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May Is A Beautiful 4K Bouquet - HDD's May 2024 4K UHD Shopping Guide

May 2024 is going to be a tough month for 4K collectors. Not because there's nothing coming out, quite the opposite actually. Now that Hollywood has gotten more flicks in theaters after the respective Writers/Actors strikes, that means we have a lot of new titles and a ton of back catalog and deep cult classics coming to 2160p! 

April 2024 was something of an interesting release month in that it started out pretty light, had some good big favorites to get excited for, but then saved the biggest dump of new releases and back catalog 4K titles for the very end of the month. On one hand it helped to spread out the finances early on, but that meant saving everything for the very last day of the month. May 2024 is hitting the gas hard early and isn't really letting up one week to the next - so let's dive in and see what we need to save up for:

May 2024 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide 


May 7th, 4K UHD Releases 

It can't rain all the time! The first week of the month kicks things off pretty hard and heavy. We see one notable KLSC 4K reschedule hit the frame, another Coppola re-edit, a scream factory double feature event, and then one of the biggest and most influential comic book films of the 1990s all join the 4K format along with three very exciting concert discs.

     

   

 

 

Coming May 8th to 4K UHD 

 

Coming May 10th to 4K UHD

   


May 14th, 4K UHD Releases 

Not to slow things down, the second week of May sees a lovely mix of new, deep catalog, and recent favorites all getting the 4K treatment. For one disc in particular, it's a shame Warner Bros. didn't see fit to include a certain suggestive popcorn bucket! Add in one of the craziest cult classics and one of the finest westerns ever made, and we've got to start clearing some shelf space! 

     

     

 

         

     

 


May 21st, 4K UHD Releases 

So this frame is rather interesting. Not only are we getting some exciting new and catalog titles but we're also getting something a little different. This frame will see the first wave of Paramount's multi-format 4K + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital releases priced at the bargain rate of about $10.99. While that price is appealing, these are packed in standard DVD-sized cases, so we'll see how well they sell to the collectors market or if they help tip some SD buyers into 4K collecting. 

     

     

     

     

  

Coming May 24th to 4K UHD 

 


May 28th, 4K UHD Releases

Unlike April, the last frame of May is a bit of a breather. There's plenty of great stuff coming, but a large chunk of it are the standard editions of Severin's more elaborate Website exclusives and a few other smaller trinkets. KLSC in particular has some solid titles coming our way too. 

     

     

     

 

 


And that's pretty much everything that's hitting the domestic market for 4K UHD Blu-rays in May. Obviously, some of these release dates could change and more stuff could slip in there without much fanfare or warning. If anything changes we'll update our listings and this article toot sweet. Happy Collecting!

George Clooney's 'The Boys in the Boat' Rows to Blu-ray on June 25

The sports drama 'The Boys in the Boat' directed by George Clooney and from Amazon MGM Studios is set to arrive on Blu-ray on June 25.

The film is based on the book by Daniel James Brown telling the underdog true story about the University of Washington's rowing team's quest for gold at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The Blu-ray will retail for $22.99. 

The Boys in the Boat is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction book written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world.

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat 

Specs and supplements (if any) have yet to be revealed.  Pre-orders for The Boys in the Boat are now live and here is the full press release:


 “A fun and inspiring time at the movies.”

THE WRAP / Tomris Laffly


THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY ON JUNE 25

 

 

Burbank, CA, April 30 – Director George Clooney’s latest film, the inspirational true story, The Boys in the Boat, from Amazon MGM Studios, will be available for purchase on Blu-ray on June 25.

 

The Boys in the Boat stars Joel Edgerton (“Loving”), Callum Turner (The “Fantastic Beasts” films), Peter Guinness (“Sleepy Hollow”), Jack Mulhern (TV’s “Mare of Easttown”), James Wolk (TV’s “Mad Men”), Hadley Robinson (“Anyone But You”), and Courtney Henggeler (TV’s “Cobra Kai”).

 

The Boys in the Boat will be available on June 25 on Blu-ray for $22.99 (ERP).

