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1989 comedy Let It Ride finally on Blu-ray in April

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The 1989 film Let it Ride is finally arriving on Blu-ray Disc for the very first time on April 5th via Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Joe Pytka, starred Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Allen Garfield, Cynthia Nixon, and Richard Edson.

UPDATED  The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The only bonus material set to be included with this release is listed below.

  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette [03:46]

1991 film Soapdish finally comes to Blu-ray in April

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The 1991 film Soapdish is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc for the very first time on April 5th via Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Michael Hoffman, starred Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty, Teri Hatcher, Elisabeth Shue, Kathy Najimy, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall, and Whoopi Goldberg.

UPDATED  The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette [04:29]
  • Theatrical Trailer [02:36]

Dexter New Blood mini-series on Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 Showtime TV mini-series “Dexter: New Blood” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc and limited edition Blu-ray SteelBook on March 22nd via CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  The mini-series takes place 10 years after the events at the end of the TV show “Dexter” (2006-2013).  It stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Jack Alcott, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, and Clancy Brown.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray release of the mini-series include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across a 4-disc set.  You can find the standard Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as the limited-edition Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below).

Bonus materials set to be included with both Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Why Now? – Dexter Morgan is back: Hall, Phillips and Carpenter are here to tell you what to expect.
  • Dissecting DEXTER: NEW BLOOD – Deb is Back – Deb returns as Dexter’s conscience while he navigates his new life. Hall and Carpenter dive into their roles as Dexter and Deb Morgan in DEXTER: NEW BLOOD.
  • Dissecting DEXTER: NEW BLOOD – The Kill Room – Get a behind-the-scenes look at Dexter’s kill room.
  • All Out on the Table – Spoilers ahead! Go inside the making of DEXTER: NEW BLOOD as the cast and crew lay it all out on the table to dissect their characters; reveal exclusive behind-the-scenes moments; and break down the emotional finale

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the Blu-ray releases of the TV mini-series.

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The Godfather Trilogy officially comes to 4K in March

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Francis Ford Coppola‘s “The Godfather Trilogy” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray finally in both a standard release and a “Limited Collector’s Edition” on March 22nd via Paramount Home Entertainment.  This includes the following three films, making up the trilogy:

  • “The Godfather” (1972)
  • “The Godfather: Part II” (1974)
  • “The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990)

UPDATED: The standard 4K and Limited Collector’s Edition will both come in a 5-disc set will four 4K discs and one Blu-ray, with two housing “bonus materials” — including the “Director’s Cut” and 1990 Theatrical versions of “The Godfather: Part III” (1990) in 4K.  Those two versions are EXCLUSIVE to the 4K sets. You do NOT get those versions with the standard Blu-ray set also being released.  Sorry for any confusion.  I just confirmed this via emailed with Paramount.  Each version will include “The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” for the third film, the new edit done by Coppola and released in 2020.  That limited edition set (pictured below) will also include some physical extras that you’ll see below.  Those include:

“deluxe packaging and includes a hardcover coffee table book featuring stunning photographs, as well as portrait art prints on archival paper.”

The films all have received a new 4K restoration and remaster, as noted below.

“All three films in the epic trilogy have been meticulously restored under the direction of Coppola”

“Newly restored and remastered in Dolby Vision, all three films in the landmark trilogy will be released together with HDR-10 on 4K Ultra HD Digital and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time ever.”

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray (both versions of the trilogy) include a 2160p video presentation in the original aspect ratios with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and with lossless 5.1 surround sound.  UPDATE: The audio here will be presented in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound as well as restored Mono and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround according to my source at the studio.

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray standard trilogy and the Ultimate Collector’s Edition on 4K both available for preorder over at Amazon.

The trilogy (in both versions on 4K) will come with digital codes (copies) of the film.  There also will be loads of new extras exclusive to this new 4K release of the trilogy.  Those are listed below.

“Both 4K Ultra HD sets include new bonus content including an introduction to The Godfather by Coppola, a featurette about the preservation process, photos by acclaimed photographer Steve Schapiro, home movie footage, and comparisons of the new restoration to earlier versions of the films.  A full list of new and legacy bonus content follows:”

NEW BONUS CONTENT:

  • Introduction to The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Full Circle: Preserving The Godfather—Paramount Pictures archivists detail the incredible restoration process with archival footage showing the evolution of the film through various home entertainment incarnations as picture and audio technologies make quantum leaps over the decades.
  • Capturing the Corleones: Through the Lens of Photographer Steve Schapiro— In this reflective and frank discussion, special photographer Steve Schapiro shares his unique perspective and cherished memories as a witness to the making of this seminal film.  Commentary on curated archival images makes for a fascinating, never-before-seen addition to the production’s history.
  • The Godfather: Home Movies— An assortment of 8mm home movie footage shot in 1971 offers a candid glimpse into the production of The Godfather.  Shot on location at the Norton family estate on Staten Island’s Emerson Hill, this is the first time it’s been made available to the public.
  • Restoration Comparisons— Before and after highlights showcase extensive picture quality improvements to The Godfather.

