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2008 film Tropic Thunder comes to 4K in September

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The 2008 film Tropic Thunder is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 13th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, co-starred Jack Black, Robert Donwey, Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Nick Nolte, Bill Hader, Steve Coogan, and Tom Cruise.

The tech specs for the 2-disc release include Disc 1 with the Theatrical Cut of the film in 2160p 4K in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Disc 2 will include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the “Director’s Cut” of the film, on a BD-50 disc. Both versions have been “Remastered in 4K by Paramount Pictures” as well as were “Supervised and Approved by Director Ben Stiller.”

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Kino Lorber’s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with this 2-disc release are listed below.

Disc One: Theatrical Cut (4KUHD)

  • Audio Commentary by Stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

Disc Two: Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

  • Audio Commentary by Ben Stiller, Co-Producer Stuart Cornfeld, Production Designer Jeff Mann, Co-Writer Justin Theroux, Cinematographer John Toll and Editor Greg Hayden
  • BEFORE THE THUNDER: Featurette
  • THE HOT LZ: Featurette
  • BLOWING SHIT UP: Featurette
  • THE CAST OF TROPIC THUNDER: Interviews with Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Nick Nolte
  • Make-Up Test with Tom Cruise with Intro by Ben Stiller and Editor Greg Hayden
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes & Alternate Ending with Intro & Optional Audio Commentaries by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • FULL MAGS: Improv Footage Featurette with Intro by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • Rain of Madness: Documentary (30:00)
  • Rain of Madness: Trailer (2:41)
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

“Jumanji: The Next Level” on 4K and Blu-ray March

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The 2019 sequel “Jumanji: The Next Level” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on March 17th via Sony. The film, directed by Jake Kasdan, stars Dwayne JohnsonJack BlackKevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Colin Hanks, and Rhys Darby. The tech specs for the 4K release will be IMAX Enhanced including 2160p 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 release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned and I’ll update this when Sony gets me the info. The releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are now both available for preorder over at Amazon. It is also worth noting that there will be a bundled “2-Movie Collection” Blu-ray Disc set coming out – featuring the first film: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017). Plus, there’s going to be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) exclusive to retailer Best Buy.


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

  • Gag Reel
  • “Rhys Darby Wants To Jingle”: How do you top Jack Black and Nick Jonas’s unforgettable theme song for the first one?  Everyone’s favorite Non Player Character, Rhys Darby is ready to take it to the next, next level.
  • “Body Swapping: Snapping Into Character”: “In the latest Jumanji adventure, the avatar roles are turned on their heads with new characters and hilarious performances.”
  • “Back Together: Reuniting the Cast”: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are back and better than ever as they share their excitement to reunite.
  • “Level Up: Making Jumanji: The Next Level”: From breathtaking scenery, wild adventure, new characters and more- go behind the scenes with the cast and crew as they take Jumanji to the Next Level.
  • “Scene Breakdown: Ostrich Chase”: Jump in your dune buggy and go inside the epic ostrich chase scene as the filmmakers and visual effects team breakdown the creation of this memorable scene.
  • “Scene Breakdown: Mandrill Bridges”: Moving rope bridges, giant mandrills and incredible stunt work make the mandrills attack one of the most adrenaline pack parts of this film.  In this scene breakdown, see how they pulled it off.
  •  “Awkwafina Cat Burglar”: To prepare for her roles as pickpocket, Ming Fleetwood, superstar Awkwafina got a little too method behind the scenes.
  • “NPC Confessions: Jurgen The Brutal”: Being the bad guy isn’t all glory.  Jurgen The Brutal gets real in this candid confessional.
  • “Grow Up:” Danny DeVito and Danny Glover help Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart get in touch with their inner grumpy old men.
  • “Telenovela”: Kevin Hart gets lost in translation in this melodramatic promo.
  • “VFX Pre-Vis: Zeppelin Battle”: Compare the detail of the visual effects pre visualization reel and the final picture breakdown of the thrilling Zeppelin battle.
  • “VFX Pre-Vis: Ostrich Chase”: Track the progression from pre-visualization to finished scene in a side by side comparison of the ostrich chase.
  • AR GAME: The 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD include a collectible map that is fully interactive, employing Augmented Reality to bring Jumanji to life through a smart phone, allowing users to create their own 8-bit Avatar, navigate a series of mini games and much more!

Further below, after the break, you can find some videos in promotion for the home video release, as well as the full details from the announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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“The House with a Clock in Its Walls” on 4K UHD Bluray and Blu-ray in December


The 2018 Eli Roth directed film adaptation of “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 18th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, based on the novel by John Bellairs, co-stars Owen VaccaroKyle MacLachlanRenée Elise Goldsberry, and Colleen Camp. Tech specs and bonus materials for both versions have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. The title is available for PRE-ORDER on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc over at Amazon, as well as Best Buy. It appears (from artwork) that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray Disc, the Blu-ray Disc release including a DVD, and both versions getting a Digital Copy of the film.

Gus Van Sant film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” on Blu-ray in October


The 2018 Gus Van Sant directed film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” starring Joaquin Phoenix is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 9th via Lionsgate. The film, based on the true story / book by John Callahan, co-stars Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, and Carrie Brownstein. The film is (at time of writing) “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes, where it currently carries a 75% rating. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title is now yet available for pre-order, but stay tuned for an update. A Digital Copy of the film will be included. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • “Inside the Accident” Featurette
  • “Inside the Hospital” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement for this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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