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Ray Liotta' 1994 Sci-fic Action Classic No Escape Coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 3-Disc Meidabook from Turbine October 7th

One of the most underappreciated post-apocalyptic science fiction action classics is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with deluxe three-disc Mediabooks from Turbine Medien 

Convicted of murder, naval officer John Robbins is exiled to Absolom. The secret prison island is divided into two camps: On the one hand, the evil Outsiders rule, led by the bloodthirsty Marek. On the other side live the insiders who want to spend their meager existence as peacefully as possible. When Robbins steals the Outsiders' ultimate weapon, he ignites a war between the factions. Although he finds refuge with the insiders, there is only one thought that keeps him alive: escape from Absolom...

Meanwhile here in the states, we're only getting a standard Blu-ray release. A fan favorite that's had pretty damn terrible home video releases post-laserdisc, No Escape or Flucht Aus Absolom as it's known in Germany finally gets the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray treatment deserves from Turbine Medien. This deluxe three-disc Mediabook will offer the film in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision HDR, 1080p Blu-ray, with an extra Blu-ray for Bonus Features. To sweeten the deal for folks looking to import this for the collection, Both the 4K disc and the 1080p Blu-ray will offer German and English Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D audio! You have three covers to choose from:

No Escape (Fluct Aus Absolom) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Mediabook Cover A - 1000 Units

No Escape (Fluct Aus Absolom) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Mediabook Cover B - 333 Units

No Escape (Fluct Aus Absolom) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Mediabook Cover C - 500 Units

Here's everything you're getting on the discs and bonus features:

Language / sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, German Auro 13.1, English Auro 13.1, German DTS 2.0 (stereo), English DTS 2.0 (stereo), English DTS HD MA 2.0 (stereo)
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1 ( 2160p24 Ultra HD - with HDR/Dolby Vision), 2.40:1 (1080p24 Full HD), 1.78:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
Subtitles: German, English
Running time: 118 minutes

Bonus material:
Theatrical trailer DE & USA (HD) - US TV spots - Legends of Absolom - New interviews with: Director Martin Campbell* (HD, approx. 23 min.), Producer Gale Anne Hurd* (HD, approx. 27 min.) , cinematographer Phil Meheux* (HD, approx. 31 min.), stunt coordinator / 2nd unit director Conrad E. Palmisano* (HD, approx. 46 min.), writer Joel Gross* (HD, approx. 18 min.) - Making-of documentation* (SD, approx. 28 min.) - Promo featurette* (SD, approx. 6 min.) - Book part by Christoph N. Kellerbach about the history of the creation
*with optional German/English subtitles


All of these are up for pre-order, we're hoping to review it ourselves, but these are likely going to sell fast! - Happy Collecting!

Did Thor Really Think Retirement Would Last? 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Release Guide - September 25, 2022 - October 1, 2022

 Is it too early to say 'Trick or Treat' or 'Happy Halloween'? The 31 days of horror kicks off towards the end of this week and no doubt Halloween shops are set up everywhere. It is probably my favorite 'holiday' if I had to choose one.

 Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 19 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc this week, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

 We made it! Almost through a wild month of 4K releases. They did save the biggest week for last though. If you are going for any of the SteelBook reprints then this week is huuuuuge. Next month looks to be another wallet-buster, stay tuned for our Monthly Guide.

 Import Monday brings Invaders from Mars (1953) from Ignite Films.

 Domestic Tuesday has one New Release with three buying options. I am of course referring to Thor: Love and Thunder, available as a standard edition, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook and a Walmart Exclusive edition. Target seems absent from the mix again, and if you dig the SteelBook, you might at least consider the Zavvi Exclusive that comes out next week as it includes a side-load slip case as well as some swag.

          

 

 Catalog releases aplenty. If you were unable to score Cloak & Dagger direct from Vinegar Syndrome, there's a general release available now on Amazon. The same is to be said for The Incredible Melting Man too.

 Scream Factory has got Evil Dead (2013).

 

 Team Kino Lorber's slate is brought to you by the letter "I" with both In Bruges

         

 

 Criterion Collection has a 4K this week and that would be Sound of Metal.

 We get another 'Paramount Presents' 4K release this week, The War of the Worlds. They also have a bonus blu-ray movie of When Worlds Collide.

 

 From Sony Pictures, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Will the sequels follow?

 We saved the rest of Sony for last because this week they're offering an opportunity. The opportunity to get a SteelBook release of a title you might have missed out on in the past. Some of these were previously Best Buy Exclusives. The list includes Gattaca, Jumanji: The Next Level, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Last Action Hero, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Zombieland and Zombieland: Double Tap.

 Next week a dark army, someones' pets, a couple of vampires, yell again and a collection of holiday movies.

 

Blu-ray releases-

 Blu-ray counterparts of the 4K titles first.  Thor: Love and Thunder comes with the cover art that I wish the 4K standard release did. And half of the letter "I" from team Kino with In Bruges, and Sound of Metal from Criterion.

 

 LionsGate's action film of the week is Bullet Proof and nope, Bruce Willis is not in it.

 

 From Kino Lorber, just because I knew you still wanted a Bruce Willis movie this week, 1991's Hudson Hawk.

 Rob Zombie's The Munsters comes at us via Universal Pictures.

