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Turbine Reissues 3-Disc Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K UHD Set with Their World-Exclusive Atmos Audio Feb 29th

Did you miss out on the two Limited Edition swag-filled Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K UHD Ultimate Editions from Turbine?

Disc you miss out on the four swag-free but stylish Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K sets?

Now you can score all that great disc content in a value-priced keepcase! 

Between the two ultimate editions and the four Mediabooks, Turbine had no trouble moving copies of Vin Diesel and David Towhy's Sci-fi/Horror epic on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Why? Well, it just so happened that their release was the only place you could score the excellent Atmos audio mix on top of hours of excellent exclusive bonus features. Since those sets all sold out faster than you can get a surgical shine job for a case of menthol Kools, Turbine is giving fans another crack at that great content packed in a slightly more affordable standard keepcase package with reversible insert artwork. 

Pitch Black: Director's Cut
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Keepcase Edition [German Import] 

 

In case you missed our review for the Pitch Black: Director's Cut Ultimate Edition - everything that's on the discs is exactly the same. The only thing you're missing out on is all of the swag. Here's what you're getting in 4K:

Here's all of the disc content you can enjoy.

Disc Specs: 
Language / Sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, German DTS 2.0, English DTS 2.0
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (2160p24) 4K Ultra-HD with HDR / Dolby Vision, 2.35:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
Subtitles: German, English
Runtime: 112 minutes

Bonus Material (Bonus Blu-ray):

4K Disc 

  • Red Band Trailer (HD 2:33)
  • Green Band Trailer (HD 2:20) 
  • German Trailer (4k 2:32)

1080p Disc 

  • Audio Commentary featuring Vin Diesel, David Twohy, Cole Hauser
  • Audio Commentary featuring David Twohy, Tome Engleman, and Peter Chang
  • Red Band Trailer (HD 2:33)
  • Green Band Trailer (HD 2:20) 
  • German Trailer (HD 2:32)

Bonus Disc

  • Interviews:
    • David Twohy (HD 23:52)
    • Keith David (HD 27:04)
    • David Eggby (HD 14:32)
    • Ken Wheat (HD 14:45)
    • John Cox (HD 18:42)
    • Peter Chang (HD 27:57)
    • Brian Murray (HD 26:11)
    • David Melvin (HD 13:16) 
  • Universal Archive
    • Storyboard/Film Comparison (HD 3:38)
    • A Pitch Black: Twohy & Diesel  (SD 5:20)
    • On-Set Interviews (SD 7:47)
    • Making of Part 1 & 2 (SD 8:52)
    • Set Impressions (SD 7:34)
    • Creating the F/X (SD 6:52)
    • Into Pitch Black TV Film (SD 43:56)
    • Johns’ Pursuit Log (SD 6:09)
    • Video Game Promo (SD 1:49)
    • Slam City Web Film (SD 8:05)
    • Visual Encyclopedia (SD 1:43)
    • Promotion Party (SD 20:37)
  • Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (HD 34:49)
    • Pre-animation (SD 32:46)
    • The Bridge to the Sequel (SD 8:32)
    • Pitch Black: Advancing the Arc (SD 1:30)
    • The Creator: Peter Chung (SD 5:04)
    • Into the Light - Riddick (SD 5:04)
    • Pitch Black Director’s Introduction (SD 2:25)
  • Trailers
    • Chronicles of Riddick US Trailer
    • Chronicles of Riddick UK Trailer
    • Riddick German Trailer

This new stripped-down basic Keepcase release of Pitch Black: Director's Cut on 4K UHD is due to ship out 2/29/24. Pre-orders are now live - Happy Collecting!

Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West Coming to 4K UHD May 14

Paramount celebrates the 55th anniversary of Sergio Leone's classic western Once Upon a Time in the West with a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on May 14. Pre-orders are now available.

Set in the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honor, and revenge.

Once Upon a Time in the West - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Once Upon a Time in the West - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Bonus content presented on the Blu-ray Disc™ is detailed below:

  • Commentary by the Hosts of the Spaghetti Western Podcast –NEW!
  • A Look Back with Leonard Maltin—NEW!
  • Commentary with contributions from directors John Carpenter, John Milius & Alex Cox, film historians Sir Christopher Frayling & Dr. Sheldon Hall, and cast and crew 
  • An Opera of Violence                                                                                         
  • The Wages of Sin        
  • Something To Do With Death
  • Railroad: Revolutionising the West
  • Locations Then & Now (Gallery)  
  • Production Gallery  
  • Theatrical Trailer    

Pre-orders for Once Upon a Time in the West - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are live - Happy Collecting!

