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Criterion Announces November Release Slate with Spike Lee's Malcolm X, Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog, and Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love Hitting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection has just revealed their November releases that includes Malcolm X, The Power of the Dog, In the Mood for Love, Daisies, and The Infernal Affairs Trilogy. 

First up is the 1966 Czech New Wave film  Daisies  from director Věra Chytilová arriving on Blu-ray November 1.

Daisies - Criterion Collection 

If the entire world is bad, why shouldn’t we be? Adopting this insolent attitude as their guiding philosophy, a pair of hedonistic young women (Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová), both named Marie, embark on a gleefully debauched odyssey of gluttony, giddy destruction, and antipatriarchal resistance, in which nothing is safe from their nihilistic pursuit of pleasure. But what happens when the fun is over? Matching her anarchic message with an equally radical aesthetic, director Věra Chytilová, with the close collaboration of cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera, unleashes an optical storm of fluctuating film stocks, kaleidoscopic montages, cartoonish stop-motion cutouts, and surreal costumes designed by Ester Krumbachová, who also cowrote the script. The result is Daisies, the most defiant provocation of the Czechoslovak New Wave, an exuberant call to rebellion aimed squarely at those who uphold authoritarian oppression in any form.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholars Daniel Bird and Peter Hames
  • New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova
  • Documentary from 2002 about director Věra Chytilová
  • Documentary about the artistic collaboration among Chytilová, cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera, and screenwriter Ester Krumbachová
  • Two short films from 1962 by Chytilová: A Bagful of Fleas and Ceiling
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation 
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carmen Gray

 

1966 • 76 minutes • Color • Monaural • In Czech with English subtitles • 1.37:1 aspect ratio


Also on November 1, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love  will be getting an upgrade to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

In the Mood for Love 

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching sound¬track and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bing, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past two decades of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 

  • 4K digital restoration with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, both supervised and approved by director Wong Kar Wai
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Documentary from 2001 by Wong, chronicling the making of the film
  • Hua yang de nian hua (2000), a short film by Wong
  • Interview and cinema lesson from 2001 featuring Wong
  • Press conference from the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival with actors Maggie Cheung Man Yuk and Tony Leung Chiu Wai
  • Interview from 2012 with critic Tony Rayns about the soundtrack
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Wong
  • Music video
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by novelist Charles Yu

 

2000 • 98 minutes • Color • 5.1 surround • In Cantonese with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio


On November 8, Jane Campion's western The Power of the Dog  will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray.

The Power of the Dog 

Jane Campion returns to the kind of mythic frontier landscape—pulsating with both freedom and menace—that she previously traversed in The Piano in order to plumb the masculine psyche in The Power of the Dog, set against the desolate plains of 1920s Montana and adapted by the filmmaker from Thomas Savage’s novel. After a sensitive widow (Kirsten Dunst) and her enigmatic, fiercely loving son (Kodi Smit-Mcphee) move in with her gentle new husband (Jesse Plemons), a tense battle of wills plays out between them and his brutish brother (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose frightening volatility conceals a secret torment, and whose capacity for tenderness, once reawakened, may offer him redemption or destruction. Campion, who won an Academy Award for her direction here, charts the repressed desire and psychic violence coursing among these characters with the mesmerizing control of a master at the height of her powers.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 

  • 4K digital master, approved by director Jane Campion, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray and 4K UHD editions
  • For the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Interview with Campion about the making of the film
  • Program featuring interviews with members of the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage captured on location in New Zealand
  • Interview with Campion and composer Jonny Greenwood about the film’s score
  • Conversation among Campion, director of photography Ari Wegner, actor Kirsten Dunst, and producer Tanya Seghatchian, moderated by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins
  • New interview with novelist Annie Proulx 
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

 

2021 • 128 minutes • Color • Dolby Atmos/5.1 surround • 2.28:1 aspect ratio


The critically-acclaimed Hong Kong crime-drama triple feature The Infernal Affairs Trilogy  arrives on Blu-ray on the 15th.

The Infernal Affairs Trilogy 

The Hong Kong crime drama was jolted to new life with the release of the Infernal Affairs trilogy, a bracing, explosively stylish critical and commercial triumph that introduced a dazzling level of narrative and thematic complexity to the genre with its gripping saga of two rival moles—played by superstars Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah—who navigate slippery moral choices as they move between the intersecting territories of Hong Kong’s police force and its criminal underworld. Set during the uncertainty of the city-state’s handover from Britain to China and steeped in Buddhist philosophy, these ingeniously crafted tales of self-deception and betrayal mirror Hong Kong’s own fractured identity and the psychic schisms of life in a postcolonial purgatory.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restorations, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
  • Audio commentaries for Infernal Affairs and Infernal Affairs II featuring codirectors Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak and screenwriter Felix Chong Man-keung
  • Alternate ending for Infernal Affairs
  • New interview with Lau and Mak
  • Archival interviews with Lau, Mak, Chong, and actors Andy Lau Tak-wah, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Anthony Wong Chau-sang, Kelly Chen Wai-lam, Edison Chen Koon-hei, Eric Tsang Chi-wai, and Chapman To Man-chak
  • Making-of programs
  • Behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and outtakes 
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations 
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Justin Chang

Finally on the 22nd, Spike Lee's Malcolm X  starring Denzel Washington will arrive on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as well as standard Blu-ray format.

