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The Calm Before The Storm, It's HDD's 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide, Mar 3, 2024

For people like me, I look forward to 4K releases, and I tell ya, this week is a great week to prepare ourselves for what next week is going to bring! It's sort of a calm before the storm. Keep both hands on the wheel as we get through this week and into next.

Welcome to Volume 4 Episode 40 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of March 3rd - March 9th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

 Walmart Monday has Brawl in Cell Block 99, Children of the Corn (2020),  Mayhem and Prisoners of the Ghostland available as 4K Walmart Exclusive SteelBooks.

   

 

 Just TWO releases this week in this category on Tuesday. First, from Universal and another upgrade to a recently released blu-ray, action/thriller The 355.

 

 

 And second, from Paramount and a straight-up double-dip of sorts, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, but as a standard edition (rather than from the 'Paramount Presents' line.) Relatively sure these are the exact same discs as the previous release, check out the review to see if it's right for you.

Next week could be walletmageddon, walletpocalypse, bank breaker, credit card maxxer, need a new line of credit, insert witty financial pun here, all of the above! Those James Cameron titles we have been eagerly awaiting for for YEARS, the next Aquaman, The Color Purple remake, Wish, a bunch of Shout Factory titles, and more!

 

Blu-ray releases-

 Blu-ray counterparts of the above 4K releases? Look to the past, we already have them.

 The volume of blu-rays this week is also lower than normal. Not gloom and doom, there are plenty of preorders still on the books, this week is just slow like the 4K category.

 Walmart Monday brings exclusive SteelBooks, this week look for Kickboxer, Little Monsters, Shivers and V/H/S/Triple Feature.

 

  Anime highlight this week includes just RWBY: Ice Queendom - The Complete Season.

 

 Shout Factory brings back a memorable to me title, Over the Edge. What I remember most is how much havoc these kids did.

 

 I know we are all itching for this in 4K, and anything (it seems) related to James Wan and/or Blumhouse seems to be hit or miss (mostly miss). SAW 10-Film Collection 20th Anniversary Edition is available Tuesday. A fancy looking set with all 10 films in it.

 Honorable mention: This one from Oscilloscope is getting a fair amount of attention with some of the Hollywood circles. Classified as a fantasy horror, Moon Garden is on track for a Tuesday release.

 

 Amazon US has the February batch of Imprint titles available Friday, they are Children of HeavenThe Dresser, Face to Face  (Ansikte Mot Ansikte), I'm Not Scared (Io Non Ho Paura), A Man in Love (Un Homme Amoureux) and Mountains of the Moon.

Notable announcements from last week:

 Glory is coming to 4K SteelBook from Sony Pictures on June 4th.

 The Departed has been finalized for a release date to 4K disc on April 23.

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



Good Burger 2 Cooks Up a Blu-ray Release on March 26!

The comedy Good Burger 2 from Paramount+ and Nickelodeon and starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell is headed for Blu-ray on March 26.

Digital is available today.

Calling all dudes—buckle up, because the new adventures of Ed and Dex start now! Your favorite fast-food duo is back and serving up nostalgic laughs and new antics in Good Burger 2. Follow Dexter Reed (Kenan Thompson) and original cashier Ed (Kel Mitchell) as they reunite in the present day at fast-food restaurant Good Burger with a hilarious new group of employees. Dexter is down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails. Ed welcomes Dex back to Good Burger with open arms and gives him his old job back. With a new crew working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get back on his feet but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger at risk once again.

Good Burger 2 - Blu-ray 

Good Burger 2 

The Blu-ray includes lossless 5.1 audio and the following supplements: 

  • Home of the Good Bloopers (Extended Version)
  • The Comfort Food Classic
  • Behind the Scenes with Kenan and Kel
  • MEAT the Employees
  • Q&A with the New Crew
  • Employee Training Video
  • Good Burger 1 Movie Recap

Pre-orders for Good Burger 2 are up and here is the full press release:


WELCOME BACK TO GOOD BURGER IN THE ALL-NEW MOVIE!

