• James Cameron's Mega-BlockBuster Titanic Debuts on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray December 5th

    Posted Mon Oct 16, 2023 at 10:20 AM PDT by
    Titanic James Cameron 4K UHD Blu-ray

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Blu-ray Bonus Disc:

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

    4K Ultra HD Disc

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

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

    Titanic - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

     Titanic 4K LE

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

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

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

    Posted Mon Oct 16, 2023 at 07:17 AM PDT by

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

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

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

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

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

    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS

    4K ULTRA HD DISC

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

    BLU-RAY DISC

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

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

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

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  • COWABUNGA! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 4K UHD and Blu-ray Arriving December 12

    Posted Tue Oct 10, 2023 at 10:03 AM PDT by
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Announcement

    Just in time for the holiday season, Paramount's acclaimed animated feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem featuring the voices of Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more is coming out of the sewers and onto 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 12. Best Buy will also have a 4K exclusive SteelBook.

    After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - Blu-ray 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD SteelBook
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
     

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD SteelBook 

    Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include:


    • TEENage Mutant Ninja Turtles— For the first time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are voiced by actual teenagers! Hear how each Turtle was cast and how having all four boys record together helped create the authentic camaraderie seen on screen. 
    • The Mutant Uprising— Get to know the Turtles’ mutant antagonists, led by the wild and original character Superfly, voiced by Ice Cube.
    • New York, New York: The Visual World of MUTANT MAYHEM— Take a deep dive into the breakthrough visual style of the film’s characters and environments and how they evolved over time.  
    • Learn to Draw Leo—Try your hand at drawing the Turtle leader with this fun tutorial!

    Pre-order your copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray today and here is the full press release:


    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM
    arrives on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 12

    Shell-ebrate the holidays with the wildly entertaining and action-packed hit TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM, arriving on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD just in time for gift-giving on December 12, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment!

    Certified Fresh with a 96% critic score* on Rotten Tomatoes® and acclaimed by both audiences and critics alike, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM delivers a fresh and fun-filled adventure that the whole family can enjoy together.  

    The 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray™ releases include over 40 minutes of bonus content so fans can delve deeper into the making of the hilarious and original movie.  Join the young new voice cast as they explore the "teen" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then go behind-the-scenes with the all-star voice cast, including Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more! Explore the film’s unique animation style, plus learn to draw the leader of the Ninja Turtles, Leonardo.  Bonus content is detailed below:

    • TEENage Mutant Ninja Turtles— For the first time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are voiced by actual teenagers! Hear how each Turtle was cast and how having all four boys record together helped create the authentic camaraderie seen on screen. 

    • The Mutant Uprising— Get to know the Turtles’ mutant antagonists, led by the wild and original character Superfly, voiced by Ice Cube.

    • New York, New York: The Visual World of MUTANT MAYHEM— Take a deep dive into the breakthrough visual style of the film’s characters and environments and how they evolved over time.  

    • Learn to Draw Leo—Try your hand at drawing the Turtle leader with this fun tutorial!

    Synopsis
    After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM is rated PG for sequences of violence and action, language and impolite material.

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  • Indiana Jones Cracks A Whip for Dial of Destiny on 4K UHD and Blu-ray December 5th

    Posted Tue Oct 10, 2023 at 07:35 AM PDT by
    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Harrison Ford

    After a long early run on streaming retailers, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny rides off for fortune and glory on 4K UHD and Blu-ray 

    While we diligently get our listings built and hunt down those pre-order links, I wanted to get this news out ASAP for the fans looking to complete their collection of Harrison Ford's famous swashbuckling archeologist. While I lament Disney only using BD-66 discs, UPDAT - we have confirmed that the 4K will be rocking BD-100 discs now -I am excited to see Atmos audio in the mix but also a John Williams Score-Only Atmos track as well! We haven't heard the final HDR grade, but have made inquiries to that point. Once our listings are built we'll update this article and hopefully have some pre-order links ready for you too.

    Here's the full press release:

    ON DECEMBER 5, THE FINAL ADVENTURE COMES HOME!
    INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY ARRIVES ON 4K,
    BLU-RAY & DVD WITH OVER 2 HOURS OF EXTRA CONTENT!



    Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
    Comes To Physical Media December 5 with bonus features
    including an exclusive new score-only version of the movie!

    Also Available: Exclusive Best Buy SteelBook® Design
    and a Walmart Exclusive Including Enamel Pin

    BURBANK, CA (October 10, 2023) – From Academy Award®–nominated writer-director James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) comes the final chapter in the saga of one of cinema’s greatest heroes. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny sees Harrison Ford reprise his iconic role as the whip-smart archaeologist one last time for a “rip-roaring adventure” (Maureen Lenker, Entertainment Weekly) full of “exciting action, wonderful banter and fantastic twists and turns” (Germain Lussier, io9).

    The 4K and Blu-ray are loaded with incredible bonus content including five chapters that chart the making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Join the cast and crew on an epic, globe-trotting adventure that showcases new characters, stunts, music, locations, production design and visual effects whilst also bidding a fond farewell to one of cinema’s greatest heroes. Fans of Academy Award®-winner John Williams will be delighted to learn that there is a new, exclusive “score-only” version of the movie allowing viewers to listen to the composer’s iconic music on an isolated track as they watch the film.

    Additionally, collectors can find a limited-edition SteelBook® design only at Best Buy.


    Walmart will also offer an exclusive 4K Ultra HD edition with custom artwork and a limited-edition enamel pin.


    Film Synopsis
    Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise-- a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. Starring alongside Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and newcomer Ethann Isidore. Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has returned once again to compose the score.

    Bonus Features
    The Making of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
    • Chapter 1 – Prologue – Harrison Ford leaps back into action as Indiana Jones! Journey to 1944 as this featurette reveals the filmmakers, characters, stunts, locations, and incredible visual effects that make up the thrilling opening of Dial of Destiny!
    • Chapter 2 – New York – Blast off to adventure as James Mangold showcases the re-creation of 1969 Manhattan for the Moon Parade chase. This featurette spotlights Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as John Williams conducts his beautiful new theme for this compelling character.
    • Chapter 3 – Morocco – The man in the hat is back! Explore Morocco as this featurette breaks down the white-knuckle stunts of the medina tuk-tuk chase and hotel brawl. Meet Teddy (Ethann Isidore), Indy’s precocious new ally in the hunt for the dial!
    • Chapter 4 – Sicily – Meet Renaldo (Antonio Banderas) as he guides our heroes on a perilous underwater treasure hunt! Catch up with Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on location in Sicily and explore the caverns, traps, and bugs surrounding Archimedes’ tomb!
    • Chapter 5 – Finale – This featurette breaks down the thrilling climax to the Indiana Jones series. Cast and filmmakers James Mangold, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford bid farewell to one of the greatest heroes of all time.

    Score Only Version of the Movie
    Listen to John Williams’ iconic music on an isolated track as you watch the film.

    *bonus features vary by product and retailer

    Cast
    Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw
    Antonio Banderas as Renaldo
    John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
    Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason
    Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber
    Toby Jones as Basil Shaw
    Boyd Holbrook as Klaber
    Olivier Richters as Hauke
    Ethann Isidore as Teddy Kumar
    Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Jürgen Voller

    Directed by
    James Mangold

    Written by
    Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold

    Produced by
    Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Simon Emanuel

    Executive Produced by
    Steven Spielberg, George Lucas

    Music by
    John Williams

    Product Specifications
    Street Date
    Physical: December 5, 2023

    Product SKUs
    Physical:
    National: 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD

    Retail Exclusives:  
    Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook® (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code)
    Walmart Exclusive w/ Enamel Pin (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code)

    Feature Run Time
    Approx. 154 minutes
     
    Rating
    U.S. Rated PG-13

    Aspect Ratio
    Digital: 2.39:1
    Physical: 2.39:1

    Disc Size
    4K UHD: 100GB
    Blu-ray: 50GB
    DVD: 8.5GB

    U.S. Audio
    4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

    U.S. Audio (for the score-only version of the movie)
    4K Ultra HD: 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos
    Blu-ray: 7.1 Dolby Digital
    DVD: N/A

    U.S. Subtitles
    4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
    DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French

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  • Greta Gerwig's Worldwide Blockbuster Barbie Dressed Up Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray and 4K UHD

    Posted Tue Oct 3, 2023 at 10:48 AM PDT by
    Barbie Greta Gerwig Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling

    Warner Brothers' highest-grossing film EVER Barbie directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling will debut on home video on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 17.

    EXTRA will also launch a Barbie theme-week beginning on October 16.

    To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

    Barbie - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Barbie - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Barbie - Blu-ray 

    Barbie 

    Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include: 

    • Welcome to Barbie Land – featurette
    • Becoming Barbie – featurette
    • Playing Dress-Up – featurette
    • Musical Make-Believe – featurette
    • All-Star Barbie Party – featurette
    • It’s A Weird World – featurette

    Pre-order Barbie on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray today and here is the full press release:


     

    The Highest Grossing Film of 2023 Worldwide

     

    BARBIE

    Take her home on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 17

     The number one global release in Warner Bros. Pictures history from writer/director Greta Gerwig with more than $1.43 billion worldwide arrives to buy on DVD formats.

     EXTRA to feature a week-long “Barbie” theme week beginning on 10/16

     Available to buy from major retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.

