• Wonka Sweetens the Deal Arriving on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray February 27th

    Posted Tue Jan 23, 2024 at 03:22 PM PST by
    Wonka coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Walmart 4K SteelBook

    Warner Brothers' imaginative Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel - Wonka - starring Timothée Chalamet is headed for 4K UHD Blu-ray (with a Walmart exclusive 4K Blu-ray SteelBook) and Blu-ray on February 27. You can get an early taste of the film on Premium Digital on January 30.

    Armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time.

    Wonka - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Wonka - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

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    Wonka 

    Wonka - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook
    Wonka - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive SteelBook

    “Wonka” Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

    • Unwrapping Wonka: Paul King’s Vision Revered director Paul King takes you on a deep dive into his experience adapting the beloved story of Wonka.
    • The Whimsical Music of Wonka Composer Joby Talbot and songwriter Neil Hannon take you into the studio to illuminate the craft behind the wondrous songs of the film.
    • Welcome to Wonka Land Production designer Nathan Crowley and the rest of the “Wonka” crew discuss creating the magical sets that transport audiences to the worlds of the film.
    • Hats Off to Wonka Costume designer Lindy Hemming breaks down the inspiration and intention behind each of the character’s wonderful costumes.
    • Wonka’s Chocolatier Chocolatier Gabriella Cugno provides an in-depth look at the creatin of the beautiful chocolates seen in “Wonka.”

    Premium Digital Ownership: January 30, 2024

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 27, 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: 116 minutes

    Rating: PG for some violence, mild language and thematic elements

    DVD: DLBY/DGTL 

    Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

    Pre-orders for Wonka are now live. 

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  • Michael Mann's Ferrari Speeds to Blu-ray on March 12 and Premium Digital January 23

    Posted Mon Jan 22, 2024 at 12:14 PM PST by
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    Michael Mann's latest film Ferrari stars Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, and Shailene Woodley and will be available on Blu-ray on March 12. The film parks on Premiums Digital tomorrow.

    Ferrari is set in the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.

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    Ferrari 

    The Blu-ray will feature behind-the-scenes extras, including “The Mille Miglia” and “Building Perfection” which explores the historic race and cars behind Ferrari, as well as in-depth interviews with the award-winning cast and crew. So far no word on a domestic 4K release.

    Pre-orders for Ferrari are live

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  • Scream Factory Digs Up Funeral Home for a Special Edition Blu-ray on February 6th

    Posted Thu Jan 18, 2024 at 09:35 AM PST by
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    The 1980s slasher horror Funeral Home will be laid to rest for the first time on Blu-ray with a brand new HD transfer and numerous extras. The release will be available on February 6.

    Young and easily frightened 16-year-old Heather (Lesleh Donaldson, Happy Birthday to Me) is called to stay with her grandmother in the hopes of helping her turn an old funeral home into a bed-and-breakfast. But strange happenings and unexplained murders around the home quickly makes this vacation spot a "dead-and-breakfast" - with no answers in sight as to who or what is causing all the death. It is up to Heather to investigate all the eerie and creepy corners of the former funeral home to unlock a decades old secret - but will she survive to solve the mysteries.

    Funeral Home (Special Edition) 

    Funeral Home (Special Edition) 

    The Blu-ray release will include the following supplements: 

    • NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historians Jason Pichonsky And Paul Corupe
    • NEW Isolated Score Selections & Audio Interview With Music Historian Douglass Fake
    • NEW Audio Interviews With Actor Lesleh Donaldson, First Assistant Director Ray Sager, And Production Assistant Shelley Allen
    • NEW “Secrets & Shadows” – Interview With Director Of Photography Mark Irwin
    • NEW “Dead & Breakfast” – Interviews With Art Director Susan Longmire And Set Assistant Elinor Galbraith
    • NEW “Family Owned & Operated” – Interview With Brian Allen, President Of Premier Drive-In Theatres
    • NEW Original Filming Location Footage
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Video Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Radio Spots
    • Still Gallery

    Pre-orders for Funeral Home are now live!

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

    Posted Tue Oct 10, 2023 at 07:35 AM PDT by
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    After a long early run on streaming retailers, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny rides off for fortune and glory on 4K UHD and Blu-ray 

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

    Here's the full press release:

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



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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

    *bonus features vary by product and retailer

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

    Directed by
    James Mangold

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

    Produced by
    Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Simon Emanuel

    Executive Produced by
    Steven Spielberg, George Lucas

    Music by
    John Williams

    Product Specifications
    Street Date
    Physical: December 5, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pre-orders are now available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI

     

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

     

    DOWNLOAD PACKSHOTS/STILLS HERE AND PRE-ORDER HERE

     

    STARRING FOREST WHITAKER, HENRY SILVA AND CLIFF GORMAN

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    INCLUDED WITH GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI:

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

     

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

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  • Gather The Family - Fast X Speeds to 4K UHD & Blu-ray August 8th

    Posted Tue Jul 25, 2023 at 06:58 AM PDT by
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    Buckle up and get ready for some "family-friendly" action - Vin Diesel's high-octane franchise speeds onward with Fast X coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 8th... after a rather lackluster global box office pull.


    Speedbumps for this latest entry in the Speedy and Angry franchise hit early when Louis Leterrier was brought in to replace stand-by franchise director Justin Lin after a little more than a week into filming because of reported creative differences. Then you have the whole Vin Diesel/Dwayne Johnson beef or no beef stuff only to have Jason Momoa completely steal the show. I mean it's a heist film, there's supposed to be some thievery but a newcomer villain probably shouldn't run away as the most entertaining piece of the film. Nevertheless, the film was not well received by critics and was a bit of a box office dud barely cracking $704 million globally against a $340 million budget. But with a swift exit from theaters comes a quick turn to home video. Now after enjoying a long stretch on digital services like Vudu and iTunes, fans can gas up to add Fast X to their Blu-ray and 4K UHD collections! 

    Fast X - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Fast X - Blu-ray 

    Fast X - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Fast X - Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

     

    Seriously, if the franchise doesn't end with Vin Diesel screaming "I Am FAMILY!!!!" before driving his car into a nuclear blast that launches his car back in time to give the child version of himself his first set of car keys, I'll be sad. Until the end comes, we can enjoy Fast X from the comfy cushions of our couch. For all of the gory details, check out the press release below:


           

    BRING HOME THE TURBO-CHARGED, SUMMER SPECTACLE, NOW AVAILABLE WITH OVER ONE HOUR OF BONUS CONTENT

    OWN THE FRANCHISE BLOCKBUSTER ON DIGITAL AUG 1, 2023
    4K AND BLU-RAY™ AUG 8, 2023
    FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

    “EXPLODES WITH EPIC ACTION” 
    MASHABLE

    Universal City, California, July 25, 2023 – After accelerating the Blockbuster franchise to over $7 billion in global box office sales, the summer sensation FAST X races onto Digital on August 1st, 2023 and on 4K and Blu-ray™ on August 8th, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The “high-energy spectacle” (Austin Chronicle) now includes over one hour of bonus content including a gag reel, scene breakdowns with Director Louis Leterrier, two music videos from the original motion picture soundtrack, and more behind-the-scenes featurettes detailing the making of the film from the streets of Los Angeles to the Colosseum in Rome. Collect the franchise by adding FAST X to your library or purchasing the complete Fast & Furious 10-movie collection.
     
