To celebrate the 20th anniversary the 2001 film “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” will be getting a new remasteredBlu-ray Disc release on June 1st via Paramount. The film has been previously remastered for the 4K release and this will be the first time that the remastered version has been available on the Blu-ray format. The film, directed by Simon West, starred Angelina Jolie. Tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come with a digital copy of the film. The bonus materials set to be included on this 20th anniversary edition of the film on Blu-ray are listed below.
Also, there will be a “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2-Movie Collection”4K UHD Blu-ray set available on June 1st available as well, via Paramount. These two films, including the sequel “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life” (2003), have been previously released on the 4K format individually but they will be getting bundled together to celebrate the anniversary of the first film. You can find that release pictured below and the 2-Movie Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray set is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The tech specs, for those films on 4K UHD Blu-ray, include 2160p in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. This release will not include the previous Blu-ray releases of either film, so that means likely the bonus materials will be on the 4K discs? Also, you’ll get a digital copy of each film with this set (pictured below).
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The full details about these releases can be found below, after the break.
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 exclusive4K 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.
The DreamWorks animated film “How to Train Your Dragon“ (2010) and its sequel “How to Train Your Dragon 2“ (2014) are both coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 22nd, 2019 via Universal. Each film will be released individually, as learned from an early alert to retailers. Both films feature the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, and Gerard Butler. Tech specs for the 4K releases include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound, on each film. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included.
You can find pre-order listings up for the 4K UHD Blu-ray versions of “How to Train Your Dragon“ and “How to Train Your Dragon 2“ now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are identical to those found on the previous Blu-ray releases. Check Amazon listings for the complete list of bonus materials set to be included on each release. It’s likely that these first two films in the francse are being released as a tie-in with the upcoming sequel coming a month later. Below you can find the artwork for the sequel.