Eight Pixar films come to 4K in September

A total of eight of the Pixar CG animated films are finally coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 10th via Disney. The films set to be released are as follows (alphabetically): Brave (2012), Cars (2006), Cars 2 (2011), Finding Dory (2016), Finding Nemo (2003), Inside Out (2015), Ratatouille (2007), and The Good Dinosaur (2015). Tech specs for each of the films would seem to include HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Each release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart (including bonus materials) as well as a digital copy (code) of the film. You can now find all of the films on 4K UHD Blu-ray available to pre-order over at Amazon, just click on their names above for links. There also will be 4K Steelbook releases for each exclusive to retailer Best Buy which are now available for pre-order as well. You can find these Steelbooks pictured below, after the break, with links to order.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 film “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 27th via Warner. The film, directed by Michael Dougherty, stars Kyle ChandlerVera FarmigaMillie Bobby Brown, Thomas Middleditch, and Ken Watanabe. 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. NOTE: This is the first 4K title Warner has released with the HDR10+ form of HDR – as discussed HERE by John Archer of Forbes. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and presumably the same Dolby Atmos sound? The press release didn’t mention but feel free to inform me if that’s not the case. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both receiving a digital code (digital copy) of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the two released are listed below.

  • Commentary by Director
  • Godzilla: Nature’s Fearsome Guardian
  • Mothra: Queen of the Monsters
  • King Ghidorah: The Living Extinction Machine
  • Rodan: Airborne God of Fire
  • Godzilla 2.0
  • Making Morthra
  • Creating Ghidorah
  • Reimagining Rodan
  • The Yunnan Temple
  • Castle Bravo
  • The Antarctic Base
  • The Isla de Mara Volcano
  • The Undersea Lair
  • Millie Bobby Brown: Force of Nature
  • Monster Tech: Monarch Joins the Fight
  • Monsters Are Real
  • Welcome to the Monsterverse
  • Deleted Scenes

There will be a 4K Steelbook release of the film exclusive to retailer Best Buy as well (pictured below) which you can find now available for pre-order.

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Further below, after the break, you can find further details about the upcoming 4K and Blu-ray releases of this film.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 Illumination animated sequel “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 27th via Universal, according to multiple retail listings. The film, directed by Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val, features the voice talents of Patton OswaltKevin HartHarrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, and Nick Kroll. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio presented in HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The technical specifications for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both receiving a digital copy (digital code) of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are available for pre-order over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are roughly detailed and listed below.

  • 2 Mini-Movies – “Super Gidget” & “Minion Scouts”
  • Over 80 minutes of Original Content, Including Deleted Scenes & More!

Stay tuned for an update on the specific bonus materials when a press release drops from the studio (Universal). In the meantime, it is very much worth noting that there will be a 4K Steelbook release for the film exclusive to retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order (pictured below).

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Lastly, there will also be a The Secret Life of Pets: 2-Movie Collection set available only on Blu-ray released the very same day (August 27th) which is also now available for pre-order over at Amazon.

“Iron Man” and “Thor” films on 4K in August

The five “Marvel Cinematic Universe” films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor (2011), and Thor: The Dark World (2013) are all coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 13th via Disney‘s Marvel Studios. These films’ tech specs on 4K all include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. One last thing from a technical side: there is a variety of the 2.35:1 to 2.40:1 aspect ratios on the five different films. These films all will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital copy of each included.

All five of these “MCU” film on 4K UHD Blu-ray are now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials will be included on the Blu-ray releases and are identical to their previous releases. There will also be limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook releases for each film exclusive to retailer Best Buy. Those Steelbooks are now available for pre-order now and you can find them below, after the break, pictured with links.

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“Avengers Endgame” on 4K and Blu-ray in August

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The 2019 Marvel Studios film “Avengers: Endgame” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 13th via Marvel (Disney). The film, directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansMark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, and Josh Brolin. This movie set a record during its theatrical run, which has now been extended, grossing over 2.7 billion (so far) worldwide. The film also has received much critical-acclaimed and carries a “Certified Fresh” rating (at time of writing) over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The 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. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. The scenes shot in IMAX will NOT be presented in their correct aspect ratio and sadly, will not expand to fill the screen. This and some other shortcomings of this release have been discussed already by our friend John Archer over at Forbes. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each comes with a digital copy of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film now available for pre-order over at Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update when Amazon correctly lists the title on both formats. There will also be an exclusive 4K Steelbook release (pictured below) available over at retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order. Another retailer exclusive will come in the form of a 4K Booklet packaging over at Target.

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

Digital Exclusive:

  • Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
  • Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
  • A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
  • Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
  • The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
  • The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
  • Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
  • Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
  • Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
  • Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
  • Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray, the promo trailer for the home video release (that does contain spoilers), and then full details about the upcoming releases of the film.

