• 4K & Blu-ray Disc News Round-up: The Special Barbenheimer Edition

    Posted Thu Oct 19, 2023 at 10:16 AM PDT by
    Barbenheimer Barbie Oppenheimer

    The month started off a little slow, but the announcements sure have picked up some steam in the last little while.  In case you have missed any of those, here is a greatest hits compilation of what's coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray in the coming weeks. 

    But as always, keep an eye on our release calendars for more goodies that may not be covered below.

    The biggest (and certainly pink-est) movie of the year so far is Greta Gerwig's Barbie - which arrives on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray in a few days on October 17. You can read all about that release announcement in our coverage here.

    We obviously have to follow that announcement with Christopher Nolan's explosive Oppenheimer. Look for that film on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 21.

    On December 5, the final adventure for Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will hit home video. There will be a Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray, Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD SteelBook, and a Walmart Exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray that includes an enamel pin.

    The Criterion Collection has announced their Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray releases for January 2024. This month includes Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 and Dee Rees' Mudbound on Blu-ray, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, and John Sayles's Lone Star on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and 4K upgrades of Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy and Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple.

    Paramount's animated hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be available on Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray, and 4K UHD SteelBook on December 12 just in time for the holiday season. Pizza is not included, however.

    Randall Park's critically-acclaimed comedy Shortcomings from Sony Pictures Classics is now available for purchase. The film stars Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, and Ally Maki and is from a screenplay by Adrian Tomine. And Universal's The Last Voyage of the Demeter - a different spin on Bram Stoker's Dracula - has also sailed to Blu-ray. Both are available now.

    Sony's dramedy The Miracle Club is coming to Blu-ray only on November 7. Of the film set in 1967 stars Laura Linney, Kathy Bates and Maggie Smith.

    Rob Reiner's classic Stand By Me based on the novella by Stephen King is getting a limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook this winter. The release will be available on December 5.

    Stand By Me 4K SteelBook

    Lionsgate's Expend4bles has been dated and detailed for 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releasing November 21. There will be a Best Buy exclusive SteelBook, Amazon exclusive with a bonus disc of supplements are, and a Walmart exclusive SteelBook with the four films in the franchise (so far). Read all about that here.

    Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple as well as James Cameron's Titanic are getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray upgrade, with the latter also getting a limited edition collector's set with some swag. Both of these iconic classics will be available December 5.

    Titanic 4K Limited Edition Collector's Set in search

    Jigsaw is back with a vengeance in Saw X starring Tobin Bell - bringing some of his most twisted games yet to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on November 21. This one is definitely not for the squeamish and you can get the full details about those releases here.

    German label Turbine has 4K UHD SteelBooks for both Renfield and Pearl coming in December. Those should be available for pre-order now and will have Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos. Rob Reiner's When Harry Met Sally has a 4K Limited Edition Mediabook coming and Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is also getting a few Mediabooks. Read about those here.

    That's all we have for now so take care and have a great weekend!

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  • Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Goes Four 4K UHD Mediabooks Over the Line

    Posted Thu Oct 19, 2023 at 06:33 AM PDT by
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Tubine Medien Mediabook 3-Disc Set Anouncement

    We were somewhere around Barstow, near the desert, when the 4K UHD Dolby Vision took hold... 

    The greatest drug-fueled road trip that goes nowhere comedy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas scores four new 3-Disc Mediabooks from Germany's Turbine Medien. Complete with Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10), Turbine offers up four unique and damned cool-looking Mediabook cover options as well as hours of new and archival bonus features to dig through. 

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover A
    Limited to 666 Units 

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover B
    Limited to 666 Units

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover C
    Limited to 444 Units

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 4K UHD Mediabook Cover D
    Limited to 555 Units 

    Bonus material:

    • Director's Cut with full dubbing for the first time
    • German premiere of the documentary GONZO - THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON on a bonus Blu- ray
    • Audio commentary by director Terry Gilliam
    • Interviews with actor Benicio Del Toro, producer Laila Nabulsi, cinematographer Nicola Pecorini and others
    • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by Terry Gilliam
    • Featurette Spotlight on Location
    • Behind the Scenes
    • EPK interviews with Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Terry Gilliam
    • Trailers and TV spots
    • Extensive storyboard and production design galleries
    • 56-page book section on the background and history of the film by Christoph N. Kellerbach

    Technical Specifications:

    • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (2160p24 4K Ultra HD) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision, 2.35:1 (1080p24 Full HD),
    • GONZO: 1.78:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
    • Language/Sound: German DTS-HD MA 5.1, English DTS-HD MA 5.1, English DTS-HD MA 2.0
    • Subtitles: German, English, German for the Hearing Impaired, English for the Hearing Impaired
    • Runtime: 118 minutes


    All four of these Mediabooks drop on October 26th and are up for pre-order! 

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  • Turbine Scares Up The World Premiere Blu-ray Release of Repossessed on 9/29/23!

    Posted Fri Sep 15, 2023 at 06:27 AM PDT by
    Repossessed - Blu-ray Mediabook Turbine Medien Leslie Nielson Linda Blair

    Did you think William Friedkin's The Exorcist just wasn't funny enough?
    Turbine is set to unleash the world-first Blu-ray of Bob Logan's hilarious Repossessed! 

