The film based on the inspirational true story of Hall of Famer quarterback Kurt Warner American Underdog starring Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Ser’Darius Blain, and Dennis Quaid arrives on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 22.
Directed by The Erwin Brothers (I Still Believe and I Can Only Imagine) and based on the book "All Things Possible” by Kurt Warner with Michael Silver, Lionsgate's American Underdog tells the tale of how a grocery store stockboy follows his dreams and becomes an NHL superstar. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and several bonus features including an audio commentary, multiple featurettes, and deleted scenes. Pre-Order the 4K UHD here.
American Underdog will also be available on Blu-ray and will include the same bonus features as the 4K release and both editions will present the film in 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Pre-Order the Blu-ray here.
Here's the full press release:
American Underdog Available on Digital February 4
4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD,
& On Demand on February 22 from Lionsgate®
SANTA MONICA, CA (January 18, 2022) – Based on the inspirational true story of two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, American Underdog arrives on Digital February 4 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 22 from Lionsgate. From The Erwin Brothers (I Still Believe and I Can Only Imagine) and screenwriters Jon Erwin (I Still Believe and I Can Only Imagine) & David Aaron Cohen (Friday Night Lights) and Jon Gunn (I Still Believe), the film stars Zachary Levi (Shazam!, Thor: The Dark World, Tangled), Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin (Best Supporting Actress, The Piano, 1993; X-Men franchise, The Irishman), Ser’Darius Blain (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level, “Charmed”), and Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Dennis Quaid (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, The Special Relationship, 2010; The Day After Tomorrow, Far From Heaven, In Good Company).
American Underdog tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story that demonstrates that anything is possible when you have faith, family and determination.
Based on the Book “All Things Possible” by Kurt Warner with Michael Silver. Screenplay by Jon Erwin & David Aaron Cohen and Jon Gunn. Directed by The Erwin Brothers.
The American Underdog 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99, $39.99, and $29.96, respectively.
4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
Year of Production: 2021
Title Copyright: American Underdog © 2021 American Underdog, LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, TM & © 2022 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for some language and thematic elements
Genre: Inspirational Drama
Feature Run Time: 112 Minutes
Subtitles: Spanish, French, English SDH
4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
4K Audio Status: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio
Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
Mid way through January already, how are your New Years Resolutions working for ya? I try not to go into anything unrealistic myself!
Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 35 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc this week, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-
Just like last week, it looks like a pretty busy week considering it is January.
Getting the new release first, Last Night in Soho comes to us via Universal Pictures. There appears to be no SteelBook domestically at this time. Zavvi UK has one, and HMV has a variant slip-case release.
Everything else this week are catalog titles. Be grateful for the smaller labels.
Criterion Collection's A Hard Day's Night sees a 4K upgrade.
Blue Underground's release of The Toolbox Murders debuts on 4K disc this week.
All other 4K discs this week are reissues of some sort.
Requiem for a Dream gets a fancy sleeved package Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook release.
Akira gets a less elaborate package, 4K/Blu-ray combo release.
Deep Red also gets a disc only, swag-less release.
Lastly, Tobey Maguires Spider-Man Trilogy gets a standard / non-Digibook release as well.
Just like every week, let's get the blu-ray counterparts posted first. Only one this week, from Universal, Last Night in Soho.
The next Vestron Video release comes via LionsGate, Candyman 3: Day of the Dead.
Criterion's blu-ray release this week is a documentary type film titled Time.
ClassicFlix Restorations delivers The Little Rascals: Volume Four this week. Thus far they have done a good job on this series.
Notable announcements from last week:
Anyone that bought Jack Frost 2 (myself included) a few weeks back be aware there will be a replacement disc in the works soon, stay tuned for more info. The copy you have is fine, but apparently an unedited 16:9 full stereo mix was unearthed and will be coming our way.
Some Like It Hot 4K gets pushed back to February 8th.
Additional Paramount catalog titles for the next couple months are Spontaneous, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, 200 Cigarettes and Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy.
There is word that Disney will be preparing a 4K disc release for Tombstone towards the 4th quarter 2022, but that's just a rumor. I'm still hoping to see Heat in the next few months, on a BD100 disc please.
There is also word that the original Candyman is getting a 4K disc later this year.
Saved the best news for last. Paramount Home Video is releasing The Godfather Trilogy on 4K disc. Read the news story here for more details.
Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?
