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The Addams Family 2 comes to Blu-ray in January

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The 2021 CG animated sequel The Addams Family 2 is coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 18th, 2022 via MGM distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retail sources.

The film, directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and co-directed by Laura Brousseau & Kevin Pavlovic, features the voice talents of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Snoop Dogg, Bill Hader, and Wallace Shawn.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc. This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Target and Walmart. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • We’re Altogether Addams
  • Courage to be Kooky
  • The Addams Family Road Trip Checklist

EDITORIAL NOTE: Sadly, it seems that no 4K UHD Blu-ray release for this film is planned, at least stateside, despite the fact that it’s already available (to rent or own) digitally in 4K on services like Vudu or AppleTV (iTunes). It’s a shame what respect the 4K physical media format gets from studios these days, folks. Sure, this particular film didn’t do to well well with critics or audiences but that doesn’t mean it might not find an audience over on that format. They’ll never know except for the digital side for now and base a future release on how well that version sells overall. It’s honestly a pretty crummy business model to have with what it does to consumers’ wallets when a film is first released. A business model that seems to be designed to make the consumer first purchase a Blu-ray, already obsolete to them if they own a 4K display, and then like a year later convince them into buying the very same film they just bought on 4K physically when they could have bought it that way before for just like 5 dollars extra (on average). It’s really getting annoying more and more with each release that doesn’t get a 4K. Again, no offense to this film but I’m convinced the studio didn’t think it deserved that treatment. However, I’ll see tons of people on social media complain (rightfully so) that no 4K physical release is planned. Perhaps they are a niche audience, compared to the Blu-ray and even DVD audiences but the 4K audience that collects physical media still matters. Better yet: physical media matters. This shift to digital is starting to make me sick to my stomach.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film.

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EDITORIAL: A Look at “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series” set on Blu-ray

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So, I have to admit growing up in the eighties and absolutely loving all things that the late Jim Henson created. Henson’s creations meant the world to me both as a child and even still do to me as an adult. Be it the “Muppets” and those shows and films, or be it the films he worked on like “The Dark Crystal” (1982) or “Labyrinth” (1986), they all entertained me – and still continue to. One of my favorites growing up as a kid, that I haven’t had the time to revisit until just this week, was the show “Fraggle Rock” that ran from 1983 through 1987 – for a total of five seasons.

That show just came out this week in a “35th Anniversary Collector’s Edition” booklet set as Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. I’ve been watching this and plan on reviewing it in the near future, but I have other things planned before, so I figured I’d give you a little glimpse at the packaging and offer up some early screenshots from the first few episodes. Below, after the break, you can find the photographs of packaging and some early screenshots.

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