Galaxy Quest Anniversary Steelbook September

Galaxy Quest 20th BB Exclusive

The 1999 film Galaxy Quest will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with an Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook available at retailer Best Buy on September 21st, via Paramount. The film, directed by Dean Parisot, starred Tim Allen, Sigourney WeaverAlan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, and Sam Rockwell. Tech specs remain identical to the previously Blu-ray of the film, with 1080p HD video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. This Blu-ray Steelbook is now available for pre-order over at Best Buy. This version has been deemed the “20th Anniversary Never Give Up Never Surrender Edition” and can be seen further in detail below.

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Further below, after the break, the full details regarding this upcoming Blu-ray Steelbook can be found.

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John Wick 3 on 4K and Blu-ray in September

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The 2019 sequel “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” starring Keanu Reeves is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 10th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Chad Stahelski, co-stars Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, and Anjelica Huston. The tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital copy (code) of the film.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Retailer Best Buy will be getting some Exclusive 4K Steelbook releases. The first (pictured below) is a traditional 4K Steelbook and the other option includes that very same 4K Steelbook with mini Steelbook. Those two variations are both now available to pre-order.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • “Parabellum: Legacy of the High Table” Featurette
  • “Excommunicado” Featurette
  • “Check Your Sights” Featurette
  • “Saddle Up Wick” Featurette
  • “Bikes, Blades, Bridges, and Bits” Featurette
  • “Continental in the Desert” Featurette
  • “Dog Fu” Featurette
  • “House of Transparency” Featurette
  • “Shot by Shot” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer #1
  • Theatrical Trailer #2
  • John Wick Hex Game Trailer
  • “Behind the Scenes of John Wick Hex” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the upcoming releases of the film.

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Aladdin live-action 4K and Blu-ray September

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The 2019 live-action film adaptation of “Aladdin” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 10th via Disney. The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Mena MassoudNaomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Will Smith (as the Genie). Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio in the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both including a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both can now be found for pre-order over at Amazon. Retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive 4K Steelbook for the release (pictured below) which you can find available for pre-order. Retailer Target will also be getting an Exclusive 4K Storybook packaging for the release (pictured below) which you can find available for pre-order as well.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • MAKE WAY FOR PRINCE ALI– Take a look at the gigantic design extravaganza that came together for this scene of Genie-sized proportions. [Digital Bonus]
  • “SPEECHLESS”: CREATING A NEW SONG FOR JASMINE– Follow the story of Jasmine’s inspirational song “Speechless,” written by Alan Menken, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul especially for this version of “Aladdin.” [ Digital Exclusive ]
  • ALADDIN’S VIDEO JOURNAL: A NEW FANTASTIC POINT OF VIEW – Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) in this fun, fast-paced look at his personal journey.
  • DELETED SONG – “DESERT MOON” – Experience a moving duet performed by Jasmine and Aladdin, fully shot and edited, with an introduction by Alan Menken.
  • GUY RITCHIE: A CINEMATIC GENIE – Discover why director Guy Ritchie was the perfect filmmaker to tackle this exhilarating reimagining of a beloved classic.
  • A FRIEND LIKE GENIE – Discover how Will Smith brings talent, experience and his own personal magic to the iconic role of Genie.
  • DELETED SCENES
    • Falling Petals Into OJ
    • Jafar’s Magic Orrery
    • Anders’ Gift
    • Wrong Wishes
    • Silly Old Fool
    • Post Yam Jam Debrief
  • BLOOPERS – Laugh along with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of outtakes from the set.
  • MUSIC VIDEOS
    • “Speechless”– Music video performed by Naomi Scott
    • “A Whole New World”– Music video performed by ZAYN and Zhavia Ward
    • “ A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”)– Music video performed by ZAYN and Becky G.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming releases of this film.

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Disney’s 1992 animated Aladdin 4K September

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The original 1992 animated film Aladdin is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 10th via Disney. The film, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, featured the voice talents of Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, and the late Robin Williams. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon as well as over at retailers Best Buy and Target. Speaking of retailers, there will be exclusives in the form of a 4K Steelbook over at Best Buy and a 4K Booklet packaging over at Target. You can find both of those retailers exclusives available for pre-order and pictured below.

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The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy (code) included of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Sing Along With the Movie – Sing along to your favorite tunes as you watch the film. With magical on-screen lyrics.
  • NEW Aladdin on Aladdin – Join the speaking voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger (“Fuller House”), as he reflects on almost 30 years of being Aladdin.
  • NEW “Let’s Not Be Too Hasty”: The Voices of “Aladdin” – Take your seat in the recording booth and watch as the voice actors of “Aladdin” work their microphone magic.
  • NEW Alternate Endings – Enter the realm of “what if” and see just how differently the movie could have ended.

[DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE] Drawing Genie – Join prolific animator Eric Goldberg as he draws and reminisces about the Genie.

CLASSIC BONUS – Revisit over 40 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:

  • The Genie Outtakes
  • “Aladdin”: Creating Broadway Magic
  • Unboxing “Aladdin”

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release of the film.

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Rocketman comes to 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2019 musical/bio-pic “Rocketman” starring Taron Egerton is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 27th via Paramount. The film is based on the real-life story of musician Elton John and directed by Dexter Fletcher. Rocketman co-stars Jamie BellRichard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each getting a digital copy (code) included of the film itself. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are available to pre-order over at Amazon. This release will get two retailer exclusives in the form of a 4K Steelbook (at Best Buy) and a Blu-ray Steelbook (at Walmart). These two Steelbooks can be found pictured further below, after the break. The bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below. Be aware that the digital exclusives will be included, as you do get the digital copy (code) with each version.

  • Extended Musical Numbers:
    • Introduction by Dexter Fletcher
    • The Bitch Is Back
    • Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
    • Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache
    • Honky Cat
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes:
    • Introduction by Dexter Fletcher
    • I Love Rock And Roll
    • You’ve Got to Kill the Person You Were Born To Be
    • Arabella
    • Elton in the Gas Oven
    • Stylish Boots
    • You’re Not the First Closet Queer with a Mummy Complex
    • The Blood Test
    • The Heart Attack
    • The Launderette
    • Do You Want Anything?
  • It’s Going to Be a Wild Ride: Creative Vision
  • Becoming Elton John: Taron’s Transformation
  • Larger Than Life: Production Design & Costuming
  • Full Tilt: Staging the Musical Numbers
  • Music Reimagined: The Studio Sessions – Behind the scenes in the recording studio with Taron & Elton​
  • ROCKETMAN Lyric Companion: Sing-Along with Select Songs (English only):
    • The Bitch Is Back
    • I Want Love
    • Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
    • Your Song
    • Crocodile Rock
    • Tiny Dancer
    • Honky Cat
    • Rocket Man
    • Bennie and the Jets
    • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
    • Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
    • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    • I’m Still Standing
  • ROCKETMAN Jukebox: Jump Straight to the Music

ONLY AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL

  • The Right Chemistry: The Ensemble Cast
  • Rocket Man: Anatomy of a Scene
  • Rocket Man Music Video – Taron Egerton sings the classic
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes:
    • That’s My Grandad’s Name
    • The Morning After

You can find the official trailer for the home video release of the film HERE. Further below, after the break, you can find the complete announcement regarding these upcoming releases of the film as well as the artwork for the retailer exclusive Steelbooks mentioned before.

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Men In Black International on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 film “Men In Black: International” (a.k.a. “MIB International”) is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 3rd via Sony, according to multiple retailers. The film which was directed by F. Gary Gray stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. UPDATE: The title has now been officially announced. Tech specs for the 4K and Blu-ray have not yet been detailed but you can expect HDR10 and Dolby Atmos for the 4K release. Stay tuned for more on specifics for it and the Blu-ray, as I’ll try to get that info out of Sony.

Both of the releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray Disc, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both getting a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Speaking of Best Buy, they’ll be getting an Exclusive 4K Steelbook which you can now find available for pre-order. The artwork for that Steelbook has yet to be unveiled but, again, stay tuned for an update. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes [4K Exclusive]
  • Alien-cestry.com”: Everyone has a little alien in them! Trace your roots with Alien-cestry.com! [4K Exclusive]
  • “Neuralyzer: Like It Never Even Happened”: As NOT seen on Alien TV, order now to get your very own Neuralyzer and erase life’s embarrassing moments like a pro. [4K Exclusive]
  • “Gag Reel”: Even top MIB agents forget their lines. See their bloopers in this unforgettable gag reel.
  • “New Recruits, Classic Suits”: Anchored by the delightful chemistry between Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth and supported by icons like Emma Thompson & Liam Neeson, the cast of MIB International is truly out of this world!
  • “Let’s Do This! Inside the Action & Stunts”: MIB International is packed with action and stunts, go behind the scenes with the team to see how they pulled it off.
  • “Look Right Here: Gadgets, Weapons, & Rides”: From the iconic Neuralyzer to a tricked out Jag, check out the amazing arsenal of gadgets, weapons and vehicles.
  • “Expanding the Universe of MIB”: MIB ups the ante with international locations, aliens and more as the universe expands.
  • “Frank & Pawny’s Peanut Gallery”: Everyone’s favorite pug and pawn join together to watch a few key scenes and share their thoughts.
  • “Les Twins Leave It on the Floor”: Dance sensations Les Twins show off their signature style and how they devised their alien moves.
  • “In Case You’ve Been Neuralyzed: MIB Recap”: Join Frank the Pug for this rapid-fire recap of the MIB franchise.
  • “The MIB Meet the NBA”: With talent like this, these NBA stars must be super-human.

