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2011 J.J. Abrams film Super 8 is officially coming to 4K in May

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The 2011 film Super 8 is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 25th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, both written and directed by J.J. Abrams as well as produced by Steven Spielberg, starred Elle FanningAJ MichalkaKyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, and Bruce Greenwood. It has received a new 4K remaster for this release. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound.

UPDATE #3:

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. Also, there will be a 10th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available for this release (pictured below), which will be available at all online retailers. You can now find that 4K SteelBook available for preorder over at Amazon.

The release will come in with a digital code (copy) of the film. Bonus materials will be housed on the 4K disc and are listed below.

4K Ultra HD Disc

  • Feature film in 4K Ultra HD
  • Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Larry Fong
  • The Dream Behind Super 8 (HD)
  • The Search for New Faces (HD)
  • Meet Joel Courtney (HD)
  • Rediscovering Steel Town (HD)
  • The Visitor Lives (HD)
  • Scoring Super 8 (HD)
  • Do You Believe in Magic? (HD)
  • The 8mm Revolution (HD)
  • Easter Eggs (HD)
  • Deconstructing the Train Crash (HD)
  • Deleted Scenes (HD)

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the 4K release of this film.

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Back to the Future Ultimate Trilogy on 4K October

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The Back to the Future Ultimate Trilogy is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 20th, via Universal. The box set includes the three films “Back to the Future” (1985), “Back to the Future Part II” (1989), and “Back to the Future Part III” (1990). The films, directed by Robert Zemeckis & produced by Steven Spielberg, starred Michael J. FoxChristopher LloydLea Thompson, James Tolkan, Billy Zane, and Thomas F. Wilson. The tech specs for the films include 2160p 4K presentations in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts as well as digital code (copy) included for each film.

Now, this may be confusing consumers but there will be a total of three different releases of the trilogy on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format: a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray set, a gift set (exclusive to Amazon), and a SteelBook set (exclusive to Best Buy).

So far, there’s The 4K UHD Blu-ray set now available for preorder over at Amazon, which includes a collectible levitating hoverboard (as pictured below).

back_to_the_future_the_35th_anniversary_trilogy_giftset_beautyBACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (4K UHD): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Amazon Exclusive)

As previously mentioned, there will be several retailer exclusive versions of the 4K UHD Blu-ray set, and even a Blu-ray version of the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Gift Set – exclusive to retailer Target and now available for preorder. Another form will be the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition Trilogy SteelBook exclusive set at retailer Best Buy, which is now available for preorder (pictured below).

back_to_the_future_the_ultimate_trilogy_4k_steelbookBACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TRILOGY (4K UHD): Includes three newly designed steelbooks (Best Buy Exclusive)

UPDATE #1: You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray version of the trilogy available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy. There’s still no listing on Amazon or at other retailers yet, to my knowledge, but stay tuned for further update(s).

UPDATE #2: You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray version of the trilogy available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as over at retailers Target and Walmart.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release are briefly described here to include not only the previous Blu-ray extras but some new content as described below.

” This collection is loaded with bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with over an hour of brand-new content such as rare audition footage from Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell, a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by co-writer/producer Bob Gale, a sneak peek at the new musical show, and a special episode of the popular YouTube Series “Could You Survive The Movies?” “

You can find the full set of extras set to be included on the new Bonus Disc listed below.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY bonus DISC FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™:

  • An Alternate Future: Lost Audition Tapes (NEW) – Get a glimpse of the BACK TO THE FUTURE that could have been with rare audition footage featuring now-famous celebrities.
    • Ben Stiller
    • Kyra Sedgwick
    • Jon Cryer
    • Billy Zane
    • Peter DeLuise
    • C. Thomas Howell
  • The Hollywood Museum Goes BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) – Join Co-writer/Producer Bob Gale on an intimate tour of an exhaustive exhibit of the films’ props and memorabilia.
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL Behind the Scenes (NEW) – Get a sneak peek at the new musical show including a Q&A with the cast and creative team plus two new song recordings.
    • Cast and Creative Q&A
    • Original Songs
      • Gotta Start Somewhere
      • Put Your Mind To It
  • Could You Survive The Movies? BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) – Explore the magic and science of BACK TO THE FUTURE and find out which laws of physics were actually violated in this special episode of the popular YouTube series.
  • 2015 Message from Doc Brown
    • DOC BROWN SAVES THE WORLD!
  • OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean
  • Looking BACK TO THE FUTURE
    • The Script
    • Casting Marty McFly
    • Christopher Lloyd Reflects on Doc Brown
    • The DeLorean Time Machine
    • Building Hill Valley
    • Prepping for the “Johnny B. Goode” Scene
    • The Score
    • Rushing the Cut
    • The Legacy
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Animated Series
    • Brothers (Season 1, Episode 1)
    • Mac the Black (Season 2, Episode 1)
  • 2015 Commercials
    • JAWS 19 Trailer
    • Hoverboard Commercial

Further below, after the break, where you can find the full info regarding this announcement of this upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release of the trilogy.

