The 2019 Sci-Fi film “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-rayand Blu-ray Disc on December 17th, via Fox. The film, directed by James Gray, co-stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth 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
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.
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.
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 Thal, Julie Warner, Keith 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
Below after the break you can get a look at the reversible cover art mentioned.