 

 If you've bought the previous three, you gotta buy number 4, Criterion Collection offers up Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 4.

  Television on disc includes Mayor of Kingstown: Season One from Paramount and Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season from Warner Bros.

 

 Very big week for Anime, highlights include Beelzebub: The Complete TV Series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train Arc, Dororo - Complete Collection [Premium Box Set], The House of the Lost on the Cape, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom - Part 1, available as a standard edition and a limited edition, KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!: The Complete Second Season + OVA [SteelBook], Saiyuki Reload Gunlock, Tales of Phantasia: The Animation and Urusei Yatsura The Movie 5: The Final Chapter.

 Honorable Mention: Visual Vengeance is trying to make a name for itself with above par releases, this week take a look at Blood of the Chupacabras (Double Feature).

 

 

Notable announcements from last week:

 First Blood (Three different exclusive editions from Zavvi) have been delayed yet again, this time to October 17th. This is the last time I mention them as they're mostly sold out any way.

 Reservoir Dogs 4K is official for a November 15th street date, and an added bonus, a slipcover style SteelBook has also been added to the mix at Best Buy.

 Puss in Boots is getting a 4K release on November 22nd via Universal Pictures and Dreamworks. Could it be the Shrek sequels are coming soon to?

 48 Hrs. and Another 48 Hrs., as well as a double feature of them will be coming to 4K disc on December 6th.

 Shout Factory has revealed that Coraline and ParaNorman will be getting 4K and 4K SteelBook editions on December 13th.

 Road House will finally be getting a 4K release, from Vinegar Syndrome. Release date is expected to be November 29th. There are some questions on the master they are using, hopefully it will be a stellar release.

 Upcoming TV on disc, Dawson's Creek: The Complete Series will be getting a release from Mill Creek and Charmed: The Complete Series (2018-2022) will be getting a release by CBS Television, among other things.

 

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?



Who Directed Poltergeist Anyway? 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Release Guide - September 18, 2022 - September 24, 2022

 My oh my, where has the month already gone? In the Northern Hemisphere Fall Begins on Thursday. How has this month been to your wallets thus far?

 Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 18 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc this week, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

 This week the 4K disc category is pretty manageable, and there actually are no 'new' releases.

 Import Monday has the same exact movies that Domestic Tuesday but come with two differences, one that the import includes various articles of swag, such as a poster, lobby cards, or other such pack-ins, and two, there is no digital code. Weigh your options here.

 Crawl (Paramount Pictures) gets a Zavvi Exclusive Collector's Edition. A standard edition of Poltergeist, as well as the swag-filled Zavvi Exclusive SteelBook comes from Warner Bros. The Lost Boys has a swag-filled Zavvi Exclusive SteelBook too.

 Domestic Tuesday's counterpart titles include Crawl from Paramount Pictures.

 

 From Warner Bros, Poltergeist gets a standard case release as well as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. The Lost Boys carries from last week to this week with a standard case release and a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook.

      

 

 Still with Warner Bros, Batman: The Long Halloween gets a deluxe edition. This includes parts 1 & 2 as a single movie.

 

 Old Henry gets a 4K upgrade from Shout Factory.

 

 And finally, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull gets a general release SteelBook with the standard movie poster cover art, just like the predecessors.

 Next week looks infinitely worse than it really is. If you missed out on a lot of SteelBook releases, Sony is reprinting them and offering them up again, so it could still be pretty pricey. But there's a lot, including dead people, summer knowledge, hitmen in Ireland, how dare you, drummer boy, a norse god, and of course HG Wells' best known work.

Blu-ray releases-

 Blu-ray counterpart this week is just Batman: The Long Halloween, in case you had not bought the previous two releases.

 From Universal Pictures, an odd combination of genres, Comedy/Mystery/Thriller Vengeance debuts to disc this week.

 

 Anime highlights include Dragon Ball Super: Complete Series [Collector's SteelBook], Girls und Panzer das Finale - Part 3 and SHADOWS HOUSE - The Complete Season.

 TV On Disc: From Sony, Outlander: Season 6 comes as a standard edition and as a Limited Collector's Edition. From CBS, Walker: Season One (2021). Great time to put the Chuck Norris series on blu-ray (hint hint).

 

 Somewhere I read that Bruce Willis had retired, but it feels like every week has another film release or two with him in it. From Vertical Entertainment, this week it is in Wrong Place.

 Criterion Collection this week is offering Exotica, a title considered a psychological thriller. If that's not your thing, maybe Le Corbeau, a French drama/war film is.

 

 Looking for another shark movie? The Reef: Stalked comes via RLJ Entertainment. You know you wanted another one.

 The next classic film from Powerhouse Films' Indicator Series comes out this week with Orders To Kill.

 Honorable Mention: Out of print Twilight Time titles get another go, this time via Sandpiper Pictures. Look for Woody Allen's Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But were afraid to ask) and Love and Death.

 

Notable announcements from last week:

 Raw Deal 4K [Import] starring Arnold Schwarzenegger has been pushed from this week to October 24th. This one has yet to even get a blu-ray release in the U.S., we can only hope right?

 Jordan Peele's Nope has been made official for disc release on October 25th.

 Criterion Collection has announced their December titles. Call me lost, I really cannot say for sure that I know any of them.

