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Smallville: The Complete Series Flying onto Blu-ray October 19th

Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the 42-Disc Complete Series of Smallville! 

After the final five seasons languished as solo releases for years, Smallville is finally getting a complete series release on October 19th, 2021. This massive 10-season 42-disc set with Digital copy brings Tom Welling's entire journey as Clark Kent to Blu-ray. SRP for this sucker will be priced at $179.99 - but once this goes up for pre-order I'd expect those Amazon and online retailer sale prices to drop significantly. For this price though you're getting over 9,000 minutes of content with an additional 28 Hours of archival bonus materials that were originally part of the DVD sets. 

Smallville The Complete Series: 20th Anniversary

As of right now, single-season releases of Seasons One through Five haven't been announced. I know quite a few folks who bought the Seasons Six through Eight on Blu-ray expecting the first few to follow but it's been ten years since the final season hit Blu-ray and that didn't happen. We've even had pre-built listings in our archive for the day those would be announced but that never happened. Understandably, buying a complete series package instead of just the seasons you need may be a bit of a sting. If this is going to be the only way to get the entire series in 1080p on disc, it's nice to get everything in a tight convenient package. Hopefully, the packaging is decent and not like the flimsy Mission: Impossible set. 

As of this writing, this isn't up for pre-order yet, but as soon as it is we'll update the listing and let everyone know. 

Check out the full press release


OR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAYTM
 
SMALLVILLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES
20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
 
 Featuring All 218 Episodes from the Iconic Series
 
Flying into Homes on Blu-ray October 19, 2021
BURBANK, CA (July 27, 2021) – It’s been 20 years since Clark Kent first arrived in Kansas, and in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the remarkable series, Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition will soar onto Blu-ray for the first time ever from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 19, 2021. This set for the ultimate fan features all 218 episodes along with over 28 hours of bonus features from all 10 incredible seasons, plus Digital Copy (US Only). Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $179.99 SRP ($209.99 in Canada) and will also be available on DVD for $154.99 SRP ($184.99 in Canada).
 
The groundbreaking, Emmy®-winning 10-season hit that redefined the origins of the world’s greatest super hero is all here – from Krypton refugee Kal-El’s arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent’s final steps toward embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel. Relive a decade’s worth of thrills in fantastic adventures full of action, heart and humor in abundance, all anchored by the marvelous performance of Tom Welling at its center. Savor again the series’ thoughtful and imaginative integration and reinvention of the iconic characters of DC lore. And let your spirits be lifted up, up and away.
Starring Tom Welling as “Clark Kent,” Allison Mack as “Chloe Sullivan,” Kristin Kreuk as “Lana Lang,” Michael Rosenbaum as “Lex Luthor,” John Glover as “Lionel Luthor,” Erica Durance as “Lois Lane,” Annette O’Toole as “Martha Kent,” John Schneider as “Jonathan Kent,” Justin Hartley as “Oliver Queen,” Sam Jones III as “Pete Ross,” Cassidy Freeman as “Tess Mercer,” Aaron Ashmore as “Jimmy Olsen,” Eric Johnson as “Whitney Fordman,” Laura Vandervoort as “Kara,” Callum Blue as “Zod,” Jensen Ackles as “Jason Teague” and Sam Witwer as “Davis Bloome,” Smallville has also featured many notable guest stars including Terence Stamp, James Marsters, Michael McKean, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Brian Austin Green, Pam Grier, Helen Slater, Michael Ironside, Julian Sands, Tori Spelling, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Reeve. 
 
Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Based on DC Comics characters, Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. Its executive producers have included Michael Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, James Marshall, Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders, Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Greg Beeman, Ken Horton and Tom Welling. The series is from Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television.
 
Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition includes 2 DVD discs with over 28 hours of bonus features originally released on the Smallville Seasons 1-10 DVD sets. 
 
MORE THAN 28 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES
  • The Adventures of Superboy – The original 1961 pilot starring John Rockwell.
  • A Retrospective Look at the Series’ 10-Year Journey – An in-depth, season-by-season look at the creation of this landmark television series. Highlights include interviews with Tom Welling, Eric Durance, Michael Rosenbaum, Phil Morris, John Schneider and many more, as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage.
  • A Decade of Comic-Con Featurette
  • Paley Festival Featurette
  • Smallville’s 100th Episode: Making of a Milestone – An extended version of the original featurette included in the Season 5 set.
  • Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics – A feature length documentary chronicling DC’s 75 years of challenges, creativity, and triumph.
  • Audio CommentariesDeleted and Extended Scenes, Gag Reels, Behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more from all 10 seasons! 
 
DIGITAL
Smallville: The Complete Series is currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and others.
 
 
SMALLVILLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Street Date: October 19, 2021
Order Due Date: September 07, 2021
Blu-ray Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running time: Approx. 154 Hours
Blu-ray Price: $179.99 SRP ($209.99 in Canada)
42-Discs (40 BD-50s + 2 DVD-9s for the Bonus Features)

Marvel's Black Widow coming to Blu-ray & 4K UHD Blu-ray

Scarlett Johansson's Final Tour as Black Widow Arrives on Disc September 14th

Marvel's big return to theaters after a prolonged delay due to the ongoing global pandemic Black Widow hits 1080p Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 14th with an early Digital streaming release on August 10th. Ever since her first appearance in Iron Man 2, Johansson has embodied Natashia Romanoff as a supporting character or part of a team ensemble. Now in her own solo adventure, she must face the secrets of her dark past alongside the family she left behind long ago. 

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray gets a full Dolby Atmos track with the standard Blu-ray arriving with a DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix. The press release didn't mention anything about which HDR grade the 4K disc will receive but if past is prologue then it'll probably be HDR10 with the Dolby Vision HDR saved for the streaming presentation. Bonus features will include bloopers, deleted scenes, and a smattering of making-of featurettes. 

