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Up For Pre-Order: John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. Hits 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 2/22/22

John Carpenter fans can look forward to Snake Plisken in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this February 22nd, 2022 

Paramount Home Video today officially announced plans to bring John Carpenter and Kurt Russell's Escape From L.A. to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Almost two years ago Scream Factory punched out their excellent Collector's Edition Blu-ray, well now you'll have to grab it again to keep that Carpenter collection alive and well. This makes me wonder when we can expect Event Horizon to get a similar visit on 4K disc... 

Escape From L.A. - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 


The press release indicates that this one will get a Dolby Vision pass and offer DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio. But before you go selling off your Scream Factory discs, it looks like this is going to be a barebones release. The only listed bonus feature in the PR was a trailer. We've reached out to our PHV contacts to verify that end. While not the best Carpenter film ever, I'm glad to see it coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. It's very 90s and I feel it has a pretty good tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about big blockbuster action movies of the era. 

Escape From L.A. - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is up for Pre-Order now on Amazon, no sign or word of any kind of retailer exclusive packaging, but if that changes we'll let you know. 

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

Here's the original PR from Paramount Home Video:


DIRECTED BY JOHN CARPENTER, THE EXPLOSIVE CULT-CLASSIC ARRIVES ON
4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

Kurt Russell Stars in the Action-Packed Sequel, Debuting on 4K Ultra HD February 22, 2022

 

Snake Plissken is back in the high-octane thrill-ride JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A., arriving on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever February 22, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Released in 1996, JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A. was the highly anticipated follow up to the fan-favorite hit Escape from New York.  Kurt Russell returns as anti-hero Snake Plissken, who is called upon to save the world from a doomsday device after a 9.6 quake levels most of Los Angeles

 

Experience every outrageous and eye-popping moment of the post-apocalyptic classic in stunning 4K Ultra HD, including Snake surfing Wilshire Blvd., shooting hoops at the Coliseum, and dive bombing the Happy Kingdom theme park.  The film also features a wild assortment of friends, fiends and foes from a supporting cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Stacy Keach, Cliff Robertson and Bruce Campbell.

 

The 4K Ultra HD release features exceptional picture quality with Dolby Vision and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The disc also includes access to a Digital copy of the film and the original theatrical trailer.

 

#  #  #

 

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies. 

 

 

JOHN CARPENTER’S ESCAPE FROM L.A.

Street Date:         February 22, 2022

U.S. Rating:          R for violence and some language

Can You Sell Kidneys on eBay? HDD December 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Guide

After back-to-back-to-back months of highly-anticipated fan-favorite films, the wild and crazy holiday season gives folks a little bit of a breather in December. Well, maybe not much a breather but compared to the past two months December is going to be far less of a hit on the wallet giving you a little bit of an opportunity to recover. 

We're getting an interesting blend of old favorites and recent hits from major studios and boutiques alike. And if standard releases aren't enough, there's plenty of retailer exclusive packaging to take a gander at as well. That is of course if the supply chain issues continue to ease off. We haven't seen too many big scheduling shakeups nor have we heard of retailers having a tough time stocking products as we did in the early Fall. Hopefully, that continues because there's some great stuff coming. 

HIgh-Def Digest's December 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide


December 7th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 
While Disney/Fox has been teasing a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Michael Mann's classic thriller Heat for months, evidently they're going with a few different releases this month. Starting things out, we'll see a new animated adventure and a Cartoon Noir classic from the House of Mouse with Warner Brothers hitting Eastwood's latest and possibly last while KLSC and Scream Factory punch out some fan-favorites.  

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 

 

Ron’s Gone Wrong - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

Cry Matcho - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

Hard Target - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

Krampus: The Naughty Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

Karate Kid Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


December 14th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases
Not to slow things down, Paramount is giving fans the upgrade of a recent Scorsese classic, a Spider-Man villain's solo sequel film, a Technicolor classic gets the Criterion treatment and everyone's favorite curmudgeon director Ridley Scott's latest film that apparently won't have any appeal to Millenials with phones arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.  

Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 

 

The Wolf of Wall Street - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

The Wolf of Wall Street - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

The Red Shoes - Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

The Last Duel - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

 


December 21st, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

Pretty normal for this time of year, releases tend to slow down just before Christmas. There's the big heavy hitter for the last Daniel Craig 007 outing followed with the Sopranos prequel film. Now the latest Hotel Transylvania has been slated to come out this month from retailers, but Sony has yet to officially call it or issue actual product artwork so if there's one that will likely get delayed - it's that one. 

007 No Time To Die - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

007 No Time To Die - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

007 No Time To Die - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Giftset 

 

The Many Saints of Newark - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 

And again, for this next one, we haven't gotten official word that this release date is firm, we haven't gotten tech specs or a review request press release. We're just rolling that Amazon and other online retailers have this firm. If this changes we'll update ASAP. 

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 


December 28th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases
And with the Christmas holiday over, so go the big new releases... until January. This month is extremely light with Discotek Media delivering a Japanese Animation classic to 4K. 

Robot Carnival - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

 


And that covers everything we expect to see arrive stateside on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. There are several UK, French, and German import titles we hope to cover - A River Runs Through It, The Lover, among others. We hope to cover them when/if we can get our hands on them, but shipping is awful slow these days. 

It sounds like supply chain issues are slowing down, we haven't heard that being a reason for further delays from any of our reps and contacts, but if any of the titles in this list move we'll update our listings and this article ASAP. 

And once again thanks for all of the pre-orders. It really does help keep our little operation up and running. Happy holidays and happy collecting! 

Denis Villeneuve's Dune Dated and Detailed for 4K UltraHD & Blu-ray January 11th

After a successful run in theaters and on HBO Max, the latest adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel will come to physical media on January 11th, 2022. 

Warner Brothers today officially announced Denis Villeneuve's 2021 adaptation of Dune for Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Bluy-ray - with a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. As of now we expect the base HDR10 grading - no word on Dolby Vision or HDR10+, but both the 4K disc and 1080p Blu-ray will have English Atmos audio tracks with the same set of bonus features. 

Dune (2021) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 
Dune - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 2021 

Dune (2021) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

Dune 2021 4K SteelBook  

Dune (2021) - Blu-ray 
Dune 2021 Blu-ray


The 4K and Blu-ray releases are expected to include the following bonus features:

  • The Royal Houses
  • Filmbooks: House Atreides
  • Filmbooks: House Harkonnen
  • Filmbooks: The Fremen
  • Filmbooks: The Spice Melange
  • Inside Dune: The Training Room
  • Inside Dune: The Spice Harvester
  • Inside Dune: The Sardaukar Battle
  • Building the Ancient Future
  • My Desert, My Dune
  • Constructing the Ornithopters
  • Designing the Sandworm
  • Beware the Baron
  • Wardrobe from Another World
  • A New Soundscape

At the moment, neither the standard 4K disc, the Best Buy SteelBook, or standard Blu-ray are up for pre-order but in the coming days, we expect that to change. As soon as we get that info we'll update our listings ASAP. 

Thanks again for your pre-orders! They really do go a long way towards helping our little operation stay up and running. 

Here is the full press release from Warner Bros.


“An astonishingly vivid vision of the future.”

Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

 

“Dune”

COMES HOME FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Premium Digital Ownership

Debuts Early on December 3

4K, Blu-ray and DVD Arrive on January 11, 2022

 

Burbank, CA, November 22, 2021 – Embark on a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on December 3. The critically acclaimed film, which has garnered more than $350 million at the global box office, was directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the seminal bestselling novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. “Dune” stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Little Women”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Doctor Sleep,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”), Oscar Isaac (the “Star Wars” franchise), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), Stellan Skarsgård (TV’s “Chernobyl,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Avengers: Endgame”), Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Fences,” “Lady Bird”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” TV’s “Euphoria”), Chang Chen (“Mr. Long,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), David Dastmalchian (“Blade Runner 2049,” “The Dark Knight”), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” TV’s “Sex Education”), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years,” “Assassin’s Creed”), with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman,” “Game of Thrones”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men, “Skyfall”). The film will also be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on January 11.