Brandon Lee's "The Crow" Ascends to 4K Ultra HD May 7th

It Can't Rain All The Time...
In time to celebrate the film's 30th Anniversary, Paramount unleashes Bandon Lee's tragic epic on 4K UHD. Fans of the film can choose from a standard 4K release or a deluxe Slipcover SteelBook


1994's The Crow features Brandon Lee's incredible final performance after a fatal on-set accident took his life. Based on J.O. Barr's iconic graphic novel, the film was an impressive success at the box office. The film would quickly obtain true Cult Classic status spawning a slew of cheap, dreary imitations with a trio of less-than-impress followup films. Now with a new film on the horizon directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Bill Skarsgård and Danny Huston - Paramount will give the original film it's due respect on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 7th. 

The Crow - 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Crow - 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the thrilling, cult classic THE CROW when it arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD™ May 7, 2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Originally released on May 13, 1994, THE CROW entranced audiences and critics alike with its gothic aesthetic, breathtaking action, and Brandon Lee’s soulful performance at the center of director Alex Proyas’ revenge fantasy.  A sleeper box office hit, the film developed a passionate cult following that spawned three sequels, a television series, a video game, toys, and novels.  Based on the comic book saga of the same name by James O’Barr, THE CROW delivers an action-packed thriller bursting with hypnotic style and dazzling visuals.

Newly remastered, THE CROW will be available nationally on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ with new and legacy bonus content and access to a Digital copy of the film.  In addition, there will be a limited-edition SteelBook™ with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc and access to a Digital copy of the film, featuring an o-sleeve with a cutout of a crow that lifts to reveal a portrait of Brandon Lee with his guitar.

Both releases include a brand-new three-part documentary created for the 30th anniversary entitled “Shadows & Pain: Designing The Crow.”  The new piece is a fascinating deep dive with legendary production designer Alex McDowell, who discusses all aspects of designing the 1994 classic, as well as his experience working with visionary director Alex Proyas and the film’s late star, Brandon Lee.

Also, for the first time on disc, the releases include a conversation with the late Hollywood legend Edward R. Pressman who discussed his prolific career on the occasion of Sideshow Collectibles’ release of a limited figure for THE CROW.

New and legacy bonus content included on all three 4K Ultra HD releases is detailed below:

  • Shadows & Pain: Designing The Crow – NEW!                                                   
    • Angels All Fire: Birth of the Legend
    • On Hallowed Ground: The Outer Realm
    • Twisted Wreckage: The Inside Spaces
  • Sideshow Collectibles: An Interview with Edward R. Pressman – NEW TO DISC!
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alex Proyas                                                 
  • Audio Commentary by Producer Jeff Most and Screenwriter John Shirley     
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette                                                       
  • A Profile on James O'Barr                                                                                     
  • Extended Scenes:                                                                                                     
    • The Arcade Bombing                                                                                 
    • The Funboy Fight                                                                                       
    • The Shootout at Top Dollar's                                                                   
  • Deleted Footage Montage                                                                     
  • Trailer            

Pre-orders are now live - Happy Collecting!      

Grab the Tissues - Steel Magnolias Celebrates its 35th Anniversary on 4K UHD April 23rd

Herbert Ross' 1989 classic three-hanky weepie Steel Magnolias celebrates
35 years of making audiences bawl their eyes out with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on April 23rd.
Instead of a standard case and slipcover, it should come inside a Special Edition Keelex Case.

Six divas of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together as bosom buddies in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field) looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.

Steel Magnolias - 35th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

4K Ultra HD Disc Details:

Newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with Dolby Vision

All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + 2-channel surround

Special Features:

  • NEW: Steel Magnolias 1990 TV Pilot
  • Director’s Commentary
  • In Full Bloom: Remembering Steel Magnolias
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Run Time: Approx. 118 minutes
Rating: PG
Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English, French 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD MA | Spanish Mono

Cast and Crew:
Directed By: Herbert Ross
Produced By: Ray Stark
Screenplay By: Robert Harling, based on his play “Steel Magnolias”
Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O’Connor and Sam Shepard

Pre-orders aren't yet available, but when they are we'll update our listing ASAP - Happy Collecting... and try not to cry. 

