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COWABUNGA! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 4K UHD and Blu-ray Arriving December 12

Just in time for the holiday season, Paramount's acclaimed animated feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem featuring the voices of Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more is coming out of the sewers and onto 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 12. Best Buy will also have a 4K exclusive SteelBook.

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - Blu-ray 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD SteelBook
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD SteelBook 

Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include:


• TEENage Mutant Ninja Turtles— For the first time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are voiced by actual teenagers! Hear how each Turtle was cast and how having all four boys record together helped create the authentic camaraderie seen on screen. 
• The Mutant Uprising— Get to know the Turtles’ mutant antagonists, led by the wild and original character Superfly, voiced by Ice Cube.
• New York, New York: The Visual World of MUTANT MAYHEM— Take a deep dive into the breakthrough visual style of the film’s characters and environments and how they evolved over time.  
• Learn to Draw Leo—Try your hand at drawing the Turtle leader with this fun tutorial!

Pre-order your copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray today and here is the full press release:


TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM
arrives on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 12

Shell-ebrate the holidays with the wildly entertaining and action-packed hit TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM, arriving on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD just in time for gift-giving on December 12, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment!

Certified Fresh with a 96% critic score* on Rotten Tomatoes® and acclaimed by both audiences and critics alike, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM delivers a fresh and fun-filled adventure that the whole family can enjoy together.  

The 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray™ releases include over 40 minutes of bonus content so fans can delve deeper into the making of the hilarious and original movie.  Join the young new voice cast as they explore the "teen" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then go behind-the-scenes with the all-star voice cast, including Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more! Explore the film’s unique animation style, plus learn to draw the leader of the Ninja Turtles, Leonardo.  Bonus content is detailed below:

• TEENage Mutant Ninja Turtles— For the first time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are voiced by actual teenagers! Hear how each Turtle was cast and how having all four boys record together helped create the authentic camaraderie seen on screen. 

• The Mutant Uprising— Get to know the Turtles’ mutant antagonists, led by the wild and original character Superfly, voiced by Ice Cube.

• New York, New York: The Visual World of MUTANT MAYHEM— Take a deep dive into the breakthrough visual style of the film’s characters and environments and how they evolved over time.  

• Learn to Draw Leo—Try your hand at drawing the Turtle leader with this fun tutorial!

Synopsis
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM is rated PG for sequences of violence and action, language and impolite material.

Indiana Jones Cracks A Whip for Dial of Destiny on 4K UHD and Blu-ray December 5th

After a long early run on streaming retailers, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny rides off for fortune and glory on 4K UHD and Blu-ray 

While we diligently get our listings built and hunt down those pre-order links, I wanted to get this news out ASAP for the fans looking to complete their collection of Harrison Ford's famous swashbuckling archeologist. While I lament Disney only using BD-66 discs, UPDAT - we have confirmed that the 4K will be rocking BD-100 discs now -I am excited to see Atmos audio in the mix but also a John Williams Score-Only Atmos track as well! We haven't heard the final HDR grade, but have made inquiries to that point. Once our listings are built we'll update this article and hopefully have some pre-order links ready for you too.

Here's the full press release:

ON DECEMBER 5, THE FINAL ADVENTURE COMES HOME!
INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY ARRIVES ON 4K,
BLU-RAY & DVD WITH OVER 2 HOURS OF EXTRA CONTENT!



Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
Comes To Physical Media December 5 with bonus features
including an exclusive new score-only version of the movie!

Also Available: Exclusive Best Buy SteelBook® Design
and a Walmart Exclusive Including Enamel Pin

BURBANK, CA (October 10, 2023) – From Academy Award®–nominated writer-director James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) comes the final chapter in the saga of one of cinema’s greatest heroes. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny sees Harrison Ford reprise his iconic role as the whip-smart archaeologist one last time for a “rip-roaring adventure” (Maureen Lenker, Entertainment Weekly) full of “exciting action, wonderful banter and fantastic twists and turns” (Germain Lussier, io9).

The 4K and Blu-ray are loaded with incredible bonus content including five chapters that chart the making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Join the cast and crew on an epic, globe-trotting adventure that showcases new characters, stunts, music, locations, production design and visual effects whilst also bidding a fond farewell to one of cinema’s greatest heroes. Fans of Academy Award®-winner John Williams will be delighted to learn that there is a new, exclusive “score-only” version of the movie allowing viewers to listen to the composer’s iconic music on an isolated track as they watch the film.

Additionally, collectors can find a limited-edition SteelBook® design only at Best Buy.


Walmart will also offer an exclusive 4K Ultra HD edition with custom artwork and a limited-edition enamel pin.


Film Synopsis
Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise-- a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. Starring alongside Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and newcomer Ethann Isidore. Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has returned once again to compose the score.

