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1982 film 48 Hrs. gets Paramount Presents Blu-ray in July

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The 1982 film “48 Hrs.” starring Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy is officially getting a new remastered Blu-ray Disc release from Paramount Presents on July 6th. This release will be spine #19 in the series. The film, directed by Walter Hill, co-starred Annette O’Toole, Frank McRae, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, and Jonathan Banks. This movie has received a new 4K restoration. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can very likely expect a 1080p HD presentation with lossless 5.1 surround sound. The release will come with a digital copy of the film.

UPDATE: You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

There will be a fold-out poster with this Paramount Presents Blu-ray, as a part of the slipcover. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Filmmaker Focus: Director Walter Hill on 48 HRS.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Space Kid — original 1966 animated short, which makes an appearance in the film

Stephen King stories turned film on Blu-ray get Steelbooks at Best Buy in October

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Retailer Best Buy has three Exclusive Steelbooks on Blu-ray Disc planned for movies based on Stephen King stories. The TV mini-series It (1990), TV movie Salem’s Lot (1979), and film The Shining (1980) will get Steelbook treatment on October 2nd via Warner. The titles are all available for PRE-ORDER over at Best Buy priced at just $12.99 each. Their art can be seen above and below, but the full-size art hasn’t appeared yet on the web side, just on the mobile app side.

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These are all three re-releases already available on the Blu-ray Disc format. No new transfers or bonus materials will be found on the new Steelbooks. It’s my guess that these are just being repackaged, likely in a marketing tie-in, to go with the currently available Warner produced Hulu series Castle Rock – based on Stephen King stories.