The 1994 film “The Shawshank Redemption“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 14th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, based on the Stephen King short story and directed by Frank Darabont, starred Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, and Jeffrey DeMunn.
Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as come with a digital code (copy) of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy. Speaking of retailer Best Buy, they will be having an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available (pictured below) which should be available for preorder soon, but already has a placeholder page.
The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Frank Darabont
“Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at The Shawshank Redemption“
“Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature”
“The Sharktank Redemption”
Two Storyboards:“Bogs Takes a Fall” & “New Fish Arrive”
UPDATE: This title has now been officially announced by the studio (Warner) and you can find the full details about it below, after the break.
The 2021 film “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 13th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Tim Hill, features the voice talents of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Mr. Lawrence, Carolyn Lawrence, Awkwafina, Reggie Watts, Jill Talley, and Matt Berry. And it even features a special appearance by Keanu Reeves. The tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been fully detailed but you can expect a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. No specifics yet on the sound presentation, but I expect to have an update on that soon. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include a DVD and presumably a digital code (copy) of the film. You now can find the Blu-ray listed over at Amazon with a placeholder page, but it is not yet functional as a preorder. Stay tuned for an update on that. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.
Mini-Movie – I’m Urchin You To Leave
Agua Music Video by Tainy & J. Balvin
How We Do Lyric Video by Snoop Dogg and Monsta X
Krabby Step Lyric Video by Tyga, Swae Lee & Lil Mosey
Agua Lyric Video by Tainy & J. Balvin
Deleted Storyboard: Wake Up
Deleted Storyboard: Sumo Ninja
Camp Coral Buddies
The Ballad of SpongeBob and Patrick!
I ♥ Camp Coral by SpongeBob SquarePants
Camp Arts and Crafts
Drawing the Cutest Camper Ever
Drawing the Cutest Snail Ever
The Amazing Stages of Animation
But Wait…There’s S’mores!
The Wonders of the Patty Mobile
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer or the film and the full announcement regarding the home video release.
The 2020 film “Promising Young Woman”starring Carey Mulligan is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 16th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Emerald Fennell, co-stars Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Richardson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Connie Britton, Laverne Cox, and Molly Shannon. This movie has been well-received by both critics and audiences and it is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes — at the time of writing this. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
A Promising Vision – Writer/Director Emerald Fennell discusses her inspirations for writing this bold, genre-bending film.
Two-Sided Transformation – A look at why Carey Mulligan was the perfect choice to play “Cassie” and how filmmakers used wardrobe, hair, and makeup to express the balance between light and dark.
Balancing Act – Cast members discuss their unexpected reactions to the careful balance of levity and tragedy in director Emerald Fennell’s take on female revenge.
Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Emerald Fennell
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer and the full announcement regarding the home video release of this film.
The 1985 film “The Bride” starring Sting and Jennifer Beals is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 25th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The fantasy horror was directed by Franc Roddam, best known for directing The Who film “Quadrophenia” (1979). This film co-starred Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown, David Rappaport, Geraldine Page, Alexei Sayle, Phil Daniels, Quentin Crisp, and Cary Elwes. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but I’ll reach out to Scream Factory and hopefully bring you an update on that later. The title is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary With Director Franc Roddam
NEW Interview With Director Franc Roddam
NEW Interview With Actor Clancy Brown
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.