The 1964 spaghetti western “A Fistful of Dollars” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 31st via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Sergio Leone, starred Clint Eastwood and Marianne Koch.
In terms of the 4K restoration, the movie has received “over 24 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading of the logarithmic restored 4K files provided by L’Immagine Ritrovata” according to Kino Lorber. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation (without HDR) and lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Mono on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included. You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder directly from Kino Lorber.
The contents of this 2-disc set and bonus materials are listed further below, after the break.
The 2021 film “Cry Macho” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 7th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film based on the novel by N. Richard Nash, was directed by and stars Clint Eastwood. It co-stars Dwight Yoakam, Eduardo Minett, Fernanda Urrejola, Horacio Garcia-Rojas, and Natalia Traven.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film, which is compatible with Movies Anywhere.
UPDATE: you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The Blu-ray currently has a placeholder page over there [Amazon] but not yet an active preorder, so stay tuned. The only bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.
Back In The Saddle: The Making Of Cry Macho
Macho And The Mustangs
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement about the home video release.
The 1993 film “In the Line of Fire” starring Clint Eastwood is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 15th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, according to a retailer listing. The film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, co-starred John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, and the late Fred Thompson.
UPDATE: The title has now officially been announced by Sony. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation, via a new 4K remaster from the original camera negative, in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will also come with the original theatrical sound mixes via 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo sound mixes in the DTS-HD Master Audio lossless format. There will not be a Blu-ray Disc included with this release, initially, and instead, only a digital code (copy) of the film will be included — as quoted from the press release below.
“This 4K UHD release does not include a Blu-ray™ and only includes digital for a limited time”
Bonus materials will be included on the 4K disc and consist of the following listed below.
Audio Commentary with Wolfgang Petersen
5 Deleted Scenes
“The Ultimate Sacrifice” Featurette
“Catching the Counterfeiters” Featurette
“How’d They Do That” Featurette
“Behind the Scenes with the Secret Service” Featurette
The 1966 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti [Italian] western “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 27th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The 4K release has been something that KL Studio Classics officially rumored (polled on) since 2017 and it’s now finally becoming a reality. The tech specs for the release include a video presentation in 2.35:1 aspect ratio without HDR (it seems) as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes) UHD Blu-ray Disc. The theatrical cut of the movie has received a 4K scan and color grading, as mentioned below.
“162-Minute Theatrical Cut – Over 30 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading and a 4K scan of a 1967 IB tech print as the secondary source to restore the theatrical cut to its original glory.
A) The optical flip ending in Tuco’s neck back around the noose (14 frames)
B) Tuco Shoving the “open/closed” sign into the storekeeper’s mouth (5 seconds, 10 frames)
C) An extreme closeup of Blondie’s eyes shortly before Tuco’s gang comes barging in through the door (1 second, 14 frames)
D) The fade up to Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after Tuco forced Blondie to walk through the desert (1 second, 3 frames)
E) The tail end of the shot of the train station (2 seconds, 1 frame)”
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The full details regarding the bonus materials and contents for this upcoming 4K release of the film can be found below.
The 1971 film “Play Misty for Me“ directed by Clint Eastwood is getting a Special EditionBlu-ray Disc release on November 10th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Clarice Taylor, and Don Siegel. This motion picture has received a brand new 2K master. Tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, however, it is known that it will be on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes) Blu-ray Disc. Stay tuned for an update regarding the aspect ratio and details about what audio configuration and format(s) it is presented in. You can now find the Special EditionBlu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will come with limited edition slipcover (pictured above) and reversible artwork, as seen on Amazon. The release will include a few new extras and the complete list of bonus materials are below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
NEW Interview with Co-Star Donna Mills
NEW Video Essay by Film Historian Howard S. Berger
Play It Again… A Look Back at “Play Misty For Me” – Documentary
The 2018 film “The Mule” directed by and starring Clint Eastwood is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 2nd via Warner, according to early alerts to retailers. The film, inspired by a true story, co-stars Bradley Cooper, Manny Montana, Michael Peña, Taissa Farmiga, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne, Clifton Collins Jr., and Dianne Wiest.
The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available for pre-order over at Amazon. 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 a digital copy included with each.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
Nobody Runs Forever: The Making of The Mule
Toby Keith “Don’t Let the Old Man In” Music Video
Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray and the official announcement regarding the releases of this film.