    Showcasing an all-star cast with full-throttle action and high-octane thrills, FAST X stars Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious), Tyrese Gibson (2 Fast 2 Furious), Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges (2 Fast 2 Furious), John Cena (F9: The Fast Saga), Nathalie Emmanuel (Furious 7), Jordana Brewster (The Fast and the Furious), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Scott Eastwood, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, with Helen Mirren (The Fate of the Furious), with Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), with Rita Moreno, and Jason Statham (Furious 7), and Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Charlize Theron (The Fate of the Furious) and a few surprise cameos from the franchise’s past.
     
    Ever since their saga started on the streets of L.A.’s underground racing scene, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have overcome impossible odds to outsmart, out-nerve and outdrive every foe. Yet when the team took down a nefarious kingpin back in Brazil, they had no idea his son Dante (Jason Momoa) was watching from the shadows. More lethal than any other enemy they’ve faced, Dante now rises as a terrifying new nemesis who’s fueled by revenge and determined to shatter their family and destroy everything and everyone that Dom loves. From London and Brazil to Antarctica and Rome, new alliances are forged and old enemies resurface. But everything changes after Dom discovers his eight-year-old son is Dante’s ultimate target.

    BONUS FEATURES on 4K, BLU-RAYTM & DIGITAL:
    • THIS IS FAMILY - Family bonds are always the strongest. Reunite with your favorite FAST family members as we introduce new characters, travel across continents, reveal intimate views of epic stunts, and get personal about the beginning of the end of the FAST franchise.
    • FAST BREAKS: SCENE BREAKDOWNS WITH LOUIS LETERRIER* - Director Louis Leterrier gives insight into some of the magic that went into making FAST X, breaking down how he filmed these unforgettable action scenes in legendary locations around the world.
    • XTREME RIDES OF FAST X - In FAST, we cast cars like we cast characters. Take a closer look at how classic FAST cars were rebuilt for FAST X, and which new vehicles are customized and introduced to enhance the lifeblood of the franchise.
    • BELLES OF THE BRAWL - The women of FAST X are not to be messed with. Watch as they add their special talents to huge fight scenes, from rehearsal to the real thing.
    • TUNED INTO RIO - Revisit FAST's past as our story takes us back to Rio de Janeiro, where we'll experience a non-stop party, exotic cars, and a classic FAST quarter mile street race.
    • JASON MOMOA: CONQUERING ROME* - Jason Momoa joins the FAST franchise to portray a villain that pushes the team to the brink of disaster. Watch as Momoa discusses his approach to the character, biking down the narrow streets of Rome, and performing his own stunts.
    • LITTLE B TAKES THE WHEEL - Get to know the youngest member of the Toretto family as we dive into Little B’s journey in FAST X and introduce Leo Abelo Perry.
    • A FRIEND IN THE END - The FAST franchise has a history of shocking end-credit tags, and FAST X is no different. We take a special look at this scene and why, if you're watching a FAST movie, you never want to get up before the end credits are finished!
    • GAG REEL*
    • MUSIC VIDEOS
      • "TORETTO" BY J BALVIN
      • "ANGEL PT. 1" BY KODAK BLACK & NLE CHOPPA (FEATURING JIMIN OF BTS, JVKE & MUNI LONG)
    • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR LOUIS LETERRIER*
    * Included on all formats including DVD
     
    FILMMAKERS 
    Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, with Helen Mirren, with Brie Larson, with Rita Moreno, and Jason Statham, and Jason Momoa, and Charlize Theron
    Music By: Brian Tayler
    Costume Designer:  Sanja Milkovic Hays
    Editors:  Dylan Highsmith, Kelly Matsumoto ACE
    Production Designer: Jan Roelfs
    Director of Photography: Stephen F. Windon ACS, ASC
    Executive Producers: Joe Caracciolo, Jr., David Cain, Amanda Lewis, Chris Morgan, Mark Bomback
    Based on Characters Created By: Gary Scott Thompson
    Produced By: Neal H. Moritz p.g.a., Vin Diesel p.g.a., Jeff Kirschenbaum p.g.a., Samantha Vincent p.g.a., Justin Lin
    Story By: Dan Mazeau & Justin Lin and Zach Dean
    Screenplay By: Dan Mazeau & Justin Lin
    Directed By: Louis Leterrier

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K UHD:
    Street Date: August 8, 2023
    Selection Number: 191329243121 (US) / 191329243138 (CDN)
    Layers: BD 100
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
    Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and some suggestive material. 
    Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
    Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature and Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 7.1 for Feature)
    Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
    Street Date: August 8, 2022
    Selection Number: 191329243091 (US) / 191329243107 (CDN)
    Layers: BD 50
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
    Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and some suggestive material. 
    Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
    Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature and Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Feature), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 7.1 for Feature)
    Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

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  • Criterion Unveils a Spook-Tacular October 4K and Blu-ray Slate

    Posted Mon Jul 17, 2023 at 07:55 PM PDT by
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    This October, The Criterion Collection is set to release Nikyatu Jusu's Nanny and Freaks / The Unknown / The Mystic: Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers on Blu-ray, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray upgrade of David Cronenberg's Videodrome, plus Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now as well as Alejandro Amenábar's The Others on both formats.

    You can usually count on Criterion to punch out one or two horror gems for the spooky season but in recent memory Criterion's October 2023 horror-drenched slate has to be one of their most aggressively committed to the genre. There's a lot coming in so let's dive right in.

    Arriving on October 3 on 4K UHD Blu-ray (and returning to Blu-ray) is Nicolas Roeg's classic Don't Look Now.

    Don't Look Now - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Don't Look Now - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie mesmerize as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, terrifying, and increasingly dangerous experiences. A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural, as renowned for its innovative editing and haunting cinematography as for its naturalistic eroticism and its unforgettable climax and denouement—one of the great endings in horror history.

    4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Anthony Richmond, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Conversation between editor Graeme Clifford and film writer and historian Bobbie O’Steen
    • “Don't Look Now”: Looking Back, a short documentary from 2002 featuring Clifford, Richmond, and director Nicolas Roeg
    • “Don't Look Now”: Death in Venice, a 2006 interview with composer Pino Donaggio
    • Program on the writing and making of the film, featuring interviews with Richmond, actors Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, and coscreenwriter Allan Scott
    • Program on Roeg’s style, featuring interviews with filmmakers Danny Boyle and Steven Soderbergh
    • Q&A with Roeg from 2003 at London’s Ciné Lumière
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic David Thompson

    Cover by Fred Davis

    Next on October 10, David Cronenberg's Videodrome starring James Woods and Deborah Harry will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray.

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

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

    When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new material for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called “Videodrome.” His attempts to unearth the program’s origins send him on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry, Videodrome is one of the most original and provocative works from writer-director David Cronenberg, and features groundbreaking makeup effects by Academy Award winner Rick Baker.

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

    • 4K digital restoration of the unrated version, approved by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Two audio commentaries, one featuring Cronenberg and director of photography Mark Irwin, the other actors James Woods and Deborah Harry
    • Camera (2000), a short film by Cronenberg
    • Forging the New Flesh, a short documentary by filmmaker Michael Lennick about the creation of Videodrome’s video and prosthetic makeup effects
    • Effects Men, an audio interview with special makeup effects creator Rick Baker and video effects supervisor Lennick
    • Bootleg Video: the complete footage of Samurai Dreams and seven minutes of transmissions from “Videodrome,” presented in their original, unedited form, with filmmaker commentary
    • Fear on Film, a roundtable discussion from 1982 with Cronenberg and filmmakers John Carpenter, John Landis, and Mick Garris
    • Original theatrical trailers and promotional featurette
    • Stills gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production photos and posters
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: Essays by writers Carrie Rickey, Tim Lucas, and Gary Indiana

      Cover by Eva Wah

    Freaks / The Unknown / The Mystic: Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers - a trio of freaky silent-era features will arrive on Blu-ray on October 17.

