The 2015 DC Universe animated film “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” is going to be released on 4K UHD Blu-ray (for the first time) and will also re-released on Blu-ray Disc in a “Commemorative Edition” on November 13th by Warner.
Tech specs for the 4K release will include full 2160p with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range, while audio format and configuration have yet to be detailed. Tech specs for the Blu-ray re-release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio, again with audio format and configuration yet to be detailed. If it’s any indication, the previous Blu-ray (released back in 2015) included DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. The new “Commemorative Edition” on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are both available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray including a DVD, and both including a Digital Copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on this new “Commemorative Edition” include an all-new featurette, an all-new audio commentary, and gets all the original bonus from the previous Blu-ray (ported over), which are listed below.
“Aquaman: The New King” (NEW featurette) – An immersive look at Arthur Curry’s evolution from guardian of the ocean to the King of Atlantis and key member of the Justice League.
Audio Commentary (NEW) – Renowned former DC Editor and current Creative Director of Animation Mike Carlin, Creative Director of Animation, and Throne of Atlantis screenwriter Heath Corson share their insights into the legend of Aquaman.
“Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep” (Featurette) – Every great film needs a great musical score. Filled with emotion, music takes us on a dynamic journey as we adventure with the hero. Throne of Atlantis takes us on that quest through the eyes of Arthur Curry.
Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
Throne of Atlantis: 2014 New York Comic Con Panel – The entire, lively one-hour panel discussion between actor Matt Lanter, producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, character designer Phil Bourassa and dialogue director Andrea Romano.
“Villains of the Deep” (Featurette) – From Ocean Master to Black Manta to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction, presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical details of the villains.
A Sneak Peek at “The Death of Superman” – The Death of Superman is widely considered one of the most popular stories in the Superman canon and the DCU. This sneak peek at the exciting new film discusses the story and its place in pop culture.
A Sneak Peek at “Reign of the Supermen” – An exciting look at the new film which brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.
Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault:
Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Aquaman’s Outrageous Adventure!”
Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Evil Under the Sea!”
Aquaman, “Menace of The Black Manta” and “The Rampaging Reptile-Men”
Justice League Unlimited, “Far from Home”
Further below after the break you’ll find the trailer for this new “Commemorative Edition” re-release on 4K and Blu-ray, as well as the official announcement.
The 2018 film “Uncle Drew” starring Kyrie Irving is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 25th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Charles Stone III, co-stars Mike Epps, J.B. Smoove, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Tiffany Haddish, Erica Ash, and Nick Kroll. It, at time of writing, carries a 65% rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the release on 4K UHD Blu-ray include full 2160p 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR 10 forms of High Dynamic Range, and Dolby Atmos sound.
It’s available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon in both formats. It’s also worth noting that Amazon carries a listing for a special version of the Blu-ray release with a Hat – pictured on the listing. The Blu-ray will include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack”, with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on both versions of the release are listed below.
DEAR DREW Animated Short
7 Deleted Scenes
“Who is Uncle Drew? The Making of a Basketball Icon” Featurette
The first three films in “The Fast and the Furious“ franchise are coming out INDIVIDUALLY to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Universal, it appears, according to early retail listings. This set of releases includes the following films:
Tech specs for the releases will include 2160p 4K video with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. Bonus materials appear to be identical to those found on the previous Blu-ray Disc releases. I’ll be updating this news story more throughout the day with cover art and such. For now I just wanted to get this news out to our readers that don’t use (or follow us on) social media.
You can find the three films now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. So far only two films are lacking, the fourth and fifth films. Considering the cover art features numbering, those films should definitely be coming out sooner or later. You might even see a box set of the 4K titles as well, possibly later this year. Stay tuned for further updates.
Both of The Wachowskis‘ 2003 sequels “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions“ starring Keanu Reeves are coming INDIVIDUALLY to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Warner. This news comes in an early alert to retailers, namely Amazon. Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but you can likely expect them to be identical to the first film (already available on 4K). Still, stay tuned for official word on all that. The two films are both available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Click on their titles or artwork above for links.
The Wachowskis‘ “The Matrix Trilogy” starring Keanu Reeves is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Warner. This news comes in an early alert to retailers. The box set will include the following films:
“The Matrix” (1999)
“Matrix Reloaded” (2003) – NEW to 4K!
“Matrix Revolutions” (2003) – NEW to 4K!
Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but if the first film (already available on 4K) is any indication, I’d say you can expect the two sequels to get Dolby Vision, HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. This has not yet been announced (rather confirmed). As you’ll notice on the cover art it only states HDR, with no indication of Dolby Vision. However, Warner never indicates that on that part. Just worth pointing out. “The Matrix Trilogy“ on 4K UHD Blu-ray is available now for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon, but not yet at Best Buy. Lastly, be sure to check out our review of the first film, “The Matrix“ (as mentioned) already available on 4K. Stay tuned for official announcements regarding this box set.
UPDATE: These films will be released individually on 4K UHD Blu-ray in both standard and Steelbook packaging. Info about the standard individual releases can be found HERE, and information about the Best Buy Exclusive Steelbooks can be found HERE.
The 1981 Sam Raimi film “The Evil Dead“ starring Bruce Campbell is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 9th via Lionsgate. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video presented in both the 16×9 aspect ratio (1.85:1) and the original 4×3 aspect ratio (1.33:1) in both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range. The audio set to be included on the release is sadly just Dolby TrueHD 5.1 – the exact as offered up on the previous Blu-ray. A bit of a step in the wrong direction there, it would seem.
UPDATE: The release is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.
Bonus materials set to be included on the release appear to be identical to the previous Blu-ray release, in fact this will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. In the meantime, you can check out our Blu-ray Screenshots from the original release, in both aspect ratios, and including DVD comparisons. Further info about the upcoming 4K release can be found below, after the break, from the official announcement.
OK, I had reported a rumor to you folks back in July discussing there was a listing for the 1998 Coen Brothers film “The Big Lebowski” coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray possibly later this year in the United States. That was because of a listing found over on the Italian Amazon for a gift set. That rumor has now turned into pretty much being a reality, minus the official announcement from the studio (Universal). We now can find two listings on the American Amazon website, that both appear to be the 4K release. The release date for this “20th Anniversary Edition” is slated for October 16th.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and DTS:X immersive sound.
It would appear the bonus materials will just be the original Blu-ray Disc contents, as listed on Amazon’s product description. Stay tuned for further updates, as new information comes to light. Below, after the break, you can find an image of the box set shown over on the Italian Amazon page.
The 2018 Blumhouse produced film “The First Purge“ directed by Gerard McMurray is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 2nd via Universal Studios. The first retailer showing its release date is Best Buy, as you can see. It’s already available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray release including a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 (for of High Dynamic Range) and DTS:X sound. The Blu-ray Disc release tech specs include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS:X sound. An Exclusive Steelbook of the 4K version of this film will be available at Best Buy, which you can find more information on reported HERE.
Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.
A Radical Experiment – Cast and filmmakers discuss how The First Purge expands on the themes of the franchise, making them more culturally relevant than ever before.
Bringing the Chaos – Violence is inescapable in The First Purge. Here we explore the elements that ramped up the action in the film and made it the most intense installment yet.
The Masks of the First Purge – A good disguise is a key part of a successful Purge night. In this featurette, we take a look at how the masks in the film added to the terror of The First Purge.
It’s also worth noting that Best Buy will be getting some EXCLUSIVESteelbook releases for the films in “The Purge” franchise on 4K UHD Blu-ray. These can be found further below, after the break as well as the official announcement for the release of “The First Purge” on home video.