The 1994 sports drama “Blue Chips“ starring Nick Nolte and Shaquille O’Neal is making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by William Friedkin, co-starred Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O’Neill, Alfre Woodard, Robert Wuhl, Bob Cousy, and featured cameos by Larry Bird and Bobby Knight.
The tech specs for the Blu-ray debut include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release.
The 2001 Richard Kelly film “Donnie Darko” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a limited edition release on April 27th via Arrow Video. The distributor just announced this today via social media. The film, written & directed by Richard Kelly, starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Mary McDonnell, Daveigh Chase, James Duval, Patrick Swayze, Jolene Purdy, Stuart Stone, Gary Lundy, Seth Rogen, Beth Grant, Noah Wyle, and Drew Barrymore. Both the theatrical cut and the Director’s Cut of the movie have received new 4K restorations from the original camera negatives, which were supervised and approved by the director Richard Kelly and the DP (director of photography) Steven Poster. The tech specs for the 2-disc limited edition 4K release will include a 2160p presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, for both versions, in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray limited edition set is now available for preorder over at Amazon.
This limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray will come with the following physical extras (pictured below).
100-page hardcover book featuring writing by Nathan Rabin, Anton Bitel and Jamie Graham, an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly, an introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal and contemporary coverage, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials
Double-sided fold-out poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece
Six double-sided collector’s postcards
Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece
The full details about and bonus materials set to be included with this limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film are listed below, after the break.