     

     

    Burbank, CA, October 3, 2023 – “Barbie,” the box office smash hit and global phenomenon, arrives for purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 17. From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”), “Barbie,” stars Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”) as Barbie and Ken. Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story,” “The Squid and the Whale”), based on Barbie by Mattel. 

     

    Barbie” has taken the box office by storm, earning more than $1.43 billion worldwide to become the highest grossing film in Warner Bros.’ 100-year history; the highest grossing film ever from a female filmmaker at the domestic box office; and is the largest worldwide film release of 2023.

     

    “Barbie” is also available for Digital ownership at home on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.

    Barbie” also stars America Ferrera (“End of Watch,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” films), Kate McKinnon (“Bombshell,” “Yesterday”), Issa Rae (“The Photograph,” “Insecure”), Rhea Perlman (“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Matilda”), and Will Ferrell (the “Anchorman” films, “Talladega Nights”).  The film also stars Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Juno”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “65”), Ana Cruz Kayne (“Little Women”), Emma Mackey (“Emily,” “Sex Education”), Hari Nef (“Assassination Nation,” “Transparent”), Alexandra Shipp (the “X-Men” films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami,” “Peaky Blinders”), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Ncuti Gatwa (“Sex Education”), Scott Evans (“Grace and Frankie”), Jamie Demetriou (“Cruella”), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education,” “Emma.”), Sharon Rooney (“Dumbo,” “Jerk”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton,” “Derry Girls”), Ritu Arya (“The Umbrella Academy”), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”).

    The film’s producers are Oscar nominees David Heyman (“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Marriage Story,” “Gravity”), Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”), Tom Ackerley (“Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”) and Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), with Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.

     

    Synopsis:

    To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place.  Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

     

     

    4K UHD, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

    “Barbie” 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

     

    • Welcome to Barbie Land – featurette
    • Becoming Barbie – featurette
    • Playing Dress-Up – featurette
    • Musical Make-Believe – featurette
    • All-Star Barbie Party – featurette
    • It’s A Weird World – featurette

     

    BASICS

     

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 17, 2023

     

    Running Time: 114 minutes

    Rating: PG-13 for suggestive references and brief language

     

    4K UHD: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL

    Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL

    DVD: DLBY/DGTL

     

    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

    4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

    Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

    DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About “Barbie”

    From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) comes “Barbie,” starring Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”) as Barbie and Ken, alongside America Ferrera (“End of Watch,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” films), Kate McKinnon (“Bombshell,” “Yesterday”), Issa Rae (“The Photograph,” “Insecure”), Rhea Perlman (“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Matilda”), and Will Ferrell (the “Anchorman” films, “Talladega Nights”).  The film also stars Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Juno”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “65”), Ana Cruz Kayne (“Little Women”), Emma Mackey (“Emily,” “Sex Education”), Hari Nef (“Assassination Nation,” “Transparent”), Alexandra Shipp (the “X-Men” films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami,” “Peaky Blinders”), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Ncuti Gatwa (“Sex Education”), Scott Evans (“Grace and Frankie”), Jamie Demetriou (“Cruella”), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education,” “Emma.”), Sharon Rooney (“Dumbo,” “Jerk”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton,” “Derry Girls”), Ritu Arya (“The Umbrella Academy”), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”).

     

    Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story,” “The Squid and the Whale”), based on Barbie by Mattel.  The film’s producers are Oscar nominees David Heyman (“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Marriage Story,” “Gravity”), Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”), Tom Ackerley (“Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”) and Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), with Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.

     

    Gerwig’s creative team behind the camera included Oscar-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (“The Irishman,” “Silence,” “Brokeback Mountain”), Oscar-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Anna Karenina”), Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”), editor Nick Houy (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”), visual effects supervisor Glen Pratt (“Paddington 2,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and music supervisor George Drakoulias (“White Noise,” “Marriage Story”), with a score by Oscar winners Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (“A Star Is Born”), who also contributed to numerous songs on the film’s soundtrack.  The soundtrack includes an impressive roster of today’s hottest music artists, including Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice with Aqua, Charli XCX, KAROL G feat. Aldo Ranks, Tame Impala, Dominic Fike, HAIM, The Kid LAROI, Khalid, PinkPantheress, GAYLE, Ava Max, FIFTY FIFTY and more.

     

    Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Heyday Films Production, a LuckyChap Entertainment Production, an NB/GG Pictures Production, a Mattel Production, “Barbie.”  The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

     

     

    About Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales

     

    Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales (WBDCS) is one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming, bringing award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions across North America. Licensing content from Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, HBO, Discovery, Cartoon Network, TBS, and more, WBDCS brings fans of Warner Bros. Discovery’s content even more ways to watch when and how they want across streaming, video-on-demand, cable, satellite and broadcast networks, local television stations, airlines and through digital purchases and physical media sales. 

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  • Say Your Prayers... The Nun II Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray November 14

    Posted Thu Sep 28, 2023 at 04:22 PM PDT by
    The Nun II

    Warner Brothers' horror sequel in "The Conjuring" universe will scare the devil out of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs for November 14. Digital will be available on October 3.

    Read our theatrical review here.

    1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

    The Nun II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    The Nun II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    The Nun II - Blu-ray
    The Nun II
     

    Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include: 

    • Demons in Paradise – featurette (5:35)
    • Handcrafter Nightmares – featurette (7:28)

    Pre-orders for The Nun II on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray are live and here is the full press release:


     

    “A gripping and tense, unholy trinity of terror”

    Forbes / Simon Thompson

     

     

    The Nun II

     

    Sequel to the 2018 supernatural horror film arrives for

    Premium Digital Ownership on October 3

     

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on November 14

     

     

    Burbank, CA, September 28, 2023 – Prepare for the next terrifying chapter in “The Conjuring” universe, when “The Nun II” from New Line Cinema arrives for purchase Digitally at home on October 3. The film is directed by Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) and stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons, returning in their roles from the first film.  The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 14.

    • On October 3, “The Nun II” 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 November 14, The Nun II” will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. The Nun II” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

    Along with Farmiga, Bloquet and Aarons, “The Nun II” also stars Storm Reid and Anna Popplewell, surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.

    The Nun II” is produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michael Polaire serving as executive producers.

    The screenplay is by Ian Golding & Richard Naing and Akela Cooper from a story by Cooper, based on characters by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.

     

     

    Synopsis:

    1956 – France.  A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

     

    DIGITAL, 4K AND BLU-RAY ELEMENTS

    The Nun II” Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

    • Demons in Paradise – featurette (5:35)
    • Handcrafter Nightmares – featurette (7:28)

     

    BASICS

     

    Premium Digital Ownership: October 3, 2023

    PVOD: October 3, 2023

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: November 14, 2023

     

    4K Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

    4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French 

    BD Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

    BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

    DVD Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

    DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

     

    Running Time: 110 minutes

    Rating: R for action/violence, some bloody images, language and brief suggestive material

     

     

    DVD: DLBY/DGTL

    Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

    4K UHD: ATMOS TrueHD

     

    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

    4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

    Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

    DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    New Line Cinema brings you the horror thriller “The Nun II,” the next chapter in the story of “The Nun,” the highest grossing entry in the juggernaut $2 billion “The Conjuring” Universe.

    1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

    Taissa Farmiga (“The Nun,” “The Gilded Age”) returns as Sister Irene, joined by Jonas Bloquet (“Tirailleurs,” “The Nun”), Storm Reid (“The Last of Us,” “The Suicide Squad”), Anna Popplewell (“Fairytale,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy) and Bonnie Aarons (reprising her role from “The Nun”), surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.

    Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) directs, from a screenplay by Ian Goldberg & Richard Naing (“Eli,” “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”) and Akela Cooper (“M3GAN,” “Malignant”), with a story by Cooper, based on characters created by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.

    The Safran Company’s Peter Safran and Atomic Monster’s James Wan produce, continuing their collaboration as filmmakers on all of the previous “Conjuring” films. “The Nun II” is executive produced by Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michael Polaire.

    Joining Chaves behind the camera are director of photography Tristan Nyby (“The Dark and the Wicked”), production designer Stéphane Cressend (“Les Vedettes,” “The French Dispatch”), editor Gregory Plotkin (2022’s “Scream,” “Get Out”), visual effects producer Sophie A. Leclerc (“Finch,” “Lucy”) and costume designer Agnès Béziers (“Oxygen,” “The Breitner Commando”), with composer Marco Beltrami (2022’s “Scream,” ”Venom: Let There Be Carnage”) providing the score.

    The Conjuring” Universe is the highest grossing horror franchise in history with $2+ billion worldwide. Globally, four of “The Conjuring” Universe titles have earned more than $300 million worldwide each (“The Nun,” $366 million; “The Conjuring 2,” $322 million; “The Conjuring,” $320 million; “Annabelle: Creation,” $307 million), and all seven have each grossed more than $200 million. “The Nun” is the top-earning film in the franchise, with more than $366 million worldwide.

    New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, “The Nun II,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.ment programming.

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  • Star Trek Strange New Worlds Season Two Boldly Beaming to 4K UHD & Blu-Ray Dec. 5th

    Posted Tue Sep 19, 2023 at 09:32 AM PDT by
    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Announcement

    Boldly Beaming To Blu-ray and 4K, Star Trek Strange New Worlds Season Two Arrives In Time For The Holidays! 

