BREAKING: The 1980 Stanley Kubrick directed version of the film “The Shining“ is officially coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format on October 1st, via Warner. The film, based on the novel by Stephen King, featured an unforgettable cast of Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. There’s going to also be a Steelbook that will be exclusive to retailer Best Buy (pictured above). That 4K Steelbook is already available for pre-order now over at Best Buy. The standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release is also now available for pre-order over at Best Buy. Stay tuned for an update as to when it becomes available over at Amazon.
UPDATE: The studio has issued a press release with some details about the upcoming 4K release. The tech specs for the release include 2160p video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range, although the aspect ratio has not yet been specified, with a lossless 5.1 sound mix – presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio. This will be in the 146 minute length version of the film. It’s worth noting that the very reputable Motion Picture Imaging Labs on the Warner lot was responsible for this remastering effort with help from Kubrick’s former personal assistant (Leon Vitali) and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg. You’ll find all that info and a list of bonus materials as well set to be included further below, after the break.
The original 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s “Pet Sematary” it appears will be getting a “30th Anniversary Edition”4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc re-release on March 26th via Paramount, according to retail sources. The film’s director Mary Lambert has even confirmed this to me on Twitter, as you can see here. She has also even posted a look at what the HDR (high dynamic range) pass on the encode looks like in a photo from one of the monitors that you can see below.
The film featured a cast of Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, and Susan Blommaert. Neither the 4K or Blu-ray re-release have not yet officially been announced by the studio (Paramount), and I’ve yet to get them to confirm it. So, that’s why I’m wording this as “rumor” at this point, despite the director telling me it is indeed coming soon and likely on the date I’ve mentioned. That said, there is no info yet regarding the exact tech specs for the 4K release aside from that it will come with HDR (High Dynamic Range) although we don’t know which format(s) it will be in, nor the sound format. There’s also no info regarding the bonus materials that will be included on the 4K and on the Blu-ray re-release, but stay tuned for once the studio finally announces this title. In the meantime, you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for pre-order at retailers Amazon and Best Buy. The Blu-ray re-release is also available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy.
UPDATE: There’s now an exclusiveSteelbook for the 4K release coming from retailer Best Buy, which carries the same release date (3/26). It can be pre-ordered now at this page. The art can be seen below.