Ultra HD 4K News

The latest news on all things 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Gear.
Nicolas Cage Is Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Demand on June 21

.   Lionsgate's action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent also starring The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal will be available on Digital on June 7, while the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray will be available June 21st.

In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage plays…Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.

Both the 4K UHD and Blu-ray will have Dolby Atmos and several bonus features including commentary, deleted scenes, and featurettes.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
 

The full press release is included below:


.

Own it on Digital June 7
 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, 
 & On Demand on June 21 from Lionsgate®

 

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 17, 2022) – Celebrate the world’s hero and prodigal movie star Nicolas Cage when The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent arrives on Digital June 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 21 from Lionsgate. The adrenaline-fueled comedy stars Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995; National Treasure Franchise, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock), Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian,” “Narcos,” “Game of Thrones”), Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, with Primetime Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, “Glee,” 2010; “How I Met Your Mother,” Gone Girl, Harold & Kumar franchise), and Primetime Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award® winner Tiffany Haddish (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live,” 2018; Best Comedy Album, “Black Mitzvah”; Like a Boss, Night School, Girls Trip).

In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage plays…Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.
 
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.96, respectively. 
 
4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES 
 

  • Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive producer Kevin Etten)
  • The Mind
    Meet the filmmakers and learn about the creative decisions behind the film. A film made with love, passion, and massive talent.
  • Glimmers of a Bygone Cage
    He’s back. Not that he went anywhere. Go back in time in this behind-the-scenes featurette and relive Nicolas Cage’s journey as an actor and see how a legendary career inspired both filmmakers and cast to create a new era of Cage.
  • Everybody Needs a Javi
    Nick Cage meets his ultimate fan. Discover why Pedro Pascal was the perfect choice to play the charismatic, lovable, and eccentric fan with a dark, dangerous secret.
  • Nick, Nicky, and Sergio
    The man, the actor, the legend. Take a look inside Nicolas Cage’s mind and find out how this film is the culmination of a legendary career, but also a new beginning for one of the most versatile actors of our time.
  • Second Act Action  
    And . . . action, and more action! Immerse yourself in the exciting world of stunts and special effects that helped to create incredible, well-choreographed action sequences with the help of the latest in high technology for filmmaking.
  • Cages 5 and Up
    Don’t kids say the darndest things? What if what they said were lines from some of your favorite Nick Cage movies? We thought you’d never ask.
  • SXSW Film Festival Q&A Featuring the Cast and Filmmakers.
  • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES 

  • Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten)
  • SXSW Film Festival Q&A Featuring the Cast and Filmmakers
  • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten

 

Official Site: https://www.nickcage.movie/
Publicity Materials: https://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/theatrical/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YHPZMj8r4&t=1s
Instagram: @NickCageMovie
Facebook: @NickCageMovie
Twitter: @NickCageMovie
Hashtag: #MassiveTalent

 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2020-2021
Title Copyright: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent © 2022, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2022 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and violence
Genre: Comedy Action
Feature Run Time: 107 Minutes
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH
4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation, Dolby Vision 
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 
DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 
4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio
Blu-ray Audio:  English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio
DVD Audio:  English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio

    The 1956 Classic Giant Announced for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21

       The 1956 epic western from George Stevens Sr. based on the novel by Edna Ferber and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final film role arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, 2022.

    Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism, and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time!

    Giant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Giant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    Widely considered by critics as "ahead of its time" and nominated for 10 Academy Awards, the film was chosen in 2005 to be preserved by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for its heavy themes of racial injustice towards Mexican Americans and aiming to steer those views towards social acceptance for the first time in cinema.

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition will a newly restored 4K HDR presentation that "was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound". The SRP for this release is $24.99.

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


    .

    GIANT
    COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
     
    THE EPIC WESTERN DRAMA
    STARRING ELIZABETH TAYLOR, ROCK HUDSON AND JAMES DEAN
    WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
    HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
     
    Own it June 21 on 4K Ultra HD and Digital

     

    Burbank, Calif., May 9, 2022 – Giant, the 1956 classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final role, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 

    George Stevens, Sr. won his second Oscar® for directing the sweeping family saga set in Texas during the days of the oil boom. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, the movie's release in 1956 was a massive box office hit and garnered 10 Academy Award® nominations. 

