• 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.

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    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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  • Ender's Game Re-Invades 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray With a SteelBook only at Best Buy on August 7

    Posted Wed Jul 26, 2023 at 08:25 AM PDT by
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    Lionsgate's 2013 science-fiction adventure Ender's Game starring Asa Butterfield, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, and Harrison Ford is returning to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a SteelBook only at Best Buy next month. Look for it in the retailer's stores and online on August 7.

    As fears of an alien invasion grow, Earth’s International Fleet recruits an unlikely leader — a young and brilliant boy — to command its forces and fight for the future of the human race. Based on the worldwide bestseller and featuring an all-star cast, Ender’s Game bursts with epic adventure and stunning visual effects.

    Ender's Game - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray/Blu-ray/Digital combo pack appears to be the same as the previous release with Dolby Atmos and the following supplements (Blu-ray only):

    • Audio Commentary 

    • “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” Featurette 

    • “Inside the Mind Game” Featurette 

    • Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Gavin Hood  

    If you're a fan of Ender's Game the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook pre-order is live and you can check out the full press release here:


    Lionsgate

    Ender's Game - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)

    Street Date: 8/8/23

    4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook® SRP: $27.99 

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Ender’s Game, the science fiction action-adventure with an all-star cast, arrives on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ + Digital SteelBook® release on August 8 from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy. The SteelBook also features special bonus content including audio commentaries and featurettes, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $27.99.

     

    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

    As fears of an alien invasion grow, Earth’s International Fleet recruits an unlikely leader — a young and brilliant boy — to command its forces and fight for the future of the human race. Based on the worldwide bestseller and featuring an all-star cast, Ender’s Game bursts with epic adventure and stunning visual effects.

     

    CAST

    Academy Award® nominee

    Harrison Ford              Star Wars, The Fugitive, Witness, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Asa Butterfield             TV’s “Sex Education,” Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Academy Award® nominee

    Hailee Steinfeld           True Grit, The Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 3

    Academy Award® winner

    Viola Davis                  Fences, The Help, TV’s “How to Get Away with Murder”

    Academy Award® nominee

    Abigail Breslin              Little Miss Sunshine, August: Osage County, Definitely, Maybe

    Academy Award® winner

    Ben Kingsley               Sexy Beast, Gandhi, Iron Man 3

     

    Pre-order Link: https://bit.ly/EndersGameSteelBook

     

    SPECIAL FEATURES (Blu-ray™ Only) 

    Audio Commentary 

    “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” Featurette 

    “Inside the Mind Game” Featurette 

    Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Gavin Hood  

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Year of Production: 2013

    Title Copyright: Ender’s Game © 2013 Ender’s Game Holdings LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ™ & © 2023 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 

    Type: Catalog Re-Release

    Rating: Rated PG-13

    Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

    Closed-Captioned: N/A

    Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH

    Feature Run Time: 114 Minutes

    4K Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 (2.40:1) Presentation

    4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English 2.0 Dolby Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio

    Blu-ray Format:  16x9 (2.40:1) Presentation

    Blu-ray Audio: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™, English 2.0 Dolby Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio

    Artist Information: Ruiz Burgos

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  • Disc News Round-up: We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes...

    Posted Tue Jul 18, 2023 at 09:03 AM PDT by
    The Flash Warner Brothers

    We've gathered some of the latest title announcement highlights and have digested (pun intended) them for you into a quick read for you here. 

    What are your favorites?

    The biggest recent news as of late is The Criterion Collection has announced and detailed a creepy quintet of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases for the month of October. They are Nikyatu Jusu's Nanny and Freaks / The Unknown / The Mystic: Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers (both on Blu-ray), David Cronenberg's Videodrome on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, as well and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now and Alejandro Amenábar's The Others on both formats. For more details, check out our full coverage on those here.

    Warner Brothers has announced The Flash starring Ezra Miller and Michael Keaton (bringing his 1989 Batman back out of retirement) on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 29.

    Warner Archive has also revealed their August Blu-ray slate: Wichita (1955), Spinout (1966), Little Women (1933), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Gay Purr-ee (1962) and Father's Little Dividend (1951). All six Blu-ray releases arrive at the end of August.

    Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid will be swimming to Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 19. The fantasy/musical starring Halle Bailey as Ariel and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula is from director Rob Marshall. Wal-Mart will be carrying an exclusive edition, and Best Buy will also have an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook.

    Speaking of SteelBooks, Best Buy is set to release Lionsgate's The Expendables, The Expendables 2, and The Expendables 3 in matching 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks on September 5. 

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    Lionsgate and Tim Story's The Blackening will slaughter home video on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray on August 22.

    Arrow has a few more limited edition releases coming soon that have been added to our release calendar. They are: Ringu - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Arrow Limited Edition), Carlito's Way - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Arrow Limited Edition), Borsalino (Arrow Limited Edition), Blood and Black Lace - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Arrow UK Limited Edition), The Prodigal Son (Arrow Limited Edition) and The Psycho Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Arrow UK Limited Edition). The latter will be a boxed set containing four films starring Anthony Perkins.  Check out the box art below: 

    The Psycho Collection 4K

    Although there is no official release date yet, Kino is preparing M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray later this year.

    Paramount is working on a 70th anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray release of William Wyler's classic Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on August 15. The studio is also prepping Transformers: Rise of the Beasts for Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 10.

    For diehard fans of the Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once, A24 has a Collector's Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray up for sale the on their website for $50 and $45, respectively. Both come loaded with features and some swag and they are shipping August 7.

    Of course, we didn't cover everything here so be sure to check out our release calendars for the full list of upcoming 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases.