    Between Star Trek: Picard Season Three and these last two seasons of Strange New Worlds, the galaxy of Trek finally feels like it's in good hands, staying true to what made the various films and series great, but also boldly going in new directions. Including a damned entertaining song-and-dance episode! Now you can plan on adding this latest season to your 4K or Blu-ray shelf ahead of the holidays. Arriving on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with standard edition releases as well as nifty SteelBooks:

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season Two
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season Two
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season Two
    Blu-ray 

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season Two
    Blu-ray SteelBook 

     

    I know SteelBooks aren't everyone's bag, but I dig the alternate magnetic character cover cards so if you don't like Captain Pike's square-jawed mug you can swap him out for the more attractive Rebecca Romijn. But then the extra cool feature for both SteelBook sets is the "Subspace Rhapsody" poster! I'm genuinely over the moon they've really leaned into how fun that episode was. Sure it was a bit of high-camp for the series, but after so many years of Trek being taken so deathly seriously with massive convoluted conspiracy theory poppycock plots, I'll take that episode over Discovery any day. 

    Here's what's coming in the set:

    Prepare to explore Strange New Worlds with more than 2 hours of special features, including featurettes that take you behind the scenes of this remarkable series. Plus, get even more Strange New Worlds with deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, including an alternate take of the Klingon song from “Subspace Rhapsody.”

    • Producing Props
    • The Costumes Closet
    • The Gorn
    • Singing in Space
    • Exploring New Worlds
    • Deleted, Extended, and Alternate Scenes (Exclusive)

    U.S. Rating:                   NR
    Canada Rating:             PG
    4K UHD Format:          4K Ultra HD in Dolby Vision with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and French 5.1 Dolby Digital. Includes English SDH and French Subtitles
    Blu-ray™ Format:        1080p HD with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and French 5.1 Dolby Digital. Includes English SDH and French Subtitles

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  • PRE-ORDER ALERT: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai on 4K UHD and 4K UHD SteelBook Coming to the UK 10/23

    Posted Thu Sep 14, 2023 at 09:12 AM PDT by
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    On October 23, Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai starring Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker in his Cannes Best Actor winning role will be getting a 4K release (4K restoration) in the UK from STUDIOCANAL. A 4K SteelBook will be available at Zavvi. 

    Pre-orders are now available.

    Forest Whitaker (Ghost Dog) lives above the world, alongside a flock of birds, in a homemade shack on the roof of an abandoned building. Guided by the words of an ancient samurai text, Ghost Dog is a professional killer able to dissolve into the night and move through the city unnoticed. When Ghost Dog’s code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he reacts strictly in accordance with the Way of the Samurai.

    Featuring moody cinematography by the great Robby Müller (Paris, Texas), a sublime score by the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, and a host of colourful character actors (including a memorably stone-faced Henry Silva), GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI plays like a pop-culture-sampling cinematic mixtape built around a one-of-a-kind tragic hero. Described by Time Out as “very funny, insightful and highly original”, the film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and remains one of Jarmusch’s best-loved films.

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (UK Import) 

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (UK Import) 

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (UK Import) (Zavvi SteelBook) 

    Specs have yet to be revealed, but the releases will include: 

    • Ghost Dog - The Odyssey: A Journey into the Life of a Samurai
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Trailer
    • Original Trailer

    Pre-orders for Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 4K UHD and 4K UHD SteelBook (UK imports) are ready to rock and here is the full press release:


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    NEW 4K UHD RESTORATION OF JIM JARMUSCH’S CULT CLASSIC

    GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI

     

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    4K UHD, STEELBOOK, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL OUT 23RD OCTOBER

     

    DOWNLOAD PACKSHOTS/STILLS HERE AND PRE-ORDER HERE

     

    STARRING FOREST WHITAKER, HENRY SILVA AND CLIFF GORMAN

     

    Jim Jarmusch’s 90s classic GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI, gloriously restored in 4K and making its UHD debut, is a superbly sharp, unique thriller featuring a magnificent lead performance from Forest Whitaker (Bird) in an iconoclastic mix of hip-hop, gangster movie and martial arts, with influences from Kurosawa, Suzuki and Melville.

     

    Forest Whitaker (Ghost Dog) lives above the world, alongside a flock of birds, in a homemade shack on the roof of an abandoned building. Guided by the words of an ancient samurai text, Ghost Dog is a professional killer able to dissolve into the night and move through the city unnoticed. When Ghost Dog’s code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he reacts strictly in accordance with the Way of the Samurai.

     

    Featuring moody cinematography by the great Robby Müller (Paris, Texas), a sublime score by the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, and a host of colourful character actors (including a memorably stone-faced Henry Silva), GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI plays like a pop-culture-sampling cinematic mixtape built around a one-of-a-kind tragic hero. Described by Time Out as “very funny, insightful and highly original”, the film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and remains one of Jarmusch’s best-loved films.

     

    Forest Whitaker won the Best Actor Oscar and Best Actor BAFTA for The Last King of Scotland and won the Best Actor award at Cannes for Bird. Jarmusch won awards at Cannes for his debut Stranger Than Paradise and for 2005’s Broken Flowers and won the Audience Award for Only Lovers Left Alive at SXSW festival. Jim Jarmusch wrote the role of Ghost Dog specifically for Whitaker and it remains one of his most memorable roles.

     

    GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI is available to buy on 4K UHD, Limited Edition UHD Steelbook, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 23rd October 2023, and available to pre-order HERE.

     

    INCLUDED WITH GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI:

    • Ghost Dog - The Odyssey: A Journey into the Life of a Samurai
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Trailer
    • Original Trailer

     

    Certificate: 15 / Running Time: DVD - 151 mins approx/ BD & UHD 156 mins approx

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  • Grab the Tissues Paramount Presents Terms of Endearment 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition Coming November 23rd

    Posted Wed Sep 13, 2023 at 11:01 AM PDT by
    Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks Academy Award Winner

    Paramount has announced that James L Brooks' Oscar-winning Terms of Endearment will be joining their limited edition "Paramount Presents" 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray line on November 14th. The release will include a brand-new Filmmaker Focus with Brooks.  

    Both critically acclaimed and a box-office blockbuster, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT features a powerhouse cast including Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, and John Lithgow. Originally released on November 23, 1983, the enduring classic follows the ups and downs of a mother-daughter relationship with honesty, heart, and humor.

    Terms of Endearment - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Terms of Endearment - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Specs have yet to be revealed, but the 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Combo Pack will have a brand-new Film Focus with James L. Brooks as well as a legacy commentary.

    Pre-orders for Terms of Endearment - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are live and here is the full press release:


    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the heartfelt drama TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, arriving for the first time on 4K Ultra HD as part of the Paramount Presents line on November 14, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment.   

    James L. Brooks produced, wrote the screenplay (based on the novel by Larry McMurtry), and made his directorial debut with TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, which ultimately earned 11 Academy Award® nominations and won for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Shirley MacLaine), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Nicholson), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

    Both critically acclaimed and a box-office blockbuster, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT features a powerhouse cast including Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, and John Lithgow.  Originally released on November 23, 1983, the enduring classic follows the ups and downs of a mother-daughter relationship with honesty, heart, and humor. 

    This Paramount Presents release includes the film in sparkling 4K Ultra HD, with a transfer from the original camera negative reviewed and approved by Brooks.  The set includes a 4K Ultra HD Disc, a Blu-ray Disc™, access to a Digital copy of the film, as well as a brand-new Filmmaker Focus with James L. Brooks. In this newly recorded interview, Brooks reflects on the challenges and excitement that came with being a first-time director, including getting directing critiques from Jack Nicholson. He also discusses the casting process and the film’s amazing performances.  The set also includes a legacy commentary with director James L. Brooks, co-producer Penney Finkelman Cox, and production designer Polly Platt, as well as the theatrical trailer.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One Covertly Sends Tom Cruise to 4K UHD & Blu-Ray Oct. 31st

    Posted Tue Sep 12, 2023 at 10:47 AM PDT by
    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING Part One

    Paramount's action-packed and critically-acclaimed Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One starring Tom Cruise arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook, and Blu-ray on October 31. Digital will be available on October 10.

    Read our Dolby Cinema Theatrical Review and our IMAX Theatrical Review.

    Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission - not even the lives of those he cares about most.

    Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One 

    Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One 

    Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteelBook) 

    Specs have yet to be detailed, but bonus features include:  

    • Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton—McQuarrie and Hamilton take viewers through each compelling scene with in-depth commentary.
    • Abu Dhabi—Explore the exotic filming locations in the desert and at the international airport and discover how each thrilling sequence was shot.
    • Rome—Take a behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling car chase through Italy's historic capital, as Tom Cruise's driving skills are pushed to the limit while handcuffed to Hayley Atwell!
    • Venice—See the breathtaking city of Venice as it's never been shown on film.  Plus, witness the cast's dedication and commitment to their training as they prepare to get "Mission Ready." 
    • Freefall—An extended behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest stunts in cinema history.  Watch never-before-seen footage of the rigorous training as Tom launches a motorcycle off a cliff.
    • Speed Flying—Join Tom and the crew as they explain the various training techniques involved in pulling off the dangerous speed flying stunts in the film.
    • Train—See how the climactic train sequence was captured on film.  From building an actual train from scratch to crashing it using practical effects, you don't want to miss this!
    • Deleted Shots Montage—Director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton share some of the breathtaking, never-before-seen footage that didn't make the final film.
    • Editorial Featurette: The Sevastopol—Director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton take viewers through the intense opening scene.

    Pre-orders for Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are up now! 

