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1993 film Last Action Hero is getting a standard 4K in June

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The 1993 action film “Last Action Hero” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger will be getting a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release on June 15th, via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in addition to the 4K SteelBook — also being released a month earlier in May (as previously discussed HERE).

The film, directed by John McTiernan, co-starred Austin O’Brien, F. Murray AbrahamArt Carney, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Robert Prosky, Anthony Quinn, and Ian McKellen. The tech specs for the 4K release include a newly remastered 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos as well as the original 2.0 theatrical mix and a 5.1 surround sound mix. Both of those latter mixes will be in DTS-HD Master Audio format. Below you can find some quoted specific details about this presentation, taken from the press release.

“Newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with HDR10

All-new Dolby Atmos audio + the original theatrical SDDS mix presented as 5.1 + original theatrical stereo audio”

You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray (coming 6/15) and also the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (coming 5/18) both listed as available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Director John McTiernan
  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes (presented in 4K with HDR10)
  • Alternate Ending (presented in 4K with HDR10)
  • “Big Gun” Music Video by AC/DC
  • Original Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Teaser

2015 film Sicario gets Target exclusive SteelBook in June

The 2015 film “Sicario” will be getting a Blu-ray Disc SteelBook exclusively over at retailer Target on June 15th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Denis Villeneuve, starred Emily BluntJosh BrolinBenicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Victor Garber, and Daniel Kaluuya. Tech specs for the Blu-ray of the film include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. This release will come with a digital copy of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray Disc Exclusive SteelBook available for preorder over at Target. You can find a further glimpse at the artwork for this SteelBook below.

The bonus materials that are included on this Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Stepping Into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario
  • Blunt, Brolin, & Benicio: Portraying The Characters of Sicario
  • Battle Zone: The Origins of Sicario
  • A Pulse From The Desert: The Score of Sicario

The 2004 film Saw gets a 4K UHD Blu-ray release in May

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The 2004 horror film “Saw” — in its UNRATED form — will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 11th via Lionsgate, according to retailers. The film, directed by James Wan, starred Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, and Leigh Whannell. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, nor have the bonus materials for the release but stay tuned for an update. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATES: The release date actually appears it will be May 11th, as noted, and not the week before as one retailer had been indicating. As of now, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

UPDATE: There officially will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for this release (pictured below) that will come as a retailer exclusive over at Best Buy.

UPDATE: There’s now a 4K 2160p trailer for this UNRATED release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray, touting the May 11 release date available over on the Lionsgate YouTube Channel and it’s found embedded below. More details soon.

UPDATE: the bonus materials set to be included on this release are as follows. On both the 4K and the included Blu-ray Disc you’ll get the extras listed below.

  • “Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw” featurette [also on 4K disc]
  • Audio Commentary with Director James Wan, actors Leigh Whannell and Cary Elwes [also on 4K disc]
  • Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman and Oren Koules [also on 4K disc]
  • The Original Saw Short Film
  • Alternate Storyboard Sequence
  • “Hacking Away at Saw” featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

3 John Hughes films are getting Blu-ray SteelBooks in June

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Three films that were written by John Hughes will be getting limited edition Blu-ray Disc SteelBook releases on June 8th via Paramount Home Entertainment. These films include:

Two of these films, those from 1986, are celebrating their 35th anniversary with these releases. One of these films (Some Kind of Wonderful) has previously only been available on the Blu-ray Disc format via a “5-Movie Collection” — released earlier this year. Each film as a Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured above) is now available to preorder over at Amazon via the links in the titles above or below. The full tech specs are listed below according to each film.

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. “Pretty in Pink” will be from the new remastered 4K scan in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. And, finally, “Some Kind of Wonderful” will be in 1080p HD presented in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround sound. Each film will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. The bonus materials for each are listed below, after the break. Further below, you will also find the full press release for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off which mentions these other two releases.

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1994 film Speed gets both 4K standard and SteelBook in May

The 1994 film “Speed” will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 4th via 20th Century Studios (Disney). The film, directed by Jan de Bont, starred Keanu ReevesDennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital copy of the film.

UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target.

The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K release are listed further below, after the break, in the press release. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film available on May 4th as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding the upcoming 4K release of this film on both digital and physical forms.

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2000 Guy Ritchie film Snatch gets a 4K UHD Blu-ray in July

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The 2000 film “Snatch” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 13th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, both written & directed by Guy Ritchie, starred Jason StathamBrad PittBenicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinne JonesRade Serbedzija, Andy Beckwith, Robbie Gee, Lennie James, Ade, Jason Flemyng, and Alan Ford. This movie has been “newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative.” Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos as well as the original US/UK theatrical DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available to preorder over at Amazon as well as numerous retailers. The bonus materials set to be included on this 4K release of the film are listed below.