Bonus Features
The Making of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
  • Chapter 1 – Prologue – Harrison Ford leaps back into action as Indiana Jones! Journey to 1944 as this featurette reveals the filmmakers, characters, stunts, locations, and incredible visual effects that make up the thrilling opening of Dial of Destiny!
  • Chapter 2 – New York – Blast off to adventure as James Mangold showcases the re-creation of 1969 Manhattan for the Moon Parade chase. This featurette spotlights Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as John Williams conducts his beautiful new theme for this compelling character.
  • Chapter 3 – Morocco – The man in the hat is back! Explore Morocco as this featurette breaks down the white-knuckle stunts of the medina tuk-tuk chase and hotel brawl. Meet Teddy (Ethann Isidore), Indy’s precocious new ally in the hunt for the dial!
  • Chapter 4 – Sicily – Meet Renaldo (Antonio Banderas) as he guides our heroes on a perilous underwater treasure hunt! Catch up with Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on location in Sicily and explore the caverns, traps, and bugs surrounding Archimedes’ tomb!
  • Chapter 5 – Finale – This featurette breaks down the thrilling climax to the Indiana Jones series. Cast and filmmakers James Mangold, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford bid farewell to one of the greatest heroes of all time.

Score Only Version of the Movie
Listen to John Williams’ iconic music on an isolated track as you watch the film.

*bonus features vary by product and retailer

Cast
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw
Antonio Banderas as Renaldo
John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason
Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber
Toby Jones as Basil Shaw
Boyd Holbrook as Klaber
Olivier Richters as Hauke
Ethann Isidore as Teddy Kumar
Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Jürgen Voller

Directed by
James Mangold

Written by
Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold

Produced by
Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Simon Emanuel

Executive Produced by
Steven Spielberg, George Lucas

Music by
John Williams

Product Specifications
Street Date
Physical: December 5, 2023

Product SKUs
Physical:
National: 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD

Retail Exclusives:  
Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook® (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code)
Walmart Exclusive w/ Enamel Pin (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code)

Feature Run Time
Approx. 154 minutes
 
Rating
U.S. Rated PG-13

Aspect Ratio
Digital: 2.39:1
Physical: 2.39:1

Disc Size
4K UHD: 100GB
Blu-ray: 50GB
DVD: 8.5GB

U.S. Audio
4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

U.S. Audio (for the score-only version of the movie)
4K Ultra HD: 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos
Blu-ray: 7.1 Dolby Digital
DVD: N/A

U.S. Subtitles
4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
Check Every Hen House, Outhouse, & Farmhouse - The Fugitive Escapes On 4K UHD Nov. 21

Warner Bros fights off the one-armed man to deliver one of Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones' best flicks to 4K UHD 

As listings already popped up for The Fugitive in 4K Ultra HD Blur-ay and a Best Buy SteelBook last week, we already knew this was coming. Now Warner Bros. gives us the official word about Harrison Ford's turn as Richard Kimble in Andrew Davis' stylish Oscar-winning 90s thriller. I have fond memories seeing this on the big screen as a kid with my Dad and it's held up as one of the few thrillers I never tire of. The pace is excellent, performances are top-notch, and it's fun seeing so many of Davis' usual side players pop up throughout the film in various roles. Now we all get to enjoy the film in 4K with a pair of packaging options:

The Fugitive - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Fugitive - Best Buy 4K Ultra HD SteelBook 

 

Of the two cover options, I'm partial to the understated custom art of the SteelBook. I would have loved just the original theatrical poster art again, but the standard edition cover just looks too busy, in my opinion. Hopefully on release day there will be plenty of SteelBooks at Best Buy. Here's what's coming with the disc:

The Fugitive Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

  • Introduction by Andrew Davis and Harrison Ford
  • Commentary by Andrew Davis and Tommy Lee Jones
  • "The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase"
  • "On the Run with the Fugitive"
  • "Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck"
  • Theatrical Trailer

The press release doesn't indicate HDR grade or audio so we've reached out for clarification on that end. 

Both the standard edition and SteelBook are up for pre-order (the SteelBook is in that dreaded "Coming Soon" mode right now), here's everything in the pre-release for more info:


THE FUGITIVE

COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL

 

THE 1993 ACTION THRILLER FILM STARRING HARRISON FORD AND TOMMY LEE JONES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

 

Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital November 21

 

Burbank, Calif., October 4, 2023 – As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the acclaimed action thriller film The Fugitive from director Andrew Davis (A Perfect Murder, Holes) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on November 21.

 

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its 1993 release, The Fugitive will be available to purchase on November 21 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.

 

The Fugitive stars Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford as Dr. Richard Kimble and Tommy Lee Jones as Deputy U.S. Marshall Sam Gerard, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.  The film also stars Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano, Andreas Katsulas, and Jeroen Krabbé.  

 

Directed by Davis from a screenplay by Jeb Stuart and David Twohy from a story by Twohy, the film is based the television series “The Fugitive” which was created by Roy Huggins and ran from 1963 to 1967. The film was produced by Arnold Koppelson.

