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Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown on Blu-ray in February

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The 2005 Cameron Crowe film “Elizabethtown” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc as a Paramount Presents release on February 9th, 2021, via Paramount. This will be spine #14 in the Paramount Presents series. The film, written & directed by Cameron Crowe, will be making its debut on the Blu-ray Disc format through this release. This romantic comedy starred Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Judy Greer, and Jessica Biel. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can for sure expect it to include a 1080p HD presentation and 5.1 lossless surround sound. The movie has received a new 4K transfer that was supervised by the film’s director (Crowe). The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The Blu-ray is now available to preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this release, in addition to the fold-out poster slipcover packaging (pictured below) are listed below.

  • New Filmmaker Focus with Crowe
  • Never-before-seen Deleted Scenes
  • An alternate ending with an introduction by Crowe.
  • Previously released special features:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with an introduction by Crowe
  • “On the Road to Elizabethtown
  • “The Music of Elizabethtown
  • “Meet the Crew” featurette
  • “Training Wheels” featurette
  • A Photo Gallery and more.

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

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1955 film We’re No Angels makes Blu-ray debut in November

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The 1955 film “We’re No Angels” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc, for the very first time, on November 24th via Paramount. The film, directed by Michael Curtiz, starred Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Joan Bennett, and Basil Rathbone. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound. You can now find the Blu-ray is available for preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release. Lastly, it should be noted that this release will come in the form of a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc if you order it via Amazon. However, if you find this on store shelves elsewhere or online elsewhere, it will be a pressed Blu-ray Disc. I was given this heads-up regarding the release. You can find a quote regarding that below.

“It’s a BD-ROM now on Amazon MOD and pressed everywhere else.”

Wonder Boys with Michael Douglas on Blu-ray November

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The 2000 film “Wonder Boys” starring Michael Douglas is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc, for the very first time, on November 24th via Paramount. The film, directed by Curtis Hanson, co-starred Tobey MaguireFrances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, and the late Rip Torn. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0 sound. This last bit, regarding the sound configuration, comes as an improvement over the previous 2000 DVD which only contained a Dolby Digital 5.0 sound mix, oddly enough. Yes, this never has received a 5.1 surround mix with the subwoofer channel. That’s not a misprint or typo. You can now find this Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will include the following bonus materials, ported over from the previously mentioned DVD:

  • Cast & Crew Interviews
  • Songs of Wonder Boys with Commentary by Curtis Hanson
  • “Things Have Changed” Bob Dylan Music Video

It should be noted that this release will come in the form of a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc if you order it via Amazon. However, if you find this on store shelves elsewhere or online elsewhere, it will be a pressed Blu-ray Disc. I was given this heads-up regarding the release. You can find a quote regarding that below.

“It’s a BD-ROM now on Amazon MOD and pressed everywhere else.”

Love and Monsters comes to 4K and Blu-ray in January

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The 2020 film “Love and Monsters” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 5th, 2021 via Paramount. This news comes both according to a trade ad (pictured HERE) via Media Play News as well as a confirmation direct from a contact at the studio (Paramount). The title hasn’t been officially fully announced, but we have some basic ideas of the details so far. More on that in a short bit. It’s first worth mentioning that this film was directed by Michael Matthews. The cast includes Dylan O’BrienJessica HenwickMichael Rooker, and Ariana Greenblatt.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. Meanwhile, the Blu-ray Disc release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. Tech specs for both versions have not yet been specified, but stay tuned for an update. In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray releases already available for preorder over at Amazon. Finally, so far, you can expect bonus materials to include some of the following, according to the aforementioned (linked) trade ad.

“Deleted Scenes / Action-Packed Special Features”

The Original Kings of Comedy on Blu-ray in November

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The 2000 stand-up comedy concert film The Original Kings of Comedy will be making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on November 10th via Paramount. The film, directed by Spike Lee, featured stand-up routines from Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and the late great Bernie Mac. It also featured glimpses into their lives backstage, in a documentary-type style.

This release will come in the form of a MOD (manufactured-on-demand) BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc if you order it via Amazon. However, if you find this on store shelves elsewhere or online elsewhere, it will be a pressed Blu-ray Disc. I was given this heads-up regarding the release as well as a very short bit of info as to what all went into the remastering of the film for this release. You can find a quote regarding that below.

“[This film was] recently remastered in HD, and was supervised by the film’s producer. It’s a BD-ROM now on Amazon MOD and pressed everywhere else. More Paramount catalog titles will be done this way and are coming very soon to Blu-ray.”

UPDATE: The tech specs for the release will include a 1080p HD video presentation in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound mix.

You can now find this film’s debut to Blu-ray available for preorder now over at Amazon. At the time of writing, no other retailers are listing the Blu-ray just yet but stay tuned for an update. Lastly, regarding bonus materials, here’s what Amazon lists regarding the product, which makes a nice mention of the film being on the format for the very first-time as well as gives us a hint of what to expect in terms of extras.

“FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY! FEATURING BONUS SCENES AND MUSIC VIDEO. Director Spike Lee, captures with a live audience, the massive hit “Kings of Comedy” tour over two rousing nights in Charlotte, North Carolina. Featuring the individual talents of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and Bernie Mac, THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY—shot with style, heart, humor, and candid behind-the-scenes activities—is a front-row seat to the sold-out cultural phenomenon.”

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