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Mel Brooks film Spaceballs is coming to 4K in April

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The 1987 Mel Brooks film “Spaceballs” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 13th via KL Studio Classics. This news was just unveiled by the distributor via a Tweet. In that tweet, you can see the reversible cover artwork. The film, co-written & directed by Mel Brooks, featured a cast of Bill PullmanJohn CandyRick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, the voice of Joan Rivers, and of course Mel Brooks. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for hopefully an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. KL Studio Classics has announced the bonus materials will consist of the following.

  • Audio Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • FORCE YOURSELF! Featurette
  • SPACEBALLS: The Documentary
  • In Conversation w/ Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan
  • John Candy: Comic Spirit
  • Film Flubs
  • Watch SPACEBALLS in Ludicrous Speed
  • And Much More!

UPDATE: you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available to preorder over at Amazon.

John Hughes 5-Movie Collection on Blu-ray in February

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There will be a “John Hughes 5-Movie Collection” officially coming to Blu-ray Disc, as a set, on February 23rd, 2021, via Paramount. The 5-movie collection will include two films that will be making their debuts on the Blu-ray Disc format, noted accordingly below (with an *). The films in the 5-movie collection include:

  • “Planes, Trains, And Automobiles” (1987)
  • “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off” (1986)
  • “She’s Having a Baby” (1988) *
  • “Pretty in Pink” (1986)
  • “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987) *

Three of the five films here were written, produced, and directed by the late John Hughes, with the exceptions being the last two films listed (“Pretty in Pink” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”) which were only written & produced by Hughes. Those two other films were both directed by Howard Deutch. As I had mentioned, two of the films listed will be making their exclusive debuts on the Blu-ray format via this set. You can now find the 5-Movie Collection on Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The tech specs for the films new on this set have not yet been detailed but the others all will for sure include 1080p HD video in their OAR (original aspect ratio) with lossless 5.1 surround sound. Stay tuned for an update on if the other two films will also get 5.1 lossless surround mixes. It is known that this set will come with digital copies of each of the five films. You can find a list of the bonus materials set to be included in the set listed further below, after the break, with the press release.

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“Home Alone” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray September

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The 1990 film Home Alone is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 15th, via Fox, in the 30th Anniversary Edition — according to multiple retailers. The film, which was directed by Chris Columbus & written by the late John Hughes, starred Macaulay CulkinJoe PesciDaniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, Roberts Blossom, and John Candy. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update on that once the studio [Fox] does an official announcement. The art (pictured above) tells us the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its original Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. That said, you can bet on getting all of the previous bonus materials from the original 2008 Blu-ray release. There’s no preorder listing for this 4K UHD Blu-ray yet over at Amazon but you can find it already listed over at retailer Best Buy, retailer Target, and online retailer Deep Discount. Finally, it’s certainly worth noting that there will be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook for the film available over at retailer Best Buy. Sadly, the cover art for that hasn’t yet been unveiled.

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