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Harry Potter Anniversary 8-Film Collection on 4K

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The film Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone will get a 20th Anniversary 8-Film Collector’s Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray box set on November 2nd via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The extravagant box set, being released to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the first (2001) film in the franchise, will be packaged in a replica of the “Hogwart’s Express” train (as pictured above). The 8 films in the franchise set to be included with the set are listed below.

  • “Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone” (2001)
  • “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002)
  • “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004)
  • “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005)
  • “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007)
  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009)
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (2010)
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (2011)

The tech specs for the releases should include the previous 2160p video presentations in the original aspect ratios with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X sound for each film. This set will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart in 1080p HD. All of this spanning across a 17-disc set. It’s unclear if a digital copy of each film will be included or not here, yet, but stay tuned for a possible update on that soon. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray Anniversary 8-Film Collector’s Edition set available for preorder now over at Amazon. The bonus materials included with the release are detailed a bit further below, including some physical extras such as a Hogwart’s Express ticket and a 32-page behind-the-scenes collectible booklet.

1993 film Carlito’s Way with Al Pacino on 4K in October

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According to multiple retailers, the 1993 film “Carlito’s Way” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 12th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Brian De Palma, starred Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Ingrid Rogers, Luis Guzmán, and Viggo Mortensen.

There will be a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release (pictured above) available everywhere and an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook over at the retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and the 4K SteelBook available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive lossless sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a 2-disc “combo pack” meaning that the Blu-ray Disc counterpart will be included, along with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials set to be included with the release (according to the back of the packaging) are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Carlito’s Way
  • Brian de Palma on Carlito’s Way
  • Original Promotional Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

NOTE: This title has not yet been officially announced by the studio (Universal), so stay tuned for an update that will hopefully be confirming this very soon.

1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo on 4K in September

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According to multiple retailer listings, the 1958 film Vertigo directed by Alfred Hitchcock is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray individually on September 7th, via Universal. The film starred James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, and Konstantin Shayne.

NOTE: This film had previously been released on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in a box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection from 2020.

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 DTS:X immersive sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of this film available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is not yet functional as a preorder. Stay tuned for an update regarding that.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock’s Masterpiece
  • Partners In Crime: Hitchcock’s Collaborators
    • Saul Bass: Title Champ
    • Edith Head: Dressing the Master’s Movies
    • Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock’s Maestro
    • Alma: The Master’s Muse
  • Foreign Censorship Ending
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – In 1962, filmmaker François Truffaut, aided by his translator and associate, Helen G. Scott, spent numerous hours interviewing Alfred Hitchcock for his book, “Hitchcock.” The audio recording of those interviews provides the soundtrack to this montage of film clips and stills, giving audiences a deeper insight into one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
  • Feature Commentary with Film Director William Friedkin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Theatrical Trailer
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era

1982 John Carpenter film The Thing on 4K in September

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The 1982 remake of The Thing is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 7th, via Universal, according to numerous retailer listings. The film, directed by John Carpenter, starred Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Keith David, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Joel Polis, and Donald Moffat.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its original Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film, which is compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as listed (but not yet as a functional preorder) over at retailer Best Buy.

And, no, at this time there does not appear to be a 4K SteelBook release planned for this. But, stay tuned for a possible update if one is in fact coming. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape
  • Outtakes
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Theatrical Trailer

Just a reminder, to my knowledge, this release has not yet been officially announced by the studio. Or, perhaps one of the public relations firms forgot to include me in the loop? That being said, consider this still a rumor with a whole lot to back it up at this point. I don’t want to upset the studio (Universal) here, but it’s pretty obvious that this title is coming at this point.

2001 film Shrek gets a 20th Anniversary 4K release in May

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The 2001 CG animated DreamWorks film “Shrek” will officially be getting a 20th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 11th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, which was directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featured a voice cast of Mike MyersEddie MurphyCameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and even a Blu-ray Disc of this 20th Anniversary Edition of the film now available for preorder over at Amazon.

UPDATE: There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film available an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy. It can now be found available for preorder and is pictured below.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release will be on both the 4K disc and the Blu-ray Disc are listed below.