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

The Boys in the Boat is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction book written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world.

 

Amazon MGM Studios Presents 

A Smokehouse / Spyglass Media Group Production

Directed By: George Clooney

Screenplay By: Mark L. Smith

Based on the Book by: Daniel James Brown

Produced By: Grant Heslov, p.g.a., George Clooney, p.g.a.

Executive Producers: Kevin Ulrich, Barbara A. Hall, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre

Music By: Alexandre Desplat

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Callum Turner

Peter Guinness, Jack Mulhern, James Wolk, Hadley Robinson, Courtney Henggeler

 

 

 

BASICS

 

PRODUCT                                                                              ERP

Blu-ray                                                                        $22.99 (US)

                                                           

Languages: English, Parisian French, Latin Spanish

Subtitles: English SDH, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Latin Spanish- Forced,

Parisian French-Forced

 

Running Time: 123 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for language and smoking

THIS JUST IN - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 20th Anniversary 4K UHD Arriving July 2

Adam McKay's hilarious directorial debut featuring an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Fred Willard will be making its 4K UHD Blu-ray debut in a 20th Anniversary Edition on July 2.

Paramount's 4K Blu-ray edition presents the Theatrical and Extended versions of the film branched, plus loads of legacy bonus content.

There was a time before cable when the local anchorman reigned supreme....Enter the hard-hitting world of the 1970s local TV news, where Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his loyal Channel 3 News Team (Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner) are San Diego's #1 rated news source. All is well in their male-dominated world of news until beautiful, rising-star reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) turns it all upside down. Sparks don't just fly, they ignite an all-out war between the two perfectly coiffed anchorpersons. In a job where it pays to keep a straight face, Anchorman is the comedy that makes it almost impossible to stop laughing.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 20th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 20th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Blu-ray Disc 1

  • Theatrical and Extended versions of the film branched
  • Commentary by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Lou Rawls, Andy Richter, Kyle Gass, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • “Afternoon Delight” Music Video
  • ESPN SportsCenter Audition – Ron Burgundy

Blu-ray Disc 2

  • Wake Up Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
  • Intro-Commentary with Will Ferrell and Aaron Zimmerman
  • PSA
  • Award Speech
  • Raw Footage “Good Takes”
  • “Afternoon Delight” Recording Session
  • Interviews
  • Specials
  • Cast Auditions
  • Table Read 6/2/03
  • Rehearsals
  • Playback Video
  • Commercial Break
  • Trailers

Pre-orders for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 20th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are now live!

Hayao Miyazaki’s 'The Boy and the Heron' Arrives on Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray and SteelBook on July 9th

The Academy Award-winner for Best Animated Feature 'The Boy and the Heron' from Studio Ghibli and the legendary Hayao Miyazaki will be hitting Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray, and a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook on July 9.

'The Boy and the Heron' will present the film in its original Japanese language with English subtitles as well as an English track featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh. Digital will arrive on June 25th.

'The Boy and the Heron' follows young Mahito, who, after losing his mother during the war in a hospital fire, moves to his family’s estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito’s new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastical world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world and the truth about himself.

The Boy and the Heron - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Boy and the Heron - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Boy and the Heron - Blu-ray
The Boy and the Heron
 

The Boy and the Heron - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook 

The Boy and the Heron - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook 

The Boy and the Heron will include Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and the special features include:

• Feature-Length Storyboards

• Interview with Composer Joe Hisaishi

• Interview with Producer Toshio Suzuki

• Interview with Supervising Animator Takeshi Honda

• Drawing with Takeshi Honda

• “Spinning Globe” Music Video

• Teasers & Trailers

Pre-orders for The Boy and the Heron should be available shortly and included below is the press announcement:


 

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FROM GKIDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH STUDIO GHIBLI

HAYAO MIYAZAKI’S NEWEST MASTERPIECE,

THE ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING 

THE BOY AND THE HERON

TO BE RELEASED ON 4K UHD™ + BLU-RAY™, BLU-RAY™ + DVD, 

AND IN A LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK™ 

ON JULY 9

AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DEMAND IN 4K ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON JUNE 25