Malcolm X 

One of the most electrifying heroes of the twentieth century receives an appropriately sweeping screen biopic, rich in both historical insight and propulsive cinematic style, courtesy of visionary director Spike Lee. Built around an extraordinary performance from Denzel Washington, Malcolm X draws on the iconic civil rights leader’s autobiography to trace his journey of empowerment, from a childhood riven by white-supremacist violence to a life of petty crime to his conversion to Islam and rebirth as a fearless fighter for Black liberation, whose courage and eloquence inspired oppressed communities the world over. An epic of impeccable craft that was made with Lee’s closest creative collaborators and is buoyed by commanding performances from Delroy Lindo, Angela Bassett, Al Freeman Jr., and others, this is a passionate monument to a man whose life continues to serve as a model of principled resistance.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack 
  • For the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Spike Lee, Dickerson, editor Barry Alexander Brown, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter
  • New conversation between Lee and journalist and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper
  • New interviews with actor Delroy Lindo and composer Terence Blanchard
  • Program about the making of the film, featuring Lee, Dickerson, Brown, Blanchard, Carter, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, actor Ossie Davis, Reverend Al Sharpton, former Warner Bros. executive Lucy Fisher, producers Preston Holmes and Jon Kilik, production designer Wynn Thomas, casting director Robi Reed, and Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Malcolm X (1972), a feature-length documentary produced by Marvin Worth and Arnold Perl and directed by Perl, narrated by actor James Earl Jones
  • Deleted scenes with introductions by Lee
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by Cooper, excerpts from Lee’s 1992 book By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of “Malcolm X” . . ., and Davis’s eulogy for Malcolm X

 

1992 • 201 minutes • Color/Black & White • 5.1 surround • 1.85:1 aspect ratio


As always, we will update the website as soon as the preorders for all of these releases are posted.

Steven Soderbergh's The Limey Announced for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital in a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook on October 11

The 1999 crime-drama starring Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman, and Peter Fonda is getting a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital SteelBook exclusively at Best Buy on October 11.   

Oscar® nominees Terence Stamp (Billy Budd), Lesley Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria), and Peter Fonda (Ulee’s Gold) team up with the director of Out of Sight and Sex, Lies, and Videotape for this critically acclaimed thriller that Newsday called “a lean and mean treat for savvy action lovers.” British ex-con Wilson (Terence Stamp) arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter’s “accidental” death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), is no easy target. Propelled into an increasingly brutal search for truth, Wilson, with single-mindedness and terrifying precision, moves unstoppably toward revenge.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition does not appear to include Dolby Atmos but will have Dolby Vision. Bonus features include two audio commentaries and an isolated score track.

The Limey - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteeBook)
The Limey - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

Order your copy now and here is the full press release:


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4K Ultra HD™ (+ Blu-ray™ + Digital) Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook®
Street Date: 10/11/22
SRP: $27.99

 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Vengeance has no boundaries in the crime-drama, The Limey, which arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SteelBook October 11 from Lionsgate. Starring Oscar® nominees Terence Stamp (1962, Actor in a Supporting Role, Billy Budd), Lesley Ann Warren (1982, Actress in a Supporting Role, Victor/Victoria), and Peter Fonda (1997, Actor in a Leading Role, Ulee’s Gold), The Limey follows a British ex-con searching for the truth about his daughter’s “accidental” death. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight and Sex, Lies, and Videotape), The Limey will be available for the suggested retail price of $27.99.
 
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Oscar® nominees Terence Stamp (Billy Budd), Lesley Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria), and Peter Fonda (Ulee’s Gold) team up with the director of Out of Sight and Sex, Lies, and Videotape for this critically acclaimed thriller that Newsday called “a lean and mean treat for savvy action lovers.” British ex-con Wilson (Terence Stamp) arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter’s “accidental” death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), is no easy target. Propelled into an increasingly brutal search for truth, Wilson, with single-mindedness and terrifying precision, moves unstoppably toward revenge.
 
CAST
Terence Stamp                       The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Billy Budd
Lesley Ann Warren                 Victor/Victoria, Clue, TV’s “Daredevil”
Luis Guzman                          Traffic, Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love
Barry Newman                        Vanishing Point, Bowfinger, Daylight
and Peter Fonda                     Easy Rider, 3:10 to Yuma, Ulee’s Gold
 
 
STEELBOOK SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with director Steven Soderbergh and writer Lem Dobbs
  • Audio commentary with Steven Soderbergh, Lem Dobbs, and actors Peter Fonda, Terence Stamp, Barry Newman, and Lesley Ann Warren
  • Isolated score


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1999
Title Copyright: The Limey © 1999 Artisan Pictures, Inc. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2022 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Catalog
Rating: Rated R for violence and language
Genre: Crime, Drama
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English and Spanish Subtitles, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 89 minutes
4K Ultra HD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 (1.78:1) Presentation, Dolby Vision
4K Ultra HD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
Artist Information: Greg Ruth

Top Gun: Maverick Taking It Right Into The Danger Zone on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray November 1st!

Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

Highway to the Danger Zone
Gonna take it right into the Danger Zone
Highway to the Danger Zone
Ride into, the Danger Zone

Top Gun: Maverick pulls some Gs flying onto 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray November 1st. 
Digital release coming August 23rd.

With a monumental post-pandemic box office run, Tom Cruise scores the biggest film of his career - and it's still pulling in amazing bucks in theaters. After toppling Titanic for the number 7 spot on the all-time Highest-Grossing films in the U.S. (not adjusted for inflation), Top Gun: Maverick has a real shot at taking out Avengers: Infinity War and possibly even Black Panther in the 6th and 5th positions respectively. 

After a long wait, fans will finally be able to bring this amazing sequel home. Since it'll drop in time for Thanksgiving, you'll be able to demo your A/V rig with what is sure to be a pinnacle release on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The 4K set will sport Dolby Vision HDR with Atmos audio so crank it LOUD. The press release didn't stipulate aspect ratio but we're hoping it holds to something close to what we got with IMAX. 

Top Gun: Maverick - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Top Gun: Maverick - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook (Artwork still TBA) 

Top Gun: 2-Film Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Top Gun: Maverick - Blu-ray

As we learn more about these releases - that aspect ratio is the main question mark for a lot of folks, we'll fill in the gaps as best we can. Until then, get those pre-orders in! Your pre-orders really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running - so thank you. 

