“Tolkien” with Nicholas Hoult on Blu-ray August

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The 2019 biopic Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult (as J.R.R. Tolkien) is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 6th via Fox. The film, directed by Dome Karukoski, co-stars Lily Collins and Colm Meaney. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. You can find the Blu-ray now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director, Dome Karukoski
  • First Look
  • Gallery
  • Audio Commentary by Director, Dome Karukoski

Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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Animated film “Missing Link” comes to Blu-ray July

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The 2019 Laika stop-motion animated film Missing Link is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Fox. The film, written & directed by Chris Butler, features the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, David WalliamsStephen Fry, Matt LucasTimothy Olyphant, and Zach Galifianakis. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film. You can find the Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Below you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the release.

  • Commentary by Chris Butler
  • Creating Mr. Link
  • Bringing the Final Battle on the Ice Bridge to Life
  • Animation Inspiration w/ Optional Commentary by Chris Butler
  • VFX Breakdown Reel – Realizing the Potential of Stop Motion
  • Oh What a Mystery: Pulling the Camera Back on Missing Link’s Magic
  • Making Faces
  • Inside the Magic of Laika
  • Gallery x 24 Images

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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“Dark Phoenix” on 4K and Blu-ray in September

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The 2019 “X-Men” film “Dark Phoenix” is reportedly coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 17th via Fox, according to early alerts to retailers. The film, directed by Simon Kinberg, features a cast comprised of James McAvoyMichael FassbenderJennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jessica Chastain.

Tech specs for the releases and bonus materials have not been officially detailed yet, but stay tuned for an update. The 4K release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included and each release will be getting a digital copy of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both now available to pre-order over at Best Buy (with release date listed). You can find the 4K and Blu-ray now available for pre-order as well as on Amazon.

It’s also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K version of the release. That Steelbook (pictured below) is already up for pre-order now over at Best Buy. Again, stay tuned for further info on these upcoming releases of the film as soon as we get it.

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2019 film The Aftermath on Blu-ray in June

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The 2019 film The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 25th via Fox. The film, directed by James Kent, co-stars Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and a digital copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below

  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director, James Kent
  • VFX Progressions with optional commentary by Director, James Kent
  • First Look
  • Feature Audio Commentary by Director James Kent

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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Alita: Battle Angel comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 film “Alita: Battle Angel” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Fox. The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, features a cast of Rosa SalazarChristoph WaltzJennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, and Jackie Earle Haley.

The tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray (and the Blu-ray 3D) include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. I repeat, the Blu-ray 3D will only get DTS-HD MA 7.1 audio on it instead of the Dolby Atmos found on the 4K, which is a tad bit disappointing to some of my readers, including even myself. The 4K release will come with a Blu-ray 3D of the film (as seen on the cover art, above). The two releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting both Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray, the Blu-ray will get a DVD, and a digital copy of the film will be present on both. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are both available for pre-order now over at Amazon and at Best Buy. There will be a 4K Steelbook Exclusive to retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases run rather lengthy, so you can find them listed further below, after the break, along with the full announcement regarding the upcoming releases of this film.

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Lost In Space: The Complete First Season Blu-ray in June

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The 2018 TV series Lost In Space: The Complete First Season is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 4th via Fox, according to an early alert to retailers. The show, a revival of the 1960s science fiction classic, premiered last year on Netflix. The show’s cast includes Molly ParkerToby StephensMaxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Ignacio Serricchio, and Parker Posey.

UPDATE: You can now find the Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon. Tech specs for the release include 1080p in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio (as originally shown) and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The following bonus materials will be included on the release.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “No Place to Hide” – Colorized Unaired Pilot Episode from the Original (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Bill and Max: Lost and Found in Space
  • Bill Mumy Visits the Jupiter 2
  • Designing the Robot
  • Sizzle Reel
EDITOR NOTE: Sadly, there officially appears to be no sign of a 4K release of this show which is surprising because it airs (on Netflix) in 4K with HDR and even Dolby Atmos sound. Perhaps there will be plans at a later time for a 4K release, or perhaps not. Again, stay tuned!

Below, after the break, you can find the full announcement with details about this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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2019 horror film “The Prodigy” is coming to Blu-ray Disc in May

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The 2019 horror film The Prodigy is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 7th, via Fox. The movie, directed by Nicholas McCarthy, stars Jackson Robert ScottTaylor SchillingPeter Mooney, Colm Feore, Paul Fauteux, and Brittany Allen. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio (mislabeled in the press release). This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Commentary by Director Nicholas McCarthy
  • Promotional Featurettes
  • Gallery

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding the upcoming release. Disregard the mislabeling of the audio, as Fox seems to be doing that often lately. Lastly, it appears the studio has no plans for a 4K release of this title at the moment.

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“The Kid Who Would Be King” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in April

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The 2019 film “The Kid Who Would Be King” written and directed by Joe Cornish is heading to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 16th, via Fox. The film features a cast of Louis Ashbourne SerkisDenise GoughDean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Angus ImrieRhianna Dorris, Nathan Stewart-JarrettNoma Dumezweni, and Rebecca Ferguson. It’s worth noting that this movie is currently (at time of writing) “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video with High Dynamic Range in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect and 7.1 lossless sound (likely DTS-HD MA) but mislabeled in the press release. Both of the releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting and DVD, and each getting a digital copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are now both available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Origins of a King
  • Young Knights
  • Hair, Makeup & Costume Tests
  • Merlin’s Magic (x4)
  • Knight School
  • The Two Merlins
  • Meet Morgana
  • Movie Magic
  • “Be the King”, Lay Lay Music Video

Further below, after the break, you can find the Blu-ray Disc artwork and more info in the official announcement.

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“Alien” gets a 40th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray in April

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The 1979 Ridley Scott directed sci-fi thriller Alien is getting a “40th Anniversary” 4K UHD Blu-ray release on April 23rd via Fox, as officially announced today. The film featured a cast of Sigourney WeaverTom SkerrittJohn Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, and Ian Holm. The 4K release will be sporting a new 4K restoration that was supervised by the director himself, as you can see quoted (from the press release) below.

The film was restored in 4K in 2018 by 20th Century Fox at Company 3/Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, supervised by Ridley Scott and Pam Dery, with the 4K scans were done at EFilm.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio sound in 5.1 for both versions of the film and also in a 4.1 configuration for the Theatrical Version. Yes, this is the same audio as found as the previously released Blu-ray. The release will come in a form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film included.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon and quite affordable.

It’s known that there will also be a Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook available, pictured below.

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The 4K release will include both the original 1979 Theatrical Version and the 2003 Director’s Cut of the film. Details about and bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

ALIEN 40th Anniversary Bonus Features:

  • 1979 Theatrical Version
  • 2003 Director’s Cut
  • 2003 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott and the Cast & Crew
  • 1999 Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Final Theatrical Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Composer’s Original Isolated Score – Dolby Digital 5.1 (1979 Theatrical Version Only)
  • Deleted Scenes

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.

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