The Academy Award-nominated 2021 film “Judas and the Black Messiah” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 4th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Shaka King, stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, and Martin Sheen. It’s worth noting, at the time of writing this, that this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the film on Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, and expect that price to drop. However, remember that Amazon offers a “Pre-order Price Guarantee” which should have you covered.
The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.
“Fred Hampton for the People” – The filmmakers and cast discuss why telling Chairman Fred Hampton’s story is more important now than ever before.
“Unexpected Betrayal” – The filmmakers and cast discuss William O’Neil’s complexities and his eventual betrayal of Hampton.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Sadly, no there will not be a 4K physical release here in the United States of the film, it would appear. That’s a shame, as it aired on HBOMax earlier this year in 4K UHD with HDR10 and Dolby Vision as well as with Dolby Atmos sound. Maybe, if this film takes home some “Oscars” in the 6 categories it is nominated for, namely Best Picture, later this year, it might receive a 4K UHD Blu-ray release with all of that mentioned. One would speculate?
Further below, after the break, you can find the full information regarding the home video releases of this film.
The 2019 Sci-Fi/Thriller film “Captive State“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 11th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The movie, directed by Rupert Wyatt, stars John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, and Vera Farmiga. Tech specs for the release on Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title on Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon and Best Buy. The release will get a digital copy of the film via Movies Anywhere. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Igniting a War
Building the World of Captive State
Feature Commentary with Director/Producer/Co-Writer Rupert Wyatt and Producer David Crockett
The 2018 Antoine Fuqua directed sequel “The Equalizer 2” starring Denzel Washington is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 11th via Sony. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video and Dolby Atmos sound. Both versions will be presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The two different releases will each come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. The film on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.
“Retribution Mode” with Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua
11 Deleted & Extended Scenes
“Denzel as McCall: Round Two” Featurette
The Equalizer 2 Pop Up Trivia Track
“Seconds Till Death: Action Breakdown”
“Through Antoine’s Lens: The Cast”
Two NBA Promos
Below, after the break, you can find the cover art for the Blu-ray release.