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Zack Snyder’s Justice League on 4K stateside in September

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The 2021 HBO Max original “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” will officially finally be coming stateside to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on September 7th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, also known as the “Snyder Cut” was directed by Zack Snyder, featured a cast of Henry CavillBen AffleckGal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Jesse Eisenberg, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, Amber Heard, Joe Manganiello, Ray Porter, Harry Lennix, and Jared Leto.

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The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound spanning across 2-discs for part 1 and part 2. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterparts in 1080p HD with the same Dolby Atmos sound mix, also in a 2-disc set with 2 parts — for a total of 4 discs for the 4K set and 2 discs for the Blu-ray. No digital copy of the film will be included. Sadly, the “Justice is Gray” Black & White version of the film will not be included in either version of this release. The only bonus material set to be included with the releases will be the following feature:

  • “Road to Justice League” Director Zack Snyder reflects on his trilogy of films in the DC Universe.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of Zack Snyder’s Justice League available for preorder over at Amazon. Don’t worry about the higher MSRP prices, as these will drop soon enough, and Amazon offers a preorder price guarantee. So, you’ll only be charged before it ships the amount that it is at on release day.

There will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release available for the film (pictured below), perhaps as an exclusive, over at retailer Best Buy where it’s now listed for preorder with the same (September 7th) release date. There also will be a box set coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray called Zack Snyder’s Justice League Trilogy (also pictured below) that has appeared on some retailers. That set will include “Man of Steel” (2013), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition)” (2016) [likely Remastered], and finally “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021). The studio [Warner] has confirmed to me that the trilogy set is indeed coming but they have no full details yet regarding it, at this time. There’s also no preorder officially yet for that set yet but stay tuned for any further updates.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this release.

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Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman remastered 4K in March

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The 2016 Zack Snyder film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in the “Ultimate Edition” has been remastered and approved by the director and will be receiving a new 4K UHD Blu-ray release on March 23rd via Warner Archive, according to numerous retailers now. I had been reporting this as a RUMOR thread over on Twitter for a day or so and it’s becoming apparent that I was right. Still, this should be only considered a rumor until the title gets an official announcement from the studio [Warner], Warner Archive, or via Zack Snyder. The remastered version of this film will include the 183-minute “Ultimate Edition” with some color corrections and most importantly the correct 1.43:1 IMAX aspect ratio on those scenes and the shifts to and from the 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

That said, it should come with the very same HDR10 and Dolby Atmos found on the previous 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film, but nothing as of now has been officially confirmed. You can find the newly restored version of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition” on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Deep Discount and Target, and Walmart. The release will come with just a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film included. There’s no word if bonus materials will be included with this release of the film or not. Considering that it doesn’t appear to include the Blu-ray, it would mean they would have to all be housed on the 4K disc. So, stay tuned regarding that when this hopefully gets a full official announcement and/or confirmation soon.

UPDATE #1: Well, I think we can consider it official now, folks, just lacking a press release, as the 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed over on WBShop.com (as Warner Archive) as shown below.

UPDATE #2: It’s official. The “Batman v Superman” official Twitter account just shared a video and announced the release date that we all had been seeing and I was telling you from the start. This video is very much work checking out as it will show you how the aspect ratio shift from 2.35:1 to real IMAX 1.43:1 will work. This also confirms some color correction as well. See the tweet here (or embedded below).

EDITORIAL NOTE: This will mark the very FIRST 4K UHD Blu-ray release from Warner Archive if this turns out to be true. It’s pretty obvious that it is, so let’s now consider that Warner’s line of home video releases will include 4K titles in the future via the Warner Archives. I’ll be the first to say welcome to the 4K physical release scene, Warner Archive. And, until further information about this release comes along: “That’s All, Folks!!”

“Mallrats” Special Edition Blu-ray in September

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The 1995 film Mallrats will be getting a 25th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-ray Disc release on September 29th, via Arrow Video. The film, written & directed by Kevin Smith, starred Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Jason Mewes, Ethan Suplee, Priscilla Barnes, Michael Rooker, and the late great Stan Lee. The release will come with both the original theatrical cut and an extended cut, which have been restored and were approved by Kevin Smith and the film’s cinematographer David Klein. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. You can now find the Special Edition Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc set, as well as the details and contents are listed below.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration by Arrow Films of both the Theatrical and Extended cuts of the film, approved by director Kevin Smith and cinematographer David Klein.
  • Newly assembled TV cut of the film featuring hilarious overdubbing to cover up profanity
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations
  • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Philip Kemp
  • Fold-out poster featuring replica blueprints for Operation Drive-by and Operation Dark Knight

DISC ONE – THEATRICAL AND EXTENDED CUTS

  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director Kevin Smith, producer Scott Mosier, archivist Vincent Pereira, and actors Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Jason Mewes
  • Brand new introduction to the film by Kevin Smith
  • My Mallrat Memories – and all-new interview with Kevin Smith
  • A newly filmed tribute to producer Jim Jacks by Kevin Smith
  • Brand new interview with actor Jason Mewes
  • Brand new interview with Cinematographer David Klein
  • Hollywood of the North: A newly produced animated making-of documentary featuring Minnesota crew members who worked on the film
  • Deleted Scenes – Kevin Smith and Vincent Pereira discuss deleted scenes and sequences originally cut from the film
  • Outtakes and behind the scenes footage
  • Cast interviews from the original set
  • Erection of an Epic: The making of Mallrats – archival retrospective with cat and crew looking at the making and release of the film.
  • Q&A with Kevin Smith – archival Q&A filmed for the 10th anniversary
  • Build Me Up Buttercup music video
  • Stills galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer

DISC TWO – TV CUT

  • Newly assembled TV cut of the film featuring hilarious overdubbing to cover up profanity
  • Original stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new introduction to the TV cut by director Kevin Smith
  • Stills gallery of the comic books featured in the film s opening sequence
  • Easter eggs

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot on Blu-ray in January

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The 2019 Kevin Smith film Jay & Silent Bob Reboot is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 21st, 2020 via Lionsgate. The film stars Jason Mewes, Kevin SmithMatt DamonBen Affleck, Jason Lee, Rosario Dawson, Shannon Elizabeth, Justin Long, Joey Lauren Adams, Harley Quinn Smith, Treshelle Edmond, Alice Wen, Donnell Rawlings, Melissa BenoistVal Kilmer, Brian O’Halloran, and Stan Lee.

UPDATE: The film on Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The tech specs for the release have now been announced to include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Cast Interviews
  • Kevin & Jay Interview Cast & Crew
  • Bloopers
  • Hair Reel

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the home video release of this film.

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The “Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray this August

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According to an early alert to retails the “Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection” it seems is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 21st via Paramount. The films had been rumored for 4K release individually, however now we get confirmation via this retail listing that they will be bundled – just as the first 4 films have been on both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats. The release contains the following films:

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014)
  • The Sum of All Fears” (2002)
  • Clear and Present Danger” (1994)
  • Patriot Games” (1992)
  • The Hunt for Red October” (1990)

Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed by the studio, but stay tuned for an update. The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon.