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The Addams Family 1991 film comes to 4K in November

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The 1991 live-action film adaptation of The Addams Family is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 9th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, and John Franklin. The film is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and will come with a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix — although yet to be specified. Stay tuned for a possible update on the sound details. The movie has been “newly remastered and restored under the supervision of director Barry Sonnenfeld” and will include both the original Theatrical Cut and an Extended Cut (a “never-before-seen “More Mamushka!” version, which expands the memorable dance number.”)

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this 4K release are listed below.

  • Introduction to “More Mamushka!” version by director Barry Sonnenfeld — NEW!
  • Filmmaker Focus: Barry Sonnenfeld on The Addams Family NEW!
  • Archival Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release of the film.

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1984 film Children of the Corn on 4K in September

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The 1984 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s Children of the Corn is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 28th via Arrow Video. The film, directed by Fritz Kiersch and based on the Stephen King novel, starred Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Julie Maddalena, Robby Kiger, and Anne Marie McEvoy. The movie has received a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative. Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and both the original 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 surround lossless sound mixes. The 4K UHD Blu-ray can now be found available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this 4K release are listed below.

  • Audio commentary with horror journalist Justin Beahm and Children of the Corn historian John Sullivan
  • Audio commentary with director Fritz Kiersch, producer Terrence Kirby and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
  • Harvesting Horror: The Making of Children of the Corn, retrospective piece featuring interviews with director Fritz Kiersch and actors John Franklin and Courtney Gains
  • It Was the Eighties! an interview with actress Linda Hamilton
  • Return to Gatlin, featurette revisiting the film’s original Iowa shooting locations
  • Stephen King on a Shoestring, an interview with producer Donald Borchers
  • Welcome to Gatlin: The Sights and Sounds of Children of the Corn, an interview with production designer Craig Stearns and composer Jonathan Elias
  • Cut from the Cornfield, an interview with the actor who played “The Blue Man” in the fabled excised sequence
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disciples of the Crow, a 1983 short film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story”