Here's the full press release from Paramount:


“One of the greatest movies ever made”
-Joey Paur, Geek Tyrant
 
“A high-octane spectacle the likes of which the world has never seen”
-Matt Neglia, Next Best Picture
 
“The perfect adrenaline rush”
-Emma Stefansky, Thrillist
  
TOM CRUISE STARS IN THE YEAR’S BIGGEST MOVIE EVENT
SEE IT AGAIN IN THEATRES
AND BRING IT HOME ON DIGITAL AUGUST 23, 2022
WITH OVER 110 MINUTES OF BONUS CONTENT


ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY & DVD NOVEMBER 1

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Tom Cruise stars in the global phenomenon TOP GUN: MAVERICK, the #1 film of 2022 with over $1.3 billion in worldwide box office and the highest grossing film of the producer/actor’s acclaimed career.  Hailed as “spectacular” (Brian Truitt, USA Today), “breathtaking” (Don Kaye, Den of Geek) and “jaw-dropping” (Sean O’Connell, Cinemablend) TOP GUN: MAVERICK lands on Digital August 23, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD November 1 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 
 
The TOP GUN: MAVERICK Digitalrelease takes fans deep inside the making of the global smash hit with over 110 minutes of action-packed bonus content.  Witness the cast’s intense flight training program, go behind-the-scenes as the filmmakers capture the most spectacular aerial sequences ever, and push the limits beyond Mach-10 with an experimental aircraft specially designed for the movie.  Plus, Tom Cruise shares his passion for aviation as he pilots his own aircraft and discusses his incredible career at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.  Finally, enjoy two music videos from Lady Gaga and OneRepublic.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK DigitalBonus Content
 
Cleared For Take Off—Witness the most intense film training program as the cast prepare themselves for filming while pulling multiple G's in a fighter plane.
 
Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick—Prepare to take flight as you go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick on a journey to capture the most spectacular aerial sequences ever!
 
A Love Letter To Aviation—Tom Cruise shares his passion for aviation as he pilots his own aircraft, a vintage World War II P-51 Mustang, which would have been the Top Gun aircraft of its day.
 
Forging The Darkstar—Pushing the limits beyond Mach-10, the future of aviation is unveiled through an impressive experimental aircraft specially designed for the movie.
 
Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival—Tom Cruise discusses his incredible career at the flagship event of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
 
“Hold My Hand” – Lady Gaga Music Video—Watch Lady Gaga's music video for her standout lead single hit on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.
 
“I Ain’t Worried” – OneRepublic Music Video—Check out the music video to the original new song from OneRepublic.
 
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Teaser Trailer - We all share the same fate. Watch the official teaser trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One starring Tom Cruise. Coming to theatres 2023.
 
 
 
TOP GUN: MAVERICK 4K Ultra HD
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, and Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), which delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.**  The film will also be available in a 4K Ultra HD SteelBook. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as “Cleared For Take Off,” “Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Love Letter To Aviation,” “Forging The Darkstar,” “Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival,” and the two music videos. 
 
TOP GUN: MAVERICK Blu-ray
The TOP GUN: MAVERICK Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with Dolby Atmos. The Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as “Cleared For Take Off,” “Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Love Letter To Aviation,” “Forging The Darkstar,” and the two music videos. 
                 
TOP GUN: MAVERICK DVD
The DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
 
TOP GUN: MAVERICK Synopsis
After more than 30 years of service as a top naval aviator, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot. Yet, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past when he returns to TOP GUN to train a group of elite graduates and comes face-to-face with Lt. Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his former wingman, "Goose". Bitter rivalries ignite as the pilots prepare for a specialized mission, which will require the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.
 
 
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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 Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide.  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.  
 

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Street Dates:              August 23, 2022 (Digital)
                                    November 1, 2022 (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD)
U.S. Rating:                 PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some strong language

Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 3 Arriving October 25

 Six more acclaimed films will be bundled together in the third limited-edition set this October 25. The films included are: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, TO SIR, WITH LOVE, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, ANNIE and AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

The films will be presented in 4K Dolby Vision with High Dynamic Range and four will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. This set also includes an extensive hardbound 80-page book "featuring in-depth sections about the making of each film within the set via six all-new incisive essays from renowned writers—including a special exclusive essay from award-winning writer/director James L. Brooks on his 1997 classic, AS GOOD AS IT GETS!"

Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 3

Each film in the set comes with numerous supplements -- many of which are new or  have been unavailable for decades.  See the full press release for the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 3 gift set included below.


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The Third Volume in the Acclaimed and Award-Winning Series
From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

 

COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION VOLUME 3

 

 

Six Landmark Films from the Columbia Pictures Library
Debut on 4K Ultra HD For the First Time October 25th 

 

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT ~ FROM HERE TO ETERNITY ~
TO SIR, WITH LOVE ~ THE LAST PICTURE SHOW ~ ANNIE ~
AS GOOD AS IT GETS

 

Exclusively Available on 4K Disc in this Limited-Edition Set,
Includes an 80-Page Hardbound Book on the History & Impact of the Films and Over 35 Hours of New and Archival Special Features

 

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 10, 2022) – Continuing the fan-favorite and award-winning series, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to debut six more acclaimed and iconic films from its library on 4K Ultra HD disc for the first time ever, exclusively within the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION VOLUME 3, available October 25. This must-own set includes films that have resonated and endured, with stars and stories that have reverberated through cinema history: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, TO SIR, WITH LOVE, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, ANNIE and AS GOOD AS IT GETS. Each film is presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range, and four of the films have all-new Dolby Atmos mixes.

 

The six films in the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION VOLUME 3 are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special limited edition collector’s set. Included with the collection is a gorgeous hardbound 80-page book, featuring in-depth sections about the making of each film within the set via six all-new incisive essays from renowned writers—including a special exclusive essay from award-winning writer/director James L. Brooks on his 1997 classic, AS GOOD AS IT GETS!


