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Pixar’s “Up” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in March

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The 2009 Pixar computer-animated film Up is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 3rd, via Disney, it seems according to retail alerts. The film, co-directed by Pete DocterBob Peterson, featured the voice talents of Edward AsnerJordan NagaiJohn Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo, and Christopher Plummer. Tech specs for the 4K and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It’s very likely the release will come with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound – but that’s just speculation based on previous releases. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts (two discs) included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now is available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it’s worth certainly mentioning 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.

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“Monsters, Inc.” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray March

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The 2001 Pixar computer-animated film Monsters, Inc. is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray, via Disney, on March 3rd it seems – according to retailers. The film, co-directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman & Lee Unkrich, featured the voice talents of Billy CrystalJohn GoodmanMary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, and Jennifer Tilly. Tech specs for the 4K and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update. It’s very likely the release will come with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound – but that’s just speculation based on previous releases. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts (two discs) included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now is available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it’s worth certainly mentioning 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.

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Daniel Craig Bond Films get 4K SteelBooks March

As I had previously reported this earlier week, the first four of the “James Bond” / “007” films featuring Daniel Craig are coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray as individual releases on February 25th. However, it now also seems that they will be getting individual 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases (pictured above) as exclusives over at retailer Best Buy on March 17th, three weeks later – on St. Patrick’s Day. The tech specs for the 4K releases include video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound – with the exception of the last film (“Spectre”) which is in DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. All of the releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with each getting the Blu-ray counterpart and bonus discs (if available) and a digital code (copy) of each film. You can now find the four movies Casino RoyaleQuantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre on 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks exclusively available for preorder over at Best Buy.

2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast on 4K March

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The 2017 live-action Disney film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 10th, via Disney, according to retailers. The film, directed by Bill Condon, featured a cast of Emma WatsonDan StevensLuke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can likely expect it to include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Also, there’s no info regarding the bonus materials set to be included on the release, but stay tuned for updates on that. The 4K 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 listed for preorder over at Amazon. It is certainly worth noting that Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is available for preorder.

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1991 Animated Beauty and the Beast on 4K March

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The 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 10th, via Disney, according to retailers. The film, winner of 2 Academy Awards (Oscars) was co-directed by Gary TrousdaleKirk Wise, featured a voice cast of Paige O’HaraRobby BensonJesse Corti, Rex Everhart, Jerry Orbach, Bradley Pierce, David Ogden Stiers, Richard White, Jo Anne Worley, and Angela Lansbury. Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but you can likely expect it to include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Also, there’s no info regarding the bonus materials set to be included on the release, but stay tuned for updates on that. The 4K 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 listed for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It is certainly worth noting that Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is available for preorder.

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Knives Out coming to 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2019 film “Knives Out” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 25th, via Lionsgate. The film, written & directed by Rian Johnson, stars Daniel CraigChris EvansAna de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer. The film has received a great reaction from both critics and filmgoers, in fact, at the time of writing this, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video also in the 1.85:1 aspect and with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, then the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each has a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. It is certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below), which is now available or preorder as well.knives_out_4k_steelbook

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

  • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Rian Johnson, Director of Photography Steve Yedlin, and Actor Noah Segan
  • In-Theatre Commentary by Rian Johnson
  • Deleted Scene: “Bicycling Accident” (with Optional Audio Commentary by Rian Johnson)
  • Deleted Scene: “Don’t Do Anything Rash” (with Optional Audio Commentary by Rian Johnson)
  • “Making a Murder” Eight-Part Documentary
  • “Rian Johnson: Planning the Perfect Murder” Featurette
  • Writer-Director and Cast Q&A
  • Marketing Gallery
  • “Meet the Thrombeys” Viral Ads

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

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Disney’s Frozen II on 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2019 CG animated sequel “Frozen II” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 25th, via Disney. The film, co-directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, features the voice talents of Kristen BellIdina MenzelJosh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, and Jason Ritter. The film, nominated for one Academy Award (for best song), received mixed reactions from critics and at the time of writing (barely) carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include video 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 video in the same 2.39:1 aspect and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and a digital code (copy) of the film included with each. UPDATED: The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both are now listed for order (yes, order) over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray available for order over at retailer Best Buy. Speaking of Best Buy, they will be getting an Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook for the release (pictured below) which you can also now find available for order.

