• Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Fuels Up For a 4K UHD SteelBook from Sony on 8/27

    Posted Tue May 28, 2024 at 07:20 AM PDT by
    Drive (2011) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook Sony

    After an amazing 4K release from U.K.'s Second Sight, Sony plays catchup. On August 27th, Sony will deliver their own domestic 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive with a brand new SteelBook. 

    Well, don't that just beat the band? We get around to finally reviewing Second Sight's excellent 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Drive, Sony has to go and offer up their own new SteelBook. The danger of importing a disc is the domestic distributor will huff up and finally get their own disc out. That said, you can't blame a collector for getting too tired of waiting around for the studio to get off their duffs and give fans what they're asking for. Well, that's where we're at thanks to Sony getting their new SteelBook 4K UHD of Drive to the collector's marketplace. To their credit, Sony is nailing this 100th Anniversary celebration of Columbia Studios delivering one exciting catalog release announcement after another. 

    While we don't know if Sony did their own restoration work or if this will repurpose the Second Sight transfer, we do know it comes Refn-approved with Dolby Vision and Atmos audio

    Drive (2011) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

       

    DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
    4K ULTRA HD DISC 
    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, as approved by director Nicolas Winding Refn
    • English Dolby Atmos + English 5.1
    • Special Feature:
      • ALL-NEW: Back in the Driver’s Seat Featurette – featuring interviews with Writer Hossein Amini, Editor Mat Newman, Composer Cliff Martinez, and Actors Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman 
      • Theatrical Trailer
     
    BLU-RAY DISC™ 
    • Feature presented in high-definition
    • English 5.1
    • Special Features:
      • Drive Without a Driver: Interview with Nicolas Winding Refn Documentary
      • 4 Featurettes:
        • I Drive: The Driver
        • Driver and Irene: The Relationship
        • Under the Hood: Story
        • Cut to the Chase: Stunts
    CAST AND CREW
    Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn
    Screenplay By: Hossein Amini
    Based on the Book By: James Sallis
    Produced By: Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Gigi Pritzker, Michel Litvak, John Palermo
    Executive Producers: David Lancaster, Gary Michael Walters, Bill Lischak, Linda McDonough, Jeffrey Stott, Peter Schlessel
    Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, with Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks


    SPECS
    Run Time: Approx. 100 minutes 
    Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity
    4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.40:1
    4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA

    This one isn't up for pre-order yet, but it should be soon. As soon as it comes up we'll update our listings ASAP. 

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  • May Announcement Round-up: The Future's So Bright...I Gotta Wear Blu-ray 3D Shades Again

    Posted Mon May 27, 2024 at 05:44 PM PDT by
    Turbine Collector's Series 3-D Blu-ray Turbine Medien German Import Jurassic World Minions Rise of Gru Bad Guys

    Can you believe it already?  May 2024 has nearly gone, and before we enter the month of June we thought we'd re-cap what has been announced recently.  There's lots of good 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases coming in the near future, quite a few SteelBooks, and even a trio of Blu-ray 3D titles!

    Are you up for a challenge?  Amazon MGM Studios will release the steamy drama Challengers starring Zendaya on Blu-ray on July 9. However, it seems to be a barebones release, and there's no 4K yet anyway.  

    Fans of Paramount's Halo TV series will be able to own the second season on July 23. It will be available on Blu-ray and limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook.

    The 1996 disaster flick Twister starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, and Cary Elwes is coming to 4K UHD on July 9. A SteelBook will be available on the same date. 

    Classic film fans will be able to pick up Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai on 4K UHD on July 23.

    Guy Ritchie's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare will be hitting Blu-ray and 4K (including 4K SteelBook) on June 25. You can read all about that here.

    On the same date, Warner Brothers celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the rock drama Purple Rain starring Prince with a 4K UHD Blu-ray release. If you're looking for a SteelBook, you'll have to import from the UK

    Also WB's third chapter in the animated Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline will be getting a 4K UHD SteelBook and Blu-ray on July 23. The previous two installments are already out.

    The Criterion Collection's August 2024 wave of 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray titles has been dated and detailed. The releases include Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor in 4K, Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova as well as Martha Coolidge's Not a Pretty Picture on Blu-ray, and two Albert Brooks' comedies - Real Life and Mother - sold separately on both formats. Full details here.

    Criterion May 2024 Wave

    Looking for some new horror? The Australian spider monster movie Sting and The First Omen are headed for Blu-ray soon. Both will be hitting stores on July 30.

    Godzilla x Kong: New Empire will be smashing its way to home video with a 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release on June 11. And yep, there's a SteelBook.

    And just when you thought 3D Blu-ray may have been going the way of the dodo, Turbine in Germany is keeping it alive with Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and The Bad Guys - which are all region-free and now with Atmos soundtracks. You can check that out here. Not only that, Turbine has Chucky: Season One and Chucky: Season Two Blu-ray mediabooks on the way as well.

    That's all we have for now, but be sure to keep checking out the website for future 4K, Blu-ray, SteelBook, and maybe even some more Blu-ray 3D announcements and definitely let us know what you will be picking up on social media!

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  • Who You Gonna Chill? Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Ain't Afraid of No Blu-ray and 4K UHD SteelBooks June 25th

    Posted Sun May 26, 2024 at 07:58 AM PDT by
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

    Never cross the streams! Sony has dated and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire which will be hitting stores on June 26.

    The release will also be available in a 4K UHD SteelBook as well as a Walmart exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook.

    The science fiction comedy stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani and original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson, and is directed by Gil Kenan.

    In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who've developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
     

    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (LE SteelBook)
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (LE SteelBook)
     

    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
     

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital packages include Dolby Vision HDR, Dolby Atmos soundtracks, and the following supplements:

    • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
    • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
    • Audio commentary with director Gil Kenan
    • Deleted and extended scenes
    • Easter Eggs Unleashed
    • Manifesting Garraka
    • New York, New Gear
    • Welcome to the Paranormal Discovery Center
    • Knowing the Score
    • Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters Frozen Empire
    • Buster: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire
    • Optional English, English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature

    You can pre-order Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire now and included below is the press announcement:


    GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE COMES HOME!
    “A FUN ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY”  - Joseph Deckelmeier, SCREENRANT
     “PERFECTION” - Sean Tajipour, NERDTROPOLIS
    AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, AND DVD JUNE 25
    PLUS, LIMITED EDITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE!
    4K UHD / BLU-RAY™ 2-MOVIE COLLECTION GIFTSET
    4K UHD / BLU-RAY™ STEELBOOK
    WALMART-EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY™/ DVD STEELBOOK
    Press Assets
    Product Request
    SYNOPSIS
    In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
    DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
    4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL EXTRAS
     
    o Deleted & Extended Scenes
    o Easter Eggs Unleashed
    o Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
    o Busted: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire
    o Manifesting Garraka
    o New York, New Gear
    o Welcome to the Paranormal Discovery Center
    o Knowing the Score
    o Commentary with Director, Co-Writer Gil Kenan


    DVD

    o Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
    o Busted: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire

     
    2-MOVIE COLLECTION SPECIAL FEATURES
    4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL EXTRAS
    GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE

    o Deleted & Extended Scenes
    o Easter Eggs Unleashed
    o Return to the Firehouse: Making Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
    o Busted: Capturing the Ghosts of Frozen Empire
    o Manifesting Garraka
    o New York, New Gear
    o Welcome to the Paranormal Discovery Center
    o Knowing the Score
    o Commentary with Director, Co-Writer Gil Kenan


    GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
    o We Got One! Easter Eggs Revealed
    o Ghostbusters: A Look Back
    o Bringing Ecto-1 Back to Life
    o The Gearhead’s Guide to Ghostbusters Gadgets
    o Deleted Scene
    o And more!

    4K UHD, Blu-ray™ & DVD include a digital code for movie and bonus materials as listed above, redeemable via Movies Anywhere for a limited time. Movies Anywhere is open to U.S. residents age 13+. Visit MoviesAnywhere.com for terms and conditions.
    CAST AND CREW
    Directed by: Gil Kenan
    Produced by: Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Jason Blumenfeld 
    Written by:  Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman
    Executive Producers: Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, JoAnn Perritano, Amie Karp, Erica Mills, Eric Reich
    Based on The: 1984 Film “Ghostbusters”: An Ivan Reitman Film - Written by: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis 
    Cast: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts

    SPECS
    Run Time: 115 minutes
    Rating: PG-13 for supernatural action/violence, language and suggestive references

    4K UHD: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.39:1• Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English & French (Doublé au Québec) Audio Description Track 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features or the Blu-ray disc ™

    Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English & French (Doublé au Québec)- Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features or the DVD.

    DVD: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, French (Double au Quebec) 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish, English & French (Double au Quebec)- Audio Description Tracks Stereo • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features. 

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  • 'Halo: Season Two' Charges onto Blu-ray and Limited Edition 4K UHD SteelBook on July 23

    Posted Wed May 22, 2024 at 11:14 AM PDT by
    Halo: Season Two 4K UHD and Blu-ray 4K SteelBook Announcement

    Paramount Home Entertainment will be bringing the second season of Halo to Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on July 23. There will also be a Limited Edition 4K UHD SteelBook.

    The second season home video releases includes nearly 2 1/2 hours of special features including exclusive Featurettes and more, and is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries and Amblin Television.

    When the Covenant threatens mankind’s greatest stronghold, Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and his elite team of Spartans embark on an epic journey to find the Halo and ensure humanity’s survival...or guarantee their destruction. Also starring Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Natascha McElhone (The Crown), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), and featuring Jen Taylor (voice of Cortana in the Halo video game series). This 4-disc collection includes every thrilling episode of Halo: Season 2 along with nearly 2 ½ hours of special features, including exclusive featurettes and more!

    Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Halo: Season Two - Blu-ray

    Halo: Season Two 

    Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteelBook)
    Halo: Season Two - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (LE SteelBook)
     

     

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Disc 1
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 201 
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 202 
      • Silver Team Returns 
      • Kiki’s Favorite Set: The Condor 
    • Disc 2
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 203 
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 204 
      • Bringing the 26th Century to Life 
    • Disc 3
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 205 
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 206 
      • A Visit to Luma Pictures 
      • Building a Covenant Warship 
      • Making the Fall of Reach 
    • Disc 4
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 207 
      • Halo The Series: Declassified 208 
      • The House of Soren 
      • Writing for Halo S2
      • Bigger Better Props 

    You can pre-order Halo: Season Two now and included below is the press announcement:


    SEASON TWO 

    ARRIVES JULY 23 ON DVD, BLU-RAY™ AND 

    LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD STEELBOOK

    With Nearly 2 ½ Hours of Special Features, 

    Including Exclusive Featurettes and More!

    The Series Is Produced by SHOWTIME® in Partnership with

    343 Industries and Amblin Television

    LOS ANGELES – May 22, 2024 – Paramount Home Entertainment today announced that Halo’s epic universe and cast of bold characters are back when season two of HALO, executive produced by David Wiener (Brave New World) alongside three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank (The Americans) and Justin Falvey (The Americans) for Amblin Television, and Kiki Wolfkill for Xbox, arrives July 23 on DVD, Blu-ray™ and Limited Edition 4K UHD Steelbook.

    HALO stars Emmy nominee Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Master Chief, Spartan-117 and Natascha McElhone (The Crown) as Dr. Halsey, who also both served as producers for season two. Additional cast members include Jen Taylor (HALO game series, RWBY), Emmy nominee Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Fire), Natasha Culzac (The Witcher), Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations), Yerin Ha (Reef Break), Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful).

     

    New additions to the season two cast include Joseph Morgan (Vampire DiariesThe Originals), Cristina Rodlo (No One Gets Out of Here AliveThe Homeless World Cup) and Christina Bennington (Midsomer Murders)

    SYNOPSIS 

    When the Covenant threatens mankind’s greatest stronghold, Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and his elite team of Spartans embark on an epic journey to find the Halo and ensure humanity’s survival...or guarantee their destruction. Also starring Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Natascha McElhone (The Crown), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), and featuring Jen Taylor (voice of Cortana in the Halo video game series). This 4-disc collection includes every thrilling episode of Halo: Season 2 along with nearly 2 ½ hours of special features, including exclusive featurettes and more!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Disc 1

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 201 

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 202 

      • Silver Team Returns 

      • Kiki’s Favorite Set: The Condor 

    • Disc 2

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 203 

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 204 

      • Bringing the 26th Century to Life 

    • Disc 3

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 205 

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 206 

      • A Visit to Luma Pictures 

      • Building a Covenant Warship 

      • Making the Fall of Reach 

    • Disc 4

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 207 

      • Halo The Series: Declassified 208 

      • The House of Soren 

      • Writing for Halo S2

      • Bigger Better Props 

    HALO is produced by SHOWTIME® in association with 343 Industries and Amblin Television. The second season of HALO is executive produced by David Wiener alongside Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television and Kiki Wolfkill for Xbox. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

    Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME®, which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as on demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.

    CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Networks. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels. 

    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide.  The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

    Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has twelve projects in various stages of production and release, including a third season of “Animaniacs” for Hulu, season two of “Resident Alien” for SYFY, season four of “Roswell, New Mexico” for The CW, “Halo” for Paramount+, “Billy the Kid” for Epix, “Masters of the Air” for Apple, two seasons of “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” for HBO Max, two seasons of “Tiny Toons Looniversity” for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, “Fatal Attraction” for Paramount+, and documentaries “Big Vape” for Netflix, “Good Night Oppy” for Amazon Prime Video, and “Mama’s Boy” an adaptation of Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black’s autobiography.

    Some of Amblin Television’s other recent credits include the Emmy Award-winning series “Why We Hate” for Discovery, three- time Emmy nominated “Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time” for EPIX, and “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind” for HBO, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Amblin Television also produced the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama “The Americans” for FX, the Golden Globe-nominated and double Emmy Award-winning mini-series “Into the West” for TNT, the Emmy-nominated HBO movie “All The Way” starring Bryan Cranston, “Smash” for NBC, “Under the Dome” for CBS, “Falling Skies” for TNT, “The Borgias” and “The United States of Tara” for Showtime, and “Las Vegas” for NBC.

    343 Industries is the developer of the blockbuster Halo series of video games and, as part of Xbox Game Studios, oversees the Halo franchise including games, original programming, novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. “Halo Infinite,” the studio’s most recent game release, has achieved critical success, receiving over 60 industry awards and is the most successful game release in Halo franchise history. The studio continues to transform entertainment experiences across the Halo universe with groundbreaking projects, such as the upcoming “Halo” television series for Paramount+, in partnership with SHOWTIME and Amblin Entertainment. 

    HALO (SEASON 2)

    Street Date: July 23, 2024 (DVD, Blu-ray™ and 4K UHD Steelbook) 

    U.S. Rating: Not Rated 

    Canadian Rating: 14A - violence, gory scenes

     

    Run Time (Episodes): 420 mins 33 secs 

    Run Time (Special Features): 147 mins 31 secs 

    DVD Specifications:

    Audio: English 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, English 2.0 Stereo L/R Dolby Digital AC3, Japanese 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, 

    Subtitles: English SDH, Japanese

    Blu-ray™ Specifications:

    Audio: English 5.1 Surround Dolby TrueHD, English 2.0 Stereo L/R Dolby Digital AC3, French (Parisian) 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, Italian 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, German 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, Spanish (Castilian) 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3

    Subtitles: English SDH, French (Parisian), Italian, German, Spanish (Castilian), Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish

    4K UHD Steelbook Specifications:

    Audio: English 5.1 Surround Dolby TrueHD, English 2.0 Stereo L/R Dolby Digital AC3, French (Parisian) 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, Italian 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3, German 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital AC3

    Subtitles: English SDH, French (Parisian), Italian, German, Dutch

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  • Zendaya Electrifies 'Challengers' for a Bare-Bones Blu-ray on July 9

    Posted Wed May 22, 2024 at 10:30 AM PDT by
    Challengers - Blu-ray Announcement,  Zendaya

    The sexy tennis drama from Amazon MGM Studios starring Zendaya, Josh O'Connor and Mike Faist is hitting Blu-ray on July 9.

    The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino, features music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and is rated R for language, sexual content and graphic nudity.

    From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist - West Side Story), Tashi's strategy for her husband's redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O'Connor - The Crown) -- his former best friend and Tashi's former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.

    Challengers - Blu-ray

    Challengers 

    Specs have yet to be fully revealed, there don't seem to be any supplements, and so far we have not seen any sign of a 4K UHD Blu-ray option. 

    Pre-orders for Challengers are now listed and here is the full press release:


    “Challengers is going to leave you breathless”

    ABC News / Peter Travers

     

    Luca Guadagnino’s

    CHALLENGERS

    ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY AN DVD ON JULY 9

     

     

    Burbank, CA, May 22 – The much buzzed about film, Challengers, from Amazon MGM Studios, will be available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray on July 9.

    Directed by Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name”), the film is written by Justin Kuritzkes and produced by Amy Pascal, Luca Guadagnino, Zendaya, Rachel O’Connor.

     

    Challengers stars Emmy® Award Winner Zendaya (“Dune: Part Two”, TV’s “Euphoria”), Emmy® Award Winner Josh O’Connor (TV’s “The Crown”, TV’S “Peaky Blinders”), and Emmy ® and Grammy Award winner Mike Faist (“West Side Story”). 

     

    Challengers will be available on July 9 on Blu-ray for $22.99 (ERP) and on DVD for $17.99 (ERP).

     

    ABOUT THE FILM:

    From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist - West Side Story), Tashi's strategy for her husband's redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O'Connor - The Crown) -- his former best friend and Tashi's former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.   

     

    Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

    Written by: Justin Kuritzkes

    Produced by: Amy Pascal, Luca Guadagnino, Zendaya, Rachel O’Connor

    Executive Producers: Bernard Bellew, Lorenzo Mieli, Kevin Ulrich

    Music by: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

    Cast: Zendaya, Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist

     

     

     

     

    BASICS

     

    PRODUCT                                                                            ERP

    Blu-ray                                                                       $22.99 (US)

    DVD                                                                           $17.99 (US)

                                                               

    Languages:  ENGLISH (5.1 DD), LATIN SPANISH (5.1 DD), CANADIAN FRENCH (5.1 DD)

    Subtitles: LATIN SPANISH, PARISIAN FRENCH, ENGLISH SDH

    Running Time: 131 minutes

    Rated: R for language throughout, some sexual content and graphic nudity

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About Amazon MGM Studios

    Amazon MGM Studios is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content. Original series premiere on Prime Video, which is available to watch on hundreds of compatible devices in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Original films are produced and acquired by the studio for theatrical release and exclusively for Prime Video. Amazon MGM Studios also produces content for MGM+, the premium pay television network, and Freevee, Amazon’s premium free streaming service. 

     

     

    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 digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels, and through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales. WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.

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  • Blitz the Core - Jan de Bont's 1996 Disaster Epic 'Twister' Will Destroy 4K UHD July 9th

    Posted Tue May 21, 2024 at 11:09 AM PDT by
    Twister - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Warner Bros. - Jan de Bont, Hellen Hunt, Bill Paxton

    You can't explain it, you can't predict it! Buying the 4K won't bring your dad back... but it might vastly improve your home video collection! Starring Helen Hunt and the late great Bill Paxton, Jan de Bont's 'Twister' will finally come home to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in HDR with Atmos audio! 

