RUMOR: 2018 critically acclaimed film “Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on March 19th via Sony, according to numerous retailer alerts. A lot of other sites are also reporting this, but the studio has not officially announced this title yet for home video release, so I’m considering it still a rumor (for now). That said, no info has been released yet regarding the tech specs or bonus materials set to be included on the 4K or Blu-ray releases. It is known, now from artwork, that both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film included with each.
There are pre-order listings now available for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc over at Amazon, featuring artwork. Stay tuned for any updates on the release once the studio officially announces it. It is also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive Steelbook for only the Blu-ray version of the film, which you can find available for pre-order here.
RUMOR: the DC Extended Universe film “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoaappears to be coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on (or around) March 26th via Warner. This comes from the placement amongst other upcoming titles on a certain retailer. The film, directed by James Wan, co-stars Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Ludi Lin.
The tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not at all been detailed, but stay tuned for a later update. It is known that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray getting a Blu-ray Disc included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both will include a Digital Copy of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film are now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it is known that Best Buy will be getting an exclusiveSteelbook for both versions of the film (on 4K and Blu-ray) which you can find pictured below.
RUMOR: The 1994 animated film “The Lion King” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 4th via Disney, according to early alerts to retailers. This had been rumored before and now we are seeing signs it may be true, although the studio has yet to officially announce the release.
There is no info yet regarding technical specs or bonus materials set to be included on the 4K release, but it is known that it will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc included and a Digital Copy of the film. The film on 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for PRE-ORDER now over at both Amazon and Best Buy – where the release date is listed. There’s also going to be a 4KSteelbook release Exclusive to Best Buy, which is also up for pre-order and pictured below.
RUMOR: The 2018 film “First Man” starring Ryan Gosling is apparently coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 22nd, 2019 via Universal – according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Damien Chazelle, co-stars Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit, and Christopher Abbott. The tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not yet been detailed, as this is just a rumor at this point, but stay tuned for updates. It is known (from the artwork) that the releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray including a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film. PRE-ORDER listings are available for 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray over at Amazon and Best Buy. As with all rumors, take this with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak until the title is officially announced by the studio (Universal).
RUMOR: Retailer Best Buy is showing that the 2018 “Halloween” film is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on January 15th, 2019 via Universal. No further details yet, nor confirmation. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each receiving a Digital Copy of the film. Stay tuned for any further updates on this release. As with all rumors, take this only with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak until the title is officially announced by the studio. Lastly, it’s worth noting that PRE-ORDER listings are also available over at Amazon for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc.
The 2018 Corin Hardy directed horror film “The Nun“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 4th via Warner, according to an early alert to retailers. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. The PRE-ORDER listings are available over at Amazon and Best Buy – where the release date is listed.
UPDATE: This title has now officially been announced and more info can be found here.
It seems that the 2018 Brian Henson directed film “The Happytime Murders“ is already slated for a Blu-ray Disc release on November 20th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for updates, especially once the studio officially announces it and such. The release seems will be a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.
EDITORIAL NOTE: File this as a RUMOR, and specifically one under: “Wow that was quick!” It seems that perhaps the bad reviews from critics may be why this film, just released in late, late August (a week ago), is already slated for a home video release. If you don’t believe me, take a look at its current score over at Rotten Tomatoes and read a review snippet or two. It doesn’t seem to have been too well received by the critics, nor even totally audiences as its rating on Rotten Tomatoes (for audiences) and over at IMDb prove. This quick of a theatrical to home video turnaround is pretty rare. While this may be a rumor, I think the retailer indicating the release date is a dependable source and is very likely correct. Again, stay tuned for updates regarding this release.
The 1986 Stephen King written & directed film “Maximum Overdrive“ is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 23rd via Vestron Video (distributed by Lionsgate). We now have yet another retailer listing it with cover art and details about the bonus materials set to be included.
UPDATE: The title has now officially been announced and we were spot-on accurate with the date. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio Stereo sound.