As of this writing, neither the Blu-ray or the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are up for pre-order but we expect online retailers to handle that shortly. So far no retailer exclusives have been formally announced, but we expect Zavvi and Best Buy to have something on deck. No word if Target will do one of their Book-style sets or not. As we get those details we'll update this post with listings and pricing info. 

Take a look at the full press release:


LOS ANGELES, CA (July 26, 2021) – Marvel Studios’ Black Widow arrives early on all major digital platforms on August 10 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 14. Black Widow fans can enjoy the film in stunning Ultra HD quality and immersive Dolby Atmos audio along with never-before-seen bonus footage, including nine deleted scenes, bloopers and featurettes.

Film Synopsis
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff — aka Black Widow — confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Black Widow — the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Bonus Features*

  • Bloopers – Take a look at some of the fun mishaps on set with the cast and crew of Black Widow.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Grocery Shopping – Natasha heads into a grocery store to prepare for her journey through Norway. After a long drive, she arrives at her destination: a mysterious trailer in the middle of nowhere.
    • Bike Chase – Tailed by assailants, Natasha and Yelena speed through the city in order to escape their nemeses.
    • Gulag Fight – Alexei squares up against several enemies and is quickly overpowered. When all hope seems lost, Natasha leaps in to lend a hand in the fight.
    • Smile – The Taskmaster protocol is activated in a tense moment, and an iconic helmet is unveiled.
    • Come After Me – Secretary Ross and Mason discover an important message Natasha left behind.
    • Walk and Talk – Alexei and Melina have a playful exchange. The Taskmaster arrives and faces off with Alexei.
    • Widows in Training – Yelena and Alexei awaken in captivity. Melina hands the Taskmaster vials while the Widows train.
    • Kiss – Alexei and Melina reunite after the action. Natasha grieves over an untimely demise in the brutal aftermath.
    • Ohio – Natasha witnesses the carefree nature of the Ohio suburbs through the neighborhood children.
  • Filmmaker Introduction Featurette – Director Cate Shortland introduces the film and her vision for it.
  • Sisters Gonna Work It Out Featurette – Watch Scarlett and Florence as they train, fight, and bond to become the sister duo in Black Widow. Listen as the cast and crew discuss the characters, rigorous training, and building the dynamic between the two fearsome siblings.
  • Go Big If You’re Going Home Featurette – Step back to appreciate the size and scale of Black Widow’s solo film. Shot around the world, the film balances family and drama with mind-blowing action. The cast and crew reveal the intricacies of stunts that made the film so action-packed.

 *bonus features vary by product and retailer
 
Cast:                                       Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black
                                                Widow
                                                Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova
                                                Rachel Weisz as Melina
                                                David Harbour as Alexei/Red Guardian
                                                Ray Winstone as Dreykov
                                                O-T Fagbenle as Mason
                                                William Hurt as Secretary Ross
 
Directed by:                           Cate Shortland

Produced by:                         Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
 
Executive Producers:           Louis D’Esposito
                                                Victoria Alonso
                                                Brad Winderbaum
                                                Nigel Gostelow
                                                Scarlett Johansson
 
Co-Producer:                        Mitch Bell
 
Screenplay by:                      Eric Pearson
 
Story by:                                Jac Schaeffer
                                                Ned Benson
                       
Music by:                               Lorne Balfe
 
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Product Specifications
Street Date:                           Digital: August 10
                                               Physical: September 14
Product SKUs:                      Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
                                               Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD +
                                               Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack
                                               (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code) & DVD

Feature Run Time:               Approx. 133 minutes
Rating:                                  U.S. Rated PG-13
                                               Bonus material not rated       
Aspect Ratio:                        Digital: 1.85:1
                                               Physical: 1.85:1
U.S. Audio:                            4K Ultra HD:  English Dolby Atmos, English DVS
                                               2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus,                                                 French 5.1 Dolby Digital
                                               Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English DVS 2.0
                                               Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital,
                                               French 5.1Dolby Digital
                                               DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, English DVS 2.0 Dolby,
                                               Spanish 5.1 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby
                                               Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some
                                               platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital,                                                           Spanish. 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 &                                                     2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0                                                    Dolby Digital (some platforms)
U.S. Subtitles:                       4K Ultra HD:  English SDH, Spanish, French,
                                               Japanese
                                               Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
                                               DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
                                               Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French (some
                                               platforms)

Help 3-D Film Archive Restore The Greatest 3-D Film Ever Made!

The Best 3-D Film Ever Made Needs Your Help!

Ever since Bwana Devil hit in 1952, Hollywood has had an intermittent love affair with Three-Dimensional filmmaking. House of WaxHondoJaws 3-D - several films over the decades have fought to become the champion 3-D Film of all time. But without any irony or sarcasm, there really is only one champion - Phil Tucker's Robot Monster. After being absent from home video, the great team at 3-D Film Archive has launched a Kickster to initiate a full 4K restoration of this film to produce new 3-D Blu-ray and DVD and you can pre-order your copy now! 

Check Out The Kickster Here

A film shot on a small budget in the depths of Bronson Canyon Robot Monster is a science fiction delight telling the tall tale of the last family on earth struggling to survive after the intergalactic menace Ro-Man has decimated the world's population for the all-powerful GreatGuidance. Famous for its gorilla suit and fishbowl creature and the automatic billion bubble machine - Robot Monster features pretty damned impressive three-dimensional photography as well as a score by some random guy named Elmer Bernstein who really never amounted to much as a composer. Sadly, it's been absent on home video in anything resembling a quality presentation, let alone in proper 3-D. - I've held onto this VHS tape in the hopes that one day a good and proper 3-D Blu-ray would one day appear! 

Now the experts at 3-D Film Archive are hard at work restoring this film to its full and proper glory. The Blu-ray will offer full 3D Blu-ray as well as the film in Anaglyph 3D (red/blue) for those folks without a 3-D television or projector! But that's not all, they're assembling a terrific assortment of bonus features including vintage 3-D shorts, as well as an interview and audio commentary with actor Greg Moffett who played little ruffian Johnny in the film! 