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  • The Flash Enters the Speed Force for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 29

    Posted Wed Jul 12, 2023 at 01:35 PM PDT by
    The Flash Warner Brothers

    The final Snyderverse DCU movie starring Ezra Miller as The Flash and featuring Michael Keaton's long-awaited return as Batman will make its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray debut on August 29. Digital is a few steps ahead arriving on July 18th.

    Read our review for The Flash here.

    Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian... albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life a. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

    Specs have yet to be revealed, however supplements seem to differ between Digital, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Check below the cover art for each physical release's supplements.

    "The Flash” Premium Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray Bonus Features

    • “The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus” podcast – Six-part original scripted audio series featuring Max Greenfield as The Flash
    • The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus Behind the Scenes
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Saving Supergirl - featurette
    • The Bat Chase - featurette
    • Battling Zod - featurette
    • Fighting Dark Flash - featurette
    • The Flash: The Saga of the Scarlett Speedster – featurette (Amazon digital exclusive)
    • Making the Flash: Worlds Collide - featurette
    • Let’s Get Nuts: Batman Returns, Again - featurette
    • Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton - featurette
    • Flashpoint: Introducing the Multiverse - featurette

    The Flash - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Flash - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Flash - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 

    The Flash - Blu-ray
    The Flash
     

    Order your copy today and here is the full press release:


    “The Flash is fabulous.”

    PEOPLE / Tom Gliatto

     

     

    THE FLASH

     

    DC Super Hero Film Debuts For

    Premium Digital Ownership on July 18

     

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on August 29

     

    “The Flash” Web3 Movie Experience also available on July 18

     

    Burbank, CA, July 12, 2023 – Prepare for the time-bending adventure of a lifetime when “The Flash” arrives for purchase Digitally at home on July 18. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti with Ezra Miller reprising their role as The Flash/Barry Allen in the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film. The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 29.

    • On July 18, “The Flash” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.

     

    • On August 29, “The Flash” will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. “The Flash” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

    “The Flash” ensemble also includes rising star Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verduì, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue and Michael Keaton. “The Flash” is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco. The screenplay is by Christina Hodson, with a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold, based on characters from DC. The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Marianne Jenkins.

     

    Synopsis:

    Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian... albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

     

    Additionally, on July 18 “The Flash” will be available as a Web3 Movie Experience, a multimedia NFT allowing fans to own and to engage with the 2023 DC Super Hero film in an exciting way. Through dynamic menu options based on locations from the film, owners can watch the film in 4K UHD on desktop, mobile, tablet or TV, access special features, collect standard or motion key art, discover digital easter eggs, uncover hidden AR collectibles, and more.  The Flash Web3 Movie Experience will be available for purchase at https://web3.wb.com

     

    Also included with “The Flash” purchase on Digital is the six-part original scripted podcast “The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus.” An original, standalone audio series, the podcast features Max Greenfield (TV’s “New Girl”) as the voice of The Flash/Barry Allen.  The podcast is also available to follow on Apple Podcasts at https://apple.co/theflashpodcast.

     

     

    DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

    “The Flash” Premium Digital Ownership contain the following special features:  

    • “The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus” podcast – Six-part original scripted audio series featuring Max Greenfield as The Flash
    • The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus Behind the Scenes
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Saving Supergirl - featurette
    • The Bat Chase - featurette
    • Battling Zod - featurette
    • Fighting Dark Flash - featurette
    • The Flash: The Saga of the Scarlett Speedster – featurette (Amazon digital exclusive)
    • Making the Flash: Worlds Collide - featurette
    • Let’s Get Nuts: Batman Returns, Again - featurette
    • Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton - featurette
    • Flashpoint: Introducing the Multiverse - featurette

     

     

    DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

    “The Flash” Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

    • “The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus” podcast – Six-part original scripted audio series featuring Max Greenfield as The Flash
    • The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus Behind the Scenes
    • Making the Flash: Worlds Collide - featurette
    • Let’s Get Nuts: Batman Returns, Again - featurette
    • Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton - featurette
    • Flashpoint: Introducing the Multiverse - featurette

     

     

    DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

    “The Flash” 4K UHD contain the following special features:  

    • “The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus” podcast – Six-part original scripted audio series featuring Max Greenfield as The Flash
    • The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus Behind the Scenes
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Saving Supergirl - featurette
    • The Bat Chase - featurette
    • Battling Zod - featurette
    • Fighting Dark Flash - featurette
    • The Flash: The Saga of the Scarlett Speedster - featurette
    • Making the Flash: Worlds Collide - featurette
    • Let’s Get Nuts: Batman Returns, Again - featurette
    • Supergirl: Last Daughter of Krypton - featurette
    • Flashpoint: Introducing the Multiverse - featurette

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  • The Expendables Loads Up For Three Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks Coming September 5

    Posted Wed Jul 12, 2023 at 12:32 PM PDT by
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    The first three films in The Expendables franchise will be getting a SteelBook repackaging on September 5 only at Best Buy.

    THE EXPENDABLES: Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.

    The Expendables - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Best Buy SteelBook 


    THE EXPENDABLES:

    • Introduction to the Film by Sylvester Stallone
    • Spike TV’s “Action: The Expendables
    • Inferno: The Making of The Expendables
    • “Sylvester Stallone: A Director in Action” Featurette
    • “Sinner’s Prayer” Music Video by Sully Erna

    THE EXPENDABLES 2: The Expendables are back in a sequel that J. Rentilly of Menshealth.com calls “a high-octane adventure with non-stop action!” The team signs on a mission that looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But things quickly go wrong, and one of their own is killed by a psychotic terrorist-for-hire. Hell-bent on payback, they cut a swath of destruction through enemy territory and wreak havoc upon their opponents. In the midst of the mayhem, they must also shut down an unexpected threat in the nick of time – preventing five tons of weapons-grade plutonium from falling into the wrong hands.

