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New Blu-ray Releases for April 13th, 2021

The following new Blu-ray Disc titles will be released on April 13th, 2021:

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The 2021 film Tom and Jerry is coming to Blu-ray in May

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The 2021 film adaptation of “Tom & Jerry The Movie” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 18th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Tim Story, stars Chloë Grace MoretzMichael PeñaColin Jost, Rob Delaney, Patsy Ferran, Pallavi Sharda, and Ken Jeong. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. You cannot find the Blu-ray available for preorder yet, but stay tuned for an update. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Bringing Tom & Jerry to Life
  • Tom & Jerry’s World
  • The Feud: #TeamTom vs. #TeamJerry
  • Jerry’s “A House For a Mouse”
  • The Tom & Jerry Guide to New York City Wildlife
  • Inside the Wedding of Ben and Preeta
  • A Scene Comes to Life: Scene #1 – Ben and Preeta’s Wedding
  • A Scene Comes to Life: Scene #2 – Animal Lock-Up

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full details about the home video release.

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Batman The Long Halloween Part One on Blu-ray in June

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The latest DC Universe Movie, the 2021 film “Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. This story will be split up into two parts, with “Part Two” planned for a later release. Part One was directed by Chris Palmer and it features the voice talents of Jensen Ackles (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Naya Rivera (Catwoman/Selina Kyle), Josh Duhamel (Harvey Dent), Billy Burke (James Gordon), Titus Welliver (Carmine Falcone), David Dastmalchian (Calendar Man), Troy Baker (Joker), Amy Landecker (Barbara Gordon), Julie Nathanson (Gilda Dent), Jack Quaid (Alberto), Fred Tatasciore (Solomon Grundy), Jim Pirri (Sal Maroni), and Alastair Duncan (Alfred).

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. There’s no preorder listing yet for the Blu-ray but stay tuned for a later update. The bonus materials set to be included with this release of the film are listed below.

  • DC Showcase – The Losers (New Animated Short) – The legendary rag-tag team of World War II outcasts – Captain Storm, Johnny Cloud, “Mile-a Minute” Jones, rookie Gunner and Sarge – find themselves marooned on an uncharted island in the South Pacific that is completely overrun with dinosaurs! Their would-be ally on this deadly mission, the mysterious and beautiful Fan Long of the Chinese Security Agency, tells them their job is to rescue the scientists that have been sent to study the time/space anomaly. Perhaps… but what is her mission?
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe MovieAn advance look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two.
  •  From the DC VaultBatman: The Animated Series – “Christmas With The Joker”
  • From the DC VaultBatman: The Animated Series – “It’s Never Too Late”

EDITORIAL NOTE: Lastly, before you ask, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray release later, next year in 2022, where they’ll be combining both this [Part One] and Part Two together as one presentation, as noted below in the press release.

“In 2022, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack as a combined presentation of the film with Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One.”

Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full details regarding this upcoming release.

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The Mauritanian with Jodie Foster on Blu-ray in May

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The 2021 film “The Mauritanian” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 11th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, based on the book (originally published as “Guantánamo Diary”) was directed by Kevin Macdonald, stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani, Shailene Woodley, and Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s certainly worth noting that actress Jodie Foster won a Golden Globe award for her performance in the film. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound on a BD-50 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes of THE MAURITANIAN  – Get an inside look into the storytelling behind the real-life account of THE MAURITANIAN  from cast and filmmakers and meet the extraordinary real people behind the gripping story.
  • A Look at Director Kevin Macdonald – Hear the cast and crew discuss what makes Director Kevin Macdonald the perfect person to bring this astounding tale of courage and conviction from the pages of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir to the screen.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding this home video release.

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2015 film Sicario gets Target exclusive SteelBook in June

The 2015 film “Sicario” will be getting a Blu-ray Disc SteelBook exclusively over at retailer Target on June 15th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, starred Emily BluntJosh BrolinBenicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Victor Garber, and Daniel Kaluuya. Tech specs for the Blu-ray of the film include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. This release will come with a digital copy of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray Disc Exclusive SteelBook available for preorder over at Target. You can find a further glimpse at the artwork for this SteelBook below.

The bonus materials that are included on this Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Stepping Into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario
  • Blunt, Brolin, & Benicio: Portraying The Characters of Sicario
  • Battle Zone: The Origins of Sicario
  • A Pulse From The Desert: The Score of Sicario

Oscar-nominated 2020 film Minari comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2020 multiple Academy Award-nominated film “Minari” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 18th via Lionsgate. The film, written & directed by Lee Isaac Chung, stars Steven YeunYeri HanAlan S. Kim, Noel Cho, and Yuh-Jung Youn.

Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come with a digital copy of the film. You can find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. As mentioned (and noted on the artwork) this film is nominated for a total of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It’s also worth noting (as on the art) that the film is currently (at the time of writing) “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

UPDATE: The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Sowing Seeds: Making Minari
  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Lee Isaac Chung and Actress Yuh-jung Youn

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film as well as the full info regarding this home video release of the film.

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The Umbrella Academy Season One on Blu-ray in June

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The TV series “The Umbrella Academy: Season One” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The show, which airs on Netflix, based on the Dark Horse comics series (of the same title) created by Gerard Way, stars Elliot PageRobert SheehanTom HopperDavid CastañedaJustin H. MinAidan Gallagher, and Emmy Raver-Lampman. The tech specs for the first season of the show on Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound spanning across a set of three BD-50 Blu-ray Discs. You can now find the Blu-ray (mislabeled as the DVD) available for preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release.

UPDATE: You can find full details about the upcoming Blu-ray release of the first season of this show below, after the break.

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3 John Hughes films are getting Blu-ray SteelBooks in June

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Three films that were written by John Hughes will be getting limited edition Blu-ray Disc SteelBook releases on June 8th via Paramount Home Entertainment. These films include:

Two of these films, those from 1986, are celebrating their 35th anniversary with these releases. One of these films (Some Kind of Wonderful) has previously only been available on the Blu-ray Disc format via a “5-Movie Collection” — released earlier this year. Each film as a Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured above) is now available to preorder over at Amazon via the links in the titles above or below. The full tech specs are listed below according to each film.

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. “Pretty in Pink” will be from the new remastered 4K scan in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. And, finally, “Some Kind of Wonderful” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. Each film will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials for each are listed below, after the break. Further below, you will also find the full press release for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off which mentions these other two releases.

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1959 film Last Train from Gun Hill on Blu-ray in June

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The classic 1959 western “Last Train from Gun Hill” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 15th via Paramount Presents. The film, which will be spine number 18 in the series, was directed by John Sturges and was shot in the VistaVision cinematographic process. The movie starred Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, and Brad Dexter. The tech specs for the release have yet to be fully detailed but it is known that this has received a new 6K scan and been remastered by the studio (Paramount), as stated below.

“… remastered by Paramount Pictures from a 6K film transfer of the original VistaVision negative.”

Stay tuned for an update regarding the full tech specs, which should include the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and lossless Mono sound. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray is listed as available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film. The bonus materials set to be included on this release, in addition to a physical fold-out poster via the slipcover case, are listed below.

  • Filmmaker Focus: Leonard Maltin on Last Train from Gun Hill NEW
  • The Last Train From Gun Hill
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • The Furies
  • The Black Orchid 
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