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  • Lionsgate Unleashes A24's Terrifying Talk To Me on 4K UHD & Blu-ray October 3rd

    Posted Tue Sep 12, 2023 at 10:37 AM PDT by
    Talk To Me - 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Announcement

    The breakout independent horror hit of the summer comes home to haunt the Halloween season on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray

    For fans not wanting to wait for a lux oversized Mediabook release from the A24 shop, Lionsgate is delivering a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray disc right out of the gate. 

    Filmmaking duo (and twin brothers) Danny and Michael Philippou of @RackaRacka YouTube channel fame blend a ghost tale with modern sensibilities of a horror-thriller in their debut feature, Talk to Me. The Philippous collaborate with A24 for Talk to Me, arriving on 4K + Blu-ray™ + Digital and Blu-ray™+ DVD + Digital on October 3. Starring Sophie Wilde (The Portable Door), Alexandra Jensen (Beat), Joe Bird (Rabbit), and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings franchise), Talk to Me will be available for the suggested retail prices of $42.99 for 4K + Blu-ray + Digital, and $39.99 for Blu-ray + DVD + Digital. Talk to Me will also be available at Amazon with exclusive lenticular artwork on 4K + Blu-ray + Digital, and at Walmart with exclusive artwork on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital for $42.99 and $39.99, respectively. 

    Talk To Me - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Talk To Me - Amazon Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Talk To Me - Blu-ray 

     

    On top of Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio, we're also getting a fine little assortment of extra features - including a Q&A that appears to be exclusive to the Amazon edition. Now given this is a high-profile title for A24 you can expect one of their nifty Mediabooks to arrive at a later date, similar to what we've seen with past releases like Everything Everywhere All At Once that saw a much more interesting and elaborate disc release a few months down the line. So the question remains, buy now or wait and see? And while you're waiting, you can take bets if Best Buy doesn't also get a SteelBook later on as well! 

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Audio Commentary with Cowriter-Director Danny Philippou and Director Michael Philippou
    • "In the Grip of Terror" Featurette
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Talk to Me Q&A with Filmmakers Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou (Amazon Exclusive)

    All editions are already up for pre-order - here's the full press release for all the gory details:


     
    4K + Blu-ray™ + Digital / Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Street Date: 10/3/23
    4K + Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $42.99
    Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital SRP: $39.99
    Amazon 4K + Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $42.99
    Walmart Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital SRP: $39.99
     
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
    Filmmaking duo (and twin brothers) Danny and Michael Philippou of @RackaRacka YouTube channel fame blend a ghost tale with modern sensibilities of a horror-thriller in their debut feature, Talk to Me. The Philippous collaborate with A24 for Talk to Me, arriving on 4K + Blu-ray™ + Digital and Blu-ray™+ DVD + Digital on October 3. Starring Sophie Wilde (The Portable Door), Alexandra Jensen (Beat), Joe Bird (Rabbit), and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings franchise), Talk to Me will be available for the suggested retail prices of $42.99 for 4K + Blu-ray + Digital, and $39.99 for Blu-ray + DVD + Digital. Talk to Me will also be available at Amazon with exclusive lenticular artwork on 4K + Blu-ray + Digital, and at Walmart with exclusive artwork on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital for $42.99 and $39.99, respectively.
     
    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
    When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits with an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, unleashing terrifying supernatural forces in the eye-popping, nightmarish debut from filmmakers Danny and Michael Philippou.
     
    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • Audio Commentary with Cowriter-Director Danny Philippou and Director Michael Philippou
    • "In the Grip of Terror" Featurette
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Talk to Me Q&A with Filmmakers Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou (Amazon Exclusive)
    CAST
    Sophie Wilde                            The Portable Door, TV’s “Eden,” “You Don’t Know Me”
    Alexandra Jensen                     Beat, TV’s “My Life Is Murder,” “The Messenger”
    Joe Bird                                    Rabbit, TV’s “First Day”
    and Miranda Otto                      The Lord of the Rings franchise, War of the WorldsThe Thin Red Line 
     
    Trailer: 
    Talk to Me (2023) Official Red Band Trailer - Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird
     
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2023
    Title Copyright: Talk To Me © 2022 Talk To Me Holdings Pty Ltd, Adelaide Film Festival, Screen Australia. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: New-Release
    Rating: R for strong/bloody violent content, some sexual material and language throughout
    Genre: Horror
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
    Run Time: 95 Minutes
    4K Format: 2160p High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1), Dolby Vision
    4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos
    Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1)
    Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos
    DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1)
    DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio

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  • Disney Scares Up A Spooky Halloween Season with Haunted Mansion on 4K UHD & Blu-ray October 17th

    Posted Tue Sep 12, 2023 at 08:17 AM PDT by
    Disney's The Haunted Mansion - 4K UHD Blu-ray Announcement

    After oddly releasing in the dead of summer against stacked competition, Disney's family-friendly spookfest comes home to 4K UHD and Blu-ray
    on October 17th

    Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion tells the story of Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), a single mom, who discovers that the home she and her son share is haunted by irksome ghosts. Hoping to restore domestic tranquility, Gabbie recruits a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid the house of the supernatural squatters. A non-stop blend of action, adventure and comedy featuring an all-star cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto, Haunted Mansion was written by Katie Dippold and directed by Justin Simien. The film’s producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers. 


    Haunted Mansion - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 
    Movie Club Edition 

    Haunted Mansion - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Haunted Mansion - Best Buy Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    Haunted Mansion - Blu-ray

     

    These aren't up for preorder quite yet, but we expect them to be any time. While you wait, check out all the gory ghoulish details below - 

    Bonus Features

    • Making Haunted Mansion (13:05) Hear from cast, crew and filmmakers about creating this grim grinning adventure based on the world-famous ride. See how the ghosts were "brought to life," what role new technology played, and how the wildly popular attraction inspired the film's design.
    • 999 Happy Haunts (7:05) There are 999 Happy Haunts inside the Disney Parks' attraction...but always room for one more! See all the Easter eggs (well, maybe not all of them) where characters big, small, alive, departed, human and otherwise appear in both the movie and the ride.

    Deleted Scenes:
    Take a look at some moments that passed on before the final version of Haunted Mansion was finished.

    • Carol (0:45)
    • 1 Star (0:44)
    • Harriet’s House Of Intuition (3:11)
    • They Say The Place Is Haunted (1:16)
    • Between Realms (1:42)
    • Crump Manor (1:07)
    • Emergency Baptism (1:01)
    • A Good Head For Business (0:32)

    Gag Reel

    • Who knew making a scary movie could be so funny!

    Product Specifications
    Release Date
    Digital: October 4
    Physical: October 17
     
    Product SKUs
    Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
    Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code) & DVD
     
    Feature Run Time
    Approx. 123 minutes
     
    Rating
    U.S. Rated PG-13
          
    Aspect Ratio
    Digital: 2.39  
    Physical: 2.39:1

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

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  • Sandman: The Complete First Season Enters the Dreams of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on November 28

    Posted Thu Sep 7, 2023 at 10:26 AM PDT by
    The Sandman Netflix Series

    The complete first season of the Netflix fantasy series from the mind of Neil Gaiman will be getting a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on November 28. Digital arrives September 18.

    Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: The Complete First Season is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures (plus a bonus episode featuring two fan-favorite stories). When the Sandman, a.k.a. Dream (Tom Sturridge) — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.

    Sandman: The Complete First Season - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Sandman: The Complete First Season - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Sandman: The Complete First Season - Blu-ray 

    Sandman: The Complete First Season 

    Specs have yet to be revealed, but the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases will include:

    • The Sandman: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek
    • The World of The Endless

     Includes 11 episodes:

    1. Sleep of the Just
    2. Imperfect Hosts
    3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
    4. A Hope in Hell
    5. 24/7
    6. The Sound of Her Wings
    7. The Doll’s House
    8. Playing House
    9. Collectors
    10. Lost Hearts
    11. Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope

    Sandman: The Complete First Season is now available for pre-order.


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    ENTER THE DREAMING IN

    THE SANDMAN:

    THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

    AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE DIGITALLY SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

    ON 4K ULTRA HDTM, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD NOVEMBER 28, 2023

    #TheSandman 

     

     

    BURBANK, CA (September 7, 2023) – Inspired by the iconic, award-winning DC comic book series, The Sandman: The Complete First Season comes to Digital on September 18, 2023 and to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 28, 2023.

     

    The Sandman: The Complete First Season follows Morpheus, also known as Dream, who is captured in an occult ritual in 1916 by Roderick Burgess. Imprisoned for 106 years, Morpheus escapes only to return to his home, The Dreaming, to find his nightmares have also found their way out. Join the adventures of Morpheus as he sets out to stop the forces of evil destroying The Dreaming.

     

    “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, and already renewed for a second season on Netflix, The Sandman: The Complete First Season features an all-star cast including Tom Sturridge (Sweetbitteras Morpheus/Dream, Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) as the Corinthian, Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergsas Matthew the Raven,  Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, David Thewlis (Fargo) as John Dee, Jenna Coleman (Victoria) as Johanna Constantine, and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Lucifer Morningstar.

     

    The series was developed by Neil Gaiman (American Gods)David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) and Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman). It was produced by Warner Bros. Television, based on the comic The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Comics.

     

    The Sandman: The Complete First Season will be available on September 18, 2023 to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD will be available to purchase online and in-store at major retailers on November 28, 2023.

