The 2008 film “Tropic Thunder“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 13th via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, co-starred Jack Black, Robert Donwey, Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Nick Nolte, Bill Hader, Steve Coogan, and Tom Cruise.
The tech specs for the 2-disc release include Disc 1 with the Theatrical Cut of the film in 2160p 4K in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc. Disc 2 will include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the “Director’s Cut” of the film, on a BD-50 disc. Both versions have been “Remastered in 4K by Paramount Pictures” as well as were “Supervised and Approved by Director Ben Stiller.”
The 2021 CG animated sequel “The Addams Family 2“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 18th, 2022 via MGM distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retail sources.
The film, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and co-directed by Laura Brousseau & Kevin Pavlovic, features the voice talents of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Snoop Dogg, Bill Hader, and Wallace Shawn.
The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc. This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Target and Walmart. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
We’re Altogether Addams
Courage to be Kooky
The Addams Family Road Trip Checklist
EDITORIAL NOTE: Sadly, it seems that no 4K UHD Blu-ray release for this film is planned, at least stateside, despite the fact that it’s already available (to rent or own) digitally in 4K on services like Vudu or AppleTV (iTunes). It’s a shame what respect the 4K physical media format gets from studios these days, folks. Sure, this particular film didn’t do to well well with critics or audiences but that doesn’t mean it might not find an audience over on that format. They’ll never know except for the digital side for now and base a future release on how well that version sells overall. It’s honestly a pretty crummy business model to have with what it does to consumers’ wallets when a film is first released. A business model that seems to be designed to make the consumer first purchase a Blu-ray, already obsolete to them if they own a 4K display, and then like a year later convince them into buying the very same film they just bought on 4K physically when they could have bought it that way before for just like 5 dollars extra (on average). It’s really getting annoying more and more with each release that doesn’t get a 4K. Again, no offense to this film but I’m convinced the studio didn’t think it deserved that treatment. However, I’ll see tons of people on social media complain (rightfully so) that no 4K physical release is planned. Perhaps they are a niche audience, compared to the Blu-ray and even DVD audiences but the 4K audience that collects physical media still matters. Better yet: physical media matters. This shift to digital is starting to make me sick to my stomach.
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film.
The 2019 sequel “IT Chapter Two” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 10th. The film, based on the Stephen King story and directed by Andy Muschietti, stars James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Bill Skarsgård (as “Pennywise”). Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray 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. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each receiving a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which you can now find available for preorder (pictured below). There also will be a “double feature”4K (of both films) available as an exclusive over at Best Buy.
Bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases of the film are listed below.
Pennywise Lives Again!
This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun
Finding the Deadlights
The Summers of IT: Chapter One, You’ll Float Too
The Summers of IT: Chapter Two, IT Ends
Commentary with Director Andy Muschietti
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film.
The 2019 animated sequel “The Angry Birds Movie 2” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 12th via Sony. The film, based on the video game (“Angry Birds”) and directed by Thurop Van Orman, features the voice talents Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, and Pete Davidson. Tech specs for the 4K and Blu-ray releases have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. The releases will both come in form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each getting a digital code (copy of the film). The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
ALL-NEW MINI MOVIE! – “Live Stream”: When Silver attempts her first livestream, Red is the ultimate Angry Bird while the adorable Hatchlings get into mischief.
6 Classic Hatchling Mini Movies
DIY Family Fun!:
“Hangry Birds: Popcorn Balls”: No need to be angry or hangry with this simple, fun cooking tutorial. Follow along to make Red’s go-to comfort food and enjoy these tasty popcorn balls at home.
“Smarty Birds: Crafty Volcano”: From the volcano on Eagle Island, Zeta plots her sinister plan and sends her lava balls flying. But why should Zeta have all the fun? Build your own volcano and watch it erupt combining crafts and science in this brainy how-to video!
“Crafty Birds: Pig Snot!”: Ready to roll up your sleeves and get a little messy? It’s time to mix a few ingredients and create your very own pig snot (slime!). Just make sure to keep it away from Bomb…he likes to drink it. (Eeeew!)
“Bird Watching”: In this hilarious “birds-eye” view of the real-life species that inspired the artists, we take a trip to the LA ZOO to get up close and personal with real-life Mighty Eagles, Blue Birds, Toucans, and more. With fun reactions from the cast intercut throughout the piece – get ready to laugh, learn and meet some amazing avian friends
“Meet The New Birds & Pigs”: Join the returning cast and meet the unique new cast members giving voice to the hilarious characters in Angry Birds 2. In exclusive BTS recording sessions and interviews, we’ll see how Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, and Sterling K. Brown bring these unforgettable characters to life.
“Hatching the Hatchlings”: The Hatchlings are soooooo cute! And in Angry Birds 2, we get to join them on their very own adventure! Meet these mischievous little troublemakers as we talk to filmmakers about the creation of the Hatchlings and their expanded storyline in the film, and hear from cast members about their love for these adorable baby birds.
“Flocking Together: Making The Angry Birds Movie 2”: Go behind the scenes with the flock of talented artists who worked together to make The Angry Birds Movie 2.
“Happy Thanks-pigging”: Zeta is not a fan of the traditional Thanksgiving menu!
“Jingle Birds: A Holiday Song From The Cast of Angry Birds 2”: Sing along with Rachel Bloom and Jason Sudeikis with a new twist on this holiday classic.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases for this film.