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Resident Alien Season One on Blu-ray in September

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The TV series Resident Alien: Season One starring Alan Tudyk is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 21st, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailer listings. The show, created for TV by Chris Sheridan and seen on the SYFY network, in its first season co-stars Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler, Judah Prehn, Meredith Garretson, Elizabeth Bowen, Keith Arbuthnot, Mandell Maughan, Alex Barima, Gary Farmer, Ben Cotton, and Linda Hamilton.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray set for the first season include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. It would appear that no bonus materials will be included with this release.

1954 Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window on 4K September

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According to multiple retailer listings, the 1954 film Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray individually on September 7th, via Universal. The film starred James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady, Jesslyn Fax, and Irene Winston.

NOTE: This film had previously been released on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in a box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection from 2020.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono lossless sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of this film available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is not yet functional as a preorder. Stay tuned for an update regarding that.

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

  • Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary
  • A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
  • Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of The Master
  • Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – In 1962, filmmaker François Truffaut, aided by his translator and associate, Helen G. Scott, spent numerous hours interviewing Alfred Hitchcock for his book, Hitchcock. The audio recording of those interviews provides the soundtrack to this montage of film clips and stills, giving audiences a deeper insight into one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
  • Masters of Cinema
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart
  • Feature Commentary with John Fawell, Author of “Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film”

1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo on 4K in September

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According to multiple retailer listings, the 1958 film Vertigo directed by Alfred Hitchcock is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray individually on September 7th, via Universal. The film starred James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, and Konstantin Shayne.

NOTE: This film had previously been released on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format in a box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection from 2020.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include the Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of this film available as an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) which is not yet functional as a preorder. Stay tuned for an update regarding that.

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

  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock’s Masterpiece
  • Partners In Crime: Hitchcock’s Collaborators
    • Saul Bass: Title Champ
    • Edith Head: Dressing the Master’s Movies
    • Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock’s Maestro
    • Alma: The Master’s Muse
  • Foreign Censorship Ending
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – In 1962, filmmaker François Truffaut, aided by his translator and associate, Helen G. Scott, spent numerous hours interviewing Alfred Hitchcock for his book, “Hitchcock.” The audio recording of those interviews provides the soundtrack to this montage of film clips and stills, giving audiences a deeper insight into one of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
  • Feature Commentary with Film Director William Friedkin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Theatrical Trailer
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era

1982 John Carpenter film The Thing on 4K in September

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The 1982 remake of The Thing is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 7th, via Universal, according to numerous retailer listings. The film, directed by John Carpenter, starred Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Keith David, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Joel Polis, and Donald Moffat.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X immersive sound, on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its original Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film, which is compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as listed (but not yet as a functional preorder) over at retailer Best Buy.

And, no, at this time there does not appear to be a 4K SteelBook release planned for this. But, stay tuned for a possible update if one is in fact coming. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape
  • Outtakes
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
  • Theatrical Trailer

Just a reminder, to my knowledge, this release has not yet been officially announced by the studio. Or, perhaps one of the public relations firms forgot to include me in the loop? That being said, consider this still a rumor with a whole lot to back it up at this point. I don’t want to upset the studio (Universal) here, but it’s pretty obvious that this title is coming at this point.

Nobody with Bob Odenkirk on Blu-ray and 4K in June

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The 2021 film “Nobody” starring Bob Odenkirk is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Ilya Naishuller, co-stars Connie NielsenChristopher LloydMichael IronsideRZA, and Aleksey Serebryakov. It’s also worth noting, at the time of writing this, the film is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-66 (66 gigabytes) disc. And the tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes) disc. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that the 4K will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, the Blu-ray will include its DVD counterpart, and each will come with a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray both available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on both the 4K and Blu-ray physical releases are listed below.