    Considered by critics as ahead of its time, Giant is admired today for the breadth of its humanity more than its epic scale with its grand themes of generational conflict, racial tolerance, and social change. It exposed the marginalization and segregation of Mexican Americans for the first time on the big screen. At the center of the film, Elizabeth Taylor, as Leslie Benedict, portrays a strong and progressive woman who acts to stem the patterns of injustice.

    In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 

    The new 4K restoration was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound.

    Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.   

    Giant will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film.  Fans can also own Giant in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 21.  
     
    About the Film:
    Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields. Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict (Hudson) and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink (Dean) both woo Leslie Lynnton (Taylor) a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict's disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.
     

    Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Elements

    Giant Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
    •    Commentary by George Stevens Jr., Screen Writer Ivan Moffat and Critic Stephen Farber
    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
     
    On June 21, Giant 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
     
     

    BASICS
    PRODUCT                                                                      ERP
    Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                             $24.99*     

     


    Standard Street Date: 6/21/22
    EST Street Date: 6/21/22
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
    Run Time: 201 min (3hr 21min)
    Rated: G


     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About Warner Bros. Discovery 
    Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than  220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com
          

    Miss Out On Turbine's 4K Ultra HD SteelBook of Texas Chain Saw Massacre? A Standard Release is coming May 20th

    Did you miss out on Turbine's excellent SteelBook release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? A standard release is on its way May 20th, 2022.

    Even with four packaging options, Turbine Media Group's new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre sold out in record time. If those SteelBooks weren't your thing, don't gas up the chainsaw in a cannibalistic rage to get one - a new standard softbox release is on its way for May 20th, 2022 and is now up for pre-order at Turbine's shop!

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Edition 

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4K standard 

    You're getting all of the same discs and bonus features content of the SteelBook set - just without the slick fancy packaging. You're still getting the excellent Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10) transfer with the terrific Atmos and Auro3D audio options along with all of the audio commentaries and extra interviews and documentaries. So in that regard you're not going to miss a thing. Now if you're feeling a little left out with this standard packaging, you do pick up what I think is a cool extra that the SteelBook release didn't have - reversible insert artwork depicting the original German poster art! 

    Reversible Insert Artwork

     

    This is actually my holy grail of original movie posters and I haven't been able to get my hands on one out in the wild. I've seen them listed on eBay, but that ain't exactly the best place to shoot for authentic original movie posters. So on that note, I consider this a pretty cool little extra. 

    Bonus Material

    + four audio commentaries by cast, director, cameraman, editor and sound engineer
    + documentaries and interviews The Chainsaw Business: From Grandfather's Stitching Box, The Chainsaw Cut, The Hallowed Ground of Horror
    + Documentaries: TCM – A Family Portrait; The Shocking; Truth, Flesh Wounds and Off the Hook
    + A Tour of the TCM House with Gunnar Hansen
    + Removed Scenes and Outtakes
    + The Shocking Truth Outtakes
    + 40th Anniversary Trailer, Cinema Trailer (USA, D), US TV & radio spot

    As I mentioned, this set is now up for pre-order - just follow the "Go To Store" button in our listing and it'll take you right over to Turbine's shop. If you're running Firefox or Chrome, your browser should automatically translate to German and you're all set. 

    Jared Leto as Morbius Glides to Digital May 17 and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on June 14

       The home video world is a vampire when Sony's take on the popular Marvel character Morbius arrives on digital on May 17. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray arrive June 14.

    One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble by experimenting on himself. While at first, it seems to be a radical success, quickly the darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new bloody urges?

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition will have Dolby Atmos and bonus features for the Blu-rays include Outtakes & Bloopers, several Featurettes, and Nocturnal Easter Eggs. There will also be an exclusive SteelBook edition available only at Best Buy.

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    Morbius
    Morbius
     

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
     

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
     

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
     

    The full press release is included below:


    .