First-Ever Studio Ghibli Film Presented in 4K High-Definition

Special Features Include New Interviews and Featurettes

 

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NEW YORK (April 29, 2024) – Fresh off a historic Academy Award® win for Best Animated Feature, the latest and long awaited cinematic masterpiece from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, THE BOY AND THE HERON, will be released July 9 on 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ + DVD, and in a Limited Edition Steelbook™ that includes 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™, featuring Dolby Vision plus Dolby Atmos for the ultimate home entertainment experience from GKIDS with home entertainment distribution from Shout! Studios. This is the first title from Studio Ghibli to ever be released on 4K UHD.

THE BOY AND THE HERON will also be released in HD on all major on-demand digital platforms, as well as in 4K with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos where available, on June 25. All versions will contain the film in its original Japanese language with English subtitles, as well as in the new English-language version featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh. 

Special Features on the release include feature-length storyboards, an interview with Golden Globe®-nominated composer Joe Hisaishi, an interview with Academy Award®-winning producer and Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, an interview and drawing featurette with Annie Award-winning supervising animator Takeshi Honda, the music video for the film’s theme song “Spinning Globe” from global J-Pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu, and teasers and trailers.

THE BOY AND THE HERON is currently available for pre-order on GKIDS.com and ShoutFactory.com. The film is additionally available for digital pre-order from Apple, Amazon (4K Steelbook4K StandardBlu-ray + DVD) and Vudu/Fandango at Home.

THE BOY AND THE HERON follows young Mahito, who, after losing his mother during the war in a hospital fire, moves to his family’s estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito’s new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastical world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world and the truth about himself.

The hand-drawn, animated feature – director Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years – is an original story written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, produced by co-founder Toshio Suzuki, and featuring a musical score from Miyazaki’s long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. Its theme song, “Spinning Globe,” was written and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu. 

GKIDS released THE BOY AND THE HERON in cinemas and IMAX nationwide on December 8, 2023, marking the first title in the Studio Ghibli catalog to be released in IMAX premium formats and opening at No. 1. THE BOY AND THE HERON made its international premiere at the Opening Night Gala of the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Tickets to all five TIFF screenings sold out in record time and the film received glowing reviews, placing in the top three for the TIFF People’s Choice Awards. For Best Animated Feature, THE BOY AND THE HERON has won the BAFTA Award, the Golden Globe and several prestigious critics awards including the New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles Film Critics Association honors. It was also recognized by the National Board of Review as a Top Film for 2023 and won two Annie Awards in 2024. In addition, THE BOY AND THE HERON Composer Joe Hisaishi garnered Best Score nominations from the Golden Globes and the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and was celebrated at the Annie Awards with the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Boy and the Heron Special Features

  • Feature-Length Storyboards

  • Interview with Composer Joe Hisaishi

  • Interview with Producer Toshio Suzuki

  • Interview with Supervising Animator Takeshi Honda

  • Drawing with Takeshi Honda

  • “Spinning Globe” Music Video

  • Teasers & Trailers

Hope You Saved Some Shelf Space! - HDD's 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide, Apr 29, 2024

 We joke a lot about busting your bank account or kissing your wallet goodbye. Ain't no easy way to say it, this week certainly appears to be on par with that statement.

 Welcome to Volume 4 Episode 48 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of April 28th - May 4th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

 If you religiously buy new releases when they come out, then this week is not quite as painful to keep up with, as there are a handful of standard editions from both Severin and Arrow Video. But, it is still very busy!

 Before we engage the hyperdrive with Tuesday titles, import Monday has China O'Brien 1 & 2 from Eureka Classics. I don't know these films, but they sound like a lot of fun! (Vinegar Syndrome recently had their take on this collection as well!)

 

 Even if they were not new releases, Disney's Disney+ TV SteelBooks would probably come up first on Domestic Tuesday. Without further adieu, let's cover them!

 In the Star Wars universe, both Andor: The Complete First Season and Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi - The Complete Series get similar style SteelBooks as the last wave of releases.

