1991 Ron Howard film “Backdraft” with Kurt Russell comes to 4K in May

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The 1991 Ron Howard directed film Backdraft starring Kurt Russell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 7th, via Universal. The film co-starred William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, and Robert De Niro. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • U-Control: Scene Companion
  • Ron Howard Introduction
  • Igniting the Story
  • Bringing Together The Team
  • The Explosive Stunts
  • Creating the Villain: The Fire
  • Real-Life Firemen, Real-Life Stories
  • Theatrical Trailers

“White Boy Rick” with Matthew McConaughey on Blu-ray this Christmas

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The 2018 film White Boy Rick starring Matthew McConaughey and Richie Merritt is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 25th via Sony. The film, based on a true story, was directed by Yann Demange. This co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Jonathan Majors, YG, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, Rory Cochrane, and RJ Cyler.

Tech specs for the release have not yet been officially announced, but I’m going to speculate on it getting 1080p in the 2.39:1 aspect (as theatrically shown) with a DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound mix – typical on Sony Blu-ray releases. I’ve reached out directed to Sony about this and should have a reply hopefully sometime soon. The Blu-ray  is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and at Best Buy. The release will come with a Digital Copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • 6 Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes:
    • “The Unknown True Story of Rick Wershe Jr.”
    • “The Three Tribes of Detroit: The Cast”
    • “The Making of White Boy Rick”
    • Feature Trivia Track

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

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“Single White Female” starring Bridget Fonda is coming to Blu-ray in November

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The 1992 dramatic thriller Single White Female starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 13th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Barbet Schroeder and based on the novel by John Lutz, co-starred Steven WeberPeter Friedman, and Stephen Tobolowsky. Tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The audio format and configuration(s) have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update on that. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store. The bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary with Director Barbet Schroeder, Editor Lee Percy, and Associate Producer Susan Hoffman
  • NEW Interview With Director Barbet Schroeder
  • NEW Interview With Actor Peter Friedman
  • NEW Interview With Actor Steven Weber
  • NEW Interview With Screenwriter Don Roos
  • Theatrical Trailer

Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

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