The 1991 film “Soapdish“ is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc for the very first time on April 5th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Michael Hoffman, starred Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr.,Cathy Moriarty, Teri Hatcher, Elisabeth Shue, Kathy Najimy, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall, and Whoopi Goldberg.
UPDATED The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
The 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 1st via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The film, directed and co-written by Hal Needham, starred Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Jackie Gleason.
UPDATE: The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-66. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” (via the artwork) meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can as of now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder (with the 6/1 release date) over at Amazon, as well as retailers Barnes & Noble, DeepDiscount, HD Movie Source, and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on the release (according to the back of the artwork) are listed below.
Loaded Up and Truckin’ – Making Smokey and the Bandit
Snowman, What’s Your 20? The Smokey and the Bandit CB Tutorial
The 1989 film “Steel Magnolias“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 28th via Sony, according to retailers. The film, directed by Herbert Ross, starred Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, and Tom Skerritt. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not been detailed but you can for sure expect it to receive 1080p HD video and 5.1 lossless sound (presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio). The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy.
EDITOR NOTE: This title had previously been released on the Blu-ray format back in 2012 by Twilight Time. That release featured the audio mix I suggested as well as a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. No word yet if this will contain the same two audio mix options or not.