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I Know What You Did Last Summer on 4K September

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The 1997 horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 27th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in celebration of its 25th anniversary.  The film, directed by Jim Gillespie, starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Johnny Galecki, and Bridgette Wilson.

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 as well as a new Dolby Atmos sound mix along with the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround mix as well.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.

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

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Special Features:
    • NEW: 6 Deleted Scenes + Alternate Ending
    • My Own Summer: An Interview with Director Jim Gillespie
    • He Knows What You Did: An Interview with Muse Watson

BLU-RAY DISC

  • Special Features:
    • Filmmakers’ Commentary
    • Director’s Short Film: “Joyride” with Optional Commentary
    • “Now I Know What You Did Last Summer” Featurette
    • Music Video: “Hush” Performed by Kula Shaker
    • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this upcoming 4K physical and digital release of the film.
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Bram Stoker’s Dracula gets 4K anniversary SteelBook

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The 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be officially getting a “25th Anniversary Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on October 4th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starred Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves.

This new 4K SteelBook release will feature some new extras as well as Dolby Vision for the first time, unlike the previous [debut] 2017 4K UHD Blu-ray release.  That being said, tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range along with Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes.  It will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart along with a digital code (copy) of the film.

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

The bonus materials, including some new and exclusive to this 25th-anniversary edition 4K release are listed below.

  • Special Features:
    • NEWLY ADDED: “Love Song For A Vampire” Music Video by Annie Lennox
    • NEWLY ADDED: Blood Lines – Dracula: The Man, The Myth, The Movies Featurette

BLU-RAY DISC™

    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Francis Ford Coppola, Visual Effects Director Roman Coppola and Makeup Supervisor Greg Cannom
    • Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    • Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and Son
    • The Blood Is the Life: The Making of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    • The Costumes Are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka
    • In-Camera: Naïve Visual Effects
    • Method and Madness: Visualizing Dracula
    • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • Theatrical Teaser & Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this upcoming new 4K release of the film.

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Real Genius starring Val Kilmer on 4K September

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The 1985 comedy Real Genius is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September  13th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Martha Coolidge, starred Val Kilmer, Gabe Jarrett, William Atherton, and Patti D’Arbanville.

The film has received a new scan from the original negative and sound mix, both reviewed and approved by director Martha Coolidge.  That said, tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range in terms of video.  In terms of audio, this release will include a new Dolby Atmos mix (approved by the director) as well as lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound mixes.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will come with its Blu-ray counterpart and include a digital copy (code) 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 will feature some new extras, exclusive to this release, and are listed below.

  • NEW: “Balloon Chair” Deleted Scene + Raw Takes Montage
  • NEW: TV Version of the film
  • Feature Commentary with Director Martha Coolidge

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

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Morbius with Jared Leto on 4K and Blu-ray June

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The 2022 film “Morbius” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 14th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, based on the Marvel Comics character [of the same name], was directed by Daniel Espinosa, and it stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.

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.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  Speaking of which, it’s most certainly worth noting that Best Buy will be getting what appears to be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder over there.

The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Outtakes & Bloopers
  • Featurettes:
    • Defining The Antihero
    • From Human to Vampire – Visual Effects
    • Lights, Camera, Action
    • The Good, Bad & Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work
    • Living Vampire from Comics to Screen
  • Nocturnal Easter Eggs

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement about the home video releases.

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The Boys Seasons 1 & 2 come to Blu-ray in May

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The TV show The Boys: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection will officially be coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 31st via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The show, as seen on Prime Video, was created by Eric Kripke, and it stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue, Colby Minifie, and Aya Cash.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  There’s one problem with that aspect ratio the press release [later shown in full] mentions.  The show is actually listed [on IMDb] to air in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio on Prime Video.  So, that’s either a typo or an odd choice?  We shall soon see.  P.S. Fun fact, this show is said to be shot in 7K resolution digitally.

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

The bonus materials set to be included for each season are listed below.

SEASON 1 BLU-RAY

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

SEASON 2 BLU-RAY

  • Butcher: A Short Film
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the upcoming home video releases.

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2022 film Uncharted on 4K and Blu-ray in May

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The 2022 film “Uncharted” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 10th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular PlayStation video game series of the same title, directed by Ruben Fleischer, stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle.

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.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD 2.39:1 aspect ratio video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and a digital code (copy) included with each.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases available for preorder over at Amazon.  There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release available at all retailers (pictured below) which you also can find available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  This will include the physical extra of a necklace with a ring.

Bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Becoming Nathan Drake
    • Big Action Breakdown: C-17 Globemaster
    • Charting the Course: On Set with Ruben Fleischer
    • Never a Dull Moment: Stunts & Action
    • The Buddy System
    • Villains, Backstabbers & Accomplices
  • Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film, a special features preview video, and the full announcement regarding the home video releases.