    As this summer keeps dropping real-life tornados throughout the midwest, Warner Bros is capitalizing on the upcoming Twisters delivering one of the most highly-entertaining disaster films of the '90s. As many of you may remember all too well, the original Blu-ray release of Twister was something of a waxy DNR-riddled disaster. For years fans have been clamoring for a new and better release and it's finally here. Now we still don't know HDR grade for this (HDR10 base is guaranteed), the transfer has been overseen by director Jan de Bont and it will come with Atmos audio (thanks to the back artwork photo on Amazon) with some new and archival extra features.

    Twister - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Twister - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

      

    The Twister 4K UHD Disc includes the following new and previously released special features:

    • The Legacy of Twister – Taken by the Wind (NEW)
    • Chasing the Storm: Twister Revisited
    • Anatomy of a Twister
    • The Making of Twister
    • Van Halen Music Video – Humans Being
    • Commentary by director Jan de Bont and visual effects supervisor Stefen Fangmeier


    Both the Standard Edition and SteelBook of Twister are up for pre-order! Now we know Germany's Turbine will be doing Their own release for the European markets - the film is owned by Universal over there. We don't know the specs for that edition yet, but when we do, obviously we'll let you all know. Happy Collecting! 

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  • Find Your Inner Peace! Kung Fu Panda 4 is Coming Fast as Lightning to 4K UHD & Blu-ray May 28

    Posted Tue May 21, 2024 at 09:21 AM PDT by
    Kung Fu Panda 4 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Announcement

    The animated comedy 'Kung Fu Panda 4' starring Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, James Hong, Ian McShane, and Ke Huy Quan arrives on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 28.

    In the fourth installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, a new Dragon Warrior must be found as Po faces his biggest threat so far. The film will also be available in a 4-Film Collection on Blu-ray.

    Emmy winner and Golden Globe® nominee Jack Black (The Super Mario Bros. Movie, School of Rock) returns as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, in this butt-kicking new chapter from DreamWorks Animation’s beloved action-comedy franchise: KUNG FU PANDA 4. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, voiced by Awkwafina (Migration, The Bad Guys), a corsac fox, to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. In a journey that puts both to the test, it will take a wicked, powerful sorceress, The Chameleon, voiced by Oscar® winner Viola Davis (Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), to bring them together and remind Po that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.

    Kung Fu Panda 4 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Kung Fu Panda 4 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Kung Fu Panda 4 - Blu-ray 

    Kung Fu Panda 4 

    The never-before-seen bonus content includes dumpling making with Jack Black, Bad Bunnies commentary, deleted scenes, as well as the original animated short “Dueling Dumplings”. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks. 

    Pre-order Kung Fu Panda 4 now and included below is the official press release:


    THE #1 ANIMATED COMEDY OF THE YEAR
    STARRING JACK BLACK COMES HOME
    NOW WITH OVER AN HOUR OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT FEATURING CAST & CHARACTER FAVORITES

    NOW YOURS TO OWN

    ON DIGITAL, 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD

    MAY 28, 2024 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
     

     

    Universal City, California, May 21, 2024 – The search for the new Dragon Warrior is on! Po learns he must face his biggest villain yet and embarks on a hilarious mission with his new team of misfits in KUNG FU PANDA 4, available with over an hour of extras on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-rayTM and DVD May 28, 2024, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The never-before-seen bonus content includes dumpling making with Jack Black, Bad Bunnies commentary, deleted scenes, as well as the original animated short “Dueling Dumplings”!

    Emmy winner and Golden Globe® nominee Jack Black (The Super Mario Bros. Movie, School of Rock) returns as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, in this butt-kicking new chapter from DreamWorks Animation’s beloved action-comedy franchise: KUNG FU PANDA 4. After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, voiced by Awkwafina (Migration, The Bad Guys), a corsac fox, to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. In a journey that puts both to the test, it will take a wicked, powerful sorceress, The Chameleon, voiced by Oscar® winner Viola Davis (Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), to bring them together and remind Po that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.
     
    With the release of KUNG FU PANDA 4, the franchise has grossed over two billion dollars at the global box-office.

    BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD:

    • Dueling Dumplings – In this original short introduced by Jack Black and Awkwafina, Po and Zhen battle over whose dumplings reign supreme.
    • Mastering the Dumpling – Jack Black learns how to make dumplings with influencers Phil and Helen of WongFu Productions.
    • Bad Bunny Review – The Bad Bunnies give their unedited opinion on some scenes from the film. Set up as a “Screening Room” style piece, the Bad Bunnies add their own commentary.
    • Deleted Scenes
      • Dads on the Trail
      • Mahjong
    • Kung Fu Talking – Voicing an animated movie takes time, time spent in a small booth being spoken to through headphones as you try to inhibit a character that might not actually exist beyond a few simple sketches and under that pressure, crazy things often happen! And we’ve captured them, put them to music and serves them up for your pleasure in this hilarious montage of off mic moments!
    • Meet the Cast – From the Dragon Warrior himself to newcomer, Zhen, and a full cast of amazing characters in between, we get to know the voices behind some of our favorite roles in this series of short featurettes. Discover what attracted them to the role, what their motivation was and what parts of the character they took away with them after recording had finished.
      • Po
      • Zhen
      • The Chameleon
      • The Dads
    • Kung Fu Panda 4 All!! – Join us as we go behind the scenes to see how the fourth installment in the franchise was brought to life, what makes it different from the previous films and where we find Po and the gang in this new escapade. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers and cast as well as a plethora of concept art, storyboards, animation tests and ADR footage.
    • How to Draw – Enter our virtual dojo and join one of DreamWorks Animation’s talented artists as they show fans of the film “How to Draw” some of the characters in the film, and then watch in amazement as they come to life before your very eyes in a Shadow Puppet Theater.
      • Po
      • Zhen
      • The Chameleon
      • The Bad Bunnies
    • Shadow Puppet Theater – Using the amazing illustrations from the “How to Draw,” we will teach fans of the film how to create their very own Shadow Puppet Theater so they can bring Po and the gang to life and continue their many adventures.
    • Feature Commentary with Director Mike Mitchell, Co-Director Stephanie Ma Stine, Production Designer Paul Duncan, Head of Story Calvin Tsang, and Head of Character Animation Sean Sexton

    For more information on KUNG FU PANDA 4, please visit:
    UPHE Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/kung-fu-panda-4
    Trailer: https://uni.pictures/KFP4_TradTrailer
    Facebook: /Kungfupanda |/UniversalPicturesAllAccess
    X: @kungfupanda | @UniAllAccess
    Instagram: @kungfupanda | @UniAllAccess
    Tiktok: @kungfupanda
    #KungFuPanda

    FILMMAKERS:
    Cast: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, James Hong, Ian McShane, and Ke Huy Quan
    Music Composed By: Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro
    Co-Producers: Steven Schweickart, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
    Production Designer: Paul Duncan
    Head of Cinematography/Layout: Joshua Gunther
    Executive Producer: Mike Mitchell
    Written By: Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Darren Lemke
    Produced By: Rebecca Huntley p.g.a.
    Co-Director: Stephanie Ma Stine
    Directed By: Mike Mitchell

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K UHD:
    Street Date: May 28, 2024
    Selection Number: 191329261323 (US) / 191329261163 (CDN)
    Layers: BD 100
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
    Rating: PG for martial arts action/mild violence, scary images and some mild rude humor.
    Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
    Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content, Dolby Digital 5.1 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature), French European (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Bonus Content), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 5.1 for Bonus Content)
    Run Time: 01:33:31
     
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
    Street Date: May 28, 2024
    Selection Number: 191329258613 (US) / 191329261118 (CDN)
    Layers: BD 50
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
    Rating: PG for martial arts action/mild violence, scary images and some mild rude humor.
    Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
    Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content, Dolby Digital 5.1 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature), French European (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Bonus Content), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 5.1 for Bonus Content)
    Run Time: 01:33:31
     
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
    Street Date: May 28, 2024
    Selection Number: 191329258491 (US) / 191329260975 (CDN)
    Layers: DVD 9
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    Rating: PG for martial arts action/mild violence, scary images and some mild rude humor
    Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
    Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature), French European (Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content)
    Run Time: 01:33:38

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  • "A 4K it was..." Orson Welles' Iconic Thriller 'The Lady from Shanghai' Comes to 4K UHD July 23rd

    Posted Fri May 17, 2024 at 07:49 AM PDT by
    The Lady From Shanghai - 4K Ultra HD Orson Welles

    “My 4K UHD had torn himself from the player, and the scent, or maybe the stain it was, and him bleeding his bitrate away drove the rest of them mad. Then the collectors took to eating each other.”   

    Orson Welles' 1948 thriller THe Lady from Shanghai will devour its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release from Sony, come July 23rd. From the terrific performances, the crisp dialog, and the incredible hall of mirrors finale, the film is one of Welles' all-time greats often overshadowed by his many other cinematic masterpieces. Co-starring Rita Hayworth, this iconic thriller will finally see it's day on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as a single-disc release with Dolby Vision HDR and a swath of archival extras. 

    The Lady from Shanghai - 4K Ultra HD

     

    SYNOPSIS
    Baffling murders, fascinating plot twists, and remarkable camerawork all contribute to this spellbinding, time-honored film noir written, directed by, and starring Orson Welles. Hired to work on a yacht belonging to the disabled husband of femme fatale Elsa Bannister (Rita Hayworth), Michael O’Hara (Welles) is an innocent man drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue and murder.

