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Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder concert Blu-ray

The 1989 concert film/documentary Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder has been restored and is officially coming to Blu-ray, in two different releases, on November 20th, via Legacy (Sony). The film, directed by Wayne Isham, featured the Pink Floyd band primary line-up of members: David Gilmour (vocals/guitar), Richard Wright (keyboards/vocals), Nick Mason (drums) — as well as a backing band. The film has received a new 4K remaster using the original 35mm film negatives with a new 5.1 surround sound mix. This will come with a 1080p HD video presentation, presumably in the 1.33:1 original aspect ratio. There will be two options for audio presentations found on the Blu-ray: Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Here, below, is what Rolling Stone had to say about what all went into that audio and video restoration process.

“Film editor Benny Trickett took the film, since remastered in 4K, and worked with Aubrey Powell — a cofounder of the graphic arts group Hipgnosis, which created many iconic Pink Floyd covers, including Delicate Sound of Thunder — and assembled the new cut. Gilmour worked on the new release’s sound with engineer Andy Jackson and assistant David Iddins.” 

“The concert film, which has been restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and remixed into 5.1 surround sound […]” 

Rolling Stone

The tracklist for this concert film includes the following songs:

  1. “Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5”
  2. “Signs of Life”
  3. “Learning to Fly”
  4. “Sorrow”
  5. “The Dogs of War”
  6. “On the Turning Away”
  7. “One of These Days”
  8. “Time”
  9. “On the Run”
  10. “The Great Gig in the Sky”
  11. “Wish You Were Here”
  12. “Us and Them”
  13. “Money”
  14. “Comfortably Numb”
  15. “One Slip”
  16. “Run Like Hell”

Now, there will be two different versions of the film on Blu-ray available. First, there will be a single-disc (standard) Blu-ray release, and then there will also be a 4-disc “Deluxe Edition” release that includes 2 CDs, a DVD, and Blu-ray Disc (pictured below). You can find both versions available for preorder over at Amazon now.

The standard Blu-ray release will come with a physical extra in the form of a 24-page photo booklet. Meanwhile, the Deluxe Edition also includes a bit more physical items as detailed below.

  • 24-page photo booklet (included with both versions)
  • A lift-off top box
  • 40-page booklet,
  • Poster 4/4
  • 5 x Postcards 4/1

You can find more info about the process that went on to make this restored version of the Pink Floyd concert film by reading the full article over at Rolling Stone (as quoted from much further above).

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PlayStation 5 to include 4K UHD Blu-ray drive


Today Sony has officially announced plans to bring their next-generation video game console PS5 (PlayStation 5) out holiday season of 2020 with a 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive. Sony decided to give WIRED magazine an exclusive bit of details regarding this upcoming console in a recently published news post. In that news post, it has been confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will not only include an SSD (solid-state drive) for internal storage but also include an optical drive for games physically on a disc. Sony may not have found the previous console (PS4, nor the PS4 Pro) worthy of getting it but this next-gen console (PS5) is set to include a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. Games will also physically be contained on 4K UHD Blu-ray Discs (via a BD-100 specifically).

There’s no word yet if the player will be capable of outputting Dolby Vision (or even HDR10+) form of High Dynamic Range. It’s worth noting that the current Sony 4K UHD Blu-ray set-top players do feature Dolby Vision support, so that’s perhaps a good sign it could be coming to the PS5. Next question, will the console be able to bitstream next-gen immersive sound formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X? That’s yet to be officially confirmed for the formats (by name), however, there is mention of sound that will leave you immersed – as quoted below.

“The result, Cerny says, will make you feel more immersed in the game as sounds come at you from above, from behind, and from the side.”


That should be a hint at Dolby Atmos probably at least being supported, especially considering that the rival XBOX One console now is featuring Dolby Atmos sound on some games. As further details come to light regarding this upcoming console and its capabilities in terms of a 4K UHD Blu-ray player, I’ll be sure to update this post. In the meantime, be sure to read the full news story over at WIRED. Below you can find the quote from that where they [Sony] drop the confirmation that it will include the 4K optical drive.

“Either way, physical games for the PS5 will use 100GB optical disks, inserted into an optical drive that doubles as a 4K Bluray player.”


“Hotel Transylvania 3” comes to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc in October


The 2018 CG animated sequel “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 9th via Sony, according to an early retailer alert. Both the 4K and Blu-ray releases will come in the form of a “Monster Party Edition” (as the artwork suggests). The releases will also come as a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, Blu-ray getting a DVD and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. Tech specs have not yet been detailed, and the only bonus materials we know about so far are the 2 Mini-Movies (mentioned on the art). Stay tuned for further updates once the studio (Sony) officially announces this title.

The animated film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, features the voice talents of  the following: Adam SandlerAndy SambergSelena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve BuscemiMolly ShannonDavid SpadeKeegan-Michael KeyJim GaffiganChris ParnellJoe Jonas, and Chrissy Teigen.

You can already find PRE-ORDER listings for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc of the film over at Amazon. Also, there are placeholder pages over at Best Buy for both the 4K and Blu-ray – where you’ll find that 10/9 release date. Lastly, speaking of Best Buy, it’s worth noting that it appears they’ll be getting an Exclusive Steelbook for the Blu-ray release of the film. That Steelbook, along with the Blu-ray Disc art, can be found further below after the break.

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“Air Force One” starring Harrison Ford comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

The 1997 Wolfgang Petersen directed film Air Force One starring Harrison Ford is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Sony. The film co-stars Gary OldmanGlenn CloseWilliam H. Macy, Wendy Crewson, Paul GuilfoyleLiesel Matthews, and Dean Stockwell. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and 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.

UPDATE: This title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

The only bonus material set to be included on the release is an Audio Commentary with Director Wolfgang Petersen. Below after the break you can find the official announcement for this release.

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Steven Spielberg film “Hook” with Robin Williams on 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

The 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film Hook starring Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 9th via Sony. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (in a transfer approved by Spielberg) and 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. UPDATE: The film on 4K is available to PRE-ORDER now both at over Amazon and Best Buy.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release include:

  • ALL-NEW: 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

The release will also include the previous bonus materials from the Blu-ray Disc release. Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

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“The Blacklist The Complete Fifth Season” comes to Blu-ray Disc August

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just officially announced plans to bring the TV show “The Blacklist: The Complete Fifth Season” (Season Five) starring James Spader and Megan Boone to Blu-ray Disc on August 14th. Tech specs for the release (as with previous seasons, should) include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and included DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound – although at time of publishing this I’m awaiting confirmation on the tech specs. The release will come with Digital Copy of the entire 5th season. This season on Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Below you’ll find a list of bonus materials, including a Blu-ray exclusive, set to be included on the release:

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features:

  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes (17 total)
  • “Celebrating 100 Episodes!” Featurette
  • Showrunner-led Audio Commentaries

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:

  • “Like Father/Like Daughter” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement.

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