The TV series “The Umbrella Academy: Season One” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The show, which airs on Netflix, based on the Dark Horse comics series (of the same title) created by Gerard Way, stars Elliot Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Justin H. Min, Aidan Gallagher, and Emmy Raver-Lampman. The tech specs for the first season of the show on Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound spanning across a set of three BD-50 Blu-ray Discs. You can now find the Blu-ray (mislabeled as the DVD) available for preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release.
UPDATE: You can find full details about the upcoming Blu-ray release of the first season of this show below, after the break.
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.
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 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-Cohen, Victoria Pedretti, Michiel 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.
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 Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell 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.
“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
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.
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 severaltweets 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.