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Underworld 5-Movie Collection comes to 4K in October

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An Underworld: Limited Edition 5-Movie Collection will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 5th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A total of four out of five of the films starred Kate Beckinsale, and the third film starred Rhonda Mitra. The set will include the following five films in the franchise:

  • “Underworld” (2003)
  • “Underworld: Evolution” (2006)
  • “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” (2009)
  • “Underworld: Awakening” (2012)
  • “Underworld: Blood Wars” (2016)

This will be the first time that 3 of the films have ever been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format, as the first and last films have been the only ones that were previously released. The tech specs for the releases of each of the films include 2160p presentations in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The set will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that each film will include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as digital codes (copies) for each film.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials for the films can be found listed entirely below, after the break, along with the full details about the upcoming physical and digital 4K releases of this set.

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2021 film In the Heights on 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2021 film “In the Heights” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 31st, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, produced by and based on a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Jon M. Chu, stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, and Jimmy Smits. The film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes with a 95% rating, at the time of writing.

UPDATE #1: The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Both releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #2: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K and Blu-ray physical releases are listed below.

  • Paciencia y Fe: Making in the Heights
  • Paciencia y Fe: When You’re Home
  • Paciencia y Fe: Hundreds of Stories
  • Paciencia y Fe: Alza La Bandera/Raise the Flag
  • Paciencia y Fe: Wepa!
  • Paciencia y Fe: That Music in the Air
  • Paciencia y Fe: Who Keeps our Legacies
  • In the Heights Sing-a-long
  • 96,000 Sing-a-long

Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full details regarding the home video releases of this film.

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5 Halloween films on Collector’s Edition 4K September

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The first five films in the “Halloween” film franchise have all received new 2021 4K scans and are officially coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in “Collector’s Edition” form individually for each on September 28th via Scream Factory. Those films getting released include the following:

The films each, as previously mentioned have all received a new 4K scan this year and the tech specs for all include a 2160p video presentation (in a variety of aspect ratios) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and new Dolby Atmos sound mixes, as well as some additional mixes. Since things like those aspect ratios and sound mixes vary film-to-film, I’ll be letting you look at the full press release later further below.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listings for each of the films over at Amazon and you can access them via their titles above. You can also find them listed over at ShoutFactory.com with some additional extras you won’t find anywhere else.

The extras included on these new 4K UHD Blu-ray Collector’s Editions for each film are pretty elaborate, spanning across multiple discs in some instances. So, once again, I’ll be providing you with the full press release and details below, after the break.

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It on 4K and Blu-ray

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2021 sequel “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 24th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Michael Chaves, stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard, and John Noble. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well. Both the 4K and Blu-ray physical releases will come with a digital copy of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere.

UPDATE: you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • “By Reason of Demonic Possession” – An in depth look at the true story that inspired the movie
  • “The Occultist” – Meet the terrifying new addition to the Conjuring Universe
  • “Exorcism of Fear” – Delve into the making of the movie and the chilling exorcism scene that opens the film”
  • “DC Horror Presents The Conjuring: The Lover #1” – A video comic that takes you deeper into the Conjuring Universe

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film as well as the full details about the upcoming digital and physical releases 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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1990 sequel Maniac Cop 2 is coming to 4K in October

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The 1990 sequel Maniac Cop 2 is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray via Blue Underground on October 19th. The film, directed by William Lustig and written by the late Larry Cohen, starred Robert DaviClaudia ChristianMichael Lerner, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Robert Z’Dar, Charles Napier, Robert Earl Jones, Leo Rossi, and Clarence Williams III. The movie has received a 4K restoration. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound, as well as an Isolated Music Track. The release will include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film. 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 however find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at DiabolikDVD. In terms of bonus materials, this release will include the following.

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with Director William Lustig and Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Isolated Music Track

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

  • Audio Commentary with Director William Lustig and Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Back On The Beat – The Making Of MANIAC COP 2
  • Cinefamily Q&A with Director William Lustig
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Poster & Still Gallery
  • Isolated Music Track

Spiral comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in July

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2021 film “Spiral” starring Chris Rock is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 20th, via Lionsgate, according to multiple retailers. The film, the latest in the from the book of “SAW” franchise, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, co-stars Samuel L. JacksonMax Minghella, and Marisol Nichols. The tech specs for the release have not been fully detailed yet, aside from both getting Dolby Atmos sound, for the 4K and Blu-ray releases but stay tuned for an update. The releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will come with a DVD, and both will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon.