    Freaks / The Unknown / The Mystic:
    Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers - The Criterion Collection 

    Freaks / The Unknown / The Mystic: Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers - The Criterion Collection 

    The world is a carnival of criminality, corruption, and psychosexual strangeness in the twisted pre-Code shockers of Tod Browning. Early Hollywood’s edgiest auteur, Browning drew on his experiences as a circus performer to create subversive pulp entertainments set amid the world of traveling sideshows, which, with their air of the exotic and the disreputable, provided a pungent backdrop for his sordid tales of outcasts, cons, villains, and vagabonds. Bringing together two of his defining works (The Unknown and Freaks) and a long-unavailable rarity (The Mystic), this cabinet of pre-Code curiosities reveals a master of the morbid whose ability to unsettle is matched only by his daring compassion for society’s most downtrodden.

    Freaks (1932)
    The most transgressive film produced by a major American studio in the 1930s, Tod Browning’s crowning achievement has haunted the margins of cinema for nearly one hundred years. An unforgettable cast of real-life sideshow performers portray the entertainers in a traveling circus who, shunned by mainstream society, live according to their own code—one of radical acceptance for the fellow oppressed and, as the show’s beautiful but cruel trapeze artist learns, of terrifying retribution for those who cross them. Received with revulsion by viewers upon its initial release, Freaks effectively ended Browning’s career but can now be seen for what it is: an audacious cry for understanding and a singular experience of nightmarish, almost avant-garde power. 

    The Unknown (1927) 
    The most celebrated and exquisitely perverse of the many collaborations between Tod Browning and his legendary leading man Lon Chaney, The Unknown features a wrenchingly physical performance from “the Man of a Thousand Faces” as the armless Spanish knife thrower Alonzo (he flings daggers with his feet) whose dastardly infatuation with his beautiful assistant (Joan Crawford)—a woman, it just so happens, who cannot bear to be touched by the hands of any man—drives him to unspeakable extremes. Sadomasochistic obsession, deception, murder, disfigurement, and a spectacular Grand Guignol climax—Browning wrings every last frisson from the lurid premise.

    The Mystic (1925)
    A fantastically atmospheric but rarely seen missing link in the development of Tod Browning’s artistry, set amid his favored milieu of shadowy sideshows and clever criminals, The Mystic provides a striking showcase for silent-era diva Aileen Pringle, who sports a series of memorably outré looks (courtesy of art-deco designer Erté) as Zara, a phony psychic in a Hungarian carnival who, under the guidance of a Svengali-like con man (Conway Tearle), crashes—and proceeds to swindle—American high society. Browning’s fascination with the weird is on full display in the eerie séance sequences, while his subversive moral ambiguity extends surprising sympathy to even the most seemingly irredeemable of antiheroes.

    • New 2K digital restoration of Freaks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New 2K digital reconstruction and restoration of The Unknown by the George Eastman Museum, with a new score by composer Philip Carli
    • New 2K digital restoration of The Mystic, with a new score by composer Dean Hurley
    • Audio commentaries on Freaks and The Unknown and an introduction to The Mystic by film scholar David J. Skal
    • New interview with author Megan Abbott about director Tod Browning and pre-Code horror
    • Archival documentary on Freaks
    • Reading of “Spurs,” the short story by Tod Robbins on which Freaks is based
    • Prologue to Freaks, which was added to the film in 1947 
    • Program on the alternate endings to Freaks
    • Video gallery of portraits from Freaks
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme

    Hitting stores on October 24 on both Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray is the chilling 2001 film The Others starring Nicole Kidman.

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

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

    A remote manor; hushed, candlelit atmosphere; and shivery, supernatural menace. With his first English-language feature, Chilean Spanish writer-director-composer Alejandro Amenábar resurrected the classic gothic chiller to create a ghost story of uncommon emotional resonance. Nicole Kidman stars as a World War II–era mother whose imperiousness masks a terrifying pain, as she keeps her light-sensitive children enshrouded in darkness on her country estate. The arrival of three new servants punctures her insular world—and seems to disturb the balance between the living and the dead. With each stunning twist and turn, Amenábar immerses us more deeply in a realm haunted not only by spirits but also by guilt, trauma, and repression.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Alejandro Amenábar, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Audio commentary featuring Amenábar
    • New conversation between Amenábar and film critic Pau Gómez
    • New making-of program featuring Amenábar, actors Nicole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston, and producer Fernando Bovaira
    • Archival programs about the film’s production, costume design, soundtrack, and visual effects, featuring interviews and footage recorded on the set
    • Audition footage of actors Alakina Mann and James Bentley and photography from the “Book of the Dead”
    • Seven deleted scenes
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by scholar Philip Horne

      New cover by Greg Ruth

    And finally on October 31st, Nanny - the debut feature film from Nikyatu Jusu will join The Criterion Collection on Blu-ray.

    Nanny (2022) - The Criterion Collection 

    Nanny (2022) - The Criterion Collection 

    A spellbinding blend of social observation and artful shocks, the debut feature from Nikyatu Jusu plunges into the increasingly fractured consciousness of Aisha (Anna Diop), a Senegalese immigrant who takes a job as a nanny for a wealthy white family in New York City. Separated from her own son and casually exploited by her employers, Aisha finds herself consumed by unsettling visions and a growing rage—one that could either destroy or empower her. This visually captivating tour de force—the first horror movie to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival—distills complex ideas about motherhood, inequality, and cultural dislocation into a work of dreamlike dread.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital master, approved by director Nikyatu Jusu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed stereo soundtracks
    • New program featuring Jusu, actors Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan, and director of photography Rina Yang
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and English descriptive audio
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

      New cover by Jeremy Enecio

    Pre-order links will be updated as soon as they go live.


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

    Posted Wed Jul 12, 2023 at 12:32 PM PDT by
    expendables 4k - 4

    The first three films in The Expendables franchise will be getting a SteelBook repackaging on September 5 only at Best Buy.

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

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


    THE EXPENDABLES:

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

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

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


    THE EXPENDABLES 2:

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

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

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


    THE EXPENDABLES 3:

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

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


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  • William Wyler's Classic Roman Holiday Travels to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on August 15

    Posted Tue Jul 11, 2023 at 04:05 PM PDT by
    Roman Holiday William Wyler Audrey Hepburn Gregory Peck

    Paramount is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the classic romantic comedy Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Digital Combo Pack on August 15.

    Audrey Hepburn stars in the story of a modern-day princess who, rebelling against her royal obligations, explores Rome and falls in love with an American newspaperman played by Gregory Peck.

    William Wyler's Romantic Holiday premiered in U.S. theaters on August 27, 1953 and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Hepburn), and Best Writing for Dalton Trumbo - who was originally left off the film credits for "refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee" and has since been credited by the Academy and WGA for his work.

    Roman Holiday - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The film has been fully restored and remastered for this release and includes the following previously released supplements:

    • Filmmaker Focus: Leonard Maltin on Roman Holiday              
    • Behind the Gates: Costumes
    • Rome with a Princess
    • Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years 
    • Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist 
    • Paramount in the '50s: Remembering Audrey
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Four Photo Galleries:  Production, The Movie, Publicity, The Premiere   

    Pre-order your copy today!

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  • Tim Story's The Blackening Debuts on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 22

    Posted Tue Jul 11, 2023 at 01:10 PM PDT by
    The Blackening

    Lionsgate's "genre-bending meta-horror" The Blackening arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on August 22. The Digital version will be available on August 15.

