2001 film “Hannibal” with Anthony Hopkins on 4K UHD Blu-ray in late April

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The 2011 Ridley Scott directed film “Hannibal” starring Anthony Hopkins is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc (Special Edition) on April 30th, via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. This marks the first 4K release for Kino Lorber. The film co-starred Julianne Moore, Gary OldmanRay LiottaFrankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Kino Lorber claims this has received a brand new 4K restoration in HDR and SDR, which was color graded by cinematographer John Mathieson.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix in terms of sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray included 1080p video with the same DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. Bonus materials were detailed by Kino Lorber today and include the following (housed on the Blu-ray):

  • Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • Breaking the Silence: Making-of Hannibal Doc – including rare footage and interviews
  • Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the “Fish Market” Action Scene
  • Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding
  • An Exploration of the Film’s Opening Title Design
  • Over 33 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional director commentary
  • Alternate Ending with optional director commentary
  • 19 TV Spots
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer

The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray are both now available to pre-order over at Amazon.

Below, after the break, you can find the art for the new Blu-ray Disc version.

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1973 film “The Iceman Cometh” starring Lee Marvin is coming to Blu-ray in March

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The 1973 John Frankenheimer directed film The Iceman Cometh starring Lee Marvin is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, via Kino Classics (Kino Lorber). The film co-starred Fredric MarchRobert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Juno Dawson, and Sorrell Booke.

Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but it is known that both the director’s cut and original theatrical cut of the film both have received new 2K restorations. The Blu-ray is already available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials and the contents of this 2-disc set are listed below.

  • Disc One: New 2K restoration of the complete 239-minute director’s cut with
    optional English subtitles
  • Disc Two: New 2K restoration of the 178-minute theatrical version with optional English SDH subtitles
  • Interview with Edie Landau
  • “Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera,” a promotional film for the American Film Theatre
  • Trailer Gallery

1971 Jack Lemmon film “Kotch” starring Walter Matthau on Blu-ray in February

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The 1971 Jack Lemmon directed film Kotch starring Walter Matthau is slated come to Blu-ray Disc on February 5th, 2019 via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film, based on the novel  of the same title, was nominated for a total of four Oscars. It co-starred Deborah WintersFelicia Farr, Charles AidmanEllen Geer, Biff Elliot. This upcoming Blu-ray comes from a new 4K scan of the original film negative. Tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, however it is known that the 1080p video will be in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood
  • Promotional Trailer with star Walter Matthau and director Jack Lemmon

Below after the break, you can find a bit more info regarding this release and the film itself.

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1994 comedy “Cabin Boy” starring Chris Elliott comes to Blu-ray in September

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The 1994 Adam Resnick directed comedy “Cabin Boy” to Blu-ray Disc on September 18th via Kino Lorber in a ‘Special Edition.’ The film’s tech specs have not yet been detailed, and there is not a pre-order yet available over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by star Chris Elliott and director Adam Resnick
  • NEW Interview with star Chris Elliott and director Adam Resnick
  • Archival cast & crew interviews featuring Chris Elliott, Ritch Brinkley, James Gammon, Brian Doyle-Murray, Brion James, Melora Walters, Russ Tamblyn, production designer Steven Legler and writer/director Adam Resnick
  • B-Roll Footage
  • Edited outtakes
  • Newly commissioned art by Jacob Phillips
  • 5 TV spots
  • Limited Edition O-Card [Blu-ray only]
  • Reversible Art
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition booklet essay by film critic Nick Pinkerton [Blu-ray only]
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Also, some reverse cover art will be available, as you’ll see pictured further below, after the break.

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