    The Expendables 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Best Buy SteelBook 


    THE EXPENDABLES 2:

    • Audio Commentary with Director Simon West
    • Gods Of War: Assembling Earth’s Mightiest Antiheroes
    • Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980s and the Rise of the Action Film
    • On the Assault: The Real-Life Weaponry of The Expendables
    • Guns for Hire: The Real Expendables
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Gag Reel

    THE EXPENDABLES 3: Barney (Stallone) faces off with an old enemy and must fight old blood with new blood, bringing in a new era of Expendables who are younger and faster. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in The Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

    The Expendables 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Best Buy SteelBook 


    THE EXPENDABLES 3:

    • Theatrical Version
    • Unrated Edition of the Film (Blu-ray™ Only)
    • The Expendables 3 Documentary
    • “New Blood: Stacked and Jacked” Featurette
    • “The Total Action Package” Featurette
    • Gag Reel
    • “Christmas Runs The Gauntlet” Extended Scene

    Pre-orders for The Expendables 4K Best Buy Exclusive SteelBooks are now live!


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  • Rob Marshall's Live-Action The Little Mermaid Splashes Down on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 19

    Posted Thu Jul 6, 2023 at 10:04 AM PDT by
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    Disney's The Little Mermaid (2023) starring Halle Bailey as Ariel and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula will arrive on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 19. It will also be exclusively available at Digital Retailers on July 25.

    The Little Mermaid is visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated musical classic, the story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. “The Little Mermaid” is directed by Rob Marshall with a screenplay by David Magee, and is produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John DeLuca and Rob Marshall.

    The Little Mermaid (2023) 

    The Little Mermaid (2023) 

    The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Pack comes with an English 7.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack. The 4K UHD Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos, however appear to be exclusive to Walmart and a Best Buy SteelBook for the moment. We haven't found a general 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release yet, if/when that comes up we'll add it to our listings ASAP. 

    Bonus Features*

    • Sing Along Version Sing along with your favorite songs while watching the movie with on-screen lyrics.

    • Hotter Under The Water – Discover how director Rob Marshall and his team brought the story of The Little Mermaid to life with this documentary in five chapters:
      • A Tale Of The Bottomless Blue - Join Rob Marshall on the set of one of the most ambitious and challenging films he's ever directed.
      • I Know Something’s Starting Right Now - Join cast members Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King and more and learn how they were cast in the film and what it was like to bring director Rob Marshall's vision to life.
      • Down Where It’s Wetter - Dip your toes into the virtual ocean and learn about how the breathtaking underwater world was created with visual effects, imagination and a lot of talented artists.
      • Explore That Shore Up Above - From Prince Eric’s castle to the beach, explore the above-the-sea locations and the elaborate production design behind them.
      • Do What The Music Say - Discover how legendary composer Alan Menken teamed up with Lin- Manuel Miranda to write new songs to accompany the original classics

    • Song Breakdowns
      • Wild Unchartered Waters - Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King, gets his own song, written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Go behind the song, from the writing to the recording, to the filming on a practical ship.
      • Under the Sea - Get a first-hand look at how professional dancers helped bring director Rob Marshall's vision to life as they stood in for the various animated sea creatures that sing and dance in this showstopping number.
      • Kiss The Girl - Float along and get a frog's-eye view of the beautiful set built to film the live-action version of this classic song.
      • Poor Unfortunate Souls - Join Melissa McCarthy (Ursula) as she takes us on the journey of making her character's signature song.

    • Featurettes
      • The Scuttlebutt On Sidekicks – Dive in and meet Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle, who not only have their own song, "The Scuttlebutt," but also fresh looks as they work hard to make sure Ariel and Eric kiss before Ursula's deadline.
      • Passing The Dinglehopper – Ariel met Ariel when Halle Bailey worked with Jodi Benson — the voice of Ariel in the original animated movie — who appears in a clever cameo in the live-action film..
      • Bloopers - Laugh along with the cast as they have the time of their lives making The Little Mermaid.

    *Bonus features vary by product and retailer

    The Little Mermaid (2023) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Walmart Exclusive) 

    The Little Mermaid (2023) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive) 

    The Little Mermaid (2023) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook) 

    The Little Mermaid (2023) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook) 

    Here is the full press release:


    “CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF THE ORIGINAL”

    – Ross Bonaime, Collider

     

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    Make It Part Of Your World. Disney’s The Little Mermaid Arrives Exclusively on Digital Retailers July 25 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 19

     

    Includes All New Sing-Along Version For Families To Enjoy At Home! 

     

    Watch new spot here: https://youtu.be/96jKAOADcZ8

     

    BURBANK, CA (July 6, 2023) – Relive the magic of one of Disney’s most beloved films when the “radiant and romantic live-action retelling” (Jenna Anderson, ComicBook.com) of The Little Mermaid becomes available to audiences to enjoy at home. Rob Marshall’s sparkling new take “captures the magic of the original” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) while “Halle Bailey simply soars” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) as she brings viewers into the world of Ariel and on a magical journey. Disney’s The Little Mermaid arrives at digital retailers (Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu/Fandango) on July 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 19. Fans can add the film to their collection and access exclusive bonus features including a sing-along version of the film, song breakdowns, bloopers, and exclusive featurettes.

