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2104 film The Boxtrolls comes to 4K in February

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The 2014 Laika Studios stop-motion animated film “The Boxtrolls” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in standard and 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook limited edition forms on February 28th via Shout! Factory.  The film, co-directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, featured the voice talents of Isaac Hempstead WrightBen Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris, and Toni Collette.

The movie has received a new 4K restoration.  Tech specs will include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and a new Dolby Atmos sound mix.  The 4K releases of the film in standard and SteelBook form will both come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • “Inside LAIKA” – Discovering The Characters Of The Boxtrolls Featuring Rare Test Footage
  • “Inside LAIKA” – Revisiting The Puppets With LAIKA’s Animation Team
  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Character Art and Concept Art Photo Gallery
  • Foreword By Ramin Zahed, The Editor In Chief Of Animation Magazine
  • Audio Commentary With Directors Graham Annable And Anthony Stacchi
  • “Dare To Be Square” – The Making Of The Boxtrolls
  • Original Featurettes
  • Art & Essay Mini-Book

You can now find the limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at retailer Walmart as well as directly via Shout! Factory’s online store.  Stay tuned for a preorder for the standard 4K release at respectable retailers soon.

Black Adam comes to 4K and Blu-ray in January

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The 2022 DC film “Black Adam” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 3rd, 2023 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, based on the DC comics character and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Quintessa Swindell,  and Pierce Brosnan.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision 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 with Dolby Atmos sound.  Both versions will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at retailer Walmart. UPDATE:  You can now also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  There will be retail exclusives too, starting at Walmart with an exclusive limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Funko Pop! Gift Set (pictured below) and now available for preorder.

As mentioned above, there will be other retailer exclusives for this film.  Retailer Best Buy will have an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.  Also, retailer Target will have an exclusive Blu-ray version of the film which is now available for preorder as well.

The bonus materials set to be included with these releases are listed below.

  • The History of Black Adam
  • Who is The Justice Society?
  • From Soul to Screen
  • Black Adam: A Flawed Hero
  • Black Adam: New Tech in an Old World
  • Black Adam: Taking Flight
  • Kahndaq: Designing a Nation
  • The Rock of Eternity
  • Costumes make the hero
  • Black Adam: A new type of action

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement regarding the home video releases.

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile on 4K and Blu-ray in December

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The 2022 film “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 13th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, co-directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, includes the voice of Shawn Mendes and a live-action cast of Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Winslow Fegley, Scoot McNairy, and Brett Gelman.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  The Blu-ray tech specs include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound.  Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning the 4K will get its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will get its DVD counterpart, and each will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Walmart (in the links further above).  The bonus materials set to be included with the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases of the film are listed below.

  • Sing-Along Songs: Karaoke versions of the original songs “Top of The World,” “Rip Up the Recipe,” “Take a Look at Us Now,” and “Carried Away” from Pasek & Paul (The Greatest Showman).
  • Storytime with Shawn Mendes & Javier Bardem: Shawn Mendes, Javier Bardem, alongside the cast and filmmakers alternate reading excerpts from the book that set the world of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile in motion.
  • Bloopers: Behind-the-scenes blooper reel.
  • Deleted Scene: Josh Learns About Lyle’s Stage Fright
  • Croc and Roll – Lyle On Set: We will find out what working with Lyle was truly like with interviews with his castmates and the filmmakers.  As they shed light on everything from Lyle’s eating habits to his occasional odor issues, we’ll come to get a better understanding of what Lyle brings to the filming experience beyond his incredible voice.
  • Take a Look at Us Now – The Cast: From Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy and Winslow Fegley to Shawn Mendes, meet the incredible key cast of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.
  • Two Music Videos: “Top of the World” and “Carried Away” by Pasek & Paul (The Greatest Showman).

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film, a special features preview [which may contain spoilers], and the full announcement regarding the home video releases.

