The 2019 sequel “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”starring Keanu Reeves is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 10th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Chad Stahelski, co-stars Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, and Anjelica Huston. The tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital copy (code) of the film.
The 3-disc set will include all three films in the trilogy in just their 4K versions only with no Blu-ray Disc counterparts. Digital copies of the films are said to be included. I’m not sure if this means these will lack bonus materials or not, as they are housed on the Blu-ray Disc for the first film. The first film, originally released back in 1999, is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. So, that’s likely the marketing choice made here by Warner. Considering the rather expensive price tag, I think only the ultimate fans will be making a purchase of the set. That being said, the 4K Steelbook set is now available for pre-order over at Best Buy.
Science fiction thriller “Replicas“ featuring Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 16th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, features a supporting cast consisting of Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz, Emjay Anthony, and Emily Alyn Lind. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. The Blu-ray doesn’t have a functional pre-order listing yet over at Amazon, but there is a placeholder. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary with Director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Executive Producer James Dodson
“Imprint Complete: The Making of Replicas” Featurette
Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming release from the official announcement.
Retailer Best Buy will be getting threeExclusiveSteelbook 4K UHD Blu-ray releases for The Wachowskis‘ films “The Matrix“ , “The Matrix Reloaded“ , and “The Matrix Reloaded“ on October 30th. All three Steelbook releases are available for PRE-ORDER now over at Best Buy. Click on their titles or artwork for links. More information about the releases can be found on the original news story about the individual releases. There will also be a box set of “The Matrix Trilogy“ released on 4K UHD Blu-ray the same day, October 2nd. Below, after the break, you can find the remaining artwork for the Steelbooks for the two sequels.
The Wachowskis‘ “The Matrix Trilogy” starring Keanu Reeves is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Warner. This news comes in an early alert to retailers. The box set will include the following films:
“The Matrix” (1999)
“Matrix Reloaded” (2003) – NEW to 4K!
“Matrix Revolutions” (2003) – NEW to 4K!
Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but if the first film (already available on 4K) is any indication, I’d say you can expect the two sequels to get Dolby Vision, HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. This has not yet been announced (rather confirmed). As you’ll notice on the cover art it only states HDR, with no indication of Dolby Vision. However, Warner never indicates that on that part. Just worth pointing out. “The Matrix Trilogy“ on 4K UHD Blu-ray is available now for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon, but not yet at Best Buy. Lastly, be sure to check out our review of the first film, “The Matrix“ (as mentioned) already available on 4K. Stay tuned for official announcements regarding this box set.
UPDATE: These films will be released individually on 4K UHD Blu-ray in both standard and Steelbook packaging. Info about the standard individual releases can be found HERE, and information about the Best Buy Exclusive Steelbooks can be found HERE.