    The king of spoof comedy Leslie Nielson took a break in between Naked Gun films to compel audiences to check out this hilarious satire of The Exorcist and its sequels and point a few fingers at shilling televangelists at the same time. Not a huge hit at release but it steadily grew a cult following and now after enduring years of a crappy DVD release, it's finally coming to Blu-ray with a two-disc Mediabook from German label Turbine Medien with four limited edition covers! 

    It's time for a Blu-ray world premiere: REPOSSESSED! Bob Logan's 1990 parody will be released on September 29 as an exclusive special edition in four limited mediabooks with Blu-ray and DVD. After her milestone performance in THE EXORCIST Linda Blair plays the role of the possessed again. However, this time around the devil will have to deal with none other than THE NAKED GUN legend Leslie Nielsen as the exorcist. What could possibly go wrong?

    Bonus Features

    • Truly honest audio commentary by writer and director Bob Logan*
    • New interviews with writer/director Bob Logan, editor Jeff Freeman and actors Anthony Starke, Benj Thall and Dove Dellos*
    • Retrofassung (SD, 4:3 Open Matte)*/**
    • Trailer from Germany and USA
    • Part of the book by Christoph N. Kellerbach with photos from the archive of actor Benj Thall

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover A
    Limited to 750 Units

     

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover B
    Limited to 250 Units 

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover C
    Limited to 750 Units 

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover D
    Limited to 250 Units

     

    Pre-orders are live - so get your order in while you can! 

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  • Penn Takes You To The Pen - Turbine Locks Up 4 Bad Boys (1983) Blu-ray Mediabooks

    Posted Thu Mar 23, 2023 at 08:57 AM PDT by
    Bad Boys (1983) - 40th Anniversary Mediabook Blu-ray Sean Penn Clancy Brown Rick Rosenthal

    Rick Rosenthal's (Halloween II, Halloween: Resurrection) Bad Boys (1983) celebrates its 40th Anniversary with four slick new three-disc Mediabooks offering multiple cuts of the film with Bill Conti's soundtrack on CD.

    No this is not the Will Smith / Martin Laurence / Michael Bay actioner, but it's still one of the best 80s prison thrillers featuring an up-and-coming Sean Penn delivering one of his best performances with an awesome cast including Clancy Brown, Esai Morales, Jim Moody, Alan Ruck, and Reni Santoni. This Chicago-set thriller gets to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with four new three-disc Mediabook releases from German label Turbine Medien. While it'd be great to just have the film on disc with slick packaging, Turbine is throwing in four cuts of the film! 

     

    For the first time on Blu-ray - the edition includes:
    Uncut-US-Kinofassung (HD ca. 124 Min.)
    Extended German theatrical version (HD approx. 112 min.)
    German theatrical version/US video version (HD approx. 109 min.)
    Retroversion (Open Matte 4:3) (SD-NTSC ca. 109 Min.)

    Features: US trailer, director's audio commentary (optional German + English subtitles), soundtrack CD by Bill Conti (ROCKY, KARATE KID), 12-page book section on the history of the film by Tobias Hohmann

    Each Mediabook is limited to a certain number of units so if you're looking to pick this up, you'll have to act fast.

    Bad Boys (1983) 40th Anniversary Mediabook
    Italian Art (222 Units)

    Bad Boys (1983) 40th Anniversary Mediabook
    German Art 1 (500 Units)

    Bad Boys (1983) 40th Anniversary Mediabook
    German Art 2 (500 Units)

    Bad Boys (1983) 40th Anniversary Mediabook
    French Art (222 Units)

    These Mediabooks are up for pre-order right now - they're due to ship out on March 31st.

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  • Sci-fi Horror Chiller Cube Zero Scores Three Limited Edition Mediabooks From Turbine

    Posted Fri Dec 9, 2022 at 06:02 AM PST by
    Cube Zero - Mediabook Cover A Blu-ray Review Turbine Medien German Import

    The best of the classic sci-fi horror franchise, Cube Zero picks up three new limited edition Mediabooks from German label Turbine Medien. 
    Just in time for Christmas, each cover option is limited to a run of 333 units, available December 16th!

    This franchise was one of my favorites to pick up at the rental shop. The first Cube was a low-budget classic that did a lot with very little. Cube 2 was decent but it felt like a rehash. But then came the prequel, 2004's Cube Zero which has become a genuine sci-fi horror splatterhouse classic. It's gnarly good fun and I've been looking forward to diving back into this one and these Mediabook covers are pretty damn slick. Check 'em out:


    Cube Zero - Mediabook Cover A

    Limited to 333 units

     

    Cube Zero - Mediabook Cover B
    Limited to 333 Units

    Cube Zero - Mediabook Cover C
    Limited to 333 Units

     

    Here's everything you're getting in the set:

    Technical specifications:

    • Language / sound: German DTS-HD MA 5.1, English DTS-HD MA 5.1, German DD 5.1, English DD 5.1
    • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (1080p24 Full HD), 1.78:1 (16:9 anamorphic, PAL)
    • Subtitles: German, English
    • Running time: 98 minutes

    Bonus material:

    • Audio commentary by director Ernie Barbarash*
    • Making-of - Inside the Box (approx. 20 min., with German voice-over)
    • Storyboard/film comparisons (approx. 4 min.)
    • Music video, trailer (US & DE)
    • 28-page book section by Tobias Hohmann on the history of the film including an interview with director Ernie Barbarash

    Pre-orders are now live!

    Thank you for your pre-orders - they really do go a long way towards keeping out little show up and running. 

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