• Nicolas Cage Is Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Demand on June 21

    Posted Tue May 17, 2022 at 03:42 PM PDT by
    Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 4K

    .   Lionsgate's action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent also starring The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal will be available on Digital on June 7, while the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray will be available June 21st.

    In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage plays…Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.

    Both the 4K UHD and Blu-ray will have Dolby Atmos and several bonus features including commentary, deleted scenes, and featurettes.

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
     

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
     

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
     

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Blu-ray (Target Exclusive)
     

    The full press release is included below:


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    Own it on Digital June 7
     4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, 
     & On Demand on June 21 from Lionsgate®

     

    SANTA MONICA, CA (May 17, 2022) – Celebrate the world’s hero and prodigal movie star Nicolas Cage when The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent arrives on Digital June 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 21 from Lionsgate. The adrenaline-fueled comedy stars Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995; National Treasure Franchise, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock), Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian,” “Narcos,” “Game of Thrones”), Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, with Primetime Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, “Glee,” 2010; “How I Met Your Mother,” Gone Girl, Harold & Kumar franchise), and Primetime Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award® winner Tiffany Haddish (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live,” 2018; Best Comedy Album, “Black Mitzvah”; Like a Boss, Night School, Girls Trip).

    In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage plays…Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.
     
    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.96, respectively. 
     
    4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES 
     

    • Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive producer Kevin Etten)
    • The Mind
      Meet the filmmakers and learn about the creative decisions behind the film. A film made with love, passion, and massive talent.
    • Glimmers of a Bygone Cage
      He’s back. Not that he went anywhere. Go back in time in this behind-the-scenes featurette and relive Nicolas Cage’s journey as an actor and see how a legendary career inspired both filmmakers and cast to create a new era of Cage.
    • Everybody Needs a Javi
      Nick Cage meets his ultimate fan. Discover why Pedro Pascal was the perfect choice to play the charismatic, lovable, and eccentric fan with a dark, dangerous secret.
    • Nick, Nicky, and Sergio
      The man, the actor, the legend. Take a look inside Nicolas Cage’s mind and find out how this film is the culmination of a legendary career, but also a new beginning for one of the most versatile actors of our time.
    • Second Act Action  
      And . . . action, and more action! Immerse yourself in the exciting world of stunts and special effects that helped to create incredible, well-choreographed action sequences with the help of the latest in high technology for filmmaking.
    • Cages 5 and Up
      Don’t kids say the darndest things? What if what they said were lines from some of your favorite Nick Cage movies? We thought you’d never ask.
    • SXSW Film Festival Q&A Featuring the Cast and Filmmakers.
    • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES 

    • Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten)
    • SXSW Film Festival Q&A Featuring the Cast and Filmmakers
    • Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Tom Gormican and Writer-Executive Producer Kevin Etten

     

    Official Site: https://www.nickcage.movie/
    Publicity Materials: https://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/theatrical/
    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YHPZMj8r4&t=1s
    Instagram: @NickCageMovie
    Facebook: @NickCageMovie
    Twitter: @NickCageMovie
    Hashtag: #MassiveTalent

     
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2020-2021
    Title Copyright: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent © 2022, Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2022 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Theatrical Release
    Rating: R for language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and violence
    Genre: Comedy Action
    Feature Run Time: 107 Minutes
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, English SDH
    4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation, Dolby Vision 
    Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 
    DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 
    4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio
    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

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    • The 1956 Classic Giant Announced for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21

      Posted Mon May 9, 2022 at 05:44 PM PDT by

         The 1956 epic western from George Stevens Sr. based on the novel by Edna Ferber and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final film role arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, 2022.

      Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism, and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time!

      Giant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      Giant - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
       

      Widely considered by critics as "ahead of its time" and nominated for 10 Academy Awards, the film was chosen in 2005 to be preserved by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for its heavy themes of racial injustice towards Mexican Americans and aiming to steer those views towards social acceptance for the first time in cinema.

      The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition will a newly restored 4K HDR presentation that "was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound". The SRP for this release is $24.99.

      Order your copy now and here is the full press release:


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      GIANT
      COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
       
      THE EPIC WESTERN DRAMA
      STARRING ELIZABETH TAYLOR, ROCK HUDSON AND JAMES DEAN
      WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
      HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
       
      Own it June 21 on 4K Ultra HD and Digital

       

      Burbank, Calif., May 9, 2022 – Giant, the 1956 classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final role, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 

      George Stevens, Sr. won his second Oscar® for directing the sweeping family saga set in Texas during the days of the oil boom. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, the movie's release in 1956 was a massive box office hit and garnered 10 Academy Award® nominations. 

      Considered by critics as ahead of its time, Giant is admired today for the breadth of its humanity more than its epic scale with its grand themes of generational conflict, racial tolerance, and social change. It exposed the marginalization and segregation of Mexican Americans for the first time on the big screen. At the center of the film, Elizabeth Taylor, as Leslie Benedict, portrays a strong and progressive woman who acts to stem the patterns of injustice.

      In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 

      The new 4K restoration was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound.

      Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.   

      Giant will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film.  Fans can also own Giant in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 21.  
       
      About the Film:
      Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields. Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict (Hudson) and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink (Dean) both woo Leslie Lynnton (Taylor) a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict's disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.
       

      Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Elements

      Giant Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
      •    Commentary by George Stevens Jr., Screen Writer Ivan Moffat and Critic Stephen Farber
      DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
       
      On June 21, Giant 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
       
       

      BASICS
      PRODUCT                                                                      ERP
      Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                             $24.99*     

       


      Standard Street Date: 6/21/22
      EST Street Date: 6/21/22
      Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
      Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
      Run Time: 201 min (3hr 21min)
      Rated: G


       

      THE CREDITS

       

      About Warner Bros. Discovery 
      Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than  220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com
            

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    • Miss Out On Turbine's 4K Ultra HD SteelBook of Texas Chain Saw Massacre? A Standard Release is coming May 20th

      Posted Fri May 6, 2022 at 05:19 AM PDT by
      The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Turbine Media Group Mediabook

      Did you miss out on Turbine's excellent SteelBook release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? A standard release is on its way May 20th, 2022.

      Even with four packaging options, Turbine Media Group's new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre sold out in record time. If those SteelBooks weren't your thing, don't gas up the chainsaw in a cannibalistic rage to get one - a new standard softbox release is on its way for May 20th, 2022 and is now up for pre-order at Turbine's shop!

      The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 
      4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Edition 

      Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4K standard 

      You're getting all of the same discs and bonus features content of the SteelBook set - just without the slick fancy packaging. You're still getting the excellent Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10) transfer with the terrific Atmos and Auro3D audio options along with all of the audio commentaries and extra interviews and documentaries. So in that regard you're not going to miss a thing. Now if you're feeling a little left out with this standard packaging, you do pick up what I think is a cool extra that the SteelBook release didn't have - reversible insert artwork depicting the original German poster art! 

      Reversible Insert Artwork

       

      This is actually my holy grail of original movie posters and I haven't been able to get my hands on one out in the wild. I've seen them listed on eBay, but that ain't exactly the best place to shoot for authentic original movie posters. So on that note, I consider this a pretty cool little extra. 

      Bonus Material

      + four audio commentaries by cast, director, cameraman, editor and sound engineer
      + documentaries and interviews The Chainsaw Business: From Grandfather's Stitching Box, The Chainsaw Cut, The Hallowed Ground of Horror
      + Documentaries: TCM – A Family Portrait; The Shocking; Truth, Flesh Wounds and Off the Hook
      + A Tour of the TCM House with Gunnar Hansen
      + Removed Scenes and Outtakes
      + The Shocking Truth Outtakes
      + 40th Anniversary Trailer, Cinema Trailer (USA, D), US TV & radio spot

      As I mentioned, this set is now up for pre-order - just follow the "Go To Store" button in our listing and it'll take you right over to Turbine's shop. If you're running Firefox or Chrome, your browser should automatically translate to German and you're all set. 

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    • Matt Reeves' The Batman Starring Robert Pattinson Delivers Vengeance Digital/HBO Max April 18th - 4K UHD & Blu-ray May 24th

      Posted Mon Apr 11, 2022 at 11:57 AM PDT by
      The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

      The biggest film of 2022 (so far) and one of the best comic book movies ever made, The Batman comes home to Digital April 18th and 4K UHD and Blu-ray Disc May 24th, 2022

      Just this morning we posted on social about how The Batman was now available for pre-order from Best Buy due to hit store shelves May 24th. Now Warner Bros. makes it official. Premier digital retailers like iTunes and Vudu should see The Batman arrive for purchase on April 18th - the same day it arrives on HBO Max. As usual, Disc Collectors will have to sit tight a few more weeks until May 24th to get their hands on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray copies. The cool thing is you'll have some options with some exciting store exclusives for picking this one up! Personally, after three visits to IMAX, I'm just glad to see this coming home sooner rather than later! 

      The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Standard Release

       

      The Batman - Blu-ray

      The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook

      Now here's where things get interesting. Walmart is showing a listing for a pretty snazzy deluxe Gift Set option with three discs. All artwork we've seen for other editions and the official press release indicate a 2-Disc release and nothing in Walmart's listing tells us what is on that third disc yet. We've made inquiries so hopefully, we'll find out soon what is on that third disc that's clearly labeled "bonus features"

      The Batman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive Gift Set

      The Batman - 4K UHD Walmart Exclusive

      There is also a listing for a Target Exclusive Blu-ray - but it looks like the standard artwork and there's nothing to indicate what the exclusive is. When we find out we'll create a listing and add that to this roster of releases. 

      Right now we don't quite have full specs for the 4K Ultra HD - we know that it will have Atmos Audio (as will the Blu-ray) but we have not heard back yet about HDR grade so count on base HDR10 for now. As soon as we know more we'll update our listings and this article. Until then, you can check out Warner Bros. full press release below. 


      "A mesmerizing mind-bender that grabs you hard and never lets go.”

      Peter Travers, ABC News

       

      The Batman

      COMES HOME FROM

      WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

       

      Premium Digital Ownership

      debuts early on April 18

       

      Stream on HBO Max on April 18

       

       4K, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on May 24

       

       

      Burbank, CA, April 11 – Unmask the truth behind Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne, when “The Batman” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on April 18. The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, and stars Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”). The film will also be available to stream on HBO Max on April 18 and will be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on May 24.

       

      The film also stars Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of

      Grindelwald”), Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”), Jeffrey Wright (“No Time to Die,” TV’s “Westworld”), John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”); Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Interrogation”), Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”), Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) and Colin Farrell (“The Gentlemen,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”). The film was produced by Dylan Clark and Reeves, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel executive producing.

       

      • On April 18, “The Batman” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $29.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $24.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies.

