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New 4K UHD Blu-ray Release for April 13th, 2021

The following title will be released on April 13th, 2021 to 4K UHD Blu-ray:

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In the Line of Fire with Clint Eastwood on 4K in June

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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 MalkovichRene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, and the late Fred Thompson. The tech specs are unknown at this point, as it’s officially not yet been announced by the studio [Sony] but stay tuned for an update. It’s not even known if this release will include a digital code (copy) or its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. However, in the meantime, you can now find that there is a preorder listing available for the 4K UHD Blu-ray over at Amazon.

1993 film Last Action Hero is getting a standard 4K in June

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The 1993 action film “Last Action Hero” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger will be getting a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release on June 15th, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in addition to the 4K SteelBook — also being released a month earlier in May (as previously discussed HERE).

The film, directed by John McTiernan, co-starred Austin O’Brien, F. Murray AbrahamArt 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)
  • Alternate Ending (presented in 4K with HDR10)
  • “Big Gun” Music Video by AC/DC
  • Original Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Teaser

1997 film Gattaca will get a standard 4K release in June

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The 1997 film “Gattaca” will be getting a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release on June 15th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This news, from an early retailer listing, comes not even a month after the film just received a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release — which you can read about here. This release will be identical except it will come in a standard black 4K case. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The film, written & directed by Andrew Niccol, starred Ethan HawkeUma ThurmanJude LawGore VidalXander BerkeleyJayne BrookMaya RudolphBlair Underwood, and Elias Koteas. This movie has been newly remastered in 4K from the original camera negative. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials included with the 4K release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel
  • Welcome to Gattaca Featurette

And, if you’re wanting to check out some Blu-ray VS. 4K Screenshots Comparison stills and the video for this film, look no further.

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children comes to 4K in June

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The 2005 CG animated film “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children” in its “Complete” form is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 8th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, based on the video game (“Final Fantasy VII”) created by Square / Square Enix, was co-directed by Tetsuya Nomura and Takeshi Nozue. The film has been newly remastered in 4K. The tech specs for this 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound — in both English and Japanese options. In addition to the new Dolby Atmos, this release will also include the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound mix in both English and Japanese. This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials for the release, featured on the Blu-ray Disc, are listed below.

  • On the Way to a Smile – Episode: Denzel Animated Film
  • Reminiscence of FINAL FANTASY VII Original Story Digest
  • Reminiscence of FINAL FANTASY VII Compilation Story Digest
  • Legacy of FINAL FANTASY VII Featurette
  • Trailers

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the 4K release of this film.

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1977 film Smokey and the Bandit is coming to 4K in June

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The 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 1st via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The film, directed and co-written by Hal Needham, starred Burt ReynoldsSally FieldJerry Reed, Mike Henry, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Jackie Gleason.

UPDATE: The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-66. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” (via the artwork) meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can as of now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder (with the 6/1 release date) over at Amazon, as well as retailers Barnes & Noble, DeepDiscount, HD Movie Source, and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on the release (according to the back of the artwork) are listed below.

  • The Bandit
  • Loaded Up and Truckin’ – Making Smokey and the Bandit
  • Snowman, What’s Your 20? The Smokey and the Bandit CB Tutorial
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 100 Years of Universal: The ’70s
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
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