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The Beloved Animated Classic 'The Last Unicorn' Debuts on 4K UHD and SteelBook on August 20th

The 1982 animated fantasy adventure 'The Last Unicorn' will be making its 4K UHD Blu-ray debut on August 20.

This edition features a 4K Transfer of the 35mm interpositive with Dolby Vision, with a Blu-ray included. A SteelBook will also be available exclusively at Walmart. And, those who purchase the non-SteelBook edition directly from Shout! will receive a double-sided poster featuring the cover art from both editions based on the original theatrical poster while quantities last.

From Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass (The Hobbit), The Last Unicorn is a magical adventure featuring an all-star cast, including Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Angela Lansbury, René Auberjonois and Robert Klein, and unforgettable songs from the rock band, America.

Upon hearing that she may be the very last of her kind on Earth, a Unicorn (Mia Farrow) goes in search of others like her. Her quest won't be easy, as it leads her straight to the evil King Haggard (Christopher Lee) and his infamous Red Bull! And the journey is made even more complicated when, to protect her from the envious wrath of Haggard, a spell is cast to turn the Unicorn into the Lady Amalthea, a beautiful, young human woman. But with this new body comes new thoughts and feelings, such as love for Haggard's son, Prince Lir (Jeff Bridges). Will Amalthea get lost inside this new body? Will she meet the fate of the other Unicorns? Or will she be able to defeat Haggard and his Red Bull with the aid of her friends, Schmendrick the bumbling magician (Alan Arkin) and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes)?

The Last Unicorn - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Last Unicorn - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Last Unicorn - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

 

The 4K UHD + Blu-ray releases include Dolby Vision HDR and the following supplements:

UHD

  • NEW 4K Transfer Of The 35mm Interpositive
  • NEW Includes Dolby Vision
  • Audio Commentary

Blu-ray

  • NEW 4K Transfer of the 35mm Interpositive
  • NEW A Profile of Peter S. Beagle
  • Q&A With Writer Peter S. Beagle
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Pre-orders for The Last Unicorn - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray should be available soon and here is the full press release:


             The Treasured Classic as You’ve Never Seen It Before 

 

The Last Unicorn

Available on 4K UHD for the First Time

 August 20, 2024

 

One of the most beloved fantasy films of all-time, The Last Unicorn has enraptured generations of fans with its poetic tale of a brave unicorn’s journey through a mystic land, seeking others of her kind. Available on 4K UHD for the first time as a 4K UHD +Blu-ray combo pack on August 20, 2024 from Shout! Studios, the new release is a 4K Transfer of the 35mm interpositive along with Dolby Vision™, and includes a number of bonus features including a Q&A with Peter S. Beagle and more!

The release will also be available as a SteelBook® with new art, available exclusively at Wal-Mart. Fans who purchase the standard edition 4KUHD +Blu-ray directly from Shout! will receive a double-sided poster featuring both the SteelBook® and standard edition art, based on the original theatrical poster, while supplies last. 

 

Showcasing the latest hi-definition restoration of the uncut film, endorsed by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is brought to life with exquisite detail never before seen, to ensure the most satisfying film viewing experience for all fans, old and young alike.

 

From Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass (The Hobbit), The Last Unicorn is a magical adventure featuring an all-star cast, including Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Angela Lansbury, René Auberjonois and Robert Klein, and unforgettable songs from the rock band, America.

 

Upon hearing that she may be the very last of her kind on Earth, a Unicorn (Mia Farrow) goes in search of others like her. Her quest won't be easy, as it leads her straight to the evil King Haggard (Christopher Lee) and his infamous Red Bull! And the journey is made even more complicated when, to protect her from the envious wrath of Haggard, a spell is cast to turn the Unicorn into the Lady Amalthea, a beautiful, young human woman. But with this new body comes new thoughts and feelings, such as love for Haggard's son, Prince Lir (Jeff Bridges). Will Amalthea get lost inside this new body? Will she meet the fate of the other Unicorns? Or will she be able to defeat Haggard and his Red Bull with the aid of her friends, Schmendrick the bumbling magician (Alan Arkin) and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes)?

 

The Last Unicorn Bonus Features

UHD

NEW 4K Transfer Of The 35mm Interpositive

NEW Includes Dolby Vision

Audio Commentary

Blu-ray

NEW 4K Transfer of the 35mm Interpositive

NEW A Profile of Peter S. Beagle

Q&A With Writer Peter S. Beagle

Animated Storyboards

Original Theatrical Trailer

 

About Shout! Studios

Launched in 2003, Shout! Studios is a multiplatform media company specializing in film and TV distribution, development, and production. The company has evolved with the changing entertainment landscape to excel in all forms of content distribution, including theatrical, digital streaming, broadcast and in-flight licensing, physical media, and more. Shout! Studios owns and manages a large portfolio of contemporary and classic feature films, series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including Aardman Animations, ALF, The Carol Burnett Show, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, The Johnny Carson Show, the Roger Corman New Horizons Pictures Library, GKIDS, ITV Studios, LAIKA Studios, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson), and Sesame Street, alongside many others. Shout! Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties including anime, and the company releases genre and horror films and television shows under the Scream Factory imprint. Shout! Studios also produces, acquires, and distributes new films, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! TV and its family of FAST channels. Shout! Studios is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Studios, visit ShoutStudios.com

 

About ITV Studios

ITV Studios is a creator, producer and distributor of world-leading programmes that people can’t get enough of. We connect millions of people every day and shape and reflect the world they live in, we are More Than TV.

