Bradley Cooper’s 2018 “A Star Is Born” comes to 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2018 Bradley Cooper directed remake of “A Star Is Born” starring Lady Gaga is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 19th, 2019 via Warner – according to an early alert to retailers.  It is known (from artwork) that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a Digital Copy of the film included. The artwork does unveil one few bit of tech specs regarding only the 4K release. The 4K release will come with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. It is yet unknown if the Blu-ray will also include that Atmos mix. The full tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Both versions are also available to pre-order over at Target and Best Buy as well – where you’ll see the release date shown. It’s also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting Exclusive Steelbook releases for both the 4K and Blu-ray versions of the film. You can find those Steelbooks and links to pre-order them right after the Blu-ray Disc artwork shown below, after the break.

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“Venom” starring Tom Hardy on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in December

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The 2018 film “Venom” starring Tom Hardy is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on December 18th via Sony. The film, directed by Ruben Fleischer, co-stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Melora Walters, and Woody Harrelson.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available for pre-order now over at Amazon. 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 a Digital Copy of the film included on each. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Venom Mode: When selecting this mode the film will engage informative pop-ups throughout the film to provide insight on the movie’s relationship to the comics, and to reveal hidden references that even a seasoned Venom-fan may have missed!
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes: These deleted and extended scenes will give fans even more of the Venom action they loved in theaters!
    • Ride to Hospital – Eddie and Venom take a ride to the hospital.
    • Car Alarm – Let’s just say that Venom is not fond of car alarms.
    • San Quentin – Extended post-credits scene at San Quentin.
  • From Symbiote to Screen: A mini documentary about the history of Venom in comics and his journey to the big screen. Interviews with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Ruben Fleischer, Oliver Scholl, and Director and Comic Fanboy Kevin Smith.
  • The Lethal Protector in Action: Go behind the scenes with the production crew and learn the secrets behind the awesome Motorcycle stunts, wire stunts, and drones.
  • Venom Vision: A look at how Ruben Fleischer came to the project, gathered his team, and made Venom a reality. Utilizes interviews from cast, crew, and producers as well as Fleischer himself.
  • Designing Venom: Designing and creating Venom meant a huge challenge for VFX artists; follow the amazing journey.
  • Symbiote Secrets: Blink and you may have missed it! Enjoy the hidden references throughout the film.
  • 8 Select Scenes Pre-Vis sequences: See the progression of the visual effects, storyboards and fight choreography compared to the finished film.
  • “Venom” by Eminem – Music Video
  • “Sunflower” by Post Malone, Swae Lee (From Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sneak Peek: Meanwhile in another universe…

The title will also get Exclusive Steelbook releases on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray formats over at retailer Best Buy.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the upcoming release, the cover art for the Blu-ray release, cover art for the two Steelbooks, and the official announcement regarding these upcoming releases.

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RUMOR: Disney’s “The Lion King” coming to 4K in December with a Steelbook

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RUMOR: The 1994 animated film “The Lion King” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 4th via Disney, according to early alerts to retailers. This had been rumored before and now we are seeing signs it may be true, although the studio has yet to officially announce the release.

There is no info yet regarding technical specs or bonus materials set to be included on the 4K release, but it is known that it will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc included and a Digital Copy of the film. The film on 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for PRE-ORDER now over at both Amazon and Best Buy – where the release date is listed. There’s also going to be a 4K Steelbook release Exclusive to Best Buy, which is also up for pre-order and pictured below.

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2018 Sci-Fi film “Kin” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in November

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The 2018 Sci-Fi film “Kin” written and directed by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 20th via Lionsgate. The film features a cast that includes Myles TruittJack ReynorDennis QuaidZoë KravitzJames Franco, Carrie CoonIan Matthews, Gavin Fox, and Michael B. Jordan. Tech specs for both releases include video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS:X and Dolby Digital 2.0 (optimized for late night listening) sound. The 4K release will include both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K release getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included.

You can PRE-ORDER both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray already over at Amazon. It also appears that there will be an Exclusive Steelbook Blu-ray release available at Best Buy for both the 4K and Blu-ray releases. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker and screenwriter Daniel Casey
  • “Thicker Than Water: The Making of Kin” 8-Part Documentary
  • “Enhanced Visual FX Breakdown” Featurette
  • “Bag Man: Original Short” with optional audio commentary by co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • “Learned Behavior: Special Features at Work” hour-long round table discussion between Jonathan and Josh Baker and  renowned filmmakers including 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, Swiss Army Man directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, legendary special features producer Laurent Bouzereau (Jaws, Back to the Future, Ready Player One) and special features godfather Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Tusk).

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray Disc and the official announcement for these releases.

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Disney’s 2012 animated film “Wreck-It Ralph” on 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph featuring the voice of John C. Reilly is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Disney, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Rich Moore, also includes voice talents of Sarah SilvermanJack McBrayerJane LynchAlan TudykMindy KalingJoe Lo TruglioAdam CarollaHoratio Sanz, Ed O’Neill. The technical specifications and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. It is know, via the cover art, that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc included as well as a Digital Copy of the film. The title being released on 4K is certainly timed to be a marketing tie-in with the sequel (Ralph Breaks the Internet) coming out later in November.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.

It’s also worth noting that the title will be getting an Exclusive Steelbook release on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well over at Best Buy. That also can be found available for PRE-ORDER, at Best Buy, and pictured below.

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Own “The Meg” on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in November plus Steelbook

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The 2018 Jon Turteltaub directed film “The Meg” is officially slated to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 13th via Warner. The 4K version will also get an Exclusive Steelbook release over at Best Buy on the same day. The film’s cast includes Jason StathamBingbing LiRainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Robert TaylorÓlafur Darri Ólafsson, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka, and Cliff Curtis.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range as well as both Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio as well as both Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K including a Blu-ray of the film, the Blu-ray including a DVD of the film, and a Digital Copy of the film on each. The film is available to PRE-ORDER both in 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray formats now over at Amazon.

As mentioned, there will be an exclusive Steelbook of the 4K version that Best Buy will be releasing. You can see the artwork for that below as well as pre-order it.

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Further below (pun intended), after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the home video releases of this film.

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“2001: A Space Odyssey” gets Exclusive Steelbook at Best Buy on 4K UHD Blu-ray

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The 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed film “2001: A Space Odyssey” is getting an Exclusive Steelbook release on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format December 18th via Warner at retailer Best Buy.  The tech specs and bonus materials for this release will be identical to the standard 4K release, as previously detailed HERE.

UPDATE: Because the release date has changed (yet again now) the pre-order listing for this has been taken down over at Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update when it goes back up.

2018 film “The Predator” coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray this winter

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In an early alert to retailers we’ve got an indication when to expect the new 2018 Shane Black directed film “The Predator” on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc, and that is sometime this winter (before the year end) via Fox Home Entertainment. This isn’t even a rumor, it’s stated in the working (not final) cover art pictured above. The film just hit theaters today, so go out and give it a watch tonight. No information yet regarding the technical specs or bonus materials for either the 4K or Blu-ray releases. I’d personally speculate you’ll see this get a December release, but stay tuned for any rumors or official update on the exact release date.

It is known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive Steelbook for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film (pictured below). You can PRE-ORDER this 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook now over at Best Buy. Again, no exact release date has been announced (yet). You can also PRE-ORDER the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc versions of the film over at retailer Best Buy. Lastly, it’s worth noting that Amazon and other retailers don’t seem to be listing it yet. Below, after the break, you can find the artwork (perhaps not finalized) for the 4K Steelbook and Blu-ray versions of the film.

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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.