The 2019 DC film “Shazam!” starring Zachary Levi is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray format,Blu-ray Disc, and Blu-ray 3D formats on July 16th via Warner, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, based on the DC comics character and directed by David F. Sandberg, co-starred Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody,Djimon Hounsou, and Meagan Good. The film has received much critic-acclaim during its theatrical run, in fact, it is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.
All three releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray will be getting a DVD, the Blu-ray 3D will be getting standard 2D Blu-ray, and a digital copy of the film will be included on each. Tech specs for the releases have not yet been detailed but it is known from the 4K cover art (found over at UK retailer Zavvi) that the 4K release will come with at least HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. No word yet on any info regarding sound on that 4K release or on the Blu-ray releases. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are also listed for pre-order now over at retailer Target, featuring some different artwork. Not sure, honestly, which will be the final retail artwork for these releases – based on that. Also, I’ve yet to see any sign of any retailer exclusives but stay tuned.
NOTE: The Blu-ray 3D release is listed to be coming stateside directly over at Warner’s WBShop and in the UK over at retailer Zavvi. There’s no word yet if it will be coming to other retailers stateside, as it doesn’t have a listing over at Amazon or at any other retailers.
Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork (taken from UK retailer Zavvi) for the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D releases of the film along with links to their pre-order listings over at Amazon and WBShop.
The DC Universe animated movie “Batman: Hush” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Warner. The animated film, based on the graphic novel (of the same title) written by Jeph Loeb, was directed by Justin Copeland and it features a voice cast of Jason O’Mara, Peyton List, Peyton List, Rebecca Romijn, Jennifer Morrison, Rainn Wilson, Jerry O’Connell, Tara Strong, Vanessa Williams, and Jason Spisak. Tech specs for the release have not been fully detailed but it has been obviously mentioned (in the press release) that the 4K will include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. Both films should receive 5.1 lossless mixes, likely in the DTS-HD Master Audio format, although that has not yet been confirmed. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon. The release will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both getting a digital copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock (Animated Short) – From executive producer and director Bruce Timm comes the first new DC Showcase animated short since 2011’s Catwoman, bringing DC Comics’ gritty World War II hero to animated life in an all-new adventure.
Batman: Love in Time of War (Featurette) – Dangerous. Seductive. Villain. Hero. This is the story of Selina Kyle and the relationship she has forged with the world’s greatest detective.
Audio Commentary – Executive Producer James Tucker, Director Justin Copeland and screenwriter Ernie Altbacker share their thoughts and insights on Batman: Hush.
A Sneak Peek at the next DC UniverseMovie, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines– An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC UniverseMovies collection.
From the DC Vault:
The Batman/Superman Hour: “The Underworld Underground Caper”
The Batman/Superman Hour: “Partners in Peril”
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement with further details regarding the upcoming releases of the film and its trailer.
The DC live-action TV series “Titans: The Complete First Season“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 16th via Warner. The show, as seen on the CW and DC Universe, features a cast of Teagan Croft, Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Curran Walters, and Rachel Nichols. Tech specs for the Blu-ray set include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound, spanning across two BD-50 discs. The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. A digital copy of all 11 episodes in the season will be included. Bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release are listed below.
Raven and Robin Dark Rebirth
The Story of Titans
The Characters of Titans
The Making of Titans
Dick Grayson’s and Rachel Roth’s Dark Past
A Look at Vigilantes Hawk and Dove
The Identity of Titans Kory Anders/Starfire
Gar Logan’s Journey
The Doom Patrol Meets the Titans.
Jason Todd’s Robin
From Comic to Live-Action Adventure
Meet Wonder Girl
Dick Grayson’s Dark Past
World of Super Heroes and Vigilantes
Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement for this upcoming release.
Warner today has officially announced plans to bring the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher directed original four live-action Batman films to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 4th. These films include “Batman“ (1989), “Batman Returns“ (1992), “Batman Forever“ (1995), and “Batman & Robin“ (1997). The films will first get individual releases and then be released in a box set called “Batman Anthology” on 4K a tad bit later in the year (9/17). All four films are said to have been restored after they received new 4K scans of the original camera negatives. Tech specs for the releases will include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound for each film. No further details have yet been announced regarding the releases. They will each include newly remastered versions of the films on Blu-ray Disc and digital copies – likely compatible with Movies Anywhere. The bonus materials will be the same as previously included on Blu-ray for each film.
