IT Chapter Two on 4K and Blu-ray in December

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The 2019 sequel “IT Chapter Two” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 10th. The film, based on the Stephen King story and directed by Andy Muschietti, stars James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Bill Skarsgård (as “Pennywise”). Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray 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. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD 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 the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each receiving a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which you can now find available for preorder (pictured below). There also will be a “double feature” 4K (of both films) available as an exclusive over at Best Buy.

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Bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases of the film are listed below.

  • Pennywise Lives Again!
  • This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun
  • Finding the Deadlights
  • The Summers of IT: Chapter One, You’ll Float Too
  • The Summers of IT: Chapter Two, IT Ends
  • Commentary with Director Andy Muschietti

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

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Stephen King’s The Stand Blu-ray September

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The 1994 TV mini-series adaptation of “Stephen King’s The Stand is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 24th via CBS Home Entertainment. The mini-series, directed by Mick Garris, starred Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, Ruby Dee, Ossie DavisRob Lowe, Bill Fagerbakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Walston, and Stephen King.

UPDATES: This Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. CBS Home Entertainment has just released an e-mail with the following info that officially confirms the release. I’ll try to get further info about it. I’ve also just now updated this story with the official Blu-ray artwork (above). From that artwork, we can tell that it will come as a 2-disc set and that the mini-series has been “brilliantly restored.” This is great news, considering how Mick Garris expressed some concerns when I spoke to him in regards to this as the story was developing. More on that below but first the info sent out.

Title: Stephen King’s The Stand
Street Date: September 24, 2019
Format: Blu-Ray
Description: The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It expands upon the scenario of his earlier short story “Night Surf” and presents a detailed vision of the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic, killing off over 99% of the world’s population

The Blu-ray is listed now over at retailer Best Buy but the pre-order is not yet functional – so it seems. Lastly, after the break, you can find some of a conversation that I had (along with some readers) with the director of the mini-series Mick Garris about this upcoming Blu-ray release on Twitter.

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Pet Sematary 2019 on 4K and Blu-ray in July

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The 2019 version of “Pet Sematary” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 9th via Paramount. The film, based on the Stephen King novel, was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, and it features a cast of Jason ClarkeAmy SeimetzJohn Lithgow, and Jeté Laurence. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video and Dolby Atmos sound. 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 a digital copy of the film included on each. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Speaking of retailer Best Buy, there will be an Exclusive 4K Steelbook of the film available there, and it’s now available to pre-order. There will also be a 2-Movie Collection with the original 1989 film and this new 2019 version of the film, available on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc and already up for pre-order on Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Night Terrors – Family Haunting Visions
    • Louis
    • Rachel
    • Ellie
  • The Tale of Timmy Baterman
  • Beyond the Deadfall
    • Chapter One: Resurrection – Directors, screenwriters and cast discuss bringing this classic back to life
    • Chapter Two: The Final Resting Place—A deeper look into finding the right location for the terror to unfold
    • Chapter Three: The Road to Sorrow— Inside the film’s tragic themes and creating the iconic cat “Church”
    • Chapter Four: Death Comes home—Unearth the creepy elements behind the climax and final scenes of the film

Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the 4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook that will be exclusive to Best Buy as well as the art for the Blu-ray Disc release, and the full announcement about the upcoming releases of this film.

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1986 Rob Reiner film Stand By Me on 4K in August

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The 1986 Rob Reiner directed film Stand By Me is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 27th via Sony. The film, based on a Stephen King novella (“The Body”), starred Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, Kiefer Sutherland, and featured Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator (“The Writer”). Tech specs for the release include newly 4K scanned video from the original camera negative with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound, along with lossless 5.1 and original theatrical Mono. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a both a Blu-ray included as well as a digital copy of the film.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray now is up for pre-order over at Amazon. Below you will find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the new 4K release.

  • All-New Special Feature on 4K Ultra HD
    • Never-Before-Seen Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Also Included on Blu-ray
    • Picture-in-Picture Video Commentary with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey Feldman
    • “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of “Stand By Me
    • Commentary with Director Rob Reiner

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding this upcoming 4K release.

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