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Coming Soon to 4K - Tim Burton's Big Fish 5/4/21

The last genuinely wonderful Tim Burton movie - 2003's Big Fish is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 4th, 2021. 

 

This one isn't up for Pre-order quite yet, but as soon as it is, we'll update our listing. Also - so far no news for a SteelBook or alternate release as of yet. This disc will offer HDR10 and feature a new Dolby Atmos mix as well as the original DTS-HD MA 5.1 track. 

Big Fish - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

Read our original 2007 Blu-ray Review

Here is the full press release:


FROM VISIONARY DIRECTOR TIM BURTON
STARRING EWAN McGREGOR, ALBERT FINNEY, BILLY CRUDUP AND JESSICA LANGE


AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 4K ULTRA HD™ MAY 4TH
 
WITH HOURS OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES BONUS MATERIALS 

SYNOPSIS

Throughout his life Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar® nominee Albert Finney (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Erin Brockovich, 2000), he remains a huge mystery to his son, William (Billy Crudup). Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.
 
DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIAL 
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Newly Remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with HDR10
  • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + original theatrical 5.1 audio
BLU-RAY DISC™
  • Feature presented in HD, sourced from the new 4K master
  • Tim Burton Audio Commentary, Moderated by Mark Salisbury
  • The Character’s Journey
    • Edward Bloom at Large
    • Amos at the Circus
    • Fathers and Sons
  • The Filmmaker’s Path
    • Tim Burton: Storyteller
    • A Fairytale World
    • Creature Features
    • The Author’s Journey
  • Original Cast Interviews & Behind the Scenes
  • Easter Eggs
  • Theatrical Trailer
CAST AND CREW
Directed By: Tim Burton
Screenplay By: John August
Based on a Novel by: Daniel Wallace
Producers: Richard D. Zanuck, Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks
Executive Producer: Arne L. Schmidt
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard with Steve Buscemi and Danny DeVito

 
SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 125 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference
Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English, French 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases - February 2021 Edition

With COVID still penning in theatrical release dates from the major studios, new releases have been a bit soft of late. January had only a few new domestic U.S. 4K UHD Blu-ray releases, and February looks to be a bit of a repeat. There are some great flicks coming, but nothing like the huge majors we saw from October through December of 2020. 

Once again we're faced with a 4K UHD Blu-ray release that apparently won't be available through the Criterion Collection. Do The Right Thing had a hell of a Blu-ray release so hopefully, this 4K disc brings something to the table to make it worthwhile. Also on that note - Target is getting more aggressive in the SteelBook arena taking some punch out of Best Buy with a Do The Right Thing Exclusive SteelBook and a little less interesting is a Fifty Shades Trilogy Exclusive SteelBook. Target tended to offer their own exclusive Book-style packaging. Recently they've been selling in stores SteelBooks that were past Best Buy and Walmart exclusives at fairly cheap prices. Best Buy is offering up a 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Exclusive SteelBook - however, much like their Interstellar 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook - it's a simple repackaging of the older Blu-ray SteelBook. 

Still, while we may not be getting some huge releases, we are getting a few decent back catalog hits. Import markets will be offering other solid releases Old Boy from the UK, Possession from France - we'll be covering those as best we can but with international shipping being what it is, it might take us a little longer to get those. 

Here are the U.S. domestic 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases for February 


February 2nd 

Do The Right Thing - 4K UHD 

 

Do The Right Thing - 4K UHD Target Exclusive SteelBook 

 

Fifty Shades Trilogy - 4K UHD Target Exclusive SteelBook 

 


February 9th 

Elysium - 4K UHD 

 

13 Hours - 4K UHD Best Buy SteelBook 

 

 


February 23rd

The Croods: A New Age - 4K UHD

 

Wonder Woman 1984 4K UHD Blu-ray Coming March 22nd in UK

While this flick wasn't everyone's favorite trip back to the 80s - the 4K UHD Blu-ray release looks to be hitting the market March 22nd in the UK according to Zavvi. Since that's a Monday and US releases hit on a Tuesday, it's a safe guess that WW1984 will be arriving in the U.S. on the 23rd or damn close to that date. We don't know the final specs for this release, HDR, Dolby Vision, or if it'll even have an Atmos audio mix or not. The HBOMax presentation had Dolby Vision and Atmos, so we'd be very surprised if the 4K UHD Disc didn't include those specs. 

Zavvi has a pair of releases to offer fans of the film - if you are one - available for pre-order:

Wonder Woman 1984 - Standard Edition 

or - Wonder Woman 1984 Exclusive with Figurine  

For the price of the Exclusive with figurine, I hope that's a Hot Toys 1/6 figure or a damn impressive sculpt and scale! $229.99 seems a bit much if it's just a tiny little figure. 

Since this movie has yet to be announced on home video for the North American market, we don't know if that figure release will come this way, but considering previous DCEU releases - or just any big movie release in general, we're pretty sure a SteelBook will probably be available from Best Buy. As we hear new news we'll update this article with details and pre-order info.

Here's the list of bonus features according to the listing from Zavvi:

  • SCENE STUDIES: The Mall and The Open Road
  • THE MAKING OF WONDER WOMAN 1984: Expanding the Wonder
  • Small but Mighty
  • Meet the Amazons
  • Gag Reel
  • Black Gold Infomercial
  • WONDER WOMAN 1984 Retro Remix
  • GAL & KRISTEN: Friends Forever
  • Gal & Krissy Having Fun
Charlton Heston Stars in 1956's The Ten Commandments Coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray March 30th

"I bring you these Fifteen...CRASH... Ten!! Ten Commandments!" 

Quite timely after a literal plague hit the planet - the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston and Yule Brynner comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 30th, 2021 for the first time featuring a Native 4K transfer with Dolby Vision HDR! This three-disc set features the film on one single BD-100 4K UHD disc, with 2 BD-50 discs offering the film in 1080p SDR and extra bonus features. 

Unfortunately, this set does not appear to include all of the bonus features of the DigiBook set that came out last year which were carried over from the 2011 set. The biggest omission would be the original 1923 version of the film. Specs may not be 100% finalized so that and some of the other bonus content could make its way to the set before street date, but just in case, don't go trading in that older release just yet. 

The Ten Commandments - so far - is only up for Pre-Order at Target, but we anticipate Amazon and Best Buy to add it soon now that it's been officially announced. 

Check out the full press release from Paramount:


4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo with Digital Debuts March 30, 2021 in Time for Easter

 

Renowned director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS arrives in spectacular 4K Ultra HD for the first time on March 30, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

 

Bringing to life the inspiring story of Moses in all its stunning glory, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS has withstood the test of time.  To commemorate the film’s 65th anniversary in 2021, DeMille’s groundbreaking cinematic triumph will be available to watch at home in time for Easter in sparkling 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range.

