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4K & Blu-ray Disc News Round-up: The Special Barbenheimer Edition

The month started off a little slow, but the announcements sure have picked up some steam in the last little while.  In case you have missed any of those, here is a greatest hits compilation of what's coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in the coming weeks. 

But as always, keep an eye on our release calendars for more goodies that may not be covered below.

The biggest (and certainly pink-est) movie of the year so far is Greta Gerwig's Barbie - which arrives on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray in a few days on October 17. You can read all about that release announcement in our coverage here.

We obviously have to follow that announcement with Christopher Nolan's explosive Oppenheimer. Look for that film on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 21.

On December 5, the final adventure for Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will hit home video. There will be a Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray, Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD SteelBook, and a Walmart Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray that includes an enamel pin.

The Criterion Collection has announced their Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray releases for January 2024. This month includes Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 and Dee Rees' Mudbound on Blu-ray, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, and John Sayles's Lone Star on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and 4K upgrades of Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy and Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple.

Paramount's animated hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be available on Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray, and 4K UHD SteelBook on December 12 just in time for the holiday season. Pizza is not included, however.

Randall Park's critically-acclaimed comedy Shortcomings from Sony Pictures Classics is now available for purchase. The film stars Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, and Ally Maki and is from a screenplay by Adrian Tomine. And Universal's The Last Voyage of the Demeter - a different spin on Bram Stoker's Dracula - has also sailed to Blu-ray. Both are available now.

Sony's dramedy The Miracle Club is coming to Blu-ray only on November 7. Of the film set in 1967 stars Laura Linney, Kathy Bates and Maggie Smith.

Rob Reiner's classic Stand By Me based on the novella by Stephen King is getting a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook this winter. The release will be available on December 5.

Stand By Me 4K SteelBook

Lionsgate's Expend4bles has been dated and detailed for 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releasing November 21. There will be a Best Buy exclusive SteelBook, Amazon exclusive with a bonus disc of supplements are, and a Walmart exclusive SteelBook with the four films in the franchise (so far). Read all about that here.

Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple as well as James Cameron's Titanic are getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray upgrade, with the latter also getting a limited edition collector's set with some swag. Both of these iconic classics will be available December 5.

Titanic 4K Limited Edition Collector's Set in search

Jigsaw is back with a vengeance in Saw X starring Tobin Bell - bringing some of his most twisted games yet to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on November 21. This one is definitely not for the squeamish and you can get the full details about those releases here.

German label Turbine has 4K UHD SteelBooks for both Renfield and Pearl coming in December. Those should be available for pre-order now and will have Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos. Rob Reiner's When Harry Met Sally has a 4K Limited Edition Mediabook coming and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is also getting a few Mediabooks. Read about those here.

That's all we have for now so take care and have a great weekend!

Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Goes Four 4K UHD Mediabooks Over the Line

We were somewhere around Barstow, near the desert, when the 4K UHD Dolby Vision took hold... 

The greatest drug-fueled road trip that goes nowhere comedy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas scores four new 3-Disc Mediabooks from Germany's Turbine Medien. Complete with Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10), Turbine offers up four unique and damned cool-looking Mediabook cover options as well as hours of new and archival bonus features to dig through. 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover A
Limited to 666 Units 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover B
Limited to 666 Units

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover C
Limited to 444 Units

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover D
Limited to 555 Units 

Bonus material:

  • Director's Cut with full dubbing for the first time
  • German premiere of the documentary GONZO - THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON on a bonus Blu- ray
  • Audio commentary by director Terry Gilliam
  • Interviews with actor Benicio Del Toro, producer Laila Nabulsi, cinematographer Nicola Pecorini and others
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by Terry Gilliam
  • Featurette Spotlight on Location
  • Behind the Scenes
  • EPK interviews with Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Terry Gilliam
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • Extensive storyboard and production design galleries
  • 56-page book section on the background and history of the film by Christoph N. Kellerbach

Technical Specifications:

  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (2160p24 4K Ultra HD) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision, 2.35:1 (1080p24 Full HD),
  • GONZO: 1.78:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
  • Language/Sound: German DTS-HD MA 5.1, English DTS-HD MA 5.1, English DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • Subtitles: German, English, German for the Hearing Impaired, English for the Hearing Impaired
  • Runtime: 118 minutes


All four of these Mediabooks drop on October 26th and are up for pre-order! 

Expend4bles Aims for 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases on November 21

Expend4bles starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, and many more will land on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on November 21 - with a few retailer-exclusive products. 