 

The film was produced by Mary Parent, Villeneuve, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr., with Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert executive producing.

 

  • On December 3, “Dune” 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 January 11, “Dune” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD. “Dune” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

 

Dune” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

 

SYNOPSIS

Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

 

4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

 

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

  • The Royal Houses
  • Filmbooks: House Atreides
  • Filmbooks: House Harkonnen
  • Filmbooks: The Fremen
  • Filmbooks: The Spice Melange
  • Inside Dune: The Training Room
  • Inside Dune: The Spice Harvester
  • Inside Dune: The Sardaukar Battle
  • Building the Ancient Future
  • My Desert, My Dune
  • Constructing the Ornithopters
  • Designing the Sandworm
  • Beware the Baron
  • Wardrobe from Another World
  • A New Soundscape

 

“Dune” DVD contains the following special features: 

  • The Royal Houses

 

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

 

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

 

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                                                            $49.98 

Blu-ray                                                                                    $39.98

DVD                                                                                       $34.98

 

Digital Ownership: December 3, 2021

PVOD: December 3, 2021

4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 11, 2022

 

DVD Languages: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, English-ADS, English ATMOS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Japanese, Hungarian, Hindi, Czech Republic, Portuguese-Brazilian, Polish

4K Languages: English, English-ADS, English ATMOS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French,  German, German ATMOS, German-ADS, Italian, Italian ATMOS, Hindi 

 

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

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Portuguese-Brazilian, Bulgarian, Czech Republic, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Hindi

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

 

Running Time: 155 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material.

 

DVD: DLBY/DGTL

Blu-ray: Atmos True HD, DLBY/DGTL

4K: ATMOS True HD, DLBY DGTL

About “Dune”

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, a Film by Denis Villeneuve, “Dune.”

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees. 

Ridley Scott's The Last Duel Charges Onto 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray On December 14th

Ridley Scott's latest medieval epic The Last Duel starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck comes home to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on December 14th.  

Much like every other Ridley Scott-directed medieval sword and armor film, The Last Duel failed to gain much of a following at the box office. While a hit with critics, few people braved the theater to see this film about a woman whose husband challenges her attacker to a duel to the death to restore her honor. I tried to see it myself, but it lasted at my local theater for all of a week. Even without a huge box office offering, it's nice to see Disney/Fox Studios giving this film a full 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release with Dolby Atmos audio.

The Last Duel - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
The Last Duel - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

Obviously, The Last Duel is also coming out on Blu-ray, but Disney didn't send along the cover art for that set. I imagine it'll look pretty much the same. Also, there's no word as of yet about any kind of retailer exclusive packaging or SteelBook option. We're pretty sure Disney will keep to their usual pattern and offer the disc in HDR10 with the 4K streaming picking up Dolby Vision. The 4K disc will offer Atmos audio while the 1080p disc will only be equipped with a DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix. Bonus features are pretty light, amounting to all of a single featurette. Who wants to bet since this is a Ridley Scott film there will be a Director's Cut edition with more elaborate bonus features? That said, I do hope Disney/Fox has Kingdom of Heaven lined up for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release.

As of now neither the Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are up for pre-order, but as soon as they are we'll update our listings ASAP.

Here's the full press release:


“INTELLIGENT AND GENUINELY DARING”

 Ben Croll, IndieWire

 

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20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel Arrives on Digital November 30

and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD December 14


LOS ANGELES, CA (November 8, 2021) – 20th Century Studios’ historical epic, The Last Duel, unravels the true story about France’s last sanctioned duel. Directed by the critically acclaimed Ridley Scott, the film stars Jodie Comer and Adam Driver as well as Academy Award® winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, The Last Duel will be available on Digital November 30 and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD December 14.

 

Film Synopsis

Jodie Comer is spellbinding in this tale of betrayal and vengeance set in 14th century France from visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott. Based on actual events, the film stars Matt Damon and Adam Driver as friends Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two knights who must fight to the death after de Carrouges’s wife (Comer) accuses Le Gris of assault.

 

20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel Bonus Features*

  • The Making of The Last Duel – With the documentary “The Making of The Last Duel,” get unprecedented access to renowned director Ridley Scott as he collaborates with the cast and crew to make critical decisions about location, cinematography and performances.