 Halo: Season One is getting a blu-ray, 4K disc as well as a 4K disc SteelBook edition November 15th. TV on 4K disc is always a good thing!

 

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?



Criterion Announces Four Blu-ray Packages for December Including Two Triple Feature Sets

This December, The Criterion Collection is bringing Cooley High, The Velvet Underground, and two 3-film sets from directors Mai Zetterling and Austrian auteur Michael Haneke to Blu-ray. 

First up on December 6 we have the Michael Haneke: Trilogy  featuring The Seventh Continent, Benny's Video, and 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance on Blu-ray.

Michael Haneke: Trilogy - Criterion Collection 

One of contemporary cinema’s most original, provocative, and uncompromising filmmakers, Austrian auteur Michael Haneke dares viewers to stare into the void of modern existence. With his first three theatrical features, The Seventh Continent, Benny’s Video, and 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance—a trilogy depicting a coldly bureaucratic society in which genuine human relationships have been supplanted by a deep-seated collective malaise—Haneke established the rigorous visual style and unsettling themes that would recur throughout his work. Exploring the relationships among consumerism, violence, mass media, and contemporary alienation, these brilliant, relentlessly probing films open up profound questions about the world in which we live while refusing the false comfort of easy answers.

THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 

  • High-definition digital masters, supervised by director Michael Haneke, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • New interview with actor Arno Frisch
  • New interview with film historian Alexander Horwath
  • Interviews from 2005 with Haneke 
  • Documentary about Haneke’s career featuring interviews with the director and actors Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert, and Jean-Louis Trintignant
  • Deleted scenes from Benny’s Video
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations 
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist John Wray

THE SEVENTH CONTINENT

The day-to-day routines of a seemingly ordinary Austrian family (Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, and Leni Tanzer) begin to take on a sinister complexion in Michael Haneke’s chilling portrait of bourgeois anomie giving way to shocking self-destruction. Inspired by a true story, the director’s first theatrical feature finds him fully in command of his style, observing with rigorous, clinical detachment the spiritual emptiness at the heart of consumer culture—and the horror that lurks beneath its placid surfaces. The Seventh Continent builds to an annihilating encounter with the televisual void that powerfully synthesizes Haneke’s ideas about the link between violence and our culture of manufactured emotion.

1989 • 108 minutes • Color • Monaural • In German with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio

 

BENNY’S VIDEO

Michael Haneke turns the unflinching gaze of the camera back on itself in this provocative, profoundly disturbing study of emotional disconnection in the age of mass-media saturation. Benny (a frighteningly affectless Arno Frisch), the teenage son of wealthy, disengaged parents (Angela Winkler and Ulrich Mühe), finds release in the world of violent videos—an obsession that leads him to create his own monstrous work of real-life horror. Layering screens within screens and digital frames within the filmic frame, Benny’s Video is a coolly postmodern, metacinematic labyrinth in which the boundaries between actual and mediated violence become terrifyingly indistinguishable.

1992 • 110 minutes • Color • Monaural • In German with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio

71 FRAGMENTS OF A CHRONOLOGY OF CHANCE

The simultaneously random and interconnected nature of modern existence comes into harrowing focus in the despairing final installment of Michael Haneke’s trilogy. Seventy-one intricate, puzzlelike scenes survey the routines of a handful of seemingly unrelated people—including an undocumented Romanian boy (Gabriel Cosmin Urdes) living on the streets of Vienna, a couple (Anne Bennent and Udo Samel) who are desperate to adopt a child, and a college student (Lukas Miko) on the edge—whose stories collide in a devastating encounter at a bank. The omnipresent drone of television news broadcasts in 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance underscores Haneke’s vision of a numb, dehumanizing world in which emotional estrangement can be punctured only by the shock of sudden violence.

1994 • 99 minutes • Color • Monaural • In German with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio


The last three Blu-ray titles will all release on December 13, starting with the 1975 comedy-drama  Cooley High  from Director Michael Schultz.

Cooley High - Criterion Collection 

Chicago, 1964: it’s the last weeks of high school for aspiring poet Preach (Glynn Turman) and his best friend, Cochise (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), and they have a full slate of extracurricular activities: swinging dance parties, late-night joyrides, and the stumbling pursuit of romance. Of course, when you’re a young Black man in America, your coming-of-age story is far from complication-free. With Cooley High, director Michael Schultz and screenwriter Eric Monte—who drew on his own experiences growing up in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project—arrived at something truly unique in 1970s cinema: an endearingly funny, tender, and authentic portrait of Black teens striving toward a brighter tomorrow, brought to life by a dynamic ensemble cast and set to a heavenly hit parade of Motown classics.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Michael Schultz, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New conversation between Schultz and film scholar Racquel J. Gates
  • Program on the making of the film
  • Panel discussion from the 2019 tribute to Cooley High at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, featuring Schultz, actor and filmmaker Robert Townsend, casting director Gloria Schultz, and actors Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Garrett Morris
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

 1975 • 107 minutes • Color • Monaural • 1.85:1 aspect ratio


The documentary The Velvet Underground  from filmmaker Todd Haynes.

