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1973 film High Plains Drifter on 4K in November

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The 1973 western “High Plains Drifter” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, also starred Clint Eastwood, as well as Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Ging, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley, and Billy Curtis.

The movie has received a new master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Mono lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart with the same audio mixes just presented in 1080p HD, on a BD-50 disc.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
  • LADY VENGEANCE: Interview with Actress Marianna Hill
  • HELL TO PAY: Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan
  • THE BARBER OF LAGO: Interview with Actor William O’Connell
  • A MAN NAMED EASTWOOD: Vintage Promo in HD
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Edgar Wright
  • Poster and Image Gallery
  • TV and Radio Spot
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

1999 film Mystery Men comes to 4K in November

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The 1999 comedy “Mystery Men” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 22nd via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Kinka Usher, starred Ben StillerJaneane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Hank Azaria, Wes Studi, Greg Kinnear, and Geoffrey Rush.  

The movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.  The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in the “combo pack” feature 1080p HD video in 1.85:1 aspect ratio [from the new 4K scan] as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo sound mixes, on a BD-50 disc.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly from Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Director Kinka Usher [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
  • WE’RE THE OTHER GUYS!: The Making of Mystery Men with Director Kinka Usher – Extended Version (30:00)
  • I’M A SUPERHERO, MOTHER!: The Costumes of Mystery Men with Designer Marilyn Vance (12:00)
  • INSIDE CHAMPION CITY!: The Effects of Mystery Men with VFX Supervisor Todd Tucker (10:00)
  • DISCO IS LIFE!: The Score(s) of Mystery Men with Film Music Historian Daniel Schweiger – Extended Version (12:00)
  • SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION: The Original Making of Mystery Men (17:40)
  • Deleted Scenes (19:22)
  • Theatrical Trailer

Escape from Alcatraz comes to 4K in November

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The 1979 film “Escape from Alcatraz” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 8th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Don Siegel, starred Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Paul Benjamin, Larry Hankin, and Fred Ward.

The film has received a new 4K scan (by Paramount Pictures) of the original camera negative.  Tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray included in this “combo pack” are 1080p HD video, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and the same lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 audio mixes on a BD-50 disc.   You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
  • THE GHOSTS OF ALCATRAZ: NEW Interview with Screenwriter Richard Tuggle
  • TALES FROM THE CELLBLOCK: NEW Interview with Actor Larry Hankin
  • Theatrical Trailer (Newly Remastered in 2K)

Brian De Palma film Dressed to Kill on 4K October

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The 1980 film Dressed to Kill is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 25th via KL Studio Classics, according to retailers.  The film, written & directed by Brian De Palma, starred Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, and Dennis Franz.

Tech specs for the release and bonus materials have not yet been released, although it has been hinted at by KL Studio Classics in previously a tweet from back on Halloween [October 31st] in 2021.  In that tweet, they stated it would come with the following:

“BRAND NEW Dolby Vision HDR Restoration to be Supervised by Brian De Palma! From a 16-Bit 4K Scan of the OCN!”

So, Brian De Palma apparently [by now has] supervised and one would think also approved the new restoration, which came from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative.  It was said too that it will include Dolby Vision, so that also means you’ll get HDR10 form of high dynamic range with the video presentation.  As this title has yet to be officially announced and detailed, stay tuned for further details.

In the meantime, you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and online retailer Deep Discount.  Retailers list this as a 2-disc set, so chances are it will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart included.

2008 film Tropic Thunder comes to 4K in September

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The 2008 film Tropic Thunder is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 13th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, co-starred Jack Black, Robert Donwey, Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Nick Nolte, Bill Hader, Steve Coogan, and Tom Cruise.

The tech specs for the 2-disc release include Disc 1 with the Theatrical Cut of the film in 2160p 4K in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Disc 2 will include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the “Director’s Cut” of the film, on a BD-50 disc. Both versions have been “Remastered in 4K by Paramount Pictures” as well as were “Supervised and Approved by Director Ben Stiller.”

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Kino Lorber’s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with this 2-disc release are listed below.

Disc One: Theatrical Cut (4KUHD)

  • Audio Commentary by Stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

Disc Two: Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

  • Audio Commentary by Ben Stiller, Co-Producer Stuart Cornfeld, Production Designer Jeff Mann, Co-Writer Justin Theroux, Cinematographer John Toll and Editor Greg Hayden
  • BEFORE THE THUNDER: Featurette
  • THE HOT LZ: Featurette
  • BLOWING SHIT UP: Featurette
  • DESIGNING THE THUNDER: Featurette
  • THE CAST OF TROPIC THUNDER: Interviews with Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Nick Nolte
  • Make-Up Test with Tom Cruise with Intro by Ben Stiller and Editor Greg Hayden
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes & Alternate Ending with Intro & Optional Audio Commentaries by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • FULL MAGS: Improv Footage Featurette with Intro by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • MTV MOVIE AWARDS – TROPIC THUNDER
  • Rain of Madness: Documentary (30:00)
  • Rain of Madness: Trailer (2:41)
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

Stanley Kubrick film Killer’s Kiss on 4K in June

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The 1955 film Killer’s Kiss is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 28th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, starred Frank Sinatra, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith, and Jerry Jarrett.

This comes from a new 4K scan, as noted here: “Brand New Dolby Vision HDR Master – From 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative.”  The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in Black & White in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and uncompressed or lossless Mono sound.  Judging from the cover artwork (pictured above) this release appears it will not come in the form of a “combo pack” and will only include the 4K disc of the film.  It also is noted to be a 1-disc set on preorder listings.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber‘s website.   The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith
  • Theatrical Trailer

1998 film Out of Sight is headed to 4K in June

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The 1998 film Out of Sight is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray (in a “Special Edition”) on June 28th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starred George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán, Albert Brooks, Steve Zahn, Elmore Leonard, and Dennis Farina.

This new presentation comes from a “4K scan of the original camera negative.”  The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and both lossless 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes on a BD-100 disc.  The 4K release will come in the form of a 2-disc “combo pack” including its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray Special Edition include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and both 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes on a BD-50 disc.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Special Edition both available for preorder over at Amazon.  Also, you can order the 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray directly from Kino Lorber’s website here.  Bonus materials and details for the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Director Steven Soderbergh and Screenwriter Scott Frank
  • Inside OUT OF SIGHT: An Original Documentary on the Making of the Film – Featuring Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Interviews with Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Albert Brooks, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Elmore Leonard and Scott Frank
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Two Theatrical Trailers (Newly Mastered in 2K)

1964 Sergio Leone film A Fistful of Dollars on 4K May

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The 1964 spaghetti western “A Fistful of Dollars” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 31st via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by Sergio Leone, starred Clint Eastwood and Marianne Koch.

In terms of the 4K restoration, the movie has received “over 24 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading of the logarithmic restored 4K files provided by L’Immagine Ritrovata” according to Kino Lorber.  Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation (without HDR) and lossless 5.1 and 2.0 Mono on a BD-100 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that.  In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder directly from Kino Lorber.

The contents of this 2-disc set and bonus materials are listed further below, after the break.

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