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Respect with Jennifer Hudson on Blu-ray November

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The 2021 film Respect starring Jennifer Hudson is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 9th, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, a biopic about the late singer Aretha Franklin, was directed by Liesl Tommy, and co-stars Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess, Audra McDonald, and Marc Maron.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-50 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its DVD counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Making of Respect – Explore the unique telling of this Aretha Franklin story, what the project meant to all involved and how music played a pivotal role in crafting this film.
  • Becoming Aretha – Take a behind the scenes look at Jennifer Hudson’s incredible transformation into the Queen of Soul including her commitment to the character, her connection with the late singer, and why inhabiting the legendary artist felt more like destiny than anything else.
  • Capturing a Legacy – A celebration of director Liesl Tommy’s artistry and professionalism as the cast and crew express their appreciation and admiration for her and her process.
  • From Muscle Shoals – Sit-down with the cast, crew and some of the original musicians that recorded with Aretha at Muscle Shoals to learn about this crucial time period in Aretha’s life and how it helped propel her evolution.
  • Exploring the Design of Respect – Production designer Ina Mayhew and costume designer Clint Ramos discuss the research they conducted in order to create the beautiful sets in the film as well as the various custom-made wardrobes that span three decades of style.

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

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The Toolbox Murders is coming to 4K in January

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The 1978 horror film The Toolbox Murders is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 18th, 2022 via Blue Underground. The film, directed by Dennis Donnelly, starred Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy, Aneta Corsaut, and Marianne Walter.

The movie has received a new 16-bit 4K restoration from the original uncut negative. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound as well as the original DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in HD) will be included.

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

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

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

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots

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

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer Tony DiDio, Director of Photography Gary Graver and Star Pamelyn Ferdin
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • NEW! Drill Sergeant – Interview with Director Dennis Donnelly
  • NEW! Tools Of The Trade – Interview with Star Wesley Eure
  • NEW! Flesh And Blood – Interview with Actress Kelly Nichols
  • I Got Nailed In THE TOOLBOX MURDERS – Interview with Actress Marianne Walter
  • NEW! Slashback MemoriesDavid Del Valle Remembers Cameron Mitchell
  • NEW! “They Know I Have Been Sad” – Video Essay by Film Historian Amanda Reyes and Filmmaker Chris O’Neill
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW! Poster & Still Gallery
  • Limited Edition embossed slipcover (First Pressing Only)

Further below, after the break, you can find the restored trailer and the full details about the upcoming 4K release.

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Terminator 2 Judgment Day 4K SteelBook in November

The 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day will officially be getting a 30th-anniversary edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on November 23rd, via Lionsgate, as a retailer exclusive. More on that in a bit. The film, directed & co-written by James Cameron, starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Earl Boen, Joe Morton, and Robert Patrick.

This new 4K release will be using the 2017 restoration of the film, which was supervised by James Cameron. The official news just came yesterday via a post on Twitter which unveiled some more glimpses of the art (by Tracie Ching and Orlando Arocena). The exact tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been fully detailed, but stay tuned for an update. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and include a digital code (copy) of the film as well. As mentioned, and confirmed by the official tweet, this 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook will be an exclusive for retailer Best Buy, and you can now find it available there for preorder. More details on this release as they come in.

Below you can find some further glimpses at the artwork, via the official Terminator 2 Twitter account. For larger images, click here and browse via the tweet.

Marvel’s Shang-Chi on 4K and Blu-ray in November

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The 2021 Marvel Studios film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 30th via Disney. The film, based on Marvel Comics & directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, stars Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Michelle Yeoh, Yuen Wah, and Sir Ben Kingsley. It is most certainly worth noting that at the time of writing this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

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 release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound. The 4K physical release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray counterpart. Each release will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #1: You now can find preorder listings for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray over at Amazon. Yes, Amazon. Also, alternatively, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target. Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

UPDATE #2: There also will be a retailer exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Art Edition (pictured below) which is now available for preorder over at Target.

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

  • Gag Reel – Take a look at some of the fun mishaps on set with the cast and crew of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • They’re Waiting – Shang-Chi and Katy connect with Xialing over a call.
    • Take a Shot – Katy has a moment of resolve during a battle.
    • Apology – Years after his sudden absence, Shang-Chi tries to apologize to Xialing.
    • I’m Here – Shang-Chi and Katy have a conversation in the alley. Katy reassures Shang-Chi that she will always be his support system.
    • Pep Talk – In order to turn the tide, Razor Fist encourages Katy during the middle of a battle.
    • Greatness – Trevor and Katy bond over passions in their getaway car.
    • Escape Tunnel – The gang slips out through Trevor’s escape tunnel in order to secure a getaway vehicle.
    • Two Sons – Xu Wenwu compares Shang-Chi and Razor Fist during a tense dinner.
    • Postcard – Shang-Chi and Xu Wenwu reunite as father and son. Shang-Chi makes it clear he disagrees with Xu Wenwu’s philosophy.
    • Just Friends – Katy and Xialing get to know each other. Xialing asks Katy some personal questions.
    • Do It Yourself – Xu Wenwu returns to his empire after the Iron Gang boss is captured.
  • Building a Legacy – Go behind the scenes and explore Shang-Chi’s explosive debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Family Ties – A deep dive into the rich but complicated legacy of Shang-Chi and Xu Wenwu.
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with Audio Commentary by Destin Daniel Cretton and Dave Callaham.