    OWN IT ON DIGITAL MAY 17
    AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ and DVD JUNE 14

     

    DIVE DEEPER WITH OUTTAKES & BLOOPERS, BEHIND-THE-SCENE FEATURETTES AND DISCOVER NOCTURNAL EASTER EGGS

    SYNOPSIS
    One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

     

    BONUS MATERIALS

    4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™, AND DIGITAL

    • Outtakes & Bloopers
    • Featurettes:
      • Defining The Antihero
      • From Human to Vampire – Visual Effects
      • Lights, Camera, Action
      • The Good, Bad & Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work
      • Living Vampire from Comics to Screen
    • Nocturnal Easter Eggs

    DVD

    • Featurettes:
      • Defining the Antihero
      • The Good, Bad & Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work

    CAST AND CREW

    Directed By: Daniel Espinosa
    Written By: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless
    Produced By: Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Lucas Foster
    Executive Producers: Jared Leto, Louise Rosner, Emma Ludbrook
    Cast: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson
     

    SPECS

    Runtime: Approx. 104 minutes
    Rating: PG-13: Intense Sequence of Violence, Some Frightening Images and Brief Strong Language.
    4K UHD™: Feature: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby True HD7.1 compatible), French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish, English & French (Doublé au Québec) – Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish.
    Blu-ray™: Feature: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish English & French (Doublé au Québec) – Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition.
    DVD: Feature: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English & French (Doublé au Québec) Audio Description Tracks Dolby Surround • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish.

    April Showers Brings May 4K Flowers - HDD's May 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide

    What? Did you think that once April was over your movie budget would get some time off to recover?

    From a fresh new take on The World's Greatest Detective to a cursed man with a hook for a hand to two adventures with the Man With No Name - May is another stacked month for 4K Ultra HD collectors. Not that I'm complaining that all of these great hits are coming to the format, I'm just asking do they all have to come out all at once? Everyone from Warner Bros to Sony to Kino Orber Studio Classics is throwing some heavy hitters out there into the world this month. Thankfully we get a little breathing room at the start of the month, but things quickly pick up and it becomes reals. Do people still say reals? Or am I just old? 

    Anyway... let's dig in

    High-Def Digest's May 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide


    May The Third - 2022 the insanity begins quietly... 

    Thankfully the first week of the month starts off mostly on the quiet side with Pixar bringing their latest of their best films to 4K (after an unfortunately Disney+ only premier). After that, Sony starts to fix a serious wrong about a lack of Joe Carnahan films on 4K. 

    Smokin’ Aces - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Smokin’ Aces - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

     

    Turning Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Turning Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    If those editions aren't your liking - there's a Target Exclusive and a Walmart Exclusive 


    May the 10th - things get a little more intense.

    So this is where the slate picks up a lot of steam. We're getting another semi-watchable-but-still-missed-the-boat video game movie with solo releases of a particular dinosaur franchise capped off with a box set AND single title editions from the master of suspense. A little old, a little new, there's a lot to dig through

    Uncharted - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Uncharted - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection vol 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Also available will be solo releases of:

    In the pile of no new but finally getting solo releases - all of the previously released Jurassic Park trilogy films and the first Jurassic World film are getting solo releases outside of the old 25th Anniversary Collection set. We haven't heard anything to suggest there will be anything new regarding video transfers, audio tracks, or bonus features. We imagine something like that would happen when Jurassic World: Dominion is on its way out of theaters. There's also a new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom edition coming, but again that's likely just a repackage to thematically fit the new cover design for the other films.


    May 17th... things heat up a lot 

    This third week of may feels big on fan favorites, cult classics, and one of the greatest westerns ever filmed. Between Paramount and Scream Factory, a lot of my extra spending $$$ burns up this week. 

    Escape From New York - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Infinite - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    The Craft Collector’s Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Beverly Hills Cop II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Hell or High Water - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     


    May 24th - the wallet starts to cough and sputter

    It'd be one thing if we only had to work with one of the greatest recent comic book movies made in the last decade to deal with, but there are some heavy, heavy hitters running this month with big knockout blows from Scream Factory, Showtime, Arrow, and Magnet all bringing some slick flicks to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. If that wasn't enough you have some more solo Jack Ryan 4Ks breaking out from Paramount's big box set from a couple of years ago.

