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Nicolas Cage Is Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Demand on June 21

.   Lionsgate's action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent also starring The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal will be available on Digital on June 7, while the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray will be available June 21st.

In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage plays…Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.

Both the 4K UHD and Blu-ray will have Dolby Atmos and several bonus features including commentary, deleted scenes, and featurettes.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
 

The full press release is included below:


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Own it on Digital June 7
 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, 
 & On Demand on June 21 from Lionsgate®

 

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 17, 2022) – Celebrate the world’s hero and prodigal movie star Nicolas Cage when The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent arrives on Digital June 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 21 from Lionsgate. The adrenaline-fueled comedy stars Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995; National Treasure Franchise, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock), Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian,” “Narcos,” “Game of Thrones”), Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, with Primetime Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, “Glee,” 2010; “How I Met Your Mother,” Gone Girl, Harold & Kumar franchise), and Primetime Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award® winner Tiffany Haddish (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live,” 2018; Best Comedy Album, “Black Mitzvah”; Like a Boss, Night School, Girls Trip).

In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage plays…Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.
 
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.96, respectively. 
 
4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES 
 

  • Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive producer Kevin Etten)
  • The Mind
    Meet the filmmakers and learn about the creative decisions behind the film. A film made with love, passion, and massive talent.
  • Glimmers of a Bygone Cage
    He’s back. Not that he went anywhere. Go back in time in this behind-the-scenes featurette and relive Nicolas Cage’s journey as an actor and see how a legendary career inspired both filmmakers and cast to create a new era of Cage.
  • Everybody Needs a Javi
    Nick Cage meets his ultimate fan. Discover why Pedro Pascal was the perfect choice to play the charismatic, lovable, and eccentric fan with a dark, dangerous secret.
  • Nick, Nicky, and Sergio
    The man, the actor, the legend. Take a look inside Nicolas Cage’s mind and find out how this film is the culmination of a legendary career, but also a new beginning for one of the most versatile actors of our time.
  • Second Act Action  
    And . . . action, and more action! Immerse yourself in the exciting world of stunts and special effects that helped to create incredible, well-choreographed action sequences with the help of the latest in high technology for filmmaking.
  • Cages 5 and Up
    Don’t kids say the darndest things? What if what they said were lines from some of your favorite Nick Cage movies? We thought you’d never ask.
  • SXSW Film Festival Q&A Featuring the Cast and Filmmakers.
  • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES 

  • Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten)
  • SXSW Film Festival Q&A Featuring the Cast and Filmmakers
  • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten

 

Official Site: https://www.nickcage.movie/
Publicity Materials: https://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/theatrical/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YHPZMj8r4&t=1s
Instagram: @NickCageMovie
Facebook: @NickCageMovie
Twitter: @NickCageMovie
Hashtag: #MassiveTalent

 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2020-2021
Title Copyright: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent © 2022, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2022 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and violence
Genre: Comedy Action
Feature Run Time: 107 Minutes
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH
4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation, Dolby Vision 
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 
DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 
4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio
Blu-ray Audio:  English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio
DVD Audio:  English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio

    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Release Guide - May 15, 2022 - May 21, 2022

     If you look at the next paragraph, you will see that we have hit a milestone for the weekly Release Guide. Yup, the end of a second year. As I reflect, I write these articles because I want to share my passion for movies. Most of the ones I post either appeal to myself personally and/or to the mainstream audience. Hope you enjoy our weekly recap and use our links to make your purchases. By doing so helps support our operation, we really do appreciate it.

     Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 52 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-

     Mostly catalog titles this week, and some fine ones at that.

     First, the new release of the week is titled Infinite, an action/sci-fi film and is brought to you by Paramount Pictures.

     

     Staying with Paramount but moving on to catalog titles, there are a few here to talk about. Although it feels like only yesterday for the trilogy to be release on blu-ray, Beverly Hills Cop II joins the original movie to the 4K format. That means that only part 3 hasn't made the jump to 4K, and you will probably hate me for it, I thought it was a decent film on its own, but not comparing it to the first 2 films.