The title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and DiabolikDVD – where we find the cover art (pictured above) and the list of bonus materials set to be included on the “Collectors Series” release. Those bonus materials are listed below.
NEW: Audio Commentary with Writer Tony Magistrale, Author of Hollywood’s Steven King
NEW: Audio Commentary by Actor and Comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film Executive Ryan Turek
NEW: “Truck Stop Tales” Featurette – An Interview with Producer Martha De Laurentiis
NEW: “Rage Against the Machines” Featurette – An Interview with Actress Laura Harrington
NEW: “Honeymoon Horrors” Featurette – Interviews with Actor John Short and Actress Yeardley Smith
NEW: “Maximum Carnage” Featurette – An Interview with Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates
“A Kid in King’s Court” Featurette – An Interview with Actor Holter Graham
NEW: “The Wilmington Factor” Featurette – A Look Back at the Filming of Maximum Overdrive with Members of the Production Crew in North Carolina
NEW: “Who Made Who?” Featurette – An Interview with Murray Engleheart, Co-Author of AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll
NEW: “Goblin Resurrectus” Featurette – The Restoration of the Happy Toyz Golbin
As we had previously reported earlier this month in the form of a rumor that seemed to get more and more likely to be confirmed, it’s safe to say we can pretty much confirm this without even Lionsgate or Vestron Video themselves even announcing it, with as much as we have to go on now. Credit goes to our friend Dawn of the Discs for bringing this to my attention, from the point of the initial rumor, all the way up to now. The trailer for this release (on YouTube) can be found further below, after the break, along with the official announcement.
1979 Ridley Scott directed Sci-Fi classic “Alien” may come to 4K UHD Blu-ray early next year, according to fansite AvP Galaxy, which reports that a Czech retailer (FilmArena) has a listing already up for the film in a 4K UHD Blu-ray release, which I’ve confirmed, and you can see HERE for yourself. The release date that is listed over there is January 5th. However, that fansite is reporting that you can see this come out sometime around, or specifically April 26th 2019 – Alien Day. Regardless of which month next year it will be coming out, the film coming to 4K next year would definitely make sense, as in 2019 the film will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. So far, no retailers in the United States are listing the title on 4K for pre-order, yet. As with all RUMOR posts, take this with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak, and wait for an official announcement from the studio (Fox). Lastly, I’d like to give credit to our friends over at Bloody-Disgusting for first reporting this. Stay tuned for any further developments on this possible upcoming 4K release.
The 1986 Stephen King written & directed film “Maximum Overdrive” starring Emilio Estevez is rumored to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 23rd, likely from Vestron Video (distributed by Lionsgate). We got this RUMOR originally from our Twitter friend Dawn of the Discs in the tweet below, which shows a new featurette from Vestron Video and Red Shirt Pictures featured on video website Vimeo – originally reported by our friends over at Bloody-Disgusting.
***NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT***
100% CONFIRMED STEPHEN KING’S MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE IS COMING FROM THE VESTRON VIDEO COLLECTORS SERIES THIS YEAR pic.twitter.com/grICJLF685
There were actually a few videos up of featurettes from Red Shirt Pictures on Vimeo, before they were all made private. There was even footage shown of the film in high definition, but nothing stating that it had received any new scan or restoration. Here’s where it gets even more interesting. I’m told that, “the entire 98 minutes 37 seconds (Theatrical Cut) of the film was up on the site and could be viewed by anyone that checked.“
So here’s where the rumor meets some real validity. The listing over at Barnes & Noble with an October 23rd release date, really makes me think this is more than a rumor.
UPDATE #2: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with the very same October 23rd release date. This rumor is pretty much now CONFIRMED!
UPDATE #1: There seems to also be a placeholder page (pictured below) over at Best Buy, that isn’t functional yet, however does offer the very same October 23rd release date. So this rumor is really starting to solidify. Again, stay tuned for any further details on this release.
Major thanks to our friend Dawn of the Discs for the original tweet and some major details for this news story.