 

The Fugitive was nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor, for which Jones won the award, and Best Original Score.

 

The Fugitive will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own The Fugitive in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on November 21.  

 

The 4K restoration of The Fugitive was completed at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Motion Picture Imaging (MPI) and was sourced from the original camera negative.  The restoration was overseen by director Andrew Davis.

 

About the Film

 

The Fugitive Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

  • Introduction by Andrew Davis and Harrison Ford
  • Commentary by Andrew Davis and Tommy Lee Jones
  • "The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase"
  • "On the Run with the Fugitive"
  • "Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck"
  • Theatrical Trailer

 

 

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

The Fugitive 4K Ultra HD                                                                  $33.99           

The Fugitive BIL 4K Ultra HD                                                          $39.99

 

The Fugitive

Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French

Run Time: 130 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for a murder and other action sequences in an adventure setting.

Street Date: November 21, 2023

Digital Street Date: November 21, 2023

 

 

THE CREDITS

 

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.

Greta Gerwig's Worldwide Blockbuster Barbie Dressed Up Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray and 4K UHD

Warner Brothers' highest-grossing film EVER Barbie directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling will debut on home video on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 17.

EXTRA will also launch a Barbie theme-week beginning on October 16.

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

Barbie - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Barbie - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Barbie - Blu-ray 

Barbie 

Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include: 

  • Welcome to Barbie Land – featurette
  • Becoming Barbie – featurette
  • Playing Dress-Up – featurette
  • Musical Make-Believe – featurette
  • All-Star Barbie Party – featurette
  • It’s A Weird World – featurette

Pre-order Barbie on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray today and here is the full press release:


 

The Highest Grossing Film of 2023 Worldwide

 

BARBIE

Take her home on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 17

 The number one global release in Warner Bros. Pictures history from writer/director Greta Gerwig with more than $1.43 billion worldwide arrives to buy on DVD formats.

 EXTRA to feature a week-long “Barbie” theme week beginning on 10/16

 Available to buy from major retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.

 

 

Burbank, CA, October 3, 2023 – “Barbie,” the box office smash hit and global phenomenon, arrives for purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 17. From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”), “Barbie,” stars Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”) as Barbie and Ken. Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story,” “The Squid and the Whale”), based on Barbie by Mattel. 

 

Barbie” has taken the box office by storm, earning more than $1.43 billion worldwide to become the highest grossing film in Warner Bros.’ 100-year history; the highest grossing film ever from a female filmmaker at the domestic box office; and is the largest worldwide film release of 2023.

 

“Barbie” is also available for Digital ownership at home on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.

Barbie” also stars America Ferrera (“End of Watch,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” films), Kate McKinnon (“Bombshell,” “Yesterday”), Issa Rae (“The Photograph,” “Insecure”), Rhea Perlman (“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Matilda”), and Will Ferrell (the “Anchorman” films, “Talladega Nights”).  The film also stars Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Juno”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “65”), Ana Cruz Kayne (“Little Women”), Emma Mackey (“Emily,” “Sex Education”), Hari Nef (“Assassination Nation,” “Transparent”), Alexandra Shipp (the “X-Men” films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami,” “Peaky Blinders”), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Ncuti Gatwa (“Sex Education”), Scott Evans (“Grace and Frankie”), Jamie Demetriou (“Cruella”), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education,” “Emma.”), Sharon Rooney (“Dumbo,” “Jerk”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton,” “Derry Girls”), Ritu Arya (“The Umbrella Academy”), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”).

The film’s producers are Oscar nominees David Heyman (“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Marriage Story,” “Gravity”), Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”), Tom Ackerley (“Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”) and Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), with Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.

 

Synopsis:

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place.  Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

 

 

4K UHD, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

“Barbie” 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

 

  • Welcome to Barbie Land – featurette
  • Becoming Barbie – featurette
  • Playing Dress-Up – featurette
  • Musical Make-Believe – featurette
  • All-Star Barbie Party – featurette
  • It’s A Weird World – featurette

 

BASICS

 

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 17, 2023

 

Running Time: 114 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for suggestive references and brief language

 

4K UHD: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL

Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL

DVD: DLBY/DGTL

 

PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

 

THE CREDITS

 

About “Barbie”

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) comes “Barbie,” starring Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”) as Barbie and Ken, alongside America Ferrera (“End of Watch,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” films), Kate McKinnon (“Bombshell,” “Yesterday”), Issa Rae (“The Photograph,” “Insecure”), Rhea Perlman (“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Matilda”), and Will Ferrell (the “Anchorman” films, “Talladega Nights”).  The film also stars Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Juno”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “65”), Ana Cruz Kayne (“Little Women”), Emma Mackey (“Emily,” “Sex Education”), Hari Nef (“Assassination Nation,” “Transparent”), Alexandra Shipp (the “X-Men” films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami,” “Peaky Blinders”), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Ncuti Gatwa (“Sex Education”), Scott Evans (“Grace and Frankie”), Jamie Demetriou (“Cruella”), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education,” “Emma.”), Sharon Rooney (“Dumbo,” “Jerk”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton,” “Derry Girls”), Ritu Arya (“The Umbrella Academy”), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”).

