The cult-classic 1982 film “The Beastmaster“ will be getting a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray release on July 27th via Vinegar Syndrome. The film has previously been released by Vinegar Syndrome as an exclusive on the 4K format directly on their website, but now will be available via other retailers in a standard form of packaging. The film, directed and co-written by Don Coscarelli and based on the novel of the same title, starred Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos, Rod Loomis, Ben Hammer, and Billy Jayne.
The film has received a new 4K scan and restoration from the original 35mm interpositive negative. Tech specs for the 4K include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and both the original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 surround lossless sound mixes. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart in 1080p HD with the same audio mixes. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray / Blu-ray combo pack standard release available for preorder over at Amazon.
This version is not to be confused with Vinegar Syndrome’s previous exclusive 4K releases of the film and does not any of the physical extras that those did. I want to state that upfront. However, it will contain the following extras.
Brand new commentary track with writer/director Don Coscarelli & writer/producer Paul Pepperman, moderated by filmmaker Joe Lynch
Archival commentary track with Don Coscarelli & Paul Pepperman
“The Beastmaster Chronicles” – a brand new feature length making-of documentary by Elijah Drenner
“The Saga of the Beastmaster” – an archival making-of documentary by Perry Martin
Super 8mm home movies shot by James Dodson with audio commentary by Don Coscarelli & Paul Pepperman
Stills, Promotional, and Archival Material Gallery
The 2018 science fiction film “Prospect“ is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 29th via distributors Gunpowder & Sky and Vinegar Syndrome. The film, which was written & directed by Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl, starred Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, and Jay Duplass. It’s worth noting, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over on Rotten Tomatoes and available to stream on Netflix. Tech specs for the 4K release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.90:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and over at retailer Target. Or, you can get it early directly via Vinegar Syndrome on May 25th if you preorder there. The details about the release, physical extras, and bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.
4K BLU-RAY WITH HDR in a brand new higher bitrate encode (exclusive to this release)
2021 Retrospective Interview with Filmmakers Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl
Commentary track with the filmmakers
“Prospect” – short film version from 2014
Behind the scenes featurette
Deleted Scene: Channel Rat
Deleted Scene: Leroy
Inside Prospect: Helmets of Prospect
Inside Prospect: The Drop Pod
Scene Analysis with Costume Designer Aidan Vitti – Merc Camp
Scene Analysis with Visual Effects Supervisor Ian Hubert – Dust VFX
Scene Analysis with Visual Effects Supervisor Ian Hubert – Spaceship VFX
Scene Analysis with Production Designer Matt Acosta – Cee Pod Interior
Scene Analysis with Production Designer Matt Acosta – Ezra Arrival
Filmmaker teaser trailer
Multiple spots & bumpers
Reversible cover artwork
Below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film.