    • Theatrical Trailer (on 4K & Blu-ray)
    • Director & Producer Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
    • “Making Snatch” Featurette
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • Video Photo Gallery and More

UPDATE: There will also be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available of the film over at retailer Best Buy, now available for preorder.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details regarding the 4K physical release of this film. UPDATE / NOTE: this was originally slated for a June release, and has been pushed back to July.

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Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection officially comes to 4K in June

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The “Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 8th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The set (collection) includes the four films, all directed by Steven Spielberg, executive produced and based on a story by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford. The films, which have all been remastered, included in this set are as follows:

  • “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)
  • “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984)
  • “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989)
  • “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008)

The four movies have all been remastered from 4K scans and director Steven Spielberg has approved. Below you’ll find a bit of info regarding the work that has gone into this release, quoted from the press release just issued.

“Now, for the first time ever, all four films are available together in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10 for ultra-vivid picture quality and state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos® audio*.  Each film has been meticulously remastered from 4K scans of the original negatives with extensive visual effects work done to ensure the most pristine and highest quality image.  All picture work was approved by director Steven Spielberg.

In addition, all four films were remixed at Skywalker Sound under the supervision of legendary sound designer Ben Burtt to create the Dolby Atmos® soundtracks.  All original sound elements were used to achieve the fully immersive Dolby Atmos® mixes while staying true to each film’s original creative intent.”

The tech specs for the films (as mentioned above) include a 2160p presentation for each film with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. This release will come as a 5-disc set and does NOT include the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of the films, just the 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and a digital copy of each film.

UPDATE #3: You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray 4-Movie Collection now available for preorder over at Amazon. Also, it is worth noting that you can find it already listed over at retailer Target.

So, below you can find a glimpse at the box art packaging for a standard 4K set as well as the box art packaging for a 4K SteelBook set. In the latter photo, you’ll see each SteelBook that each film will be housed in. That 4K SteelBook set will be an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy and is now available for preorder there.

The releases on 4K will also come with a collectible booklet as well as a bonus Blu-ray Disc with 7 hours of previously released extras. You can find more information about the release and a full list of bonus materials below after the break in the press release.

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2001 film Shrek gets a 20th Anniversary 4K release in May

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The 2001 CG animated DreamWorks film “Shrek” will officially be getting a 20th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 11th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, which was directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featured a voice cast of Mike MyersEddie MurphyCameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and even a Blu-ray Disc of this 20th Anniversary Edition of the film now available for preorder over at Amazon.

UPDATE: There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film available an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy. It can now be found available for preorder and is pictured below.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release will be on both the 4K disc and the Blu-ray Disc are listed below.

  • Shrek’s Interactive Journey: I
  • Spotlight on Donkey
  • Secrets of Shrek
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shrek in The Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Music Videos
  • Audio Commentary with Director Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and Producer Aron Warner
  • TEN SHORT FILMS:
    • Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Party
    • Far Far Away Idol
    • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos
    • The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
    • Scared Shrekless
    • Thriller Night
    • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf
    • Shrek the Halls
    • Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular
    • Shrek’s Yule Log
  • FIVE EPISODES FROM “THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS” TV SERIES:
    • Episode 1: Hidden
    • Episode 2: Sphinx
    • Episode 3: Brothers
    • Episode 4: Duchess
    • Episode 5: Adventure

Further below, after the break, you can find the official press release which was just issued by Universal with the full details about the 20th Anniversary Edition release of this film.

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1973 film The Sting with Newman and Redford on 4K in May

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The 1973 film “The Sting” will be officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 18th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by George Roy Hill, starred Paul NewmanRobert RedfordRobert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, and Harold Gould. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release available for preorder over at Amazon.

It’s most certainly worth noting that, it appears, an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film will be available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) on the same date. Speaking of which, you can now find that 4K SteelBook of the film listed as coming soon over at Best Buy but not yet as a functional preorder. I would expect that should be changing very soon, so stay tuned to its listing, if you’re looking to preorder the SteelBook.

The bonus materials set to be included with both versions of this film on 4K UHD Blu-ray will be using the archival extras from the previous Blu-ray release, on both the 4K and Blu-ray Discs. Those extras include.

  • The Art of The Sting
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • 100 Years of Universal: The 70’s
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Theatrical Trailer
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