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2013 version of Evil Dead on 4K in September

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The 2013 version of Evil Dead is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 27th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory).  The film, produced by Sam Raimi, directed & co-written by Fede Alvarez, starred Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Elizabeth Blackmore.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with presumably HDR10 (at least) form of high dynamic range and perhaps Dolby Atmos sound as well as the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless mix found on the previous release(s).  The release will not include a Blu-ray and only the 4K UHD Blu-ray format disc.  This will however include both the theatrical (91 min) and UNRATED edition (97 min) on the same 4K disc and they’re both obviously in 4K.

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.  Also, you can order the 4K directly via the ShoutFactory.com store and get a bonus poster [while supplies last].  The bonus materials for this release are said to be “currently in progress” so, stay tuned for an update on that later along with the final tech specs.

Army of Darkness marches onto 4K in September

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The 1992 film “Army of Darkness” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 27th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory).  The film, directed and co-written by Sam Raimi, starred Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, Bridget Fonda, and Richard Grove.  The release will come in the form of a 4-disc “combo pack” with several Blu-ray Discs of the film included along with extras.  There will be a standard 4K UHD Bluray (pictured above) and then also a limited-edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below).

The tech specs for the 4K releases include a 2160p video presentation in various aspect ratios and presumably with HDR10 (at least) and Dolby Atmos and the original 5.1 and 2.0 stereo lossless mixes. However, it has yet to be confirmed by Shout! Factory.  So, stay tuned for an update on that and regarding other details.

You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and also directly [with bonuses] directly via the ShoutFactory.com store.  According to Shout! Factory, the extras [bonus materials] are “currently in progress” and will be announced at a later point.  So, as mentioned, stay tuned for an update regarding these 4K releases of the film.

The 1995 film Species is arriving on 4K in July

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The 1995 modern cult-classic sci-fi (science fiction) film Species is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a “Collector’s Edition” on July 26th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory), according to retailers.  The film, directed by Roger Donaldson, starred Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, and Michelle Williams.

The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for any update(s).  It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

1982 film Cat People is headed to 4K in June

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The 1982 film Cat People is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in “Collector’s Edition” on June 28th via Scream Factory.  The film, a remake directed by Paul Schrader, starred Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, Ruby Dee, Ed Begley, Jr., Annette O’Toole, and the late John Heard.

The tech specs for the release will include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with at least HDR10 form of high dynamic range.  The sound format has yet to be detailed and the extras are now in production, so stay tuned for a later update.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will come with its Blu-ray counterpart.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Shout! Factory‘s website.

1996 film The Craft gets 4K Collector’s Edition in May

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The 1996 film The Craft is officially getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray “Collector’s Edition” release on May 17th by Scream Factory (Shout! Factory).  The film, directed and co-written by Andrew Fleming, starred Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, and Breckin Meyer.

This comes from a new 4K restoration done by Sony.  The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with presumably HDR10 form of high dynamic range and a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix, although not yet confirmed.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition available for preorder over at Amazon or directly via ShoutFactory.com where you’ll get an exclusive poster (while supplies last).

The details and bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc set are listed below.

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 4K Restoration By Sony
  • Audio Commentary With Director Andrew Fleming

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 4K Restoration By Sony
  • Audio Commentary With Andrew Fleming
  • Directing The Craft – An Interview With Andrew Fleming
  • Producing The Craft – An Interview With Producer Douglas Wick
  • Writing The Craft – An Interview With Co-Writer Peter Filardi
  • Effecting The Craft – An Interview With Makeup Effects Supervisor Tony Gardner
  • Vintage Featurette – Conjuring The Craft
  • Vintage Featurette – The Making Of The Craft
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary By Andrew Fleming
  • Theatrical Trailer

1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness on Blu-ray May

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The 1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness will be officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 10th via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory).  The film, directed by Stephen Hopkins, starred Michael Douglas, Val KilmerTom Wilkinson, Bernard Hill, and Emily Mortimer.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the original 2.39:1 aspect ratio and likely a lossless sound mix (or mixes), although not yet specified to any configuration(s).  The bonus materials are currently “in progress” and will be announced at a later time.  So, stay tuned for an update on that.  You can now find the Blu-ray Disc available to preorder over at Amazon or directly via the ShoutFactory.com website.

