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Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous comes to 4K in July

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The 2000 film Almost Famous is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a limited edition SteelBook on July 13th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, both written and directed by Cameron Crowe, starred Patrick FugitKate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, Anna Paquin, Zooey Deschanel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jimmy Fallon, and Frances McDormand.

UPDATE: So, as I promised you before, today Paramount has officially announced the upcoming releases of this film. Yes, releases, plural. You’ll hear more about the Blu-ray via Paramount Presents, spine #21 in the series, a bit further below. First off though, let’s discuss the 4K UHD Blu-ray limited-edition SteelBook. Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio. The movie has been remastered from a new 4K transfer that was supervised by Cameron Crowe. The 4K release will be a 2-disc set with both The Theatrical Cut (available for the first time) on the first disc and “The Bootleg Cut” on the second disc. The 4K SteelBook release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film, and it will NOT include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Below, you can find a glimpse (via Cameron Crowe in a tweet) of the 4K SteelBook’s interior artwork.

You can already find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Filmmaker Focus — Cameron Crowe on Almost FamousNEW!
  • Casting & Costumes — NEW!
  • Rock School — NEW!
  • Extended Scenes — NEW!
  • Odds & Sods — NEW!
  • Audio Commentary with Cameron Crowe and Friends (Bootleg cut)
  • Intro by Cameron Crowe
  • The Making of Almost Famous
  • Interview with Lester Bangs (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)
  • Cameron Crowe’s Top Albums of 1973
  • “Fever Dog” music video
  • “Loves Comes and Goes” (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)
  • Rolling Stone Articles (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)
  • B-Sides (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)
  • Cleveland Concert (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)
  • “Small Time Blues”
  • Stairway (optional audio intro by Cameron Crowe)
  • Script
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Hidden Talent (Unhidden Easter Eggs)

Also, as I mentioned a bit earlier, there will be a Paramount Presents Blu-ray release of the film available as well on July 13th, pictured below, using this new remaster of the film. You can find that Paramount Presents Blu-ray also now available for preorder over at Amazon. Tech specs for that include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound, spanning across 2 discs with the first getting The Theatrical Cut (making its Blu-ray debut) and the second disc getting “The Bootleg Cut” of the film. The bonus materials will be identical to those listed above, as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film.

Lastly, if you’re subscribed to Rolling Stone there’s a featured story regarding Cameron Crowe discussing how he’s expanding the soundtrack for the film in the month of July as well, which you can read about here.

Now, further below, after the break, you can find the official full announcement regarding the upcoming releases of this film.

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“The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Limited Edition” on 4K UHD Bluray

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Universal has finally unveiled the official photos and details for that “Limited Edition” box set of “The Big Lebowski” on 4K UHD Blu-ray, and it’s quite the sight to behold. The Dude would abide. The set will include (as pictured above) a collectible bag, a bowling ball pencil holder, a polishing cloth (rug) and sweater packaging (to hold the 4K release). The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Limited Edition set, slated for an October 16th release, is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon – priced more affordably than you’d expect. Go have a look for yourself, and see.

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray releases include full 2160p 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS: X sound. No new bonus materials are slated to be included on either this version, or the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release. For more information on the release and such refer to our previous news story, that came from a rumor that turned out to be true. That’s where some of you have may have seen this packaging (or similar) from: the Italian import available that spawned the rumor. Further below, after the break, you can find even more photos of this box set.

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RUMOR: “The Big Lebowski” could be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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As you’ll see above there is a 4K UHD Blu-ray box set of “The Big Lebowski” coming to Italy via listings on various retailers via Universal Studios. Now this leads me to believe that we could see a release date around the same time here in the United States on 4K UHD Blu-ray around October 24th – as that is the release date in Italy. October 22nd would fall on a Tuesday or October 29th would as well here in the states. So, that could be possibly when we will get our hands on this amazingly cool looking box set and hopefully a standard 4K release as well. Stay tuned for any updates, including a pre-order on the US version of Amazon.

Below you’ll find an excerpt taken (and translated) from a news story about this Italian 4K release of the film.

Amazon Italy is currently listing an interesting reissue of the cult comedy The Coen Brothers. The ” The Big Lebowski” – Collector’s Edition is equipped with the 4K version of the film on UHD Blu-ray  (including German soundtrack) and also has a lot of special content such as an exclusive bag for the bowling ballet, a mini-cardigan by Drugo, a bowling ball and much more. Available from 24th October 2018 .