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Bram Stoker’s Dracula gets 4K anniversary SteelBook

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The 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be officially getting a “25th Anniversary Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on October 4th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starred Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves.

This new 4K SteelBook release will feature some new extras as well as Dolby Vision for the first time, unlike the previous [debut] 2017 4K UHD Blu-ray release.  That being said, tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range along with Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes.  It will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart along with a digital code (copy) of the film.

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

The bonus materials, including some new and exclusive to this 25th-anniversary edition 4K release are listed below.

  • Special Features:
    • NEWLY ADDED: “Love Song For A Vampire” Music Video by Annie Lennox
    • NEWLY ADDED: Blood Lines – Dracula: The Man, The Myth, The Movies Featurette

BLU-RAY DISC™

    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Francis Ford Coppola, Visual Effects Director Roman Coppola and Makeup Supervisor Greg Cannom
    • Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    • Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and Son
    • The Blood Is the Life: The Making of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    • The Costumes Are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka
    • In-Camera: Naïve Visual Effects
    • Method and Madness: Visualizing Dracula
    • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • Theatrical Teaser & Trailer

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

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Real Genius starring Val Kilmer on 4K September

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The 1985 comedy Real Genius is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September  13th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Martha Coolidge, starred Val Kilmer, Gabe Jarrett, William Atherton, and Patti D’Arbanville.

The film has received a new scan from the original negative and sound mix, both reviewed and approved by director Martha Coolidge.  That said, 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 in terms of video.  In terms of audio, this release will include a new Dolby Atmos mix (approved by the director) as well as lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound mixes.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will come with its Blu-ray counterpart and include a digital copy (code) of the film.

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

The bonus materials set to be included with this release will feature some new extras, exclusive to this release, and are listed below.

  • NEW: “Balloon Chair” Deleted Scene + Raw Takes Montage
  • NEW: TV Version of the film
  • Feature Commentary with Director Martha Coolidge

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

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1984 film Red Dawn is heading to 4K in August

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The 1984 film Red Dawn is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray via Shout Select (Shout! Factory) on August 16th.  The film, directed by John Milius, starred Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Powers Boothe, and Harry Dean Stanton.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as sound mixes in Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  This comes from a new4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative” according to Shout! Factory.

You can now find that the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for preorder at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store (with a bonus while supplies last).

It’s most certainly also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc “combo pack” of the release, with a 4K UHD Blu-ray and its Blu-ray counterpart, are listed below.

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
  • A Look Back At Red Dawn – Featuring Interviews With Actor Doug Toby, Casting Director Jane Jenkins, Production Designer Jackson DeGovia, And Editor Thom Noble
  • Red Dawn Rising Featurette
  • Training For WWIII Featurette
  • Building The Red Menace Featurette
  • WWIII Comes To Town Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Bong Joon Ho film Okja on Criterion 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2017 film Okja is officially coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray formats on July 5th via The Criterion Collection.  The film, directed & co-written by Bong Joon Ho, starred An Seo Hyun, Byun Heebong, Tilda Swinton, Steven Yeun, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, and the voice of Jungeun Lee.

These releases come from a “4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho.”  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.  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 will come in the form of a 2-disc “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart included.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray versions available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Criterion‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included, and details regarding some physical extras, as well as the artwork, are listed below.

  • New conversation between Bong and producer Dooho Choi
  • New interviews with actors An Seo Hyun and Byun Heebong
  • New interviews with members of the crew about the film’s cinematography, visual effects, and costume and production design
  • Short programs including a director’s video diary, featuring Bong; actors Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, and Steven Yeun; and others
  • Teaser, trailer, and web promos
  • English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Karen Han
  • New cover by Michael Boland

Larry Cohen film God Told Me to on 4K in July

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The 1976 film God Told Me To is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 19th via Blue Underground.  The cult classic, written and directed by the late Larry Cohen, starred Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney, Sam Levene, Robert Drivas, Mike Kellin, Richard Lynch, and Andy Kaufman.

