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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 Oct. 5th

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

[Updated 7/28] - these five films have now been pushed back to October 5th

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, October, 5th 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. 

Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Guide - July 4 - July 10, 2021

The next milestone marker is upon us for the Summer Movie Season. The scene is still a bit tepid as life slowly gets back to normal, but it is moving forward. Those of our readers in the states, how did you survive the heat wave last week?

Volume 2 Episode 7 of our weekly release guide begins now.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

This week's 4K release schedule might look daunting but it's actually not too overwhelming.

Getting the double-dip titles out of the way first, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb comes as a single movie release now instead being part of the Columbia Classics I set. Mortal Engines gets a decent looking Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook.

Moving on to new stuff now, from Universal Pictures comes two catalog movies with a total of four skus. Howard the Duck gets a standard release and a SteelBook release.

 

Lastly from Universal, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, again as a standard release and as a SteelBook release. Just like previous Universal Studios SteelBooks, only available at Best Buy but yet not listed as a Best Buy Exclusive?

From Warner Bros., look for Space Jam to debut on 4K disc, and with the common theme here, available as a standard release and (this time though) as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook.

 

If streaming is your thing, Ran (1985) will be available in 4K on Tuesday. Otherwise wait a couple weeks to import the StudioCanal disc. It's still not too late to tell LionsGate you want this title in 4K on disc in the U.S., hopefully they see this column and have gotten feedback already to make a decision to bring it here.

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

Semi-average week for number of Blu-ray releases.

From Paramount, under the Paramount Presents label comes 48 Hrs. and Another 48 Hrs. I see a lot of people wishing (myself included) that the original was on 4K disc. Can't wait to see the reviews on these either way.

 

Under their standard label, look for 2020's Defending Jacob.

Criterion Collection releases two titles this week, Bringing Up Baby is the first one, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and directed by Howard Hanks. Russian film Mirror would be the second. Barnes and Noble has their 50% off sale this week and Amazon is matching a lot of these deals.

 

Somewhat average week for 'new' anime releases. Highlights include Gleipnir - The Complete Season, Knights of Sidonia - Complete Series Collection, One Piece: Season Eleven - Voyage Three and Shironeko Project ZERO Chronicle - The Complete Season.

From Arrow Video, indie horror film Threshold.

 

The House on Sorority Row this time gets an MVD Rewind Collection release, as well as the 1983 release of Mortuary. I'm curious what's different.

Honorable mention of the week, Screen Media brings us Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. I've seen this mentioned on multiple sites, perhaps some nostalgia here.

Friday releases, in addition to the usual music or arts releases, check out our review of the theatrical release of Black Widow.

>The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang

Notable announcements from last week:

From Warner Bros, Zack Snyder's Justice League now has a blu-ray SKU added to the release calendar.

Synapse Films has revealed they are releasing Demons I & II (double feature) on 4K discs. One site out there indicates an October 19th release date.

Sentai Filmworks has its September release schedule posted, the titles include Heaven's Memo Pad - Complete Collection, Girls und Panzer das Finale - Part 1, Magical Girl Site - Complete Collection, Dusk maiden of Amnesia - Complete CollectionMade In Abyss - Theatrical Collection and To Love Ru Darkness 2 - Complete Collection.

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 - June 27-July 3, 2021

Where oh where did the month of June go? Did you overspend last week on the various sales, including Prime Day and a few other retailer events?

Welcome Volume 2 Episode 6 of our weekly release guide, a look at the highlights of what's coming out for the week, as well as a sneak peek at what was just announced the previous week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Digital Releases-

Just a single 4K release to consider this week.

Warner Bros brings us a most memorable family film titled Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. This one celebrates 50 years this year and stars the late Gene Wilder.

 

HD Blu-ray/Digital releases-

From Warner Bros and BBC Television, His Dark Materials: The Complete Second Season debuts in the U.S. Wish they released this series on 4K disc, the show itself is produced in that format. Also, The Watch: Season One releases this week from the same cooperative.

 

If you're a Mae West fan, be happy this week in that Kino is releasing a bunch of her films. They include Belle of the Nineties, Every Day's a Holiday, Go West Young Man, Goin' to Town, I'm No Angel, Klondike Annie, My Little Chickadee, Night After Night and She Done Him Wrong.