When it comes to getting great genre movies on Blu-ray and/or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - Turbine Media Group has been doing a bang-up job. Between Twister, The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Leatherface - among numerous other releases like Norther Exposure - Turbine has been cranking out some great content while also going the extra mile with bonus features, audio, picture quality, and unique packaging. After their already damned impressive An American Werewolf in London the German label is turning their attention towards the 1997 pseudo-sequel An American Werewolf in Paris - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. While not the greatest movie ever, I still have fond memories of checking it out in the theater and am looking forward to revisiting this furry fright flick.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will sport Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10), with German and English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio mixes. In addition, each media book has 24 pages with an essay (in German) by Christoph N. Kellerbach including photos and behind-the-scenes stills. Bonus features will include deleted scenes, an audio commentary with director Anthony Waller, and an alternate version of the film in SD with additional making-of content, music videos, and cast and crew interviews. This release is exclusive to Turbine's website so follow the shopping links in our listings - I've had no trouble importing their releases, every disc I've ordered has arrived quickly (for an overseas purchase) and in perfect shape.
Now not content with just one Media Book release - Turbine is cranking out three options for fans to choose from:
As soon as we get our hands on a copy we'll work it into our review rotation. Check out the full press release below:
As the trailer above indicates, the festivities of this 50th Anniversary celebration kicks off with The Godfather returning to theaters for a limited engagement in Dolby Vision screens exclusively at AMC theaters across the country on February 25th, 2022. Click HERE for more info about showtimes.
Leave the Blu-ray, take the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Celebrating 50 years of the Corleone family on the silver screen, Paramount Pictures is bringing The Godfather Trilogy to 4K ultra HD Blu-ray on March 22 in a Standard Trilogy release and Limited Collector's Edition. The set will of course include The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and the recently re-edited and cumbersomely retitled Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. From the press release, it does not look like the original Theatrical Cut of The Godfather Part III is making it to the format. We've asked for clarification on that point and will update if that's any different.
We expect each film to be presented in full 4K with Dolby Vision HDR, the 5.1 audio tracks of previous releases, but as the press release now indicates, we'll also get the original Mono tracks for The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. In addition to legacy bonus features, a full slate of new extra materials will be coming exclusively to this set. So far we haven't seen any info about any kind of retailer exclusive but we'll keep you posted if that changes.
Alrighty, after a lot of back and forths and scouring the interwebs for final details to this confusing release announcement - here's EVERYTHING we now know will be included with BOTH the standard 4K and Limited Edition 4K collections coming March 22nd.
First: Both sets are going to be 5-Disc sets. There was some confusion when Zavvi dropped their listing of a 9-Disc set, but that appears to be a UK/EU exclusive release that includes the same 5 4K UHD discs we'll get here in the states with an additional 4 standard Blu-rays of the films.
- Each film will get Dolby Vision/HDR10 grading.
- Previously available 5.1 TrueHD audio + Newly restored Mono tracks for The Godfather and The Godfather Part 2
- We'll also get all THREE cuts of The Godfather Part III - how that breaks out is ONE disc for Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone and then another disc for The Godfather Part III Theatrical Cut and The Godfather Part III Director's Cut from 1991.
How that all breaks down is ONE Disc for The Godfather, ONE Disc for The Godfather Part II, TWO Discs for all three of the different cuts of The Godfather Part III with one final disc to cover all of the legacy bonus features that are listed in the press release below.
Now that very expensive Limited Edition is the same five discs as the standard 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set, but with a coffee table book and three art prints. Personally, I wish they offered the chronological television version of The Godfather Legacy featuring The Godfather and The Godfather Part II edited together as one long movie experience as a bonus. It's a pretty cool and very unique presentation of both films together. I've only ever seen it once on AMC and wish it was more widely available. Maybe next time. If anything new breaks or changes with this release, we'll update our listings and this article ASAP.
Both sets are now up for pre-order on Amazon - but don't let that price for the Limited Collector's Edition give you sticker shock. That's pretty darn high so I doubt it's with any kind of sale price included. As always your preorders through our affiliate links are very much appreciated, they go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running.
For more information, we've included the press release below:
Paramount Pictures Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of
Francis Ford Coppola’s Cinematic Masterpiece
Experience the Acclaimed Classic
in Theatres and on Home Entertainment Platforms
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – January 13, 2022 — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award®-winning* masterwork The Godfather, Paramount Pictures announced today that the film will have a limited theatrical release in Dolby Vision beginning February 25, 2022 exclusively in Dolby Cinema at AMC Theatres in the U.S., as well as in international territories around the world. All three films in the epic trilogy have been meticulously restored under the direction of Coppola and will be made available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on March 22, 2022.
