1991 Ron Howard film “Backdraft” with Kurt Russell comes to 4K in May

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The 1991 Ron Howard directed film Backdraft starring Kurt Russell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 7th, via Universal. The film co-starred William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, and Robert De Niro. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • U-Control: Scene Companion
  • Ron Howard Introduction
  • Igniting the Story
  • Bringing Together The Team
  • The Explosive Stunts
  • Creating the Villain: The Fire
  • Real-Life Firemen, Real-Life Stories
  • Theatrical Trailers

“The Puppet Masters” starring Donald Sutherland comes to Blu-ray in December

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The 1994 Sci-Fi Thriller The Puppet Masters starring Donald Sutherland is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film, directed by Stuart Orme, was based on the Robert A. Heinlein novel, and featured cast of Eric ThalJulie WarnerKeith David, Will Patton, Richard Belzer, Tom Mason, and Yaphet Kotto. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video and both 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless mixes in terms of sound.

UPDATE: This title on Blu-ray Disc is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

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

  • Audio commentary by director Stuart Orme with film editor David Yardley
  • Robert A. Heinlein: The Puppet Grand Master – Documentary with Spectrum literary agency agent Eleanor Wood, author, and screenwriter David Gerrold, author Brad Linaweaver and 
    Robert Gleason, the executive editor of Tor/Forge Books and the author of The Evil That Men Do
  • Get Slugged with Julie Warner
  • Strange Invasion with Keith David
  • Alien Me, Alien You with Richard Belzer
  • Larry Odien Pulls the Strings: The Practical Effects of The Puppet Masters
  • Science Fantasy and Softcore Porn: Limited edition booklet essay by author and literary critic Samuel R. Delany
  • Newly commissioned art by Jacob Phillips
  • Animated Photo Gallery – Creature design images
  • Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
  • Reversible Art
  • Theatrical Trailer

Below after the break you can get a look at the reversible cover art mentioned.

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