The Velvet Underground - Criterion Collection 

Emerging from the primordial soup of glamour, gutter sleaze, and feverish creativity that was New York’s 1960s underground culture, the Velvet Underground redefined music with its at once raw and exalted blend of experimentation and art-damaged rock and roll. In his kaleidoscopic documentary The Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes vividly evokes the band’s incandescent world: the creative origins of the twin visionaries Lou Reed and John Cale, Andy Warhol’s fabled Factory, and the explosive tension between pop and the avant-garde that propelled the group and ultimately consumed it. Never-before-seen performances, interviews, rare recordings, and mind-blowing transmissions from the era’s avant-garde cinema scene come together in an ecstatic swirl of sound and image that is to the traditional music documentary what the Velvets were to rock: utterly revolutionary.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital master, approved by director Todd Haynes and cinematographer Ed Lachman, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Haynes and editors Affonso Gonçalves and Adam Kurnitz
  • Outtakes of interviews shot for the film with musicians John Cale, Jonathan Richman, and Maureen Tucker; filmmaker Jonas Mekas; and actor Mary Woronov
  • Conversation from 2021 among Haynes, Cale, and Tucker
  • Complete versions of some of the avant-garde films excerpted in the movie, including Piero Heliczer’s Venus in Furs (1965)  
  • Teaser
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional annotated subtitle track that identifies the avant-garde films seen in the movie
  • PLUS: A 2021 essay by critic Greil Marcus

2021 • 120 minutes • Color/Black & White • Dolby Atmos/5.1 surround • 1.77:1 aspect ratio


And finally, a set of three films from director  Mai Zetterling  will be available on the same date. Included in this set is Loving Couples, Night Games, and The Girls.

Three Films By Mai Zetterling - Criterion Collection 

A fearlessly transgressive, long-overlooked pioneer of feminist cinema, Swedish actor turned director Mai Zetterling ruffled the feathers of the patriarchal establishment with a string of bracingly modern, sexually frank, and politically incendiary films focused on female agency and the turbulent state of twentieth-century Europe. Her peerless ability to render subjective psychological states with startling immediacy is on display in Loving Couples, Night Games, and The Girls—three provocative, taboo-shattering works from the 1960s featuring some of Swedish cinema’s most iconic stars. With their audacious narrative structures that fuse reality and fantasy, their elaborate use of metaphor and symbolism, and their willingness to delve into the most fraught realms of human experience, these movies are models of adventurous, passionately engaged filmmaking.

THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • New interview with author Alicia Malone
  • Maybe I Really Am a Sorceress, a 1989 documentary on director Mai Zetterling, featuring interviews with Zetterling; her coscreenwriter, David Hughes; and actors Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, and Gunnel Lindblom
  • Lines from the Heart, a 1996 documentary reuniting The Girls actors Harriet Andersson, Bibi Andersson, and Lindblom
  • Interview with Zetterling from 1984 on Loving Couples and The Girls
  • Swedish television footage from 1966, filmed on location during the production of Night Games and at the film’s premiere
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Mariah Larsson

LOVING COUPLES

The title of Mai Zetterling’s boldly iconoclastic debut feature—adapted from a cycle of seven novels by the provocative feminist writer Agnes von Krusenstjerna—drips with irony. In 1915, three pregnant women from varying social backgrounds (Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, and Gio Petré) enter a maternity ward. Cue a swirl of perspective-shifting flashbacks that, with searing psychological insight, illuminate the divergent yet interconnected experiences that brought them there—and that came to a head during one lavish, debauched Midsommar celebration. Wildly subversive in its treatment of sexuality, gender, class, religion, marriage, and motherhood, Loving Couples is as electrifying a first feature as any in cinema history, announcing the arrival of an uncompromising artist in pursuit of raw emotional truth.

1964 • 118 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Swedish with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio

 

NIGHT GAMES

Outrageous and explosively controversial (the Venice Film Festival refused to screen it publicly, while John Waters has called it his favorite film), Mai Zetterling’s second feature is a blazing psychosexual odyssey with heaving Freudian flourishes. On the eve of his marriage to his fiancée (Lena Brundin), Jan (Keve Hjelm) returns to his childhood home—a sprawling estate stuffed with antiques—where he relives his memories of his beautiful, decadent, mercurial mother (Ingrid Thulin) and finds himself forced to confront his unresolved Oedipal longings. Seamlessly interweaving past and present, carnivalesque camp and potent symbolism, Night Games functions as both a feverishly perverse family portrait and a serious statement on the tormented soul of a modern Europe reckoning with the demons of its past.

1966 • 105 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Swedish with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio

 

THE GIRLS

Mai Zetterling’s cinema reached new heights of exuberant experimentation and fierce political engagement with this pointed and playful touchstone of 1960s feminist cinema. As they tour Sweden in a theatrical production of Lysistrata, performing to often uncomprehending audiences, three women (national cinema icons Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, and Gunnel Lindblom) find their own lives and marriages mirrored in the complex, combative gender relations at the heart of Aristophanes’s play. Onstage drama, offstage reality, and a torrent of surrealist fantasies and daydreams collide in The Girls, a slashing, sardonic reflection on the myriad challenges confronting women on their path to liberation, and on the struggles of the female artist fighting to make her voice heard over the patriarchal din.

1968 • 100 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • in Swedish with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio


As usual, we'll continue to post updates as soon as they become available.