Good Burger 2

GOOD BURGER 2

Available on Digital February 27, on Blu-ray ™ and DVD March 26, 2024

  

LOS ANGELES – February 27, 2024 – Join Ed, Dex, and their hilarious new crew of employees in the brand-new movie Good Burger 2! After a rough patch in his career and a few failed inventions, Ed is reunited with his old friend Dex who graciously offers him his old job back at Good Burger. The entertaining dynamic duo is back working together and getting up to their old shenanigans, this movie is packed with fun cameos, humor, heart, and friendship. Get ready for a hilariously good time at the iconic fast-food joint, Good Burger!

 

Good Burger 2 will be available on Digital February 27, on Blu-ray ™ and DVD on March 26 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, for the suggested retail price of $19.99 (Blu-ray ™) and $12.99 (DVD).

Good Burger 2 synopsis:

Calling all dudes—buckle up, because the new adventures of Ed and Dex start now! Your favorite fast-food duo is back and serving up nostalgic laughs and new antics in Good Burger 2. Follow Dexter Reed (Kenan Thompson) and original cashier Ed (Kel Mitchell) as they reunite in the present day at fast-food restaurant Good Burger with a hilarious new group of employees. Dexter is down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails. Ed welcomes Dex back to Good Burger with open arms and gives him his old job back. With a new crew working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get back on his feet but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger at risk once again.

 

Good Burger 2 is executive produced by Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. It was penned by Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert and James Smith III. Phil Traill (The Middle, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Single Drunk Female) directs.

Good Burger 2 DVD Bonus Features: 

Home of the Good Bloopers (Extended Version)

The Comfort Food Classic

Behind the Scenes with Kenan and Kel

MEAT the Employees

Q&A with the New Crew

Employee Training Video

Good Burger 1 Movie Recap

Good Burger 2 fast facts:

Street Date: March 26, 2024

DVD: 191329261286 (US)

Blu-ray ™: 810134949706 (US)

DVD Audio: Dolby Digital English 5.1

Blu-ray ™ Audio: Dolby Digital English 5.1

US Rating: Not Rated

US M.S.R.P.: $12.99 (DVD) & $19.99 (Blu-ray ™)

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and A Mountain of Entertainment™. The streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®, the service's cornerstone plan, is also home to SHOWTIME® content, including scripted hits and critically acclaimed nonfiction projects and films. This premium plan includes unmatched events and sports programming through the local live CBS stream, including golf, basketball and more. All Paramount+ subscribers have streaming access to CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis

 

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

 

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 44th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing, and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

 

About Paramount Home Entertainment 

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

 

Edward Zwick's Glory 35th Anniversary 4K UHD Limited Edition SteelBook Arrives on June 4

Sony is getting set to release the Civil War film Glory in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Limited Edition SteelBook Combo Pack on June 4.

Commemorate the 35th anniversary of GLORY: the heart-stopping story of the first Black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Academy Award®-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.

Glory - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook 

Glory - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook 

The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital SteelBook Combo Pack will include a Dolby Atmos sound mix. Here's all the details:

DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS 

4K ULTRA HD DISC:

  • Restored from the original camera negative, presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • English Dolby Atmos + 5.1 + 2-channel surround
  • Special Features:
    • Visual Feature-Length Commentary
    • Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC™
  • Feature presented in high definition
  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Director’s Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes with Commentary
    • Virtual Civil War Battlefield Interactive Map
    • “The True Story Continues” Documentary
    • “The Voices of Glory” Featurette
    • “The Making of Glory” Featurette

SPECS:
Run Time: Approx. 122 minutes
Rating: R
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible), English, French, Spanish (Castilian) 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD MA

Pre-orders for Glory - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook should be on the horizon soon. Happy Collecting!

Book That Dentist Appointment - HDD's 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide, Feb 25, 2024

 With the final week of the month essentially here, March will bring us all sorts of things. An excuse to be Irish, an uptick in disc releases, major college basketball action, Spring. What does March mean for you?

 Welcome to Volume 4 Episode 39 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of February 25th - March 2nd, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

 Before we kick off Tuesday's slate, let's look at Monday. Nope, not for imports either, but rather a new term, 'Walmart Monday.' Walmart Exclusive SteelBooks of previously released catalog titles (mostly Shout! Factory or RLJ Entertainment) all appear to have Monday street dates. That pattern is not just this week either, but coming weeks. Titles this week include Creepshow, Dragonheart, The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Platoon.

    

 

 Moving on to Tuesday, the new release this week is Wonka from Warner Bros. Alternately, there is also a Walmart Exclusive SteelBook available.

    

 

 Next and on to catalog titles, from Warner Bros., Steven Soderbergh's Contagion. Is it a drama, is it a thriller? YES.

 

 Kino Lorber has a pair of releases this week with an early Stanley Kubrick work, Fear and Desire. And, the 1957 edition of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

    

 

 From Vinegar Syndrome, the general release of The Horrible Dr. Hichcock. If you want the release with the limited edition slipcase, follow the link in the description, or follow this link.

 Sort of echoing Dr. Hichcock, Southern Comfort also gets a standard release, with the original limited release available here.

 From the Vinegar Syndrome partner label Cinématographe, a well represented release of Little Darlings. Amazon is offering this special release too, so there is no need to visit VS if this is all you would like to purchase.

 

 From Criterion Collection, The Roaring Twenties. Just reading the first paragraph of David's review has me off the fence and ready to order this one. (Like the well dressed men with Tommyguns wasn't enough?)

 

 Somewhat of a double-dip, All Quiet on the Western Front now becomes available in a SteelBook. No doubt the same exact discs as the mediabook release from last March.

 And lastly, available Friday the BFI import of The Wages of Fear. This title was released on February 19th, but we found an Amazon US link when the Amazon UK link became unavailable for purchase.

 Oh-Oh, there is more. As a last 3.5 second release announcement, Universal has decided to grace us with Illumination animated title Migration for a release this week. Quack Quack!

 

 Another slow(ish) week next week. Meanwhile March 12th is going to be ridiculously busy with those James Cameron releases, more catalog titles and THREE new release titles.

 

 Blu-ray releases-

 Blu-ray counterparts of the above 4K releases include Wonka, available in a standard edition and as a Target ExclusiveFear and Desire and The Roaring Twenties. Added at the last second is Migration from Universal.

 Now then, the blu-ray category itself looks quite busy this week.

 New comedy from Sony Pictures with Anyone But You.

 

 In the comedy horror department, LionsGate has Dream Scenario with Nicolas Cage. Also available this week in the Western genre, The Night They Came Home.

 

 From Searchlight Pictures, the blu-ray release of Next Goal Wins.

 

 TV on disc this week includes Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Eighth Season and Monk: Season Four.

 Anime highlights this week include (gotta love the length of some of these titles) Chillin' in My 30s After Getting Fired From the Demon King's Army: The Complete Season, Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, Extreme Dinosaurs - Complete Series, Hand Maid May - Complete Collection and I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills - Complete Collection and Puss 'N Boots: Around the World.

 

 Collectors of Kino Lorber's Film Noir box sets can get Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema XVII this week.

 Honorable Mention: From Radiance Films and available for the first time on blu-ray worldwide, the drama/history Allonsanfan.

 Friday imports available via Amazon US include both Imprint and Umbrella titles:

 

 

Notable announcements from last week:

 Reported by The Digital Bits and other outlets, Disney is shutting down their movie club and getting out of the physical media business. Now that the shock is over, what does this mean? In this case they are partnering with Sony to do future releases. Time will tell if this is a positive thing or a negative. Will Sony have more autonomy to release catalog titles from Fox? Will Sony release a 4K where otherwise Disney would have done a standard blu-ray? Will we finally be rid of the BD66 HDR10 Atmouse shell? Will this just be a glorified licensing agreement where Sony has to beg Disney for rights to produce a disc? I also have doubts of future inclusion of digital codes, afterall, they're trying to push their monthly subscription fees on us. One last thing... what becomes of Disney Movie Insiders, their rewards site? We will no doubt know more in the coming weeks or months, so stay tuned.

 We now have a street date for the 4k releases of Brandon Lee's The Crow from Paramount, that would be May 7th. The next Paramount Presents release will be a 4K of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West. Expect that one a week later, May 14th.

 Sony Pictures will be releasing Steel Magnolias to 4K as a 35th Anniversary Edition on April 23rd.