     

    Film Synopsis

    The Little Mermaid is visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated musical classic, the story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. “The Little Mermaid” is directed by Rob Marshall with a screenplay by David Magee, and is produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John DeLuca and Rob Marshall.

     

    Bonus Features*

    • Sing Along Version  Sing along with your favorite songs while watching the movie with on-screen lyrics.

     

    • Hotter Under The Water – Discover how director Rob Marshall and his team brought the story of The Little Mermaid to life with this documentary in five chapters:
      • A Tale Of The Bottomless Blue - Join Rob Marshall on the set of one of the most ambitious and challenging films he's ever directed.
      • I Know Something’s Starting Right Now - Join cast members Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King and more and learn how they were cast in the film and what it was like to bring director Rob Marshall's vision to life.
      • Down Where It’s Wetter - Dip your toes into the virtual ocean and learn about how the breathtaking underwater world was created with visual effects, imagination and a lot of talented artists.
      • Explore That Shore Up Above - From Prince Eric’s castle to the beach, explore the above-the-sea locations and the elaborate production design behind them.
      • Do What The Music Say - Discover how legendary composer Alan Menken teamed up with Lin- Manuel Miranda to write new songs to accompany the original classics

     

    • Song Breakdowns
      • Wild Unchartered Waters - Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King, gets his own song, written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Go behind the song, from the writing to the recording, to the filming on a practical ship.
      • Under the Sea - Get a first-hand look at how professional dancers helped bring director Rob Marshall's vision to life as they stood in for the various animated sea creatures that sing and dance in this showstopping number.
      • Kiss The Girl - Float along and get a frog's-eye view of the beautiful set built to film the live-action version of this classic song.
      • Poor Unfortunate Souls - Join Melissa McCarthy (Ursula) as she takes us on the journey of making her character's signature song.

     

    • Featurettes
      • The Scuttlebutt On Sidekicks – Dive in and meet Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle, who not only have their own song, "The Scuttlebutt," but also fresh looks as they work hard to make sure Ariel and Eric kiss before Ursula's deadline.
      • Passing The Dinglehopper – Ariel met Ariel when Halle Bailey worked with Jodi Benson — the voice of Ariel in the original animated movie — who appears in a clever cameo in the live-action film..
      • Bloopers - Laugh along with the cast as they have the time of their lives making The Little Mermaid.

    *Bonus features vary by product and retailer

     

    Voice cast

    Halle Bailey as Ariel

    Jonah Hauer-King as Eric

    Melissa McCarthy as Ursula

    Javier Bardem as King Triton

    Noma Dumezweni as The Queen

    Art Malik as Sir Grimsby

    Daveed Diggs as Sebastian (voice)

    Jacob Tremblay as Flounder (voice)

    Awkwafina as Scuttle (voice)

     

    Director

    Rob Marshall

     

    Produced by

    Marc Platt

    Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Rob Marshall

    John DeLuca

     

    Executive Producer

    Jeffrey Silver

     

    Screenplay by

    David Magree

    Rob Marshall

    John DeLuca

     

    Product Specifications

    Street Date

    Digital: July 25, 2023

    Physical: September 19, 2023

     

    Product SKUs

    Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

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

     

    Feature Run Time

    Approx. 135 Minutes

     

    Rating

    U.S.: Rated PG

    *For action/peril and some scary images.

     

    Canada: Rated PG

    *For frightening scenes/violence.

     

    ** Bonus Material Not Rated

     

    Aspect Ratio

    Digital: 2.39:1

    Physical: 2.39:1

     

    Disc Size

    4K UHD Blu-ray: 66GB

    Blu-ray: 50GB

     

    U.S. Audio

    4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos, , Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital

    Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital

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

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

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  • Celebrate 50 Years of Bruce Lee with Enter the Dragon Arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on August 8

    Posted Tue Jun 20, 2023 at 12:47 PM PDT by
    Enter the Dragon 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Warner Brothers Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee's martial arts masterpiece and final completed film Enter the Dragon directed by Robert Clouse will be getting a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on August 8.

    Bruce Lee explodes onto the screen in the film that rocketed him to international superstardom, Enter The Dragon. Lee plays a martial arts expert determined to take down the ruthless gang leader, Han, who was responsible for the death of his sister. Recruited by an intelligence agency, he poses a student and attends a tournament at a remote island fortress. His goal is to gather evidence that will prove Han’s involvement with drug trafficking and prostitution. With one man focused on crime and the other bent on revenge, the two engage in the now-classic fight-to-the-death finish. They both enter a mirrored maze and deadly battle. Only one will exit.

    Enter the Dragon - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Enter the Dragon - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The United States Library of Congress preserved Enter the Dragon in The National Film Registry in 2004 as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film. Also, Bruce Lee was selected as one of Time Magazine's "100 most influential people of the century" in 1999.

    This release includes the Theatrical Version of the film as well as the Special Edition which includes three additional minutes of footage - both in 4K HDR on separate discs. Digital copies are also included. The following previously released features are included:

    • Introduction by Linda Lee Cadwell
    • Commentary by Paul Heller and Michael Allin

    Suggested retail price is only $24.99 so order your copy today and here is the full press release:


    ENTER THE DRAGON
    COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL
     
    TO CELEBRATE THE ICONIC FILM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY,
    ENTER THE DRAGON WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
     
    Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on August 8

    Burbank, Calif., June 20, 2023 – As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the iconic martial arts film Enter the Dragon will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital this August.
     
    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 1973 release, on August 8 Enter the Dragon 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. Enter the Dragon is considered one of the most influential action films of all time and is credited with bringing interest in the Asian martial arts genre to mainstream Western cinema.
     