Migration Flocks to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on February 27

The animated feature Migration from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Illumination is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release next week on February 27.

Take a look at a sneak peek of Fly Hard - a brand new mini-movie included with purchases of Migration on digital, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD Blu-ray.  

From the creators of Despicable Me comes an adventure-filled new comedy about overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to the world and its opportunities, filled with Illumination's signature subversive humor, authentic heart and unforgettable characters. The Mallard family embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons. Get ready to take flight with a hilariously funny, feathered family vacation like no other!

Migration - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Migration - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Migration - Blu-ray 

Migration 

Both releases will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and several supplements.  Here is a list of what's included:

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES on 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

  • FLY HARD (MINI-MOVIE) - Chump sheds her tough-as-nails attitude, risking her life to fly through a blizzard and the harrowing streets of New York to return a prized possession to a kind woman from the park.
  • MOONED (MINI-MOVIE) - Following the events of DESPICABLE ME, Vector and a lost Minion are stranded on the moon, and struggle to get back to Earth.
  • MIDNIGHT MISSION (MINI-MOVIE) - The Minions will try anything to help Agnes overcome her fear of the dark, even if it involves going into outer space.
  • MICROPHONE MADNESS - A fun look behind-the-scenes as the cast record some of their silliest lines.
  • MEET THE CAST - In this series of behind-the-scenes pieces, we learn more about our favorite characters and the legendary comedic voices behind them.
    • KUMAIL NANJIANI: MACK
    • ELIZABETH BANKS: PAM
    • KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY: DELROY
    • AWKWAFINA: CHUMP
    • DANNY DEVITO: UNCLE DAN
    • CAROL KANE: ERIN
    • CASPAR JENNINGS: DAX & TRESI GAZAL: GWEN
  • TAKING FLIGHT: THE MAKING OF - MIGRATION is an original script so brand-new characters and locations had to be developed, designed, and animated from scratch! Here, filmmakers and crew break down their process to show us what gives this film an entirely new look and feel.
  • THE ART OF FLIGHT - Using a series of production phases from storyboards to pre-viz, we peel back the feathers and reveal just what goes in to creating the avian heroes of the film.
  • THE SOUND OF FLIGHT - Take a closer look at the music of MIGRATION as Composer John Powell walks us through his scoring journey.
  • HOW TO DRAW
    • MACK
    • DELROY
    • CHUMP
    • GWEN
  • BUILD YOUR OWN POP-UP BOOK - Daddy duck, Mack, likes to tell his two little ducklings some…overly imaginative bedtime stories. In this fun “How To” we’ll show you how to create a pop-up book so you can tell your very own bedtime stories!
  • CALLING ALL BIRDS - They may not have cellphones, but you can call your web-footed friends anytime you want! In this fun How To, we’ll teach you how to create and customize your very own set of colorful bird whistles.
    • THE MACK QUACK
    • THE HERON HONK
    • THE CHUMP CHIRP
  • BEST NESTS - You don’t have to fly south –or anywhere –to find a perfect paradise for your feathered friends. Here we’ll teach you how to make the best nest for your pet ducks, or anyone flying by, including a water feeder to keep them hydrated!
    • NESTS
    • WATER FEEDER

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K UHD:
Street Date: February 27, 2024
UPC Number: 191329256602 (US) / 191329256367 (CDN)
Layers: BD 100
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for action/peril and mild rude humor
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Run Time: 01:22:47

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: February 27, 2024
UPC Number: 191329256534 (US) / 191329256350 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for action/peril and mild rude humor
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Run Time: 01:22:47

Pre-orders for Migration are up and ready - Happy Collecting! 

 

Paramount is Making Fetch Happen - Mean Girls 2004 & 2024 Coming to 4K UHD April 30th

In a blistering barrage of pink, the 2004 and 2024 Mean Girls get the ultimate Plastics treatment. 
The first film finally sees the light of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray while the successful musical remake comes to 4K UHD and Blu-ray on April 30th. 

