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Spider-Man No Way Home comes to 4K and Blu-ray April

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The 2021 Marvel Studios film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on April 12th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Jon Watts, stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina.  It should most certainly be noted, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release 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 video presentation in 2.39:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each includes 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 online retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured) below which is now listed.

UPDATE:  There will be an exclusive “Fan Art Edition” on 4K UHD Blu-ray available of the film over at retailer Target (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

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

  • Bloopers & Gag Reel
  • Alternate Reality Easter Eggs
  • 7 Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Action Choreography Across the Multiverse
    • A Multiverse of Miscreants
    • A Spectacular Spider-Journey with Tom Holland
    • Enter Strange
    • Graduation Day
    • Realities Collide, Spiders Unite
    • Weaving Jon Watt’s Web
  • 2 Special Panels:
    • The Sinister Summit – Villains Panel: Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx sit down for a roundtable discussion of their sinister characters.
    • A Meeting of the Spiders – Heroes Panel: The Heroic Spider heroes sit down for a roundtable discussion on Peter, Stunts, and skintight suits.
  • 3 Stories From The Daily Bugle
    • Spider-Menace Strikes Again
    • Spider Sycophant
    • Web of Lies
  • 2  Stunt Scenes Previsualization
    • Apartment Fight
    • Shield Fight

Also, there’s a special feature “sizzle reel” preview video now available but be warned it does contain “spoilers,” so don’t watch that unless you’ve seen the film already.

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

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2021 West Side Story on 4K and Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 film adaptation of “West Side Story” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on March 15th via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, and Mike Faist.  It is worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

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

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

You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target.  It’s definitely worth noting that Best Buy will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook exclusive (pictured below) and Target will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray Art Edition exclusive (pictured further below).  You can find both of those retailer exclusives now available for preorder as well.

The bonus materials set to be included are over 90 minutes in length which have yet to be fully detailed.  Stay tuned for an update on that when the title gets a full press release — very likely later today.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the find.

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1981 animated film Heavy Metal comes to 4K in April

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The 1981 cult-classic animated film Heavy Metal is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 19th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in a “Limited Edition 2-Film Collection” SteelBook.  This will also include the Blu-ray Disc debut of “Heavy Metal 2000” (2000) in 1080p HD.  The 1981 film, directed by Gerald Potterton, along with John Bruno, and John Halas, featured the voice talents of John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, and Richard Romanus.

This new 4K version of the 1981 film was reviewed, approved, and supervised by producer Ivan Reitman.  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 a new 2022 Dolby Atmos sound mix, along with lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo sound mixes.  There will also be a Blu-ray of the 1981 film included in this “combo pack” with 1080p HD video in 1.85:1 and lossless 5.1 surround sound.

As mentioned, this will also include the Blu-ray Disc debut of the film “Heavy Metal 2000” which has been “newly remastered.” It will be presented in 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix.  A digital code (copy) of each film will be included with this set.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 2-Film Collection SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy.  Bonus materials and details about the release are found below, after the break.

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Nightmare Alley comes to 4K and Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 film “Nightmare Alley” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on March 22nd via 20th Century Studios (Disney).  The film, directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn.  It is certainly worth noting, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray releases will include 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.  You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Best Buy.  It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder as well.

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

  • Del Toro’s Neo Noir – Writer-director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast decipher the dark, complicated world of Nightmare Alley. The filmmaker reveals how his take on noir is rooted in classic cinema but offers an accessible, modern narrative.
  • Beneath the Tarp – Production designer Tamara Deverell and her talented team skillfully delivered both a decaying traveling carnival world and a gilded Art Deco high society with striking visuals. We explore how this design supported del Toro’s genre-bending filmmaking.
  • What Exists in the Fringe – Costume designer Luis Sequeira unravels his collaboration with Guillermo del Toro and reveals the symbolism that’s constantly at play in the film’s carefully crafted wardrobe’s design.

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

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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.

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

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