The set also includes a variety of rare related features and TV episodes, expanding the worlds of several of the included films—some of which haven’t been available in decades! From a 1932 cinematic incarnation of Annie to a nearly 5-hour 1979 TV miniseries adaptation of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY—and much more!—these supplemental additions round out this must-own gift set, perfectly timed for holiday gift-giving.


IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

SYNOPSIS

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert team up for laughs as mismatched lovers in this 1934 screwball comedy classic. Spoiled Ellie Andrews (Colbert) escapes from her millionaire father (Walter Connolly), who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman, Peter Warne (Gable). When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love. Directed by Frank Capra, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT was the first movie to be honored with all five major Oscars®: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.


IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Disc Breakdown

  • 4K Ultra HD Includes:
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Feature:
  • NEW: YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM IT – 1956 remake of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, starring June Allyson and Jack Lemmon. Newly remastered in HD!
    • Blu-ray Includes:
      • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
      • Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
      • Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary featuring Frank Capra, Jr.
  • Frank Capra, Jr. Remembers It Happened One Night Featurette
  • Screwball Comedy? Featurette
  • Original Live Radio Broadcast
  • Advertising Materials
  • Theatrical Trailer

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is not rated.
 

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

SYNOPSIS

In this landmark film, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair. Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Winner of eight Oscars®, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting awards for Sinatra in a career-defining role and for Donna Reed as a not-so-wholesome club hostess.


FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Disc Breakdown

  • 4K Ultra HD Includes:
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • Dolby Atmos English audio
    • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Features:
  • NEW: Strength and Sacrifice: The Making of From Here to Eternity
  • NEW: Eternal History Revisited Featurettes
  • NEW: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY 1980 TV Pilot – the TV pilot starring William Devane and Barbara Hershey, presented in SD!*
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Feature Blu-ray Includes:
    • Feature presented in high definition
    • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Dolby Digital Mono
    • Special Features:
  • Eternal History: Graphics-in-Picture Track
  • Audio Commentary featuring Tim Zinnemann and Alvin Sargent
  • Making of From Here to Eternity
  • Excerpt from “Fred Zinnemann - As I See It

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY has a run time of approximately 118 minutes and is not rated.

TO SIR, WITH LOVE

SYNOPSIS

A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who turns to teaching in London's tough East End. The graduating class, led by Denham (Christian Roberts), Pamela (Judy Geeson) and Barbara (Lulu, who also sings the hit title song), sets out to destroy Thackeray as they did his predecessor by breaking his spirit. But Thackeray, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a work force where they must stand or fall on their own. Celebrating its 55th anniversary.


TO SIR, WITH LOVE Disc Breakdown

  • 4K Ultra HD Includes:
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
    • Dolby Atmos English audio
    • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Features:
  • NEW: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier
  • NEW: TO SIR, WITH LOVE 1974 TV Pilot – Hari Rhodes stars in this rare TV adaptation of the 1967 classic film, presented in HD!
  • Blu-ray Includes:
    • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
    • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary featuring Actor Judy Geeson and Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
  • Audio Commentary featuring Novelist E.R. Braithwaite and Author / Teacher Salome Thomas-El
  • NEW: TO SIR, WITH LOVE II – the 1992 TV-movie sequel to the 1967 classic, starring Sidney Poitier and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, presented in HD!
  • NEW: To Potter, With Love Featurette
  • NEW: Beginnings of an Acting Career Featurette
  • Those Schoolboy Days Featurette
  • Look and Learn Featurette
  • E.R. Braithwaite: In His Own Words Featurette
  • Lulu and the B-Side Featurette
  • Miniskirts, Blue Jeans and Pop Music! Featurette
  • To Sidney, With Love Featurette
  • Principal El: He Chose to Stay Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

TO SIR, WITH LOVE has a run time of approximately 105 minutes and is not rated.

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

SYNOPSIS

Released in 1971 to critical acclaim and public controversy, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW garnered eight Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and was hailed as the most important work by a young American director since Citizen Kane. A surprisingly frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores in small-town Texas, the film features a talent-laden cast led by Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd and Timothy Bottoms. Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson each won Oscars® for their work in supporting roles. Featuring both director Peter Bogdanovich’s preferred 1999 Definitive Director’s Cut and the 1971 Theatrical version on 4K Ultra HD.


THE LAST PICTURE SHOW Disc Breakdown

  • Director’s Cut 4K Ultra HD Includes:
    • Director’s Cut presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
    • Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Theatrical Version 4K Ultra HD Includes:
    • 1971 Theatrical version presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
    • Original Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Feature Blu-ray Includes:
    • Director’s Cut presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
    • Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Peter Bogdanovich
    • NEW: A Tribute to Peter Bogdanovich
    • The Last Picture Show: A Look Back Documentary 
    • A Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
    • Location Footage
    • Promotional Featurette 
    • Theatrical Trailers

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW has a run time of approximately 118 minutes and is rated R. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW: DIRECTOR’S CUT has a run time of approximately 126 minutes and is rated R for sexuality, nudity and language.

ANNIE

SYNOPSIS

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, ANNIE is the story of everyone’s favorite plucky, red-haired orphan! One day Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for a week with the famous billionaire “Daddy” Warbucks (Albert Finney). One week turns into many, and the only person standing in the way of Annie’s fun is Miss Hannigan, the tyrannical ruler of the orphanage (played to hilarious perfection by Carol Burnett). Will Miss Hannigan’s zany attempts to kidnap the irrepressible Annie succeed? Sing along with the unforgettable songs and experience this beloved musical!