UPDATE / PRE-ORDERS: You can pre-order the films over at Amazon. Just click on the titles of the films above for links. Best Buy now has these also for pre-order. They only seem to work if you click the yellow “Pre-order” button beside each and will add to your cart. Their individual pages, however, will not load yet – at Best Buy. You can find the Batman Anthology box set already available to pre-order over at Warner’s WBShop. WBShop also has each film available to pre-order and here are the individual links: Batman / Batman Returns / Batman Forever / Batman & Robin. Lastly, the retailer Barnes & Noble has the box set and all four films available to pre-order as well.
EDITOR NOTE: Honestly, it’s a true shame that the cover art for these films is this boring. Fans are not liking it one bit on social media and perhaps Warner should have considered just using the original poster art instead.
RUMOR: the DC Extended Universe film “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoaappears to be coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on (or around) March 26th via Warner. This comes from the placement amongst other upcoming titles on a certain retailer. The film, directed by James Wan, co-stars Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Ludi Lin.
The tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not at all been detailed, but stay tuned for a later update. It is known that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray getting a Blu-ray Disc included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both will include a Digital Copy of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film are now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it is known that Best Buy will be getting an exclusiveSteelbook for both versions of the film (on 4K and Blu-ray) which you can find pictured below.
Warner has just announced that they have produced more than expected of the upcoming “Batman: The Complete Animated Series – Deluxe Limited Edition“ set on Blu-ray Disc coming out next week, on October 30th. They new have produced a total of 70,000 units of this limitededition. This ramp up in production of units was to meet the demand of how popular this release has become. You can still find a PRE-ORDER for this set over at Amazon – so act fast! Below, after the break, you can find some still shots from the newly restored footage along with the official announcement from Warner regarding this news update.
The 1978 Richard Donner directed film “Superman: The Movie“ starring Christopher Reeve is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Warner. The film co-starred Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, and Marlon Brando. Tech specs for the release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. It is said that this comes from a new 4K MASTER from the original film print.
UPDATE: This title on 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.
It is also available to PRE-ORDER directly from Warner at their WBShop. This title had been rumored for months and it’s great to see it finally getting officially announced and a release date. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind (on both 4K and Blu-ray)
The 2018 DC animated film “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 30th via Warner. The film, directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, features the voice talents of Greg Cipes (“Beast Boy”), Scott Menville (“Robin”), Khary Payton (“Cyborg”), Tara Strong (“Raven”), Hynden Walch (“Starfire”), Will Arnett (“Slade”), Kristen Bell (“Jade Wilson”), Eric Bauza (“Aquaman”), and Nicolas Cage (“Superman”).
Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Lil Yachty Music Video: “Teen Titans GO! Rap”
Sing-a-long with Silkie
“DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” Mini-Movie
Red Carpet Mayhem
Teen Titans GO! To the Movies: WB Lot Shenanigans
“Everything is Fake”: Exclusive song not in the movie
“Teen Titans GO!: Translated”
The Final Battle
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this home video release of the film.
The 2017 animated DC Universe Movie“Justice League: Dark“ is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 9th via Warner, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Jay Oliva, featured the voice talents of Rosario Dawson, Jerry O’Connell, Camilla Luddington, Nicholas Turturro, Jeremy Davies, Alfred Molina, Jason O’Mara, Matt Ryan, Enrico Colantoni, Roger Cross, and Ray Chase. Tech specs for the release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc included, as well as a digital copy. You can already find this for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.
The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
“The Story of Swamp Thing“
“Did You Know? Constantine Origin”
“Did You Know? Color of Magic”
“Did You Know? Black Orchid“
“Did You Know? Dead Man Casting”
2016 NY Comic-Con Panel
A Sneak Peek at DC Universe Animated Movie “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”
Today Warner officially announced that the upcoming (previously announced) release of “Batman: The Complete Animated Series“Deluxe Limited Edition on Blu-ray Disc has been pushed back two weeks, now slated to come out on October 30th. The original details on the release were reported but I’m going to go back over them as some things have changed and a new press release has been issued. It’s also not just the release date changing for this release either, as another change comes in that a Digital Copy of the entire series has now been added to the release.
Also today the studio (Warner) released a promotional video showing the restored footage of the opening title sequence from the show, that you can find further below (or directly on YouTube).
The series is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon now with a reduced price from its suggested retail. The “deluxe limited edition” packaging here includes three collectible Funko Pop! figurines of “Batman”, “Harley Quinn”, and “The Joker” (as pictured). Also included are seven lenticular art cards, and the 12-disc set is “housed in a stunning layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase” – according to the studio.
Tech specs for the release have still not been fully detailed but I have reached out to get those. You can find the new video of the restored opening titles, info regarding the contents, and bonus materials set to be included on the box set further below, after the break, in the form of the official announcement from today.