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Crank Gets a Best Buy Exclusive 4K UHD SteelBook May 23

Jason Statham's Chev Chelios is back in a Crank Best Buy exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + SteelBook on May 23.

It appears the Best Buy exclusive Crank 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + SteelBook is just a collectible packaging upgrade. This has been the case with Lionsgate reissues so don't expect anything new in the overall package. For those who haven't picked it up, the SteelBook is damned slick looking and at that price point it's a bargain for stylish artwork.

Crank - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook

There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline, and today hit man Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) will need every one! He has one hour to settle the score and say goodbye to his girl and go out with a little style. The only question is, will he stay alive long enough to see it happen.

Here's the bonus features:



As with the previous release, the 4K UHD will also include Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The suggested retail price is $27.99 although it's currently running on sale for $21.99


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Stallone Goes Big On The Small Screen With Tulsa King: Season One On Blu-ray and SteelBook June 6th

Paramount's hit comedy crime-drama starring Sylvester Stallone will be available on Blu-ray on June 6. A Limited-Edition SteelBook is also in the works.

Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, (Stallone) as he’s released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew from a group of unlikely characters to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. 

Tulsa King: Season One - Blu-ray

Tulsa King: Season One - Blu-ray SteelBook

The Season One Blu-ray includes all nine episodes and several bonus features:

Includes over 90 minutes of bonus content in 6 never-before-seen featurettes where the cast and crew discuss the different dynamics of the show’s plot and setting and working with Sylvester Stallone. Plus, take a closer look at how costume design enhances the characters, planning action-packed and safe stunts, and the differences between shooting in Brooklyn and Tulsa.

  • Stranger in a Strange Land: Genesis
  • Carpe D.M.: Stallone
  • Mercy and Malice: The Cast
  • Haberdashery: Costume Design
  • Outthink Your Enemy: Stunts
  • The Here and Now: On Location in Tulsa
  • Behind the Story for every episode

 

The standard Blu-ray is up for pre-order now, the SteelBook should be up for pre-order any time now.


Walletmageddon Is Here - 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide March 26, 2023

Warning! The following article contains wallet-busting content of biblical proportions. Proceed with caution.

Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 43 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of March 26th - April 1st, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

Import Monday is pretty busy as well. Second Sight has George A. Romero's Martin, which is available as a standard release or as a Limited Edition release. We've provided Amazon UK alternate links for these titles, and last I checked, they were still available at Diabolik DVD.

Now available with an English cover and English menus, Pirates of The Caribbean 1-5 4K box set comes to the UK. If I decide to import this, you can guarantee it will get a US announcement. Should I take one for the team?

Closing out import Monday, Two Japanese Artwork Steelbooks will be available, Rampage and Ready Player One. They're not Zavvi exclusives, so if you are locked out from ordering due to Zavvi's current shipping policies, use the alternate links to Amazon UK instead.

Alright, now on to domestic Tuesday with new releases first. From Netflix via MPI, All Quiet on the Western Front gets a media-book style release. While it does have an English dub in DTS-HD MA 5.1, the Atmos mix is exclusively German. With all that, I've still got it on preorder. Here's to hoping for considerably higher bitrates than the streaming version.

From Warner Bros. and DC animation, Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham.

The next BBC nature feature, Frozen Planet II comes to us via Warner Bros/BBC.

LionsGate's best known genre is the action/thriller and they usually include Bruce Willis, but this go round we have Gerard Butler in Plane.

And now on to catalog titles. If you are a member of the Disney Movie Club, the animated classic Cinderella (1950) is available and shipping. The general release will be August 1st elsewhere. Bippity-boppety-boo!

The killer doll genre Dead Silence (James Wan) gets a 4K release via Scream Factory. Will this be the last time I express frustration for M3GAN only getting a blu-ray and not 4K disc? Probably not.

Sticking with Scream Factory, The Exorcist III gets a release too. The rumor mill says the original Exorcist film is being prepped for some time this summer. I've seen a SteelBook cover art that seemed real, so it's likely.

And via the Shout Factory label, another semi-recent Universal film gets a 4K upgrade, I'm referring to Wanted (2008).

Kino Lorber has upgraded Rawhead Rex to 4K, making triple-dippers like me happy everywhere. But seriously, I'm sure it is going to be an excellent release, maybe we can move our 4K disc to our SteelBooks.

The general release for Sidekicks (Chuck Norris) debuts this week. The original deluxe version is still available direct from Vinegar Syndrome's site. Site exclusives for this week include Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby and Primal Rage, with general releases usually 2 months out.

Severin Films has Dario Argento's The Five Days available this week.

Closing the category out, G.I. Joe: Retaliation gets a SteelBook from Paramount.

Next week offers up a little reprieve, Star Trek:TNG movies, go for a Midnight Run, Cool Hand Luke and two other Warner Classics.

Blu-ray releases-

Blu-ray counterparts of the above titles, the import of George A. Romero's Martin, domestic titles Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham and Plane each get their respective release. If you want Frozen Planet II you will need to get the combo pack above.

New drama/thriller from Sony titled Missing. Keeping with Sony, under the Sony Pictures Classics line, new drama titled The Son.

Anime highlights include Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest: Season 2, available as a standard edition and a limited edition, Attack on Titan - Final Season - Part 2, available as a standard edition and a limited edition, Deemo: Memorial Keys, Mieruko-chan - The Complete Season, available as a standard edition and a limited edition and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - Season 2, Part 1, available as a standard edition and a limited edition.

Arrow Video has Black Sunday, the 1977 crime/drama. For Shawscope style action/comedy, Knockabout.

TV on disc this week includes Chucky: Season Two, Dawson's Creek: The Complete Series, Doctor Who: William Hartnell - Complete Season Two, Gaslit: The Complete Limited Series, Maigret: Season Four, and lastly, Rick and Morty: Season 6, available as a standard edition and a SteelBook edition. Just kidding on the 'lastly' part, import Friday you can also scoop up Rawhide: The Complete First Season, a Via Vision AU release.

Warner Bros. animated Duck Dodgers: The Complete Series comes out this week.

Here's a new genre, Anti-Romantic Comedy, the film is Chilly Scenes of Winter and it's from Criterion. Intriguing.

Honorable mention - Severin Films has their next box-set ready for purchase, titled Violent Streets: The Umberto Lenzi/Tomas Milian Collection, our own Sam Cohen says it's recommended.

Notable announcements from last week:

Too late to be included in this week's releases category, A24 has announced The Lighthouse [Collector's Edition] for blu-ray and 4K THIS WEEK from the A24 shop. Still waiting for "X", "Pearl" and "Fall" to hit 4K, but hey, do check it out.