 

ITV Studios is home to some of the best creative minds, crafting over 6,700 hours of original programming across 60 production labels. Our global footprint spans 12 countries including the UK, US, Australia, France, Germany, The Nordics, Italy and the Netherlands and our global distribution business sells our catalogue of 90,000+ hours to broadcasters and platforms around the world.

 

ITV Studios is part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster.

Dev Patel’s 'Monkey Man' Unleashes Wrath and Fury on 4K UHD and Blu-ray on June 25

Universal and producer Jordan Peele is set to release Dev Patel's action-packed Monkey Man on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on June 25.

The releases have over 55 minutes of all-new bonus features, including an alternate opening, alternate ending, deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurettes and more. The film will also make its streaming debut exclusively on Peacock on June 14.

From Oscar® winning Producer Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us, Nope) comes Oscar® nominee Dev Patel’s (Slumdog Millionaire, Lion) astonishing tour-de-force directorial debut, inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage. Patel stars as a man with no name, scarred by a brutal childhood, who ekes out a meager living in underground fighting rings. But when he finds a way to rise up and infiltrate his city’s corrupt elite, he kicks off an explosive campaign for retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him as a boy. Channeling the rage of the poor and powerless, an unexpected hero emerges in this fight-filled action epic.

Monkey Man - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Monkey Man - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Monkey Man - Blu-ray

Monkey Man 

Bonus Features:

  • ALTERNATE OPENING
  • ALTERNATE ENDING
  • DELETED/EXTENDED SCENES
    • True Shakti
    • Mother’s Death
    • Training Montage
    • Lucky Kid
    • Alphonso Death
    • Post Credit Button
  • A LABOR OF LOVE - First-time director Dev Patel shares how this project came about as well as some of the obstacles he and his crew faced along the way. Cast and cre­w highlight Patel’s unique scope of skills and contributions to the film as well as partnering with Monkeypaw.
  • MONKEY MAN OF ACTION - In MONKEY MAN, Dev Patel transforms from underdog to hero, establishing a style of action that is uniquely his own. This piece goes behind the scenes into Patel's stunt and fight training, taking a closer look at how the movement in these scenes was captured.
  • FATEFUL ENCOUNTERS - Throughout our hero’s journey, Kid comes face to face with many individuals. Some embody good and others evil, but each encounter shapes Kid’s actions. Cast discuss their characters and what drew them into the light, or darkness, that their roles required.
  • ROOTS EXPOSED - MONKEY MAN explores the story of a beloved folktale and its place in our modern world. Writer, director, producer, and star of the film, Dev Patel, shares his passion for bringing this story along with the representation of his culture to life.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY with Director/Actor/Writer/Producer Dev Patel, Producers Jomon Thomas and Sam Sahni, and Co-Producer Raghuvir Joshi
  • MONKEY MAN EXTENDED PREVIEW – Early access to an extended preview of the film streaming on Peacock.
  • ADDITIONAL MONKEYPAW FILMS ON PEACOCK – Stream Jordan Peele’s Oscar® winning film Get Out exclusively on Peacock.
  • UNIVERSAL FILMS - Universal’s biggest films of the year stream first on Peacock, shortly after their theatrical debuts. Subscribers get access to award-winning films and blockbuster favorites from Universal, Blumhouse, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and more.

You can pre-order Monkey Man now and included below is the press announcement:


EXPERIENCE THE ACTION-PACKED THRILL RIDE
FROM PRODUCER JORDAN PEELE

AND DIRECTOR & STAR DEV PATEL

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK JUNE 14

OWN THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION WITH ALL NEW BONUS CONTENT
ON DIGITAL JUNE 11, 2024,

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 25, 2024

CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES

Universal City, California, June 3, 2024 –  is primal. Relive the epic action when MONKEY MAN becomes available to own with brand-new bonus content on Digital June 11, 2024 and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 25, 2024 from Monkeypaw Productions and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Full of “staggeringly impressive action” (Collider), MONKEY MAN cuts into the world of gritty and stylized hand-to-hand combat with a fresh take on the genre, bearing the birth of a new action star. Experience more excitement when you own the Collector's Edition, which has over 55 minutes of all-new bonus features, including an alternate opening, alternate ending, deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurettes and more!

Plus, continue to fuel the adrenaline when MONKEY MAN makes its streaming debut exclusively on Peacock beginning June 14th.
 
From Oscar® winning Producer Jordan Peele (Get OutUsNope) comes Oscar® nominee Dev Patel’s (Slumdog MillionaireLion) astonishing tour-de-force directorial debut, inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage. Patel stars as a man with no name, scarred by a brutal childhood, who ekes out a meager living in underground fighting rings. But when he finds a way to rise up and infiltrate his city’s corrupt elite, he kicks off an explosive campaign for retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him as a boy. Channeling the rage of the poor and powerless, an unexpected hero emerges in this fight-filled action epic.
 
MONKEY MAN is directed by Dev Patel from his original story and his screenplay with Paul Angunawela and John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World). Dev Patel stars alongside Sharlto Copley (Hardcore Henry, District 9), Sobhita Dhulipala (Major, “The Night Manager”), Vipin Sharma (Hotel Mumbai, Gangs of Wasseypur), Sikandar Kher (“24: India,” “Sense8”), and Pitobash Tripathi (Million Dollar Arm, Shor in the City).
 
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES WHEN YOU OWN on DIGITAL, 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD:
  • ALTERNATE OPENING
  • ALTERNATE ENDING
  • DELETED/EXTENDED SCENES
    • True Shakti
    • Mother’s Death
    • Training Montage
    • Lucky Kid
    • Alphonso Death
    • Post Credit Button
  • A LABOR OF LOVE - First-time director Dev Patel shares how this project came about as well as some of the obstacles he and his crew faced along the way. Cast and cre­w highlight Patel’s unique scope of skills and contributions to the film as well as partnering with Monkeypaw.
  • MONKEY MAN OF ACTION - In MONKEY MAN, Dev Patel transforms from underdog to hero, establishing a style of action that is uniquely his own. This piece goes behind the scenes into Patel's stunt and fight training, taking a closer look at how the movement in these scenes was captured.
  • FATEFUL ENCOUNTERS - Throughout our hero’s journey, Kid comes face to face with many individuals. Some embody good and others evil, but each encounter shapes Kid’s actions. Cast discuss their characters and what drew them into the light, or darkness, that their roles required.
  • ROOTS EXPOSED MONKEY MAN explores the story of a beloved folktale and its place in our modern world. Writer, director, producer, and star of the film, Dev Patel, shares his passion for bringing this story along with the representation of his culture to life.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY with Director/Actor/Writer/Producer Dev Patel, Producers Jomon Thomas and Sam Sahni, and Co-Producer Raghuvir Joshi
Turbine Gives Ti West's 'Pearl' Sparkling Beautiful New Limited Edition Mediabooks July 4th

As we eagerly await the release of Ti West's Maxxxine, Turbine takes us back to where it all started with Pearl on 4K UltraHD Blu-ray. With their excellent 4K UHD SteelBook sold out, fans can now snag new deluxe Mediabook editions with four cover options with a new 32-page book. 

Who would have expected Ti West and Mia Goth's little horror film X would spawn a franchise? While we wait for what could be the concluding chapter with Maxxxine (there's talk of a fourth film now), Turbine will be reissuing their terrific 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Pearl with some beautiful new Mediabook covers to pick from. These discs will offer the same excellent Dolby Vision transfer with the same impressive Atmos audio tracks. The benefit here is you won't have to pay gray-market prices for the SteelBook, pick up a 32-page booklet, and some stylish alternate cover art choices! Read our Pearl 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook Review

Pearl -  Turbine Limited Edition 4K UHD Mediabook Cover A 

Pearl -  Turbine Limited Edition 4K UHD Mediabook Cover B
Limited to 888 Copies

Pearl -  Turbine Limited Edition 4K UHD Mediabook Cover C
Limited to 666 Copies 

Pearl -  Turbine Limited Edition 4K UHD Mediabook Cover D
Limited to 444 Copies 

For the serious collectors - you can order all four alternate covers! 

Synopsis:
"Mia Goth delivers her best performance so far." (Slash Film)
Texas, 1918. The Spanish flu has claimed more than 600,000 victims. Pearl lives secluded on a farm, trapped in everyday life with a paralyzed father and an embittered mother, while her husband fights in the First World War. She wants nothing more than a glamorous life like in the movies. But something is wrong with her. Suppressed feelings, unfulfilled urges and psychopathic delusions pave a bloody path...
PEARL is a hypnotically dazzling nightmare that becomes a fascinating horror event in the Hollywood look of the 1950s. Mia Goth, heroine and haunting of X, returns as a young Pearl whose dreams, lusts and murderous fantasies collide and erupt in a glamorous Technicolor bloodlust.

Bonus material:

  • The making of PEARL - Featurette incl. interviews with Mia Goth, Ti West, Tandi Wright and David Corenswet* (HD, 11 min.)
  • Time After Time - Featurette about the differences to X in the set design of the film* (HD, 4 min.)
  • Teaser/trailer from USA and Germany
  • 32-Page Booklet featuring "A Jewel under the Magnifying Glass" by Tobias Hohmann

Ultra HD Blu-ray
Languages: German & English: Dolby Atmos
Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English SDH
Picture format: 2.39:1 (2160p24 Ultra HD) HDR10 & Dolby Vision
Runtimes: approx. 102 min. + 21 min. bonus material


Blu-ray
languages: German & English: Dolby Atmos
Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English SDH
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
Runtimes: approx. 102 min. + approx. 21 min. bonus material

All four editions are up for pre-order now, they're due to ship out on July 3rd. If Mediabooks and SteelBooks aren't your flavor, Turbine will be offering a standard flatpack keepcase edition in late June. We'll post that up as soon as it's live. Happy collecting!

Could It BE Any More 4K? 'Friends: The Complete Series' comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray September 24th

So no one told you Physical Media was gonna be this way
Your DVD's a joke, you're broke, your streaming life's DOA
It's like you're always stuck in 480i
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but
4K UHD'll be there for you!!! 

After yesterday's surprise Amazon pre-order drop -we now have more info about what we're getting with this release of Friends: The Complete Series on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Still don't fully know the aspect ratio or if there will be an HDR grade yet, but we do have some more details to share with you. 

