The 2014 Wes Anderson directed-film “The Grand Budapest Hotel“ will be getting a Blu-ray Disc release from The Criterion Collection on April 28th. The film, previously released on Blu-ray from Universal back in 2014, featured a cast of Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray. The tech specs for the new Criterion Blu-ray include a 2K digital transfer, supervised by Wes Anderson, presented in 1080p HD video in a variety of aspect ratios (1.37:1, 1.85:1, and 2.40:1) with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The Criterion Collection Blu-ray of the film is now available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via the Criterion website. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
New audio commentary featuring Anderson, filmmaker Roman Coppola, and actor Jeff Goldblum
Selected-scene storyboard animatics
The Making of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a new documentary about the film
New interviews with the cast and crew
Video essays from 2015 and 2020 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and film scholar David Bordwell
Behind-the-scenes, special-effects, and test footage
PLUS: Two pieces by critic Richard Brody and (with the Blu-ray) a double-sided poster and other ephemera
The 2019 film “The Lighthouse” starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 7th, 2020 via Lionsgate. The film, directed by Robert Eggers, has received much critical acclaim during its theatrical run. In fact, at the time of writing, the film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 1.19:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. As of now, there’s no preorder listing up for the Blu-ray yet over at Amazon. It is listed over at the retailer Best Buy as coming soon. Stay tuned for an update when it becomes listed on Amazon. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
“The Lighthouse: A Dark & Stormy Tale” Featurette
Audio Commentary with Co-Writer & Director Robert Eggers
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video release(s) of this film.
The 2018 DC Extended Universe film “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoa is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, via Warner. The film, directed by James Wan, co-stars Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman. Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio in both Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range with Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, without the sound format being yet specified. Stay tuned for an update on that. The releases will both come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and both including a digital copy of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc both with pre-order listings over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman
James Wan: World Builder
The Dark Depths of Black Manta
Heroines of Atlantis
Kingdoms of the Seven Seas
Creating Undersea Creatures
A Match Made in Atlantis
Scene Study Breakdowns
Exclusive Sneak Peek of Shazam!
It’s known that there will be an exclusiveSteelbook for both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases over at retailer Best Buy. Also, retailer Target will be getting their own exclusive of the 4K UHD Blu-ray with a Book. Those both are now up and available for pre-order from those retailers. Further below, after the break, you can find the official announcement regarding the standard releases of the film where there is no mention of the rumoredBlu-ray 3D listed on retailers.
The 2018 Brady Corbet written & directed film “Vox Lux“ starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 5th, via Universal. The film, a musical drama, co-stars Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Raffey Cassidy, and features Willem Dafoe as the narrator. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The upcoming Blu-ray is available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Bonus materials set to be included on the release, in addition to a Digital Copy, are listed below.
RUMOR: the DC Extended Universe film “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoaappears to be coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on (or around) March 26th via Warner. This comes from the placement amongst other upcoming titles on a certain retailer. The film, directed by James Wan, co-stars Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Ludi Lin.
The tech specs and bonus materials for the releases have not at all been detailed, but stay tuned for a later update. It is known that both releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the 4K UHD Blu-ray getting a Blu-ray Disc included, the Blu-ray getting a DVD included, and both will include a Digital Copy of the film. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray of the film are now available for pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Lastly, it is known that Best Buy will be getting an exclusiveSteelbook for both versions of the film (on 4K and Blu-ray) which you can find pictured below.
The 2000 Mary Harron directed film “American Psycho” starring Christian Bale is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 25th via Lionsgate. The release will come in an “Uncut Version” (UNRATED), not the R-rated theatrical cut. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. Both varieties of High Dynamic Range, HDR10 and Dolby Vision will be included. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc, as well as a Digital Copy, of the film also included. It’s not yet available for pre-order over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
NEW Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
Previously Recorded Audio Commentary with writer/director Mary Harron
Audio Commentary with writer Guinevere Turner
Deleted Scenes with optional director Audio Commentary
“The ‘80s: Downtown” Featurette
“American Psycho: From Book to Screen” Featurette
Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.
According to an early alert to retails the “Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection” it seems is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on August 21st via Paramount. The films had been rumored for 4K release individually, however now we get confirmation via this retail listing that they will be bundled – just as the first 4 films have been on both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats. The release contains the following films:
“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014)
“The Sum of All Fears” (2002)
“Clear and Present Danger” (1994)
“Patriot Games” (1992)
“The Hunt for Red October” (1990)
Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed by the studio, but stay tuned for an update. The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon.
The 1986 Oliver Stone film “Platoon” in a Limited Edition Steelbook packaging with a new transfer is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 18th via Shout! Factory. This release promises to be “the definitive edition” of the film on Blu-ray. Tech specs include full 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. This (as mentioned) contains a new4K transfer of the film that was actually approved by Writer/Director Oliver Stone himself. The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Oliver Stone
Audio Commentary by Military Advisor Dale Dye
Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone
“Flashback To Platoon”:
“Snapshot In Time: 1967 – 1968”
“Creating The ’Nam”
“Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon”
“One War, Many Stories”
“Preparing For ’Nam”
“Caputo & The 7th Fleet”
“Dye Training Method”
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
Below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.