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1982 Tobe Hooper film Poltergeist on 4K in September

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The 1982 film Poltergeist is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 20th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written & produced by Steven Spielberg, starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O’Rourke, Beatrice Straight, Martin Casella, Richard Lawson, and Zelda Rubinstein.

Tech specs for the release appear to include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo lossless surround sound mixes.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  It’s also worth noting that Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.

The title has not yet been officially announced [stateside] but you can likely expect the following bonus materials listed below to be included, based on the UK 4K UHD Blu-ray release [already announced].

  • “They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists Pt. 1- Science of the Spirits” RT: 15:30 
  • “They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists Pt. 2- Communing with the Dead” RT: 15:31 
  • “The Making of Poltergeist” RT: 7:15 
  • Trailer RT: 2:25 

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement by the studio about the upcoming 4K release of this film.

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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot comes to Blu-ray in March

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The 1992 film “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot” starring Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty is making its debut to Blu-ray on March 9th, 2021, via Mill Creek Entertainment. This will be the first time this movie has been available in North America on the Blu-ray format. The film, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, co-starred JoBeth Williams, Roger Rees, Martin Ferrero, and Ving Rhames. The tech specs have not yet been detailed and no word yet on if this release will contain any bonus materials. It is known, from the artwork pictured above, that this release will feature a retro VHS style slipcover case. You can find the Blu-ray now available to preorder over at Amazon.