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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).

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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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Daniel Radcliffe in “Guns Akimbo” on Blu-ray April

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The 2020 film Guns Akimbo starring Daniel Radcliffe is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 28th, via Lionsgate. The film, written & directed by Jason Lei Howden, co-stars Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ned Dennehy, Grant Bowler, Edwin Wright, and Rhys Darby. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: The film on Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find it available for preorder now over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Jason Lei Howden
  • “Welcome to SKIZM” Featurette
  • “Nix vs. Dane Stunt Sequence Exploration” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find further information about the home video release of this film.

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“The Last Full Measure” comes to Blu-ray in April

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The 2020 film The Last Full Measure is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 21st, via Lionsgate. The film, inspired by a true story, written & directed by Todd Robinson, included a cast of Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed HarrisSamuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, and the late Peter Fonda. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio. This release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • “The Women of The Last Full Measure” Featurette
  • “Medal of Honor Ceremony Shoot” Featurette
  • “The Others May Live: Remembering Operation Abilene” Featurette
  • “USAF Museum Screening with Veterans & Pitsenbarger Family” Featurette
  • “The Music of The Last Full Measure” Featurette
  • “William Pitsenbarger Tribute” Photo Gallery

RUMOR: “Requiem for a Dream” on 4K in May

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Rumor has it that the 2000 Darren Aronofsky film Requiem for a Dream is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 12th, via Lionsgate, according to multiple retailers. The film,  based on the novel written by Hubert Selby Jr. & nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar), starred Ellen BurstynJared LetoJennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. Tech specs for the release seem to actually already be known (according to online retailer HD Movie Source), with 4K video in the original intended 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound on a BD-66 (66-gigabyte disc). The release appears to also be a 2-disc set making it a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc also included along with the previous bonus materials from the “Director’s Cut” released in 2009. This should likely be the director’s cut of the film, as it’s listed as UNRATED, and there’s no word yet if it will include a digital code (copy) of the film until it gets some cover artwork and/or officially announced. Currently, there’s no preorder listing for the film available over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that. However, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray already listed for preorder, with the 5/12 release date, over at retailer Target and the online retailer mentioned above as well as over at Deep Discount. So that’s three sources I’ve found pointing that this is slated to be coming out on the date mentioned and likely with the tech specs discussed above as well. We shall soon see.

EDITOR NOTE: Now, as always I want to emphasize that this is what I would still consider a “rumor” until it gets officially announced (confirmed). So, take it with a slight grain of salt and sorry Lionsgate, I’m just reporting the news here. Stumbling across a scoop and not going with it is crazy for such a cult-classic like this. Once again, stay tuned.

Elijah Wood in “Come to Daddy” on Blu-ray March

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The 2020 film “Come to Daddy” starring Elijah Wood is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 24th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Ant Timpson, co-stars Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley, Madeleine Sami, Simon Chin, and Garfield Wilson. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. There’s no preorder listing yet over at Amazon or retailers for this Blu-ray but stay tuned for an update. No bonus materials are set to be included on this release. Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film coming to home video. Read more

2019 film Bombshell comes to Blu-ray in March

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The 2019 film Bombshell starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 10th, via Lionsgate. The film, based on a true story & directed by Jay Roach, co-stars John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Liv Hewson, Stephen Root, and Mark Duplass. UPDATED: Tech specs for the Blu-ray include video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with  Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. Yes, you read that correctly. The Blu-ray Disc will come in the form of a “combo pack” with it getting a DVD counterpart and digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • “No Easy Truths: The Making of Bombshell” 7-Part Documentary
    • “Convergence: Genesis of the Film” Featurette
    • “Quid Pro Quo: Charlize, Nicole, Margot, John” Featurette
    • “Human Dynamics: The Ensemble Cast” Featurette
    • “Breaking the Fourth Wall: Visual Design” Featurette
    • “Layer by Layer: Makeup, Hair & Clothing” Featurette
    • “A Unique Skill Set: Jay Roach” Featurette
    • “Catalyst for Change: Parting Thoughts” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the home video release of this film.

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