    The Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc includes both the theatrical version of the film and the Special Edition of the film which features three additional minutes of footage.
     
    Directed by Robert Clouse, Enter the Dragon stars Bruce Lee in his final completed film role. Lee is widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of all time and was a 
    pop culture icon of the 20th century.  In addition to Lee, the film also stars John Saxon, Ahna Capri, Bob Wall, Shih Kein, and introduces Jim Kelly.  It was written by Michael Allin and produced by Fred Weintraub, Paul Heller, and Raymond Chow with a score by honorary Academy Award recipient Lalo Schifrin.
     
    In 2004, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." In 1999, Bruce Lee was listed in Time magazine’s “100 most influential people of the century.”
     
    Enter the Dragon will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR, the Special Edition version of the film in 4K with HDR, and a Digital download of both versions of the film. Fans can also own Enter the Dragon in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on August 8.  
     
    About the Film
    Bruce Lee explodes onto the screen in the film that rocketed him to international superstardom, Enter The Dragon. Lee plays a martial arts expert determined to take down the ruthless gang leader, Han, who was responsible for the death of his sister. Recruited by an intelligence agency, he poses a student and attends a tournament at a remote island fortress. His goal is to gather evidence that will prove Han’s involvement with drug trafficking and prostitution. With one man focused on crime and the other bent on revenge, the two engage in the now-classic fight-to-the-death finish. They both enter a mirrored maze and deadly battle. Only one will exit.


    Enter the Dragon Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and Digital the following previously released special features:

    • Introduction by Linda Lee Cadwell
    • Commentary by Paul Heller and Michael Allin

     
     
    BASICS
    PRODUCT                                                                          ERP
    Enter the Dragon Ultra HD                                                 $24.99           
     
    Enter the Dragon Theatrical Version
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
    Theatrical Version Run Time: 99 minutes
    Rating: R for martial arts violence and brief nudity
    Physical Street Date: 8/8/23
    Digital Street Date: 8/8/23
     
    Enter the Dragon Special Edition
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Mandarin-PRC, Spanish, French
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
    Run Time: 102 minutes
    Rating: R for martial arts violence and brief nudity
    Physical Street Date: 8/8/23
    Digital Street Date: 8/8/23

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  • Scream Factory Delivers Clive Barker's Nightbreed in a Collector's Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on August 1

    Posted Tue Jun 13, 2023 at 01:14 PM PDT by
    Nightbreed Clive Barker Scream Factory

    The cult classic Nightbreed from horror maestro Clive Barker makes its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut featuring a new 4K transfer in Dolby Vision from the "best-surviving film elements". The Collector's Edition also includes the Director's Cut on Blu-ray.

    Written and directed by visionary filmmaker Clive Barker (creator of Hellraiser) and based on his popular novel Cabal, the cult-classic film, NIGHTBREED, stars Craig Sheffer (Hellraiser: Inferno), Anne Bobby (Born on the Fourth of July), David Cronenberg (Director, Eastern Promises), Charles Haid (Hill Street Blues) and features a soundtrack by award-winning composer Danny Elfman.

    Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he'll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters.

    Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who's really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you've seen.

    Nightbreed: Collector's Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Nightbreed: Collector's Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    ShoutFactory.com is also offering two exclusives:

    NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™ + 2 Posters + Slipcover
    NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™ + 2 Posters + Slipcover
     

    NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition 4K UHD™+ Blu-ray™+ 2 Posters + Lobby Cards + Enamel Pin Set

    NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition 4K UHD™+ Blu-ray™+ 2 Posters + Lobby Cards + Enamel Pin Set 

    Order your copy today and here is the full press release:


    SCREAM FACTORY™

    Presents

     

    NIGHTBREED COLLECTOR’S EDITION

    ARRIVES AUGUST 1, 2023

    IN A 4-DISC 4K UHD™+ BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK

    FROM SCREAM FACTORY™

    “A rip-roaring monster flick, all the stops out and pumping with imagination.”

    – John Stanley, Creature Features

    Experience Clive Barker’s classic masterpiece in terror as you’ve never seen it before! On August 1, 2023, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition in a 4K UHD™+ Blu-ray™ combo pack. Available for the first time being released in 4K UHD format, this highly anticipated release features a new 4K scan of the best-surviving film elements from the “Theatrical cut” and comes loaded with “Director’s Cut” on Blu-ray and special bonus content. The collector’s edition includes collectible slipcover packaging with original theatrical poster art and a reversible art wrap featuring alternative art.

     

    Loyal fans and collectors, please note the following deluxe bundle offers from ShoutFactory.com

     

    Pre-order now!

    • NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™ | Pre-order here

     

    • NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™ + 2 Posters + Slipcover

    Pre-order here

    *Order from ShoutFactory.com and get the NEW 4K UHD release of NIGHTBREED, an exclusive 18”x24” rolled poster of the original theatrical artwork, a second exclusive 18”x24” rolled poster featuring a new design, and two slipcovers.

    • NIGHTBREED Collector’s Edition 4K UHD™+ Blu-ray™+ 2 Posters + Lobby Cards + Enamel Pin Set | Pre-order here

    *Order from ShoutFactory.com and get the NEW 4K UHD release of NIGHTBREED, an exclusive 18”x24” rolled poster of the original theatrical artwork, a second exclusive 18”x24” rolled poster featuring a new design, two slipcovers, a Limited Edition enamel pin set via Gutter Garbs (limited to 500 units), and a Limited Edition lobby card set via Gutter Garbs (limited to 500 units).