 Arrow Video has revealed their May 2024 slate. For the US and Canada (and UK on select titles), titles include Narc, blu-ray and 4K skus, Crimson Peak 4K, Pandemonium blu-ray and Night Falls on Manhattan. For the UK exclusively, a 4K release of The Long Good Friday.
 Kino Lorber adds new titles to their up and coming list quite regularly. The one that stood out last week to me was the 1955 release of The Ladykillers to 4K and blu-ray. I very strongly considered the StudioCanal Vintage Classics release from several years ago.

 

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?



Turbine Reissues 3-Disc Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K UHD Set with Their World-Exclusive Atmos Audio Feb 29th

Did you miss out on the two Limited Edition swag-filled Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K UHD Ultimate Editions from Turbine?

Disc you miss out on the four swag-free but stylish Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K sets?

Now you can score all that great disc content in a value-priced keepcase! 

Between the two ultimate editions and the four Mediabooks, Turbine had no trouble moving copies of Vin Diesel and David Towhy's Sci-fi/Horror epic on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Why? Well, it just so happened that their release was the only place you could score the excellent Atmos audio mix on top of hours of excellent exclusive bonus features. Since those sets all sold out faster than you can get a surgical shine job for a case of menthol Kools, Turbine is giving fans another crack at that great content packed in a slightly more affordable standard keepcase package with reversible insert artwork. 

Pitch Black: Director's Cut
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Keepcase Edition [German Import] 

 

In case you missed our review for the Pitch Black: Director's Cut Ultimate Edition - everything that's on the discs is exactly the same. The only thing you're missing out on is all of the swag. Here's what you're getting in 4K:

Here's all of the disc content you can enjoy.

Disc Specs: 
Language / Sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, German DTS 2.0, English DTS 2.0
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (2160p24) 4K Ultra-HD with HDR / Dolby Vision, 2.35:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
Subtitles: German, English
Runtime: 112 minutes

Bonus Material (Bonus Blu-ray):

4K Disc 

  • Red Band Trailer (HD 2:33)
  • Green Band Trailer (HD 2:20) 
  • German Trailer (4k 2:32)

1080p Disc 

  • Audio Commentary featuring Vin Diesel, David Twohy, Cole Hauser
  • Audio Commentary featuring David Twohy, Tome Engleman, and Peter Chang
  • Red Band Trailer (HD 2:33)
  • Green Band Trailer (HD 2:20) 
  • German Trailer (HD 2:32)

Bonus Disc

  • Interviews:
    • David Twohy (HD 23:52)
    • Keith David (HD 27:04)
    • David Eggby (HD 14:32)
    • Ken Wheat (HD 14:45)
    • John Cox (HD 18:42)
    • Peter Chang (HD 27:57)
    • Brian Murray (HD 26:11)
    • David Melvin (HD 13:16) 
  • Universal Archive
    • Storyboard/Film Comparison (HD 3:38)
    • A Pitch Black: Twohy & Diesel  (SD 5:20)
    • On-Set Interviews (SD 7:47)
    • Making of Part 1 & 2 (SD 8:52)
    • Set Impressions (SD 7:34)
    • Creating the F/X (SD 6:52)
    • Into Pitch Black TV Film (SD 43:56)
    • Johns’ Pursuit Log (SD 6:09)
    • Video Game Promo (SD 1:49)
    • Slam City Web Film (SD 8:05)
    • Visual Encyclopedia (SD 1:43)
    • Promotion Party (SD 20:37)
  • Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (HD 34:49)
    • Pre-animation (SD 32:46)
    • The Bridge to the Sequel (SD 8:32)
    • Pitch Black: Advancing the Arc (SD 1:30)
    • The Creator: Peter Chung (SD 5:04)
    • Into the Light - Riddick (SD 5:04)
    • Pitch Black Director’s Introduction (SD 2:25)
  • Trailers
    • Chronicles of Riddick US Trailer
    • Chronicles of Riddick UK Trailer
    • Riddick German Trailer

This new stripped-down basic Keepcase release of Pitch Black: Director's Cut on 4K UHD is due to ship out 2/29/24. Pre-orders are now live - Happy Collecting!

Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West Coming to 4K UHD May 14

Paramount celebrates the 55th anniversary of Sergio Leone's classic western Once Upon a Time in the West with a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on May 14. Pre-orders are now available.