Kino Lorber has detailed The Longest Yard (1974) for blu-ray and 4K release, with a May 16th street date.

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?




Get Ready To Roll Out - Transformers Limited Edition 4K UHD 6-Movie SteelBook Collection Coming May 30

Just in time for the new movie, this set includes Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Last Knight and Bumblebee on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray. Each film features its own SteelBook packaging with a magnetic slipcase and collectible decal plus digital copies.

Aside from the new SteelBooks, the discs don't seem to be any different than what has previously been released. You still get Shia doing what he did for three movies. You still get those two very rough Mark Wahlberg movies as well as the rather kick-ass soft relaunch Bumblebee. On 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. This one really is for fans who either don't have any of the films on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray or really like the new SteelBook offerings.

Transformers Limited Edition Steelbook 6-Movie Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray


 

Here's what you're getting in the bonus features

TRANSFORMERS

Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film
  • Commentary by director Michael Bay

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Our World
  • Their War
  • More Than Meets The Eye

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film
  • Commentary by Michael Bay, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen
  • A Day with Bay: Tokyo
  • 25 Years of TRANSFORMERS
  • NEST: TRANSFORMER Data Hub
  • Deconstructing Visual Bayhem
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • The AllSpark Experiment
  • Giant Effing Movie
  • Linkin Park – New Divide
  • The Matrix of Marketing

 

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon
  • Uncharted Territory: NASA’s Future Then and Now
  • Deconstructing Chicago: Multi-Angle Sequences
  • The Art of Cybertron
  • The Dark of the Moon Archive
  • The Matrix of Marketing

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Bay on Action
  • Evolution Within Extinction—The Making of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
  • Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie
  • A Spark of Design
  • T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie
  • Trailers

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Merging Mythologies
  • Climbing the Ranks
  • The Royal Treatment: TRANSFORMERS in the UK
  • Motors and Magic
  • Alien Landscape: Cybertron
  • One More Giant Effin’ Movie

BUMBLEBEE

Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Feature Film
  • Sector 7 Archive
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Bee Vision: The TRANSFORMERS Robots of Cybertron
  • Bringing BUMBLEBEE to the Big Screen

This set is up and ready for pre-order!

 


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

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.


Time For Your Surgical Shine Job - Turbine Debuts Four New Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K UHD Mediabooks

If you missed out on the massive Pitch Black: Director's Cut 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set, Turbine slims things down with four new limited edition three-disc Mediabook sets.

While some folks love the big giant Ultimate Editions loaded with swag, posters, and 180-page books, they're understandably not for everyone... and can be a bit expensive. German label Turbine Medien is taking the opportunity to offer a slick alternative for fans of Vin Diesel and David Towhy's sci-fi/horror opus with four unique limited edition three-disc Mediabooks.

You're going to pick up the same three discs as the Ultimate Edition we reviewed last year but without all of the extra posters, ID cards, lobby cards, iron-on patch, core sample card, or the 180-page book. Being a Mediabook release, there is still a 28-page book (in German) included but it obviously won't be as expansive as what was included in the Ultimate Edition sets. However, you will still get the same great Dolby Vision transfer, the excellent Atmos audio mix, and over six hours of recent and archival bonus content. Compared to Arrow's release, the only thing you don't get is the Theatrical Cut, but I mean, come on... who watches the Theatrical Cut of Pitch Black when the Director's Cut is so much better anyway?

Here are your four Mediabook cover options:

Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
Black Cover (666 Units)

Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
Green Cover (666 Units)

Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
Red Cover (333 Units)

Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
Japan Artwork (333 Units)

Here are all of the gory disc details:

3-Disc Mediabook-Edition:
Director's Cut on UHD and Blu-ray with complete dubbing and world-exclusive sound in Dolby Atmos. UHD with HDR and Dolby Vision.
Bonus Blu-ray with mostly world-exclusive interviews, the TV prequel INTO PITCH BLACK, the animated film RIDDICK: KRIEGER DER DARKNSTERNIS and much more. 6 hours of features, including two audio comments, with optional subtitles in German and English.
28-page book section on the history of the film by Christoph N. Kellerbach.

Technical specifications:
Language / sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, German DTS 2.0, English DTS 2.0
Bildformat: 2,35:1 (2160p24) 4K Ultra-HD mit HDR / Dolby Vision, 2,35:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
Subtitles: German, English
Running time: 112 minutes

Bonus Material:

  • New, mostly world exclusive interviews (HD, approx. 3 hours):
  • David Twohy (Regie, approx. 24 min.)
  • Keith David (Imam actor, approx. 27 min.)
  • David Eggby (Camera, approx. 15 Min.)
  • Peter Chiang (F/X, ca. 28 Min.)
  • Ken Wheat (Story-Autor, ca. 15 Min.)
  • John Cox (Monster-Animation, ca. 19 Min.)
  • Brian Murray (Storyboards, ca. 26 Min.)
  • David Melvin (TV-Prequel-Regie, ca. 15 Min.)
  • The Bridge to RIDDICK - CHRONICLES OF A WARRIOR (SD, approx. 80 min.):
  • RIDDICK: WARRIORS OF DARKNESS aka DARK FURY - The Animation (approx. 35 min.)
  • Pre-Animation (ca. 33 Min.)
  • The Creator - Peter Chung (approx. 5 min.)
  • INTO THE LIGHT (ca. 5 Min.)
  • The structure of the plot (approx. 2 min.)


Universal Archive (SD, over 2 hours):

  • Director's introduction (approx. 2 min.)
  • INTO PITCH BLACK - TV-Prequel (ca. 45 Min.)
  • Storyboard film comparison (approx. 4 min.)
  • SLAM CITY - Animation-Internet-Clip (ca. 8 Min.)
  • Behind the scenes I + II (approx. 18 + 12 min.)
  • Making-of I + II (ca. 9 Min.)
  • John's hunting log (approx. 7 min.)
  • Visual encyclopedia (approx. 2 min.)
  • Computer game promotion (approx. 2 min.)
  • Promotion Parties (approx. 21 Min.)

All bonus material with optional German & English subtitles

Each of these slick-looking Mediabooks are now up for pre-order - and you won't have to get sent to a slammer with no light and 20 menthol Kools to get them!


