Posted Sun Oct 1, 2023 at 03:45 AM PDT by Matthew Hartman
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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