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1982 William Lustig film Vigilante on 4K December

The 1982 William Lustig directed film Vigilante is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 15th via Blue Underground. The film starred Robert Forster, Fred WilliamsonRichard Bright, Rutanya Alda, Woody Strode, Joe Spinell, and Willie Colón. The film has received a new 4K restoration, specifically a “4K 16-bit from the original 35mm camera negative” according to the press release. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, and 2.0 sound mixes. The limited edition release will come with its Blu-ray counterpart. There’s no preorder listing yet for this 4K UHD Blu-ray over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Stars Robert Forster, Fred Williamson and Frank Pesce
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • NEW! Blue Collar DEATH WISH – Interviews with Writer Richard Vetere, Star Rutanya Alda, Associate Producer/First A.D./Actor Randy Jurgensen, and others
  • NEW! Urban Western – Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spot
  • Promotional Reel
  • Poster & Still Galleries
  • BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon and DiabolikDVD.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K release of this film.

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1971 film Daughters of Darkness on 4K in October

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The 1971 Harry Kümel directed horror film Daughters of Darkness is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 27th, via Blue Underground. The film’s cast included Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau, and Paul Esser. The release, a limited edition set, will include the Blu-ray counterpart as well as a CD of the film’s original soundtrack. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the original 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. Other sound formats & configurations include DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 1.0 Mono mixes. This comes from a 4K 16-bit restoration using the original 35mm film camera negative.

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

The list of bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star John Karlen and Journalist David Del Valle
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Kat Ellinger, Author of Devil’s Advocates: Daughters of Darkness
  • Locations of Darkness – Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Harry Kümel and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Pierre Drouot
  • Playing the Victim – Interview with Star Danielle Ouimet
  • Daughter of Darkness – Interview with Star Andrea Rau
  • NEW! Theatrical Trailers
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW! Alternate U.S. Main Titles
  • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
  • BONUS! DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by François de Roubaix
  • BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray release.

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“The House by the Cemetery” on 4K in August

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The 1981 Lucio Fulci directed horror film “The House by the Cemetery” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 25th, via Blue Underground. Today came with an official press release announcing the details. Tech specs for the 4K will include video in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with Dolby Atmos and other original Blu-ray sound mixes. Those original Blu-ray sound mixes include English 5.1 and 1.0 Mono DTS-HD Master Audio and the Italian Mono 1.0 in DTS-HD Master Audio. The video presentation comes from a 4K 16-bit scan from the original 35mm 2-perf camera negative. As of now, there’s currently no preorder listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray yet over at Amazon or any other retailers, but stay tuned for an update.

UPDATE: This 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder from online retailer Diabolik DVD.

This new release will include both a 4K UHD Blu-ray with the film (and some bonus) as well as a second Blu-ray Disc with extras. The full list of bonus materials set to be included on the release, as by disc, can be found listed below after the break.

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Blue Underground brings more to 4K August

Blue Underground today officially confirmed that 2 more titles were coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray format via the distributor which are both Lucio Fulci directed films including “The House by The Cemetery” (1981) and “The New York Ripper” (1982), coming August 25th. It’s certainly worth noting both of these received 4K restorations last year. This comes as some excellent news that was first revealed during a podcast interview featuring the company owner & celebrated horror director, William Lustig.

So, as of now, according to folks at Blue Underground, we’re awaiting a full press release with the full tech specs and full details regarding the upcoming 4K releases. Also, you can not yet find either of the titles available for preorder anywhere, that I know of, but stay tuned for an obvious update on that. In the meantime, you can listen to the podcast episode #190 of “Shock Waves” where William Lustig discusses the company starting to do 4K UHD Blu-ray releases in general and unveiled this news. For Apple users, here‘s the link to that podcast. More info coming soon!

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