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Lawrence of Arabia gets individual 4K release in June

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The 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia is finally getting an individual 4K UHD Blu-ray “60th Anniversary Limited Edition” SteelBook release on June 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  This film had previously been released on the 4K format as part of a box set and this will mark the first time it has been available outside of that set as an individual release.

The film, a winner of 7 Academy Awards (“Oscars”), directed by David Lean, starred Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Omar Sharif, and Peter O’Toole.

This has been “fully restored from the original camera negative.”  The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  It also includes a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround lossless mix as well.  NOTE: The film is split up across 2 discs for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions. Speaking of which, the release comes in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it includes 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.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Unused International Prologue (on 4K only)

Blu-ray Extras:

  • Secrets of Arabia: Feature-Length Picture-in-Graphics Track
  • Peter O’Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia
  • Making of Lawrence of Arabia Documentary
  • Deleted Balcony Scene with Introduction by Anne V. Coates
  • The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia
  • A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
  • Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic (1963 & 1970 Versions)
  • Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast
  • In Search of Lawrence
  • Romance of Arabia
  • King Hussein Visits Lawrence of Arabia Set
  • In Love with the Desert Documentary
  • Lawrence at 50: A Classic Restored
  • Archival Interviews
    • Steven Spielberg on Lawrence of Arabia
    • William Friedkin on Lawrence of Arabia
    • Sydney Pollack on Lawrence of Arabia
  • New York Premiere Footage
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Vintage Trailers & TV Spots

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement about this film coming to 4K along with another David Lean film (The Bridge on the River Kwai) that I will be covering individually in its own news story.

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Spider-Man No Way Home comes to 4K and Blu-ray April

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The 2021 Marvel Studios film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on April 12th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Jon Watts, stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina.  It should most certainly be noted, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in 2.39:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each includes a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s also worth noting that online retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured) below which is now listed.

UPDATE:  There will be an exclusive “Fan Art Edition” on 4K UHD Blu-ray available of the film over at retailer Target (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Bloopers & Gag Reel
  • Alternate Reality Easter Eggs
  • 7 Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Action Choreography Across the Multiverse
    • A Multiverse of Miscreants
    • A Spectacular Spider-Journey with Tom Holland
    • Enter Strange
    • Graduation Day
    • Realities Collide, Spiders Unite
    • Weaving Jon Watt’s Web
  • 2 Special Panels:
    • The Sinister Summit – Villains Panel: Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx sit down for a roundtable discussion of their sinister characters.
    • A Meeting of the Spiders – Heroes Panel: The Heroic Spider heroes sit down for a roundtable discussion on Peter, Stunts, and skintight suits.
  • 3 Stories From The Daily Bugle
    • Spider-Menace Strikes Again
    • Spider Sycophant
    • Web of Lies
  • 2  Stunt Scenes Previsualization
    • Apartment Fight
    • Shield Fight

Also, there’s a special feature “sizzle reel” preview video now available but be warned it does contain “spoilers,” so don’t watch that unless you’ve seen the film already.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the home video releases.

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2021 film A Journal for Jordan on Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 film A Journal for Jordan is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 8th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Denzel Washington, stars Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams, Jalon Christian, Robert Wisdom, Tamara Tunie, Jasmine Batchelor, and Marchánt Davis.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Family Portrait: Making the Film
  • Heart and Soul: Charles and Dana
  • Words of Wisdom: The Journal

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the announcement regarding the home video release.

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Musical 1776 on 4K for 50th anniversary in May

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The musical 1776 will officially be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 31st via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical (of the same title), directed by Peter H. Hunt, starred William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Blythe Danner, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, and Virginia Vestoff.  It’s most certainly worth noting that this will include the 165-minute Director’s Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut forms of the film.  In addition to that, the original 1972 Theatrical (in HD) and 1992 Laserdisc (in SD) presentations will be included on Blu-ray.  More on that a bit later.

The tech specs on the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos and 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 (of the Director’s Cut and Extended Cut) as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

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

There will be bonus materials on this release, spanning across the 3-disc set, with the latter two discs containing the following extras.

1776 BLU-RAY FEATURE DISC

  • Includes both the 165-minute Director’s Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut
  • Both versions presented in High Definition with 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Commentary with Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels & Ken Howard (Director’s Cut only)
    • Commentary with Peter H. Hunt and Peter Stone (Director’s Cut only)
    • Deleted & Alternate Scenes with Director Commentary
    • 9 Screen Tests
    • Teaser & Theatrical Trailers

1776 BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURE DISC

  • 1972 Theatrical Version of the Film (presented in HD with original mono audio)
  • 1992 Laserdisc Version of the Film (presented in SD with stereo audio)
    • Includes optional archival commentary featuring director Peter H. Hunt

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the 50th anniversary home video release of this film.

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