“Police Squad!” The Complete Series on Blu-ray

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The 1982 TV series Police Squad! starring Leslie Nielsen as The Complete Series appears to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 14th, via Paramount, according to retailers. The show was followed by the popular “The Naked Gun” trilogy of films throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. The series, created by Jim AbrahamsDavid Zucker, & Jerry Zucker, co-starred Alan NorthRex Hamilton, Peter Lupus, Ed Williams, William Duell, Florence Henderson, and William Shatner. The show lasted just one season and ran for a total of six episodes, which will undoubtedly all be contained on this release. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been specified. In fact, the release itself hasn’t even yet been officially announced by Paramount. Technically, at this point, it should be considered pretty much a “rumor” with something to back it up. So, stay tuned for later verification and/or update regarding this release. Lastly, for now, it is worth noting that the Blu-ray Disc is available for preorder over at Amazon.

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“Monsters University” is coming to 4K in March

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The 2013 Pixar computer-animated film Monsters University is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 3rd, via Disney, according to retailers. The film, a prequel to “Monsters, Inc.” and directed by Dan Scanlon, featured the voice talents of Billy CrystalJohn GoodmanSteve Buscemi, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Helen Mirren, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Tyler Labine, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, and Alfred Molina. Tech specs for the 4K and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It’s very likely the release will come with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound – but that’s just speculation based on previous releases. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and bonus disc included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now is available for preorder over at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Lastly, it’s worth certainly mentioning that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

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Pixar’s “Wall-E” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray March

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The 2008 Academy Award-winning Pixar computer-animated film “Wall-E is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 3rd, via Disney, according to an alert to retailers. The film, an Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature Film, was directed by Andrew Stanton, and it featured the voice talents of Ben BurttElissa KnightJeff Garlin, and Sigourney Weaver – as well as included Fred Willard (in live-action). Tech specs for the 4K and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It’s very likely the release will come with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound – but that’s just speculation based on previous releases. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and bonus disc included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now is available for preorder over at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. Lastly, it’s worth certainly mentioning that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

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“The Deer Hunter” on 4K UHD Blu-ray in May

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The 1978 Academy Award-winning film The Deer Hunter is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 26th via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). It’s worth noting that this will mark the first feature-film 4K release for the distributor and more on that a bit later. This film was the winner of 5 Oscars (Academy Awards) including Best Picture and was directed by Michael Cimino. It starred Robert De NiroJohn Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, and Christopher WalkenTech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been announced, as they are still in production, but stay tuned for a later update. UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. You can also preorder it directly via Shout! Factory’s website and get a bonus. Stay tuned for an update when more retailers list this title for preorder. I’m also happy to report that Justin Beahm of Reverend Entertainment has announced today that he will be producing (working on new bonus materials) for this release. That’s all of the info regarding the release we know for now but there will definitely be an update later in the coming months.

EDITORIAL NOTE: I’m very excited to see the folks over at Shout! Factory finally doing a feature-length (non-IMAX) 4K physical release. I, like most of you, look forward to seeing what they do here with this proven format, given their amazing record of work with 4K restorations that they have released on the Blu-ray format. This is a very important thing to see a distributor like this continue to back the physical 4K format and we all should be thankful and, of course, we are all eager to see if this will eventually include titles from Scream Factory as well someday. This being said, the state of physical media is strong tonight as I type this and should be in the foreseeable future.

Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life” Blu-ray March

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The 2019 Terrence Malick film “A Hidden Life” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 17th, via Fox. The film features a cast of August DiehlValerie PachnerMaria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Ulrich Matthes, Bruno Ganz, and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film has received positive reviews from critics during its limited theatrical run and as a result, at the time of writing, this is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. Right now, there’s no preorder listing yet for the Blu-ray over at Amazon or really anywhere but stay tuned for an update. The release doesn’t seem to include any bonus materials. Further details about the release can be found, further below, after the break.

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Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life” on 4K UHD Blu-ray March

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The 1998 Pixar computer-animated film A Bug’s Life is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 3rd, via Disney, according to an alert to retailers. The film, co-directed by John LasseterAndrew Stanton, featured the voice talents of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce, Denis Leary, Madeline Kahn, and Bonnie Hunt. Tech specs for the 4K and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It’s very likely the release will come with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound – but that’s just speculation based on previous releases. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now is available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it’s worth certainly mentioning that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

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Pixar’s “Up” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in March

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The 2009 Pixar computer-animated film Up is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 3rd, via Disney, it seems according to retail alerts. The film, co-directed by Pete DocterBob Peterson, featured the voice talents of Edward AsnerJordan NagaiJohn Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo, and Christopher Plummer. Tech specs for the 4K and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It’s very likely the release will come with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound – but that’s just speculation based on previous releases. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts (two discs) included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now is available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it’s worth certainly mentioning that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

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“Monsters, Inc.” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray March

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The 2001 Pixar computer-animated film Monsters, Inc. is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray, via Disney, on March 3rd it seems – according to retailers. The film, co-directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman & Lee Unkrich, featured the voice talents of Billy CrystalJohn GoodmanMary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, and Jennifer Tilly. Tech specs for the 4K and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It’s very likely the release will come with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound – but that’s just speculation based on previous releases. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts (two discs) included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now is available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it’s worth certainly mentioning that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

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