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1994 film No Escape with Ray Liotta comes to Blu-ray

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The 1994 film No Escape starring the late great Ray Liotta is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc for the first time [in the U.S.] on October 11th via Unearthed Films, under the Unearthed Classics division.  The science fiction film [set in the year 2022] was directed by Martin Campbell, also known for directing “Casino Royale” (2006). It co-starred Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon, Ernie Hudson, and the late Michael Lerner.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with options of both lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and uncompressed LPCM 2.0 Stereo sound mixes.  Unearthed Films sent along with some promo images that seem to be screenshots [found below] from the new transfer of the film in HD.  They, oddly enough though are 1918 pixels instead of 1920 pixels wide though for some reason.  So, technically these are not in full HD just by 2 pixels in width?  Still, it gives you an idea of how it should look, which is rather impressive.

You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the Blu-ray release are listed below.

  • “WELCOME TO THE FUTURE: THE SCI-FI WORLDS OF GALE ANNE HURD” – A new interview with producer Gale Anne Hurd
  • “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: DIRECTING NO ESCAPE” – A new interview with filmmaker Martin Campbell
  • “PENAL COLONY: WRITING NO ESCAPE” – A new interview with co-writer Joel Gross
  • Alternate Intro
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Photo Gallery
  • Vintage Making of Featurettes

The full details about the upcoming release can be found below, after the break.

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2006 Joe Carnahan film Smokin’ Aces on 4K in May

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The 2006 film Smokin’ Aces is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 3rd, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The film, written and directed by Joe Carnahan, starred Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Ryan Reynolds, and Jeremy Piven.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive sound on a BD-66 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

Retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive “15th Anniversary Limited Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below) which you can now find available there for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Shoot ‘Em Up: Stunts & Effects
  • Cowboy Ending
  • The Lineup
  • The Big Gun
  • Feature Commentary with writer/director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen
  • Feature Commentary with writer/director Joe Carnahan and Common, Christopher Holley, and Zack Cumer
  • And More!

“Goodfellas” getting 4K SteelBook in September

goodfellas_4k_steelbookThe 1990 Martin Scorsese directed film Goodfellas will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release, on September  15th, which will be exclusive to retailer Best Buy. The tech specs will remain identical to the original 4K release, with the video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio presented in the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, a second Blu-ray (for special features), and a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials will be, again identical to those found on the previous (original) 4K release. You can now find this 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook listed for preorder over at Best Buy.

“Field of Dreams” with Kevin Costner gets 30th anniversary 4K release in May

field_of_dreams_4k_titledThe 1989 film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner is officially getting a 30th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 14th, via Universal. The film, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, co-starred James Earl JonesRay Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffman, Frank Whaley, and Burt Lancaster.

The tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are identical to the previous Blu-ray release and listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Phil Alden Robinson
  • From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime
  • Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Bret Saberhagen, George Brett and Johnny Bench
  • The Diamond in the Husks
  • Galena, IL Pinch Hits for Chisholm, MN
  • Field of Dreams: A Scrapbook
  • Bravo Special: From Page to Screen
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Feature Commentary with Director Phil Alden Robinson and Director of Photography John Lindley (also on the 4K disc)

There will also be an exclusive 4K Steelbook release of the film available over at retailer Best Buy. That Steelbook (pictured below) can be found for pre-order.

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RUMOR: “Field of Dreams” with Kevin Costner comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in May

field_of_dreams_4k_steelbookIt’s been rumored and it nears being confirmed that the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 14th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, co-starred James Earl JonesRay Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffman, Frank Whaley, and Burt Lancaster. Tech specs and bonus materials have not at all yet been detailed for the 4K release. It is known that there will be an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K release available at retailer Best Buy (pictured above). That 4K steelbook and the standard 4K release both have placeholders over at Best Buy. The only other detail that seems to be obvious is that the release comes in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray of the film also included (as shown in the Steelbook art).

UPDATE: This 4K UHD Blu-ray release has now (as of 3/14) been officially announced and is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. You can read further details about the upcoming 4K releases of the film here.

2001 film “Hannibal” with Anthony Hopkins on 4K UHD Blu-ray in late April

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The 2011 Ridley Scott directed film “Hannibal” starring Anthony Hopkins is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc (Special Edition) on April 30th, via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. This marks the first 4K release for Kino Lorber. The film co-starred Julianne Moore, Gary OldmanRay LiottaFrankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Kino Lorber claims this has received a brand new 4K restoration in HDR and SDR, which was color graded by cinematographer John Mathieson.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix in terms of sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray included 1080p video with the same DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. Bonus materials were detailed by Kino Lorber today and include the following (housed on the Blu-ray):

  • Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • Breaking the Silence: Making-of Hannibal Doc – including rare footage and interviews
  • Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the “Fish Market” Action Scene
  • Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding
  • An Exploration of the Film’s Opening Title Design
  • Over 33 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional director commentary
  • Alternate Ending with optional director commentary
  • 19 TV Spots
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer

The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray are both now available to pre-order over at Amazon.

Below, after the break, you can find the art for the new Blu-ray Disc version.

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