    The subject of great controversy and scandal upon its initial release, THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI shocked 1948 audiences by presenting Hayworth with her flaming red hair cut short and dyed champagne blonde. THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI is now considered vintage Welles, with his famous hall-of-mirrors climax hailed as one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history. 

    DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
    4K ULTRA HD DISC: 

    • Feature restored from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision 
    • English Mono
    • Special Features:
      • Commentary with Peter Bogdanovich
      • A Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich
      • Theatrical Trailer

    CAST AND CREW

    • Screenplay and Production By: Orson Welles
    • Story Based on a Novel By: Sherwood King
    • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

    SPECS

    • Run Time: Approx. 87 minutes 
    • Rating: Not Rated
    • 4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.37:1
    • 4K UHD Feature Audio: English, French (PAR), Spanish Mono DTS-HD MA 

    The Lady from Shanghai isn't yet up for pre-order but we anticipate that to come online very soon. When it does, we'll update our listings ASAP! 

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  • Criterion Collection Crowns Their August Batch of 4K UHD & Blu-ray Titles

    Posted Wed May 15, 2024 at 04:46 PM PDT by
    The Criterion Collection August 2024 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Titles

    The Criterion Collection has announced their August 2024 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray titles. This wave includes Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor in 4K, Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova as well as Martha Coolidge's Not a Pretty Picture on Blu-ray, and finally Albert Brooks' Real Life and Mother - sold separately on both formats.

    On August 13, The Criterion Collection will offer Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (the Blu-ray is already available).

    The Last Emperor - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Last Emperor - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated—quite a feat for a challenging, multilayered epic directed by an Italian and starring an international cast. Yet the scope of the film was, and remains, undeniably powerful—the life of Emperor Puyi, who took the throne in 1908, at age three, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Qing-dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.

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

    • 4K digital restoration, presented in the aspect ratio of 2.35:1, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
    • Audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryuichi Sakamoto
    • 218-minute television version
    • The Italian Traveler, Bernardo Bertolucci, a film by Fernand Moszkowicz tracing the director’s geographic influences, from Parma to China
    • Footage taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China
    • Two documentaries about the making of the film
    • Program featuring cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiani, costume designer James Acheson, and art director Gianni Silvestri
    • Archival interview with Bertolucci
    • Interviews with composer David Byrne and cultural historian Ian Buruma
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic David Thomson, interviews with production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and actor Ying Ruocheng, a reminiscence by Bertolucci, and an essay by Fabien S. Gerard

      Cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

    On the same date, Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova will arrive on Blu-ray.

    Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova - The Criterion Collection 

    The Brief Encounters / The Long Farewell: Two Films by Kira Muratova - The Criterion Collection 

    Nobody made films like Kira Muratova. Uncompromising and uncategorizable, the Ukrainian iconoclast withstood decades of censorship to realize her singular vision in hypnotically beautiful, expressionistically heightened films that remain unique in their ability to evoke complex interior worlds. Her first two solo features, Brief Encounters and The Long Farewell, are fascinatingly fragmented portraits of women navigating work, romance, and family life with a mix of deep yearning and playful pragmatism. Long suppressed by Soviet authorities, these films became legendary—along with their maker—and they now make for a revelatory introduction to this most fearlessly original of artists.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
    • Interviews with scholars Elena Gorfinkel and Isabel Jacobs 
    • Archival interview with director Kira Muratova 
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Jessica Kiang         

    Martha Coolidge's Not a Pretty Picture arrives on August 20.

    Not a Pretty Picture - The Criterion Collection 

    Not a Pretty Picture - The Criterion Collection 

    Trailblazing filmmaker Martha Coolidge made her feature debut with this unflinchingly personal hybrid of documentary and fiction. Centered on an intense reenactment of Coolidge’s experience of rape in her adolescence, the film casts Michele Manenti (also a survivor) as the director’s younger self, and observes the actor and her castmates as they engage in a profound dialogue about what it means to recreate these traumatic memories, and about their attitudes concerning consent and self-blame. A high-stakes experiment in metacinema that broke new ground with its uncompromising examination of date rape, Not a Pretty Picture brings a stunning immediacy to questions about the on-screen representation of sexual violence and the limits of artistic catharsis.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Martha Coolidge, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Interview with Coolidge conducted by filmmaker Allison Anders
    • Old-Fashioned Woman (1974), a documentary by Coolidge about her grandmother
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell

      New cover by Polly Dedman

    The 1979 comedy Real Life from Albert Brooks is headed for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 27.

    Real Life - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Real Life - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Decades before reality television reigned supreme, there was Albert Brooks’s debut feature, Real Life, a brilliantly deadpan, stylistically innovative satire about the perils and pitfalls of trying to capture the truth on film. The writer-director plays “Albert Brooks,” a narcissistic Hollywood filmmaker who plans to spend the year in Phoenix embedded with Warren and Jeanette Yeager (Charles Grodin and Frances Lee McCain) and their two children, deploying an arsenal of cutting-edge equipment (including the over-the-head Ettinaur 226XL camera) to capture an American family’s ordinary day-to-day. Chronicling the project’s disastrous fallout, as the meddlesome Albert can’t help getting too close to his subjects, this pioneering mockumentary is more relevant than ever amid today’s media landscape.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Albert Brooks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • New interview with Brooks
    • New interview with actor Frances Lee McCain
    • 3D trailer directed by Brooks
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic A. S. Hamrah

      New cover based on an original theatrical poster

    And rounding out the month also on August 27 is another Albert Brooks comedy, Mother - starring Brooks and Debbie Reynolds on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray.

    Mother - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Mother - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Reeling after his second divorce and struggling with writer’s block, sci-fi novelist John Henderson (Albert Brooks) resolves to figure out where his life went wrong, and hits on an unorthodox solution: moving back in with his relentlessly disapproving, cheerfully passive-aggressive mother (Debbie Reynolds), whose favorite son has always been John’s younger brother, Jeff (Rob Morrow). It’s an experiment that, however harebrained, delivers surprising results. Brooks’s film perfectly blends the writer-director-star’s biting wit with insight and inviting warmth, while giving him a formidable foil in the delightful Reynolds, triumphant in a comeback role that’s equal parts caustic and charming.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Albert Brooks, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • New interview with Brooks
    • New interview with actor Rob Morrow
    • Teaser directed by Brooks
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

      New cover based on an original theatrical poster

    The Criterion Collection's August 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases should be up for pre-order soon and we will update the links when they are available.

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  • Turbine Unleashes New Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: Rise of Gru, & The Bad Guys 3D Blu-rays with Atmos!

    Posted Wed May 15, 2024 at 07:20 AM PDT by
    Turbine Collector's Series 3-D Blu-ray Turbine Medien German Import Jurassic World Minions Rise of Gru Bad Guys

    Just when you thought it was safe to put away the glasses... 
    Germany's Turbine will resurrect new Blu-ray 3-D Releases of Universal Studios hits Jurassic World: Dominion, The Bad Guys, and Minions: The Rise of Gru. This time the discs will include Atmos!

    After the unfortunate closure of Australia's Random Space Media (RIP and thank you for the great work!), several terrific 3-D Blu-ray titles unavailable anywhere else in the world went OOP virtually overnight. Germany's Turbine Medien has stepped up to the plate to deliver three fan-favorites to 3-D Blu-ray launching their new numbered "Turbine Collector's Series" line of discs. Each of these releases is Region Free and offers the film in 3-D with Atmos audio, and reversible insert art. 

    Jurassic World: Dominion - 3-D Blu-ray 

       

    Technical Specifications:

    • Language / Sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, French DTS-HD High Resolution 7.1, Spanish DTS-HD High Resolution 7.1, Italian DTS-HD High Resolution 7.1
    • Aspect ratio: 2.00:1 (1080p24 Full HD - 3D)
    • Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Italian
    • Runtime: 147 Minutes

    Includes reversible cover with original title on front and spine.

    Minions: The Rise of Gru - 3-D Blu-ray 

       

    Technical Specifications:

    • Language / Sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, French DTS-HD MA 7.1, Spanish DTS-HD MA 7.1, Italian DTS-HD MA 7.1
    • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (1080p24 Full HD - 3D)
    • Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English SDH , French, Spanish, Italian
    • Runtime: 87 minutes

    Includes reversible cover with original title on front and spine.

    The Bad Guys - 3-D Blu-ray 

       

    Technical Specifications:

    • Language / Sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, French DTS-HD MA 7.1, Spanish DTS-HD MA 5.1, Italian DTS-HD MA 7.1
    • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (1080p24 Full HD - 3D)
    • Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Italian
    • Runtime: 100 minutes

    Includes reversible cover with original title on front and spine. 

    Order All Three Titles & Save 33%

     

    Pre-orders for all of these are now live, these are due to start shipping May 23rd - Happy Collecting and Long Live 3-D Blu-ray!

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  • Guy Ritchie's 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' Explodes onto 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and 4K SteelBook June 25th

    Posted Tue May 14, 2024 at 03:42 PM PDT by
    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Blu-ray 4K UHD SteelBook Disc Lionsgate

    Lionsgate and director Guy Ritchie's action-packed comedy 'The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' starring Henry Cavill, Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Til Schweiger, with Henry Golding, and Cary Elwes will be hitting Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray, and a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (only at Amazon) on June 25. Electronic sell-through will be available on June 18.

    The film is based on historical events as well as the book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis, and the story itself also inspired Ian Fleming's post-war James Bond novels.

    Directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie, this action-comedy tells the incredible true story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming. The top secret combat unit, composed of a motley crew of rogues and mavericks led by Gus March-Phillipps (Henry Cavill), goes on a daring mission against the Nazis using entirely unconventional and utterly “ungentlemanly” fighting techniques. Ultimately, the task force’s audacious approach changed the course of the war and laid the foundation for the British SAS and modern black ops warfare.