Robot Monster 3-D Kickstarter Add-Ons

But this being a Kickstarter campaign, 3-D Film Archive has pulled out the stops for extra add-ons!

$30 + $5 for shipping guarantees you a Blu-ray copy (3D Blu-ray Including Polarized and Anaglyph (red/blue) 3D)

$15 more nets you a new lenticular cover from artist Stewart McKissick (In Development)

$50 more gets you a Retro3D Viewer similar to the one they offered for 3-D Rarities II and September Storm 3-D, these are a lot of fun, and work with old View-Master reels if you have any of those lying around from your childhood.   

Perhaps most exciting - 3-D Film Archive is offering up a limited variety of 35-mm film cells sourced from original theatrical prints from 1953! Again, these are very limited and as of this writing a number of the available cells have already sold out - hopefully, they'll offer up some more but these are very cool! I had to go for one myself:

 

The Kickstarter is only a day old as of this writing so you have plenty of time to jump into the mix and secure your copy. Considering how fast this one hit its base funding goal, I hope the team at 3-D Film Archive has some stretch goals or more add-ons planned! Hopefully, this also means Cat-Women of the Moon is on deck! Probably not, but one can hope. I mean, hell if we can get Flesh For Frankenstein AND Robot Monster restored to glorious 3-D on Blu-ray, anything is possible! 

Check out the rest of 3-D Film Archive's amazing 3D Blu-rays

Dragonfly Squadron
The Bubble
3-D Rarities
The Mask

Gog
It Came From Outer Space
September Storm
The Stewardesses 3-D
Ape 3-D
Those Redheads From Seattle 
Cease Fire
The Maze
Revenge of the Creature
Sangaree
Jivaro
Parasite
The 3-D Nudie Cuties Collection
3-D Rarities II
Taza Son of Cochise
Wings of the Hawk 
Silent Madness 3-D
Dynasty 3-D

Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - July 25 - July 31, 2021

And just like that, the last week of July is upon us. Where do we go from here?

Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 10 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights for this week's titles as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

Weekly 4K discs releases are still going strong. This week is primarily catalog titles, and there are some good ones.

Getting the new title out of the way first, A Quiet Place Part II, comes as a standard release and a rather boring, somewhat hideous looking Best Buy SteelBook release. When the cover was to be announced and I saw the hideous one on Zavvi UK, I said to myself, that one will be the U.S. cover, mark my words. Sure enough, it was.

 

Next, Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage debuts as an Arrow Video 'Fat-pack' that is sure to appeal to many. I'm embarassed to say I never opened my Blu-ray 'Fat-pack' from a couple of years ago.

If you did not buy The Beastmaster direct from Vinegar Syndrome as a limited edition release, the standard edition release comes to us this week via Amazon. There are two additional titles from Vinegar Syndrome with a street date of the 27th, these two will be VS shop exclusives for a couple of months, Deadlock and Six-String Samurai.

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

This is the week that Paramount reissues a bunch of Miramax titles. Many of them went out of print and the prices shot up as a result. Also from Paramount, A Quiet Place Part II gets a blu-ray release and a double-feature release that includes both A Quiet Place movies.

From LionsGate, American Gods: Season Three, Every Breath You Take and Midnight in the Switchgrass.

 

Anime highlights this week include Arte - The Complete Season, Black Rock Shooter: The Complete TV Series, Chihayafuru: Season 3, City Hunter: Season 2 Set 1, Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater and MM! Complete Collection.

Warner Archive releases the animated series, The Herculoids: The Complete Original Series.

 

Under the various Shout! Factory labels, Brotherhood of the Wolf gets an extended/collector's edition release, The Dead Zone also gets a collector's edition release, and lastly, under the Shout Select Label look for State and Main.

 

From Arrow Video, Vengeance Trails: Four Classic Westerns.

Honorable mention of the week, Kino Lorber brings us Ken Jacobs Collection Volume 1, a collection of short films from an influential film maker. Volume 1 implies there will be a Volume 2 at some point.

Notable announcements from last week:

FUNimation's October batch has been revealed. Titles include Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Season 1, Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan: Complete Series  (Essentials), Dragon Ball Z - Resurrection "F", Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Haibane Renmei - The Complete Series, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Seasons 1 and 2 (Essentials) and Higurashi: When They Cry GOU Season 1 Part 1.

Kino Lorber will be releasing The Silence of the Lambs on 4K disc on October 19th. When we had seen Hannibal as a 4K release we all asked about this one I'm sure. They also have Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) planned for 4K disc later this year as well. Go team Kino!

Paramount continues to add more catalog releases to its upcoming slate, as mentioned last week, Evolution was just listed on a major retailer's site, additional titles now include Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, The Time Machine, Crocodile Dundee: Triple Feature, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Ragtime and The Ten Commandments (1956) 4K in a SteelBook package.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway has a confirmed street date of August 24th as a 4K disc, blu-ray disc and a double feature blu-ray 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?



Underworld Limited Edition 5-Movie Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray coming October 5th

Who wants some Vampires vs Werewolves action in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray?

Just in time for the Halloween season - Sony Pictures is bringing Underworld Limited Edition 5-Movie Collection to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The already available 4K releases of Underworld and Underworld: Blood Wars will be included - so those waiting for single releases of the other three films may have to wait a bit longer or just jump in on this limited edition 10-disc 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital set. Each film gets an HDR10 presentation with a Dolby Atmos audio mix to match. 

 

So far we haven't had any word of any retailer exclusives, and as of this writing the set isn't up for preorder but as soon as we get that info we'll update the listing. 

