The 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 19th, via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Jonathan Demme and based on the novel, starred Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Frankie Faison, and Ted Levine.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range as well as both lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo sound mixes, on a BD-100. The release will also include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart presented in 1080p HD with the same sound mixes. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray Disc in this set are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas (on both 4K and Blu-ray)
Inside the Labyrinth: Documentary (66:28)
Page to Screen: Documentary (41:17)
Understanding the Madness: Featurette (19:35)
Scoring the Silence: Featurette (16:00)
Original 1991 Making-of Featurette (8:07)
Jonathan Demme and Jodie Foster Interviews (52:30)
The 1989 Spike Lee joint “Do the Right Thing” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 2nd, 2021, via Universal — according to retailers. The film, written & directed by Spike Lee, featured a cast of Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison, Samuel L. Jackson, and Martin Lawrence. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film include a video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 with DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll receive its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed to preorder over at Amazon and retailer Walmart. Bonus materials set to be included with the 4K release are listed below.
Spike Lee Introduction
Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Making Do the Right Thing
The Riot Sequence
20th Anniversary Edition Feature Audio Commentary with director Spike Lee
Feature Commentary with Director Spike Lee, Director of Photography Ernest Dickerson, Production Designer Wynn Thomas, and Actor Joie Lee
The 2011 Ridley Scott directed film “Hannibal” starring Anthony Hopkins is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc (Special Edition) on April 30th, via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. This marks the first 4K release for Kino Lorber. The film co-starred Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, and Zeljko Ivanek.
Kino Lorber claims this has received a brand new 4K restoration in HDR and SDR, which was color graded by cinematographer John Mathieson.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix in terms of sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray included 1080p video with the same DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. Bonus materials were detailed by Kino Lorber today and include the following (housed on the Blu-ray):
Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
Breaking the Silence: Making-of Hannibal Doc – including rare footage and interviews
Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the “Fish Market” Action Scene
Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding
An Exploration of the Film’s Opening Title Design
Over 33 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional director commentary
Alternate Ending with optional director commentary
19 TV Spots
The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray are both now available to pre-order over at Amazon.
Below, after the break, you can find the art for the new Blu-ray Disc version.
The 1986 Stephen King written & directed film “Maximum Overdrive“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 23rd via Vestron Video (distributed by Lionsgate). We now have yet another retailer listing it with cover art and details about the bonus materials set to be included.
UPDATE: The title has now officially been announced and we were spot-on accurate with the date. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio Stereo sound.
The title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and DiabolikDVD – where we find the cover art (pictured above) and the list of bonus materials set to be included on the “Collectors Series” release. Those bonus materials are listed below.
NEW: Audio Commentary with Writer Tony Magistrale, Author of Hollywood’s Steven King
NEW: Audio Commentary by Actor and Comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film Executive Ryan Turek
NEW: “Truck Stop Tales” Featurette – An Interview with Producer Martha De Laurentiis
NEW: “Rage Against the Machines” Featurette – An Interview with Actress Laura Harrington
NEW: “Honeymoon Horrors” Featurette – Interviews with Actor John Short and Actress Yeardley Smith
NEW: “Maximum Carnage” Featurette – An Interview with Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates
“A Kid in King’s Court” Featurette – An Interview with Actor Holter Graham
NEW: “The Wilmington Factor” Featurette – A Look Back at the Filming of Maximum Overdrive with Members of the Production Crew in North Carolina
NEW: “Who Made Who?” Featurette – An Interview with Murray Engleheart, Co-Author of AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll
NEW: “Goblin Resurrectus” Featurette – The Restoration of the Happy Toyz Golbin
As we had previously reported earlier this month in the form of a rumor that seemed to get more and more likely to be confirmed, it’s safe to say we can pretty much confirm this without even Lionsgate or Vestron Video themselves even announcing it, with as much as we have to go on now. Credit goes to our friend Dawn of the Discs for bringing this to my attention, from the point of the initial rumor, all the way up to now. The trailer for this release (on YouTube) can be found further below, after the break, along with the official announcement.
The 1986 Stephen King written & directed film “Maximum Overdrive” starring Emilio Estevez is rumored to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 23rd, likely from Vestron Video (distributed by Lionsgate). We got this RUMOR originally from our Twitter friend Dawn of the Discs in the tweet below, which shows a new featurette from Vestron Video and Red Shirt Pictures featured on video website Vimeo – originally reported by our friends over at Bloody-Disgusting.
***NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT***
100% CONFIRMED STEPHEN KING’S MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE IS COMING FROM THE VESTRON VIDEO COLLECTORS SERIES THIS YEAR pic.twitter.com/grICJLF685
There were actually a few videos up of featurettes from Red Shirt Pictures on Vimeo, before they were all made private. There was even footage shown of the film in high definition, but nothing stating that it had received any new scan or restoration. Here’s where it gets even more interesting. I’m told that, “the entire 98 minutes 37 seconds (Theatrical Cut) of the film was up on the site and could be viewed by anyone that checked.“
So here’s where the rumor meets some real validity. The listing over at Barnes & Noble with an October 23rd release date, really makes me think this is more than a rumor.
UPDATE #2: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with the very same October 23rd release date. This rumor is pretty much now CONFIRMED!
UPDATE #1: There seems to also be a placeholder page (pictured below) over at Best Buy, that isn’t functional yet, however does offer the very same October 23rd release date. So this rumor is really starting to solidify. Again, stay tuned for any further details on this release.
Major thanks to our friend Dawn of the Discs for the original tweet and some major details for this news story.