ANNIE Disc Breakdown

  • 4K Ultra HD Includes:
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
    • Dolby Atmos English audio
    • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Original 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Feature:
      • NEW: LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE – 1932 feature starring Mitzi Green as Annie, newly restored and presented in HD!
  • Feature Blu-ray Includes:
    • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
    • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Original 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Features:
  • NEW: Cast Audio Commentary - featuring all-new reflections from stars Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry and Roseanne Sorrentino
  • NEW: Aileen Quinn: A Conversation
  • NEW: Behind the Music with Charles Strouse
  • NEW: Looking Back: Behind the Scenes
    • Annie’s Journey to the Screen
    • “Easy Street”
    • “I Don’t Need Anything But You”
    • Making a Finale (no audio)
  • Sing-Along with Annie!
  • My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn
  • Musical Performance by Play: "It's the Hard-Knock Life"
  • Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

ANNIE has a run time of approximately 127 minutes and is rated PG.

AS GOOD AS IT GETS

SYNOPSIS

Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding, Jr., star in James L. Brooks' hit comedy, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Nicholson gives a show-stopping Academy Award®-winning performance as Melvin Udall, an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness, along with waitress Carol Connelly (Helen Hunt, in an Academy Award®-winning performance), helps put Melvin back in the human race. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture (1997).


AS GOOD AS IT GETS Disc Breakdown

  • 4K Ultra HD Includes:
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
    • Dolby Atmos English audio
    • Original 5.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Feature Blu-ray Includes:
    • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
    • Original 5.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary featuring Director James L. Brooks, Stars Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear, Editor Richard Marks, Producer Laurence Mark and Composer Hans Zimmer
  • NEW: Deleted Scenes
    • Melvin Stalls Victor with Intro from James L. Brooks
    • “Kiss Her, Man!” Original Ending
  • NEW: Behind the Scenes Footage
  • NEW: The Making of As Good As It Gets Featurette
  • NEW: Archival Theatrical EPK Soundbites
  • Theatrical Trailer

AS GOOD AS IT GETS has a run time of approximately 139 minutes and is rated PG-13 for strong language, thematic elements, nudity and a beating. 

EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC INCLUDES:
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY the nearly 5-hour 1979 TV miniseries starring Natalie Wood, William Devane and Peter Boyle, presented in high definition* 

*Select instances of music have been removed for this presentation.
 
Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Master Shake, Frylock, & Meatwad Save The Day on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray in Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm - Nov. 8 2022

Cus they are the Aqua Teens and the homies say ho and the girlies wanna scream, they're coming to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in an all-new big-screen cinematic adventure... but on the small screen at your home. 

We don't know a whole lot yet about his new feature-length adventure of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad - and hopefully Carl and any number of favorite characters, but it should be hilarious! We also don't have full specs for audio and HDR, we've reached out for more info there and will offer that up as soon as we know more. This will be on Blu-ray but we don't have the artwork for that edition yet. Both have listings on Amazon, but aren't yet up for pre-order when they are we'll update our listings ASAP. 

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Here's the full press release:


Everyone’s Favorite Fast-Food Trio Is Back

With An All-New Original Movie

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm 

Get on the Case November 8, 2022

With The Release on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ 

BURBANK, CA (August 6, 2022) It was announced today at the Adult Swim Festival by Aqua Teen Hunger Force creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro that an all-new mystery-adventure with Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad is on the way! The all-new original movie titled Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm is coming to Digital, 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray on November 8, 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. This is the second film adaptation inspired from one of Adult Swim’s longest running animated series – Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm is priced to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray (USA $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) as well as on Digital. Preorders will be available on August 7, 2022.

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm 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.

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil (voiced by everyone’s favorite Peter Serafinowicz) and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer (Paul Walter Hauser, who is everyone’s favorite).

“Maiellaro and I are excited to finally bring book IIV of the Aqua Teen Plantasm series to the big screen that is little and inside your house. It’s funny and entertaining and it has colorful drawings that move about in a rapid fashion, but not so rapid as to cause seizures,” said Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator and executive producer Dave Willis. “Luxuriate your eyes in our updated animation! Revel in the mature themes and coherent storytelling! This is not your grandad’s Aqua Teen! Also, this movie has no superheroes in it. That is the Aqua Teen Hunger Force guarantee: no superheroes! No star war stuff either. If you’re looking for a star war or a yoda, this is probably not the movie for you. Do you doubt me? Watch the movie. And if you don’t like it, you have no taste and your “hot take" is not one to be trusted. I just trolled you, son. Now tweet @adultswim with your pointless rage. Bring the thunder!”

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm stars Carey Means (“Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “The Brak Show”) as Frylock, Dana Snyder (“Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Squidbillies”) as Master Shake, and co-creator Dave Willis (“Squidbillies,” “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell”) as Meatwad. The film also stars Peter Serafinowicz (“The Tick”), Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”), Natasha Rothwell (“White Lotus”), Robert Smigel (“Bob’s Burgers”) and Tim Robinson (“Detroiters”). The movie was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and produced by Williams Street Productions. In 2023 Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm will also be available for streaming on HBO Max and will air on Adult Swim.

 BONUS FEATURES

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

BASICS

Release Date: November 8, 2022

Presented in 16x9 widescreen format

Feature Running Time: Approx. 79

Enhanced Content Running Time: Approx. 172 min

Rating: Rated R for language, crude sexual content and some violence

4K ULTRA HD

Price: $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP

Audio – French-Parisian, Latin-Spanish

Subtitles – French-Parisian, Latin-Spanish

BLU-RAY

Price: $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP

Audio – ENG, French-Parisian, Japanese, Latin-Spanish

Subtitles – ENG-SDH, French-Parisian, Japanese, Latin-Spanish, Dutch

Baz Luhrmann’s "Elvis" Will Rock 'N Roll to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray September 13

The biopic drama starring Austin Butler (“The Dead Don’t Die,” “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood”) and Tom Hanks arrives on digital August 9th with physical media (4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD) hitting stores on September 13.   