       

      • On April 18, “The Batman” will be available to stream on HBO Max

       

      • On May 24, “The Batman” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD. “The Batman” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

       

      “The Batman” can be enjoyed at home with Filmmaker Mode TM. Developed by studios, TV manufacturers and some of Hollywood’s leading directors, Filmmaker Mode disables all post processing (e.g. motion smoothing), preserves the correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates, and enables your TV to display the film precisely as it was intended by the filmmaker.  Filmmaker Mode is available on televisions from select manufacturers.

      The Batman” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

       

      SYNOPSIS

       

      More than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear

      into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With

      only a few trusted allies—Alfred (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

       

      When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic

      clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he

      encounters such characters as Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz), Oz, aka The Penguin (Colin Farrell),

      Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka The Riddler (Paul Dano). As the

      evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear,

      Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power

      and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

       

      DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

      “The Batman” Premium Digital Ownership contains the following special features:  

      • Vengeance In The Making
      • Vengeance Meets Justice
      • The Batman: Genesis
      • Becoming Catwoman
      • Looking for Vengeance
      • Anatomy of The Car Chase
      • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
      • A Transformation: The Penguin
      • The Batmobile
      • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

       

      The Batman” 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features: 

      • Vengeance In The Making
      • Vengeance Meets Justice
      • The Batman: Genesis
      • Becoming Catwoman
      • Looking for Vengeance
      • Anatomy of The Car Chase
      • Anatomy of The Wingsuit
      • A Transformation: The Penguin
      • The Batmobile
      • Unpacking The Icons
      • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary

       

      “The Batman” DVD contains the following special feature: 

      • Unpacking The Icons

       

       

      ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

       

      Your Movies, Together at Last.TM MOVIES ANYWHERE lets you enjoy your favorite purchased or redeemed digital movies combined in one simplified, personal collection. MOVIES ANYWHERE brings together movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Entertainment. MOVIES ANYWHERE offers a library of over 7,900 digital movies, including new releases, and old favorites, and the user experience will continue to grow as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the MOVIES ANYWHERE app and website, consumers can connect their MOVIES ANYWHERE account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies across multiple devices and platforms. Participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Xfinity, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, FandangoNOW, Verizon Fios TV and DIRECTV. Consumers may also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Discs™ and DVDs from participating studios: just look for the MOVIES ANYWHERE logo, redeem the code, then instantly enjoy your movie.

       

       

      ABOUT DIGITAL

       

      *Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

       

      BASICS

       

      PRODUCT                                                                            SRP

                  4K UHD Combo Pack                                                                        $29.99

      Blu-ray                                                                                                $24.99

      DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

       

      Digital Ownership: April 18, 2022

      PVOD: April 18, 2022

      4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 24, 2022

       

      DVD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

      BD Languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

      4K Languages: Canadian French, English, German, Italian, Latin Spanish

      DVD Subtitles: Canadian French, English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

      BD Subtitles: Brazilian Portugese, Canadian French, English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

      4K Subtitles: Swedish, Latin Spanish, Norwegian, Italian, German, Parisian French, Canadian French, Finnish, Danish, English SDH ,

      Running Time: 175 minutes

      Rating: Rated PG-13 by the MPA for strong violent and disturbing content, drug

      content, strong language, and some suggestive material

       

      DVD: DLBY/DGTL

      Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

      4K: ATMOS TrueHD

       

      THE CREDITS

       

      About “The Batman”

      The film is directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig, based on characters created by DC, produced by Dylan Clark and Reeves, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel executive producing.

       

      The ensemble stars Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”), alongside Zoë Kravitz (TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”), Jeffrey Wright (“No Time to Die,” TV’s “Westworld”), John Turturro (the “Transformers” films, “The Plot Against America”); Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Interrogation”), Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”), Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) and Colin Farrell (“The Gentlemen,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”).

       

      Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a 6th & Idaho/Dylan Clark Productions Production, a Matt

      Reeves Film, “The Batman.”

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    • No Fooling - High-Def Digest 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide April 2022

      Posted Sun Apr 3, 2022 at 11:27 AM PDT by
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      Ever feel like with each new month your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray collection just gets bigger and bigger and yet your bank account just never seems to catch up?  

      Maybe it was because the format has matured and is now rolling on all wheels with support from major studios and boutique labels? Maybe it's because of the pandemic, studios and labels decided to reinvest in physical media digging deep to bring fans some exciting hits and old favorites? Whatever it was - each month of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases seems to be getting more and more aggressive. This month we see everything from the biggest theatrical hit of the pandemic era to one of the best 1980s science fiction flicks to a Best Picture-winning thriller making landfall on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

      We have a lot to cover so let's not waste too much time and jump right in...

      High-Def Digest's April 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide 


      April 5th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

      Death on the Nile (2022) - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Scream (2022) - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Scream (2022) - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       

      Scream (2022) - 4K UHD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive 

       

      Scream 2-Movie Collection - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Jack Reacher - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       


      April 12th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Releases

      RoboCop - 4K UHD Blu-ray Limited Edition 

       

      RoboCop - 4K UHD Blu-ray Limited Edition SteelBook 

       

      Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Spider-Man: No Way Home - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Spider-Man: No Way Home - 4K UHD Blu-ray Target Exclusive 

       

      Spider-Man: No Way Home - 4K UHD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive 

       

      Spider-Man: No Way Home - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       


      April 19th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blur-ay Releases 

      Heavy Metal - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       

      In the Heat of the Night - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Cabin in the Woods - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       


      April 26th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

      12 Monkeys - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      For All Mankind - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Singin’ in the Rain - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Moonfall - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Moonfall - 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       

      Scanner Cop (Single Release) - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Scanner Cop II (Single Release) - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Madman - 4K UHD Blu-ray 

       

      Schizoid / X-Ray - 4K UHD Blu-ray Double Feature 

       

      Flesheater - 4K UHD Blu-ray Double Feature 

       

      Death Wish II - 4K UHD Blu-ray Double Feature 

       


      And that does it for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases for April 2022. We hope this list is helpful and lets you plan all those new additions to your ever-growing collection.

      Thank you for your pre-orders! Following our purchase links and placing those orders goes a long way towards keeping our little operation up and running. 

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    • The Hilarious Beverly Hills Cop II Starring Eddie Murphy Announced for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 17

      Posted Thu Mar 31, 2022 at 08:29 AM PDT by

      .   The #1 film of 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 17.

      From the director of TOP GUN, this sizzling, smash-hit sequel to the original blockbuster looks better than ever before in stunning 4K UHD. Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back where he doesn't belong, this time going "deep, deep, deep undercover" to stop a gang of international munitions smugglers. Also returning are Judge Reinhold and John Ashton as Murphy's crime-busting sidekicks, ready to unleash blazing gunfire alongside rapid-fire gags.

      The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition does not appear to include Dolby Atmos but will have HDR-10 & Dolby Vision. The SRP is $25.99.

      Beverly Hills Cop II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      Beverly Hills Cop II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
       

      Order your copy now and here is the full press release:


      THE SMASH-HIT SEQUEL TO THE ORIGINAL BLOCKBUSTER

      CELEBRATES ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY ON 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY

      Eddie Murphy returns in the wildly entertaining action-comedy BEVERLY HILLS COP II, arriving on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 17, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

      Directed by Tony Scott, who followed up Top Gun with this highly anticipated sequel, BEVERLY HILLS COP II celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, having been originally released on May 20, 1987.  Produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, BEVERLY HILLS COP II was a massive box office success, earning over $153 million domestically and becoming the #1 film of 1987.  The movie also earned Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song for “Shakedown.”

      Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back where he doesn't belong, this time going "deep, deep, deep undercover" to stop a gang of international munitions smugglers. Also returning are Judge Reinhold and John Ashton as Murphy's crime-busting sidekicks, ready to unleash blazing gunfire alongside rapid-fire gags.

      BEVERLY HILLS COP II is presented with exceptional picture and sound quality on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10 and Dolby 5.1 DTS Master Audio.*

      BEVERLY HILLS COP II

      Street Date:         May 17, 2022

      U.S. Rating:          R

      HDR:                     HDR-10 & Dolby Vision®

      Aspect Ratio:       2.35:1

      Sound:                  Dolby 5.1 DTS Master Audio

       

       

      * To experience Dolby Vision at home, compatible devices are required; 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Vision are available at select digital retailers.

       

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    • Tom Holland's Video Game Flick Uncharted Announced for 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray May 10

      Posted Mon Mar 28, 2022 at 12:08 PM PDT by
      uncharted - 2

      Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg try their hands at video games with Uncharted with Antonio Banderas hot on their heels in Sony's Digital release on April 26 and on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 10.

      Read our theatrical review.   

      SYNOPSIS: Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother...but only if they can learn to work together.

      Uncharted - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

      Uncharted - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteelBook)
      Uncharted - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (SteelBook)
       

       Uncharted will also be available on Blu-ray and both editions will present the film in 2.39:1 aspect ratio and will have an hour of bonus features including a commentary, deleted and extended scenes, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

      Uncharted - Blu-ray
      Uncharted - Blu-ray
       

      As usual, only the 4K UHD includes a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Here's the full press release:


      AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL APRIL 26
      ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ and DVD MAY 10
       
      DISCOVER AN HOUR OF BONUS FEATURES INCLUDING DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES, MAKING OF THE AMAZING ACTION, DIRECTOR AUDIO COMMENTARY, PLUS MORE WITH THE CAST!

      SYNOPSIS

      Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother...but only if they can learn to work together.

       

      BONUS MATERIALS

      4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY and DIGITAL

      • Deleted and Extended Scenes
      • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
        • Becoming Nathan Drake
        • Big Action Breakdown: C-17 Globemaster
        • Charting the Course: On Set with Ruben Fleischer
        • Never a Dull Moment: Stunts & Action
        • The Buddy System
        • Villains, Backstabbers & Accomplices
      • Commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer

      DVD

      • The Buddy System

       

      CAST AND CREW

      Directed By: Ruben Fleischer
      Produced By: Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, Ari Arad
      Screenplay By:  Rafe Lee Judkins and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway
      Executive Producers: Ruben Fleischer, Robert J. Dohrmann, David Bernad, Tom Holland, Asad Qizilbash,
      Carter Swan, Neil Druckmann, Evan Wells, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway
      Cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas
       

      SPECS

      Run Time: Approx. 116 mins.
      Rating:  PG-13 for violence/action and language
      4K Ultra HD™: 2160p Ultra High Definition 2.39:1 | Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) / French 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish, English Audio Description 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition 2.39:1 | Audio: English, French 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish, English – Audio Description Track 5.1 Dolby Digital
      DVD: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen | Audio: English, French, Spanish, English Audio Description 5.1 Dolby Digital
       

      FOR MORE INFORMATION

      Twitter: @unchartedmovie
      Instagram: @unchartedmovie
      Facebook: facebook.com/unchartedmovie
      YouTube:
      https://www.youtube.com/c/sonypictures
       

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    • Robert Wise's Long-Awaited Star Trek: The Motion Picture The Director's Edition Debuts in 4K Exclusively on Paramount+ on April 5 (First Contact Day) with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Incoming Later this Year

      Posted Thu Mar 24, 2022 at 10:53 AM PDT by
      Enterprise

      • The fully restored Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- The Director's Edition arrives on streaming in 4K exclusively on Paramount+ to celebrate First Contact Day
      • A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release is Expected this September 2022
      • Sign up for Paramount+ - Plans Start at $4.99 per month.

