The 1994 Luc Besson film “Leon: The Professional“ is officially getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBookrelease on December 1st, in a limited edition from Sony. The film, written & directed by Luc Besson, featured a cast of Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, and Natalie Portman. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the (OAR) 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound — Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible. Both the film’s theatrical and extended versions are included. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on this release, housed on the Blu-ray and identical to the film’s original 4K UHD Blu-ray previously released back in 2017, are listed below.
Cast and Crew Look Back
Jean Reno: The Road to Léon
Natalie Portman: Starting Young
Original Theatrical Trailer
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the SteelBook form.
The 2019 film “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “limited edition”SteelBook officially on October 13th via Sony. The film, as seen originally on Netflix, was written & directed by Vince Gilligan (creator of the show “Breaking Bad” which it follows). El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie starred Aaron Paul, Jonathan Banks, Matt Jones, Charles Baker, Jesse Plemons, and the late Robert Forster. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come with a DVD counterpart of the film included in the SteelBook. However, no digital copy appears to be included with the set.
UPDATE: you can now find this Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.
The bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below.
Audio Commentary with Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul [Blu-ray Exclusive]
Deleted and Extended Scenes [Blu-ray Exclusive]
Gag Reel [Blu-ray Exclusive]
Scene Studies with Vince Gilligan [Blu-ray Exclusive]
Super Commentary!: An ensemble audio commentary featuring 46 members of the cast and crew
Making El Camino: A behind-the-scenes documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew
Snow Globe: A Breaking Bad Short
Skinny Pete in the Box Teaser
On the Radio Teaser
Rocker Salvage Commercial
Vamonos Pest Commercial
“Enchanted” by Chloe x Halle
Visual Effects Design Galleries
Further below, after the break, you can find the full information just released by Sony regarding this upcoming release of the film on Blu-ray.
A “Resident Evil Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collection“ is headed to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in a box set on November 3rd, via Sony, according to retailers and even the studio. In fact, I’m awaiting a full press release officially announcing the set later tomorrow. For now, let’s discuss what all will be included. You will get all six of the films in the live-action “Resident Evil” franchise, starring Milla Jovovich. Those films include:
“Resident Evil” (2002), “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” (2004), “Resident Evil: Extinction” (2007), “Resident Evil: Afterlife” (2010), “Resident Evil: Retribution” (2012), and “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2016).
This set comes in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of each film as well as digital codes (copies) for the six films. You can find the Limited Edition Collection 4K set already available for preorder over at Amazon.
UPDATE: the set has now been officially announced. Regarding the tech specs: “All films presented at 2160p Ultra High Definition resolution with HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio + DTS-HD MA 5.1 original theatrical audio tracks (DTS-HD MA 7.1 for RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER); aspect ratios vary.” Lastly, you can now find the full details below, after the break.
The films “21 Jump Street“ (2012) and the sequel “22 Jump Street“ (2014) are both officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 15th, via Sony. Both of these movies, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, starred Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube. Tech specs for each film include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 2.40:1 and 2.39:1 aspect ratios with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound.
UPDATE: Both titles on 4K UHD Blu-ray (invidibually) are now available for preorder over at Amazon. For direct links: 21 Jump Street / 22 Jump Street.
Bonus materials set to be included in each release are listed below, which include content on the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc – respectively for each film. You can find those bonus materials or each film listed specifically further in this post. Speaking of which, each of the releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” also containing the Blu-ray and a digital code (copy) of the film.
Further below, after the break, you can find full info regarding these films coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format.
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 #1: 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:
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
UPDATE #2: It turns out that there will also be an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for this film over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full info regarding this upcoming 4K release of the film.
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 Teller, J.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
UPDATE #2: It turns out that retailer Best Buywill 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.
Further below, after the break, you’ll soon be able to find the full announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.
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
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.
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 González, Sam 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-raylisted 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 exclusiveSteelBook release of the film (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.