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Cyrano with Peter Dinklage on Blu-ray in April

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The 2021 film Cyrano is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 19th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment (distributing for MGM).  The film, directed by Joe Wright, stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn.  It is worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

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 7.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc.  You can find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its DVD counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film included.  Only one bonus feature will be on the release and it is listed below.

  • An Epic Adventure: The Making of CYRANO – From its exhilarating story to its electrifying choreography, go behind the scenes with Director Joe Wright as he reveals how he brought this massive production to life.

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding its home video release.

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2021 film Licorice Pizza comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2021 film Licorice Pizza is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 17th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, written & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie.  It’s also worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its DVD counterpart as well as come with a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Camera Tests – Pre-production camera tests and unused takes
  • The Handman Scene – A deleted scene from the film
  • Fat Bernie’s Commercial – An in-universe commercial for Fat Bernie’s as shot by Gary Valentine
  • Behind the Scenes – A glimpse behind the scenes of Licorice Pizza through a collection on-set photos and videos
  • Limited-Edition Physical Poster

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

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2nd Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection on 4K May

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There will be a second volume of The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 10th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The five films included in this set, also coming as individual 4K releases, are listed below:

The tech specs for the release of each of the five films include 2160p video presentations in (side matted) 1.33:1 and 1.85:1 aspect ratios with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless sound in Mono sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with each film getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, making it a 10-disc set, and also include a digital code (copy) for each film.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray of the box set now available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this set are fully detailed below for each film.

Disc 1 – Saboteur:

  • Saboteur: A Closer Look
  • Storyboards
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Sketches
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 – Shadow of a Doubt:

  • Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock’s Favorite Film
  • Production Drawings by Art Director Robert Boyle
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 3 – The Trouble with Harry:

  • The Trouble with Harry Isn’t Over
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4 – Marnie:

  • The Trouble with Marnie
  • The Marnie Archives
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 5 – Family Plot:

  • Plotting Family Plot
  • Storyboards: The Chase Scene
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailers

It’s most certainly worth noting that these 5 films will also be receiving individual 4K UHD Blu-ray releases on May 10th as well.  You can find the cover art below for each, and clicking their names further above will take you to their Amazon preorder listings which are already up.

2006 Joe Carnahan film Smokin’ Aces on 4K in May

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The 2006 film Smokin’ Aces is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 3rd, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The film, written and directed by Joe Carnahan, starred Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Ryan Reynolds, and Jeremy Piven.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray 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-66 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.

Retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive “15th Anniversary Limited Edition” 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film (pictured below) which you can now find available there for preorder.

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

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Shoot ‘Em Up: Stunts & Effects
  • Cowboy Ending
  • The Lineup
  • The Big Gun
  • Feature Commentary with writer/director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen
  • Feature Commentary with writer/director Joe Carnahan and Common, Christopher Holley, and Zack Cumer
  • And More!

2022 film Marry Me comes to Blu-ray in late March

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The 2022 romantic comedy Marry Me is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 29th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Kat Coiro, stars Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, Chloe Coleman, and Sarah Silverman.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will come with its DVD counterpart as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon.  Bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • DELETED SCENES
    • It’s Coming Together
    • Plotting the Future
    • Is Everyone Happy?
    • Come to the Concert
    • What Am I Doing Here?
    • You’re Married!
    • Having Fun at the Dance
    • Flight Status
  • GAG REEL
  • JENNIFER UNVEILED – Using raw, of-the-moment, b-roll shot on set throughout production, this piece will give audiences unprecedented access behind the scenes, showcasing close-up, intimate footage of Jennifer Lopez – actress and producer.
  • BEHIND THE CAMERA: THE MAKING OF MARRY ME – Glitz, glamor, romance and music. Go behind the scenes in this making-of, for an up-close look at how powerhouse performer Jennifer Lopez and all-star director Kat Coiro are teaming up to put the swoon back on the big screen.
  • TURN IT UP: THE MUSIC OF MARRY ME – Go inside the process with both J.Lo and Maluma as we discover what they wanted these songs to achieve, the stories and meanings behind them, and how they collaborated though countries apart.
  • LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN – To create a fictional, epic, on-stage moment between Kat Valdez and Bastian, the production of Marry Me pulled off a REAL epic on stage moment between Jennifer Lopez and Maluma. Surprising a massive real-world audience of Maluma’s at Madison Square Garden, Jennifer Lopez joined him on stage for one of the film’s most powerful numbers. As we head backstage, we’ll not only reveal how they pulled off such an exciting surprise, we’ll also get an up-close look at international pop star Maluma.
  • MARRIED WITH STYLE – Complete with eye-catching musical numbers, the nuptials of Kat and Bastian was meant to bring the house down IN STYLE! Now, visit Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as the team behind this magical moment that could have been, breaks it down for us.
  • “ON MY WAY” LYRIC VIDEO
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY – With Director Kat Coiro and Producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas

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

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Kenneth Branagh film Belfast on Blu-ray in March

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The 2021 film Belfast is officially coming to Blu-ray on March 1st via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, written & directed by Kenneth Branagh, stars Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, and Jude Hill.  It is most certainly worth noting, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a Black & White 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film compatible with Movies Anywhere.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials that are set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Alternate Ending featuring Kenneth Branagh – Commentary with Writer/Director Kenneth Branagh
  • Deleted Scenes – Commentary with Writer/Director Kenneth Branagh
  • A City of Stories: The Making of BELFAST – Go behind the scenes of BELFAST with cast and crew to learn more about the characters, filming location and Kenneth’s childhood in Ireland.
  • Everyone’s Inner Child – Kenneth Branagh, Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, and Judi Dench reminisce about their childhoods.
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Kenneth Branagh

Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the home video release(s).

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2019 film Downton Abbey comes to 4K in March

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The 2019 film “Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture” is finally coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in both a standard and limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on March 8th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, based on the television series [of the same title] created by Julian Fellowes, was directed by Michael Engler and features a cast of Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Stephen Campbell Moore, Michael Fox, Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, and Maggie Smith.

The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound, on a BD-100 disc.  Both 4K physical releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with their Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.  You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) available for preorder over at Amazon.

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

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Upstairs & Downstairs Cast Conversations
  • The Royal Visit
  • True to the Twenties
  • Welcome to Downton Abbey
  • The Brilliance of Julian Fellowes
  • Downton Abbey Series Recap
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Michael Engler

Ridley Scott film House of Gucci on Blu-ray February

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The 2021 film House of Gucci is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The film, directed by Ridley Scott, stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Jack Huston, and Al Pacino.

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 7.1 lossless surround sound on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning it will include its DVD counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Best Buy.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • The Rise of the House of Gucci: Making Of
  • The Lady of the House
  • Styling House of Gucci

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the trailer for the film.  This release has yet to be officially announced but stay tuned for an update once it has.

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