CONTEST time yet again here at High Def Disc News! We are going to be having a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive “Overlord“ on 4K UHD Blu-ray from Paramount, which was just released today (February 19th).
CONTEST RULES: You must be a United States resident and your mailing address cannot be a P.O. Box. Make sure you read that carefully and are qualified to enter.
You can find out how to enter below, after the break.
The 2018 film “Bumblebee” starring Hailee Steinfeld is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 2nd, via Paramount. The film, directed by Travis Knight, co-stars Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, John Ortiz, and John Cena. This film has received positive reviews from critics, in fact, it is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.
Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a Digital Copy of the film included. You can find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
- Sector 7 Archive
- Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7
- Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)
- Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cybertron
- Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen
- The Story of Bumblebee
- The Stars Align
- Bumblebee Goes Back to G1
- Back to the Beetle
- California Cruisin’ Down Memory Lane
- The Story of Bumblebee
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding these upcoming releases.
The original 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Pet Sematary” it appears will be getting a “30th Anniversary Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc re-release on March 26th via Paramount, according to retail sources. The film’s director Mary Lambert has even confirmed this to me on Twitter, as you can see here. She has also even posted a look at what the HDR (high dynamic range) pass on the encode looks like in a photo from one of the monitors that you can see below.
This is Pet Sematary as seen via the monitor when processing the new HDR version of the original movie! #PetSematary #4k @ParamountMovies @ParamountPics @ParamountUK #WomenDirect #horror pic.twitter.com/RDjojIz0K1
— Mary Lambert (@TheMaryLambert) January 20, 2019
The film featured a cast of Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, and Susan Blommaert. Neither the 4K or Blu-ray re-release have not yet officially been announced by the studio (Paramount), and I’ve yet to get them to confirm it. So, that’s why I’m wording this as “rumor” at this point, despite the director telling me it is indeed coming soon and likely on the date I’ve mentioned. That said, there is no info yet regarding the exact tech specs for the 4K release aside from that it will come with HDR (High Dynamic Range) although we don’t know which format(s) it will be in, nor the sound format. There’s also no info regarding the bonus materials that will be included on the 4K and on the Blu-ray re-release, but stay tuned for once the studio finally announces this title. In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for pre-order at retailers Amazon and Best Buy. The Blu-ray re-release is also available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy.
UPDATE: There’s now an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K release coming from retailer Best Buy, which carries the same release date (3/26). It can be pre-ordered now at this page. The art can be seen below.
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.
The J.J. Abrams produced film “Overlord” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 19th, via Paramount. The film, directed by Julius Avery, includes a cast of Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro, Iain De Caestecker, Jacob Anderson, and Dominic Applewhite.
Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each getting a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
- The Horrors of War
- Death Above
- Death on the Ground
- Death Below
- Death No More
- Brothers in Arms
Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding these upcoming releases in the official announcement.