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2022 film Amsterdam on 4K and Blu-ray in December

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The 2022 film “Amsterdam” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 6th via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, which was written and directed by David O. Russell, stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anna Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldana, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, and Robert De Niro.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video 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 a 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound.  Yes, the Blu-ray does not get the Dolby Atmos mix.  The 4K release will be in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and both versions will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  Also, over at retailer Walmart, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder as well.  The only bonus material set to be included with both releases is listed below.

  • Welcome To Amsterdam – Learn how this original, witty crime epic was made. Hear from the writer/director about his process, the actors who transformed into their characters, and discover how the production created the period look of this visually spectacular film.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and full details regarding the home video releases.

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Halloween Ends on 4K and Blu-ray in December

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The 2022 sequel “Halloween Ends” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 27th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by David Gordon Green, stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, and James Jude Courtney.  This marks the conclusion, as the title suggests, to the “Halloween” film franchise and the story involving the “Laurie Strode” and “Michael Myers” characters.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39.1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in a 2.39.1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-50 disc.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning the 4K will get its Blu-ray counterpart and the Blu-ray release will get its DVD counterpart with each including a digital code (compatible with Movies Anywhere) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy as well as Walmart — with the 4K here and Blu-ray here.  It’s most certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.  Also, retailer Walmart will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray with alternate collectible artwork (pictured further below) and available now for preorder as well.

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

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Michael Shakes Things Up
    • Joan’s Bunny Slam
    • Corey Reflects Upon Himself
    • Ronald’s Stuck at Work
    • Margo Gets the Boot
    • Joan’s Recipe for Disaster
  • Ending HALLOWEEN – HALLOWEEN could never truly end without a decisive showdown between Laurie and Michael. Explore the creative team’s approach to crafting the film’s final sequence.
  • Final Girl – The iconic Jamie Lee Curtis discusses the legacy of Laurie Strode and what playing the character has meant to her.
  • No Place Like Haddonfield – Filmmakers and cast reveal some of the secret ingredients that make HALLOWEEN productions so special and their personal feelings on being a part of such a classic franchise.
  • Gag Reel
  • A Different Threat – As Haddonfield evolves to a new era, we examine how the evil within has also evolved.
  • The Visions of Terror – See how various production departments came together to achieve the film’s unique visual style.
  • Twisted Deaths – An up-close look at some of the gruesome death scenes.
  • Feature Commentary with co-writer/director David Gordon Green, actors Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, co-producer/first assistant director Atilla Salih Yücer, and production assistant Hugo Garza

UPDATE:  It’s also worth noting that there will be a “Halloween Trilogy” released December 27th on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc which is now available for preorder over at retailer Walmart.

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

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1993 film The Remains of the Day on 4K in February

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The 1993 film “The Remains of the Day” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 21st, 2023 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, based on a novel (written by Kazuro Ishiguro) was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and was directed by James Ivory.  It starred Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve, James Fox, and Peter Vaughan.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range along with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes.  The release will not include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  It will contain a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Walmart.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release [on the 4K disc] are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Director James Ivory, Producer Ismail Merchant, and Actress Emma Thompson
  • Love and Loyalty: The Making of The Remains of the Day Featurette
  • The Remains of the Day: The Filmmakers Journey Featurette
  • Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England’s Fatal Flaw Featurette
  • 7 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director’s Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about the upcoming 4K physical release of this film.

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2002 film Adaptation comes to 4K in December

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The 2002 film “Adaptation.” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 6th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Spike Jonze, was based on a book (“The Orchard Thief”) with the screenplay adaptation written by Charlie Kaufman, and it starred Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, and Chris Cooper.  It’s most certainly worth noting, that at the time of writing this, the film is still deemed“Certified Fresh” (all these 20 years later) over at Rotten Tomatoes.