Hark Triton, Hark! Robert Eggers "The Lighthouse" Spills Its Beans For A24 Shop Collector's Edition 4K UHD

For those of ye patient enough to have waited, you get ye lobster with the A24 Shop Exclusive Collector's Edition of Robert Egger's The Lighthouse on Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with deluxe packaging and 64-page booklet

Special collector's edition of Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse, available in Standard Blu-ray and—for the very first time!—4K UHD with a new HDR master. Featuring original artwork by Tobias Kaspar and a 64-page interior booklet, the printed discpack comes enclosed in an embossed wave-textured slipcase - now ready to order exclusive from the A24 Shop.

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

The Blu-ray Collector's Edition is virtually identical, just obviously a different format.

Disc Details:

Standard Blu-ray

  • 1080p High Definition
  • 16x9 Widescreen 1.19:1 Presentation
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD® Master Audio
  • Rated R
  • 109 Minutes
  • English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
  • English Audio Description

4K HDR Blu-ray

  • 2160p Ultra HD
  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • 16x9 Widescreen 1.19:1 Presentation
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD® Master Audio
  • Rated R
  • 109 Minutes
  • English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
  • English Audio Description

Disc extras include:

  • Director's Commentary with Robert Eggers
  • Exclusive mini documentary on composer Mark Korven
  • Costume walkthrough and interview with costume designer Linda Muir
  • 2019 making-of featurette
  • Deleted scenes

Book contents include:

  • Storyboard excerpts by David Cullen
  • Production design drawings by Craig Lathrop
  • BTS photography by Eric Chakeen
  • Bib-front shirt pattern made by Marvin Schlichting to Linda Muir's design

Now if that wasn't enough Lighthouse news for you, Arrow is teasing the announcement of their own release sometime next week - while we figure most of the specs to be identical, we'll just have to wait and see what they have to offer besides different packaging.

As we learn more about this release we'll add it to our listings and dig deep into those bonus features and disc spec details ASAP.


2005 Terror Flick "Wolf Creek" Getting Limited Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray From Via Vision May 31st

The 2005 infamous Ozploitation terror flick Wolf Creek scores a two-disc Blu-ray release from Via Vision Entertainment with a lenticular cover and is limited to a shockingly slim 1000 units!

Based on true crimes within the Australian Outback (not the steakhouse chain), the film rode the wave of body horror "torture porn" terror flicks like Hostel, High Tension, and the remake ofThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Only this one was pretty good and genuinely terrifying without completely diving deep into the depictions of mutilation and pain. Directed by Greg McLean and starring Kestie Morassi, Cassandra Magrath, and Snakes On A Plane's Nathan Phillips with John Jarratt turning in a particularly scary performance as Mick Taylor.

Wolf Creek - Limited Edition Blu-ray (1000 Units)

Absent a proper Blu-ray release in the United States after HD-DVD went defunct, Wolf Creek has been around the block in other markets and territories on the format for several years now. While we await a domestic release, ViaVision is delivering an exciting 2-Disc 2-Version Limited Edition with a lenticular cover and six art cards. $40+ shipping (U.S) may be a bit steep for some but it'd be great to finally have both cuts of the film in the same package. I'm tired of waiting for someone to deliver the first and best of the series while Wolf Creek 2 has been available here stateside for years, so I think I'm going to take the plunge and jump for this edition.

Again, this set is limited to only 1000 units so get those pre-orders in fast! You can only purchase this direct from ViaVision


Spring Has Sprung! - 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide March 19, 2023

This week's 4K calendar is basically owned by Paramount. Excluding the last staggered Rocky steel, names like Wes Craven, Brad Pitt, and a recognizable movie from the 80s with a dragon in it are all brought to you by the same studio. And of course there are a few blu-rays worthy of checking out too. And yes, Spring begins officially on Monday, YAY!

Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 42 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of March 19th - March 25th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

New release of the week is that other film about Hollywood, titled Babylon. This one is available as a standard edition and as a SteelBook edition. (If you haven't followed, The Fabelmans might easily be confused to those that have not seen either film yet as the descriptions of each talk about early Hollywood film.)

Moving on to catalog titles, Dragonslayer also gets the same release structure, a standard edition and a SteelBook edition. The toughest choice here will be which one do you want most, they've both got some pretty iconic 80s poster/cover art. If you can't decide, get one of each! (Maybe that's the 80's geek in me talking right there!)

Wes Craven gets the 'Paramount Presents' treatment this week with Red Eye. Wes Craven, 4K, thriller, yes please!

The 4th and final (for now) staggered 4K SteelBook of the Rocky Collection comes out this week, Rocky IV.

Walletmageddon is coming next week! Netflix's All Quiet on the Western Front, Gerard Butler's Plane, Chuck Norris is a Sidekick, several boutique releases, and so much more. Consider the imports on the calender too and it is going to be a wallet-buster, prepare yourself!

Blu-ray releases-

The Paramount blu-ray counterparts of the above titles this week include Babylon and Dragonslayer, both as standard editons.

Overall, the blu-ray category is pretty light this week, but there's plenty to ponder.

From Criterion, David Lynch's Inland Empire.

From Universal and Blumhouse, M3GAN. This release has a gorier cut, and according to Bryan's review, though it is more enjoyable, it is not the ultimate cut we are thinking of. The only other thing missing is a 4K disc option.

TV on disc includes Doc Martin: Series 10 and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Season One, which is available as a standard editon and a SteelBook Edition. Keep in mind that 4K has been announced for Trek with a May 16th street date.

How about a horror movie from Vertical Entertainment titled Lullaby?

Comedy from LionsGate titled Seriously Red, a story about a Dolly Parton impersonator.

Anime highlights include Final Examination Kujira, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The Movie, which is available as a standard edition, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook and a Lenticular/Rightstuf Exclusive edition, Kill Me Baby - Complete Collection, Levius, One Piece: Season Twelve - Voyage Three and SAIYUKI RELOAD -ZEROIN- Complete Collection.

Worthy of mentioning, Shout Factory has classic comedy this week with Crazy People (Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah) and Critical Condition (Richard Pryor). Add a dash of horror to your comedy and you get Dr. Giggles.

Don't feel left out of the upcoming 4K typhoon, next week is walletmageddon for blu-ray releases as well.

Notable announcements from last week:

Criterion Collection's June slate has been revealed. Look for The Rules of the Game 4K, Time Bandits 4K and more. Check out the news story for all the deets.

HBO's The Last of Us Season One gets a 4K and blu-ray release July 18th. There have been images of overseas SteelBooks spotted, so one would expect the same here.

Another James Wan film that's not M3GAN will be getting a 4K/SteelBook, Insidious will be available on June 20th from Sony Pictures.

M. Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin Arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray May 9th.

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?




M. Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin Arrives on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray May 9th

The apocalyptic thriller from M. Night Shyamalan based on the book “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay will hit 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on May 9. Digital will be available on March 24.

