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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.

1981 Warren Beatty film Reds on Blu-ray November

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The 1981 film Reds will officially be getting a 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Disc release on November 30th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by, co-written by, and starring Warren Beatty, co-starred Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Edward Herrmann, Gene Hackman, Paul Sorvino, and Maureen Stapleton. The movie, in 1982, was nominated for twelve Academy Awards (including “Best Picture”), and it won a total of 3 Oscars (including “Best Director”).

This has received a new 4K restoration, from the original negative, supervised by director Warren Beatty which was also approved by the cinematographer, as detailed below.

” … REDS, newly restored under Beatty’s supervision.  The film was restored and remastered from the original negative in 4K with High Dynamic Range using a vintage print from the Paramount archives as a reference, which was approved by Academy Award®-winning* cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. “

As you’ll notice, there’s some mention of 4K and HDR (high dynamic range) there, which means that you can someday expect a 4K UHD Blu-ray — given they [Paramount] have gone to this much effort in the restoration process. The tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, but you can expect a 1080p HD video presentation and a lossless sound mix. Stay tuned for an update on that. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. I’d speculate ahead of time that the digital version included might even be in 4K with HDR — as mentioned is available. Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

The new Blu-ray set boasts over an hour of legacy bonus content.  Bonus content is detailed below:

    • Witness to Reds
      • The Rising
      • Comrades
      • Testimonials
      • The March
      • Revolution – Part 1
      • Revolution – Part 2
      • Propaganda
    • Reds Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 2-disc “40th Anniversary Edition” Blu-ray release of the film.

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1995 film “Nixon” with Anthony Hopkins gets a Special Edition Blu-ray in May

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The 1995 Oliver Stone directed film Nixon starring Anthony Hopkins is getting a “Special Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on May 21st via Kino Lorber Studio Classics, according to an early alert to retailers. The tech specs haven’t been fully detailed but it will for certain contain 1080p video with uncompressed 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound configurations. Both the theatrical cut (120 minutes) and the extended director’s cut (212 minutes) of the film will be included on what is said to be a 3-disc set. The upcoming Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Details about the release and a list of bonus materials set to be included are below.

This special three-disc edition includes both the original theatrical cut and the extended director’s cut, and is loaded with extras.

  • Includes both the original 191-minute theatrical cut and the extended 212-minute director’s cut
  • Two Audio Commentaries with Director Oliver Stone (Director’s Cut): Oliver Stone Discusses the Film’s Performances, Style & Scrip/Oliver Stone Discusses the Politics & History of the Era
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jim Hemphill (Theatrical Cut)
  • Deleted Scenes Introduced by Oliver Stone (58:16)
  • Beyond Nixon Documentary (35:19)
  • Charlie Rose Interviews Oliver Stone (55:09)
  • Making-of Featurette
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Editor Note: I would say that there’s a slight chance this could actually someday receive a 4K UHD Blu-ray release, considering that the distributor recently announced plans to bring their first title to that format. That film announced for 4K also stars Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal) so it would be fitting.