“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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Ridley Scott film “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. At this time, there is no pre-order listing yet over at Amazon, but there are placeholders over at Best Buy. So, stay tuned for an update on pre-order links for the release. It’s known that there will also be a Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook available, pictured below.

alien_4k_steelbookBest Buy Exclusive 4K Steelbook

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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Adam McKay film “Vice” starring Christian Bale comes to Blu-ray in April

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The 2018 Adam McKay film Vice starring Christian Bale is coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 2nd via Fox. The film, nominated for 8 Oscars, co-stars Amy AdamsSteve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Eddie Marsan, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, and Jesse Plemons. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio – mislabeled in the press release. The 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 for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
    • High School
    • Musical
    • Bunker
  • Gaming the System: The Making of VICE
  • The Music of Power
  • Gallery

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming release.

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Barry Jenkins film “If Beale Street Could Talk” is coming to Blu-ray in late March

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The 2018 Barry Jenkins directed film If Beale Street Could Talk coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, via Fox. The film, based on a book and nominated for 3 Oscars, stars KiKi LayneStephan JamesRegina King, Colman Domingo, and Teyonah Parris. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film both included. There’s a pre-order listing live for the Blu-ray now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurette:
    • If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion
  • Audio Commentary by Barry Jenkins

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming release.

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“The Favourite” with Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz on Blu-ray in early March

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The 2018 Yorgos Lanthimos directed film The Favourite is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 5th, via Fox Home Entertainment. The film is nominated for a total of 10 Oscars and features a primary cast of Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but you expect an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. You can find the Blu-ray now available for pre-order over at AmazonBest Buy, and Target. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Favourite: Unstitching the Costume Drama