      Fans who picked up the Star Trek 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set last year have a new reason to celebrate. Robert Wise's Director's Edition is coming to 4K after an exhaustive restoration effort. It was because of this restoration effort that this version of the film wasn't included with that 4K set. This 4K UHD with Dolby Vision HDR presentation will premier on Paramount+ April 5th - First Contact Day.

      Not only that, fans will be able to experience the restored extended edition on the big screen for the first time when it arrives in theaters for an exclusive two-day event on May 22 and May 25 courtesy of Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 8 at FathomEvents.com.

      Star Trek: The Motion Picture was originally released in 1979 and received three Oscar nominations: for Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Music, Original Score -- even though the movie was rushed to cineplexes with incomplete visual effects and poor editing.

      Director Robert Wise refined both the editing and special effects in 2001 and the updated The Director's Edition was only released in standard definition on DVD. And now, after being painstakingly restored and remastered for over six months by Wise's original collaborators -- producer David C. Fein with preservationist Mike Matessino and a team of SFX experts including visual effects supervisor Daren Dochterman -- the film hops over HD into full-fledged Ultra HD.

      "I couldn’t be prouder and more thrilled to have completed the film in 4K,” said Fein. “Paramount offered unprecedented access to the original elements and exceptional support and the results are stunning. Utilizing the latest discoveries and innovations of modern film production, The Director’s Edition delivers so much more today than was previously possible. It’s an adventure you’ll never forget!”

      Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- The Director's Edition Synopsis: The U.S.S. Enterprise boldly debuted on the big screen with the cast of the original Star Trek series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan. Meticulously restored and remastered, with enhanced visual effects and state-of-the-art sound, this definitive vision of director Robert Wise has been optimized for a new generation of fans. When an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Admiral James T. Kirk (Shatner) returns to the helm of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command and confront an alien spacecraft of enormous power heading toward Earth.

      Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- The Director's Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- The Director's Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
       

      Star Trek The Motion Picture Director's Edition will first appear on Paramount+ before coming to disc. Plans for Paramount+ Start at $4.99 per month with ads, or 9.99 per month without ads (except for live television) and additional perks including downloading content to a smartphone or portable device. Pick Your Plan Here. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will be available for sale in September and the physical and digital releases will include HDR10 and Dolby Vision with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Bonus materials will be detailed at a later date.  Here is the full press release:


       

      LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 24, 2022 – Eagerly anticipated by Star Trek fans for over two decades, Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition will make its long-awaited debut exclusively on Paramount+ on April 5, 2022, in celebration of First Contact Day.  The film will be available to stream on Paramount+ in 4K Ultra HD on supported devices and platforms.  The newly restored film will subsequently arrive on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in September from Paramount Home Entertainment.  In addition, fans will have the opportunity to see the restored version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition on the big screen for the first time when Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures bring it to theaters for an exclusive two-day event on May 22 and May 25.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 8 at FathomEvents.com.

      Originally released in 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture became the fourth highest-grossing movie of the year and earned three Academy Award® nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Music, Original Score.  The film successfully launched the Star Trek franchise beyond the original television series, despite having been rushed to theaters with incomplete special effects and forced editing choices. 

      In 2001, director Robert Wise revisited the film to refine the edit and enhance the visual effects.  His updated vision was released on DVD in standard definition and embraced by fans but has never been available in higher definition until now.  Meticulously assembled and restored by producer David C. Fein with preservationist Mike Matessino, both of whom originally collaborated with Wise, the film has been prepared for presentation in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision™ high dynamic range (HDR) and a new powerful and immersive Dolby Atmos® soundtrack.*  Fein and Matessino assembled a team of special effects experts, led by returning visual effects supervisor Daren Dochterman, and utilized the extensive resources in the Paramount Archives to recreate the effects not just in HD, but in Ultra HD.  After more than six months of painstaking work, the updated movie looks and sounds better than ever while staying true to Wise’s original intention.

       

      “I couldn’t be prouder and more thrilled to have completed the film in 4K,” said Fein.  “Paramount offered unprecedented access to the original elements and exceptional support and the results are stunning.  Utilizing the latest discoveries and innovations of modern film production, The Director’s Edition delivers so much more today than was previously possible.  It’s an adventure you’ll never forget!”

       

      Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition Synopsis

      The U.S.S. Enterprise boldly debuted on the big screen with the cast of the original Star Trek series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan.  Meticulously restored and remastered, with enhanced visual effects and state-of-the-art sound, this definitive vision of director Robert Wise has been optimized for a new generation of fans. When an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Admiral James T. Kirk (Shatner) returns to the helm of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command and confront an alien spacecraft of enormous power heading toward Earth.

      The Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital releases will include HDR-10 and Dolby Vision,™ as well as Dolby Atmos®, accompanied by extensive new and legacy bonus content, which will be detailed at a later date. 

      #  #  #

      About Paramount+

      Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

      For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

      About Paramount Home Entertainment

      Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide.  The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

       

      About Fathom Events

      Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries.

