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The Karate Kid Collection comes to 4K in December

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The Karate Kid Collection is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The set includes the three films “The Karate Kid” (1984), “The Karate Kid Part II” (1986), and “The Karate Kid Part III” (1989). This release will mark the very first time that the two sequels have been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format. All three films have been remastered in 4K from the original camera negatives. All of the films were directed by John G. Avildsen and the cast for the films included Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, and Martin Kove.

The tech specs for the 4K releases include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range, as well as Dolby Atmos, a lossless 5.1 surround mix, and the original 2.0 Stereo theatrical sound mix, for each of the three films. Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included for each film in this set include some new extras. Since that list can run a tad bit lengthy, I’ve chosen to include those in the press release listed further below after the break.

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The Crown Season 4 arrives on Blu-ray in November

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The popular TV series The Crown: The Complete Fourth Season is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 2nd, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The show, created by Peter Morgan, stars Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Emerald Fennell, and Stephen Boxer.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across a 4-disc set. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release of the fourth season are listed below.

  • Triumph & Tragedy: Diana and Charles
  • Three Groundbreaking Women
  • Research, Costumes & More: The Making of Season 4
  • Photo Gallery

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the home video release of this season of the TV series.

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Don’t Breathe 2 comes to 4K and Blu-ray in October

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The 2021 sequel “Don’t Breathe 2” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 26th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, which was produced by Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert and directed by Rodo Sayagues, stars Stephen Lang, Brendan Sexton III, Madelyn Grace, Adam Young, Rocci Williams, Christian Zagia, Bobby Schofield, Stephanie Arcila, Diaana Babnicova, and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, while the tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. Each release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with both releases are listed below.

  • Never-Before-Seen Alternate Ending
  • “Friends & Filmmakers” Featurette
  • “Bad Man (Slang is Back)” Featurette
  • “Designing Deception” Featurette
  • Audio Commentaries With Filmmakers

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding the home video release of this film.

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Final Fantasy The Spirits Within on 4K in November

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The 2001 CG animated film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 16th, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, celebrating its 20th anniversary, co-directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Motonori Sakakibara, featured the English voice talents of Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Keith David, James Woods, and Donald Sutherland.

The film has been newly remastered. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as the original theatrical mix in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. 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 available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Original Special Features:
    • Two Feature-Length Commentaries
    • Interactive Documentary: The Making of Final Fantasy®
    • Original Opening
    • Aki’s Dream Reconstruction
    • On the Set with Aki
    • Character Profiles
    • Vehicle Scale Comparisons
    • Compositing Builds
    • Joke Outtakes
    • The Gray Project
    • Theatrical Trailers
This release will initially include a limited edition o-ring, featuring iconic alternate key art.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film coming physically to the 4K format.

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1961 film The Guns of Navarone comes to 4K in October

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The 1961 classic film The Guns of Navarone is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray, to celebrate its 60th anniversary, on October 12th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed by J. Lee Thompson, starred Gregory Peck, David Niven, and Anthony Quinn.

According to the press release, the movie has received a 4K transfer “from the original camera negative”. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 4.0 lossless surround and stereo sound mixes. 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.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included with this release on the 4K and Blu-ray Discs are listed below.

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Playback available with and without Original Roadshow Intermission Card
  • Special Features:
    • NEW: Main Title Progression Reel
    • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY DISC

  • Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary by Director J. Lee Thompson
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Stephen J. Rubin
    • The Resistance Dossier of Navarone: Interactive Feature
    • Forging The Guns of Navarone: Notes from the Set
    • An Ironic Epic of Heroism
    • Memories of Navarone
    • Epic Restoration
    • A Heroic Score
    • Great Guns
    • No Visitors
    • Honeymoon on Rhodes
    • Two Girls on the Town
    • Narration-Free Prologue
    • Message from Carl Foreman

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this film’s upcoming 4K release.

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Underworld 5-Movie Collection comes to 4K in October

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An Underworld: Limited Edition 5-Movie Collection will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 5th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A total of four out of five of the films starred Kate Beckinsale, and the third film starred Rhonda Mitra. The set will include the following five films in the franchise:

  • “Underworld” (2003)
  • “Underworld: Evolution” (2006)
  • “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” (2009)
  • “Underworld: Awakening” (2012)
  • “Underworld: Blood Wars” (2016)

This will be the first time that 3 of the films have ever been available on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format, as the first and last films have been the only ones that were previously released. The tech specs for the releases of each of the films include 2160p presentations in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The set will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that each film will include a Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as digital codes (copies) for each film.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials for the films can be found listed entirely below, after the break, along with the full details about the upcoming physical and digital 4K releases of this set.

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Billy Crystal film Here Today comes to Blu-ray in August

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The 2021 dramatic comedy Here Today starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 3rd via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, directed and co-written by Billy Crystal, and co-starred Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith, and Nyambi Nyambi.

Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound.

UPDATE: The Blu-ray can now be found available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish & Alan Zweibel
  • Interviews with Filmmakers & Cast

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer and full announcement about the home video release of this film.

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Columbia Classics 4K Collection Volume 2 in October

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There will be a Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 2 coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 12th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The limited edition 6-film collection will include the following films:

  • “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959)
  • “Oliver!” (1968)
  • “Taxi Driver” (1976)
  • “Stripes” (1981)
  • “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)
  • “The Social Network” (2010)

These six different films spanning decades have all received 4K restorations and will be getting new sound mixes unless otherwise noted below. All of the films will be presented in 4K resolution with HDR10 form of high dynamic range. And, two films (“Taxi Driver” and “The Social Network”) will be presented in Dolby Vision form of HDR as well. All of the films with the exception of one (“Taxi Driver”) will also get new Dolby Atmos sound mixes as well as their original 5.1 and in some cases Mono lossless mixes. All of the details regarding those tech specs and such can be found a bit further below. All six films will get a digital code (copy) for each in 4K, via Movies Anywhere.

UPDATE: The release date has been pushed back yet again (to 10/12), from its originally slated 9/14 release. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. Via that preorder listing, you can find a hi-res image glimpse at the interior of the packaging (seen below).

The release will come with some physical extras in the form of an 80-page booklet and a bonus Blu-ray Disc that will feature 20 classic Columbia Pictures shorts in HD for the first time, including “The Three Stooges – Disorder in the Court” from 1936. The booklet will include six essays about each of the films and are detailed below.

“… six all-new incisive essays from renowned writers Julie Kirgo, John Kenrick, Glenn Kenny, Michael G. McDunnah, Kayti Burt and Nev Pierce.”

You can find the full details below after the break about this upcoming limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray box set.

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