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The 2019 film “Primal“ starring Nicolas Cage is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 26th, via Lionsgate, according to retailers. The film, directed by Nick Powell, co-starred Famke Janssen, Kevin Durand, LaMonica Garrett, and Michael Imperioli.
The tech specs for the release, although not yet official, should include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with [at least] HDR10 and the original 5.1 lossless surround sound originally found on the Blu-ray. Speaking of that original 2019 Blu-ray, you might want to hold onto it if you like the concept of a “combo pack” — meaning that this release will only include the 4K disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. No Blu-ray will be included with the release. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder at Amazon. The only bonus material possible to be included with the release [if ported over to the 4K from Blu-ray] would be “The Making of Primal.”
Below, after the break, you can find the original home video trailer for the film.
The 1999 remake of the horror film “House on Haunted Hill“ is getting a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray Disc release from Scream Factory on October 9th. The film, directed by William Malone, featured a cast of Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, Ali Larter, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Max Perlich, Lisa Loeb, and Jeffrey Combs. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release has a PRE-ORDER listing over at Amazon. This new release of the film boasts a brand new 2K scan of the film as you’ll see highlighted a bit below in regards to bonus materials set to be included on the release.
- NEW 2K scan from the original film elements
- NEW interview with director William Malone
- NEW interview with composer Don Davis
- NEW Interview with visual effects supervisor Robert Skotak
- Never-Before-Seen storyboards, concept art and behind-the-scenes photos courtesy of visual effects producer Paul Taglianetti
- Audio Commentary with director William Malone
- A Tale of Two Houses – vintage featurette
- Behind the Visual FX – vintage featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Movie Stills and Poster Gallery
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.
The first three films in the “X-Men” film franchise will be getting released in the form of the “X-Men 3-Film Collection“ on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format on September 25th via Fox, according to retailer listings. The title has not yet officially been announced by the studio, so we don’t have any specific tech specs to go on here. It’s worth noting that this joins the three latter “X-Men” films already available on the format, also released bundled together, but also separately. No word yet on if these will receive individual releases, like the latter films, anytime soon or not.
The release will be a 6-disc “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Discs of the three films also included, along with a Digital Copy of each film. The three films included in this set are “X-Men” (2000), “X2: X-Men United” (2003) – both directed by Bryan Singer – and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006) directed by Brett Ratner. The 4K set is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. UPDATE: This title is now available for PRE-ORDER also over at Best Buy, again with the cover art I originally featured.
EDITORIAL NOTE: The artwork (pictured above) comes from UK retailer HMV, and is of the UK version. However, it could be what we see here stateside. [CONFIRMED]