 

As part of the restoration done in 2010, the film was scanned in 6K and those files were the basis for this brand-new Dolby Vision version, which shows off the full beauty of the original VistaVision negative. The VistaVision format used special cameras to feed 35mm film into the camera horizontally in order to capture a wider image spread over two 35mm film frames, giving VistaVision twice the resolution of regular 35mm film.  In addition, Paramount spent well over 150 hours doing new color work and clean-up on the scan.  The move to Dolby Vision created the opportunity to further improve the look of the film:  blacks are enhanced and improvements were made to smooth out special effects mattes to create the most vibrant and pristine image possible.

 

The 4K film presentation contains an introduction by DeMille, an intermission, an overture/exit music card, and an entr’acte card, along with a DTS-HD 5.1 lossless soundtrack.

 

The new set includes a 4K Ultra HD disc, two Blu-ray discs, and access to a Digital copy of the film.  Following is a breakdown of the disc contents:

4K Ultra HD Disc

·       1956 feature film in 4K Ultra HD

·       Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic The Ten Commandments”



Blu-ray Disc #1

·       1956 feature film in high definition (Part 1)

·       Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic The Ten Commandments”

Blu-ray Disc #2

·       1956 feature film in high definition (Part 2)

·       Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic The Ten Commandments”

·       Newsreel footage of the film’s New York premiere

·       Theatrical trailers, including at 10-minute “making of” trailer

 

For sheer pageantry and spectacle, few motion pictures can claim to equal the splendor of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. DeMille’s last motion picture made Charlton Heston a superstar and remains an unprecedented achievement and perennial fan favorite.  Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS tells the story of the life of Moses (Heston).  Once favored in the Pharaoh's (Yul Brynner) household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.

George Romero's Dawn of the Dead Standard 4K UHD/Blu-ray Release from Second Sight Coming in March

When there's barely any room left on the shelf... Dawn of the Dead will get a smaller release...

If you missed out on Second Sight's incredible Seven-Disc Dawn of the Dead Limited Edition set, you still get a crack at their 4-Disc Standard Edition 4K UHD/Blu-ray releases on March 22nd 2021!

Dawn of the Dead (1978) - 4K UHD Blu-ray Standard Edition

Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Blu-ray Standard Edition

While these Standard Edition releases miss out on the book and three Soundtrack CDs, you do get the better end of all the best bonus features. Note - the standard Blu-rays are Region-B locked while the three triple-layered 4K UHD Blu-rays are per usual Region Free. A domestic U.S. release is yet to happen - and probably will at some point - but this is a great option for fans who are tired of waiting. Also, if the price tag of that Limited Edition set was a little shocking, these standard releases are much more agreeable. 

As of right now, the only place I've seen these available for pre-order is on Zavvi. If/When Amazon UK or DiabolikDVD has these to offer for pre-order/sale, we'll update our listings accordingly. I personally ordered my Limited Edition 4K set from Zavvi and it was shipped and packed safely in a nice big box and crossed the Atlantic Pond and through customs and shipping during the busy holiday rush without issue. I heard some horror stories about some damaged deliveries, but that hasn't been my experience importing from UK retailers thus far. 

Here are the specs:

DISC 1 - THE THEATRICAL CUT (Region Free)

  • New 4K scan and restoration of the Original Camera Negative by Second Sight at Final Frame New York and London supervised and approved by DoP Michael Gornick
  • 4K UHD Blu-ray Presented in HDR10/HDR10+
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono - New restoration of the original OCN Optical / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 
  • Commentary by George A Romero, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest
  • NEW commentary by Travis Crawford
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

DISC 2 – THE EXTENDED (‘CANNES’) CUT (Region Free)

  • Produced using 4K scan of the Theatrical Cut Original Camera Negative and 4K scan of the Extended Cut Colour Reversal Internegative
  • 4K UHD Blu-ray Presented in HDR10/HDR10+
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Commentary by Richard P Rubinstein
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

DISC 3 – THE ARGENTO CUT (Region Free)

  • 4K scan of the Interpositive by Michele De Angelis at Backlight Digital, Rome 
  • 4K UHD Blu-ray Presented in HDR
  • Audio: DT-HD Master Audio Mono 1.0 / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
  • Commentary by Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross, David Emge
  • New optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

BLU-RAY DISC 4 - SPECIAL FEATURES (Region B Blu-ray Both Sets)

  • NEW Zombies and Bikers, with John Amplas, Roy Frumkes, Tom Savini, Christine Forrest, Tom Dubensky, Tony Buba, Taso Stavrakis and a whole host of zombies and bikers! (59 mins)
  • NEW Memories of Monroeville: A tour of the mall with Michael Gornick, Tom Savini, Tom Dubensky and Taso Stavrakis (34 mins)
  • NEW Raising the Dead: The Production Logistics with Michael Gornick, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Tom Dubensky (23 mins)
  • NEW The FX of Dawn with Tom Savini (13 mins)
  • NEW Dummies! Dummies! – An interview with Richard France (12 mins)
  • NEW The Lost Romero Dawn Interview: previously unreleased archive interview (20 mins)
  • Super 8 Mall Footage by zombie extra Ralph Langer with option of archive commentary by Robert Langer and new commentary by Ralph Langer (13 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Original Cut with optional commentary by Roy Frumkes (66 mins)
  • Document of the Dead: The Definitive Cut (100 mins)
  • The Dead Will Walk 2014 Documentary (80 mins)
  • Trailers, TV, and Radio Spots
Dredd (2012) Is Getting A New 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook From Best Buy

Are you ready? You look ready to buy Dredd on 4K UHD Blu-ray all over again. As has been Lionsgate's pattern of late with recent releases like Halloween or The Evil Dead - they're dusting off another popular fan favorite and giving it an elaborate decorative deluxe SteelBook release exclusive to Best Buy. Not that I really need to buy Dredd again for what would be the third time - I'm willing because I'm really digging this new artwork. - 

 

I'm a big fan of this movie and dearly wished it had been able to move forward with sequel plans. The fan campaign to buy Dredd as many times as you can to influence the purse-string holders to finance a new movie is long dead - but I'm willing to jump in for an artwork upgrade not only because this is a badass piece - but I've never liked the original poster art for Dredd - looked exactly like Ben Affleck's Daredevil. 

 

The Dredd 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook is up for pre-order on Best Buy

4K UHD Blu-ray Releases - January 2021!

New Year - New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases - or at least a few.

After the amazingly exciting and aggressive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release slate in December from the major and niche studios, things calm down a little bit in January. Our wallets certainly could use the time to recover a little bit! But, as our bank accounts recharge a little, there are some solid releases coming up for this month as we head into an interesting slate for February and March. The big heavy hitters are a pair of John Carpenter releases from Scream Factory - They Live and Prince of Darkness which were previously only available in the EU from Studio Canal - if you didn't import them, they're excellent discs and there's no reason to believe that Scream Factory is using a different master for these. 