This movie has been newly remastered in 4K from the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and a new Dolby Atmos sound mix as well as the original theatrical mix in a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 configuration and even a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound mix.  The release will only include a 4K disc and a digital code (copy) of the film.  So, again, there will be no Blu-ray with this release.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Walmart, as well as online retailer Deep Discount.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Behind the Scenes in the Swamp Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

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

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Kevin Smith’s Clerks 3 on 4K exclusively at Best Buy

The 2022 sequel “Clerks III” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook on December 6th via Lionsgate exclusively at retailer Best BuyNOTE: There will be a Blu-ray release of the film, as previously reported.  There had been some confusion regarding the release date for physical media but that has now been cleared up.

The film, written & directed by Kevin Smith, stars Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, and of course Kevin Smith (as “Silent Bob”).

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook [again, exclusively] available for preorder only over at retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Actors Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman and Austin Zajur
  • The Clerks III Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • We’re Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: 3 Decades of Clerks Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Kevin Smith’s Clerks III on Blu-ray in December

The 2022 sequel “Clerks III” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 6th via Lionsgate.  The film, written & directed by Kevin Smith, stars Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, and of course Kevin Smith (as “Silent Bob”).

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation and Dolby Atmos sound.  You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Kevin Smith, Actors Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman and Austin Zajur
  • The Clerks III Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • We’re Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: 3 Decades of Clerks Documentary (Blu-ray & 4K Exclusive)
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE:  There will in fact be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film, which is exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which I have now reported in another story.

Further below after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement regarding the home video releases of the film.

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Bullet Train arrives on 4K and Blu-ray in October

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The 2022 film “Bullet Train” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 18th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by David Leitch, stars Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bad Bunny, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Zazie Beetz, and Sandra Bullock.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video 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 2.39:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc are both available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s also worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder over at Amazon.  That 4K SteelBook set also includes the physical extras of 9 collectible character cards.

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

  • Outtakes & Bloopers
  • Catch What You Missed: Easter Eggs
  • All Aboard the Pain Train: Stunts
  • Mission Accomplished: Making of Bullet Train
  • Trained Professionals: The Cast
  • Select Stunt Previs
  • Audio Commentary with David Leitch, Kelly McCormick & Zak Olkewicz

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film, a special features preview video, and the full official details about the upcoming home video releases of the film.

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Coraline and ParaNorman on 4K this December

The Laika company‘s stop-motion animated films “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in both standard and SteelBook forms on December 13th via Shout! Factory.  The films are briefly individually highlighted below.

“Coraline” from 2009 was directed by , best known for also directing “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993).  Selick adapted the screenplay from a book written by Neil Gaiman.  The film featured the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, and Keith David.  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 sound.

“ParaNorman” from 2012 was co-directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell.  Chris Butler also wrote the screenplay.  The film featured the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Alex Borstein, and John Goodman.  Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.

Both of these 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that they each will also include their Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  The bonus materials will include all of the previous Blu-ray extras from the latest editions as well as a booklet [for each].  Also, the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks (pictured further above) each feature new hand-drawn artwork.

UPDATES:  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray standard versions of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” available for preorder over at Best Buy (pictured below).

The 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks for “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” are available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  You can also order them directly via the Shout Factory! online store.  Also, regarding these 4K releases, it’s now officially been stated:

“Supervised by LAIKA’s visionary filmmaking team, these dazzling 4K remasters feature HDR and Dolby Vision plus Dolby Atmos for the ultimate entertainment experience.”

“Coraline and ParaNorman were painstakingly remastered by the team at LAIKA, led by LAIKA CEO (and Kubo and the Two Strings Director) Travis Knight, and Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Emerson, who pored over each film shot-by-shot, paying close attention to every last detail and color to present these groundbreaking films in the most dynamic format.

The use of Dolby Vision has made these films look more spectacular than ever before, with vivid colors and exacting picture quality, and with highlights brighter and essential dark elements darker, unleashing the full potential of HDR technology. The films were also mixed in Dolby Atmos spatial audio, bringing out more details and clarity in the sound, resulting in an even more immersive experience for fans.”

The bonus materials set to be included with these releases are detailed further below, after the break where you can find the full official announcement.

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