“The First Purge” on 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook comes to Best Buy in October

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The 2018 film The First Purge is not only coming to 4K and Blu-ray (as reported) but it’s also going to be getting an Exclusive Steelbook  4K UHD Blu-ray release over at Best Buy. The Steelbook version, and other version of the film will be available on October 2nd, via Universal. The First Purge 4K Steelbook is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Best Buy.

It’s also worth noting (as mentioned in my previous post) that the other three films in this franchise will also be getting Exclusive Steelbooks of their 4K UHD Blu-ray releases at Best Buy on the same date (10/2). Those Steelbooks for those films can be found linked to below by title for their pre-order listings (slightly more affordable, priced at under $20 each).

Exclusive Steelbooks for “Matrix” films on 4K UHD Blu-ray in October at Best Buy

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Retailer Best Buy will be getting three Exclusive Steelbook 4K UHD Blu-ray releases for The Wachowskis‘ films The Matrix , The Matrix Reloaded , and The Matrix Reloaded on October 30th. All three Steelbook releases are available for PRE-ORDER now over at Best Buy. Click on their titles or artwork for links. More information about the releases can be found on the original news story about the individual releases. There will also be a box set of The Matrix Trilogy released on 4K UHD Blu-ray the same day, October 2nd. Below, after the break, you can find the remaining artwork for the Steelbooks for the two sequels.

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Best Buy getting Exclusive Steelbooks for “Westworld: Season 2” on 4K and Blu-ray

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Retailer Best Buy has unveiled two Exclusive Steelbook releases for “Westworld: Season Two – The Door” on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc, set for a December 4th release from HBO (Warner). The release had previously been detailed earlier last month in a news post. Still no tech specs or info yet regarding bonus materials. Refer to that previous news post though for links to the standard (non-Steelbook) versions, which are available for pre-order. The PRE-ORDER listings for these Steelbook releases are now available over at Best Buy for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc releases. Cover art, completely identical, for the Blu-ray Steelbook can be found below, after the break.

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Blumhouse’s “The First Purge” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in October

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The 2018 Blumhouse produced film The First Purge directed by Gerard McMurray is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 2nd via Universal Studios. The first retailer showing its release date is Best Buy, as you can see. It’s already available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray release including a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 (for of High Dynamic Range) and DTS:X sound. The Blu-ray Disc release tech specs include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS:X sound. An Exclusive Steelbook of the 4K version of this film will be available at Best Buy, which you can find more information on reported HERE.

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

  • Deleted Scene
  • A Radical Experiment – Cast and filmmakers discuss how The First Purge expands on the themes of the franchise, making them more culturally relevant than ever before.
  • Bringing the Chaos – Violence is inescapable in The First Purge. Here we explore the elements that ramped up the action in the film and made it the most intense installment yet.
  • The Masks of the First Purge – A good disguise is a key part of a successful Purge night. In this featurette, we take a look at how the masks in the film added to the terror of The First Purge.

It’s also worth noting that Best Buy will be getting some EXCLUSIVE Steelbook releases for the films in “The Purge” franchise on 4K UHD Blu-ray. These can be found further below, after the break as well as the official announcement for the release of “The First Purge” on home video.

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Best Buy Exclusive Steelbooks for “Deadpool 2” 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray

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Best Buy is getting exclusive Steelbook releases for the film “Deadpool 2” on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats, with a street date of August 21st. Both will feature the same Steelbook packaging, but the disc configurations are obviously different for each. The 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook (pictured above) will feature four discs, two for each format included (4K and Blu-ray). The Blu-ray Steelbook (pictured below) will feature two discs, both on Blu-ray format. You can PRE-ORDER both of these now over at Best Buy. Lastly, yes, both include the “Super Duper CutUNRATED version of the film. Apologies for the low quality images – that was Best Buy (not me).