     

     Also this week we get our very first 4K release from the 'Paramount Presents' label, a Western titled The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring John Wayne and James Stewart. In my opinion Days of Thunder should have been the first 4K disc from them as they released a blu-ray under this label the same day they released a 4K standard release of the film, and just about every release from this label has been sourced from a 4K transfer. Remember that strong sales translate to cementing in place future endeavors, so let's remember to buy this as well as other discs that interest you!

     

    Shout! Factory has two titles to get this week, The Craft and Escape From New York. You realize that likely means you got to buy The Craft: Legacy now, right?

     

     

    The next slipcover style Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook comes out this week, look for Hell or High Water from LionsGate. Keep in mind if you like to be all inclusive, the digital codes that come with these also unlock the 4K stream.

     

    For Friday releases, a domestic music release, Goo Goo Dolls: Grounded With The Goo Goo Dolls and an import of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre from Turbine Media in a standard case.

     

    Blu-ray releases-

    Moving on to blu-ray, as we do every week, listing the blu-ray counterpart from above first, Infinite is the only one this week. Sounds as confusing as the phrase 'One AND Many' doesn't it?

    How 'bout some TV on disc with Blood & Treasure: Season One from Paramount Entertainment? Making its blu-ray movie debut, the comedy/crime film Top Secret! makes itself available this week.

     

    An action film from Vertical Entertainment titled A Day to Die. This one stars Bruce Willis and has surely got to be close to one of his last films he has starred in.

    More TV on disc from Universal Pictures, The Last Kingdom: Season Five and The Last Kingdom: The Complete Series are available on Tuesday. The 2021 comedy/romance Licorice Pizza also comes out this week as well. The latter is one of those titles (as so many do) that has 4K digital available but not 4K disc.

     

    From Warner Archive Collection, the 1941 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    Shout! Factory brings us a new remaster of Brian DePalma's Femme Fatale.

    The next Vestron Video release via LionsGate Extreme Prejudice streets this week.

     

    Criterion Collection's next entry is a Japanese comedy titled The Funeral and will be available Tuesday.

    From Arrow Video, 1982 horror/thriller Girls Nite Out, the standard edition street Tuesday, the Exclusive "The Scaremaker" O-Card edition on Monday, available at DiabolikDVD as well as other specialty shops.

    Anime highlights include Belle, available as a standard release and as a Target Exclusive SteelBook (keep in mind a deluxe 4K edition is coming this Summer), Boruto: Naruto Next Generations - Set 12 (Kara Actuation), Infinite Stratos (Season 1) - Complete Collection, NANA - Complete Collection and SSSS.DYNAZENON - The Complete Season.

     

    Honorable mention: More Charles Bronson action from Kino Lorber, Violent, as well as the US cut of the film known as The Family, both come in the same package.

     

    Notable announcements from last week:

    Preorder links are available for Kino Lorber's release of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 4K and blu-ray editions, both available July 26th.

    Paramount has announced a 4K SteelBook release for Event Horizon with a street date of August 9th. Not done with Paramount, let's file this one under inevitable, they will be releasing the cult classic Friday the 13th on 4K disc September 13th. That's NOT a Friday in case you were wondering, May 13th is the only Friday the 13th this year.

    Overseas, StudioCanal has announced a 4K release of Red Sonja with a date of July 18th. It is probable that this release will make it to the U.S. under the Shout! Factory label, or even LionsGate. We have a link for the Zavvi Exclusive SteelBook release if you would like to check it out.

    Universal Home Entertainment will be bringing the original TV series The A-Team to blu-ray on June 28th. Finally a reason to retire the DVD box set!

    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?



    The 1956 Classic Giant Announced for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21

       The 1956 epic western from George Stevens Sr. based on the novel by Edna Ferber and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final film role arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, 2022.

    Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism, and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time!

    Giant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Giant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    Widely considered by critics as "ahead of its time" and nominated for 10 Academy Awards, the film was chosen in 2005 to be preserved by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for its heavy themes of racial injustice towards Mexican Americans and aiming to steer those views towards social acceptance for the first time in cinema.

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition will a newly restored 4K HDR presentation that "was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound". The SRP for this release is $24.99.