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - Blu-ray 

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare 

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook 

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook 

    The only bonus features are The Ministry of Filmmaking and a Theatrical Trailer, but both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

    Pre-order The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare now and included below is the official press release:


    “Guy Ritchie’s Best Action Film Yet!”

    —   Chris Van Vliet, KLAS-TV (CBS Las Vegas)

    On Electronic Sell-Through June 18 and 4K UHD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand June 25 from Lionsgate® 

    SANTA MONICA, CA (May 14, 2024) – Based on the true story of the first special forces mission in history, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare arrives on Electronic Sell-Through on June 18 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD June 25 from Lionsgate. From Director Guy Ritchie (The Gentlemen) and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun: Maverick), this high-octane, history-changing story inspired author Ian Fleming to write the postwar James Bond spy novels. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare stars Henry Cavill (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Alan Ritchson (Fast X), Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), with Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride).
     
    Directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie, this action-comedy tells the incredible true story of the first-ever special forces organization formed during WWII by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a small group of military officials including author Ian Fleming. The top secret combat unit, composed of a motley crew of rogues and mavericks led by Gus March-Phillipps (Henry Cavill), goes on a daring mission against the Nazis using entirely unconventional and utterly “ungentlemanly” fighting techniques. Ultimately, the task force’s audacious approach changed the course of the war and laid the foundation for the British SAS and modern black ops warfare.
     
    Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, p.g.a., Guy Ritchie, p.g.a., Chad Oman, p.g.a., Ivan Atkinson, John Friedberg. Based on the book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis. Screenplay by Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson and Arash Amel and Guy Ritchie. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
     
    On June 18, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare will be available to buy for $14.99 and rent for $5.99 on Electronic Sell-Through and June 25 on 4K Ultra HD (+ Blu-ray™ + Digital) for $42.99, on Blu-ray™ (+ DVD + Digital) for $39.99, and on DVD for $29.96.
     
    Also available on June 25, Amazon will feature an exclusive SteelBook® which features new art and the 4K Ultra HD (+ Blu-ray™ + Digital) combo pack for $39.99.
    BONUS FEATURES:
    • The Ministry of Filmmaking
    • Theatrical Trailer
    CAST:
    • Henry Cavill              The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Justice League, Argylle
    • Eiza González          Baby Driver, Alita: Battle Angel, Hobbs & Shaw, Godzilla vs. Kong
    • Alan Ritchson           Fast X, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, “Blue Mountain State,” “Reacher”
    • Alex Pettyfer             I Am Number Four, Elvis & Nixon
    • Hero Fiennes Tiffin   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Woman King
    • Til Schweiger            Inglourious Basterds, This Means War, The Three Musketeers, Atomic Blonde
    • with Henry Golding    Crazy Rich Asians, The Gentlemen, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
    • and Cary Elwes          The Princess Bride, Saw
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2024
    Title Copyright: The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare © 2024 Postmaster Productions Limited. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2024 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: New Release
    Rating: R for strong violence throughout and some language
    Genre: Action, Comedy
    Feature Run Time: 120 minutes
    4K UHD
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
    Closed-Captioned: No
    Aspect Ratio: 16x9 2.39:1 2160p Ultra High Definition
    Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
    BLU-RAY
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
    Closed-Captioned: No
    Aspect Ratio: 16x9 2.39:1 1080p 23.98 High Definition
    Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
    DVD
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
    Closed-Captioned: No
    Aspect Ratio: 16x9 2.39:1
    Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

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  • WB Only Wants To See You Laughing in the 'Purple Rain' 40th Anniversary 4K UHD June 25th

    Posted Tue May 14, 2024 at 10:30 AM PDT by
    Purple Rain 40th Anniversary - 4K UHD Prince Announcement Pre-Order

    The studio never wanted to cause you any sorrow...

    They never wanted to cause your physical media collection any pain...

    This disc never wants to be your weekend lover... 

    Purple Rain stars Prince as The Kid (in his first film role), Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III, and the original songs were also composed and performed by Prince. Purple Rain claimed an Oscar® for Best Original Song Score (Prince), a Grammy® for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (Prince and the Revolution), and the NAACP Image Award® for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Prince). Not only that, the film was chosen by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" in 2019.

    Rock star Prince makes a spectacular feature film debut in this highly autobiographical blockbuster that won both an Oscar® and a Grammy®. Headstrong, vulnerable young musician The Kid (Prince) struggles with his own inner demons and with his alcoholic father who beats his mother. But the madness infects his music, fueling a sound that transforms the struggling young rocker into a star.

    Purple Rain 40th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Purple Rain 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    and for UK residents (we haven't seen this pop here stateside)

    Purple Rain 40th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

    The Purple Rain 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray will showcase a completely restored transfer from an 8K scan of the original 35mm negative presented in HDR. The audio has also been restored from the original Dolby Stereo audio elements and, with the 20th anniversary's 5.1 multi-channel master, a complete newly remastered 5.1 presentation has been created. The release includes the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by director Albert Magnoli, producer Robert Cavallo and cinematographer Donald E. Thorin
    • First Avenue: The Road to Pop Royalty - featurette
    • Let’s Go Crazy – music video
    • Take Me with U – music video
    • When Doves Cry – Music Video
    • I Would Die 4 U/Baby I’m a Star – music video
    • Purple Rain – music video
    • Jungle Love – music video
    • The Bird – music video
    • Sex Shooter – music video

    Pre-orders for Purple Rain 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are up and here is the full press release:


    PURPLE RAIN

    COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL

     

    THE 1984 ROCK MUSICAL DRAMA STARRING PRINCE IN HIS ELECTRIC ACTING DEBUT 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 June 25

     

    Burbank, Calif., May 14, 2024 – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its theatrical release, Purple Rain, the iconic 1984 film starring Prince in his film acting debut, will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on June 25.

     

    Purple Rain will be available to purchase on June 25 on 4K 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, Fandango at Home and more.

    Purple Rain stars music icon Prince in his first film role as The Kid, alongside Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    The film was directed by Albert Magnoli from a screenplay by Magnoli and William Blinn and was produced by Robert Cavallo, Joseph Ruffalo and Steven Fargnoli.  The original songs were composed and produced by Prince.

    Purple Rain won the Academy Award® for Best Original Song Score (Prince), the Grammy Award® for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (Prince and the Revolution), and the NAACP Image Award® for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Prince).

     

    In 2019, Purple Rain was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

     

    Purple Rain will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own Purple Rain in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 25.  

     

    For the 40th Anniversary of Purple Rain, the film has been completely restored digitally from an 8K scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative (OCN).  The picture was also conformed to the original theatrical release aspect ratio of 1.85:1 to provide the most authentic theatrical presentation framing ever to be released to the home. The digitally restored picture was color graded in High Dynamic Range (HDR).  The film’s audio was also restored from the original Dolby Stereo (LCRS) archived 35mm magnetic film source elements containing the separate dialogue, music, and effects (DME) tracks.  These restored elements along with the 20th anniversary’s 5.1 multi-channel print master were used to complete a newly remastered 5.1 presentation for the film.


     

    About the Film

    Rock star Prince makes a spectacular feature film debut in this highly autobiographical blockbuster that won both an Oscar® and a Grammy®. Headstrong, vulnerable young musician The Kid (Prince) struggles with his own inner demons and with his alcoholic father who beats his mother.  But the madness infects his music, fueling a sound that transforms the struggling young rocker into a star.

     

    The Purple Rain 4K UHD Disc includes the following previously released special features:

    • Commentary by director Albert Magnoli, producer Robert Cavallo and cinematographer Donald E. Thorin
    • First Avenue: The Road to Pop Royalty - featurette
    • Let’s Go Crazy – music video
    • Take Me with U – music video
    • When Doves Cry – Music Video
    • I Would Die 4 U/Baby I’m a Star – music video
    • Purple Rain – music video
    • Jungle Love – music video
    • The Bird – music video
    • Sex Shooter – music video

     

     

    BASICS

    PRODUCT                                                                                     ERP           

    Purple Rain 4K Ultra HD                                                                      $33.99           

     

    Purple Rain

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish

    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

    Run Time: 111 minutes

    Rating: R

    Street Date: June 25, 2024

    Digital Street Date: June 25, 2024

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  • The Not-So Itsy-Bitsy 'Sting' Spins a Blu-ray Release on July 30

    Posted Mon May 13, 2024 at 02:43 PM PDT by
    Sting (2024) - Blu-ray Review Creature Feature

    The Australian creature feature written & directed by Kiah Roache-Turner with visual FX from the Oscar-winning Weta Workshop will crawl onto Blu-ray on July 30. Digital will arrive on May 28.

    The horror film about a giant mutant spider stars Alyla Browne ('The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart', 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga', 'Sonic the Hedgehog 3'), Penelope Mitchell ('Hellboy') and Ryan Corr ('Holding the Man'), and is rated R for violence, bloody images and language.

    After raising an unnervingly talented spider in secret, 12-year-old Charlotte (Alyla Browne) must face the facts about her pet—and fight for her family’s survival—when the once-charming creature rapidly transforms into a giant, flesh-eating monster.

    Sting
    Sting
     

    The Blu-ray will include lossless 5.1 audio and bonus features incude three behind-the-scenes featurettes detailing “Creating the Monster,” “The Director,” and “The Cast.”.

    Pre-orders for Sting are now live and here is the full press release: 


     

    “… FRESH, FUNNY, AND FRIGHTENING ...”