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“The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” come to 4K UHD Blu-ray in August

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Both  films “The Avengers” (2012) and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015) are coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 14th (the same day as the sequel) via Marvel Studios (Disney). It’s worth noting that both films were directed by Joss Whedon.

The tech specs for both releases will include full 2160p 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio for “The Avengers” and 2.35:1 aspect ratio for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with both getting Dolby Atmos sound. Both of these films on 4K UHD Blu-ray are available now for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Just click on their names above for links. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases have not yet been detailed, even in the press release, but you can likely expect all the previous Blu-ray materials ported over via the included Blu-ray Disc in each “combo pack” which will also include a Digital Copy of each film.

UPDATE: Okay, so not only are these coming out it seems as standard 4K releases but they’ll also be getting Exclusive Steelbook 4K UHD Blu-ray releases over at Best Buy, as you’ll find below. PRE-ORDER listings for those are live as well as ones for the standard 4K versions over there at Best Buy.

Best Buy Exclusive Steelbooks:

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Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for these.

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“Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3” Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook at Best Buy in August

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Retailer Best Buy has scored an Exclusive with “Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3” on Blu-ray Disc in a Steelbook (pictured above) that will be available on August 21st via Lionsgate. That Steelbook is available now for pre-order over at Best Buy. This, the final season of the show featuring Bruce Campbell, will also be available in a normal Blu-ray Disc release, which you can also find for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Tech specs on the release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound. Bonus materials include:

  • Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Rob Tapert on every episode

“Bad Boys I & II” 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook Exclusive coming to Best Buy

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Retailer Best Buy is getting an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of Michael Bay films “Bad Boys I & II” on September 4th via Sony. If you’re looking for more info on the 4K release of these films, refer back to what I had reported near the end of May. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include full 2160p video with HDR10 type High Dynamic Range, said to be fully restored with Dolby Atmos sound for both films.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Best Buy.

RUMOR: “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom” on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D September

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EDITORIAL NOTE: Now this is only a “rumor” at this point, so take it with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak until we get an official release announcement, but here is some early release date news for you.

It would appear, in an early alert to retailers, that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc, and Blu-ray 3D on September 18th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The release is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon on the said formats, just click the links above. Tech specs and bonus materials have not been detailed yet. It appears that the 4K and Blu-ray 3D will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc, and a Digital Copy of the film included – while the Blu-ray Disc release will include a DVD, and Digital Copy of the film. Stay tuned for further updates, and most importantly for an official press release  announcement from the studio (Universal) confirming that rumored release date leaked by a certain retailer.

Also, there are going to be some cool exclusives available at the physical retailers, I’ve already scoped them all out, and will be going over them all below for those interested. More on that, as well as the other cover art for the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D releases, further below, after the break.

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RUMOR: “Incredibles 2” 4K and Blu-ray release date leak, plus the exclusives

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EDITORIAL NOTE:
This is considered a RUMOR and should only “be taken with a grain of salt” so-to-speak. Wait for the official announcement from the studio later in the year for the solid (set in stone) release date.


I know, It seems the rumors have been flying around a bit much lately, but we have ourselves yet another one. Thanks to my co-writer (Brendan) noticing a retailer (we will not name) making a slip-up, and leaking the release date, we can tell you when you can LIKELY expect Brad Bird‘s 2018 sequel “Incredibles 2” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. The date my co-writer claims to have seen was “9/14” – September 14th. This would technically come on a Friday, not a traditional Tuesday release. Disney and some other studios have actually done this over the years, so I wouldn’t rule it out as being the case.

However, the traditional (Tuesday) release date is 9/11 – if the date before-mentioned was perhaps removed, because it was incorrect, well then that actually perhaps is the release date? Keep that in mind, but as always with RUMORS, take it ALL also “with a grain of salt,” and wait for an official announcement from the studio (Disney).

Further below, after the break, I’ll be going over all the pre-orders of exclusive versions available at retailers. These are all up and official, just don’t put them together with our RUMORED release date. OK? OK. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Moving on.

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