    The Blackening follows a group of Black friends reunited for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a masked killer who forces them to play a twisted board game by his rules, which they soon realize ain’t no motherf****** game. The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: If the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

    The Blackening - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Blackening - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Blackening - Blu-ray 

    The Blackening 

    Both packages include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and several bonus features:

    4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Audio Commentary with Director Tim Story and Writers Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins
    • Do the Write Thing
    • They Can’t All Talk First
    • Shall We Play a Game?
    • Cabin in the Woods
    • “Who’s the Blackest?” Game Show
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • And more!

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


    On Digital and On Demand August 15 and 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate® 
     
    SANTA MONICA, CA (July 11, 2023) – The gerne-bending meta-horror, The Blackening, arrives on digital August 15 and 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (+Blu-ray™ & Digital), Blu-ray™ (+DVD & Digital), and DVD on August 22 from Lionsgate. The film features seven friends who reunite for a weekend getaway and find themselves at the hands of a demented killer who wants them to play a game for their survival. Directed by Tim Story (Ride AlongThink Like a Man, Barbershop) and screenplay and screen story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, TV’s “Harlem”) and Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and stars Grace Byers (TV’s “Empire”), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America), Melvin Gregg  (House Party), X Mayo (TV’s “American Auto”), Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Upshaws”), Antoinette Robertson (TV’s “Dear White People”), Sinqua Walls (TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump”), with Jay Pharoah (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Yvonne Orji (TV’s “Insecure”), The Blackening will be available for the suggested retail prices of $29.96 for DVD, $39.99 for Blu-ray Combo pack, and $42.99 for 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack.
     
    The Blackening follows a group of Black friends reunited for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a masked killer who forces them to play a twisted board game by his rules, which they soon realize ain’t no motherf****** game. The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: If the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?
     
    Lionsgate and MRC present, a Story Company / Tracy Yvonne / Artists First / CatchLight Studios production.
     
    4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Audio Commentary with Director Tim Story and Writers Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins
    • Do the Write Thing
    • They Can’t All Talk First
    • Shall We Play a Game?
    • Cabin in the Woods
    • “Who’s the Blackest?” Game Show
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • And more!
    CAST
    Grace Byers                           TV’s “Empire,” “Harlem”
    Jermaine Fowler                    Coming 2 AmericaJudas and the Black Messiah
    Melvin Gregg                         TV’s “Snowfall,” The United States vs. Billie Holiday
    X Mayo                                   TV’s “American Auto,” “Swarm”
    Dewayne Perkins                   TV’s “The Upshaws,” “Saved by the Bell”
    Antoinette Robertson            TV’s “Dear White People,” Block Party
    Sinqua Walls                          TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump,” Nanny
    with Jay Pharoah                   TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” Resort to LoveSpinning Gold
    and Yvonne Orji                     TV’s “Insecure,” Vacation Friends
     
    Official Site: https://www.theblackening.movie/
    Publicity Materials: https://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/theatrical/the-blackening
    Instagram: 
    @blackening
    Facebook: @blackening
    Twitter: @blackening
    Hashtag: #TheBlackening

    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Copyright: The Blackening © 2022 MRC II Distribution Company L.P. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Year of Production: 2022
    Type: New Release
    Rating: R for pervasive language, violence and drug use
    Genre: Comedy, Horror
    Run Time: 96 Minutes
    4K Ultra HD Format: 2160p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
    4K Ultra HD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
    Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
    Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
    DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
    DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: Spanish Subtitles, English SDH

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  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Rolls Out on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 10

    Posted Mon Jul 10, 2023 at 11:07 AM PDT by
    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Optimus Primal

    Paramount's live-action robots in disguise are back in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts arriving on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 10. Best Buy will also have an exclusive 4K SteelBook. Digital is available on July 11.

    Check out our film review for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts here.

    OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS take on their biggest challenge yet! When a new threat capable of destroying the entire planet emerges, they must team up with a powerful faction known as the MAXIMALS. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, Noah (Anthony Ramos) and Elena (Dominique Fishback) will do whatever it takes to help the TRANSFORMERS as they engage in the ultimate battle to save Earth.

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - Blu-ray 

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts 

    Specs have yet to be detailed, but the press release states that those who purchase the digital film will receive over an hour's worth of supplements, which presumably are included with the physical packages.

    • Human Affairs— In a world of robots, machines, and aliens, we explore the humans who help save the world.
    • Life in the 90s— The filmmakers discuss how the music, set design, fashion, and cultural references transport viewers to New York in the 90s.
    • Heroes— Get an inside look at the inspiration and thought process behind designing the AUTOBOTS and the MAXIMALS.
    • Villains—Watch as the filmmakers bring the TERRORCONS and PREDACONS to life.
    • The Chase— Meet MIRAGE, a new AUTOBOT that converts into a 1993 Porsche, and experience the adrenaline-filled car chase through New York City.
    • The Battle of Ellis Island— Join the cast and crew as they go behind-the-scenes of the epic battle sequence between the AUTOBOTS and the TERRORCONS at the museum.
    • Into the Jungle— The TRANSFORMERS franchise has been filmed all over the globe. This time, join the cast and crew as they explore the new and exotic location of Peru.
    • The Switchback Attack— Witness the wild, intense driving sequences filmed on location in Peru where the AUTOBOTS fight the TERRORCONS through a town square and into the mountains 15,000 feet up.
    • The Final Conflict— Get a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s epic climax. Watch as the AUTOBOTS, MAXIMALS, Noah, and Elena attempt to save the world.
    • Extended/Deleted Scenes—Includes an alternate opening and ending to the film!

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy SteelBook) 

    Transformers: Rise of the Beasts - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook) 

    Pre-order yours today and is the full press release:


    TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS
    comes to Digital on July 11th and 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on October 10th
    Get ready to roll out when the adrenaline-fueled adventure TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS becomes available to buy or rent on Digital from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Fans can watch all the action at home starting July 11, 2023.

    Fans who purchase the film on Digital can immerse themselves in the world of TRANSFORMERS with over an hour of thrilling bonus content.  Take a deeper look at the AUTOBOTS, MAXIMALS, and TERRORCONS, as well as the humans at the center of the film. See how filmmakers recreated 90s New York City through incredible set design, music, and fashion. Go behind-the-scenes of the eye-popping action, from the edge-of-your seat car chase on the streets of New York City to the mesmerizing battle on the mountains of Machu Picchu, Peru.  Plus, check out deleted and extended scenes not seen in theatres.  Bonus content is detailed below:
     
    • Human Affairs— In a world of robots, machines, and aliens, we explore the humans who help save the world.
    • Life in the 90s— The filmmakers discuss how the music, set design, fashion, and cultural references transport viewers to New York in the 90s.
    • Heroes— Get an inside look at the inspiration and thought process behind designing the AUTOBOTS and the MAXIMALS.
    • Villains—Watch as the filmmakers bring the TERRORCONS and PREDACONS to life.
    • The Chase— Meet MIRAGE, a new AUTOBOT that converts into a 1993 Porsche, and experience the adrenaline-filled car chase through New York City.
    • The Battle of Ellis Island— Join the cast and crew as they go behind-the-scenes of the epic battle sequence between the AUTOBOTS and the TERRORCONS at the museum.
    • Into the Jungle— The TRANSFORMERS franchise has been filmed all over the globe. This time, join the cast and crew as they explore the new and exotic location of Peru.
    • The Switchback Attack— Witness the wild, intense driving sequences filmed on location in Peru where the AUTOBOTS fight the TERRORCONS through a town square and into the mountains 15,000 feet up.
    • The Final Conflict— Get a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s epic climax. Watch as the AUTOBOTS, MAXIMALS, Noah, and Elena attempt to save the world.
    • Extended/Deleted Scenes—Includes an alternate opening and ending to the film!

