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2003 film Elf with Will Ferrell on 4K in November

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The 2003 film “Elf” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 1st via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources.  The film, directed by Jon Favreau, starred Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, and Andy Richter.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film included.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentaries by Will Ferrell and Director Jon Favreau
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes:
    • Tag Along with Will Ferrell
    • Film School for Kids
    • They Made the North Pole
    • Lights, Camera, Puffin!
    • That’s a Wrap
    • Kids on Christmas
    • Deck the Halls
    • Santa Mania
    • Christmas in Teinseltown
  • Music From Elf
  • Elf Karaoke
  • Theatrical Trailer

1989 film Christmas Vacation on 4K in November

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The 1989 film “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 1st via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources.  The film, written by the legendary late John Hughes and directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, starred Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Mae Questel, William Hickey, Nicholas Guest, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound as well as 2.0 Stereo (presumably also lossless).  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film which is compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.  It’s also worth noting for our UK audience that the film will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray there on 7 November and is available now for preorder over at Amazon UK.  The bonus materials will be all just the previous DVD and Blu-ray extras ported over.  These limited extras include:

  • Audio Commentary by Randy Quaid, Beverly D’Angelo, Johnny Galecki, Miriam Flynn, Director Jeremiah S. Chechik, and Producer Matty Simmons
  • Theatrical Trailer

Doom Patrol Third Season on Blu-ray in November

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The TV series “Doom Patrol: The Complete Third Season” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on November 15th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The show, based on DC Comics and as seen on HBO Max, in its third season stars Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade, Timothy Dalton, and Michelle Gomez.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, spanning across a 3-disc set.  The release will include a digital code (copy) of the third season of the show.  You can now find The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • DOOM PATROL SEASON 3: LIFE AFTER DEATH (All-New Featurette) – Going inside season 3 of Doom Patrol with an in-depth look at all the mayhem and madness that follows on the heels of Niles Caulder’s death. Showrunner Jeremy Carver and the cast of the series discuss the loss of Niles, new beginnings, awakenings and new journeys in a unique way.
  • FILTER NOT INCLUDED: ROBOTMAN’S BEST LINES (All-New Featurette) – He may be mostly machinery but one thing Robotman does not have is a filter. As The Doom Patrol’s most foul-mouthed robot/grandfather, Cliff Steele never holds back exactly what he’s thinking.
  • Digging Deep Into Doom Patrol: Introducing Madame Rouge – The Doom Patrol is at a difficult crossroads and things get a whole lot more complicated when Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) arrives in a time machine with a very specific mission, if only she could remember it.
  • This Season On – The Doom Patrol: Robotman aka Cliff Steele, Negative Man aka Larry Trainor, Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr, Crazy Jane and Cyborg aka Victor Stone, are at a crossroads as each member struggles to face who they are and who they want to be.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about the home video release of the third season of this series.

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1942 classic Casablanca comes to 4K in November

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The classic 1942 film “Casablanca” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 8th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Michael Curtiz, starred Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Dooley Wilson, and Claude Rains.  It also is worth noting that it won a total of 3 Academy Awards (“Oscars”), including “Best Picture.

The movie has received a new 2022 4K restoration, from Warner’s Motion Picture Imagine labs, as described below [taken from the press release]:

“The new Casablanca 4K Ultra High-Definition image was restored and remastered from a 2022 4K 16bit film scan of the best-surviving nitrate film elements. The 4K-scanned digital images went through an extensive digital restoration process to clean and repair the picture for an unprecedented and pristine ultra-high-resolution presentation.  The restored images were then graded in High Dynamic Range for today’s premium 4K display experience, providing the highest fidelity in image contrast and detail retention.  This work was meticulously handled by Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging.  The original theatrical mono audio has also been newly restored as well, providing a richer and broader frequency response than previously possible.”

UPDATE #1: Tech specs for the release include a 2160p video Black & White video presentation in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and a restored DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound mix.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will have its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and include a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #2:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with this release of the film are listed below.

