The 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” will be getting an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release over at retailer Best Buy on April 27th, via Lionsgate. First off, let me state that this will mark the 4K physical debut of the film and it (as mentioned) will be exclusive to only that retailer and that no “standard” release on 4K UHD Blu-ray is at this time planned — it would seem. The film, directed by Emile Ardolino, starred Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, and Kelly Bishop. The tech specs for the 4K release have yet to be officially detailed by the studio (Lionsgate) but stay tuned for an update on that.
You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Best Buy, where it as of today states “[Only @ Best Buy]” in its description — confirming its exclusivity to that retailer. There’s also no word yet on the bonus materials set to be included with the release, but it is known (from the artwork, pictured here) that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. Once again, stay tuned to this post for any further updates regarding this release and the debut of this film to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format.
The 2019 M. Night Shyamalan written & directed film “Glass” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 16th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film just released last week theatrically is a sequel to the films “Unbreakable” (2000) and “Split” (2016). Glass features a cast of James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release includes 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray Disc, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both including a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are now both available with pre-order listings over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
The Collection of Main Characters – A look at all the main players and how they fit in the universe created by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.
Kevin Wendell Crumb
The Rest of the Family
Bringing the Team Back Together – M. Night Shyamalan is famous for working with many of the same crew from film to film. In this piece, cast and crew share personal stories of why Shyamalan’s productions feel like seeing family again.
David Dunn vs. The Beast – An in-depth look at the animalistic face-off between David Dunn and The Beast
Glass Decoded – M. Night Shyamalan unveils some secrets of continuity and style from across the Glass trilogy
Breaking Glass: The Stunts – The superhuman strength of The Beast is best illustrated in the stunts. Take a behind the scenes look into the very effective methods of executing stunts in the film.
Connecting the Glass Universe – Explore M. Night Shyamalan’s stylistic approach to the Glass trilogy and the unconventional concept of a comic book movie grounded in reality.
M. Night Shyamalan: Behind the Lens – Cast and crew discuss Shyamalan’s dedicated and meticulous approach to storytelling.
The Sound of Glass – Composer West Dylan Thordson elaborates on his use of string instruments to create tension, and explains why recording the score on-location enhanced the tone of Glass.
Enhancing the Spectacle – The VFX team provides details on the rewarding task of using CGI as an effective tool to intensify the narrative of Glass.
Raven Hill Memorial – Roam the long corridors of Raven Hill Memorial Hospital and see why the cast and crew describe the eerie location as its own character in the film.
Night Vision – A look at the early stages of Glass by examining the storyboards and their remarkable similarity to the final shots in the film.
Alternate Opening – Introduction by director M. Night Shyamalan available
Deleted Scenes – Introductions by director M. Night Shyamalan available
David Alone at Bar
Patricia Talks to Cheerleaders
David Encounters Pierce
Casey in Art Class
Dr. Staple Explains Machine
Mrs. Price in Waiting Room
Mrs. Price Talks to Elijah
Dr. Staple Drinks Tea
Pierce Checks Elijah’s Room
Mrs. Price Tells Elijah About Surgery
David Submits to Dr. Staple
Patients Worship The Beast
A Conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan – Star James McAvoy and Producer/Writer/Director M. Night Shyamalan discuss the importance of originality when creating a film in this genre.
Lastly, the film will be receiving an exclusiveSteelbook release for the 4K version over at retailer Best Buy. This will also come with 3 collectible character art cards (shown below). It’s not yet available for pre-order there but a placeholder page is already up. The artwork for that Steelbook can be found below.
RUMOR: the DC Extended Universe film “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoaappears to be coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on (or around) March 26th via Warner. This comes from the placement amongst other upcoming titles on a certain retailer. The film, directed by James Wan, co-stars Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Ludi Lin.
The tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not at all been detailed, but stay tuned for a later update. It is known that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray getting a Blu-ray Disc included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both will include a Digital Copy of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film are now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it is known that Best Buy will be getting an exclusiveSteelbook for both versions of the film (on 4K and Blu-ray) which you can find pictured below.
RUMOR: Retailer Best Buy is showing that the 2018 “Halloween” film is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 15th, 2019 via Universal. No further details yet, nor confirmation. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each receiving a Digital Copy of the film. Stay tuned for any further updates on this release. As with all rumors, take this only with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak until the title is officially announced by the studio. Lastly, it’s worth noting that PRE-ORDER listings are also available over at Amazon for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc.
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 Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Joe Lo Truglio, Adam Carolla, Horatio 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 Amazonand 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.
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 Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Robert Taylor, Ólafur 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 exclusiveSteelbook of the 4K version that Best Buy will be releasing. You can see the artwork for that below as well as pre-order it.
Further below (pun intended), after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the home video releases of this film.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 CG animated sequel “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 9th via Sony, according to an early retailer alert. Both the 4K and Blu-ray releases will come in the form of a “Monster Party Edition” (as the artwork suggests). The releases will also come as a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, Blu-ray getting a DVD and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. Tech specs have not yet been detailed, and the only bonus materials we know about so far are the 2 Mini-Movies (mentioned on the art). Stay tuned for further updates once the studio (Sony) officially announces this title.
The animated film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, features the voice talents of the following: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Parnell, Joe Jonas, and Chrissy Teigen.
You can already find PRE-ORDER listings for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc of the film over at Amazon. Also, there are placeholder pages over at Best Buy for both the 4K and Blu-ray – where you’ll find that 10/9 release date. Lastly, speaking of Best Buy, it’s worth noting that it appears they’ll be getting an Exclusive Steelbook for the Blu-ray release of the film. That Steelbook, along with the Blu-ray Disc art, can be found further below after the break.