    Synopsis
    OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS take on their biggest challenge yet!  When a new threat capable of destroying the entire planet emerges, they must team up with a powerful faction known as the MAXIMALS. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, Noah (Anthony Ramos) and Elena (Dominique Fishback) will do whatever it takes to help the TRANSFORMERS as they engage in the ultimate battle to save Earth.

    TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS will arrive on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 10th.

    TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language.

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  • Rian Johnson's Smash Hit Poker Face: Season 1 Arrives on Blu-ray on September 12

    Posted Mon Jun 26, 2023 at 10:08 AM PDT by
    Poker Face Rian Johnson Natasha Lyonne

    Peacock's hit mystery series from Rian Johnson with a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and starring Natasha Lyonne is headed for a Blu-ray-on-demand release on September 12.

    The star-studded mystery, directed by Rian Johnson (Knives Out), follows four-time Emmy® Nominee Natasha Lyonne’s "Charlie," who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.

    POKER FACE: SEASON ONE features amazing guest performances from Academy Award® nominee Hong Chau (The Whale), Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”), Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), four-time Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Judith Light (“Transparent”), Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry), three-time Academy Award® nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior), three-time Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Create Together), two-time Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Ron Perlman (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Blake Nelson (Old Henry), and Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) and more.

    Poker Face: Season 1 - Blu-ray 

    Poker Face: Season 1 

    The 3-Disc Blu-ray set will include DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks and there doesn't appear to be any supplements. Here is the full press release:


    Certified Fresh with a 99% Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score!
     
    Street Date:               September 12, 2023

    Description:               POKER FACE: SEASON ONE arrives on DVD & Blu-ray September 12 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The star-studded mystery, directed by Rian Johnson (Knives Out), follows four-time Emmy® Nominee Natasha Lyonne’s "Charlie," who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.
     
    POKER FACE: SEASON ONE features amazing guest performances from Academy Award® nominee Hong Chau (The Whale), Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”), Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), four-time Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Judith Light (“Transparent”), Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry), three-time Academy Award® nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior), three-time Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Create Together), two-time Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Ron Perlman (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Blake Nelson (Old Henry), and Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) and more.
     
    These three-disc sets include all ten episodes of season one.
     
    POKER FACE: SEASON ONE will also be available on Blu-ray manufactured on demand.
     
    DVD Specifications:
                                        Widescreen Format
                                        English 5.1 Dolby Digital
                                        English Audio Description    
                                        English SDH Subtitles
     
    Blu-ray Specifications:        
                                        1080p High Definition                                   
                                        English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio  
                                        English Audio Description    
                                        English SDH Subtitles
     
    U.S. Rating:               Not Rated
     
    Canadian Rating:     14A - Violence, Coarse Language
     
    Run Time:                 9 hrs 8 mins approx.

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  • Disc News Round-up: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Enter the Dragon, Star Trek: Picard, and More!

    Posted Thu Jun 22, 2023 at 03:40 PM PDT by
    Jean-Luc Picard Patrick Stewart

    In case you have missed some of our recent disc announcements and additions to our release calendar, here are some of the highlights of the week.

    Up first, Disney and Marvel Studios are preparing to release James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 1. In the meantime while we wait for those to hit stores, you can read our theatrical review here, and check out the trailer below:

    Warner Brothers has announced a 50th anniversary edition of Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee on 4K UHD Blu-ray hitting stores on August 8. Likewise, Sony has also unveiled a 25th anniversary edition of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer for 4K UHD as well. That one will be available on September 28. Sorry Hookman, but you are no match for a dragon.

    Enter the Dragon 4K            I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 4K

    Paramount is getting ready to send a farewell to Star Trek: Picard - The Final Season on Blu-ray on September 5. The last season will also be available in a SteelBook as well as a collection of all three seasons will arrive on Blu-ray on the same day. Not only that though, it looks like ultimate fans of Jean-Luc Picard may want to hold off until October for Star Trek: Picard - The Legacy Collection - a limited, numbered set that will include Star Trek: The Next Generation's Complete Series, the four TNG films, and Star Trek: Picard Complete Series, PLUS loads of swag!  Check out this spread:

    Star Trek: Picard - The Legacy Collection

    And finally for our cult film enthusiasts, it's worth noting that a bunch of titles have been added to our release calendar. Mondo Macabro will be issuing standard Blu-ray releases for four titles - The Fear, Unquite Death / The Broken Mirror, Ravishing Dany / The Girl Can't Stop, and The Night of the Executioner on August 8. Severin is also set to release two films by Jess Franco - The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle a.k.a. Emmanuelle Exposed and The Sexual Story of O, as well as Juan Piquer Simón's Journey to the Center of the Earth a.k.a. Where Time Began all on Blu-ray on August 29.

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  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Sinks a Hook into 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 26

    Posted Thu Jun 22, 2023 at 10:40 AM PDT by
    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Sony Danny Cannon

    Has it really been 25 years since the vengeful hit-and-run victim continued their killing spree? Apparently it has, and to celebrate Sony is bringing I Still Know What You Did Last Summer to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and an all-new director's commentary featuring Danny Cannon on September 26.

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Brandy, and Mekhi Phifer star in the screamer sequel to the blood-chilling box office hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Remember Ben Willis? He's the fisherman who killed the boy who was driving the car when it went off the road in the fatal accident that killed his daughter Sara... he's the man in the slicker with a hook in his hand ready to exact bloody justice... well, he's back. It's hard to forget a man who refuses to die.

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Combo Pack will include a new transfer in Dolby Vision approved by director Danny Cannon, an all-new Dolby Atmos, and a newly recorded director's commentary as well as the previously released features.

    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS 
    4K ULTRA HD DISC

    • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director Danny Cannon
    • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1
    • Special Features:
      • NEW: Commentary with Director Danny Cannon
      • He Still Knows What You Did: An Interview with Muse Watson

    BLU-RAY DISC

    • Feature presented in high definition
    • 5.1 audio
    • Special Features:
      • Making-of Featurette
      • Music Video: “How Do I Deal” Performed by Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Theatrical Trailer

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer will be available on 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 26. Check out the full press release:


    Sony

    THE THRILLING SEQUEL DEBUTS ON 4K ULTRA HD™ IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 26TH WITH AN ALL-NEW DIRECTOR COMMENTARY

    SYNOPSIS 

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Brandy, and Mekhi Phifer star in the screamer sequel to the blood-chilling box office hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Remember Ben Willis? He's the fisherman who killed the boy who was driving the car when it went off the road in the fatal accident that killed his daughter Sara... he's the man in the slicker with a hook in his hand ready to exact bloody justice... well, he's back. It's hard to forget a man who refuses to die.

    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS 

    4K ULTRA HD DISC 

    Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director Danny Cannon

    All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1

    Special Features: 

    o NEW: Commentary with Director Danny Cannon

    o He Still Knows What You Did: An Interview with Muse Watson

    BLU-RAY DISC 

    Feature presented in high definition

    5.1 audio

    Special Features: 

    o Making-of Featurette

    o Music Video: “How Do I Deal” Performed by Jennifer Love Hewitt

    o Theatrical Trailer

     

    CAST AND CREW

    Directed By: Danny Cannon

    Produced by: Neal H. Moritz, Erik Feig, Stokely Chaffin, William S. Beasley

    Written By: Trey Callaway

    Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Brandy, Mekhi Phifer, Muse Watson, Bill Cobbs, Matthew Settle

    SPECS

    Run Time: Approx. 100 Mins.

    Rating: R for intense terror violence and gore, strong language and some drug use

    4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.39:1

    4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA

    Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 • Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color • Some of the information in the above listing may not apply to Special Features.