  • Commentary by Roger Ebert [on 4K and Blu-ray]
  • Commentary by Rudy Behlmer [on 4K and Blu-ray]
  • Introduction by Lauren Bacall [on 4K and Blu-ray]
  • Warner Night at the Movies
    • Now, Voyager trailer
    • Newsreel
    • Vaudeville Days (1942 WB short)
    • The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942 WB cartoon)
    • The Squawkin’ Hawk (1942 WB cartoon)
    • The Dover Boys at Pimento University (1942 WB cartoon)
  • Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988 PBS special)
  • Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You’ve Never Heard Of
  • Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic
  • You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca (1992 TEC documentary)
  • As Time Goes By: The Children Remember
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Who Holds Tomorrow? (1955 “Casablanca” TV episode)
  • Carrotblanca (1955 WB Cartoon)
  • Scoring Stage Sessions (audio only)
  • Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Broadcast – 4/26/43 (audio only)
  • Vox Pop Radio Broadcast – 11/19/47 (audio only)
  • Trailers

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming 4K release of the film.

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Sweet Tooth First Season on Blu-ray in October

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The 2021 TV series “Sweet Tooth: The Complete First Season” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 11th via Warner Archive Collection, part of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The show, as seen on Netflix, stars Nonso Anozie, Christian Convery, Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Dania Ramirez, and it features voice narration by James Brolin.  It’s also worth noting that this series is produced by Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Team Downey production company.

Tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.20:1 aspect ratio and a lossless 5.1 surround mix — presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio but yet to be confirmed.  You can now find the Blu-ray finally available for preorder over at Amazon.  There will be no bonus materials included with this release.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming home video release of the show’s first season.

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DC’s Titans Season 3 comes to Blu-ray in October

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The TV series DC’s Titans: The Complete Third Season is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 25th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The show, as seen on HBO Max, stars Brenton Thwaites, Mame-Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Curran Walters, Conor Leslie, Damaris Lewis, Joshua Orpin, Savannah Welch, Alan Ritchson, and Minka Kelly.

The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD video presentation with a lossless 5.1 surround sound mix, presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio although not yet confirmed.  The release will include a digital code (copy) of the third season.  You cannot yet find the Blu-ray of the third season available for preorder over at Amazon yet but there is a placeholder page up.  So, just keep checking back to that link and it should go live soon.  The bonus materials set the be included with the release are listed below.

  • TITANS EXPANDED (All-New Featurette) – Sit down with the cast and showrunners of Titans as they cover all the new characters and elements of Season 3.
  • TITANS: WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS (All-New Featurette) – Step into the world of the Titans as we get a glimpse behind the scenes of how the look, feel, and texture of Season 3 came to life.
  • Training a Metahuman – A behind the scenes look at training the Titans, the young metahuman heroes, with Stunt Coordinator Larnell Stovall and cast members Brenton Thwaites, Mame-Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Curran Walters, Damaris Lewis, Joshua Orpin, and Savannah Welch.
  • Looking the Part – LJ Shannon, Specialty Costume Designer, reveals her design process and explains how she worked to match the looks and actions from the comic books. This featurette includes executive producer Greg Walker and cast members Brenton Thwaites, Mame-Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Curran Walters, Damaris Lewis, and Joshua Orpin.
  • Inside the Character: Red Hood – A behind-the-scenes look at the new anti-hero character Red Hood as portrayed by Curran Walters.
  • Inside the Character: Barbara Gordon – A behind-the-scenes look at the character of Barbara Gordan as portrayed by Savannah Welch.
  • Welcome to Gotham – A behind-the-scenes exploration of iconic Gotham City with cast members Brenton Thwaites, Mame-Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Curran Walters, and executive producer Greg Walker, art director Khanh Quach, director Boris Mojsovski, and producer/director Carol Banker.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about the upcoming home video release of the third season of the show.