“I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “With this 50th anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic trilogy. It’s also gratifying to celebrate this milestone with Paramount alongside the wonderful fans who’ve loved it for decades, younger generations who still find it relevant today, and those who will discover it for the first time.”
Coppola’s masterful film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel chronicles the rise and fall of the Corleone family and the film trilogy is rightfully viewed as one of the greatest in cinematic history. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the first film’s original release on March 24, 1972, Paramount and Coppola’s production company American Zoetrope undertook a painstaking restoration of all three films over the course of three years.
Every effort was made to create the finest possible presentation for today’s audiences who can watch the films using technology that has advanced dramatically since 2007 when the last restoration was completed by eminent film historian and preservationist Robert Harris. Using that work as a blueprint, the team spent thousands of hours to ensure that every frame was evaluated to create the most pristine presentation while remaining true to the original look and feel of the films.
The monumental effort included the following:
“We felt privileged to restore these films and a little in awe every day we worked on them,” said Andrea Kalas, senior vice president, Paramount Archives. “We were able to witness first-hand how the brilliant cinematography, score, production design, costume design, editing, performances, and, of course, screenwriting and direction became famously more than the sum of their parts. It was our commitment to honor all of the filmmakers’ exceptional work.”
Newly restored and remastered in Dolby Vision, all three films in the landmark trilogy will be released together with HDR-10 on 4K Ultra HD Digital and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ for the first time ever. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set will include The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, and Coppola’s recently re-edited version of the final film, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. The disc set includes legacy commentaries by Coppola, as well as access to Digital copies of The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II and Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.
In addition to the widely available 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set, a 4K Ultra HD Limited Collector’s Edition will also be released in deluxe packaging and includes a hardcover coffee table book featuring stunning photographs, as well as portrait art prints on archival paper. Both 4K Ultra HD sets include new bonus content including an introduction to The Godfather by Coppola, a featurette about the preservation process, photos by acclaimed photographer Steve Schapiro, home movie footage, and comparisons of the new restoration to earlier versions of the films. A full list of new and legacy bonus content follows:
NEW BONUS CONTENT:
· Introduction to The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola
· Full Circle: Preserving The Godfather—Paramount Pictures archivists detail the incredible restoration process with archival footage showing the evolution of the film through various home entertainment incarnations as picture and audio technologies make quantum leaps over the decades.
· Capturing the Corleones: Through the Lens of Photographer Steve Schapiro— In this reflective and frank discussion, special photographer Steve Schapiro shares his unique perspective and cherished memories as a witness to the making of this seminal film. Commentary on curated archival images makes for a fascinating, never-before-seen addition to the production’s history.
· The Godfather: Home Movies— An assortment of 8mm home movie footage shot in 1971 offers a candid glimpse into the production of The Godfather. Shot on location at the Norton family estate on Staten Island’s Emerson Hill, this is the first time it’s been made available to the public.
· Restoration Comparisons— Before and after highlights showcase extensive picture quality improvements to The Godfather.
LEGACY BONUS CONTENT:
o The Godfather vs. The Godfather: Part II
o Riffing on the Riffing
· The Family Tree
· Crime Organization Chart
· Connie and Carlo’s Wedding Album
· 2008 Credits
· Behind the Scenes
o A Look Inside
o On Location
o Francis Ford Coppola’s Notebook
o Music of The Godfather
§ Nino Rota
§ Carmine Coppola
o Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting
o Gordon Willis on Cinematography
o Storyboards – The Godfather: Part II
o Storyboards – The Godfather: Part III
o The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971
· Additional Scenes
· Acclaim & Response
· Additional Material
· The Filmmakers
· The Godfather: Part III—newly remastered and restored versions of the original theatrical cut and Coppola’s 1991 cut (note: these are exclusive to the 4K Ultra HD Collections)
Newly restored and remastered versions of The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, and Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone will also be available together on Blu-ray™ with access to Digital copies and the new and legacy bonus content detailed above.
