“The Karate Kid Collection“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The set includes the three films “The Karate Kid” (1984), “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986), and “The Karate Kid Part III” (1989). This release will mark the very first time that the two sequels have been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format. All three films have been remastered in 4K from the original camera negatives. All of the films were directed by John G. Avildsen and the cast for the films included Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, and Martin Kove.
The tech specs for the 4K releases 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 Dolby Atmos, a lossless 5.1 surround mix, and the original 2.0 Stereo theatrical sound mix, for each of the three films. Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts.
The bonus materials set to be included for each film in this set include some new extras. Since that list can run a tad bit lengthy, I’ve chosen to include those in the press release listed further below after the break.
The 2001 film “Vanilla Sky“ is officially coming to the Paramount PresentsBlu-ray Disc line, as spine #27, on November 16th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The movie, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, starred Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Tilda Swinton, and Michael Shannon.
This has been newly remastered from a new 4K film transfer, done under the supervision of filmmaker Cameron Crowe. The tech specs for the release have yet to be fully detailed but you can for sure expect a 1080p HD video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix — presumably in the DTS-HD Master Audio format, as with the previous release on the format. Stay tuned though for a possible update on the tech specs. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this release, aside from the physical slipcover with fold-out poster (pictured below), are listed below.
Filmmaker Focus: Cameron Crowe on Vanilla Sky (HD) — NEW!
Commentary by Cameron Crowe & Nancy Wilson
Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
Prelude to a Dream (SD)
Hitting It Hard (SD)
An Interview with Paul McCartney (SD)
Gag Reel (SD)
Music Video “Afrika Shox” by leftfield/afrika bambaataa (SD)
Photo Gallery with Audio Introduction by photographer Neal Preston (HD)
Mask Test with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
Kurt Russell single take with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
The 1997 film “Breakdown“ starring Kurt Russell is coming to Blu-ray Disc as part of the Paramount Presents line on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This release will be spine number 26 in the Paramount Presents series. The film, directed and co-written by Jonathan Mostow, co-starred J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, and Rex Linn.
The movie has received a new 4K scan and remaster, approved by the director, as quoted below.
“Skillful and suspenseful, Paramount’s beloved thriller BREAKDOWN comes to Blu-ray in a director-approved remaster, from a new 4K film scan.”
The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film and the following bonus materials.
NEWCommentary By Director Jonathan Mostow and Kurt Russell
NEW Filmmaker Focus: Director Jonathan Mostow on Breakdown
NEWVictory Is Hers – Kathleen Quinlan on Breakdown
NEWA Brilliant Partnership – Martha De Laurentiis on Breakdown
NEWAlternate Opening With Commentary By Director Jonathan Mostow
Kiss the Girls
Below, you can find a glimpse at the packaging for the release.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement for this release.
The 1990 sequel “Maniac Cop 2“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray via Blue Underground on November 16th. The film, directed by William Lustig and written by the late Larry Cohen, starred Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Robert Z’Dar, Charles Napier, Robert Earl Jones, Leo Rossi, and Clarence Williams III. The movie has received a 4K restoration. 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 and Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound, as well as an Isolated Music Track. The release will include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film.
UPDATES: First off, the release date [originally slated for late October] has beenpushed back now to November 16th (as corrected above). Also, you can now find this title on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.
In terms of bonus materials, this release will include the following.
Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
Audio Commentary with Director William Lustig and Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn
Isolated Music Track
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
Audio Commentary with Director William Lustig and Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn
The 1986 film “Labyrinth” will officially be getting a “35th Anniversary Edition”4K UHD Blu-ray release on August 17th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed & co-written by Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, featured a live-action cast that included David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, and Christopher Malcolm and featured the voice talents of Shari Weiser, Brian Henson, and Dave Goelz.
This film has been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format since 2016, when it got another anniversary release, however, this new version on 4K will come with some new things. First off, the tech specs include a 2.39:1 aspect ratio 2160p video presentation from a 4K remaster with HDR10 and Dolby Vision (for the first time) as well as Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 theatrical, and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound.
The new 35th Anniversary 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.
UPDATE: as of now, you can find the 35th Anniversary Edition4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, it can be found listed for preorder over at retailer Target. This new release will come with the physical extra of being a DigiBook (digital booklet) that is 28 pages in length. It also will feature some new never-before-released extras and screentests. The bonus materials set to be included with this 2-disc 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray are listed below, disc-by-disc, in terms of their contents.
4K ULTRA HD DISC
The feature presented in 4K resolution, with Dolby Vision
The 1993 film “In the Line of Fire” starring Clint Eastwood is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 15th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, according to a retailer listing. The film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, co-starred John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, and the late Fred Thompson.
UPDATE: The title has now officially been announced by Sony. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation, via a new 4K remaster from the original camera negative, in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will also come with the original theatrical sound mixes via 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo sound mixes in the DTS-HD Master Audio lossless format. There will not be a Blu-ray Disc included with this release, initially, and instead, only a digital code (copy) of the film will be included — as quoted from the press release below.
“This 4K UHD release does not include a Blu-ray™ and only includes digital for a limited time”
Bonus materials will be included on the 4K disc and consist of the following listed below.
Audio Commentary with Wolfgang Petersen
5 Deleted Scenes
“The Ultimate Sacrifice” Featurette
“Catching the Counterfeiters” Featurette
“How’d They Do That” Featurette
“Behind the Scenes with the Secret Service” Featurette
The film, directed by John McTiernan, co-starred Austin O’Brien, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Robert Prosky, Anthony Quinn, and Ian McKellen. The tech specs for the 4K release include a newly remastered 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos as well as the original 2.0 theatrical mix and a 5.1 surround sound mix. Both of those latter mixes will be in DTS-HD Master Audio format. Below you can find some quoted specific details about this presentation, taken from the press release.
“Newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with HDR10
All-new Dolby Atmos audio + the original theatrical SDDS mix presented as 5.1 + original theatrical stereo audio”
You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray (coming 6/15) and also the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (coming 5/18) both listed as available for preorder over at Amazon. 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. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.
Audio Commentary with Director John McTiernan
Deleted & Alternate Scenes (presented in 4K with HDR10)