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Top Gun Maverick lands on 4K and Blu-ray November

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The 2022 sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 1st via Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, stars Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Bashir Salahuddin, Charles Parnell, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Jay Ellis, and Jon Hamm.  It’s currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes and has set records at the box office.  The film will be remaining in theaters for a short bit before its digital and then physical releases.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio (shifting to 1.78:1 aspect ratio for IMAX scenes) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio (shifting to 1.78:1 aspect ratio for IMAX scenes) and Dolby Atmos sound.  Both releases each include a digital code (copy) of the film.  However, the 4K version will not include its Blu-ray counterpart.  Keep that in mind.  That’s how Paramount likes to do things.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and other retailers. Also, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook available (pictured below) which is now available for preorder over at Amazon and all other retailers.  It’s not exclusive after all.  It’s also worth noting that there will be a Top Gun 2 Movie Collection available on 4K UHD Blu-ray, which you can now find available for preorder over at Amazon.

Bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Cleared For Take Off—Witness the most intense film training program as the cast prepare themselves for filming while pulling multiple G’s in a fighter plane.
  • Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick—Prepare to take flight as you go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick on a journey to capture the most spectacular aerial sequences ever!
  • A Love Letter To Aviation—Tom Cruise shares his passion for aviation as he pilots his own aircraft, a vintage World War II P-51 Mustang, which would have been the Top Gun aircraft of its day.
  • Forging The Darkstar—Pushing the limits beyond Mach-10, the future of aviation is unveiled through an impressive experimental aircraft specially designed for the movie.
  • Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival—Tom Cruise discusses his incredible career at the flagship event of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
  • “Hold My Hand” – Lady Gaga Music Video—Watch Lady Gaga’s music video for her standout lead single hit on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.
  • “I Ain’t Worried” – OneRepublic Music Video—Check out the music video to the original new song from OneRepublic.
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Teaser Trailer – We all share the same fate. Watch the official teaser trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One starring Tom Cruise. Coming to theatres 2023.

You can find the trailer for the film and announcement about its upcoming home video releases below, after the break.

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2008 film Tropic Thunder comes to 4K in September

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The 2008 film Tropic Thunder is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 13th via KL Studio Classics.  The film, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, co-starred Jack Black, Robert Donwey, Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Nick Nolte, Bill Hader, Steve Coogan, and Tom Cruise.

The tech specs for the 2-disc release include Disc 1 with the Theatrical Cut of the film in 2160p 4K in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as 5.1 surround and 2.0 Stereo lossless sound mixes, on a BD-100 disc.  Disc 2 will include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the “Director’s Cut” of the film, on a BD-50 disc. Both versions have been “Remastered in 4K by Paramount Pictures” as well as were “Supervised and Approved by Director Ben Stiller.”

You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon as well as directly via Kino Lorber’s website.  The bonus materials set to be included with this 2-disc release are listed below.

Disc One: Theatrical Cut (4KUHD)

  • Audio Commentary by Stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

Disc Two: Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

  • Audio Commentary by Ben Stiller, Co-Producer Stuart Cornfeld, Production Designer Jeff Mann, Co-Writer Justin Theroux, Cinematographer John Toll and Editor Greg Hayden
  • BEFORE THE THUNDER: Featurette
  • THE HOT LZ: Featurette
  • BLOWING SHIT UP: Featurette
  • DESIGNING THE THUNDER: Featurette
  • THE CAST OF TROPIC THUNDER: Interviews with Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Nick Nolte
  • Make-Up Test with Tom Cruise with Intro by Ben Stiller and Editor Greg Hayden
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes & Alternate Ending with Intro & Optional Audio Commentaries by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • FULL MAGS: Improv Footage Featurette with Intro by Ben Stiller & Editor Greg Hayden
  • MTV MOVIE AWARDS – TROPIC THUNDER
  • Rain of Madness: Documentary (30:00)
  • Rain of Madness: Trailer (2:41)
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise on 4K in July

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The 2014 science fiction film Edge of Tomorrow is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 5th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Doug Liman, co-written by Christopher McQuarrie, and based on the novel “All You Need is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, starred Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, and the late Bill Paxton.

Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range with Dolby Atmos and the original theatrical DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) included.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Operation Downfall – Adrenaline Cut 
  • Storming The Beach 
  • Weapons Of The Future 
  • Creatures Not Of This World 
  • On The Edge With Doug Liman 
  • Deleted Scenes

It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K physical and digital releases of the film.

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Vanilla Sky on Paramount Presents Blu-ray in November

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The 2001 film Vanilla Sky is officially coming to the Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc line, as spine #27, on November 16th via Paramount Home Entertainment. The movie, written and directed by Cameron Crowe, starred Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Tilda Swinton, and Michael Shannon.

