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Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman remastered 4K in March

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The 2016 Zack Snyder film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in the “Ultimate Edition” has been remastered and approved by the director and will be receiving a new 4K UHD Blu-ray release on March 23rd via Warner Archive, according to numerous retailers now. I had been reporting this as a RUMOR thread over on Twitter for a day or so and it’s becoming apparent that I was right. Still, this should be only considered a rumor until the title gets an official announcement from the studio [Warner], Warner Archive, or via Zack Snyder. The remastered version of this film will include the 183-minute “Ultimate Edition” with some color corrections and most importantly the correct 1.43:1 IMAX aspect ratio on those scenes and the shifts to and from the 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

That said, it should come with the very same HDR10 and Dolby Atmos found on the previous 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film, but nothing as of now has been officially confirmed. You can find the newly restored version of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition” on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Deep Discount and Target, and Walmart. The release will come with just a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film included. There’s no word if bonus materials will be included with this release of the film or not. Considering that it doesn’t appear to include the Blu-ray, it would mean they would have to all be housed on the 4K disc. So, stay tuned regarding that when this hopefully gets a full official announcement and/or confirmation soon.

UPDATE #1: Well, I think we can consider it official now, folks, just lacking a press release, as the 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed over on WBShop.com (as Warner Archive) as shown below.

UPDATE #2: It’s official. The “Batman v Superman” official Twitter account just shared a video and announced the release date that we all had been seeing and I was telling you from the start. This video is very much work checking out as it will show you how the aspect ratio shift from 2.35:1 to real IMAX 1.43:1 will work. This also confirms some color correction as well. See the tweet here (or embedded below).

EDITORIAL NOTE: This will mark the very FIRST 4K UHD Blu-ray release from Warner Archive if this turns out to be true. It’s pretty obvious that it is, so let’s now consider that Warner’s line of home video releases will include 4K titles in the future via the Warner Archives. I’ll be the first to say welcome to the 4K physical release scene, Warner Archive. And, until further information about this release comes along: “That’s All, Folks!!”

Let Him Go with Diane Lane and Kevin Costner on Blu-ray

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The 2020 film “Let Him Go” starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 2nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Thomas Bezucha, co-stars Lesley Manville, Kayli Carter, Will Brittain, and Jeffrey Donovan. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound on a BD-50 disc. The upcoming Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include a DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. It’s certainly worth noting that, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Blackledges: Kevin Costner & Diane Lane – Stars Diane Lane and Kevin Costner share personal insights into their characters and why finally having the chance to work together was an opportunity neither party could pass up.
  • The Making of LET HIM GO – Take a deeper look at the emotional journey the Blackledges embark on, the period specific production design, and Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha’s inspiration in adapting the novel for screen.
  • Lighting the Way: Thomas Bezucha – Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha shares his process in developing the story while the cast and crew discuss what makes him the perfect person to bring this film to life.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video release of the film.

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TV series Yellowstone: Season 3 on Blu-ray December

The TV series Yellowstone: Season 3 will officially be coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 8th, via Paramount. The show, as seen on the Paramount Network, created by Taylor SheridanJohn Linson, stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, and Gil Birmingham. The tech specs for the release include 1080p HD video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound, spanning across a 3-disc set. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are discussed below, taken from the press release.

“[…] over four hours of special features including a never-before-seen featurette detailing the making of the season with inside looks from Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan; an exploration of the series with director Stephen Kay; and an interview with special effects supervisor Garry Elmendorf about his team’s work on the show.”

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release of the third season of this show.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain comes to Blu-ray

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The 2019 film The Art of Racing in the Rain is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 5th via Fox. The film, directed by Simon Curtis & based on the Garth Stein novel, stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Gary Cole, Martin Donovan, and features the voice of Kevin Costner. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Featurettes:
    • A Journey to Screen
    • Directing the Art
    • Enzo Cam
    • Behind the Wheel
    • The Dog Stays in the Picture
    • Enzo’s First Ride
  • Audio Commentary by Director Simon Curtis

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the Blu-ray release of the film.

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Yellowstone Season 2 on Blu-ray November

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The TV series Yellowstone: Season 2 is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 5th via Paramount. The show, as seen on Paramount Network, stars Kevin Costner, Luke GrimesKelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, and Danny Huston. Tech specs for the Blu-ray should be identical to the previous season, 1080p HD video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio – although I’ve yet to confirm this. The release on Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Behind the Story for each episode
  • Inside Yellowstone: Season 2
  • Costner on Yellowstone: Season 2
  • Working the Yellowstone: Fight Choreography – Exclusive!
  • Only Devils Left – Making Yellowstone: Season 2 – Exclusive!
  • Yellowstone Tintype Photography Behind the Scenes
  • Stories from the Bunkhouse for each episode
  • Deleted Scenes – Exclusive!

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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