Set in the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honor, and revenge.

Once Upon a Time in the West - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Once Upon a Time in the West - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Bonus content presented on the Blu-ray Disc™ is detailed below:

  • Commentary by the Hosts of the Spaghetti Western Podcast –NEW!
  • A Look Back with Leonard Maltin—NEW!
  • Commentary with contributions from directors John Carpenter, John Milius & Alex Cox, film historians Sir Christopher Frayling & Dr. Sheldon Hall, and cast and crew 
  • An Opera of Violence                                                                                         
  • The Wages of Sin        
  • Something To Do With Death
  • Railroad: Revolutionising the West
  • Locations Then & Now (Gallery)  
  • Production Gallery  
  • Theatrical Trailer    

Pre-orders for Once Upon a Time in the West - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are live - Happy Collecting!

Brandon Lee's "The Crow" Ascends to 4K Ultra HD May 7th

It Can't Rain All The Time...
In time to celebrate the film's 30th Anniversary, Paramount unleashes Bandon Lee's tragic epic on 4K UHD. Fans of the film can choose from a standard 4K release or a deluxe Slipcover SteelBook


1994's The Crow features Brandon Lee's incredible final performance after a fatal on-set accident took his life. Based on J.O. Barr's iconic graphic novel, the film was an impressive success at the box office. The film would quickly obtain true Cult Classic status spawning a slew of cheap, dreary imitations with a trio of less-than-impress followup films. Now with a new film on the horizon directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Bill Skarsgård and Danny Huston - Paramount will give the original film it's due respect on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 7th. 

The Crow - 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Crow - 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the thrilling, cult classic THE CROW when it arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD™ May 7, 2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Originally released on May 13, 1994, THE CROW entranced audiences and critics alike with its gothic aesthetic, breathtaking action, and Brandon Lee’s soulful performance at the center of director Alex Proyas’ revenge fantasy.  A sleeper box office hit, the film developed a passionate cult following that spawned three sequels, a television series, a video game, toys, and novels.  Based on the comic book saga of the same name by James O’Barr, THE CROW delivers an action-packed thriller bursting with hypnotic style and dazzling visuals.

Newly remastered, THE CROW will be available nationally on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ with new and legacy bonus content and access to a Digital copy of the film.  In addition, there will be a limited-edition SteelBook™ with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc and access to a Digital copy of the film, featuring an o-sleeve with a cutout of a crow that lifts to reveal a portrait of Brandon Lee with his guitar.

Both releases include a brand-new three-part documentary created for the 30th anniversary entitled “Shadows & Pain: Designing The Crow.”  The new piece is a fascinating deep dive with legendary production designer Alex McDowell, who discusses all aspects of designing the 1994 classic, as well as his experience working with visionary director Alex Proyas and the film’s late star, Brandon Lee.

Also, for the first time on disc, the releases include a conversation with the late Hollywood legend Edward R. Pressman who discussed his prolific career on the occasion of Sideshow Collectibles’ release of a limited figure for THE CROW.

New and legacy bonus content included on all three 4K Ultra HD releases is detailed below:

  • Shadows & Pain: Designing The Crow – NEW!                                                   
    • Angels All Fire: Birth of the Legend
    • On Hallowed Ground: The Outer Realm
    • Twisted Wreckage: The Inside Spaces
  • Sideshow Collectibles: An Interview with Edward R. Pressman – NEW TO DISC!
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alex Proyas                                                 
  • Audio Commentary by Producer Jeff Most and Screenwriter John Shirley     
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette                                                       
  • A Profile on James O'Barr                                                                                     
  • Extended Scenes:                                                                                                     
    • The Arcade Bombing                                                                                 
    • The Funboy Fight                                                                                       
    • The Shootout at Top Dollar's                                                                   
  • Deleted Footage Montage                                                                     
  • Trailer            

Pre-orders are now live - Happy Collecting!      

Grab the Tissues - Steel Magnolias Celebrates its 35th Anniversary on 4K UHD April 23rd

Herbert Ross' 1989 classic three-hanky weepie Steel Magnolias celebrates
35 years of making audiences bawl their eyes out with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on April 23rd.
Instead of a standard case and slipcover, it should come inside a Special Edition Keelex Case.