KNOCK AT THE CABIN is a thriller about a tight-knit family who are taken hostage by four armed strangers while vacationing at a remote cabin. The visitors, led by Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Dune), demand that the young girl and her parents make an unthinkable choice: to save their family or save humanity.

Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and several bonus features:

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

  • Deleted Scenes
    • They Need Some Time
    • Going to Church
    • Enjoying the Sun
    • Leonard Explains
  • Chowblaster Infomercial - Enjoy an extended cut of the TV informercial from the film that features an appearance by M. Night Shyamalan himself.
  • Choosing Wisely: Behind the Scenes of KNOCK AT THE CABIN - Examine what drew M. Night Shyamalan to adapt this terrifying story, and how the relationships between characters were unlike any this ensemble cast had ever played before.
  • Tools of the Apocalypse - Explore the creation of some of the film’s most terrifying props and learn why they play such an important role in the story.
  • Drawing a Picture - See how M. Night Shyamalan envisions his shots in advance of ever turning on the camera, through his extensive use of storyboards.
  • Kristen Cui Shines a Light - Take a closer look at actress Kristen Cui’s dynamic performance as Wen in her film debut.

Knock at the Cabin - Blu-ray

 

Knock at the Cabin - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

 

Knock at the Cabin - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook 


 

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


M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW FILM IS NOW YOURS TO OWN WITH EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES, BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTES AND MORE!

“ONE OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN’S BEST” – SCREEN RANT

OWN IT WITH BONUS CONTENT ON DIGITAL MARCH 24, 2023 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD MAY 9, 2023 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, March 17, 2023 – Critically acclaimed filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan returns with his seventh #1 movie debut, KNOCK AT THE CABIN, yours to own on Digital March 24 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 9 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the book “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay, the suspenseful apocalyptic thriller is “a relentlessly gripping winner” (The Playlist) that “commands your attention at every reveal” (Comicbook). KNOCK AT THE CABIN comes home with more than 40 minutes of exclusive bonus content, including deleted scenes and featurettes that dives deep into the film’s layered and multi-dimensional themes, Shyamalan’s visionary filmmaking process, and more.
 
KNOCK AT THE CABIN is a thriller about a tight-knit family who are taken hostage by four armed strangers while vacationing at a remote cabin. The visitors, led by Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Dune), demand that the young girl and her parents make an unthinkable choice: to save their family or save humanity.
 
Showcasing outstanding performances from a talented and diverse ensemble cast alongside Bautista, KNOCK AT THE CABIN stars Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, “Mindhunter”), Ben Aldridge (“Fleabag,” “Our Girl”), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Old, “Avenue 5”), Abby Quinn (Little Women, “Mad About You”), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise, “Servant”), and Kristen Cui in her feature film debut.
 
With the purchase of KNOCK AT THE CABIN on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more!  For registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.
 
The film is also available to stream on Peacock on March 24, 2023.
 
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

  • Deleted Scenes
    • They Need Some Time
    • Going to Church
    • Enjoying the Sun
    • Leonard Explains
  • Chowblaster Infomercial - Enjoy an extended cut of the TV informercial from the film that features an appearance by M. Night Shyamalan himself.
  • Choosing Wisely: Behind the Scenes of KNOCK AT THE CABIN - Examine what drew M. Night Shyamalan to adapt this terrifying story, and how the relationships between characters were unlike any this ensemble cast had ever played before.
  • Tools of the Apocalypse - Explore the creation of some of the film’s most terrifying props and learn why they play such an important role in the story.
  • Drawing a Picture - See how M. Night Shyamalan envisions his shots in advance of ever turning on the camera, through his extensive use of storyboards.
  • Kristen Cui Shines a Light - Take a closer look at actress Kristen Cui’s dynamic performance as Wen in her film debut.

 

 
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abbey Quinn and Rupert Grint
Casting By: Douglas Aibel CSA
Costume Designer: Caroline Duncan
Music Supervisor: Susan Jacobs
Music By: Herdís Stefánsdóttir
Edited by: Noëmi Preiswerk
Production Designer: Naaman Marshall
Directors of Photography: Jarin Blaschke, Lowell A. Meyer
Executive Producers: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Ashley Fox, Steven Schneider
Produced By: Ashwin Rajan, Marc Bienstock, M. Night Shyamalan
Based on the Book “The Cabin at the End of the World” Written By: Paul Tremblay
Screenplay By: M. Night Shyamalan and Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman
Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan

 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: May 9, 2023
Selection Number: 191329242353
Layers: BD 100
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: R for violence and language
Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: May 9, 2023
Selection Number: 191329239148
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: R for violence and language
Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish
Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: May 9, 2023
Selection Number: 191329239131
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: R for violence and language
Subtitles: English SDH, Complex Mandarin, French Canadian, Korean and Latin American Spanish
Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes


The Criterion Collection Announces June 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Slate

Coming this summer are The Rules of the Game and Time Bandits on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, as well as The Servant, Medicine for Melancholy, and Pasolini 101 on Blu-ray.

Coming in June: Medicine for Melancholy, the sublime San Francisco–set feature debut of love and connection by Barry Jenkins, rubs shoulders with The Servant, Joseph Losey's savagely witty British class-war classic, while two favorites—The Rules of the Game, Jean Renoir's merciless critique of French society, and Time Bandits, Terry Gilliam's fantastic odyssey to the limits of the imagination—arrive on 4K UHD. Plus, our recently announced nine-film box set Pasolini 101!

First up on June 6 is a 4K UHD upgrade of Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game coming June 6th

The Rules of the Game - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

 

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis’s country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the audience at its 1939 premiere, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn’t reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here.

1939 • 106 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In French with English subtitles • 1.37:1 aspect ratio

4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray of the film with special features
  • Introduction to the film by director Jean Renoir
  • Audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • Comparison of the film’s two endings
  • Selected-scene analysis by Renoir historian Chris Faulkner
  • Excerpts from a 1966 French television program by filmmaker Jacques Rivette
  • Part one of Jean Renoir, a two-part 1993 documentary by film critic David Thompson
  • Video essay about the film’s production, release, and 1959 reconstruction
  • Interview with film critic Olivier Curchod
  • Interview from a 1965 episode of the French television series Les écrans de la ville with Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand
  • Interviews with set designer Max Douy; Renoir’s son, Alain; and actor Mila Parély
  • PLUS: An essay by Sesonske; writings by Jean Renoir, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bertrand Tavernier, and François Truffaut; and tributes to the film by J. Hoberman, Kent Jones, Paul Schrader, Wim Wenders, Robert Altman, and others
4K UHD + BLU-RAY COMBO EDITION
SRP $49.95
PREBOOK: 5/2/23
STREET: 6/6/23
CAT #: CC3463UHDBD
ISBN: 979-8-88607-039-2
UPC: 7-15515-28451-6 


Following that is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits on June 13.

Time Bandits - The Criterion Collection
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

 

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time travelers. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.

1981 • 116 minutes • Color • Stereo • 1.85:1 aspect ratio

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K restoration, supervised by director Terry Gilliam, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray of the film with special features
  • Audio commentary featuring Gilliam, cowriter-actor Michael Palin, and actors John Cleese, David Warner, and Craig Warnock
  • Program on the creation of the film’s various historical periods and fantasy worlds, narrated by film writer David Morgan and featuring production designer Milly Burns and costume designer James Acheson
  • Conversation between Gilliam and film scholar Peter von Bagh, recorded at the 1998 Midnight Sun Film Festival
  • Appearance by actor Shelley Duvall on Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow show from 1981
  • Gallery of rare photographs from the set
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic David Sterritt

4K UHD + BLU-RAY COMBO EDITION
SRP: $49.95
PREBOOK: 5/9/23
STREET: 6/13/23
CAT #: CC3464UHDBD
ISBN: 979-8-88607-040-8
UPC: 7-15515-28461-5 


On June 20 is a Blu-ray release of Joseph Losey's The Servant.

The Servant - The Criterion Collection

 

The prolific, ever provocative Joseph Losey, blacklisted from Hollywood and living in England, delivered a coolly modernist shock to the system of that nation’s cinema with this mesmerizing dissection of class, sexuality, and power. A dissolute scion of the upper crust (James Fox) finds the seemingly perfect manservant (a diabolical Dirk Bogarde, during his transition from matinee idol to art-house icon) to oversee his new London town house. But not all is as it seems, as traditional social hierarchies are gradually, disturbingly destabilized. Lustrously disorienting cinematography and a masterful script by playwright Harold Pinter merge in The Servant, a tour de force of mounting psychosexual menace.

1963 • 115 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.66:1 aspect ratio

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New program on director Joseph Losey by film critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • Rare interview from 1976 with Losey by critic Michel Ciment
  • Interview from 1996 with screenwriter Harold Pinter
  • Interviews with actors Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles, and Wendy Craig
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by author Colm Tóibín

BLU-RAY EDITION
SRP: $39.95
PREBOOK: 5/16/23
STREET: 6/20/23
CAT #: CC3465BD
ISBN: 979-8-88607-041-5
UPC: 7-15515-28471-4  


Also on June 20 comes Medicine for Melancholy from filmmaker Barry Jenkins on Blu-ray.

Medicine for Melancholy - The Criterion Collection

 

One of the great debut features of the twenty-first century, Barry Jenkins’s captivating, lo-fi romance Medicine for Melancholy unfolds against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco, where a one-night stand between two young bohemians, Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Jo’ (Tracey Heggins), spins off into a woozy daylong affair marked by moments of tenderness, friction, joy, and intellectual sparring as they explore their relationships to each other, the city, and their own Blackness. Shooting on desaturated video, Jenkins crafts an intimate exploration of alienation and connection graced with the evocative visual palette and empathetic emotional charge that has come to define his work.

2008 • 88 minutes • Color • 5.1 surround • 1.78:1 aspect ratio

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital master, approved by director Barry Jenkins and director of photography James Laxton, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New audio commentary featuring Jenkins
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Jenkins, producers Justin Barber and Cherie Saulter, and editor Nat Sanders
  • New program about the making of the film, featuring Sanders and actor Wyatt Cenac
  • Camera test footage and blooper reel
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Danielle Amir Jackson

BLU-RAY EDITION
SRP: $39.95
PREBOOK: 5/16/23
STREET: 6/20/23
CAT #: CC3466BD
ISBN: 979-8-88607-042-2
UPC: 7-15515-28481-3 


And finally at the end of the month on June 27 arrives the Blu-ray boxed set, Pasolini 101, in celebration of the 101th anniversary of Pier Paolo Pasolini's birth.  

Pasolini 101 - The Criterion Collection

 

We've already covered Pasolini 101 in this article and as always, we will update with preorder links as soon as they are available.


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Insidious Possess A New Limited Edition 4K UHD SteelBook June 20th

The first film in the Insidious franchise directed by James Wan is getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray housed inside a limited edition SteelBook this summer. The release will be available on June 20.

INSIDIOUS is the terrifying story of a family who, shortly after moving, discovers that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to realize that it was not their house that was haunted.

Insidious - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

The 4K UHD Blu-ray/Blu-ray/Digital SteelBook will feature a 4K Dolby Vision presentation approved by director James Wan and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

Special Features:

  • Trailer
  • Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar (Blu-ray)
  • On Set with Insidious (Blu-ray)
  • Insidious Entities (Blu-ray)


Preorders should be available soon and the full press release is listed below


SYNOPSIS
INSIDIOUS is the terrifying story of a family who, shortly after moving, discovers that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to realize that it was not their house that was haunted.
DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC
  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director James Wan
  • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio
  • Special Feature:
    • Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC
  • Feature presented in high definition
  • 5.1 audio
  • Special Features:
    • Horror 101: The Exclusive Seminar
    • On Set withInsidious
    • Insidious Entities

CREDITS

Directed By: James Wan
Written By: Leigh Whannell
Produced By: Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, Oren Peli
Executive Producer: Brain Kavanaugh-Jones
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell and Barbara Hershey

SPECS

Run Time: Approx. 103 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language
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


Mickey & Friends: 10 Classic Shorts - Volume 2 Arrives on Blu-ray June 27th

A collection of 10 more classic Disney animated shorts is on the way to DVD and Blu-ray on June 27. Digital will be available on April 4.

Celebrate 100 magical years of Disney with this collectible compilation of animated shorts! Join Mickey and his friends in these 10 hilarious, madcap adventures which have entertained generations of children and adults alike. Highlights include The Band Concert, where Maestro Mickey and his friends face wild challenges while performing outdoors. Then see what happens when Goofy is in the driver’s seat pulling Mickey’s Trailer. In Pluto’s Sweater, Pluto gets hot under the collar when Minnie knits him a warm turtleneck, and in Pluto and the Gopher, Pluto stops to smell the flowers, but finds himself outwitted by a mischievous rodent. And there’s no stopping Donald’s nephews from coming between their uncle and the lovely Daisy Duck when Mr. Duck Steps Out. Five more charming, funny stories complete this legacy collection that’s sure to delight.

