The 1983 film “WarGames” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 20th via Shout! Factory. The film, via MGM, directed by John Badham, starred Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Juanin Clay, and Barry Corbin.
This movie has received a new 4K scan from the original camera negative. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release have yet to be detailed but you can at least expect a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of HDR and lossless sound mix(es). This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy as well as over at online retailer Deep Discount. You can also now preorder the 4K UHD Blu-ray directly via Shout! Factory‘s website, where you’ll get an exclusive poster [while supplies last]. The bonus materials set to be included with this 4K physical release are listed below.
Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Director John Badham And Writers Lawrence Lasker And Walter F. Parkes
Two of these films, those from 1986, are celebrating their 35th anniversary with these releases. One of these films (Some Kind of Wonderful) has previously only been available on the Blu-ray Disc format via a “5-Movie Collection” — released earlier this year. Each film as a Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured above) is now available to preorder over at Amazon via the links in the titles above or below. The full tech specs are listed below according to each film.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. “Pretty in Pink” will be from the new remastered 4K scan in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. And, finally, “Some Kind of Wonderful” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. Each film will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials for each are listed below, after the break. Further below, you will also find the full press release for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off which mentions these other two releases.
The 2004 film adaptation of “The Stepford Wives” starring Nicole Kidman is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 1st via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, based on the book (of the same title) and directed by Frank Oz, co-starred Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Jon Lovitz, and Glenn Close. The tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been detailed, nor have bonus materials [if any are] set to be included on the release but stay tuned for an update. You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.
There will be a “John Hughes 5-Movie Collection” officially coming to Blu-ray Disc, as a set, on February 23rd, 2021, via Paramount. The 5-movie collection will include two films that will be making their debuts on the Blu-ray Disc format, noted accordingly below (with an *). The films in the 5-movie collection include:
“Planes, Trains, And Automobiles” (1987)
“Ferris Beuller’s Day Off” (1986)
“She’s Having a Baby” (1988) *
“Pretty in Pink” (1986)
“Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987) *
Three of the five films here were written, produced, and directed by the late John Hughes, with the exceptions being the last two films listed (“Pretty in Pink” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”) which were only written & produced by Hughes. Those two other films were both directed by Howard Deutch. As I had mentioned, two of the films listed will be making their exclusivedebuts on the Blu-ray format via this set. You can now find the 5-Movie Collection on Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The tech specs for the films new on this set have not yet been detailed but the others all will for sure include 1080p HD video in their OAR (original aspect ratio) with lossless 5.1 surround sound. Stay tuned for an update on if the other two films will also get 5.1 lossless surround mixes. It is known that this set will come with digital copies of each of the five films. You can find a list of the bonus materials set to be included in the set listed further below, after the break, with the press release.
The 2019 CG animated film “Wonder Park“ from Nickelodeon Movies is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 18th via Paramount. The film features the voice talents of Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunkis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Hudson Campbell, and Ken Jeong. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a” combo pack” with a DVD and a digital copy of the film. The Blu-ray of the film is now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Gus Yodeling – Deleted Scene
The Wonder Chimp Channel
The Pi Song Sing-Along
Making Noises (It’s Actually a Job?!!)
June’s Guide to Wonderland
June’s Welcoming Crew
Drawing the Wonder Chimp Pirate
Drawing the Wonder Chimp Princess
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this upcoming release and the trailer for the film.