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Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm comes to 4K and Blu-ray

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The 2022 [adult swim] R-rated animated film “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 8th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, based on the popular TV series “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and its other titles, was co-written and co-directed by the show’s creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis.  The voice cast includes Carey Means as “Frylock,” Dana Snyder as “Master Shake,” and [co-creator] Dave Willis as “Meatwad.”

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation with no official details on if it will include HDR10 or not and a lossless 5.1 surround mix.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation and lossless 5.1 surround mix as well.  Stay tuned for an update hopefully soon regarding the full tech specs.  The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray counterpart included.  Both releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray each available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary
  • Music Video
  • Alternate Cut
  • Behind the Scenes

Below you can find a preview in the form of a “first look” clip.

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

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The 2022 Elvis biopic on 4K and Blu-ray in September

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The 2022 biography “Elvis” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on September 13th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed, co-written, and produced by Baz Luhrmann, starred Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Olivia DeJonge, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Luke Bracey.

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos sound.  Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation 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 its Blu-ray counterpart, the Blu-ray getting its DVD counterpart, and each including a digital copy compatible with Movies Anywhere.

You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the releases are listed below.

  • Bigger Than Life: The Making of ELVIS
  • Rock ‘N Roll Royalty: The Music & Artists Behind ELVIS
  • Fit for a King; The Style of ELVIS
  • Viva Australia: Recreating Iconic Locations for ELVIS
  • “Trouble” Lyric Video

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

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1987 film The Lost Boys comes to 4K in September

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The 1987 film The Lost Boys is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 20th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to retailers.  The film, celebrating its 35th anniversary, directed by Joel Schumacher, starred Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Alex Winter, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, Jami Gertz, Jamison Newlander, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, and Edward Herrmann.

Tech specs for the release appear to include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  You also can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  It’s certainly worth noting that Best Buy will be also getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

4K UHD Disc

  • Commentary by Joel Schumacher

Blu-ray Disc

  • Commentary by Joel Schumacher
  • “The Lost Boys: A Retrospective” RT: 24:00
  • “Inside the Vampire’s Cave: A Director’s Vision” RT: 6:58
  • “Inside the Vampire’s Cave: Comedy vs. Horror” RT: 4:44
  • “Inside the Vampire’s Cave: Fresh Blood-A New Look at Vampires” RT: 4:23
  • “Inside the Vampire’s Cave: The Lost Boys Sequel?” RT: 2:25
  • “Vamping Out: The Undead Creations of Greg Cannon” RT: 14:02
  • “The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers: Haimster & Feldog-The Story of the 2 Coreys” RT: 4:30
  • “The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers: Multi-Angle Video Commentary by Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander” RT: 18:23
  • The Lost Scenes RT: 15:16
  • Lou Gramm “Lost in the Shadows” Music Video RT: 4:35
  • Trailer RT: 1:26

Below, you can find a 4K [2160p] video promo trailer [just uploadeded] for the upcoming release over on YouTube.

Below, after the break, you can find the full announcement from the studio about the 4K release of this film.

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1982 Tobe Hooper film Poltergeist on 4K in September

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The 1982 film Poltergeist is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 20th via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  The film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written & produced by Steven Spielberg, starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O’Rourke, Beatrice Straight, Martin Casella, Richard Lawson, and Zelda Rubinstein.

Tech specs for the release appear to include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo lossless surround sound mixes.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Best Buy.  It’s also worth noting that Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is also now available for preorder.

The title has not yet been officially announced [stateside] but you can likely expect the following bonus materials listed below to be included, based on the UK 4K UHD Blu-ray release [already announced].

  • “They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists Pt. 1- Science of the Spirits” RT: 15:30 
  • “They Are Here: The Real World of Poltergeists Pt. 2- Communing with the Dead” RT: 15:31 
  • “The Making of Poltergeist” RT: 7:15 
  • Trailer RT: 2:25 

Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement by the studio about the upcoming 4K release of this film.

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