       

      STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE—The Director’s Edition U.S. Rating:  PG for sci-fi action and mild language

      Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital releases will include HDR-10 and Dolby Vision,™ as well as Dolby Atmos®, accompanied by extensive new and legacy bonus content, which will be detailed at a later date. 

      #  #  #

      About Paramount+

      Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

      For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

      About Paramount Home Entertainment

      Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide.  The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

       

      About Fathom Events

      Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries.

       

      STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE—The Director’s Edition U.S. Rating:  PG for sci-fi action and mild language

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    • It's The Ides of March For Your Wallet - HDD 4K Ultra HD Shopping Guide March 2022

      Posted Tue Mar 1, 2022 at 08:12 AM PST by
      March 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide

      What, did you think the studios and boutique labels would take the month off just because we had a stacked February with an intensely busy April and May release frame coming?  

      Considering everything that's coming our way in the next few months, the one good thing we can say is that March is relatively light. There are some great catalog titles coming along with a few new releases with quite a few long-awaited favorites. We get a mix of new and old. Werewolves and Keanu Reeves. Italian Mobsters and Russian Mobsters. And while this month might be on the light side, doesn't mean it'll be cheap! With that - let's get into it:

      High-Def Digest's March 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Shopping Guide 


      March 1st, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 

      Just because it's Fat Tuesday doesn't mean the month has a lot to indulge in. In fact, there's only one release and it's a repackage of discs that are already available. 

      James Bond: The Daniel Craig 5-Film Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

       


      March 8th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases 

      Things pick up a little bit this month with a return to The Matrix leading the pack with Downton Abbey getting an upgrade just before the second film hits theaters, and another Argento film slips onto 2160p. 

      The Matrix Resurrections - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      The Matrix Resurrections - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

       

      The Matrix 4-Film Deja Vu Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      Phenomena - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition  

       

      Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       


      March 15th, 2022 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

      Well, of all the days for the knives to come out for your wallet - this is historically fitting! Between multiple classics reaching 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray thanks to KLSC, Criterion, Arrow, and Scream Factory all have new releases on top of Paramount dropping a couple with Disney/20th Century Studios doing a full-court press for Spielberg's latest Oscar contender. 

      West Side Story (2021) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      West Side Story (2021) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

       

      West Side Story (2021) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Target Exclusive  

       

      West Side Story (2021) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive  

       

      Touch of Evil - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      The Apartment - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      An American Werewolf In London - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition  

       

      The Amazing Spider-Man Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      Le Cercle Rouge - Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      The Sword and the Sorcerer - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      Shooter - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook  

       


      March, 22 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases

      There is just nothing good coming out this month. Nope. Not a thing. 

      The Godfather Trilogy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      The Godfather Trilogy - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition 

       

      Nightmare Alley - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      Nightmare Alley - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

       

      Fatale - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      Eastern Promises - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      The Hunger Games: Ultimate SteelBook Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

       


      March 29th, 2022 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

      And as quietly as March started, it goes out on a pretty soft note. But between a legendary concert film and a popular kid's flick, there's still some good stuff worth checking out. 

      Sing 2 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       

      The Last Waltz - Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

       


      And that just about does it. As always, release dates can change and if that happens we'll update our listings and this article as soon as we can. Scouring around the international releases, the only notable title we'll be covering is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 4K SteelBook from Turbine Media Group - but that doesn't street until the end of the month and customs can be a little dodgy delaying delivery, so we'll get to it when we can as soon as we can. 

      Once again - thank you for your pre-orders. They really do go a long way towards keeping our little corner of the interwebs alive and going. 

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    • Scream Factory Stacking May 4K with Escape From New York, Lifeforce, The Craft, and Candyman Collector's Editions

      Posted Mon Feb 28, 2022 at 05:51 AM PST by
      Escape From New York Kurt Russell 2

      Thanks to Amazon, horror and sci-fi fans got to take an early gander at Scream Factory's thus far unofficially announced May 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray lineup!

      While Scream Factory has yet to comment - and we expect them to formally announce soon enough - Amazon has listings for new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Editions ofJohn Carpenter's Escape From New York, Bernard Rose's Candyman, Andrew Fleming's The Craft, and Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce.

      I'm not at all surprised with the Candyman news - after Friday's spur of Arrow and Turbine Media Group announcements for the title, it's a no-brainer that Scream Factory is dropping theirs nearly the same time. Escape From New York was already released in the E.U. markets by Studio Canal so that's more of a question of a "when" and not an "if" Scream would update their release. But the welcome surprises on this list is Tobe Hooper's nutso sci-fi horror flick Lifeforce and The Craft

      Lifeforce was a title I'd heard grumblings about a 4K release for a couple of years now so it's nice to see a rumor become a reality. Of the four listings, Lifeforce and The Craft are the only ones actually up for pre-order albeit at the egregiously high not-yet-on-sale price point. Now we don't have final specs for any of these as of yet, but with everything breaking so quickly, expect final details in the next day or two and when they come in we'll update this article and our listings accordingly.  

      [UPDATE] 

      Scream Factory is now posting up the official announcements for each of these. As they come in, we'll be updating each title with the full list of specs and bonus features if listed. 



