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Bram Stoker’s Dracula gets 4K anniversary SteelBook

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The 1992 film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” will be officially getting a “25th Anniversary Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on October 4th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starred Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves.

This new 4K SteelBook release will feature some new extras as well as Dolby Vision for the first time, unlike the previous [debut] 2017 4K UHD Blu-ray release.  That being said, tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range along with Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes.  It will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart along with a digital code (copy) of the film.  You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon or any other retailers, but stay tuned for an update.  The bonus materials, including some new and exclusive to this 25th-anniversary edition 4K release are listed below.

  • Special Features:
    • NEWLY ADDED: “Love Song For A Vampire” Music Video by Annie Lennox
    • NEWLY ADDED: Blood Lines – Dracula: The Man, The Myth, The Movies Featurette

BLU-RAY DISC™

    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Francis Ford Coppola
    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Francis Ford Coppola, Visual Effects Director Roman Coppola and Makeup Supervisor Greg Cannom
    • Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola
    • Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    • Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and Son
    • The Blood Is the Life: The Making of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    • The Costumes Are the Sets: The Design of Eiko Ishioka
    • In-Camera: Naïve Visual Effects
    • Method and Madness: Visualizing Dracula
    • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • Theatrical Teaser & Trailer

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

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2022 film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 26th, via Marvel Studios (Disney).  The film, directed by Sam Raimi, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, and Rachel McAdams.

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.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will include its Blu-ray counterpart and both will come with a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s certainly worth noting that there will also be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) available over at retailer Best Buy, which is now up for preorder.

UPDATES:  It turns out that retailer Target will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Art Edition of the film (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

And, as if that weren’t enough choices, there’s also going to be a retailer exclusive over at Walmart for a 4K UHD Blu-ray with Limited-Edition Enamel Pin (pictured below).  That’s available for preorder as well.

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

  • Featurettes
    • Method to the Madness – Join various crew members and Marvel employees in interviews as they discuss their love of Sam Raimi and all the details of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that make it quintessentially Raimi.
    • Introducing America Chavez – In this short and fun profile piece, we’ll learn about America’s humble beginnings in the comics. We’ll meet Xochitl Gomez and discuss the complications her character’s unique power presents for the future of the MCU.
    • Constructing the Multiverse – Writing a feature film for Marvel is no easy task. In this playful yet informative featurette, we’ll dive into the challenges that writer Michael Waldron faced in creating the twisting and turning story of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • Bloopers
    • Gag Reel – Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • A Great Team – A journalist questions Doctor Strange’s integrity.
    • Pizza Poppa – Bruce is relieved when Doctor Strange’s spell ends.
    • It’s Not Permanent – Bruce tries to accuse Doctor Strange of being an imposter.
  • Audio Commentary
    • View the film with audio commentary by Sam Raimi, Richie Palmer, and Michael Waldron.

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

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1995 Michael Mann film Heat on 4K in August

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The 1995 film Heat will officially finally be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a “Director’s Definite Edition” on August 9th via Fox (Disney).  The film, written & directed by Michael Mann, starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Ted Levine, William Fichtner, and Natalie Portman.

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 DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.  You can find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release, which appears to be exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured below), now available for preorder.

Bonus materials set to be included in the 3-disc set are listed below.

4K Ultra HD

  • Director’s Audio Commentary

Blu-ray Disc One

  • Heat In High Definition
  • Director’s Audio Commentary

Bonus Blu-ray Disc Two

  • Q&A With Michael Mann
  • Q&A With Christopher Nolan
  • 3-Part Making-Of Documentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation
  • Return To The Scene Of The Crime

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this release.

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1984 film Red Dawn is heading to 4K in August

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The 1984 film Red Dawn is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray via Shout Select (Shout! Factory) on August 16th.  The film, directed by John Milius, starred Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Powers Boothe, and Harry Dean Stanton.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as sound mixes in Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  This comes from a new4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative” according to Shout! Factory.

You can now find that the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for preorder at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store (with a bonus while supplies last).

It’s most certainly also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc “combo pack” of the release, with a 4K UHD Blu-ray and its Blu-ray counterpart, are listed below.

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
  • A Look Back At Red Dawn – Featuring Interviews With Actor Doug Toby, Casting Director Jane Jenkins, Production Designer Jackson DeGovia, And Editor Thom Noble
  • Red Dawn Rising Featurette
  • Training For WWIII Featurette
  • Building The Red Menace Featurette
  • WWIII Comes To Town Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Latest Fantastic Beasts film on 4K and Blu-ray in June

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The 2022 film “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 28th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, which is part of the “Wizarding World” franchise created and written by J.K. Rowling, was directed by David Yates and stars Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Fiona Glascott, Katherine Waterston, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Richard Coyle, Oliver Masucci, Valerie Pachner, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, and Mads Mikkelsen.

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.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K receiving its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray receiving its DVD counterpart, and each containing a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  It’s also worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) and it is now also available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are listed below.

