It appears that the 1988 film “Beetlejuice” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 1st, via Warner, according to an early retailer listing. Since the release has yet to be confirmed (officially announced), I’m considering this a rumor. The film, directed by Tim Burton, starred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton. The film’s tech specs and bonus materials have yet to be detailed but stay tuned for an update on that.
As I had initially reported, there is also a preorder listing for an Amazon Exclusive Giftset on 4K UHD Blu-ray (pictured further above). That set includes a lot of physical extras which you can see, like special packaging, book, poster, chalk, and an embroidered patch. I’ll have more info on this release as it develops.
UPDATE #1: So, Amazon seems to have noticed my news and other stories reporting the release date, that they clearly had listed of September 1st. As a result, they’ve now removed the release date. This has happened before with titles in the past. They will not cancel anyone’s preorders already placed and the listing shall remain up — unless anything were to happen such as a delay in the release itself. It seems Amazon just leaked the date, folks.
UPDATE #2: The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film is now listed for preorder over at retailer Best Buy with the cover art (pictured above).
UPDATE #3: Retailer Best Buy has now put up a preorder listing for an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) of the film set for a September 1strelease date. The studio [Warner] still has yet to officially announce this title, but stay tuned for any further updates. And, yes, that’s three places listing the film with artwork and in different versions, even. It’s safe to honestly say this is turning into more than a rumor.
The 1992 film “Glengarry Glen Ross” directed by James Foley will officially be getting a Collector’s EditionBlu-ray Disc release on June 2nd via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, and Jonathan Pryce. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update later this year. It’s known that a set of new bonus materials are being created by Shout! Factory for this upcoming release which will be announced at a later date. You cannot yet find this Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. However, you can now find the Blu-ray already available for preorder directly via Shout! Factory’swebsite.
The 1990 John McTiernan directed film “The Hunt for Red October“ will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on February 25th, 2020, via Paramount. This release is to celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary through a Limited Collector’s Edition. The film, featuring the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan (here played by Alec Baldwin), co-starred Sean Connery, John Glenn, Sam Neill, and James Earl Jones. Tech specs for the release include video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The SteelBook Limited Collector’s Edition release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film, which also includes bonus materials (listed a bit below), and a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: This 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials for the release include the following.
Audio Commentary with director John McTiernan
“Beneath the Surface” behind-the-scenes featurette
NOTE: This film had previously only been available as part of the “Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection“ on 4K UHD Blu-ray. This will be the first title from that set to get an individual 4K UHD Blu-ray release.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming limited edition 4K SteelBook release of the film.
The 2018 film “The Public“ written and directed by Emilio Estevez is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 2nd, via Universal. The film starred Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Jacob Vargas, Gabrielle Union, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright, and Christian Slater. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. You can find the Blu-ray available for pre-order now over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere. No bonus materials are set to be included on the release. Below, after the break, you can find a synopsis for the film.
The 2018 Christopher McQuarrie directed film “Mission: Impossible Fallout” starring Tom Cruise is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via Paramount. The film co-stars Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Angela Bassett, Sean Harris, Wes Bentley, and Alec Baldwin.
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray Disc release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both versions will come in the form of a 3-Disc “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray release including a DVD, and both including a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray versions of the film are both available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
Behind the Fallout
Light the Fuse
Top of the World
The Big Swing: Deleted Scene Breakdown
Rendezvous in Paris
The Hunt is On
Deleted Scenes Montage with Optional Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton
Foot Chase Musical Breakdown
The Ultimate Mission
Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise
Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton
Commentary by composer Lorne Balfe
Isolated Score Track
Admittedly, the release date doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as it had previously been reported here as a rumor but, now we get official confirmation from the studio in form of a press release, which can be found further below, after the break, along with the art for the Blu-ray version.
The 2018 Spike Lee joint (directed film) “BlacKkKlansman” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 6th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, produced by Jordan Peele and Jason Blum, stars John David Washington and Adam Driver. At time of writing, this motion picture is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes, where it is carrying an impressive 95% rating from critics.
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. The Blu-ray’s tech specs include full 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound as well. The 4K version will come in the form of “combo pack” including a Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film, while the Blu-ray version will only include a digital copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available now for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.
“A Spike Lee Joint” – Ron Stallworth, Jordan Peele, and the cast discuss working with the iconic director
Extended Trailer Featuring Prince’s “Mary Don’t You Weep”
Further below, after the break, you can find the Blu-ray cover art.
The latest Spike Lee joint (directed film) “BlacKkKlansman” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 6th via Universal. The film, based on a true story and book written by Ron Stallworth, was produced by both Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) and Jason Blum (Blumhouse). The cast for the film includes John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, and Alec Baldwin. The film has received critical acclaim, just hitting theaters earlier this month. Over at Rotten Tomatoes the film is “Certified Fresh” (at time of writing) carrying a very impressive 96% (out of 100%) rating from the film critics. Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been detailed for this release.
This news about the release date comes according to an an early alert to retailers, specifically Best Buy who lists both versions with a 11/06/18 release date. Even some home video release estimation sites seem to have predicted this November release. The title will come in a “combo pack” on 4K, with a Blu-ray Disc of the film also included. Both versions are set to include a Digital Copy of the film. The film is already available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and on Blu-ray Disc over at Amazon. Best Buy currently only has placeholders for both releases. Stay tuned for a further update with tech specs and a full list of bonus materials.