DC Universe Movie “Reign of the Supermen” on 4K and Blu-ray in January

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The 2018 DC Universe Movie “Reign of the Supermen” is coming to both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc formats on January 29th, 2019 via Warner. The film features the voices of Jerry O’Connell (Superman / Clark Kent), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luthor), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern / Hal Jordan), Jason O’Mara (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (The Flash), Nyambi Nyambi (Martian Manhunter), Cameron Monaghan  (Superboy), Patrick Fabian (Hank Henshaw), and Tony Todd (Darkseid).

Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p video in both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p video and 5.1 lossless sound – likey DTS-HD MA.

UPDATE: This is now available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray over at Amazon, but the 4K version is not yet listed. Stay tuned, and this will be updated once it becomes available.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Lex Luthor: The Greatest Nemesis (Featurette) – Evil Genius. Archenemy of Superman. Misunderstood hero? This documentary will look at one of the most renowned villains in literature and debate his ethics and motivations throughout his publication history and as the calculated anti-hero of Reign of the Supermen. We’ll also explore how Lex Luthor is emblematic of technology without limit, often demonstrating what effect unbridled power, resources, and influence can have on humanity. We’ll discuss the affinity for storytellers to associate Lex Luthor and with the field of science as they challenge our morals and integrity with real world issues such as cloning and what can happen if science fiction became science reality.
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – An entertaining, insightful exciting look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.
  • From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “Heavy Metal”
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Panic in the Sky”

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for this DC Universe Movie, the Blu-ray cover art, and the official announcement about the upcoming releases.

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“Superman: The Movie” officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in November

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The 1978 Richard Donner directed film Superman: The Movie starring Christopher Reeve is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 6th via Warner. The film co-starred Margot KidderGene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, and Marlon Brando. Tech specs for the release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.4:1 aspect ratio with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. It is said that this comes from a new 4K MASTER from the original film print.

UPDATE: This title on 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy.

It is also available to PRE-ORDER directly from Warner at their WBShop. This title had been rumored for months and it’s great to see it finally getting officially announced and a release date. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind (on both 4K and Blu-ray)
  • The Making of Superman: The Movie 1978 TV Special
  • Superman and the Mole-Men
  • Cartoons
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot

RUMOR: “Superman” 1978 coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray likely stateside by November

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The 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the 1978 Richard Donner directed film “Superman”  is starting to seem a lot more like a reality. However, it is still (currently) a RUMOR, so take it “with a grain of salt” so-to-speak, and wait for an official announcement, as I always remind you. The film, starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, it seems is apparently coming to Germany as a 4K UHD Blu-ray release. It was first reported by a German website as you’ll see translated below.

“Superman”: DC film adaptation of 1978 for the first time on Ultra HD Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is expected to release the Superman adaptation with Christopher Reeve on 4K Blu-ray in early November; Amazon already has the title in its assortment.

It’s not official yet, but according to current planning, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release “Superman” (also known as “Superman: The Movie”) from 1978 on 8 November on Ultra HD Blu-ray. bring out ray. Amazon has already listed the title.

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Now, keep in mind that this is a translation to English from German via Google Translate. It does give us an idea of what the specifics are over there in Germany for that release. They seem to have seen a November 8th release date on the Amazon.de listing earlier. The German Amazon listing is still up, HERE, and even states that it is the 1978 film, it is a 4K UHD Blu-ray, and all. It just no longer has that release date (as pictured below).

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So, with this new information having come to light, I’m going to speculate a bit here, and I’ll say that we can likely expect this to come to 4K UHD Blu-ray stateside by at least November. The film originally hit theaters on December 15th, 1978, so it should be on home video by then to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Let’s hope Warner decides to finally officially announce the title is in the works, and perhaps give the release date and such as well very soon. Stay tuned for further updates!

“Superman” Movie from 1978 is getting 4K restoration with a possible 4K release

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So, I’ve let this develop a bit more so it’s not even a “rumor” so much as it is, at this point, a very exciting fact. The original classic 1978 Richard Donner directed film Superman starring the late Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder is being restored currently at Warner in 4K. Not only are the visual elements of the original film negatives being remastered (restored) but also the sound mix (as of a 4 hours ago) has been confirmed to be getting remastered as well. All of of this wonderful news comes from the Twitter account of CapedWonder Superman Imagery. You’ll find their tweets below and all credits for photos go respectively to them. This could see a possible 4K UHD Blu-ray release later this year, it’s pretty much a given. There’s no way that Warner would just opt to release this only on 2K (Blu-ray Disc), when so much effort is being put into this 4K restoration. Also, did I mention that the film is celebrating its 40th anniversary of sorts this year? Yeah, that makes me think we could see it come to both 4K and Blu-ray later in the year. Stay tuned for more updates both here and on twitter. Below, after the break, you’ll find some select tweets from CapedWonder Superman Imagery on their twitter (as mentioned above).

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