Friends: The Complete Series - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Here's the initial press release with all the gory details as we know them:

 The One in 4K”

 

FRIENDS: THE COMPLETE SERIES

COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

This Ultimate Collector’s Set Features All 10 Seasons from One of Television’s Most Popular Sitcoms Completely Remastered – Plus All New Bonus Content!

 

Available To Own on September 24, 2024

 

 

BURBANK, CA (May 30, 2024) – Oh, My Gawd!  In celebration of the 30th anniversary of one of television’s most watched sitcoms, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will release FRIENDS: The Complete Series in 4K Ultra HD on September 24, 2024.  This ultimate collector’s set for any FRIENDS fan includes over 110 hours of content – including all 236 original broadcast episodes released for the first time in 4K Ultra HD, plus over 20 hours of extra features including all-new bonus content. Pre-order your copy now.

 

From Warner Bros. Television, FRIENDS follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston).

 

FRIENDS was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman and aired on NBC from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Throughout its run, the show was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards®, winning six awards including Best Comedy Series in 2002. 

 

FRIENDS maintains its influence among viewers. Since its launch, the series has been watched over 71 billion times in the United States alone, across all linear & SVOD platforms. On an international level, viewers spent a total of more than 1.4 billion hours with FRIENDS in 2023 across linear and SVOD internationally.

 

As FRIENDS marks its 30th anniversary this year, the beloved TV series continues to hold an enduring place in popular culture and hearts worldwide. With its witty humor, relatable characters, and memorable catchphrases, FRIENDS transcends generations with its universal appeal, making it a classic that continues to bring joy and laughter to fans around the world.

 

Series information:

 

FRIENDS: The Complete Series

Includes all 236 original broadcast episodes from the iconic 10 seasons of the beloved series, plus hours of special features which has been created over the years including two hours of all-new bonus content.

 

PRODUCT                           

4K Ultra HD  

                       

Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, German 2.0 S DD, French 2.0 S DD, Japanese 2.0 S DD, Castilian-Spanish 2.0 S DD

Subtitles: English SDH, German SDH, French, Japanese, Castilian Spanish, Latin Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Dutch, Complex Chinese

Running time: 236 (30 min) episodes. Over 20 hours of special features including all-new bonus content

Rated: PG

About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels.  WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.

The series is up for pre-order - we're sure that price point will drop closer to release day. Happy collecting! 

WB Fills 4K Gaps with 6-Film Rocky Ultimate Knockout Collection July 16th

After delivering the 4-Film Knockout Collection, Warner Bros. is set to deliver the final blow with the 6-Film, Rocky: Ultimate Knockout Collection. This will offer up the previously available four films complete with the woeful Rocky V and two cuts of Rocky Balboa 

It was only a matter of time before the whole series got here, and that day has come. While the first four Rocky classics were rushed to 4K to tie into the release of Creed III, Stallone was hard at work delivering a new Director's Cut of Rocky Balboa that runs fourteen minutes longer than the Theatrical Cut. Sadly, there isn't a new cut of Rocky V - but to be fair there's not a lot that can be done for that one. Stallone's done about all he can do to make fans forget it ever existed. Now the rough deal is there are no plans that we've found to help fans upgrade their previously available 4-film sets - beyond the stand-alone 4K SteelBooks also due on the 16th. We also understand discs with corrected audio and the aspect ratio mismatch for Rocky IV are supposed to be included here too (we're still waiting for our corrected discs to arrive). 

Rocky: Ultimate Knockout Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Rocky V - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

Rocky Balboa - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 


The press releases for this outing didn't include HDR grade details or audio - but the back of the box image on Amazon indicates DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 for all theatrical editions, DTS-HD MA 5.1 for the Director's Cuts of Rocky IV and Rocky Balboa. Without details, the PR also indicated the Ultimate Knockout Collection will have a bonus Blu-ray with a "selection of previously released special features." Don't know if that's the same disc from the previous set or something new. Obviously we'll cover these at length as soon as they're available! 

The Ultimate Knockout Collection and the SteelBooks are now up for Pre-order - Happy Collecting! 

Here's the full press release:


ROCKY I-VI FILM COLLECTION COMING TO 4K ULTRA HD

MGM’s ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY V AND ROCKY BALBOA WILL BE AVAILABLE AS A COMPLETE SET FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DISC IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
 
Own it on 4K Ultra HD Disc on July 16, 2024

 
Burbank, Calif., May 28, 2024 – Relive every punch from one of the most iconic and beloved sports drama franchises with the ROCKY I-VI 4K Collection, newly remastered in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Sylvester Stallone stars in the greatest boxing saga of all time and triumphs as one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history. Witness every epic, action packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky punches his way to the top against impossible odds when the ROCKY I-VI 4K Collection is released on July 16, 2024.
 
The ROCKY I-VI 4K Collection includes the MGM feature films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY V and ROCKY BALBOA, along with the ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO and the ROCKY BALBOA Director’s Cut.  The collection contains a Blu-ray disc featuring the hour-long behind the scenes documentary on the making of the extended director’s cut of ROCKY IV, Sylvester Stallone’s commentary on ROCKY BALBOA along with an alternate ending, deleted scenes and four behind the scenes featurettes from the filmThe disc also includes a selection of previously released special features. 
 
In addition, ROCKY V and ROCKY BALBOA will be available individually in steelbook packaging.
 
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with each feature film in 4K with HDR, a bonus Blu-ray disc with the documentary and a selection of pre-existing special features, and a Digital version of the feature films.
 