 

*bonus features vary by product and retailer

 

Cast                            

Matt Damon as Sir Jean de Carrouges

Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris

Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges

Ben Affleck as Pierre d'Alençon

 

Directed by                            

Ridley Scott

 

Produced by                          

Ridley Scott, p.g.a

Kevin J. Walsh, p.g.a

Jennifer Fox, p.g.a

Nicole Holofcener, p.g.a

Matt Damon, p.g.a

Ben Affleck, p.g.a

 

Executive Producers

Madison Ainley

Kevin Halloran

Drew Vinton

 

Screenplay by                        

Nicole Holofcener

& Ben Affleck

& Matt Damon

 

Music by                                

Harry Gregson-Williams

 

Based upon the book by       

Eric Jager

 

20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel Product Specifications

Street Date

Digital: November 30

Physical: December 14

 

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. 153 mins 

 

Rating                         

U.S. Rated R

Bonus material not rated

Screen Format

Digital: 2.39

Physical: 2.39:1

 

U.S. Audio                              

4K Ultra HD: English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital

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

DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby, French 5.1 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, French 

Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French

DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French

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

Krampus: The Naughty Cut 4K UHD + Blu-ray Coming 12/7 From Scream Factory

Michael Doughtery's hit horror/comedy comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a new cut of the film, Atmos audio, and a ton of new bonus features! 

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a little festive horror film dedicated to the most famous seasonal anti-hero? Krampus was a surprise hit way back in 2015 and now we get to finally see the film as it was meant to be seen with all of the little bits of gore and language that were cut to secure a family-friendly PG-13 rating. 

Krampus: The Naughty Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Krampus 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Naughty Cut 


In addition to the new cut which looks to run at about 102-minutes, this two-disc 4K UHD Blu-ray and 1080p Blu-ray set will also snatch up a new Dolby Atmos audio mix along with a host of excellent new features that even the most misbehaved little boys and girls will want to take a look at. 

Krampus: The Naughty Cut Bonus Features

Disc 1 (UHD):

  • NEW The Naughty Cut with additional scenes and adult language that were previously cut for the PG-13 theatrical version
  • NEW Dolby Atmos track
  • Audio Commentary with director/co-writer Michael Dougherty and co-writers Todd Casey and Zach Shields

Disc 2 (1080p Blu-ray):

  • NEW The Naughty Cut with additional scenes and adult language cut to get a PG-13 rating
  • NEW Dolby Atmos track
  • NEW A Dash of Mischief – an interview with director/co-writer Michael Dougherty
  • NEW Storm of the Centuries – an interview with producer Todd Casey
  • NEW The Great Protector – an interview with actor David Koechner
  • NEW Something Bad Happened on Christmas – an interview with actress Allison Tolman
  • NEW Max’s Journey – an interview with actor Emjay Anthony
  • NEW Lord of the Things – an interview with WETA’s Richard Taylor
  • NEW Mapping Mythology – an interview with storyboard artist Simeon Wilkins
  • NEW I, Krampus – an interview with performer Luke Hawker
  • NEW A Winter Chorus – an interview with composer Douglas Pipes
  • Audio Commentary with director/co-writer Michael Dougherty and co-writers Todd Casey and Zach Shields
  • Krampus Comes Alive! – a five-part featurette on the making of the film
  • Behind-the-Scenes at Weta Workshop: Krampus
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes, not seen in the theatrical cut
  • Gag Reel
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Photo Galleries – creature art, storyboards and more 


If you're keen to upgrade your old Blu-ray - Krampus: The Naughty Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is now up for pre-order here - but if you order direct from Shout! Factory, you can pick up an 18" x 24" poster while supplies last - and as of this writing, is cheaper than what Amazon is currently listing this at. 

Arrrrrgh!!! Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Be Comin' to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ARRRRGH!!!!

At long last the first and best of the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is finally making landfall on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on January 2nd, 2022

Well - at least for now it's coming on January 2nd, 2022. If you look at your calendars that'd be a Sunday release day and I've never seen or heard of that ever happening. So expect that date to shift a couple of days to the 4th, or later into the month. However - the important thing to note is that Disney is still moving back catalog favorites that are already available in 4K on Disney+ and other streaming services to physical media. Could they be a little more aggressive and release the others not already on the format or do a big box set? Sure. That'd be pretty awesome. But for now, we're at least getting the first and best of the entire franchise and that's at least one small step in the right direction. 

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl 4K
 

Note that at the moment we don't know if there will be any new bonus features or if Disney will break with their physical media tradition and offer Dolby Vision HDR in addition to HDR10. But, we do know this will come packed at the very least with Dolby Atmos audio. We also haven't had any word of any retailer exclusive packaging or Best Buy SteelBooks, but we'll stay on the lookout. As 2021 comes to a close, 2022 is already shaping up to be a solid year for new 4K releases. 

As we learn more and when that release date eventually moves and when this is actually up for pre-order - we'll update our listings ASAP. 

Here's the full press release:


EXPERIENCE A SWASHBUCKLING CLASSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K ULTRA HD™

 

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Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Sails to 4K Ultra HD January 2

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 4, 2021) – Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl arrives on 4K Ultra HD Disc for the first time on January 2, 2022 in spectacular HDR picture quality and Dolby Atmos audio. 

 

Film Synopsis

The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the governor's beautiful daughter Elizabeth (Kiera Knightly). In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead!

 

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Product Specifications

Street Date

January 2, 2022

 

Feature Run Time

143 minutes

 

Rating                         

U.S. Rated PG-13 

**for action/adventure violence**     

                                    

Aspect Ratio  

Physical: 2.35:1

 

U.S. Audio                              

4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital

 

U.S. Subtitles             

4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French

Have Any Money Left? HDD November 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Guide

While you probably should be thinking about shopping for other people, November is a pretty stacked and expensive month for exciting new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases! 

From new releases to exciting back catalog favorites to the first Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases - November is another stacked month of great titles.

As has been the story for the last couple of months now, the release frame has been pretty volatile. The ongoing supply chain issues keep forcing studios and boutique labels to play a near-constant game of release date shuffle. Titles that were supposed to come out in October got pushed back into November. Titles that were supposed to come out at the beginning of November have already been pushed back to the end of the month with the studios hoping against all hope that they'll have enough product to meet retailer pre-orders and fan demand. And given the trend, we expect a number of releases in this guide to get pushed back into December and/or experience stock shortages. When/If that happens we'll update this guide ASAP. But for now, the titles and release dates for this list appear firm - so let's get to it!

High-Def Digest's November 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide 


November 2nd, 2021 

The Guns of Navarone 60th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Hacksaw Ridge - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook 

 

 


November 9th, 2021 

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Reminiscence - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Batman Year One Commemorative Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


November 16th, 2021

The Evil Dead Groovy Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Mulholland Drive The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Candyman (2021) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Middle Earth 6-Film Ultimate Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Prisoners of the Ghostland - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Harry Potter Anniversary 8-Film Collector’s Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Maniac Cop 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Maniac Cop 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Ran - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Yakuza Princess - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Jungle Cruise - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Jungle Cruise - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Jungle Cruise - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Target Exclusive 

 

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Mad Max Anthology - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


November 23rd, 2021

The Hills Have Eyes Limited Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Ten Commandments - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

The Addams Family - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Uncut Gems The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Citizen Kane The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Menace II Society The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Terminator 2: Judgement Day - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 


November 26th, 2021 

Flesh For Frankenstein - 3D & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


November 30th, 2021 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Target Exclusive 

 


That's everything there is that's fit to print for the month of November - so far. Now as we said before, the supply chain issues are pretty volatile so these release dates could switch around for some of these. If release dates don't change, we do expect a few of these to be in short supply - so if you're aiming to pick any of these up don't wait to get those pre-orders in. That's your best bet to make sure you actually get a copy of what you're after, you'll just have to be patient. 

If any release dates change - or for some of these change again - we'll update this list as soon as possible.

