The 1978 Robert Zemeckis directed film “I Wanna Hold Your Hand“ is finally getting a Blu-ray Disc release on March 26th, via The Criterion Collection. The film, co-wrote by Bob Gale and produced by Steven Spielberg, featured a story involving teenagers traveling to see the legendary performance by The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” taping. The cast included Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman, Theresa Saldana, Wendie Jo Sperber, and Eddie Deezen.
The film has received a new4Krestoration, that was approved by both the director (Zemeckis) and co-writer (Bob Gale). Tech specs include 1080p in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title on Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials (and specific details regarding the restoration) are listed below.
New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New conversation among Zemeckis, Gale, and executive producer Steven Spielberg
New interview with actors Nancy Allen and Marc McClure
Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Zemeckis and Gale
The Lift (1972) and A Field of Honor (1973), two early short films by Zemeckis
The 1993 Steven Spielberg directed film “Schindler’s List” has received a 4K restoration which is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 18th via Universal – as a “25th Anniversary Edition” release. The film, which won a total of 7 Academy Awards, featured a cast of Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, Caroline Goodall, and Jonathan Sagall.
Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 1.85:1 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 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included (for bonus materials as well). Both the 4K and Blu-ray will include a Digital Copy of the film. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions of the “25th Anniversary Edition” are now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The Bonus materials will include new featurettes as well as the previous Blu-ray and DVD extras. The bonus materials set to be included can be found listed below.
NewSchindler’s List: 25 Years Later – Director Steven Spielberg joins Actors Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, and Caroline Goodall at the Tribeca Film Festival to reflect on the making of the film and its legacy.
New USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg
Voices from the List – A feature-length documentary with testimonies from Holocaust survivors and archival footage.
Let Their Testimonies Speak – Stronger Than Hate
About IWitness (2018)
Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the “25th Anniversary Edition” theatrical release and the Blu-ray Disc cover art.
The 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film “Hook“ starring Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 9th via Sony. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (in a transfer approved by Spielberg) and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. UPDATE: The film on 4K is available to PRE-ORDER now both at over Amazon and Best Buy.
Bonus materials set to be included on the release include:
ALL-NEW: 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
The release will also include the previous bonus materials from the Blu-ray Disc release. Below, after the break, you can find the official announcement for this release.
If you manage to be looking around Amazon‘s French site using something like Google Translate (or speak French) you might have noticed that they are listing something very cool coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format there, and very likely is coming here (Stateside) later this year. Now, keep in mind that this is only a RUMOR at this point, but it would seem that the 1991 Steven Spielberg directed film “Hook” starring the late Robin Williams is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray (there in France) on November 7th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. No further info, cover art, or anything is really available now at this point in time. The story will be updated when it develops any further. I’d speculate personally that we could see this sometime before or around the holiday season, here in the United States (and Canada).
EDITORIAL NOTE: As with all RUMORS reported here on the site, I always suggest you take these with a “grain of salt” so-to-speak, and remind you that you should wait until you see us or the studio directly issue an announcement regarding the release to take it as 100% factual. Lastly, thanks to our reader Jason for this news tip via Twitter.