Exclusives include a 4K Best Buy SteelBook, 4K Amazon edition with a bonus disc and lenticular artwork, plus all four films together in a 4K/Blu-ray  SteelBook available only at Walmart.

The film is in theaters and on digital/on-demand now.

A new generation of stars is added to the adrenaline-fueled adventure of The Expendables as action legends Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Andy Garcia. As the highly skilled mercenaries take on an arms dealer and his private army with every weapon they can get their hands on, the new recruits bring daring styles and tactics that give “new blood” a whole new meaning.

Expend4bles - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Expend4bles - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Expend4bles - Blu-ray


 

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

  • Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh
  • Bigger, Bolder, Badder: The Expendables in Action
  • More Than a Team: New Blood Meets Old Blood
  • Theatrical Trailer

Expend4bles - Best Buy 4K Ultra HD SteelBook


Expend4bles - Amazon Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 


The Amazon 4K exclusive features lenticular artwork plus a bonus disc with additional features:

  • We Get the Job Done: Breaking Down the Fighting Styles (Exclusive)
  • Costuming The Expendables (Exclusive) 

The retailer exclusives aren't done yet - Walmart throws their name in the hat with a 4-Film 4K UHD SteelBook

The Expendables - 4-Film Collection 4K UHD Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 

  

Pre-orders for Expend4bles on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will be available soon and here is the full press release:


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Now In Theaters, On Digital & On Demand

 

Available to Own on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD on

November 21 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $42.99

Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital SRP: $39.99

DVD SRP: $29.96

AMAZON EXCLUSIVE 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $42.99

BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE SteelBook® 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $42.99

WALMART EXCLUSIVE SteelBook® 4-Film Collection 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital

SRP: $69.99

 

Old blood meets new blood in this action-packed, R-rated sequel featuring an all-star lineup, available to own at home on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital, Blu-ray + DVD + Digital, and DVD, plus an Amazon exclusive release with lenticular artwork and exclusive bonus materials, a Best Buy exclusive SteelBook®, and a Walmart exclusive SteelBook® Collection featuring all four of The Expendables films, on November 21 from Lionsgate. Expend4bles is now in theaters, On Digital, and On Demand.

 

The 4K transfer for Expend4bles features all the hard-hitting action in stunning Dolby Vision HDR with a room-shaking Dolby Atmos audio mix. All formats are loaded with behind-the-scenes special features and an audio commentary from director Scott Waugh. The Amazon-exclusive release features two additional special features not available anywhere else that dive deep into the bone-crunching fight choreography and the styling behind the badass look of The Expendables team members. And finally, the complete pulse-racing action of all four films will be included in an exclusive SteelBook® Collection when The ExpendablesThe Expendables 2The Expendables 3, and Expend4bles arrive together on November 21 only at Walmart.

 

A new generation of stars is added to the adrenaline-fueled adventure of The Expendables as action legends Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Andy Garcia. As the highly skilled mercenaries take on an arms dealer and his private army with every weapon they can get their hands on, the new recruits bring daring styles and tactics that give “new blood” a whole new meaning. 

 

 

 

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EXPEND4BLES - 4K ULTRA HD SPECIFICATIONS & SPECIAL FEATURES

Aspect Ratio:

16x9 (2.39:1)

Resolution:

2160p High Definition, Dolby Vision HDR

Audio:

English Dolby Atmos

English Descriptive Audio

Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio

French 5.1 Dolby Audio

Subtitles:

Spanish

French

SDH:

English

Captions:

None

Disc Format:

1BD100

Region:

N/A

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh

Bigger, Bolder, Badder: The Expendables in Action

More Than a Team: New Blood Meets Old Blood

Theatrical Trailer

 

 

EXPEND4BLES - BLU-RAY SPECIFICATIONS & SPECIAL FEATURES

Aspect Ratio:

16x9 (2.39:1)

Resolution:

1080p 23.98 High Definition

Audio:

English Dolby Atmos

English Descriptive Audio

Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio

French 5.1 Dolby Audio

Subtitles:

Spanish

French

SDH:

English

Captions:

None

Disc Format:

1BD50

Region:

A

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh

Bigger, Bolder, Badder: The Expendables in Action

More Than a Team: New Blood Meets Old Blood

Theatrical Trailer

 

 

EXPEND4BLES – 4K ULTRA HD SPECIFICATIONS & SPECIAL FEATURES (WITH AMAZON EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY DISC)

Aspect Ratio:

16x9 (2.39:1)

Resolution:

2160p High Definition, Dolby Vision HDR

Audio:

