The 2014 Laika Studios stop-motion animated film “The Boxtrolls” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in standard and 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook limited edition forms on February 28th via Shout! Factory. The film, co-directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, featured the voice talents of Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris, and Toni Collette.
The movie has received a new 4K restoration. Tech specs will include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and a new Dolby Atmos sound mix. The 4K releases of the film in standard and SteelBook form will both come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart included. The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.
“Inside LAIKA” – Discovering The Characters Of The Boxtrolls Featuring Rare Test Footage
“Inside LAIKA” – Revisiting The Puppets With LAIKA’s Animation Team
Character Art and Concept Art Photo Gallery
Foreword By Ramin Zahed, The Editor In Chief Of Animation Magazine
Audio Commentary With Directors Graham Annable And Anthony Stacchi
The 2021 film “Nightmare Alley” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on March 22nd via 20th Century Studios (Disney). The film, directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn. It is certainly worth noting, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film.
UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Best Buy. It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder as well.
The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-rau are listed below.
Del Toro’s Neo Noir – Writer-director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast decipher the dark, complicated world of Nightmare Alley. The filmmaker reveals how his take on noir is rooted in classic cinema but offers an accessible, modern narrative.
Beneath the Tarp – Production designer Tamara Deverell and her talented team skillfully delivered both a decaying traveling carnival world and a gilded Art Deco high society with striking visuals. We explore how this design supported del Toro’s genre-bending filmmaking.
What Exists in the Fringe – Costume designer Luis Sequeira unravels his collaboration with Guillermo del Toro and reveals the symbolism that’s constantly at play in the film’s carefully crafted wardrobe’s design.
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement regarding the home video releases.
The 2015 film “Krampus“ will be getting a “Collector’s Edition”4K UHD Blu-ray release featuring “The Naughty Cut“ on December 7th, via Scream Factory (Shout! Factory). The film, directed and co-written by Michael Dougherty, starred Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, Stefania LaVie Owen, Emjay Anthony, and David Koechner. Info regarding “The Naughty Cut” and how it differs from the theatrical cut of the film can be found in detail below.
“For the first time ever Michael’s Dougherty’s previously unseen “Naughty Cut” of the film will be seeing the light of day! This alternate version restores key dialogue and scenes that had to be trimmed from the original theatrical release to appease the MPAA. Supervised by filmmaker Michael Dougherty, this is the definitive version of the holiday cult classic!”
The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio, presumably with HDR10 form of high dynamic range (although yet confirmed) with the audio configuration and format not detailed yet either as well. So, stay tuned for an update on that, as well as for when bonus materials are finalized and get announced. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray Disc (1080p HD) counterpart included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory. Lastly, it should be noted that the original theatrical cut of the film will not be presented with this release.
The 2019 film “Knives Out” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on February 25th, via Lionsgate. The film, written & directed by Rian Johnson, stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer. The film has received a great reaction from both critics and filmgoers, in fact, at the time of writing this, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video also in the 1.85:1 aspect and with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, then the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each has a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. It is certainly worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below), which is now available or preorder as well.
The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Rian Johnson, Director of Photography Steve Yedlin, and Actor Noah Segan
The 2018 Ari Aster film “Hereditary” starring Toni Collette is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 4th via Lionsgate. The film is, at time of writing this, currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. In fact it’s received quite some critical-acclaim so far.
UPDATE: Tech specs are as follows: The 4K UHD Blu-ray will receive full 2160p 4K video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound, and both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range. The Blu-ray will receive full 1080p HD video in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray are both now available for PRE-ORDER.
Each release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and with both getting a Digital Copy of the film included. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Deleted Scenes (9 total)
“Cursed: The True Nature of Hereditary”
“Evil in Miniature” Photo Gallery
Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray Disc release as well as an official trailer announcing the home video release and the official announcement for the release.
The 2017 Alexandre Moors directed war drama “The Yellow Birds” starring Tye Sheridan and Alden Ehrenreich is coming to Blu-ray Disc on August 14th via Lionsgate. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come with a Digital Copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The only bonus material set to be included is listed below.
“Reverberations of War: Making The Yellow Birds” Featurette
Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement.