Disney film Moana on 4K UHD Blu-ray November

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The 2016 animated film Moana is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The Academy Award-nominated film, co-directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, & Chris Williams, featured the voice talents of Auli’i CravalhoDwayne JohnsonRachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive release at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Song: “Warrior Face”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Maui Mini-Movie: “Gone Fishing”
  • Music Video – “How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara
  • Short Film: “Inner Workings”
  • Fishing for Easter Eggs
  • They Know the Way: Making the Music of Moana
  • And Much, Much More!

Disney film Zootopia comes to 4K in November

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The 2016 animated film Zootopia is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The Academy Award-winning film, co-directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, & Jared Bush, featured the voice talents of Ginnifer GoodwinJason BatemanIdris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira. The 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 and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive release at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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 Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Characters
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Zoology: The Roundtables
  • The Origin of an Animal Tale
  • Research: A True-Life Adventure
  • Z.P.D. Forensic Files
  • And More!

The Princess and the Frog on 4K in November

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The 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Ron ClementsJohn Musker, featured the voice talents of Anika Noni Rose, Bruno CamposKeith DavidOprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, and John Goodman. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that there will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusively available at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Return of Hand-Drawn Animation
  • The Making of a Princess
  • Conjuring the Villian
  • Disney Legacy
  • Bringing Life to Animation
  • And More!

Disney animated film Tangled on 4K November

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The 2010 Disney animated film Tangled is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 5th via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Nathan GrenoByron Howard, featured the voice talents of  Mandy MooreZachary LeviDonna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, and Brad Garrett. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that the release will also be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook release exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Untangled: The Making of a Fairy Tale
  • Original Storybook Openings
  • And More!

Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 Guillermo del Toro produced horror film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 5th via Lionsgate. The film, directed by André Øvredal, stars Zoe Margaret CollettiMichael GarzaDean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, and Mark Steger. Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The releases will both come in form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both getting a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc are both now available for preorder at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy.

Bonus materials set to be included on the release(s) are listed below.

  • “The Bellows Construct” Featurette
  • “Creature from the Shadows” Featurette
  • “Mood Reels” Featurette
  • “Behind-the-Scenes Trailers: Set Visits” Featurette
  • “Dark Tales” Featurette
  • “Retro Horror” Featurette

It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K Steelbook release (pictured below) of the film, not yet available for preorder. Again, stay tuned for updates.

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Lastly, below after the break, you can find the full details regarding these upcoming releases of the film.

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The Lion King 2019 on 4K and Blu-ray October

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The 2019 live-action adaptation of “The Lion King” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 22nd via Disney. The film, directed by Jon Favreau, features the voice talents of Donald GloverBeyonceSeth Rogen, John Oliver, James Earl JonesChiwetel Ejiofor, John KaniKeegan-Michael Key, Eric Andre, and Billy Eichner. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart (including extras), the Blu-ray getting the DVD, and a digital code (copy) of the film for each. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc of the film are now both available for preorder over at Amazon. There also will be a 4K Steelbook (pictured below) exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which you can also find available for preorder. In addition to that, retailer Target will be getting the typical exclusive Story Book (pictured below) style packaging that you can find up for preorder as well.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases of the film are listed below.

PRE-SELL BONUS:

  • Perfecting the Pride – Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.” From the animals in the pride, to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that brought the film to life.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:

  • Pride Lands Pedia —Dung beetle shares the importance of his “roll” in the African Savanna in a fun, bug’s eye view of the land and its inhabitants.

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:

  • The Journey to “The Lion King” –
    • The Music – Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor and elevate The Lion King’s beloved music.
    • The Magic – Discover how the filmmakers blended the traditional filmmaking techniques with virtual reality technology to create amazing movie magic.
    • The Timeless Tale – Filmmakers and cast reflect on the story that has moved generations and share how this Lion King carries a proud legacy forward.
  • More to Be Scene – Recording studio and layer-by-layer progressions of some of most iconic moments in “The Lion King.”
    • “Circle of Life” – Peel back the layers of effects and go behind the scenes of this iconic musical moment from the film
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – See all the effects, talent and fun that went into creating this vibrant version of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” for the movie
    • “Hakuna Matata” – Join Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon) in the studio for the making of this memorable scene.
  • Music Videos
    • “Never Too Late” (lyric video) by Elton John
    • “Spirit” performed by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • Filmmaker Introduction
  • Audio Commentary – By Director Jon Favreau.
  • Song Selection
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”
    • “Be Prepared”
    • “Hakuna Matata”
    • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
    • “Spirit”
    • “Never Too Late”
  • Protect the Pride –Director Jon Favreau, the Lion Recovery Fund and conservationists highlight efforts to protect the majestic lions and their home.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding those upcoming releases of the film.

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Hobbs & Shaw on 4K and Blu-ray in November

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The 2019 sequel “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 5th via Universal. The film, directed by David Leitch, features a cast of Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis, and Helen Mirren. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both a digital (code) copy of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc both available for pre-order now over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive 4K Steelbook for the release (pictured below) which is also available for pre-order now.

fast_and_furious_presents_hobbs_and_shaw_4k_steelbookBonus materials set to be included on the releases feature “80+ minutes” of extras such as an Alternate Opening, Deleted Scenes, and “even more content not seen in theaters.” That being said, no actual list of bonus content has been detailed yet – even on the back of the packaging.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of the film.

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RoboCop Limited Edition Blu-ray in November

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The 1987 Paul Verhoeven directed film “RoboCop” will be getting Limited Edition box set and Steelbook Blu-ray Disc releases on November 26th via Arrow Video. The film starred Peter WellerNancy AllenDan O’HerlihyRonny Cox, Ray Wise, and Kurtwood Smith. The tech specs for the limited edition Blu-ray included 1080p video in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a director-approved 4K restoration with lossless Stereo and 4.0 as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. This release will include both the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film. You can find the Limited Edition Blu-ray box set and the Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray (pictured below) both available for pre-order now over at Amazon.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray box set version will include some physical bonus materials in the form of a booklet, a reversible sleeve, six collectible postcards, and a double-sided fold-out poster (pictured below).

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Below, after the break, you can find details about this 4K restoration, the audio mixes, and finally see a full list of the bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc set.

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Spider-Man Far From Home on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2018 sequel “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 1st via Sony. The film which is part of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” from Marvel Studios was directed by Jon Watts. The cast to this film included Tom HollandSamuel L. JacksonJake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and presumably just a 5.1 or 7.1 DTS-HD MA lossless mix – although not specified by the studio in the press release. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc versions are now both available for pre-order over at Amazon. Retailer Best Buy will be getting a 4K Exclusive Steelbook (pictured below) which is available to pre-order.

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Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and a digital code (copy) of the film for each version. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • New Original Short, Peter’s To – Do – ListPeter has a few errands to run before he can leave on his class trip.
  • Teachers’ Travel Tips: Mr. Harrington & Mr. Dell present a few tips on how to traverse the European continent.
  • Stepping Up: Explore how Spider-Man was introduced in the MCU, the ways Tom Holland transformed the character of Peter Parker, and what the future holds for Spider-Man.
  • Suit Up: The suit doesn’t make the hero – but it does play a big role in who they are and who they can become. This piece examines all of Peter’s different suits in the movie, and with behind the scenes footage, we see why some suits are better than others.
  • Far, FAR, Far from Home: The film’s illustrious locations serve story points and establish tone, but they’re also amazing to travel to! Hear from the cast on their experiences filming on-location.
  • It Takes Two: A special look at the chemistry between Jon Watts and Tom Holland.
  • Fury & Hill: MCU stalwarts Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson are back as Agent Maria Hill & Nick Fury!
  • The Ginter-Riva Effect: A look at the villain sub-plot and how William Ginter-Riva ties Spider-Man: Far From Home all the way back to the beginning of the MCU.
  • Thank You, Mrs. Parker: A look at Marisa Tomei’s reimagining of Aunt May, from Homecoming to Far From Home.
  • The Brother’s Trust: A quick look into some of the amazing work Tom Holland and his brothers have done through their charity, The Brothers Trust.
  • The Jump Off: Interviews with the cast & crew take us through all of the amazing stunts of Far From Home.
  • Now You See Me: We examine the evolution of Mysterio and why Jake Gyllenhaal was the perfect fit for the role.
  • Stealthy Easter Eggs: Allow E.D.I.T.H. to reveal some of the hidden Easter Eggs you may have missed!
  • Select Scene Pre – Vis: A side by side comparison of the Pre-Vis with the film
  • Gag Reel & Outakes
  • Never-Before-Seen Alternate & Extended Scenes

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming releases of the film.

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Disney film Frozen on 4K UHD Blu-ray October

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The 2013 animated film Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 1st via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, featured the voice talents of Kristen BellIdina MenzelJonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, and Alan Tudyk. Tech specs and bonus materials for the 4K release have yet to be detailed but stay tuned for an update on that. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and a digital code (copy) of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Best Buy will also be getting a 4K Exclusive Steelbook release (pictured below) which is available for pre-order as well.

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Doctor Strange on 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The 2016 Marvel Studios film Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch sure seems to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 1st via Marvel (Disney), according to multiple retailer listings. The film, part of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” and directed by Scott Derrickson, co-starred Chiwetel EjioforRachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video 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” with the Blu-ray and a digital code (copy) of the film included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Retailer Best Buy will be getting a 4K Exclusive Steelbook release of the film (pictured below) which is available for pre-order as well.

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The bonus materials set to be included on the release will be identical to those found on the previous Blu-ray, as they actually use that disc for the extras. No new extras will be included on this 4K release.