1985 Tobe Hooper film Lifeforce comes to 4K in May

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The 1985 film Lifeforce will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray “Collector’s Edition” release on May 24th via Scream Factory.  The film, directed by Tobe Hooper, starred Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May, Michael Gothard, Nicholas Ball, and Patrick Stewart.

UPDATED:  The exact tech specs have yet to be detailed but you can expect a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio taken from a new “2021 4K scan of the original negative” and lossless audio.  One could expect, although it has not been confirmed that this should include HDR10 form of high dynamic range on the 4K.  It is known (via the artwork, pictured above) that this release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  In fact, this will include the theatrical cut of the film on 4K and Blu-ray as well as the “Director’s Cut” on a 3rd Blu-ray (in 1080p HD).  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.  Below is a full list of the 3-disc sets details and bonus materials set to be included.

DISC ONE (4K UHD — THEATRICAL CUT):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY — THEATRICAL CUT):

  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
  • Dangerous Beauty – An Interview With Actress Mathilda May
  • Space Vampires In London – An Interview With Director Tobe Hooper
  • Carlsen’s Curse – An Interview With Actor Steve Railsback
  • Teaser And Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery

DISC THREE (BLU-RAY — DIRECTOR’S CUT):

  • NEW Restoration On The 2018 4K Scan Of The Interpositive
  • Audio Commentary With Tobe Hooper, Moderated By Tim Sullivan
  • Audio Commentary With Make-Up Effects Designer Nick Maley, Moderated By Michael Felsher

Escape from New York gets 4K stateside release in May

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The 1981 film Escape from New York will officially be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray “Collector’s Edition” release on May 17th via Scream Factory in the US (United States).  The film, directed by John Carpenter, starred Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau, and Tom Atkins.

UPDATES:  The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and likely Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as some lossless audio mix, although yet specified.  This will be using the Studiocanal 4K restoration.  It is known (via the artwork, pictured above) that this release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition is now available for preorder over at Amazon.

The full list of contents for this 3-disc set is listed below which includes the bonus materials.

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • 4K Restoration By StudioCanal
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary With Producer Debra Hill And Production Designer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary With Actress Adrienne Barbeau And Director Of Photography Dean Cundey

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • 4K Restoration By StudioCanal
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary With Producer Debra Hill And Production Designer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary With Actress Adrienne Barbeau And Director Of Photography Dean Cundey

DISC THREE (BLU-RAY):

  • Big Challenges In Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
  • Scoring The Escape – A Discussion With Composer Alan Howarth
  • On Set With John Carpenter – The Images Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK With Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
  • I Am Taylor – An Interview With Actor Joe Unger
  • My Night On Set – An Interview With Filmmaker David DeCoteau
  • Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence With Optional Audio Commentary
  • Return To Escape From New York Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Photo Galleries – Behind-The-Scenes, Posters And Lobby Cards

1992 film Candyman gets Collector’s Edition 4K in May

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The 1992 film Candyman will officially be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray “Collector’s Edition” release on May 24th via Scream Factory in the US (United States).  The film, directed by Bernard Rose, starred Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa Williams, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, DeJuan Guy, and Ted Raimi.

UPDATES:  The tech specs here include a 2160p video presentation from a new 4K master, as noted below, in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range.  It will also feature a new Dolby Atmos sound mix.  You can find details about that quoted, from ShoutFactory.com, below.

NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond (Theatrical Cut) By Arrow Video”

It is known (via the artwork, pictured above) that this release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition listed over at Amazon but it currently is unavailable.  However, it will be back soon, I assure you.

The 4K disc will include both the theatrical and UNRATED cuts of the film.  The full contents of this 3-disc set are listed below along with the bonus materials set to be included.