English Dolby Atmos

English Descriptive Audio

Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio

French 5.1 Dolby Audio

Subtitles:

Spanish

French

SDH:   

English

Captions:

None

Disc Format:

1BD100

Region:

N/A

Special Features:

We Get the Job Done: Breaking Down the Fighting Styles (Exclusive)

Costuming The Expendables (Exclusive)

Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh

Bigger, Bolder, Badder: The Expendables in Action

More Than a Team: New Blood Meets Old Blood

Theatrical Trailer

 

EXPEND4BLES - DVD SPECIFICATIONS & SPECIAL FEATURES

Aspect Ratio:

16x9 (2.39:1)

Audio:  

English 5.1 Dolby Audio

English Descriptive Audio

Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio

French 5.1 Dolby Audio

Subtitles:

Spanish

French

SDH:

English

Captions:

None

Disc Format:

1DVD9

Region:

1

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh

Bigger, Bolder, Badder: The Expendables in Action

More Than a Team: New Blood Meets Old Blood

Theatrical Trailer

 

 

Lionsgate and Millennium Media present, a Nu Boyana Studios and Templeton Media production, in association with Grobman Films, in association with Media Capital Technologies.

 

Directed by:

Scott Waugh

Screenplay by:

Kurt Wimmer & Tad Daggerhart and Max Adams

Story by:

Spenser Cohen and Kurt Wimmer & Tad Daggerhart

Based On: 

Characters Created by David Callaham    

Cast:

Jason Statham, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Randy Couture, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, with Andy Garcia, and Sylvester Stallone

Steven Spielberg's Multi-Oscar Nominated The Color Purple Comes to 4K UHD December 5th

Ahead of the upcoming musical remake, Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated classic comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray to help celebrate Warner Bros. 100th. 


Warner Bros. certainly is keeping the 100th Anniversary celebration rolling giving collectors a 4K upgrade of Spielberg's classic drama. With an all-star cast including Danny Glover as well as Woopie Golberg's breakout role and the first acting turn from Oprah Winfrey. We don't have full specs, and we don't know the final audio format or HDR grade, but given it's Spielberg, it's sure to look and sound incredible. Here's the show as we know it:

The Color Purple - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

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

  • Conversations with the Ancestors: The Color Purple from Book to Screen
  • A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting The Color Purple
  • Cultivating a Classic: The Making of The Color Purple
  • The Color Purple: The Musical
  • Teaser #1
  • Teaser #2
  • Trailer


Now up for pre-order, we don't see any U.S. retailer exclusives yet, but this being a Warner Bros. title, I imagine a more interesting release will be seen in the U.K.

Here's the full pre-order:


THE COLOR PURPLE
COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL
 
THE ACCLAIMED FILM WHICH WAS NOMINATED FOR
11 ACADEMY AWARDS 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 on December 5th
 
Burbank, Calif., October 17, 2023 – As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the epic coming-of-age period drama The Color Purple from Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time this December.
 
On December 5th The Color Purple will be available to purchase 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 film was directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Menno Meyjes and is based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.
 
The Color Purple stars Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg in her breakthrough role, and Oprah Winfrey in her film debut.
 
The film was produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Spielberg, and Quincy Jones.
 
The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Best Screenplay – Based on Material from Another Medium, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.  
 
The Color Purple will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 SRP 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 Color Purple in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on December 5.  
 
About the Film
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple.

From 1909 to 1949, Celie, a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love--despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.
 
The Color Purple Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:
  • Conversations with the Ancestors: The Color Purple from Book to Screen
  • A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting The Color Purple
  • Cultivating a Classic: The Making of The Color Purple
  • The Color Purple: The Musical
  • Teaser #1
  • Teaser #2
  • Trailer
 
The Color Purple Digital release following previously released and new special features:
  • Conversations with the Ancestors: The Color Purple from Book to Screen
  • A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting The Color Purple
  • Cultivating a Classic: The Making of The Color Purple
  • The Color Purple: The Musical
  • Teaser #1
  • Teaser #2
  • Trailer
  • The Color Purple: A Bold New Take – featurette on the 2023 The Color Purple film

 
BASICS
PRODUCT                                                                                  ERP
The Color Purple Ultra HD                                                          $33.99           
 
The Color Purple
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish – Latin, Spanish - Castilian, Parisian French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish – Latin, Spanish – Castilian, Parisian French
Run Time: 153 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Physical Street Date: December 5
Digital Street Date: December 5
Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer Detonates 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray November 21st

The other half of the iconic Barbenheimer summer theater phenomena finally comes home to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray November 21st. 