Speaking of pre-orders - thanks for clicking those links and pre-ordering. They really do help go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

Juice (1992) Starring Tupac Shakur Coming To 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray January 11th

Ernest R. Dickerson's 1992 directorial debut Juice starring Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, and Samuel L. Jackson celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 4K Ultra HD Blku-ray 

 

The press release didn't indicate HDR grade or audio - we've reached out for clarification, but the disc will include the following bonus features:

  • Commentary by director Ernest R. Dickerson
  • You’ve Got the Juice Now—A look back at the making of the film featuring interviews with director Ernest R. Dickerson, producer David Heyman and actors Omar Epps, Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins.  The piece details Dickerson’s struggle to remain true to his original vision, his desire to cast fresh new talent, the challenges of shooting on location in Harlem, and the reasons why the film’s ending was changed.
  • The Wrecking Crew—The film’s surviving lead actors talk about how they came to be cast in the film and the bonds they immediately formed with one another.  They additionally share stories about Tupac Shakur’s drive, authenticity and unmistakable genius, as well as their delight at getting to work with Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and Cindy Herron.
  • Sip the Juice: The Music—Explores the essential role that music plays in the film.  Features vintage interviews with the Shocklee brothers about their score, as well as Erik B, EPMD, and members of Cypress Hill speaking about their contributions to the unforgettable soundtrack and why they chose to be a part of the film.
  • Stay in the Scene: The Interview—Vintage interview with the four lead cast members on set.  The piece demonstrates their rapport as they discuss the importance of the film and its message.
  • Photo Gallery—Unit photographer Adger Cowans’ photos taken on set.

And for packaging collectors out there - Juice - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Pre-orders are live for both editions. Thank you for your pre-orders they really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

Here is the full press release from Paramount:


Director Ernest R. Dickerson’s Powerful Film Starring


Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps Marks Its 30th Anniversary with


First-Ever 4K Ultra HD Release

Searing Drama Debuts on 4K Ultra HD January 11, 2022

 

A powerful morality tale steeped in 90s urban culture, JUICE marked the feature directorial debut of acclaimed cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson and the first starring roles for Omar Epps and an electrifying Tupac Shakur.  30 years later, the gritty and influential film continues to be celebrated for its realistic portrayal of Harlem life, the early New York hip hop scene, and the fate of four friends in pursuit of the power and respect they call the Juice. 

             

To mark the film’s 30th anniversary, Paramount Home Entertainment will release the film on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on January 11, 2022.  The disc features access to a Digital copy of the film and legacy bonus content, including interviews with Dickerson, producer David Heyman (Harry Potter franchise), Epps, and fellow actors Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins.  The cast and crew look back on making the film, share heartfelt stories of working with Shakur, and reveal the influence that JUICE had on them both personally and professionally. 

 

The in-depth featurettes are also loaded with footage of the cast on set and vintage interviews with Shakur, Queen Latifah, Cindy Herron of En Vogue, the Shocklee brothers, Eric B, EPMD, Cypress Hill and more.  Along with commentary by the director, fans can enjoy the original ending and hear Dickerson detail the reasons that it was changed prior to the film’s theatrical debut. 

 

JUICE was originally released on January 17, 1992.  The previously released bonus content is detailed below:

  • Commentary by director Ernest R. Dickerson
  • You’ve Got the Juice Now—A look back at the making of the film featuring interviews with director Ernest R. Dickerson, producer David Heyman and actors Omar Epps, Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins.  The piece details Dickerson’s struggle to remain true to his original vision, his desire to cast fresh new talent, the challenges of shooting on location in Harlem, and the reasons why the film’s ending was changed.
  • The Wrecking Crew—The film’s surviving lead actors talk about how they came to be cast in the film and the bonds they immediately formed with one another.  They additionally share stories about Tupac Shakur’s drive, authenticity and unmistakable genius, as well as their delight at getting to work with Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and Cindy Herron.
  • Sip the Juice: The Music—Explores the essential role that music plays in the film.  Features vintage interviews with the Shocklee brothers about their score, as well as Erik B, EPMD, and members of Cypress Hill speaking about their contributions to the unforgettable soundtrack and why they chose to be a part of the film.
  • Stay in the Scene: The Interview—Vintage interview with the four lead cast members on set.  The piece demonstrates their rapport as they discuss the importance of the film and its message.
  • Photo Gallery—Unit photographer Adger Cowans’ photos taken on set.

