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Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange on 4K in September

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According to retailer listings, the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 21st, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The title has yet to be officially announced by the studio (Warner) but stay tuned for an update on that. The film, written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, starred Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke, James MarcusJohn Clive, Adrienne Corri, Michael Tarn, David Prowse, Sheila Raynor, and Philip Stone.

The tech specs for the release include a 4K 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray standard release available for preorder over at Amazon but there is a placeholder page. Also, it is now available to preorder over at retailer Best Buy. It’s most certainly worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below), which is available now for preorder.

The bonus materials for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Historian Nick Redman [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
  • Only on the Blu-ray:
    • Malcolm McDowell Looks Back
    • Turning like Clockwork
    • Channel Four Documentary Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange
    • Featurette Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange
    • Theatrical Trailer

Underworld 5-Movie Collection comes to 4K in October

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An Underworld: Limited Edition 5-Movie Collection will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 5th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A total of four out of five of the films starred Kate Beckinsale, and the third film starred Rhonda Mitra. The set will include the following five films in the franchise:

  • “Underworld” (2003)
  • “Underworld: Evolution” (2006)
  • “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” (2009)
  • “Underworld: Awakening” (2012)
  • “Underworld: Blood Wars” (2016)

This will be the first time that 3 of the films have ever been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format, as the first and last films have been the only ones that were previously released. The tech specs for the releases of each of the films include 2160p presentations in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The set will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that each film will include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as digital codes (copies) for each film.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials for the films can be found listed entirely below, after the break, along with the full details about the upcoming physical and digital 4K releases of this set.

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The Shawshank Redemption comes to 4K in September

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The 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 14th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, based on the Stephen King short story and directed by Frank Darabont, starred Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, and Jeffrey DeMunn.

Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as come with a digital code (copy) of the film, compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy. Speaking of retailer Best Buy, they will be having an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available (pictured below) which should be available for preorder soon, but already has a placeholder page.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Frank Darabont
  • Two Documentaries:
    • “Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at The Shawshank Redemption
    • Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature”
  • “The Sharktank Redemption”
  • Two Storyboards: “Bogs Takes a Fall” & “New Fish Arrive”
  • Photo Galleries

UPDATE: This title has now been officially announced by the studio (Warner) and you can find the full details about it below, after the break.

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1954 Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window on 4K September

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According to multiple retailer listings, the 1954 film Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray individually on September 7th, via Universal. The film starred James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady, Jesslyn Fax, and Irene Winston.

NOTE: This film had previously been released on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in a box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection from 2020.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono lossless sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of this film available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is not yet functional as a preorder. Stay tuned for an update regarding that.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary
  • A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
  • Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of The Master
  • Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – In 1962, filmmaker François Truffaut, aided by his translator and associate, Helen G. Scott, spent numerous hours interviewing Alfred Hitchcock for his book, Hitchcock. The audio recording of those interviews provides the soundtrack to this montage of film clips and stills, giving audiences a deeper insight into one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
  • Masters of Cinema
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart
  • Feature Commentary with John Fawell, Author of “Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film”

1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo on 4K in September

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According to multiple retailer listings, the 1958 film Vertigo directed by Alfred Hitchcock is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray individually on September 7th, via Universal. The film starred James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, and Konstantin Shayne.

NOTE: This film had previously been released on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in a box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection from 2020.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of this film available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is not yet functional as a preorder. Stay tuned for an update regarding that.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock’s Masterpiece
  • Partners In Crime: Hitchcock’s Collaborators
    • Saul Bass: Title Champ
    • Edith Head: Dressing the Master’s Movies
    • Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock’s Maestro
    • Alma: The Master’s Muse
  • Foreign Censorship Ending
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – In 1962, filmmaker François Truffaut, aided by his translator and associate, Helen G. Scott, spent numerous hours interviewing Alfred Hitchcock for his book, “Hitchcock.” The audio recording of those interviews provides the soundtrack to this montage of film clips and stills, giving audiences a deeper insight into one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
  • Feature Commentary with Film Director William Friedkin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Theatrical Trailer
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era

1982 John Carpenter film The Thing on 4K in September

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The 1982 remake of The Thing is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 7th, via Universal, according to numerous retailer listings. The film, directed by John Carpenter, starred Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Keith David, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Joel Polis, and Donald Moffat.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its original Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film, which is compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as listed (but not yet as a functional preorder) over at retailer Best Buy.

And, no, at this time there does not appear to be a 4K SteelBook release planned for this. But, stay tuned for a possible update if one is in fact coming. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape
  • Outtakes
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Theatrical Trailer

Just a reminder, to my knowledge, this release has not yet been officially announced by the studio. Or, perhaps one of the public relations firms forgot to include me in the loop? That being said, consider this still a rumor with a whole lot to back it up at this point. I don’t want to upset the studio (Universal) here, but it’s pretty obvious that this title is coming at this point.

1990 film adaptation of Misery is coming to 4K in October

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The 1990 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Misery” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 12th via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Rob Reiner, starred James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard FarnsworthFrances Sternhagen, and Lauren Bacall. KL Studio Classics just announced this on Facebook in a post less than an hour ago.

The tech specs include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes, set to be on a BD-100 disc. You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder yet but stay tuned for an update. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in 1080p HD) as well as the bonus materials. It will also come in with a limited-edition slipcover (pictured above). Those bonus materials and disc contents for this release are listed below.

4K UHD DISC 1:
  • HDR Dolby Vision
  • Audio Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
  • Audio Commentary by Screenwriter William Goldman
  • 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • UHD 100 Triple Layer Disc
BLU-RAY DISC 2:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
  • Audio Commentary by Screenwriter William Goldman
  • Misery Loves Company: Featurette (29:52)
  • Marc Shaiman’s Musical Misery Tour: Featurette (14:28)
  • Diagnosing Annie Wilkes: Featurette (8:47)
  • Advice for the Stalked: Featurette (4:58)
  • Profile of a Stalker: Featurette (6:17)
  • Celebrity Stalkers: Featurette (5:08)
  • Anti-Stalking Laws: Featurette (2:23)
  • Season’s Greetings Trailer (2:25)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
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