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The Dead Zone Collector’s Edition Blu-ray in July

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The 1983 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dead Zone starring Christopher Walken will be getting a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on July 27th via Scream Factory. The film, directed by David Cronenberg, co-starred Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, and Martin Sheen.

The movie has received a NEW 2021 4K scan of the original camera negative” according to Shout! Factory. So far, the exact tech specs have not yet been fully detailed, aside from being in 1080p HD and in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, but stay tuned for an update on what sound configuration(s) it will receive. You can find the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray available for preorder now over at Amazon as well as directly via ShoutFactory.com. Today they [Shout! Factory] announced all of the bonus materials that are finalized and set to be included with this release, which you can find listed below.

  • NEW Sarah’s Story – an interview with actress Brooke Adams
  • NEW Cold Visions: Producing The Dead Zone – featuring interviews with production manager John M. Eckert and associate producer Jeffrey Chernov
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Mark Irwin
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Michael Gingold
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian/author Dr. Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film music historian Daniel Schweiger with isolated score selections
  • Trailers from Hell – Mick Garris on The Dead Zone
  • Memories from The Dead Zone
  •  The Look of The Dead Zone
  • Visions of The Dead Zone
  • The Politics of The Dead Zone
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Behind the Scenes still gallery

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

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2021 film Judas and the Black Messiah on Blu-ray in May

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The Academy Award-nominated 2021 film “Judas and the Black Messiah” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 4th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Shaka King, stars Daniel KaluuyaLaKeith StanfieldJesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, and Martin Sheen. It’s worth noting, at the time of writing this, that this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the film on Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, and expect that price to drop. However, remember that Amazon offers a “Pre-order Price Guarantee” which should have you covered.

The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • “Fred Hampton for the People” – The filmmakers and cast discuss why telling Chairman Fred Hampton’s story is more important now than ever before.
  • “Unexpected Betrayal” – The filmmakers and cast discuss William O’Neil’s complexities and his eventual betrayal of Hampton.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Sadly, no there will not be a 4K physical release here in the United States of the film, it would appear. That’s a shame, as it aired on HBOMax earlier this year in 4K UHD with HDR10 and Dolby Vision as well as with Dolby Atmos sound. Maybe, if this film takes home some “Oscars” in the 6 categories it is nominated for, namely Best Picture, later this year, it might receive a 4K UHD Blu-ray release with all of that mentioned. One would speculate?

Further below, after the break, you can find the full information regarding the home video releases of this film.

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1980 film The Final Countdown on 4K UHD Blu-ray in April

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The 1980 film “The Final Countdown” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 27th via Blue Underground. The film, directed by Don Taylor, starred Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, James Farentino, Katharine Ross, Ron O’Neal, and Charles Durning. This movie has received a new 4K scan in 16-bit from the original film 35mm camera negative and restoration (as noted below). It will be presented in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and include Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound mixes.

“Now Blue Underground is proud to present THE FINAL COUNTDOWN in a stunning new restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, for the ultimate in explosive home theater excitement!”

There’s no preorder listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray yet over at Amazon or any other retailers but stay tuned for an update on that. The bonus materials set to be included with this 3-disc limited edition set will physically include a Blu-ray and the CD Soundtrack. The traditional bonus materials (extras) set to be included on the release are listed below.

• Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Victor J. Kemper
• Lloyd Kaufman Goes Hollywood – Interview with Associate Producer Lloyd Kaufman
• Starring The Jolly Rogers – Interviews with The Jolly Rogers F-14 Fighter Squadron
• Theatrical Trailers
• TV Spots
• Poster & Still Galleries
• BONUS! THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by John Scott
• BONUS! Collectible Booklet featuring The Zero Pilot Journal

Further below, after the break, you can find the new restored movie trailer (in 1080p), the visual trade ad, and its text.

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Apocalypse Now comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in August


The 1979 film Apocalypse Now is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 27th via Lionsgate in a “40th Anniversary Edition” with a Final Cut of the film. Not only will that version be included but there will also be the original theatrical cut and “Apocalypse Now Redux” Extended Cut – along with the Hearts of Darkness (96 minutes) documentary from 1991. The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starred Martin SheenMarlon BrandoRobert DuvallFrederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Albert Hall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, and Scott Glenn.

Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video, from a 4K restoration of the original negative, presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” and include three Blu-ray Discs along with a digital copy of the film. UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at retailers Amazon and Best Buy. Stay tuned for an Amazon pre-order listing when it becomes available. Lionsgate has included what appear to be three screenshots in 1920 width (1080p) from this restoration as promotional material. You can watch the teaser trailer on YouTube (also in 1080p HD) if you’d like a better look at the quality but I’m going to include these for readers anyway.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release are very lengthy and span across a total of the 4K UHD Blu-ray disc and THREE Blu-ray Discs. This is going to run rather lengthy so I’m going to include it below after the break. Also further below, after the break, you can find the official trailer for the upcoming theatrical re-release and 4K release as well as the announcement.

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