Get in, loser…we’re watching the hit comedy MEAN GIRLS (2024) at home on February 20, 2024 when it arrives to buy or rent on Digital from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

The new movie will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on April 30, which just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the original contemporary classic MEAN GIRLS (2004).  And the original MEAN GIRLS (2004) just happens to be arriving on 4K Ultra HD for the first time, like, ever on April 30, too.  It’s gonna be totally grool.

Mean Girls 2024 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Mean Girls 2024 - Blu-ray 

“A fun and fetch spin on Tina Fey’s timeless teen story” (Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly), MEAN GIRLS (2024) is “both nostalgic and fresh” (Joey Paur, GeekTyrant) and the perfect film to watch at home with friends, enemies, and frenemies. 

Fans who purchase the film on Digital can go inside the making of the new movie with more than 30 minutes of bonus content AND sing their hearts out with a sing-along version featuring lyrics to select songs from the film!  Bonus content is detailed below:

  • A New Age of Mean Girl— Tina Fey, the cast, and crew discuss a new take on the Mean Girls story and how the drama at North Shore high would unfold in the age of social media.
  • Song and Dance— A behind-the-scenes look of what it took to bring the big musical numbers of Mean Girls (2024) to life. We hear from the directors, the choreographer, and the cast about how they prepped and reimagined the classic film with musical elements.
  • The New Plastics— The new cast dives into their memories of watching the original film, their favorite moments/lines, what character they identified with, and what it meant to be cast in the musical.
  • Gag Reel— Some of the best moments happen behind the scenes!
  • Not My Fault – Music Video with Reneé Rapp and Megan Thee Stallion
  • Extended Scene – I’m Having a Small Get Together at My House
  • Mean Girls Sing-Along with Select Songs

On April 30, the world will celebrate 20 years of trying to make fetch happen as MEAN GIRLS (2004) arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. 

Mean Girls (2004) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

This special anniversary release comes in a collectible hot pink case with a limited-edition o-sleeve featuring the infamous Burn Book and includes a brand-new featurette entitled “Mean Girls: Class of ‘04”, as well as access to a Digital copy of the film.  Details of the new and legacy bonus content are below:

  • Mean Girls: Class of ’04—Tina Fey and cast from the new movie look back at the original film and discuss why it became a cult classic. NEW!
  • Commentary by director Mark Waters, screenwriter and actress Tina Fey, and producer Lorne Michaels
  • Only the Strong Survive
  • The Politics of Girl World
  • Plastic Fashion
  • Word Vomit (Blooper Reel)
  • So Fetch – Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Mark Waters and screenwriter and actress Tina Fey
  • Interstitials
  • Theatrical Trailer

MEAN GIRLS (2024) Synopsis
From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady Heron is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George. However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis and Damian, she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.

MEAN GIRLS (2004) Synopsis
After living in Africa with her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) must brave the wilds of high school where she is taken under the wing of the popular girls, The Plastics, led by the cool and cruel Regina George (Rachel McAdams). What follows is a treasure trove of sharp, witty humor that defined a generation and inspired countless catchphrases, a hit Broadway musical, and a new twist on the tale in 2024. Co-Starring and written by Tina Fey, and featuring Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, and Amy Poehler, MEAN GIRLS is nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon and an iconic classic.  

MEAN GIRLS (2024) is rated PG-13 for sexual material, strong language, and teen drinking.

MEAN GIRLS (2004) is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, and some teen partying.

Shout Unleashes Carrie (2013) and Rides Away with Quigley Down Under on 4K UHD in March

On top of their already announced releases of The Ring Collection, K-19 The Widow Maker, and the 2019 version of Child's Play, Shout Studios will bring fan-favorite Australian Western Quigley Down Under and the 2013 version of Carrie for 4K UHD in March. It's a stacked frame that's only getting more crowded with each announcement.

Quigley Down Under - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Coming March 12th - Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, and Alan Rickman star in Quigley Down Under, a stylish take on the venerable Western genre from the director of Lonesome Dove.

