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Freaky starring Vince Vaughn comes to Blu-ray in March

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The 2020 film “Freaky” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 9th, 2021, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, a Blumhouse production, directed and co-written by Christopher Landon, stars Vince VaughnKathryn NewtonCeleste O’ConnorMisha OsherovichUriah SheltonKatie FinneranEmily HolderKelly Lamor Wilson, and Alan Ruck. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray is listed as available to preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Best BuyTarget, and Walmart. Lastly, it’s certainly worth noting that at the time of writing this film is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The bonus materials set to be included with the release on Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
    • The Butcher Lends a Hand
    • Charlene Hears a Rumor
    • Late for the Party
  • Split Personalities: Millie vs. The Butcher – Two opposing characters. One killer chemistry! Go behind-the-scenes to see how Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton worked together to bring these two very different characters to life and how they created distinct personal traits for both. This piece will focus on the magnetism between Vaughn and Newton, and how that chemistry raised the stakes for two characters stuck in such a strange situation.
  • Crafting the Kills – This feature will take viewers into the “Wood Shop” set to see how all of the various elements and departments come together to create an extraordinary kill that fans will talk about for years to come. We will also discuss the inspiration behind this bilateral bisection, what makes it both fun and horrifying, and how it is different from anything else you have seen in other horror films.
  • Christopher Landon’s Brand of Horror – Blending horror and comedy is a difficult task that not many can achieve, but Christopher Landon has proven time and time again that he is uniquely skilled at it. FREAKY is no different. Learn how Christopher’s vision brought new energy to the concept and elevated the story, all while creating a fun and proficient working environment. This behind-the-scenes look at how he weaves humor and gore together will give fans an intimate understanding of why a Christopher Landon film is a genre of its own.
  • Final Girl Reframed – The concept of a “Final Girl” is nothing new in the horror genre. However, Millie isn’t your typical Final Girl. We take a closer look at all the ways FREAKY takes your genre expectations and smashes them
  • Feature Commentary with Co-writer/Director Christopher Landon

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

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Bong Joon Ho film Memories of Murder on Blu-ray in April

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The 2003 Bong Joon Ho written & directed film Memories of Murder is officially getting a Blu-ray Disc from The Criterion Collection on April 20th. The film, from South Korea and in the Korean language, has received a new 4K restoration that was supervised by the cinematographer and approved by the director. In terms of tech specs, the Criterion Blu-ray release will come with a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound with English subtitles. The upcoming Blu-ray release of the film is now available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via The Criterion Collection. You can find a list of the details about the release and a list of the bonus materials set to be included with the release listed below, taken from Criterion’s website.

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Kim Hyung Ku and approved by director Bong Joon Ho, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two 2009 commentaries featuring Bong and members of the cast and crew, plus a new commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns
  • New program featuring filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • New interview with Bong about the real-life serial killer who inspired the film
  • Documentary from 2004 on the making of the film
  • Deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Bong
  • New program about the use of sound in Bong’s work, featuring film scholar Jeff Smith
  • Incoherence, a 1994 student film by Bong, with a new introduction by the director
  • Teaser, trailer, and TV spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic and novelist Ed Park
  • New cover by Greg Ruth

Rick and Morty Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray set available March

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The [adult swim] TV series “Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-4” will be getting a Blu-ray Disc box set release on March 2nd via Warner. The show, created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, features the voice talents of Justin Roiland (as both “Rick” and “Morty”), as well as Chris ParnellSpencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, Kari Wahlgren, Maurice LaMarche, Dan Harmon, Brandon Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Tom Kenny, and Keith David. The tech specs for the 4-disc set include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master 5.1 sound for each season. That’s strange about the audio, as previously all four seasons of the show featured Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. So, perhaps that’s a typo? Or they’ve re-encoded the audio?

It’s worth noting that each season of the show will be included as a digital code (copy). There’s not yet a preorder listing available for this Blu-ray Disc set over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included with this release will be identical to those featured on each season’s previous Blu-ray releases and can be found detailed further below, after the break, in the full official announcement about the upcoming release.

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Let Him Go with Diane Lane and Kevin Costner on Blu-ray

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The 2020 film “Let Him Go” starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 2nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Thomas Bezucha, co-stars Lesley Manville, Kayli Carter, Will Brittain, and Jeffrey Donovan. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound on a BD-50 disc. The upcoming Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include a DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. It’s certainly worth noting that, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Blackledges: Kevin Costner & Diane Lane – Stars Diane Lane and Kevin Costner share personal insights into their characters and why finally having the chance to work together was an opportunity neither party could pass up.
  • The Making of LET HIM GO – Take a deeper look at the emotional journey the Blackledges embark on, the period specific production design, and Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha’s inspiration in adapting the novel for screen.
  • Lighting the Way: Thomas Bezucha – Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha shares his process in developing the story while the cast and crew discuss what makes him the perfect person to bring this film to life.

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

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Greenland starring Gerard Butler on Blu-ray in February

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The 2020 film “Greenland” starring Gerard Butler is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 9th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Ric Roman Waugh, co-stars Morena Baccarin, David Denman, Hope Davis, Holt McCallany, and Scott Glenn. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its DVD counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. It’s certainly worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Director Ric Roman Waugh
  • Humanity – Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Director Ric Roman Waugh and VFX Supervisor Mark Massicotte take audiences behind the scenes of the exhilarating story
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh and Producer Basil Iwanyk

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

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