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RUMOR: “The Goonies” comes to 4K in September

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It seems we might be getting an idea of when to expect the rumored release of the 1985 Richard Donner film “The Goonies” on 4K UHD Blu-ray, via Warner. The release date previously said/reported to be coming in June, is now showing as September 1st over at retailer Best Buy for their Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below). Meanwhile, the preorder listings are up for the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray (featuring the artwork above) over at retailers Target and Walmart. Stay tuned for further updates regarding this release as things become a bit more detailed and official. The last only other detail I have right now is that the 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will receive its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.the_goonies_4k_steelbook

“Jaws” officially comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in June

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The classic 1975 film Jaws directed by Steven Spielberg is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 2nd, according to a full press release just issued by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, a winner of a total of three Academy Awards (“Oscars”), starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton. The new 45th Anniversary Limited Edition of the film on 4K will be available in various forms including a collectible lenticular packaging with a 44-page booklet (pictured below in high resolution).

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First, the tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will also include the Blu-ray Disc and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the release available for preorder over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).

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The bonus materials set to be included on the release span across both the 4K and the Blu-ray Disc and are detailed below.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD and BLU-RAY:

  • The Making of JAWS
  • The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of JAWS
  • JAWS: The Restoration
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • From the Set
  • Theatrical Trailer
ADDITIONAL BONUS FEATURES On BLU-RAY:
  • Storyboards
  • Production Photos
  • Marketing JAWS
  • JAWS Phenomenon

UPDATE #1 (10:10 am EST): You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray release available for preorder over at online retailers Deep Discount and HD Movie Source. There’s still no preorder listings available yet for Amazon or any of the major retailers. Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE #2 (4:01 pm EST): You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full press release for this upcoming 4K release of the film with all of the details.

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2005 “War of the Worlds” arrives on 4K in May

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The 2005 Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise will arrive on 4K UHD Blu-ray come May 19th, via Paramount. It is known from the artwork (pictured above) that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray is now available for preorder over at Amazon. It is also worth noting that you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target. We do have now have a glimpse at the back of the package art, with the tech specs and bonus materials set to be included on the release. The tech specs for the release include video in the HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The bonus materials set to be included on the release, housed on the Blu-ray, are listed below.

  • Revisiting the Invasion
  • Steven Spielberg and the Original War of the Worlds
  • Characters: The Family Unit
  • Previsualization
  • Production Diaries
  • Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens
  • Scoring War of the Worlds
  • We Are Not Alone
  • Galleries
  • Theatrical & Teaser Trailer

RUMOR: “The Goonies” is coming to 4K in June

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RUMOR: It seems that the recent 4K restoration of the Richard Donner directed 1985 film “The Goonies” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray later this year, likely on June 9th, via Warner – according to numerous sources. The film (as mentioned) received a new 4K restoration which was shown during a limited theatrical re-release late last year and it sure is starting to seem very much like this year that it will receive a “35th Anniversary Edition” release, on 4K physically, from that restoration. The movie, executive produced & co-written by Steven Spielberg, starred Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Ke Huy Quan, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, and Anne Ramsey. The tech specs for the 4K at this point have not yet been detailed, nor have bonus materials or really any info at all.

There’s not currently an Amazon preorder listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film, so stay tuned for an update on that, but you can find it already listed over at retailer Target and online retailer HD Movie Source. Further retailer listings should go up and I’ll be adding those as I discover them. For now, that’s all that I’ve got to tell you about this, and yes, I know that a lot of you will say that this info had been rumored and reported by others last month. First off, I don’t really often read those other sites and/or I may have overlooked it on the sources that I do actually follow which reported it, as I’ve been a bit busy. That said, I just feel this news is worth sharing with the readers. Lastly, I’m not sure if the package art (pictured above) is final or even real, but it came from a few sources I find to be dependable. Stay tuned for updates!

Back to the Future comes to 4K in 2020

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Today, October 21st is “Back to the Future Day” to fans of the popular film trilogy “Back to the Future” which appears is coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format next year. UPDATE: So, this started out as a rumor and I’ve now confirmed it. You’ll read more on that a bit below. Enjoy!

This was (to me) rumor at this point, but it held some strong validity to it. So, today on social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter) for both the film franchise and even on the Amblin Entertainment account they have been not only celebrating this date but they’ve also pointed out the obvious fact the first film is celebrating its 35th anniversary and to expect a 4K UHD Blu-ray release in 2020. Will it be just the first film or the entire trilogy? More on that later.

The original 1985 Robert Zemeckis directed classic that was “Back to the Future” was the first in the trilogy and truly itself remains iconic. I think that’s important to point that out. As even though we are looking to the future here, we have to start somewhere, just as Spielberg did to produce these films back in 1985 which he would continue to do with “Back to the Future Part II” (1989) and “Back to the Future Part III” (1990) – along with Zemeckis. Ready to hear if I think it will be the whole trilogy to be released next year in 4K or just the first film? You’ll need something similar to a road to get you there and that’ll be by continuing on. Or maybe you don’t need roads where you’re going?

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