RUMOR: 1979 Ridley Scott film “Alien” coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray early next year

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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 2019Alien 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.

RUMOR: Stephen King film “Maximum Overdrive” coming to Blu-ray in October

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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.

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.

RUMOR: “The Meg” to be released on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray by the end of the year

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The 2018 Jon Turteltaub directed film “The Meg”, which just hit theaters this weekend, is already slated for December release on 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc, and even on Blu-ray 3D format in the United Kingdom on retailer Zavvi. Keywords there: in the United Kingdom, not stateside. However, based on this, we can likely expect this film to come out around December here in the United States. The UK release date is December 17th. Stay tuned on what the US release date will be.

At time of writing this, stateside, it does already have a PRE-ORDER listings available over at Amazon for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc versions. The Blu-ray 3D version is lacking a pre-order listing, at this moment.

It appears, looking at the cover art, all the releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” – with the 4K release getting a Blu-ray included, and the Blu-ray releases getting a DVD included. All versions it also appears will include a Digital Copy of the film. No word yet at all on the tech specs or the bonus materials slated for these releases, as this news is just now developing. Stay tuned for any updates.


MAJOR UPDATE: This title has since been announced for United States home video release on both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats, with no 3D release stateside – as expected. You can find more about this HERE, posted on the site.

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

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OK, I had reported a rumor to you folks back in July discussing there was a listing for the 1998 Coen Brothers film “The Big Lebowski” coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray possibly later this year in the United States. That was because of a listing found over on the Italian Amazon for a gift set. That rumor has now turned into pretty much being a reality, minus the official announcement from the studio (Universal). We now can find two listings on the American Amazon website, that both appear to be the 4K release. The release date for this “20th Anniversary Edition” is slated for October 16th.

The two versions available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon most likely are the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release and a 4K UHD Blu-ray gift set release, as we saw Italy was getting.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and DTS:X immersive sound.

It would appear the bonus materials will just be the original Blu-ray Disc contents, as listed on Amazon’s product description. Stay tuned for further updates, as new information comes to light. Below, after the break, you can find an image of the box set shown over on the Italian Amazon page.

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RUMOR: “Superman” 1978 coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray likely stateside by November

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The 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the 1978 Richard Donner directed film “Superman”  is starting to seem a lot more like a reality. However, it is still (currently) a RUMOR, so take it “with a grain of salt” so-to-speak, and wait for an official announcement, as I always remind you. The film, starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, it seems is apparently coming to Germany as a 4K UHD Blu-ray release. It was first reported by a German website as you’ll see translated below.

“Superman”: DC film adaptation of 1978 for the first time on Ultra HD Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is expected to release the Superman adaptation with Christopher Reeve on 4K Blu-ray in early November; Amazon already has the title in its assortment.

It’s not official yet, but according to current planning, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release “Superman” (also known as “Superman: The Movie”) from 1978 on 8 November on Ultra HD Blu-ray. bring out ray. Amazon has already listed the title.

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Now, keep in mind that this is a translation to English from German via Google Translate. It does give us an idea of what the specifics are over there in Germany for that release. They seem to have seen a November 8th release date on the Amazon.de listing earlier. The German Amazon listing is still up, HERE, and even states that it is the 1978 film, it is a 4K UHD Blu-ray, and all. It just no longer has that release date (as pictured below).

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So, with this new information having come to light, I’m going to speculate a bit here, and I’ll say that we can likely expect this to come to 4K UHD Blu-ray stateside by at least November. The film originally hit theaters on December 15th, 1978, so it should be on home video by then to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Let’s hope Warner decides to finally officially announce the title is in the works, and perhaps give the release date and such as well very soon. Stay tuned for further updates!

RUMOR: “Hook” starring Robin Williams coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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If you manage to be looking around Amazon‘s French site using something like Google Translate (or speak French) you might have noticed that they are listing something very cool coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format there, and very likely is coming here (Stateside) later this year. Now, keep in mind that this is only a RUMOR at this point, but it would seem that the 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film “Hook” starring the late Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray (there in France) on November 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. No further info, cover art, or anything is really available now at this point in time. The story will be updated when it develops any further. I’d speculate personally that we could see this sometime before or around the holiday season, here in the United States (and Canada).