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

Both the Blu-ray and the 4K UHD packages include several featurettes and a lyric video as well as a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

Elvis - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Elvis - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

Elvis - Blu-ray
Elvis - Blu-ray
 

The full press release is available below.


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“Austin Butler is stellar, truly, a star is born here.”

Jim Vejvoda, IGN

 

“A dazzling, splatter-paint evocation of the myth and the man.”

Joshua Rothkopf, Entertainment Weekly

 

Baz Luhrmann’s

“ELVIS”

COMES HOME FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

Premium Digital Ownership 

debuts early on August 9

4K, Blu-ray™ and DVD arrive on September 13  

Burbank, CA, August 2 – Experience an epic exploration of the life and music of Elvis Presley when “Elvis” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on August 9. The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann from a screenplay by Luhrmann & Sam Bromell and Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, based on a story by Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, and stars Austin Butler (“The Dead Don’t Die,” “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood”) and Tom Hanks (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Forrest Gump”). The film will also be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on September 13.

  • On August 9, “Elvis” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies.
  • On September 13, “Elvis” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD. “Elvis” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

“Elvis” 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.

SYNOPSIS

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

 

DIGITAL, 4K & BLU-RAY ELEMENTS 

“Elvis” Premium Digital Ownership contains the following special features:  

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

“Elvis” 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features: 

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

Your Movies, Together at Last.TM MOVIES ANYWHERE lets you enjoy your favorite purchased or redeemed digital movies combined in one simplified, personal collection. MOVIES ANYWHERE brings together movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment. MOVIES ANYWHERE offers a library of over 7,900 digital movies, including new releases, and old favorites, and the user experience will continue to grow as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the MOVIES ANYWHERE app and website, consumers can connect their MOVIES ANYWHERE account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies across multiple devices and platforms. Participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Xfinity, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, FandangoNOW, Verizon Fios TV and DIRECTV. Consumers may also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Discs™ and DVDs from participating studios: just look for the MOVIES ANYWHERE logo, redeem the code, then instantly enjoy your movie.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

 BASICS

 

PRODUCT                                                                            SRP

                                                4K UHD Combo Pack                                                                        $29.99

Blu-ray                                                                                                $24.99

DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

 

Digital Ownership: August 9, 2022

PVOD: August 9, 2022

4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 13, 2022

 

DVD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

BD Languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

4K Languages: Canadian French, English, , Latin Spanish

DVD Subtitles: Canadian French, English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

4K Subtitles: Swedish, Latin Spanish, Norwegian,  Parisian French, Canadian French, Finnish, Danish, English SDH 

Running Time: 159 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material and smoking

DVD: DLBY/DGTL

Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

4K: ATMOS TrueHD 

 

THE CREDITS

 

About “Elvis” 

The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann from a screenplay by Luhrmann & Sam Bromell and Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, based on a story by Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, produced by Luhrmann, Oscar winner Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, with Toby Emmerich, Courtenay Valenti and Kevin McCormick executive producing.

 

The ensemble stars Austin Butler (“The Dead Don’t Die,” “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood”) and Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”), alongside Helen Thomson (“Top of the Lake: China Girl,” “Rake”); Richard Roxburgh (“Moulin Rouge!” “Breath,” “Hacksaw Ridge”); Olivia DeJonge (“The Society,” “The Visit,” “Stray Dolls”); singer/songwriter Yola; model Alton Mason; musician Gary Clark Jr.; artist Shonka Dukureh; Luke Bracey (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “Point Break”); Natasha Bassett (“Hail, Caesar!”); David Wenham (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “Lion,” “300”); Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “The High Note”); Xavier Samuel (“Adore,” “Love & Friendship,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”); Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”); Dacre Montgomery (“Stranger Things,” “The Broken Heart Gallery”); Leon Ford (“Gallipoli,” “The Pacific”); Kate Mulvany (“The Great Gatsby,” “Hunters”); Gareth Davies (“Peter Rabbit,” “Hunters”); Charles Grounds (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Camp”); Josh McConville (“Fantasy Island”); and Adam Dunn (“Home and Away”). 

 

 

A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, A Bazmark Production, A Jackal Group Production, A Baz Luhrmann Film, “Elvis.”

Summer Is Still Scorching Hot - Keep Cool With HDD's August 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide

Just because it's hot outside doesn't mean you can't keep cool and comfortable inside adding some new releases and fan favorites to your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collection! 

Not that long ago August used to be a relatively slow month for new releases. Then the pandemic hit and completely upended the game. Now we're getting a wide swath of recent theatrical releases as well as a great selection of fan favorites coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. We used to need these few weeks at the end of summer to recharge and gear up for fall and the holidays, now there's no rest for the weary - and there's no respite for your wallet! From family-friendly flicks to creepy science fiction and horror flicks, there's something for every collector to close out summer.

August 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 


August 2nd, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

Flatliners - 4K Ultra HD 

 

Tenebrae - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Retail Edition

 

Tenebrae - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Exclusive Edition 

 


August 9th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook

 

Event Horizon - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Doom - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Green Planet - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Heat - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Heat - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 

 


August 16th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 

Child’s Play - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Child’s Play - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 

 

Child’s Play 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Child’s Play 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Red Dawn - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Red Dawn - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 

 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Heavy Metal - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Edition 

 

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


August 23rd, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

Dirty Dancing - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Edition 

 

Dog Soldiers - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Paths of Glory - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Dragons Forever - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Drive (1997) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


August 30th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

Cat People - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Faceless - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Warrior - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 

 

 


And that is everything that's getting released stateside on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for August 2022. Right now all of these dates are set and firm, but it's always possible for a last-minute schedule change. If/when that happens we'll update our listings as soon as we can. We're going to do our best to dig through all of these and crank out reviews ASAP. 

As always - thanks again for your pre-orders! They really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

Happy collecting!