      John Carpenter's Escape From New York - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition 

      Escape From New York 4K 


      Candyman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition 

      Candyman 4K Collectors Edition 

      DISC ONE (4K UHD — THEATRICAL & UNRATED CUTS)

      • NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond (Theatrical Cut) By Arrow Video
      • NEW 4K UHD Presentation In Dolby Vision (HDR10 Compatible) Of Both Cuts Of The Film, The Theatrical R-rated Version And The Unrated Version Featuring Alternate, More Graphic Footage, Presented Via Seamless Branching
      • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
      • NEW Interview With Actress Vanessa Williams


      DISC TWO (BLU-RAY — THEATRICAL CUT)

      • NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond By Arrow Video
      • NEW Dolby Atmos Track
      • NEW Interview With Actress Vanessa Williams


      DISC THREE (BLU-RAY — UNRATED CUT)

      • NEW 4K Master Of The Original Negative With HD Inserts For The Uncut Footage From An Archival Film Print By Arrow Video
      • NEW Dolby Atmos Track


      Lifeforce - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition 

      Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce 4K 


      The Craft - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition 

      The Craft 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray  

      DISC ONE (4K UHD):

      • NEW 4K Restoration By Sony
      • Audio Commentary With Director Andrew Fleming

      DISC TWO (BLU-RAY):

      • NEW 4K Restoration By Sony
      • Audio Commentary With Andrew Fleming
      • Directing The Craft – An Interview With Andrew Fleming
      • Producing The Craft – An Interview With Producer Douglas Wick
      • Writing The Craft – An Interview With Co-Writer Peter Filardi
      • Effecting The Craft – An Interview With Makeup Effects Supervisor Tony Gardner
      • Vintage Featurette – Conjuring The Craft
      • Vintage Featurette – The Making Of The Craft
      • Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary By Andrew Fleming
      • Theatrical Trailer

      And with that, that is all the news that's fit to print, for the moment. Obviously, this is a developing story so as details come in we'll be updating listings and informing you cool kids about all the happenings and goings-on round these here parts. 

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    • The Curse of Candyman Continues With Three 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabooks Exclusive From Turbine - May 23rd

      Posted Fri Feb 25, 2022 at 05:13 AM PST by
      Candman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - Turbine Mediabook

      Clive Barker's tale of love, tragedy, and visceral gore calls out for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with three new Mediabook Limited Editions from Turbine Media Group on May 23rd, 2022! 


      Directed by Bernard Rose and starring Virginia Madsen and the now-iconic Tony Todd, Candyman was a diabolically twisted and unnerving piece of modern gothic horror. With three additional sequels, the original remains the best film of the series. Not a single frame is wasted in this terrifying film. And now we get to enjoy it in full native 4K with Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10)! And true to form, the good folks over at Turbine Media Group are giving fans three different covers to chose from.  

      Candyman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ay Turbine Mediabook Cover A 

        

      Limited to 1000 Copies

      Candyman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ay Turbine Mediabook Cover B 

       

      Limited to 666 Copies

      Candyman - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ay Turbine Mediabook Cover C 

       

      Limited to 333 Copies 


      All are pretty slick and I dig Turbine's original artwork and the Original Theatrical artwork design for Cover B, but I have to tip my hat to the far more limited Cover C. I love that mirrored poster art. I once had the chance to pick up an original poster of that artwork in excellent condition at a convention and I hemmed and hawed debating far too long and it got bought out from under me. So that's probably the route I'm going for with this release. 

      Now, we do expect this one to come out on this side of the pond at some point, but when and where is always a question. It could get announced today for all we know. BUT for now - this is a pretty exciting release. So far I have yet to be disappointed by a Turbine disc release. Now, in their specs they say "Unrated" cut which doesn't run longer just has alternate gore footage that plays a little different than the U.S. release. 

      Which one are you grabbing for? Here are the full specs for these Candyman sets: 


      We dared to say "Candyman in 4K" five times... Now it's coming true:


      CANDYMAN appears on Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time! UNRATED, of course. With brand new 4K restoration from the original negative as well as HDR and Dolby Vision . The milestone of the horror genre, about which not many words need to be lost, is available from May 23rd in three limited media books with UHD, Blu-ray (with film and tons of bonus) and a 24-page book section with a text by Tobias Hohmann. Cover A – unmistakably penned by Timo Wuerz – is limited to 1,000 pieces, cover B to 666 pieces and cover C (the mirrored motif is based on the cinema poster of the time) to just 333 pieces.

      The advance sale starts now exclusively in the Turbine Shop.

      Bonus material :
      • 24-page booklet by Tobias Hohmann
      • 9 interview featurettes including creator Clive Barker, director/writer Bernard Rose, cast members Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons, Virginia Madsen, Ted Raimi and the special makeup artists
      • 3 Audio Commentary by Cast & Crew (Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul, Bernard Rose, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons, Virginia Madsen and Film Critics
      • Soundtrack with sound effects and film music by Philip Glass
      • Storyboarded by Bernard Rose
      • Trailers
      Technical specifications

      UHD Blu-ray:
      Languages ​​:
      German & English – DTS-HD MA 5.1 & DTS 2.0
      Subtitles : German
      Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1 ( 2160p24 4K Ultra HD) with HDR/Dolby Vision
      Running time : approx. 99 min.

      Blu ray:
      Languages ​​:
      German & English – DTS-HD MA 5.1 & DTS 2.0
      Subtitles : German
      Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
      Running time : approx. 99 min. + 136 min. bonus material

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    • The Saw Is Family - Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Slices Up 4 New Exclusive 4K Ultra HD SteelBooks From Turbine March 25th!

      Posted Wed Feb 23, 2022 at 03:00 AM PST by
      The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Turbine Media Group SteelBook

      Hate the new Netflix reboot/requel? German label Turbine Media Group is delivering Chainsaw fans FOUR exclusive new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBooks complete with NEW Dolby Vision HDR and NEW Atmos and Auro-3D audio tracks!  

