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Jaws – 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

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“Jaws” officially comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in June

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The classic 1975 film Jaws directed by Steven Spielberg is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 2nd, according to a full press release just issued by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, a winner of a total of three Academy Awards (“Oscars”), starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton. The new 45th Anniversary Limited Edition of the film on 4K will be available in various forms including a collectible lenticular packaging with a 44-page booklet (pictured below in high resolution).

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First, the tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the release available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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The bonus materials set to be included on the release span across both the 4K and the Blu-ray Disc and are detailed below.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD and BLU-RAY:

  • The Making of JAWS
  • The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS
  • JAWS: The Restoration
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • From the Set
  • Theatrical Trailer
ADDITIONAL BONUS FEATURES On BLU-RAY:
  • Storyboards
  • Production Photos
  • Marketing JAWS
  • JAWS Phenomenon

UPDATE #1 (10:10 am EST): You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray release available for preorder over at online retailers Deep Discount and HD Movie Source. There’s still no preorder listings available yet for Amazon or any of the major retailers. Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE #2 (4:01 pm EST): You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full press release for this upcoming 4K release of the film with all of the details.

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“The Invisible Man” 2020 on 4K and Blu-ray May

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The 2020 version of “The Invisible Man” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 26th, via Universal, according to retailers. The film, directed by Leigh Whannell & produced by Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse, stars Elisabeth MossOliver Jackson-CohenHarriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, and Michael Dorman. The film received a very good response from both film critics and moviegoers, in fact, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the 4K release include video presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes) disc. The technical specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both versions of the film (on home video) will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will be getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will be getting a DVD, and each includes a digital code (copy of the film). You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below and do note that the 4K UHD Blu-ray features all the extras in 4K resolution.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Moss Manifested
  • Director’s Journey with Leigh Whannell
  • The Players
  • Timeless Terror
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Leigh Whannell

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” comes to 4K in June

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The 2019 Bong Joon Ho directed film Parasite is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 2nd, via Universal, according to retailers. The film, winner of 4 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), was previously released on Blu-ray earlier this year. The tech specs for the 4K release includes a video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and Korean Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes disc). The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus material, comprised of a Q&A with Director Bong Joon Ho, will be identical to the previous Blu-ray but will also be presented in 4K resolution on the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc. It’s lastly worth noting that The Criterion Collection also has plans to release this film in their collection on the Blu-ray format at some point later this year. Stay tuned for further updates on this 4K release of the film as any further details come about.

Sam Mendes film “1917” on Blu-ray and 4K March

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The 2019 Sam Mendes directed Academy Award-winning film “1917” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 24th, via Universal. The film, nominated for a total of 10 and winner of 3 Oscars, starred Dean-Charles ChapmanGeorge MacKayDaniel Mays, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, and Benedict Cumberbatch. This film was very well-received by both critics and moviegoers as, at the time of writing, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes.

UPDATE: This title has, as of today (2/21), been officially announced by Universal. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray includes 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, on a BD-100, in HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, on a BD-50, with Dolby Atmos sound. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY:

  • The Weight of the World: Sam Mendes – Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes discusses his personal connection to World War 1.
  • Allied Forces: Making 1917 – Learn how the one shot, 360-degree format was executed and the pivotal role Academy Award® winner Roger Deakins served in bringing Sam Mendes’ vision to life.
  • The Music of 1917 – Composer Thomas Newman and filmmakers discuss the important role of the Academy Award®-nominated score.
  • In The Trenches – Go behind the scenes with the cast of 1917.
  • Recreating History – Filmmakers offer a detailed look at the production design challenges of recreating the First World War.
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Sam Mendes.
  • Feature Commentary with Director of Photography Roger Deakins.

Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” – as seen via artwork – with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc listed for preorder over at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release for the film (pictured below) which is also available for preorder. 1917_4k_steelbookFurther below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video release of this film. Read more

Downey, Jr. as “Dolittle” on 4K and Blu-ray April

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The 2020 film “Dolittle” starring Robert Downey, Jr. is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 7th, via Universal. The film, based on the story of “Dr. Dolittle” & directed by Stephen Gaghan, co-starred/featured the voice talents of Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, and Marion Cotillard. The tech specs for the 4K include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Talk to the Animals
  • RDJ & Harry: Mentor and Mentee
  • Becoming the Good Doctor
  • Antonio Banderas: Pirate King
  • The Wicked Dr. Medfly
  • A Most Unusual House

Doctor Sleep comes to 4K and Blu-ray February

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The 2019 sequel “Doctor Sleep” starring Ewan McGregor is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 4th via Warner. The film, a sequel to The Shining based on the novel by Stephen King and directed by Mike Flanagan, co-stars Rebecca FergusonKyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Selena Anduze, Robert Longstreet, Carel Struycken, Carl Lumbly, Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, Alex Essoe, and Roger Dale Floyd. It should be noted that, at the time of writing, the film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. Both the 4K and Blu-ray release will include a “Director’s Cut” of the film, in addition to the theatrical version – on the Blu-ray Disc.

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include video in the 1.78:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases of the film will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc of the film are both now available for preorder over at Amazon. It should be also noted that there will also be an exclusive SteelBook 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Return to the Overlook
  • The Making of Doctor Sleep: A New Vision
  • From Shining to Sleep

Even more information regarding the home video releases of the film can be found further below, after the break.

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