More Michael Myers and The Return of the Living Dead on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in October from Scream Factory

While the kiddos are getting dressed up and out begging for candy from total strangers, you can hunker in your home theater and enjoy four more fan-favorite fright flicks on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Scream Factory! 


With the Halloween season coming in fast, we were waiting for Scream Factory to make a few announcements. THey already had a stacked September with
Army of Darkness, Evil Dead (2013), John Carpenter's The Fog, and Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse all coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. After some rumors and early postings on various retailer websites, Scream Factory now has their October horror titles up for pre-order on the Shout! Store. 

Here's what's digging up out of its grave and into your collection...

The Return of the Living Dead - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

 

This is actually the title we know the least about right now. Scream Factory already unleashed a pretty terrific Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Return of the Living Dead so we imagine most if not all of those features and extras will port over. Will there be Atmos? Will the original mono include all of the songs? We don't know yet. Their listing on their shop is pretty sparse. And because Shout/Scream hasn't yet thrown out a wide official announcement, we can only speculate HDR grade at this point but don't be surprised about Dolby Vision. Return of the Living Dead is slated to drop on October 18th - a Limited Edition with four enamel pins and a poster is up for Pre-order too.


The Halloween 4K Collection (1995-2002)
- 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Coming October 4th, 2022 - This is a large three-film, eight-disc set. Why a 4K Halloween box set, now but not for the first five films? you might ask. Well, consider the franchise entries in this set... Per the Shout! Store listing, we'll be getting Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Theatrical and Producers Cut in 4K!), Halloween: H20 20 Years Later, and Halloween: Resurrection. Like Return of the Living Dead above, we know very little about this set in terms of specs and bonus features, but we do know from the packaging below, each film will come with its own case and slipcover in a similar design as the Halloween 1-5 sets last year so presumably there'll also be alternate cover art and we do expect bonus features not seen since the old 10-Film Deluxe franchise collection to make an appearance too. We also can see that The Curse of Michael Myers is going to be a 4-disc set, so probably a 4K UHD disc and a Blu-ray for each cut of the film instead of rolling with seamless branching. This set is now up for pre-order from Shout!

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
- 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (1.85:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 88 min. (Theatrical Cut), 95 min. (Producer's Cut))

FEATURING BOTH THE THEATRICAL CUT AND PRODUCER'S CUT IN 4K ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION

In a single horrifying night, Michael Myers' reign of terror changed Halloween forever! Now, six years after he was presumed dead in a fire, Michael has returned to kill again – and this time there's no escape! As his fury builds to a spine-tingling climax, the longhidden secrets of the screen's most maniacal murderer are shockingly revealed. Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Paul Rudd (Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Ant-Man), Marianne Hagan (Stake Land) and Mitchell Ryan (Lethal Weapon) star.

Halloween: H20 20 Years Later - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

HALLOWEEN H20: TWENTY YEARS LATER (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 86 min.)

Now the headmistress of a private school, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is still struggling with the horrifying, 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Myers when he suddenly appears again with a vengeance! And this Halloween, Laurie's rebellious son (Josh Hartnett, 30 Days Of Night), his girlfriend (Michelle Williams, Venom), and their friends will become Michael's newest victims unless Laurie can conquer her fears and put evil in its place once and for all. LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Nancy Stephens (Halloween) and Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Fog) also star. 

Halloween: Resurrection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

 

HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Stereo, 94 min.)

The reality programmers at DangerTainment have selected Rudy (Sean Patrick Thomas, Dracula 2000), Bill (Thomas Ian Nicholas, American Pie), and a group of thrill-seeking teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Myers. But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror as Michael himself decides to crash the party. Halloween: Resurrection also stars Bianca Kajlich (Bring It On), Katee Sackhoff (Riddick, Battlestar Galactica), Busta Rhymes (Narc), and Tyra Banks, along with a special appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis.


And for now, that's all the news that's fit to print! As Shout!/Scream Factory officially announces these and pumps out some more details, we'll update our listings

The Godfather Trilogy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBooks Arriving October 11 - Now Up For Pre-Order

.  Paramount just put up an offer SteelBook collectors can't refuse with all three films in The Godfather Trilogy getting individual 4K UHD SteelBook releases on October 11th.

Full details aren't known yet but they appear to just be single discs possibly with no alternate cuts - simple repackages of The Godfather Trilogy set already on the market. Check out the designs below and pre-orders are now live. It's also worth mentioning that individual releases of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (sans SteelBook) are available to pre-order as well. UPDATE: The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone was a bit lethargic but it's now up for grabs individually, too. 

The Godfather - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook
The Godfather 4K SteelBook

The Godfather Part II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook
The Godfather Part II 4K SteelBook


The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone 4K - SteelBook


Criterion Reveals October Release Slate with David Lynch's Lost Highway & George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection has just announced their October home video releases that includes Lost Highway and Night of the Living Dead on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. 

Starting things off is George A. Romero's 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead  which will be getting a 4K/Blu-ray combo treatment on October 4th.

Night of the Living Dead - Criterion Collection 4K UHD 

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combining gruesome gore with acute social commentary and quietly breaking ground by casting a Black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.

NOTE: We just got confirmation from Criterion that this will be a 4K 2160p SDR release - no HDR grading. 

4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
  • Night of Anubis, a work-print edit of the film
  • Program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
  • Sixteen-millimeter dailies reel
  • Program featuring Russo on the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead participants got their starts
  • Two audio commentaries from 1994 featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O’Dea, and others
  • Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
  • Programs about the film’s style and score
  • Interview program about the direction of the film’s ghouls, featuring members of the cast and crew
  • Interviews with Gary Streiner and Russell Streiner
  • Newsreels from 1967
  • Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans

1968 • 96 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.37:1 aspect ratio


On the 11th comes Frank Capra's 1944 horror-comedy Arsenic and Old Lace.