Here's what's coming up -


January 5th, 2021 

Love and Monsters - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

 


January 19th, 2021 

2012 - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

 

They Live - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Prince of Darkness - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

 


January 26th, 2021 

Batman: Soul of the Dragon - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Batman: Soul of the Dragon Best Buy Exclusive w/ Figure- 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

 


That's everything on the 4K UHD Blu-ray release front for January - that we know of. Studios are fun this time of year randomly dropping surprise releases on our doorstep so stay tuned for updates and reveiws! 

Anything you're aiming to grab this month - let us know in the Disqus comments below!  

Andrew Niccol's Gattaca Coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray March 23rd 2021

The classic 1997 science fiction masterpiece about the perils of human perfection lands on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Sony Pictures in a deluxe SteelBook package. 

Gattaca 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

 

Per the announcement from Sony, this 4K UHD Blu-ray disc will feature a new 4K remaster with HDR10 from the original camera negative and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix to match. As of now, the only bonus features appear to be recycled from previous releases. With that, what's really cool about this announcement is that it was one of the featured titles from Sony's Survey they put out a couple months ago to help them determine what fan favorites would get solo releases or be included in another Columbia Classics 4K set. Hopefully, this means more deep catalog titles will be making their 4K debuts shortly. The last 1080p Blu-ray for Gattaca came out on Blu-ray 12 years ago. It was a highlight for the format at release, but it has needed a revisit for some time so this is very welcome news indeed. 

As of now, Gattaca isn't yet up for pre-order but we expect those links to go live any time now and we'll update our listing ASAP.

Here is the full press release from Sony:


THE BELOVED SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC
AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE


 

DEBUTS ON 4K ULTRA HD™ 
IN LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK PACKAGING MARCH 23


NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
SYNOPSIS

Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law star in this engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Hawke stars as Vincent, an “In-Valid” who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent’s dreams steadily unravel.


BONUS MATERIALS ON BLU-RAY™

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel
  • Welcome to Gattaca Featurette
 
CAST AND CREW

Written and Directed By: Andrew Niccol
Producers: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, Loren Dean


 
SPECS

Run Time: Approx. 106 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for brief violent images, language and some sexuality
Feature: Newly remastered in 4K with High Dynamic Range, 2.40:1 aspect ratio
Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, French (Parisian) 5.1 Dolby Digital
Every 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Reviewed

You're strolling around the shop browsing the physical media section, you stop see a favorite movie on 4K UHD Blu-ray and you wonder - "Is this worth buying again? Is there a review available? Will this blow out my new Atmos/DTS:X setup?" While you could go through our search system, we wanted to create this living document for quick easy access to every 4K UHD Blu-ray title we've reviewed - domestic U.S. releases and imports. We'll be including links to the review, cover image, and some quick tech specs about HDR grade and Audio format available. 

As we have around 1200 titles in our UHD database at the moment, this will be an ongoing effort, so bear with us as this unfolds. 


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Home Video Releases For The Week of November 24, 2020

Welcome to Episode 27, or weekly look at the highlights of what's coming to the home video market.

Happy Thanksgiving! At least, to our readers in the USA. This week's release calendar has a fair amount of titles on it, but with possible Black Friday deals, followed up by Cyber Monday, many of us will be pretty selective this week, at least on new releases. Anyone secure their new Xbox or Playstation system last week? Shopped any Criterion or Arrow Video sale titles this month?

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

First on the agenda, if you want what appears to be the most extensive release for Total Recall (1990) in 4K, you will have to import it, it has a Monday release date. You might have to find it on Zavvi if Amazon doesn't have it available. Also available, as a SteelBook but without all the extras, but keep in mind that a domestic release SteelBook is in a couple of weeks that appears identical.

Domestic 4K titles releasing on Tuesday comprises of Deadly Games (Dial Code Santa Claus,) Kino's release of Mad Max and Peninsula. The general release of The Beastmaster was pused back a month as this week's release appears to be a Black Friday Vinegar Syndrome shop release.

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

The digital release of Fatman is available this week. I love the premise, it sounds pretty original. Check out Matthew's review. I hope this comes to disc by Christmas, Paramount does have a pre-order for the disc available here.

Where to begin with this week's Blu-ray releases? I guess alphabetically til we see a highlight.

Looks like Anime has the first highlight, with the letter "A". From Sentai Filmworks, Assassins Pride: Complete Collection. Ef: A Tale of Memories - Complete Collection gets a SteelBook release this week.  Another letter A, FUNimation releases Azur Lane: The Complete Series on disc this week. Discotek's contributions this week all appear to be in their native Japanese language, no English dubs, except for the Lupin the 3rd movie.

 

LionsGate brings another Action themed movie titled Ava, this doesn't sound like a unique plot but still could be 96 minutes of decent entertainment. Delayed from last week, a film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Iron Mask. Good to see Ahnold is still making films, I actually thought of him after watching Clint Eastwood's The Mule the other night, what are some of the older film icons doing today?

The wait for Season Five of Better Call Saul is over this week, presented by Sony Home Entertainment.

I have total respect for the independent studios that license and bring us movies and TV we may never see without their efforts. Kino Lorber is one such company, and if I omit them week to week, it's not from disrespect, it's that the releases of the week might have more limited appeal. This week though, Kino is bringing you Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Collection as well as a single disc release of the movie titled Awakening, which launched the TV series. Babylon Berlin: Season 3 releases this week as well. If you're not equipped for 4K, Kino has a new Blu-ray release for Mad Max to appease you instead.

 

Criterion Collection fans look for Essential Fellini, and right now Amazon is trying to be competitive on the price of these releases. In what would have probably been a good 4K release, The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. I am grateful to see this release nevertheless, why the originating studio didn't release it is beyond me.

 

Now, for something completely different, Arrow's releasing He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection. Again, very competitive price for this right now, go for it!

If you had never imported the Monty Python's Flying Circus mega-set from Network TV, Universal offers a domestic release instead to consider.

Notable announcements from last week:

Cinema Paradiso 4K & Blu-ray versions have been delayed yet again, the new date is December 8th. Greatness takes patience, hope it is worth the wait.

Speaking of Arrow Video, they have completed a deal with Blue Underground to release Django and Texas Adios movies. The Blu-rays were listed previously but pulled. The bigger news is that they will be offering Django on 4K disc, slated for April 27th. No word on Texas Adios in 4K.

Final details and dates have been set for the Warner Archive December 2020 slate.

Sony Pictures has announced 2020 comedy/drama The Last Shift for December 29th. Order link coming very soon.

Order Links from last week's Criterion title announcement are live.

FUNimation has announced their February 2021 titles. Somewhat tepid list, some titles might interest you so check em out any way.

