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1994 film Leon: The Professional gets a 4K SteelBook

The 1994 Luc Besson film Leon: The Professional is officially getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on December 1st, in a limited edition from Sony. The film, written & directed by Luc Besson, featured a cast of Jean RenoGary Oldman, and Natalie Portman. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the (OAR) 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound — Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible. Both the film’s theatrical and extended versions are included. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on this release, housed on the Blu-ray and identical to the film’s original 4K UHD Blu-ray previously released back in 2017, are listed below.

  • Cast and Crew Look Back
  • Jean Reno: The Road to Léon
  • Natalie Portman: Starting Young
  • Original Theatrical Trailer 

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the SteelBook form.

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V for Vendetta officially on 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 2005 film adaptation of “V for Vendetta” starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 3rd, via Warner. Some of you may remember me reporting this last month, and as of today, it has been confirmed via a press release from the studio. The film, directed by James McTeigue & based on the graphic novel (of the same title), had a screenplay adapted by The Wachowskis — Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski — best known for both writing & directing “The Matrix” (1999). The film co-starred Stephen ReaStephen FryRupert GravesTim Pigott-Smith, and John Hurt.

Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The movie has received a new scan according the press release, quoted below.

“The 4K UHD release of V for Vendetta is from a new scan of the original camera negative.”

The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will receive its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You cannot yet find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray listed over at Amazon yet, but stay tuned for an update on that. You can, however, find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. Amazon will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset (as pictured below) which is now available for preorder, oddly enough.

Retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive release of the film in the form of a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release, featuring some never-before-seen content, are listed below.

New Special Features on 4K UHD Disc:

  • V for Vendetta Unmasked
  • Natalie Portman’s Audition: Explore the depth of Evey’s character with Natalie Portman’s never-before-seen audition
  • James McTeigue & Lana Wachowski in Conversation

Previously released Special Features on Blu-ray Disc:

  • Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta – The cast and crew of V for Vendetta reveal the intense filmmaking process
  • Designing the Near Future – A look at the artistic process of creating the frightening future world of V
  • Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot – The history behind the story of Guy Fawkes
  • England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics – The origins of the original V story is illuminated
  • Cat Power Montage – Cat Power song played under images of the film
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Easter Egg: Hidden Bonus: Saturday Night Live Digital Short

Further below, after the break, you can find the full press release from today announcing the 4K release of the film.

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2005 film V for Vendetta comes to 4K in November

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The 2005 film adaptation of V for Vendetta starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 3rd, via Warner, according to sources. The film, directed by James McTeigue & based on the graphic novel (of the same title), had a screenplay adapted by The WachowskisLana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski — best known for both writing & directing “The Matrix” (1999). The film co-starred Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, Rupert Graves, Tim Pigott-Smith, and John Hurt. The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed for preorder over at Amazon.

Now, the reason that I kept calling that version the standard 4K is because there will also be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset available over at Amazon which is already up and available for preorder (pictured below). This exclusive gift set seems to include not only cool packaging but also a collectible booklet about the film itself.

v_for_vendetta_4k_giftsetUPDATE: Just as I had speculated, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook exclusive to retailer Best Buy available for this film (pictured below) which is now listed for preorder.

v_for_vendetta_4k_steelbookFinal UPDATE: This title has now been officially announced and you can find more information in another post HERE on the site.

All “Star Wars” films come to 4K UHD Blu-ray March


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The remaining films in the “Star Wars” film franchise – so far – are all coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 31st it seems, via Disney, according to retailer listings. There will first be a very lavish, expensive box set available (seemingly exclusive) at retailer Best Buy called “The Skywalker Saga” (pictured above) which is now available for preorder. That Skywalker Saga set will include Episodes 1-9 of the films, as well as two Blu-ray Disc counterparts for each film, filled with bonus materials – yet to be detailed. Stay tuned for further details regarding this release as it develops.

Now, as of today, there also are most certainly individual releases for Episodes 1-7 coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 31st as well as the film “Rogue One – A Star Wars Story” (2016). It’s certainly worth noting that these titles are now all listed over at retailer Best Buy, individually. So, as you’d expect I’ll be listing the films coming out in theatrical chronological order with direct links to the Best Buy preorder listings – not yet functional but currently placeholder pages. UPDATED: I am now adding Amazon preorder listings to this post as they are getting listed.

NOTE: The final film in the Skywalker Saga (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”) has been announced officially, as you can read HERE in my previous news post regarding it. This story regarding the individual releases is still developing, so once again, stay tuned.

“Iron Man” and “Thor” films on 4K in August

The five “Marvel Cinematic Universe” films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor (2011), and Thor: The Dark World (2013) are all coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 13th via Disney‘s Marvel Studios. These films’ tech specs on 4K all include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. One last thing from a technical side: there is a variety of the 2.35:1 to 2.40:1 aspect ratios on the five different films. These films all will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital copy of each included.

All five of these “MCU” film on 4K UHD Blu-ray are now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials will be included on the Blu-ray releases and are identical to their previous releases. There will also be limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook releases for each film exclusive to retailer Best Buy. Those Steelbooks are now available for pre-order now and you can find them below, after the break, pictured with links.

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“Vox Lux” starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law is coming to Blu-ray in March

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The 2018 Brady Corbet written & directed film Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 5th, via Universal. The film, a musical drama, co-stars Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Raffey Cassidy, and features Willem Dafoe as the narrator. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The upcoming Blu-ray is available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release, in addition to a Digital Copy, are listed below.

  • “Wrapped Up” Music Video
  • Trailer