Jordan Peele's Sci-fi Thriller Nope Invades 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray on October 25

The science fiction/horror from Academy Award winner Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) stars Oscar-winner winner Daniel Kaluuya, Emmy-winner Keke Palmer, Oscar-nominee Steven Yeun, and Brandon Perea from The OA will hit home video on October 25 with an earlier arrivial on digital September 20.  

Fans of the film will find over 90 minutes of never-before-seen bonus features including a 56-minute immersive documentary (not included on the DVD) and Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

Jordan Peele reimagines the summer movie with NOPE, an expansive epic of uncanny science fiction. Following their father’s shocking death, Hollywood animal wrangler OJ (Kaluuya) and his sister Emerald (Palmer) begin observing unexplained phenomena on their vast Southern California ranch that leads them down an obsessive rabbit hole as they plot attempts to capture the mystery on camera. Along with a former child star turned family theme park ringmaster (Yeun) who neighbors the siblings, the pair’s efforts to chase the spectacle soon bring terrifying consequences and unimaginable horror. The result is a complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West … and from show business itself.

Nope - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Nope - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

Nope - Blu-ray
Nope - Blu-ray
 


Nope 4K - SteelBook (Best Buy)
Nope 4K- SteelBook (Best Buy)
 

Nope 4K - SteelBook (Zavvi) 

Nope 4K Wal-Mart Exclusive
Nope 4K Wal-Mart Exclusive
 


Pre-orders are now live - and thank you for those pre-orders! They really do go a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

The full press release is available below:


FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
UNPACK THE MYSTERY, THE MEANING AND THE SPECTACLE
WITH DIRECTOR/WRITER JORDAN PEELE

 

SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED AND QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED IN THE EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT
INCLUDING A 56-MINUTE IMMERSIVE DOCUMENTARY

 
“A THRILLING SALUTE TO SPECTACLE”
– ROLLING STONE
 
“YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO LOOK AWAY”
– THE ATLANTIC
 
OWN IT ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD OCTOBER 25, 2022
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, September 13, 2022 – Oscar®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) unleashes his latest spine-tingling thriller with NOPE, a mysterious sci-fi pop nightmare available to own for the first time as a Collector’s Edition on Digital September 20, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 25, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this “spellbinder that keeps pushing boundaries” (Peter Travers, ABC News) will have you never looking at clouds the same way ever again. The exclusive Collector’s Edition comes filled with more than 90 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, including a revealing documentary that dives deep into the film’s rich DNA and Peele’s extraordinary vision; an exploration into the conception, design and execution of entity “Jean Jacket”; deleted scenes, a gag reel and more taking audiences behind the scenes of the out-of-this-world adventure. 
 
Featuring an incredibly talented and dynamic ensemble cast, NOPE is written, directed and produced by Jordan Peele and showcases outstanding performances by Oscar® winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), Emmy® Award winner Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Scream Queens), Oscar® nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, The Walking Dead), Michael Wincott (Basquiat, What Just Happened) and breakout star Brandon Perea (The OA). 

Jordan Peele reimagines the summer movie with NOPE, an expansive epic of uncanny science fiction. Following their father’s shocking death, Hollywood animal wrangler OJ (Kaluuya) and his sister Emerald (Palmer) begin observing unexplained phenomena on their vast Southern California ranch that leads them down an obsessive rabbit hole as they plot attempts to capture the mystery on camera. Along with a former child star turned family theme park ringmaster (Yeun) who neighbors the siblings, the pair’s efforts to chase the spectacle soon bring terrifying consequences and unimaginable horror. The result is a complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West … and from show business itself.

With the purchase of NOPE on digital or disc, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more!  For registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.
 
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ON 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • SHADOWS: THE MAKING OF NOPE* - Unpack the meaning of NOPE with Jordan Peele. Secrets are revealed with this 56-minute immersion exploring the film’s unanswered questions, taking you on an intimate journey inside every aspect of production and offering a detailed look at Peele’s revolutionary filmmaking process.
  • DELETED SCENES - Watch five unreleased scenes from NOPE
  • GAG REEL - A highlight reel of bloopers and outtakes featuring main cast
  • CALL HIM JEAN JACKET - The object of the Haywood siblings’ fascination is an entity known only as “Jean Jacket.” Filmmakers provide insights into the conception, design, and execution of this mysterious organism.

MYSTERY MAN OF MUYBRIDGE - A deep dive into THE HORSE IN MOTION by Eadweard Muybridge, its relationship to the Haywoods, and how it relates to the larger themes in NOPE.

  • *Not on DVD 

 
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea
Casting By: Carmen Cuba CSA
Music By: Michael Abels
Editor: Nicholas Monsour
Production Designer: Ruth De Jong
Director of Photography: Hoyte Van Hoytema ASC, FSC, NSC
Executive Producers: Robert Graf, Win Rosenfeld
Produced By: Ian Cooper p.g.a.
Written, Produced, and Directed By: Jordan Peele

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K UHD:
Street Date: October 25, 2022
Selection Number: 1000816017 (US) / 1000816025 (CDN)
Layers: BD 100
Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1 and 1.78:1 (Enhanced Aspect Ratio)
Rating: R for language throughout and some violence/ bloody images
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 5.1), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Run Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: October 25, 2022
Selection Number: 1000816016 (US) / 1000816024 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1 and 1.78:1 (Enhanced Aspect Ratio)
Rating: R for language throughout and some violence/ bloody images
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 5.1), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1)
Run Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

 

Casablanca Celebrates its 80th Anniversary with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on November 8

 Michael Curtiz's timeless Oscar-winner starring the legendary Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is getting the 4K UHD treatment November 8.

