Guardians of the Galaxy comes to 4K in October

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The 2014 Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy appears to be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 1st via Marvel (Disney), according to multiple retailer listings. The film, part of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” and directed by James Gunn, starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, and Sean Gunn. It also featured the voice talents of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray now available for pre-order over at Amazon and at Best Buy. Speaking of retailer Best Buy, they will be getting a 4K Exclusive Steelbook release of the film (pictured below) which is available for pre-order as well.

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The bonus materials set to be included on the release will be identical to those found on the previous Blu-ray, as they actually use that disc for the extras. No new extras will be included on this 4K release.

“Fast & Furious 8-Movie Collection” on 4K in June

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The Fast & Furious 8-Movie Collection is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 11th via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. This 17-disc box set will include the first 8 movies in the film franchise, listed below.

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Tech specs for the films all include 2160p 4K video with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range (mostly in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio) with DTS:X sound. This will be a “combo pack” set meaning that each film will get its original Blu-ray Disc counterpart with its original bonus materials as well as a digital copy of each film (compatible with Movies Anywhere) included. The first four films will include just the theatrical PG-13 versions while the latter four films will include the extended versions – on the 4K disc. The 4K UHD Blu-ray box set is available to pre-order over at Amazon. The final disc in the set is an exclusive (identical to that found on the 2017 Blu-ray Disc set) and it includes the following bonus materials:

  • Fast Cars!
  • Back Under the Hood
  • Mapping Fast & Furious
  • International TV Special
  • Justin Lin – Director’s Vault
  • A Home in Ruins
  • From Pre-Viz to Final
  • Shooting in Abu Dhabi
  • Jeff Imada: Up Close and Personal
  • Retrospective
  • Cast Favorites

Further below, after the break, you can find a full list of the contents of the upcoming 4K box set.

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“Fast & Furious” comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray in June

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The 2009 sequel Fast & Furious is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 11th, via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Justin Lin, featured a cast of Vin DieselPaul WalkerMichelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Laz Alonso, Gal Gadot, Jack Conley, Shea Whigham, and Sung Kang. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio 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 a digital copy of the film included. The 4K is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release (on the original Blu-ray) are listed below.

  • Original Short Film: Los Bandoleros
  • Paul Walker and Director Justin Lin Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Details
  • Under the Hood: Muscle Cars and Imports
  • Getting the Gang Back Together
  • Driving School with Vin Diesel
  • Shooting the Big Rig Heist
  • Races and Chases
  • High Octane Action: The Stunts
  • Gag Reel
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Justin Lin [also on the 4K disc]
  • … And More!

“Fast Five” arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray in June

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The 2011 sequel Fast Five is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 11th, via Universal, according to an early alert to retailers. The film, directed by Justin Lin, featured a cast of Vin DieselPaul WalkerDwayne Johnson, Jordanna Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, and  Gal Gadot. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. The release will include both the extended and theatrical cuts of the film and will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and a digital copy of the film included. The title on 4K is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release (on the original Blu-ray) are listed below.

  • Reuniting the Team
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • The Big Train Heist
  • A New Set of Wheels
  • Dom’s Journey
  • Brian O’Connor: From Fed to Con
  • Enter Federal Agent Hobbs
  • Dom vs. Hobbs
  • On Set with Director Lin
  • Inside the Vault Chase
  • Tyrese TV
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Justin Lin [also on the 4K disc]
  • … And More!

First three “Fast and the Furious” films come to 4K UHD Blu-ray in October

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The first three films  in The Fast and the Furious franchise are coming out INDIVIDUALLY to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 2nd via Universal, it appears, according to early retail listings. This set of releases includes the following films:

Tech specs for the releases will include 2160p 4K video with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS:X sound. Bonus materials appear to be identical to those found on the previous Blu-ray Disc releases. I’ll be updating this news story more throughout the day with cover art and such. For now I just wanted to get this news out to our readers that don’t use (or follow us on) social media.

You can find the three films now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. So far only two films are lacking, the fourth and fifth films. Considering the cover art features numbering, those films should definitely be coming out sooner or later. You might even see a box set of the 4K titles as well, possibly later this year. Stay tuned for further updates.

“Avengers: Infinity War” officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in August

 

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Disney has now officially announced plans to bring the 2018 Marvel Studios film “Avengers: Infinity War” to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on August 14th. Tech specs for the releases are as follows: the 4K UHD Blu-ray will receive Dolby Atmos sound and the Blu-ray Disc will receive DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio sound. Both will be presented visually in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 High Dynamic Range. The pre-order listings are not yet available over at Amazon, but stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE: Forbes Tech journalist John Archer has received official word from Disney that this title will only receive HDR10 and not also include Dolby Vision – as most expected. Also, as many fans have expressed, even to me on social media, this release will be in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio strictly and not expand to the IMAX 1.90:1 aspect ratio as it did during its theatrical run. More info regarding this can be found in John’s article.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo” pack with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital Copy of the film included. The Blu-ray Disc will include a Digital Copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on both versions are listed further below, after the break.

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