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Liar Liar gets a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray in January

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The 1997 comedy “Liar Liar will be getting a “25th Anniversary Edition” Blu-ray Disc release on January 18th, 2022 via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, directed by Tom Shadyac, starred Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes, Anne Haney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Jason Bernard, and Amanda Donohoe. This will be spine number 127 in the Shout Select line.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround and 2.0 Stereo sound. You can now find the Shout Select Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly through Shout! Factory’s website. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • NEW “In Session: Looking Back At The Writing of Liar Liar”
  • NEW “The Cases For Comedy: Looking Back At The Cast of Liar Liar”
  • Deleted Scene
  • Outtakes
  • Feature Commentary With Director Tom Shadyac
  • “Bridging The Comedy Chasm”
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this upcoming release of the film.

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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.

1980 film Alligator on 4K UHD Blu-ray in February

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The 1980 horror film Alligator is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 22nd, 2022 via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory), in the form of a “Collector’s Edition” release. The film, directed by Lewis Teague, starred Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger, Jack Carter, Sydney Lassick, Perry Lang, and Henry Silva.

The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been announced, but stay tuned for an update later on. It is known that the release will come in the form of a 3-disc “combo pack” meaning you’ll get a Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as another Blu-ray likely entirely filled with extras (bonus materials). Across those, you’ll get two different cuts of the film.

UPDATE #1: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, you can still find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder directly via ShoutFactory.com for now, where you will receive a poster as an added bonus.

It’s also worth noting that the film’s sequel Alligator II: The Mutation (1991) will be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on February 22nd, 2022 as well, via Scream Factory.

Further below, after the break, you can find a short announcement from the distributor about the upcoming release of the film.

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch [Collector’s Edition] – 4K UHD Blu-ray Screenshots

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All screenshots are uncompressed in full 3840 x 2160 resolution.
SOURCE: 2021 4K UHD Blu-ray release.

Technical Specs:
Data capacity: 74.25 Gigabytes (BD-100)
The Movie Uses: 66.1 GB
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
HDR Form(s): HDR10, Dolby Vision

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This set of screenshots: 45 total

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SOURCES: 2012 Blu-ray (left), 2021 4K UHD Blu-ray (right)

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2021 film Language Lessons on Blu-ray December

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The 2021 dramatic comedy Language Lessons is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 14th, via Shout! Factory. The film, directed & co-written by Natalie Morales and co-written by Mark Duplass, stars Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales. It also is worth mentioning that, at the time of writing, this movie happens to be “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and a lossless audio presentation (likely in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory’s website. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Filmmaker Commentary With Natalie Morales And Mark Duplass
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and a bit about the film itself.

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Halloween (1978) [Collector’s Edition] – 4K UHD Blu-ray Screenshots

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All screenshots are uncompressed in full 3840 x 2160 resolution.
SOURCE: 2021 4K UHD Blu-ray release.

Technical Specs:
Data capacity: 72.45 Gigabytes (BD-100)
The Movie Uses: 63.9 GB
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
HDR Form(s): HDR10, Dolby Vision

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This set of screenshots: 42 total

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SOURCES: 2018 4K UHD Blu-ray (left), 2021 4K UHD Blu-ray (right)

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Going Berserk with John Candy on Blu-ray in December

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The 1983 comedy Going Berserk is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 14th via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). This movie will be making its debut in North America on the Blu-ray format. The film, directed by David Steinberg, starred “SCTV” cast members John Candy, Joe Flaherty, and Eugene Levy. It co-starred Alley Mills, Pat Hingle, Kurtwood Smith, and Ernie Hudson.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and a lossless sound mix (not yet detailed). The Blu-ray is not yet available for preorder over at Amazon, but there’s a product page already up. Stay tuned for an update on that. In the meantime, you can already preorder the Blu-ray directly via the ShoutFactory.com website. The bonus materials for the release are “in progress and will be announced at a later date” according to Shout! Factory.

Krampus The Naughty Cut on 4K in December

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The 2015 film Krampus will be getting a “Collector’s Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray release featuring The Naughty Cut on December 7th, via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, directed and co-written by Michael Dougherty, starred Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, Stefania LaVie Owen, Emjay Anthony, and David Koechner. Info regarding “The Naughty Cut” and how it differs from the theatrical cut of the film can be found in detail below.

“For the first time ever Michael’s Dougherty’s previously unseen “Naughty Cut” of the film will be seeing the light of day! This alternate version restores key dialogue and scenes that had to be trimmed from the original theatrical release to appease the MPAA. Supervised by filmmaker Michael Dougherty, this is the definitive version of the holiday cult classic!”

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio, presumably with HDR10 form of high dynamic range (although yet confirmed) with the audio configuration and format not detailed yet either as well. So, stay tuned for an update on that, as well as for when bonus materials are finalized and get announced. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray Disc (1080p HD) counterpart included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory. Lastly, it should be noted that the original theatrical cut of the film will not be presented with this release.

1991 comedy Nothing But Trouble on Blu-ray in October

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The 1991 comedy Nothing But Trouble is coming to Blu-ray Disc (for the first time) on October 26th, via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, directed and co-written by Dan Aykroyd, starred Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore, Taylor Negron, and Bertila Damas.

The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update later. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

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