This comes from a “new 4K restoration from the original uncensored negative.”  Tech specs for the 4K release 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 and lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 1.0 Mono sound mixes.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include a Blu-ray Disc of the film, also using the new 4K restoration.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included on this 2-disc set are listed below.

Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Troy Howarth
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:

Audio Commentary #1 with Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen

  • NEW! Audio Commentary #2 with Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Troy Howarth
  • Heaven & Hell On Earth – Interview with Star Tony Lo Bianco
  • Bloody Good Times – Interview with Special Effects Artist Steve Neill
  • God Told Me To Bone – New Beverly Q&A with Larry Cohen
  • Lincoln Center Q&A with Larry Cohen
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery

Below, after the break, you can find an HD restored version of the trailer for the film.

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The Batman swoops onto 4K and Blu-ray in May

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The 2022 film “The Batman” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 24th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Matt Reeves, stars Robert Pattinson, Paul DanoZoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and Andy Serkis.  It’s most certainly worth noting that, at the time of writing this, the film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

UPDATE #1: The release has just been officially announced by Warner and a press release has been issued.  Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray to 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.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound.

Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K UHD Blu-ray 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.

UPDATE #2:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon, where you’ll also see the rear cover artwork for each.

Also, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both now listed over at retailer Walmart, as well.  And retailer Target has the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder.

Speaking of retailers, now, let me cover all the retailer exclusives coming for this film.  First off, Target lists that they’ll have a Blu-ray exclusive but the artwork appears to be the same, so I’m not sure what is unique about that version. However, rumor has it, it is said to include an exclusive 15-minute featurette and alternate artwork.

Next, retailer Walmart will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.  It does appear to include a 3rd disc (a Blu-ray) which could mean that it features some additional extras? We shall see.

“The Batman Walmart Exclusive 4K Giftset in a Batarang-themed box set. The Limited Edition Exclusive Giftset includes 2022 The Batman movie on 4K, Blu-ray, and digital copy. The giftset also includes a displayable metal faceplate featuring unique batarang art, a stand for display, and collectible packaging.”

And it’s most definitely worth mentioning that there will be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for the film over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) where you can find it now as a functional preorder.  Act fast, while those last, as they’re sure to sell out.

I’ll be updating this space throughout the day(s) with more links.  The bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Vengeance In The Making
  • Vengeance Meets Justice
  • The Batman: Genesis
  • Becoming Catwoman
  • Looking for Vengeance
  • Anatomy of The Car Chase
  • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
  • A Transformation: The Penguin
  • The Batmobile
  • Unpacking The Icons
  • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film [in 4K on Vimeo, in 1080p HD on YouTube] and the official announcement regarding the home video releases just received directly from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Stanley Kubrick film Killer’s Kiss on 4K in June

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The 1955 film Killer’s Kiss is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 28th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, starred Frank Sinatra, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith, and Jerry Jarrett.

This comes from a new 4K scan, as noted here: “Brand New Dolby Vision HDR Master – From 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative.”  The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in Black & White in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and uncompressed or lossless Mono sound.  Judging from the cover artwork (pictured above) this release appears it will not come in the form of a “combo pack” and will only include the 4K disc of the film.  It also is noted to be a 1-disc set on preorder listings.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.   The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith
  • Theatrical Trailer

1998 film Out of Sight is headed to 4K in June

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The 1998 film Out of Sight is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray (in a “Special Edition”) on June 28th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starred George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán, Albert Brooks, Steve Zahn, Elmore Leonard, and Dennis Farina.

This new presentation comes from a “4K scan of the original camera negative.”  The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and both lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes on a BD-100 disc.  The 4K release will come in the form of a 2-disc “combo pack” including its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray Special Edition include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and both 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes on a BD-50 disc.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Special Edition both available for preorder over at Amazon.  Also, you can order the 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray directly from Kino Lorber’s website here.  Bonus materials and details for the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Director Steven Soderbergh and Screenwriter Scott Frank
  • Inside OUT OF SIGHT: An Original Documentary on the Making of the Film – Featuring Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Interviews with Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Albert Brooks, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Elmore Leonard and Scott Frank
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Two Theatrical Trailers (Newly Mastered in 2K)
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