    DVD: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color • Some of the information in the above listing may not apply to Special Features.

      

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

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    Facebook: facebook.com/SonyPicturesHomeEntertainment 

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sonypictures 

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 1

    Posted Thu Jun 22, 2023 at 09:37 AM PDT by
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Marvel Disney James Gunn

    James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy comes to an epic finale on home video when it arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 1. The film arrives at digital retailers on July 7.

    Read our review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 here.

    In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, our beloved band of misfits is looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still reeling from a terrible loss, must rally his team and embark on a dicey, action-packed mission to defend the universe and protect Rocket. Meanwhile, a new, unpredictable force threatens to bring the Guardians down for good. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is written and directed by James Gunn.

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - Blu-ray

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack while the Blu-ray will have a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack.

    Here are the bonus features:

    Featurettes:

    • The Imperfect, Perfect Family - View the evolution of the Guardians through the cast and crew’s passion for each other and the entire franchise. Join this tight knit “found family” as they leave behind a legacy and recount their best memories wrapping up this epic trilogy’s final film.

    • Creating Rocket Raccoon - Director James Gunn talks about bringing Rocket to life and how personal the character is to him. Uncover BTS footage, the research and development of the visual effects process, and the inspiration for Rocket through conversations with cast and crew.

    Deleted Scenes:

    • A Bit Much - Adam Warlock explains to Ayesha what he plans to do with the Guardians.

    • A Lending Hand - Peter lends a hand to an injured humanimal on Counter-Earth and shows he means no harm.

    • Drax's Analogies and Metaphors - Drax gives Peter some interesting life analogies and metaphors.

    • The Perfect Society - The High Evolutionary reveals his mission to perfect the universe.

    • The Search for 89P13 - Behemoth brings not-so-good news to The High Evolutionary.

    • Annoyed Peter - Peter gets annoyed while altering the shield.

    • A Burning Escape - Peter runs back to grab his music player before escaping a blazing inferno on the Arête.

    • Knowhere After the Battle - The High Evolutionary is brought back to Knowhere and locked up while Kraglin recruits Adam Warlock.

    Audio Commentary - Watch the film with audio commentary by director James Gunn.

    Gag Reel - Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


    Pre-orders aren't available quite yet for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, nor have we seen any retailer-exclusives pop up yet, but they should be coming shortly. Here is the full press release:


    “A BRILLIANT END TO A BRILLIANT TRILOGY”

    – Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy

     

     

    Get ready for one last ride with the galaxy’s most beloved band of unlikely heroes! Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
    is available to buy only at Digital retailers on July 7 and arrives
    on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 1.

     

    BURBANK, CA (June 22, 2023)  The galaxy's favorite band of misfits are back for one final adventure, and it may be their most dangerous yet. James Gunn’s epic conclusion to the Guardians trilogy is “full of heart, humor, and action” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) and “an absolute must-see” (Molly Freeman, Screen Rant). Raising the stakes to new levels, the team must protect one of their own from a mysterious new villain in a thrilling adventure full of the spectacle, humor and heart that fans have come to expect. And of course, an awesome soundtrack! Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 arrives at Digital retailers on July 7 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 1. Fans can add the film to their collection and access exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a gag reel and audio commentary by James Gunn.

     

    Film Synopsis

    In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, our beloved band of misfits is looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still reeling from a terrible loss, must rally his team and embark on a dicey, action-packed mission to defend the universe and protect Rocket. Meanwhile, a new, unpredictable force threatens to bring the Guardians down for good. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is written and directed by James Gunn.

     

    Bonus Features*

    FEATURETTES

    • The Imperfect, Perfect Family - View the evolution of the Guardians through the cast and crew’s passion for each other and the entire franchise. Join this tight knit “found family” as they leave behind a legacy and recount their best memories wrapping up this epic trilogy’s final film.
    • Creating Rocket Raccoon – Director James Gunn talks about bringing Rocket to life and how personal the character is to him. Uncover BTS footage, the research and development of the visual effects process, and the inspiration for Rocket through conversations with cast and crew.

     

    DELETED SCENES

    • A Bit Much Adam Warlock explains to Ayesha what he plans to do with the Guardians.
    • A Lending Hand  Peter lends a hand to an injured humanimal on Counter-Earth and shows he means no harm.
    • Drax's Analogies and Metaphors - Drax gives Peter some interesting life analogies and metaphors.

    • The Perfect Society – The High Evolutionary reveals his mission to perfect the universe.
    • The Search for 89P13 – Behemoth brings not-so-good news to The High Evolutionary.

    • Annoyed Peter – Peter gets annoyed while altering the shield.
    • A Burning Escape – Peter runs back to grab his music player before escaping a blazing inferno on the Arête.
    • Knowhere After the Battle – The High Evolutionary is brought back to Knowhere and locked up while Kraglin recruits Adam Warlock.

     

    GAG REEL

    • Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

     

    DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY

    • Watch the film with audio commentary by director James Gunn.

     

    *Bonus features vary by product and retailer

     

    Cast

    Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/ Star-Lord

    Zoë Saldaña as Gamora

    Dave Bautista as Drax

    Karen Gillan as Nebula

    Pom Klementieff as Mantis

    Vin Diesel as Groot

    Bradley Cooper as Rocket

    Sean Gunn as Kraglin

    Chukwudi Iwuji as The High Evolutionary

    Will Poulter as Adam Warlock

    Maria Bakalova as Cosmo

    Linda Cardellini as Lylla

    Nathan Fillion as Master Karja

    Sylvester Stallone as Stakar Ogord

     

    Directed by

    James Gunn

     

    Produced by

    Kevin Feige, p.g.a.

     

    Executive Producers

    Louis D’Esposito

    Victoria Alonso

    Nikolas Korda

    Sara Smith

    Simon Hatt

     

    Screenplay by

    James Gunn

     

    Product Specifications

    U.S. and Canada Street Date

    Digital: July 7, 2023

    Physical: August 1, 2023

     

    Product SKUs

    Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD  

    Physical: Cinematic Universe Edition (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD

     

    Feature Run Time

    Approx. 149 minutes 

                                   

    Rating

    U.S.: Rated PG-13

    Canada: Rated PG

          

    Aspect Ratio

    Digital: Dynamic (1.85:1 and 2.35:1)

    Physical: Dynamic (1.85:1 and 2.35:1)

     

    U.S. Audio

    4K: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

    Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

    DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio Language Tracks

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

     

    Canada Audio

    4K: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

    Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

    DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio Language Tracks

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

     

    U.S. Subtitles

    4K: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

    DVD: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

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

     

    Canada Subtitles

    4K: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

    DVD: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

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

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  • Sam Peckinpah's Cross of Iron Unleashed for Blu-ray and 4K UHD SteelBook on 7/31 from Studiocanal

    Posted Wed Jun 14, 2023 at 10:30 AM PDT by
    Cross of Iron - Blu-ray / 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Studiocanal,  James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, Sam Peckinpah

    Sam Peckinpah's 1977 World War II classic Cross of Iron starring James Coburn, James Mason, and David Warner has received a new 4K restoration with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook, Blu-ray, and DVD available on July 31.

    Based on the novel by Willi Heinrich, Sam Peckinpah’s (THE WILD BUNCH) only war film is an intense and uncompromising affair that brilliantly reflects both the futility of conflict and the director’s fascination with individuals confronted by events beyond their control.

