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1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on 4K June

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The 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 29th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, a screen adaptation that was written by the very same author of the book (Roald Dahl), was directed by Mel Stuart. It starred Gene WilderJack AlbertsonPeter OstrumJulie Dawn Cole, Roy Kinnear, Denise Nickerson, Leonard Stone, Paris Themmen, Nora Denney, Michael Bollner, Ursula Reit, Diana Sowle, and Günter Meisner. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.78:1 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 you’ll get the Blu-ray Disc counterpart in addition to a digital code (copy) of the film. It is most certainly worth noting that this 1971 children’s film is still, at the time of writing this with a 90% rating, “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

UPDATE: This title was officially announced today by Warner. There’s a placeholder page now over at Amazon for the 4K UHD Blu-ray, but it’s not yet a functional preorder listing. Stay tuned to that page or here for an update. In the meantime, you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray already listed as available for preorder (with said release date) over at retailer Target and over at online retailers Deep Discount and HD Movie Source.

  • Commentary with the Wonka Kids
  • Pure Imagination: The Story of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  • The Moviemakers
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: Pure Imagination
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: I Want It Now!
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: I’ve Got A Golden Ticket
  • Scrumptious Sing-Along: Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-De-Do
  • Theatrical Trailer

It also is being said, around social media, that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured below), but there’s no listing yet to back that up.

Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement about the 4K UHD Blu-ray release as well as a 10-minute preview of the film that Warner Bros. Entertainment has posted on YouTube.

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1981 cult-classic horror Dead & Buried on 4K in July

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The 1981 cult-classic horror film “Dead & Buried” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 20th via Blue Underground, distributed by MVD Entertainment Group. The film, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, was directed by Gary Sherman and was co-written by Dan O’Bannon, and it starred James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Lisa Blount, Jack Albertson, and Robert Englund. The movie has received a new 4K restoration “from the 35mm IP approved by Director of Photography Steven Poster, ASC” — according to the press release. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as English Dolby Atmos sound. In addition to the new Atmos mix, this release on 4K will also contain English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 1.0 Mono mixes as well

The release will come in the form of a 3-disc set with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a CD (compact disc) of the original motion picture Soundtrack. As of now, there’s no preorder listing yet available over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that. It’s certainly worth noting that Blue Underground has worked hard on bringing you a total choice of three different lenticular slipcovers for this release and the two others are pictured individually below. UPDATE: You can now find the 3 different lenticular cover options available for preorder on 4K UHD Blu-ray (individually) over at Amazon as well as online retailer DiabolikDVD. Here are the links for each version: Cover A / Cover B / Cover C.

The bonus materials set to be included on this release, in addition to those physical extras aforementioned, will come with a Collectible Booklet with a new essay written by Michael Gingold. Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for this upcoming release of the film and a full list of bonus materials set to be included on the release.

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