Arsenic and Old Lace 

Frank Capra adapted a hit stage play for this marvelous screwball meeting of the madcap and the macabre. On Halloween, newly married drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant, cutting loose in a hilariously harried performance) returns home to Brooklyn, where his adorably dotty aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair, who both starred in the Broadway production) greet him with love, sweetness . . . and a grisly surprise: the corpses buried in their cellar. A bugle-playing brother (John Alexander) who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, a crazed criminal (Raymond Massey) who’s a dead ringer for Boris Karloff, and a seriously slippery plastic surgeon (Peter Lorre) are among the outré oddballs populating Arsenic and Old Lace, a diabolical delight that only gets funnier as the body count rises.

 SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray 
  • New audio commentary featuring Charles Dennis, author of There’s a Body in the Window Seat!: The History of “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • Radio adaptation from 1952 starring Boris Karloff
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic David Cairns

 1944 • 118 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.37:1 aspect ratio


On the same date, David Lynch's Lost Highway  will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray.

Lost Highway  

“We’ve met before, haven’t we?” A mesmerizing meditation on the mysterious nature of identity, Lost Highway, David Lynch’s seventh feature film, is one of the filmmaker’s most potent cinematic dreamscapes. Starring Patricia Arquette and Bill Pullman, the film expands the horizons of the medium, taking its audience on a journey through the unknown and the unknowable. As this postmodern noir detours into the realm of science fiction, it becomes apparent that the only certainty is uncertainty.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director David Lynch, with new 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack 
  • Alternate uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • For the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch, a feature-length 1997 documentary by Toby Keeler featuring Lynch and his collaborators Angelo Badalamenti, Peter Deming, Barry Gifford, Mary Sweeney, and others, along with on-set footage from Lost Highway
  • Reading by Lynch and critic Kristine McKenna of excerpts from their 2018 book, Room to Dream
  • Archival interviews with Lynch and actors Patricia Arquette, Bill Pullman, and Robert Loggia
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Excerpts from an interview with Lynch from filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch

1997 • 134 minutes • Color • 5.1 surround • 2.39:1 aspect ratio


Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure  arrives on Blu-ray on the 18th.

Cure 

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s arresting international breakthrough established him as one of the leaders of an emerging new wave of Japanese horror while pushing the genre into uncharted realms of philosophical and existential exploration. A string of shocking, seemingly unmotivated murders—each committed by a different person yet all bearing the same grisly hallmarks—leads Detective Takabe (Koji Yakusho) into a labyrinthine investigation to discover what connects them, and into a disturbing game of cat and mouse with an enigmatic amnesiac (Masato Hagiwara) who may be evil incarnate. Awash in hushed, hypnotic dread, Cure is a tour de force of psychological tension and a hallucinatory journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind.

 BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Tokusho Kikumura, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • New conversation between director Kiyoshi Kurosawa and filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Interviews with actors Masato Hagiwara and Koji Yakusho
  • Interview from 2003 with Kurosawa
  • Trailers and teaser
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Chris Fujiwara

 1997 • 111 minutes • Color • Stereo • In Japanese with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio


Next comes Jayro Bustamante’s Cure  also available on Blu-ray on the 18th.

La Llorona 

A country’s bloody history stains the present in the Guatemalan auteur Jayro Bustamante’s transfixing fusion of folk horror and searing political commentary, inspired by the real-life indictment of the authoritarian Efraín Ríos Montt for crimes against humanity. A notorious, now aging former military dictator stands trial for atrocities committed against Guatemala’s Mayan communities. While battling legal repercussions and the people’s demands for justice, he and his family are plagued by a series of increasingly strange and disturbing occurrences, seemingly brought on by an enigmatic new housekeeper (María Mercedes Coroy). With a restraint that renders the film’s shocks all the more potent, Bustamante crafts a chilling vision of a nation reckoning with collective harms and the restless ghosts of a past that refuses to die.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital master, approved by director Jayro Bustamante, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Bustamante
  • Documentary on the making of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation 
  • PLUS: An essay by journalist and novelist Francisco Goldman

2019 • 96 minutes • Color • 5.1 surround • In Spanish, Ixil, and Kaqchikel with English subtitles • 2.39:1 aspect ratio


Finally on the 25th, Kasi Lemmons’s Eve’s Bayou  starring Jurnee Smollett, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan, Diahann Carroll, and Samuel L. Jackson will arrive on Blu-ray format.

Eve’s Bayou 

“The summer I killed my father, I was ten years old . . .” So begins Kasi Lemmons’s spellbinding feature debut, an evocative journey into the maze of memory steeped in fragrant southern-gothic atmosphere. In 1960s Louisiana, a young girl (Jurnee Smollett) sees her well-to-do family unravel in the wake of the infidelities of her charming father (Samuel L. Jackson)—setting in motion a series of deceptions and betrayals that will upend her world and challenge her understanding of reality. Rooted in Creole history, folklore, and mysticism, Eve’s Bayou is a scintillating showcase for a powerhouse ensemble of Black actresses—including Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan, and the legendary Diahann Carroll as a voodoo priestess—as well as a profoundly cathartic exploration of trauma, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of truth.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration of the director’s cut, supervised by director Kasi Lemmons and cinematographer Amy Vincent, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack 
  • Original 108-minute theatrical-release version
  • Audio commentary on the director’s cut featuring Lemmons, Vincent, producer Caldecot Chubb, and editor Terilyn A. Shropshire
  • Dr. Hugo (1996), a short film Lemmons made as a proof of concept for Eve’s Bayou, in a new 4K digital transfer
  • New interview with Lemmons
  • Cast reunion footage
  • Interview with composer Terence Blanchard 
  • New program showcasing black-and-white Polaroids that Vincent took during production
  • Cast and crew photographs by William Eggleston 
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Kara Keeling

1997 • 115 minutes • Black & White/Color • 5.1 surround • 1.85:1 aspect ratio


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