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Pixar film “Onward” comes to 4K and Blu-ray May

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The 2020 Disney / Pixar film “Onward” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 19th, via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Dan Scanlon, features the voice talents of Tom HollandChris PrattJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Kyle Bornheimer, Mel Rodriguez, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, and George Psarras. The tech specs and bonus materials for the 4K and Blu-ray haven’t been officially announced yet, but, judging from the Disney+ and digital versions of the film, you can expect it to receive HDR10 on the 4K release and Dolby Atmos sound. It’s likely the Blu-ray will only get a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 mix, instead of Atmos sound, but we’ll see. Both the 4K and Blu-ray releases will come in the form of “combo pack” meaning that they’ll include their Blu-ray / DVD counterparts (accordingly) and each receives a digital code (copy) of the film. Stay tuned for updates on the official tech specs, bonus materials, and as to when these titles get listed over at Amazon. You can, however, now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target. Also worth mentioning is the fact that each one of those retailers will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film. Best Buy will be getting a 4K SteelBook (pictured below) and Target will be getting a Limited Edition Gallery Book on 4K (also pictured below). 

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Downey, Jr. as “Dolittle” on 4K and Blu-ray April

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The 2020 film “Dolittle” starring Robert Downey, Jr. is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 7th, via Universal. The film, based on the story of “Dr. Dolittle” & directed by Stephen Gaghan, co-starred/featured the voice talents of Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, and Marion Cotillard. The tech specs for the 4K include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Talk to the Animals
  • RDJ & Harry: Mentor and Mentee
  • Becoming the Good Doctor
  • Antonio Banderas: Pirate King
  • The Wicked Dr. Medfly
  • A Most Unusual House

Disney film Zootopia comes to 4K in November

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The 2016 animated film Zootopia is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The Academy Award-winning film, co-directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, & Jared Bush, featured the voice talents of Ginnifer GoodwinJason BatemanIdris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive release at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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 Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Characters
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Zoology: The Roundtables
  • The Origin of an Animal Tale
  • Research: A True-Life Adventure
  • Z.P.D. Forensic Files
  • And More!

Octavia Spencer as Ma on Blu-ray September

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The 2019 film Ma starring Octavia Spencer is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 3rd via Universal, according to multiple retailers. The film, directed by Tate Taylor and produced by Jason Blum, co-stars Diana SilversJuliette Lewis, McKaley Miller, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni PaoloDante Brown, and Luke Evans. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of “combo pack” with a DVD and a digital copy (digital code) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for pre-order over at both Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Creating Sue Ann
  • Party at Ma’s
  • Theatrical Trailer

“Instant Family” with Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne is coming Blu-ray in March

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The 2018 comedy Instant Family starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 5th, via Paramount. The film, directed by Sean Anders, co-stars Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Tig Notaro, and Octavia Spencer. Tech specs for the Blu-ray have yet to be fully detailed, but it should be obvious that you can expect full 1080p video and 5.1 lossless sound. I’ll be updating this as soon as I learn what the tech specs are. The film on Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. There is a pre-order listing for the Blu-ray now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Introduction by Sean Anders and John Morris
  • Gag Reel
  • Commentary by director/writer Sean Anders and writer John Morris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fix-It—Behind the scenes with Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne
  • Kid Power—Meet the talented young cast
  • I Need Some Support—Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro guide a group of parents through the laughter and tears of foster care
  • Order in the Court—Inside one of the film’s most heartfelt moments
  • The Families Behind the Fair—Hear from real foster families 
  • Crew Inspiration—Crew members share their own foster care stories
  • The Anders Family—The real-life inspiration for the film
  • Isabela Moner “I’ll Stay” – Promotional Music Video
  • On Set Proposal—A surprising wedding proposal from one crew member to another

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this release.

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