 

Synopsis

Q, Raheem, Bishop, and Steel spend their days hanging out and looking for a way to get the power and respect they call Juice. Q hopes to earn respect by becoming a scratch 'n' mix DJ.  Bishop has a deadlier plan—take it through an armed robbery with his crew. Ernest R. Dickerson, the acclaimed cinematographer whose collaborations with Spike Lee include Do the Right Thing and Malcom X, made his directorial debut with this powerful drama steeped in ‘90s urban lifestyle.  JUICE features the acting debut of Tupac Shakur and a hit soundtrack that includes Eric B. & Rakim, Naughty by Nature, Big Daddy Kane and Salt N’ Pepa.

 

JUICE is directed by Ernest R. Dickerson with a story by Ernest R. Dickerson and screenplay by Gerard Brown and Ernest R. Dickerson.

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About Paramount Home Entertainment

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JUICE

Street Date:         January 11, 2022

U.S. Rating:          R for strong language and for some violence

Sweep The Leg! The Karate Kid Collection Coming to 4K December 7th

You can practice your Wax On and Wax Off just in time for the holidays!  

Sony will bring John G. Alvidson's Karate Kid Trilogy to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on December 7th in a deluxe 6-Disc set! 

The Karate Kid Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

 

Each film in the set arrives with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio along with bonus features.

Take a look at the press release for all the gory details:


SYNOPSES
THE KARATE KID
From Academy Award®-winning director John G. Avildsen (1976, ROCKY) comes the highly entertaining, coming-of-age classic that will have you cheering! Starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki “Pat” Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance (Best Supporting Actor, 1984) as Mr. Miyagi.
 
THE KARATE KID PART II
Returning with Daniel (Ralph Macchio) to his Okinawa home for the first time in 45 years, Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita) encounters Yukie (Nobu McCarthy), the woman he left behind when he immigrated to America.
 
THE KARATE KID PART III
Daniel is in danger of losing it all when he places pride before principle in this powerful sequel to the hit feature films.
DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
THE KARATE KID
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Mastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with Dolby Vision
  • English Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + theatrical stereo audio
  • NEW: Deleted Scenes
  • “Remembering The Karate Kid”– A reflective look back with stars Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and Martin Kove
  • Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC™
  • Feature presented in high definition
  • English 5.1 
  • Blu-Pop™ Pop-Up Track
  • Commentary with Director John G. Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita
  • "The Way of The Karake Kid" Multi-Part Making-Of Featurette
  • "Beyond the Form" Featurette
  • "East Meets West: A Composer's Notebook"
  • "Life of Bonsai" Featurette
THE KARATE KID PART II
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with Dolby Vision
  • English Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + theatrical stereo audio
  • NEW: Commentary with Ralph Macchio and Tamlyn Tomita
  • NEW: Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in high definition
  • English 5.1
  • Blu-Pop™ Pop-Up Track
  • Original Featurette: “The Sequel”
THE KARATE KID PART III
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with Dolby Vision
  • English Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + theatrical stereo audio
  • Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in high definition
  • English 5.1
CAST AND CREW
Directed By: John G. Avildsen
Produced By: Jerry Weintraub
Written By: Robert Mark Kamen
“The Karate Kid” Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka
“The Karate Kid Part II” Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Martin Kove, Yuji Okumoto
“The Karate Kid Part III” Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith, Martin Kove

 
SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 127 minutes / 113 minutes / 112 minutes
Rating: PG
Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English Stereo DTS-HD MA
Will Work For 4K - October 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide

Year after year this keeps happening. In the build-up to the holidays, all of the major studios and boutique houses unload their best stuff. Fan favorites, obscure gems, and the latest theatrical releases (if they got one) all crush online retailers and brick and mortar stores - and decimate our wallets. After an already intensely expensive September, October is setting up to be a record-breaker. If you have anything left in the bank that's not earmarked for food or bills, we've assembled the new U.S. Domestic releases and some of the import titles from the E.U. we're looking to cover ASAP. As always, your pre-orders are much appreciated!