EDITORIAL NOTE: As with all RUMORS reported here on the site, I always suggest you take these with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak, and remind you that you should wait until you see us or the studio directly issue an announcement regarding the release to take it as 100% factual. Lastly, thanks to our reader Jason for this news tip via Twitter.

RUMOR: “Mission: Impossible Fallout” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in December

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Now, take this “with a grain of salt” so-to-speak, as this is a film that just hit theaters and at this time is considered a very early RUMOR. According to Bill Hunt (over at The Digital Bits) it seems possible we might be seeing the brand-new 2018 Christopher McQuarrie directed film “Mission: Impossible Fallout” coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and and Blu-ray Disc as soon as around November – or as Bill said: “November-ish.”

UPDATE: Now Bill is indicating that retailers are showing a December 4th release date. Stay tuned for any further updates. Namely something official.

The PRE-ORDER listings are already up even though the film just hit theaters just late this week. The film has a “Certified Fresh” rating (with 97%) over at Rotten Tomatoes. PRE-ORDER listings (as mentioned) for the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc release are live now over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that you can NOW also find some Exclusive Steelbooks that Best Buy has coming for both formats. Those Steelbooks are available for PRE-ORDER as well on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. They can be seen pictured further below, after the break.

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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 .

RUMOR: “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom” on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D September

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EDITORIAL NOTE: Now this is only a “rumor” at this point, so take it with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak until we get an official release announcement, but here is some early release date news for you.

It would appear, in an early alert to retailers, that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc, and Blu-ray 3D on September 18th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The release is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon on the said formats, just click the links above. Tech specs and bonus materials have not been detailed yet. It appears that the 4K and Blu-ray 3D will come in the form of “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc, and a Digital Copy of the film included – while the Blu-ray Disc release will include a DVD, and Digital Copy of the film. Stay tuned for further updates, and most importantly for an official press release  announcement from the studio (Universal) confirming that rumored release date leaked by a certain retailer.

Also, there are going to be some cool exclusives available at the physical retailers, I’ve already scoped them all out, and will be going over them all below for those interested. More on that, as well as the other cover art for the Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D releases, further below, after the break.

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RUMOR: “Incredibles 2” 4K and Blu-ray release date leak, plus the exclusives

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EDITORIAL NOTE:
This is considered a RUMOR and should only “be taken with a grain of salt” so-to-speak. Wait for the official announcement from the studio later in the year for the solid (set in stone) release date.


I know, It seems the rumors have been flying around a bit much lately, but we have ourselves yet another one. Thanks to my co-writer (Brendan) noticing a retailer (we will not name) making a slip-up, and leaking the release date, we can tell you when you can LIKELY expect Brad Bird‘s 2018 sequel “Incredibles 2” on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. The date my co-writer claims to have seen was “9/14” – September 14th. This would technically come on a Friday, not a traditional Tuesday release. Disney and some other studios have actually done this over the years, so I wouldn’t rule it out as being the case.

However, the traditional (Tuesday) release date is 9/11 – if the date before-mentioned was perhaps removed, because it was incorrect, well then that actually perhaps is the release date? Keep that in mind, but as always with RUMORS, take it ALL also “with a grain of salt,” and wait for an official announcement from the studio (Disney).

Further below, after the break, I’ll be going over all the pre-orders of exclusive versions available at retailers. These are all up and official, just don’t put them together with our RUMORED release date. OK? OK. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Moving on.

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RUMOR ALERTS: “Deadpool 2” and “Avengers: Infinity War” come in August

Our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits has pointed out that some early retailer alerts are seeming to indicate release dates on two pretty big superhero films (in theaters now). Those two films are “Deadpool 2” (from Fox) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (from Disney).

Deadpool 2” starring Ryan Reynolds is slated for a RUMORED August 21st release on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. “Deadpool 2” is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon on 4K and Blu-ray. The release also will receive Steelbook packaging versions of the releases EXCLUSIVELY over at retailer Best Buy. Those pre-orders are up for both the 4K Steelbook and Blu-ray Disc Steelbook over there.

Avengers: Infinity War” starring pretty much the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe‘ is slated for a RUMORED August 14th release on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update. This also will receive Steelbook packaging EXCLUSIVELY for the 4K UHD Blu-ray version over at retailer Best Buy. The pre-order is up for both the 4K Steelbook over there.

As always with anything we deem as a RUMOR, you should only ‘take it with a grain of salt‘ so-to-speak until we receive the official announcements from the respective studios (Fox & Disney).