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

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? For sure am getting the Mad Max 4K release and Criterion Release of The Irishman. If Iron Mask appears at my local Walmart for around $15 (very probable) I will likely get it. I am interested in the Buck Rogers Complete Collection, but with all the box sets I have gotten recently though, it will go somewhere near the top of my wish list. Anime interests this week, Assassins Pride, Azur Lane and the Ef releases.



2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Pandemic Edition

It's time to hunker in your bunker this holiday season and do your best to spread some holiday cheer - while you try not to spread anything else. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic obviously has put a damper on the traditional holiday get-together where everyone travels from miles around to gorge themselves on an impressive spread. 

While delivering a full turkey dinner complete with trimmings isn't feasible for everyone; if you're looking to send someone something special - or treat-yo-self for getting through an incredibly tough year, there are options. With most movie theaters across the country closed or only showing a scant few films, the big studios dug deep into their catalogs and pull out a lot of hits for new 4K UHD Blu-rays or give fan favorites their first outing on Blu-ray. And with that, let's dig into our list

High-Def Digest's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Pandemic Edition


4K UHD Blu-ray Box Sets 

While 2020 may have been a bit of a challenge for movie theaters to get hot new titles, 4K UHD Blu-ray fans were treated to a number of in-demand fan-favorite franchises all conveniently packaged in deluxe box sets. If you have someone on your list needing the latest and greatest release of their favorite movies, here's a list of the essential 4K UHD box sets that came out in 2020: 

 

Pre-Order The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Pre-Order The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook
Pre-Order The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy 4KUHD Blu-ray Gift Set

 

 

Pre-Order The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Pre-Order The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook

Buy the Back to the Future: Ultimate Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Buy the Back to the Future: Ultimate Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Buy the Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray  

 

Buy Game Of Thrones: The Complete Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Buy Game of Thrones
: The Complete Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook

  

Buy the Columbia Classics 4K UHD Blu-ray Collection: Volume 1 

Buy the Resident Evil Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray  

 

Buy the Rambo The Complete SteelBook Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy the Stanley Kubrick 3-Film 4K Collection 

Pre-Order the Ip Man 4-Film Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray

 

Buy Star Wars The Skywalker Saga 4K UHD Blu-ray 


4K UHD Blu-ray 

With a lot of extra time spent in the home theater, 4K UHD Blu-ray fans have had a great year for catalog releases. While the franchise box sets were terrific, there were some amazing individual releases that 4K UHD adopters gobbled up and would make great gifts. 

 

Buy Jaws 45th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Buy Jaws 45th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Buy 1917 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Buy the 1917 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook
 

 

Buy the Parasite 4K UHD Blu-ray

Buy Knives Out 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Buy the Knives Out 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Buy the Spartacus 4K UHD Blu-ray 

Buy Ford V. Ferrari 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy Beetlejuice 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Buy the Beetlejuice 4K UHD Blu-ray Gift Set 
Buy the Beetlejuice 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook  

 

Buy Top Gun 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Pre-Order Top Gun 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Buy The Deer Hunter 4K UHD Blu-ray 

Buy Mad Max 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy It's A Wonder Life 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook

 

Buy Ghost in the Shell 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Buy Ghost in the Shell 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Buy Sonic The Hedgehog 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy Joker 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy the Flash Gordon Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy Home Alone 4K UHD Blu-ray
Buy the Home Alone 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook

Upcoming December 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases Now Available for Pre-order: 

Tenet - 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Blade - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Coming to America - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Akira - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Tremors - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Cinema Paradiso - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Possessor - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Vigilante - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Total Recall - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Collateral - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Beverly Hills Cop - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Chernobyl - 4K UHD Blu-ray
Léon The Professional - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 


Bingeable Television and Movie Collections

 

Buy Mission: Impossible The Original TV Series 

 

Buy the Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition 

 

Buy Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series 

 

Buy The Barbara Stanwyck Collection

 

Buy the Sergio Leone Westerns - Five Film Collection 

 

Buy the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Complete Collection 

 

Buy the One Missed Call Trilogy 

 

Buy The Good Place: The Complete Series

 

Buy The Outsider: The HBO Series 

 

Buy the Warner Archive Film Noir 4-Film Collection 

 

Buy the Warner Archive Horror Thrillers 4-Film Collection 

Buy the Warner Archive Alfred Hitchcock 4-Film Collection 


For The Criterion Collection Collector

 

Buy Fail Safe - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy The War of the Worlds (1953) - Criterion Collection 

Buy Moonstruck - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy The Great Escape - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy The Elephant Man - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy The Grand Budapest Hotel - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy Leave Her to Heaven - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy Come and See - Criterion Collection 

 

Buy Show Boat (1936) - Criterion Collection 


For the Horror / Sci-Fi Fan 

 

Buy the Zombie 4K UHD Blu-ray 

DeepStar Six 

Buy DeepStar Six 

 

Buy The Curse of the Werewolf 

 

Buy The Lighthouse 

 

Buy Creepshow: Season One 

 

Buy The Invisible Man 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy the V for Vendetta 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy The New York Ripper 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Buy The Hunt 

 

Buy The Day the Earth Caught Fire  

Horror/Sci-fi Movies Also Worth Shopping For

Maniac 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Pitch Black 4K UHD Blu-ray 

Doctor Sleep 4K UHD Blu-ray
House by the Cemetary 4K UHD Blu-ray
The Nightingale 
Graveyard Shift 
Mystery of the Wax Museum
Shivers
Split Second
Horrors of Spider Island  
Tales From The Darkside: The Movie 


A Little Something For Everyone 

 

Buy Play Misty For Me - Kino Lorber Studio Classics 

 

Buy The Wizard Collector's Edition 

 

Buy Taza Son of Cochise 3-D 

 

Buy Pretty In Pink - Paramount Presents 

 

Buy Just Mercy 

 

Buy Airplane! 40th Anniversary SteelBook 

 

Buy Uncut Gems 

 

Buy The Eagle and the Hawk 

 

Buy Kill Them All, And Come Back Alone 

 

Buy Jay and Silent Bob Reboot 

Ghost - Paramount Presents
Reflections in a Golden Eye 
Sixteen Candles 
The Hellbenders 
Fatal Attraction - Paramount Presents
The Ten Commandments 
Superman: Red Son 
King Creole - Paramount Presents 


 Odds & Ends & Stocking Stuffers 

 

SteelBooks make collecting Blu-rays and 4K UHD Blu-rays a lot of fun as they usually offer much more interesting custom artwork - but you have to take care of them! You don't want other titles rubbing alongside them or dinging into them. G2-size protective cases should fit just about every SteelBook - even ones with an extra plastic slipcover. Tell that collector you care about them and their collection. 

   

Slipcovers not only look great, keep your movie's safe, but they can also increase in value if it's a rare title. Protective cases are essential for any collector. 

