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1965 war drama In Harm’s Way comes to Blu-ray in June

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The 1965 film “In Harm’s Way” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 29th via Paramount. This will be the very first time that this film has been released in the Blu-ray format. The widely-popular war drama, directed by Otto Preminger, starred John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon De Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Slim Pickens, and Burgess Meredith. The tech specs for the release and bonus materials have not yet been detailed. You can however find the Blu-ray Disc is now listed as available for preorder over at Amazon. Stay tuned for any possible updates on the tech specs and bonus materials for this release.

1999 film The General’s Daughter comes to Blu-ray in June

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The 1999 film “The General’s Daughter” starring John Travolta is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 29th via Paramount, according to retailers. The film, directed by Simon West, co-starred Madeleine StoweJames Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, Leslie Stefanson, Daniel von Bargen, Clarence Williams III, and James Woods. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed. You can find that the Blu-ray is now listed for preorder over at Amazon. Stay tuned for an update hopefully soon regarding more info on this Blu-ray debut of the film.

3 John Hughes films are getting Blu-ray SteelBooks in June

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Three films that were written by John Hughes will be getting limited edition Blu-ray Disc SteelBook releases on June 8th via Paramount Home Entertainment. These films include:

Two of these films, those from 1986, are celebrating their 35th anniversary with these releases. One of these films (Some Kind of Wonderful) has previously only been available on the Blu-ray Disc format via a “5-Movie Collection” — released earlier this year. Each film as a Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured above) is now available to preorder over at Amazon via the links in the titles above or below. The full tech specs are listed below according to each film.

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. “Pretty in Pink” will be from the new remastered 4K scan in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. And, finally, “Some Kind of Wonderful” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. Each film will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials for each are listed below, after the break. Further below, you will also find the full press release for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off which mentions these other two releases.

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1959 film Last Train from Gun Hill on Blu-ray in June

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The classic 1959 western “Last Train from Gun Hill” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 15th via Paramount Presents. The film, which will be spine number 18 in the series, was directed by John Sturges and was shot in the VistaVision cinematographic process. The movie starred Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, and Brad Dexter. The tech specs for the release have yet to be fully detailed but it is known that this has received a new 6K scan and been remastered by the studio (Paramount), as stated below.

“… remastered by Paramount Pictures from a 6K film transfer of the original VistaVision negative.”

Stay tuned for an update regarding the full tech specs, which should include the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and lossless Mono sound. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray is listed as available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film. The bonus materials set to be included on this release, in addition to a physical fold-out poster via the slipcover case, are listed below.

  • Filmmaker Focus: Leonard Maltin on Last Train from Gun Hill NEW
  • The Last Train From Gun Hill
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • The Furies
  • The Black Orchid 

Mommie Dearest starring Faye Dunaway on Blu-ray in June

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The 1981 film “Mommie Dearest” starring Faye Dunaway is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 1st via Paramount Presents. This film, which will be spine number 17 in the series, was directed by Frank Perry and is based on the abusive relationship between actress Joan Crawford and her daughter Christina Crawford — who wrote the book it is based on. It co-starred Diana ScarwidSteve Forrest, Howard Da Silva, and Rutanya Alda. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but it is known that this release has received a new 4K scan and restoration. Stay tuned for an update regarding the specifics for the aspect ratio and audio format hopefully soon in an update. This Blu-ray release will come with a digital copy of the film. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on this release, with new extras created by Reverend Entertainment, are listed below.

  • Commentary by American drag queen Hedda Lettuce –NEW!
  • Filmmaker Focus: Biographer Justin Bozung on director Frank Perry –NEW!
  • Commentary by filmmaker John Waters
  • The Revival of Joan
  • Life with Joan
  • Joan Lives On
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

This Paramount Presents Blu-ray release will include the physical extra of a fold-out poster via the slipcover case (as shown below) as well.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

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2001 Jerry Zucker comedy Rat Race comes to Blu-ray in June

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The 2001 comedy “Rat Race” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 1st via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Jerry Zucker, co-starred Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Cuba Gooding Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Green, Jon Lovitz, Breckin Meyer, and Amy Smart. The tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been detailed, nor have bonus materials [if any are] set to be included on the release but stay tuned for an update. You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

