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District 9 comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The 2009 film District 9 is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 13th, via Sony. The film, produced by Peter Jackson & directed by Neill Blomkamp, starred Sharlto Copley. The tech specs for 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray counterpart included along with a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: This film on 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release actually feature some 4K content as well as the original Blu-ray extras and are listed below.

4K ULTRA HD BONUS MATERIALS:

  • Comic-Con Extravaganza Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY™ BONUS MATERIALS:

  • Hours of Archival Special Features Including:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Director’s Commentary
    • The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker’s Log – Three-Part Documentary
    • Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus
    • Innovation: Acting and Improvisation
    • Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9
    • Alien Generation: Visual Effects
    • Joburg from Above: Interactive Map of Satellite and Schematics of the World of District 9

Further below, after the break, you can find the full info regarding this upcoming 4K release of the film.

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“Whiplash” with Miles Teller on 4K in September

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The 2014 film Whiplash is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 22nd, via Sony. The film, which was written & directed by Damien Chazelle, starred Miles TellerJ.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Chris Mulkey, and Suanne Spoke. We can tell by the art (pictured above) that the 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. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. No other retailers yet have listed the title, but you can stay tuned to this post for any updates regarding this release.

UPDATE #1: This release has now been officially announced by the studio [Sony] today. The tech specs include 2160p 4K video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Commentary with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons
  • An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle
  • Timekeepers: Famous Drummers Discuss Their Craft and Passion for Drumming
  • Whiplash Original Short Film with Optional Commentary
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE #2: It turns out that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release, on the same release date. The title is now available for preorder and the art (pictured below) has now been unveiled.

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Further below, after the break, you’ll soon be able to find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.

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“Columbia Classics” Volume 1 set on 4K in June

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BREAKING: Six well-known films have all been restored in 4K and will be getting an exclusive release on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format via what is being called the Columbia Classics: 4K Ultra HD Collection – Volume 1 box set, which is set for a June 16th release, via Sony. The set, a limited-edition collection, will be literally limited with only what is said to be fewer than 8 thousand units produced — as quoted below from the press release:

The six films in the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special collector’s set with a limited-edition run of fewer than 8,000 units in the U.S

This 4K box set includes the following films:

  • “A League of Their Own” (1992)
    • directed by Penny Marshall
  • “Dr. Stranglelove: Or How…” (1964)
    • directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • “Gandhi” (1982)
    • directed by Richard Attenborough
  • “Jerry Maguire” (1996)
    • directed by Cameron Crowe
  • “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) [Restored]
    • directed by David Lean
  • “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939)
    • directed by Frank Capra

UPDATE: I have now talked with the folks at Sony and have the full details on this release for you, via an extremely lengthy press release that you’ll be able to read in its entirety, further below after the break. The tech specs for the films include 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and a variety of Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio sound mixes on the six different films. Lastly, regarding tech specs, it is worth noting that the film Gandhi will actually receive Dolby Vision and HDR10, in terms of video. You can find this 4K UHD Blu-ray box set already listed for preorder over at Amazon. Below (as mentioned) are the full details about this upcoming very limited box set.

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Vin Diesel as “Bloodshot” on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2020 film “Bloodshot” starring Vin Diesel is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 5th, according to multiple retailer listings, via Sony. The film, based on the comic book of the same title & directed by Dave Wilson, co-stars Eiza GonzálezSam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Talulah Riley, Lamorne Morris, and Guy Pearce. As this hasn’t been officially announced yet, there’s no word yet on the tech specs or bonus materials but stay tuned for an update. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will both come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon, as well as over at retailers Best Buy and Target – where the release date is listed. It’s most certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray exclusive SteelBook release of the film (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.

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2020 film “Fantasy Island” comes to Blu-ray May

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The 2020 Blumhouse produced horror film Fantasy Island is officially heading to Blu-ray Disc on May 12th, via Sony. The film, produced by Jason Blum and directed by Jeff Wadlow, stars Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Mike Vogel, and Michael Rooker. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will include both the UNRATED and theatrical versions of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Unrated and theatrical versions of the movie included
  • Unrated Director and Cast Commentary: Audio commentary by Director Jeff Wadlow and Cast (Unrated Version Only)

Further below, after the break, you can find further full details about the upcoming home video release of the film.

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“Just One of the Guys” comes to Blu-ray April

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The 1985 cult-classic comedy Just One of the Guys starring Joyce Hyser is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a debut to Blu-ray Disc on April 28th, via Sony. The film, directed by Lisa Gottlieb, co-starred Clayton Rohner, Billy Jacoby, Toni Hudson, and William Zabka. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video, from a new 2K remaster, in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio original theatrical Mono sound. You can now find Blu-ray listed over at Amazon and it should be available for preorder very soon. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is listed below.

  • AUDIO COMMENTARY, DIRECTOR & CAST featuring Lisa Gottlieb, Arye Gross, Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Toni Hudson, John Apicella

Below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming release of the film to Blu-ray.

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1998 film “The Mask of Zorro” on 4K in May

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The 1998 film The Mask of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 5th, via Sony. The film, directed by Martin Campbell, co-starred Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, and Matt Letscher. The tech specs for the release include video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film also included. UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. It is also listed for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target. The bonus materials set to be included, listed below, here feature some new content that will be housed on the 4K disc.

4K ULTRA HD BONUS MATERIALS:
•    Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
•    Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY BONUS MATERIALS:
•    Director Commentary
•    “Unmasking Zorro” Documentary
•    2 Deleted Scenes
•    Music Video by Marc Anthony and Tina Arena

Further below, after the break, you can find even more details about the upcoming 4K release of this film as well as the 2005 sequel digitally coming to 4K.

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