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Tremors: Shrieker Island on Blu-ray in October

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2020 (made for) Netflix movie Tremors: Shrieker Island is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 20th, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The movie is the latest in the “Tremors” film franchise and was directed by Don Michael Paul. It stars Michael Gross, Jon Heder, Caroline Langrishe, Cassie Clare, Matthew Douglas, Sahajak Boonthanakit, David Asavanond, Jackie Cruz, and Richard Brake. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound, on a BD-50 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include both a DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • The Monsters of Tremors – Narrated by Burt Gummer himself, this piece gives you everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s most fearsome monsters: Graboids, Shriekers, and Ass Blasters.
  • Tremors Top 30 Moments – A lot has happened since we first visited Perfection, Nevada. From the biggest laughs, to the most gruesome kills, to Burt’s greatest “Burtisms,” we relive some of the most classic moments from across the franchise.
  • The Legend of Burt Gummer – Throughout all the years of Tremors, one character has been the common thread. Take a deep dive into the iconic character Burt Gummer, led by the actor who made him a legend, Michael Gross.

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

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2019 Scorsese film The Irishman on Blu-ray November

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The 2019 The Irishman film directed by Martin Scorsese is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 24th via The Criterion Collection. The movie originally debuted both in theaters and streaming on Netflix, and it was nominated for 10 Academy Awards (“Oscars”). The Irishman starred Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, as well as co-starred Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, and Stephen Graham. The Criterion Blu-ray will feature a “new 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese” in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio (presented in 1080p HD) with Dolby Atmos sound. Right now, you cannot yet find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update on that. You can now however find the Blu-ray available for preorder directly from The Criterion Collection website. Details about the release and the bonus materials can be found listed below.

  • New 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Newly edited roundtable conversation among Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, originally recorded in 2019
  • New documentary about the making of the film featuring Scorsese; the lead actors; producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Jane Rosenthal, and Irwin Winkler; director of photography Rodrigo Prieto; and others from the cast and crew
  • New video essay written and narrated by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about The Irishman’s synthesis of Scorsese’s singular formal style
  • The Evolution of Digital De-aging, a 2019 program on the visual effects created for the film
  • Archival interview excerpts with Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran and International Brotherhood of Teamsters trade union leader Jimmy Hoffa
  • Trailer and teaser
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien
  • New cover by Gregory Manchess

EDITORIAL NOTE: First off, yes, I know the movie itself actually aired in 4K Ultra HD with HDR (high dynamic range) on Netflix but we’re not receiving a 4K physical release here for yet another title from Criterion. That’s pretty much a sign that Criterion really has no plans for releasing to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format, at least anytime soon. I hate that, but it is still great to see this film getting a physical release, and from the folks at The Criterion Collection, nonetheless — even if it is only in 1080p, as it is. It is what it is. Yes, I just went there. I’ll end this by stating the obvious: it’s 2020 and I think that it’s about time that maybe Criterion got with the whole 4K UHD Blu-ray game.

The Haunting of Hill House on Blu-ray in October

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The 2018 TV series The Haunting of Hill House is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 15th via Paramount. The show (as seen on Netflix) in its first season, directed by Mike Flanagan, featured a cast of Oliver Jackson-CohenVictoria PedrettiMichiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, and Kate Siegel.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the release include 1080p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The Blu-ray release is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. The season will be presented in an “Extended Director’s Cut” featuring never-before-seen content on three out of the ten episodes. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • EP 101: Steven Sees a Ghost
    • Steven Sees a Ghost Extended Director’s Cut
    • Steven Sees a Ghost Extended Director’s Cut Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan
  • EP 105: The Bent-Neck Lady
    • The Bent-Neck Lady Extended Director’s Cut
    • The Bent-Neck Lady Extended Director’s Cut Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan
  • EP 106: Two Storms
    • Two Storms Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan
  • EP 110: Silence Lay Steadily
    • Silence Lay Steadily Extended Director’s Cut
    • Silence Lay Steadily Extended Director’s Cut Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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Lost In Space: The Complete First Season Blu-ray in June

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The 2018 TV series Lost In Space: The Complete First Season is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 4th via Fox, according to an early alert to retailers. The show, a revival of the 1960s science fiction classic, premiered last year on Netflix. The show’s cast includes Molly ParkerToby StephensMaxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Ignacio Serricchio, and Parker Posey.

UPDATE: You can now find the Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon. Tech specs for the release include 1080p in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio (as originally shown) and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The following bonus materials will be included on the release.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “No Place to Hide” – Colorized Unaired Pilot Episode from the Original (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • Bill and Max: Lost and Found in Space
  • Bill Mumy Visits the Jupiter 2
  • Designing the Robot
  • Sizzle Reel
EDITOR NOTE: Sadly, there officially appears to be no sign of a 4K release of this show which is surprising because it airs (on Netflix) in 4K with HDR and even Dolby Atmos sound. Perhaps there will be plans at a later time for a 4K release, or perhaps not. Again, stay tuned!

Below, after the break, you can find the full announcement with details about this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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Animated TV series “Castlevania Season One” comes to Blu-ray Disc in December

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Yesterday at this year’s NYCC (New York Comic-Con) they announced that the animated TV series Castlevania Season One is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via VIZ Media (distributed by Warner). The show can be seen on Netflix and has been renewed for a second season. There are several tweets floating around that show the cover art for the set. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, nor fully have the bonus materials, so stay tuned for a full update on that. It is said that the release will include bonus materials such as storyboards and an art gallery. The title is now available for PRE-ORDER on Blu-ray over at Amazon.