The 1991 live-action film adaptation of “The Addams Family“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 9th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, and John Franklin. The film is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and will come with a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix — although yet to be specified. Stay tuned for a possible update on the sound details. The movie has been “newly remastered and restored under the supervision of director Barry Sonnenfeld” and will include both the original Theatrical Cut and an Extended Cut (a “never-before-seen “More Mamushka!” version, which expands the memorable dance number.”)
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this 4K release are listed below.
Introduction to “More Mamushka!” version by director Barry Sonnenfeld — NEW!
Filmmaker Focus: Barry Sonnenfeld on The Addams Family — NEW!
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release of the film.
The 1995 film “Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain” is finally making its Blu-ray debut on March 9th, 2021, via Mill Creek Entertainment. This will be the first time this film has been available on the Blu-ray Disc format in any region, not just in North America. The film, directed by Kevin James Dobson, starred Christina Ricci, Anna Chlumsky, Polly Draper, Brian Kerwin, Diana Scarwid, David Keith, Gillian Barber, and Jewel Staite. The tech specs have not yet been detailed and no word yet if the release will include bonus materials. It is known, from the artwork pictured above, that this release will feature a retro VHS style slipcover case. You can find the Blu-ray now available to preorder over at Amazon.
The 1998 film“Small Soldiers” directed by Joe Dante is coming to Blu-ray Disc, for the very first time in North America, on February 2nd, 2021, via Paramount. The movie was an action, adventure, comedy that used a combination of both live-action video and CG animation. It featured a (live-action) cast of Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jacob Smith, Phil Hartman, Wendy Schaal, David Cross, Denis Leary, and Dick Miller. The movie also featured a legendary voice cast that included Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Bruce Dern, Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Clint Walker, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Christina Ricci.
UPDATE: The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p presentation in the OAR (original aspect ratio) of 2.39:1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. You can now find the Blu-ray listed to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to come with this Blu-ray are listed below.
Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Making of Small Soldiers
The films “The Addams Family“ (1991) and sequel “Addams Family Values“ (1993) will both be coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 1st via Paramount. This all is in promotion for the upcoming 2019 animated film. The two films, both directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, featured a cast of Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, and Jimmy Workman. It should be stated that the first film was previously released on the Blu-ray format and will just be getting new packaging. The sequel will be available on the Blu-ray format for the very first time! There also will be a “2-Movie Collection” of both films available on Blu-ray. Tech specs for the releases include 1080p video and lossless 5.1 sound.