The 1994 film “No Escape“ starring the late great Ray Liotta is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc for the first time [in the U.S.] on October 11th via Unearthed Films, under the Unearthed Classics division. The science fiction film [set in the year 2022] was directed by Martin Campbell, also known for directing “Casino Royale” (2006). It co-starred Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon, Ernie Hudson, and the late Michael Lerner.
The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with options of both lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and uncompressed LPCM 2.0 Stereo sound mixes. Unearthed Films sent along with some promo images that seem to be screenshots [found below] from the new transfer of the film in HD. They, oddly enough though are 1918 pixels instead of 1920 pixels wide though for some reason. So, technically these are not in full HD just by 2 pixels in width? Still, it gives you an idea of how it should look, which is rather impressive.
You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the Blu-ray release are listed below.
“WELCOME TO THE FUTURE: THE SCI-FI WORLDS OF GALE ANNE HURD” – A new interview with producer Gale Anne Hurd
“SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: DIRECTING NO ESCAPE” – A new interview with filmmaker Martin Campbell
“PENAL COLONY: WRITING NO ESCAPE” – A new interview with co-writer Joel Gross
Original Theatrical Trailer
Vintage Making of Featurettes
The full details about the upcoming release can be found below, after the break.
The 1998 film “The Mask of Zorro“ starring Antonio Banderas is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 5th, via Sony. The film, directed by Martin Campbell, co-starred Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, and Matt Letscher. The tech specs for the release include video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film also included. UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. It is also listed for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target. The bonus materials set to be included, listed below, here feature some new content that will be housed on the 4K disc.
A “007: The Daniel Craig Collection“ box set is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 22nd via MGM, according to an early retailer alert. The set contains FOUR of the “007” films that starred Daniel Craig (so far). It’s a bit unclear why they’re choosing to reuse the title again, the same as the Blu-ray set (released earlier this year) when another film has been announced and is coming in 2020? Oh well, “hindsight is 20/20” or perhaps 2020 in this case. However, I digress.
This set does include the following films: “Casino Royale” (2006) directed by Martin Campbell, “Quantum of Solace” (2008) directed by Marc Forster, “Skyfall” (2012) and “Spectre” (2015) directed by Sam Mendes. These films co-starred Judi Dench, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Dave Bautista. I know that was rather lengthy but well, someone had to give credit to all of these actors and refresh your memory a bit as well.
The release will come as an 8-Disc set “combo pack” with Blu-ray Discs included for each film (likely to also house the original bonus materials) as well as digital code (copy) of each film. Speaking of which, so far there has not been an official announcement (sent to me) regarding this and as a result, we have no info regarding tech specs or if any new extras will be included on this [doubtful]. Stay tuned though, as I will keep this post updated. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Lastly, the release is said to include an “Extended UNRATED” version of the first film featuring Craig (Casino Royale). This has never been featured on the Blu-ray and seems to perhaps be a 4K exclusive? We shall see. Again, stay tuned.