Ultra HD Blu-ray 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.  
 
For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.
 
The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc featuring the films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO, ROCKY, ROCKY BALBOA and the ROCKY BALBOA Director’s Cut will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.
 
 
 
About the Films:
 
ROCKY (1976)
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, this 1976 Best Picture Winner inspired a nation. A struggling Philadelphia club fighter (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight for love, glory and self-respect. Featuring a legendary musical score and thrilling fight sequences, this rousing crowd-pleaser scores a knockout!
 
The film is directed by John G. Avilsden from a screenplay and story by Sylvester Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.
 
ROCKY received ten 
Academy Award® nominations and won three, including Best Picture. Best Director and Best Film Editing. In 2006, the Library of Congress selected ROCKY for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
 
ROCKY II (1979)
After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight
champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries,
announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realizes that he can’t escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the “Italian Stallion” must prepare
for the fight of his life.
 
The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.
 
ROCKY III (1982)
As Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn’t be
better. But when Clubber Lang (Mr. T) KOs Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent
that the “Italian Stallion” has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives
encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With Creed’s
help, Rocky strives to regain the “eye of the tiger” before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch!
 
The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Burgess Meredith, and Mr. T.
 
ROCKY IV (1985)
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) holds the world heavyweight boxing championship but faces a new challenger: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a 6'4", 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. Rocky prepares for a powerfully charged fight, in which he must defend not only himself but the honor of his country!
 
Also included is ROCKY IV: Rocky vs. Drago. Stallone masterfully reshapes ROCKY IV in the ultimate director’s cut!
 
The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, and Dolph Lundgren.
 
ROCKY V (1990)
Upon returning home from his latest triumph, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) learns that his money has been lost and that his fight-related injuries mean retirement. Moving the family back to South Philly, the fighter must resolve the deep-rooted resentment held by his son (Sage Stallone), a bitterness that only grows when Rocky trains Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), a young boxer who soon rises to national prominence. And when Tommy turns against his mentor, Rocky knows he must fight once more!
 
The film is directed by John G. Avilsden from a screenplay and story by Sylvester Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone, Tommy Morrison, and Burgess Meredith.
 
ROCKY BALBOA (2006)
When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon (Antonio Tarver) retaliates by challenging the Italian Stallion to a 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son (Milo Ventimiglia) and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior. Rocky takes on Dixon in what will become the greatest fight in boxing history!
 
Also included is ROCKY BALBOA Director’s Cut, featuring an additional 14 minutes of footage not seen in theaters.
 
The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, and Kevin King and stars Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Antonio Traver, A.J. Benza, Geraldine Hughes, Milo Ventimiglia, and Tony Burton.
 
ROCKY
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 119 minutes
Rating: PG
Street Date: 7/16/24
 
ROCKY II
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 120 minutes
Rating: PG
Street Date: 7/16/24
 
ROCKY III
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 100 minutes
Rating: PG
Street Date: 7/16/24
 
ROCKY IV
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 91 minutes (Theatrical Version)
Rating: PG
 
Run Time: 93 minutes (Extended Director’s Cut Version)
Rating: PG-13 for violent sports action and brief strong language
 
Street Date: 7/16/24
 
 
ROCKY V
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 104 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Street Date: 7/16/24
 
ROCKY BALBOA
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 102 minutes (Theatrical Version)
Rating: PG
 
Run Time: 116 minutes (Extended Director’s Cut Version)
Rating: Not Rated
 
Street Date: 7/16/24

 
THE CREDITS
 
About MGM
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network MGM+, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit 
www.mgm.com
 
About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels.  WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.
"What kind of disc are you?" A24 Unites Physical Media with 'Civil War' on 4K UHD & Blu-ray July 7th

One of A24's biggest box office successes is making its stand on 4K UHD and Blu-ray right after we shoot off fireworks for Independence Day! From writer and director Alex Garland, Civil War will come home thanks to Lionsgate offering up an Amazon-exclusive 4K set, a standard 4K set, and of course, Blu-ray. 

While Hollywood is never one to miss an opportunity, you've got to hand it to A24 for delivering a taught war thriller during a fraught contentious election year. Then to have the stones to deliver something as a-political as a movie called Civil War can get! Garland delivered one hell of a tense and arresting film that brilliantly sidesteps politics while focusing on a small rag-tag team of reporters traveling across the country to Washington DC trying to capture the perfect photo. The film is due to arrive with Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR, you have to choose between the standard release, the Amazon-exclusive, or if you're rocking 1080p, the standard Blu-ray. 

Civil War - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Civil War - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [Amazon Exclusive] 

Civil War - Blu-ray 

 

All three editions of Civil War are now up for pre-order - here's the full press release with all the gory details:


 
4K UHD + Blu-ray™ + Digital Street Date: 7/9/24
4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital SRP: $42.99
Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Street Date: 7/9/24
Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital SRP: $39.99
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Prepare for a harrowing adventure on July 7th as Civil War arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital from Lionsgate. The nonstop action focuses on a team of military-embedded war correspondents racing against time to reach the White House before it’s too late. Featuring an all-star cast including Academy Award® nominee Kirsten Dunst (2021, Best Supporting Actress, The Power of the Dog), Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla), Primetime Emmy Award® winner Nick Offerman (2023, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, The Last of Us), Jesse Plemons (Killers of the Flower Moon), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Dune), and Wagner Moura (“Narcos”). Civil War will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 on 4K UHD (+Blu-ray™ + Digital) and $39.99 on Blu-ray™ (+DVD + Digital).
 
