“The Equalizer 2” starring Denzel on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in December

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The 2018 Antoine Fuqua directed sequel “The Equalizer 2” starring Denzel Washington is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 11th via Sony. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video and Dolby Atmos sound. Both versions will be presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The two different releases will each come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. The film on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.

  • “Retribution Mode” with Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua
  • 11 Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • “Denzel as McCall: Round Two” Featurette
  • The Equalizer 2 Pop Up Trivia Track
  • “Seconds Till Death: Action Breakdown”
  • “Through Antoine’s Lens: The Cast”
  • Two NBA Promos

Below, after the break, you can find the cover art for the Blu-ray release.

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2018 film “Searching” starring John Cho is coming to Blu-ray Disc in November

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The 2018 Aneesh Chaganty directed film Searching starring John Cho is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 27th via Sony. The film, co-starring Debra Messing, Michelle La, Sara Sohn and Joseph Lee, has received much critical acclaim during its theatrical run. In fact, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating (at time of writing) of 93% on the tomatometer over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the release have have not yet been detailed but you can LIKELY expect 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The Blu-ray is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The release will come with a Digital Copy of the film included. Details regarding the bonus materials and a list of them can be found below.

The SEARCHING Blu-ray, DVD and Digital bonus features uncovers this innovative storytelling through the commentary of the director and three exclusive behind-the scenes featurettes. Explore the creative process of producing a film told entirely on the screens we use every day in “Changing The Language Of Cinema”. Delve into the film’s challenging cinematography in “Update Username: Cast And Characters”, featuring interviews with the cast and the filmmakers. Finally, in “Searching For Easter Eggs”, where filmmaking duo, Chaganty and Ohanian reveal the compelling “blink and you missed it” Easter Eggs hidden in the ancillary screen space throughout the film.

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • “Changing The Language Of Cinema”
  • “Update Username: Cast and Characters”
  • “Searching For Easter Eggs”
  • “Audio Commentary with Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian”

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

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1993 film “Cliffhanger” with Sylvester Stallone on 4K UHD Blu-ray in January

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The 1993 film Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 15th, 2019 via Sony. The film, directed by Renny Harlin, co-starred John LithgowMichael RookerJanine Turner, and Rex Linn. Tech specs for the release include 2160p 4K video, with HDR, in a new 4K restoration from the original negative and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray 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. It’s just showing as a Blu-ray but the date matches up, and so does the price tag.

The only bonus materials set to be included on the release are the original content that you can find detailed below, after the break, in the official announcement for this release.

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1999 film “Dick” with Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams on Blu-ray November

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The 1999 Andrew Fleming directed political comedy “Dick” starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 6th via Sony, according to an early alert to retailers.

The film was set during a certain Presidential administration in the late 1960s, and involved two teenage girls meeting the President during a tour of the White House. This comedy featured an incredible cast consisting of a lot of former SNL (“Saturday Night Live”) and “The Kids in the Hall” cast members, as well as other great actors such as Dan Hedaya (as Dick), Will Ferrell (as Bob Woodward), Bruce McCulloch (as Carl Bernstein), Dave Foley (as H.R. Haldeman), Jim Breuer (as John Dean), Teri GarrAna Gasteyer (as Rose Mary Woods), Harry Shearer (as G. Gordon Liddy), Saul Rubinek (as Henry Kissinger), and lastly some kid named Ryan Reynolds?

This seems to be of a marketing tie-in of sorts to go along with the Will Ferrell produced upcoming film Vice set to be released in late December. It’s only logical, and a funny political tie-in as well releasing it before election day. Technical specifications for the release and a list of bonus materials have yet to be detailed, but stay tuned for a later update. The Blu-ray Disc is now available to PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.

EDITORIAL: A Look at “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series” set on Blu-ray

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So, I have to admit growing up in the eighties and absolutely loving all things that the late Jim Henson created. Henson’s creations meant the world to me both as a child and even still do to me as an adult. Be it the “Muppets” and those shows and films, or be it the films he worked on like “The Dark Crystal” (1982) or “Labyrinth” (1986), they all entertained me – and still continue to. One of my favorites growing up as a kid, that I haven’t had the time to revisit until just this week, was the show “Fraggle Rock” that ran from 1983 through 1987 – for a total of five seasons.

That show just came out this week in a “35th Anniversary Collector’s Edition” booklet set as Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. I’ve been watching this and plan on reviewing it in the near future, but I have other things planned before, so I figured I’d give you a little glimpse at the packaging and offer up some early screenshots from the first few episodes. Below, after the break, you can find the photographs of packaging and some early screenshots.

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Spike Lee’s “School Daze” 30th Anniversary comes to Blu-ray November

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The 1988 Spike Lee written and directed film School Daze is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “30th Anniversary Edition” on November 13th via Sony. The film’s cast featured Laurence FishburneTisha CampbellGiancarlo EspositoKadeem Hardison, Jasmine GuyOssie Davis, and Spike Lee. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can expect 1080p video and 5.1 lossless surround (likely in DTS-HD Master Audio). The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to included on the release are listed below.

  • ALL-NEW: 2018 Q&A with Spike Lee and select cast and crew members, with some special guests
  • Commentary with Spike Lee
  • Cast Commentary with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Bill Nunn, Darryl Bell and Kadeem Hardison
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Birth of a Nation”
    • “College Daze”
    • “Making a Mark”
  • Music Videos:
    • “Be Alone Tonight” from the Rays
    • “Be One” from Phyllis Hyman
    • “Da Butt” by EU

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

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1993 film “Philadelphia” starring Tom Hanks on 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 1993 Jonathan Demme directed film Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 27th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, according to an early alert to retailers. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE: This will come in the form of a “25th Anniversary Edition” release as the cover art (pictured above) shows. Still no info yet regarding tech specs or bonus materials. The title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon.