The 1981 film “Blow Out“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 6th via The Criterion Collection. The film, directed and co-written by Brian De Palma, starred John Travolta, Tracy Allen, Dennis Franz, and John Lithgow.
This comes from a new 4K restoration. The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound. The release will come as a 2-disc “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Criterion. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
Interview with director Brian De Palma, conducted by filmmaker Noah Baumbach
Interview with actor Nancy Allen
Murder à la Mod, a 1967 feature by De Palma
Interview with cameraman Garrett Brown on the Steadicam shots featured in the film within Blow Out
On-set photographs by Louis Goldman
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow and, for the Blu-ray and 4K UHD editions, Pauline Kael’s original New Yorker review of the film
The 1987 film adaptation of “The Untouchables” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 31st via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Brian De Palma, starred Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith, and Andy Garcia.
UPDATE: The release has now been officially announced. Tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.
The release will not include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, only a 4K UHD Blu-ray and a digital code (copy) of the film. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray limited edition SteelBook release (pictured a bit below), coming on May 31st as well. You can find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray and the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook both available for preorder now over at Amazon.
The bonus materials set to be included with the release [on the 4K disc] are listed below.
The Script, The Cast
Re-Inventing the Genre
Original Featurette: “The Men”
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the 4K home video releases of the film.
According to multiple retailers, the 1993 film “Carlito’s Way” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 12th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Brian De Palma, starred Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Ingrid Rogers, Luis Guzmán, and Viggo Mortensen.
You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and the 4K SteelBook available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive lossless sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a 2-disc “combo pack” meaning that the Blu-ray Disc counterpart will be included, along with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials set to be included with the release (according to the back of the packaging) are listed below.
The Making of Carlito’s Way
Brian de Palma on Carlito’s Way
Original Promotional Featurette
NOTE: This title has not yet been officially announced by the studio (Universal), so stay tuned for an update that will hopefully be confirming this very soon.
The 1983 Brian De Palma directed film “Scarface“ starring Al Pacino is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a “Gold Edition” on October 15th via Universal. The film’s screenplay was written by Oliver Stone and it co-starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Robert Loggia. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and digital copy (code) of the film included. UPDATE: Amazon has now added back a pre-order listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Scarface: 35th Anniversary Reunion [also on the 4K disc]
The Scarface Phenomenon
The World of Tony Montana
Scarface: The TV Version
The Making of Scarface: The Video Game
There also will be a LIMITED EDITION“The World is Yours” theme 4K UHD Blu-ray Gift Set which will include a collectible gold statue from the film as well as a Blu-ray Disc of the original 1932 “Scarface” film with an introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne. You can find a glimpse of this set pictured below. UPDATE: This 4K Limited Edition set is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.