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Escape from Alcatraz comes to 4K in November

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The 1979 film “Escape from Alcatraz” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 8th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Don Siegel, starred Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, and Fred Ward.

The film has received a new 4K scan (by Paramount Pictures) of the original camera negative.  Tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in this “combo pack” are 1080p HD video, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and the same lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 audio mixes on a BD-50 disc.   You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • THE GHOSTS OF ALCATRAZ: NEW Interview with Screenwriter Richard Tuggle
  • TALES FROM THE CELLBLOCK: NEW Interview with Actor Larry Hankin
  • Theatrical Trailer (Newly Remastered in 2K)

Jordan Peele film Nope on 4K and Blu-ray October

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The 2022 film “Nope” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 25th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to numerous retailers.  The film, written & directed by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele, stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Brandon Perea, Wrenn Schmidt, Keith David, Michael WincottBarbie Ferreira, Terry Notary, Devon Graye, and Donna Mills.  It’s most certainly worth noting that the film is, at the time of writing, “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

According to the back packaging, tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation, shifting from aspect ratios of 2.20:1 to 1.78:1, with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation also with 2.20:1 to 1.78:1 aspect ratio shifts and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-50 disc.  Both 4K and Blu-ray releases will come as a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both including a digital code (copy) of the film which is compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s also worth noting that there will be a few retailer exclusives for this film on 4K.  First off, retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is up for preorder but not yet functional.  Also, pictured further below, you can find that retailer Walmart will be getting exclusive artwork for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release which is now available for preorder.

UPDATE:  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases of the film are listed below.

  • SHADOWS: THE MAKING OF NOPE – Unpack the meaning of NOPE with Jordan Peele. Secrets are revealed with this 56-minute immersion exploring the film’s unanswered questions, taking you on an intimate journey inside every aspect of production and offering a detailed look at Peele’s revolutionary filmmaking process.
  • DELETED SCENES – Watch five unreleased scenes from NOPE
  • GAG REEL – A highlight reel of bloopers and outtakes featuring main cast
  • CALL HIM JEAN JACKET – The object of the Haywood siblings’ fascination is an entity known only as “Jean Jacket.” Filmmakers provide insights into the conception, design, and execution of this mysterious organism.
  • MYSTERY MAN OF MUYBRIDGE – A deep dive into THE HORSE IN MOTION by Eadweard Muybridge, its relationship to the Haywoods, and how it relates to the larger themes in NOPE.

Further below, after the break, you can find the press release with full details regarding the home video release of this film.

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8 Mile starring Eminem comes to 4K in November

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The 2002 film “8 Mile” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 8th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to numerous retailers.  The film, directed by Curtis Hanson, starred Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, and the late Brittany Murphy.  It’s certainly worth noting that the film won an Academy Award for “Best Music, Original Song” in 2002.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive sound on a BD-100 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code, compatible with Movies Anywhere.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials (ported over from the previous Blu-ray) set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Making of 8 Mile
  • Exclusive Rap Battles – Uncensored
  • Eminem – “Superman” Music Video – Uncensored

2008 film Tropic Thunder comes to 4K in September

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The 2008 film Tropic Thunder is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 13th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, co-starred Jack Black, Robert Donwey, Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Nick Nolte, Bill Hader, Steve Coogan, and Tom Cruise.

The tech specs for the 2-disc release include Disc 1 with the Theatrical Cut of the film in 2160p 4K in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Disc 2 will include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the “Director’s Cut” of the film, on a BD-50 disc. Both versions have been “Remastered in 4K by Paramount Pictures” as well as were “Supervised and Approved by Director Ben Stiller.”

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Kino Lorber’s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with this 2-disc release are listed below.

Disc One: Theatrical Cut (4KUHD)

  • Audio Commentary by Stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

Disc Two: Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

  • Audio Commentary by Ben Stiller, Co-Producer Stuart Cornfeld, Production Designer Jeff Mann, Co-Writer Justin Theroux, Cinematographer John Toll and Editor Greg Hayden
  • BEFORE THE THUNDER: Featurette
  • THE HOT LZ: Featurette
  • BLOWING SHIT UP: Featurette
  • DESIGNING THE THUNDER: Featurette
  • THE CAST OF TROPIC THUNDER: Interviews with Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Nick Nolte
  • Make-Up Test with Tom Cruise with Intro by Ben Stiller and Editor Greg Hayden
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes & Alternate Ending with Intro & Optional Audio Commentaries by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • FULL MAGS: Improv Footage Featurette with Intro by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • MTV MOVIE AWARDS – TROPIC THUNDER
  • Rain of Madness: Documentary (30:00)
  • Rain of Madness: Trailer (2:41)
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

1964 Sergio Leone film A Fistful of Dollars on 4K May

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The 1964 spaghetti western “A Fistful of Dollars” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 31st via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Sergio Leone, starred Clint Eastwood and Marianne Koch.

In terms of the 4K restoration, the movie has received “over 24 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading of the logarithmic restored 4K files provided by L’Immagine Ritrovata” according to Kino Lorber.  Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation (without HDR) and lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Mono on a BD-100 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that.  In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder directly from Kino Lorber.

The contents of this 2-disc set and bonus materials are listed further below, after the break.

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Cronenberg film Eastern Promises on 4K in March

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The 2007 film “Eastern Promises” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by David Cronenberg, starred Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack, and Jerzy Skolimowski.  The film will also be getting a “Special Edition” Blu-ray release on the same day from Kino Lorber.

This new 4K master of the film was “Approved & Color Graded by Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky,” according to Kino Lorber.  Tech specs for the 4K include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound, on a BD-100 disc.  The release will also come in the form of a “combo pack,” so you’ll get the Special Edition Blu-ray counterpart with the 4K UHD Blu-ray.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Special Edition Blu-ray directly available for preorder via Kino Lorber’s website.  There are also already placeholder pages up for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Special Edition Blu-ray over at Amazon but they’re not yet functional, so stay tuned regarding that for an eventual update.  The bonus materials set to be included with both versions of the film being released are listed below, which will be housed on the Blu-ray Disc.

  • NEW Interview with Screenwriter Steven Knight
  • Secrets and Stories: Featurette with Director David Cronenberg (10:32)
  • Marked for Life: Featurette with David Cronenberg (6:42)
  • Two Guys Walk Into a Bath House: Featurette with David Cronenberg (1:55)
  • Watts on Wheels: Featurette with Naomi Watts (0:55)
  • Theatrical Trailer One (2:22) (Newly Mastered in 2K)
  • Theatrical Trailer Two (1:54) (Newly Mastered in 2K)
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