 

If you have a movie fan in your home, chances are pretty good they know all about Mondo. On top of amazing limited edition custom posters, Mondo has been churning out high-end collectibles and action figures. The Creature is a recent addition to their shop. Also available in a full-color version. Other figures include Iron Giant, Kratos from God of WarCatwomanMr. Freeze, and Rick and Morty to name a few. 

 

So this isn't on Blu-ray, sadly, but it's such a great show and with Netflix's overall video quality being so hit and miss lately - this Complete Series is a great set and a great gift for anyone with a spotty internet connection. 

 

While an Amazon gift card isn't the world's greatest gift, but if you're stuck and you don't know what that movie collector on your list has or needs - this at least lets them get something they know they need on the collection shelf - or help them pre-order a new upcoming release scheduled for after the holidays.  


Take care and be safe out there

Holidays are normally a great time to get together with family to celebrate, have a great time, and exchange some gifts while eating massive amounts of food and tasty treats. 2020 hasn't been a normal year - not by a long shot. Hopefully, everyone out there is able to have a safe and fun Holiday season - even if you have to celebrate with family virtually or within your closely-knit little pod. 

The team here at High-Def Digest wants to wish you all the best and hope you're still able to enjoy yourselves. Thanks for reading and being an awesome group of folks to interact with and enjoy the love of movies and collecting. We hope this list helps make your holiday shopping a little easier - whether you're buying for someone on your list or snagging something fun for yourself. 

Happy Holidays Everyone!
- High-Def Digest Team

Mulan 2020/1998 Coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray

Without much word or fanfare - or even much of a proper press release for that matter - Disney is releasing both the animated original and the live-action remake of Mulan to 4K UHD Blu-ray with the new Mulan also getting a standard Blu-ray release with an estimated release date of 11/10/2020... or 11/22/2020 there seems to be some confusion on that point. Best Buy briefly had 11/22/2020 listed for their releases before setting the date to "Not Announced" while Target is holding to 11/10/202 for their releases, so until we see different we're going with the very sudden 11/10 date. As of this writing, Amazon doesn't appear to have either disc releases listed. If/when that changes we'll amend our listings accordingly. But for now, you can pre-order these at Best Buy. 

Both 4K UHD Blu-ray releases will be getting the standard HDR10 treatment with Dolby Atmos audio mixes, while the standard 1080p Blu-ray of the 2020 Mulan will only be getting a DTS-HD MA 7.1 track. 

If you didn't spend the extra $30 to get early access on Disney+ for the remake or if you didn't already own the original, you have a few different purchase options: 

 
Mulan (1998) 4K UHD Blu-ray - Standard Edition 

 

Mulan (1998) 4K UHD Blu-ray - Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook 

 

Mulan (2020) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - Standard Edition 

 

Mulan (2020) - 4K UHD Blu-ray - Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook

 

and if you're not on the 4K train yet...

Mulan 2020 - Blu-ray 

 

 

As soon as we acquire copies of these titles we'll cook up some reviews and roll out our thoughts. Hopefully, the Atmos tracks hold up and don't follow down Disney's usual track for being overly soft sounding. We'll just have to wait and see. 

What do you think folks? Are these on your shopping list or are you just going to stick with your Disney+ subscription for now? 

November 2020's 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases

With movie theaters struggling to reopen around the country and offer film fans a reason to venture out - the studios are giving people more reasons to stay in with an aggressive slate of 4K UHD Blu-ray releases. As we saw with October, there's plenty of room for a saturated releases slate and November is proving to be no different. From Mad Max to Cinema Paradiso to Dawn of the Dead - there's literally something for everyone this month!


November 3rd, 2020 

Game of Thrones Complete Collection 

We knew that HBO would be eventually releasing the entire series onto 4K UHD at some point, but we figured they'd stagger the releases season by season. It's honestly refreshing to see them go for broke and put the whole show out in one big box set. The problem is a number of people who already bought the first season on 4K would ultimately be buying a second copy. So far there's no word that individual seasons will be available anytime soon. That said, you can choose from the standard option or Best Buy's exclusive SteelBook collection. It all depends on how much shelf space you have to offer. 
Pre-order the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray set
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook set 

 

Antebellum 

The latest entry in the growing genre of social commentary horror, Antebellum lost out on an expansive theatrical release and went for the theater at home market with middling notices from critics and split audiences. Some folks loved this one, some folks were left nonplussed by it. If you're a fan Lionsgate is giving the film a proper 4K UHD Blu-ray release.
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

V For Vendetta 

A particularly loose and action-focused adaptation of Alan Moore's iconic graphic novel, the film is a visual feast and has developed a legion of fans ready to wear a white mask and hat at every screening. Fans of this one will have a variety of options, the standard 4K, an Amazon exclusive gift set, as well as a Best Buy exclusive SteelBook. 
Pre-order the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray
Pre-order the Amazon Exclusive 4K UH Blu-ray Gift Set  
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook
 
 

Kick-Ass SteelBook

Not new to 4KUHD Blu-ray, Lionsgate is now issuing a new Best Buy exclusive SteelBook set for Kick-Ass. There's nothing new in this set, it's the same set of discs with digital slip - the artwork is just, well, kick-ass! Read our review
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

  

Grease SteelBook

Again - not a new release necessarily - just new SteelBook packaging that actually mirrors the original release's packaging. Same discs, you get a digital slip, so if you've been waiting to spring for this Travolta classic musical, now might be a good time to jump.
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

 Forrest Gump SteelBook 

Okay, this is getting silly… Best Buy is also rereleasing this out of print SteelBook from paramount. This isn't like the recent Saving Private Ryan SteelBook rerelease where they actually included the 1080p Blu-ray disc, this is once again the same set and packaging available again. 
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 


November 17th, 2020

Westworld Season Three

After season two's shocking finale, HBO's science fiction series takes a dramatic left turn with familiar characters changing in radical ways - which some fans loved, and others not so much. Even as the series has had its ups and downs, Westworld has remained an impressive visual and auditory feast for the senses. Fans of the series get two options to continue their collection - the standard release or a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook that will arrive later on December 8th, 2020. 
Pre-order the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

  

The New Mutants

The end of the 20th Century Fox era of X-Men movies whimpers to a close with this one. Having sat on the shelf for years, the film was dropped into theaters mid-pandemic and met with tepid audiences and a lackluster critical reception. Still, for fans or franchise completionists, there are options. There's the standard release with atrocious cover artwork - or you can opt for the classy SteelBook from Best Buy. 
Pre-order the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray 
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Resident Evil: The Complete Collection

Love one or two of the films - or none at all - the Resident Evil film franchise is a strange collection of films that deviate wildly from the games while pulling in a host of familiar characters with varying results. The first film is still solid stuff and holds up well, there have already been a couple of individual releases, so it's a tad frustrating that we're not getting single film releases right out of the gate. 
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray set 