     

    Synopsis

    Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: The Complete First Season is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures (plus a bonus episode featuring two fan-favorite stories). When the Sandman, a.k.a. Dream (Tom Sturridge) — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.

     

     

    SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

    • The Sandman: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek
    • The World of The Endless

     

    PRICING AND SERIES INFORMATION

    PRODUCT

    Includes 11 episodes:

    1. Sleep of the Just
    2. Imperfect Hosts
    3. Dream a Little Dream of Me
    4. A Hope in Hell
    5. 24/7
    6. The Sound of Her Wings
    7. The Doll’s House
    8. Playing House
    9. Collectors
    10. Lost Hearts
    11. Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope

     

    PRODUCT                                                      SRP

    Digital UHD                                                    $24.99 SRP (US & Canada)

    4K Ultra HD                                                   $44.98 SRP US ($54.99 SRP Canada)

    Blu-ray                                                            $29.98 SRP US ($39.99 SRP Canada)

    DVD                                                                $24.98 SRP US ($29.98 SRP Canada)

     

    Audio: English (5.1) DD

    Subtitles: English

    Run Time: Approx. 544 minutes

     

     

    About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

    Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels. WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.

     

    About DC

    DC, part of Warner Bros. Discovery, creates iconic characters and enduring stories and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. DC’s creative work entertains audiences of every generation around the world with DC’s stories and characters integrated across Warner Bros. Discovery’s film, television, animation, consumer products, home entertainment, games, and themed experiences divisions, and on the DC Universe Infinite digital comic subscription service. Learn more at DC.com

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  • Paramount Scares Vol. 1 Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Arriving on October 24

    Posted Wed Sep 6, 2023 at 11:58 AM PDT by
    Paramount Scares Vol. 1 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Limited Edition)

    Paramount is releasing a limited edition boxed of 5 4K horror films (including Rosemary's Baby, Pet Sematary (1989), Smile, Crawl, and a mystery title on October 24.  The 5-film package also contains collectibles such as a full-size Fangoria magazine exclusively produced for the release

    Fans can plumb the depths of the horror genre with this collectible box set featuring five unforgettable movies, all in eye-popping 4K Ultra HD, along with over four hours of legacy special features and exclusive collectible items. Housed in deluxe packaging, each of the following films is presented in a special sleeve with artwork exclusive to the collection: 

    • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)—Newly remastered on 4K Ultra HD, this iconic classic celebrates its 55th anniversary this year.  With groundbreaking camerawork and bone-chilling suspense, Rosemary’s Baby gave birth to the modern thriller.  Featuring extraordinary performances—including Ruth Gordon in an Oscar®-winning role as an eccentric neighbor—the film received extensive critical praise.  Widely considered to be one of the greatest horror films of all time, Rosemary’s Baby was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2014.

    Bonus Content (on Blu-ray Disc™):

      • Rosemary's Baby - A Retrospective                                      
      • Mia and Roman                            
      • Theatrical Trailer                                         
      • 50th Anniversary "Redband" Trailer

     

    • Pet Sematary (1989)— Written for the screen by internationally renowned author Stephen King and based on his iconic bestseller, director Mary Lambert’s thrilling Pet Sematary electrified audiences upon its release in 1989, earning more than $57 million to become the highest grossing horror film of the time.  The shocking depiction of unspeakable evil was remastered in 4K under the supervision of Lambert using the original film negative.

    Bonus Content (on Blu-ray Disc):

      • Commentary by director Mary Lambert                                           
      • Pet Sematary: Fear and Remembrance                                             
      • Pet Sematary: Revisitation                                                     
      • Stephen King Territory                                             
      • The Characters 
      • Filming the Horror
      • Galleries                                                       
        • Storyboards Introduction by Mary Lambert                                                    
        • Storyboards                                                 
        • Behind the Scenes                                                     
        • Marketing                                                                                                

     

    • Smile (2022)—This terrifying and inventive film from writer and director Parker Finn became a true horror phenomenon, earning more than $217 million at the global box office and becoming the #1 original horror movie of 2022.  A sequel is in development with Finn set to return as director.

    Bonus Content (on 4K Ultra HD Disc):

      • Commentary by director Parker Finn      
      • Something's Wrong with Rose: Making Smile      
      • Flies on the Wall: Inside the Score                         
      • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by director Parker Finn                                    
      • Laura Hasn't Slept – Original Short with Introduction by director Parker Finn

     

    • Crawl (2019)—Produced by Sam Raimi and directed by Alexandre Aja, this unexpected and suspense-filled creature feature took audiences and critics by storm with its story of a father and daughter trying to survive a hurricane beneath a house filling with water…and alligators.  With a budget of $13 million, Crawl generated more than $91 million worldwide.

    Bonus Content (on 4K Ultra HD Disc):

      • Intro to Alternate Opening (HD)              
      • Alternate Opening (HD)                             
      • Deleted and Extended Scenes (HD)                                                                                
      • Beneath Crawl (HD)                                   
      • Category 5 Gators: The VFX of Crawl (HD)                                        
      • Alligator Attacks (HD)    

     

    • Mystery Title—Delivering even more suspense and surprise, the fifth film in the box set is a secret.  The fan-favorite movie makes its 4K Ultra HD debut with the release of this collection.

    The PARAMOUNT SCARES VOL. 1 Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD Box Set also boasts collectible items, including an exclusive, full-size Fangoria magazine produced especially for the release.  This special edition of the celebrated publication—“first in fright” since 1979—features a curated selection of new and classic articles from the magazine's archives.  The set also includes a Paramount Scares enamel pin, unique stickers, and access to a Digital copy of each film.

    Paramount Scares Vol. 1 - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Pre-orders for this intriguing 4K UHD Blu-ray collection should be available soon! 

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  • Kino Lorber Launches New Physical Media Label - Kino Cult Bringing New 4K UHD & Blu-ray Releases

    Posted Thu Aug 31, 2023 at 06:29 AM PDT by
    Kino Cult - Blur-ay and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray announcement

    Breaking beyond a streaming service for obscure cult classics, horror, and sci-fi - Kino Cult promises to bring these miscreant cinematic gems to disc-based media. 

    Looking to add more titles to your collection? As Kino has dropped the news over Facebook the last few weeks, we now have official word from the horses mouth about their new label - Kino Cult. Starting in October 2023, fans can expect to see a stream of old favorites scoring quality disc releases on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Here's what we know is on the way - 

    Lorna... The Exorcist - Blu-ray
     

    Underworld (1985) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

     

    Alien Outlaw - Blu-ray 

     

    The Dark Power - Blu-ray

    With more to come! These aren't up for pre-order yet, but they should be soon. 

    Here's the full press release

     


    KINO CULT LAUNCHES PACKAGED MEDIA LABEL

    New York, NY – AUGUST 31, 2023 – Kino Lorber is launching its popular Kino Cult genre brand as a packaged media imprint focusing on collector-oriented Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases.

    Kino Cult will debut as a packaged media label in October 2023 with special Blu-ray editions of Jess Franco’s erotic horror masterpiece Lorna…the Exorcist (1974, featuring Lina Romay) as well as 4K restorations of Alien Outlaw (1985) and The Dark Power (1985), two video rental favorites from North Carolina indie Phil Smoot.

    Kino Cult’s premiere 4K UHD release will be a deluxe edition of Clive Barker’s Underworld (1985), directed by George Pavlou, and featuring Denholm Elliott and Ingrid Pitt. Upcoming 4K UHD releases for 2024 include the exploitation classic Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS (1975) and its sequels, Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976), Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977), and Ilsa, the Wicked Woman (1977).

    While focusing mainly on horror and science fiction, Kino Cult will continue to embrace its trademark brand of "unapologetically weird" with such diverse genres as European erotica, grindhouse classics, and cinematic rediscoveries that defy categorization.

    "Some of the most exciting rediscoveries are happening in the realm of cult cinema," say Kino Cult curators Frank Tarzi and Bret Wood, "These strange and twisted movies are so unique that we feel they deserve their own imprint within the Kino Lorber family of labels."

    Kino Cult will expand its partnership with legendary cult label Something Weird, with collector's edition releases to be announced soon.

    Additional Kino Cult releases will be announced monthly.

    About Kino Lorber
    With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 45 years, releasing 35 films per year theatrically and garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. The company also brings over 350 titles annually to the home entertainment and educational markets through digital and physical media releases. Kino Lorber handles ancillary media for an expanding family of distributed labels – including Zeitgeist Films, Milestone Films, Cohen Media Group, Menemsha Films, and Greenwich Entertainment – and licenses titles digitally to all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In recent years, Kino Lorber has expanded its own direct digital platforms through the launch of TVOD service Kino Now and the acquisition of MHz Choice and Topic, the two leading North American streaming services featuring international series.

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  • BREAKING NEWS - Disney+ Favorites Loki, WandaVision & Mandalorian Seasons 1 & 2 Coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray!

    Posted Mon Aug 21, 2023 at 07:02 AM PDT by
    Loki WandaVision Mandalorian 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    A day we honestly doubted but always hoped would happen is here! After the big news about Prey - Disney+ enters the physical media fray with some top-tier releases!


    Preorders for these aren't up yet, and we haven't built out our listings but here are all the gory details as we know them. So far we've only been given complete details about Loki Season One, but I'm sure WandaVision and Mandalorian will be similar! Read on for all the info! 

    FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 4K UHD™ AND BLU-RAY™!
    LOKI SEASON 1, WANDAVISION, AND
    THE MANDALORIAN SEASONS 1 AND 2


    NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS FROM MARVEL STUDIOS
    AND LUCASFILM WITH STEELBOOK® PACKAGING,
    EXCLUSIVE ART AND NEW BONUS FEATURES

     
    BURBANK, CA. (AUG 21, 2023) – The Walt Disney Company today announced a number of popular series from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm will be available on Collector’s Edition 4K UHD and Blu-ray for fans to add to their movie collections, featuring Steelbook packaging, concept art cards and some never-before-seen bonus features.

    The titles and dates announced are:
    • Marvel Studios’ Loki: The Complete First Season: September 26, 2023
    • Marvel Studios’ WandaVision: The Complete Series: November 28, 2023
    • Star Wars The Mandalorian: The Complete First Season: December 12, 2023
    • Star Wars The Mandalorian: The Complete Second Season: December 12, 2023

    All four titles will be available to pre-order from August 28.

    Each title will be available nationally on Blu-ray Steelbook with cohesive and collectible brand-new box art designed by popular artist Attila Szarka and collectible concept art cards.

    Arriving just in time for the Disney+ debut of Loki Season 2 this October, disc details for Loki S1 are below. Full details for the other TV series will be shared at a later date.

    Loki S1 Synopsis
    Marvel Studios’ Loki features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow. Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, this action-packed, time-defying thriller stars Tom Hiddleston as the title characters with Owen Wilson as agent Mobius.

    Loki S1 Bonus Features
    • Designing the TVA – Step into the incredible set of Loki Season 1 with Production Designer, Kasra Farahani, and Tom Hiddleston while getting a sneak peek into Season 2.
    • The Official TVA Orientation Video – Miss Minutes explains the inner workings of the TVA timeline in her orientation video.
    • Gag Reel – Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Loki Season 1.
    • Deleted Scene: Loki’s Coronation – Mobius reviews some moments from Loki’s timeline, in which Frog Thor makes an appearance during Loki’s coronation.
    • Deleted Scene: The Standoff – Loki holds Sylvie hostage against the TVA in a standoff.
    • Assembled: The Making of Loki – Loki explores the series centering on the MCU’s chief mischief maker.

    ** Bonus Material Not Rated

    Loki S1 Product Specifications
    Release Date
    Physical: September 26, 2023

    Product SKUs
    Physical: 4K Ultra HD Steelbook (2 discs), Blu-ray Steelbook (2 discs)

    Total Run Time
    Approx. 287 Minutes

    Aspect Ratio
    Physical: 1:78:1

    Disc Size
    4K UHD Blu-ray: 100GB
    Blu-ray: 50GB

    U.S. Audio
    4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital

    U.S. Subtitles
    4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French

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  • Prey Breaks Out Of Streaming Hell to Stalk 4K UHD and Blu-ray

    Posted Thu Aug 17, 2023 at 07:15 AM PDT by
    Prey - Blu-ray Predator Prequel 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and SteelBook

    The best "Predator" franchise film in years finally hunts down a Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on October 3rd.

    If Prey taught us anything its that good movies shouldn't be stuck on streaming. After doing gangbuster streaming numbers on Hulu (and the overseas Disney-owned counterparts), the film that would have put up serious box office cash at a time when theaters needed great content is finally coming home to disc. Considering the four previous films (one of which we'd just as well like to forget) are available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray already, collectors won't have to turn to shady bootlegs to complete their collections. Now if Netflix would only do the same for Glass Onion...

    Now the press release we received didn't stipulate HDR grade, but given this is a 20th Century Studios/Disney release, it's all but assured that'll be HDR10, but the disc specs do confirm Atmos audio. Considering the film's intense sound design, Atmos is an essential pickup, but it also looks like the badass Commanche dub track will be included as well! On top of that, we're getting what looks like some pretty great bonus features:

    Bonus Features
    • Making of Prey: Step behind the scenes of Prey as the cast and crew explore the genesis of the project, how they gave authenticity to the story, the intense physical training the cast endured, and the effects work that brought the iconic Predator back to the screen.
    • Prey FYC Panel With Cast & Crew: Go deeper into Prey with a lively panel discussion featuring director Dan Trachtenberg, actor Amber Midthunder, producer Jhane Myers, director of photography Jeff Cutter, film editor Angela M. Catanzaro and creature effects designer Alec Gillis.
    • Alternative Opening Scene: Check out a scene that didn’t make the cut with commentary by Dan Trachtenberg.
    • Deleted Scene: Big Warrior, Little Warrior: Check out a scene that didn’t make the cut with commentary by Dan Trachtenberg.
    • Deleted Scene: Treetop Chase (pre-vis): Check out a scene that didn’t make the cut with commentary by Dan Trachtenberg.
    • Audio Commentary: Play Movie With Audio Commentary By Dan Trachtenberg, Amber Midthunder, Jeff Cutter & Angela M. Catanzaro.
     

    Prey - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Prey
    Best Buy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

    Prey - Blu-ray

    At the moment these aren't up for pre-order yet. We also haven't seen any sign of any other retailer exclusives hitting Walmart or Target yet, but if that changes we'll certainly update our listings! Check out the full press release below for all the gritty details:


    FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD,
    ADD THE 6-TIME EMMY® NOMINATED PREY TO YOUR
    MOVIE COLLECTION
    The Newest Entry in the Popular Predator Franchise, Prey
    Arrives on October 3 With Over 2 Hours of Bonus Content
    BURBANK, CA (August 17, 2023) – The chilling prequel to the critically-acclaimed Predator films, 20th Century Studios’ Prey, arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 3. As part of a special artist line, a collector’s edition 4K SteelBook®, designed by popular digital artist Attila Szarka, will also be available exclusively at Best Buy.

    Nominated for six Emmys, including Outstanding Television Movie, the science-fiction film welcomes new viewers into the Predator story while entertaining long-time fans of the celebrated franchise. All formats include a full-length Comanche audio track and never-before-seen bonus content.

    Film Synopsis
    The epic Predator legacy continues with this action-thriller set in 1719 on the Great Plains with a band of Comanches. When Naru, a fierce and highly skilled young warrior, sets out to protect her people, the prey she stalks turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator — leading to a vicious and terrifying showdown.


    Bonus Features*
    • Making of Prey: Step behind the scenes of Prey as the cast and crew explore the genesis of the project, how they gave authenticity to the story, the intense physical training the cast endured, and the effects work that brought the iconic Predator back to the screen.
    • Prey FYC Panel With Cast & Crew: Go deeper into Prey with a lively panel discussion featuring director Dan Trachtenberg, actor Amber Midthunder, producer Jhane Myers, director of photography Jeff Cutter, film editor Angela M. Catanzaro and creature effects designer Alec Gillis.
    • Alternative Opening Scene: Check out a scene that didn’t make the cut with commentary by Dan Trachtenberg.
    • Deleted Scene: Big Warrior, Little Warrior: Check out a scene that didn’t make the cut with commentary by Dan Trachtenberg.
    • Deleted Scene: Treetop Chase (pre-vis): Check out a scene that didn’t make the cut with commentary by Dan Trachtenberg.
    • Audio Commentary: Play Movie With Audio Commentary By Dan Trachtenberg, Amber Midthunder, Jeff Cutter & Angela M. Catanzaro.
    *Bonus features vary by retailer and are exclusive to the Blu-ray

    Cast
    Amber Midthunder as Naru
    Dane DiLiegro as Predator
    Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat as Itsee
    Dakota Beavers as Taabe
    Michelle Thrush as Aruka

    Directed by
    Dan Trachtenberg

    Written by
    Patrick Aison

    Story by
    Patrick Aison & Dan Trachtenberg

    Based on Characters by
    Jim Thomas & John Thomas

    Produced by
    John Davis
    Jhane Myers
    Marty P. Ewing

    Executive Produced by
    Lawrence Gordon
    Ben Rosenblatt
    Mary Kathryn Nagle
    Tyson Breuer
    James E. Thomas
    John C. Thomas
    Marc Toberoff

    Music by
    Sarah Schachner

    Product Specifications
    Release Date
    4K UHD: October 3

    Product SKUs
    Physical: 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD

    Feature Run Time
    Approx. 100 minutes

    Rating
    U.S. Rated R
    * Rated R for strong bloody violence

    Aspect Ratio
    Physical: 2.39:1

    Disc Size
    4K UHD: 66GB
    Blu-ray: 50GB
    DVD: 8.5GB

    U.S. Audio
    4K UHD: English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Blu-ray: English 7.1.DTS-HDMA, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
    DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, English AD 2.0 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby

    U.S. Subtitles
    4K UHD: English SDH, French, Spanish
    Blu-ray: English SDH, French, Spanish
    DVD: English SDH, French, Spanish

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  • The Criterion Collection Announces November 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Line-Up

    Posted Tue Aug 15, 2023 at 07:37 PM PDT by
    The Last Picture Show

    The titles include Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, and Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets each on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray. Plus Claude Chabrol's La cérémonie as well as the boxed set Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar on Blu-ray.

    Leading the charge on November 7 is Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar - a boxed set of six of martial arts legend Jackie Chan's films.

    Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar - The Criterion Collection 

    Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar (Criterion) 

    Originally tapped as a potential successor to Bruce Lee, Hong Kong martial-arts phenom Jackie Chan soon established his own unique screen persona, blending goofball slapstick and bone-crunching kung fu into intricate feats of supercharged athleticism. Tracing his rise from breakout star to full-fledged auteur, these six unabashedly silly, unstoppably entertaining early-career highlights find Chan refining the lovably mischievous image that would make him a global icon, while also assuming greater creative control over his projects—first as his own martial-arts choreographer, and later as a writer-director who set a thrilling new standard for daredevil action comedy.

    The films included are Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978), Spiritual Kung Fu (1978), The Fearless Hyena (1979), Fearless Hyena II (1983), The Young Master (1980), and My Lucky Stars (1985).

    FOUR-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • 2K digital restorations of Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, Fearless Hyena II, The Young Master, and My Lucky Stars and high-definition digital restoration of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks 
    • Alternate stereo and 5.1 surround Cantonese soundtracks
    • New audio commentaries for The Fearless Hyena and The Young Master featuring Hong Kong cinema expert and producer Frank Djeng (Enter the Clones of Bruce)
    • Interview with author Grady Hendrix (These Fists Break Bricks) about actor-director Jackie Chan
    • Archival interviews with Chan, actor-director Sammo Hung, actors Michiko Nishiwaki and Hwang In-shik, and more
    • The Young Master promo reel from the 1980 Cannes Film Festival and deleted scenes from the film 
    • Interview from 2005 with Hong Kong cinema critic Paul Fonoroff about producer-director Lo Wei
    • NG shots from The Young Master and My Lucky Stars 
    • Trailers
    • New English subtitle translations
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Alex Pappademas

    Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show will arrive on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray on November 14.

    The Last Picture Show - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Last Picture Show (Criterion) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    One of the key films of the American seventies cinema renaissance, The Last Picture Show is set in the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen. This aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens—enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybill Shepherd)—and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds, including Cloris Leachman’s lonely housewife and Ben Johnson’s grizzled movie-house proprietor. Featuring evocative black-and-white imagery and profoundly felt performances, this hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal work in the career of invaluable film historian and director Peter Bogdanovich.

    4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • 4K digital restoration of the director’s cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
    • Texasville (1990), the sequel to The Last Picture Show, presented in both the original theatrical version and a black-and-white version of Peter Bogdanovich’s director’s cut, produced in collaboration with cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg
    • Two audio commentaries, featuring Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall
    • Three documentaries about the making of the film
    • Q&A with Bogdanovich from 2009
    • Screen tests and location footage
    • Introduction to Texasville featuring Bogdanovich, Shepherd, and actor Jeff Bridges
    • Excerpts from a 1972 television interview with filmmaker François Truffaut about the New Hollywood
    • Trailers
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Graham Fuller and excerpts from an interview with Bogdanovich about Texasville, with a new introduction by Bogdanovich biographer Peter Tonguette

      Cover by F. Ron Miller

    Also on November 14 comes Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven on 4K UHD Blu-ray with what looks like a new Blu-ray version, too.

    Days of Heaven - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Days of Heaven (Criterion) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting films of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steelworker (Richard Gere) accidentally kills his supervisor, and flees with his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) and his little sister (Linda Manz) to the Texas panhandle, where they find work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer (Sam Shepard). A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating a timeless American idyll that is also a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Audio commentary featuring editor Billy Weber, art director Jack Fisk, costume designer Patricia Norris, and casting director Dianne Crittenden
    • Audio interview with actor Richard Gere
    • Interviews with camera operator John Bailey, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and actor Sam Shepard
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Adrian Martin and a chapter from director of photography Nestor Almendros’s autobiography
    • Cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

    On November 21, Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets will hit 4K UHD Blu-ray. The release will also be available on Blu-ray.

    Mean Streets - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Mean Streets (Criterion) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Martin Scorsese emerged as a generation-defining filmmaker with this gritty portrait of 1970s New York City, one of the most influential works of American independent cinema. Set in the insular Little Italy neighborhood of Scorsese’s youth, Mean Streets follows guilt-ridden small-time ringleader Charlie (Harvey Keitel) as he deals with the debts owed by his dangerously volatile best pal, Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), and pressure from his headstrong girlfriend, Teresa (Amy Robinson). As their intertwined lives spiral out of control, Scorsese showcases his precocious mastery of film style—evident in everything from his propulsive editing rhythms to the lovingly curated soundtrack—to create an electrifying vision of sin and redemption.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Excerpted conversation between Scorsese and filmmaker Richard Linklater from a 2011 Directors Guild of America event
    • Selected-scene audio commentary featuring Scorsese and actor Amy Robinson
    • New video essay by author Imogen Sara Smith about the film’s physicality and portrayal of brotherhood
    • Interview with director of photography Kent Wakeford
    • Excerpt from the documentary Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood (2008) featuring Mean Streets cowriter Mardik Martin as well as Scorsese, journalist Peter Biskind, and filmmaker Amy Heckerling
    • Martin Scorsese: Back on the Block (1973), a promotional video featuring Scorsese on the streets of New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Lucy Sante
    • New cover by Drusilla Adeline/Sister Hyde Design

    And lastly also on November 21 is Claude Chabrol's La cérémonie on Blu-ray.

    La cérémonie - The Criterion Collection 

    La cérémonie (Criterion) 

    Claude Chabrol’s forty-ninth feature stands as the crowning achievement of his prolific career—a coolly riveting study of class dynamics, the psychology of crime, and the sordid secrets lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life. A fascinatingly enigmatic, César Award–winning Isabelle Huppert is the chaotic yin to Sandrine Bonnaire’s tightly coiled yang. They are, respectively, a small-town postal worker and a maid to a wealthy family, a pair of outsiders who form a mysterious alliance that gradually, almost imperceptibly, goes haywire. With a master’s control of sound, editing, and suspense, Chabrol constructs a tour de force of sustained tension that delivers each brilliant shock with ice-pick precision.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • Selected-scene commentary featuring Claude Chabrol
    • New introduction by filmmaker Bong Joon Ho
    • Making-of program
    • Archival interviews with Chabrol, actor Sandrine Bonnaire, and cowriter Caroline Eliacheff
    • Episode of the Criterion Channel series Observations on Film Art about the use of offscreen sound
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by crime-fiction and true-crime authority Sarah Weinman
    • New cover by Eric Skillman

    Pre-orders should be available sometime in the next week or two and we'll be sure to update the website as soon as they are.


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  • Up For Preorder: Stephen King's The Mist Creeps Over 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray October 3rd [UPDATED]

    Posted Wed Aug 9, 2023 at 08:15 AM PDT by
    The Mist

    "Welcome to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray kids, today's word is 'expiation'"

    Lionsgate is set to release Frank Darabont's chilling and devastating fan-favorite Stephen King adaptation The Mist on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Not to worry some fans, this is a four-disc set! While we don't have full specs about what this set will entail (yet), a four-disc set would imply that the full-color Theatrical version as well as the Black and White Director's Edition will be featured in 4K and 1080p! Again we don't have full specs and I wanted to wait to post on this but the official press release hasn't come in yet meanwhile the standard Blu-ray and the Best Buy SteelBook are both up for pre-order. 

    Stephen King's The Mist - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Stephen King's The Mist - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Best Buy SteelBook 

     

    I kinda dig the SteelBook art, I get what they're going for, but also it does look awful similar to The Thing 4K SteelBook artwork. I would have loved it if they could have used that classy Drew Struzan artwork from the previous Blu-rays. 

    That's it for now, when that press release comes in we'll update our listings and article ASAP, but for now you can pick which artwork style you like best and get that preorder in! 

    [UPDATE 8/11/23]

    After finding a random press release buried deep in my personal email's Promotional vault of spam messages, I found a little nugget of gold. According to this press release, fans can expect both the full color "Theatrical Edition" as well as the much more bad-ass black and white "Director's Edition" in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio. At least I think so with that last part, as far as press releases go, it's a little confusing when it gets to the disc specs but given this is a Lionsgate release, even I have to admit it's pretty rare for them to drop a 4K title without Atmos... still confused as hell about that with Sisu but weird shit happens, what can I say. Until we hear otherwise, the following details look to be legit and certainly welcome for one of my favorite horror films ever.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    ALTERNATE BLACK & WHITE VERSION INCLUDED 

    AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER-DIRECTOR FRANK DARABONT AND PRODUCER DENISE HUTH

    BLU-RAY™ ONLY:

    • DELETED SCENES WITH OPTIONAL COMMENTARY BY FRANK DARABONT
    • A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN KING AND FRANK DARABONT
    • OVER 2 HOURS OF TOTAL BONUS MATERIAL

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Year of Production: 2007

    Title Copyright: The Mist © 2007, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Type: Color, and black & white feature

    Rating: R for violence, terror and gore, and language

    Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

    Closed-Captioned: n/a

    4K Ultra HD Subtitles: English, Spanish, and French Subtitles • English SDH†

    Blu-Ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, and French Subtitles • English SDH†

    Feature Run Time: 126 minutes

    4K Ultra HD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition • 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation

    4K Ultra HD Audio: Dolby Vision • English Dolby Atmos • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD (Blu-ray™ Only)

    Blu-ray Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition • 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation

    Blu-ray Audio: Dolby Vision • English Dolby Atmos • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD (Blu-ray™ Only)

    Artist Name: Sara Deck

    ... so obviously that Blu-ray format and audio specs aren't 100% correct since well they got the resolution wrong, included HDR, and were more or less copied and pasted from the 4K Ultra HD sections. So hopefully those relevant details - i.e. HDR grade and Atmos are correct. 

