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Who Framed Roger Rabbit comes to 4K in December

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The 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 7th via Disney. The movie, directed by Robert Zemeckis, featured a blend between live-action actors and animated cartoons (“toons”). The cast included Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern, as well as the voice talents of Mel Blanc, Lou Hirsch, Kathleen Turner (uncredited as “Jessica Rabbit”), and Charles Fleischer (namely as “Roger Rabbit”).

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart in 1080p HD as well as come with a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATED: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy.

There will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

The release will include the following bonus materials listed below.

  • Filmmakers’ Audio Commentary – View the film with Audio Commentary by filmmakers Bob Zemeckis, Frank Marshall, Steve Starkey, Jeff Price, Peter Seaman and Ken Ralston.
  • The Roger Rabbit Shorts
    • Tummy Trouble – The accident-prone Roger Rabbit faces new perils when he is left to baby-sit for the mischievous Baby Herman.
    • Roller Coaster Rabbit – Mother takes Baby Herman to the State Fair, and leaves him with Roger Rabbit so she can visit the psychic (fortune-teller).
    • Trail Mix-Up – Roger Rabbit returns in an all-new outdoor adventure that finds the irrepressible Toon star on a hilarious, disaster-filled camping trip.
  • Deleted Scene
    • The Pig Head Sequence – Judge Doom and the weasels teach Eddie Valiant a lesson in a way that only Toontown can. With intro by director Robert Zemeckis.
  • Who Made Roger Rabbit – A behind-the-scenes making of, hosted by Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit.
  • Before and After – Split screen comparison reveals the unbelievable talent of the live-action actors, animators and the special effects.
  • Toon Stand-Ins – Watch as the cast rehearse with life size stand-ins for the toons.
  • Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit – An in-depth, behind-the-scenes documentary.
  • On Set! Benny the Cab – The making of a scene from the movie.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full tech specifications for the 4K release via the brief announcement.

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1995 film “Nixon” with Anthony Hopkins gets a Special Edition Blu-ray in May

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The 1995 Oliver Stone directed film Nixon starring Anthony Hopkins is getting a “Special Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on May 21st via Kino Lorber Studio Classics, according to an early alert to retailers. The tech specs haven’t been fully detailed but it will for certain contain 1080p video with uncompressed 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound configurations. Both the theatrical cut (120 minutes) and the extended director’s cut (212 minutes) of the film will be included on what is said to be a 3-disc set. The upcoming Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Details about the release and a list of bonus materials set to be included are below.

This special three-disc edition includes both the original theatrical cut and the extended director’s cut, and is loaded with extras.

  • Includes both the original 191-minute theatrical cut and the extended 212-minute director’s cut
  • Two Audio Commentaries with Director Oliver Stone (Director’s Cut): Oliver Stone Discusses the Film’s Performances, Style & Scrip/Oliver Stone Discusses the Politics & History of the Era
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jim Hemphill (Theatrical Cut)
  • Deleted Scenes Introduced by Oliver Stone (58:16)
  • Beyond Nixon Documentary (35:19)
  • Charlie Rose Interviews Oliver Stone (55:09)
  • Making-of Featurette
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Editor Note: I would say that there’s a slight chance this could actually someday receive a 4K UHD Blu-ray release, considering that the distributor recently announced plans to bring their first title to that format. That film announced for 4K also stars Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal) so it would be fitting.

Steven Spielberg film “Hook” with Robin Williams on 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film Hook starring Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 9th via Sony. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (in a transfer approved by Spielberg) and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. UPDATE: The film on 4K is available to PRE-ORDER now both at over Amazon and Best Buy.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release include:

  • ALL-NEW: 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

The release will also include the previous bonus materials from the Blu-ray Disc release. Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

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RUMOR: “Hook” starring Robin Williams coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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If you manage to be looking around Amazon‘s French site using something like Google Translate (or speak French) you might have noticed that they are listing something very cool coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format there, and very likely is coming here (Stateside) later this year. Now, keep in mind that this is only a RUMOR at this point, but it would seem that the 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film “Hook” starring the late Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray (there in France) on November 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. No further info, cover art, or anything is really available now at this point in time. The story will be updated when it develops any further. I’d speculate personally that we could see this sometime before or around the holiday season, here in the United States (and Canada).

EDITORIAL NOTE: As with all RUMORS reported here on the site, I always suggest you take these with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak, and remind you that you should wait until you see us or the studio directly issue an announcement regarding the release to take it as 100% factual. Lastly, thanks to our reader Jason for this news tip via Twitter.