2015 Robert Eggers horror film “The Witch” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in April

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The 2015 horror film “The Witch” (a.k.a. “The VVitch”) written and directed by Robert Eggers is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 23rd, via Lionsgate. The film received much critical acclaim back in 2016, and it, in fact, remains “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. This featured a cast of Anya Taylor-JoyRalph InesonKate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Julian Richings, Sarah Stephens, and Bathsheba Garnett.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is not yet available for pre-order yet, but stay tuned for an update. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • The Witch: A Primal Folklore” Featurette
  • Salem Panel Q&A
  • Design Gallery
  • Audio Commentary with Director Robert Eggers

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming 4K release.

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DC Universe movie “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” on 4K and Blu-ray in April

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The 2019 DC Universe animated movie “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 16th, via Warner. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio featuring Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and presumably DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound – although not specifically confirmed. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD and each getting a Digital Copy (compatible with Movies Anywhere). The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Battling the Invisible Menace (Featurette)– This featurette will explore the nuanced hero as many characters must deal with the everyday feelings of anxiety, depression, and other incapacitating emotions that we all must battle and overcome.
  • Justice League vs. Fatal Five: Unity of Hero (Featurette) – A look at how the pantheon of DC heroes has never been more diverse and inclusive, as writers and artists break boundaries and smash stereotypes.
  • Audio Commentary – Bruce Timm, Sam Liu, Jim Krieg and Eric Carrasco share their thoughts and insights on Justice League vs. The Fatal Five.
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Batman: Hush – An advance look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.
  • Sneak Peek Revisited: A Preview of Justice League Dark – John Constantine leads a group of misfit characters that use magic to vanquish their opponents.  This is the dark version of The Justice League taking on the malevolent forces that go beyond our plane of existence.
  • Sneak Peek Revisited: A Preview of Justice League vs. Teen Titans – A glimpse into the characters known as the Teen Titans.
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Far From Home”
  • From the DC Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Man of Tomorrow”

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer, Blu-ray Disc artwork and the full announcement regarding these upcoming releases of this movie.

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1986 film “Night of the Creeps” gets Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release in May

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The 1986 film “Night of the Creeps” is getting a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Disc release on May 28th from Scream Factory, as just announced. The film, both written & directed by Fred Dekker, starred Jason LivelyTom Atkins, Jill Whitlow, Steve Marshall, Vic Polizos, and Allan Kayser. Tech specs and bonus materials for this release have not yet been detailed or finished, but it is known that it will be presented in a 2-disc set with both 88 and 90 minutes cuts of the film.

UPDATE: This Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

You can also pre-order the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray directly over at the Shout! Factory store. A “Deluxe Edition” of the film will also be available that includes the first of its kind Tom Atkins action figure. You can find that for pre-order now over at Shout! Factory’s store. Images of that figure and the packaging for that version can be found below, after the break.

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2001 film “Hannibal” with Anthony Hopkins on 4K UHD Blu-ray in late April

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The 2011 Ridley Scott directed film “Hannibal” starring Anthony Hopkins is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc (Special Edition) on April 30th, via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. This marks the first 4K release for Kino Lorber. The film co-starred Julianne Moore, Gary OldmanRay LiottaFrankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Kino Lorber claims this has received a brand new 4K restoration in HDR and SDR, which was color graded by cinematographer John Mathieson.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix in terms of sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray included 1080p video with the same DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. Bonus materials were detailed by Kino Lorber today and include the following (housed on the Blu-ray):

  • Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • Breaking the Silence: Making-of Hannibal Doc – including rare footage and interviews
  • Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the “Fish Market” Action Scene
  • Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding
  • An Exploration of the Film’s Opening Title Design
  • Over 33 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional director commentary
  • Alternate Ending with optional director commentary
  • 19 TV Spots
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer

The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray are both now available to pre-order over at Amazon.

Below, after the break, you can find the art for the new Blu-ray Disc version.

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1987 Ridley Scott film “Someone to Watch Over Me” on Blu-ray in March

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The 1987 Ridley Scott directed film Someone to Watch Over Me starring Tom Berenger and Mimi Rogers is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 12th, via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film co-starred Lorraine BraccoJerry Orbach, and Mark Moses. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The upcoming Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Only one special feature is set to be included on this release, in terms of bonus, which is listed below.

  • New interviews with Writer Howard Franklin and Director of Photography Steven Poster

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

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1976 Enzo G. Castellari film “Keoma” starring Franco Nero on Blu-ray in April

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The 1976 Enzo G. Castellari directed Western Keoma starring Franco Nero is getting a Blu-ray Disc release on April 16th, via Arrow Video. The film, co-starring William Berger and Olga Karlatos, has previously been released as a double feature on Blu-ray format (back in 2012). This time around the folks at Arrow have given it a new 2K restoration from the original 35MM camera negatives. Tech specs for the release include 1080p video and uncompressed PCM 1.0 Mono sound. The Arrow Blu-ray can be found for pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included and detailed info regarding this upcoming release can be found below.

  • Keoma and the Twilight of the Spaghetti Western – a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Play as an Actor – a new interview with actor Volfango Soldati
  • The Flying Thug – a new interview with actor Massimo Vanni
  • Parallel Actions – a new interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci
  • Writing Keoma – a new interview with actor and writer Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust – a new interview with director Enzo G. Castellari
  • The Ballad of Keoma – a new interview with the legendary star Franco Nero
  • New audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack, Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • An Introduction to Keoma by Alex Cox – an archival featurette with the acclaimed director, Original Italian and international theatrical trailers, Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive, Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative

1984 film “The Karate Kid” gets a 35th anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray in April

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The 1984 modern classic The Karate Kid is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on April 16th to celebrate the 35th anniversary, via Sony. The film, directed by John G. Avildsen, starred Ralph MacchioPat Morita, William Zabka, Martin Kove, and Elisabeth Shue. Tech specs for the release include newly 4K restored video with some sort of HDR (high dynamic range) although not yet specified and Dolby Atmos sound. It is said that the original 5.1 and Stereo will be available in terms of audio. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a Digital Copy of the film included.

UPDATE: This 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

Bonus materials set to be included on this upcoming release are listed below.

  • NEW “Remembering The Karate Kid” – featuring new interviews with Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove (on the 4K disc)
  • “Blu-Pop” Pop-Up Track – Activate the Blu-Pop feature to reveal pop-up trivia, interviews and more secrets from the film!
  • Commentary with Director John G. Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita
  • “The Way of the Karate Kid” Multi-Part Making-of Featurette
  • “Beyond the Form” Featurette
  • “East Meets West: A Composer’s Notebook”
  • “Life of Bonsai” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer (on the 4K disc)