The 1983 Joel Schumacher film “D.C. Cab“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 1st via KL Studio Classics. The film, co-written & directed by the late Joel Schumacher, featured a cast of Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Charlie Barnett, Gary Busey, Gloria Gifford, Marsha Warfield, Bill Maher, Otis Day, Paul Rodriguez, and Whitman Mayo. Tech specs for the release have yet to be detailed but you can for sure expect a 1080p HD presentation, likely in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and perhaps in an original 2.0 Stereo lossless audio mix. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer and Film Critic Scout Tafoya
Warner today has officially announced plans to bring the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher directed original four live-action Batman films to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 4th. These films include “Batman“ (1989), “Batman Returns“ (1992), “Batman Forever“ (1995), and “Batman & Robin“ (1997). The films will first get individual releases and then be released in a box set called “Batman Anthology” on 4K a tad bit later in the year (9/17). All four films are said to have been restored after they received new 4K scans of the original camera negatives. Tech specs for the releases will include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound for each film. No further details have yet been announced regarding the releases. They will each include newly remastered versions of the films on Blu-ray Disc and digital copies – likely compatible with Movies Anywhere. The bonus materials will be the same as previously included on Blu-ray for each film.
UPDATE / PRE-ORDERS: You can pre-order the films over at Amazon. Just click on the titles of the films above for links. Best Buy now has these also for pre-order. They only seem to work if you click the yellow “Pre-order” button beside each and will add to your cart. Their individual pages, however, will not load yet – at Best Buy. You can find the Batman Anthology box set already available to pre-order over at Warner’s WBShop. WBShop also has each film available to pre-order and here are the individual links: Batman / Batman Returns / Batman Forever / Batman & Robin. Lastly, the retailer Barnes & Noble has the box set and all four films available to pre-order as well.
EDITOR NOTE: Honestly, it’s a true shame that the cover art for these films is this boring. Fans are not liking it one bit on social media and perhaps Warner should have considered just using the original poster art instead.
The 1999 Joel Schumacher directed film “8MM“ (“Eight Millimeter”) starring Nicolas Cage is coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 8th, 2019 via Scream Factory. The film’s supporting cast included Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, and Catherine Keener. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and directly via Shout Factory‘s store. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW 8MM in 35MM – an interview with producer/director Joel Schumacher
Audio Commentary with producer/director Joel Schumacher
Vintage Behind the Scene featurette
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming Blu-ray Disc release.