      German boutique label Turbine Media Group chops up Texas Chain Saw fans a brand new exclusive three-disc 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Not only is this a new transfer with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D audio tracks - but the retailer is tossing collector's four exclusive SteelBooks to salivate over!  

      The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook A 

       

      The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook B 

      The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook C 

      The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook D 

      Here are all of the gory details for this exciting release:


      + Remastered Ultra HD with HDR and Dolby Vision
      + Steelbook in a limited slipcase (550 pieces)
      + Sound formats Dolby Atmos and Auro 13.1
      + Bonus Blu-ray with 220 minutes of extras

      UHD:
      Languages: German & English - Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D 13.1, DTS-HD MA 7.1 & 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired & English / Audio comments: German
      Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (2160p 4K Ultra HD) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision
      Running time: approx. 84 minutes + bonus material

      Blu-ray disc:
      Languages: German and English in DTS-HD MA 7.1 & 2.0 stereo
      Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired & English
      Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
      Running time: approx. 84 min. + bonus material

      bonus material

      + four audio commentaries by cast, director, cameraman, editor and sound engineer
      + documentaries and interviews The Chainsaw Business: From Grandfather's Stitching Box, The Chainsaw Cut, The Hallowed Ground of Horror
      + Documentaries: TCM – A Family Portrait; The Shocking; Truth, Flesh Wounds and Off the Hook
      + A Tour of the TCM House with Gunnar Hansen
      + Removed Scenes and Outtakes
      + The Shocking Truth Outtakes
      + 40th Anniversary Trailer, Cinema Trailer (USA, D), US TV & radio spot 


      Again - this is exclusive to the Turbine Shop, they won't be going on Amazon, or at least not any time soon, and each edition is limited to 550 copies! If there's a slipcover that sharpens your saw, get that order in PRONTO! 

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    • The Hit Revolution Musical 1776 Gets a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Upgrade for its 50th Anniversary May 31st

      Posted Thu Feb 17, 2022 at 03:41 PM PST by

      Peter H. Hunt's 1776 starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, and Ken Howard will be getting a 50th Anniversary 4K Edition on May 31st.  

      The film is based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release will include both the 165-minute Director's Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut presented in Dolby Vision/HDR with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The edition will also include the 1972 theatrical cut in HD as well as the 1992 Laserdisc cut in SD on Blu-ray.

      1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of the United States of America based on the award-winning Broadway production! The story centers around the tough and unyielding John Adams (William Daniels), the charming and pragmatic Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva), the brilliant young Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard), and the rest of the Continental Congress. All events lead up to that most significant historical date: July 4, 1776.

      1776: 50th Anniversary Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
      1776: 50th Anniversary Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
       

      4K UHD Release Info:

      DISC 1: 4K BLU-RAY

      • PREVIOUSLY RESTORED IN 4K
      • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATIONS OF TWO VERSIONS OF THE FILM
      • NEW DOLBY ATMOS TRACK + 5.1 audio
      • Includes both the 165-minute Director's Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut

      DISC 2: BLU-RAY

      • Includes both the 165-minute Director's Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut
      • Both versions presented in High Definition with 5.1 audio
      • Commentary with Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels & Ken Howard (Director's Cut only)
      • Commentary with Peter H. Hunt and Peter Stone (Director's Cut only)
      • Deleted & Alternate Scenes with Director Commentary
      • 9 Screen Tests
      • Teaser & Theatrical Trailers

      DISC 3: BLU-RAY

      • 1972 Theatrical Version of the Film (presented in HD with original mono audio)
      • 1992 Laserdisc Version of the Film (presented in SD with stereo audio)
      • Includes optional archival commentary featuring director Peter H. Hunt

      Pre-Order your copy here.


      CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MUSICAL FAVORITE
      INCLUDES MULTIPLE VERSIONS OF THE FILM AND A LIMITED SLEEVE FEATURING THEATRICAL ARTWORK
       
      AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 4K ULTRA HD™
      MAY 31ST

      1776 CREDITS
      Directed By: Peter H. Hunt
      Produced by: Jack L. Warner
      Screenplay by: Peter Stone
      Starring: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Blythe Danner, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Virginia Vestoff

       
      1776 4K ULTRA HD DISC SPECS
      Run Time: Approx. 165 / 167 minutes
      Rating: Not Rated
      4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.35:1
      4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
      1776 SYNOPSIS
      1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of the United States of America based on the award-winning Broadway production! The story centers around the tough and unyielding John Adams (William Daniels), the charming and pragmatic Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva), the brilliant young Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard), and the rest of the Continental Congress. All events lead up to that most significant historical date: July 4, 1776.
      DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
       
      1776 4K ULTRA HD DISC
      • Includes both the 165-minute Director’s Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut
      • Both versions presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, with Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio
      1776 BLU-RAY FEATURE DISC
      • Includes both the 165-minute Director’s Cut and the 167-minute Extended Cut
      • Both versions presented in High Definition with 5.1 audio
      • Special Features:
        • Commentary with Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels & Ken Howard (Director’s Cut only)
        • Commentary with Peter H. Hunt and Peter Stone (Director’s Cut only)
        • Deleted & Alternate Scenes with Director Commentary
        • 9 Screen Tests
        • Teaser & Theatrical Trailers
      1776 BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURE DISC
      • 1972 Theatrical Version of the Film (presented in HD with original mono audio)
      • 1992 Laserdisc Version of the Film (presented in SD with stereo audio)
        • Includes optional archival commentary featuring director Peter H. Hunt

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