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1990 film Total Recall 4K UHD Blu-ray December

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The 1990 film adaptation of Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 8th via Lionsgate, distributing for Studiocanal. The film, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has received a new 4K restoration, as you can find detailed below.

“Restored in 4K from a scan of the original 35mm negative” […] “Undertaken by STUDIOCANAL, the restoration was supervised by Paul Verhoeven himself. The restoration crew paid particularly high attention to preserving special-effects continuity, as Total Recall was one of the earliest films to use computer-generated images for special effects winning the Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects at the 1990 Academy Awards®.”

The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven & based on Philip K. Dick’s short story, co-starred Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, and Michael Ironside. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in a 3-disc set, making it a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film, as well as a Blu-ray bonus disc full of extras. Those discs and their contents are detailed below.

Disc 1 (4K Feature Film and Special Features):

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 (Blu-ray Feature Film and Special Features):

  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven

Disc 3 (Blu-ray – Special Features):                                               

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • Total Recall: The Special Effects” Featurette
  • “The Making of Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Imagining Total Recall” Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray, standard version, is now available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. There’s still no listing yet on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. Also, here’s the promotional official trailer from Studiocanal showcasing this new 4K restoration of the film via a video on YouTube (below).

Finally, it’s certainly worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which is now available for preorder. You can find a glimpse of it below.

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Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K release of this film.

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Rambo The Complete SteelBook Collection on 4K

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A Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 27th via Lionsgate. The set will include the following films in the “Rambo” franchise, starring Sylvester Stallone:

  • “First Blood” (1982)
  • “Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985)
  • “Rambo III” (1988)
  • “Rambo” (2008)
  • “Rambo: Last Blood” (2019)

The set has received some new artwork for each film, as detailed below:

For the first time in its 37-year history, the Rambo series is coming home as a complete SteelBook® set – with original art by some of today’s most celebrated illustrators! Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection arrives on 4K Ultra HDTM October 27 from Lionsgate. This definitive collector’s edition of the legendary series features five uniquely designed SteelBooks by celebrated artists Justin Erickson, Ken Taylor, Grzegorz Domaradzki, Vance Kelly, and John Guydo, housed in a custom SteelBook case.

The tech specs for the films vary a tad here, across all five films. First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III will be in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. Rambo will be in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound. Rambo: Last Blood will be in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound. Each film will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy). Bonus materials will be identical to those found on the previous individual releases.

UPDATE: This set will be an exclusive to retailer Best Buy and you can now find Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over there. Below you can find a glimpse at the box the five SteelBooks will be housed in.

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Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook set.

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Animated Ghost in the Shell on 4K in September

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The original Japanese animated film “Ghost in the Shell in anime form from 1995 is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 8th, via Lionsgate – in celebration of its 25th anniversary. This news comes just as I had previously reported still it as a rumor earlier this month. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range as well as with Japanese & English language Dolby Atmos mixes and original Japanese 2.0 Stereo PCM sound mix. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray counterpart as well as a digital copy of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s certainly worth noting that this release will also come in the form of an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook which is now available for preorder over at Best Buy (pictured below).

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The bonus materials, featuring some new content, set to be included on the 4K UHD Blu-ray release are listed below.

4K / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Full-length audio commentary of Ghost in the Shell with Mary Claypool (Animation Writer and English Language Scriptwriter), Eric Calderon (Animation Producer and Writer), Richard Epcar (Voice of “Batou”), and Charles Solomon (Animation Historian and Critic)
  • “Accessing Section 9: 25 Years into the Future” Featurette
  • “Landscapes & Dreamscapes: The Art and Architecture of Ghost in the Shell” Featurette

ADDITIONAL ARCHIVAL BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Production Report & Digital Works Featuretes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the official announcement.