We're building listings right now but here's the full press release for all the details - frustratingly it looks like Nolan is keeping to DTS-HD MA 5.1 instead of opting for a bigger more explosive audio format like Atmos or DTS:X 

So far we haven't seen any retailer exclusives pop up yet, that traditional Best Buy SteelBook now is a big question mark given the limited sell through timeframe with their exit from disc movies. Oppen Heimer isn't up for pre-order yet but we imagine it will be soon. We also don't have Blu-ray cover art yet so for now we've only built out our 4K listing but rest assured for the 1080p people out there, a standard Blu-ray is coming too. 

Oppenheimer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

OVER THREE HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD

  • THE STORY OF OUR TIME: THE MAKING OF OPPENHEIMER*
    • NOW I AM BECOME DEATH - The cast, crew and producers join Christopher Nolan in sharing the personal stories that made them passionate about the project's ambitious design for bridging multiple genres.
    • THE LUMINARIES - OPPENHEIMER's all-star cast discusses how they synthesize the script's dramatic narrative with the real lives of historical figures to embody their complex characters.
    • THE MANHATTAN PROJECT - To visualize Oppenheimer's ability to see different dimensions and to recreate the historic Trinity test, filmmakers developed unique techniques to craft stunning effects without using CGI.
    • THE DEVIL OF DETAILS - A look at how production designer Ruth De Jong and team recreated the entire town of Los Alamos with period-accurate props, spectacular sets and painstaking attention to authenticity.
    • WALKING A MILE - Costume and makeup craftspeople populate OPPENHEIMER's immersive environments with iconic figures by utilizing thousands of pieces of clothing and cutting-edge prosthetic applications.
    • CAN YOU HEAR MUSIC? - Working closely with Christopher Nolan, Ludwig Göransson composes a deeply personal, historically expansive score ranging from the organic to the alien to accompany the visual landscape.
    • WE CAN PERFORM THIS MIRACLE - Christopher Nolan's closest collaborators demonstrate how his artistic vision creates camaraderie that drives his talented crew to continue breaking new ground in filmmaking.
  • TRAILERS
  • INNOVATIONS IN FILM: 65MM BLACK-AND-WHITE FILM IN OPPENHEIMER - FotoKem opens the door to its film labs, where new technologies are invented for using color and black & white 65mm film to visualize OPPENHEIMER's dual timelines while pushing the format further forward.
  • MEET THE PRESS Q&A PANEL: OPPENHEIMER - Chuck Todd moderates a conversation where Christopher Nolan, author Kai Bird, and physicists Dr. Kip Thorne, Dr. Thom Mason and Dr. Carlo Rovelli reflect on the fascinating science and doomsday concerns OPPENHEIMER illustrates onscreen.
  • TO END ALL WAR: OPPENHEIMER & THE ATOMIC BOMB - Explore how one man's relentless drive and invention of the atomic bomb changed the nature of war forever, led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and unleashed mass hysteria.

Here's the full press release for all the gory technical details:


ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S $942 MILLION GLOBAL BLOCKBUSTER EVENT
PREMIERES AT HOME

GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE CAST AND FILMMAKERS
WITH MORE THAN THREE HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES THAT TAKE YOU
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE MAKING OF THIS EPIC FILM

 

“ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF THE CENTURY”
 CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
 
YOURS TO OWN
ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL NOVEMBER 21, 2023 

Universal City, California, October 17, 2023 – From celebrated writer and director Christopher Nolan comes the must-see cinematic masterpiece about the man and the moment that changed the world forever. As it continues its dominant global box-office run, OPPENHEIMER will be available to own just in time for the holidays on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, & Digital on November 21, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
 
Delve deeper into the unparalleled filmmaking behind OPPENHEIMER with an extensive collection of special features, including the global debut of “The Story of Our Time: The Making of Oppenheimer.” This 70+ minute immersive piece showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and extensive interviews with Nolan and his creative collaborators, offering unrestricted access inside the process, performances, effects, music and artistry responsible for this extraordinary film. Additional features include the NBC News companion documentary, “To End All War: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb,” as well as a “Trinity Anniversary Panel Discussion” featuring a panel moderated by Emmy® -winning journalist Chuck Todd, with Christopher Nolan, Nobel® Prize winner Dr. Kip Throne; world-renowned physicist Dr. Carlo Rovelli; Dr. Thom Mason, director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of American PrometheusThe Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, on which the film is based.
 