After already hitting a home run with their release of The Shawshank Redemption on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Warner Bros. returns to their catalog to deliver the equally beloved The Green Mile. Nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Sound, The Green Mile is the film even Stephen King calls the "most faithful" adaptation of his writing. Hell, when it hit theaters it made the 18-year-old me weep like I just saw The Land Before Time for the first time. Depending on how much you love this film, you have a few different options. A standard release, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook, and if you feel like importing it, a Zavvi Exclusive Deluxe SteelBook.
In terms of A/V presentation, we're looking at HDR10 - no word on Dolby Vision yet, and a DTS-HD MA 5.1 track. The bonus features selection is pretty much everything that's already been released since the days of DVD without any new additions in that arena. Hopefully, if this does well enough the powers that be who own Darabont's The Mist will give us an upgrade to 4K as well.
Here's the full press release from Warner Brothers for The Green Mile on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray:
THE GREEN MILE
COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AMERICAN CLASSIC WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
Own it 2/22/22 on 4K Ultra HD and Digital
Burbank, Calif., January 5, 2022 – The Green Mile, which received four Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Michael Clarke Duncan, Best Sound and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on 2/22/22, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Released in 1999, the critically-acclaimed The Green Mile was directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) and is based on Stephen King's 1996 novel of the same name.
The film stars Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump), Academy Award® nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (Armageddon), David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graeme Greene, Doug Hutchison, Sam Rockwell, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey DeMunn, Patricia Clarkson, and Harry Dean Stanton.
The film was written and directed by Darabont, based on “The Green Mile” by Stephen King, and produced by Darabont and David Valdes. Mr. Darabont is one of only six filmmakers in history with the unique distinction of having his first two feature films receive nominations for the Best Picture Academy Award: 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption and 1999’s The Green Mile.
Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
The Green Mile will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own The Green Mile in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on 2/22/22.
About the Film:
Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this emotional film about miracles and the power of redemption stars Tom Hanks as prison guard Paul Edgecomb. When John Coffey (Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan), a giant of a man, is brought to death row, Edgecomb and his fellow guards discover something very unusual about him. Convicted for the sadistic murder of two young girls, but behaving almost like a child himself, Coffey seems to have a supernatural gift of healing living things. Expectations are turned upside down and the guards’ sense of humanity is awakened in this adaptation of Stephen Kings compelling novel.
Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements
The Green Mile Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On 2/22/22, The Green Mile 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
Ultra HD Blu-ray
Standard Street Date: 2/22/22
EST Street Date: 2/22/22
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 189 Min.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
Normally studios and boutique labels start to take a little bit of a break in the new year. They've spent all of October, November, and December crushing the market with major new releases and fan favorites - often straining the supply chain and their quality-control teams. The SOP in the past was to treat January as a bit of a dump month to take a break, maybe drop a couple of nuggets but nothing too exciting. 2022 seems to be playing the game a bit differently. Not only are boutique labels throwing some great hits but the majors have a few big new releases and favorites lined up. While one of the big anticipated releases of the month is already a dud, that doesn't mean the rest of January is doomed. At least we hope not!
That just about does it for 2022's opening salvo for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases. The supply chain issues that were such a headache for collectors (and us to get reviews done on time) don't seem to be a problem anymore. Hopefully, it stays that way and we don't see such dramatic scheduling changes for releases like we did the last few months. As of right now - there aren't any foreign import titles we're aiming to cover, but if that changes we'll churn out a review as soon as we get eyes on the disc.
As always, thanks again for reading and placing your pre-orders. They really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation rolling.
Happy New Year!
Marvel's latest new addition to the MCU from Oscar-winner Chloeì Zhao arrives on digital January 12th with Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases dropping on February 15th, 2022.
Standing as the lowest-rated MCU film to date, Chloeì Zhao's sprawling action science-fiction epic The Eternals extends the scope of the MCU with a new cast of powerful characters. Starring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie - the film might have worked better as a Disney+ series than a feature film with so many new characters scrambling to get enough relevant screentime. I personally enjoyed it even though there were some very long and slow parts that probably could have been trimmed out and not be missed in the least.
Fans of the film will get three purchasing options, a standard SDR Blu-ray, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and of course Best Buy will be dropping their own exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook.
In keeping with Disney's tradition for their physical releases, we expect the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray to only offer HDR10 where the streaming release will have Dolby Vision HDR. The 4K will come with Atmos - hopefully it's a powerful mix and not neutered. The standard Blu-ray will sport a DTS-HD MA 7.1 track.