  • The Dumbledore Family Tree
  • Dumbledore Through the Ages
  • Magical or Muggle
  • The Magic of Hogwarts
  • Even More Fantastic Beasts
  • Newt in the Wild
  • The German Ministry of Magic
  • A Dumbledore Duel
  • The Candidates’ Dinner
  • Erkstag Jailbreak
  • Battle in Bhutan
  • The Secrets of Cursed Child
  • Deleted Scenes

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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Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise on 4K in July

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The 2014 science fiction film Edge of Tomorrow is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 5th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Doug Liman, co-written by Christopher McQuarrie, and based on the novel “All You Need is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, starred Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, and the late Bill Paxton.

Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range with Dolby Atmos and the original theatrical DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) included.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Operation Downfall – Adrenaline Cut 
  • Storming The Beach 
  • Weapons Of The Future 
  • Creatures Not Of This World 
  • On The Edge With Doug Liman 
  • Deleted Scenes

It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K physical and digital releases of the film.

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Morbius with Jared Leto on 4K and Blu-ray June

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The 2022 film “Morbius” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 14th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, based on the Marvel Comics character [of the same name], was directed by Daniel Espinosa, and it stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson.

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.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround 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 including a digital code (copy) of the film.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  Speaking of which, it’s most certainly worth noting that Best Buy will be getting what appears to be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder over there.

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

  • Outtakes & Bloopers
  • Featurettes:
    • Defining The Antihero
    • From Human to Vampire – Visual Effects
    • Lights, Camera, Action
    • The Good, Bad & Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work
    • Living Vampire from Comics to Screen
  • Nocturnal Easter Eggs

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

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The Batman swoops onto 4K and Blu-ray in May

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The 2022 film “The Batman” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 24th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Matt Reeves, stars Robert Pattinson, Paul DanoZoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and Andy Serkis.  It’s most certainly worth noting that, at the time of writing this, the film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

UPDATE #1: The release has just been officially announced by Warner and a press release has been issued.  Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray to 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.  The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound.

Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K UHD Blu-ray will get its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will get its DVD counterpart, and each will include a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #2:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon, where you’ll also see the rear cover artwork for each.

Also, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both now listed over at retailer Walmart, as well.  And retailer Target has the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder.

Speaking of retailers, now, let me cover all the retailer exclusives coming for this film.  First off, Target lists that they’ll have a Blu-ray exclusive but the artwork appears to be the same, so I’m not sure what is unique about that version. However, rumor has it, it is said to include an exclusive 15-minute featurette and alternate artwork.

Next, retailer Walmart will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.  It does appear to include a 3rd disc (a Blu-ray) which could mean that it features some additional extras? We shall see.

“The Batman Walmart Exclusive 4K Giftset in a Batarang-themed box set. The Limited Edition Exclusive Giftset includes 2022 The Batman movie on 4K, Blu-ray, and digital copy. The giftset also includes a displayable metal faceplate featuring unique batarang art, a stand for display, and collectible packaging.”

And it’s most definitely worth mentioning that there will be an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for the film over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) where you can find it now as a functional preorder.  Act fast, while those last, as they’re sure to sell out.

I’ll be updating this space throughout the day(s) with more links.  The bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Vengeance In The Making
  • Vengeance Meets Justice
  • The Batman: Genesis
  • Becoming Catwoman
  • Looking for Vengeance
  • Anatomy of The Car Chase
  • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
  • A Transformation: The Penguin
  • The Batmobile
  • Unpacking The Icons
  • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film [in 4K on Vimeo, in 1080p HD on YouTube] and the official announcement regarding the home video releases just received directly from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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2022 film Uncharted on 4K and Blu-ray in May

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The 2022 film “Uncharted” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on May 10th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, based on the popular PlayStation video game series of the same title, directed by Ruben Fleischer, stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle.

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 2.39:1 aspect ratio video presentation and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and a digital code (copy) included with each.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases available for preorder over at Amazon.  There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release available at all retailers (pictured below) which you also can find available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  This will include the physical extra of a necklace with a ring.

Bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Becoming Nathan Drake
    • Big Action Breakdown: C-17 Globemaster
    • Charting the Course: On Set with Ruben Fleischer
    • Never a Dull Moment: Stunts & Action
    • The Buddy System
    • Villains, Backstabbers & Accomplices
  • Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film, a special features preview video, and the full announcement regarding the home video releases.

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Moonfall is coming to 4K and Blu-ray in April

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The 2022 disaster film “Moonfall” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 26th via Lionsgate.  The film, directed by Roland Emmerich, stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, and Michael Pena.

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 release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the same aspect ratio and also with Dolby Atmos sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray including its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray including its DVD counterpart, and each coming 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 also worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by writer/producer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer/composer Harald Kloser Listen to audio commentary by writer/producer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer/composer Harald Kloser.
  • Against Impossible Odds: Making Moonfall Filmmakers and actors offer an insider’s view of the genesis of the film, a look at the epic action scenes, and a deep dive into the most groundbreaking moments of the film.
  • Exploring the Moon: Past, Present, and Future What have we learned about the Moon through the ages and where is human exploration of our nearest celestial neighbor going next?  Scientists, historians and astronauts reveal all!
  • KC Houseman Speaks the Truth! Unearth recent viral videos from Megastructurist KC Houseman.
  • Sounds of the Moon Discover how the filmmakers utilized a palette of unique sound effects to bring the world inside of the Moon to life.

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

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