    A World War II tale told from the German perspective, CROSS OF IRON follows a platoon of German soldiers in Russia when the German Wehrmacht forces had been decimated and the Germans were retreating along the Russian front. Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) is a German corporal and recipient of the Iron Cross who has grown disenchanted with Hitler’s war machine. When Captain Stransky (Maximilian Schell) assumes charge, the pair are thrown into immediate conflict, the autocratic but ultimately cowardly Stransky coveting the loyalty and honour Steiner commands.

    Evocatively shot by John Coquillon (BILLY THE KID) in sombre tones, the superlative lead performances are matched by David Warner and James Mason as war-weary senior officers. Viewed as one of Peckinpah’s most powerful works, it’s an unflinching vision of the Second World War.

    Cross of Iron has been described by Orson Welles as "one of the greatest anti-war films ever made" and co-stars Maximilian Schell and Senta Berger. Studiocanal has given the 1977 classic based on the book by Will Heinrich a new 4K restoration and will also be available on DVD and digital on the same date.

    Cross of Iron (Studiocanal) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [SteelBook]

    Cross of Iron (Studiocanal) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [SteelBook] 

    Cross of Iron (Studiocanal)

    Cross of Iron (Studiocanal) 

    4K UHD Steelbook, Blu-Ray & DVD Extras

    • Audio Commentary by filmmaker and film historian Mike Siegel
    • NEW Promoting STEINER (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • NEW STEINER on the set (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • NEW Filming STEINER (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • NEW Filming STEINER pt 2 (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • NEW STEINER in colour (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • On Location: Sam Peckinpah (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • On Location: James Coburn (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • On Location: Maximilian Schell (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • On Location: James Mason (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • On Location: David Warner (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • Passion and Poetry: Sam Peckinpah's War (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • Kruger Kisses Kern (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • Vadim & Sam: Father & Son (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • Cutting Room Floor (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • Steiner in Japan: Ads filmed in 1977 (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • Mike's Home Movies: Steiner & Kiesel Meet Again (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • US/UK Trailer (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • German Trailer (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)
    • US TV Spot (Steelbook & Blu-Ray only)

     

    133 mins approx (UHD / Blu-Ray) / 128 mins approx (DVD)

    English Language/ Cert: 18 / Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired

    Now up for pre-order - no word on audio or HDR grade (if any) yet but we've made inquiries and we'll update as soon as we know more.

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  • The Deep House Surfaces With Three 4K Ultra HD Mediabooks From Turbine June 23rd!

    Posted Tue Jun 13, 2023 at 08:18 AM PDT by
    The Deep House - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook Turbine Medien German Import

    From Inside and Leatherface director's Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury comes the spooky underwater terror feature The Deep House. If you already have trouble with claustraphobia, dark creepy corners, or slimy things underwater, this movie isn't going to do you any favors. Now you can enjoy the terror on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio! 

    The Deep House - 4K UHD Mediabook
    Cover A
    999 Units

    The Deep House - 4K UHD Mediabook
    Cover B
    666 Units

    The Deep House - 4K UHD Mediabook
    Cover C
    333 Units 

    Here's what you're getting in the two-disc Mediabook set:

    Nobody can hear you scream underwater!

    Tina and Ben, urban explorers from New York, explore abandoned places and buildings on their European trip. A special highlight: In the 1980s, a village in south-west France was sacrificed to the floods to prevent the region from being constantly flooded. At the bottom of the resulting lake there is said to be a villa that has been perfectly preserved ever since. What the two divers first consider a unique find turns into a nightmare. They realize the house has a cruel secret. Trapped and with dangerously low oxygen reserves, Tina and Ben ask themselves the frightening question: are we really alone in the house?

    Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, the directors of INSIDE and LEATHERFACE, invite you to dive into horror. THE DEEP HOUSE haunts with a haunted, otherworldly atmosphere and an exciting new haunted house twist. (Bloody Disgusting)

    Film Info:
    Title: The Deep House
    Production country: France, Belgium 2021
    Director:  Alexandre Bustillo , Julien Maury
    Cast: Camille Rowe , James Jagger , Eric Savin

    Technical specifications:
    Language / sound: German Dolby Atmos, German DTS 5.1, German DTS 2.0, English Dolby Atmos, English DTS 5.1, English DTS 2.0
    Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (2160p25 Ultra HD with HDR10 and Dolby Vision), 2.39:1 (1080p25 Full HD)
    Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English SDH
    Running time: 82 minutes

    Bonus Material:

    • The Making of THE DEEP HOUSE: Underwater and behind-the-scenes documentary with writers/directors Julien Maury and Alexandra Bustillo, actors Camille Rowe and James Jagger, cinematographer Jacques Ballard, and stunt divers Justine Charbonnier and Thibault Rauby*
    • Removed Scenes*
    • International, German and US trailer

    * with optional German/English subtitles

    Number of discs: 2
    Genre: Horror 

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  • Sho'nuff, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon is Coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in a LE SteelBook on September 19

    Posted Fri Jun 9, 2023 at 09:14 AM PDT by
    Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon Michael Schultz Sony

    The 1985 martial arts comedy from executive producer Berry Gordy and starring Taimak, Julius J. Carry III, Chris Murney, Leo O’Brien, Faith Prince, Glen Eaton and Vanity arrives in a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook on September 19 from Sony.

    Martial arts student Leroy Green (Taimak) is on a quest to obtain the elusive all-powerful force known as “The Glow.” Along the way, he must battle the evil, self-proclaimed “Shogun of Harlem” – a kung fu warrior also known as Sho’nuff (Julius J. Carry III) – and rescue a beautiful singer (Prince protégée Vanity) from an obsessed record promoter. Combining pulsating music, cutting-edge dancing and the best in non-stop action, BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON is kickin’ good fun featuring an amazing Motown soundtrack, including music by Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Vanity and DeBarge performing their smash hit “Rhythm of the Night.”

    Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [SteelBook]

    Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [SteelBook] 

    The 4K release comes in a limited edition SteelBook with a new transfer in Dolby Vision supervised by Director Michael Schultz and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS 

    4K ULTRA HD DISC

    • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director Michael Schultz
    • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + 2-channel surround
    • Special Feature:
      • NEW: Fan Commentary with Comedian Amber Ruffin and Author Lacey Lamar

    BLU-RAY DISC

    • Feature presented in high definition
    • 5.1 audio
    • Special Features:
      • Commentary with Director Michael Schultz
      • Return of the Dragon Featurette
      • Theatrical Trailer

    Check out the full press release:


    THE MUSIC-FILLED MARTIAL ARTS FAVORITE DEBUTS ON 
    4K ULTRA HD™ WITH AN ALL-NEW COMMENTARY
    AVAILABLE AS A LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK
    SEPTEMBER 19TH
    SYNOPSIS
    Martial arts student Leroy Green (Taimak) is on a quest to obtain the elusive all-powerful force known as “The Glow.” Along the way, he must battle the evil, self-proclaimed “Shogun of Harlem” – a kung fu warrior also known as Sho’nuff (Julius J. Carry III) – and rescue a beautiful singer (Prince protégée Vanity) from an obsessed record promoter. Combining pulsating music, cutting-edge dancing and the best in non-stop action, BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON is kickin’ good fun featuring an amazing Motown soundtrack, including music by Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Vanity and DeBarge performing their smash hit “Rhythm of the Night.”

