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1989 comedy Let It Ride finally on Blu-ray in April

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The 1989 film Let it Ride is finally arriving on Blu-ray Disc for the very first time on April 5th via Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Joe Pytka, starred Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Allen Garfield, Cynthia Nixon, and Richard Edson.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray release have yet to be detailed but should definitely include a 1080p HD video presentation and a lossless sound mix.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  Stay tuned for any update regarding the tech specs and perhaps what (if any) bonus material will be included.

1991 film Soapdish finally comes to Blu-ray in April

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The 1991 film Soapdish is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc for the very first time on April 5th via Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Michael Hoffman, starred Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty, Teri Hatcher, Elisabeth Shue, Kathy Najimy, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall, and Whoopi Goldberg.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray release have yet to be detailed but should definitely include a 1080p HD video presentation and a lossless sound mix.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  Stay tuned for any update regarding the tech specs and perhaps what (if any) bonus will be included.

The Mechanic with Charles Bronson on Blu-ray in May

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The 1972 film The Mechanic starring Charles Bronson will be getting a “Special Edition” Blu-ray release on May 10th via Ronin Flix.  The film, directed by Michael Winner, co-starred Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland, and Frank DeKova.  This will mark only the second time this film has been available on the Blu-ray format since back in 2014 via a release which is now OOP [Out Of Print].

The movie has received a new 2K scan from the interpositive and is presented in 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo lossless sound.  You can now find the Special Edition Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Interview with writer Lewis John Carlino
  • Audio Commentary with author Paul Talbot (Bronson’s Loose book series)
  • Audio Commentary With Cinematographer Richard H. Kline, Moderated By Nick Redman
  • Theatrical Trailer

Ridley Scott film House of Gucci on Blu-ray February

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The 2021 film House of Gucci is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The film, directed by Ridley Scott, stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Jack Huston, and Al Pacino.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its DVD counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Rise of the House of Gucci: Making Of
  • The Lady of the House
  • Styling House of Gucci

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the trailer for the film.  This release has yet to be officially announced but stay tuned for an update once it has.

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RoboCop: The Series from 1994 on Blu-ray in May

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The 1994 TV show RoboCop: The Series is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc for the very first time in the United States on May 10th via Liberation Hall.  The show, which ran for a total of 23 episodes (counting a 2-part pilot episode), starred Richard Eden, Yvette Nipar, Blu Mankuma, Lisa Madigan, Sarah Campbell, David Gardner, and Andrea Roth.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.77:1 aspect ratio and uncompressed Linear PCM 2.0 Stereo sound, spanning across a 5-disc set.  Regarding the aspect ratio being in widescreen, here on Blu-ray, the distributor has noted this:

“Source material for the Blu-ray was taken from original vault elements and is now formatted for 16:9 screens.”

UPDATE:  You can now find the Blu-ray set of RoboCop: The Series available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • ‘Behind the Scenes’ featurette
  • Toy commercial
  • Photo gallery
  • Cast profiles for actors Richard Eden, Lisa Madigan, Andrea Roth, Sarah Campbell & David Gardner
  • ‘From Cinema to the Small Screen’ featurette
  • ‘The Future of Law Enforcement: The History of RoboCop’ featurette
  • ‘Put Down Your Weapon: The Auto 9 Gun’ featurette
  • ‘The Car’ featurette
  • ‘The Suit’ featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find a glimpse at the contents of the set, the promo video, and official announcement for this upcoming Blu-ray release of the 1994 TV series.

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American Underdog on 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2021 film “American Underdog” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on February 22nd via Lionsgate.  The biographical sports drama, based on the life of NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, was directed by Andrew Erwin & Jon Erwin and stars Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Dennis Quaid, Bruce McGill, and Adam Baldwin.

The tech specs for the 4K and Blu-ray release have not yet been fully detailed but stay tuned for an update.  There’s also no word yet regarding the bonus materials set to be included with the releases either.  It is known that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart and each receiving a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon.

1999 film 200 Cigarettes on Blu-ray in February

The 1999 film 200 Cigarettes is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 15th via Paramount Home Entertainment, as a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) release.  The film, directed by Risa Bramon Garcia, starred Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Angela Featherstone, Janeane GarofaloGaby Hoffmann, Kate Hudson, Courtney Love, Jay Mohr, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, and Paul Rudd.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation (presumably in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio) and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound on a BD-25 disc.  It has not been clarified if these discs will be pressed or burnt but you’ll be able to preorder the Blu-ray MOD release directly via Movie Znyg. Also, you’ll be able to buy the Blu-ray over at retailer Walmart.com, where it’s now available for preorder.  No bonus materials will be included with this release.

NOTE: This will mark the debut of this film on the Blu-ray Disc format. It has never been available in HD on home video until this upcoming release.

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