The 2013 CG animated film “The Croods” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 17th, via Universal, according to early retail alerts. The film, directed by Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders, featured the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, and Clark Duke. You can already find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Target. This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound, with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 core. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
The 2019 film “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” is officially coming to both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on August 6th via Warner. The film, directed by Rob Letterman, features the voice talent of Ryan Reynolds and stars Justice Smith. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both versions will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and a digital copy of the film with each. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Speaking of retailer Best Buy, they will be getting an exclusive4K Steelbook for the release which is now available for pre-order. Stay tuned for further updates on this release. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
My Pokémon Adventure
Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme City
Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Uncovering the Magic
Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Action
Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Colorful Characters
Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Bringing Pokémon to Life
Mr. Mime’s Audio Commentary
Ryan Reynolds – Outside the Actor’s Studio
“Carry On” by Rita Ora and Kygo (Music Video)
Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray Disc and the full details about the upcoming releases.
The 1999 Andrew Fleming directed political comedy “Dick” starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 6th via Sony, according to an early alert to retailers.
The film was set during a certain Presidential administration in the late 1960s, and involved two teenage girls meeting the President during a tour of the White House. This comedy featured an incredible cast consisting of a lot of former SNL (“Saturday Night Live”) and “The Kids in the Hall” cast members, as well as other great actors such as Dan Hedaya (as “Dick“), Will Ferrell (as Bob Woodward), Bruce McCulloch (as Carl Bernstein), Dave Foley (as H.R. Haldeman), Jim Breuer (as John Dean), Teri Garr, Ana Gasteyer (as Rose Mary Woods), Harry Shearer (as G. Gordon Liddy), Saul Rubinek (as Henry Kissinger), and lastly some kid named Ryan Reynolds?
This seems to be of a marketing tie-in of sorts to go along with the Will Ferrell produced upcoming film “Vice“ set to be released in late December. It’s only logical, and a funny political tie-in as well releasing it before election day. Technical specifications for the release and a list of bonus materials have yet to be detailed, but stay tuned for a later update. The Blu-ray Disc is now available to PRE-ORDER over atAmazon.
Best Buy is getting exclusiveSteelbook releases for the film “Deadpool 2” on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats, with a street date of August 21st. Both will feature the same Steelbook packaging, but the disc configurations are obviously different for each. The 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook (pictured above) will feature four discs, two for each format included (4K and Blu-ray). The Blu-ray Steelbook (pictured below) will feature two discs, both on Blu-ray format. You can PRE-ORDER both of these now over at Best Buy. Lastly, yes, both include the “Super Duper Cut” UNRATED version of the film. Apologies for the low quality images – that was Best Buy (not me).
The 2018 sequel “Deadpool 2” starring Ryan Reynolds is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 21st via Fox Home Entertainment.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray Disc release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. A “Super Duper Cut” (extended UNRATED cut) of the film, with an additional 15 minutes will be included. The title is available for PRE-ORDER on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc now at Amazon. It’s also going to be available in an exclusive Steelbook on both formats over at Best Buy, where you’ll find the PRE-ORDER links to the 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook and Blu-ray Disc Steelbook.
The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” including a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film. The Blu-ray Disc version will include a Digital Copy of the film.
Further below, after the break, you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on both releases.
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 RUMOREDAugust 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 RUMOREDAugust 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 4KSteelbook 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).
The 2002 film “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” starring Ryan Reynolds is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 14th via Lionsgate, in an UNRATED version. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in both HDR (HDR10) and Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range options, with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. The title is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon, alternatively it is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are housed on the Blu-ray Disc included, which are listed below.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
“Party Legends, Pledges, and ‘Bull’-ies” Featurette
Drunken Idiot “Kommentary”
“Ultimate College Party Guide” Featurette
“Gwen-ezuma’s Revenge” Featurette
“Testicles of the Animal Kingdom” Interactive Quizzicle
“Write That Down” Quotes from and Inspired by the Film
Sugarcult “Bouncing Off the Walls” Music Video
Burly TV Specials, “Half Baked,” “Imposter,” “Movie Junky”
Comedy Central’s “Reel Comedy: National Lampoon’s Van Wilder”
Van Wilder Blu-Book Exam: Exclusive Blu-ray Interactive Game