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Final Fantasy The Spirits Within on 4K in November

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The 2001 CG animated film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 16th, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, celebrating its 20th anniversary, co-directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Motonori Sakakibara, featured the English voice talents of Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Keith David, James Woods, and Donald Sutherland.

The film has been newly remastered. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as the original theatrical mix in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Original Special Features:
    • Two Feature-Length Commentaries
    • Interactive Documentary: The Making of Final Fantasy®
    • Original Opening
    • Aki’s Dream Reconstruction
    • On the Set with Aki
    • Character Profiles
    • Vehicle Scale Comparisons
    • Compositing Builds
    • Joke Outtakes
    • The Gray Project
    • Theatrical Trailers
This release will initially include a limited edition o-ring, featuring iconic alternate key art.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film coming physically to the 4K format.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) on 4K

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The 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 23rd via KL Studio Classics, according to a recent Facebook announcement. The film, based on the novel “The Body Snatchers” (written by Jack Finney) and directed by Philip Kaufman, starred Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Art Hindle, and Leonard Nimoy. The movie has been newly restored from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative, which was then approved & color graded by the film’s director (Philip Kaufman).

The tech specs for the release 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 lossless 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 Stereo audio mixes (presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio format), on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, featuring the same 4K restoration and audio options (on a BD-50 disc for that).

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below specific to each disc.

4K UHD Blu-ray extras:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Philip Kaufman
  • Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman

Blu-ray Disc extras:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Philip Kaufman
  • Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
  • Star-Crossed in the Invasion: Interview with Actress Brooke Adams (9:06)
  • Re-Creating the Invasion: Interview with Screenwriter W.D. Richter (15:43)
  • Scoring the Invasion: Interview with Composer Denny Zeitlin (15:34)
  • Leading the Invasion: Interview with actor Art Hindle (25:04)
  • Writing the Pod: Interview with Jack Finney Expert Jack Seabrook (11:14)
  • Re-Visitors from Outer Space, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod – Featurette (16:14)
  • Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod – Featurette (4:38)
  • The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – Featurette (12:47)
  • The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod – Featurette (5:24)
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

HBO limited series The Undoing comes to Blu-ray in March

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The 2020 HBO limited series “The Undoing” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 23rd, 2021, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The limited series, created by David E. Kelley and directed by Susanne Bier, starred Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Edgar Ramirez, Noah Jupe, Lily Rabe, Noma Dumezweni, Sofie Gråbøl, Matilda De Angelis, Ismael Cruz Córdova, and Donald Sutherland. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound, spanning across two BD-50 discs for the 6 episodes. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the limited series. You can now find the Blu-ray listed to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant Introduce The Undoing
  • Creating The Undoing
  • The Undoing Revelations

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this limited series coming to home video.

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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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