Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining on 4K in October

 

BREAKING: The 1980 Stanley Kubrick directed version of the film The Shining is officially coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format on October 1st, via Warner. The film, based on the novel by Stephen King, featured an unforgettable cast of Jack NicholsonShelley DuvallDanny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. There’s going to also be a Steelbook that will be exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured above). That 4K Steelbook is already available for pre-order now over at Best Buy. The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release is also now available for pre-order over at Best Buy.

UPDATE: This 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. The studio has issued a press release with some details about the upcoming 4K release. The tech specs for the release include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range, although the aspect ratio has not yet been specified, with a lossless 5.1 sound mix – presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio. This will be in the 146-minute length version of the film. It’s worth noting that the very reputable Motion Picture Imaging Labs on the Warner lot was responsible for this remastering effort with help from Kubrick’s former personal assistant (Leon Vitali) and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg. You’ll find all that info and a list of bonus materials as well set to be included further below, after the break.

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“2001: A Space Odyssey” gets Exclusive Steelbook at Best Buy on 4K UHD Blu-ray

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The 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed film “2001: A Space Odyssey” is getting an Exclusive Steelbook release on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format December 18th via Warner at retailer Best Buy.  The tech specs and bonus materials for this release will be identical to the standard 4K release, as previously detailed HERE.

UPDATE: Because the release date has changed (yet again now) the pre-order listing for this has been taken down over at Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update when it goes back up.

Stephen King stories turned film on Blu-ray get Steelbooks at Best Buy in October

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Retailer Best Buy has three Exclusive Steelbooks on Blu-ray Disc planned for movies based on Stephen King stories. The TV mini-series It (1990), TV movie Salem’s Lot (1979), and film The Shining (1980) will get Steelbook treatment on October 2nd via Warner. The titles are all available for PRE-ORDER over at Best Buy priced at just $12.99 each. Their art can be seen above and below, but the full-size art hasn’t appeared yet on the web side, just on the mobile app side.

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These are all three re-releases already available on the Blu-ray Disc format. No new transfers or bonus materials will be found on the new Steelbooks. It’s my guess that these are just being repackaged, likely in a marketing tie-in, to go with the currently available Warner produced Hulu series Castle Rock – based on Stephen King stories.

Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is coming to 4K in December

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Warner Brother Home Entertainment has officially announced plans to bring the 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed Sci-Fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” in a new restoration to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 18th. The release received a restoration, as mentioned, but not a lot of detail yet on the exact process. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Yes, no Atmos on this release, sadly. The title is available for PRE-ORDER already over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on this “combo pack” release, including a remastered Blu-ray Disc of the film, are listed below.

  • Audio with Commentary from Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood (on 4K & Blu-ray)
  • “Channel Four Documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth
  • “Standing on the Shoulder’s of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001
  • “Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
  • “What Is Out There?”
  • 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Art”
  • “Look: Stanley Kubrick!”
  • 11/27/66 Interview with Stanley Kubrick [Audio Only]
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Premium Booklet
  • Art Cards

This is going to be something wonderful. I, personally, cannot wait!