  

The Croods  

Honestly, when this first came out it felt ling a longshot prospect that this film would enjoy any longevity but it's grown into a family favorite over the years and is now making its way to 4K UHD Blu-ray from Universal Studios with HDR10 and DTS:X audio.  
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

  

It's A Wonderful Life SteelBook 

You know you're getting close to the holidays when this film gets another release. This film already got a terrific 4K UHD release, but SteelBook collectors have something to upgrade for - or if you haven't picked this set up yet, it's absolutely a must-own release.  
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook


November 24th, 2020 

Peninsula  

 

The sequel to the runaway zombie movie success Train To Busan gets a wild and crazy sequel released stateside from Well Go USA on 4K UHD Blu-ray. The film wasn't the critical darling of the first entry, but it still made its mark overseas and should be a terrific entry on 4K.  
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Mad Max

After a long absence from the format after Hannibal - Kino Lorber Studio Classics is roaring back to 4K UHD Blu-ray with the first of the iconic Mad Max franchise. This apocalyptic road movie introduced the world to Mel Gibson's star power offering action fans a barrage of high-octane crazy-blood fueled vehicular mayhem - and it should look amazing on 4K with Dolby Vision HDR 
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

  

Cinema Paradiso 

A tribute to the power and love of the movies, Giuseppe Tornatore's beautiful cinematic drama comes to 4K UHD Blu-ray from Arrow offering both cuts of the film with Dolby Vision HDR. A Genuine classic, this is a splendid piece of moviemaking that fits right at home on the format and should be a stunner. 
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Deadly Games: Dial Code Santa Claus 



Originally released October 27th exclusive to Vinegar Syndrome with Slipcover
Independent boutique studio Vinegar Syndrome continues to offer fans of the wild and weird of world cinema with this 1989 French holiday action flick. Think of it as a horror movie version of Home Alone where a small child has to defend his home and feeble grandfather from a psycho dressed as Santa on Christmas Eve! It's a perfect title for Vinegar Syndrome and should be a hell of a 4K UHD release
Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray


Notable Imports

We do our best to cover imports as best as we can, but obtaining them can be a bit tricky. More tricky now thanks to COVID as Amazon and other overseas retailers aren't shipping across the pond to the U.S. - but we have every intention of reviewing some of these as soon as we get our grubby little fingers on the copies we ordered. 

Dawn of the Dead - UK 

Long in development from Second Sight, George Romero's Dawn of the Dead is getting the full restoration it's dearly deserved with a massive 4K UHD Blu-ray release. All three versions of the film will be available with the U.S. Theatrical Cut and Director's Cut getting new 4K restorations with HDR10+ with the Argento Cut recycling the same master previously available without HDR. This massive set is coming packed with booklet and tons of new and archival bonus features. While not directly available in the U.S., DiabolikDVD, Amazon, and Zavvi are making it easy for fans to import. 
Import the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

King of New York - UK 

Arrow Video is delivering Abel Ferara's iconic 1990 thriller starring Christopher Walken, David Caruso, and Laurence Fishburne to 4K UHD offering up Dolby Vision HDR to sweeten the deal. Sadly not directly available in the U.S., outfits like Zavvi and DiabolikDVD make it easy for fans to import if Amazon UK won't ship. 
Import the 4K UHD Blu-ray 

 

Crash Limited Edition - UK 

Already available on 4K in German - with less than subtle cover artwork - David Cronenberg's bizarre thriller that marries sex and car crashes is one that needs to be seen to be believed as it speeds past any ability to cleanly describe what the heck this movie is about. 
Import the 4K UHD Blu-ray

That's what we have in store for us this November. As more titles get announced or if there's a street date change we'll update everything. There are also a few more EU imports for films like Serpico, and Three Days of the Condor among a few others that are arriving in November, but because of COVID restrictions we can't guarantee we'll be able to import them. Rest assured as soon as we can we'll give full coverage to these titles. 

 

Anything on your shopping list this month? Let us know in the Disqus Comments below! 

2009's Epic Disaster Film 2012 Coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray January 19th 2021

Disaster movie fans rejoice! Roland Emmerich's 2012 is going to pummel 4K UHD Blu-ray in 2021! The Mayans foretold this film would be upgraded to 4K UHD Blu-ray - Woody Harrelson said so during that monologue, not sure if you caught that part... 

 

This one isn't up for pre-order yet, January 19th is still a ways off, but it should be hitting online retailers soon. We also don't know if there will be any kind of retailer exclusives yet, but with Sony's recent output I'd put good money down on a Best Buy SteelBook as a possibility. We do know for sure that this film is getting a new Atmos audio mix - so while the movie itself is a bit iffy while proving to be wildly entertaining, it'll probably sound amazing! Plan your 4K budget accordingly.

Here's the full press release from Sony:

SYNOPSIS

From Roland Emmerich, director of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, comes the ultimate action-adventure movie, exploding with groundbreaking special effects. As the world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions, cities collapse and continents crumble. 2012 brings and end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson.
 
BONUS MATERIAL 
ON 4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Discovery Channel’s 2012 Apocalypse Featurette
 ON BLU-RAY DISC™
  • Interactive Mayan Calendar
  • 5 Featurettes on Bringing the Epic to Life
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision
  • Feature Commentary
  • Adam Lambert Music Video
CAST AND CREW
Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Written By: Harald Kloser & Roland Emmerich
Producers: Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon, Larry Franco
Executive Producers: Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, Michael Wimer
Cast: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton with Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson


SPECS 
Run Time: Approx. 158 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language
Feature: 2160p Ultra High Definition/2.40:1
Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
Lord of the Rings 4K & The Hobbit 4K Coming December 1st

[UPDATE 5:25am 10/8/2020]

After a flurry of posts and updates, pre-orders going live and then coming back down, incomplete info, and finally getting actual confirmation all of this was legit -- and a much needed night of sleep -- we have some firm details and pre-order information about The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases coming this December

FIRST - As how it's been reported, Peter Jackson and his team went back to the original elements to create new 4K masters for these releases - the original 35mm elements for LOTR and the digital elements for Hobbit. Both sets will include the Theatrical Cuts and the Extended Cuts. Both sets will feature HDR10 standard and Dolby VisionBoth sets will also get a Dolby Atmos audio upgrade - which should be a delight to fans all across Middle Earth. I haven't found a final slate of bonus features anywhere - there may not be many as a MUCH larger "Ultimate" set of all six films including remastered Blu-rays of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, all archival bonus features as well as new bonus features will be coming out mid-to-late 2021 to celebrate the franchise's 20th Anniversary. As for the current slate of sets arriving 12/1/2020 - you have some options... 