2004 film The Stepford Wives is coming to Blu-ray in June

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The 2004 film adaptation of “The Stepford Wives” starring Nicole Kidman is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 1st via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, based on the book (of the same title) and directed by Frank Oz, co-starred Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Jon Lovitz, and Glenn Close. The tech specs for the Blu-ray have not yet been detailed, nor have bonus materials [if any are] set to be included on the release but stay tuned for an update. You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

Tomb Raider restored Blu-ray and 2-Movie 4K set in June

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary the 2001 film “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” will be getting a new remastered Blu-ray Disc release on June 1st via Paramount. The film has been previously remastered for the 4K release and this will be the first time that the remastered version has been available on the Blu-ray format. The film, directed by Simon West, starred Angelina Jolie. Tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come with a digital copy of the film. The bonus materials set to be included on this 20th anniversary edition of the film on Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Commentary with director Simon West
  • Digging into Tomb Raider
  • Crafting Lara Croft
  • The Visual Effects of Tomb Raider
  • The Stunts of Tomb Raider
  • Are You Game?
  • Deleted Scenes
  • U2 “Elevation” music video
  • Alternate Main Title
  • Trailers

You can find this upcoming Remastered Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

Also, there will be a “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2-Movie Collection” 4K UHD Blu-ray set available on June 1st available as well, via Paramount. These two films, including the sequel “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life” (2003), have been previously released on the 4K format individually but they will be getting bundled together to celebrate the anniversary of the first film. You can find that release pictured below and the 2-Movie Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray set is now available for preorder over at Amazon. The tech specs, for those films on 4K UHD Blu-ray, include 2160p in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. This release will not include the previous Blu-ray releases of either film, so that means likely the bonus materials will be on the 4K discs? Also, you’ll get a digital copy of each film with this set (pictured below).

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The full details about these releases can be found below, after the break.

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Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection officially comes to 4K in June

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The “Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 8th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The set (collection) includes the four films, all directed by Steven Spielberg, executive produced and based on a story by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford. The films, which have all been remastered, included in this set are as follows:

  • “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)
  • “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984)
  • “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989)
  • “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008)

The four movies have all been remastered from 4K scans and director Steven Spielberg has approved. Below you’ll find a bit of info regarding the work that has gone into this release, quoted from the press release just issued.

“Now, for the first time ever, all four films are available together in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10 for ultra-vivid picture quality and state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos® audio*.  Each film has been meticulously remastered from 4K scans of the original negatives with extensive visual effects work done to ensure the most pristine and highest quality image.  All picture work was approved by director Steven Spielberg.

In addition, all four films were remixed at Skywalker Sound under the supervision of legendary sound designer Ben Burtt to create the Dolby Atmos® soundtracks.  All original sound elements were used to achieve the fully immersive Dolby Atmos® mixes while staying true to each film’s original creative intent.”

The tech specs for the films (as mentioned above) include a 2160p presentation for each film with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. This release will come as a 5-disc set and does NOT include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of the films, just the 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and a digital copy of each film.

UPDATE #3: You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray 4-Movie Collection now available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, it is worth noting that you can find it already listed over at retailer Target.

So, below you can find a glimpse at the box art packaging for a standard 4K set as well as the box art packaging for a 4K SteelBook set. In the latter photo, you’ll see each SteelBook that each film will be housed in. That 4K SteelBook set will be an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy and is now available for preorder there.

The releases on 4K will also come with a collectible booklet as well as a bonus Blu-ray Disc with 7 hours of previously released extras. You can find more information about the release and a full list of bonus materials below after the break in the press release.

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1998 comedy A Night at the Roxbury comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 1998 comedy “A Night at the Roxbury” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 25th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, based on a reoccurring skit from “SNL” (“Saturday Night Live”) was directed by John Fortenberry, starred Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release have not yet been detailed and there’s no word yet if any bonus materials will be included on the release or not, but stay tuned for a possible update on that. You can as of now find the Blu-ray Disc listed as available for preorder over at Amazon.

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