• Witchfinder General Presents: Turkey Day/Black Friday 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc News Round-up

    Posted Wed Nov 22, 2023 at 10:30 AM PST by
    Witchfinder General

    We here at High-Def Digest hope that you and your loved ones all are having a Happy Thanksgiving.  Being a hectic week, it's time for another bite-sized round-up to make it easier for you to catch On the latest 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release news.

    It has been quite the wait, but James Cameron's The Abyss, True Lies, and Aliens will finally be getting Ultimate Collector's Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray releases early next year on March 12. We have also previously reported that Titanic is coming December 5, and Avatar and Avatar: The Way of the Water will be available on home video on December 19 with new editions including a new Blu-ray 3D for the original Avatar. Read the full story here.

    James Cameron 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray Announcement

    The Criterion Collection has revealed their February 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases. They are: Eric Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons, Nothing But a Man, McCabe & Mrs. Miller - 4K, The Roaring Twenties - 4K as well as a Blu-ray edition, and The Heroic Trio / Executioners - 4K also on Blu-ray.

    Sony will be bringing the action-packed extravaganza The Raid: Redemption to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a limited SteelBook edition on January 19. The studio has also announced another limited collector's set, Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 4 - which will include His Girl Friday, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Starman, Sleepless In Seattle, and Punch-drunk Love - for February 13th.

    Columbia Classics 4K UHD Limited Edition: Volume 4

    Universal in association with Blumhouse will bring the horror flick Five Nights at Freddy's based on the popular video games to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 12.

    Paramount has revealed that the cult fave Varsity Blues starring James Van Der Beek and Jon Voight will be getting a 25th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 9. And courtesy of Paramount+, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines - a prequel of sorts loosely based on Stephen King's novel will hit 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 19.

    Gareth Edwards' The Creator has been announced for a home video release from 20th Century Studios. The film will be available on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 12. Check out that article here.

    UK distributor 88 Films has five new upcoming 4K UHD releases up for preorder. The titles include Count Dracula (1970), A Blade in the Dark, The Blood on Satan's Claw, Witchfinder General, and The Amityville Horror.

    And finally, Severin has nine new titles that will be going up for preorder on Black Friday. The 4K UHD Blu-rays include Cemetery Man, The Church, The Sect, and The Spider Labyrinth. And available on Blu-ray are Stir, The Unscarred, Closed Circuit, Raiders of the Living Dead, and The Dead One. Be sure to keep an eye on Severin's website so that you can grab these and anything else interesting during the sale.

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  • Gareth Edwards' The Creator Arrives on 4K UHD and Blu-ray on December 12

    Posted Mon Nov 6, 2023 at 09:27 AM PST by
    The Creator - 20th Century Studios 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray

    Hailed as "the best film of the year" (comicbook.com), Gareth Edwards' science-fiction epic starring John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney and Madeleine Yuna Voyles will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 12.

    Digital arrives on November 14.

    Amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua (John David Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Gemma Chan), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war — and humankind. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory, only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child, in this epic sci-fi action thriller directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) from a screenplay by Edwards and Chris Weitz.

    The Creator - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Creator - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Creator - Blu-ray 

    The Creator 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital combo pack will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and supplements for both editions include:

    Bonus Feature*

    True Love: Making The Creator (55 Mins)
    Join director Gareth Edwards and crew for nearly an hour look behind the scenes. Hear from actors about the filming experience, and learn about the production's documentary-style approach, the innovative camera and lighting work, and much more.

    *Bonus features vary by retailer and are exclusive to the Blu-ray

    Pre-orders for The Creator should be available soon and here is the full press release:


    “THE BEST SCI-FI FILM OF THE PAST DECADE.”
    – Brandon Davis, Comicbook.com
     


    Be the First to Watch at Home When The Creator
    Arrives on Digital November 14 and on 4K Ultra HD™,
    Blu-ray™, and DVD December 12 
    BURBANK, CA (November 6, 2023) – From Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One, comes an action-packed and visually-stunning science-fiction epic that has impressed critics and delighted fans worldwide.