    ~ SCREEN ANARCHY

     

    a delightfully entertaining creature feature with fantastic practical effects…”

    ~ BLOODY-DISGUSTING

     

    “By the time the credits roll, Roache-Turner will have you excited to see it again or screaming ‘sequel’ with all your might…” ~ FILM THREAT

     

    STING

    The Horror-Thriller is Available for EST May 14, Available on Digital May 28

    Before Spinning Its Web on Blu-ray & DVD July 30

     

    Bonus Content Includes Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

     

     

    PLANO, TEXAS (May 13, 2024) – After her pet spider rapidly transforms into a giant flesh-eating monster, a 12-year-old girl must fight for her life—and her family’s survival in STING, an exciting, elevated spin on the creature horror genre for contemporary audiences​​.  Written & Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Apocalypse), with the monster special effects by the Academy Award®-winning Weta Workshop (Special Visual Effects, King Kong, 20026), the film stars Alyla Browne (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, upcoming Furiosa: A Mad Max SagaSonic the Hedgehog 3), Penelope Mitchell (Hellboy), Ryan Corr (Holding the Man), and Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America)​​. STING hits EST May 14, debuts on Digital May 28, before landing on Blu-ray & DVD July 30 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Bonus content incudes three behind-the-scenes featurettes detailing “Creating the Monster,” “The Director,” and “The Cast.”

     

    Synopsis:       

    After raising an unnervingly talented spider in secret, 12-year-old Charlotte (Alyla Browne) must face the facts about her pet—and fight for her family’s survival—when the once-charming creature rapidly transforms into a giant, flesh-eating monster.

     

    Country of Origin:    Australia

     

    STING has a runtime of approximately 91 minutes and is rated R for violent content, bloody images, and language.

     

    Academy Award® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

     

    Watch the U.S. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B73g786Izg0       

         

     

    Be sure to use #Sting and tag @WellGoUSA on all platforms when socializing your coverage. For more information, please visit: https://wellgousa.com/films/sting.       

     

    Blu-ray

    DVD

    Catalog #: WGU03680B

    Catalog #: WGU03679D

    UPC Code: 810348036803

    UPC Code: 810348036797

    Pre-Order Date: 6/25/24

    Pre-Order Date: 6/25/24

    SLP: $29.98

    SLP: $19.99

    Audio: DTS HDMA 5.1 / Stereo

    Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital / 2.0 Stereo

     

    ABOUT WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT

    Well Go USA Entertainment (www.wellgousa.com) is an Oscar®-nominated theatrical and home entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing the best in action, genre and independent films from the U.S. and around the world to North America. Well Go titles can be seen across a variety of platforms, including in theaters, on-demand, via DVD and Blu-ray and on television, as well as on mobile and connected devices through martial arts action channel Hi-YAH! (www.hiyahtv.com). Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters is in Plano, Texas, with an additional office in Taiwan.

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  • It's All For You! 'The First Omen' Terrorizes Digital May 28th & Blu-ray on July 30th

    Posted Mon May 13, 2024 at 07:28 AM PDT by
    The First Omen - Blu-ray and Digital announcement

    In an era where legacy horror and science fiction franchises are continued and retooled for the streaming market, it's nice to see one of these come to theaters - and it's actually good! With little marketing, The First Omen proved successful and will soon terrorize digital retailers, Hulu, and eventually Blu-ray

    Like PreyThe First Omen was originally slated to be a direct-to-streaming Hulu venture. But Disney wisened up and realized these films could actually make money in theaters - especially when they're actually pretty damn good! While it wasn't a massive box-office draw, it wasn't a complete failure pulling in a healthy $ 50 million (and counting) globally. Which, to me, is impressive since I didn't know the movie was even coming to theaters until three weeks before its opening. I have to wonder if it hadn't released so close to a very similar Nunsplitation flick like Immaculate if its box office prospects wouldn't have been better. Regardless, I found this to be a surprisingly effective franchise prequel with some genuinely shocking imagery. Now writer/director Arkasha Stevenson's The First Omen will begin its digital sales journey on May 28th, start streaming on Hulu on May 30th, and drop on Blu-ray and DVD on July 30th.  No word on a 4K yet - but we hope one is in the works! 

    The First Omen - Blu-ray

     

    Film Synopsis
    In this psychological horror prequel to the classic Omen films, a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church. Soon, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith, and that reveals a terrifying conspiracy to bring about the birth of evil incarnate. The First Omen stars Nell Tiger Free (Servant), Tawfeek Barhom (Mary Magdalene), Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ralph Ineson (The Northman) and Bill Nighy (Living). The film is directed by Arkasha Stevenson based on characters created by David Seltzer (The Omen), with a story by Ben Jacoby (Bleed) and a screenplay by Tim Smith & Arkasha Stevenson and Keith Thomas (Firestarter).

    Bonus Features

    • The Mystery of Margaret – Join director Arkasha Stevenson and stars Nell Tiger Free, Bill Nighy and Maria Caballero as they dive into the character of Margaret, her relationships with other characters, and how she’s manipulated while trying to solve the film’s horrifying mystery.

    • The Director’s Vision – Director Arkasha Stevenson talks about her love of horror films, the opportunity to expand on The Omen legacy, and crafting The First Omen entirely through a female lens. She also describes shooting in Rome, and the cast recounts working with Arkasha.

    • Signs of The First Omen – Join the director and talented artists as they reveal some of the symbolism within the set designs and the costumes. Learn how the use of practical effects blurs the line between what is real and what is not in The First Omen’s terrifying world. 

    Cast
    Nell Tiger Free as Margaret
    Ralph Ineson as Father Brennan
    Sonia Braga as Sister Silva  
    Tawfeek Barhom as Father Gabriel
    Maria Caballero as Luz
    Charles Dance as Father Harris
    Bill Nighy as Cardinal Lawrence

    Produced by
    David S. Goyer and Keith Levine

    Executive Producers
    Tim Smith
    Whitney Brown
    Gracie Wheelan

    Story by
    Ben Jacoby

    Based on Characters Created by
    David Seltzer

    Screenplay by
    Tim Smith & Arkasha Stevenson and Keith Thomas

    Directed by
    Arkasha Stevenson

    Product Specifications
    Release Dates:
    Digital: May 28, 2024
    Streaming: May 30, 2024
    Physical: July 30, 2024

    Product SKUs
    Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD plus a 2-Movie Bundle (The Omen + The First Omen)
    Physical: Blu-ray (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD

    Feature Run Time
    Approx. 119 minutes

    Rating
    U.S. Rated R
    *Rated R for violent content, grisly/disturbing images, and brief graphic nudity

    Aspect Ratio
    Digital: 1.85:1
    Physical: 1.85:1

    Disc Size
    Blu-ray: 50GB
    DVD: 8.5GB

    U.S. Audio
    Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and    French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio
    Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 7.1, 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 7.1, 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

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

    The First Omen isn't yet up for pre-order (that we've found) and we haven't seen any retailer exclusives or 4K options pop up yet, but we'll be on the lookout and update listings ASAP. 

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  • Paramount Scares & Fangoria Kick Off Scream Greats Series with 'The Crow' Back in Theaters May 29th-30th

    Posted Wed May 8, 2024 at 11:13 AM PDT by
    Paramount Scares / Fangoria Scream Greats Theatrical Series The Crow Friday the 13th Part IV Sleepy Hollow Addams Family Values

    Ever wish you could go back and catch your favorite flicks back in the theater in all their glory? Having a great home theater setup is fun and all, but there's something special about going to the theater and scarfing down overpriced popcorn to an old favorite. Paramount Scares is bringing some of our favorite flicks back to theaters. 

    After a series of well-performing re-releases like Disney with Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace, Sony bringing back all eight Spider-Man films, and Universal celebrating The Mummy's 25th, it's Paramount's turn to get into the mix. Teaming with Fangoria, the "Scream Greats" series starts of May 29th and 30th with Alex Proyas' The Crow starring the late Brandon Lee. Sure, we literally just got a 4K disc of the film this week, but how cool is it going to be to see it back up on the big screen? 

    After The Crow we have the following fan favorites to look forward to:

    • FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER 40th Anniversary - September 8 & September 10
    • SLEEPY HOLLOW - October 13 & October 16
    • ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES - November 10 & November 13

    Given how many great horror flicks reside in Paramount's archive this isn't the most aggressive slate of rereleases ever - but it's a fun one. Addams Family Values is especially well-timed! Now the fun speculative side of this development is that since we have 4K discs for The Crow and Sleepy Hollow could this mean 4K discs of Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter and Addams Family Values are coming our way? While I can't wait to see both again on the big screen (along with The Crow and Sleepy Hollow) I'd love to add both to the ever-growing 4K UHD Collection. But since Paramount has yet to do 4K discs of Friday the 13th Part 2 and Part 3 - we can only speculate there. 

    Tickets for The Crow are on sale now - CLICK HERE for showtime details - See you at the movie

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  • Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three 4K UHD SteelBook & Blu-ray Arriving July 23

    Posted Tue May 7, 2024 at 02:38 PM PDT by
    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three is headed a limited 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook and Blu-ray on July 23, with the first two parts of the trilogy already available.

    The Justice League Crisis on Infinite Earths Trilogy will also go on sale digitally on July 16 to from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more, with an exclusive special feature - An Epic Challenge: Crisis in Comics and Animation.

    Now fully revealed as the ultimate threat to existence, the ANTI-MONITOR wages an unrelenting attack on the surviving Earths that struggle for survival in a pocket universe. One-by-one, these worlds and all their inhabitants are vaporized! On the planets that remain, even time itself is shattered and heroes from the past join the Justice League and their rag-tag allies against the epitome of evil. But as they make their last stand, will the sacrifice of the superheroes be enough to save us all?