Arriving in Australia with nothing more than a saddle and his prized six-foot Sharps rifle, American sharpshooter Matthew Quigley (Selleck) thinks he’s been hired to kill off wild dogs. But when he realizes that his mission is murder — to eradicate the Aborigines from the property of a wealthy cattle baron (Rickman) — Quigley refuses … and quickly turns from hunter to hunted. Forced to wage a savage war against his former employer, Quigley proves that no one gets the best of a steely-eyed gunfighter — no one, that is, except the mysterious beauty (San Giacomo) who rides by his side … and captures his heart. 

DISC ONE (4K UHD):

  • NEW 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative

DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

  •  NEW 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
  • "Finding Crazy Cora" - Interview with Laura San Giacomo
  • "This One Shoots a Mite Further" - Closer Look at the Sharps Rifle with Master Armorer Mike Tristano
  • "The Rebirth of a Western" Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo

Carrie (2013) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition 

Coming March 19th, bring home a new vision of high school horror from award-winning director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry, P-Valley) with the release of Carrie (2013) Collector’s Edition from Scream Factory. Starring Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz, the fan-favorite adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is a two disc 4K UHD / Blu-ray set that features a new 4K scan from the original camera negative.

The release also includes a variety of bonus features, including a new interview with author and screenwriter Joseph Maddrey, a new interview with production designer Carol Spier, audio commentary with director Kimberly Peirce, behind the scenes featurettes, deleted scenes and more!

After merciless taunting from classmates and abuse at the hand of her religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), Carrie (Chloë Grace Moretz) lets her anger get the best of her … and her telekinetic powers are unleashed. And when a prom prank goes horribly wrong, events spiral out of control until the terrifying conclusion of this powerful, pulse-quickening horror story.

Carrie (2013) Collector’s Edition Bonus Features

  • NEW 4K Scan from the original camera negative
  • NEW “The Devil’s Hand: Designing Carrie” – interview with production designer Carol Spier
  •  NEW “They’re All Going to Laugh at You: Adapting Carrie” – Interview with author Joseph Maddrey
  • Audio Commentary with director Kimberly Peirce
  • Alternate Ending 
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes 
  • “Creating Carrie” Featurette
  •  “The Power Of Telekinesis” Featurette
  •  “Tina On Fire” Stunt Double Dailies
  • “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise”
  • Theatrical Trailer

Both titles are now up for pre-order - Happy Collecting! 

Arrrgh!! Renny Harlin's Cutthroat Island Sails for a Walmart Exclusive 4K UHD SteelBook April 2nd

Lionsgate is preparing the 1995 adventure comedy starring Geena Davis and Matthew Modine for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on April 2.

The release will also include a SteelBook and be exclusively available at Walmart stores.

Geena Davis and Matthew Modine deliver a tidal wave of nonstop action and adventure in this swashbuckling saga of ruthless pirates, buried treasure, and bloodthirsty betrayal.

Cutthroat Island - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
Cutthroat Island - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
 

The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital SteelBook Combo Pack will include a lossless 5.1 soundtrack and the following supplements:

4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • The Adventure of a Lifetime: Making Cutthroat Island
  • Charting the Course: Creating Cutthroat Island
  • Across the Bow: Editing Cutthroat Island
  • Summon Your Courage: Scoring Cutthroat Island
  • Ecce Pirate: A Short Film by Matthew Modine
  • Audio Commentary from Director Renny Harlin
  • Making of
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Interviews
  • Original Trailer

Pre-orders for Cutthroat Island - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook should be on the horizon soon and here is the full press release:


4K UHD + Blu-ray™ + Digital Street Date: 4/2/24
4K UHD + Blu-ray™ + Digital SteelBook® SRP: $39.99
Available only at Walmart
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The course has been set for Cutthroat Island, arriving on SteelBook® April 2 exclusively at Walmart from Lionsgate. Prepare the weapons and summon the courage to return to this Geena Davis classic. This release of Cutthroat Island marks the first time the film is available on  4K UHD + Blu-rayTM + Digital SteelBook® for the suggested retail price of $39.99.
 
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Geena Davis and Matthew Modine deliver a tidal wave of nonstop action and adventure in this swashbuckling saga of ruthless pirates, buried treasure, and bloodthirsty betrayal.
 