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

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The Karate Kid Collection comes to 4K in December

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The Karate Kid Collection is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The set includes the three films “The Karate Kid” (1984), “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986), and “The Karate Kid Part III” (1989). This release will mark the very first time that the two sequels have been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format. All three films have been remastered in 4K from the original camera negatives. All of the films were directed by John G. Avildsen and the cast for the films included Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, and Martin Kove.

The tech specs for the 4K releases include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range, as well as Dolby Atmos, a lossless 5.1 surround mix, and the original 2.0 Stereo theatrical sound mix, for each of the three films. Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts.

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

The bonus materials set to be included for each film in this set include some new extras. Since that list can run a tad bit lengthy, I’ve chosen to include those in the press release listed further below after the break.

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Jungle Cruise comes to 4K and Blu-ray in November

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The 2021 live-action film adaptation of the popular theme park ride “Jungle Cruise” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 16th via Disney. The film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Veronica Falcón, and Paul Giamatti.

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. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will get its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray version 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 retailer Target. They also are listed over at retailer Best Buy but are not yet functional. Speaking of retailers, both will be getting exclusives for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release. Target will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Art Edition packaging (pictured below) and it is now available for preorder.

Meanwhile, retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now listed but not yet available for preorder. Stay tuned for an update on the chance that this film gets listed on Amazon.

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

  • Jungle Cruise Expedition Mode – Climb aboard a ramshackle tramp steamer (or your own couch) to learn fun facts, discover Easter eggs and catch some pop-up trivia throughout the movie.
  • It’s A Jungle Out There: Making Jungle Cruise – Director Jaume Collet-Serra, the cast and crew discuss the importance of the film’s elements, from casting to makeup to the use of an ancient indigenous language, in creating the world that honors one of Disneyland’s most beloved rides.
  • Dwayne And Emily: Undoubtedly Funny – Go on-set with the two stars, whose new-found friendship helped them project a natural onscreen chemistry. Although their characters challenge each other throughout the film, the actors make each other laugh. A lot!
  • Creating The Amazon – Explore the cinematic artistry involved in creating the world of Jungle Cruise, including how Frank’s boat coursed “dangerous” water in a tank in Atlanta, how a town was built in Kauai, and how a ferocious jaguar came to life, among other amazing effects.
  • Once A Skip, Always A Skip – Join a panel of “Skippers” at the Disneyland Resort as they reminisce about the rewards, challenges and surprises they’ve experienced while helming the world-famous Jungle Cruise attraction, and hear their advice to aspiring skippers everywhere!
  • Outtakes – Step behind the scenes of the production to catch the cast in a series of flubs, falls, foibles — and a whole lot of laughter.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • MacGregor Drives The Boat
    • MacGregor Water Skis
    • Joachim And Nilo On The Dock
    • Frank Talks To Proxima & Lily’s Nightmares
    • Sub Gets Stuck
    • Proxima Surprises MacGregor
    • Frank Gets The Cold Shoulder
    • Trader Sam And Lily Walk In The Jungle
    • MacGregor And Trader Sam Say Goodbye
    • Frank Makes Tea For Lily
    • The Backside Of Water

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video releases of this film — from last month. If you’re wondering why I’m just now reporting this, it’s because there are finally more details, actual artwork, and of course, there are the retailer exclusives and preorder links or listings now up.

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Reminiscence with Hugh Jackman on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2021 film “Reminiscence” starring Hugh Jackman is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 9th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Lisa Joy, co-stars Rebecca Ferguson, Thandie Newton, Cliff Curtis, and Marina de Tavira.

The tech specs for the 4K release 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 the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray will include a digital code (copy) of the film which is compatible with Movies Anywhere.

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

The release will include the following bonus materials.

  • You’re Going on a Journey
  • The Sunken Coast
  • Crafting a Memory
  • Reminiscence: A Family Reunion
  • Save My Love

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film as well as the full announcement regarding the home video release.

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Mad Max The Road Warrior arrives on 4K in November

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The 1981 sequel Mad Max: The Road Warrior is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 16th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources. The film, co-written and directed by George Miller, starred Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells, Emil Minty, Virginia Hey, William Zappa, and Kjell Nilsson.

UPDATE #2: this title has now been pushed back two weeks, along with the other sequel and box set (Anthology) to a new release date of November 16th (originally slated for 11/2).

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release is known to be coming in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #1: You now can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

Meanwhile, you can find a product page (and soon-to-be preorder) for the 4K UHD Blu-ray over at retailer Best Buy. It’s most certainly worth noting that there will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook as an exclusive over at Best Buy (pictured below). That also has a product page but is not yet available to preorder.

It’s also worth noting that a box set called Mad Max Anthology on 4K UHD Blu-ray (pictured below) has appeared over at Amazon as well as retailer Target. This set will include the first film, “Mad Max” (1979), this film [“Mad Max: The Road Warrior” (1981)], “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” (1985), and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015).

It’s lastly worth noting, as pictured below, that the third film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) will be getting a standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray release and a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook, with the latter being exclusive to retailer Best Buy. You can now find this 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Both releases of this film over at Best Buy have product pages, like the second film, but cannot yet be preordered. More on all of these soon when hopefully the studio announces these releases officially.

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