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1991 film Dead Again is coming to Blu-ray in October

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The 1991 film Dead Again is coming to Blu-ray Disc for the first time in North America on October 5th, via Paramount Home Entertainment, according to retail sources. The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh (also in the cast), starred Andy Garcia, Emma Thompson, Lois Hall, Richard Easton, Jo Anderson, Patrick Montes, Robin Williams, Wayne Knight, and Derek Jacobi.

The tech specs for the release and bonus materials (if any) have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for a possible update. You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

Star Trek Enterprise Complete Series Blu-ray in September

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The TV show Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete Series is coming to Blu-ray Disc as a box set on September 21st via CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. There’s no official release announcement yet, but stay tuned for a possible update on that. The show starred Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park, and Connor Trinneer.

Tech specs should, judging from previous releases, include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound for each season, spanning across a 24-disc set. You can find the Blu-ray set now available for preorder over at Amazon. There’s no official word yet on what all bonus materials you can expect, but I’d say you can expect all of the previous extras ported over or just repackaged. Stay tuned, again, for more details about this release as I get them. NOTE: All four seasons of the show have previously been individually released on the Blu-ray Disc format, so this set is technically a re-release.

The Haunting of Bly Manor on Blu-ray in October

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The 2020 TV series The Haunting of Bly Manor is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 12th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The TV series, as seen streaming on Netflix and created by Mike Flanagan, starred Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amelia Eve, T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Tahirah Sharif, Amelie Bea Smith, Kate Siegel, and Henry Thomas.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray set have not yet been detailed but you can expect 1080p HD video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with likely a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix, spanning across a 3-disc set (as the artwork’s spine indicates). However, stay tuned for an update on tech specs for this release. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Go behind the scenes with EXCLUSIVE special features including:
    • Home for the Haunted: The Ghosts of Bly Manor – Featurette
    • Welcome to Bly Manor – Featurette
    • Audio Commentary by Director/Creator Mike Flanagan
    • Audio Commentary by Director Liam Gavin
    • Audio Commentary by Director Axelle Carolyn

It’s also worth noting that there will be The Haunting: 2-Series Collection set on Blu-ray Disc available on the same day (October 12th) which combines the first season of the series (technically) “The Haunting of Hill House” with the latter (second) season. That Blu-ray is also now available for preorder over at Amazon. That set can be found pictured below.

UPDATE: This title has been officially announced by the studio (Paramount) and you can find the full details below, after the break.

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Hardball starring Keanu Reeves on Blu-ray in September

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The 2001 film Hardball starring Keanu Reeves is officially making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Brian Robbins, co-starred Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Julian Griffith, and Michael B. Jordan.

This, as mentioned will be the first time the film has been available in the Blu-ray format. The tech specs for the Blu-ray 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 bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Commentary by director Brian Robbins and writer John Gatins
  • The Making of Hardball
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Music Video – “Hardball” by Lil’ Bow Wow, Lil’ Wayne, Lil’ Zane and Sammie
  • Interstitials
  • Theatrical Trailer

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

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Breakdown with Kurt Russell on Blu-ray in September

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The 1997 film Breakdown starring Kurt Russell is coming to Blu-ray Disc as part of the Paramount Presents line on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This release will be spine number 26 in the Paramount Presents series. The film, directed and co-written by Jonathan Mostow, co-starred J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, and Rex Linn.

The movie has received a new 4K scan and remaster, approved by the director, as quoted below.

“Skillful and suspenseful, Paramount’s beloved thriller BREAKDOWN comes to Blu-ray in a director-approved remaster, from a new 4K film scan.”

The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film and the following bonus materials.

  • NEW Commentary By Director Jonathan Mostow and Kurt Russell
  • NEW Filmmaker Focus: Director Jonathan Mostow on Breakdown
  • NEW Victory Is Hers – Kathleen Quinlan on Breakdown
  • NEW A Brilliant Partnership – Martha De Laurentiis on Breakdown
  • NEW Alternate Opening
  • NEW Alternate Opening With Commentary By Director Jonathan Mostow
  • NEW Isolated Score
  • Theatrical Trailers
    • Breakdown                                    
    • Kiss the Girls                                  
    • Hard Rain

Below, you can find a glimpse at the packaging for the release.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement for this release.

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1994 film Blue Chips with Nick Nolte on Blu-ray September

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The 1994 sports drama Blue Chips starring Nick Nolte and Shaquille O’Neal is making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by William Friedkin, co-starred Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O’Neill, Alfre Woodard, Robert Wuhl, Bob Cousy, and featured cameos by Larry Bird and Bobby Knight.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray debut include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release.

The Longest Yard 2005 remake on Blu-ray in September

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The 2005 remake of the film The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler will be making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on September 21st via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Peter Segal, co-starred Chris Rock, Nelly, Michael Irvin, Terry Crews, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nash, Bill Goldberg, David Patrick Kelly, William Fichtner, and the late Burt Reynolds.

As mentioned, this will be the very first time this film has been available in Blu-ray format. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • First Down and Twenty-Five to Life
  • The Care & Feeding of Pro Athletes
  • Lights, Camera, Touchdown!
  • Extra Points with Commentary by Peter Segal
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Peter Segal
  • Music Video: “Errtime” by Nelly
  • Here Comes the Boom
  • Fumbles and Stumbles

Star Trek Original 4-Movie Collection on 4K September

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A Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 21st via Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment. The 4K set will include the first four films in the original “Star Trek” film franchise remastered in 4K. Those of course are “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979), “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982), “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984), and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986). It should certainly be noted that the second film (“The Wrath of Khan”) will come with both the theatrical cut and the director’s cut.

Tech specs for each film on 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range. It is known that this set will be spanning across an 8-disc set and that it will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with each film’s Blu-ray Disc counterpart (pictured below) as well as a digital copy of each. UPDATE #1: Audio will be presented in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 lossless surround sound for each film, and the first film will get a Dolby 2.0 isolated score sound mix.

These four films all starred a primary cast (crew) of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Nichelle Nichols. The films were directed by Robert Wise, Nicholas Meyer, and Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy actually directed the last two.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. UPDATE #2: Also, individually released remastered versions of each of the four films on Blu-ray Disc will be released on the same date, September 21st. I’ve included each of the four of those below, before the official announcement, after the break. You can now find “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” remastered, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (Director’s Cut) remastered, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” remastered, and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” remastered on Blu-ray Disc individually available for preorder over at Amazon. [NOTE: Amazon Commissions Earned]. Each release will include bonus materials and a digital copy of the film.

And, again, because this set is covering four films the bonus materials run rather lengthy and include lots of previously released extras. So, you can find all that listed below in the official announcement from StarTrek’s website as well as directly via Paramount.

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