  • DELETED SCENES
  • HUTCH HITS HARD – Discover how Bob Odenkirk trained to bring his character “Hutch Mansell” to life.
  • BREAKING DOWN THE ACTION (Bus Fight, Home Invasion, Car Chase and Tool & Die Sequences) – A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the film’s explosive set pieces.
  • JUST A NOBODY – A look at the personal beginning of the story for Bob Odenkirk and the unique style and sensibility that director Ilya Naishuller brought to the film.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH ACTOR/PRODUCER BOB ODENKIRK AND DIRECTOR ILYA NAISHULLER
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ILYA NAISHULLER

Further below, after the break, you can find the home video promo trailer for the film and the full announcement about the upcoming home video releases.

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2021 Eddie Huang film Boogie comes to Blu-ray in June

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The 2021 film “Boogie” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 1st via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Eddie Huang, stars Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Pamelyn Chee, Perry Yung, Domenick Lombardozzi, and the late Bashar “Pop Smoke” Jackson. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-25 disc. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Road to Boogie-town– Taylor Takahashi and Eddie Huang discuss their evolving friendship, as well as the journey to identifying Taylor as the right person to play Boogie.
  • Eddie Huang: It’s Personal – Writer/director Eddie Huang talks about his personal connection to the cultural complexities at the heart of the story.
  • Shout Out to Pop Smoke – A look at Pop Smoke’s huge contribution to the film, and how bright his acting future was.
  • In-Theater Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full information about the home video release.

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Parks and Recreation Complete Series on Blu-ray in June

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The popular TV series “Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series” is officially coming to Blu-ray as a set including all 7 seasons on June 15th, via Universal MOD. This release will be a MOD (manufacture on demand) title, meaning that you’ll have to purchase it from online retailers. The set’s tech specs include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across 20 BD-50 (50 gigabytes) discs for all 125 episodes. The show, created by Greg DanielsMichael Schur, starred Amy PoehlerJim O’HeirNick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Retta, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, and Chris Pratt. You can now find the Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on this set are briefly listed below.

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentaries
  • “Pratt on Parks”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • And More!

First 4 Seasons of The Office are coming to Blu-ray in June

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The first four seasons of the popular United States TV series “The Office” will be finally getting released on Blu-ray Disc, as individual seasons, on June 15th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment MOD. These will be manufacture on demand (MOD) titles, which mainly means that you’ll have to order them from online retailers. They had previously only been available via “The Complete Series” Blu-ray set released last year.

The show, a U.S. adaptation by Greg Daniels of the popular U.K. series (of the same title), first aired on NBC in 2005. The U.S. version, in its first four seasons, starred Steve CarellJenna FischerJohn Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, and Melora Hardin.

The tech specs include 1080p HD video in the original 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio for each season, with 2.0 stereo for the first season, and 5.1 surround sound for seasons 2 through 4. You can find each of the early seasons of the show on Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon via the following links: Season One, Season Two, Season Three, and Season Four.

The bonus materials set to be included with each of the individual seasons of the show can be found listed below (according to TVShowsOnDVD‘s Facebook post).

“The Office” Season One Blu-ray Extras:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Pilot” Commentary with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and BJ Novak, Greg Daniels and Ken Kwapis
  • “Diversity Day” Commentary with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, BJ Novak, and Greg Daniels
  • “The Alliance” Commentary with John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, BJ Novak, Greg Daniels, Larry Wilmore, Paul Liberstein, Mindy Kaling, and Michael Schur
  • “Basketball” Commentary with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, BJ Novak, and Greg Daniels

“The Office” Season Two Blu-ray Extras:

  • Fake PSAs
  • Audio Commentary on select episodes
  • Michael’s “The Faces of Scranton” Movie
  • 10 Webisodes
  • Deleted Scenes 

“The Office” Season Three Blu-ray Extras:

  • 5 Supersized Episodes
  • Over 3 Hours of Deleted Scenes

“The Office” Season Four Blu-ray Extras:

  • Deleted Scenes for all episodes
  • Audio Commentary on select episodes
  • Featurette “Writer’s Block”
  • Michael’s Complete Ad for Dunder Mifflin
  • And more…

Lastly, it’s also worth noting that all of the other seasons will also be getting Blu-ray re-releases as well.

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