Westworld Season 4 on 4K and Blu-ray in November

The HBO TV series “Westworld: Season Four: The Choice” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 29th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The show, created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, in its fourth season stars Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Aaron Paul, Luke Hemsworth, Angela Sarafyan, Ariana DeBose, Aurora Perrineau, and Daniel Wu.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and lossless [presumably DTS-HD Master Audio] 5.1 surround sound, spanning across a 3-discs [for 4K].  Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation and 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across a 2-disc set.  The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of the fourth season as well as a digital code (copy).

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Westworld on the Road (Exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Westworld: An Exploration of Humanity (Exclusive to Home Entertainment)
  • Westworld’s Temperance: A Set Tour
  • Creating Westworld’s Reality Episodes 1-8

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the home entertainment releases of the fourth season of this show.

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Three Thousand Years of Longing on 4K and Blu-ray

The 2022 film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 15th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed and produced by George Miller, is based on the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” written by A.S. Byatt and it stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p presentation and no word yet on what audio configuration either will receive, but stay tuned for an update on that hopefully soon.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.

The releases don’t appear to include any extras.  Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the announcement about the upcoming home video releases.

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Kevin Smith’s Clerks 3 on 4K exclusively at Best Buy

The 2022 sequel “Clerks III” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook on December 6th via Lionsgate exclusively at retailer Best BuyNOTE: There will be a Blu-ray release of the film, as previously reported.  There had been some confusion regarding the release date for physical media but that has now been cleared up.

The film, written & directed by Kevin Smith, stars Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, and of course Kevin Smith (as “Silent Bob”).

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook [again, exclusively] available for preorder only over at retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Actors Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman and Austin Zajur
  • The Clerks III Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • We’re Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: 3 Decades of Clerks Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

New 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases for September 27th, 2022

The following titles will be released Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 on 4K UHD Blu-ray:

View the list below with the links.

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Kevin Smith’s Clerks III on Blu-ray in December

The 2022 sequel “Clerks III” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 6th via Lionsgate.  The film, written & directed by Kevin Smith, stars Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, and of course Kevin Smith (as “Silent Bob”).

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound.  You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Actors Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman and Austin Zajur
  • The Clerks III Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • We’re Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: 3 Decades of Clerks Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE:  There will in fact be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film, which is exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which I have now reported in another story.

Further below after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement regarding the home video releases of the film.

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1973 film High Plains Drifter on 4K in November

The 1973 western “High Plains Drifter” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, also starred Clint Eastwood, as well as Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Ging, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley, and Billy Curtis.

The movie has received a new master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Mono lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart with the same audio mixes just presented in 1080p HD, on a BD-50 disc.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy and directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
  • LADY VENGEANCE: Interview with Actress Marianna Hill
  • HELL TO PAY: Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan
  • THE BARBER OF LAGO: Interview with Actor William O’Connell
  • A MAN NAMED EASTWOOD: Vintage Promo in HD
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Edgar Wright
  • Poster and Image Gallery
  • TV and Radio Spot
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

1999 film Mystery Men comes to 4K in November

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The 1999 comedy “Mystery Men” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Kinka Usher, starred Ben StillerJaneane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Hank Azaria, Wes Studi, Greg Kinnear, and Geoffrey Rush.  

The movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in the “combo pack” feature 1080p HD video in 1.85:1 aspect ratio [from the new 4K scan] as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo sound mixes, on a BD-50 disc.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly from Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Director Kinka Usher [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
  • WE’RE THE OTHER GUYS!: The Making of Mystery Men with Director Kinka Usher – Extended Version (30:00)
  • I’M A SUPERHERO, MOTHER!: The Costumes of Mystery Men with Designer Marilyn Vance (12:00)
  • INSIDE CHAMPION CITY!: The Effects of Mystery Men with VFX Supervisor Todd Tucker (10:00)
  • DISCO IS LIFE!: The Score(s) of Mystery Men with Film Music Historian Daniel Schweiger – Extended Version (12:00)
  • SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION: The Original Making of Mystery Men (17:40)
  • Deleted Scenes (19:22)
  • Theatrical Trailer

2003 film Elf with Will Ferrell on 4K in November

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The 2003 film “Elf” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 1st via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources.  The film, directed by Jon Favreau, starred Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, and Andy Richter.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentaries by Will Ferrell and Director Jon Favreau
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes:
    • Tag Along with Will Ferrell
    • Film School for Kids
    • They Made the North Pole
    • Lights, Camera, Puffin!
    • That’s a Wrap
    • Kids on Christmas
    • Deck the Halls
    • Santa Mania
    • Christmas in Teinseltown
  • Music From Elf
  • Elf Karaoke
  • Theatrical Trailer

Bullet Train arrives on 4K and Blu-ray in October

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The 2022 film “Bullet Train” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 18th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by David Leitch, stars Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bad Bunny, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Zazie Beetz, and Sandra Bullock.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in 2.39:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc are both available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s also worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder over at Amazon.  That 4K SteelBook set also includes the physical extras of 9 collectible character cards.

The bonus materials set to be included with the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Outtakes & Bloopers
  • Catch What You Missed: Easter Eggs
  • All Aboard the Pain Train: Stunts
  • Mission Accomplished: Making of Bullet Train
  • Trained Professionals: The Cast
  • Select Stunt Previs
  • Audio Commentary with David Leitch, Kelly McCormick & Zak Olkewicz

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film, a special features preview video, and the full official details about the upcoming home video releases of the film.

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48 Hrs. and Another 48 Hrs. on 4K in December

The film “48 Hrs.” (1982) and its sequel “Another 48 Hrs.” (1990) are both coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 6th via Paramount Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  “48 Hrs.” and “Another 48 Hrs.” were both directed by Walter Hill, and starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.  Also, a “48 Hrs. 2-Movie Collection” (pictured above) with both films will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on the same day, December 6th.

These transfers for each film were approved by the director Walter Hill.  The tech specs for the releases include 2160p video presentations in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range.  It’s likely that both films will receive Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless sound mixes, although it has not been confirmed.  All of these releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart(s) included along with a digital copy (code) for each film.  Bonus materials for the films have not yet been detailed but should be identical to the previous Paramount Presents Blu-ray releases.

You can find “48 Hrs.” and “Another 48 Hrs.”, along with the “48 Hrs. 2-Movie Collection”, available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.

Escape from Alcatraz comes to 4K in November

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The 1979 film “Escape from Alcatraz” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 8th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Don Siegel, starred Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, and Fred Ward.

The film has received a new 4K scan (by Paramount Pictures) of the original camera negative.  Tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in this “combo pack” are 1080p HD video, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and the same lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 audio mixes on a BD-50 disc.   You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • THE GHOSTS OF ALCATRAZ: NEW Interview with Screenwriter Richard Tuggle
  • TALES FROM THE CELLBLOCK: NEW Interview with Actor Larry Hankin
  • Theatrical Trailer (Newly Remastered in 2K)
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