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
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 Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia 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 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 Pepper, Dwight 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.
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.
The 1984 Barry Levinson directed film “The Natural“ starring Robert Redford is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a 35th Anniversary release on June 4th, via Sony. The film, nominated for 4 Oscars, featured a supporting cast including Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth, Joe Don Baker, and Michael Madsen. This 35th Anniversary 4K release will include both the Theatrical (138 minutes) and Director’s Cut (144 minutes) of the film – both on the 4K disc.
Tech specs for the 4K release have not yet been fully detailed it will come with HDR (presumably in the HDR10 variety) and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as the original stereo and 5.1 tracks (for the theatrical cut). The release will come in form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included.
- Barry Levinson Intro to the Directors Cut [also on the 4K disc]
- Theatrical Trailer [also on the 4K disc]
- Theatrical Version of the Film
- When Lightning Strikes: Creating The Natural: Pre-Game: A Novelist Steps Up to the Plate, The Line-Up: Assembling the Moviemaking Team, Lets Play Ball: Filming the Show
- Clubhouse Conversations
- A Natural Gunned Down: The Stalking of Eddie Waitkus
- Knights in Shining Armor: The Mythology of The Natural
- The Heart of The Natural
- Extra Innings
Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.