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more – personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.

“The best Hollywood movie of all time” according to film critic Leonard Maltin won three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay) and will soon be available in 4K - although it does seem that the film will only be presented in HDR. Here is a snippet about the restoration from the press release (the full release is included at the end of this news post):

The new Casablanca 4K Ultra High-Definition image was restored and remastered from a 2022 4K 16bit film scan of the best-surviving nitrate film elements. The 4K-scanned digital images went through an extensive digital restoration process to clean and repair the picture for an unprecedented and pristine ultra-high-resolution presentation. The restored images were then graded in High Dynamic Range for today’s premium 4K display experience, providing the highest fidelity in image contrast and detail retention. This work was meticulously handled by Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging. The original theatrical mono audio has also been newly restored as well, providing a richer and broader frequency response than previously possible.

Casablanca - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Casablanca - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 


The suggestion list price for the 4K UHD Blu-ray is $24.99 and you can see the entire press release below.


WARNER BROS.’ CASABLANCA
COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
TO CELEBRATE THE CLASSIC FILM’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY, CASABLANCA
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
 
Own it November 8 on 4K Ultra HD and Digital

 
 

BURBANK, Calif., September 13, 2022 – Celebrating the 80th anniversary of its 1942 release, the legendary Warner Bros. film Casablanca will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on November 8, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, critic Leonard Maltin calls Casablanca “the best Hollywood movie of all time.”
 
The winner of three Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, Casablanca was directed by Michael Curtiz (Captain Blood, Mildred Pierce, White Christmas) from a screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch. The screenplay is based on “Everybody Comes to Rick’s”, an unproduced stage play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.  The film was produced by Hal B. Wallis (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Maltese Falcon, True Grit).
 
The cast also features Paul Henreid, Claude RainsConrad VeidtSydney GreenstreetPeter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson.

 

Casablanca was voted the screen’s greatest love story and the #3 film of all time by the American Film Institute (AFI). The classic wartime romance also took Oscars® for Michael Curtiz (Directing); Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch (Writing - Screenplay) and the studio (Outstanding Motion Picture).


In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected the film as one of the first for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

The new Casablanca 4K Ultra High-Definition image was restored and remastered from a 2022 4K 16bit film scan of the best-surviving nitrate film elements. The 4K-scanned digital images went through an extensive digital restoration process to clean and repair the picture for an unprecedented and pristine ultra-high-resolution presentation.  The restored images were then graded in High Dynamic Range for today’s premium 4K display experience, providing the highest fidelity in image contrast and detail retention.  This work was meticulously handled by Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging.  The original theatrical mono audio has also been newly restored as well, providing a richer and broader frequency response than previously possible.

Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.   
 
Casablanca will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own Casablanca in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on 11/8/22.  
 

About the Film
Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's transport out of the country and bitter Rick must decide what counts more – personal happiness or countless lives hanging in the balance.


Casablanca Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray disc and Digital contain the following previously released special features:

  • Commentary by Roger Ebert
  • Commentary by Rudy Behlmer
  • Introduction by Lauren Bacall

Casablanca Blu-ray disc and Digital contain the following previously released special features:

  • Warner Night at the Movies
    • Now, Voyager trailer
    • Newsreel
    • Vaudeville Days (1942 WB short)
    • The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942 WB cartoon)
    • The Squawkin’ Hawk (1942 WB cartoon)
    • The Dover Boys at Pimento University (1942 WB cartoon)
  • Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988 PBS special)
  • Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You’ve Never Heard Of
  • Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic
  • You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca (1992 TEC documentary)
  • As Time Goes By: The Children Remember
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Who Holds Tomorrow? (1955 “Casablanca” TV episode)
  • Carrotblanca (1955 WB Cartoon)
  • Scoring Stage Sessions (audio only)
  • Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Broadcast – 4/26/43 (audio only)
  • Vox Pop Radio Broadcast – 11/19/47 (audio only)
  • Trailers 

BASICS
PRODUCT                                                                  ERP
                  Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                     $24.99*                 
Standard Street Date: 11/8/22
EST Street Date: 11/8/22
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 102 minutes

Bodies Bodies Bodies Will Pile Up on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 18

.   The horror-comedy directed by Halina Reijn will hit 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on October 18.

Read our theatrical review HERE.

When a group of 20-somethings get stuck at a remote family mansion during a hurricane, a party game ends with a dead body on the ground and fingers pointed everywhere. As they try to find the killer among them, fake friends and real enemies have to learn who to trust — and how to survive — in this fresh and funny Gen-Z meltdown starring Pete Davidson, Amandla Stenberg, and Maria Bakalova.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition will have Dolby Atmos and both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will include a director's commentary, featurette, and deleted scenes. The press release also mentions that there will be a 4K UHD Best Buy exclusive but it doesn't appear to be listed yet.

Bodies Bodies Bodies - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Bodies Bodies Bodies - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

Bodies Bodies Bodies - Blu-ray
Bodies Bodies Bodies - Blu-ray
 

Here is the full press release:


BODIES BODIES BODIES

Street Date: 10/18/22
4K (+ Blu-ray™ + Digital) exclusively at Best Buy SRP: $42.99
Blu-ray™ (+ DVD + Digital) SRP: $39.99
DVD SRP: $29.96

 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
A horror-comedy following a group of young friends after a party game turns deadly, Bodies Bodies Bodies arrives on Blu-ray™ (+ DVD + Digital) and DVD October 18 from Lionsgate. Directed by Halina Reijn (Instinct), Bodies Bodies Bodies will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 for Blu-ray (+ DVD + Digital) and $29.96 on DVD. Best Buy will have a 4K (+ Blu-ray + Digital) combo package exclusively with a suggested retail price of $42.99.
 
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
When a group of 20-somethings get stuck at a remote family mansion during a hurricane, a party game ends with a dead body on the ground and fingers pointed everywhere. As they try to find the killer among them, fake friends and real enemies have to learn who to trust — and how to survive — in this fresh and funny Gen-Z meltdown starring Pete Davidson, Amandla Stenberg, and Maria Bakalova.
 
CAST
Amandla Stenberg                    The Hunger Games, The Hate U Give, The Darkest Minds
Maria Bakalova                         Oscar® nominee (2020, Actress in a Supporting Role, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm:                                                    Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious                                                        Nation of Kazakhstan), Transgression, The Bubble
Myha’la Herrold                         TV’s “Industry,” “Modern Love,” Premature
Chase Sui Wonders                  On the Rocks, TV’s “Generation”
Rachel Sennott                         Shiva Baby, TV’s “Call Your Mother”
with Lee Pace                           Guardians of the Galaxy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Hobbit:                                                        An Unexpected Journey
and Pete Davidson                   The King of Staten Island, The Suicide Squad, Set It Up
 
 
4K / BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Halina Reijn
  • Who Wants to Play? Making Bodies Bodies Bodies
  • Deleted Scenes

Press Kit: https://bit.ly/BodiesBodiesBodiesEPK
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ASBvJWrfl5E

Program Information:

Year of Production: 2022
Title Copyright: Bodies Bodies Bodies © 2022 Public House Rights LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: New Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 93 Minutes
4K Format: 2160p High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

If you can wait a little longer - Top Gun 2-Movie 4K UltraHD Blu-ray SteelBook Superfan Collection coming December 6th

If you can wait for the holidays to pick up one of the best 80s movies and one of the best movies of 2022 - Paramount hits the hard deck into the danger zone to deliver one hell of a collector's set!

Top Gun 2-Movie 4K SteelBook Superfan Collection

 

The discs look to be the same already previously released for Top Gun on 4K and what we'll get at the beginning of November for Top Gun: Maverick - however if you can hold onto that loving feeling a little longer, Paramount has upped their game in time for the Holidays with a pretty slick collector's set. We've reached out for clarification for additional bonus features and more detail on the swag items - but from the Press Release, here's what we know is going to be in the box:

This highly collectible release makes an ideal gift and boasts nearly six hours of bonus content exploring the enduing popularity of the 1986 sensation TOP GUN, as well as this year’s record-breaking global phenomenon TOP GUN: MAVERICK.  Celebrate the films that have captured the imaginations of fans around the world through behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and much more.

The TOP GUN 2-MOVIE 4K STEELBOOK SUPERFAN COLLECTION includes two SteelBook cases with both 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs™ of TOP GUN and TOP GUN: MAVERICK, access to Digital copies of each film, plus TOP GUN: MAVERICK dog tags, a leather “Maverick” keyring, magnetic decals, coasters and photos.


TOP GUN bonus content is as follows:
•    Commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr., and naval experts
•    The Legacy of Top Gun
•    On Your Six – Thirty Years of Top Gun
•    Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun
•    Multi-Angle Storyboards with Optional Commentary by director Tony Scott
•    Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun
•    Music Videos
•    Original Theatrical Promotional Material

TOP GUN: MAVERICK bonus content is as follows:
•    Cleared for Takeoff
•    Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick
•    A Love Letter to Aviation
•    Forging the Darkstar
•    Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival
•    Music Videos

This set isn't yet up for pre-order - at least anywhere we looked at the time of this writing - but as soon as it's out there and you can snag your copy we'll let you know!

Happy Collecting!

Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Release Guide - September 11, 2022 - September 17, 2022

 Anyone that follows some of the trade sites for disc media probably read that 4K discs just experienced their highest sales share ever. In a market that is contracting, that is overall good news. With all the good releases this month, what are you going to get? Are we going to set a new record this month too?

Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 17 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc this week, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

 By volume, this week is about the same as last week for 4K titles, but there appears to be more variety. Starting with import Monday first, Zavvi has an exclusive SteelBook of the 2021 action film Nobody, and just like so many other UK releases, it includes a bit of swag and a side load slip case to hold it all.

 There are two New Releases on Tuesday's docket, both titles were short-notice announcements. And even though September was already pretty crowded, the studios still decided to go for it anyway. First from Warner Bros., the 2022 biopic film Elvis. I've still not seen a Tom Hanks movie that I have disliked. Sure, he is not Elvis, but he's a supporting role.

 

 From Disney/Pixar comes Lightyear, and surprisingly this one has only two options, a standard release and a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. No Target, No Walmart, and best I can tell, Zavvi is identical to Best Buy's. Maybe I will save a few bucks here. (When I can't decide, I tend to overspend.)

