on the same day. The film’s cast includes Jason StathamBingbing LiRainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Robert TaylorÓlafur Darri Ólafsson, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka, and Cliff Curtis.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range as well as both Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio as well as both Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K including a Blu-ray of the film, the Blu-ray including a DVD of the film, and a Digital Copy of the film on each. The film is available to PRE-ORDER both in 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray formats now over at Amazon.

As mentioned, there will be an exclusive Steelbook of the 4K version that Best Buy will be releasing. You can see the artwork for that below as well as pre-order it.

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Further below (pun intended), after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the home video releases of this film.

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“Castle Rock: The Complete First Season” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray January

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The Stephen King produced and inspired TV series “Castle Rock: The Complete First Season” (as seen on Hulu) is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 8th, 2019 via Warner. Tech specs for the 4K release include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range, with both it and the Blu-ray release getting DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. This show, created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, is executive produced by J.J. Abrams, the cast for the first season features André HollandMelanie LynskeyBill SkarsgårdJane LevySissy SpacekCaleel Harris, Scott GlennAdam Rothenberg, and Terry O’Quinn. The 4K release will include the Blu-ray Discs of the first season as well, likely where the bonus materials are housed. Both releases will include a Digital Copy of the complete first season.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Blood on the Page (New Featurette)
  • A Clockwork of Horror: Merging the styles of Stephen King & J.J. Abrams (New Featurette)
  • Inside the Episode: Severance
  • Inside the Episode: Habeas Corpus
  • Inside the Episode Local Color
  • Inside the Episode: The Box
  • Inside the Episode: Harvest
  • Inside the Episode: Filter
  • Inside the Episode: The Queen
  • Inside the Episode: Past Perfect
  • Inside the Episode: Henry Dever
  • Inside the Episode: Romans

It’s worth noting that this show has been picked up for a second season which is set to air sometime next year on Hulu. Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the home video releases of this show in its first season.

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“Mission: Impossible Fallout” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in December

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The 2018 Christopher McQuarrie directed film “Mission: Impossible Fallout” starring Tom Cruise is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via Paramount. The film co-stars Henry CavillVing RhamesSimon PeggRebecca FergusonVanessa KirbyMichelle MonaghanAngela Bassett, Sean Harris, Wes Bentley, and Alec Baldwin.

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray Disc release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both versions will come in the form of a 3-Disc “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray release including a DVD, and both including a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray versions of the film are both available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Behind the Fallout
    • Light the Fuse
    • Top of the World
    • The Big Swing: Deleted Scene Breakdown
    • Rendezvous in Paris
    • The Fall
    • The Hunt is On
    • Cliffside Clash
  • Deleted Scenes Montage with Optional Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton
  • Foot Chase Musical Breakdown
  • The Ultimate Mission
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise
  • Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton
  • Commentary by composer Lorne Balfe
  • Isolated Score Track

Admittedly, the release date doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as it had previously been reported here as a rumor but, now we get official confirmation from the studio in form of a press release, which can be found further below, after the break, along with the art for the Blu-ray version.

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