     

    Written and directed by visionary filmmaker Clive Barker (creator of Hellraiser) and based on his popular novel Cabal, the cult-classic film, NIGHTBREED, stars Craig Sheffer (Hellraiser: Inferno), Anne Bobby (Born on the Fourth of July), David Cronenberg (Director, Eastern Promises), Charles Haid (Hill Street Blues) and features a soundtrack by award-winning composer Danny Elfman.

     

    Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he'll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters.

     

    Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who's really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you've seen.

     

    DISC 1: 4K UHD (Theatrical Cut)

    • NEW 2023 4K scan of the best surviving film elements
    • In Dolby Vision (HDR-10 Compatible)
    • Audio Commentary with film critics Adrian J. Smith and David Flint

    AUDIO:

    DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. 5.1

     

    DISC 2: Blu-Ray (Theatrical Cut)

    • NEW 2023 4K scan of the best surviving film elements
    • Audio Commentary with film critics Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
    • Memories of Midian – an interview with actor Nicholas Vince
    • Walking the Line Between Heaven and Hell – interview with critic Kat Ellinger
    • Speaking Up for the Monsters – an interview with critic Kim Newman
    • Theatrical Trailer

    AUDIO:

    • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, 5.1

     

    DISC 3: Blu-Ray (Director’s Cut)

    • Audio Commentary with writer director Clive Barker and restoration producer Mark Allan Miller
    • Tribes of the Moon: The Making of NIGHTBREED – a 72-minute documentary on the production
    • Making Monsters – a look at the special makeup effects
    • Fire! Fights! Stunts!  - a look at the second unit shoot

    AUDIO:

    • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, 5.1

     

     

    DISC 4 – Bonus Disc (Blu-Ray):

    Special Features:

    • Deleted Scenes
    • Monster Prosthetics Masterclass
    • Cutting Compromise
    • The Painted Landscape
    • Matte Painting Tests
    • Makeup Tests
    • Stop Motion Lost Footage
    • Rehearsal Test
    • Still Galleries – sketches, deleted scene photos, poster and pre-production, on-the-set images.

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  • Sisu Brings Bloody Carnage to Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 11

    Posted Tue Jun 6, 2023 at 11:23 AM PDT by
    SteelBook

    Writer and director Jalmari Helander's old-school action film about a lone minor defending his gold from a horde of Nazis arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and on-demand on July 11. Best Buy will also have an exclusive 4K SteelBook.

    Read our review for Sisu here.

    During WWII, a solitary prospector crosses paths with Nazis in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover he is no ordinary miner. While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word “sisu,” the legendary ex-commando will embody what it means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. And this one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back — even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path.

    Sisu - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Sisu - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Sisu - Blu-ray

    Sisu 

    Sisu - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteelBook)
    Sisu - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteelBook)
     

    No word if Dolby Vision will be included in the 4K UHD Blu-ray, and both discs seem to be absent Atmos. The following bonus features are included:

    • Indestructible: Making Sisu
    • Pushing the Boundaries of Reality: The Visual Effects of Sisu

    Pre-orders are now available. Here is the full press release:


    Digital Street Date: 6/27/23
    Package & Video On Demand Street Date: 7/11/23
     
    Digital SRP
    EST: $19.99
     
    Package & Video On Demand SRPs
    4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ + Digital (National 4K): $42.99
    4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ + Digital (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook®): $42.99
    Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital: $39.99
    DVD: $29.96

    Video On Demand: $5.99

     
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
    A lone miner turns into a one-man army when Sisu arrives on Digital June 27 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Video on Demand July 11 from Lionsgate. Writer and director Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports, Big Game) shares the tale of a solitary prospector defending all he has at the end of WWII. Sisu will be available for the suggested retail prices of $19.99 on Digital, $42.99 on 4K + Blu-ray + Digital (both National 4K and Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook), $39.99 for Blu-ray + DVD + Digital, $29.96 for DVD, and $5.99 on Video on Demand.  
     
    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
    During WWII, a solitary prospector crosses paths with Nazis in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover he is no ordinary miner. While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word “sisu,” the legendary ex-commando will embody what it means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. And this one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back — even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path.
     
    Lionsgate presents, in association with Stage 6 Films, a Subzero Film Entertainment production, in association with Good Chaos.
     
    4K/BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Indestructible: Making Sisu
    • Pushing the Boundaries of Reality: The Visual Effects of Sisu

    CAST
    Jorma Tommila                         Rare Exports, Joulubileet, Big Game
    Aksel Hennie                            Max Manus: Man of War, Headhunters, The Martian
    Jack Doolan                              TV’s “The Boys,” “Marcella,” Cemetery Junction
    Mimosa Willamo                        Aurora, Lake Bodom, Headfirst
    Onni Tommila                           Big Game, Rare Exports
     
    Trailer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2k4QAItiSA
     
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2022
    Title Copyright: © 2022 Freezing Point Oy and Immortal Sisu UK LTD. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: New Release
    Rating: R for strong bloody violence, gore, and language
    Genre: Action, War
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, English SDH
    Run Time: 91 Minutes
    4K Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
    4K Audio: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
    Blu-ray Format: 1080p 23.98 High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
    Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
    DVD Format: Standard Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
    DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

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  • 4K?... 4K?... 4K? John Hughes' Comedy Classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on August 1

    Posted Mon Jun 5, 2023 at 11:04 AM PDT by

    The beloved 1986 John Hughes comedy starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, and Alan Ruck will be dancing to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Digital release on August 1.

    Matthew Broderick stars as the delightfully charming Ferris who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities. In 2014, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, which serves as a compendium of films that have been judged to be culturally, aesthetically or historically important.

      Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

      Ferris Buehler's Day Off - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

      The 4K UHD Blu-ray presents the remastered film in Dolby Vision with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and a commentary with John Hughes that hasn't been released since the 1999 DVD, as well as the following legacy features:

      • Commentary with Director John Hughes                                            
      • Getting the Class Together: The Cast of Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      • The Making of Ferris Bueller's Day Off 
      • Who is Ferris Bueller?
      • The World According to Ben Stein
      • Vintage Ferris Bueller: The Lost Tapes 

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


       

      June 5th is Ferris Bueller Day and to mark this momentous event we are…taking the day off.

       

      But not before announcing that fans can experience FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF in all of its brilliant glory when it arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD digital and disc August 1, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

       

      Writer/director John Hughes’ seminal comedy about a high school student’s wild adventures in the Windy City during a single, magnificent day off continues to be enjoyed, quoted, and revered.  The enduring classic captures the uproarious antics of Ferris and his friends as they relish the freedom of being not quite grown up.

       

      This remastered 4K Ultra HD release features Dolby Vision™ and HDR-10, as well as Dolby Atmos® audio for a wonderfully immersive and liberating experience*.  The release also includes John Hughes’ original director’s commentary, which has not been available on disc since the first DVD release in 1999, along with access to a digital copy of the film and the following legacy bonus content:

       

      • Commentary with Director John Hughes                                            
      • Getting the Class Together: The Cast of Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      • The Making of Ferris Bueller's Day Off 
      • Who is Ferris Bueller?
      • The World According to Ben Stein
      • Vintage Ferris Bueller: The Lost Tapes 

       

      Matthew Broderick stars as the delightfully charming Ferris who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities.  In 2014, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, which serves as a compendium of films that have been judged to be culturally, aesthetically or historically important. 

       

      *Dolby Atmos enabled devices are also required to experience Dolby Atmos at home. To experience Dolby Vision on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, a Dolby Vision enabled TV is required with a Dolby Vision enabled 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

       

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    • James Cameron's Blockbuster Duo Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water Bound For 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray June 20th

      Posted Mon May 22, 2023 at 10:07 AM PDT by
      Avatar: The Way of Water - 4K Ultra HD Streaming Review James Cameron

      James Cameron's sci-fi fantasy adventures Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water are finally coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs on June 20th. After following the advanced Streeming-only release structure similar to last year's mega-hit Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water will finally come to disc with new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, AND Blu-ray 3D - with retailer exclusives to boot! There's a lot to dig into for each of these releases, but at the start - it's nice to see some effort from Disney in this regard.

      Read Bryan's Theatrical Review - Read Matthew's 4K Streaming Review

      Avatar - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

      Avatar: The Way of Water - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

      Avatar: The Way of Water - Blu-ray

      Avatar: The Way of Water - Blu-ray 3D

      Avatar: The Way of Water - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      Best Buy SteelBook

      Avatar: The Way of Water - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      Walmart Exclusive Lenticular

      Avatar: The Way of Water - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      Target Exclusive - Decal 

      Now that is A LOT of Avatar to digest! So on top of the remastered original Avatar getting its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut, the sequel charges onto disc with multiple editions and retailer exclusives. Of the retailer exclusives, I'd be into that Best Buy SteelBook if it was actually accurate to the movie with Jake sporting his machine gun and NOT a stupid spear, so I'm giving Walmart the edge on the exclusives. Target once again shows their cards for not really caring about Physical Media with what is basically the standard 4K package... with a decal you can stick on your phone, tablet, or water bottle apparently! Whoohooo! (sarcasm)

      Now for the best and most important details - the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will finally see Disney/20th Century Studios release a BD-100 disc. Our press assets didn't list HDR grade, but I'm assuming they'd simply opt for HDR10 only. Atmos will be included along with an extra Blu-ray disc set for Bonus Features. The standard Blu-ray will only offer DTS-HD MA 5.1 but wildly enough the Blu-ray 3D disc will include DTS-HD 7.1 audio - it's not Atmos, but hey, it's better than the standard Blu-ray! Sadly there doesn't appear to be a 4K UHD + 3D Blu-ray combo pack available, at least here in the states. Other territories like Japan might offer that, they've been the one carrying the Disney 3D torch the last few years with their combo releases, so we'll keep our eyes out for that.

      These aren't yet up for pre-order yet - but we expect them to start popping soon and when they wdo we'll update our listings so you can secure those orders ASAP.

      Here's the full press release and spec sheet:


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      4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ 3D, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL

      PRODUCT AND SPECS FACT SHEET

      Product Specifications

      Street Date

      Digital: March 28

      Physical: June 20

      Product SKUs

      Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

      Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code), & DVD

      Feature Run Time

      Approx. 192 minutes

       

      Rating

      U.S. Rated PG-13

      **For sequences of strong violence and intense action, partial nudity, and some strong language

      Aspect Ratio

      Digital: 1.85

      Physical: 1.85:1

      Disc Size

      4K UHD: 100GB

      Blu-ray 3D: 50GB

      Blu-ray: 50GB

      DVD: 8.5GB

      Bit Rate Actuals

      4K UHD: 45 ABR

      Blu-ray 3D: 29.5 ABR

      Blu-ray: 23.3 ABR

      DVD: 4 ABR

      U.S. Audio

      Digital: English 5.1/2.0, English Atmos (for some platforms), English 7.1 (for some platforms), English AD, French (for some platforms), Spanish (for some platforms)

      Physical:

      4K UHD: English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital

      3D Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA , English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

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

      DVD: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

      U.S. Subtitles

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

      Physical: English SDH, French, Spanish

      Bonus Features* 

      Inside Pandora's Box (A series of featurettes on the challenges facing cast and crew as filmmakers devise new technologies to push the limits of cinema)

      • Building the World of Pandora – James Cameron and a team of talented artists combine years of research with their design skills to build the world of Pandora with new characters, creatures, indigenous clans, underwater environments and the take-no-prisoners hard-tech world of the RDA.

