The 2005 film adaptation of “V for Vendetta” starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 3rd, via Warner. Some of you may remember me reporting this last month, and as of today, it has been confirmed via a press release from the studio. The film, directed by James McTeigue & based on the graphic novel (of the same title), had a screenplay adapted by The Wachowskis — Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski — best known for both writing & directing “The Matrix” (1999). The film co-starred Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, Rupert Graves, Tim Pigott-Smith, and John Hurt.
Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.35:1 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 that it will receive its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You cannot yet find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray listed over at Amazon yet, but stay tuned for an update on that. You can, however, find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. Amazon will be getting an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset (as pictured below) which is now available for preorder, oddly enough.
Retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive release of the film in the form of a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below), which is now available for preorder.
Bonus materials set to be included on the release, featuring some never-before-seen content, are listed below.
New Special Features on 4K UHD Disc:
V for Vendetta Unmasked
Natalie Portman’s Audition: Explore the depth of Evey’s character with Natalie Portman’s never-before-seen audition
James McTeigue & Lana Wachowski in Conversation
Previously released Special Features on Blu-ray Disc:
Freedom! Forever!: Making V for Vendetta – The cast and crew of V for Vendetta reveal the intense filmmaking process
Designing the Near Future – A look at the artistic process of creating the frightening future world of V
Remember, Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot – The history behind the story of Guy Fawkes
England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics – The origins of the original V story is illuminated
Cat Power Montage – Cat Power song played under images of the film
Easter Egg: Hidden Bonus: Saturday Night Live Digital Short
Further below, after the break, you can find the full press release from today announcing the 4K release of the film.
The 2005 film adaptation of “V for Vendetta“ starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 3rd, via Warner, according to sources. The film, directed by James McTeigue & based on the graphic novel (of the same title), had a screenplay adapted by The Wachowskis — Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski — best known for both writing & directing “The Matrix” (1999). The film co-starred Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, Rupert Graves, Tim Pigott-Smith, and John Hurt. The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.
Now, the reason that I kept calling that version the standard 4K is because there will also be an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray Giftset available over at Amazon which is already up and available for preorder (pictured below). This exclusive gift set seems to include not only cool packaging but also a collectible booklet about the film itself.
UPDATE: Just as I had speculated, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook exclusive to retailer Best Buy available for this film (pictured below) which is now listed for preorder.
Final UPDATE: This title has now been officially announced and you can find more information in another post HERE on the site.
The 2019 Laika stop-motion animated film “Missing Link“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Fox. The film, written & directed by Chris Butler, features the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Timothy Olyphant, and Zach Galifianakis. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film. You can find the Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Below you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the release.
Commentary by Chris Butler
Creating Mr. Link
Bringing the Final Battle on the Ice Bridge to Life
Animation Inspiration w/ Optional Commentary by Chris Butler
VFX Breakdown Reel – Realizing the Potential of Stop Motion
Oh What a Mystery: Pulling the Camera Back on Missing Link’s Magic
Inside the Magic of Laika
Gallery x 24 Images
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.