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1994 film Leon: The Professional gets a 4K SteelBook

The 1994 Luc Besson film Leon: The Professional is officially getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on December 1st, in a limited edition from Sony. The film, written & directed by Luc Besson, featured a cast of Jean RenoGary Oldman, and Natalie Portman. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the (OAR) 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound — Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible. Both the film’s theatrical and extended versions are included. 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. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on this release, housed on the Blu-ray and identical to the film’s original 4K UHD Blu-ray previously released back in 2017, are listed below.

  • Cast and Crew Look Back
  • Jean Reno: The Road to Léon
  • Natalie Portman: Starting Young
  • Original Theatrical Trailer 

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the SteelBook form.

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Eddie Murphy film Coming to America on 4K in December

The 1988 film Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 1st via Paramount. This is an obvious promotion for the film’s upcoming and highly anticipated sequel — likely coming later this year. The film, directed by John Landis, co-starred Paul BatesGarcelle Beauvais, Victoria Dillard, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, Sheila Johnson, and Arsenio Hall. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range from a new 4K restoration supervised by the film’s director John Landis. In fact, here’s an official statement regarding this release:

“Newly remastered in 4K with HDR from a supervised restoration by director John Landis, COMING TO AMERICA is an essential comedy-classic for your collection.  Available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD with Digital copy, in a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook with Digital copy and themed mini poster, or on 4K Ultra HD Digital.”

No word yet on the specific sound format for the release, although I have inquired to the studio [Paramount] about that and will hopefully have an update on it soon. 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. UPDATE #1: There’s now a preorder listing available for this 4K UHD Blu-ray over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America
  • Fit For Akeem: The Costumes of Coming to America
  • Character Building: The Many Faces of Rick Baker
  • Composing America: The Musical Talents of Nile Rodgers
  • A Vintage Sit-Down with Eddie & Arsenio
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery

It is most certainly worth noting that there will be a limited-edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film, likely an exclusive to some retailer, available as well (pictured below). There’s no preorder listing up for that yet but, again (as always), stay tuned for an update.

UPDATE  #2: It now appears that retailer Target may be the one getting the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured above) as an exclusive, as they now have a preorder listing up and no ones does. There’s oddly no mention of it being a SteelBook in the listing, it’s just using that art. So, maybe, just maybe, they accidently used the wrong artwork from the press release. Stay tuned for any updates on this.

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V for Vendetta officially on 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 2005 film adaptation of “V for Vendetta” starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 3rd, via Warner. Some of you may remember me reporting this last month, and as of today, it has been confirmed via a press release from the studio. The film, directed by James McTeigue & based on the graphic novel (of the same title), had a screenplay adapted by The Wachowskis — Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski — best known for both writing & directing “The Matrix” (1999). The film co-starred Stephen ReaStephen FryRupert GravesTim Pigott-Smith, and John Hurt.

Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation 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” meaning that it will receive its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You cannot yet find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray listed over at Amazon yet, but stay tuned for an update on that. You can, however, find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. Amazon will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset (as pictured below) which is now available for preorder, oddly enough.

Retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive release of the film in the form of a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release, featuring some never-before-seen content, are listed below.

New Special Features on 4K UHD Disc:

  • V for Vendetta Unmasked
  • Natalie Portman’s Audition: Explore the depth of Evey’s character with Natalie Portman’s never-before-seen audition
  • James McTeigue & Lana Wachowski in Conversation

Previously released Special Features on Blu-ray Disc:

  • Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta – The cast and crew of V for Vendetta reveal the intense filmmaking process
  • Designing the Near Future – A look at the artistic process of creating the frightening future world of V
  • Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot – The history behind the story of Guy Fawkes
  • England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics – The origins of the original V story is illuminated
  • Cat Power Montage – Cat Power song played under images of the film
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Easter Egg: Hidden Bonus: Saturday Night Live Digital Short

Further below, after the break, you can find the full press release from today announcing the 4K release of the film.

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1990 film Total Recall 4K UHD Blu-ray December

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The 1990 film adaptation of Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 8th via Lionsgate, distributing for Studiocanal. The film, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has received a new 4K restoration, as you can find detailed below.

“Restored in 4K from a scan of the original 35mm negative” […] “Undertaken by STUDIOCANAL, the restoration was supervised by Paul Verhoeven himself. The restoration crew paid particularly high attention to preserving special-effects continuity, as Total Recall was one of the earliest films to use computer-generated images for special effects winning the Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects at the 1990 Academy Awards®.”

The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven & based on Philip K. Dick’s short story, co-starred Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, and Michael Ironside. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in a 3-disc set, making it a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film, as well as a Blu-ray bonus disc full of extras. Those discs and their contents are detailed below.

