“Hotel Transylvania 3” comes to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc in October

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The 2018 CG animated sequel “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 9th via Sony, according to an early retailer alert. Both the 4K and Blu-ray releases will come in the form of a “Monster Party Edition” (as the artwork suggests). The releases will also come as a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, Blu-ray getting a DVD and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. Tech specs have not yet been detailed, and the only bonus materials we know about so far are the 2 Mini-Movies (mentioned on the art). Stay tuned for further updates once the studio (Sony) officially announces this title.

The animated film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, features the voice talents of  the following: Adam SandlerAndy SambergSelena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve BuscemiMolly ShannonDavid SpadeKeegan-Michael KeyJim GaffiganChris ParnellJoe Jonas, and Chrissy Teigen.

You can already find PRE-ORDER listings for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc of the film over at Amazon. Also, there are placeholder pages over at Best Buy for both the 4K and Blu-ray – where you’ll find that 10/9 release date. Lastly, speaking of Best Buy, it’s worth noting that it appears they’ll be getting an Exclusive Steelbook for the Blu-ray release of the film. That Steelbook, along with the Blu-ray Disc art, can be found further below after the break.

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“Air Force One” starring Harrison Ford comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 1997 Wolfgang Petersen directed film Air Force One starring Harrison Ford is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Sony. The film co-stars Gary OldmanGlenn CloseWilliam H. Macy, Wendy Crewson, Paul GuilfoyleLiesel Matthews, and Dean Stockwell. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The 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.

The only bonus material set to be included on the release is an Audio Commentary with Director Wolfgang Petersen. Below after the break you can find the official announcement for this release.

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Steven Spielberg film “Hook” with Robin Williams on 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film “Hook” starring Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 9th via Sony. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (in a transfer approved by Spielberg) and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. The release is not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon or Best Buy, but stay tuned for an update. Bonus materials set to be included on the release include:

  • ALL-NEW: 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

The release will also include the previous bonus materials from the Blu-ray Disc release. Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.

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“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in October

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The 2018 sequel “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 2nd via Sony. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray Disc release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both released will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray including a DVD, and both releases including a Digital Copy of the film. The film is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon now on both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray formats. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • “From Film to Franchise: Continuing the Story”
  • “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast & Characters”

It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy is showing that they’ll be getting an Exclusive Steelbook release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray, and that the release date is earlier: September 25th. I don’t know if this means that they’ll be getting the title a week early or that they’ve just not updated their PRE-ORDER listing for the Steelbook. Just realize the release date could actually be October 2nd, as it should be.

Further below, after the break, you can find the Blu-ray Disc artwork and the official announcement for this release.

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RUMOR: “Hook” starring Robin Williams coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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If you manage to be looking around Amazon‘s French site using something like Google Translate (or speak French) you might have noticed that they are listing something very cool coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format there, and very likely is coming here (Stateside) later this year. Now, keep in mind that this is only a RUMOR at this point, but it would seem that the 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film “Hook” starring the late Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray (there in France) on November 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. No further info, cover art, or anything is really available now at this point in time. The story will be updated when it develops any further. I’d speculate personally that we could see this sometime before or around the holiday season, here in the United States (and Canada).

EDITORIAL NOTE: As with all RUMORS reported here on the site, I always suggest you take these with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak, and remind you that you should wait until you see us or the studio directly issue an announcement regarding the release to take it as 100% factual. Lastly, thanks to our reader Jason for this news tip via Twitter.

“Step Brothers” with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly on 4K UHD Blu-ray October

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The 2008 Adam McKay directed comedy Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Sony. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. Lastly, I have to say this: this comes as some excellent news, considering the film today is celebrating its 10th anniversary, as it was released on July 25th, 2008.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release are identical to the previous Blu-ray release. They can be found further below, after the break, along with the full announcement for the release.

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Jim Henson’s “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series” on Blu-ray in September

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The Jim Henson created TV series “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series” is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 25th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Tech specs include remastered HD video and lossless audio spanning across a 12-disc set. In other words: full 1080p HD video and DTS-HD Master Audio sound. No word yet on if they will be presented in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio and if they’ll receive 5.1 treatment for the audio, but stay tuned for an update. The release is going to come in scrapbook packaging titled the “35th Anniversary Collector’s Edition” as you’ll see pictured above.

A rather lengthy amount of bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below, after the break.

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“Bad Boys I & II” 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook Exclusive coming to Best Buy

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Retailer Best Buy is getting an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of Michael Bay films “Bad Boys I & II” on September 4th via Sony. If you’re looking for more info on the 4K release of these films, refer back to what I had reported near the end of May. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include full 2160p video with HDR10 type High Dynamic Range, said to be fully restored with Dolby Atmos sound for both films.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Best Buy.

“Bad Samaritan” starring David Tennant is coming to Blu-ray in August

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today has officially announced plans to bring the 2018 thriller “Bad Samaritan” starring  David Tennant and Robert Sheehan to Blu-ray Disc on August 14th. The title is available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Tech specs have not yet been detailed, but I’d say to expect full 1080p HD video and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound, however stay tuned for an update (confirmation) on that. The only bonus materials set to be included on the release are Deleted Scenes. Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement.

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“The Blacklist The Complete Fifth Season” comes to Blu-ray Disc August

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just officially announced plans to bring the TV show “The Blacklist: The Complete Fifth Season” (Season Five) starring James Spader and Megan Boone to Blu-ray Disc on August 14th. Tech specs for the release (as with previous seasons, should) include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and included DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound – although at time of publishing this I’m awaiting confirmation on the tech specs. The release will come with Digital Copy of the entire 5th season. This season on Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. Below you’ll find a list of bonus materials, including a Blu-ray exclusive, set to be included on the release:

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features:

  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes (17 total)
  • “Celebrating 100 Episodes!” Featurette
  • Showrunner-led Audio Commentaries

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:

  • “Like Father/Like Daughter” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement.

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