      • Capturing Pandora – James Cameron’s approach to performance capture has the cast performing in a volume rigged with infrared cameras to capture their movement, and head rig cameras to capture emotion on their faces with only the boundaries of imagination to limit them.

      • The Undersea World of Pandora – Co-production designer Dylan Cole and his team conceive of the marine creatures required for Avatar: The Way of Water while James Cameron and his stunt team devise extraordinary means to bring those creatures to life in a performance capture tank.

      • The Challenges of Pandora's Waters – James Cameron tackles the “non-trivial challenge” of performance capture above and below the water’s surface, utilizing a wave machine and current generator to reproduce ocean conditions, and underwater vehicles to replicate creature movement.

      • Pandora’s Returning Characters – James Cameron reunites with his returning cast – Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. Together they discuss the amazing evolution of their characters in Avatar: The Way of Water. 

      • Pandora’s Next Generation – Meet the talented young newcomers who have been cast as the next generation of Na’vi and follow them through the adventure of making Avatar: The Way of Water. 

      • Spider's Web – James Cameron introduced the human character of Spider into the fabric of Pandora – thus creating a host of technological challenges on set…and an incredible journey for the young actor, Jack Champion.

      • Becoming Na’vi – The Avatar cast is immersed in the culture of the indigenous Na’vi, living off the land in the Hawaiian rainforest and training in a multitude of disciplines in preparation for their roles.

      • The Reef People of Pandora – In true James Cameron-style, the Metkayina reef clan has been developed with great attention to detail, bearing unique evolutionary traits and a culture – with new dwellings, new clothes and different way of life – all a result of living off the ocean. 

      • Bringing Pandora to Life – Once James Cameron completes his virtual production process, every sequence is turned over to Wētā FX to bring Pandora to life – with unprecedented advancements in facial performance, environments and making CG water look real.

      • The RDA Returns to Pandora – Co-production designer Ben Procter and his team present an armada of new vehicles and human technologies that the RDA brings to Pandora – in concept design and with practical builds.

      • The New Characters of Pandora – Meet the important new characters of the Avatar saga played by Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell and Jemaine Clement.

      • The Sounds of Pandora – Hear how James Cameron worked with composer Simon Franglen to create the distinctive music of The Way of Water while building on James Horner’s brilliant score for Avatar, and learn how Chris Boyes created the immersive sounds of Pandora.

      • New Zealand – Pandora’s Home – The production of the Avatar sequels is so thoroughly ensconced in New Zealand that James Cameron considers The Way of Water a “New Zealand film.” Hear reflections from the cast and crew, including the remarkable New Zealand crew, on making the film.

      More from Pandora's Box (Additional featurettes that highlight special teams within the production)

      • Casting – Discover the screen tests that won the talented young cast their roles in Avatar: The Way of Water.

      • Stunts – The Avatar stunt team isn’t just creating breathtaking action, they’re driving the story. From racing underwater on ilus, flying the skies on ikrans, to maneuvering RDA speed boats, the stunt team leaves you breathless and wanting more.

      • The Lab – Explore the Lightstorm Lab, the backbone of virtual production for the Avatar films. Comprised of specialized teams, the Lab builds & supports every aspect of the production – environments, motion edit, Kabuki, sequence, post-viz and software development.

      • The Troupe – Avatar’s Troupe is the Swiss Army Knife of acting, while playing dozens of roles on set, in the performance capture volume and on live-action sets, they bring life to Na’vi clans and RDA Recoms. They also play Na’vi-scale puppets on the live-action sets.

      Marketing Materials & Music Video (Marketing materials used to build audience awareness of the film)

      • Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) Music Video – Multi-Grammy-winning, music superstar, The Weeknd, performs his emotionally packed end title song in the official music video for the smash hit “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength).”

      • Theatrical Trailers 1 & 2 – Avatar: The Way of Water used two theatrical trailers to engage the audience. The first was a teaser trailer released 7 months before the film. The second was a standard trailer that premiered 5 weeks before the film’s release. 

      English Family Audio Track – 5.1 Dolby Digital

      *Bonus features vary by product and retailer

       

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    • So I Married an Axe Murderer Takes a Swing At 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on July 25

      Posted Sun May 21, 2023 at 06:44 AM PDT by
      So I Married an Axe Murderer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

      The 1993 romantic-comedy thriller starring Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, and Anthony LaPaglia is getting a 4K upgrade on July 25.

      When it comes to love, poet Charlie MacKenzie (Mike Myers) has had his share of bad luck. But when he meets Harriet (Nancy Travis), he thinks he’s found “the one” – until a series of coincidences lead him to believe that Harriet might be the serial honeymoon killer “Mrs. X.” Charlie and his cop best friend (Anthony LaPaglia) must find out the truth before it’s too late in this madcap comic thriller.

      The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will have a new Dolby Vision transfer as well as a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The package will also include over 30 minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes, theatrical trailers, and a digital copy.

      So I Married an Axe Murderer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      So I Married an Axe Murderer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
       

      4K ULTRA HD DISC 

      • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision.
      • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + 2-Channel Surround 
      • Special Features:
        • NEW: 30+ Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
        • Theatrical Trailers

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


      THE COMIC THRILLER CELEBRATES ITS 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH OVER 30 MINUTES OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DELETED SCENES!