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1983 film The Outsiders is coming to 4K in November

The 1983 film “The Outsiders” will officially be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on November 9th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (stateside) and Studiocanal (in the UK). The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, has received a new 4K restoration by his company American Zoetrope. This new 4K restoration includes a new extended version “The Outsiders: The Complete Novel” as well as the original theatrical cut — using the original camera negatives. Below you can find a quote by the filmmaker regarding this new cut of the movie.

Said Coppola, ‘“The Outsiders The Complete Novel’ came about after meeting students over the years who repeatedly asked me why certain scenes from S.E. Hinton’s wonderful book were missing from the theatrical version. These questions reminded about my inspiration for the film—in 1980, a contingent of 12- to 14-year-old students wrote and asked me to make it. I listened to those young fans back then, and I continue to listen to young people now and believe in their opinions, so this complete film version of the novel is for them.”

The film, based on the S.E. Hinton novel, starred C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release have not yet been fully detailed but it is known you can expect both versions of the film with HDR10, spanning across a 4-disc set. That being said, one would assume this will be a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray included of the film (perhaps one each for both cuts) and one just for bonus materials? That last bit has not yet been confirmed or detailed, so that’s just based on speculation of what will fill the 4 discs.

There’s obviously no preorder listing yet available over at Amazon or any other retailers, but stay tuned for an update on that among other things in the future. It is known that a digital copy of the film will be included with the release. The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K release have already been detailed and are listed fully below.

  • NEW Restoration Interview with Cinematographer Stephen Burum, Zoetrope Head of Archives and Restorations James Mockoski and Colourist Gregg Garvin
  • NEW Deleted Scenes
  • NEW Francis Ford Coppola Introduction
  • NEW Francis Ford Coppola Anatomy of a Scene
  • NEW Old House New Home featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola
  • Audio Commentary with Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze.
  • Staying Gold: A look Back at “The Outsiders”
  • S.E. Hinton on Location in Tulsa
  • The Casting of “The Outsiders”
  • NBC’s News Today from 1983 “The Outsiders Started by School Petition”, and
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

In addition to this physical 4K release of the film, there will be a theatrical re-release as well as a debut on the streaming service HBO Max. Those international dates are listed below.

U.S. and International Release Dates:

NORTH AMERICA (Warner Bros.) – Theatrical September 26, Home Entertainment November 9, HBO Max November 16, TCM Fall 2021

UK HOME (STUDIOCANAL) – Theatrical TBC, Home Entertainment November 8

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND (STUDIOCANAL) – Home Entertainment November 10

GERMANY (STUDIOCANAL) – Home Entertainment November 11

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming re-release and the new cut of the film.

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Hardball starring Keanu Reeves on Blu-ray in September

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The 2001 film Hardball starring Keanu Reeves is officially making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Brian Robbins, co-starred Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Julian Griffith, and Michael B. Jordan.

This, as mentioned will be the first time the film has been available in the Blu-ray format. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Commentary by director Brian Robbins and writer John Gatins
  • The Making of Hardball
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Music Video – “Hardball” by Lil’ Bow Wow, Lil’ Wayne, Lil’ Zane and Sammie
  • Interstitials
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement about this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League on 4K stateside in September

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The 2021 HBO Max original “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” will officially finally be coming stateside to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on September 7th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, also known as the “Snyder Cut” was directed by Zack Snyder, featured a cast of Henry CavillBen AffleckGal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Jesse Eisenberg, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, Amber Heard, Joe Manganiello, Ray Porter, Harry Lennix, and Jared Leto.

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The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound spanning across 2-discs for part 1 and part 2. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterparts in 1080p HD with the same Dolby Atmos sound mix, also in a 2-disc set with 2 parts — for a total of 4 discs for the 4K set and 2 discs for the Blu-ray. No digital copy of the film will be included. Sadly, the “Justice is Gray” Black & White version of the film will not be included in either version of this release. The only bonus material set to be included with the releases will be the following feature:

  • “Road to Justice League” Director Zack Snyder reflects on his trilogy of films in the DC Universe.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of Zack Snyder’s Justice League available for preorder over at Amazon. Don’t worry about the higher MSRP prices, as these will drop soon enough, and Amazon offers a preorder price guarantee. So, you’ll only be charged before it ships the amount that it is at on release day.

