The 1972 film “The Mechanic“ starring Charles Bronson will be getting a “Special Edition”Blu-ray release on May 10th via Ronin Flix. The film, directed by Michael Winner, co-starred Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland, and Frank DeKova. This will mark only the second time this film has been available on the Blu-ray format since back in 2014 via a release which is now OOP [Out Of Print].
The movie has received a new 2K scan from the interpositive and is presented in 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo lossless sound. You can now find the Special EditionBlu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.
Interview with writer Lewis John Carlino
Audio Commentary with author Paul Talbot (Bronson’s Loose book series)
Audio Commentary With Cinematographer Richard H. Kline, Moderated By Nick Redman
According to Amazon, the 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb“ is finally getting an individual4K UHD Blu-ray release on July 6th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The reason I say finally getting an individual release for this title is that it was previously exclusively part of the “Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 1“ released back in June of 2020, and now long OOP (out of print). The film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, starred Peter Sellers (in numerous roles), George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, and Sterling Hayden. The tech specs for the 4K release include a Black & White 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono lossless sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the individual 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. No official announcement regarding this release has been made yet by the studio [Sony] but stay tuned for an update and confirmation on that. The bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc and the Blu-ray Disc are listed below, accordingly.
4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Extras:
NEW: “Stanley Kubrick Considers the Bomb” Featurette
Mick Broderick Interview
Joe Dunton and Kelvin Pike Interview
Richard Daniels Interview
David George Interview
Rodney Hill Interview
Archival Stanley Kubrick Audio Interview
The Today Show Clips featuring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
Blu-ray Disc Extras:
The Cold War Feature-Length Picture-in-Picture Track
Inside Dr. Strangelove
No Fighting in the War Room
An Interview with Robert McNamara
The Art of Stanley Kubrick
Split-Screen Interviews with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
Below, after the break, you can find the first 10 minutes of the film (an extended preview) from Sony on YouTube as well as the trailer for the original “Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 1“ box set that the 4K UHD Blu-ray first appeared on as an exclusive.