Further below, after the break, you can find the Blu-ray Disc artwork and then the full announcement about the upcoming releases of this film.

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Eight Pixar films come to 4K in September

A total of eight of the Pixar CG animated films are finally coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 10th via Disney. The films set to be released are as follows (alphabetically): Brave (2012), Cars (2006), Cars 2 (2011), Finding Dory (2016), Finding Nemo (2003), Inside Out (2015), Ratatouille (2007), and The Good Dinosaur (2015). Tech specs for each of the films would seem to include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Each release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart (including bonus materials) as well as a digital copy (code) of the film. You can now find all of the films on 4K UHD Blu-ray available to pre-order over at Amazon, just click on their names above for links. There also will be 4K Steelbook releases for each exclusive to retailer Best Buy which are now available for pre-order as well. You can find these Steelbooks pictured below, after the break, with links to order.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 27th via Warner. The film, directed by Michael Dougherty, stars Kyle ChandlerVera FarmigaMillie Bobby Brown, Thomas Middleditch, and Ken Watanabe. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. NOTE: This is the first 4K title Warner has released with the HDR10+ form of HDR – as discussed HERE by John Archer of Forbes. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and presumably the same Dolby Atmos sound? The press release didn’t mention but feel free to inform me if that’s not the case. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both receiving a digital code (digital copy) of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the two released are listed below.

  • Commentary by Director
  • Godzilla: Nature’s Fearsome Guardian
  • Mothra: Queen of the Monsters
  • King Ghidorah: The Living Extinction Machine
  • Rodan: Airborne God of Fire
  • Godzilla 2.0
  • Making Morthra
  • Creating Ghidorah
  • Reimagining Rodan
  • The Yunnan Temple
  • Castle Bravo
  • The Antarctic Base
  • The Isla de Mara Volcano
  • The Undersea Lair
  • Millie Bobby Brown: Force of Nature
  • Monster Tech: Monarch Joins the Fight
  • Monsters Are Real
  • Welcome to the Monsterverse
  • Deleted Scenes

There will be a 4K Steelbook release of the film exclusive to retailer Best Buy as well (pictured below) which you can find now available for pre-order.

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Further below, after the break, you can find further details about the upcoming 4K and Blu-ray releases of this film.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 Illumination animated sequel “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 27th via Universal, according to multiple retail listings. The film, directed by Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val, features the voice talents of Patton OswaltKevin HartHarrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, and Nick Kroll. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio presented in HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both receiving a digital copy (digital code) of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are available for pre-order over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are roughly detailed and listed below.

  • 2 Mini-Movies – “Super Gidget” & “Minion Scouts”
  • Over 80 minutes of Original Content, Including Deleted Scenes & More!

Stay tuned for an update on the specific bonus materials when a press release drops from the studio (Universal). In the meantime, it is very much worth noting that there will be a 4K Steelbook release for the film exclusive to retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order (pictured below).

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Lastly, there will also be a The Secret Life of Pets: 2-Movie Collection set available only on Blu-ray released the very same day (August 27th) which is also now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

“Iron Man” and “Thor” films on 4K in August

The five “Marvel Cinematic Universe” films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor (2011), and Thor: The Dark World (2013) are all coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 13th via Disney‘s Marvel Studios. These films’ tech specs on 4K all include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. One last thing from a technical side: there is a variety of the 2.35:1 to 2.40:1 aspect ratios on the five different films. These films all will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital copy of each included.

All five of these “MCU” film on 4K UHD Blu-ray are now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials will be included on the Blu-ray releases and are identical to their previous releases. There will also be limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook releases for each film exclusive to retailer Best Buy. Those Steelbooks are now available for pre-order now and you can find them below, after the break, pictured with links.

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“Avengers Endgame” on 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2019 Marvel Studios film “Avengers: Endgame” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Marvel (Disney). The film, directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansMark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, and Josh Brolin. This movie set a record during its theatrical run, which has now been extended, grossing over 2.7 billion (so far) worldwide. The film also has received much critical-acclaimed and carries a “Certified Fresh” rating (at time of writing) over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The scenes shot in IMAX will NOT be presented in their correct aspect ratio and sadly, will not expand to fill the screen. This and some other shortcomings of this release have been discussed already by our friend John Archer over at Forbes. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each comes with a digital copy of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film now available for pre-order over at Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update when Amazon correctly lists the title on both formats. There will also be an exclusive 4K Steelbook release (pictured below) available over at retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order. Another retailer exclusive will come in the form of a 4K Booklet packaging over at Target.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases of the film are listed below.

Digital Exclusive:

  • Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
  • Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
  • A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
  • Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
  • The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
  • The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
  • Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
  • Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
  • Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
  • Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
  • Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray, the promo trailer for the home video release (that does contain spoilers), and then full details about the upcoming releases of the film.

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