 

Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story,” “The Squid and the Whale”), based on Barbie by Mattel.  The film’s producers are Oscar nominees David Heyman (“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Marriage Story,” “Gravity”), Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”), Tom Ackerley (“Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”) and Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), with Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.

 

Gerwig’s creative team behind the camera included Oscar-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (“The Irishman,” “Silence,” “Brokeback Mountain”), Oscar-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Anna Karenina”), Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”), editor Nick Houy (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”), visual effects supervisor Glen Pratt (“Paddington 2,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and music supervisor George Drakoulias (“White Noise,” “Marriage Story”), with a score by Oscar winners Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (“A Star Is Born”), who also contributed to numerous songs on the film’s soundtrack.  The soundtrack includes an impressive roster of today’s hottest music artists, including Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice with Aqua, Charli XCX, KAROL G feat. Aldo Ranks, Tame Impala, Dominic Fike, HAIM, The Kid LAROI, Khalid, PinkPantheress, GAYLE, Ava Max, FIFTY FIFTY and more.

 

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Heyday Films Production, a LuckyChap Entertainment Production, an NB/GG Pictures Production, a Mattel Production, “Barbie.”  The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

 

 

About Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales

 

Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales (WBDCS) is one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming, bringing award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions across North America. Licensing content from Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, HBO, Discovery, Cartoon Network, TBS, and more, WBDCS brings fans of Warner Bros. Discovery’s content even more ways to watch when and how they want across streaming, video-on-demand, cable, satellite and broadcast networks, local television stations, airlines and through digital purchases and physical media sales. 

It's Getting Scary Expensive - October 2023 4K UHD Shopping Guide

The most horrific time of year is upon us...

October is scary not just because of spooky costumes and the glut of horror flicks that hit theaters and streaming, but because it's the beginning of the massive influx of major new and catalog films on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. While some people cry the end is neigh for physical media, October is always the reminder that disc-based home video entertainment is far from dead. October 2023 is no exception. If anything it's setting a new benchmark for exciting releases ahead of the big holiday shopping season. So slap on your favorite costume, mix up some corn syrup blood, and get ready for an exciting albeit expensive slate of releases.

October 2023 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide

October 3rd - 

The opening salvo of October is a blistering hit on the finances. Everything from the return of an intergalactic hunter to a movie-obsessed killer to classic science fiction are all getting first-time 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases. It's a heck of an exciting slate, and one that'll likely break the bank for a lot of collectors looking to upgrade. 

      

      

    

    

      

      

     

     

   


October 10th - 

Not to slow down to let you catch your breath, the second week of October sees a slew of first-time catalog releases on 4K, some new releases, a few double dips, and plenty of SteelBooks to consider

       

     

     

      

   


October 17th - 

Middle of the month, time for a little bit of a breather. While this week isn't nearly as stacked as the pervious weeks (or the next two weeks after for that matter), there's still some great flicks in here. From killer gew to classic romances there's something for everyone. UPDATE: WB has also added the highest-grossing film of the year and one-half of the sensational Barbenheimer double feature to the release slate! 

     

      

    


October 24th - 

Things pick back up this week with a another big wallet-busting swath of new and catalog releases. Crazed cannibal doctors, rabid dogs, a chilly ghost tale, and a radioactive hero are but a few of the heavy hitters dropping this week. 

    

     

     

     

   


October 31st - 

Leave it to the last week of the month to be a true wallet-buster. Between Tom Cruise running, Harrison Ford pointing, and Hitchcock terrifying, we have a massive assortment of new releases and deep-cut catalog titles coming to 4K. It's a lot to keep up with so make some extra time in your day to watch some movies! 

      

     

     

     

     

    


And that's pretty much everything due domestically on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in October. Like I said, this is a ton of content coming down the pipeline all at once and we also aim to take a crack at some imports once we get our hands on them. All of these titles are up for pre-order and ready to take up valuable shelf space in your home! 

Turbine Scares Up Renfield and Pearl 4K UHD SteelBooks for November 30th2023

The holiday season is about to get downright creepy!
Fan favorites Renfield and Pearl score their first 4K UHD releases with fancy SteelBooks!

Thanks to German label Turbine Medien, fans of the action-packed horror comedy Renfield starring Nicolas Cage as a delightfully unhinged Dracula and Pearl starring a delightfully unhinged Mia Goth will be getting the full 4K Dolby Vision / Dolby Atmos treatment this December. Firm release date hasn't been established yet, but they are for sure coming our way - and they're up for pre-order! Also fun for everyone, the artwork for both SteelBooks is fantastic - staying true to the original theatrical art and Renfield even sports a slipcover! 