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Giftset  

     

    Wild Things - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition  

     

    Wild Things - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Deluxe Limited Edition  

     

    Wild Things - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    Malignant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Lifeforce Collector’s Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

     

    Ray Donovan The Movie - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Candyman Collector’s Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Patriot Games - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Sum of All Fears - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Burning Sea - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     


    May 31st - just when you thought it was over...

    This final week of May is pretty much the best of the best of the best all hitting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. You get one of the best gangster movies ever made. You get two of the best westerns ever made. One of the absolute best thrillers ever made. One of the best historical musicals ever made. And you're also getting both entries in one of the best recent horror/comedy franchises all on 4K. May was already an exhausting month but this final frame is going to burn holes in the wallet. 

    Happy Death Day - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Happy Death Day 2 U - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Untouchables - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Untouchables - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

     

    Double Indemnity - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    A Fistful of Dollars - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    For A Few Dollars More - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    1776: 50th Anniversary Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     


    And that is everything we've got coming our way domestically for May 2022. This is going to be an exhausting month for sure and we're going to crank through these for reviews as fast as we can. We're also going to try and cover some of the foreign import releases as they come in as well - both Turbine's Candyman Mediabook and Arrow's release of Candyman are on our hit lists. Turbine also now has a new 4K of Pitch Black we hope to cover ASAP. It's always dodgy with the imports because we have to wait for things to ship and clear customs and that can take much longer than desired - but that'll just mean we can focus on this HUGE list of upcoming titles.

    To that point - thank you for all of your Pre-orders. They really do go a long way towards keeping our little game going. Thanks again and until next month - happy collecting! 

    Pitch Black Director's Cut 3-Disc Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with NEW ATMOS Audio Coming From Turbine Media Group

    Hope you have 20 Menthol Kools ready for that shine job - Riddick's first adventure gets a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Ultimate Edition from Turbine Media Group


    German boutique label Turbine Media Group gives Vin Diesel's star-making outing Pitch Black a new 3-Disc Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release. Not only will you get the film presented in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10), Turbine is sweetening the deal with a brand new exclusive Atmos audio mix! If their work on 
    Twister or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is any indication, that Atmos track should be a beast. 

    But wait there's more!

    Not to stop with a new audio mix, the set comes with two extra Blu-ray discs loaded with archival bonus features from previous releases (including the animated Dark Fury) but the set will also come with new exclusive cast and crew interviews. If that's not enough you also get a bunch of slick swag including reprint lobby cards, ID, patch, and posters. To cap it off there's also a 180-page booklet included - in German. Now normally I'd be a little bummed about the booklet appearing only in German, but I've had some pretty good luck lately with the Google Text Translate app on my phone - not an ideal solution but it actually works pretty well! 

    Pitch Black Director's Cut -Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Cover A Limited to 2,222 Copies 

    The Swag Package

     

    Pitch Black Director's Cut -Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Cover B Limited to 1,111 Copies 

     

    The Swag Package 

     

    And here's a full breakdown of the bonus features coming out way. 

    Bonus Material (Bonus Blu-ray)

    New, mostly world exclusive interviews (HD, approx. 2.5 hours):
    • David Twohy (director, approx. 24 min.)
    • Keith David (Imam actor, approx. 27 min.)
    • David Eggby (camera, approx. 15 min.)
    • Peter Chiang (F/X, approx. 28 min.)
    • Ken Wheat (story writer, approx. 15 min.)
    • John Cox (monster animation, approx. 19 min.)
    • Brian Murray (storyboards, approx. 26 min.)
    • David Melvin (TV prequel director, approx. 15 min.)

    The Bridge to RIDDICK - CHRONICLES OF A WARRIOR (SD, approx. 80 min.):
    • RIDDICK: WARRIORS OF DARKNESS aka DARK FURY - The Animation (approx. 35 min.)
    • Pre-Animation (approx. 33 min.)
    • The Creator - Peter Chung (approx. 5 min.)
    • INTO THE LIGHT (approx. 5 min.)
    • The structure of the action (approx. 2 min.)

