The 1980 Academy Award-winning film “Ordinary People“ will be coming to Blu-ray Disc as part of the Paramount Presents line on March 29th, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This release will be spine number 30 in the Paramount Presentes line of Blu-ray titles. The film, directed by Robert Redford, starred Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, Judd Hirsch, and M. Emmet Walsh. This movie won 4 “Oscars” (Academy Awards), including “Best Picture“, and was nominated for 6 Oscars total.
The movie has been “remastered from a new 4K film transferoverseen by Redford” according to a statement from the studio. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a later update. UPDATED: You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.
The release will come with the typical fold-out original poster art on the slipcover as well as tasteful photos from the film also included throughout the package design (pictured below).
The bonus materials feature “new interviews with Hutton and Judith Guest, author of the novel upon which the movie was based.” Those extras set to be included with the release are listed below.
Swimming in the Rose Garden— In this new featurette, Best Supporting Actor Oscar® winner Timothy Hutton reflects on filming ORDINARY PEOPLE and the intriguing approach director Robert Redford took to create a feeling of isolation on set.
Feeling is Not Selective— Acclaimed American novelist Judith Guest discusses her novel and the process involved in adapting it for film.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming Paramount Presents Blu-ray release of this film.
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®
Aki’s Dream Reconstruction
On the Set with Aki
Vehicle Scale Comparisons
The Gray Project
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.
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).
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.
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.