Watch Nolan’s cinematic vision come alive on 4K Ultra HD with vibrant visuals, four-times-sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and multi-channel audio that delivers an enveloping sound. Plus, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray discs are uniquely designed to include mixed 2.20 and 1.78 aspect ratios that enables viewers to experience the shift in aspect ratio as viewed in select theatrical locations, for the ultimate in-home viewing.
 
Written for the screen and directed by Christopher Nolan, OPPENHEIMER, thrusts audiences into the mind of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb. An unprecedented cinematic event, OPPENHEIMER features an all-star cast that includes Emily Blunt, Oscar® winner1 Matt Damon, Oscar® nominee2 Robert Downey Jr., Oscar® nominee3 Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, and Oscar® winners Casey Affleck4, Rami Malek5 and Kenneth Branagh6.
 
The film was produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan. Nolan’s films, including OppenheimerTenetDunkirkInterstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, have earned more than $6 billion at the global box office and have been awarded 11 Oscars® and 36 nominations, including two Best Picture nominations. 
 
Nolan’s creative production team includes Director of Photography Hoyte van Hoytema, Production Designer Ruth De Jong, Editor Jennifer Lame, Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick, Visual Effects Supervisor Andrew Jackson and Special Effects Supervisor Scott Fisher. The score is composed by Oscar® winner7 Ludwig Göransson.


OVER THREE HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD

  • THE STORY OF OUR TIME: THE MAKING OF OPPENHEIMER*
    • NOW I AM BECOME DEATH - The cast, crew and producers join Christopher Nolan in sharing the personal stories that made them passionate about the project's ambitious design for bridging multiple genres.
    • THE LUMINARIES - OPPENHEIMER's all-star cast discusses how they synthesize the script's dramatic narrative with the real lives of historical figures to embody their complex characters.
    • THE MANHATTAN PROJECT - To visualize Oppenheimer's ability to see different dimensions and to recreate the historic Trinity test, filmmakers developed unique techniques to craft stunning effects without using CGI.
    • THE DEVIL OF DETAILS - A look at how production designer Ruth De Jong and team recreated the entire town of Los Alamos with period-accurate props, spectacular sets and painstaking attention to authenticity.
    • WALKING A MILE - Costume and makeup craftspeople populate OPPENHEIMER's immersive environments with iconic figures by utilizing thousands of pieces of clothing and cutting-edge prosthetic applications.
    • CAN YOU HEAR MUSIC? - Working closely with Christopher Nolan, Ludwig Göransson composes a deeply personal, historically expansive score ranging from the organic to the alien to accompany the visual landscape.
    • WE CAN PERFORM THIS MIRACLE - Christopher Nolan's closest collaborators demonstrate how his artistic vision creates camaraderie that drives his talented crew to continue breaking new ground in filmmaking.
  • TRAILERS
  • INNOVATIONS IN FILM: 65MM BLACK-AND-WHITE FILM IN OPPENHEIMER - FotoKem opens the door to its film labs, where new technologies are invented for using color and black & white 65mm film to visualize OPPENHEIMER's dual timelines while pushing the format further forward.
  • MEET THE PRESS Q&A PANEL: OPPENHEIMER - Chuck Todd moderates a conversation where Christopher Nolan, author Kai Bird, and physicists Dr. Kip Thorne, Dr. Thom Mason and Dr. Carlo Rovelli reflect on the fascinating science and doomsday concerns OPPENHEIMER illustrates onscreen.
  • TO END ALL WAR: OPPENHEIMER & THE ATOMIC BOMB - Explore how one man's relentless drive and invention of the atomic bomb changed the nature of war forever, led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and unleashed mass hysteria.

*Also available on participating Digital platforms

For more information on OPPENHEIMER, please visit:

FILMMAKERS
Written for the Screen and Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck with Rami Malek and Kenneth Branagh
Music By: Ludwig Göransson
Costume Designer: Ellen Mirojnick
Editor: Jennifer Lame ACE
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong
Director of Photography: Hoyte Van Hoytema  ASC, FSF, NSC
Executive Producers: J. David Wargo, James Woods, Thomas Hayslip
Produced By: Emma Thomas p.g.a, Charles Roven p.g.a, Christopher Nolan p.g.a
Based on the Book: “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K UHD:
Street Date: November 21, 2023 
UPC Number: 191329253120 (US) / 191329253144 (CDN)
Layers: BD 100
Aspect Ratio: Mixed 2.20 and 1.78
Rating: R for some sexuality, nudity and language
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French Canadian (DTS Digital Surround 5.1), Latin American Spanish (DTS Digital Surround 5.1)
Film Run Time: 3 hours
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: November 21, 2023
UPC Number: 191329253045 (US) / 191329253052 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: Mixed 2.20 and 1.78
Rating: R for some sexuality, nudity and language
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French Canadian (DTS Digital Surround 5.1), Latin American Spanish (DTS Digital Surround 5.1)
Film Run Time: 3 hours

Criterion Kicks Off 2024 with New 4K UHD and Blu-ray Upgrades and Debuts

Criterion's January titles include Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 and Dee Rees' Mudbound on Blu-ray, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, and John Sayles's Lone Star on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and 4K upgrades of Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy and Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple.