    Universal Archive (SD, over 2 hours):
    • Director's introduction (approx. 2 min.)
    • INTO PITCH BLACK - TV Prequel (approx. 45 min.)
    • Storyboard movie comparison (approx. 4 min.)
    • SLAM CITY - Animation Internet Clip (approx. 8 min.)
    • Behind the scenes I + II (approx. 18 + 12 min.)
    • Making of I + II (approx. 9 min.)
    • Johns' Hunt Log (approx. 7 min.)
    • Visual Encyclopedia (approx. 2 min.)
    • Computer game promotion (approx. 2 min.)
    • Promotion parties (approx. 21 min.)
    Bonus material with optional German & English subtitles

    Both sets are up for pre-order right now. Just follow the links at the top of each listing page to go right over to Turbine's shop. If you can't read German, don't worry, your browser's translate function should take care of everything! We hope to cover this release as soon as it comes in. 

    The Criterion Collection Gives You Six More 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Reasons To Celebrate This July

    Save some shelf space, The Criterion Collection is bringing a terrific mix of fan favorites, classics, and one of the best films ever made! 

    Is it just me or is it ever since The Criterion Collection finally got on the books with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray their slate of new releases seems more aggressive and exciting? The July 2022 slate is pretty damn aggressive bringing some great titles to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray covering the full spectrum from one of the best films ever made to human dramas to a modern fairytale to a slick modern noir thriller. On that note, let's get onto the nitty-gritty of this new slate of titles:

    Raging Bull - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray

     

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD • Master Audio soundtrack
    • In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features 
    • New video essays by film critics Geoffrey O’Brien and Sheila O’Malley on Scorsese’s mastery of formal techniques and the film’s triumvirate of characters
    • Three audio commentaries, featuring Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker; director of photography Michael Chapman, producers Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler, casting director Cis Corman, music consultant Robbie Robertson, actors Theresa Saldana and John Turturro, and sound-effects supervising editor Frank Warner; and boxer Jake La Motta and screenwriters Mardik Martin and Paul Schrader 
    • Fight Night, a making-of program featuring Scorsese and key members of the cast and crew 
    • Three short programs highlighting the longtime collaboration between Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro
    • Television interview from 1981 with actor Cathy Moriarty and the real Vikki La Motta
    • Interview with Jake La Motta from 1990
    • Program from 2004 featuring veteran boxers reminiscing about La Motta
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: Essays by poet Robin Robertson and film critic Glenn Kenny 

    Okja - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 

     

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho, with Dolby Atmos sound on the Blu-ray and 4K UHD editions
    • In 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 
    • New conversation between Bong and producer Dooho Choi
    • New interviews with actors An Seo Hyun and Byun Heebong
    • New interviews with members of the crew about the film’s cinematography, visual effects, and costume and production design
    • Short programs including a director’s video diary, featuring Bong; actors Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, and Steven Yeun; and others
    • Teaser, trailer, and web promos
    • English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Karen Han 

    Devil In A Blue Dress - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 

     

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Carl Franklin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD • Master Audio soundtrack
    • In 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 
    • Audio commentary featuring Franklin
    • New conversation between Franklin and actor Don Cheadle
    • New conversation between Walter Mosley, author of the novel on which the film is based, and novelist and screenwriter Attica Locke
    • On-stage conversation between Franklin and film historian Eddie Muller, recorded at the • 2018 Noir City Film Festival in Chicago 
    • Screen test for Cheadle 
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Julian Kimble

    Summertime - Blu-ray

     

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New interview with film historian Melanie Williams
    • Interview with director David Lean from 1963
    • Audio excerpts of a 1988 interview with cinematographer Jack Hildyard 
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Stephanie Zacharek 