Six divas of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together as bosom buddies in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field) looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.

Steel Magnolias - 35th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

4K Ultra HD Disc Details:

Newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, with Dolby Vision

All-new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + 2-channel surround

Special Features:

  • NEW: Steel Magnolias 1990 TV Pilot
  • Director’s Commentary
  • In Full Bloom: Remembering Steel Magnolias
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Run Time: Approx. 118 minutes
Rating: PG
Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English, French 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD MA | Spanish Mono

Cast and Crew:
Directed By: Herbert Ross
Produced By: Ray Stark
Screenplay By: Robert Harling, based on his play “Steel Magnolias”
Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O’Connor and Sam Shepard

Pre-orders aren't yet available, but when they are we'll update our listing ASAP - Happy Collecting... and try not to cry. 

Migration Flocks to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on February 27

The animated feature Migration from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Illumination is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release next week on February 27.

Take a look at a sneak peek of Fly Hard - a brand new mini-movie included with purchases of Migration on digital, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD Blu-ray.  

From the creators of Despicable Me comes an adventure-filled new comedy about overcoming your fears and opening yourself up to the world and its opportunities, filled with Illumination's signature subversive humor, authentic heart and unforgettable characters. The Mallard family embarks on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons. Get ready to take flight with a hilariously funny, feathered family vacation like no other!

Migration - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Migration - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Migration - Blu-ray 

Migration 

Both releases will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and several supplements.  Here is a list of what's included:

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES on 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

  • FLY HARD (MINI-MOVIE) - Chump sheds her tough-as-nails attitude, risking her life to fly through a blizzard and the harrowing streets of New York to return a prized possession to a kind woman from the park.
  • MOONED (MINI-MOVIE) - Following the events of DESPICABLE ME, Vector and a lost Minion are stranded on the moon, and struggle to get back to Earth.
  • MIDNIGHT MISSION (MINI-MOVIE) - The Minions will try anything to help Agnes overcome her fear of the dark, even if it involves going into outer space.
  • MICROPHONE MADNESS - A fun look behind-the-scenes as the cast record some of their silliest lines.
  • MEET THE CAST - In this series of behind-the-scenes pieces, we learn more about our favorite characters and the legendary comedic voices behind them.
    • KUMAIL NANJIANI: MACK
    • ELIZABETH BANKS: PAM
    • KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY: DELROY
    • AWKWAFINA: CHUMP
    • DANNY DEVITO: UNCLE DAN
    • CAROL KANE: ERIN
    • CASPAR JENNINGS: DAX & TRESI GAZAL: GWEN
  • TAKING FLIGHT: THE MAKING OF - MIGRATION is an original script so brand-new characters and locations had to be developed, designed, and animated from scratch! Here, filmmakers and crew break down their process to show us what gives this film an entirely new look and feel.
  • THE ART OF FLIGHT - Using a series of production phases from storyboards to pre-viz, we peel back the feathers and reveal just what goes in to creating the avian heroes of the film.
  • THE SOUND OF FLIGHT - Take a closer look at the music of MIGRATION as Composer John Powell walks us through his scoring journey.
  • HOW TO DRAW
    • MACK
    • DELROY
    • CHUMP
    • GWEN
  • BUILD YOUR OWN POP-UP BOOK - Daddy duck, Mack, likes to tell his two little ducklings some…overly imaginative bedtime stories. In this fun “How To” we’ll show you how to create a pop-up book so you can tell your very own bedtime stories!
  • CALLING ALL BIRDS - They may not have cellphones, but you can call your web-footed friends anytime you want! In this fun How To, we’ll teach you how to create and customize your very own set of colorful bird whistles.
    • THE MACK QUACK
    • THE HERON HONK
    • THE CHUMP CHIRP
  • BEST NESTS - You don’t have to fly south –or anywhere –to find a perfect paradise for your feathered friends. Here we’ll teach you how to make the best nest for your pet ducks, or anyone flying by, including a water feeder to keep them hydrated!
    • NESTS
    • WATER FEEDER

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K UHD:
Street Date: February 27, 2024
UPC Number: 191329256602 (US) / 191329256367 (CDN)
Layers: BD 100
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for action/peril and mild rude humor
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Run Time: 01:22:47

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: February 27, 2024
UPC Number: 191329256534 (US) / 191329256350 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for action/peril and mild rude humor
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish
Sound: English (Dolby Atmos for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Run Time: 01:22:47

Pre-orders for Migration are up and ready - Happy Collecting! 

