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
- Feature-Length Storyboards
- 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
- “Dare To Be Square” – The Making Of The Boxtrolls
- Original Featurettes
- Art & Essay Mini-Book
UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook both available for preorder over at retailer Amazon. The limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook is available for preorder over at retailer Walmart as well as directly via Shout! Factory’s online store. Stay tuned for a preorder for the standard 4K release at respectable retailers soon.
Amazon Commissions Earned
The 2005 remake of the film “The Longest Yard“ starring Adam Sandler will be making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on September 21st via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Peter Segal, co-starred Chris Rock, Nelly, Michael Irvin, Terry Crews, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nash, Bill Goldberg, David Patrick Kelly, William Fichtner, and the late Burt Reynolds.
As mentioned, this will be the very first time this film has been available in Blu-ray format. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
- First Down and Twenty-Five to Life
- The Care & Feeding of Pro Athletes
- Lights, Camera, Touchdown!
- Extra Points with Commentary by Peter Segal
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Peter Segal
- Music Video: “Errtime” by Nelly
- Here Comes the Boom
- Fumbles and Stumbles
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The 2020 animated film “Scoob!” appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on July 21st via Warner, according to multiple retailer listings. The film, based on “Scooby-Doo” and directed by Tony Cervone, features the voice talents of Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, and Frank Welker (as “Scooby-Doo”).
Tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for an update when the title gets officially announced by the studio [Warner]. It is known (from art) that the 4K release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will get a Blu-ray included and each version, including Blu-ray, will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray available for pre-order over at Amazon as well as retailers Best Buy and Target.
The 2019 romantic comedy “What Men Want“ starring Taraji P. Henson is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 7th, via Paramount. The movie, directed by Adam Shankman, co-stars Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Erykah Badu, Max Greenfield, Josh Brener, Pete Davidson, and Tracy Morgan. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and lossless 5.1 audio (presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio). The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- Commentary with director Adam Shankman
- Deleted & Extended Scenes with introduction by director Adam Shankman
- Gag Reel with introduction by director Adam Shankman
- The Dream Team — Meet the wildly funny cast and crew as they take you behind-the-scenes of their comedic hijinks.
- Flipping the Narrative — Discover how What Men Want flips the script on what women must do to succeed in a man’s world.
- What DO Men Want? — Laugh along with the cast and crew as they get one step closer to understanding what’s on men’s minds.
- Poker Night — Pull up a chair for one of the most epic poker nights imaginable.
- Ali + Athletes — Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) pulls out all the stops for her clients. Check out some hilarious cameos from superstar athletes.
- Sister Spills the Tea infomercial — You have questions, Sister has the answers! Watch music icon Erykah Badu play the hysterically eccentric psychic as she spills the tea on her mystical powers.
Further below, after the break, you can find more info about this upcoming release.