 

 On to catalog titles, and probably the best way to sort them out is by label. From Paramount, the steamy thriller Fatal Attraction starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. Well known slasher pic Friday the 13th debuts to 4K disc as well. The completionist in me says bring them all, but I sort of suspect they will do them one-by-one like the Scream films. The Addams Family (1991) also get a SteelBook repackage.

 

 Universal has got a single entry this week, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Which member of the Python cast is your favourite? <-- See what I did there?

 Sony Pictures brings 80's comedy Real Genius to 4K disc. Fond memories back when this came out have caused me to preorder this one!

 

 Still in the same decade, Warner Bros. offers up The Lost Boys as a standard edition and a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. Moved to September 20th.

 Last, but certainly not least, Shout Select has the '86 drama/war film Platoon, and under the Scream Factory label, John Carpenter's The Fog, offered up in a standard package and a general release Limited Edition SteelBook Edition.

 

 Next week, voracious reptiles, literally channeling a TV, Batman sees pumpkins, Henry has aged and more.

 

Blu-ray releases-

 Let's do what we do every week, list and blu-ray counterparts of the above 4K release titles. From Warner Bros, the 2022 biopic Elvis sees blu-ray/dvd/digital combo pack. And from Disney/Pixar, Lightyear also sees the same type of combo pack. There are no retailer exclusives on the latter.

 Sony MOD is releasing 28 Days (2000) starring Sandra Bullock, Caught (1996) and A Weekend with Lulu.

 Under the standard Sony Pictures label comes Where the Crawdads Sing, based on the mystery novel of the same name.

 

 Warner Archive has got Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) for us this week.

 Cool World gets a long overdue release under the Shout Select label.

 

 Criterion Collectors should be looking for Take Out this week.

 TV on disc includes Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Season 3 from RLJ and  Lucifer: The Sixth & Final Season from Warner Bros.

 From Vertical Entertainment, the 2022 horror film Abandoned streets on Tuesday. In the drama category, look for The Forgiven (2021).  LionsGate has Cave Rescue, which is, as you guess, based on the event that happened recently in Thailand.

 

 Anime highlights include BACK ARROW - Part 2 and Saiyuki Gaiden: Complete Collection.

 Honorable mention: George A. Romero's The Amusement Park comes to us via RLJ Entertainment/Shudder Films.

 

Notable announcements from last week:

 Announcements keep happening and listings keep popping up, that is the way things should be.

 Kino Lorber has indicated a 4K disc release for Needful Things will be happening soon, likely late November is my guess.

 Paramount Presents' next title will be Blue Hawaii on 4K disc, the original listing indicated November 15th.

 To Kill a Mockingbird will be getting a 4K disc AND a 4K disc giftset on October 11th from Universal. I hope this is a sign of things to come, time and time again the UK gets a giftset with swag such as theater cards, book, etc and the US gets just a disc in a case. Hope you're all as excited as I am about this option.

 Universal is releasing 8 Mile to 4K disc and an exclusive SteelBook on the GRUV shop on November 8th.

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?



Pixar's WALL•E Joins The Criterion Collection on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray November 22

The big news of the day is Andrew Stanton's Oscar-winning animated feature film is getting an upgraded 4K UHD release courtesy of The Criterion Collection on November 22nd.

WALL•E - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
WALL•E - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

A high-water mark of digital animation, this prescient vision of a dystopian future is packaged within a dazzling pop-science-fiction love story, making for an urgent fable for our troubled millennium. It’s the twenty-ninth century, and humans have long since fled Earth for outer space, leaving WALL•E, the last functioning trash-compacting robot, to go about the work of cleaning up a pollution-choked planet, one piece of garbage at a time. When he meets EVE, a fellow automaton sent to detect plant life, the pair are launched on an intergalactic quest to return humanity to Earth. Transporting us simultaneously back to cinema’s silent origins and forward light-years into the future, WALL•E is a soaring ode to the power of love and art to heal a dying world.

The release features a 4K master approved by Director Andrew Stanton and will include Dolby Vision/HDR10+ as well as a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo pack will also come packed with supplements:

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

  • 4K digital master, approved by director Andrew Stanton, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film, presented in both Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+, and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
  • Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and stereo soundtracks
  • Two audio commentaries: one featuring Stanton and the other, character supervisor Bill Wise, coproducer Lindsey Collins, story artist Derek Thompson, and lead animator Angus MacLane
  • New programs on Stanton’s cinematic influences and production designer Ralph Eggleston’s color scripts
  • Tour of the Pixar Living Archive with Stanton
  • Behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, including segments from early animation reels
  • The Pixar Story (2007), a documentary by Leslie Iwerks
  • More than a dozen documentaries exploring the film’s production and robots
  • Anatomy of a Scene: The Plant, a masterclass with Stanton
  • “WALL•E”: A to Z, a new program featuring Stanton and coscreenwriter Jim Reardon
  • Deleted scenes featuring commentary by Stanton
  • A Story (1987), a student film by Stanton
  • BURN•E (2008), a short film by MacLane
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson; selections from Stanton’s sketchbooks, script notes, and drawings; and artwork from the WALL•E team
New cover by Jason Raish

We will keep you posted as soon as we know more and when pre-orders go live. 

Happy collecting!

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