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Resident Evil Welcome to Raccoon City on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2021 film “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 8th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular “Resident Evil” video game franchise from CAPCOM, written & directed by Johannes Roberts, stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray standard release and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon.  There’s a reason that I said standard 4K release, as there will in fact be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available at all retailers (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included on all of the releases of the film on 4K and Blu-ray physically are listed below.

  • Replicating the DNA
  • Cops, Corpses and Chaos
  • Zombies, Lickers and the Horrors of Resident Evil

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

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Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection set on 4K in February

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There will be a Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection on 4K UHD Blu-ray as a gift set coming on February 1st, 2022, to celebrate the home video release of the latest film in the franchise, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The box set will physically include the following three films:

  • “Ghostbusters” (1984)
  • “Ghostbusters II” (1989)
  • “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (2021)

MAJOR UPDATE: Sony has just informed me that digitally this set will include the aforementioned films as well as “Ghostbusters” (2016) — but, only in digital form (via code on a paper insert). The other three films will come in the form of a “combo pack” with each receiving its Blu-ray Disc [physical] counterpart.

This set will come with some excellent physical extras, including:

  • A collectible “ghost trap” packaging with lights
  • A full 220-page reprint of the rare 1985 “Making GHOSTBUSTERS” book

And, this set will [for now exclusively] also include new versions of the first two “Ghostbusters” films on 4K that now feature Dolby Vision form of high dynamic range as well as HDR10 (each) in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio, along with Dolby Atmos sound.  The tech specs for the third film include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos sound.

You can now find the Ultimate Ghostbusters Collection on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  Also, here’s a full-size high-resolution shot of the contents of this set below.

This 8-disc set will also come with two “Special Features” discs which contain “over 20 hours of rare behind-the-scenes and must-see archival gems, including the full Preview Cut of the original movie and much, much more!”  Those contents are detailed below.

 

THE GHOSTBUSTERS ULTIMATE COLLECTION

  • GHOSTBUSTERS 4K ULTRA HD
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
  • GHOSTBUSTERS BLU-RAY
    • Feature presented in high definition, from the 4K master
    • 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
    • Special Features:
      • Commentary Featuring Director Ivan Reitman, Star/Co-Writer Harold Ramis and Associate Producer Joe Medjuck
      • Fan Commentary Moderated by Ghost Corps’ Eric Reich
      • Slimer Mode Picture-in-Picture Track
  • GHOSTBUSTERS II 4K ULTRA HD
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
  • GHOSTBUSTERS II BLU-RAY
    • Feature presented in high definition, from the 4K master
    • 5.1 + Theatrical Stereo
    • Special Feature:
      • Commentary Featuring Director Ivan Reitman, Star/Co-Writer Dan Aykroyd and Executive Producer Joe Medjuck
  • GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE 4K ULTRA HD
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • Dolby Atmos
  • GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE BLU-RAY
    • Feature presented in high definition
    • Includes all special features from the standalone Blu-ray
  • SPECIAL FEATURES DISC 1 – GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
    • NEW: Rare 114-minute Preview Cut of the Film (in Standard Definition) – an unearthed early cut of the film with alternate takes, additional scenes, early effects and more. A unique must-see experience for any Ghostbusters fan!
      • With optional commentary by Associate Producer Joe Medjuck and Editor Sheldon Kahn
    • NEW: “Reitman Squared” Scene Commentary – a look at two scenes from the film with Ivan & Jason Reitman
    • NEW: Dana’s Lost Auditions – eight auditions for the role of Dana Barrett, featuring Denise Crosby, Kelly LeBrock and more!
      • Special thanks to Brandon Kleyla
    • NEW: “Ghostbusters: Behind Closed Doors” Documentary – a 90-minute documentary about the making of Ghostbusters and the history of the franchise!
    • NEW: Ghostbusters Dailies – over an hour of raw dailies, encompassing 7 scenes from the film
    • NEW: Full TV Broadcast Version of the Film (in Standard Definition) – featuring alternate TV-safe takes
    • 16 Deleted Scenes
    • TV Commercial from the Film + Commercial Outtakes
    • 1984 ShoWest Exhibitor Reel
    • “A Moment With the Stars” Original EPK Featurette
    • 1984 Featurette
    • SFX Team Featurette
    • Cast and Crew Featurette
    • Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
    • Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car
    • Ruth Oliver’s Library Ghost Scream Test
    • Multi-Angle Explorations
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • Photo Galleries
    • “Ghostbusters” Music Video by Ray Parker, Jr.
    • Theatrical Trailers & Promo
  • SPECIAL FEATURES DISC 2 – GHOSTBUSTERS II & GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
    • GHOSTBUSTERS II
    • NEW: “Reitman Squared” Scene Commentary – a look at two scenes from the film with Ivan & Jason Reitman
    • NEW: 19 Deleted Scenes – a collection of never-before-seen deleted scenes!
    • NEW: Ghostbusters II Soundtrack Promo – a scene from the film with commentary from composer Randy Edelman
    • NEW: Full TV Broadcast Version of the Film (in Standard Definition) – featuring alternate TV-safe takes
    • 7 Additional Deleted Scenes
    • “The Oprah Winfrey Show: Cast of Ghostbusters II” – June 1989
    • Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond
    • Ghostbusters II Original EPK
    • “On Our Own” Music Video by Bobby Brown
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
    • Jason’s Sneak Peek from Set
    • Theatrical Trailers

