The Hunt for Red October gets 4K SteelBook

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The 1990 John McTiernan directed film “The Hunt for Red October” will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on February 25th, 2020, via Paramount. This release is to celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary through a Limited Collector’s Edition. The film, featuring the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan (here played by Alec Baldwin), co-starred Sean Connery, John Glenn, Sam Neill, and James Earl Jones. Tech specs for the release include video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The SteelBook Limited Collector’s Edition release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film, which also includes bonus materials (listed a bit below), and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K Steelbook release of the film is not yet available for preorder over at Amazon but it is listed as coming soon over at retailer Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update on that. Bonus materials for the release include the following.

  • Audio Commentary with director John McTiernan
  • “Beneath the Surface” behind-the-scenes featurette

NOTE: This film had previously only been available as part of the Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection on 4K UHD Blu-ray. This will be the first title from that set to get an individual 4K UHD Blu-ray release.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming limited edition 4K SteelBook release of the film.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 sequel “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 14th, 2020 via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Joachim Rønning, stars Angelina JolieElle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris DickinsonSam Riley, Robert Lindsay, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray counterpart (with bonus materials), the Blu-ray getting a DVD counterpart, and both getting a digital code (copy) of the film. You can’t yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray or Blu-ray listed on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, however, you can find both the 4K and Blu-ray listed over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film, which is now available for preorder (pictured below). Also, retailer Target will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray book packaging of the film, which is also now available for preorder (pictured further below).

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The Jungle Book live-action on 4K in January

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The 2016 live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 14th, 2020 via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Jon Favreau, starred Neel Sethi and featured the voice talents of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, and the late Garry Shandling. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film (with bonus materials) and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can’t yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, however, it is listed over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film, which is now available for preorder (pictured below).

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Boyz N The Hood on 4K UHD Blu-ray February

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The 1991 John Singleton directed Academy Award-nominated film Boyz N The Hood is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 4th via Sony. The film featured a cast of Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Angela Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne. The film has received a new 4K scan from its original camera negative. Tech specs for the release include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as the archival 5.1 surround sound and theatrical 2.0 Stereo mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart included along with a digital code (copy of the film). The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

4K ULTRA HD INCLUDES:

  • John Singleton Tribute
  • Theatrical Press Conference
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY INCLUDES:

  • Commentary with Writer/Director John Singleton
  • The Enduring Significance of Boyz N the Hood
  • Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audition Videos Featuring Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Morris Chestnut and Tyra Ferrell
  • Compton’s Most Wanted Music Video “GROWIN’ UP IN THE HOOD”
  • Tevin Campbell Music Video “JUST ASK ME TO”

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Gemini Man with Will Smith on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 Ang Lee directed Action/Sci-Fi film “Gemini Man” starring Will Smith is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 14th, 2020 via Paramount. The film co-stars Mary Elizabeth WinsteadClive Owen, and Benedict Wong. Tech specs for the 4K release include HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range at 60 frames per second in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. NOTE: This is the first release to feature Dolby Vision at 60fps, versus the tradition 24fps. Tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy of the film) included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are both now available for preorder over at Amazon. It should be noted that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is now available for preorder as well.

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The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Genesis of Gemini Man
  • Facing Your Younger Self
  • The Future Is Now
  • Setting the Action
  • Next Level Detail
  • The Vision of Ang Lee

ONLY AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Visual Effects Progression presented by WETA—In 60FPS, Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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Zombieland: Double Tap comes to 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 21st, 2020 via Sony. The film, directed by Ruben Fleischer, features a cast of Woody HarrelsonJesse EisenbergEmma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Avan Jogia, and Thomas Middleditch. Tech specs for the 4K release include IMAX Enhanced video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting the 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 the Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. It should also be noted that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook for the release (pictured below) that is also now available for preorder.

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The bonus materials set to be included on these releases are listed below.