Here's the full press release from Sony:


UNDERWORLD BONUS FEATURES

4K ULTRA HD

  • Theatrical & Extended Versions of the Film (both 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos)
  • Alternate Flashbacks (4K HDR)
  • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY

  • Extended Version of the Film
  • Director & Cast Commentary
  • Fang vs. Fiction Documentary
  • 7 Featurettes
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Music Video: “Worms of the Earth” by Finch

 
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION BONUS FEATURES
4K ULTRA HD

  • Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY

  • Director & Filmmakers’ Commentary
  • The Hybrid Theory
  • The War Rages On
  • Bloodlines: From Script to Screen
  • Making Monsters Roar
  • Building a Saga
  • Music and Mayhem
  • Music Video: “Her Portrait in Black” by Atreyu

 
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS BONUS FEATURES
4K ULTRA HD

  • Rise of the Lycans: Inside the Castle Walls
  • Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY

  • Behind the Castle Walls: Picture-in-Picture Experience
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • 3 Featurettes
  • Music Video: "Deathclub (Wes Borland / Renholder Remix)" by William Control feat. Matt Skiba
  • And More

 
UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING BONUS FEATURES
4K ULTRA HD

  • Underworld: Endless War 3-Part Animated Series (with stereo DTS-HD MA English audio)
  • Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY

  • Cracking the Underworld: Picture-in-Picture Experience
  • Filmmakers’ Commentary
  • 5 Featurettes
  • Blooper Reel
  • And More

 
UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS BONUS FEATURES
4K ULTRA HD

  • Franchise Recap
  • Theatrical Trailers

BLU-RAY

  • Underworld: Blood Wars – The Official Movie Graphic Novel
  • The Evolution of Selene
  • Building a Blood War
  • Old & New Blood
  • The Evil Evolved

SPECS

4K Ultra HD: All films presented in 2160p Ultra High Definition with HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos immersive audio + DTS-HD MA 5.1 original theatrical audio tracks (DTS-HD MA 7.1 for UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING); aspect ratios vary
Blu-ray:  All films presented at 1080p High Definition resolution; aspect ratios and audio configurations vary
Ratings:

  • Underworld: Theatrical Cut: R for strong violence / gore and some language; Extended Cut: Unrated
  • Underworld: Evolution: R for pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality / nudity and language
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans: R for bloody violence and some sexuality
  • Underworld: Awakening: R for strong violence and gore, and for some language
  • Underworld: Blood Wars: R for strong bloody violence, and some sexuality

Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - July 18 - July 24, 2021

Release announcements have been huge this month. We have added over 200 so far as of the 17th and there's two weeks left to the month! (An average month consists of around 225 titles added.) This is great news for physical media, let's just remember to buy the titles we have been waiting for to arrive on disc.

Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 9 of our weekly release guide.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

This week's 4K list could break the bank, let's take a look.

Import Monday brings us two movie choices. First, Akira Kurosawa's 'final masterpiece' Ran. There is still hope that LionsGate or similar will do a 4K disc for this, send them a friendly email to [email protected] For imports though, you can opt for Zavvi or Amazon UK.

Next, an import from Arrow Video, Tony Scott's action/romance/thriller True Romance. If I had to guess why Arrow could not do a U.S. version, it is likely that the rights of this one are now under the Sony label. Sony might opt to do this one themselves. A few years ago the rights fell under Warner Bros.

 

Moving on to Domestic Tuesday releases...

From independent Blue Underground, Dead and Buried gets a 4K disc release. There are three variant covers for this one, Variant A (Poster), Variant B (Burned), and Variant C (Needle).

Next, a tie-in to the upcoming movie, the original live-action G.I. Joe movies get a 4K release. If you didn't get these at your local Walmart two week ago at a crazy low price, we have the Amazon links for ya here, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

The last entry this week comes as we all pretty much figured the Saw franchise was completely done, but they keep finding ways to bring them back. Spiral: From the Book of Saw comes as a standard edition and as a SteelBook edition. LionsGate lately has been including a slipcover on their SteelBooks, similar to how Mondo X SteelBooks come.

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

Getting to the blu-ray for Spiral: From the Book of Saw first, in case you have not opted for the 4K release. Additionally from LionsGate, whom has been absent from the release calendar the past couple of week, Die in a Gunfight, Initiation, The Walking Dead: The Complete Tenth Season and The Wraith (Vestron Video Collector's Series).

Eight Legged Freaks finally sees (blue) light of day, from Shout Factory. Maybe the other silly movie Evolution will follow? (Update--It looks like Evolution should be due from Paramount around November.) Little Big League gets a Shout Select release.

 

From Warner Archive, in the film-noir category, look for I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes! as well as Step By Step, also a film-noir feature film. Comedy/Musical Take Me Out to the Ball Game also streets this week from Warner Archive. Probably not what Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly are best known for, but certainly worth a look.

If you've been waiting for the physical release of Star Trek: Discovery - Season Three, wait no more, but choose between a standard release or a SteelBook release.

 

This week's Criterion Collection release is La piscine, I will not even pretend to know what this one is, but I'm sure Criterion knows what they're doing.

This week's anime category is a little limited (again) but there are a lot of titles coming. Highlights this week are Listeners - The Complete Season, RahXephon - Complete Collection (SteelBook) and Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out! The Complete Season available as a standard edition and as a limited edition.

 

In the special interest/honorable mention, The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films sounds like an interesting disc.

Aussie Label Imprint Films releases their July titles this week on Tuesday, although listed as July 21st, Amazon U.S. shows a Friday street date. Keep in mind Amazon erroneously lists them as Region B playback only. You can "report incorrect information" to Amazon a dozen times, they never fix it. Titles include:

And for Friday releases, music and arts release (of course, right?)

>The Brothers: March 10, 2020

Notable announcements from last week:

Paramount's next Paramount Presents blu-ray title will be 1997's Breakdown starring Kurt Russell. This title is scheduled for release on September 21st and will be Spine number 26 among that label's releases. Under their standard label, Paramount is releasing a lot of catalog titles to blu-ray for the first time ever worldwide. Hats off to them and their media division for this! Recent additions to the list include Hardball, The Longest Yard, Blue Chips and Necessary Roughness. Combine all of this with the reissues of so many out of print Miramax titles and this studio is looking to make a huge impression with physical media.

