Joe Dante film Gremlins comes to 4K in October


The 1984 Joe Dante directed film Gremlins is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 1st, via Warner, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Chris Columbus, starred Zach GalliganPhoebe CatesHoyt Axton, Corey Feldman, and Dick Miller. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for pre-order (with release date listed) over at Best Buy. Speaking of Best Buy, the retailer will be getting an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K release (pictured below) which is also already available for pre-order. Stay tuned for further info regarding this upcoming release. I must say, that Steelbook cover art is pretty simplistic.


UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take too long. The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release is now listed as available for pre-order over at Amazon. Expect the price to drop significantly and they do have their “Pre-order price guarantee” if it drops. So, let the pre-orders begin! The press release has now been issued with details about the release, which you can find listed below, after the break.

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1986 Rob Reiner film Stand By Me on 4K in August

The 1986 Rob Reiner directed film Stand By Me is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 27th via Sony. The film, based on a Stephen King novella (“The Body”), starred Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, and featured Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator (“The Writer”). Tech specs for the release include newly 4K scanned video from the original camera negative with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound, along with lossless 5.1 and original theatrical Mono. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a both a Blu-ray included as well as a digital copy of the film.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray now is up for pre-order over at Amazon. Below you will find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the new 4K release.

  • All-New Special Feature on 4K Ultra HD
    • Never-Before-Seen Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Also Included on Blu-ray
    • Picture-in-Picture Video Commentary with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey Feldman
    • “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of “Stand By Me
    • Commentary with Director Rob Reiner

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

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