   

 

 And moving on to Marvel Studios, familiar style SteelBook releases of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: The Complete First Season and Moon Knight: The Complete First Season.

   

 

 In the last wave of their Disney+ SteelBook releases, some of them were hard to find at first, so shop accordingly.

 Next up from Sony Pictures, action/sci-fi Madame Web starring Dakota Johnson. This one is also available as a (semi)Limited SteelBook Edition too.

  

 

 Paramount is up next with Mean Girls (2024). Would that be considered a reboot? And also for the first time to 4K disc, Mean Girls (2004) is also available the same day.

  

 

 Moving on to catalog titles, Warner Bros. brings us the films that star fictional character and heist master Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and an all-star cast to back him up, with an award winning director. Yup, I am referring to Ocean's Trilogy, as well as the individual films as SteelBooks, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.

   

 

 From Arrow Video, 1982 Midnight Movie classic Basket Case. You can also get this as an Arrow Store Exclusive with alternate cover art.

 

 Just for the sake of mentioning because not everyone wants or needs the Limited Editions, Arrow Video also has available this week, Standard Special Editions of Barbarella, Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer.

 The standard release of Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is available from Vinegar Syndrome.

 Standard releases of The Church and The Sect come to us from Severin Films.

Blu-ray releases-

 Blu-ray counterparts of the above 4K releases, a whole bunch again this week! Disney's Star Wars Disney+ TV SteelBooks of Andor - The Complete First Season, Obi-Wan Kenobi - The Complete Series, Marvel's The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: The Complete First Season, Moon Knight: The Complete First Season, Sony's Madame Web, Mean Girls (2024) from Paramount, Arrow Standard Special Editions of Barbarella, Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer. Severin's standard releases for The Church and The Sect (which might be pushed back a week.) One has to wonder of the 4Ks will be as well of those last two, or if this is simply an Amazon error. We have decided to leave them listed for this week!

 OK, another big week for the blu-ray category. Let's jump right in.

 New 2024 drama from Lionsgate, Ordinary Angels with Hilary Swank.

 

 New to the Criterion Collection this week, drama/romance Dogfight, and having never heard of the movie, not what I was thinking when I read the title.

 

 Anime highlights include Blue Giant and The Dangers in My Heart: Season 1.

 From Arrow Video, a crime/western titled The Tin Star.

 

 TV on disc from CBS/Paramount, Lawmen: Bass Reeves.

 

 Honorable Mention: Shout Factory Shop Exclusives Death and the Maiden and The Getaway (1994) are available this week.

 Excluding the Lee Greenwood music title, we get more Australian imports on Friday via Amazon US. Here's the full list:

 

Notable announcements from last week:

 Paramount has confirmed that 4K releases of South Park: Bigger, Longer' & Uncut  and Team America: World Police will be coming June 25th.  Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy may also come the same day, but that title has not been locked in quite yet.

 Warner Archive Collection has listed their June 2024 slate of titles. Check out the News Story for details. I can feel it coming any month now, a release of the animated feature Quest For Camelot!

 Arrow Video's July slate has been revealed. Titles include The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) 4K and blu-ray, blu-rays of Red Line 7000 and The Nico Mastorakis Collection, and it looks like the UK is catching up with getting The Last Starfighter to blu-ray and 4K, and a blu-ray of Loop Track.

 One last thing --- is Target discontinuing support for physical video media? Initially it was leaked that they were, and they vehemently denied the story stating they were stocking select releases, which we already have seen in most locations, as well as continuing with full online offerings. Now some sites are saying YES, they are going to do the same (ignorant) move Best Buy did, which was pulling it all, both online and in stores. So they still carry vinyl and books in stores, which apparently doesn't count. That makes little sense to me. Periodically I take advantage of their BOGO sales online, but the in store selection has tons to be desired so I have obviously bought less in store. We will keep you posted. The important thing to note is that all those other sites could just be rehashing the same bad story, or there could be something behind it. Competition is always a healthy thing, support any merchant that still carries movies to fill our shelves!