CAST
Geena Davis                                       Thelma & Louise, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Fly
Matthew Modine                                 Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises, TV’s “Stranger Things”
Frank Langella                                    Frost/Nixon, Robot & Frank, The Box
Maury Chaykin                                    My Cousin Vinny, Dances with Wolves, WarGames
Patrick Malahide                                 The World Is Not Enough, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Singing Detective
Stan Shaw                                          The Monster Squad, Daylight, Rising Sun
 
4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES
  • The Adventure of a Lifetime: Making Cutthroat Island
  • Charting the Course: Creating Cutthroat Island
  • Across the Bow: Editing Cutthroat Island
  • Summon Your Courage: Scoring Cutthroat Island
  • Ecce Pirate: A Short Film by Matthew Modine
  • Audio Commentary from Director Renny Harlin
  • Making of
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Interviews
  • Original Trailer
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1995
Title Copyright: © 1995 Cutthroat Productions L.P. Package Design and Summary: © 2024 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. CutThroat Island and Design is a trademark of CutThroat Distribution Inc.
Type:  Catalog Re-Release
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: French, German, English SDH
Run Time: 124 Minutes
4K UHD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 (2.35:1) Presentation
4K UHD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™, English 2.0 PCM Stereo, French and German 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
Artist Information: Luke Preece
Lionsgate Hunts Down New 4K SteelBooks for First Blood & Rambo: Last Blood April 2nd

Fans who missed out on Lionsgate big SteelBook set of all five films (or any of the previous 4k UHD releases for that matter) can pick up the story from the beginning and the end with First Blood and Rambo: Last Blood on April 2nd exclusively available at Walmart

42 years ago Sylvester Stallone started an action-packed franchise centering on the wayward disenfranchised Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. Five years ago, he effectively wrapped up John Rambo's journey with the decent but underwhelming Rambo: Last Blood. Now Lionsgate looks to be repurposing some discs and SteelBooks for new solo-film releases to start the fourth month of the year. If you didn't pick up the Best Buy SteelBook set, these individual versions look like the exact same SteelBooks only now with Lionsgate's standard plastic slipcover to give the case a little visual enhancement. And judging by the press releases for each set, we're getting the same discs as before. Now that's fine for First Blood, that's still a great disc, but I was really hoping we'd see the longer and better cut of Rambo: Last Blood finally make a disc appearance (and I don't mean the slightly longer German version). The much better-paced and longer Director's Cut appears to remain a streaming-only viewing option. We have reached out for verification on that point. So far, only First Blood is up for pre-order but we expect Last Blood to go up any time now. 

First Blood - Walmart 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

 

4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K AND BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Audio Commentary with Sylvester Stallone
    • Audio Commentary with Author David Morrell
  • BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Rambo Takes The ’80s, Part 1
    • Making Of First Blood
    • Alternative Ending
    • Outtakes
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Restoration Featurette
    • The Real ’Nam
    •  Forging Heroes
    • How To Become Rambo, Part 1 

4K UHD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition • 16x9 (2.35:1) Presentation
4K UHD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™ • Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio™
Artist Information: SteelBook by Phantom City Creative, Slipcase by BOND

Rambo: Last Blood - Walmart 4K Ultra HD SteelBook 

  

4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Drawing Last Blood: Multipart Production Diary
  • From First Note to Last Blood: Music for the Massacres
  • Theatrical Trailer 

4K UHD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
4K UHD Audio: English Dolby Atmos • Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio
Artist Information: SteelBook by John Guydo, Slipcase by BOND

It's All 4K Love - February 2024 4K UHD Shopping Guide

Now that January is out of the way, we get ready to celebrate the shortest and one of the coldest months of the year with a lot of love for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The format continues to build a nice robust catalog of new and old favorites. While the big studios are recovering from dealing with talent strikes, it's the independent labels that are delivering the biggest and best releases of the month. We've got some great catalog favorites and even an Uwe Boll film joins the format. This is also the month where we really see Walmart step up to the retailer-exclusive plate for SteelBook releases after Best Buy ditched physical media. So let's get to it and see what's jumping on our shelves this month. 

February 2024 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide 

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That's all that's confirmed for the moment. It's possible more could get added to the slate or something could get bumped into later in the year. If/When that happens, we'll update our lists ASAP. Thanks for clicking our links, your preorders go a long way towards keeping our little show going. Happy Collecting!

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