TV Series The Purge: Season Two finally sees the blue light of day.

 

In the Anime category, there are many more choices than there were last week. Highlights include Assassins Pride: Complete Collection (SteelBook), Bleach: Set 11, A Certain Scientific Railgun T - Part 2, Dear Brother TV Series, Dororo - Complete Collection, Hatena Illusion - The Complete Series, Lady Oscar: The Rose of Versailles - Collection 2, Memories and SWORDGAI - Seasons 1 & 2 Complete Collection.

 

Battle Beyond the Stars gets a SteelBook release this week from Shout! Factory.

Paramount has a couple of catalog titles that come to blu-ray for the first time, they are Flight of the Intruder, The General's Daughter, In Harm's Way and Le Mans.

 

Criterion Collection releases two titles again in one week, Pariah and Pickup on South Street.

 

Notable announcements from last week:

Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and the follow up film, The Cat o'Nine Tails have both been pushed back a month. They were slated for release on June 29th and July 27th respectively. I'm kind of glad about this after Prime Day and all!

While on the subject of Arrow Video, it looks like Children of the Corn will be hitting 4K in September as well. So far though it looks like the U.S. will get more of a regular edition and the UK will be getting a fat-pack with swag and more content, including blu-rays for parts 2 and 3 of the series. The blu-rays in the region B set will most likely be region locked. Other September blu-ray releases from Arrow include Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman, Death ScreamsLegend (Ridley Scott/Tom Cruise) available as a fat-pack and The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch.

Those awaiting to see Zack Snyder's Justice League officially hit the U.S. market, it's happening September 7th. There will also be a trilogy option as well. Do check out the article for more details.

Paramount has also added more titles to its upcoming Miramax reissues, the next next batch will come out on September 7th. The next batch is slated for July 27th.

You may recall when I mentioned the next Vestron Collector's Series release was coming that I mentioned these always seem to come intwos. Well, Lionsgate has officially made Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat the second title. Did you expect Academy Award material here when I led you into this?

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?



A Whole Mess of Zack Snyder's Justice League 4K UHD Coming Sept 7

Can You Have Too Much Zack Snyder's Justice League 4K UHD?

This week we learned that Zack Snyder's Justice League 4K UHD Blu-ray was finally coming out in the U.S. on September 7th after already being available the world over for months. The U.S. will be getting a 4-Disc set, two 4K UHD discs with two 1080p Blu-rays. Sadly there's no difference in bonus features so no Zack Snyder audio commentary and no "Justice Is Gray" Black and White version of the movie that was featured on HBOMax. Unsurprisingly Best Buy is now getting the same SteelBook (again 4-discs) but now Amazon has a listing for a Zack Snyder's Justice League Trilogy 8-Disc set coming September 7th as well. 


Zack Snyder's Justice League 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

Beyond trying to keep HBOMax subscribers, we can't figure why it's taken this long for Zack Snyder's Justice League to come to 4K UHD Blu-ray stateside. Now that it's on its way, we're basically getting the same set of discs that's already available all over Europe that many of us have already imported. No audio commentary. No Justice Is Gray edition. So if you've imported already, you're all set.

 

 

Zack Snyder's Justice League 4K UHD Best Buy SteelBook  

Again, if you were lucky enough to order from HMV in the UK or import it from France, this is the same set of discs with the same packaging. Some territories only got the two 4K UHD discs, others got all four - Best Buy is giving everyone the 4-Disc package.

 

 

Zack Snyder's Justice League Trilogy 4K UHD Blu-ray Set  

Now here's where things get interesting. This is apparently an 8-Disc set featuring Man of Steel, the remastered Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zack Snyder's Justice League all in one convenient package. Unfortunately not to dash the hopes that this is the definitive deluxe set folks have been hoping for, but the number of discs reported in the Amazon listing suggests these are simply the same discs already available repackaged. We haven't gotten a full press release about this set yet, so that could change. If you haven't picked any of these up yet, this looks to be a nice convenient way to do that. This isn't available for pre-order yet, but it should be soon.

 

 


And that's all the news that's fit to print at this time. As we hear more we'll report on it ASAP and update listings accordingly. 

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