It looks like F9: The Fast Saga will be released on September 21st as well. Official confirmation will be coming soon. This release will include a 4K standard edition, a Best Buy Exclusive 4K SteelBook, a Blu-ray and of course the entire series 1-9 in a 4K package and as a Blu-ray package.

As if September 21st wasn't already looking expensive enough, M. night Shyamalan's Unbreakable will be getting a 4K standard disc and 4K SteelBook release that day as well. Confirmation will be coming in the weeks to come, along with order links. This Disney/Fox release completes the trilogy.

Warner Bros will be releasing the third Conjuring movie, re-titled Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It on 4K and blu-ray discs on August 24th. Hope this means the first two movies will be candidates for 4K discs. Also from Warner, Shawshank Redemption will be getting two 4K discs to choose from, a standard edition and a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook, with a street date of September 14th.

Kino Lorber will be releasing Misery (1990) on 4K disc on October 12th.

Even though the other players are churning out 4K discs left and right, Criterion still remains on the sidelines. Their October releases (Blu-ray) will be Devi, High Sierra, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Onibaba, Ratcatcher and Uncut Gems.

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?



Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - July 11 - July 17, 2021

The second week of July, no major theatrical releases, did you see Black Widow yet or do you eagerly await home options?

Welcome to Volume 2 Episode 8 of our weekly release guide. Our weekly look at the highlights of what's coming out this week as well as the top announcements from the week before.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

Another decent week for 4K disc releases. First from Paramount, Almost Famous, available for the first time on 4K disc and in a SteelBook package. Fun Fact: I almost saw this movie when it first came out. It has some decent reviews so I might pick it up.

 

Next on the docket, this years reboot of Mortal Kombat. This one's available as a standard release and as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. Just like the original movie, this one reviewed better with audiences than it did with critics.

 

And, the last 4K disc release this week, Snatch, and (you guessed it) available as a standard release and as a SteelBook release. Just like the Universal Pictures SteelBooks, seems available only at Best Buy but is not dubbed an exclusive.

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

Almost Famous also gets a blu-ray release this week, but under the 'Paramount Presents' label. Another PP release that also has a 4K release the same day, what are they expecting us to do here?

Also just like above, Mortal Kombat (2021) gets a Blu-ray release this week from Warner Bros. Objective, Burma! starring Errol Flynn gets resurrected and released on the Warner Archive label. Also via Warner Archive, Pennyworth: The Complete Second Season.

The latest Guy Ritchie/Jason Statham collaboration titled Wrath of Man his blu-ray this week. Our theatrical review rated it 3.5/5.0, but if you're a Statham fan you will no doubt enjoy this one too.

 

Criterion Collection releases Deep Cover this week, you either remember this film or never heard of it. No doubt we will have a review soon. And just like the previous 4 weeks, we get a second Criterion release for the week, this one is titled Working Girls. Um yeah, it is about that subject.

 

Finally on blu-ray after being an HD-DVD exclusive, The Pianist sees light of day via the Shout Select label. If you missed the Imprint Films release of The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan, Shout Factory has your back this week.

 

Animated/Anime releases of interest, Ernest & Célestine, Isekai Quartet2 - Season 2, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and The Spongebob 3-Movie Collection.

Arts releases are on the docket for Friday.

>John Neumeier: Ein Sommernachts Traum (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Notable announcements from last week:

Vinegar Syndrome and its partner labels have the next batch of titles in the works, they are available direct from VS's web site on July 27th, and typically 6-8 weeks later elsewhere. Titles include Awaken 4K, Deadlock 4K, Golden Arm, Killer's Delight, The Lamp, Rancho Deluxe, Sound and Fury and Through the Fire.

Severin also has its next batch of titles listed as well, titles include A Day of Judgment, Drop Dead Fred, The Fourth Victim and Midnight. These titles are listed under September 28th and order links will come soon.

Shout Factory is starting to reveal their next batch. So far we have Blithe Spirit and Elvira's Haunted Hills coming in September.

Paramount Pictures will be releasing the first four classic Star Trek movies on 4K disc as a single set on September 7th. This one was spotted online in Europe recently but then pulled, most likely by request of the studio. These releases are most likely the theatrical releases for The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search For Spock and The Voyage Home.

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome is being teased for a 4K disc release as well. Cover Art has been circulating online and it looks pretty authentic, keep your eyes peeled.

One final note for this section, it appears that John Carpenter's The Thing will indeed get a 4K disc release. Sources are indicating a September 7th release and this will be a Universal Pictures release. Official studio PR most likely will happen this week.

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?



Star Trek Beaming Up A Whole Crew Of 4K & Blu-ray Sept 7th, 2021

May Physical Media Live Long And Prosper 

[Update 2:30 EST] - the Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray set is now up for Pre-order. 

It's time to crack open that bottle of Romulan Ale! After years of quiet teases and rumors on top of a failed celebration of the series 50th Anniversary, Paramount Home Entertainment beamed aboard a massive consignment of Star Trek news. Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Original Series, Paramount has officially announced the original cast crew will be going where no original cast crew has gone before - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!  

Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Star Trek 1-4 4K UHD 

All of this was late-breaking news from Paramount and StarTrek.com. After years of rumors, a digital-only release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on 4K, this is finally official. All of this broke late last evening. With a number of online retailers jumping the gun with their product listings and posting official artwork only to have said listings pulled, it's great to get official confirmation that this is all really happening! The box set is going to be an 8-Disc 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital set with each format getting it's own case - think of how Fox/MGM did the Daniel Craig Bond set a couple years ago. 

Now for reasons unknown, this set is for only the first four films - V and VI are not included here. We can only speculate as to the reason why, but it's likely Paramount being cautious with their releases of Trek after fans largely shied away from the Star Trek: The Next Generation individual seasons on Blu-ray. They printed a lot of discs that did not sell, so I don't blame them for being cautious.

The good news is each disc (including the Blu-rays) is sourced from new restorations. The 4K UHD discs will offer up Dolby Vision and HDR10. There's a rumor that each film will get an Atmos audio mix as well, but that hasn't been pinned down 100% yet. 