[UPDATE 11/9] 

Turbine just updated their listings for both Pearl and Renfield steelbooks with a firm release date of November 30th! Initially, we were told "sometime in December" but hey, a few days early never hurt anyone, right? Looking things over it appears all of the specs are the same so get ready to enjoy that Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio to ring in your Yuletide season! 

Renfield - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

 

Expect Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio for this one along with the following bonus features:

  • Audio commentary with producer Samantha Nisenboim, screenwriter Ryan Ridley and other team members
  • Eight removed and extended scenes (HD, 17 min.)
  • Alternative Takes (HD, 3 min.)
  • Featurette "Dracula Uncaged" about Nicolas Cage as Dracula (HD, 5 min.)
  • Featurette "Monsters & Humans" behind the scenes of RENFIELD (HD, 12 min.)
  • Featurette "Stages of Rejuvenation" about the transformation of Dracula (HD, 6 min.)
  • Featurette "Flesh & Blood" about the splatter effects (HD, 5 min.)
  • Featurette "Dirty Fights" about the stunts (HD, 6 min.)
  • Featurette "The Making of a Distant Scene" about Renfield's dance (HD, 3 min.)
  • Trailers & Spots from Germany & USA

Pearl - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

 

 

And like Renfield Ti West's Pearl will debut with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio along with these bonus features:

  • 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 equipment of the film* (HD, 4 min.)
  • Teaser/trailer from USA and Germany

Now since these two are a couple months out from release, it'll be interesting to see if Turbine offers up MediaBook packaging options later down the road like they did with The Black Phone a few weeks ago. Again we don't have firm release date, but we do know they're coming in December and they are both up for pre-order! Thanks to an update on social media this morning, Turbine has set the release date for November 30th - getting ahead of all the holiday hoopla so order early and get your gift shopping done!

Happy collecting!

Say Your Prayers... The Nun II Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray November 14

Warner Brothers' horror sequel in "The Conjuring" universe will scare the devil out of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs for November 14. Digital will be available on October 3.

Read our theatrical review here.

1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

The Nun II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
The Nun II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

The Nun II - Blu-ray
The Nun II
 

Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include: 

  • Demons in Paradise – featurette (5:35)
  • Handcrafter Nightmares – featurette (7:28)

Pre-orders for The Nun II on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray are live and here is the full press release:


 

“A gripping and tense, unholy trinity of terror”

Forbes / Simon Thompson

 

 

The Nun II

 

Sequel to the 2018 supernatural horror film arrives for

Premium Digital Ownership on October 3

 

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on November 14

 

 

Burbank, CA, September 28, 2023 – Prepare for the next terrifying chapter in “The Conjuring” universe, when “The Nun II” from New Line Cinema arrives for purchase Digitally at home on October 3. The film is directed by Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) and stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons, returning in their roles from the first film.  The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 14.

  • On October 3, “The Nun II” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.

 

  • On November 14, The Nun II” will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. The Nun II” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

Along with Farmiga, Bloquet and Aarons, “The Nun II” also stars Storm Reid and Anna Popplewell, surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.

The Nun II” is produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michael Polaire serving as executive producers.

The screenplay is by Ian Golding & Richard Naing and Akela Cooper from a story by Cooper, based on characters by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.

 

 

Synopsis:

1956 – France.  A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

 

DIGITAL, 4K AND BLU-RAY ELEMENTS

The Nun II” Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

  • Demons in Paradise – featurette (5:35)
  • Handcrafter Nightmares – featurette (7:28)

 

BASICS

 

Premium Digital Ownership: October 3, 2023

PVOD: October 3, 2023

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: November 14, 2023

 

4K Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French 

BD Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

DVD Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

 

Running Time: 110 minutes

Rating: R for action/violence, some bloody images, language and brief suggestive material

 

 

DVD: DLBY/DGTL

Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

4K UHD: ATMOS TrueHD

 

PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

 

THE CREDITS

 

New Line Cinema brings you the horror thriller “The Nun II,” the next chapter in the story of “The Nun,” the highest grossing entry in the juggernaut $2 billion “The Conjuring” Universe.

1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

Taissa Farmiga (“The Nun,” “The Gilded Age”) returns as Sister Irene, joined by Jonas Bloquet (“Tirailleurs,” “The Nun”), Storm Reid (“The Last of Us,” “The Suicide Squad”), Anna Popplewell (“Fairytale,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy) and Bonnie Aarons (reprising her role from “The Nun”), surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.

Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) directs, from a screenplay by Ian Goldberg & Richard Naing (“Eli,” “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”) and Akela Cooper (“M3GAN,” “Malignant”), with a story by Cooper, based on characters created by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.

The Safran Company’s Peter Safran and Atomic Monster’s James Wan produce, continuing their collaboration as filmmakers on all of the previous “Conjuring” films. “The Nun II” is executive produced by Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michael Polaire.

