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First Pirates of the Caribbean film on 4K in January

The 2003 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 2nd, 2022 via Disney, according to retailer sources. The film, the first in the franchise, directed by Gore Verbinski, starred Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and Jonathan Pryce.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray have not yet been detailed, in fact, the title has not yet been officially announced by the studio [Disney], but stay tuned for an update on that. It is known, from the cover art (pictured above) that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film included, compatible with Movies Anywhere. You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, however, you can find the title for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target — where the release date is currently listed.

Documentary “Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge” on Blu-ray in September

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2017 Alex Gibney and Blair Foster directed documentary Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge by HBO Documentary Films is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 11th via Shout! Factory.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the release will include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. The approximate feature runtime for this release is 6 Hours. Thanks to our friends at Shout! Factory for this information.

The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes featuring extended interviews from Cameron Crowe, Ice-T, Gus Wenner, Jane Wenner, Janet Reitman, Matt Taibbi, and Victor Juhasz

Below after the break you can find the trailer for the documentary and official announcement for the Blu-ray release. Read more

“Platoon” Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray with new transfer coming September

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The 1986 Oliver Stone film “Platoon” in a Limited Edition Steelbook packaging with a new transfer is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 18th via Shout! Factory. This release promises to be “the definitive edition” of the film on Blu-ray. Tech specs include full 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. This (as mentioned) contains a new 4K transfer of the film that was actually approved by Writer/Director Oliver Stone himself. The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Oliver Stone
  • Audio Commentary by Military Advisor Dale Dye
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone
  • “Flashback To Platoon”:
    • “Snapshot In Time: 1967 – 1968”
    • “Creating The ’Nam”
    • “Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon”
  • Documentaries:
    • “One War, Many Stories”
    • “Preparing For ’Nam”
  • Featurettes:
    • “Caputo & The 7th Fleet”
    • “Dye Training Method”
    • “Gordon Gekko”
  • Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots

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

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