1986 Rob Reiner film Stand By Me on 4K in August

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The 1986 Rob Reiner directed film Stand By Me is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 27th via Sony. The film, based on a Stephen King novella (“The Body”), starred Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, and featured Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator (“The Writer”). Tech specs for the release include newly 4K scanned video from the original camera negative with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound, along with lossless 5.1 and original theatrical Mono. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a both a Blu-ray included as well as a digital copy of the film.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray now is up for pre-order over at Amazon. Below you will find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the new 4K release.

  • All-New Special Feature on 4K Ultra HD
    • Never-Before-Seen Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Also Included on Blu-ray
    • Picture-in-Picture Video Commentary with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey Feldman
    • “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of “Stand By Me
    • Commentary with Director Rob Reiner

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

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Duncan Jones film Moon comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray

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The 2009 science fiction film Moon starring Sam Rockwell is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 16th via Sony. The modern sci-fi classic, celebrating its 10th anniversary, was directed by Duncan Jones. The tech specs for the 4K release include 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 a digital copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

NEW Bonus materials included on the 4K UHD Blu-ray:

  • All-New Retrospective Conversation with Duncan Jones and Journalist Joe Utichi
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Fan Art Poster Gallery

Bonus materials included on the Blu-ray:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones and Producer Stuart Fenegan
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Duncan Jones, Director of Photography Gary Shaw, Concept Designer Gavin Rothery, and Production Designer Tony Noble
  • Whistle Short Film by Duncan Jones
  • The Making of Moon
  • Creating the Visual Effects
  • Science Center Q&A with Director Duncan Jones
  • Filmmaker’s Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival
  • Theatrical Trailer

Steel Magnolias is coming to Blu-ray Disc in late May

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The 1989 film Steel Magnolias is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 28th via Sony, according to retailers. The film, directed by Herbert Ross, starred Sally Field, Dolly PartonShirley MacLaine, Daryl HannahOlympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, and Tom Skerritt. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not been detailed but you can for sure expect it to receive 1080p HD video and 5.1 lossless sound (presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio). The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy.

EDITOR NOTE: This title had previously been released on the Blu-ray format back in 2012 by Twilight Time. That release featured the audio mix I suggested as well as a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. No word yet if this will contain the same two audio mix options or not.

“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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