    The Virgin Suicides - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Sofia Coppola and supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack 
    • Interviews with Coppola, Lachman, actors Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett, novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, and writer and actor Tavi Gevinson
    • Making of “The Virgin Suicides,” a 1998 documentary directed by Eleanor Coppola and featuring Sofia Coppola; Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola; actors Dunst, Hartnett, Scott • Glenn, Kathleen Turner, and James Woods; Eugenides; and others
    • Lick the Star, a 1998 short film by Sofia Coppola
    • Music video for Air’s soundtrack song “Playground Love,” directed by Coppola and her brother Roman Coppola
    • Trailers
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott 

    Drive My Car - Blu-ray 

     

    • New 2K digital master, approved by director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New interview with Hamaguchi
    • Program about the making of the film, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with actors Reika Kirishima, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masaki Okada, Yoo-rim Park, Dae-Young Jin, and others
    • Press conference footage from the film’s premiere at the 2021 Cannes International Film • Festival
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by author Bryan Washington  

    These aren't up for pre-order yet - but as soon as they are, we'll update our listings ASAP. It really helps this aggressive slate of titles is dropping in time for the standard July Criterion sale at Barns & Nobel - that'll really help save a few bucks! Which ones are you picking up?

    Thor: Love And Thunder Teaser Trailer!

    This July Not Every God Has Plan! 

    If you need a break from doing your taxes or trying to find a way to suitably spend that return check (hopefully no one owes anything this year), take a break and enjoy the first teaser trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder! The film picks up where Avengers: End Game left off with everyone's favorite Asgardian Thor (Chris Hemsworth) running off into space with Starlord (Chris Pratt) and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In this brief teaser trailer, we get to see Thor get back into Super Hero Shape as he moves onto an existential quest to figure out what to do with himself. Oh yeah, and we get a nice tease of Natalie Portman at the end that I won't spoil here. The film also stars Christian Bale as the villain Gorr the God Butcher with Taika Waititi returning to co-write and direct. Barring any sort of pandemic related release hiccup - Thor: Love and Thunder will arrive in theaters July 8th, 2022. 

    Matt Reeves' The Batman Starring Robert Pattinson Delivers Vengeance Digital/HBO Max April 18th - 4K UHD & Blu-ray May 24th

    The biggest film of 2022 (so far) and one of the best comic book movies ever made, The Batman comes home to Digital April 18th and 4K UHD and Blu-ray Disc May 24th, 2022

    Just this morning we posted on social about how The Batman was now available for pre-order from Best Buy due to hit store shelves May 24th. Now Warner Bros. makes it official. Premier digital retailers like iTunes and Vudu should see The Batman arrive for purchase on April 18th - the same day it arrives on HBO Max. As usual, Disc Collectors will have to sit tight a few more weeks until May 24th to get their hands on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray copies. The cool thing is you'll have some options with some exciting store exclusives for picking this one up! Personally, after three visits to IMAX, I'm just glad to see this coming home sooner rather than later! 

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Release

     

    The Batman - Blu-ray

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook

    Now here's where things get interesting. Walmart is showing a listing for a pretty snazzy deluxe Gift Set option with three discs. All artwork we've seen for other editions and the official press release indicate a 2-Disc release and nothing in Walmart's listing tells us what is on that third disc yet. We've made inquiries so hopefully, we'll find out soon what is on that third disc that's clearly labeled "bonus features"

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive Gift Set

    The Batman - 4K UHD Walmart Exclusive

    There is also a listing for a Target Exclusive Blu-ray - but it looks like the standard artwork and there's nothing to indicate what the exclusive is. When we find out we'll create a listing and add that to this roster of releases. 

    Right now we don't quite have full specs for the 4K Ultra HD - we know that it will have Atmos Audio (as will the Blu-ray) but we have not heard back yet about HDR grade so count on base HDR10 for now. As soon as we know more we'll update our listings and this article. Until then, you can check out Warner Bros. full press release below. 


    "A mesmerizing mind-bender that grabs you hard and never lets go.”