Here's what's going to be in the package:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture 4K Ultra HD

  • Isolated score in Dolby 2.0—NEW!
  • Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Blu-ray

  • Isolated score in Dolby 2.0—NEW!
  • Commentary by Michael & Denise Okuda, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Daren Dochterman
  • Library Computer (HD)
  • Production
    • The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture (HD)
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Special Star Trek Reunion (HD)
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 001: The Mystery Behind V’ger
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Trailers (HD)
  • TV Spots

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 4K Ultra HD

  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer (Director's Cut and Theatrical Version)
  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto (Theatrical Version)

 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Blu-ray

  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer (Director's Cut and Theatrical Version)
  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Meyer and Manny Coto (Theatrical Version)
  • Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda (Director’s Cut)
  • Library Computer (HD)
  • Production
    • Captain’s Log
    • Designing Khan
    • Original Interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and Ricardo Montalbán
    • Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Visual Effects of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • James Horner: Composing Genesis (HD)
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Collecting Star Trek’s Movie Relics (HD)
    • A Novel Approach
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 002: Mystery Behind Ceti Alpha VI (HD)
  • Farewell
    • A Tribute to Ricardo Montalbán (HD)
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 4K Ultra HD

  • Commentary by director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis
  • Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Blu-ray

  • Commentary by director Leonard Nimoy, writer/producer Harve Bennett, director of photography Charles Correll and Robin Curtis  
  • Commentary by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Taylor
  • Library Computer (HD)
  • Production
    • Captain’s Log
    • Terraforming and the Prime Directive
    • Industry Light & Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Trek
    • Spock: The Early Years (HD)
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Space Docks and Birds of Prey
    • Speaking Klingon
    • Klingon and Vulcan Costumes
    • Star Trek and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (HD)
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 003: Mystery Behind the Vulcan Katra Transfer
  • Photo Gallery
    • Production
    • The Movie
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 4K Ultra HD

  • Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Blu-ray

  • Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
  • Library Computer (HD)
  • Production
    • Future’s Past: A Look Back
    • On Location
    • Dailies Deconstruction
    • Below-the-Line: Sound Design
    • Pavel Chekov’s Screen Moments (HD)
  • The Star Trek Universe
    • Time Travel: The Art of the Possible
    • The Language of Whales
    • A Vulcan Primer
    • Kirk’s Women
    • The Three-Picture Saga (HD)
    • Star Trek for a Cause (HD)
    • Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 004: The Whale Probe (HD)
  • Visual Effects
    • From Outer Space to the Ocean
    • The Bird of Prey
  • Original Interviews
    • Leonard Nimoy
    • William Shatner
    • DeForest Kelley
  • Tributes
    • Roddenberry Scrapbook
    • Featured Artist: Mark Lenard
  • Production Gallery
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)

As of this writing, this set is not up for pre-order yet and we don't know if there'll be any kind of retailer exclusives yet, but as soon as we know more, we'll update our listings accordingly

But Wait There's More Star Trek!

What 55th Anniversary celebration of the crew of the Enterprise would be complete without a new release of Star Trek: The Complete Original Series? Sadly these are not in 4K - although wouldn't that be something! Instead, Paramount Home Entertainment is repackaging the existing discs in a fancy SteelBook set - each season gets its own SteelBook. Now if you already own the set, this may be a bit pricy to simply upgrade your packaging, but - it looks pretty slick and if you haven't already picked it up, it's an attractive bundle.

Star Trek: The Complete Original Series SteelBook

  

But Wait, That's Not All The Star Trek! 

Yes, I'm aware I'm starting to sound like Billy Mays, but there's A LOT to cover here. Not only will we be getting the first four films in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, but Paramount has confirmed they have greenlit the complete restoration of Robert Wise's Star Trek: The Motion Picture Director's Edition to 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision (and HDR10)! The reason this isn't in this set is simple - all of the additional VFX work done for the old DVD sets was completed in SD - I've heard HD by some but either way not at a resolution that was appropriate for 1080p Blu-ray let alone for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. This is going to be a 6-8 month restoration project so it's nice to hear that Paramount isn't shortchanging it. Supposedly there's going to be some theatrical screenings of this restoration along with an exclusive release window on Paramount+. This project was JUST announced yesterday as well so no release date disc or otherwise has been hinted. But a late Spring early Summer 2022 appearance is likely. 

And that is all the news that's fit to reprint. Again I'm like most of you and would have loved to get a complete Original Cast 1-6 4K UHD Blu-ray Boxset, but at the same time - I'm willing to take what I can get. The current state of the home media business is a numbers game; if you don't buy it, they won't make it. Obviously, we want high-quality A/V presentations, that goes without saying, but at this point we can't get too stuck on the packaging or artwork quibbles. If buying this 1-4 set now means I'll get V and VI later with Generations and the TNG films in 4K later - I'm all in. 

Halloween 1-5 Stabbing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Scream Factory September 28th

Just when you thought your Halloween collection was safe...

We figured these movies would be coming to 4K eventually, but we didn't expect them to stack up all of a sudden like this! Scream Factory is getting Michael Myers fans pumped for Halloween Kills by unleashing HalloweenHalloween IIHalloween III: The Season of the WitchHalloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers, AND Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 28th, 2021. 

Now, you may be asking yourself, "Why do I need to buy Halloween again on 4K Ultra HD? I already have it." Well, there's the ticket - HalloweenHalloween IIHalloween III: The Season of the Witch are each getting new 2021 4K scans approved by cinematographer Dean Cundy, plus every film will offer Dolby Vision HDR, Dolby Atmos audio, and each set comes with a remastered Blu-ray sourced from new 2021 scans of the original camera negative. 

