2018 film “Shadow” on 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2018 Chinese film “Shadow” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Well Go USA, according to retailers. The film, directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Zhang Yimou (“Hero” / “House of Flying Daggers”), stars Chao DengLi SunRyan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang, Jingchun Wang, Jun Hu, and Xiaotong Guan. The film has received much critical acclaim so far. In fact, it (at time of writing) is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Technical specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases include both a Mandarin (Chinese) and English dubbed language tracks with English and Chinese subtitles. The two releases will each come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray and the Blu-ray getting a DVD included. You can now find the film on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for pre-order over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Making Of
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Trailers

2019 “Hellboy” film comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 Hellboy film starring David Harbour is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Neil Marshall, co-stars Milla JovovichIan McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Thomas Haden Church. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each getting a digital copy of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc now both listed for pre-order over at Amazon. UPDATE: Now let’s talk exclusives. First, retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K Steelbook release (pictured below) which is now available for pre-order. Next, there’s also going to be an exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook release (pictured below) available over at retailer Target which is not yet available for pre-order but stay tuned for an update.

Exclusive Steelbooks:

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hellboy_2019_bluray_steelbookBelow you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the releases.

  • “Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn” (3-Part Documentary)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Previsualizations

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray release and the official announcement regarding the upcoming releases of the film.

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Pan’s Labyrinth comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 1st via New Line (Warner), according to an early alert to retailers. The film, from Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro, starred Ivana BaqueroAriadna GilSergi López, Maribel Verdú, and Doug Jones. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. You can find the film available now to pre-order over Amazon and Best Buy. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film included.

Tim Burton’s Dumbo comes to 4K and Blu-ray June

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The 2019 live-action Tim Burton directed version of “Dumbo” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 25th via Disney. The film features a cast of Colin FarrellMichael KeatonDanny DeVito, Eva GreenAlan Arkin, and Finley Hobbins.

Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Each release 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 a digital copy of the film (compatible with Movies Anywhere) with both. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for pre-order over at Best Buy. UPDATE: the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Below you can find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the releases.

  • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney’s most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
  • BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
  • DELETED SCENES: A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
    • Roustabout Rufus
    • Pachyderm Plans
    • The Other Medici Brother
    • Monkey Business
    • A Star Is Born
    • Where’s Dumbo
    • Elephant Heist
    • A Seat at the Show
  • EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
  • CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
  • “BABY MINE”: Visual video performed by Arcade Fire

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:

  • DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene: The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film.  Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.

There also will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive to retailer Best Buy available (pictured below). You can find the 4K Steelbook available for pre-order now as well over at Best Buy.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding these upcoming releases of the film and the announcement trailer on YouTube.

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2003 film Hulk with Eric Bana comes to 4K in July

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The 2003 Ang Lee-directed film Hulk starring Eric Bana is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 9th via Universal. The film featured a score by Danny Elfman, and was not part of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” but it was based on the Marvel Comics character – created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Hulk featured a supporting cast comprised of Jennifer ConnellySam Elliott, Nick Nolte, and Josh Lucas. There also were even cameos by Lou Ferrigno and the late Stan Lee in the film both as security guards.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes) disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film (compatible with Movies Anywhere) included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Walmart. There is no word yet of any retailer exclusives coming for this release. Bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Ang Lee [on 4K & Blu-ray]

Extras located on the Blu-ray Disc:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Evolution of The Hulk
  • The Incredible Ang Lee
  • The Dog Fight Scene
  • The Making of Hulk
  • The Unique Style of Editing Hulk
  • U-Control: Picture in Picture

Disney 2015 live-action Cinderella on 4K in June

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The 2015 live-action adaptation of Cinderella is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 25th via Disney. The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, featured a cast of Lily JamesCate BlanchettRichard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Nonso Anozie, and Stellan Skarsgard. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc included as well as a digital copy of the film. Retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive 4K Steelbook release for the film which you can find available for pre-order and pictured below.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release, along with further information from the official announcement regarding this 4K release can be found below, after the break.

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Alita: Battle Angel comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 film “Alita: Battle Angel” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Fox. The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, features a cast of Rosa SalazarChristoph WaltzJennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, and Jackie Earle Haley.

The tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray (and the Blu-ray 3D) include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. I repeat, the Blu-ray 3D will only get DTS-HD MA 7.1 audio on it instead of the Dolby Atmos found on the 4K, which is a tad bit disappointing to some of my readers, including even myself. The 4K release will come with a Blu-ray 3D of the film (as seen on the cover art, above). The two releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting both Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray, the Blu-ray will get a DVD, and a digital copy of the film will be present on both. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are both available for pre-order now over at Amazon and at Best Buy. There will be a 4K Steelbook Exclusive to retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases run rather lengthy, so you can find them listed further below, after the break, along with the full announcement regarding the upcoming releases of this film.

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