This has been newly remastered from a new 4K film transfer, done under the supervision of filmmaker Cameron Crowe. The tech specs for the release have yet to be fully detailed but you can for sure expect a 1080p HD video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix — presumably in the DTS-HD Master Audio format, as with the previous release on the format. Stay tuned though for a possible update on the tech specs. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this release, aside from the physical slipcover with fold-out poster (pictured below), are listed below.

  • Filmmaker Focus: Cameron Crowe on Vanilla Sky (HD) — NEW!
  • Commentary by Cameron Crowe & Nancy Wilson
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • Prelude to a Dream (SD)
  • Hitting It Hard (SD)
  • An Interview with Paul McCartney (SD)
  • Gag Reel (SD)
  • Music Video “Afrika Shox” by leftfield/afrika bambaataa (SD)
  • Photo Gallery with Audio Introduction by photographer Neal Preston (HD)
  • Mask Test with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • Kurt Russell single take with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • Trailers (SD)
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • Credits (HD)

1983 film The Outsiders is coming to 4K in November

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The 1983 film The Outsiders will officially be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on November 9th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (stateside) and Studiocanal (in the UK). The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, has received a new 4K restoration by his company American Zoetrope. This new 4K restoration includes a new extended version “The Outsiders: The Complete Novel” as well as the original theatrical cut — using the original camera negatives. Below you can find a quote by the filmmaker regarding this new cut of the movie.

Said Coppola, ‘“The Outsiders The Complete Novel’ came about after meeting students over the years who repeatedly asked me why certain scenes from S.E. Hinton’s wonderful book were missing from the theatrical version. These questions reminded about my inspiration for the film—in 1980, a contingent of 12- to 14-year-old students wrote and asked me to make it. I listened to those young fans back then, and I continue to listen to young people now and believe in their opinions, so this complete film version of the novel is for them.”

The film, based on the S.E. Hinton novel, starred C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release have not yet been fully detailed but it is known you can expect both versions of the film with HDR10, spanning across a 4-disc set. That being said, one would assume this will be a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray included of the film (perhaps one each for both cuts) and one just for bonus materials? That last bit has not yet been confirmed or detailed, so that’s just based on speculation of what will fill the 4 discs.

UPDATE: You can now find the artwork (pictured further above) and the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Target.

It is known that a digital copy of the film will be included with the release. The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K release have already been detailed and are listed fully below.

  • NEW Restoration Interview with Cinematographer Stephen Burum, Zoetrope Head of Archives and Restorations James Mockoski and Colourist Gregg Garvin
  • NEW Deleted Scenes
  • NEW Francis Ford Coppola Introduction
  • NEW Francis Ford Coppola Anatomy of a Scene
  • NEW Old House New Home featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola
  • Audio Commentary with Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze.
  • Staying Gold: A look Back at “The Outsiders”
  • S.E. Hinton on Location in Tulsa
  • The Casting of “The Outsiders”
  • NBC’s News Today from 1983 “The Outsiders Started by School Petition”, and
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

In addition to this physical 4K release of the film, there will be a theatrical re-release as well as a debut on the streaming service HBO Max. Those international dates are listed below.

U.S. and International Release Dates:

NORTH AMERICA (Warner Bros.) – Theatrical September 26, Home Entertainment November 9, HBO Max November 16, TCM Fall 2021

UK HOME (STUDIOCANAL) – Theatrical TBC, Home Entertainment November 8

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND (STUDIOCANAL) – Home Entertainment November 10

GERMANY (STUDIOCANAL) – Home Entertainment November 11

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming re-release and the new cut of the film.

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2004 Michael Mann film Collateral on 4K in December

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The 2004 Michael Mann directed film Collateral starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 8th via Paramount. The film co-starred Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Javier Bardem, Irma P. Hall, and Barry Shabaka Henley.

Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio from a new 4K remaster that was done “under the supervision of the director” [Michael Mann]. No specific details yet regarding the audio format or configuration on this release, but I have put in an inquiry directly to the studio (Paramount) about this and I hope to hear back and provide you all with an update soon.

This release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with a Blu-ray Disc counterpart (in this case: “remastered, offering an exceptional viewing experience”) and digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Commentary by Director Michael Mann
  • City of Night: The Making of Collateral
  • Special Delivery
  • Deleted Scene with Commentary
  • Shooting on Location: Annie’s Office
  • Tom Cruise & Jamie Foxx Rehearse
  • Visual FX: MTA Train

Below, after the break, you can find the full information regarding the announcement of this upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film.

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