Posted Fri Aug 18, 2023 at 04:05 AM PDT by Matthew Hartman
Stylishly creepy, The Black Phone is finally coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a chilling exclusive SteelBook from Turbine Medien
Horror runs in the family when Joe Hill's creepy story The Black Phone became a surprise sleeper hit. Hellraiser Inferno and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson took the basics of the story and ran wild with it letting Ethan Hawke deliver one of his best (and scariest) performances of his career. When it came time for this great flick to hit home video, sadly Universal left fans to a standard Blu-ray release a year ago. Now that Universal is on the double-dip train for a bunch of their upcoming horror disc releases, German label Turbine Medien is giving fans a serious reason to import this one with a damned beautiful and creepy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook release
Here's everything you're getting in the set:
Voice / Sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (2160p24 Ultra HD with HDR10 and Dolby Vision)
Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English SDH
Running time: 103 minutes
Quick update for this release of The Black Phone on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Turbine has sweetened the pot with a trio of Mediabooks also due to drop on October 5th 2023 that will feature the same disc content but also offer a 44-page booklet with essays and interviews. These Mediabooks are especially slick, you get the option of the same art as the Steelbook, but also what looks closer to the original theatrical poster art, as well as one more chilling option that looks like a distressed paperback that's especially cool looking.
Now we know Universal will be dropping their own domestic release of The Black Phone - but given Turbine's track record for great discs, I'm sure this one will be worth the import - that SteelBook and these new Mediabooks demand it!
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