Joining Chaves behind the camera are director of photography Tristan Nyby (“The Dark and the Wicked”), production designer Stéphane Cressend (“Les Vedettes,” “The French Dispatch”), editor Gregory Plotkin (2022’s “Scream,” “Get Out”), visual effects producer Sophie A. Leclerc (“Finch,” “Lucy”) and costume designer Agnès Béziers (“Oxygen,” “The Breitner Commando”), with composer Marco Beltrami (2022’s “Scream,” ”Venom: Let There Be Carnage”) providing the score.

The Conjuring” Universe is the highest grossing horror franchise in history with $2+ billion worldwide. Globally, four of “The Conjuring” Universe titles have earned more than $300 million worldwide each (“The Nun,” $366 million; “The Conjuring 2,” $322 million; “The Conjuring,” $320 million; “Annabelle: Creation,” $307 million), and all seven have each grossed more than $200 million. “The Nun” is the top-earning film in the franchise, with more than $366 million worldwide.

New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, “The Nun II,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.ment programming.

Resident Evil Infects Home Video For A New 6-Film 4K UHD SteelBook Set November 21st

You can't keep a franchise in the Home Video grave for long. Resident Evil returns for a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 6-Film SteelBook!  

While fans of the franchise have been clamoring for single-title releases of the long-running Paul W.S. Anderson-helmed franchise, Sony Home Entertainment decided to go the 6-Film Collection SteelBook Dolby Vision upgrade route one last time. Since all of the films look like they're coming in packed with the same set of extras and Atmos audio tracks, the only apparent benefit would be Dolby Vision HDR over the previous HDR10 masters. Which if that's the case that's fine, but might not be enough to get folks to redip over the previous 4K Ultra HD Collection from 2020 

Resident Evil - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook Collection 

Here's the full glory shot of the SteelBook set...

 

The set isn't up for pre-order yet, and we don't have a price point, when that info comes in we'll update our listing ASAP. 

Here's the full specs from the press release:

DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
RESIDENT EVIL
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio
  • Special Feature:
    • Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Cast and Filmmakers’ Commentary
    • Visual Effects Commentary
    • Alternate Ending with Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Video Introduction
    • 12 Featurettes
    • “My Plague” Music Video by Slipknot
RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Theatrical and Extended Cuts of the Film
    • Theatrical Trailers
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Cast Commentary
    • Writer / Producer Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • “Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated” Documentary
    • “Corporate Malfeasance” Featurette
    • “Game Babes” Featurette
    • “Symphony of Evil” Featurette
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Resident Road Map: Reflections on the Future of the Series
    • Theatrical Trailers
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • “Under the Umbrella” Picture-in-Picture
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • 4 Featurettes
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Alice Activated
    • Theatrical Trailers
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • “Undead Vision” Picture-in-Picture
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • 7 Featurettes
 
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Evil Goes Global
    • Undead Retribution
    • Theatrical Trailers
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Director and Cast Commentary
    • Filmmaker Commentary
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Project Alice: The Interactive Database
    • 8 Featurettes
 
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos + 7.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • NEWLY ADDED: Directing The Final Chapter
    • NEWLY ADDED: Rola as Cobalt
    • NEWLY ADDED: From Saints to Sinners
    • NEWLY ADDED: From Script to Screen: The Making of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
    • Maximum Carnage: Best Kills
    • Creature Chronology
    • Theatrical Trailers
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 7.1 audio.
  • Special Features:
    • Retaliation Mode with Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich
    • 3 Featurettes

CAST AND CREW
RESIDENT EVIL
Written and Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Produced by: Bernd Eichinger, Samuel Hadida, Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson
Based upon Capcom’s Video Game “Resident Evil”
Co-Producer: Chris Symes
Executive Producers: Robert Kulzer, Victor Hadida, Daniel Kletzky, Yoshiki Okamoto
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon

RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
Directed By: Alexander Witt
Produced by: Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Don Carmody
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Based upon Capcom’s Videogame “Resident Evil”
Executive Producers: Bernd Eichinger, Samuel Hadida, Robert Kulzer, Victor Hadida
Associate Producers: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Dan Kletzky
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, Mike Epps
 
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
Directed By: Russell Mulcahy
Produced by: Bernd Eichinger, Samuel Hadida, Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Based upon Capcom’s Videogame “Resident Evil”
Executive Producers: Martin Moszkowicz, Victor Hadida, Kelly Van Horn
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti, Mike Epps
 
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
Written and Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Produced by: Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody, Bernd Eichinger, Samuel Hadida
Based upon Capcom’s Videogame “Resident Evil”
Executive Producers: Martin Moszkowicz, Victor Hadida
Associate Producer: Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, Wentworth Miller
 
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
Written and Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Produced by: Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody, Samuel Hadida
Based upon Capcom’s Videogame “Resident Evil”
Executive Producer: Martin Moszkowicz
Associate Producer: Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Co- Producer: Victor Hadida
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Li Bingbing
 