OCTOBER 2021 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY RELEASE GUIDE 


New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases - October 5th, 2021

Not to start things off too slowly for the spooky season, Scream Factory is unleashing the first five entries of an intensely popular slasher franchise, Universal is unloading four of their most cherished classic creatures, some new SteelBooks hit, as well as a silly follow-up to a popular 90s kids' movie all hit the format. 

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

 

Halloween II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition 

 

Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition 

 

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition 

 

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition 

 

Universal Classic Monsters Icons of Horror Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Dracula (1931) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Frankenstein (1931) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

The Wolf Man (1941) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Space Jam: A New Legacy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Space Jam: A New Legacy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

American Psycho - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

The Hunt for Red October - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Edition 

 


New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases - October 12th, 2021

After the September Shuffle, Sony picks up with one of their most anticipated releases of the year, A Stephen King classic, an incredible Arthurian adventure, a fan-favorite Tarantino WWII epic, and a hilarious Ryan Reynolds action/comedy round out the big stuff for the second week of the month.

Columbia Classics: Volume 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Green Knight - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Inglourious Basterds - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Inglourious Basterds - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Misery - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Free Guy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Free Guy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Target Exclusive 

 

Free Guy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 


New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases - October 19th, 2021

Not slowing down any, this third week of the month is dominated by Hannibal Lecter, G.I. Joes, DC Animated adventures, Shyamalan's latest, a deadly assassin, a Wes Craven classic, along with one of Brian de Palma's best. with an Italian horror classic from Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento, with Coppola's Viet Nam saga getting a new SteelBook release.  

The Silence of the Lambs - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

M. Night Shyamalan’s Old - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

M. Night Shyamalan’s Old - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Demon’s 1 & 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

G.I.: 3-Movie Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Protege - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Carlito’s Way - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Carlito’s Way - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

DC’s Injustice - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

DC’s Injustice - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Scream - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Scream - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

 


New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases - October 26th, 2021 

A big box of hobbits, a creepy blind guy, one of the darkest exploitation films ever made, a war between werewolves and vampires, another classic Argento thriller, a starving Dracula, and some of the worst superheroes save the world in the final week of October!
UPDATE 10/12/21 - The Middle Earth Ultimate Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray Set has been rescheduled for release on November 16th, 2021. 

I Spit On Your Grave - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Suicide Squad - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Suicide Squad - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Deep Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition 

 

Don’t Breathe 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Blood for Dracula - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Underworld: 5-Movie Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


October 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Import Titles We'll Try To Cover  

As is the case with all imports, we do our best to cover what doesn't make it here stateside - that can be a bunch or it can be only a few each month. The X-factor is always shipping. It can take a long time for titles to cross the pond, get through customs, and finally arrive on our doorstep. But here are a few that we've got our eyes on:

The Invisible Man - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray UK SteelBook 

  

This one is a mark of some frustration. Apparently, only the EU territories will be getting The Invisible Man as a separate SteelBook release. We'd hoped that it would come to the U.S. along with the other three Universal Classic Monsters in solo SteelBooks at Best Buy - but no dice. I'm sure it will come eventually, but if you want individual releases of these movies on your shelf, you're going to have to import this one. 

The Seventh Seal - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray UK Import 

  

This one again will be time-dependant, it likely wouldn't arrive on our doorstep before November but we're going to try to get work it into our schedule ASAP. 

The Howling - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray UK Import 

  

We're hoping to get an advance Check Disc from Studio Canal for this release, but again we'll cover it as soon as we can. 

The Howling - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray UK Steelbook 

  

I have this one on order now from Zavvi and hope to have it on hand soon to give full coverage! Sadly this one doesn't look to be getting a U.S. release date any time soon. 


Well, that's what we have for you this month - hope this guide helps! Again, this is a packed month of amazing fan-favorite titles. And as we've already seen a number of these titles may get moved around or experience some unfortunate shipping delays from retailers. Supply is short and there's a big demand these days for this kind of content. If any more release delays hit we'll update our listings as soon as we can.

Thank you again for all of your pre-orders. They really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

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