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
From filmmaker Alex Garland comes a journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.
 
CAST
Kirsten Dunst                                      The Virgin Suicides, Spider-Man, Melancholia
Cailee Spaeny                                    Priscilla, Bad Times at the El Royale, On the Basis of
                                                           Sex
Nick Offerman                                     TV’s “The Last of Us,” “Devs,” “Parks and Recreation”
Jesse Plemons                                   Killers of the Flower Moon, The Power of the Dog,
                                                            TV’s “Breaking Bad”
Stephen McKinley Henderson            Dune, Lady Bird, Fences
Wagner Moura                                     TV’s “Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico, Elite Squad

Trailer:
 https://youtu.be/U7_0-Su-pus
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Torn Asunder: Waging Alex Garland’s Civil War Six-Part Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Amazon Blu-Ray Exclusive: Director and Cast Q&A
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2024
Title Copyright: Civil War © 2023 Miller Avenue Rights LLC; IPR.VC Fund II KY. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®TM & © 2024 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: New Release
Rating: R
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Run Time: 109 minutes
4K Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation
4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish Dolby Audio
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation
BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio

Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Fuels Up For a 4K UHD SteelBook from Sony on 8/27

After an amazing 4K release from U.K.'s Second Sight, Sony plays catchup. On August 27th, Sony will deliver their own domestic 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive with a brand new SteelBook. 

Well, don't that just beat the band? We get around to finally reviewing Second Sight's excellent 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Drive, Sony has to go and offer up their own new SteelBook. The danger of importing a disc is the domestic distributor will huff up and finally get their own disc out. That said, you can't blame a collector for getting too tired of waiting around for the studio to get off their duffs and give fans what they're asking for. Well, that's where we're at thanks to Sony getting their new SteelBook 4K UHD of Drive to the collector's marketplace. To their credit, Sony is nailing this 100th Anniversary celebration of Columbia Studios delivering one exciting catalog release announcement after another. 

While we don't know if Sony did their own restoration work or if this will repurpose the Second Sight transfer, we do know it comes Refn-approved with Dolby Vision and Atmos audio

Drive (2011) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

   

DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC 
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, as approved by director Nicolas Winding Refn
  • English Dolby Atmos + English 5.1
  • Special Feature:
    • ALL-NEW: Back in the Driver’s Seat Featurette – featuring interviews with Writer Hossein Amini, Editor Mat Newman, Composer Cliff Martinez, and Actors Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman 
    • Theatrical Trailer
 
BLU-RAY DISC™ 
  • Feature presented in high-definition
  • English 5.1
  • Special Features:
    • Drive Without a Driver: Interview with Nicolas Winding Refn Documentary
    • 4 Featurettes:
      • I Drive: The Driver
      • Driver and Irene: The Relationship
      • Under the Hood: Story
      • Cut to the Chase: Stunts
CAST AND CREW
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn
Screenplay By: Hossein Amini
Based on the Book By: James Sallis
Produced By: Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Gigi Pritzker, Michel Litvak, John Palermo
Executive Producers: David Lancaster, Gary Michael Walters, Bill Lischak, Linda McDonough, Jeffrey Stott, Peter Schlessel
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, with Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks


SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 100 minutes 
Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.40:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA

This one isn't up for pre-order yet, but it should be soon. As soon as it comes up we'll update our listings ASAP. 

May Announcement Round-up: The Future's So Bright...I Gotta Wear Blu-ray 3D Shades Again

Can you believe it already?  May 2024 has nearly gone, and before we enter the month of June we thought we'd re-cap what has been announced recently.  There's lots of good 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases coming in the near future, quite a few SteelBooks, and even a trio of Blu-ray 3D titles!

Are you up for a challenge?  Amazon MGM Studios will release the steamy drama Challengers starring Zendaya on Blu-ray on July 9. However, it seems to be a barebones release, and there's no 4K yet anyway.  

Fans of Paramount's Halo TV series will be able to own the second season on July 23. It will be available on Blu-ray and limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook.

The 1996 disaster flick Twister starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, and Cary Elwes is coming to 4K UHD on July 9. A SteelBook will be available on the same date. 

Classic film fans will be able to pick up Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai on 4K UHD on July 23.

Guy Ritchie's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare will be hitting Blu-ray and 4K (including 4K SteelBook) on June 25. You can read all about that here.

On the same date, Warner Brothers celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the rock drama Purple Rain starring Prince with a 4K UHD Blu-ray release. If you're looking for a SteelBook, you'll have to import from the UK

Also WB's third chapter in the animated Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline will be getting a 4K UHD SteelBook and Blu-ray on July 23. The previous two installments are already out.

The Criterion Collection's August 2024 wave of 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray titles has been dated and detailed. The releases include Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor in 4K, Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova as well as Martha Coolidge's Not a Pretty Picture on Blu-ray, and two Albert Brooks' comedies - Real Life and Mother - sold separately on both formats. Full details here.

Criterion May 2024 Wave

Looking for some new horror? The Australian spider monster movie Sting and The First Omen are headed for Blu-ray soon. Both will be hitting stores on July 30.

Godzilla x Kong: New Empire will be smashing its way to home video with a 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release on June 11. And yep, there's a SteelBook.