It’s also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which you can now find available for preorder over there.

Columbia Classics 4K Collection Volume 2 in September

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There will be a Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 2 coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 14th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The limited edition 6-film collection will include the following films:

  • “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959)
  • “Oliver!” (1968)
  • “Taxi Driver” (1976)
  • “Stripes” (1981)
  • “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)
  • “The Social Network” (2010)

These six different films spanning decades have all received 4K restorations and will be getting new sound mixes unless otherwise noted below. All of the films will be presented in 4K resolution with HDR10 form of high dynamic range. And, two films (“Taxi Driver” and “The Social Network”) will be presented in Dolby Vision form of HDR as well. All of the films with the exception of one (“Taxi Driver”) will also get new Dolby Atmos sound mixes as well as their original 5.1 and in some cases Mono lossless mixes. All of the details regarding those tech specs and such can be found a bit further below. All six films will get a digital code (copy) for each in 4K, via Movies Anywhere.

UPDATE: you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. Via that preorder listing, you can find a hi-res image glimpse at the interior of the packaging (seen below).

The release will come with some physical extras in the form of an 80-page booklet and a bonus Blu-ray Disc that will feature 20 classic Columbia Pictures shorts in HD for the first time, including “The Three Stooges – Disorder in the Court” from 1936. The booklet will include six essays about each of the films and are detailed below.

“… six all-new incisive essays from renowned writers Julie Kirgo, John Kenrick, Glenn Kenny, Michael G. McDunnah, Kayti Burt and Nev Pierce.”

You can find the full details below after the break about this upcoming limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray box set.

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Labyrinth gets 35th Anniversary 4K release in August

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The 1986 film “Labyrinth” will officially be getting a “35th Anniversary Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray release on August 17th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed & co-written by Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, featured a live-action cast that included David BowieJennifer ConnellyToby Froud, Shelley Thompson, and Christopher Malcolm and featured the voice talents of Shari Weiser, Brian Henson, and Dave Goelz.

This film has been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format since 2016, when it got another anniversary release, however, this new version on 4K will come with some new things. First off, the tech specs include a 2.39:1 aspect ratio 2160p video presentation from a 4K remaster with HDR10 and Dolby Vision (for the first time) as well as Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 theatrical, and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound.

The new 35th Anniversary 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.

UPDATE: as of now, you can find the 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, it can be found listed for preorder over at retailer Target. This new release will come with the physical extra of being a DigiBook (digital booklet) that is 28 pages in length. It also will feature some new never-before-released extras and screentests. The bonus materials set to be included with this 2-disc 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray are listed below, disc-by-disc, in terms of their contents.

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • The feature presented in 4K resolution, with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 audio + original theatrical 2-Channel Surround audio
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Deleted & Alternate Scene Oubliette
      • Over 25 minutes of never-before-seen lost and alternate scenes, with all-new commentary from Brian Henson!
    • NEW: Sarah’s Screen Tests
      • A collection of rare, original screen tests for the role of Sarah! Featuring Molly Ringwald, Trini Alvarado, Tracey Gold, Claudia Wells, Jill Schoelen, Maddie Corman and Danielle von Zerneck

BLU-RAY DISC™

  • The feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • Dolby Atmos audio
  • Special Features:
    • “The Henson Legacy” Featurette
    • Labyrinth Anniversary Q&A
    • “Remembering The Goblin King” Featurette
    • The Storytellers (Picture-in-Picture)
    • Commentary by Conceptual Designer Brian Froud
    • Original Making-of Documentary “Inside The Labyrinth”
    • “Journey Through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters” Documentary
    • “Journey Through the Labyrinth: The Quest for Goblin City” Documentary
    • Theatrical Trailers

Below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 35th anniversary limited edition of the film on the 4K UHD Blu-ray physical format.

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Mortal Kombat 2021 comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2021 version of the film “Mortal Kombat” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 13th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular video game franchise of the same title, directed by Simon McQuoid, stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 4K video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray counterpart. Both versions will each include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s most certainly worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below), also now available for preorder.

Below, you can find a list of the bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K and Blu-ray releases of the film.

  • Deleted Scenes From Game to Screen: The Making of Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat: Fan Favorite Characters
  • Fight Koreography
  • Into the Krypt: Easter Eggs of Mortal Kombat
  • Anatomy of a Scene

Further below, after the break, you can find the restricted (“red band”) trailer for the film and the official details regarding the home video releases.

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