LEGACY BONUS CONTENT:

  • The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn’t
  • Godfather World
  • Emulsional Rescue — Revealing The Godfather …when the shooting stopped
  • The Godfather on the Red Carpet
  • Four Short Films on The Godfather
    • The Godfather vs. The Godfather: Part II
    • Cannoli
    • Riffing on the Riffing
    • Clemenza
  • The Family Tree
  • Crime Organization Chart
  • Connie and Carlo’s Wedding Album
  • 2008 Credits
  • Behind the Scenes
    • A Look Inside
    • On Location
    • Francis Ford Coppola’s Notebook
    • Music of The Godfather
  • Nino Rota
  • Carmine Coppola
    • Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting
    • Gordon Willis on Cinematography
    • Storyboards – The Godfather: Part II
    • Storyboards – The Godfather: Part III
    • The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971
  • Additional Scenes
  • Galleries
  • Trailers
  • Acclaim & Response
  • Additional Material
  • The Filmmakers
  • The Godfather: Part III—newly remastered and restored versions of the original theatrical cut and Coppola’s 1991 cut (note: these are exclusive to the 4K Ultra HD Collections)

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the upcoming 4K release and the full announcement — hot off the press!!
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1999 film 200 Cigarettes on Blu-ray in February

The 1999 film 200 Cigarettes is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 15th via Paramount Home Entertainment, as a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) release.  The film, directed by Risa Bramon Garcia, starred Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Angela Featherstone, Janeane GarofaloGaby Hoffmann, Kate Hudson, Courtney Love, Jay Mohr, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, and Paul Rudd.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation (presumably in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio) and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound on a BD-25 disc.  It has not been clarified if these discs will be pressed or burnt but you’ll be able to preorder the Blu-ray MOD release directly via Movie Znyg. Also, you’ll be able to buy the Blu-ray over at retailer Walmart.com, where it’s now available for preorder.  No bonus materials will be included with this release.

NOTE: This will mark the debut of this film on the Blu-ray Disc format. It has never been available in HD on home video until this upcoming release.

Hey Arnold! The Movie comes to Blu-ray in February

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Hey Arnold! The Movie from 2002 is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 15th via Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment, as a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) release. This was a spin-off and the only feature-length film from the popular Nickelodeon animated TV show Hey Arnold! that originally premiered back in 1996.

The film, directed by the late Tuck Tucker, featured the voice talents of Spencer Klein, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Francesca Marie Smith, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Sorvino, and Christopher Lloyd.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation (presumably in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio) with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround on a BD-25 disc.  It has not been clarified if these discs will be pressed or burnt but you’ll be able to preorder the Blu-ray MOD release directly via Movie Znyg. UPDATED:  Also, you’ll be able to buy the Blu-ray over at Amazon and retailer Walmart.com, where it’s now available for preorder.  No bonus materials will be included with this release.

NOTE: This will mark the debut of this film on the Blu-ray Disc format. It has never been available in HD on home video until this upcoming release.

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy on Blu-ray February

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Folks, after long anticipation and procrastination I’m happy to announce that Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 15th via Paramount Home Entertainment, as a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) release. This was a spin-off and the only feature-length film from the popular sketch Canadian comedy troupe and show The Kids in the Hall that originally premiered back in 1988. The film, directed by Kelly Makin, starred the sketch comedy troupe members Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson — all playing numerous roles.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation (presumably in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio) with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround on a BD-25 disc.  It has not been clarified if these discs will be pressed or burnt but you’ll be able to preorder the Blu-ray MOD release directly via Movie Znyg. UPDATED:  Also, you’ll be able to buy the Blu-ray over Amazon and retailer Walmart.com, where it’s now available for preorder.

For around 20 dollars (before shipping & tax) you’ll be able to make it “feel like 72 degrees in your head, all the time.” Yes, you, reader! No bonus materials will be included with this release, so hold on to those previous DVD releases, fans.

NOTE: This will mark the debut of this film on the Blu-ray Disc format. It has never been available in HD on home video until this upcoming release.

Robert Redford film Ordinary People on Blu-ray March

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The 1980 Academy Award-winning film Ordinary People will be coming to Blu-ray Disc as part of the Paramount Presents line on March 29th, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This release will be spine number 30 in the Paramount Presentes line of Blu-ray titles. The film, directed by Robert Redford, starred Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, Judd Hirsch, and M. Emmet Walsh. This movie won 4 “Oscars” (Academy Awards), including “Best Picture“, and was nominated for 6 Oscars total.

The movie has been “remastered from a new 4K film transfer overseen by Redford” according to a statement from the studio.  The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a later update.  UPDATED: You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The release will come with the typical fold-out original poster art on the slipcover as well as tasteful photos from the film also included throughout the package design (pictured below).

The bonus materials feature “new interviews with Hutton and Judith Guest, author of the novel upon which the movie was based.” Those extras set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Swimming in the Rose Garden— In this new featurette, Best Supporting Actor Oscar® winner Timothy Hutton reflects on filming ORDINARY PEOPLE and the intriguing approach director Robert Redford took to create a feeling of isolation on set.
  • Feeling is Not Selective— Acclaimed American novelist Judith Guest discusses her novel and the process involved in adapting it for film.
  • Theatrical Trailer

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

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Yellowstone Season 4 is coming to Blu-ray in March

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The TV series Yellowstone: Season 4 is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 8th, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment, according to multiple retail listings. The show, which airs on Paramount Network and was created by John Linson & Taylor Sheridan, stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, and Kelsey Asbille.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray release of the season include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Season 4 Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Opening Pandora’s Box: Making Yellowstone: Season Four (Only on Blu-ray & DVD)
  • Bloodline: Yellowstone Origins (Only on Blu-ray & DVD)
  • Season 4: Back to the Bunkhouse (Only on Blu-ray & DVD)
  • Working the Yellowstone: Making It All Happen (Only on Blu-ray & DVD)
  • Behind the Story for Every Episode
  • Stories from the Bunkhouse for Every Episode
  • Inside Yellowstone: Season 4
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