    From 20th Century Studios, New Regency and Entertainment One comes The Creator. Set 15 years after a nuclear detonation in Los Angeles and a war against artificial intelligence, the film stars John David Washington as an ex-special forces agent recruited to hunt down and kill the mysterious “Creator” and features a bold ensemble cast that includes Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney and Madeleine Yuna Voyles.

    The Creator has been described as “breathtaking” (Forbes), “extraordinarily original” (USA Today) and “the best film of the year” (Comicbook.com) and fans can add it to their digital collection on November 14 when The Creator becomes available at all major digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Fandango/Vudu with exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content. The film will also be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 12. The 4K release includes Dolby Atmos audio which showcases the heartfelt and moving motion picture score by acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer.

    Film Synopsis
    Amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua (John David Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Gemma Chan), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war — and humankind. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory, only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child, in this epic sci-fi action thriller directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) from a screenplay by Edwards and Chris Weitz.

    Bonus Feature*

    True Love: Making The Creator (55 Mins)
    Join director Gareth Edwards and crew for nearly an hour look behind the scenes. Hear from actors about the filming experience, and learn about the production's documentary-style approach, the innovative camera and lighting work, and much more.

    *Bonus features vary by retailer and are exclusive to the Blu-ray

    Cast
    John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Allison Janney

    Directed by
    Gareth Edwards

    Written by
    Gareth Edwards, Chris Weitz

    Produced by
    Gareth Edwards, p.g.a.
    Kiri Hart
    Jim Spencer, p.g.a.
    Arnon Milchan

    Music by
    Hans Zimmer

    Product Specifications
    Digital: November 14
    Physical: December 12

    Product SKUs
    Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
    Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD

    Feature Run Time
    Approx. 133 minutes
     
    Rating
    U.S. Rated PG-13
    **For violence, some bloody images and strong language

    Aspect Ratio
    Digital: 2.76:1
    Physical: 2.76:1

    Disc Size
    4K UHD: 66GB
    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 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio
    Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 7.1, 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1, 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 7.1, 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

    U.S. Subtitles
    4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
    DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
    Digital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)

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  • Disc News Round-up: There's a Killer Condom on the Loose - in 4K!

    Posted Wed Aug 2, 2023 at 07:01 AM PDT by
    Killer Condom Vinegar Syndrome

    Several 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray titles were announced and/or added to our release calendar this week.  Read on below for some of the main highlights that we have summed up for you in case you missed them.

    Warner Brothers has officially announced William Friedkin's classic The Exorcist for 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 9. It will include the theatrical cut as well as the extended director's cut. Best Buy will also be carrying a 4K SteelBook.

    The Exorcist 4K SteelBook

    A Blu-ray (sorry no 4K) of 20th Century Studios' The Boogeyman based on the short story by Stephen King is going to be hitting stores on October 10. Better check under your bed before you go to sleep tonight.

    Continuing the horror trend, Paramount is slapping a SteelBook costume on the 4K UHD Blu-ray of Halloween H20: 20 Years Later which will be available on September 26.

    Sony's Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse will be swinging to 4KUHD & Blu-ray September 5th. There will also be several retailer exclusive versions including a Target Blu-ray with collectible cards, a Wal-Mart Blu-ray SteelBook, and a Best Buy 4KUHD SteelBook.

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 4K   Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse     Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse   Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse BB  

    Vinegar Syndrome has listed a few new limited edition preorders: Killer Condom on 4K UHD Blu-ray, plus The Cardona Collection: Volume Two, Amazon Jail / Amazon Jail II, and Guest House Paradiso on Blu-ray. Several limited edition titles from Vinegar Syndrome's partner labels have been added to our release calendar as well: Vengeance Is Mine, Tower. A Bright Day & Monument, Terminal Degeneration: The Films of Jon Moritsugu, Once Upon a Time in Uganda, Name Above Title and Other Tales of Woe by Carlos Conceição, Heroic Times, Give Me Pity, Dream Life, Don't Fall In Love With Yourself, Death In Brunswick, The Catechism Cataclysm, and Bloodfeast!: The Adventures of Sgt. Lunch.

    Universal has announced Wes Anderson's latest star-studded comedy Asteroid City for Blu-ray. The release will be available on August 15.

