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Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter on Blu-ray December

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The 2021 film The Card Counter starring Oscar Issac is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 14th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese & written and directed by Paul Schrader, co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe. It’s worth noting that, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.66:1 (side matted) aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless surround sound, on a BD-50 disc. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Only one extra will be included with this release, in terms of bonus materials:

  • A High-Stakes World

The Toolbox Murders is coming to 4K in January

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The 1978 horror film The Toolbox Murders is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 18th, 2022 via Blue Underground. The film, directed by Dennis Donnelly, starred Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy, Aneta Corsaut, and Marianne Walter.

The movie has received a new 16-bit 4K restoration from the original uncut negative. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound as well as the original DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in HD) will be included.

UPDATE: you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

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

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • NEW! Drill Sergeant – Interview with Director Dennis Donnelly
  • NEW! Tools Of The Trade – Interview with Star Wesley Eure
  • NEW! Flesh And Blood – Interview with Actress Kelly Nichols
  • I Got Nailed In THE TOOLBOX MURDERS – Interview with Actress Marianne Walter
  • NEW! Slashback MemoriesDavid Del Valle Remembers Cameron Mitchell
  • NEW! “They Know I Have Been Sad” – Video Essay by Film Historian Amanda Reyes and Filmmaker Chris O’Neill
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
  • Limited Edition embossed slipcover (First Pressing Only)

Further below, after the break, you can find the restored trailer and the full details about the upcoming 4K release.

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Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange on 4K in September

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According to retailer listings, the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 21st, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The title has yet to be officially announced by the studio (Warner) but stay tuned for an update on that. The film, written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, starred Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke, James MarcusJohn Clive, Adrienne Corri, Michael Tarn, David Prowse, Sheila Raynor, and Philip Stone.

The tech specs for the release include a 4K 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray standard release available for preorder over at Amazon but there is a placeholder page. Also, it is now available to preorder over at retailer Best Buy. It’s most certainly worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below), which is available now for preorder.

The bonus materials for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Historian Nick Redman [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
  • Only on the Blu-ray:
    • Malcolm McDowell Looks Back
    • Turning like Clockwork
    • Channel Four Documentary Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange
    • Featurette Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange
    • Theatrical Trailer

Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove gets a 4K in July

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According to Amazon, the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is finally getting an individual 4K UHD Blu-ray release on July 6th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The reason I say finally getting an individual release for this title is that it was previously exclusively part of the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 1 released back in June of 2020, and now long OOP (out of print). The film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, starred Peter Sellers (in numerous roles), George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, and Sterling Hayden. The tech specs for the 4K release include a Black & White 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono lossless sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the individual 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. No official announcement regarding this release has been made yet by the studio [Sony] but stay tuned for an update and confirmation on that. The bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc and the Blu-ray Disc are listed below, accordingly.

4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Extras:

  • NEW: “Stanley Kubrick Considers the Bomb” Featurette
  • Mick Broderick Interview
  • Joe Dunton and Kelvin Pike Interview
  • Richard Daniels Interview
  • David George Interview
  • Rodney Hill Interview
  • Archival Stanley Kubrick Audio Interview
  • The Today Show Clips featuring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
  • Exhibitor Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Disc Extras:

  • The Cold War Feature-Length Picture-in-Picture Track
  • Inside Dr. Strangelove
  • No Fighting in the War Room
  • An Interview with Robert McNamara
  • Best Sellers
  • The Art of Stanley Kubrick
  • Split-Screen Interviews with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott

Below, after the break, you can find the first 10 minutes of the film (an extended preview) from Sony on YouTube as well as the trailer for the original Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 1 box set that the 4K UHD Blu-ray first appeared on as an exclusive.

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