   Halloween II Halloween III 

Halloween IV   Halloween 5 


The good news about all of these, it looks like Scream Factory is including all of the excellent bonus features of their long out of print complete (at the time) collection set. The only downside of these releases is there isn't a box set bundle option for all 5 films. Scream Factory is offering some interesting swag options with vinyl soundtracks and pins, and posters. So there is that option too.  Also due to rights issues, all of the Dimension Films owned films, Halloween 6, H20, and Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II aren't included or getting any kind of 4K update (at the moment). Those are in a release right quagmire and I imagine would be quite the ordeal to untangle.  

Below are all of the specs per the press release from Scream Factory. What do you think? Is this worth it, or are you going to pass. 

Here is the complete press release from Scream Factory


FIVE CLASSIC HALLOWEEN FILMS COME TRICK-OR-TREATING TO THE 4K UHD FORMAT IN NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS
ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2021:
 
HALLOWEEN (1978)
HALLOWEEN II (1981)
HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS
HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS 
Los Angeles, CA - This Halloween will be like no other…. It’s coming to you in 4K UHD! It’s been 43 years since the John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween hit theaters and changed the horror genre forever. Now it - and its immediate sequels - can be experienced like never before as it is presented in the best video and audio quality ever. Scream Factory™ has announced 4K UHD releases of the first 5 Halloween films, marking the North American 4K UHD debut for Halloween IIIII4 and 5. In an exciting nod to fans, Halloween (1978) (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) features a return to the original camera negative for the first time! Each of these beloved, iconic films will be released in a limited-edition rigid slipcase, and will include a Blu-ray™ of the film as well as previously existing bonus features.
In addition to the exciting 4K UHD releases, Scream Factory™ is offering several exclusive offers (while supplies last) to fans who order from shoutfactory.com.
1.     A poster featuring newly commissioned cover art from artist Joel Robinson included with each 4K UHD purchase:
o  Halloween (1978) (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster
o  Halloween II (1981) (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster
o  Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster
o  Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster
o  Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster
2.     7” vinyl (from Sacred Bones Records) featuring newly recorded music from John Carpenter:
o  Halloween (1978) (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster + 7" Vinyl
o  Halloween II (1981) (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster + 7" Vinyl
o  Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD) + Poster + 7" Vinyl
3.     An offer that contains all five films on 4K UHD, all five posters, and all three new 7” vinyl records:
o  Halloween 1-5 + 7" Vinyl (3x) + Posters (5x)
4.     Finally, for the most fervent of Halloween fans, there is the ultimate offer. This contains all five films on 4K UHD, all five posters, and all three new 7” vinyl records — plus an exclusive limited edition set of five enamel pins in a collectible box (from our partners at Gutter Garbs):
o  Halloween 1-5 + 7" Vinyl (3x) + Posters (5x) + Enamel Pin Set
 
SPECIAL FEATURES & SPECS: Please see below for full release information including special features.
Halloween 4K UHD + Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. For the last fifteen years, the people of Haddonfield have rested easily, knowing that Michael was safely locked away in a mental hospital … until tonight. Michael has escaped and he will soon return to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween.
Special Features:
DISC 1 (UHD):
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Director John Carpenter And Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Audio Commentary With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Editor Tommy Lee Wallace And Actor Nick Castle
DISC 2 (Blu-ray):
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
·       NEW Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With John Carpenter And Jamie Lee Curtis
·       Audio Commentary With Dean Cundey, Tommy Lee Wallace And Nick Castle
·       “The Night She Came Home”
·       TV Version Footage
·       Theatrical Trailer
·       TV Spots
·       Radio Spots
DISC 3 (Blu-ray)
·       Original Color Timing Presentation
·       Vintage Interview With Producer Moustapha Akkad
·       Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest”
·       Halloween Unmasked 2000”
·       Halloween – The Extended Cut In HD (TV Inserts Are In Standard Definition)
·       Theatrical Trailer
·       TV Spots
·       Radio Spots
DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD: 2160p 4K Dolby Vision (2.35:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, 5.1, Original Mono
DISC 2 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High-Definition (2.35:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, 5.1, Original Mono
DISC 3 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High-Definition (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Halloween II (1981) (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD)
Picking up exactly where the first film left off, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding maniac they left for dead in the first film. The inhuman Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge as he stalks the deserted halls of the Haddonfield hospital. As he gets closer to his main target, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) discovers the chilling mystery behind the crazed psychopath’s actions. Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween II is a spine-tingling dark ride into the scariest night of the year.
Special Features:
DISC 1 (UHD):
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal (Theatrical Version)
·       Audio Commentary With Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock (Theatrical Version)
DISC 2 (Blu-Ray):
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan From The Original Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
·       NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Director Rick Rosenthal (Theatrical Version)
·       Audio Commentary With Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock (Theatrical Version)
·       “The Nightmare Isn’t Over – The Making Of Halloween II” Featuring Rick Rosenthal, Dick Warlock, Composer Alan Howarth, Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, Actors Lance Guest And Leo Rossi, And More
·       Horror’s Hallowed Grounds Revisiting The Original Shooting Locations
·       Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary With Rick Rosenthal
·       Alternate Ending With Optional Audio Commentary With Rick Rosenthal
·       Still Gallery
·       Theatrical Trailer
·       TV and Radio Spots
DISC 3 (DVD)
·       Television Cut (in standard definition)
·       Film Script (DVD ROM)
DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD: 2160p Dolby Vision (2.35:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo
DISC 2 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High-Definition (2.35:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Stereo
DISC 3 – DVD: 4x3 Full Frame/Dolby Digital Mono
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD)
A terrified toy salesman is mysteriously attacked. At the hospital, he babbles and clutches the year's most popular Halloween costume, an eerie pumpkin mask. Suddenly, Doctor Daniel Challis (Tom Atkins, The Fog, Night Of The Creeps) finds himself thrust into a terrifying Halloween nightmare. Working with the salesman's daughter, Ellie, Daniel traces the mask to the Silver Shamrock Novelties company and its founder, Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy, RoboCop). Ellie and Daniel uncover Cochran's shocking Halloween plan and must stop him before trick-or-treaters across the country never come home in this terrifying thriller from writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace (Stephen King’s IT).
Special Features:
DISC 1 (UHD):
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Director Tommy Lee Wallace
·       Audio Commentary With Actor Tom Atkins
DISC 2 (Blu-Ray):
  • NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative, Approved By Cinematographer Dean Cundey
  • NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Tommy Lee Wallace
·       Audio Commentary With Tom Atkins
·       “Stand Alone: The Making Of Halloween III: Season Of The Witch” Featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Actors Tom Atkins And Stacey Nelkin, Stunt Coordinator Dick Warlock, Director Of Photography Dean Cundey, And More
·       Horror’s Hallowed Grounds: Revisiting The Original Shooting Locations With Host Sean Clark And Tommy Lee Wallace
·       Interview With Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Burman
·       Still Gallery
·       Theatrical Trailers
·       TV Spots
·       Radio Spots
DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD: 2160p Dolby Vision (2.35:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
DISC 2 – BLU RAY: 1080p High-Definition (2.35:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
 
