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2002 film Adaptation comes to 4K in December
The 2002 film “Adaptation.” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 6th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Spike Jonze, was based on a book (“The Orchard Thief”) with the screenplay adaptation written by Charlie Kaufman, and it starred Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, and Chris Cooper. It’s most certainly worth noting, that at the time of writing this, the film is still deemed“Certified Fresh” (all these 20 years later) over at Rotten Tomatoes.
This movie has been newly remastered in 4K from the original camera negative. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and a new Dolby Atmos sound mix as well as the original theatrical mix in a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 configuration and even a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound mix. The release will only include a 4K disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. So, again, there will be no Blu-ray with this release.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Walmart, as well as online retailer Deep Discount. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.
- Behind the Scenes in the Swamp Featurette
- Theatrical Trailer
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K release of this film.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – 4K UHD Blu-ray Screenshots
2019 film Primal with Nicolas Cage on 4K in July
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The 2019 film “Primal“ starring Nicolas Cage is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 26th, via Lionsgate, according to retailers. The film, directed by Nick Powell, co-starred Famke Janssen, Kevin Durand, LaMonica Garrett, and Michael Imperioli.
The tech specs for the release, although not yet official, should include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with [at least] HDR10 and the original 5.1 lossless surround sound originally found on the Blu-ray. Speaking of that original 2019 Blu-ray, you might want to hold onto it if you like the concept of a “combo pack” — meaning that this release will only include the 4K disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. No Blu-ray will be included with the release. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder at Amazon. The only bonus material possible to be included with the release [if ported over to the 4K from Blu-ray] would be “The Making of Primal.”
Below, after the break, you can find the original home video trailer for the film.
Willy’s Wonderland with Nicolas Cage on Blu-ray in April
The 2021 film “Willy’s Wonderland” starring Nicolas Cage is coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 13th via Screen Media. The film, directed by Kevin Lewis, co-stars Beth Grant, Terayle Hill, Caylee Cowan, Emily Tosta, Grant Cramer, Kai Kadlec, Christian Delgrosso, and Jonathan Mercedes. The tech specs and bonus materials for this release have not yet been detailed. Stay tuned perhaps for a later update on that. In the meantime, you can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film.
2013 animated film The Croods on 4K in November
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The 2013 CG animated film “The Croods” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 17th, via Universal, according to early retail alerts. The film, directed by Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders, featured the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, and Clark Duke. You can already find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Target. This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound, with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 core. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- The Croodaceous Creatures of The Croods
- Belt‘s Cave Journal
- Crood‘s Cuts (Lost Scenes)
- Be An Artist!
1987 film Moonstruck gets Criterion Blu-ray
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The 1987 film “Moonstruck“ is getting a Blu-ray Disc release on November 17th via The Criterion Collection. The film, directed by Norman Jewison & winner of 3 Academy Awards (“Oscars”), starred Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso, John Mahoney, Louis Guss, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., and Anita Gillette.
Tech specs for the Criterion Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, from a new 4K restoration, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. You can find the Criterion Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Criterion. Below you can find info regarding this upcoming release of the film and a list of bonus materials set to be included.
- New 4K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interview with screenwriter John Patrick Shanley
- New interview with scholar Stefano Albertini about the use of opera in the film
- Introduction from 2013 featuring Cher
- Interviews from 1987 with director Norman Jewison and actors Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, and Olympia Dukakis
- Interview from 2002 with actor Danny Aiello
- Audio interview from 1989 with Shanley about screenwriting and the development of Moonstruck
- At the Heart of an Italian Family, a 2006 program about the making of the film
- The Music of “Moonstruck,” a 2006 program featuring interviews with Jewison and composer Dick Hyman
- Audio commentary from 1998 with Cher, Jewison, and Shanley
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- PLUS: An essay by critic Emily VanDerWerff
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – 4K UHD Blu-ray Review
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2005 film “Lord of War” starring Nicolas Cage comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in March
The 2005 film “Lord of War“ starring Nicolas Cage is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 19th, via Lionsgate. The film was both written & directed by Andrew Niccol, and featured a supporting cast of Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Bridget Moynahan, and Ian Holm. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Vision and HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and Digital Copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Andrew Niccol
- “The Making of Lord of War” Featurette
- “Making a Killing: Inside the International Arms Trade” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray release.
RUMOR: “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray March
RUMOR: 2018 critically acclaimed film “Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on March 19th via Sony, according to numerous retailer alerts. A lot of other sites are also reporting this, but the studio has not officially announced this title yet for home video release, so I’m considering it still a rumor (for now). That said, no info has been released yet regarding the tech specs or bonus materials set to be included on the 4K or Blu-ray releases. It is known, now from artwork, that both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film included with each.
There are pre-order listings now available for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc over at Amazon, featuring artwork. Stay tuned for any updates on the release once the studio officially announces it. It is also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive Steelbook for only the Blu-ray version of the film, which you can find available for pre-order here.