“First Man” starring Ryan Gosling on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in January

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The 2018 film “First Man” starring Ryan Gosling is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 22nd, 2019 via Universal. This tells the story of NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The film, directed by Damien Chazelle, features a supporting cast of Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Christopher Abbott, and Ciarán Hinds.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound (on a BD-100). Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound (on a BD-50). Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and a Digital Copy on each. You can pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shooting for the Moon – Take an intimate look at the production of FIRST MAN and the collaborative relationship between Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling.
  • Preparing to Launch – It’s difficult to believe that FIRST MAN is the first major feature film to tell the journey of Apollo 11. Hear from Director Damien Chazelle and his cast why now is the time to tell the story of this historic event.
  • Giant Leap in One Small Step – A heroic character study, FIRST MAN sheds light on all the hard working individuals that got us to the moon and back.
  • Mission Gone Wrong – Watch as Ryan Gosling reenacts a test piloting sequence gone terribly wrong. Go behind the scenes to see how he trained to nail the landing, performing the majority of his own stunts.
  • Putting You In the Seat – Through the use of innovative technology, most of FIRST MAN was shot in-camera. Take an in-depth look behind the lens of this epic film.
  • Recreating the Moon Landing – Filmed in IMAX to show the vastness of the moon, find out all that it took to recreate the most famous moment in NASA history.
  • Shooting at NASA – Hear from Ryan Gosling and Director Damien Chazelle on how shooting at NASA brought unparalleled authenticity to FIRST MAN.
  • Astronaut Training – Go behind the scenes of the three day boot camp each of the actors underwent prior to filming FIRST MAN.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Damien Chazelle, Screenwriter Josh Singer and Editor Tom Cross

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray and the official announcement regarding these upcoming releases.

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Bradley Cooper’s 2018 “A Star Is Born” comes to 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2018 Bradley Cooper directed remake of “A Star Is Born” starring Lady Gaga is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 19th, 2019 via Warner – according to an early alert to retailers.  It is known (from artwork) that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a Digital Copy of the film included. The artwork does unveil one few bit of tech specs regarding only the 4K release. The 4K release will come with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. It is yet unknown if the Blu-ray will also include that Atmos mix. The full tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Both versions are also available to pre-order over at Target and Best Buy as well – where you’ll see the release date shown. It’s also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting Exclusive Steelbook releases for both the 4K and Blu-ray versions of the film. You can find those Steelbooks and links to pre-order them right after the Blu-ray Disc artwork shown below, after the break.

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“Venom” starring Tom Hardy on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in December

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The 2018 film “Venom” starring Tom Hardy is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on December 18th via Sony. The film, directed by Ruben Fleischer, co-stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Melora Walters, and Woody Harrelson.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available for pre-order now over at Amazon. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film included on each. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Venom Mode: When selecting this mode the film will engage informative pop-ups throughout the film to provide insight on the movie’s relationship to the comics, and to reveal hidden references that even a seasoned Venom-fan may have missed!
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes: These deleted and extended scenes will give fans even more of the Venom action they loved in theaters!
    • Ride to Hospital – Eddie and Venom take a ride to the hospital.
    • Car Alarm – Let’s just say that Venom is not fond of car alarms.
    • San Quentin – Extended post-credits scene at San Quentin.
  • From Symbiote to Screen: A mini documentary about the history of Venom in comics and his journey to the big screen. Interviews with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Ruben Fleischer, Oliver Scholl, and Director and Comic Fanboy Kevin Smith.
  • The Lethal Protector in Action: Go behind the scenes with the production crew and learn the secrets behind the awesome Motorcycle stunts, wire stunts, and drones.
  • Venom Vision: A look at how Ruben Fleischer came to the project, gathered his team, and made Venom a reality. Utilizes interviews from cast, crew, and producers as well as Fleischer himself.
  • Designing Venom: Designing and creating Venom meant a huge challenge for VFX artists; follow the amazing journey.
  • Symbiote Secrets: Blink and you may have missed it! Enjoy the hidden references throughout the film.
  • 8 Select Scenes Pre-Vis sequences: See the progression of the visual effects, storyboards and fight choreography compared to the finished film.
  • “Venom” by Eminem – Music Video
  • “Sunflower” by Post Malone, Swae Lee (From Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sneak Peek: Meanwhile in another universe…

The title will also get Exclusive Steelbook releases on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray formats over at retailer Best Buy.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the upcoming release, the cover art for the Blu-ray release, cover art for the two Steelbooks, and the official announcement regarding these upcoming releases.

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Horror film “Hell Fest” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in January

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The 2018 Gregory Plotkin directed horror film “Hell Fest” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 8th, 2019 via Lionsgate. The film’s cast includes Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, and Tony Todd. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS:X sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting and a DVD, and each getting a Digital Copy of the film included.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are available for pre-order over at Amazon.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the Blu-ray Disc cover art and the official announcement regarding these releases.