    Peter Travers, ABC News

     

    The Batman

    COMES HOME FROM

    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

     

    Premium Digital Ownership

    debuts early on April 18

     

    Stream on HBO Max on April 18

     

     4K, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on May 24

     

     

    Burbank, CA, April 11 – Unmask the truth behind Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne, when “The Batman” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on April 18. The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, and stars Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”). The film will also be available to stream on HBO Max on April 18 and will be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on May 24.

     

    The film also stars Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of

    Grindelwald”), Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”), Jeffrey Wright (“No Time to Die,” TV’s “Westworld”), John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”); Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Interrogation”), Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”), Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) and Colin Farrell (“The Gentlemen,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”). The film was produced by Dylan Clark and Reeves, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel executive producing.

     

    • On April 18, “The Batman” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $29.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $24.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies.

     

    • On April 18, “The Batman” will be available to stream on HBO Max

     

    • On May 24, “The Batman” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD. “The Batman” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

     

    “The Batman” can be enjoyed at home with Filmmaker Mode TM. Developed by studios, TV manufacturers and some of Hollywood’s leading directors, Filmmaker Mode disables all post processing (e.g. motion smoothing), preserves the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates, and enables your TV to display the film precisely as it was intended by the filmmaker.  Filmmaker Mode is available on televisions from select manufacturers.

    The Batman” 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

     

    More than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear

    into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With

    only a few trusted allies—Alfred (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

     

    When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic

    clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he

    encounters such characters as Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz), Oz, aka The Penguin (Colin Farrell),

    Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka The Riddler (Paul Dano). As the

    evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear,

    Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power

    and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

     

    DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

    “The Batman” Premium Digital Ownership contains the following special features:  

    • Vengeance In The Making
    • Vengeance Meets Justice
    • The Batman: Genesis
    • Becoming Catwoman
    • Looking for Vengeance
    • Anatomy of The Car Chase
    • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
    • A Transformation: The Penguin
    • The Batmobile
    • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

     

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

    • Vengeance In The Making
    • Vengeance Meets Justice
    • The Batman: Genesis
    • Becoming Catwoman
    • Looking for Vengeance
    • Anatomy of The Car Chase
    • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
    • A Transformation: The Penguin
    • The Batmobile
    • Unpacking The Icons
    • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

     

    “The Batman” DVD contains the following special feature: 

    • Unpacking The Icons

     

     

    ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

     

    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: April 18, 2022

    PVOD: April 18, 2022

    4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 24, 2022

     

    DVD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

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

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

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

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

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

    Running Time: 175 minutes

    Rating: Rated PG-13 by the MPA for strong violent and disturbing content, drug

    content, strong language, and some suggestive material

     

    DVD: DLBY/DGTL

    Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

    4K: ATMOS TrueHD

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About “The Batman”

    The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, produced by Dylan Clark and Reeves, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel executive producing.

     

    The ensemble stars Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”), alongside Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”), Jeffrey Wright (“No Time to Die,” TV’s “Westworld”), John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”); Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Interrogation”), Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”), Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) and Colin Farrell (“The Gentlemen,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”).

     

    Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a 6th & Idaho/Dylan Clark Productions Production, a Matt

    Reeves Film, “The Batman.”

    Home Video Will Be Turning Red With Disney and Pixar's Latest on Digital April 26 and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray May 3

    .   

    The latest addition to the Pixar library Turning Red from Director Domee Shi and starring the voices of Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan arrives on Digital on April 26. The Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray will be available in stores on May 3. Check out our theatrical review here..

    In Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, confident, dorky 13-year-old Mei must balance being a dutiful daughter with the chaos of adolescence. Her slightly overbearing mom is never far from her daughter. And, as if changes to Mei’s interests, relationships and body aren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited, she “poofs” into a giant red panda!

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition does not seem to include Dolby Atmos, however The Digital UHD appears to. Bonus features include an audio commentary, several featurettes, and deleted scenes. There will also be an exclusive SteelBook edition available only at Best Buy.