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2019 “Hellboy” film comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 Hellboy film starring David Harbour is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Neil Marshall, co-stars Milla JovovichIan McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Thomas Haden Church. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The releases will both come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and each getting a digital copy of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc now both listed for pre-order over at Amazon. UPDATE: Now let’s talk exclusives. First, retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K Steelbook release (pictured below) which is now available for pre-order. Next, there’s also going to be an exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook release (pictured below) available over at retailer Target which is not yet available for pre-order but stay tuned for an update.

Exclusive Steelbooks:

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hellboy_2019_bluray_steelbookBelow you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the releases.

  • “Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn” (3-Part Documentary)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Previsualizations

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray release and the official announcement regarding the upcoming releases of the film.

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“Dark Phoenix” on 4K and Blu-ray in September

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The 2019 “X-Men” film “Dark Phoenix” is reportedly coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 17th via Fox, according to early alerts to retailers. The film, directed by Simon Kinberg, features a cast comprised of James McAvoyMichael FassbenderJennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jessica Chastain.

Tech specs for the releases and bonus materials have not been officially detailed yet, but stay tuned for an update. The 4K release will come in the form of “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included and each release will be getting a digital copy of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both now available to pre-order over at Best Buy (with release date listed). You can find the 4K and Blu-ray now available for pre-order as well as on Amazon.

It’s also known that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K version of the release. That Steelbook (pictured below) is already up for pre-order now over at Best Buy. Again, stay tuned for further info on these upcoming releases of the film as soon as we get it.

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Joe Dante film Gremlins comes to 4K in October

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The 1984 Joe Dante directed film Gremlins is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 1st, via Warner, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Chris Columbus, starred Zach GalliganPhoebe CatesHoyt Axton, Corey Feldman, and Dick Miller. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray and a digital copy of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for pre-order (with release date listed) over at Best Buy. Speaking of Best Buy, the retailer will be getting an exclusive Steelbook for the 4K release (pictured below) which is also already available for pre-order. Stay tuned for further info regarding this upcoming release. I must say, that Steelbook cover art is pretty simplistic.

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UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take too long. The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release is now listed as available for pre-order over at Amazon. Expect the price to drop significantly and they do have their “Pre-order price guarantee” if it drops. So, let the pre-orders begin! The press release has now been issued with details about the release, which you can find listed below, after the break.

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Tim Burton’s Dumbo comes to 4K and Blu-ray June

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The 2019 live-action Tim Burton directed version of “Dumbo” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 25th via Disney. The film features a cast of Colin FarrellMichael KeatonDanny DeVito, Eva GreenAlan Arkin, and Finley Hobbins.

Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and a digital copy of the film (compatible with Movies Anywhere) with both. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray both available for pre-order over at Best Buy. UPDATE: the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Below you can find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the releases.

  • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney’s most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
  • BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
  • DELETED SCENES: A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
    • Roustabout Rufus
    • Pachyderm Plans
    • The Other Medici Brother
    • Monkey Business
    • A Star Is Born
    • Where’s Dumbo
    • Elephant Heist
    • A Seat at the Show
  • EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
  • CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
  • “BABY MINE”: Visual video performed by Arcade Fire

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:

  • DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene: The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film.  Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.

There also will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive to retailer Best Buy available (pictured below). You can find the 4K Steelbook available for pre-order now as well over at Best Buy.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding these upcoming releases of the film and the announcement trailer on YouTube.

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Disney 2015 live-action Cinderella on 4K in June

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The 2015 live-action adaptation of Cinderella is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 25th via Disney. The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, featured a cast of Lily JamesCate BlanchettRichard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Nonso Anozie, and Stellan Skarsgard. 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 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc included as well as a digital copy of the film. Retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive 4K Steelbook release for the film which you can find available for pre-order and pictured below.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the release, along with further information from the official announcement regarding this 4K release can be found below, after the break.

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Alita: Battle Angel comes to 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 film “Alita: Battle Angel” is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Fox. The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, features a cast of Rosa SalazarChristoph WaltzJennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, and Jackie Earle Haley.

The tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray (and the Blu-ray 3D) include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. I repeat, the Blu-ray 3D will only get DTS-HD MA 7.1 audio on it instead of the Dolby Atmos found on the 4K, which is a tad bit disappointing to some of my readers, including even myself. The 4K release will come with a Blu-ray 3D of the film (as seen on the cover art, above). The two releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting both Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray, the Blu-ray will get a DVD, and a digital copy of the film will be present on both. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are both available for pre-order now over at Amazon and at Best Buy. There will be a 4K Steelbook Exclusive to retailer Best Buy which is now available for pre-order (pictured below).

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Bonus materials set to be included on the releases run rather lengthy, so you can find them listed further below, after the break, along with the full announcement regarding the upcoming releases of this film.

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