And just when you thought 3D Blu-ray may have been going the way of the dodo, Turbine in Germany is keeping it alive with Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and The Bad Guys - which are all region-free and now with Atmos soundtracks. You can check that out here. Not only that, Turbine has Chucky: Season One and Chucky: Season Two Blu-ray mediabooks on the way as well.

That's all we have for now, but be sure to keep checking out the website for future 4K, Blu-ray, SteelBook, and maybe even some more Blu-ray 3D announcements and definitely let us know what you will be picking up on social media!

Who You Gonna Chill? Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Ain't Afraid of No Blu-ray and 4K UHD SteelBooks June 25th

Never cross the streams! Sony has dated and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire which will be hitting stores on June 26.

The release will also be available in a 4K UHD SteelBook as well as a Walmart exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook.

The science fiction comedy stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani and original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, and is directed by Gil Kenan.

In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who've developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
 

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (LE SteelBook)
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (LE SteelBook)
 

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
 

The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital packages include Dolby Vision HDR, Dolby Atmos soundtracks, and the following supplements:

  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Audio commentary with director Gil Kenan
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Easter Eggs Unleashed
  • Manifesting Garraka
  • New York, New Gear
  • Welcome to the Paranormal Discovery Center
  • Knowing the Score
  • Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters Frozen Empire
  • Buster: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire
  • Optional English, English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature

You can pre-order Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire now and included below is the press announcement:


GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE COMES HOME!
“A FUN ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY”  - Joseph Deckelmeier, SCREENRANT
 “PERFECTION” - Sean Tajipour, NERDTROPOLIS
AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, AND DVD JUNE 25
PLUS, LIMITED EDITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE!
4K UHD / BLU-RAY™ 2-MOVIE COLLECTION GIFTSET
4K UHD / BLU-RAY™ STEELBOOK
WALMART-EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY™/ DVD STEELBOOK
Press Assets
Product Request
SYNOPSIS
In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL EXTRAS
 
o Deleted & Extended Scenes
o Easter Eggs Unleashed
o Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
o Busted: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire
o Manifesting Garraka
o New York, New Gear
o Welcome to the Paranormal Discovery Center
o Knowing the Score
o Commentary with Director, Co-Writer Gil Kenan


DVD

o Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
o Busted: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire

 
2-MOVIE COLLECTION SPECIAL FEATURES
4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL EXTRAS
GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE

o Deleted & Extended Scenes
o Easter Eggs Unleashed
o Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
o Busted: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire
o Manifesting Garraka
o New York, New Gear
o Welcome to the Paranormal Discovery Center
o Knowing the Score
o Commentary with Director, Co-Writer Gil Kenan


GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
o We Got One! Easter Eggs Revealed
o Ghostbusters: A Look Back
o Bringing Ecto-1 Back to Life
o The Gearhead’s Guide to Ghostbusters Gadgets
o Deleted Scene
o And more!

4K UHD, Blu-ray™ & DVD include a digital code for movie and bonus materials as listed above, redeemable via Movies Anywhere for a limited time. Movies Anywhere is open to U.S. residents age 13+. Visit MoviesAnywhere.com for terms and conditions.
CAST AND CREW
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Produced by: Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Jason Blumenfeld 
Written by:  Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman
Executive Producers: Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, JoAnn Perritano, Amie Karp, Erica Mills, Eric Reich
Based on The: 1984 Film “Ghostbusters”: An Ivan Reitman Film - Written by: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis 
Cast: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts

SPECS
Run Time: 115 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for supernatural action/violence, language and suggestive references

4K UHD: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.39:1• Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English & French (Doublé au Québec) Audio Description Track 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features or the Blu-ray disc ™

Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English & French (Doublé au Québec)- Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features or the DVD.

DVD: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, French (Double au Quebec) 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish, English & French (Double au Quebec)- Audio Description Tracks Stereo • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features. 

'Halo: Season Two' Charges onto Blu-ray and Limited Edition 4K UHD SteelBook on July 23

Paramount Home Entertainment will be bringing the second season of Halo to Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 23. There will also be a Limited Edition 4K UHD SteelBook.

The second season home video releases includes nearly 2 1/2 hours of special features including exclusive Featurettes and more, and is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries and Amblin Television.

When the Covenant threatens mankind’s greatest stronghold, Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and his elite team of Spartans embark on an epic journey to find the Halo and ensure humanity’s survival...or guarantee their destruction. Also starring Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Natascha McElhone (The Crown), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), and featuring Jen Taylor (voice of Cortana in the Halo video game series). This 4-disc collection includes every thrilling episode of Halo: Season 2 along with nearly 2 ½ hours of special features, including exclusive featurettes and more!

Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Halo: Season Two - Blu-ray

Halo: Season Two 

Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteelBook)
Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (LE SteelBook)
 

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Disc 1
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 201 
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 202 
    • Silver Team Returns 
    • Kiki’s Favorite Set: The Condor 
  • Disc 2
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 203 
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 204 
    • Bringing the 26th Century to Life 
  • Disc 3
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 205 
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 206 
    • A Visit to Luma Pictures 
    • Building a Covenant Warship 
    • Making the Fall of Reach 
  • Disc 4
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 207 
    • Halo The Series: Declassified 208 
    • The House of Soren 
    • Writing for Halo S2
    • Bigger Better Props 

You can pre-order Halo: Season Two now and included below is the press announcement:


SEASON TWO 

ARRIVES JULY 23 ON DVD, BLU-RAY™ AND 

LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD STEELBOOK

With Nearly 2 ½ Hours of Special Features, 

Including Exclusive Featurettes and More!