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?



I'm The 4K SteelBook Now - 'Captain Phillips' Hijacks 4K UHD July 16th, 2024

Director Paul Green Grass and Tom Hanks combined forces for one of the most exhilerating thrillers of the last decade in Captain Phillips. Based on a true story, the film was a respectable hit in theaters and was nominated for six Oscars (netting zero). Now over ten years alter, fans will be able to upgrade from their old Blu-ray with a new 4K UHD SteelBook 

When did Tom Hanks only start playing upright captains of transportation? First, we had Apollo 13, then came Captain Phillps, then Clint Eastwood's Sully and just a couple of years ago the WWII thriller Greyhound. Considering bad things happened each time, no one should take traveling with Tom Hanks lightly. You might just end up on a deserted island somewhere... 

Enough goofery, the big news of the morning is Captain Phillips is finally making an appearance on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos audio. 

Captain Phillips - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

 

DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC 
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
  • English Dolby Atmos + English 5.1
  • Special Features:
    • Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC™
  • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • English 5.1
  • Special Features:
    • Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass
    • Capturing Captain Phillips – in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the acclaimed film
       
CAST AND CREW
Directed By: Paul Greengrass
Produced By: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
Screenplay By: Billy Ray
Based Upon the Book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi



SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 134 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.40:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA

No Tricks Here - Warner Archive Collection's June Blu-ray Releases Will Arrive...in a Flash

What were you planning to do in June? Four films and a pair of complete series make up Warner Archive Collection's June wave arriving on the 14th.

The titles in this batch include Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), The Man I Love (1947), The Shining Hour (1938), Act of Violence (1948), plus The Alaskans: The Complete Series (1959-60) featuring Roger Moore and The Flash: The Original Series from 1990. Needless to say, June is going to be a busy, expensive, and very exciting month! 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) - Warner Archive Collection 

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) - Warner Archive Collection

“If you had it to do all over again, would you have married me?” Yes, gentlemen, there is a right answer. That’s something David Smith learns the hard way when his bubbly and beautiful wife Ann queries him over breakfast.

Also right are radiant Carole Lombard and easygoing Robert Montgomery as the stars of this breezy Alfred Hitchcock comedy. For three years, the Smiths have been blissed but battling. When a technicality voids their union, Mr. misses Mrs., orbiting the tale into the delightful confection of the screwball genre. From a script by Academy Award® winner Norman Krasna, Hitchcock made his change-of-pace foray into the all-out humor memorable. “Here again are his unmistakable touches” Look Magazine declared. “The net effect is the same, too: another Alfred Hitchcock hit.”

SPECIAL FEATURES:    Featurette: “Mr. Hitchcock Meets the Smiths”,  Classic cartoons: THE CAT’S TALE and SPORTS CHUMPIONS ; Two Audio only radio broadcasts: Lux Radio Theater broadcast with Carole Lombard and Bob Hope, and Screen Guild Players broadcast with Errol Flynn and Lana Turner. Original Theatrical Trailer  


The Man I Love (1947) - Warner Archive Collection 

The Man I Love (1947) - Warner Archive Collection

Torch singer Petey Brown is beautiful and smart. The beautiful gets her in trouble. She’ll need all the smarts to get out of it in this bluesy, boozy noir salute to tough dames in tough times. On a holiday visit to her family in the waning days of World War II, Petey expects a merry Christmas. Instead, she gets a tangled web of mobsters, cheating wives, war-traumatized vets and the kind of love that grabs hold fast and goes wrong faster. Ida Lupino portrays Petey, scoring a triumph under the direction of Raoul Walsh, who helped put her on the road to stardom in the Bogart classic High Sierra. The Man I Love is also notable for its songbook of sophisticated standards and as one of the inspirations for Martin Scorsese’s “New York, New York”. This new Blu-ray presentation restores 6 minutes cut from the film and unseen for nearly seven decades. Now, newly remastered the film can finally be experienced as first shown in its original theatrical release.

