The 1990 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Misery” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 12th via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Rob Reiner, starred James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, and Lauren Bacall. KL Studio Classics just announced this on Facebook in a post less than an hour ago.
The tech specs include a 2160p 4K video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes, set to be on a BD-100 disc. You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder yet but stay tuned for an update. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in 1080p HD) as well as the bonus materials. It will also come in with a limited-edition slipcover (pictured above). Those bonus materials and disc contents for this release are listed below.
4K UHD DISC 1:
HDR Dolby Vision
Audio Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
Audio Commentary by Screenwriter William Goldman
5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Stereo
Optional English Subtitles
UHD 100 Triple Layer Disc
BLU-RAY DISC 2:
Audio Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
Audio Commentary by Screenwriter William Goldman
Misery Loves Company: Featurette (29:52)
Marc Shaiman’s Musical Misery Tour: Featurette (14:28)
The 1967 Mel Brooks film “The Producers” will officially be getting a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc release on April 13th via KL Studio Classics (Kino Lorber). The film, both written & directed by Mel Brooks, starred Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, and Dick Shawn. The movie has received a new4K restoration. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-50 (dual-layered 50 gigabytes) disc. You can now find the upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber. The bonus materials set to be included with this Special Edition Blu-ray release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger
The 1966 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti [Italian] western “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 27th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The 4K release has been something that KL Studio Classics officially rumored (polled on) since 2017 and it’s now finally becoming a reality. The tech specs for the release include a video presentation in 2.35:1 aspect ratio without HDR (it seems) as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes) UHD Blu-ray Disc. The theatrical cut of the movie has received a 4K scan and color grading, as mentioned below.
“162-Minute Theatrical Cut – Over 30 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading and a 4K scan of a 1967 IB tech print as the secondary source to restore the theatrical cut to its original glory.
A) The optical flip ending in Tuco’s neck back around the noose (14 frames)
B) Tuco Shoving the “open/closed” sign into the storekeeper’s mouth (5 seconds, 10 frames)
C) An extreme closeup of Blondie’s eyes shortly before Tuco’s gang comes barging in through the door (1 second, 14 frames)
D) The fade up to Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after Tuco forced Blondie to walk through the desert (1 second, 3 frames)
E) The tail end of the shot of the train station (2 seconds, 1 frame)”
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The full details regarding the bonus materials and contents for this upcoming 4K release of the film can be found below.
The 1987 Mel Brooks film “Spaceballs” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 13th via KL Studio Classics. This news was just unveiled by the distributor via a Tweet. In that tweet, you can see the reversible cover artwork. The film, co-written & directed by Mel Brooks, featured a cast of Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, the voice of Joan Rivers, and of course Mel Brooks. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for hopefully an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. KL Studio Classics has announced the bonus materials will consist of the following.
The 2002 documentary “The Kid Stays in the Picture” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 16th, 2021, via KL Studio Classics. The documentary, based on the autobiography by Robert Evans, was directed by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen, and it features a glimpse into the story of how the Actor turned Producer (Robert Evans) ended up running a major motion picture studio. The story is told via both modern and archival interviews with those such as Eddie Albert, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, William Castle, Arthur Hiller, Mia Farrow, Errol Flynn, Peter Bart, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, Ava Gardner, and the late Robert Evans himself — to just name few. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with both 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound — likely both in the DTS-HD Master Audio format — on a BD-50 disc. You can find the Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release are listed below.
Audio commentary by Directors Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein
The 1990 film “Jetsons: The Movie” from Hanna-Barbera is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 16th, 2021, via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed by Joesph Barbera & William Hanna, featured the voice talents of George O’Hanlon (“George Jetson”), Penny Singleton (“Jane Jetson”), Tiffany (“Judy Jetson”), Patric Zimmerman (“Elroy Jetson”), Mel Blanc (“Mr. Spacely”), and Jean Vander Pyl (“Rosie the Robot”). The tech specs for the release include lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes, and likely the video presentation in the intended 1.85:1 aspect ratio. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the Blu-ray release are detailed below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin
NEW Audio Interview with Voice Actor Jeff Bergman (George Jetson / Mr. Spacely / Board Member)
The 1983 Joel Schumacher film “D.C. Cab“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 1st via KL Studio Classics. The film, co-written & directed by the late Joel Schumacher, featured a cast of Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Charlie Barnett, Gary Busey, Gloria Gifford, Marsha Warfield, Bill Maher, Otis Day, Paul Rodriguez, and Whitman Mayo. Tech specs for the release have yet to be detailed but you can for sure expect a 1080p HD presentation, likely in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and perhaps in an original 2.0 Stereo lossless audio mix. The Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer and Film Critic Scout Tafoya
The 1971 film “Play Misty for Me“ directed by Clint Eastwood is getting a Special EditionBlu-ray Disc release on November 10th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Clarice Taylor, and Don Siegel. This motion picture has received a brand new 2K master. Tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, however, it is known that it will be on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes) Blu-ray Disc. Stay tuned for an update regarding the aspect ratio and details about what audio configuration and format(s) it is presented in. You can now find the Special EditionBlu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will come with limited edition slipcover (pictured above) and reversible artwork, as seen on Amazon. The release will include a few new extras and the complete list of bonus materials are below.
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
NEW Interview with Co-Star Donna Mills
NEW Video Essay by Film Historian Howard S. Berger
Play It Again… A Look Back at “Play Misty For Me” – Documentary
The 1979 film “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 24th via KL Studio Classics. This is not to be confused with the TV series that ran from 1979 through 1981, after this. The film, directed by Daniel Haller, starred Gil Gerard (as Capt. William ‘Buck’ Rogers), Pamela Hensley, Erin Gray, Henry Silva, Tim O’Connor, H.B. Haggerty, and Joseph Wiseman. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation from a “brand new 2K master” and no specific details yet on the audio format or configuration. It is known that the release will come on a BD-50 (dual-layered) Blu-ray Disc. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. A list of details and bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Brand New 2K Master
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson