The Addams Family animated film on Blu-ray

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The 2019 animated film adaptation of The Addams Family is coming to Blu-ray officially on January 21st, 2020 via Universal. The film, co-directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon, features the voice talents of Oscar IsaacCharlize TheronChloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, and Snoop Dogg. Tech specs for the Blu-ray release include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD counterpart of the film and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the Blu-ray Disc listed to preorder already over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Welcome to the Family – In this combined Making of/Character Profiles, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of The Addams Family about how the film came about, the animation process and insight into the characters.
  • Life of a Scene – From black & white storyboards and layouts to animation and lighting, follow along with filmmakers as they bring to life a scene from the movie.
  • Charades with Thing – There’s nothing quite like a game of Charades with your friends. But what happens when the person giving the clues isn’t exactly a person? What if he’s just… a hand? On talent day, stars of the film are invited to play Charades with Thing. Talent goes head-to-head, competing to see who can guess Thing’s clues. Graphics reveal the answers and keep score for each player.
  • Addams Family Throwback
  • “Haunted Heart” Lyric Video – performed by Christina Aguilera
  • “My Family” Lyric Video – performed by Migos, Karol G, Rock Mafia & Snoop Dogg

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the upcoming Blu-ray release of this film.

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Animated film Abominable on 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2019 DreamWorks and Pearl animated film “Abominable” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 17th via Universal. The film, directed by Jill Culton & co-directed by Todd Wilderman, features a voice cast of Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo, Tsai Chin, Michelle WongEddie Izzard, and Sarah Paulson. Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p 4K video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and HDR10+ forms of High Dynamic Range along with Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting its counterpart on Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting the DVD counterpart, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • DREAMWORKS SHORT – MAROONED
  • SHOW AND TELL
  • DELETED SCENES with Intros by Writer/Director Jill Culton and Co-Director Todd Wilderman
  • MAKING A MYTH (MOVIE)
  • ANIMATING ABOMINABLE
  • MEET THE CAST
  • YOUR YETI CARE GUIDE
  • COURAGE TO DREAM
  • AN ABOMINABLE TOUR WITH CHLOE BENNET
  • EVEREST’S TALK BOX
  • COOKING WITH NAI NAI
  • HOW TO ABOMINABLE
  • YOU CAN SPEAK YETI-ESE
  • NAI NAI SAYS
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY – Writer/Director Jill Culton, Co-Director Todd Wilderman, Producer Suzanne Buirgy, Producer Peilin Chou, Production Designer Max Boas, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Edwards, and Head of Character Animation John Hill

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of this film as well as a more detailed list of the bonus materials.

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Original 1932 Scarface film comes to Blu-ray

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The classic 1932 original Scarface film produced by Howard Hughes is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc – as an individual release – on November 19th via Universal MOD. The film, co-directed by Howard HawksRichard Rosson, starred Paul MuniAnn DvorakKaren Morley, Osgood Perkins, C. Henry Gordon, George Raft, Vince Barnett, and Boris Karloff. This isn’t the first time this film has been available, as it was released (exclusively) as part of the “Scarface” 1983 4K UHD Blu-ray Limited Edition box set earlier this year. However, as mentioned, this will be the first time the film will be available on the Blu-ray format as an individual release. Speaking of which, this will be a MOD (manufacture on demand) Blu-ray title for Universal – as noted. This means that it will only be available online via Amazon and others. The tech specs for the release include 1080p HD Black & White video in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio Mono sound. You can find the Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Introduction by TCM Host and Film Historian Robert Osborne
  • Alternate Ending

Downton Abbey movie on Blu-ray in December

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The 2019 motion picture of Downton Abbey is coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 17th, according to retail sources, via Universal. The film, a continuation of the TV series (of the same title), was directed by Michael Engler. The cast includes Hugh BonnevilleMatthew GoodeTuppence Middleton, Elizabeth McGovern, Imelda StauntonMichelle Dockery, Allen Leech, Kate Phillips, Penelope Wilton, and Maggie Smith. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. There will be two different Blu-ray releases available of the film but both will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included. The Blu-ray release of the film will come in a standard form (pictured above) as well as in a Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray set form (pictured below). The Deluxe Limited Edition set is now available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy. The limited edition box set includes physical extras in the forms of a collectible photo book and recipe cards.