Disc 1 (4K Feature Film and Special Features):

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 (Blu-ray Feature Film and Special Features):

  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven

Disc 3 (Blu-ray – Special Features):                                               

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • Total Recall: The Special Effects” Featurette
  • “The Making of Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Imagining Total Recall” Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray, standard version, is now available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. There’s still no listing yet on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. Also, here’s the promotional official trailer from Studiocanal showcasing this new 4K restoration of the film via a video on YouTube (below).

Finally, it’s certainly worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which is now available for preorder. You can find a glimpse of it below.

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Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K release of this film.

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Rambo The Complete SteelBook Collection on 4K

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A Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 27th via Lionsgate. The set will include the following films in the “Rambo” franchise, starring Sylvester Stallone:

  • “First Blood” (1982)
  • “Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985)
  • “Rambo III” (1988)
  • “Rambo” (2008)
  • “Rambo: Last Blood” (2019)

The set has received some new artwork for each film, as detailed below:

For the first time in its 37-year history, the Rambo series is coming home as a complete SteelBook® set – with original art by some of today’s most celebrated illustrators! Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection arrives on 4K Ultra HDTM October 27 from Lionsgate. This definitive collector’s edition of the legendary series features five uniquely designed SteelBooks by celebrated artists Justin Erickson, Ken Taylor, Grzegorz Domaradzki, Vance Kelly, and John Guydo, housed in a custom SteelBook case.

The tech specs for the films vary a tad here, across all five films. First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Rambo III will be in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. Rambo will be in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound. Rambo: Last Blood will be in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 as well as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound. Each film will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy). Bonus materials will be identical to those found on the previous individual releases.

UPDATE: This set will be an exclusive to retailer Best Buy and you can now find Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection on 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over there. Below you can find a glimpse at the box the five SteelBooks will be housed in.

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Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook set.

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Blu-ray

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The 2019 film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a “limited edition” SteelBook officially on October 13th via Sony. The film, as seen originally on Netflix, was written & directed by Vince Gilligan (creator of the show “Breaking Bad” which it follows). El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie starred Aaron PaulJonathan BanksMatt Jones, Charles Baker, Jesse Plemons, and the late Robert Forster. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. The release will come with a DVD counterpart of the film included in the SteelBook. However, no digital copy appears to be included with the set.

UPDATE: you can now find this Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials set to be included on this release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul [Blu-ray Exclusive]
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes [Blu-ray Exclusive]
  • Gag Reel [Blu-ray Exclusive]
  • Scene Studies with Vince Gilligan  [Blu-ray Exclusive]
  • Super Commentary!: An ensemble audio commentary featuring 46 members of the cast and crew
  • Making El Camino: A behind-the-scenes documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew
  • Snow Globe: A Breaking Bad Short
  • Skinny Pete in the Box Teaser
  • On the Radio Teaser
  • Rocker Salvage Commercial
  • Vamonos Pest Commercial
  • “Enchanted” by Chloe x Halle
  • Visual Effects Design Galleries

Further below, after the break, you can find the full information just released by Sony regarding this upcoming release of the film on Blu-ray.

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It’s A Wonderful Life is getting a 4K SteelBook

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The 1946 classic Frank Capra film It’s A Wonderful Life starring James Stewart is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on November 3rd, via Paramount. This film has previously been released, last year, on the 4K format and you can find 4K screenshots of it here. The film co-starred Donna ReedLionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, and Beulah Bondi. The tech specs for the release include Black & White restored 2160p 4K video with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby TrueHD Mono sound. The release will come with a Blu-ray Disc of the colorized version of the film, and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K SteelBook is available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are identical to those on the original 2019 4K and consist of the following on the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc:

  • “Restoring a Beloved Classic” [in 4K]
  • “Secrets from the Vault”
  • It’s A Wonderful Wrap Party”

Below, you can find a glimpse at the contents of this limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook version of the film which includes a mini reproduction of a vintage film poster.

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Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this SteelBook release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray, as well as info about the restoration the film originally received.

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2005 film V for Vendetta comes to 4K in November

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The 2005 film adaptation of V for Vendetta starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 3rd, via Warner, according to sources. The film, directed by James McTeigue & based on the graphic novel (of the same title), had a screenplay adapted by The WachowskisLana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski — best known for both writing & directing “The Matrix” (1999). The film co-starred Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, Rupert Graves, Tim Pigott-Smith, and John Hurt. The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray 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.

UPDATE: the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray is now listed for preorder over at Amazon.

Now, the reason that I kept calling that version the standard 4K is because there will also be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset available over at Amazon which is already up and available for preorder (pictured below). This exclusive gift set seems to include not only cool packaging but also a collectible booklet about the film itself.

v_for_vendetta_4k_giftsetUPDATE: Just as I had speculated, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook exclusive to retailer Best Buy available for this film (pictured below) which is now listed for preorder.

v_for_vendetta_4k_steelbookFinal UPDATE: This title has now been officially announced and you can find more information in another post HERE on the site.

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