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Prequel The King’s Man on 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2021 prequel “The King’s Man” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on February 22nd via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, co-written and directed by Matthew Vaughn, stars Ralph FiennesGemma ArtertonRhys IfansMatthew Goode, Tom HollanderHarris DickinsonDaniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.  This film is a prequel to the films “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014) and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2016).

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 presentation in 2.39:1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound.  The 4K release of the film will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray counterpart.  Both the 4K and Blu-ray versions will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

You cannot find the 4K or Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, and you actually might not, but stay tuned for an update on that.  In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over retailers Best Buy and Target.  It’s also worth noting that retailers will have some 4K UHD Blu-ray exclusives for this, with Best Buy getting a three-movie “The Kingsman Collection” SteelBook set (pictured below), while retailer Target will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray “Gallery Book” packaging for “The King’s Man” (pictured a bit below), and finally retailer Walmart will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray for the film with different artwork on the slipcover (pictured further below).  All of these retailer exclusives, with the exception of the Walmart one, are available for preorder.  Stay tuned for an update on the latter one.

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

  • The King’s Man: The Great Game Begins Documentary
    • A Generation Lost – Discover how the filmmakers created a richly textured story that explores the origins of the Kingsman spy organization.
    • Oxfords and Rogues – Meet the phenomenal new cast of characters Matthew Vaughn has assembled.
    • All the World’s a Stage – Delve into the meticulous world-building of THE KING’S MAN with interviews, on-location footage, artwork, and details of on-set construction and design.
    • Instruments of War – Experience the analog spy tech and early 20th century weaponry utilized in THE KING’S MAN and see a breakdown of the precise execution and evolution of the major stunts and combat in the film.
    • Fortune Favors the Bold – Join Matthew Vaughn and his team for music scoring and sound design.
    • Long Live the Kingsman – Cast and crew reveal their thoughts about their collective journey through the very special experience of making THE KING’S MAN.
  • Featurettes
    • No Man’s Land – Experience the creative process behind the harrowing knife battle sequence in several stages: rehearsals, storyboards, interviews and on-set footage, culminating with the atmospheric VFX.
    • Remembrance and Finding Purpose – Learn about amazing organizations such as The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes, two U.K.-based resources for recovery, well-being and employment for military veterans. Also hear why Matthew Vaughn strongly supports their mission.

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

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The Matrix Resurrections on 4K and Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 sequel “The Matrix Resurrections” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on March 8th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 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 HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos 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 version including a digital code (copy) of the film.

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

Now, let’s cover the box set and all the different versions coming of the film.  There will be a box set of the films released via The Matrix 4-Film Deja Vu Collection on 4K UHD Blu-ray (pictured below) which is now available for preorder over at Amazon.

Retailer Best Buy will be exclusively getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) also now available for preorder.

Retailer Target will be getting an exclusive Blu-ray with alternate cover art (pictured below) which is now available to preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release(s) are listed below.

  • No One Can Be Told What The Matrix Is
  • Resurrecting The Matrix
  • Neo x Trinity: Return to the Matrix
  • Allies + Adversaries: The Matrix Remixed
  • Matrix for Life
  • The Matrix Reactions
    • Echo Opening
    • Deus Ex Machina
    • Welcome to IØ
    • Bullet Time Redux
    • Morpheus vs Neo
    • Exiles Fight
    • Neo vs Smith
    • The San Fran Chase
    • The San Fran Jump

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

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Dexter New Blood mini-series on Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 Showtime TV mini-series “Dexter: New Blood” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc and limited edition Blu-ray SteelBook on March 22nd via CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  The mini-series takes place 10 years after the events at the end of the TV show “Dexter” (2006-2013).  It stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Jack Alcott, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, and Clancy Brown.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray release of the mini-series include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across a 4-disc set.  You can find the standard Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as the limited-edition Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below).

Bonus materials set to be included with both Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Why Now? – Dexter Morgan is back: Hall, Phillips and Carpenter are here to tell you what to expect.
  • Dissecting DEXTER: NEW BLOOD – Deb is Back – Deb returns as Dexter’s conscience while he navigates his new life. Hall and Carpenter dive into their roles as Dexter and Deb Morgan in DEXTER: NEW BLOOD.
  • Dissecting DEXTER: NEW BLOOD – The Kill Room – Get a behind-the-scenes look at Dexter’s kill room.
  • All Out on the Table – Spoilers ahead! Go inside the making of DEXTER: NEW BLOOD as the cast and crew lay it all out on the table to dissect their characters; reveal exclusive behind-the-scenes moments; and break down the emotional finale

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about the Blu-ray releases of the TV mini-series.

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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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1999 film The Green Mile comes to 4K in February

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The 1999 film adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Green Mile is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 22nd, 2022 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed & screenplay adapted by Frank Darabont, starred Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie HuntJames Cromwell, Sam Rockwell, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 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 it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) compatible with Movies Anywhere.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Frank Darabont [on both 4K and Blu-ray]
  • Additional Scenes
  • Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile Documentary
  • Miracle and Mystery: Creating The Green Mile Featurette Gallery
  • Tom Hanks Makeup Tests
  • Michael Clarke Duncan Screen Test
  • The teaser trailer: A Case Study
  • Theatrical Trailers

UPDATED: It is most certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below), which you can now find available for preorder.

Below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement regarding this 4K home video release of the film.

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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.

2007 film Shooter with Mark Wahlberg on 4K March

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The 2007 film Shooter is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray for the first time, in a Limited Edition SteelBook to celebrate its 15th Anniversary, on March 15th, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment, according to Amazon. The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua, starred Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover, Kate Mara, and Elias Koteas.

UPDATE: The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.

The release will come with just the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc and not a Blu-ray. It will also include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon. No word yet on what bonus materials will be included. Stay tuned for further details regarding this upcoming release.

1994 film Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on 4K in March

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The 1994 film “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 29th, 2022 via Arrow Video. The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh and from a script co-written by Frank Darabont, starred Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce, Aidan Quinn, Kenneth Branagh, and Ian Holm.

The movie has received a new 4K restoration, as noted below.

“New 4K restoration from the original camera negatives by Sony Pictures Entertainment”

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and Uncompressed 2.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.

UPDATE #2:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  Online retailer Zavvi will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film, now available for preorder (pictured below).

The bonus materials and also physical extras (in first pressing) set to be included with the 4K UHD Blu-ray are listed below.

  • Brand new audio commentary by film historians Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains
  • Brand new interview with composer Patrick Doyle
  • Brand new interview with costumer designer James Acheson
  • Brand new interview with make-up designer Daniel Parker
  • Mary Shelley and The Creation of a Monster, a brand new documentary featurette on the origins and evolution of the Frankenstein story, featuring Gothic specialists David Pirie, Jonathan Rigby and Stephen Volk
  • Dissecting Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a brand new featurette with David Pirie, Jonathan Rigby and Stephen Volk on the differences between the novel and Kenneth Branagh’s screen adaptation
  • Frankenstein: A Liberal Adaptation from Mrs. Shelley’s Famous Story for Edison Production (1910): The first screen adaptation of Shelley’s story in a 2K restoration by the Library of Congress, with music by Donald Sosin
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Laz Marquez
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Jon Towlson and Amy C. Chambers
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