  • Extended Bloopers & Outtakes
  • Alternate & Extended Scenes
    • “The Beast is Gone”: Tragedy falls upon Tallahassee.
    • “Van Rides”: A vehicle says a lot about a person.
    • “Would of Never Met”: Wichita and Columbus discuss what their lives would have been like if not for the zombie apocalypse.
    • “In Bed”: Tallahassee’s still got it!
    • “Breakfast at Babylon”: Cruelty-free breakfast and conversation.
    • “Car Ride”: Road trips were made for family bonding.
    • “Melting Gun”: Tallahassee says goodbye to another friend.
    • “There’s a Party Tonight”: I don’t want to hang out with a bunch of hippies.
    • “Alternate Proposal”: Love is the perfect mix of cool and uncool.
  • “The Doppelgangers”: From stunts to special effects, this in-depth piece breaks down doppelgangers Flagstaff and Albuquerque and comes complete with interviews, demonstrations, and multiple cameras to snag all the action in their wild scenes.
  • “The Rides of Zombieland”: From the Beast to Big Fat Death (and a hated Pontiac Trans Sport in between) this short focuses on the rides that get our main characters around Z-land.
  • “Rules of Making a Zombie Film”: It takes a lot of rules and a lot of people to make a zombie film!
  • “Making Babylon”: Explore the climactic third act location in the film known in Zombieland as Babylon.  Part fortress, part freshman dormitory, Babylon is the safe-place for a generation of misguided peace-loving retro-hippies.
  • “New Blood”: Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, and Avan Jogia join our zombie-slaying cast.
  • “Single Take Doppelganger Fight”: Ruben Fleischer shares the camera monitor during the Doppelganger fight sequence.
  • Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer
  • “Zombieland Ad Council”

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of the film.

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Scorsese film Shutter Island on 4K in February

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The 2010 Martin Scorsese directed film Shutter Island is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 11th, 2020 via Paramount – to celebrate its 10th anniversary – in a limited edition SteelBook. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprioEmily MortimerMark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, and Michelle Williams. UPDATE: Tech specs for the release include 4K video the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of HDR (high dynamic range) as well as DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials on this release will be identical to those found on the 2010 Blu-ray release of the film. In fact, the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film set to be included.

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Animated film Abominable on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 DreamWorks and Pearl animated film “Abominable” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 17th via Universal. The film, directed by Jill Culton & co-directed by Todd Wilderman, features a voice cast of Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo, Tsai Chin, Michelle WongEddie Izzard, and Sarah Paulson. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray 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 its counterpart on Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • DREAMWORKS SHORT – MAROONED
  • SHOW AND TELL
  • DELETED SCENES with Intros by Writer/Director Jill Culton and Co-Director Todd Wilderman
  • MAKING A MYTH (MOVIE)
  • ANIMATING ABOMINABLE
  • MEET THE CAST
  • YOUR YETI CARE GUIDE
  • COURAGE TO DREAM
  • AN ABOMINABLE TOUR WITH CHLOE BENNET
  • EVEREST’S TALK BOX
  • COOKING WITH NAI NAI
  • HOW TO ABOMINABLE
  • YOU CAN SPEAK YETI-ESE
  • NAI NAI SAYS
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY – Writer/Director Jill Culton, Co-Director Todd Wilderman, Producer Suzanne Buirgy, Producer Peilin Chou, Production Designer Max Boas, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Edwards, and Head of Character Animation John Hill

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film as well as a more detailed list of the bonus materials.

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Ad Astra comes to 4K and Blu-ray December

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The 2019 Sci-Fi film “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 17th, via Fox. The film, directed by James Gray, co-stars Tommy Lee JonesRuth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of a High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K will come in the form of a “combo pack” getting its Blu-ray counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray versions will each be receiving a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are now both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by James Gray
    • “The Void”
    • “Epilogue”
  • To the Stars
  • A Man Named Roy
  • The Crew of the Cepheus
  • The Art of Ad Astra
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Audio Commentary by Director James Gray
  • Space Age: The VFX

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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