Ghostbusters Afterlife on 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2021 sequel “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on February 1st, 2022 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, stars Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound.  The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray counterpart, and each release will come with 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 most certainly worth noting that an elaborate box set will be available on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well, which includes the film, called the Ghostbusters Ultimate Collection that I’ll be detailing further in another news story.  Stay tuned for the full details on that release.  Also, a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) seems to be coming for the film as an exclusive over at online retailer Zavvi and possibly also at another physical retailer [Best Buy].  The latter of that has yet to be confirmed.  Stay tuned for a possible update.

  The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases of this film are listed below.

  • We Got One! Easter Eggs Revealed
  • Ghostbusters: A Look Back
  • A Look Ahead
  • Bringing Ecto-1 Back to Life
  • The Gearhead’s Guide to Ghostbusters Gadgets
  • Special Effects: The Ghosts of Afterlife
  • Deleted Scene: Is It Ever Too Late?
  • Summoning the Spirit: Making Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the press release fully detailing the home video releases of the film.

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Spider-Man No Way Home is coming to 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2021 film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray next year via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, according to retailer listings. There’s no official release date at this point, but stay tuned for a later news story when it gets fully announced.

The film, directed by Jon Watts, stars Tom HollandZendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Benedict Wong, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina.

The tech specs for the 4K and Blu-ray releases have not yet been detailed, nor have bonus materials, but stay tuned for an update on that [as said before] when the title gets officially announced. In the meantime, you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases available for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. Speaking of which, retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) that is now also available for preorder.

Rian Johnson film Looper is coming to 4K in February

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The 2012 film Looper is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 15th, 2022 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Rian Johnson, starred Bruce Willis, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Garret Dillahunt, and Jeff Daniels. It’s also most definitely worth noting that this film, still to this day, is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The film has received a new 4K scan that was “reviewed and approved by the filmmakers” — according to the press release. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and a new director-approved Dolby Atmos sound mix, along with the original 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 as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #1: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release include nothing but the previous Blu-ray extras, listed below.

  • Feature Commentary with Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt
  • Looper: The Future From the Beginning — Making-of Featurette
  • 22 Deleted Scenes with Commentary
  • Scoring Looper
  • The Science of Time Travel Featurette
  • Looper Animated Trailer

And, yes, I know this has been previously released on the 4K format in the United Kingdom but this will mark the first time it has been available in North America. UPDATE #2: It should definitely be noted that this upcoming US 4K isn’t even using the same video transfer or the same sound mix found on that UK 4K physical release. In fact, the director [Rian Johnson] just recently went as far as to actually discuss his approval of this upcoming 4K release in a tweet (seen below).

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the 4K physical release here in the United States of the film.

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness on Blu-ray in December

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The TV Series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 21st via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series (as seen on Netflix), created by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, produced and supervised by Capcom, features the familiar franchise characters “Leon S. Kennedy” and “Claire Redfield” — voiced by Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello (respectively in that order).

The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include all 4 episodes presented in 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. There will be only one extra on the release:

  • The 30-minute Special Feature: The Making of RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness

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

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