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Coraline and ParaNorman on 4K this December
The Laika company‘s stop-motion animated films “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in both standard and SteelBook forms on December 13th via Shout! Factory. The films are briefly individually highlighted below.
“Coraline” from 2009 was directed by Henry Selick, best known for also directing “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993). Selick adapted the screenplay from a book written by Neil Gaiman. The film featured the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, and Keith David. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.
“ParaNorman” from 2012 was co-directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell. Chris Butler also wrote the screenplay. The film featured the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Alex Borstein, and John Goodman. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.
Both of these 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that they each will also include their Blu-ray Disc counterpart. The bonus materials will include all of the previous Blu-ray extras from the latest editions as well as a booklet [for each]. Also, the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks (pictured further above) each feature new hand-drawn artwork.
UPDATES: You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray standard versions of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” available for preorder over at Best Buy (pictured below).
The 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks for “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” are available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. You can also order them directly via the Shout Factory! online store. Also, regarding these 4K releases, it’s now officially been stated:
“Supervised by LAIKA’s visionary filmmaking team, these dazzling 4K remasters feature HDR and Dolby Vision plus Dolby Atmos for the ultimate entertainment experience.”
“Coraline and ParaNorman were painstakingly remastered by the team at LAIKA, led by LAIKA CEO (and Kubo and the Two Strings Director) Travis Knight, and Visual Effects Supervisor Steve Emerson, who pored over each film shot-by-shot, paying close attention to every last detail and color to present these groundbreaking films in the most dynamic format.
The use of Dolby Vision has made these films look more spectacular than ever before, with vivid colors and exacting picture quality, and with highlights brighter and essential dark elements darker, unleashing the full potential of HDR technology. The films were also mixed in Dolby Atmos spatial audio, bringing out more details and clarity in the sound, resulting in an even more immersive experience for fans.”
The bonus materials set to be included with these releases are detailed further below, after the break where you can find the full official announcement.
John Wick 3 on 4K and Blu-ray in September
The 2019 sequel “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” starring Keanu Reeves is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 10th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Chad Stahelski, co-stars Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, and Anjelica Huston. The tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital copy (code) of the film.
The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Retailer Best Buy will be getting some Exclusive 4K Steelbook releases. The first (pictured below) is a traditional 4K Steelbook and the other option includes that very same 4K Steelbook with mini Steelbook. Those two variations are both now available to pre-order.
Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
- “Parabellum: Legacy of the High Table” Featurette
- “Excommunicado” Featurette
- “Check Your Sights” Featurette
- “Saddle Up Wick” Featurette
- “Bikes, Blades, Bridges, and Bits” Featurette
- “Continental in the Desert” Featurette
- “Dog Fu” Featurette
- “House of Transparency” Featurette
- “Shot by Shot” Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer #1
- Theatrical Trailer #2
- John Wick Hex Game Trailer
- “Behind the Scenes of John Wick Hex” Featurette
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the upcoming releases of the film.
American Gods Season 2 Blu-ray September
The Starz original TV series “American Gods: Season Two“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 20th via Lionsgate. The show, based on the novel (of the same title) written by Neil Gaiman, in its second season features a cast of Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, and Ian McShane.
UPDATE: The tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound, just as with the previous season of the show. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- “The House on the Rock: Setting the Stage” Featurette
- “The Second Coming: Neil Gaiman on Season Two” Featurette
- “Gods and Ends: Random Musings from the Cast” Featurette
The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. You can find the official trailer HERE announcing this upcoming home video release of Season 2 of the show. Lastly, below after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming release.
2019 “Hellboy” film comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July
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 Jovovich, Ian 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.
Below 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
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.