    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS 
    4K ULTRA HD DISC
    • Feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director Michael Schultz
    • All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + 2-channel surround
    • Special Feature:
      • NEW: Fan Commentary with Comedian Amber Ruffin and Author Lacey Lamar
    BLU-RAY DISC
    • Feature presented in high definition
    • 5.1 audio
    • Special Features:
      • Commentary with Director Michael Schultz
      • Return of the Dragon Featurette
      • Theatrical Trailer
     
    CAST AND CREW
    Directed By: Michael Schultz
    Produced by: Rupert Hitzig
    Written By: Louis Venosta
    Executive Producer: Berry Gordy
    Cast: Taimak, Julius J. Carry III, Chris Murney, Leo O’Brien, Faith Prince, Glen Eaton and Vanity
    SPECS
    Run Time: Approx. 108 minutes
    Rating: PG-13
    4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
    4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD MA

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  • R-Rated Justice League: Warworld Saves 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on July 25th

    Posted Wed Jun 7, 2023 at 02:38 PM PDT by
    Justice League: Warworld - Batman Superman Wonder Woman Warner Brothers Animation

    The next DC animated feature starring the voices of Jensen Ackles, Darren Criss, and Stana Katic (as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman respectively) will arrive on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on July 25th. The film is also rated R for blood and violence.

    Until now, DC’s Justice League has been a loose association of super-powered individuals. But when they are swept away to Warworld, a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the others must somehow unite to form an unbeatable resistance able to lead an entire planet to freedom.

    Justice League: Warworld - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Justice League: Warworld - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Specs haven't been detailed yet, but supplements include:

    •  Illusions on Warworld (New Featurette) – Go behind the scenes and inside the process of designing and creating three distinct genres for the Justice League to inhabit on Warworld.
    • The Heroic, the Horrible and the Hideous (New Featurette)Dive deep into the origins and histories of the key players on Warworld and learn how the filmmakers brought them to life.

    SRP for the Blu-ray + Digital is $24.99 U.S. and the 4K UHD Blu-ray Combo Pack is $29.99 U.S. In Canada, however, these releases do not include digital copies apparently. Here is the full press release:


     

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: WARWORLD

    BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN & SUPERMAN MUST BATTLE

    BOTH THE BRUTAL AND THE UNKNOWN IN MYSTERIOUS LANDS 

    IN THE LATEST DC UNIVERSE MOVIE.

    PURCHASE DIGITALLY AND 4K ULTRA HDTM & BLU-RAYTM DISC ON JULY 25

    #JLWarworld

    Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPDLodUE9gg

    BURBANK, CA (June 7, 2023) – DC’s Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman find themselves in mysterious lands and precarious circumstances with no memory of how they arrived there and only vague recollections of their true selves in Justice League: Warworld, available to purchase Digitally and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on July 25, 2023. The all-new, feature-length film brings together DC’s “Trinity” for the first time during the Butch Lukic-helmed DC Universe Movies arc. 

    Reprising their roles as DC’s key trio of Super Heroes are Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys, The Winchesters) as Batman and Officer Wayne, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Glee) as Superman and Agent Kent, and Stana Katic (Castle, Absentia) as Wonder Woman and Diana Prince.

    Also featured in the voice cast are Ike Amadi (Mortal Kombat: Onslaught) as Martian Manhunter/J’onn J’onzz, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite) as Jonah Hex, Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol, American Horror Story) as Old Man, Roger R. Cross (Coroner, Dark Matter, 24) as Machiste, Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chicago Fire) as Bat Lash, John DiMaggio (Futurama, The Super Mario Bros. Movie) as Lobo, Robin Atkin Downes (Batman: The Long Halloween, The Strain) as Mongul, Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Billions) as Agent Faraday, Rachel Kimsey (Justice League Action, The Young and the Restless) as Mariah Romanova, Damian O’Hare (Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2) as Deimos, and Teddy Sears (The Flash, Chicago Fire) as Warlord. Additional voices include Trevor Devall (F is for Family, Guardians of the Galaxy), David Lodge (Naruto: Shippuden) and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, DC Super Hero Girls).

    Jeff Wamester (Legion of Super-Heroes) directs Justice League: Warworld from a script by a trio of screenwriters – Jeremy Adams (Supernatural), Ernie Altbacker (Justice League Dark: Apocalypse War) and Josie Campbell (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power). Producers are Jim Krieg (The Death and Return of Superman) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham). Executive Producer is Michael Uslan. Butch Lukic (Batman: The Long Halloween) and Sam Register is Executive Producer.

    Justice League: Warworld will be available on July 25 to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray Discs will be available to purchase online and in-store at major retailers. Pre-order your copy now.

     

    SYNOPSIS:

    Until now, DC’s Justice League has been a loose association of super-powered individuals. But when they are swept away to Warworld, a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the others must somehow unite to form an unbeatable resistance able to lead an entire planet to freedom.

    SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

    Illusions on Warworld (New Featurette) – Go behind the scenes and inside the process of designing and creating three distinct genres for the Justice League to inhabit on Warworld.

    The Heroic, the Horrible and the Hideous (New Featurette)Dive deep into the origins and histories of the key players on Warworld and learn how the filmmakers brought them to life.

     

    Pricing and film information:

    PRODUCT                                                                             SRP

    Digital purchase                                                                      $19.99

    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital Version*             $29.99 USA

    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack                                         $34.99 Canada

    Blu-ray + Digital Version*                                                      $24.99 USA    

    Blu-ray                                                                                   $29.99 Canada

     

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

    Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

    Running Time: 90 minutes

    Rated R for bloody violence

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  • Ari Aster's Twisted Beau Is Afraid Starring Joaquin Phoenix Hits Blu-ray on July 11

    Posted Tue Jun 6, 2023 at 02:46 PM PDT by
    Beau is Afraid Lionsgate Poster Joaquin Phoenix Ari Aster

    Ari Aster's latest film starring Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix, Emmy winner Nathan Lane, and Emmy nominee Patti LuPone will debut on Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 11.

    Read our review of Beau is Afraid HERE.

    A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer/director Ari Aster.

    Beau Is Afraid - Blu-ray

    Beau Is Afraid 

    No 4K planned at the moment, but it's a safe bet that A24 Shop will probably have one of their deluxe book sets coming down the pipe sometime soon. For now, the Blu-ray combo pack will include a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and Finally Home: Making Beau Is Afraid.

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


    Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital / DVD Street Date: 7/11/23
    Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital SRP: $39.99
    DVD SRP: $29.96

     
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
    Ari Aster’s third film collaboration with A24, Beau Is Afraid arrives on Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital and DVD July 11 from A24 and Lionsgate. Writer and director Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) creates another unsettling story, starring Academy Award® winner Joaquin Phoenix (2020, Best Actor, Joker), Primetime Emmy® winner Nathan Lane (2022, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, “Only Murders in the Building”), and Primetime Emmy® nominee Patti LuPone (1998, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Frasier”). Beau Is Afraid will be available for the suggested retail prices of $39.99 for Blu-ray + DVD + Digital, and $29.96 for DVD.
     
    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
    A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer/director Ari Aster.
     
    BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURE:
    Finally Home: Making Beau Is Afraid
     
    CAST
    Joaquin Phoenix                       Her, Joker, Gladiator, The Master
    Nathan Lane                             The Producers, Mousehunt, TV’s “Only Murders in the Building”
    Patti LuPone                             Driving Miss Daisy, TV’s “Penny Dreadful,” “American Horror Story”
    Parker Posey                            Superman Returns, Dazed and Confused, Scream 3
    Amy Ryan                                 Gone Baby Gone, Birdman, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
     
    Trailer:
    https://youtu.be/PuiWDn976Ek
     
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2023
    Title Copyright: Beau Is Afraid © 2023 Mommy Knows Best LLC, UAAP LLC and IPR.VC Fund II KY. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: New Release
    Rating: R
    Genre: Thriller, Action/Adventure, Comedy
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
    Run Time: 179 Minutes
    Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (1.85) Presentation
    Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™, English Descriptive Audio
    DVD Format: 16x9 (1.85) Presentation
    DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

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