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


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    GIANT
    COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
     
    THE EPIC WESTERN DRAMA
    STARRING ELIZABETH TAYLOR, ROCK HUDSON AND JAMES DEAN
    WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
    HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
     
    Own it June 21 on 4K Ultra HD and Digital

     

    Burbank, Calif., May 9, 2022 – Giant, the 1956 classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final role, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 

    George Stevens, Sr. won his second Oscar® for directing the sweeping family saga set in Texas during the days of the oil boom. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, the movie's release in 1956 was a massive box office hit and garnered 10 Academy Award® nominations. 

    Considered by critics as ahead of its time, Giant is admired today for the breadth of its humanity more than its epic scale with its grand themes of generational conflict, racial tolerance, and social change. It exposed the marginalization and segregation of Mexican Americans for the first time on the big screen. At the center of the film, Elizabeth Taylor, as Leslie Benedict, portrays a strong and progressive woman who acts to stem the patterns of injustice.

    In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 

    The new 4K restoration was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound.

    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.   

    Giant will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 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 Giant in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 21.  
     
    About the Film:
    Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields. Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict (Hudson) and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink (Dean) both woo Leslie Lynnton (Taylor) a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict's disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.
     

    Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Elements

    Giant Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
    •    Commentary by George Stevens Jr., Screen Writer Ivan Moffat and Critic Stephen Farber
    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
     
    On June 21, Giant 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
     
     

    BASICS
    PRODUCT                                                                      ERP
    Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                             $24.99*     

     


    Standard Street Date: 6/21/22
    EST Street Date: 6/21/22
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
    Run Time: 201 min (3hr 21min)
    Rated: G


     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About Warner Bros. Discovery 
    Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than  220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com
          

    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Release Guide - May 8, 2022 - May 15, 2022

    Alright, after a semi-slow week for releases, things are beginning to heat up. I get the feeling the Summer is going to have a ton of 4K releases and a higher than average slate of blu-rays as well.

    Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 51 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-

    On the surface, this week looks like a very busy week. And if you are so inclined, you might want to buy a lot of the titles being offered. Let me explain as we go.

    First of all, the new release of the week is titled Uncharted, and yes, it's *that* Uncharted, the one based on the Nathan Drake video game universe. You can get this one as a standard edition and as a general release SteelBook.

     

    The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection Vol. 2 is also available this week, bringing you 5 more titles from his vast collection. Unlike the first collection, this one has got all the titles available individually as well on the same day, they are Family Plot, Marnie, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt and The Trouble with Harry.

     

    And lastly, in preparation for the movie Jurassic World: Dominion, Universal is releasing the original 5 movies again, with the iconic simple artwork on each case. Look for Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We know this franchise has sold a ton of product, because... dinosaurs!

     

    Blu-ray releases-

    Getting the blu-ray counterpart listed first, Uncharted is available as a standard release.

    If you have been collecting the series, Paramount's next Jason franchise single movie release SteelBook streets this week, Friday the 13th Part III.

    From Scream Factory, look for Wes Craven's werewolf feature titled Cursed. This one is listed as a Collector's Edition. From the Shout Factory label, The Ghost and the Darkness, and finally, from the Shout Select label, Two For The Money.

     

    From The Warner Archive Collection, the 1972 crime/thriller The Carey Treatment.

    If you've been waiting for a certain specific sequel, VCI has you covered with Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2.

     

    From Kino Lorber, a 3-D Film Archive restoration of Treasure of the Four Crowns (3D).

    From MGM Studios, a Channing Tatum comedy titled Dog.

     

    Criterion Collection's release this week is a French crime drama titled Mr. Klein.

    Anime highlights include Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG... in a standard release and a limited edition, The Legend of Heroes - Trails in the Sky, Megazone 23 and The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent - The Complete Season.

     

    Honorable Mention: A little 80s nostalgia, A-ha: The Movie gets a blu-ray release. A few months ago it was pointed out to me that their signature hit video 'Take On Me' had recently had a 4K remaster posted on YouTube and I thought that was pretty random, but now this explains everything!

     

    Notable announcements from last week:

    Robocop: The Series has been delayed 2 weeks to May 24th.

    Shout! Factory's various labels have been busy with announcements for the month of July. Titles include a 4K release of Species, Lion of the Desert 4K, The Message 4K (previously leaked by another retailer for April, but obviously pushed back), blu-rays of The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series, JFK Revisited: The Complete Collection, Pompo The Cinephile, Georgia Rule and Starhunter ReduX: The Complete Series. I would expect a couple of more titles to be added to this list in the next week or so, and also would expect to see an official announcement for the 4K collector's edition of Belle for an early July(ish) release as well.

    Another Netflix release on blu-ray via Sony Pictures is coming June 14th, Fatherhood. Coming soon Better Call Saul: Season Six, which appears to be the final season, and Outlander: Season 6, just like before, a standard release and a Collector's Edition.

    The Beatles: Get Back appears to be coming soon as well after being recalled due to audio issues. I would expect an official announcement soon for that as well.

    Kino Lorber's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 4K has a July 26th street date.

    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?



    Miss Out On Turbine's 4K Ultra HD SteelBook of Texas Chain Saw Massacre? A Standard Release is coming May 20th

    Did you miss out on Turbine's excellent SteelBook release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? A standard release is on its way May 20th, 2022.

    Even with four packaging options, Turbine Media Group's new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre sold out in record time. If those SteelBooks weren't your thing, don't gas up the chainsaw in a cannibalistic rage to get one - a new standard softbox release is on its way for May 20th, 2022 and is now up for pre-order at Turbine's shop!

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 
    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Edition 

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4K standard 

    You're getting all of the same discs and bonus features content of the SteelBook set - just without the slick fancy packaging. You're still getting the excellent Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10) transfer with the terrific Atmos and Auro3D audio options along with all of the audio commentaries and extra interviews and documentaries. So in that regard you're not going to miss a thing. Now if you're feeling a little left out with this standard packaging, you do pick up what I think is a cool extra that the SteelBook release didn't have - reversible insert artwork depicting the original German poster art! 

    Reversible Insert Artwork

     

    This is actually my holy grail of original movie posters and I haven't been able to get my hands on one out in the wild. I've seen them listed on eBay, but that ain't exactly the best place to shoot for authentic original movie posters. So on that note, I consider this a pretty cool little extra. 

    Bonus Material

    + four audio commentaries by cast, director, cameraman, editor and sound engineer
    + documentaries and interviews The Chainsaw Business: From Grandfather's Stitching Box, The Chainsaw Cut, The Hallowed Ground of Horror
    + Documentaries: TCM – A Family Portrait; The Shocking; Truth, Flesh Wounds and Off the Hook
    + A Tour of the TCM House with Gunnar Hansen
    + Removed Scenes and Outtakes
    + The Shocking Truth Outtakes
    + 40th Anniversary Trailer, Cinema Trailer (USA, D), US TV & radio spot

    As I mentioned, this set is now up for pre-order - just follow the "Go To Store" button in our listing and it'll take you right over to Turbine's shop. If you're running Firefox or Chrome, your browser should automatically translate to German and you're all set. 

    Jared Leto as Morbius Glides to Digital May 17 and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on June 14

       The home video world is a vampire when Sony's take on the popular Marvel character Morbius arrives on digital on May 17. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray arrive June 14.

    One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble by experimenting on himself. While at first, it seems to be a radical success, quickly the darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new bloody urges?

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition will have Dolby Atmos and bonus features for the Blu-rays include Outtakes & Bloopers, several Featurettes, and Nocturnal Easter Eggs. There will also be an exclusive SteelBook edition available only at Best Buy.

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    Morbius
    Morbius
     

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
     

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
     

    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
    Morbius - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
     

    The full press release is included below:


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    OWN IT ON DIGITAL MAY 17
    AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ and DVD JUNE 14

     

    DIVE DEEPER WITH OUTTAKES & BLOOPERS, BEHIND-THE-SCENE FEATURETTES AND DISCOVER NOCTURNAL EASTER EGGS

    SYNOPSIS
    One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

     

    BONUS MATERIALS

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

    • Outtakes & Bloopers
    • Featurettes:
      • Defining The Antihero
      • From Human to Vampire – Visual Effects
      • Lights, Camera, Action
      • The Good, Bad & Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work
      • Living Vampire from Comics to Screen
    • Nocturnal Easter Eggs

