1986 Rob Reiner film Stand By Me on 4K in August

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The 1986 Rob Reiner directed film Stand By Me is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 27th via Sony. The film, based on a Stephen King novella (“The Body”), starred Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, and featured Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator (“The Writer”). Tech specs for the release include newly 4K scanned video from the original camera negative with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound, along with lossless 5.1 and original theatrical Mono. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a both a Blu-ray included as well as a digital copy of the film.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray now is up for pre-order over at Amazon. Below you will find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the new 4K release.

  • All-New Special Feature on 4K Ultra HD
    • Never-Before-Seen Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Also Included on Blu-ray
    • Picture-in-Picture Video Commentary with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey Feldman
    • “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of “Stand By Me
    • Commentary with Director Rob Reiner

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.

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4K restoration of “When Harry Met Sally” comes to Blu-ray Disc in January

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4K restoration of the 1989 Rob Reiner directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally…” starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan is getting a Blu-ray Disc release on January 8th, 2019 as the “30th Anniversary Edition” via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, which was written by Nora Ephron, co-starred Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven FordLisa Jane Persky, and Michelle Nicastro.

As of today I can tell you the full details about this upcoming release. First off, as mentioned, it has received a new 4K scan and restoration. Below you’ll find a list of info regarding the release and bonus materials set to be included.

  • NEW transfer restored from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
  • NEW Scenes from a Friendship – interview with Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal
  • Audio Commentary with Rob Reiner, Nora Ephron, And Billy Crystal
  • Audio Commentary with Rob Reiner
  • How Harry Met Sally Documentary
  • Vintage Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Music Video by Harry Connick Jr.

The release is available for pre-order over at Amazon and directly via the Shout! Factory Store. Below, after the break, you can find more info about this from the official announcement.

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“The Jerk” 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release pushed back to December

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The 1979 Carl Reiner directed comedy The Jerk starring Steve Martin is getting a “40th Anniversary Edition” Blu-ray Disc release later this year via Shout Select, but the release date has now changed to December 18th. Also, as of today we have some details regarding the release. Although tech specs have not yet been fully detailed, it is now known that this will come from a new remastered 2K video transfer. Stay tuned for further details regarding tech specs. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

NEW Remastered from a Brand-New 2K Transfer
  • NEW A Conversation with Steve Martin and Carl Reiner
  • NEW A Conversation with Writers Michael Elias and Carl Gottlieb
  • Learn How to Play “Tonight You Belong To Me”
  • The Lost Film Strips of Father Carols Las Vegas De Cordova
  • Trailers & Radio Spots

Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement regarding this release.

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Rob Reiner’s “When Harry Met Sally” 30th Anniversary Blu-ray in January

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The 1989 Rob Reiner directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally…” starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan is getting a “30th Anniversary Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on January 8th, 2019 via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, written by Nora Ephron, co-starred Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven FordLisa Jane Persky, and Michelle Nicastro. Tech specs for the release and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for when they do. The release is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and directly via the Shout! Factory Store.