Mickey & Friends: 10 Classic Shorts - Volume 2

The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will include stereo audio and 10 classic animated shorts:

  • The Band Concert
  • Pluto’s Sweater
  • Mickey’s Trailer
  • Pluto and the Gopher
  • Mr. Duck Steps Out
  • Lonesome Ghosts
  • Boat Builders
  • Tugboat Mickey
  • Winter Storage
  • Pluto’s Party

Order the Blu-ray now and here is the full press release:


CELEBRATE 100 MAGICAL YEARS WITH MICKEY & FRIENDS!

Collect Another Piece Of Animation History When 

Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 2

Arrives On Digital on April 4 and Blu-ray™ & DVD on June 27

BURBANK, CA (March 14, 2023) – Walt Disney Animation Studios announces the release of a second highly-collectible volume of ten classic animated short films, in a new collection, Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 2.  Available together for the first time for audiences to enjoy at home, the exciting new collection combines hilarious animated classics, including favorites ‘The Band Concert,’ ‘Pluto’s Sweater’ and ‘Mickey’s Trailer.’  They are combined with a fun all-new animated interstitials introduction featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Pluto, as the beloved Disney characters gather together to watch a slideshow on some of their hilarious past adventures. 

Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 2 debuts as part of the expansive celebration of Disney's 100th anniversary.

It will be available to purchase on Digital on April 4 and on Blu-ray and DVD on June 27. 

Shorts Included:

  • The Band Concert
  • Pluto’s Sweater
  • Mickey’s Trailer
  • Pluto and the Gopher
  • Mr. Duck Steps Out
  • Lonesome Ghosts
  • Boat Builders
  • Tugboat Mickey
  • Winter Storage
  • Pluto’s Party

 

Synopsis

Celebrate 100 magical years of Disney with this collectible compilation of animated shorts! Join Mickey and his friends in these 10 hilarious, madcap adventures which have entertained generations of children and adults alike. Highlights include The Band Concert, where Maestro Mickey and his friends face wild challenges while performing outdoors. Then see what happens when Goofy is in the driver’s seat pulling Mickey’s Trailer. In Pluto’s Sweater, Pluto gets hot under the collar when Minnie knits him a warm turtleneck, and in Pluto and the Gopher, Pluto stops to smell the flowers, but finds himself outwitted by a mischievous rodent. And there’s no stopping Donald’s nephews from coming between their uncle and the lovely Daisy Duck when Mr. Duck Steps Out.  Five more charming, funny stories complete this legacy collection that’s sure to delight.

 

Product Specifications

Street Date

Digital: April 4, 2023

Physical: June 27, 2023

Product SKUs

Physical: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD & Digital Code)

Run Time - Approx. 82 Minutes

Rating - Not rated

Aspect Ratios:

Digital: 1.78:1

Physical: 1.78:1

U.S. Audio:

Digital: English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Blu-ray: English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD: English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Dolby Digital

U.S. Subtitles

Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French (some platforms)

Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French

DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French

 


The Last of Us Infects 4K UHD & Blu-ray... In July!

One of the rare excellent video game adaptations, HBO's The Last of Us is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray July 18th, 2023 - Digital on April 11th. 

Remember when video game adaptations were universally bad? Well, that bad luck has been changing after two successful Sonic the Hedgehog films and now HBO's smash hit The Last of Us. Maybe we can get a genuinely good Resident Evil movie or television series one day? In the meantime, we'll just have to wait for The Last of Us to return to television screens. The series stayed true to the video game's roots focusing on the human conflict of surviving the zombie apocalypse, but rather than retread the same ground of The Walking Dead, Neil Druckmann and showrunner Craig Mazin wisely found a way to push the fungal-infected horrors to the sidelines, focus on the humans, and still craft a compelling and often terrifying show. Now we all get to wait four long months to own the show on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray

The Last of Us - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Last of Us - Blu-ray

Now we've seen images of a 4K SteelBook offering due to hit the U.K. markets, and it's a safe assumption that it'll come here. But until we see that it's coming to our shores for sure, I'm going to hold off adding it to our listings. Mind you, full specs and A/V details aren't available yet, the press release included a list of bonus features that will be available with the digital purchase.

SPECIAL FEATURES ON DIGITAL INCLUDE:

  • The Last of Us: Stranger Than Fiction (New Featurette Exclusive to 4K, BD and DVD) - Series cast and filmmakers are joined by experts in survival, microbiology, and parasitology for a chilling discussion on the realities of the invasive fungus and subsequent apocalypse in The Last of Us. 
  • Controllers Down: Adapting The Last of Us (New Featurette Exclusive to 4K, BD and DVD) - Follow the journey of The Last of Us from console to screen as cast and filmmakers take us inside the process of expanding the world and breathing new life into the game’s beloved characters. 
  • From Levels to Live Action (New Featurette Exclusive to 4K, BD and DVD) - Discover how The Last of Us incorporated and expanded fan-favorite game moments in the series.
  • Getting to Know Me (4 Featurettes)
  • The Last Debrief with Troy Baker (2 Featurettes)
  • Inside the Episode (9 Featurettes)
  • Is This A The Last of Us Line? (2 Featurettes)

The 4k UHD and Blu-ray releases aren't up for pre-order yet, but when they are we'll update our listings ASAP.

Here's the full press release for you to take a gander at:


THE HBO® ORIGINAL HIT SERIES

THE LAST OF US:

THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

AVAILABLE PURCHASE DIGITALLY ON APRIL 11, 2023

AND ON 4K ULTRA HDTM, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD JULY 18, 2023

#TheLastOfUS

BURBANK, CA (March, 14, 2023) – Millions of viewers know now why loyal gamers have been clamoring for a worthy adaptation of The Last of Us. Based on the famed video game of the same name, the HBO original drama series marked HBO’s second largest debut, behind only “House of the Dragon,” and has shown consistent growth throughout its first season culminating in a 75% increase in Sunday night’s finale audience. Recently renewed for a second season, fans can own all nine episodes of the critically-acclaimed first season along with nearly 3 hours of special features including 3 all-new featurettes, when The Last of Us: The Complete First Season comes to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 18, 2023 and will be available to purchase Digitally* on April 11, 2023.

The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Season one stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.

With a 96% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, The Last of Us has been declared “HBO’s next big hit” by Rolling Stone, with Variety noting, “one sees the near future in which the show winds up among television’s best.” IndieWire declared the new series “better than every video game adaptation that comes to mind,” with IGN hailing it as “a brilliant retelling of one of video games’ most beloved stories” and adding that it “delivers an enriching show for fans of the PlayStation hit, while also managing to stay welcomingly thrilling to newcomers.” CNN called the storytelling “absolutely fearless and unflinching, creating horrifying scenarios and moments that can be alternately touching and utterly tragic.”