Special features: Classic WB cartoons “ROUGHLY SQUEAKING”, “SLICK HARE”. Includes the Original Theatrical Trailer


The Shining Hour (1938) - Warner Archive Collection

The Shining Hour (1938) - Warner Archive Collection 

When Joan Crawford saw The Shining Hour on the Broadway stage, she pleaded with M-G-M executives to let her spread her acting wings in the film version. Ms. Crawford got her way, playing a New York siren who marries a prosperous farmer (Melvyn Douglas) and moves to Wisconsin. There she is drawn to his handsome brother (Robert Young) , even as she befriends the brother’s selfless wife (Margaret Sullavan, Crawford’s choice for the role). The passionate triangle plays out in the best tradition of classic screen melodrama, glossy and chic, but resonant with honest emotion, all under the expert direction of the great Frank Borzage. The film’s heart-stopping climax with Crawford battling flames to rescue Sullavan from certain death is both literally and figuratively, incendiary filmmaking.

SPECIAL FEATURES:   Audio only vintage M-G-M radio program GOOD NEWS OF 1939, with scenes from THE SHINING HOUR,  Classic cartoons: LOVE AND CURSES and THE SNEEZING WEASEL, Original Theatrical Trailer 


Act of Violence (1948) - Warner Archive Collection

Act of Violence (1948) - Warner Archive Collection 

When two World War II veterans meet again--one a decorated war hero and successful, married businessman; the other permanently crippled and mentally deranged--the encounter will lead to a shocking Act of Violence. Frank Enly (Van Heflin) survived a German concentration camp to return home a hero and build a good life for himself. But when Joe Parkson (Robert Ryan) comes to town, Enly flees. Now, as his life and sanity rapidly unravel, is Enly really a lying traitor who sold the lives of fellow concentration camp inmates for his own survival as the mentally unstable Parkson claims, or is he a victim of survivor's guilt that has suddenly resurfaced with Parkson's return? And will the enmity between the two lead to murder in this acclaimed film noir thriller, from masterful director Fred Zinnemann.

Special features: Feature commentary by film historian Dr. Drew Casper, Featurette “Act of Violence: Dealing with the Devil”, Original Theatrical Trailer


The Alaskans: The Complete Series (1959-60) - Warner Archive Collection

The Alaskans: The Complete Series (1959-60) - Warner Archive Collection 

Set against the backdrop of the 1890s gold rush in the Yukon, Roger Moore, Jeff York and Dorothy Provine star in The Alaskans. This Warner Bros. Television series built on the growing popularity of the studio’s westerns which became a mainstay on ABC in the late 1950s and early 1960s, with . Years before establishing himself as The Saint and later James Bond, Moore brought his unique stylish swagger to the series, adding distinctive class to the role of Silky Harris, an adventurer who teams up with his friend Reno McKeean (Jeff York). Joined in their ever-exciting activities by showgirl Rocky Shaw (Dorothy Provine), the trio stake their luck, love and lives on ice-coated gambles for riches and survival. The series also had the benefit of an impressive array of guest stars including James Coburn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Troy Donahue, Lee Van Cleef, Neil Hamilton, Alan Hale, Werner Klemperer, and Julie Adams to name but a few. Long unavailable for viewing in any media, the series has now been remastered in 1080p HD for this Warner Archive Blu-ray™ release, derived from new 4K scans of the original camera negatives.


The Flash: The Original Series - Warner Archive Collection 

The Flash: The Original Series - Warner Archive Collection 

Who-o-o-o-osh! The origins and exploits of the crimefighting DC Comics superhero come your way in this 22-episode live-action series, from the 1990-91 television season. John Wesley Shipp portrays Barry Allen, a police crime technologist endowed with sudden talents after a fluke lab accident. He pledges to use his new powers for good, powers that include ultra-speed reflexes and the ability to vibrate his molecules so rapidly he can pass through solid walls. Amanda Pays is medical researcher Tina McGee, who monitors Allen’s accelerated metabolism and guards his secret identity. The Tricksters, Captain Cold, the Ghost, mad inventors: Central City is rife with criminals. Now there’s a hero to keep pace with them. He’s called The Flash. And in our era of instant communications, he’s more in step with the times than ever. 