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DC Universe Movie “Reign of Superman” on 4K UHD Bluray and Blu-ray in January

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The 2018 DC Universe Movie “Reign of Superman” is coming to both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on January 29th, 2019 via Warner. The film features the voices of Jerry O’Connell (Superman / Clark Kent), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luthor), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern / Hal Jordan), Jason O’Mara (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (The Flash), Nyambi Nyambi (Martian Manhunter), Cameron Monaghan  (Superboy), Patrick Fabian (Hank Henshaw), and Tony Todd (Darkseid).

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p video in both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video and 5.1 lossless sound – likey DTS-HD MA.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray over at Amazon, but the 4K version is not yet listed. Stay tuned, and this will be updated once it becomes available.

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

  • Lex Luthor: The Greatest Nemesis (Featurette) – Evil Genius. Archenemy of Superman. Misunderstood hero? This documentary will look at one of the most renowned villains in literature and debate his ethics and motivations throughout his publication history and as the calculated anti-hero of Reign of the Supermen. We’ll also explore how Lex Luthor is emblematic of technology without limit, often demonstrating what effect unbridled power, resources, and influence can have on humanity. We’ll discuss the affinity for storytellers to associate Lex Luthor and with the field of science as they challenge our morals and integrity with real world issues such as cloning and what can happen if science fiction became science reality.
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – An entertaining, insightful exciting look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.
  • From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “Heavy Metal”
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Panic in the Sky”

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for this DC Universe Movie, the Blu-ray cover art, and the official announcement about the upcoming releases.

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“Schindler’s List” restored and coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in December

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The 1993 Steven Spielberg directed film “Schindler’s List” has received a 4K restoration which is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 18th via Universal – as a “25th Anniversary Edition” release. The film, which won a total of 7 Academy Awards, featured a cast of Liam NeesonRalph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, Caroline Goodall, and Jonathan Sagall.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included (for bonus materials as well). Both the 4K and Blu-ray will include a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions of the “25th Anniversary Edition” are now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The Bonus materials will include new featurettes as well as the previous Blu-ray and DVD extras. The bonus materials set to be included can be found listed below.

  • New Schindler’s List: 25 Years Later – Director Steven Spielberg joins Actors Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, and Caroline Goodall at the Tribeca Film Festival to reflect on the making of the film and its legacy.
  • New USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg
  • Voices from the List – A feature-length documentary with testimonies from Holocaust survivors and archival footage.
  • Let Their Testimonies Speak – Stronger Than Hate
  • About IWitness (2018)
  • And More…

Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the “25th Anniversary Edition” theatrical release and the Blu-ray Disc cover art.

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“Evil Dead 2” starring Bruce Campbell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in December

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The 1987 Sam Raimi directed film Evil Dead 2 starring Bruce Campbell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 11th via Lionsgate. The film co-starred Sarah BerryDan HicksKassie Wesley DePaivaDenise BixlerRichard DomeierJohn Peakes, and Ted Raimi. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. UPDATE: This 4K release is now available to pre-order over at Amazon.

Bonus materials set to be included on this releases are listed below, which includes a NEW featurette exclusively on the 4K disc.

4K ULTRA HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • NEW “Bloody and Groovy, Baby!” – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
  • “Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
  • “Cabin Fever – A ‘Fly on the Wall’ Look Behind-the-Scenes of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
  • “Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood” Featurette
  • Evil Dead 2: Behind-the-Screams” Featurette
  • “The Gore The Merrier” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries

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

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2018 Sci-Fi film “Kin” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in November

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The 2018 Sci-Fi film “Kin” written and directed by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 20th via Lionsgate. The film features a cast that includes Myles TruittJack ReynorDennis QuaidZoë KravitzJames Franco, Carrie CoonIan Matthews, Gavin Fox, and Michael B. Jordan. Tech specs for both releases include video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS:X and Dolby Digital 2.0 (optimized for late night listening) sound. The 4K release will include both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K release getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included.

You can PRE-ORDER both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray already over at Amazon. It also appears that there will be an Exclusive Steelbook Blu-ray release available at Best Buy for both the 4K and Blu-ray releases. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker and screenwriter Daniel Casey
  • “Thicker Than Water: The Making of Kin” 8-Part Documentary
  • “Enhanced Visual FX Breakdown” Featurette
  • “Bag Man: Original Short” with optional audio commentary by co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • “Learned Behavior: Special Features at Work” hour-long round table discussion between Jonathan and Josh Baker and  renowned filmmakers including 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, Swiss Army Man directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, legendary special features producer Laurent Bouzereau (Jaws, Back to the Future, Ready Player One) and special features godfather Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Tusk).

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray Disc and the official announcement for these releases.

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