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER
Written and Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson
Produced by: Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, Samuel Hadida
Based upon Capcom’s Videogame “Resident Evil”
Executive Producers: Martin Moszkowicz, Victor Hadida
Associate Producers: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Bernhard Thür
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Edin Macken, William Levy, Iain Glen
 
SPECS

Run Time:

  • Resident Evil: Approx. 100 minutes
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse: Approx. 94 minutes
    •  Extended Cut: Approx. 98 minutes
  • Resident Evil: Extinction: Approx. 94 minutes
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife: Approx. 97 minutes
  • Resident Evil: Retribution: Approx. 96 minutes
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: Approx. 107 minutes

Rating:

  • Resident Evil: R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language, and brief sexuality/nudity
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse: Theatrical Cut: R for non-stop violence, language, and some nudity
    •  Resident Evil: Apocalypse Extended Cut: Unrated
  • Resident Evil: Extinction: R for strong horror violence throughout and some nudity
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife: R for sequences of strong violence and language
  • Resident Evil: Retribution: R for sequences of strong violence throughout
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: R for sequences of violence throughout


4K UHD Features Picture: All films presented at 2160p Ultra High Definition resolution with Dolby Vision; aspect ratios vary
4K UHD Features Audio: Dolby Atmos immersive audio + DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio tracks (DTS-HD MA 7.1 for RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER)
Blu-ray Discs: All films presented at 1080p High Definition resolution; aspect ratios and audio configurations vary

4K & Blu-ray Disc News Round-up: You Don't Mess with the Hat...

It's time once again to wrap up the week with another abridged version of the latest news.  As always, be sure to check out our release calendars as new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray titles are being added nearly every day and there's just too many of them to include everything here (especially if you are an anime fan).

Starting things off is the December slate from The Criterion Collection has been revealed and it appears to be a light month. This wave includes Blast of Silence and The Red Balloon and Other Stories: Five Films by Albert Lamorisse on Blu-ray, as well as Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray.

Blast of Silence  The Red Balloon and Other Stories  Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Warner Archive has announced their October release slate. The titles include: Mad City (1997), In Love and War (1996), Rapa Nui (1994), The Devil Doll (1936), Double Trouble (1967), and Dance, Fools, Dance (1931). All of them are available on October 31. As a side note, Warner Archive is also prepping Looney Tunes Collector's Choice: Volume 2 for November.

Warner's latest DC superhero flick Blue Beetle is set to release on home video on October 31. There will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray, plus each will have a retailer exclusive steelbook as well. Check out those details in this post.

Severin has revealed two upcoming cult classics for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray: Zombie Holocaust (includes Doctor Butcher M.D.) and Count Dracula (1970). They've even got Cuadecuc, Vampir / Umbracle on the way as well, however only for Blu-ray. Look for these on October 24.

Zombie Holocaust 4K   Count Dracula 4k

Sony is bringing Apple TV's For All Mankind: Season One to Blu-ray on November 14. The science fiction series is created by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi. The studio also just added Justified: City Primeval: Season One - which brings back Timothy Olyphant in his iconic role as Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens - to Blu-ray on the same date.

Paramount is set to beam the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 5. You can read all about that coverage here.

Turbine has the world Blu-ray debut of The Exorcist spoof, Repossessed, starring Leslie Nielson and Linda Blair available for purchase next Friday. Bob Logan's 1990 comedy will be available in four exclusive special edition mediabooks.

And in case you overlooked them late last week, we also covered the announcement for Shout Factory's collector's edition of Fargo on 4K UHD Blu-ray arriving November 7, as well as Studiocanal UK's 4K UHD Blu-ray of Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai starring Forest Whitaker hitting stores on October 23. The latter will also have a SteelBook.

That's all we have for now, but the churning machine is always going so tune in next time when we have more things to report and have yourselves a wonderful weekend!

Blue Beetle Powers Up 4K UHD and Blu-ray on October 31

Warner Brothers brings the fan-favorite DC superhero Blue Beetle to home video on Halloween with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (and Best Buy exclusive 4K SteelBook) as well as a Blu-ray (with Walmart exclusive SteelBook). Even Target has a Blu-ray exclusive with art cards here. Digital arrives September 26.

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle.

Blue Beetle - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Blue Beetle - Blu-ray

Blue Beetle - Target Exclusive Blu-ray

Blue Beetle - Best Buy 4K Ultra HD SteelBook

Blue Beetle - Walmart Exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook

The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases will have Dolby Atmos soundtracks and bonus features include: 

  • “Generations: Blue Beetle” – 4-part documentary
    • Told in distinct chapters, explore the journeys of actors and filmmakers bringing “Blue Beetle” to the big screen for the first time ever. Audiences will be immersed in the POV of filmmakers who showcase their experiences on set and in their creative studios making the story of this DC character a reality.
  • Nana Knows Best – featurette
    • Witness Nana's transformation from an adorable 'abuelita' into a machine gun-wielding revolutionary, and stop in for a few of her most fun moments on set throughout production.
  • Scarab Vision – 2-part featurette
    • Xolo Maridueña hosts this series of scene study walk throughs that showcases how the scarab works and the role it plays in some of Blue Beetle's most epic moments.