Pre-orders for all six Blu-ray releases should be available soon and full details can be found on Warner Archive Collection's Facebook Page.

Best Picture Nominee 'American Fiction' Hits Blu-Ray-Ray on June 18th!

Amazon MGM Studios' Orion Pictures critically-acclaimed comedy 'American Fiction' will be available on Blu-ray this June 18th with a SRP of $22.99.

'American Fiction' stars Oscar-nominee Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Rose, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Adam Brody, Keith David, Leslie Uggams, Issa Rae, and Oscar-nominee Sterling K. Brown. The film was written and directed by Academy Award-winner Cord Jefferson and received five Oscar nominations including Best Picture.

American Fiction is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

American Fiction 

American Fiction 

Pre-orders for American Fiction should be going live soon, Amazon has the listing but no ordering options yet. 

 


“American Fiction is smart and, thanks to its fine cast, has genuine heart.”

The Hollywood Reporter / Lovia Gyarkye

 

AMERICAN FICTION

ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY ON JUNE 18

 

 

Burbank, CA, April 24 – The critically acclaimed, American Fiction, from Amazon MGM Studios’ Orion Pictures, will be available for purchase on Blu-ray on June 18.

 

Written for the screen and directed by Academy Award® winner Cord Jefferson (TV’s “Watchmen”), the film is produced by Ben LeClair, p.g.a., Nikos Karamigios, p.g.a., Cord Jefferson, p.g.a., and Jermaine Johnson, p.g.a.  The film was nominated for five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Score and winning for Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

American Fiction stars Academy Award® nominee Jeffrey Wright (“The Batman”, “No Time to Die”), Tracee Ellis Ross (TV’s “Blackish”), John Ortiz (“The Fast and Furious” films), Erika Alexander (TV’s “Living Single”), Leslie Uggams (The “Deadpool” films), Keith David (“Nope”) Adam Brody (TV’s “The O.C.”) with Issa Rae (TV’s “Insecure), and Academy Award® nominee Sterling K. Brown (TV’s “This Is Us”)

 

American Fiction will be available on June 18 on Blu-ray for $22.99 (ERP).

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

American Fiction is Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

 

Orion Pictures and MRC Present a T-Street Production

An Almost Infinite / 3 Arts Entertainment Production

A Film by Cord Jefferson

Written for the Screen and Directed by: Cord Jefferson

Based Upon the Novel “Erasure” by: Percival Everett

Produced by: Ben LeClair, p.g.a. Nikos Karamigios, p.g.a., Cord Jefferson, p.g.a. and Jermaine Johnson, p.g.a.

Executive Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman, Percival Everett

Cast: Jeffery Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, Keith David, with Issa Rae and Sterling K. Brown

 

 

 

BASICS

 

PRODUCT                                                                              ERP

Blu-ray                                                                        $22.99 (US)

                                                           

Languages: English, Parisian French, Latin Spanish

Subtitles: English SDH, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Latin Spanish- Forced,

Parisian French-Forced

Running Time: 117 minutes

Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some drug use, sexual references and brief violence.

 

THE CREDITS

Blue Underground's Restored 'Deathdream' ('Dead of Night') Arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray & Blu-ray May 21

Blue Underground is working on 50th anniversary 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray editions of director Bob Clark's 'Deathdream' (AKA 'Dead of Night') that will be available on May 21.

The 1974 cult classic film is inspired by W. W. Jacobs' short story The Monkey’s Paw and features the debut of special effects wizard and legend, Tom Savini. Both Blue Underground releases have been restored in 4K 16-bit from the 35mm negative with (Dolby Vision HDR on the 4K UHD Blu-ray) and include numerous exclusive new and archival supplements.

