“Avengers Endgame” on 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2019 Marvel Studios film “Avengers: Endgame” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Marvel (Disney). The film, directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansMark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, and Josh Brolin. This movie set a record during its theatrical run, which has now been extended, grossing over 2.7 billion (so far) worldwide. The film also has received much critical-acclaimed and carries a “Certified Fresh” rating (at time of writing) over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The scenes shot in IMAX will NOT be presented in their correct aspect ratio and sadly, will not expand to fill the screen. This and some other shortcomings of this release have been discussed already by our friend John Archer over at Forbes. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each comes with a digital copy of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film now available for pre-order over at Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update when Amazon correctly lists the title on both formats. There will also be an exclusive 4K Steelbook release (pictured below) available over at retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order. Another retailer exclusive will come in the form of a 4K Booklet packaging over at Target.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases of the film are listed below.

Digital Exclusive:

  • Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
  • Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
  • A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
  • Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
  • The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
  • The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
  • Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
  • Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
  • Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
  • Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
  • Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray, the promo trailer for the home video release (that does contain spoilers), and then full details about the upcoming releases of the film.

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2018 film “Shadow” on 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2018 Chinese film “Shadow” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Well Go USA, according to retailers. The film, directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Zhang Yimou (“Hero” / “House of Flying Daggers”), stars Chao DengLi SunRyan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang, Jingchun Wang, Jun Hu, and Xiaotong Guan. The film has received much critical acclaim so far. In fact, it (at time of writing) is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Technical specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases include both a Mandarin (Chinese) and English dubbed language tracks with English and Chinese subtitles. The two releases will each come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray and the Blu-ray getting a DVD included. You can now find the film on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for pre-order over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Making Of
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Trailers

2019 film “Long Shot” is coming to Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 romantic comedy “Long Shot” starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 30th via Lionsgate, according to early alerts to retailers. The film, directed by Jonathan Levine, co-stars June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis, and Alexander Skarsgård. This movie received much critical acclaim during its theatrical run, in fact, it is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes – at time of writing.

Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update when the title gets officially announced by Lionsgate. It is known that the release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray getting a DVD and a digital copy of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray for pre-order over at Best Buy. Meanwhile, Amazon also has the Blu-ray listed for pre-order. UPDATE: It appears no 4K UHD Blu-ray is coming out for this film, as the Best Buy listing has since been removed. Perhaps that was a misprint on their part. Once again, stay tuned for any updates regarding this release.

High Life starring Robert Pattinson on Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 science fiction film High Life starring Robert Pattinson is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 9th via Lionsgate. The film, co-written and directed by Claire Denis, co-stars Juliette BinocheAndré Benjamin, and Mia Goth. The movie, at time of writing, is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come with a digital copy of the film. UPDATE: This upcoming Blu-ray is now available over at both Amazon and Best Buy for pre-order.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • “Audacious, Passionate, and Dangerous: Making High Life” Featurette
  • “Visualizing the Abyss: The Look of High Life” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming release and the trailer for the film.

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“Fighting with My Family” comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2019 film Fighting with My Family is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 14th, via Universal. The movie, written and directed by Stephen Merchant, has a cast featuring Florence PughLena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack LowdenVince Vaughn, and Dwayne Johnson. The film has received much critical acclaim during its theatrical run and is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and a digital copy of the film included. Both the PG-13 Theatrical Cut and a “Director’s Cut” of the film (NOT RATED) are included on the same (Blu-ray) Disc. The Blu-ray is available for pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • A Family’s Passion: A Making Of
  • Learning the Moves
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Stephen Merchant (on both versions)

Critically acclaimed film “The Hate U Give” on 4K and Blu-ray in January

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The 2018 critically acclaimed film “The Hate U Give” starring Amandla Stenberg is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 22nd, 2019 via Fox. This movie was absolutely loved by the critics, being “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes where (at time of writing) it carries a 97% rating. This is an adaptation of the novel (of the same title) written by Angie Thomas. The film was directed by George Tillman Jr. and features a supporting cast of Regina HallRussell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, CommonAlgee Smith, KJ Apa, and Sabrina Carpenter.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a Digital Copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.

  • Extended scenes:
    • Maverick and Seven Protecting Their Home
    • Uprising
    • Seven’s Graduation
  • Featurettes:
    • Starting a Conversation
    • The Talk
    • Code Switching
  • The Heart of Georgia
  • Thank U Georgia
  • Starr: Shine Your Light
  • Audio Commentary by George Tillman, Jr., Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas and Craig Hayes

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray and the official announcement regarding these upcoming releases.

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“Juliet, Naked” with Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke on Blu-ray in November

 

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The 2018 film Juliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 13th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Jesse Peretz and based on the novel by Nick Hornby, is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes – where at time of writing it carries a 81% on the tomatometer. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound.

The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon, but there is a placeholder page. Stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come with a Digital Copy of the film included. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is a “Making Juliet, Naked” Featurette. Below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement regarding this upcoming release.

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