 

Pre-orders for Blue Beetle on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are up now and here is the full press release:


Blue Beetle is highly entertaining thanks to its irresistible family at its center”

DEADLINE / Pete Hammond

 

Blue Beetle is a breath of fresh air.”

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER / David Rooney

 

“Refreshing and inspired.”

USA TODAY / Brian Truitt

 

“Thrillingly action-packed”

IGN / Alyssa Mora

 

 

Blue Beetle

The DC Super Hero’s First Feature Film

Debuts For Premium Digital Ownership on September 26

 

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on October 31

 

Burbank, CA, September 20, 2023 – Prepare for the action-packed, modern origin story that takes a fresh, fun look at the Super Hero genre in a can’t-miss spectacle of vibrant visuals, humor and heart when “Blue Beetle” arrives for purchase Digitally at home on September 26. The film is directed by Ángel Manuel Soto (“Charm City Kings”) with Xolo Maridueña (“Cobra Kai”) starring in the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film. The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 31.

  • On September 26, “Blue Beetle will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.

 

  • On October 31, Blue Beetle will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. Blue Beetle will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

The Blue Beetle ensemble cast also includes Adriana Barraza (“Rambo: Last Blood,” “Thor”), Damían Alcázar (“Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”), Elpidia Carrillo (“Mayans M.C.,” the “Predator” films), Bruna Marquezine (“Maldivas,” “God Save the King”), Raoul Max Trujillo (the “Sicario” films, “Mayans M.C.”), with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Monarch,” “Dead Man Walking”), and George Lopez (the “Rio and “Smurf” franchises). The film also stars Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories,” “Hocus Pocus 2”) and Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”).

Blue Beetle is written Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, based on characters from DC. The film is produced by John Rickard and Zev Foreman and executive produced by Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Garrett Grant. 

Synopsis:

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle.

 

DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

Blue Beetle Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

  • “Generations: Blue Beetle” – 4-part documentary
    • Told in distinct chapters, explore the journeys of actors and filmmakers bringing Blue Beetle to the big screen for the first time ever. Audiences will be immersed in the POV of filmmakers who showcase their experiences on set and in their creative studios making the story of this DC character a reality.
  • Nana Knows Best – featurette
    • Witness Nana's transformation from an adorable 'abuelita' into a machine gun-wielding revolutionary, and stop in for a few of her most fun moments on set throughout production.
  • Scarab Vision – 2-part featurette
    • Xolo Maridueña hosts this series of scene study walk throughs that showcases how the scarab works and the role it plays in some of Blue Beetle's most epic moments.

 

Consumer Products

From toys and collectibles to apparel and home goods, WBDGCP’s Blue Beetle merchandise comes from premier licensees around the world and includes exclusives direct from Warner Bros. to fans through its DC Shop. Here are just some of the not-to miss “Blue Beetle” products for every member of la familia, designed exclusively for the official DC Shop: Blue Beetle Scarab Exclusive New Era Hat, Blue Beetle I Love Palmera City Exclusive T-shirt, “Blue Beetle Big Belly Burger Logo Exclusive T-shirt and more!

 

 

BASICS

 

Premium Digital Ownership: September 26, 2023

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 31, 2023

 

4K Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French 

BD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

DVD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

 

Running Time: 127 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, language, and some suggestive references

DVD: DLBY/DGTL

Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

 

PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

 

THE CREDITS

 

About “Blue Beetle

From Warner Bros. Pictures come the feature film “Blue Beetle,” marking the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen. The film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes.

 

Starring alongside Maridueña (“Cobra Kai”) are Adriana Barraza (“Rambo: Last Blood,” “Thor”), Damían Alcázar (“Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”), Elpidia Carrillo (“Mayans M.C.,” the “Predator” films), Bruna Marquezine (“Maldivas,” “God Save the King”), Raoul Max Trujillo (the “Sicario” films, “Mayans M.C.”), with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Monarch,” “Dead Man Walking”), and George Lopez (the “Rio and “Smurf” franchises). The film also stars Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories,” “Hocus Pocus 2”) and Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”).

Soto (“Charm City Kings,” “The Farm”) directs from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (“Miss Bala”), based on characters from DC. John Rickard and Zev Foreman are producing, with Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Garrett Grant serving as executive producers.

The director’s creative team behind the scenes includes director of photography Pawel Pogorzelski (“Midsommar,” “Hereditary”), production designer John Billington (“Bad Boys for Life”), editor Craig Alpert (“Deadpool 2,” “The Lost City”), Oscar-nominated costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo (“Jojo Rabbit,” the “Thor” films), visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain (“The Suicide Squad,” “Aquaman”) and composer Bobby Krlic (“Midsommar,” the “Snowpiercer” series).

 

A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, a Safran Company Production, “Blue Beetle” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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