Charles and Christine (Academy Award® nominees John Marley and Lynn Carlin) receive the tragic news that their son Andy (Richard Backus) has died in Vietnam. As Charles and their daughter (Anya Ormsby) begin to process their grief, Christine refuses to believe her son has been killed. Indeed, when Andy shows up at the front door soon thereafter, the family joyfully welcomes him home and chalks the whole thing up to a clerical error. As the days go by, Andy’s behavior becomes stranger and more erratic and when his true violent nature is revealed, sides are drawn in the family – setting up an unforgettable ending.

Deathdream - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

Deathdream - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) and HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentations
  • Audio: 1.0 DTS-HD MA (English)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director Bob Clark
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Writer/Make-Up Artist (Uncredited) Alan Ormsby
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • A Recollection With Star Anya Liffey and Writer/Make-Up Artist Alan Ormsby
  • Notes For A Homecoming – Interview with Composer Carl Zittrer
  • Flying Down To Brooksville – Interview with Production Manager John ‘Bud’ Cardos
  • Tom Savini: The Early Years
  • Deathdreaming – Interview with Star Richard Backus
  • NEW! The First Andy – Interview with Actor Gary Swanson
  • Screen Test with Original Andy, Gary Swanson
  • Alan Ormsby Student Film
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries

Deathdream - Blu-ray 

Deathdream 

  • HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentation
  • Audio: 1.0 DTS-HD MA (English)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director Bob Clark
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Writer/Make-Up Artist (Uncredited) Alan Ormsby
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • A Recollection With Star Anya Liffey and Writer/Make-Up Artist Alan Ormsby
  • Notes For A Homecoming – Interview with Composer Carl Zittrer
  • Flying Down To Brooksville – Interview with Production Manager John ‘Bud’ Cardos
  • Tom Savini: The Early Years
  • Deathdreaming – Interview with Star Richard Backus
  • NEW! The First Andy – Interview with Actor Gary Swanson
  • Screen Test with Original Andy, Gary Swanson
  • Alan Ormsby Student Film
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries

You can pre-order Deathdream now - Happy Collecting! 

'Ordinary Angels' Announced for Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 30

Lionsgate is preparing Ordinary Angels for a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack release on April 30. 

Ordinary Angels is a drama based on a true story about a "ticked off hairdresser with a splitting headache" who makes it her mission to help a widower's daughter receive a liver transplant starring Hilary Swank and Alan Ritchson. The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack includes Dolby Atmos audio and a few supplements with a SRP of $39.99.

Based on a remarkable true story, Ordinary Angels centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With Ed’s youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and moves mountains to do it. What unfolds is an inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.

Ordinary Angels 

Ordinary Angels 

The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack includes Dolby Atmos audio and the following supplements:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Jon Gunn and Producers Jon Berg and Kevin Downes
  • Making Ordinary Angels
  • Inspiring the Ordinary
  • Finding Your Purpose
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Deleted Scenes

Pre-orders for Ordinary Angels are now listed and here is the full press release:


Ordinary Angels will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 30, 2024

WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER

  

Starring

Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson, Nancy Travis, Tamala Jones, 

Drew Powell, Amy Acker, Skywalker Hughes, Emily Mitchell 

Directed by

Jon Gunn

Screenplay by

Meg Tilly and Kelly Fremon Craig



Synopsis

Based on a remarkable true story, Ordinary Angels centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With Ed’s youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and moves mountains to do it. What unfolds is an inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels. 

 

Lionsgate presents, a Vertigo Entertainment / Stampede Ventures production. 

A Kingdom Story Company production.

 

Run Time: 118 min

Rated PG for thematic content, brief bloody images and smoking.

 

Press Materials

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/330mu0rl9kf8evb/AAB46EmfBQFqxQHLDW9J2QOja?dl=0 

Program Information

Title Copyright: Ordinary Angels © 2023, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2024 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: New Release

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, French, English SDH

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation

DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation

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

Blu-ray SRP: $39.99

DVD SRP: $29.96

Blu-ray / DVD Special Features: 

  • Audio Commentary with Director Jon Gunn and Producers Jon Berg and Kevin Downes

  • Making Ordinary Angels

  • Inspiring the Ordinary

  • Finding Your Purpose

  • You Are Not Alone

  • Deleted Scenes

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