Up first on January 2 comes Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy making its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut.

The Apu Trilogy - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Apu Trilogy - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

A breathtaking milestone that brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy follows one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and, finally, a sensitive man of the world. Ray’s delicate masterworks—Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)—based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. These films—which have risen from the ashes in meticulously reconstructed restorations, after the original negatives were burned in a fire—are among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made.

4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• 4K digital restorations of all three films, undertaken in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and L’Immagine Ritrovata, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks

• Three 4K UHD discs of the films and three Blu-rays with the films and special features

• Audio recordings from 1958 of director Satyajit Ray reading his essay “A Long Time on the Little Road” and in conversation with film historian Gideon Bachmann

• Interviews with actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Shampa Srivastava, and Sharmila Tagore; camera assistant Soumendu Roy; and film writer Ujjal Chakraborty

Making “The Apu Trilogy”: Satyajit Ray’s Epic Debut, a video essay by Ray biographer Andrew Robinson

“The Apu Trilogy”: A Closer Look, a program featuring filmmaker, producer, and teacher Mamoun Hassan

• Excerpts from the 2003 documentary The Song of the Little Road, featuring composer Ravi Shankar

The Creative Person: “Satyajit Ray,” a 1967 documentary short by James Beveridge, featuring interviews with Ray, several of his actors, members of his creative team, and film critic Chidananda Das Gupta

• Footage of Ray receiving an honorary Oscar in 1992

• Programs on the restorations by filmmaker Kogonada

• PLUS: Essays by critics Terrence Rafferty and Girish Shambu, as well as a selection of Ray’s storyboards for Pather Panchali

Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple will also lend on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on January 9.

Blood Simple - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Blood Simple - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Joel and Ethan Coen’s career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner releases a torrent of violence with one murderous thought. Actor M. Emmet Walsh looms over the proceedings as a slippery private eye with a yellow suit, a cowboy hat, and no moral compass, and Frances McDormand’s cunning debut performance set her on the road to stardom. The tight scripting and inventive style that have marked the Coens’ work for decades are all here in their first film, in which cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld abandons black-and-white chiaroscuro for neon signs and jukebox colors that combine with Carter Burwell’s haunting score to lurid and thrilling effect. Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene.

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

  • Restored 4K digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Conversation between Sonnenfeld and the Coens about the film’s look, featuring Telestrator video illustrations
  • Conversation between author Dave Eggers and the Coens about the film’s production, from inception to release
  • Interviews with composer Carter Burwell, sound editor Skip Lievsay, and actors Frances McDormand and M. Emmet Walsh
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist and critic Nathaniel Rich

    Cover by Michael Boland

John Sayles's Lone Star will arrive on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on January 16.

Lone Star - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Lone Star - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

A keen observer of America’s social fabric, writer-director John Sayles uncovers the haunted past buried beneath a small Texas border town in this sprawling neowestern mystery. When a skeleton is discovered in the desert, lawman Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper), son of a legendary local sheriff, begins an investigation that will have profound implications both for him personally and for all of Rio County, a place still reckoning with its history of racial violence. Sayles’s masterful film—novelistic in its intricacy and featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, including Joe Morton, Elizabeth Peña, and Kris Kristofferson—quietly subverts national mythmaking and lays bare the fault lines of life at the border.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Sayles and director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New conversation between Sayles and filmmaker Gregory Nava
  • New interview with Dryburgh
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Domino Renee Perez

    New cover by Jacob Phillips

The boxed set - Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 - on Blu-ray on January 23.

Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 - The Criterion Collection 

Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 - The Criterion Collection 

In the revolutionary first decade of her filmmaking career, Chantal Akerman devoted herself to nothing less than the total resculpting of cinematic time and space. Journeying between Europe and New York City, Akerman forged a highly personal style that fuses avant-garde influences with deeply human expressions of alienation, desire, and displacement—themes that she would explore in a series of increasingly ambitious shorts, documentaries, and features, including the towering Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. With immersive rhythms that render the most minute details momentous, these landmarks of twentieth-century art continue to reveal new ways of experiencing cinema and framing reality.

THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration of Les rendez-vous d’Anna and 2K digital restorations of Saute ma ville; L’enfant aimé, ou Je joue à être une femme mariée; La chambre; Hotel Monterey; Le 15/8; Je tu il elle; Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; and News from Home, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Hanging Out Yonkers, an unfinished film from 1973 by Chantal Akerman
  • Film-school tests
  • New program on Akerman featuring critic B. Ruby Rich
  • New visual essay on Akerman featuring archival interviews with the director
  • Autour de “Jeanne Dielman,” a documentary made during the filming of Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, shot by actor Sami Frey and edited by Agnès Ravez and Akerman
  • Interviews with Akerman, cinematographer Babette Mangolte, actors Aurore Clément and Delphine Seyrig, and Akerman’s mother, Natalia
  • Appreciation by filmmaker Ira Sachs
  • PLUS: An essay and notes on the films by critic Beatrice Loayza

On January 30, Dee Rees' Mudbound will be available on Blu-ray.

Mudbound - The Criterion Collection
Mudbound - The Criterion Collection
 

In the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s, two farming families—one of white landholders, one of Black tenant farmers—are bound by the unforgiving soil they share as they struggle to survive amid the upheavals of World War II and the poisonous hatred of the Jim Crow South. Each family sends a young man off to battle; when they return home, scarred, and find a common bond, the community is ripped apart. Writer-director Dee Rees, with cowriter Virgil Williams, crafts a uniquely American tragedy, imbuing bitter historical realities with a timeless weight. Featuring bone-deep performances from her ensemble cast—including Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, and Jonathan Banks—and backed by Rachel Morrison’s darkly burnished cinematography, Mudbound is a searing humanist study of inheritance based upon Hillary Jordan’s novel.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital master, supervised by director Dee Rees and director of photography Rachel Morrison, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
  • New audio commentary featuring Rees
  • New documentary featuring Rees, composer Tamar-kali, editor Mako Kamitsuna, and makeup artist Angie Wells
  • New documentary made on set, featuring members of the cast and crew
  • Interview with Morrison
  • New interview with production designer David J. Bomba
  • Trailer and teaser
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Danielle Amir Jackson

    New cover by Prinston Nnanna

And last but certainly not least, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting will hit Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on the same date.

Trainspotting - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Trainspotting - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

A jolt of adrenaline shot straight to the heart of 1990s British cinema, this darkly funny adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel was a major breakthrough for director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, and screenwriter John Hodge. With live-wire energy and stylistic verve, Trainspotting bounces across the life and times of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a Scottish heroin addict who, along with his misfit mates, gets high, gets in trouble, gets clean, and gets high again, all in a bid to outrun the banality of modern existence. Kinetically cut to an iconic soundtrack of techno, rock, and Britpop, this indie phenomenon chooses life in all its ugly, beautiful, terrifying exhilaration.

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

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Danny Boyle, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, screenwriter John Hodge, and actor Ewan McGregor
  • Nine deleted scenes with commentary from the filmmakers
  • Off the Rails: The Making of “Trainspotting,” a documentary featuring archival interviews with cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Memories of “Trainspotting,” a documentary from 2008 featuring the filmmakers and actors McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle
  • Reflections from soundtrack artists Iggy Pop, Jarvis Cocker, Bobby Gillespie, Damon Albarn, Leftfield, Underworld, and more
  • Theatrical teaser and trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • More!
  • PLUS: Essays by critic Graham Fuller and author Irvine Welsh, Welsh’s glossary of terms from the film and book, and glow-in-the-dark packaging

    New cover by Mark Blamire
James Cameron's Mega-BlockBuster Titanic Debuts on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray December 5th

Near...far...wherever you are - you will soon be able to add James Cameron's Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray library. Pre-orders are available now for Paramount's 4K release and it will be in stores on December 5.

There will also be a Limited-Edition Collector's Edition 4K UHD Set for the ultimate fan that includes a bunch of swag.

James Cameron's "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the "ship of dreams" -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. 

The beloved, worldwide phenomenon won 11 Academy Awards®*, including Best Picture, and continues to attract new fans 25 years after it was originally released.  Now, viewers can experience all of the drama and spectacle in stunning 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision® and a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack** for the finest visual and audio presentation at home.

