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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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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!
The 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.
The 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 Jones, Ray 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.
It’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 Jones, Ray 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.