    Once again, both of these sets are up and ready for pre-order! 

    For your interest, check out that full press release below:


    National 4K HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital Date: 10/3/23

    National 4K HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $34.99

    BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE National 4K HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $37.99

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Based on the novel by Stephen King, The Mist, arrives on a SteelBook® in a National 4K HD (+ Blu-ray™ + Digital), plus a Best Buy exclusive release, on October 3rd from Lionsgate. Both releases include the color version and the alternate black & white version of the film. When a mysterious mist, and the supernatural creatures within, falls across their town in the wake of a violent storm, a group of local citizens must fend for themselves while trapped inside a local supermarket. They soon begin to realize that the real danger may not be from the monsters outside, but from tension and mistrust within. Written, directed, and produced by Frank Darabont, and starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, and William Sadler, The Mist will be available nationally for the suggested retail price of $34.99 and a Best Buy exclusive of $37.99.

    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

    From legendary frightmaster Stephen King and Academy Award® nominated writer-producer-director Frank Darabont comes one of the most tense and terrifying films since The Shining. After a mysterious mist envelops a small New England town, a group of locals trapped in a supermarket must battle a siege of otherworldly creatures . . . and the fears that threaten to tear them apart. Starring Thomas Jane and Oscar® winner Marcia Gay Harden.

    CAST

    Thomas Jane Boogie Nights, The Punisher (2004)

    Marcia Gay Harden Miller’s Crossing, Pollock

    Laurie Holden TV’s The Walking Dead

    Andre Braugher TV’s Gideon’s Crossing, TV’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Toby Jones Infamous, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

    William Sadler The Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard 2

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    ALTERNATE BLACK & WHITE VERSION INCLUDED 

    AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER-DIRECTOR FRANK DARABONT AND PRODUCER DENISE HUTH

    BLU-RAY™ ONLY:

    • DELETED SCENES WITH OPTIONAL COMMENTARY BY FRANK DARABONT
    • A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN KING AND FRANK DARABONT
    • OVER 2 HOURS OF TOTAL BONUS MATERIAL

     

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Year of Production: 2007

    Title Copyright: The Mist © 2007, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Type: Color, and black & white feature

    Rating: R for violence, terror and gore, and language

    Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

    Closed-Captioned: n/a

    4K Ultra HD Subtitles: English, Spanish, and French Subtitles • English SDH†

    Blu-Ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, and French Subtitles • English SDH†

    Feature Run Time: 126 minutes

    4K Ultra HD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition • 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation

    4K Ultra HD Audio: Dolby Vision • English Dolby Atmos • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD (Blu-ray™ Only)

    Blu-ray Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition • 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation

    Blu-ray Audio: Dolby Vision • English Dolby Atmos • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD (Blu-ray™ Only)

    Artist Name: Sara Deck

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  • Possess Your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collection with The Exorcist 50th Anniversary September 19th

    Posted Tue Aug 1, 2023 at 12:35 PM PDT by
    The Exorcist

    "I'd know it was for pre-order on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. I'd feel it, in my bones, and I'm telling you that thing up there is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray up for pre-order!"

    Tired of us prattling on about various releases of The Exorcist on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray yet? Well, we are too! After a whirlwind week of U.K. and European-only Deluxe Collector's editions and the listings going live on Best Buy and Amazon for standard releases, we can finally confirm what we already knew that William Friedkin's iconic horror masterpiece, The Exorcist, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with both the original Theatrical Cut and the 2000 Director's Cut on disc in 4K. However, as we'll detail momentarily - aside from the audio commentaries all of the legacy bonus features will be available streaming only. So unless you have the past Blu-ray releases already, be sure to redeem that digital code instead of selling it! Here's what's coming to fans Stateside - 

    The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Exorcist: 50th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Best Buy SteelBook 

    As we've already pointed out in previous articles and Facebook posts, foreign markets got some snazzy deluxe packaging options with booklets and extra swag - but those are pretty well all sold out unless you're willing to plug gray-market prices or if DiabolikDVD still has some ready for pre-order. For those looking to score the Best Buy SteelBook, it's currently listed as "Coming Soon" since it looks like the early pre-order allotment sold through, but it's a safe bet there will be plenty to pick up on street day.

    Here's everything that's going to be on disc or left to streaming:

    The Exorcist Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (theatrical version) contains the following previously released special features:

    • Introduction by William Friedkin
    • Commentary by William Friedkin
    • Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects

    The Exorcist Digital release (theatrical version) the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin
    • Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests
    • Introduction by William Friedkin
    • "The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist"
    • Original Ending
    • William Peter Blatty Interviews
      • "The Original Cut"
      • "Stairway to Heaven"
      • "The Final Reckoning"
    • "Sketches & Storyboards"
    • TV Spots
      • "Beyond Comprehension"
      • "You Too Can See the Exorcist"
      • "Between Science & Superstition"
      • "The Movie You've Been Waiting For"
      • "Nobody Expected It"
      • "Life Had Been Good"
    • Trailers
      • "Nobody Expected It"
      • "Beyond Comprehension"
      • "Flash Image"

     

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Digital release contains the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin
    • "Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist"
    • "Talk of the Devil"
    • "Raising Hell: Filming The Exorcist"
    • "The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now”
    • "Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist"
    • Radio Spots
      • "The Devil Himself"
      • "Our Deepest Fears"
    • TV Spots
      • "Most Electrifying"
      • "Scariest Ever"
      • "Returns"
      • "Never Seen"
    • Trailers
      • "The Version You've Never Seen"
      • “Our Deepest Fears”

    Now the press release we received didn't list Dolby Vision so expect HDR10 at minimum - audio is a bit of a mystery so we'll be checking in on that if they opted for Atmos, 5.1, or if they stuck with mono. 

    Once again these are up for pre-order an we suspect most of you already placed your orders as soon as they went live - in which case if you ordered through our links, thank you very much. Your pre-orders really do go a long way towards keeping our show going. 

    Here's that full press release for your perusal:


    THE EXORCIST

    COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL

     

    TO CELEBRATE THE ICONIC SUPERNATURAL FILM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY,

    THE EXORCIST WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

     

    Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on September 19

     

    Burbank, Calif., August 1, 2023 – As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the iconic supernatural film The Exorcist from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time this September.

     

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 1973 release, on September 19 The Exorcist will be available to purchase on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.

     

    The Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs include both the 1973 theatrical version of the film and the 2000 Extended Director’s Cut of the film which features eleven additional minutes of footage not seen in theaters.

     

    Directed by Friedkin from a screenplay by Academy Award winner William Peter Blatty, the film is based on Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name. The Exorcist stars Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Academy Award nominee Max von Sydow (Pelle the ConquerorExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Academy Award nominee Lee J. Cobb (On the WaterfrontThe Brothers Karamazov), Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowan, Academy Award nominee Jason Miller, and Academy Award nominee Linda Blair. 

     

    Widely regarded as a supernatural masterpiece, the film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director as well as acting nominations for Burstyn, Miller and Blair.  The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay for Blatty.

     

    In 2010, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

     

    The Exorcist will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 SRP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc with the Extended Director’s Cut of the film in 4K with HDR, and a Digital download of both versions of the film. Fans can also own The Exorcist in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on September 19.  

     

    About the Film

    The Exorcist tells the now-famous story of a girl's demonic possession, and a gripping fight between good and evil. Linda Blair, in a breakout role, plays Regan, a young girl who starts to exhibit strange, arcane behavior. Her mother (Burstyn) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (Miller), to investigate. But Karras, who has a spiritual crisis of his own, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan's possession. Father Lankester Merrin (Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins. 

     

    The Exorcist Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (theatrical version) contains the following previously released special features:

    • Introduction by William Friedkin
    • Commentary by William Friedkin
    • Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects

    The Exorcist Digital release (theatrical version) the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin
    • Commentary by William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests
    • Introduction by William Friedkin
    • "The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist"
    • Original Ending
    • William Peter Blatty Interviews
      • "The Original Cut"
      • "Stairway to Heaven"
      • "The Final Reckoning"
    • "Sketches & Storyboards"
    • TV Spots
      • "Beyond Comprehension"
      • "You Too Can See the Exorcist"
      • "Between Science & Superstition"
      • "The Movie You've Been Waiting For"
      • "Nobody Expected It"
      • "Life Had Been Good"
    • Trailers
      • "Nobody Expected It"
      • "Beyond Comprehension"
      • "Flash Image"

     

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin

    The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut Digital release contains the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by William Friedkin
    • "Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist"
    • "Talk of the Devil"
    • "Raising Hell: Filming The Exorcist"
    • "The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now”
    • "Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist"
    • Radio Spots
      • "The Devil Himself"
      • "Our Deepest Fears"
    • TV Spots
      • "Most Electrifying"
      • "Scariest Ever"
      • "Returns"
      • "Never Seen"
    • Trailers
      • "The Version You've Never Seen"
      • “Our Deepest Fears”

     

     

    BASICS

    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

    The Exorcist Ultra HD                                                                        $33.99           

     

    The Exorcist

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French

    Theatrical Version Run Time: 122 minutes

    Extended Director’s Cut Run Time: 132 minutes

    Rating: R for strong language and disturbing images

    Physical Street Date: September 19, 2023

    Digital Street Date: September 19, 2023

     

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

    Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels.  WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.

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