  • Shrek’s Interactive Journey: I
  • Spotlight on Donkey
  • Secrets of Shrek
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shrek in The Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Music Videos
  • Audio Commentary with Director Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and Producer Aron Warner
  • TEN SHORT FILMS:
    • Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Party
    • Far Far Away Idol
    • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos
    • The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
    • Scared Shrekless
    • Thriller Night
    • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf
    • Shrek the Halls
    • Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular
    • Shrek’s Yule Log
  • FIVE EPISODES FROM “THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS” TV SERIES:
    • Episode 1: Hidden
    • Episode 2: Sphinx
    • Episode 3: Brothers
    • Episode 4: Duchess
    • Episode 5: Adventure

Further below, after the break, you can find the official press release which was just issued by Universal with the full details about the 20th Anniversary Edition release of this film.

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1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House on 4K in May

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The 1978 film “National Lampoon’s Animal House” will be officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 18th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by John Landis and co-written by the late Harold Ramis, starred John BelushiKaren AllenTom Hulce, Tim Matheson, Martha Smith, James Daughton, Douglas Kenney, Peter Riegert, and Kevin Bacon. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release available for preorder over at Amazon.

It’s most certainly worth noting that, it appears, an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film will be available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) on the same date. Speaking of which, you can now find that 4K SteelBook of the film listed as coming soon over at Best Buy but not yet as a functional preorder. I would expect that should be changing very soon, so stay tuned to its listing, if you’re looking to preorder the SteelBook.

The bonus materials set to be included with both versions of this film on 4K UHD Blu-ray will be using the archival extras from the previous Blu-ray release, on both the 4K and Blu-ray Discs. Those extras include.

  • The Yearbook: An Animal House Reunion
  • Where Are They Now? A Delta Alumni Update
  • Scene It? Animal House
  • Theatrical Trailer

Psycho is getting a standard 4K and a new SteelBook in May

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The 1960 classic film “Psycho” directed by Alfred Hitchcock will be getting both an individual standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release (pictured above) and a new 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) on May 25th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. This will include 2 versions of the film with “Psycho Uncut” (an extended cut as seen originally in theaters) as well as the standard version mostly seen in TV broadcasts and for the theatrical re-releases and on previous releases on physical media. The tech specs for the 4K release include a Black & White video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X sound as well as the original Mono mix presented in 2.0 Dolby Digital.

This film itself was previously released on the 4K format last September as a part of a Hitchcock-themed 4K set, and it’s even worth noting that the film received an individual release via a previous 4K SteelBook as well that same September of 2020. Hitchcock’s 1960 film starred Anthony PerkinsJanet LeighVera Miles, John Gavin, and Martin Balsam. Both the standard and the new 4K SteelBook will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning they’ll include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray listed as available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as over at retailer Target. Stay tuned for an update on when Amazon or any other retailers get that listed. The new 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured above), as mentioned, it appears is going to be exclusive to retailer Best Buy where it is currently listed as coming soon, and not yet a fully functional preorder listing. Just keep checking the page over there for an update. The bonus materials that are contained on both 4K and Blu-ray included with the release run rather lengthy, and because of that, you can find them along with the full technical specs listed entirely below after the break.

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1989 film Do the Right Thing on 4K UHD Blu-ray in February

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The 1989 Spike Lee joint “Do the Right Thing” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 2nd, 2021, via Universal — according to retailers. The film, written & directed by Spike Lee, featured a cast of Danny AielloOssie DavisRuby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison, Samuel L. Jackson, and Martin Lawrence. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film include a video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 with DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll receive its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed to preorder over at Amazon and retailer Walmart. Bonus materials set to be included with the 4K release are listed below.

  • Spike Lee Introduction
  • Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Making Do the Right Thing
  • The Riot Sequence
  • 20th Anniversary Edition Feature Audio Commentary with director Spike Lee
  • Feature Commentary with Director Spike Lee, Director of Photography Ernest Dickerson, Production Designer Wynn Thomas, and Actor Joie Lee
  • Cannes, 1989
  • Trailers
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