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You can find the standard Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and Best Buy as well. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

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

Back to the Future comes to 4K in 2020

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Today, October 21st is “Back to the Future Day” to fans of the popular film trilogy “Back to the Future” which appears is coming to the 4K UHD Blu-ray format next year. UPDATE: So, this started out as a rumor and I’ve now confirmed it. You’ll read more on that a bit below. Enjoy!

This was (to me) rumor at this point, but it held some strong validity to it. So, today on social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter) for both the film franchise and even on the Amblin Entertainment account they have been not only celebrating this date but they’ve also pointed out the obvious fact the first film is celebrating its 35th anniversary and to expect a 4K UHD Blu-ray release in 2020. Will it be just the first film or the entire trilogy? More on that later.

The original 1985 Robert Zemeckis directed classic that was “Back to the Future” was the first in the trilogy and truly itself remains iconic. I think that’s important to point that out. As even though we are looking to the future here, we have to start somewhere, just as Spielberg did to produce these films back in 1985 which he would continue to do with “Back to the Future Part II” (1989) and “Back to the Future Part III” (1990) – along with Zemeckis. Ready to hear if I think it will be the whole trilogy to be released next year in 4K or just the first film? You’ll need something similar to a road to get you there and that’ll be by continuing on. Or maybe you don’t need roads where you’re going?

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2019 film Hustlers on 4K and Blu-ray December

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The 2019 film “Hustlers” starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on December 10th via Universal. The film, inspired by a true story and directed by Lorene Scafaria, co-stars Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B. Hustlers received quite a bit of critical-acclaim during its theatrical run, in fact it’s “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. 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. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The two releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting and Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and each getting a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on these releases are listed below.

  • Feature Commentary with Director Lorene Scafaria
  • Trailers

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about these upcoming home video releases of the film.

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Brian Banks comes to Blu-ray in November

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The 2019 biographical sports drama Brian Banks starring Aldis Hodge is coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 12th via Universal. The film, based on a true story & directed by Tom Shadyac, co-stars Greg KinnearTiffany Dupont, Sherri Shepherd, and Melanie Liburd. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound, on a BD-50. The release will come with 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 on the release is listed below.

  • The Story Behind Brian Banks

R-rated comedy Good Boys on Blu-ray November

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The R-rated coming of age comedy Good Boys from director Gene Stupnitsky is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 12th via Universal. The film, produced by Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, features a cast of rowdy youngsters played by Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, as well as Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Josh Caras, and Will Forte. Tech specs include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio 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 Blu-ray now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • UNRATED ALTERNATE ENDING
  • UNRATED DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
    • Turtle vs. Tortoise
    • Benji Don’t Like That
    • Customer Service
    • Ball Pit Shenanigans
    • Tracking Molly
    • Stealing a Glance
    • Upsell Fail
    • Max Explodes
    • Best Friends
    • Traffic Jam
    • First Kiss Heartbreak
  • GAG REEL
  • BOYS FOR REAL – A look into the casting process and real-life friendships that evolved on-set.
  • WELCOME TO VANCOUVER – Watch as Jacob Tremblay shows off some of his favorite things about his home town.
  • A FINE LINE – Hear filmmakers and cast discuss how the film’s stars delivered such colorful dialogue without necessarily knowing what the words mean.
  • ASK YOUR PARENTS – Cast and filmmakers talk about how they were able to navigate adult questions from curious child actors.
  • BAD GIRLS – Molly Gordon and Midori Francis discuss how they were able to ramp up the mean, and how Annabelle was able to raise the comedy stakes.
  • GUEST STARS – Take a closer look at some of the hilarious guest stars that lent their unique talents to the film.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR & CO-WRITER GENE STUPNITSKY AND PRODUCER & CO-WRITER LEE EISENBERG

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.

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Hobbs & Shaw on 4K and Blu-ray in November

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The 2019 sequel “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 5th via Universal. The film, directed by David Leitch, features a cast of Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis, and Helen Mirren. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Atmos sound. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both a digital (code) copy of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray Disc both available for pre-order now over at Amazon. It’s worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an Exclusive 4K Steelbook for the release (pictured below) which is also available for pre-order now.

fast_and_furious_presents_hobbs_and_shaw_4k_steelbookBonus materials set to be included on the releases feature “80+ minutes” of extras such as an Alternate Opening, Deleted Scenes, and “even more content not seen in theaters.” That being said, no actual list of bonus content has been detailed yet – even on the back of the packaging.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming home video releases of the film.

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