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Trading Places on Paramount Presents Blu-ray December

The 1983 film Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd will be getting a new limited edition Blu-ray Disc release on December 1st via Paramount Presents. The film, directed by John Landis, co-starred Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliott, Don Ameche, Jim Belushi, and Jamie Lee Curtis. This movie has received a new 4K remastered transfer that was supervised by the film’s director (John Landis) as described below:

“Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer supervised by director John Landis, TRADING PLACES cemented Eddie Murphy’s star status.  The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc™ is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  The film will also be available on 4K Ultra HD Digital.”

The tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, but hopefully, I’ll be able to give you a rundown on that soon, as I put in an inquiry to the studio about those. You can find the upcoming Paramount Presents Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

This release, spine #12 in the series, will feature the beautiful packaging we have come to expect from the Paramount Presents line, complete with a fold-out mini theatrical poster (pictured below).

Below, you will find a list of the bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release.

  • NEW Filmmaker Focus with John Landis
  • A Digital Copy of the film
  • Previously released bonus content:

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Insider Trading: The Making of Trading Places
    • Dressing the Part
    • The Trade in Trading Places
    • Trading Stories
    • Industry Promotional Piece
    • Theatrical Trailer
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RUMOR: “The Blues Brothers” on 4K in May

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RUMOR time again at HDDN, and it seems that the 1980 film The Blues Brothers is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray here in the United States on May 19th, via Universal, according to a retailer listings. Yes, plural. The film, directed by John Landis, starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Frank Oz, Kathleen Freeman, Cab Calloway, Henry Gibson, James Brown, Carrie Fisher, Ray Charles, Matt Murphy, and Aretha Franklin.

UPDATE: The artwork for the front and back is now available via a retailer listing (I’ll discuss below) and I now have more info on this release. It will include both the Theatrical (R-Rated) and Extended Cut (UNRATED) of the film. The tech specs include 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound, on a BD-100 (100-gigabyte disc). It will come as a “combo pack” with the previous Blu-ray and its existing extras, as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: Now, as of today (3/11) you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film listed for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Target, and it’s showing that release date listed above. This would all make sense considering it was announced back last month that France would be getting a 4K release in May, as well (as seen on Amazon.fr). UPDATE: The bonus materials listed to be included on the release are as follows:

  • Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers
  • Transposing the Music
  • Remembering John

UPDATE: Retailer Best Buy will officially be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film the very same date as mentioned. Its artwork (pictured below) is very similar, if not identical to the art that the French SteelBook release previously discussed and linked to. You can now find a preorder link for it over at Best Buy.

“Ghostbusters 1 & 2” 35th Anniversary 4K Steelbook in June

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The Ivan Reitman directed films “Ghostbusters” (1984) and “Ghostbusters II” (1989) are both getting a special 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook release on June 11th via Sony. The Ghostbusters 1 & 2: 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K Steelbook had first been reported by the folks over at Ghostbusters.net and now it is available for pre-order over at Amazon. The 4K tech specs remain identical to the previously released 4K UHD Blu-ray versions of the two films. However, a large number of new bonus materials are going to be included exclusively in this release. The full list of extras set to be included on an extra bonus disc can be found below, after the break.

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1987 film “Dragnet” with Dank Aykroyd and Tom Hanks on Blu-ray in October

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The 1987 film adaptation of “Dragnet” starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks is coming to Blu-ray Disc (finally) in a “Collector’s Edition” on October 30th via Shout! Select (Shout! Factory). The distributor has just unveiled the release date and cover art (pictured above). UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

It’s also available for PRE-ORDER directly over at Shout! Factory. As an added bonus there, if you pre-order, you get:

 A “FREE 18″ X 24″ ROLLED POSTER featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last! Also get it shipped TWO WEEKS EARLY!

No word yet on tech specs aside from it being in full 1080p HD in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with zero mention of sound format and configuration(s). Also, no word yet on the bonus materials set to be included. Stay tuned for more updates on this title in the coming months.

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