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
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.
The 2009 F. Gary Gray directed film “Law Abiding Citizen“ starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Lionsgate. Tech specs for the release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. This will come as a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a Digital Copy of the film included. UPDATE: a PRE-ORDER listing for this 4K release of the film is now available over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
“The Justice of Law Abiding Citizen” Featurette
“Law in Black and White: Behind the Scenes” Featurette
“Preliminary Arguments: The Visual Effects of Law Abiding Citizen” Featurettes:
Finale – Prison Explosion
Car Crash Pre-Viz
The Verdict: Winning Trailer Mash-Up
Audio Commentary with Producers Lucas Foster and Alan Siegel
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.