    DVD

    • Featurettes:
      • Defining the Antihero
      • The Good, Bad & Ugly – Supporting Cast Doing the Stunt Work

    CAST AND CREW

    Directed By: Daniel Espinosa
    Written By: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless
    Produced By: Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Lucas Foster
    Executive Producers: Jared Leto, Louise Rosner, Emma Ludbrook
    Cast: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson
     

    SPECS

    Runtime: Approx. 104 minutes
    Rating: PG-13: Intense Sequence of Violence, Some Frightening Images and Brief Strong Language.
    4K UHD™: Feature: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby True HD7.1 compatible), French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish, English & French (Doublé au Québec) – Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish.
    Blu-ray™: Feature: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish English & French (Doublé au Québec) – Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition.
    DVD: Feature: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English & French (Doublé au Québec) Audio Description Tracks Dolby Surround • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish.

    April Showers Brings May 4K Flowers - HDD's May 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide

    What? Did you think that once April was over your movie budget would get some time off to recover?

    From a fresh new take on The World's Greatest Detective to a cursed man with a hook for a hand to two adventures with the Man With No Name - May is another stacked month for 4K Ultra HD collectors. Not that I'm complaining that all of these great hits are coming to the format, I'm just asking do they all have to come out all at once? Everyone from Warner Bros to Sony to Kino Orber Studio Classics is throwing some heavy hitters out there into the world this month. Thankfully we get a little breathing room at the start of the month, but things quickly pick up and it becomes reals. Do people still say reals? Or am I just old? 

    Anyway... let's dig in

    High-Def Digest's May 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide


    May The Third - 2022 the insanity begins quietly... 

    Thankfully the first week of the month starts off mostly on the quiet side with Pixar bringing their latest of their best films to 4K (after an unfortunately Disney+ only premier). After that, Sony starts to fix a serious wrong about a lack of Joe Carnahan films on 4K. 

    Smokin’ Aces - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Smokin’ Aces - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

     

    Turning Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Turning Red - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    If those editions aren't your liking - there's a Target Exclusive and a Walmart Exclusive 


    May the 10th - things get a little more intense.

    So this is where the slate picks up a lot of steam. We're getting another semi-watchable-but-still-missed-the-boat video game movie with solo releases of a particular dinosaur franchise capped off with a box set AND single title editions from the master of suspense. A little old, a little new, there's a lot to dig through

    Uncharted - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Uncharted - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection vol 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Also available will be solo releases of:

    In the pile of no new but finally getting solo releases - all of the previously released Jurassic Park trilogy films and the first Jurassic World film are getting solo releases outside of the old 25th Anniversary Collection set. We haven't heard anything to suggest there will be anything new regarding video transfers, audio tracks, or bonus features. We imagine something like that would happen when Jurassic World: Dominion is on its way out of theaters. There's also a new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom edition coming, but again that's likely just a repackage to thematically fit the new cover design for the other films.


    May 17th... things heat up a lot 

    This third week of may feels big on fan favorites, cult classics, and one of the greatest westerns ever filmed. Between Paramount and Scream Factory, a lot of my extra spending $$$ burns up this week. 

    Escape From New York - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Infinite - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    The Craft Collector’s Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Beverly Hills Cop II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    Hell or High Water - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     


    May 24th - the wallet starts to cough and sputter

    It'd be one thing if we only had to work with one of the greatest recent comic book movies made in the last decade to deal with, but there are some heavy, heavy hitters running this month with big knockout blows from Scream Factory, Showtime, Arrow, and Magnet all bringing some slick flicks to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. If that wasn't enough you have some more solo Jack Ryan 4Ks breaking out from Paramount's big box set from a couple of years ago.

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

     

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Giftset  

     

    Wild Things - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition  

     

    Wild Things - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Deluxe Limited Edition  

     

    Wild Things - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

     

    Malignant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Lifeforce Collector’s Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

     

    Ray Donovan The Movie - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Candyman Collector’s Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Patriot Games - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Sum of All Fears - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Burning Sea - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     


    May 31st - just when you thought it was over...

    This final week of May is pretty much the best of the best of the best all hitting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. You get one of the best gangster movies ever made. You get two of the best westerns ever made. One of the absolute best thrillers ever made. One of the best historical musicals ever made. And you're also getting both entries in one of the best recent horror/comedy franchises all on 4K. May was already an exhausting month but this final frame is going to burn holes in the wallet. 

    Happy Death Day - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    Happy Death Day 2 U - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Untouchables - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    The Untouchables - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

     

    Double Indemnity - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    A Fistful of Dollars - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    For A Few Dollars More - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     

    1776: 50th Anniversary Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

     


    And that is everything we've got coming our way domestically for May 2022. This is going to be an exhausting month for sure and we're going to crank through these for reviews as fast as we can. We're also going to try and cover some of the foreign import releases as they come in as well - both Turbine's Candyman Mediabook and Arrow's release of Candyman are on our hit lists. Turbine also now has a new 4K of Pitch Black we hope to cover ASAP. It's always dodgy with the imports because we have to wait for things to ship and clear customs and that can take much longer than desired - but that'll just mean we can focus on this HUGE list of upcoming titles.

    To that point - thank you for all of your Pre-orders. They really do go a long way towards keeping our little game going. Thanks again and until next month - happy collecting! 

    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Release Guide - May 1, 2022 - May 7, 2022

    There is a positive vibe happening right now for physical media. Brick & Mortar stores seem to continue their downsizing of their video departments and I doubt any amount of complaining to their corporate offices will do anything. However, the current pre-order page on Amazon.com for 4K and blu-ray actually encompasses about 20 pages of titles. That number has been as low as 12 over the Winter months so it's a sign the studios still support our little obsession.

    Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 50 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-

    There are just two actual titles available this week on 4K disc. New release first...

    Disney Pixar's Turning Red, a story of a 13-year old that turns into a giant red panda when she gets excited. This title is available as a standard edition release, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook, a Walmart Exclusive 'Enamal Pin' edition and a Target Exclusive Art Edition.

     

    The second 4K entry this week is a catalog title, Smokin' Aces, and this one is available as a standard edition and as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. No word on the sequel getting a new release but if this one sells well, it's highly possible.

     

    Blu-ray releases-

    Semi-slow week for the blu-ray category this week. Getting the blu-ray counterpart out of the way first, bring us a standard edition of Turning Red. If you want an exclusive for this format, you need to visit Disney Movie Club.

    From Universal, 2022 Liam Neeson action/thriller Blacklight. And, added at the very last second, a crime/drama title, The Outfit.

     

    From Warner Bros, DC Animated title Constantine: The House of Mystery.

    If you did not buy the Paramount release of Audrey Hepburn Collection a few month's back because you didn't want to double-dip on most of the titles, you can now get Paris When It Sizzles as a standalone. For a new release title, action/thriller Tom Clancy's Without Remorse gets a blu-ray release this week.

     

    As we wait for Jurassic World: Dominion to hit theaters, what better time to grab Dinosaur World from Shout! Factory.

     

    Anime Highlights include just two titles this week,  2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team - The Complete Season and OBSOLETE - Complete Collection.

    From Kino Lorber, Francis the Talking Mule (7 Film Collection) awaits your video rack!

     

    Honorable Mention: If you enjoy Hallmark movies, now is your chance to get one on blu-ray. Maybe they're testing the waters again to see how sales go, The Wedding Veil should be available Tuesday.

    The April batch of Imprint Films releases should be available on Friday, here's the listing:

    >The Wicker Man - Imprint Films Limited Editi


     



    Notable announcements from last week:

    Warner Archive collection has three Judy Garland musicals coming in June. Titles include The Clock, For Me and My Gal and Ziegfeld Girl. Other names you may have heard of are Gene Kelly, James Stewart and Lana Turner.

    Lionsgate has revealed to retailers that Everything Everywhere All at Once will be coming to 4K, blu-ray on June 14th. Additionally, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent will be getting a 4K, blu-ray and Target exclusive blu-ray sometime around the same time as well.