 

Paramount is Making Fetch Happen - Mean Girls 2004 & 2024 Coming to 4K UHD April 30th

In a blistering barrage of pink, the 2004 and 2024 Mean Girls get the ultimate Plastics treatment. 
The first film finally sees the light of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray while the successful musical remake comes to 4K UHD and Blu-ray on April 30th. 

Get in, loser…we’re watching the hit comedy MEAN GIRLS (2024) at home on February 20, 2024 when it arrives to buy or rent on Digital from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

The new movie will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on April 30, which just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the original contemporary classic MEAN GIRLS (2004).  And the original MEAN GIRLS (2004) just happens to be arriving on 4K Ultra HD for the first time, like, ever on April 30, too.  It’s gonna be totally grool.

Mean Girls 2024 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Mean Girls 2024 - Blu-ray 

“A fun and fetch spin on Tina Fey’s timeless teen story” (Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly), MEAN GIRLS (2024) is “both nostalgic and fresh” (Joey Paur, GeekTyrant) and the perfect film to watch at home with friends, enemies, and frenemies. 

Fans who purchase the film on Digital can go inside the making of the new movie with more than 30 minutes of bonus content AND sing their hearts out with a sing-along version featuring lyrics to select songs from the film!  Bonus content is detailed below:

  • A New Age of Mean Girl— Tina Fey, the cast, and crew discuss a new take on the Mean Girls story and how the drama at North Shore high would unfold in the age of social media.
  • Song and Dance— A behind-the-scenes look of what it took to bring the big musical numbers of Mean Girls (2024) to life. We hear from the directors, the choreographer, and the cast about how they prepped and reimagined the classic film with musical elements.
  • The New Plastics— The new cast dives into their memories of watching the original film, their favorite moments/lines, what character they identified with, and what it meant to be cast in the musical.
  • Gag Reel— Some of the best moments happen behind the scenes!
  • Not My Fault – Music Video with Reneé Rapp and Megan Thee Stallion
  • Extended Scene – I’m Having a Small Get Together at My House
  • Mean Girls Sing-Along with Select Songs

On April 30, the world will celebrate 20 years of trying to make fetch happen as MEAN GIRLS (2004) arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. 

Mean Girls (2004) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

This special anniversary release comes in a collectible hot pink case with a limited-edition o-sleeve featuring the infamous Burn Book and includes a brand-new featurette entitled “Mean Girls: Class of ‘04”, as well as access to a Digital copy of the film.  Details of the new and legacy bonus content are below:

  • Mean Girls: Class of ’04—Tina Fey and cast from the new movie look back at the original film and discuss why it became a cult classic. NEW!
  • Commentary by director Mark Waters, screenwriter and actress Tina Fey, and producer Lorne Michaels
  • Only the Strong Survive
  • The Politics of Girl World
  • Plastic Fashion
  • Word Vomit (Blooper Reel)
  • So Fetch – Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Mark Waters and screenwriter and actress Tina Fey
  • Interstitials
  • Theatrical Trailer

MEAN GIRLS (2024) Synopsis
From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady Heron is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George. However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis and Damian, she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.

MEAN GIRLS (2004) Synopsis
After living in Africa with her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) must brave the wilds of high school where she is taken under the wing of the popular girls, The Plastics, led by the cool and cruel Regina George (Rachel McAdams). What follows is a treasure trove of sharp, witty humor that defined a generation and inspired countless catchphrases, a hit Broadway musical, and a new twist on the tale in 2024. Co-Starring and written by Tina Fey, and featuring Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, and Amy Poehler, MEAN GIRLS is nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon and an iconic classic.  

MEAN GIRLS (2024) is rated PG-13 for sexual material, strong language, and teen drinking.

MEAN GIRLS (2004) is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, and some teen partying.

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