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three 

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three -
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook + Digital combo pack and the Blu-ray + Digital combo pack will include the following supplements: 

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three - Physical and Digital

    • A Multiverse of Inspiration
    • Jon and John: Stewart and Constantin

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Trilogy (Digital only)

    • An Epic Challenge: Crisis in Comics and Animation 

    Pre-orders for Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three should be available soon and included below is the full press release:


    The Epic Saga Concludes with Part Three of the

    Highly Anticipated Trilogy!

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three   

     

    Available exclusively on Digital on July 16

    4K UHD in limited edition steelbook packaging and Blu-ray arriving on July 23

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Trilogy Also Available exclusively on Digital on July 16

     

    BURBANK, CA (May 7, 2024) - Based on DC’s iconic comic book limited series ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, join DC Super Heroes from across the multiverse in the action-packed conclusion of the three-part DC animated film Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three. The eagerly awaited film brings to a close the thrilling trilogy that marks the end to the Tomorrowverse story arc.

     

    Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the all-new, action-packed DC animated film features some of DC’s most famous Super Heroes from multiple universes including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, who come together to stop an impending threat of doom and destruction. Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three will be available to purchase exclusively on digital on July 16 and on 4K UHD in limited edition steelbook packaging and Blu-ray on July 23.

     

    Fans of this superhero adventure will also be able to indulge in a range of bonus features including interviews with the filmmakers on how they created a comprehensive universe across seven films.

     

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Two are currently available on Digital, 4K UHD and Blu-ray. 

     

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three features returning popular voice cast members: Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys, The Winchesters) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Emmy winner Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Glee) as Superman & Earth-2 Superman, Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta ComptonBlack Adam) as Green Lantern/John Stewart, Meg Donnelly (Legion of Super-Heroes, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,) as Supergirl & Harbinger, and Stana Katic (Castle, Absentia) as Wonder Woman & Superwoman, along with Corey Stoll (Ant-Man, Black Mass) as Lex Luthor.

     

    The star-studded ensemble voice cast also includes Gideon Adlon as Batgirl, Ike Amadi as Martian Manhunter/J’Onn J’Onzz, Geoffrey Arend as Psycho Pirate/Charles Halstead, Troy Baker as The Joker & Spider Guild Lantern, Brian Bloom as Adam Strange & Sidewinder, Matt Bomer as The Flash, Ashly Burch as Nightshade & Queen Mera, Zach Callison as Earth-2 Robin & Robin/Damian Wayne, Kevin Conroy as Earth-12 Batman, Alexandra Daddario as Lois Lane, Brett Dalton as Bat Lash & Captain Atom, John Dimaggio as Lobo, Ato Essandoh as Mr. Terrific, Keith Ferguson as Doctor Fate & Two-Face, Will Friedle as Batman Beyond & Kamandi, Jennifer Hale as Hippolyta & Green Lantern Aya, Mark Hamill as Earth-12 The Joker, Jamie Gray Hyder as Hawkgirl & Young Diana, Erika Ishii as Doctor Light/Dr. Hoshi & Huntress, David Kaye as The Question & Cardonian Lantern, Matt Lanter as Blue Beetle, Liam McIntryre as Aquaman, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams as Dr. Beth Chapel & The Cheetah, Lou Diamond Phillips as The Spectre, Elysia Rotaru as Black Canary & Black Canary II, Matt Ryan as Constantine, Katee Sackhoff as Poison Ivy, Keesha Sharp as Vixen, Jimmi Simpson as Green Arrow, Jason Spisak as Blue Lantern Razer & Hayseed, Armen Taylor as The Flash/Jay Garrick, Gas Soldier & Executioner, and Dean Winters as Captain Storm.

     

    Justice League Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three is produced by Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau and executive produced by Butch Lukic, Sam Register, and Michael Uslan. The film is directed by Jeff Wamester from a script by Jim Krieg. Casting and voice direction is by Wes Gleason. The film is based on characters from DC and the graphic novel “Crisis on Infinite Earths” by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez

     

    Justice League Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three will be available on July 16 to purchase digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. On July 23 the film will be available to purchase on 4K Ultra HD in limited edition steelbook packaging and Blu-ray Discs online and in-store at major retailers. Pre-order your copy now.

     

    Additionally, the Justice League Crisis on Infinite Earths Trilogy will be available on July 16 to purchase digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more, and features an exclusive special feature - An Epic Challenge: Crisis in Comics and Animation.

     

     

    SYNOPSIS:

    Now fully revealed as the ultimate threat to existence, the ANTI-MONITOR wages an unrelenting attack on the surviving Earths that struggle for survival in a pocket universe. One-by-one, these worlds and all their inhabitants are vaporized! On the planets that remain, even time itself is shattered and heroes from the past join the Justice League and their rag-tag allies against the epitome of evil. But as they make their last stand, will the sacrifice of the superheroes be enough to save us all?

     

    SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three - Physical and Digital

    • A Multiverse of Inspiration
    • Jon and John: Stewart and Constantine

     

    Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Trilogy (Digital only)

    • An Epic Challenge: Crisis in Comics and Animation 

     

     

     

     

     

    PRICING AND FILM INFORMATION

     

    Justice League Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three

     

    PRODUCT                                                                             SRP

    Digital purchase                                                                      $19.99

    4K Ultra HD Steelbook + Digital Version*                            $47.99 USA

    4K Ultra HD Steelbook                                                          $54.99 Canada

    Blu-ray + Digital Version*                                                     $29.98 USA    

    Blu-ray                                                                                    $39.99 Canada

     

    Justice League Crisis on Infinite Earths Trilogy

     

    PRODUCT                                                                             SRP

    Digital purchase                                                                      $39.99

     

     

    4K/Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

    Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, Dutch, French

    Running Time: 98:06

    Rated PG-13 for some violence and language.

    *Digital version not available in Canada

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  • Escape Plan Triple Feature, Diary of the Dead, & Angel Has Fallen Walmart Exclusive SteelBooks Inbound on July 2

    Posted Tue May 7, 2024 at 11:29 AM PDT by
    Walmart Steelbook Lionsgate Angel has Fallen 4K, Diary of the Dead, Escape Plan Trilogy

    Lionsgate is prepping an Escape Plan Triple Feature Blu-ray SteelBook that will be sold exclusively at Walmart on July 2. Arriving in Walmart stores on the same date will be an exclusive SteelBook for Angel Has Fallen.

    ANGEL HAS FALLEN - 4K ULTRA HD - When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the president. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm, and save the country from imminent danger.

    Angel Has Fallen - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
    Angel Has Fallen - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
     

    ESCAPE PLAN TRIPLE FEATURE - The Escape Plan franchise stars Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin, one of the world’s foremost security analysts who helps design the most protected and fortified prisons – and finds their security flaws by breaking out of them. With a supporting cast that includes Dave Bautista, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D’Onofrio, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger, these high-octane action-thrillers are full of explosive fights, high-tech intrigue, and edge-of-your-seat escapes.

    Escape Plan Triple Feature - Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 

     

    GEORGE ROMERO'S DIARY OF THE DEAD - From legendary frightmaster George A. Romero comes “one of the most daring, hypnotic and absolutely vital horror films of the past decade” (Fangoria).  Romero continues his influential “Dead” series, this time focusing on a terrified group of college film students who record the pandemic rise of flesh-eating zombies while struggling for their own survival.  Intensely gruesome and relentlessly grisly – fueled by the director’s signature realistic special effects – Diary of the Dead is must-see horror that “is Romero at his finest” (Bloody Disgusting).

    George Romero's Diary of the Dead - Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 


     

    Escape Plan Triple Feature Walmart Exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook, Diary of the Dead Walmart Exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook, and Angel Has Fallen - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook will be sold exclusively at Walmart on July 2.

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  • 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' Comes A-Stompin' 4K UHD, SteelBook, and Blu-ray on June 11

    Posted Tue May 7, 2024 at 10:10 AM PDT by
    Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire - 4K UHD Blu-ray Announcement

    Just when the world finished rebuilding itself, the monsters come back to stomp on everything all over again! Warner Brothers is preparing to bring the monstrous 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on June 11. 

    The film will also be available in a 4K SteelBook exclusively at Walmart and as part of the 5-film collection celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Monsterverse that will include Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024) - plus a bonus disc of special features including the new “Directors of the Monsterverse” featurette with Monsterverse directors Gareth Edwards, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Michael Doughtery and Adam Wingard.

    From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film delves further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humanity forever. 

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

    • GxK: Day of Reckoning
    • Evolution of the Titans: Godzilla Evolved
    • Evolution of the Titans: From Lonely God to King
    • Into the Hollow Earth: Visualizing Hollow Earth
    • Into the Hollow Earth: Monsters of Hollow Earth
    • The Battles Royale: A Titanic Fight Among the Pyramids
    • The Battles Royale: The Zero Gravity Battle
    • The Battles Royale: The Titans Trash Rio
    • The Intrepid Director: Adam Wingard: Big Kid
    • The Intrepid Director: Adam Wingard: Set Tour
    • The Imagination Department
    • The Monarch Island Base: Portal to Another World
    • The Evolution of Jia: From Orphan to Warrior
    • Bernie’s World: Behind the Triple Locked Door
    • Commentary by Director Adam Wingard, Visual Effects Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro, Production Designer Tom Hammock and Editor Josh Schaeffer

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - Blu-ray 

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire 

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Walmart Exclusive SteelBook)
    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Walmart Exclusive SteelBook)
     

    Godzilla/Kong Monsterverse 5-Film Collector's Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Godzilla/Kong Monsterverse 5-Film Collector's Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    You can pre-order Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire now and included below is the press announcement:


    “'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ is so much fun, it’s hard not to want more.”

