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Nightmare Alley comes to 4K and Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 film “Nightmare Alley” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on March 22nd via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn.  It is certainly worth noting, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Best Buy.  It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder as well.

The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-rau are listed below.

  • Del Toro’s Neo Noir – Writer-director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast decipher the dark, complicated world of Nightmare Alley. The filmmaker reveals how his take on noir is rooted in classic cinema but offers an accessible, modern narrative.
  • Beneath the Tarp – Production designer Tamara Deverell and her talented team skillfully delivered both a decaying traveling carnival world and a gilded Art Deco high society with striking visuals. We explore how this design supported del Toro’s genre-bending filmmaking.
  • What Exists in the Fringe – Costume designer Luis Sequeira unravels his collaboration with Guillermo del Toro and reveals the symbolism that’s constantly at play in the film’s carefully crafted wardrobe’s design.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement regarding the home video releases.

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1995 film “Nixon” with Anthony Hopkins gets a Special Edition Blu-ray in May

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The 1995 Oliver Stone directed film Nixon starring Anthony Hopkins is getting a “Special Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on May 21st via Kino Lorber Studio Classics, according to an early alert to retailers. The tech specs haven’t been fully detailed but it will for certain contain 1080p video with uncompressed 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound configurations. Both the theatrical cut (120 minutes) and the extended director’s cut (212 minutes) of the film will be included on what is said to be a 3-disc set. The upcoming Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Details about the release and a list of bonus materials set to be included are below.

This special three-disc edition includes both the original theatrical cut and the extended director’s cut, and is loaded with extras.

  • Includes both the original 191-minute theatrical cut and the extended 212-minute director’s cut
  • Two Audio Commentaries with Director Oliver Stone (Director’s Cut): Oliver Stone Discusses the Film’s Performances, Style & Scrip/Oliver Stone Discusses the Politics & History of the Era
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jim Hemphill (Theatrical Cut)
  • Deleted Scenes Introduced by Oliver Stone (58:16)
  • Beyond Nixon Documentary (35:19)
  • Charlie Rose Interviews Oliver Stone (55:09)
  • Making-of Featurette
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Editor Note: I would say that there’s a slight chance this could actually someday receive a 4K UHD Blu-ray release, considering that the distributor recently announced plans to bring their first title to that format. That film announced for 4K also stars Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal) so it would be fitting.

1993 film “Philadelphia” starring Tom Hanks on 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 1993 Jonathan Demme directed film Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 27th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, according to an early alert to retailers. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE: This will come in the form of a “25th Anniversary Edition” release as the cover art (pictured above) shows. Still no info yet regarding tech specs or bonus materials. The title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

“Step Brothers” with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly on 4K UHD Blu-ray October

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The 2008 Adam McKay directed comedy Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Sony. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. Lastly, I have to say this: this comes as some excellent news, considering the film today is celebrating its 10th anniversary, as it was released on July 25th, 2008.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release are identical to the previous Blu-ray release. They can be found further below, after the break, along with the full announcement for the release.

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