Read the full press release below for all of the details:
“THIS IS MARVEL STUDIOS AT ITS MAGNIFICENT BEST”
– Josh Wilding, Comic Book Movie
Introducing an Exciting All-New Team of Super Heroes
to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Studios’ Eternals Defends Humanity on Digital January 12
and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 15
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 16, 2021) – Marvel Studios’ Eternals debuts on all major digital platforms January 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 15. Marvel fans can enjoy never-before-seen bonus material including four deleted scenes and a gag reel.
Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of ancient heroes from beyond the stars who had protected Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.
The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie.
*bonus features vary by product and retailer
Gemma Chan as Sersi
Richard Madden as Ikaris
Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
Lia McHugh as Sprite
Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
Barry Keoghan as Druig
Don Lee as Gilgamesh
Kit Harington as Dane Whitman
Salma Hayek as Ajak
Angelina Jolie as Thena
Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
Nate Moore, p.g.a.
Kevin de la Noy
and Chloé Zhao
& Patrick Burleigh
and Ryan Firpo
& Kaz Firpo
Screen Story by
& Matthew K. Firpo
Digital: January 12
Physical: February 15
Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD
Feature Run Time
Approx. 157 minutes
U.S. Rated PG-13
Bonus material not rated
4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD: English Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks
Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
DVD: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French (some platforms)
John Carpenter fans can look forward to Snake Plisken in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this February 22nd, 2022
Paramount Home Video today officially announced plans to bring John Carpenter and Kurt Russell's Escape From L.A. to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Almost two years ago Scream Factory punched out their excellent Collector's Edition Blu-ray, well now you'll have to grab it again to keep that Carpenter collection alive and well. This makes me wonder when we can expect Event Horizon to get a similar visit on 4K disc...
The press release indicates that this one will get a Dolby Vision pass and offer DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio. But before you go selling off your Scream Factory discs, it looks like this is going to be a barebones release. The only listed bonus feature in the PR was a trailer. We've reached out to our PHV contacts to verify that end. While not the best Carpenter film ever, I'm glad to see it coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. It's very 90s and I feel it has a pretty good tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about big blockbuster action movies of the era.
Escape From L.A. - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is up for Pre-Order now on Amazon, no sign or word of any kind of retailer exclusive packaging, but if that changes we'll let you know.
Thanks again for your pre-orders. They really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running.
Here's the original PR from Paramount Home Video:
DIRECTED BY JOHN CARPENTER, THE EXPLOSIVE CULT-CLASSIC ARRIVES ON
4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME
Kurt Russell Stars in the Action-Packed Sequel, Debuting on 4K Ultra HD February 22, 2022
Snake Plissken is back in the high-octane thrill-ride JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A., arriving on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever February 22, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Released in 1996, JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A. was the highly anticipated follow up to the fan-favorite hit Escape from New York. Kurt Russell returns as anti-hero Snake Plissken, who is called upon to save the world from a doomsday device after a 9.6 quake levels most of Los Angeles.
Experience every outrageous and eye-popping moment of the post-apocalyptic classic in stunning 4K Ultra HD, including Snake surfing Wilshire Blvd., shooting hoops at the Coliseum, and dive bombing the Happy Kingdom theme park. The film also features a wild assortment of friends, fiends and foes from a supporting cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Cliff Robertson and Bruce Campbell.
The 4K Ultra HD release features exceptional picture quality with Dolby Vision and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The disc also includes access to a Digital copy of the film and the original theatrical trailer.
# # #
About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A.
Street Date: February 22, 2022
U.S. Rating: R for violence and some language
After back-to-back-to-back months of highly-anticipated fan-favorite films, the wild and crazy holiday season gives folks a little bit of a breather in December. Well, maybe not much a breather but compared to the past two months December is going to be far less of a hit on the wallet giving you a little bit of an opportunity to recover.
We're getting an interesting blend of old favorites and recent hits from major studios and boutiques alike. And if standard releases aren't enough, there's plenty of retailer exclusive packaging to take a gander at as well. That is of course if the supply chain issues continue to ease off. We haven't seen too many big scheduling shakeups nor have we heard of retailers having a tough time stocking products as we did in the early Fall. Hopefully, that continues because there's some great stuff coming.
