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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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1995 film Waterworld on 4K UHD Blu-ray in July

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The 1995 film Waterworld starring Kevin Costner is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 9th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Kevin Reynolds, co-starred Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chaim Jeraffi, and the late Dennis Hopper. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X immersive sound on a BD-100 disc. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. This release will include the theatrical cut of the film in 4K and the additional extended version (with 40 minutes extra footage) in HD – both on the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc. It will be a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray included that contains the theatrical cut of the film and a digital copy. It appears from the back of the package art, that this will not contain any bonus materials. Amazon lists that a teaser trailer will be included but that’s it. Stay tuned for any possible update on that.

UPDATE: Lastly, it’s certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will have their own exclusive 4K Steelbook for the release (pictured below) which you can now find available for pre-order.

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“Field of Dreams” with Kevin Costner gets 30th anniversary 4K release in May

field_of_dreams_4k_titledThe 1989 film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner is officially getting a 30th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 14th, via Universal. The film, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, co-starred James Earl JonesRay Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffman, Frank Whaley, and Burt Lancaster.

The tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are identical to the previous Blu-ray release and listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Phil Alden Robinson
  • From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime
  • Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Bret Saberhagen, George Brett and Johnny Bench
  • The Diamond in the Husks
  • Galena, IL Pinch Hits for Chisholm, MN
  • Field of Dreams: A Scrapbook
  • Bravo Special: From Page to Screen
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Feature Commentary with Director Phil Alden Robinson and Director of Photography John Lindley (also on the 4K disc)

There will also be an exclusive 4K Steelbook release of the film available over at retailer Best Buy. That Steelbook (pictured below) can be found for pre-order.

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RUMOR: “Field of Dreams” with Kevin Costner comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in May

field_of_dreams_4k_steelbookIt’s been rumored and it nears being confirmed that the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 14th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, co-starred James Earl JonesRay Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffman, Frank Whaley, and Burt Lancaster. Tech specs and bonus materials have not at all yet been detailed for the 4K release. It is known that there will be an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K release available at retailer Best Buy (pictured above). That 4K steelbook and the standard 4K release both have placeholders over at Best Buy. The only other detail that seems to be obvious is that the release comes in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray of the film also included (as shown in the Steelbook art).

UPDATE: This 4K UHD Blu-ray release has now (as of 3/14) been officially announced and is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. You can read further details about the upcoming 4K releases of the film here.

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