The Last of Us, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (Emmy® Award-winning creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning “The Last of Us” franchise and Naughty Dog Co-President). The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.

The soundtrack to The Last of Us  is available everywhere now, and features an original score by 2-time Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla and David Fleming. Having scored both the original video game and its 2020 sequel, Gustavo Santaolalla builds on his previous work, expanding the intimate, guitar-driven soundscape to deliver a score as emotionally laden as the story itself. In addition to the score, the album also includes Nick Offerman's cover of Linda Ronstadt's "Long Long Time" and Jessica Mazin's cover of Depeche Mode's "Never Let Me Down Again." 

The Last of Us: The Complete First Season will be available to purchase Digitally* on April 11, 2023 from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD will be available July 18, 2023 to purchase online and in-store at major retailers.

*Digital Purchase is available now in Canada.

SPECIAL FEATURES ON DIGITAL INCLUDE:

  • The Last of Us: Stranger Than Fiction (New Featurette Exclusive to 4K, BD and DVD) - Series cast and filmmakers are joined by experts in survival, microbiology, and parasitology for a chilling discussion on the realities of the invasive fungus and subsequent apocalypse in The Last of Us. 
  • Controllers Down: Adapting The Last of Us (New Featurette Exclusive to 4K, BD and DVD) - Follow the journey of The Last of Us from console to screen as cast and filmmakers take us inside the process of expanding the world and breathing new life into the game’s beloved characters. 
  • From Levels to Live Action (New Featurette Exclusive to 4K, BD and DVD) - Discover how The Last of Us incorporated and expanded fan-favorite game moments in the series.
  • Getting to Know Me (4 Featurettes)
  • The Last Debrief with Troy Baker (2 Featurettes)
  • Inside the Episode (9 Featurettes)
  • Is This A The Last of Us Line? (2 Featurettes)

Pricing and series information:

The Last of Us: The Complete First Season

Includes 9 one-hour episodes:

  1. When You’re Lost in the Darkness
  2. Infected
  3. Long, Long Time
  4. Please Hold to My Hand
  5. Endure and Survive
  6. Kin
  7. Left Behind
  8. When We Are in Need
  9. Look for the Light


PRODUCT                              SRP

Digital Purchase                      $19.99 SD / $24.99 HD US

$24.99 SD / $29.99 HD Canada

4K Ultra HD                             $49.99 US/ $54.97 Canada

Blu-ray                                     $44.98 US/ $49.99 Canada

DVD                                        $39.99 US/ $44.98 Canada


Languages: English, French, and Spanish

Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish

Episode Run Time: approx. 474 minutes


Ain't No Clowning Around - 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide March 12, 2023

Whether you're looking for a classic Dreamworks animated release, a sci-fi disaster movie, one of Walter Hill's best works, or more Rocky steel, this week has a bit for everyone, and just like last week, it's at a moderate pace. Two weeks to prepare ourselves for another case of walletmageddon.

Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 41 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of March 12th - March 18th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

So there are no new release 4K titles this week, but there are a few catalog titles to snag up.

First, from Dreamworks animation, The Prince of Egypt gets a 4K release. Little by little we are seeing their catalog from that era come out. What's next, Shrek 3 or Road to El Dorado?

The sci-fi disaster mentioned above is in the form of The Core, brought to us by Paramount. What a perfect time, the earth's core has been in the news very recently, which in reality will not result in what we are seeing in this film.

One of Walter Hill's best known works, Streets of Fire gets a Shout Select release this week with a 3-disc combo pack.

Rocky III is the next SteelBook to be released in Best Buy's spaced out Rocky releases, this means that Rocky IV will be next week.

Phenomena gets a special edition release this week, just in case you missed out on the limited edition.

Next week is almost exclusively owned by Paramount, the last of the initial batch of Rocky SteelBooks, that other movie (Babylon) that I keep confusing with The Fabelmans, Wes Craven's Red Eye gets the 'Paramount Presents' treatment and the long awaited Dragonslayer with two hard to decide choices (get em both!)

Blu-ray releases-

There are no blu-ray counterparts of the above releases. There are twice as many titles in this category compared to last week to pick from though, here are the highlights.

If there are two single titles in the blu-ray category that get title of the week (or at least, the most attention), it's got to be A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks, brought to us by Sony Pictures,

and The Whale from LionsGate. With neither getting a 4K disc release, it has me scratching my head a bit.

Drama/thriller this week from LionsGate titled Alice, Darling.

TV on disc includes All Creatures Great and Small - Season 3, Highway to Heaven: The Complete Series, The Lost Symbol: The Complete Series and The Walking Dead: The Complete Eleventh Season.

John Woo directed Last Hurrah for Chivalry is available from Criterion Collection.

Anime highlights include Blue Thermal, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and Sing a Bit of Harmony - Movie and WATAMOTE: No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!.

Busy week for the Warner Archive Collection, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Flamingo Road, Neptune's Daughter and The Prince and the Showgirl.

Honorable Mention: Ronin Flix is now offering the general release of Jet Li Double Feature: The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk 1 & 2. This was previously available direct from their own store front.

Friday import releases include Hammer Horror Vol. 1 and Pumping Iron.

Notable announcements from last week:

No major activity this past week, but we didn't say no activity at all. Creed III already has preorder links for the 4K and blu-ray releases, and I have spotted artwork for an import SteelBook, which is done in the same style as the Rocky steels at Best Buy. So it is probable to see the same one offered at Best Buy shortly.

Kino Lorber will be offering Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to 4K this year, guessing late May.

James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water has a streaming date of March 28th. This is a sign that a physical announcement is coming soon. Disney and Universal have both announced titles literally two weeks before street date. Sometimes retailers are receiving product with street dates on the box and the announcement has yet to be made. Will it be 4K, will it have Dolby Vision, will it be on a BD100 disc? How much closer are we to those other two movies we have seen hinted at over the past 10 years?

Sony Pictures' next Dolby Vision/SteelBook upgrade will be Cliffhanger, with a street date of May 30th.

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?




Cliffhanger Jumps To A New 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD SteelBook May 30th!

Sylvester Stallone's 1993 high altitude "Die Hard on a Mountain" action-adventure epicCliffhangerpicks up a new Dolby Vision HDR grade and deluxe SteelBook packaging to celebrate its 30th Anniversary.