Both trilogies are getting standard releases, 9-discs for LOTR with The Hobbit getting 6-discs. Both trilogies are getting fancy SteelBook sets from Best Buy while Amazon is issuing a special Limited Edition Giftset of LOTR with special book packaging and a prop replica of The One Ring - which reportedly will not turn you invisible. Now all you have to decide is which set to make you precious...

The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Standard Set 

 

 

The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Amazon Giftset  

 

The Lord of the Rings The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Best Buy SteelBook

 

The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Standard 

 

The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Best Buy SteelBook 

 

That's pretty much everything for now - as we learn more we'll update the listings. Hope this release makes your Holiday season a little extra awesome this year! 

 

[UPDATE 3:10pm 10/7/2020]


Both the standard releases of The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray sets are now available to pre-order on Amazon for $89.99 each. No word on specs, but from the look of the images these don't appear to include the 1080p Blu-rays - LOTR is a 9-disc set while Hobbit appears to only be a 6-disc set. 

Again this is a developing story and as soon as we get official word from Warner Bros. we'll dish that info out. For now - here's what these standard sets look like. 

 

Interestingly the Best Buy listings for the 4K UHD SteelBooks for both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit appear to have been taken down. We'll keep an eye on that as well. Stay tuned... 

[Original Post]

This is a developing story as Warner Bros. has yet to confirm or issue an official press release about The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray trilogies. However, Best Buy now has both The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook and The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook up with a street date of 12/1/2020. So far only LOTR is actually up for pre-order but both sets have a list price of $119.99. 


Again - we don't have any technical details, don't know the final audio mix or the HDR grade. Judging from the only picture we have of the LOTR set - it looks to be a 9-disc set, each movie getting 3 discs + digital. 

As soon as Warner Bros. issues a propper press release we'll update this article with links to standard editions as well as any other possible retailer exclusives that may be coming along. 

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Are you tired of your old Blu-ray of 300? Are you eager to see Zack Snyder’s burly opus in HDR with the new Dolby Atmos Audio mix? High-Def Digest and Warner Bros. have teamed up to give away ONE copy of 300 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray! Contest starts today 9/29/2020 and ends Friday 10/4/2020 at 12:00 noon – from there I will select the winner of the contest using the scientific methods of dice rolls and coin tosses. The winner will then be notified and if all goes to well the disc will be in the mail that afternoon. If the winner has not responded within 24 hours of notification I will select the runner-up.

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This contest is open to all U.S. residents. We can’t send to a P.O. box but homes, offices, apartments – no problem.

October 2020 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases

Hope your wallet recovered after September

After a blisteringly expensive September on the 4K UHD Blu-ray release calendar - October gives your wallet a little room to breathe. While not as big a slate - there are still some fan favorites in store. Sadly Second Sight's exciting restoration of Dawn of the Dead was delayed into November so that's no longer part of this list, but there's still some great stuff. We have everything from the soul-sucking and intense Requiem for a Dream to the iconic time-traveling Back to the Future Trilogy. As usual a number of these releases are getting special retailer exclusives you get a choice between the standard packaging or something a little more exciting. 

October 6th, 2020

Zack Snyder's 300

THIS IS 4K!!! Kick your old Blu-ray's down the giant bottomless pit in the middle of the city without any guardrails! Zack Snyder's visually amazing adaptation of Frank Miller's interesting take on real-life Greek historical events gets a new 4K UHD Blu-ray release with a new Dolby Atmos audio mix and some new bonus features tossed in for good measure. Available in a standard edition or Best Buy SteelBook

Pre-order the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray
Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook

Shutter Island

Already previously released on 4K UHD Blu-ray from Paramount in a SteelBook edition, Shutter Island is toning things down for a general release. From all reports, there's nothing new about this set beyond the packaging changes. 

Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray

The Tax Collector

Currently, the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of David Ayer's most recent thriller is coming in the form of a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook release. No other retailer to-date has announced a general release for this one, but if that changes we'll keep you posted. 

Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook


October 13th, 2020

Requiem for a Dream

Nothing like a bleak look at addiction and the ravages of the mind, body, and soul to get you in the mood for Halloween! Darren Aronofsky's hypnotic deep dive into despair gets a new 4K restoration from Lionsgate. Already visually arresting on Blu-ray, this release should be gorgeous and a standout for the format. Apparently this disc will include both the R-rated Theatrical and Unrated Director's Cut.

Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray

District 9

Neil Blomkamp's intense 2009 sci-fi classic kickstarted the director's career and was a showstopper on Blu-ray. With an upsampled 4k transfer with HDR10 and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, there's every chance this one could be a stunner on the format. Maybe one day we'll get that sequel they keep bringing up every couple of years. Also available as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook - which looks pretty damn good! 

Pre-order the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray

Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook


October 20th, 2020

Back to the Future Trilogy

Doubtful anyone out there is actually excited for this one… The iconic time-traveling adventure movie trilogy is getting its long-awaited 4K restoration complete with Dolby Vision, HDR10+, as well as new Atmos audio mixes! Not content to make like a screen door on a battleship, there are three options for fans - the standard release, a slick Amazon Exclusive Gift Set with floating model hoverboard, or you can choose a snazzy Best Buy Exclusive trilogy box set! 

Pre-order the standard 4K UHD Blu-ray

Pre-order the Amazon Exclusive 4K UHD Gift Set 

Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook


October 27th

Daughters of Darkness


Blue Underground hit the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray market swinging for the bleachers and every release they've punched out so far have been absolute home runs. There's no reason this sultry Harry Kümel grindhouse classic should be any different with a new Native 4K transfer with Dolby Vision HDR along with a bunch of bonus features and the film's soundtrack on CD!

Pre-order the 4K UHD Blu-ray

Rambo: The Complete SteelBook Collection

Sadly not available when the final fifth film arrived on 4K UHD, Best Buy is now releasing a complete 5-film SteelBook set with each film getting new artwork. Disc content hasn't changed so if you've been waiting to buy the series on 4K, this is the time to do it. If you already own the series, this may not be worth the added cost. 

Pre-order the Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook

As we saw with Second Sight's release of Dawn of the Dead 4K UHD Blu-ray set - release dates are subject to change. As soon as we hear of any release date changes or any last-minute release additions, we'll let you know. Check back for full reviews of these upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray titles. 

Have a Merry Eddie Murphy Holiday Season!

December 1st 2020 – after the year to end all years with one WTF moment after another – the nation can come together and heal thanks to Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment and their decision to unleash a barrage of new Eddie Murphy releases to 4K UHD and Blu-ray! Just when we all could really use a laugh – Murphy and Paramount are going to deliver the goods with some classics and one that’s been on a lot of wish lists for years.

