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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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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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1983 film WarGames arrives on 4K in December

The 1983 film “WarGames” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 20th via Shout! Factory.  The film, via MGM, directed by John Badham, starred Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Juanin Clay, and Barry Corbin.

This movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release have yet to be detailed but you can at least expect a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of HDR and lossless sound mix(es).  This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy as well as over at online retailer Deep Discount.  You can also now preorder the 4K UHD Blu-ray directly via Shout! Factory‘s website, where you’ll get an exclusive poster [while supplies last].  The bonus materials set to be included with this 4K physical release are listed below.

  • Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Director John Badham And Writers Lawrence Lasker And Walter F. Parkes
  • “Loading WarGames”
  • “Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress”
  • “Attack Of The Hackers”
  • “Tic Tac Toe: A True Story”
  • Theatrical Trailer

1973 film High Plains Drifter on 4K in November

The 1973 western “High Plains Drifter” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, also starred Clint Eastwood, as well as Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Ging, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley, and Billy Curtis.

The movie has received a new master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative.  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 and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Mono lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart with the same audio mixes just presented in 1080p HD, on a BD-50 disc.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy 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 Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
  • LADY VENGEANCE: Interview with Actress Marianna Hill
  • HELL TO PAY: Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan
  • THE BARBER OF LAGO: Interview with Actor William O’Connell
  • A MAN NAMED EASTWOOD: Vintage Promo in HD
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Edgar Wright
  • Poster and Image Gallery
  • TV and Radio Spot
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

1999 film Mystery Men comes to 4K in November

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The 1999 comedy “Mystery Men” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Kinka Usher, starred Ben StillerJaneane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Hank Azaria, Wes Studi, Greg Kinnear, and Geoffrey Rush.  

The movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.  The 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 as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in the “combo pack” feature 1080p HD video in 1.85:1 aspect ratio [from the new 4K scan] as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo sound mixes, on a BD-50 disc.

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

  • Audio Commentary by Director Kinka Usher [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
  • WE’RE THE OTHER GUYS!: The Making of Mystery Men with Director Kinka Usher – Extended Version (30:00)
  • I’M A SUPERHERO, MOTHER!: The Costumes of Mystery Men with Designer Marilyn Vance (12:00)
  • INSIDE CHAMPION CITY!: The Effects of Mystery Men with VFX Supervisor Todd Tucker (10:00)
  • DISCO IS LIFE!: The Score(s) of Mystery Men with Film Music Historian Daniel Schweiger – Extended Version (12:00)
  • SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION: The Original Making of Mystery Men (17:40)
  • Deleted Scenes (19:22)
  • Theatrical Trailer

48 Hrs. and Another 48 Hrs. on 4K in December

The film “48 Hrs.” (1982) and its sequel “Another 48 Hrs.” (1990) are both coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 6th via Paramount Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  “48 Hrs.” and “Another 48 Hrs.” were both directed by Walter Hill, and starred Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.  Also, a “48 Hrs. 2-Movie Collection” (pictured above) with both films will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on the same day, December 6th.

These transfers for each film were approved by the director Walter Hill.  The tech specs for the releases include 2160p video presentations in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range.  It’s likely that both films will receive Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless sound mixes, although it has not been confirmed.  All of these releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart(s) included along with a digital copy (code) for each film.  Bonus materials for the films have not yet been detailed but should be identical to the previous Paramount Presents Blu-ray releases.

You can find “48 Hrs.” and “Another 48 Hrs.”, along with the “48 Hrs. 2-Movie Collection”, available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.

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