“The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada” Blu-ray in May

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The 2005 film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 28th via Sony, according to an early alert to retailers. The film’s supporting cast included Barry PepperDwight Yoakam, Julio Cesar Cedillo, January Jones, and Melissa Leo. Tech specs and bonus materials (if any) for the Blu-ray release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. You can now find the Blu-ray available to pre-order over at Amazon.

“Ghostbusters 1 & 2” 35th Anniversary 4K Steelbook in June

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The Ivan Reitman directed films “Ghostbusters” (1984) and “Ghostbusters II” (1989) are both getting a special 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook release on June 11th via Sony. The Ghostbusters 1 & 2: 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K Steelbook had first been reported by the folks over at Ghostbusters.net and now it is available for pre-order over at Amazon. The 4K tech specs remain identical to the previously released 4K UHD Blu-ray versions of the two films. However, a large number of new bonus materials are going to be included exclusively in this release. The full list of extras set to be included on an extra bonus disc can be found below, after the break.

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1984 film “The Natural” starring Robert Redford comes to 4K in June

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The 1984 Barry Levinson directed film The Natural starring Robert Redford is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a 35th Anniversary release on June 4th, via Sony. The film, nominated for 4 Oscars, featured a supporting cast including Robert DuvallGlenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard FarnsworthJoe Don Baker, and Michael Madsen. This 35th Anniversary 4K release will include both the Theatrical (138 minutes) and Director’s Cut (144 minutes) of the film – both on the 4K disc.

Tech specs for the 4K release have not yet been fully detailed it will come with HDR (presumably in the HDR10 variety) and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as the original stereo and 5.1 tracks (for the theatrical cut). The release will come in form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at AmazonBonus materials set to be included on the 4K disc and Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Barry Levinson Intro to the Directors Cut [also on the 4K disc]
  • Theatrical Trailer [also on the 4K disc]
  • Theatrical Version of the Film
  • When Lightning Strikes: Creating The Natural: Pre-Game: A Novelist Steps Up to the Plate, The Line-Up: Assembling the Moviemaking Team, Lets Play Ball: Filming the Show
  • Clubhouse Conversations
  • A Natural Gunned Down: The Stalking of Eddie Waitkus
  • Knights in Shining Armor: The Mythology of The Natural
  • The Heart of The Natural
  • Extra Innings

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.

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