Ad Astra comes to 4K and Blu-ray December

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The 2019 Sci-Fi film “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 17th, via Fox. The film, directed by James Gray, co-stars Tommy Lee JonesRuth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of a High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K will come in the form of a “combo pack” getting its Blu-ray counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray versions will each be receiving a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are now both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by James Gray
    • “The Void”
    • “Epilogue”
  • To the Stars
  • A Man Named Roy
  • The Crew of the Cepheus
  • The Art of Ad Astra
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Audio Commentary by Director James Gray
  • Space Age: The VFX

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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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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