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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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The Addams Family 1991 film comes to 4K in November

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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!
  • Archival Featurette

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

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Star Trek Original 4-Movie Collection on 4K September

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A Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 7th via Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment. The 4K set will include the first four films in the original “Star Trek” film franchise remastered in 4K. Those of course are “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979), “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982), “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984), and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986). It should certainly be noted that the second film (“The Wrath of Khan”) will come with both the theatrical cut and the director’s cut.

Tech specs for each film on 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range. It is known that this set will be spanning across an 8-disc set and that it will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with each film’s Blu-ray Disc counterpart (pictured below) as well as a digital copy of each. UPDATE #1: Audio will be presented in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 lossless surround sound for each film, and the first film will get a Dolby 2.0 isolated score sound mix.

These four films all starred a primary cast (crew) of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols. The films were directed by Robert Wise, Nicholas Meyer, and Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy actually directed the last two.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. UPDATE #2: Also, individually released remastered versions of each of the four films on Blu-ray Disc will be released on the same date, September 21st. I’ve included each of the four of those below, before the official announcement, after the break. You can now find “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” remastered, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (Director’s Cut) remastered, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” remastered, and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” remastered on Blu-ray Disc individually available for preorder over at Amazon. [NOTE: Amazon Commissions Earned]. Each release will include bonus materials and a digital copy of the film.

And, again, because this set is covering four films the bonus materials run rather lengthy and include lots of previously released extras. So, you can find all that listed below in the official announcement from StarTrek’s website as well as directly via Paramount.

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Nobody with Bob Odenkirk on Blu-ray and 4K in June

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The 2021 film “Nobody” starring Bob Odenkirk is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Ilya Naishuller, co-stars Connie NielsenChristopher LloydMichael IronsideRZA, and Aleksey Serebryakov. It’s also worth noting, at the time of writing this, the film is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-66 (66 gigabytes) disc. And the tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes) disc. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K and Blu-ray physical releases are listed below.

  • DELETED SCENES
  • HUTCH HITS HARD – Discover how Bob Odenkirk trained to bring his character “Hutch Mansell” to life.
  • BREAKING DOWN THE ACTION (Bus Fight, Home Invasion, Car Chase and Tool & Die Sequences) – A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the film’s explosive set pieces.
  • JUST A NOBODY – A look at the personal beginning of the story for Bob Odenkirk and the unique style and sensibility that director Ilya Naishuller brought to the film.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH ACTOR/PRODUCER BOB ODENKIRK AND DIRECTOR ILYA NAISHULLER
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ILYA NAISHULLER

Further below, after the break, you can find the home video promo trailer for the film and the full announcement about the upcoming home video releases.

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Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk on 4K and Blu-ray in June

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The 2021 film “Nobody” starring Bob Odenkirk appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The film, directed by Ilya Naishuller, co-stars Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, RZA, and Aleksey Serebryakov. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, as the studio has yet to officially announce it, but stay tuned for an update on that. It is known via the cover art (pictured above) that the releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will get its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will get a DVD counterpart, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailer Best Buy — who gave away the release date.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Lastly, I have to say that I personally am already a big fan of this flick. I was able to watch it three times over the past weekend via a digital rental. This movie comes as highly recommended.

Below after the break, you can find the red band trailer for this film.

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Back to the Future Ultimate Trilogy on 4K October

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The Back to the Future Ultimate Trilogy is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 20th, via Universal. The box set includes the three films “Back to the Future” (1985), “Back to the Future Part II” (1989), and “Back to the Future Part III” (1990). The films, directed by Robert Zemeckis & produced by Steven Spielberg, starred Michael J. FoxChristopher LloydLea Thompson, James Tolkan, Billy Zane, and Thomas F. Wilson. The tech specs for the films include 2160p 4K presentations in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts as well as digital code (copy) included for each film.

Now, this may be confusing consumers but there will be a total of three different releases of the trilogy on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format: a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray set, a gift set (exclusive to Amazon), and a SteelBook set (exclusive to Best Buy).

So far, there’s The 4K UHD Blu-ray set now available for preorder over at Amazon, which includes a collectible levitating hoverboard (as pictured below).

back_to_the_future_the_35th_anniversary_trilogy_giftset_beautyBACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (4K UHD): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Amazon Exclusive)

As previously mentioned, there will be several retailer exclusive versions of the 4K UHD Blu-ray set, and even a Blu-ray version of the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Gift Set – exclusive to retailer Target and now available for preorder. Another form will be the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Trilogy SteelBook exclusive set at retailer Best Buy, which is now available for preorder (pictured below).

back_to_the_future_the_ultimate_trilogy_4k_steelbookBACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TRILOGY (4K UHD): Includes three newly designed steelbooks (Best Buy Exclusive)

UPDATE #1: You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray version of the trilogy available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. There’s still no listing on Amazon or at other retailers yet, to my knowledge, but stay tuned for further update(s).

UPDATE #2: You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray version of the trilogy available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as over at retailers Target and Walmart.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release are briefly described here to include not only the previous Blu-ray extras but some new content as described below.

” This collection is loaded with bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with over an hour of brand-new content such as rare audition footage from Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell, a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by co-writer/producer Bob Gale, a sneak peek at the new musical show, and a special episode of the popular YouTube Series “Could You Survive The Movies?” “

You can find the full set of extras set to be included on the new Bonus Disc listed below.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY bonus DISC FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™:

  • An Alternate Future: Lost Audition Tapes (NEW) – Get a glimpse of the BACK TO THE FUTURE that could have been with rare audition footage featuring now-famous celebrities.
    • Ben Stiller
    • Kyra Sedgwick
    • Jon Cryer
    • Billy Zane
    • Peter DeLuise
    • C. Thomas Howell
  • The Hollywood Museum Goes BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) – Join Co-writer/Producer Bob Gale on an intimate tour of an exhaustive exhibit of the films’ props and memorabilia.
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL Behind the Scenes (NEW) – Get a sneak peek at the new musical show including a Q&A with the cast and creative team plus two new song recordings.
    • Cast and Creative Q&A
    • Original Songs
      • Gotta Start Somewhere
      • Put Your Mind To It
  • Could You Survive The Movies? BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) – Explore the magic and science of BACK TO THE FUTURE and find out which laws of physics were actually violated in this special episode of the popular YouTube series.
  • 2015 Message from Doc Brown
    • DOC BROWN SAVES THE WORLD!
  • OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean
  • Looking BACK TO THE FUTURE
    • The Script
    • Casting Marty McFly
    • Christopher Lloyd Reflects on Doc Brown
    • The DeLorean Time Machine
    • Building Hill Valley
    • Prepping for the “Johnny B. Goode” Scene
    • The Score
    • Rushing the Cut
    • The Legacy
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Animated Series
    • Brothers (Season 1, Episode 1)
    • Mac the Black (Season 2, Episode 1)
  • 2015 Commercials
    • JAWS 19 Trailer
    • Hoverboard Commercial

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

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The Addams Family films on Blu-ray October

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 HustonRaul JuliaChristopher 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.

UPDATE: Both films, The Addams Family and Addams Family Values on Blu-ray are available now for pre-order over at Amazon, as well as the Addams Family: 2-Film Collection on Blu-ray (pictured below).

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Below, after the break, you can find more information about these upcoming Blu-ray releases.

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