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Labyrinth gets 35th Anniversary 4K release in August

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The 1986 film “Labyrinth” will officially be getting a “35th Anniversary Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray release on August 17th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed & co-written by Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, featured a live-action cast that included David BowieJennifer ConnellyToby Froud, Shelley Thompson, and Christopher Malcolm and featured the voice talents of Shari Weiser, Brian Henson, and Dave Goelz.

This film has been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format since 2016, when it got another anniversary release, however, this new version on 4K will come with some new things. First off, the tech specs include a 2.39:1 aspect ratio 2160p video presentation from a 4K remaster with HDR10 and Dolby Vision (for the first time) as well as Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 theatrical, and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound.

The new 35th Anniversary 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.

UPDATE: as of now, you can find the 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, it can be found listed for preorder over at retailer Target. This new release will come with the physical extra of being a DigiBook (digital booklet) that is 28 pages in length. It also will feature some new never-before-released extras and screentests. The bonus materials set to be included with this 2-disc 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray are listed below, disc-by-disc, in terms of their contents.

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • The feature presented in 4K resolution, with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 audio + original theatrical 2-Channel Surround audio
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Deleted & Alternate Scene Oubliette
      • Over 25 minutes of never-before-seen lost and alternate scenes, with all-new commentary from Brian Henson!
    • NEW: Sarah’s Screen Tests
      • A collection of rare, original screen tests for the role of Sarah! Featuring Molly Ringwald, Trini Alvarado, Tracey Gold, Claudia Wells, Jill Schoelen, Maddie Corman and Danielle von Zerneck

BLU-RAY DISC™

  • The feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • Dolby Atmos audio
  • Special Features:
    • “The Henson Legacy” Featurette
    • Labyrinth Anniversary Q&A
    • “Remembering The Goblin King” Featurette
    • The Storytellers (Picture-in-Picture)
    • Commentary by Conceptual Designer Brian Froud
    • Original Making-of Documentary “Inside The Labyrinth”
    • “Journey Through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters” Documentary
    • “Journey Through the Labyrinth: The Quest for Goblin City” Documentary
    • Theatrical Trailers

Below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 35th anniversary limited edition of the film on the 4K UHD Blu-ray physical format.

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RUMOR: “Requiem for a Dream” on 4K in May

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Rumor has it that the 2000 Darren Aronofsky film Requiem for a Dream is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 12th, via Lionsgate, according to multiple retailers. The film,  based on the novel written by Hubert Selby Jr. & nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar), starred Ellen BurstynJared LetoJennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. Tech specs for the release seem to actually already be known (according to online retailer HD Movie Source), with 4K video in the original intended 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound on a BD-66 (66-gigabyte disc). The release appears to also be a 2-disc set making it a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc also included along with the previous bonus materials from the “Director’s Cut” released in 2009. This should likely be the director’s cut of the film, as it’s listed as UNRATED, and there’s no word yet if it will include a digital code (copy) of the film until it gets some cover artwork and/or officially announced. Currently, there’s no preorder listing for the film available over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that. However, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray already listed for preorder, with the 5/12 release date, over at retailer Target and the online retailer mentioned above as well as over at Deep Discount. So that’s three sources I’ve found pointing that this is slated to be coming out on the date mentioned and likely with the tech specs discussed above as well. We shall soon see.

EDITOR NOTE: Now, as always I want to emphasize that this is what I would still consider a “rumor” until it gets officially announced (confirmed). So, take it with a slight grain of salt and sorry Lionsgate, I’m just reporting the news here. Stumbling across a scoop and not going with it is crazy for such a cult-classic like this. Once again, stay tuned.

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

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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