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The Mauritanian with Jodie Foster on Blu-ray in May

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The 2021 film “The Mauritanian” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 11th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, based on the book (originally published as “Guantánamo Diary”) was directed by Kevin Macdonald, stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani, Shailene Woodley, and Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s certainly worth noting that actress Jodie Foster won a Golden Globe award for her performance in the film. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound on a BD-50 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the Blu-ray available to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes of THE MAURITANIAN  – Get an inside look into the storytelling behind the real-life account of THE MAURITANIAN  from cast and filmmakers and meet the extraordinary real people behind the gripping story.
  • A Look at Director Kevin Macdonald – Hear the cast and crew discuss what makes Director Kevin Macdonald the perfect person to bring this astounding tale of courage and conviction from the pages of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir to the screen.

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

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The Umbrella Academy Season One on Blu-ray in June

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The TV series “The Umbrella Academy: Season One” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on June 22nd via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The show, which airs on Netflix, based on the Dark Horse comics series (of the same title) created by Gerard Way, stars Elliot PageRobert SheehanTom HopperDavid CastañedaJustin H. MinAidan Gallagher, and Emmy Raver-Lampman. The tech specs for the first season of the show on Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.00:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound spanning across a set of three BD-50 Blu-ray Discs. You can now find the Blu-ray (mislabeled as the DVD) available for preorder over at Amazon. No bonus materials will be included with this release.

UPDATE: You can find full details about the upcoming Blu-ray release of the first season of this show below, after the break.

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1977 film Smokey and the Bandit is coming to 4K in June

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The 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 1st via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The film, directed and co-written by Hal Needham, starred Burt ReynoldsSally FieldJerry Reed, Mike Henry, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Jackie Gleason.

UPDATE: The tech specs include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound on a BD-66. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” (via the artwork) meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can as of now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder (with the 6/1 release date) over at Amazon, as well as retailers Barnes & Noble, DeepDiscount, HD Movie Source, and Target. The bonus materials set to be included on the release (according to the back of the artwork) are listed below.

  • The Bandit
  • Loaded Up and Truckin’ – Making Smokey and the Bandit
  • Snowman, What’s Your 20? The Smokey and the Bandit CB Tutorial
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 100 Years of Universal: The ’70s
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot

The Marksman with Liam Neeson comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2021 film “The Marksman” starring Liam Neeson is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 11th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Robert Lorenz, co-stars Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba, Teresa Ruiz, and Jacob Perez. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. The only bonus material set to be included with this release is listed below.

  • THE MAKING OF THE MARKSMAN – Filmmakers and cast discuss the richness of the story and characters, as well as their experiences working with legendary actor Liam Neeson.

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

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2001 film Shrek gets a 20th Anniversary 4K release in May

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The 2001 CG animated DreamWorks film “Shrek” will officially be getting a 20th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray release on May 11th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, which was directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featured a voice cast of Mike MyersEddie MurphyCameron Diaz, and John Lithgow. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and even a Blu-ray Disc of this 20th Anniversary Edition of the film now available for preorder over at Amazon.

UPDATE: There will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook of the film available an exclusive over at retailer Best Buy. It can now be found available for preorder and is pictured below.

The bonus materials set to be included on the release will be on both the 4K disc and the Blu-ray Disc are listed below.

  • Shrek’s Interactive Journey: I
  • Spotlight on Donkey
  • Secrets of Shrek
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shrek in The Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Music Videos
  • Audio Commentary with Director Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson and Producer Aron Warner
  • TEN SHORT FILMS:
    • Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Party
    • Far Far Away Idol
    • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos
    • The Ghost of Lord Farquaad
    • Scared Shrekless
    • Thriller Night
    • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf
    • Shrek the Halls
    • Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular
    • Shrek’s Yule Log
  • FIVE EPISODES FROM “THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS” TV SERIES:
    • Episode 1: Hidden
    • Episode 2: Sphinx
    • Episode 3: Brothers
    • Episode 4: Duchess
    • Episode 5: Adventure

Further below, after the break, you can find the official press release which was just issued by Universal with the full details about the 20th Anniversary Edition release of this film.

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1973 film The Sting with Newman and Redford on 4K in May

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The 1973 film “The Sting” will be officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 18th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by George Roy Hill, starred Paul NewmanRobert RedfordRobert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, and Harold Gould. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release available for preorder over at Amazon.

It’s most certainly worth noting that, it appears, an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film will be available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) on the same date. Speaking of which, you can now find that 4K SteelBook of the film listed as coming soon over at Best Buy but not yet as a functional preorder. I would expect that should be changing very soon, so stay tuned to its listing, if you’re looking to preorder the SteelBook.

The bonus materials set to be included with both versions of this film on 4K UHD Blu-ray will be using the archival extras from the previous Blu-ray release, on both the 4K and Blu-ray Discs. Those extras include.

  • The Art of The Sting
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • 100 Years of Universal: The 70’s
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Theatrical Trailer

1978 film National Lampoon’s Animal House on 4K in May

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The 1978 film “National Lampoon’s Animal House” will be officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 18th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film, directed by John Landis and co-written by the late Harold Ramis, starred John BelushiKaren AllenTom Hulce, Tim Matheson, Martha Smith, James Daughton, Douglas Kenney, Peter Riegert, and Kevin Bacon. The tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound on a BD-100 disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it’ll include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release available for preorder over at Amazon.

It’s most certainly worth noting that, it appears, an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film will be available over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below) on the same date. Speaking of which, you can now find that 4K SteelBook of the film listed as coming soon over at Best Buy but not yet as a functional preorder. I would expect that should be changing very soon, so stay tuned to its listing, if you’re looking to preorder the SteelBook.

The bonus materials set to be included with both versions of this film on 4K UHD Blu-ray will be using the archival extras from the previous Blu-ray release, on both the 4K and Blu-ray Discs. Those extras include.

  • The Yearbook: An Animal House Reunion
  • Where Are They Now? A Delta Alumni Update
  • Scene It? Animal House
  • Theatrical Trailer
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