    Turning Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Turning Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    Turning Red
    Turning Red
     

    Turning Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)

    Pre-order links should be available shortly and the full press release is included below:


    “A BREEZY-SMART COMING-OF-AGE CHARMER”

    – Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly

    Activate Red Panda Mode When Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red Bursts onto Digital April 26 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD May 3

     

    LOS ANGELES, CA (April 11, 2022) – Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red debuts on all major digital platforms April 26 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 3, just in time for Mother’s Day. Pixar fans can transport back to the early aughts and experience all the warm and fuzzy red panda Mei-hem with never-before-seen bonus material including seven deleted scenes, three featurettes and audio commentary with Director Domee Shi. Turning Red is also streaming on Disney+.

    Film Synopsis

    In Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, confident, dorky 13-year-old Mei must balance being a dutiful daughter with the chaos of adolescence. Her slightly overbearing mom is never far from her daughter. And, as if changes to Mei’s interests, relationships and body aren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited, she “poofs” into a giant red panda!

    Bonus Features*

    • Audio Commentary  View the film with audio commentary by director Domee Shi, producer Lindsey Collins, and director of photography Mahyar Abousaeedi.
    • Featurettes
      • Life of a Shot  Domee Shi and members of the crew describe the many-layered process and artistry involved in creating the hilarious Red Peony scene – from observing red pandas in a zoo to creating a storyboard to finalizing the animation and background lighting.
      • Build Your Own Boy Band  Step backstage to learn how 4*TOWN came to animated life. From creating each band member’s persona to writing and producing the songs to fine-tuning the details of their stadium performance, the filmmakers reveal how they designed the ultimate boy band.
      • Ani-Mei-Tion  Because Mei’s heightened emotionality is central to the story, it was important that her look and movement reflect that energy. Learn how Domee Shi led the animation team to incorporate hints of expressive anime to create Mei’s lovable, dynamic character.
    • Deleted Scenes
      • Deleted Scenes Introduction  Director Domee Shi introduces scenes not included in the final version of Turning Red.
      • Intro Meilin  In this alternate opening, Ming and young Mei have their portrait taken in a studio…but Ming has her own specific vision for the photo.
      • Taming The Panda  Under her mother's guidance, Mei learns techniques to control her ability to magically turn into a red panda...to varying degrees of success.
      • The Debate  Mei runs for class president against frenemy Tyler, and the speeches get a little out of hand.
      • Fei And Christina Hang  Mei (formerly Fei) shares a banana split while having a heart-to-heart with Aunt Christina.
      • 4*TOWN Dilemma  Mei scores tickets to her dream concert, but her strict mother won't let her out of the house. What will she do?
      • Roping In Leo  Pleading with Leo for help with getting out of trouble, Mei learns a couple of his closely guarded secrets.
    • Easter Egg - Robutton Deleted Scene  An alternate ending in which Mei, finding herself sitting next to her 4*TOWN dream-idol Robaire on a flight to California, has some feelings.

     

    *bonus features vary by product and retailer

    Cast

    Rosalie Chiang as Meilin Lee

    Sandra Oh as Ming Lee

    Ava Morse as Miriam

    Hyein Park as Abby

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Priya

    Orion Lee as Jin Lee

    Tristan Allerick Chen as Tyler Nguyen-Baker

     

    Directed by

    Domee Shi

    Produced by

    Lindsey Collins, p.g.a.

     

    Executive Producers

    Dan Scanlon

    Pete Docter

                                                  

    Story by

    Julia Cho

    Domee Shi

    Sarah Streicher

    Screenplay by

    Julia Cho

    Domee Shi

     

    Original Songs by

    Billie Eilish

    and Finneas O’Connell

                          

    Music by

    Ludwig Göransson

    Product Specifications

    Street Date

    Digital: April 26

    Physical: May 3

     

    Product SKUs

    Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

    Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD

     

    Feature Run Time

    Approx. 100 minutes

    Rating

    U.S. Rated PG

    Bonus material not rated

          

    Aspect Ratio

    Digital: 1.85:1

    Physical: 1.85:1

     

    U.S. Audio

    4K Ultra HDEnglish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital

    Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital

    DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby, English 2.0 Dolby, English AD 2.0 Dolby

    Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

     

    U.S. Subtitles

    4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish

    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish

    DVD: English SDH, Spanish

    Digital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)

     

    Reviews

    The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.