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1989 film Little Monsters on Blu-ray in September

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The 1989 cult-classic film Little Monsters is officially making its debut to Blu-ray Disc on September 15th, via Vestron Video & Lionsgate. The film, directed by Richard Greenberg, starred Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton, Rick Ducommun, Frank Whaley, and Ben Savage. Tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound. A digital copy of the film will be included. You can now find the Blu-ray is available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • *NEW* Audio Commentary with Jarret Gahan, Editor-in-Chief of CultofMonster.com
  • *NEW* Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer David Newman
  • *NEW* “Call Him Maurice” – An Interview with Actor Howie Mandel
  • *NEW* “Beneath the Bed” – An Interview with Producer Andrew Licht
  • *NEW* “Monsters Big & Small” – An Interview with Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short
  • *NEW* Vintage Interviews with Actors Fred Savage, Ben Savage, Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short, and Director Richard Alan Greenberg
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • “Making Maurice” – Vintage Footage of Howie Mandel’s Makeup Transformation
  • Vintage EPK & VHS Promo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

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

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David Cronenberg film Shivers on Blu-ray September

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The 1975 David Cronenberg film Shivers is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 15th, via Vestron Video & Lionsgate. The cult-classic horror/sci-fi movie, both written & directed by Cronenberg, starred Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, and Barbara Steele. Tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio Mono sound. A digital copy of the film will be included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • *NEW* Audio Commentary with Writer-Director David Cronenberg and Co-Producer Don Carmody
  • *NEW* “Mind Over Matter” – An Interview with Writer-Director David Cronenberg
  • *NEW* “Good Night Nurse” – An Interview with Actress Lynn Lowry
  • *NEW* “Outside and Within” – An Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Joe Blasco
  • *NEW* “Celebrating Cinépix” – An Interview with Greg Dunning
  • Archival 1998 David Cronenberg Interview
  • Still Gallery with Optional Archival Audio Interview with Executive Producer John Dunning
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement including more details about this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

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Animated “Ghost in the Shell” on 4K in September

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The original 1995 Japanese animated (anime) film Ghost in the Shell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 8th, via Lionsgate, according to multiple retail sources. The film was directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on the manga (of the same title). This is believed to be both the English 5.1 surround mix and original Japanese 2.0 Stereo mix, in terms of sound. No official word yet on the tech specs or bonus materials, but stay tuned for when it gets a press release, final artwork, and such. In the meantime, speaking of which, it’s worth noting that this lacks that confirmation and still should be considered somewhat a RUMOR for the time being. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Target. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release is also listed, but not yet as a functional preorder, over at retailer HD Movie Source — where it shows the same expected release date (9/8).

UPDATE: It’s still appearing that this will be coming out to 4K UHD Blu-ray as originally slated, as it now has a pre order listing over at Amazon — again, carrying that September 8th release date. There is still no specific cover artwork it seems, but I’m seeing this one on a few places — although it does not appear to be final. Stay tuned…

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2020 film “Vivarium” coming to Blu-ray in May

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The 2020 film Vivarium starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 12th, via Lionsgate. This film was directed by Lorcan Finnegan. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: There’s now a preorder listing available for this Blu-ray over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Director Lorcan Finnegan and Executive Producer Brunella Cocchiglia
  • “Creating the Suburban Nightmare of Vivarium” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming digital and physical home video releases of this film.

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CONTEST: Win films digitally from Lionsgate

Contest time again at High Def Disc News and it comes in a very unique time where we all are getting used to this whole social distancing thing, spending a lot of time at home, and inevitably we could all use some entertainment. So, we’re here to try to help, along with the help of the kind folks at Lionsgate who have been nice enough to let me have five Digital Codes (copies) of five different films, in honor of Women’s History Month, to give away to you (the readers). The 5 films available in this contest are as follows:

  1. “A Simple Favor” (2018)
  2. “Bombshell” (2019)
  3. “Judy” (2019)
  4. “The Hunger Games” (2012)
  5. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (2018)

Below you can find the full list of details on how you can enter this contest.

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