The Series Is Produced by SHOWTIME® in Partnership with

343 Industries and Amblin Television

LOS ANGELES – May 22, 2024 – Paramount Home Entertainment today announced that Halo’s epic universe and cast of bold characters are back when season two of HALO, executive produced by David Wiener (Brave New World) alongside three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank (The Americans) and Justin Falvey (The Americans) for Amblin Television, and Kiki Wolfkill for Xbox, arrives July 23 on DVD, Blu-ray™ and Limited Edition 4K UHD Steelbook.

HALO stars Emmy nominee Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Master Chief, Spartan-117 and Natascha McElhone (The Crown) as Dr. Halsey, who also both served as producers for season two. Additional cast members include Jen Taylor (HALO game series, RWBY), Emmy nominee Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Fire), Natasha Culzac (The Witcher), Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations), Yerin Ha (Reef Break), Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful).

 

New additions to the season two cast include Joseph Morgan (Vampire DiariesThe Originals), Cristina Rodlo (No One Gets Out of Here AliveThe Homeless World Cup) and Christina Bennington (Midsomer Murders)

SYNOPSIS 

When the Covenant threatens mankind’s greatest stronghold, Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and his elite team of Spartans embark on an epic journey to find the Halo and ensure humanity’s survival...or guarantee their destruction. Also starring Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Natascha McElhone (The Crown), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), and featuring Jen Taylor (voice of Cortana in the Halo video game series). This 4-disc collection includes every thrilling episode of Halo: Season 2 along with nearly 2 ½ hours of special features, including exclusive featurettes and more!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Disc 1

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 201 

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 202 

    • Silver Team Returns 

    • Kiki’s Favorite Set: The Condor 

  • Disc 2

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 203 

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 204 

    • Bringing the 26th Century to Life 

  • Disc 3

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 205 

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 206 

    • A Visit to Luma Pictures 

    • Building a Covenant Warship 

    • Making the Fall of Reach 

  • Disc 4

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 207 

    • Halo The Series: Declassified 208 

    • The House of Soren 

    • Writing for Halo S2

    • Bigger Better Props 

HALO is produced by SHOWTIME® in association with 343 Industries and Amblin Television. The second season of HALO is executive produced by David Wiener alongside Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television and Kiki Wolfkill for Xbox. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME®, which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as on demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Networks. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels. 

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

Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has twelve projects in various stages of production and release, including a third season of “Animaniacs” for Hulu, season two of “Resident Alien” for SYFY, season four of “Roswell, New Mexico” for The CW, “Halo” for Paramount+, “Billy the Kid” for Epix, “Masters of the Air” for Apple, two seasons of “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” for HBO Max, two seasons of “Tiny Toons Looniversity” for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, “Fatal Attraction” for Paramount+, and documentaries “Big Vape” for Netflix, “Good Night Oppy” for Amazon Prime Video, and “Mama’s Boy” an adaptation of Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black’s autobiography.

Some of Amblin Television’s other recent credits include the Emmy Award-winning series “Why We Hate” for Discovery, three- time Emmy nominated “Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time” for EPIX, and “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind” for HBO, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Amblin Television also produced the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama “The Americans” for FX, the Golden Globe-nominated and double Emmy Award-winning mini-series “Into the West” for TNT, the Emmy-nominated HBO movie “All The Way” starring Bryan Cranston, “Smash” for NBC, “Under the Dome” for CBS, “Falling Skies” for TNT, “The Borgias” and “The United States of Tara” for Showtime, and “Las Vegas” for NBC.

343 Industries is the developer of the blockbuster Halo series of video games and, as part of Xbox Game Studios, oversees the Halo franchise including games, original programming, novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. “Halo Infinite,” the studio’s most recent game release, has achieved critical success, receiving over 60 industry awards and is the most successful game release in Halo franchise history. The studio continues to transform entertainment experiences across the Halo universe with groundbreaking projects, such as the upcoming “Halo” television series for Paramount+, in partnership with SHOWTIME and Amblin Entertainment. 

HALO (SEASON 2)

Street Date: July 23, 2024 (DVD, Blu-ray™ and 4K UHD Steelbook) 

U.S. Rating: Not Rated 

Canadian Rating: 14A - violence, gory scenes

 

Run Time (Episodes): 420 mins 33 secs 

Run Time (Special Features): 147 mins 31 secs 

DVD Specifications:

Audio: English 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, English 2.0 Stereo L/R Dolby Digital AC3, Japanese 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, 

Subtitles: English SDH, Japanese

Blu-ray™ Specifications:

Audio: English 5.1 Surround Dolby TrueHD, English 2.0 Stereo L/R Dolby Digital AC3, French (Parisian) 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, Italian 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, German 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, Spanish (Castilian) 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3

Subtitles: English SDH, French (Parisian), Italian, German, Spanish (Castilian), Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish

4K UHD Steelbook Specifications:

Audio: English 5.1 Surround Dolby TrueHD, English 2.0 Stereo L/R Dolby Digital AC3, French (Parisian) 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, Italian 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, German 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3

Subtitles: English SDH, French (Parisian), Italian, German, Dutch

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