The 1999 comedy “Mystery Men” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Kinka Usher, starred Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Hank Azaria, Wes Studi, Greg Kinnear, and Geoffrey Rush.
The movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc. Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in the “combo pack” feature 1080p HD video in 1.85:1 aspect ratio [from the new 4K scan] as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo sound mixes, on a BD-50 disc.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly from Kino Lorber‘s website. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Director Kinka Usher [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
WE’RE THE OTHER GUYS!: The Making of Mystery Men with Director Kinka Usher – Extended Version (30:00)
I’M A SUPERHERO, MOTHER!: The Costumes of Mystery Men with Designer Marilyn Vance (12:00)
INSIDE CHAMPION CITY!: The Effects of Mystery Men with VFX Supervisor Todd Tucker (10:00)
DISCO IS LIFE!: The Score(s) of Mystery Men with Film Music Historian Daniel Schweiger – Extended Version (12:00)
SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION: The Original Making of Mystery Men (17:40)
The 2020 TV series adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Stand“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 5th, via CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The TV series, as seen on Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access), starred James Marsden, Odessa Young, Alexander Skarsgård, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Henry Zaga, Ezra Miller, Greg Kinnear, and Whoopi Goldberg.
UPDATE: The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across what seems to be a 3-disc set. Stay tuned for an update, as I’ve asked CBS for more info in regards to those specifics.
The 2020 TV series Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. You can find a list of bonus materials set to be included with the release listed below.
AN APOCALYPTIC EPIC: ADAPTING THE STAND – Go inside the creative process of bringing all facets of King’s beloved epic to life on screen.
It’s also worth noting that there will be “The Stand: The Definitive 2-Series Collection“ 2-pack set on Blu-ray available on October 5th as well, and now available for preorder over at Amazon (pictured below). That will include both the 1994 TV series adaptation and the 2020 TV series adaptation together.
Amazon Commissions Earned
Further below, after the break, you can find a brief announcement from CBS Home Entertainment about these two releases.
The 2019 reboot of “The Twilight Zone“ hosted by Jordan Peele, in its first season (Season One), will be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on February 18th, 2020 via Paramount, according to retailers. The show, which aired on CBS All Access, has been renewed for a second season (next year). Here, in its first season, the show featured cast members like Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, DeWanda Wise, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Chris O’Dowd, Zazie Beetz, and Seth Rogen. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but it is known that it will be a 5-disc set – including all 10 episodes. I’ll be updating this story later on, once I get some more info regarding this release from the folks at Paramount (or CBS). Stay tuned. Until then, you can find the Blu-ray set is now listed as available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Walmart.
The 2019 biographical sports drama “Brian Banks“ starring Aldis Hodge is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 12th via Universal. The film, based on a true story & directed by Tom Shadyac, co-stars Greg Kinnear, Tiffany Dupont, Sherri Shepherd, and Melanie Liburd. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound, on a BD-50. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is listed below.