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Zack Snyder directed film 300 on 4K in October

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It appears that the 2006 Zack Snyder directed film 300 starring Gerard Butler is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray, via Warner, according to an early retail listing. The film, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller & Lynn Varley, co-starred Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, and Rodrigo Santoro. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include both its Blu-ray counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed and available for preorder over at Amazon. The studio has yet to officially announce this title, to my knowledge but let’s just say it’s pretty much more than a rumor when I have the back package art to look at. Speaking of which, the bonus materials set to be included on the 4K (as seen on the back art) are listed below.

  • Additional Scenes of the Traitorous Hunchback and Giant Warriors
  • Frank Miller’s Vision Realized on Film
  • 300 Spartan – Fact or Fiction?: The Shocking Life of a Spartan Revealed
  • Who Were the Spartans?: How the Actors Built Their Characters Based on Spartan Customs
  • Webisodes: Go on Set with the Cast and Crew
  • Commentary by Director Zack Snyder
  • … and MORE!

UPDATE: There will officially be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) and it is now available for preorder — as of today.300_4k_steelbook

Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is coming to 4K in December

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Warner Brother Home Entertainment has officially announced plans to bring the 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed Sci-Fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” in a new restoration to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 18th. The release received a restoration, as mentioned, but not a lot of detail yet on the exact process. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Yes, no Atmos on this release, sadly. The title is available for PRE-ORDER already over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this “combo pack” release, including a remastered Blu-ray Disc of the film, are listed below.

  • Audio with Commentary from Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood (on 4K & Blu-ray)
  • “Channel Four Documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth
  • “Standing on the Shoulder’s of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001
  • “Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
  • “What Is Out There?”
  • 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Art”
  • “Look: Stanley Kubrick!”
  • 11/27/66 Interview with Stanley Kubrick [Audio Only]
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Premium Booklet
  • Art Cards

This is going to be something wonderful. I, personally, cannot wait!