    And the last thing worth noting is that Pixar and Disney's Elemental is headed for a home video release on September 26. There will be a Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and a Best Buy Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook.

    Elemental 4K SteelBook

    I think that's all we have for today so thanks for tuning in and have a great weekend!

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  • The Boogeyman Creeps onto Blu-ray October 10th

    Posted Tue Aug 1, 2023 at 08:57 AM PDT by
    The Boogeyman (2023) - Blu-ray Stephen King

    Rob Savage's horror film The Boogeyman based on Stephen King's short story of the same name will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 10. The film will be available at digital retailers on August 29th.

    In this horror-thriller from the mind of Stephen King, two sisters — along with their therapist father — are reeling from their mother’s death. When a desperate patient comes to their home, he leaves behind a terrifying entity that feeds on its victims’ suffering.

    The Boogeyman 

    The Boogeyman 

    The Blu-ray + Digital release will include a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and supplements include: 

    • Into the Darkness Featurette – Open the door into the dark world of The Boogeyman as the cast and crew share how the terrifying tale, based on Stephen King's classic short story, was crafted.
    • Outtakes – It’s not all just jump scares and bumps in the night. Join the cast for some lighthearted fun in the outtakes.

    Pre-orders should be available soon and here is the full press release:


    .“A THRILLING STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION” – Jonathan Sim, Coming Soon

    The Boogeyman

    Be the first to watch The Boogeyman when it arrives exclusively on Digital August 29 and Blu-ray™ and DVD October 10

    Watch new spot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_J276ZNi8c

    BURBANK, CA (August 1, 2023) – Relive your most terrifying childhood fears when The Boogeyman, “the scariest horror film of the year” (Matt Donato, IGN) arrives at digital retail including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Fandango/Vudu on August 29 and on Blu-ray and DVD October 10. Horror fans can add the film to their movie collection and access exclusive bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look into director Rob Savage’s vision for this frightening tale along with outtakes and more.

    Film Synopsis

    In this horror-thriller from the mind of Stephen King, two sisters — along with their therapist father — are reeling from their mother’s death. When a desperate patient comes to their home, he leaves behind a terrifying entity that feeds on its victims’ suffering.

    Bonus Features*

    • Into the Darkness Featurette – Open the door into the dark world of The Boogeyman as the cast and crew share how the terrifying tale, based on Stephen King's classic short story, was crafted.

    • Outtakes – It’s not all just jump scares and bumps in the night. Join the cast for some lighthearted fun in the outtakes.

    *Bonus features vary by product and retailer    

    Cast

    Sophie Thatcher as Sadie Harper

    Chris Messina as Will Harper

    Vivien Lyra Blair as Sawyer Harper

    Marin Ireland as Rita Billings

    Madison Hu as Bethany

    LisaGay Hamilton as Dr. Weller

    David Dastmalchian as Lester Billings

    Maddie Nichols as Natalie

    Leeann Ross as Cassidy

    Rio Machado as Anne

    Shauna Rappold as Cara Harper

    Cristala Carter as Detective Garland

    Directed by

    Rob Savage

    Written by

    Scott Beck

    Bryan Woods

    Mark Heyman

    Produced by

    Shawn Levy

    Dan Levine

    Dan Cohen

    Music by

    Patrick Jonsson

    Based on the short story

    “The Boogeyman” by Stephen King

    Product Specifications

    Release Date

    Digital: August 29

    Physical: October 10

    Product SKUs

    Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

    Physical: Blu-ray (Blu-ray + Digital Code), DVD

    Feature Run Time

    Approx. 98 minutes

    Rating

    U.S. Rated PG-13

    * Rated PG-13 for terror, violent content, teen drug use and some strong language.

    Aspect Ratio

    Digital: 2.35:1

    Physical: 2.35:1

    Disc Size

    Blu-ray: 50GB

    DVD: 8.5GB

    U.S. Audio

    Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital

    DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, English AD 2.0 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby

    Digital: English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms), Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital

    U.S. Subtitles

    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French

    DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French

    Digital: English SDH, Spanish (some platforms), French (some platforms)

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