Titanic - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Titanic - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

Titanic - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will have a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and the following supplements:

Blu-ray Bonus Disc:

  • TITANIC: Stories From the Heart—NEW!
    Director James Cameron, producer Jon Landau, and star Kate Winslet share memories and favorite moments and recount the challenges of making the greatest love story in cinema history. Go back in time with film clips, photos and behind-the-scenes moments.
  • TITANIC: 25 Years Later with James Cameron
    James Cameron explores the enduring myths and mysteries of the shipwreck, and mounts tests to see whether Jack could have fit on that raft and survived.
  • Behind-the Scenes presentation hosted by Jon Landau—NEW!
    Jon Landau introduces a series of behind-the-scenes segments showcasing the making of TITANIC.
  • Trailer Presentation hosted by Jon Landau—NEW! '
    Jon Landau shares an inside glimpse into the marketing of TITANIC with a story of how a 4-minute trailer overseen by the filmmakers was delivered to theatres, instead of the original "action" trailer.
  • Fan Poster Art—NEW!
  • Reflections on TITANIC (4 parts)
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by James Cameron
  • Additional Behind-the-Scenes
  • Deep-Dive Presentation narrated by James Cameron
  • $200,000,001: A Ship’s Odyssey (The TITANIC Crew Video)
  • Videomatics
  • Visual Effects
  • Music Video “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
  • Still Galleries

4K Ultra HD Disc

  • Director Commentary by James Cameron
  • Cast and Crew Commentary
  • Historical Commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall

There will also be a Limited-Edition Collector's Edition Box Set that contains the above plus:

Titanic - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

 Titanic 4K LE

  • A hardcover coffee table book detailing the making of the film’s most iconic scenes
  • A detailed schematic inspired by the actual ship blueprint, highlighting locations of key scenes 
  • Movie prop reproductions of a boarding pass, launch viewing ticket, ship menus, and notes from Jack to Rose and Rose to Cal
  •  Sheet music for the multi-award-winning hit “My Heart Will Go On”

Pre-orders for Titanic - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are available now, Pre-orders for the the Limited Edition set should be up soon. So far, we haven't seen any retailer-exclusive titles crop up yet, but we'll keep an eye out for those. 

Sony Gives Rob Reiner's Stand By Me "Two for Flinching" with a Limited Edition 4K UHD SteelBook December 5

Rob Reiner's classic coming-of-age drama based on Stephen King's novella "The Body" will be receiving a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook this winter.

Sony is preparing Stand By Me for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray limited edition SteelBook on December 5. The 1986 classic stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, and Kiefer Sutherland.

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends -- sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O’Connell) -- are in search of a missing teenager’s body. Wanting to be heroes in each other’s and their hometown’s eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss ‘cause it’s cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town’s knife-wielding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. Stand By Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Filled with humor and suspense, Stand By Me is based on the novella ‘The Body’ by Stephen King.

Stand By Me - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray SteelBook release will have Dolby Vision HDR and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and supplements include:

DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision.
  • Dolby Atmos + DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Mono audio options.
  • Special Features:
    • Deleted and Alternate Scenes (presented in HD)

BLU-RAY DISC

  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 5.1 audio.
  • Special Features:
    • Picture-in-Picture Commentary with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey Feldman
    • “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me”
    • Audio Commentary with Director Rob Reiner
    • Music Video

THE COMING-OF-AGE CLASSIC
RETURNS ON 4K ULTRA HD™!

LIMITED EDITION 4K ULTRA HD™ STEELBOOK
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 5
TH
SYNOPSIS
In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends - sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O'Connell) - are in search of a missing teenager's body. Wanting to be heroes in each other's and their hometown's eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss 'cause it's cool and band together when the going gets tough. When they encounter the town's knife-wielding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had. STAND BY ME is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up. Filled with humor and suspense, STAND BY ME is based on the novella 'The Body' by Stephen King.
 
DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision.
  • Dolby Atmos + DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Mono audio options.
  • Special Features:
    • Deleted and Alternate Scenes (presented in HD)
 
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in High Definition
  • 5.1 audio.
  • Special Features:
    • Picture-in-Picture Commentary with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey Feldman
    • “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me”
    • Audio Commentary with Director Rob Reiner
    • Music Video
 
CAST AND CREW
Directed By: Rob Reiner
Produced by: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Andrew Scheinman
Screenplay By: Raynold Gideon & Bruce A. Evans
Based on the Novella “The Body” by Stephen King
Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, Kiefer Sutherland
SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 88 minutes
Rating: R
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English Mono DTS-HD MA, French (PAR), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
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:  
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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

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