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD)
He butchered 16 people trying to get to his sister. He was shot and incinerated, but still the entity that Dr. Sam Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) calls "Evil on two legs" would not die. Tonight, Michael Myers has come home again ... to kill! This time, Michael returns to Haddonfield for Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris, 2009’s Halloween II, The Last Boy Scout) – the orphaned daughter of Laurie Strode – and her babysitter Rachel (Ellie Cornell, Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers, House Of The Dead). Can Loomis stop Michael before the unholy slaughter reaches his innocent young niece?
Michael Pataki, Sasha Jenson and Kathleen Kinmont co-star in this smash sequel that marked the long-awaited return to the original storyline and remains infamous for its startling twist ending and graphic violence.
Special Features:
DISC 1 (UHD):
·       NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
·       NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Actors Ellie Cornell And Danielle Harris
·       Audio Commentary With Director Dwight H. Little And Author Justin Beahm
DISC 2 (Blu-Ray):
·       NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
·       NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Ellie Cornell And Danielle Harris
·       Audio Commentary With Dwight H. Little And Justin Beahm
·       “The Making Of Halloween 4: Final Cut”
·       “The Making Of Halloween 4
·       Theatrical Trailer
·       TV Spots
·       Still Gallery
DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD: 2160p Dolby Vision (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
DISC 2 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High-Definition (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
 
Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (Collector's Edition) (4K UHD)
Because Hell would not have him, Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatized young niece Jamie (Danielle Harris, Rob Zombie's Halloween) is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil Uncle ... and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait. Tonight, the carnage begins again: Michael Myers is back with a vengeance! Ellie Cornell and Beau Starr return for this hit sequel that features grisly gore by K.N.B. EFX Group (The Walking Dead, Army Of Darkness).
Special Features:
DISC 1 (UHD):
·       NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
·       NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Actor Don Shanks
·       Audio Commentary With Director Dominique Othenin-Girard And Actors Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
DISC 2 (Blu-ray):
·       NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
·       NEW 2021 Dolby Atmos Track
·       Audio Commentary With Don Shanks
·       Audio Commentary With Dominique Othenin-Girard, Danielle Harris And Jeffrey Landman
·       “Inside Halloween 5
·       “The Making Of Halloween 5
·        “On The Set: Behind-The-Scenes Footage”
·       Halloween 5 Promo
·       Theatrical Trailer
·       TV Spots
DISC 1 – 4K ULTRA HD: 2160p Dolby Vision (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
DISC 2 – BLU-RAY: 1080p High-Definition (1.85:1)/Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Hot Summer 4K UHD Glory - July 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide

As we melt from the record-breaking temperatures across the country, retreating into the cool loving embrace of our air-conditioned screening rooms is more and more appealing. Whether you avoid the hot weather with a nice big screen flat panel or a fully decked out 4K projector, July has some impressive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases hitting store shelves or your favorite online retailer. From old childhood 90s classics to deep-cut fan favorites, there's something for everyone this month!

July 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide


July 6th, 2021 4K UHD Blu-ray Releases 

Right after the 4th of July celebrations, the month starts off with a bang. Warner Brothers and Universal crowd the plate with Sony finally starting to break up their Columbia Classics 4K UHD Blu-ray volset.

Space Jam 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Space Jam - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Howard the Duck 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Howard the Duck - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Dr. Strangelove 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Scott Pilgrim vs The World 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Scott Pilgrim vs The World - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Mortal Engines - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


July 13th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 

The second week of the month may not have a ton of titles coming out, but what we're getting is pretty exciting - the best movie Cameron Crowe has ever made, one of the better video game movies to come around AND one of Guy Ritchie's best movies of his pre-Madonna marriage career. 

Almost Famous - SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Snatch 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Snatch - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Mortal Kombat 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Mortal Kombat - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


July 20th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 

The action and horror pick up for this third week in July. A fan-favorite horror franchise returns with a new entry, a pair of action-figure movies finally get their U.S. domestic releases, and Blue Underground gives an 80s horror favorite the full treatment with three different lenticular slipcovers!

Spiral: From the Book of Saw 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Spiral: From the Book of Saw - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Dead & Buried (Cover A) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Dead & Buried (Cover B) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Dead & Buried (Cover C) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


July 27th, 2021 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 

For the final week of July, a terrific sci-fi horror sequel, an Italian horror classic, and a couple of great releases from Vinegar Syndrom round out the 4K UHD Blu-rays for the month. 

A Quiet Place Part II 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

A Quiet Place Part II - Best Buy SteelBook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Beastmaster (Standard Release) 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Awaken 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Deadlock 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


Import 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles

There's always interesting titles coming out overseas and we do our best to cover them. The U.K. is getting a number of greats including most of the solo Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Vol 1 titles as well as Looper in 4K from Sony. We'll do our best to get a hold of those, but we'll absolutely be covering True Romance and Ran. As new titles are announced we'll be jumping on those too. 

True Romance Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

Ran 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 


That's it for July. Now, most of these street dates are tentative so changes can happen. If any title gets rescheduled we'll update our listings and this guide accordingly. 

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