    CinemaBlend / Mike Reyes

    GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE

    Titans Combine Forces for the Ultimate Team-up when the Action-packed Adventure Becomes Available for Purchase and Rental

     

    Debuts for Premium Digital Ownership and Rental on May 14

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on June 11

     

    5-Film 4K UHD Collector’s Edition Celebrating the

    10th Anniversary of the Monsterverse Also Available this Summer

    Burbank, CA, May 7, 2024 – The latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, debuts for purchase and rental Digitally at home on May 14.

    From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own.  The epic new film delves further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humanity forever.

    • On May 14, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire 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 or rent movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Fandango at Home, and more.

     

    • On June 11, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD from online and physical retailers. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

     

    Once again at the helm is director Adam Wingard. The film stars Rebecca Hall (Godzilla vs. Kong, The Night House), Brian Tyree Henry (Godzilla vs. Kong, Bullet Train), Dan Stevens (Gaslit, Legion, Beauty and the Beast), Kaylee Hottle (Godzilla vs. Kong), Alex Ferns (The Batman, Wrath of Man, Chernobyl) and Fala Chen (Irma Vep, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

    The screenplay is by Terry Rossio (Godzilla vs. Kong, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Simon Barrett (You’re Next) and Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight), from a story by Rossio & Wingard & Barrett, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO Co., Ltd. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric Mcleod, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Brian Rogers. The executive producers are Wingard, Jen Conroy, Jay Ashenfelter, Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira.

    Additionally, a 5-film collection celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Monsterverse will be available on 4K UHD disc this summer.  The 6-disc collector’s edition will include Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024), along with a disc of special features including the new “Directors of the Monsterverse” featurette with Monsterverse directors Gareth Edwards, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Michael Doughtery and Adam Wingard.

     

    DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS 

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

    • GxK: Day of Reckoning
    • Evolution of the Titans: Godzilla Evolved
    • Evolution of the Titans: From Lonely God to King
    • Into the Hollow Earth: Visualizing Hollow Earth
    • Into the Hollow Earth: Monsters of Hollow Earth
    • The Battles Royale: A Titanic Fight Among the Pyramids
    • The Battles Royale: The Zero Gravity Battle
    • The Battles Royale: The Titans Trash Rio
    • The Intrepid Director: Adam Wingard: Big Kid
    • The Intrepid Director: Adam Wingard: Set Tour
    • The Imagination Department
    • The Monarch Island Base: Portal to Another World
    • The Evolution of Jia: From Orphan to Warrior
    • Bernie’s World: Behind the Triple Locked Door
    • Commentary by Director Adam Wingard, Visual Effects Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro, Production Designer Tom Hammock and Editor Josh Schaeffer

     

    BASICS

    Premium Digital Ownership: May 14, 2024

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 11, 2024 

    4K Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish

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

    BD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish

    BD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish

    DVD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish

    DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish

     

    Running Time: 115 minutes

    Rating: PG-13 for creature violence and action

    DVD: DLBY/DGTL

    4K UHD and Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL

     

    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

    4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

    Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

    DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

    The epic battle continues!  Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of ”Godzilla vs. Kong” with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own. “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond.

    Once again at the helm is director Adam Wingard. The film stars Rebecca Hall (“Godzilla vs. Kong,” “The Night House”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Bullet Train”), Dan Stevens (“Gaslit,” “Legion,” “Beauty and the Beast”), Kaylee Hottle (“Godzilla vs. Kong”), Alex Ferns (“The Batman,” “Wrath of Man,” “Chernobyl”) and Fala Chen (“Irma Vep,” “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”).

    The screenplay is by Terry Rossio (“Godzilla vs. Kong” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series) and Simon Barrett (“You’re Next”) and Jeremy Slater (“Moon Knight”), from a story by Rossio & Wingard & Barrett, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO Co., Ltd. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric Mcleod, Thomas Tull and Brian Rogers. The executive producers are Wingard, Jen Conroy, Jay Ashenfelter, Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira.

    Once again, Wingard is collaborating with director of photography Ben Seresin (“Godzilla vs. Kong,” “World War Z”), production designer Tom Hammock (“Godzilla vs. Kong,” “X,” “The Guest”), editor Josh Schaeffer (“Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Molly’s Game”), costume designer Emily Seresin (“The Invisible Man,” “Top of the Lake”). The composers are Tom Holkenborg (“Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) and Antonio Di Iorio (additional music on “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the “Sonic the Hedgehog” films).

    Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, A Film By Adam Wingard, “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.”

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  • Really, He's a Goodguy! Chucky Seasons One & Two Scaring Up Blu-ray Mediabooks from Turbine

    Posted Thu May 2, 2024 at 08:11 AM PDT by
    Chucky Season One and Two - Blu-ray Mediabook Turbine Medien German Import

    In a world where franchises are sequeled, requeled, remade, and rebooted, it's nice to see one constant - Brad Dourif will always be Chucky - even on the small screen! Now Germany's Turbine unvails their Season One and Season Two Blu-ray Mediabook collections! 

    As Brad Dourif has confirmed he's essentially retired from acting, he will continue to voice the lovable doll with a penchant for murder and mayhem! But through numerous sequels, franchise reboots, and a remake, the prospect of a Chucky series seemed like squeezing the goose for the last golden egg, but it's paid off. Three seasons in and the show is a riot and franchise stalwart Don Mancini is even apparently working on a new Chucky film! In the meantime, we can thank Turbine for bringing the first two seasons to Blu-ray with some damned stylish Mediabook options! 

    Chucky - Season One Blu-ray Mediabook Cover A 

    Chucky - Season One Blu-ray Mediabook Cover B 

    Chucky - Season One Blu-ray Mediabook Cover C

    Chucky - Season One Blu-ray Mediabook All Covers 

    Here's everything that'll be coming in with the first Season sets.  

    Technical specifications:
    Picture format: 2,00:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
    Language / Sound: German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles: German, English, English for the hearing impaired
    Runtime: 363 minutes

    Bonus material:

    • Featurette The Legacy of Chucky
    • Deleted scenes from episodes 1, 5 and 8*
    • The Killer in miniature by Tobias Hohmann about the development of the CHUCKY franchise, the making of the series + Episode Guide

    And now we come to Season 2!

    Chucky - Season Two Blu-ray Mediabook Cover A 

    Chucky - Season Two Blu-ray Mediabook Cover B 

    Chucky - Season Two Blu-ray Mediabook Cover C 

    Chucky - Season Two Blu-ray Mediabook All Covers 

     

    And here's what's coming in Season Two:

    Technical specifications:
    Picture format: 2,00:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
    Language / Sound: German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles: German, English, English for the hearing impaired
    Runtime: 379 minutes

    Bonus material:

    • Deleted scenes from episodes 1 and 7*
    • Book part Of Killer Dolls and Doll Murders by Tobias Hohmann about the creation and innovations of season 2 + Episode Guide 

    And that's everything for Chucky - Season 1 and Chucky - Season 2 Mediabook Blu-ray sets from Turbine. These are up for preorder right now and due to ship on May 10th - so get those orders in ASAP!

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  • SUPPLIES! UHF Debuts on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the Film's 35th Anniversary on July 2

    Posted Wed May 1, 2024 at 10:19 AM PDT by
    UHF - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Weird Al

    The cult classic comedy UHF featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic is getting a 35th Anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray Edition from Shout! Factory on July 2.

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray release will showcase a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative and includes numerous bonus supplements including an audio commentary and a retrospective from the San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

    In the cult classic UHF, "Weird Al" Yankovic is George Newman, a hopeless daydreamer who becomes the manager of a small TV station that's losing money as quickly as it's losing viewers. Before long he's programming shows like "Stanley Spadowski's Clubhouse", "Wheel of Fish", and "Raul's Wild Kingdom." But can Channel 62's new popularity save it from sinister forces? To find out... don't touch that dial! Starring "Weird Al" Yankovic (WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story), Michael Richards (Seinfeld), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles), Victoria Jackson (Saturday Night Live), and more!

    UHF - 35th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    UHF - 35th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    UHF 35th Anniversary Edition Bonus Features

    4K UHD:

    • NEW 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative
    • Audio Commentary with "Weird Al" Yankovic and director Jay Levey

    Blu-ray

    • NEW 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative
    • Retrospective Panel From San Diego Comic-Con 2014
    • Audio Commentary with "Weird Al" Yankovic and director Jay Levey
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Music Video
    • Production Stills
    • Easter Eggs
    • Promotional Materials

    Shout! is also offering three different exclusive bundled editions include the two-disc 4K UHD along with various combinations of a site-exclusive o-card with new illustration, posters of both original theatrical art and new illustration art, brand-new Scratch-n-Sniff card for the movie, a TV remote stress squeezer, prism sticker of Weird Al, an enamel pin set, and a Spatula City fridge magnet. Check out ShoutStudios.com to order those. 

    Deluxe Bundle: UHF 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD (same bonus features as wide release), posters of both original theatrical art and new illustration art, site-exclusive o-card with new illustration, prism sticker of Weird Al, brand-new Scratch-n-Sniff card for the movie, TV remote stress squeezer, Spatula City fridge magnet and an enamel pin set.

    Bundle #2: UHF 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD (same bonus features as wide release), posters of both original theatrical art and new illustration art, site-exclusive o-card with new illustration, prism sticker of Weird Al, brand-new Scratch-n-Sniff card for the movie, TV remote stress squeezer, and a Spatula City fridge magnet

     

    Bundle #3: UHF 35th Anniversary Edition 4K UHD (same bonus features as wide release), posters of both original theatrical art and new illustration art, site-exclusive o-card with new illustration, prism sticker of Weird Al and a brand-new Scratch-n-Sniff card for the movie

    Pre-orders for UHF - 35th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are up! 

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