There will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release available for the film (pictured below), perhaps as an exclusive, over at retailer Best Buy where it’s now listed for preorder with the same (September 7th) release date. There also will be a box set coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray called Zack Snyder’s Justice League Trilogy (also pictured below) that has appeared on some retailers. That set will include “Man of Steel” (2013), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition)” (2016) [likely Remastered], and finally “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021). The studio [Warner] has confirmed to me that the trilogy set is indeed coming but they have no full details yet regarding it, at this time. There’s also no preorder officially yet for that set yet but stay tuned for any further updates.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this release.

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Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman remastered 4K in March

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The 2016 Zack Snyder film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in the “Ultimate Edition” has been remastered and approved by the director and will be receiving a new 4K UHD Blu-ray release on March 23rd via Warner Archive, according to numerous retailers now. I had been reporting this as a RUMOR thread over on Twitter for a day or so and it’s becoming apparent that I was right. Still, this should be only considered a rumor until the title gets an official announcement from the studio [Warner], Warner Archive, or via Zack Snyder. The remastered version of this film will include the 183-minute “Ultimate Edition” with some color corrections and most importantly the correct 1.43:1 IMAX aspect ratio on those scenes and the shifts to and from the 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

That said, it should come with the very same HDR10 and Dolby Atmos found on the previous 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film, but nothing as of now has been officially confirmed. You can find the newly restored version of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition” on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Deep Discount and Target, and Walmart. The release will come with just a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film included. There’s no word if bonus materials will be included with this release of the film or not. Considering that it doesn’t appear to include the Blu-ray, it would mean they would have to all be housed on the 4K disc. So, stay tuned regarding that when this hopefully gets a full official announcement and/or confirmation soon.

UPDATE #1: Well, I think we can consider it official now, folks, just lacking a press release, as the 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed over on WBShop.com (as Warner Archive) as shown below.

UPDATE #2: It’s official. The “Batman v Superman” official Twitter account just shared a video and announced the release date that we all had been seeing and I was telling you from the start. This video is very much work checking out as it will show you how the aspect ratio shift from 2.35:1 to real IMAX 1.43:1 will work. This also confirms some color correction as well. See the tweet here (or embedded below).

EDITORIAL NOTE: This will mark the very FIRST 4K UHD Blu-ray release from Warner Archive if this turns out to be true. It’s pretty obvious that it is, so let’s now consider that Warner’s line of home video releases will include 4K titles in the future via the Warner Archives. I’ll be the first to say welcome to the 4K physical release scene, Warner Archive. And, until further information about this release comes along: “That’s All, Folks!!”

Let Him Go with Diane Lane and Kevin Costner on Blu-ray

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The 2020 film “Let Him Go” starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 2nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Thomas Bezucha, co-stars Lesley Manville, Kayli Carter, Will Brittain, and Jeffrey Donovan. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound on a BD-50 disc. The upcoming Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include a DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. It’s certainly worth noting that, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Blackledges: Kevin Costner & Diane Lane – Stars Diane Lane and Kevin Costner share personal insights into their characters and why finally having the chance to work together was an opportunity neither party could pass up.
  • The Making of LET HIM GO – Take a deeper look at the emotional journey the Blackledges embark on, the period specific production design, and Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha’s inspiration in adapting the novel for screen.
  • Lighting the Way: Thomas Bezucha – Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha shares his process in developing the story while the cast and crew discuss what makes him the perfect person to bring this film to life.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video release of the film.

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Mini-series Lonesome Dove on Blu-ray Steelbook July

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The 1989 TV mini-series Lonesome Dove is getting a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc Steelbook release on July 9th via Mill Creek Entertainment. The mini-series featured an extraordinary cast of Robert DuvallTommy Lee JonesDanny Glover, Diane Lane, Robert Urich, Frederic Forrest, D.B. Sweeney, Ricky Schroder, Anjelica Huston, Chris Cooper, Barry Corbin, Barry Tubb, and Steve Buscemi. The tech specs for the new Blu-ray will be identical to the 2015 release, including 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. This new Special Edition Blu-ray Steelbook is not yet available to pre-order but there is a placeholder page over at Amazon. A digital copy of the mini-series will be included with the Blu-ray. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Lonesome Dove – The Making of an Epic – featurette
  • Cast Interviews
  • On Location with Director Simon Wincer
  • Original Sketches and Concept Drawings
  • Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Larry McMurtry

Further below, after the break, you can find more pictures of the Steelbook artwork, the trailer for the mini-series, and further details about the upcoming release.

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