Amazon Commissions Earned
The 2000 film “What Lies Beneath“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 5th, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This will be the very first time that the film has been available on Blu-ray in North America. The film, directed by Robert Zemeckis, starred Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Remar, Miranda Otto, Katharine Towne, Ray Baker, Wendy Crewson, and Diana Scarwid.
The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release should include all of the previous DVD extras ported over as bonus materials. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.
Amazon Commissions Earned
The 2021 film “French Exit” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 15 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Azazel Jacobs, stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Imogen Poots, Susan Coyne, Danielle MacDonald, Isaach de Bankolé, and Tracy Letts. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can find the Blu-ray now listed with a placeholder page over at Amazon, although it’s not yet functional as a preorder. So, stay tuned for an update on that. The only bonus materials set to be included with this release are Deleted and Extended Scenes. Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full info regarding the home video release.
The 2019 sequel “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 14th, 2020 via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Joachim Rønning, stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley, Robert Lindsay, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray counterpart (with bonus materials), the Blu-ray getting a DVD counterpart, and both getting a digital code (copy) of the film. You can’t yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray or Blu-ray listed on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, however, you can find both the 4K and Blu-ray listed over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film, which is now available for preorder (pictured below). Also, retailer Target will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray book packaging of the film, which is also now available for preorder (pictured further below).
The 1983 Brian De Palma directed film “Scarface“ starring Al Pacino is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a “Gold Edition” on October 15th via Universal. The film’s screenplay was written by Oliver Stone and it co-starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Robert Loggia. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and digital copy (code) of the film included. UPDATE: Amazon has now added back a pre-order listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Scarface: 35th Anniversary Reunion [also on the 4K disc]
- The Scarface Phenomenon
- The World of Tony Montana
- The Rebirth
- The Acting
- The Creating
- Scarface: The TV Version
- The Making of Scarface: The Video Game
There also will be a LIMITED EDITION “The World is Yours” theme 4K UHD Blu-ray Gift Set which will include a collectible gold statue from the film as well as a Blu-ray Disc of the original 1932 “Scarface” film with an introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne. You can find a glimpse of this set pictured below. UPDATE: This 4K Limited Edition set is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.
Warner today has officially announced plans to bring the Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher directed original four live-action Batman films to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 4th. These films include “Batman“ (1989), “Batman Returns“ (1992), “Batman Forever“ (1995), and “Batman & Robin“ (1997). The films will first get individual releases and then be released in a box set called “Batman Anthology” on 4K a tad bit later in the year (9/17). All four films are said to have been restored after they received new 4K scans of the original camera negatives. Tech specs for the releases will include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound for each film. No further details have yet been announced regarding the releases. They will each include newly remastered versions of the films on Blu-ray Disc and digital copies – likely compatible with Movies Anywhere. The bonus materials will be the same as previously included on Blu-ray for each film.
UPDATE / PRE-ORDERS: You can pre-order the films over at Amazon. Just click on the titles of the films above for links. Best Buy now has these also for pre-order. They only seem to work if you click the yellow “Pre-order” button beside each and will add to your cart. Their individual pages, however, will not load yet – at Best Buy. You can find the Batman Anthology box set already available to pre-order over at Warner’s WBShop. WBShop also has each film available to pre-order and here are the individual links: Batman / Batman Returns / Batman Forever / Batman & Robin. Lastly, the retailer Barnes & Noble has the box set and all four films available to pre-order as well.
EDITOR NOTE: Honestly, it’s a true shame that the cover art for these films is this boring. Fans are not liking it one bit on social media and perhaps Warner should have considered just using the original poster art instead.