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F9 The Fast Saga on 4K and Blu-ray in September

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The 2021 sequel “F9: The Fast Saga” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 21st via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, the latest in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, directed by Justin Lin, stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron. Both the 4K and Blu-ray releases will include 2 versions of the film: The Director’s Cut (149 minutes, NOT RATED) and the Theatrical Cut (142 minutes, PG-13).

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-100 disc. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-50 disc. Both versions will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray will come with its DVD counterpart, and each will include a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both listed as available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now also available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • GAG REEL
  • F9: ALL IN: The Fast family invites you to be part of the crew as they give you an intimate look at how F9 propels this epic franchise to even greater heights. This bonus feature, with more than 46 minutes of content, includes returning characters, new cast members, huge stunts, big surprises, and so much more.
  • PRACTICALLY FAST: When it comes to stunts, it seems each film in The Fast Saga outdoes the last. In this piece, we examine how Justin Lin and his team go to great lengths to shoot as many stunts as they can in-camera and practically, giving the film an authenticity that cannot be achieved solely through visual effects or CGI.
  • SHIFTING PRIORITIES: We first met many of these characters when The Fast and the Furious was released in 2001. In the 20+ years since, not only have the characters themselves grown and evolved, but so have the actors that portray them. Art often imitates life, and we look at how that’s particularly true in F9.
  • JUSTICE FOR HAN: Han is back! Sung Kang and Justin Lin discuss the genesis for the return of this beloved character, while the cast reveals how much it means to them to have Kang back along for the ride.
  • A DAY ON SET WITH JUSTIN LIN: The job of a director on any movie production is huge. The job of a director on a production the scale of F9 is immeasurable. Spend a day with Justin Lin and see just how demanding it is to navigate a production day when you’re the one with all the answers.
  • JOHN CENA: SUPERCAR SUPERFAN: John Cena is a real-life car expert, and no franchise does cars like Fast. Watch John jump from exotic car to exotic car like a kid in a candy store, giving you a true fan’s look at some of the rarest and most expensive automobiles in the world.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY (THEATRICAL AND DIRECTOR’S CUT) WITH PRODUCER/CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR JUSTIN LIN

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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“Fast & Furious 8-Movie Collection” on 4K in June

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The Fast & Furious 8-Movie Collection is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 11th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. This 17-disc box set will include the first 8 movies in the film franchise, listed below.

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Tech specs for the films all include 2160p 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (mostly in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio) with DTS:X sound. This will be a “combo pack” set meaning that each film will get its original Blu-ray Disc counterpart with its original bonus materials as well as a digital copy of each film (compatible with Movies Anywhere) included. The first four films will include just the theatrical PG-13 versions while the latter four films will include the extended versions – on the 4K disc. The 4K UHD Blu-ray box set is available to pre-order over at Amazon. The final disc in the set is an exclusive (identical to that found on the 2017 Blu-ray Disc set) and it includes the following bonus materials:

  • Fast Cars!
  • Back Under the Hood
  • Mapping Fast & Furious
  • International TV Special
  • Justin Lin – Director’s Vault
  • A Home in Ruins
  • From Pre-Viz to Final
  • Shooting in Abu Dhabi
  • Jeff Imada: Up Close and Personal
  • Retrospective
  • Cast Favorites

Further below, after the break, you can find a full list of the contents of the upcoming 4K box set.

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“Fast & Furious” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in June

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The 2009 sequel Fast & Furious is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 11th, via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Justin Lin, featured a cast of Vin DieselPaul WalkerMichelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Jack Conley, Shea Whigham, and Sung Kang. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release (on the original Blu-ray) are listed below.

  • Original Short Film: Los Bandoleros
  • Paul Walker and Director Justin Lin Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Details
  • Under the Hood: Muscle Cars and Imports
  • Getting the Gang Back Together
  • Driving School with Vin Diesel
  • Shooting the Big Rig Heist
  • Races and Chases
  • High Octane Action: The Stunts
  • Gag Reel
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Justin Lin [also on the 4K disc]
  • … And More!

Steve McQueen film “Widows” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in February

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The 2018 Steve McQueen directed film “Widows” is slated for release on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats February 5th, 2018 via Fox The film’s cast includes Viola DavisMichelle RodriguezElizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson. This film has received mostly positive reviews from critics. In fact, Widows is currently “Certified Fresh” (at time of writing) over at Rotten Tomatoes.

Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. Each version will come in the form of a “comb pack” with the 4K release getting a Blu-ray, and the Blu-ray getting a DVD, with both include a Digital Copy of the film. You can pre-order either the 4K UHD Blu-ray or Blu-ray of the film over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be include on both releases are listed below.

  • Widows Unmasked: A Chicago Story
    • Plotting The Heist: The Story
    • Assembling The Crew: Production
    • The Scene Of The Crime: Locations
  • Gallery

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for the upcoming releases of this film.

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First three “Fast and the Furious” films come to 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The first three films  in The Fast and the Furious franchise are coming out INDIVIDUALLY to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Universal, it appears, according to early retail listings. This set of releases includes the following films:

Tech specs for the releases will include 2160p 4K video with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. Bonus materials appear to be identical to those found on the previous Blu-ray Disc releases. I’ll be updating this news story more throughout the day with cover art and such. For now I just wanted to get this news out to our readers that don’t use (or follow us on) social media.

You can find the three films now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. So far only two films are lacking, the fourth and fifth films. Considering the cover art features numbering, those films should definitely be coming out sooner or later. You might even see a box set of the 4K titles as well, possibly later this year. Stay tuned for further updates.