December 7th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases
While Disney/Fox has been teasing a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Michael Mann's classic thriller Heat for months, evidently they're going with a few different releases this month. Starting things out, we'll see a new animated adventure and a Cartoon Noir classic from the House of Mouse with Warner Brothers hitting Eastwood's latest and possibly last while KLSC and Scream Factory punch out some fan-favorites.
December 14th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases
Not to slow things down, Paramount is giving fans the upgrade of a recent Scorsese classic, a Spider-Man villain's solo sequel film, a Technicolor classic gets the Criterion treatment and everyone's favorite curmudgeon director Ridley Scott's latest film that apparently won't have any appeal to Millenials with phones arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
December 21st, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases
Pretty normal for this time of year, releases tend to slow down just before Christmas. There's the big heavy hitter for the last Daniel Craig 007 outing followed with the Sopranos prequel film. Now the latest Hotel Transylvania has been slated to come out this month from retailers, but Sony has yet to officially call it or issue actual product artwork so if there's one that will likely get delayed - it's that one.
And again, for this next one, we haven't gotten official word that this release date is firm, we haven't gotten tech specs or a review request press release. We're just rolling that Amazon and other online retailers have this firm. If this changes we'll update ASAP.
December 28th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases
And with the Christmas holiday over, so go the big new releases... until January. This month is extremely light with Discotek Media delivering a Japanese Animation classic to 4K.
And that covers everything we expect to see arrive stateside on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. There are several UK, French, and German import titles we hope to cover - A River Runs Through It, The Lover, among others. We hope to cover them when/if we can get our hands on them, but shipping is awful slow these days.
It sounds like supply chain issues are slowing down, we haven't heard that being a reason for further delays from any of our reps and contacts, but if any of the titles in this list move we'll update our listings and this article ASAP.
And once again thanks for all of the pre-orders. It really does help keep our little operation up and running. Happy holidays and happy collecting!
After a successful run in theaters and on HBO Max, the latest adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel will come to physical media on January 11th, 2022.
Warner Brothers today officially announced Denis Villeneuve's 2021 adaptation of Dune for Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Bluy-ray - with a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. As of now we expect the base HDR10 grading - no word on Dolby Vision or HDR10+, but both the 4K disc and 1080p Blu-ray will have English Atmos audio tracks with the same set of bonus features.
The 4K and Blu-ray releases are expected to include the following bonus features:
At the moment, neither the standard 4K disc, the Best Buy SteelBook, or standard Blu-ray are up for pre-order but in the coming days, we expect that to change. As soon as we get that info we'll update our listings ASAP.
Thanks again for your pre-orders! They really do go a long way towards helping our little operation stay up and running.
Here is the full press release from Warner Bros.
“An astonishingly vivid vision of the future.”
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
COMES HOME FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Premium Digital Ownership
Debuts Early on December 3
Blu-ray and DVD Arrive on January 11, 2022
Burbank, CA, November 22, 2021 – Embark on a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on December 3. The critically acclaimed film, which has garnered more than $350 million at the global box office, was directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the seminal bestselling novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. “Dune” stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Little Women”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Doctor Sleep,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”), Oscar Isaac (the “Star Wars” franchise), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), Stellan Skarsgård (TV’s “Chernobyl,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Avengers: Endgame”), Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Fences,” “Lady Bird”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” TV’s “Euphoria”), Chang Chen (“Mr. Long,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), David Dastmalchian (“Blade Runner 2049,” “The Dark Knight”), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” TV’s “Sex Education”), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years,” “Assassin’s Creed”), with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman,” “Game of Thrones”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men, “Skyfall”). The film will also be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on January 11.
The film was produced by Mary Parent, Villeneuve, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr., with Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert executive producing.
“Dune” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
“Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS
“Dune” 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:
“Dune” DVD contains the following special features:
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4K UHD Combo Pack
Digital Ownership: December 3, 2021
PVOD: December 3, 2021
4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 11, 2022
DVD Languages: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, English-ADS, English ATMOS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Japanese, Hungarian, Hindi, Czech Republic, Portuguese-Brazilian, Polish
4K Languages: English, English-ADS, English ATMOS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French,
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, French Parisian
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Portuguese-Brazilian, Bulgarian, Czech Republic, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Hindi
4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Parisian French, German, German SDH, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Greek, Korean, Hindi
Running Time: 155 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material.
Blu-ray: Atmos True HD, DLBY/DGTL
4K: ATMOS True HD, DLBY DGTL
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, a Film by Denis Villeneuve, “Dune.”
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.