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2020 film “The Photograph” comes to Blu-ray May

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The 2020 film The Photograph is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 12th, via Universal. The film, written & directed by Stella Meghie, stars Issa Rae, LaKeith StanfieldChelsea Peretti, Lil Rel Howery, Rob Morgan, and Courtney B. Vance. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will get the DVD counterpart and 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 are listed below.

  • Shooting THE PHOTOGRAPH – An inside look at the making of THE PHOTOGRAPH featuring interviews with Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, director Stella Meghie and producer Will Packer.
  • Culture in Film – Filmmakers and cast discuss the importance of representation in the industry, the significance of being both in front of and behind the camera, and why this story matters.
  • The Film Through Photographs – Explore the use of photography throughout the film as the cast and filmmakers delve into how the photographs, and use of such, told stories beyond capability of word or action.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this film coming to home video.

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“47 Ronin” gets a standard 4K release in May

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The 2013 film 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves seems to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 5th, via Universal, according to retailers. The movie, directed by Carl Rinsch, co-starred Hiroyuki SanadaTadanobu AsanoKo Shibasaki, and Min Tanaka. The tech specs for the 4K release include video in the 2.40:1 aspect with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Keanu & Kai
  • Steel Fury: The Fights of 47 Ronin
  • Myths, Magic & Monsters: The FX of 47 Ronin
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Re-Forging the Legend

And lastly, while I’m discussing the film on 4K, it seems important to remind you as I had previously reported to you last week, it will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release over at retailer Best Buy (pictured below).
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RUMOR: “The Blues Brothers” on 4K in May

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RUMOR time again at HDDN, and it seems that the 1980 film The Blues Brothers is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray here in the United States on May 19th, via Universal, according to a retailer listings. Yes, plural. The film, directed by John Landis, starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Frank Oz, Kathleen Freeman, Cab Calloway, Henry Gibson, James Brown, Carrie Fisher, Ray Charles, Matt Murphy, and Aretha Franklin.

UPDATE: The artwork for the front and back is now available via a retailer listing (I’ll discuss below) and I now have more info on this release. It will include both the Theatrical (R-Rated) and Extended Cut (UNRATED) of the film. The tech specs include 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound, on a BD-100 (100-gigabyte disc). It will come as a “combo pack” with the previous Blu-ray and its existing extras, as well as a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: Now, as of today (3/11) you can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray of the film listed for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Target, and it’s showing that release date listed above. This would all make sense considering it was announced back last month that France would be getting a 4K release in May, as well (as seen on Amazon.fr). UPDATE: The bonus materials listed to be included on the release are as follows:

  • Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers
  • Transposing the Music
  • Remembering John

UPDATE: Retailer Best Buy will officially be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release of the film the very same date as mentioned. Its artwork (pictured below) is very similar, if not identical to the art that the French SteelBook release previously discussed and linked to. You can now find a preorder link for it over at Best Buy.

2020 film “The Lodge” comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2020 horror film The Lodge is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 5th, via Universal, according to retailers. The film, directed by Severin FialaVeronika Franz, stars Riley Keough, Richard ArmitageAlicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell, and Lia McHugh. This movie has been pretty well-received by the critics so far, since its January release, and at the time of writing this, it is currently “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the Blu-ray is now listed for preorder over at Amazon. There’s also a placeholder listing (set as “coming soon”, with the release date) over at retailer Best Buy. It appears that no bonus materials set to be included on this release, according the back of the package art (as seen over at Amazon).

“47 Ronin” with Keanu Reeves on 4K SteelBook May

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The 2013 film “47 Ronin” starring Keanu Reeves seems to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in SteelBook on May 5th, via Universal, according to retailer Best Buy. The movie, directed by Carl Rinsch, co-starred Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ko Shibasaki, and Min Tanaka. The release’s tech specs have not yet been detailed at all since it’s lacking an official release announcement, but stay tuned. There’s already a preorder listing available for the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook which will be exclusive to retailer Best Buy.

UPDATE: There’s also going to be a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release of the film and it is now available for preorder over at Amazon. I’ll be posting a news story regarding it and listing the tech specs and bonus materials set to be included in the coming hour.

“The Turning” with Mackenzie Davis on Blu-ray April

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The 2020 horror film The Turning starring Mackenzie Davis appears to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 21st, via Universal, according to retailers. The film, directed by Floria Sigismondi, co-stars Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), and Brooklynn Prince. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the Blu-ray now listed for preorder over at Amazon. It’s also listed as “coming soon” for a preorder listing placeholder page over at Best Buy – with the same release date and artwork. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind The Turning

“The Current War” arrives on Blu-ray in March

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The 2019 Director’s Cut of The Current War is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 31st, via Universal, according to retail sources. The film, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, featured a cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton, and Tom Holland. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes dual-layered) disc. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

“The Gentlemen” arrives on 4K and Blu-ray April

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The 2020 Guy Ritchie [directed] film “The Gentlemen” appears to be coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 21st, via Universal, according to retailers. The film stars Matthew McConaugheyCharlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting the Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each including a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon – one place where the release date is listed. Retailer Best Buy has a placeholder listing up for the Blu-ray so far, with the release date, but stay tuned for it to be updated to preorder listings over there. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

  • Best Gentlemanly Quips
  • Glossary of Cannabis
  • Behind the Scenes of The Gentlemen
  • Photo Gallery

Sam Mendes film “1917” on Blu-ray and 4K March

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The 2019 Sam Mendes directed Academy Award-winning film “1917” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 24th, via Universal. The film, nominated for a total of 10 and winner of 3 Oscars, starred Dean-Charles ChapmanGeorge MacKayDaniel Mays, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, and Benedict Cumberbatch. This film was very well-received by both critics and moviegoers as, at the time of writing, it carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes.

UPDATE: This title has, as of today (2/21), been officially announced by Universal. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray includes 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, on a BD-100, in HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, on a BD-50, with Dolby Atmos sound. The bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY:

  • The Weight of the World: Sam Mendes – Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes discusses his personal connection to World War 1.
  • Allied Forces: Making 1917 – Learn how the one shot, 360-degree format was executed and the pivotal role Academy Award® winner Roger Deakins served in bringing Sam Mendes’ vision to life.
  • The Music of 1917 – Composer Thomas Newman and filmmakers discuss the important role of the Academy Award®-nominated score.
  • In The Trenches – Go behind the scenes with the cast of 1917.
  • Recreating History – Filmmakers offer a detailed look at the production design challenges of recreating the First World War.
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Sam Mendes.
  • Feature Commentary with Director of Photography Roger Deakins.

Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” – as seen via artwork – with the 4K getting its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting a DVD and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc listed for preorder over at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release for the film (pictured below) which is also available for preorder. 1917_4k_steelbookFurther below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video release of this film. Read more

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