    Arrow Video's July slate has been revealed. Titles include Giallo Essentials V3 Black Edition, Hell High, Hell High (Raging Fury Slip), The Sacred Spirit and Tenebrae 4K. Tenebrae 4K is a UK only title, but for the U.S, Synapse Films is offering very similar releases, a standard retail box and a retailer exclusive box that is available at Diabolikdvd.

    GKIDS has revealed they will be releasing a 4K collector's edition for the 2021 animated film Belle. Although we are not affected by it in the U.S., hope they do no region lock this release too, it's just blasphemous for a 4K release.

    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?



    Pitch Black Director's Cut 3-Disc Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with NEW ATMOS Audio Coming From Turbine Media Group

    Hope you have 20 Menthol Kools ready for that shine job - Riddick's first adventure gets a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Ultimate Edition from Turbine Media Group


    German boutique label Turbine Media Group gives Vin Diesel's star-making outing Pitch Black a new 3-Disc Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release. Not only will you get the film presented in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10), Turbine is sweetening the deal with a brand new exclusive Atmos audio mix! If their work on 
    Twister or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is any indication, that Atmos track should be a beast. 

    But wait there's more!

    Not to stop with a new audio mix, the set comes with two extra Blu-ray discs loaded with archival bonus features from previous releases (including the animated Dark Fury) but the set will also come with new exclusive cast and crew interviews. If that's not enough you also get a bunch of slick swag including reprint lobby cards, ID, patch, and posters. To cap it off there's also a 180-page booklet included - in German. Now normally I'd be a little bummed about the booklet appearing only in German, but I've had some pretty good luck lately with the Google Text Translate app on my phone - not an ideal solution but it actually works pretty well! 

    Pitch Black Director's Cut -Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Cover A Limited to 2,222 Copies 

    The Swag Package

     

    Pitch Black Director's Cut -Ultimate Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Cover B Limited to 1,111 Copies 

     

    The Swag Package 

     

    And here's a full breakdown of the bonus features coming out way. 

    Bonus Material (Bonus Blu-ray)

    New, mostly world exclusive interviews (HD, approx. 2.5 hours):
    • David Twohy (director, approx. 24 min.)
    • Keith David (Imam actor, approx. 27 min.)
    • David Eggby (camera, approx. 15 min.)
    • Peter Chiang (F/X, approx. 28 min.)
    • Ken Wheat (story writer, approx. 15 min.)
    • John Cox (monster animation, approx. 19 min.)
    • Brian Murray (storyboards, approx. 26 min.)
    • David Melvin (TV prequel director, approx. 15 min.)

    The Bridge to RIDDICK - CHRONICLES OF A WARRIOR (SD, approx. 80 min.):
    • RIDDICK: WARRIORS OF DARKNESS aka DARK FURY - The Animation (approx. 35 min.)
    • Pre-Animation (approx. 33 min.)
    • The Creator - Peter Chung (approx. 5 min.)
    • INTO THE LIGHT (approx. 5 min.)
    • The structure of the action (approx. 2 min.)

    Universal Archive (SD, over 2 hours):
    • Director's introduction (approx. 2 min.)
    • INTO PITCH BLACK - TV Prequel (approx. 45 min.)
    • Storyboard movie comparison (approx. 4 min.)
    • SLAM CITY - Animation Internet Clip (approx. 8 min.)
    • Behind the scenes I + II (approx. 18 + 12 min.)
    • Making of I + II (approx. 9 min.)
    • Johns' Hunt Log (approx. 7 min.)
    • Visual Encyclopedia (approx. 2 min.)
    • Computer game promotion (approx. 2 min.)
    • Promotion parties (approx. 21 min.)
    Bonus material with optional German & English subtitles

    Both sets are up for pre-order right now. Just follow the links at the top of each listing page to go right over to Turbine's shop. If you can't read German, don't worry, your browser's translate function should take care of everything! We hope to cover this release as soon as it comes in. 

    4K Ultra HD Blu-ray & Blu-ray Release Guide - April 24, 2022 - April 30, 2022

    Aaand for the final week of April, prepare yourself for wallet fatigue because it is quite a busy week! The Summer Blockbuster season is just a few weeks away. What are you looking forward to this year?

    Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 49 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-

    Starting with the new release of the week, LionsGate offers Moonfall as a standard edition and as a Best Buy Exclusive (slipcover style) SteelBook. Most of these steels have had decent cover art, I don't know exactly what to make of this one though, I am leaning towards NO.

     

    On to catalog titles, from Arrow Video, Terry Gilliam sci-fi/thriller 12 Monkeys. [Edit] - Word from Arrow Video is that if it is a 'Special Edition' that it might not have a slip cover. I can say that mine came in today and it does have a slip cover.

     

    From Warner Bros. look for Singin' in the Rain. Looks like they left us in the cold again on the deluxe edition, you gotta import that one from the UK.

     

    The next Criterion Collection is For All Mankind, a thrilling documentary that chronicles the Apollo program.

     

    Vinegar Syndrome has got a lot of titles to offer this week. First, individual releases for Scanner Cop and Scanner Cop 2. Those titles were previously released as a double feature on their own site.

    These next titles were all available previously available directly from Vinegar Syndrome on March 29th. You may still purchase them if you follow the links, the wider release via our Amazon links likely have different cover art and no slipcovers. The titles are (alphabetically) Dracula Sucks, Madman, Schizoid / X-Ray (Double Feature) and Stiff Competition.

     

    Blu-ray releases-

    Getting the counterpart of what's listed in the 4K section listed here first, LionsGate offers Moonfall on blu-ray, with yet another cover art.

    LionsGate also offers the 2021 romance film Expired this week.

    Criterion Collection has two releases this week, first a foreign drama titled Eyimofe (This Is My Desire). The other title is a jazz music treat titled 'Round Midnight.

     

    Paramount continues to churn out catalog titles to fill the voids in our collections, this week look for The Beautician and the Beast, also He Said, She Said, plus King David (1985), Orange County, Thief of Hearts and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!.

    Anime highlights include Dragon Goes House-Hunting, a double dip of KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!: The Complete First Season + OVA, but as a SteelBook this go round, Lupin the 3rd: Episode 0 - First Contact, Mrs. Pepperpot - Complete Series, Show By Rock!! Stars!! - Season Four, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Season 2 and Wonder Egg Priority, available as a standard release and as a Limited Edition.

     

    Kino Lorber has got more Charles Bronson action, this time look for Breakout. If you have been waiting for the next chapter on their Dark Side of Cinema releases, wait no more, Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema VI (Singapore / Johnny Stool Pigeon / The Raging Tide) streets Tuesday.

    Arrow Video release the box set of Twisting the Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol.

    Honorable Mention: The next batch of indicator series to be released are this week and include One For the Road and Stanley Long's Adventures: A Seventies Sex Comedy Threesome.

    Notable announcements from last week:

    Criterion Collection has announced their July titles, they are Raging Bull (4K/Blu-ray), Okja (4K/Blu-ray), Devil In A Blue Dress (4K/Blu-ray), Summertime, The Virgin Suicides (4K) and Drive My Car. Read the news story here. All I can say is OUCH, going to be an expensive month for me!

    Going forward, FUNimation titles are to be branded as CrunchyRoll as they have merged distribution and shops. Their July titles have been revealed and include Moriarty the Patriot - Part 1, Hortensia SAGA - The Complete Season, Scar on the Praeter - The Complete Season, Kingdom - Season 3 Part 1, The Quintessential Quintuplets - Season 2, The Duke of Death and His Maid - Season 1, The World Ends with You - The Animation, One Piece: Season Eleven - Voyage Nine, Taisho Otome Fairy Tale - The Complete Season and Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club - Season 1. If they read this, I hope they make Seasons 1 & 2 available for Kingdom on blu-ray. As it is now, they're DVD only in the U.S.

    Warner Bros. will be releasing Giant (1956) of 4K disc on June 21st.

    Not sure how our readers are doing, but yours truly has been on this list as far as preordering Kino Lorber titles from Amazon. Just got the dreaded "Delivery estimate" email for In the Heat of the Night 4K as May 17th. That's basically a month late. I've had similar issues with other Kino titles as well with delays of 2 to 4 weeks. This of course is driving up prices as well when 3rd party sellers snatch the opportunity. Wonder if they are setting delivery dates too aggressively?

    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?



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