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

  • Sing-Along Version of the Movie – Sing along with your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
  • Song Selection – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics. Songs include Oscar®-nominated “Into The Unknown,” “All Is Found,” “Some Things Never Change,” “When I Am Older,” “Lost in the Woods,” “Show Yourself,” and “The Next Right Thing”
  • Outtakes – Laugh along with the cast of “Frozen 2” as they record their lines, sing their songs and have fun in the recording booth.
  • Deleted Scenes – Check out a few scenes that never made the final cut.
    • Intro – Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck offer a glimpse into their filmmaking process with scenes that didn’t make the final cut.
    • Prologue – A battle rages between Arendelle and the Northuldra while a mysterious figure challenges King Agnarr.
    • Secret Room – A secret room reveals even more of Anna and Elsa’s past, including a shocking revelation about their mother.
    • Elsa’s Dream – Anna’s playful glimpse into Elsa’s dream takes a dark turn.
    • Hard Nokks – Kristoff reveals his true feelings about life in Arendelle when the Nokk won’t take no for an answer.
    • A Place of Our Own – Elsa uses her magic to relieve Anna’s lingering doubts about their parents’ faith in her.
  • Deleted Songs – When it comes to “Frozen 2,” there can never be too much music. Hear some of the songs that got cut from the final film.
    • Intro – Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck revel in the chance to share a few songs that didn’t make it into the final film.
    • “Home” – Anna savors every moment as she wanders through this kingdom she calls home.
    • “I Wanna Get This Right” – Kristoff wants everything to be perfect before he proposes, leaving Anna to wonder, “Will it ever be just right?”
  • The Spirits of “Frozen 2” – Cast and crew explore the Scandinavian and Nordic mythology that inspired the spirits inhabiting the enchanted forest of “Frozen 2.”
  • Did You Know??? – Olaf asks us the question “Did You Know” as we discover “Frozen 2” fun facts, Easter eggs and tidbits about the making of the film.
  • Scoring a Sequel – Composer Christophe Beck combines a 91-piece orchestra with 30 choral voices to create the compelling score for “Frozen 2.”
  • Gale Tests – They say you can’t see the wind. Only its effects. Filmmakers give it a shot while creating the playful wind spirit, Gale.
    • Gale Test – A young girl and boy play tag in this fully animated effort to “give personality to something that’s invisible.”
    • Hand-Drawn Gale Test – A hand-drawn test to bring the precocious wind spirit to life.
  • Multi-Language Reel
    • “Into the Unknown” in 29 Languages – Hear Elsa’s soaring call to adventure in 29 different languages
  • Music Videos – Weezer and Panic! at the Disco lend their voices to a few of the soaring melodies from “Frozen 2.”
    • “Into the Unkown” (Panic! at the Disco version) – Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie stars in their version of “Into The Unknown” from “Frozen 2.”
    • “Lost in the Woods” (Weezer version) – Weezer puts their spin on Kristoff’s epic ballad, “Lost In the Woods.”
Digital Exclusives:
  • Meet the Lopezes – Meet the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the incredible songs from “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.”
  • Deleted Song “Unmeltable Me” – An animatic version of Olaf’s celebratory song about his newfound freedom.

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

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A Quiet Place 4K Mondo X SteelBook in March

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The 2018 film “A Quiet Place” will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray Mondo X SteelBook release on March 10th via Paramount.  This re-release is timed with the film’s upcoming 2020 sequel (A Quiet Place Part II), releasing theatrically later that month. This film was directed by John Krasinski, who starred in the film, and it co-starred Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Cade Woodward. Tech specs will be identical to the previously released 4K UHD Blu-ray with 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray Mondo X SteelBook is now available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release, identical to the previous 4K release, are listed below.

  • Creating the Quiet – Behind the Scenes of A QUIET PLACE
  • The Sound of Darkness – Editing Sound for A QUIET PLACE
  • A Reason for Silence – The Visual Effects of A QUIET PLACE

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 designed by Mondo X.

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Ford v Ferrari on 4K and Blu-ray in February

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The 2019 film “Ford v Ferrari” starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 11th via Fox. The film, based on a true story & directed by James Mangold, co-stars Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, and Remo Girone. This movie has received quite a bit of critical acclaim during its theatrical run, in fact, at the time of writing this carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 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 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the inclusion of its Blu-ray counterpart. Both the 4K and Blu-ray will receive a digital code (copy) of the film. You cannot yet find the film available for preorder over at Amazon, but stay tuned for an update. It is however listed over at retailers Best BuyTarget, and Walmart. Speaking of retailers, there will be retailer exclusives of this. There will be an exclusive SteelBook of the 4K available at Best Buy (pictured below). There will also be an exclusive 4K in Book packaging available at Target (also pictured below). Both of those exclusives are now available for preorder.

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The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • “The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course” Featurette – Discover how the climactic race of the film was achieved, from recreating the track to capturing and editing all the action.
  • Pre-Vis: Daytona & Le Mans Races – These animated pre-visualization sequences worked as a roadmap for filmmakers throughout production.
  • “Bringing The Rivalry to Life” * – Go behind the scenes of the film with this 8-part, 60-minute documentary. *Available on both Digital and Blu-ray™
  • Matt and Christian: The Conversation (iTunes Extras exclusive) – Sit down with Christian Bale and Matt Damon for an intimate reflection on the making of the film.

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

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Roland Emmerich’s Midway on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 Roland Emmerich directed film “Midway” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 18th via Lionsgate. The film, which was based on real events, features a cast of Ed SkreinPatrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, and Woody Harrelson. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect and Dolby Atmos sound. The releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K including the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD counterpart, and both including a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. 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 also now available for preorder.

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The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich
  • “Getting It Right: The Making of Midway” Featurette
  • “The Men of Midway” Featurette
  • “Roland Emmerich: Man on a Mission” Featurette
  • “Turning Point: The Legacy of Midway” Featurette
  • “Joe Rochefort: Breaking the Japanese Code” Featurette
  • “We Met at Midway: Two Survivors Remember” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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