Not only are we getting 4K UHD Blu-ray releases of Coming to America and Beverly Hills Cop – we’re also getting new prestige Paramount Presents releases of the holiday classic Trading Places and the bizarrely amazing action/adventure/comedy The Golden Child! An eclectic collection

 

These aren’t yet up for pre-order, Amazon has some placeholders for Coming to America 4K and Beverly Hills Cop 4K, but we expect these to be available soon. Also, no word if the Coming to America 4K SteelBook will be a retailer exclusive or not, or what HDR grade or if a new Atmos/DTS:X mix will be available. We’ve reached out for clarification AND to possibly participate in a giveaway for these releases so as soon as we’ve got that info, we’ll let you know!

 

Beverly Hills Cop 4K UHD Blu-ray

Coming to America 4K UHD Blu-ray

Coming to America 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook

Trading Places (Paramount Presents)

The Golden Child (Paramount Presents)

Full Metal Jacket 4K UHD Blu-ray Giveaway

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You got a war face, right? ARRRRRGH! That’s a war face! Warner Brothers and High-Def Digest are teaming up to give away ONE copy of Stanley Kubrick’s classic
Full Metal Jacket on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The contest has some simple rules – with one key component so pay attention!

The contest runs from Tuesday, September 15th until Friday, September 18th at 12:00 Noon EST.

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1. Share the Facebook post about this contest – include the hashtag #FullMetal4KUHD
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At 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 18th the contest will close and we'll parse through the valid entries and select a winner at random through the scientific process of rolling dice and flipping coins. The contest is open to contestants in the United States – sorry can’t ship outside the U.S. – no P.O. Boxes, apartments, businesses, houses are all good.

Have fun! 

Get Your Ass To 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray – Total Recall Coming 11/23 in UK 12/8 in US

[BIG UPDATE 9:35 EST]

Lionsgate will be releasing the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 30th Anniversary of Total Recall domestically in the U.S. with the 3-Disc SteelBook edition. CONFIRMED in the press release the 4K Disc will include Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. 

Here's the full Lionsgate Press Release:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi classic gets the ultimate high-definition treatment when Total Recall arrives as a 3-disc 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) and Digital 4K Ultra HD December 8 from Lionsgate. Restored in 4K from a scan of the original 35mm negative, the visionary film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator franchise, PredatorThe 6th Day), Rachel Ticotin (Con AirFalling DownThe Eye), Oscar® nominee Sharon Stone (1995, Best Actress, Casino), and Michael Ironside (Starship TroopersScannersTop Gun).
 
Undertaken by STUDIOCANAL, the restoration was supervised by Paul Verhoeven himself. The restoration crew paid particularly high attention to preserving special-effects continuity, as Total Recall was one of the earliest films to use computer-generated images for special effects winning the Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects at the 1990 Academy Awards®.
 
Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, the Total Recall 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include a never-before-seen exclusive documentary feature as well as two brand-new featurettes. Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features Dolby Atmos, which will transport viewers from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with moving audio that flows all around them. Fans will feel like they’re inside the action as the sounds of people, places, things, and music come alive with breathtaking realism and move throughout the space.
 
The Total Recall 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.
 
Inspired by the Short Story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick  Screen Story by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Jon Povill  Screenplay by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Gary Goldman  Directed by Paul Verhoeven
 
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Fully reimagined in stunning 4K for its 30th anniversary — and remastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos — Paul Verhoeven’s out-of-this-world sci-fi thrill ride can now be experienced like never before! In this splintered-reality mind-bender, it’s the year 2084, and construction worker Quaid (Schwarzenegger) is haunted by dreams of Mars, a place he’s never been. Against his wife’s (Sharon Stone) wishes, Quaid goes to Rekall, a memory-implant company that promises a thrilling virtual trip to the red planet. But what Quaid “remembers” is that he’s a secret agent whose cover has been blown…and that he must return to Mars at any cost.
 
4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
 
Disc 1 (4K Feature Film and Special Features):
 

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
  • Theatrical Trailer

 
Disc 2 (Blu-ray Feature Film and Special Features):
 

  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven

 
Disc 3 (Blu-ray – Special Features):
                                                                             

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • Total Recall: The Special Effects” Featurette
  • “The Making of Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Imagining Total Recall” Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

 
 
CAST                                                 
Arnold Schwarzenegger         Terminator franchise, PredatorThe 6th Day
Rachel Ticotin                         Con AirFalling DownThe Eye
Sharon Stone                          Basic InstinctCasinoThe Quick and the Dead
Michael Ironside                     Starship TroopersScannersTop Gun

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1990
Title Copyright: © 1990 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Running Time: 113 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation  
4K Audio Status: English Dolby Atmos, English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio
Blu-ray Audio Status: English Dolby Atmos, English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio

StudioCanal is bringing Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 Schwarzenegger science fiction mind-bending classic to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on November 23 in the UK You have two options at the moment - a 5-Disc Collector's Edition similar their Flash Gordon release - or a trimmed down and slightly cheaper Zavvi Exclusive SteelBook. 

[UPDATE 7:45 EST]

Listings have been updated with Amazon.co.uk pre-order links for BOTH releases. It turns out the SteelBook is not a Zavvi Exclusive as previously reported. 


Total Recall 4K UHD Blu-ray 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Currently only available on Zavvi – this is a massive 5-disc 4K UHD + 2-Disc Blu-ray + 2 CD soundtrack set with a 48-page booklet, 6 art cards, and a double-sided poster. Amazon UK doesn’t have this set listed yet but I imagine it will be soon. 

This appears to only be on Zavvi’s UK website at the moment, so if you're out of that territory open the embedded link in an incognito browser:

30th Anniversary Collector's Edition

This shouldn’t prevent you from shipping stateside – I’ve had to do this for some of their releases in the past and NECA figures that are impossible to find in stores. Again, I'm sure Amazon UK will have it up at some point but for now, I've only found it on Zavvi. 
As mentioned in the update above - Amazon UK does have both releases available for pre-order on their website - were just very difficult to find. Both listings have been updated with pre-order links. Still no word on a North America / U.S. domestic release. 

Total Recall 4K UHD Blu-ray 30th Anniversary SteelBook

A 3-Disc SteelBook is available that loses the two soundtrack CDs and the swag. But the custom artwork looks pretty cool. It’s also about 20 bucks cheaper than the Collector’s Edition so that’s something to consider if we have to import this one. 

So far, I haven’t been able to find any information about HDR grading or audio mix. As soon as I find concrete info, I’ll update these listings accordingly. Also – there is no word yet of a domestic North America release of this one on 4K. It’s a popular title so one has to figure Lionsgate or a boutique studio will release it. With Arrow’s successful collaboration with StudioCanal on Flash Gordon – I hope they add this to their lineup, but we’ll see. For now, it’s awesome knowing this one is getting a 4K release and it’ll be relatively easy to import.

Obviously, as more news comes in we'll keep you updated! 

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