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RUMOR time again at HDDN, and it seems that the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers“ is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray here in the United States on May 19th, via Universal, according to a retailer listings. Yes, plural. The film, directed by John Landis, starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Frank Oz, Kathleen Freeman, Cab Calloway, Henry Gibson, James Brown, Carrie Fisher, Ray Charles, Matt Murphy, and Aretha Franklin.
UPDATE: The artwork for the front and back is now available via a retailer listing (I’ll discuss below) and I now have more info on this release. It will include both the Theatrical (R-Rated) and Extended Cut (UNRATED) of the film. The tech specs include 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound, on a BD-100 (100-gigabyte disc). It will come as a “combo pack” with the previous Blu-ray and its existing extras, as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: Now, as of today (3/11) you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film listed for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Target, and it’s showing that release date listed above. This would all make sense considering it was announced back last month that France would be getting a 4K release in May, as well (as seen on Amazon.fr). UPDATE: The bonus materials listed to be included on the release are as follows:
- Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers
- Transposing the Music
- Remembering John
UPDATE: Retailer Best Buy will officially be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film the very same date as mentioned. Its artwork (pictured below) is very similar, if not identical to the art that the French SteelBook release previously discussed and linked to. You can now find a preorder link for it over at Best Buy.
The 1987 film adaptation of “Dragnet” starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks is coming to Blu-ray Disc (finally) in a “Collector’s Edition” on October 30th via Shout! Select (Shout! Factory). The distributor has just unveiled the release date and cover art (pictured above). UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.
It’s also available for PRE-ORDER directly over at Shout! Factory. As an added bonus there, if you pre-order, you get:
A “FREE 18″ X 24″ ROLLED POSTER featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last! Also get it shipped TWO WEEKS EARLY!“
No word yet on tech specs aside from it being in full 1080p HD in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, with zero mention of sound format and configuration(s). Also, no word yet on the bonus materials set to be included. Stay tuned for more updates on this title in the coming months.