DISC ONE (4K UHD — THEATRICAL & UNRATED CUTS):

  • NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond (Theatrical Cut) By Arrow Video
  • NEW 4K UHD Presentation In Dolby Vision (HDR10 Compatible) Of Both Cuts Of The Film, The Theatrical R-rated Version And The Unrated Version Featuring Alternate, More Graphic Footage, Presented Via Seamless Branching
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • NEW Interview With Actress Vanessa Williams
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Actor Tony Todd (Theatrical Cut)
  • Audio Commentary With Authors/Film Historians Stephen Jones And Kim Newman (Theatrical Cut)
  • Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul And Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen And Kasi Lemmons (Theatrical Cut)
  • Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, From The Movie Crypt Podcast Hosted By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch (Theatrical Cut)

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY — THEATRICAL CUT):

  • NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond By Arrow Video
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Actor Tony Todd
  • Audio Commentary With Authors/Film Historians Stephen Jones And Kim Newman
  • Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul And Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen And Kasi Lemmons
  • Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, From The Movie Crypt Podcast Hosted By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
  • NEW Interview With Actress Vanessa Williams
  • Sweets To The Sweet: The Candyman Mythos – Featuring Interviews With Bernard Rose, Producer Alan Poul, Executive Producer Clive Barker, Actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd And Kasi Lemmons
  • Clive Barker: Raising Hell – An Interview With Author/Artist/Filmmaker Clive Barker
  • The Heart Of Candyman – An Interview With Actor Tony Todd
  • Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Screenplay (BD-ROM)

DISC THREE (BLU-RAY — UNRATED CUT):

  • NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative With HD Inserts For The Uncut Footage From An Archival Film Print By Arrow Video
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • Be My Victim – An Interview With Tony Todd
  • It Was Always You, Helen – An Interview With Actress Virginia Madsen
  • Reflection In The Mirror – An Interview With Actress Kasi Lemmons
  • A Kid In Candyman – An Interview With Actor DeJuan Guy
  • The Writing On The Wall: The Production Design Of Candyman – An Interview With Production Designer Jane Ann Stewart
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman – Including Interviews With Special Makeup Effects Artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe And Mark Coulier
  • A Story To Tell: Clive Barker’s The Forbidden – Writer Douglas E. Winter On Clive Barker’s Seminal Books Of Blood And Candyman’s Source Story, The Forbidden
  • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman – A Critical Analysis Of The Film With Writers Tananarive Due And Steven Barnes

1981 Joe Dante film The Howling on 4K in February

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The 1981 horror film The Howling is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 15th, 2022 via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory) in a “Collector’s Edition” form. The film, directed by Joe Dante, starred Dee Wallace, Dennis Dugan, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, and Slim Pickens.

The tech specs have not yet been fully detailed but you can expect a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 (and possibly Dolby Vision) form(s) of high dynamic range from a 2021 4K restoration by StudioCanal — approved by director Joe Dante. The bonus materials for the release are listed below.

  • DISC ONE (4K UHD)
    • NEW 2021 4K Restoration By StudioCanal, Approved By Director Joe Dante
    • Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone, And Robert Picardo
    • Audio Commentary By Author Gary Bradner
  • DISC TWO (BLU-RAY)
    • NEW 2021 4K Restoration By StudioCanal, Approved By Director Joe Dante
    • Audio Commentary With Joe Dante, Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone And Robert Picardo
    • Audio Commentary By Gary Bradner
    • “Fun. Fur. Film.” – An Interview With Dee Wallace
    • “Howling’s Eternal” – An Interview With Executive Producer Steven A. Lane
    • “Cut To Shreds” – An Interview With Editor Mark Goldblatt
    • Interview With Co-Writer Terence H. Winkless
    • Interview With Stop Motion Animator David Allen
    • “Unleashing The Beast: The Making Of The Howling” – Vintage Featurette
    • “Making A Monster Movie: Inside The Howling” – Vintage Featurette
    • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
    • Outtakes
    • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Original Locations
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Trailers From Hell – Writer Josh Olson On The Howling
    • Still Gallery

As you can tell, the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. You also can preorder the 4K UHD Blu-ray directly via ShoutFactory.com where you’ll receive a poster (while supplies last). Stay tuned for any further updates on the release later on.

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