This has been a busy year for Stallone fans and their growing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray collections and it's going to get even busier this May. It's wild to realize Cliffhanger turns 30 years old this year!I spent days of my valuable childhood time watching this movie and desperately trying to master the impossible snowboarding sequences on the Sega CD game. Now after an already solid 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release, Sony is doing what Sony does and reissuing the film on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for a new Anniversary release complete with Dolby Vision HDR upgrade and deluxe StreelBook packaging. To sweeten the pot, it looks like they're also tossing in a bunch of new never-before-seen deleted scenes into the mix! I heard this one was heavily edited for the numerous bloody kills so I'm curious to see if those make an appearance this go around.

Cliffhanger: 30th Anniversary
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook

Not yet up for pre-order, the set should hit store shelves and online retailers May 30th, 2023. Here are all the details:


SYNOPSIS

Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner and Ralph Waite star in this high-altitude avalanche of action: a non-stop adventure peak with suspense and capped with heart-quaking terror. For Rocky Mountain Rescue, the mission is almost routine: locate five climbers. With the woman he loves (Turner) and his best friend (Rooker), Gabe Walker (Stallone) braves the icy peaks only to discover that the distress call is really a trap set by merciless international terrorist Eric Qualen (Lithgow). Now millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance. Against explosive firepower, bitter cold, and dizzying heights, Walker must outwit Qualen in a deadly game of hide-and-seek.

DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS

4K ULTRA HD DISC

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director Renny Harlin

  • Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio

  • Special Feature:

  • 17 Never-Before-Seen and Previously Available Deleted Scenes

BLU-RAY DISC

  • Feature presented in high definition

  • 5.1 audio

  • Special Features:

    • Commentary with Director Renny Harlin and Sylvester Stallone

    • Technical Crew Commentary

    • A Personal Introduction from Renny Harlin

    • Deleted Scenes with Director Intro

    • Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger

    • Special Effects Featurette

    • Storyboard Comparisons

    • Theatrical Trailer

CREDITS

Directed By: Renny Harlin
Produced By: Alan Marshall and Renny Harlin
Based on a Premise By: John Long
Screen Story By: Michael France
Screenplay By: Michael France and Sylvester Stallone
Executive Producer: Mario Kassar
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Leon, Paul Winfield and Ralph Waite

SPECS

Run Time: Approx. 112 minutes
Rating: R for violence and language
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.40:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA


Criterion Announces the 9-Film Pasolini 101 Blu-ray Collection on June 27

Nine films from controversial Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini will be available in a Blu-ray boxed set from the Criterion Collection on June 27.

One of the most original and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century, Italian polymath Pier Paolo Pasolini embodied a multitude of often seemingly contradictory ideologies and identities—and he expressed them all in his provocative, lyrical, and indelible films. Relentlessly concerned with society’s downtrodden and marginalized, he elevated pimps, hustlers, sex workers, and vagabonds to the realm of saints, while depicting actual saints with a radical earthiness. Traversing the sacred and the profane, the ancient and the modern, the mythic and the personal, the nine uncompromising, often scandal-inciting features he made in the 1960s still stand—on this, the 101st anniversary of his birth—as a monument to his daring vision of cinema as a form of resistance.

Pasolini 101 - Criterion Collection Blu-ray

Featuring

Accatone, 1961

Mamma Roma, 1962

Love Meetings, 1964

The Gospel According to Matthew, 1964

The Hawks and the Sparrows, 1966

Oedipus Rex, 1967

Teorema, 1968*

Porcile, 1969

Madea, 1969

 

*All discs are new to Blu-Ray with the exception of this title

NINE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restorations of seven films and 2K digital restorations of Teorema and Medea, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks 
  • Two shorts made by director Pier Paolo Pasolini for anthology films: La ricotta (1963) and The Sequence of the Paper Flower (1969) 
  • Two documentaries made by Pasolini during his travels
  • New program on Pasolini’s visual style as told through his personal writing, narrated by actor Tilda Swinton and writer Rachel Kushner
  • Audio commentaries on Accattone and Teorema
  • Documentaries on Pasolini’s life and career featuring archival interviews with the director and his close collaborators
  • Episode from 1966 of the French television program Cinéastes de notre temps
  • Interviews with filmmakers and scholars
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including a 100-page book featuring an essay and notes on the films by critic James Quandt, and writings and drawings by Pasolini

ACCATTONE

 

Poet and painter turned filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini courted controversy with his very first feature by using Catholic iconography and liturgical music to render a plaintive, brutally beautiful portrait of a shiftless Roman pimp and thief (then-nonprofessional Franco Citti, in a revelatory performance) whose life of petty crime turns increasingly desperate when the woman who supports him is imprisoned. Melding a hardscrabble neorealist milieu with classical influences, Pasolini offers a vision of underclass struggle as a kind of modern sainthood.

1961 • 117 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.37:1 aspect ratio

 

MAMMA ROMA

 

Anna Magnani is Mamma Roma, a middle-aged prostitute who attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Highlighting director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s lifelong fascination with the marginalized and dispossessed, Mamma Roma offers an unflinching, neorealistic look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy. Though initially banned in the country for obscenity, today the film remains a classic, featuring a powerhouse performance by one of cinema’s greatest actors and offering a glimpse at Pasolini in the process of finding his style.

1962 • 106 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio

 

LOVE MEETINGS

 

Let’s talk about sex. In this radically engaged and engaging documentary, Pier Paolo Pasolini takes to the streets, town squares, beaches, factories, and universities of 1960s Italy to solicit everyday citizens’ thoughts on a host of hot-button subjects, including sex work, gender equality, homosexuality, and divorce (then illegal in Italy). What emerges is both a kaleidoscopic cross section of faces and places—from the industrialized cities of the North to the rural villages of the South—and an incisive portrait of a society where, despite the rapid modernization brought on by the postwar “economic miracle,” hypocrisy, repression, and conformism still hold sway.

1964 • 92 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

 

A biblical epic that only the Marxist dissident Pier Paolo Pasolini could make, this intensely faithful adaptation of Saint Matthew’s Gospel depicts the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (Enrique Irazoqui, a Spanish economics student and Communist activist), whose unwavering compassion for the poor and defiant condemnation of moral hypocrisy make him a perhaps unexpected embodiment of the director’s own worldview. Stunningly shot amid the timeless landscapes of southern Italy and set to a soundtrack that encompasses everything from Bach to Black spirituals, The Gospel According to Matthew cuts past dogma and straight to the core of Jesus’s radical humanism.

1964 • 137 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio

 

THE HAWKS AND THE SPARROWS

 

While wandering the countryside, a pair of father-and-son vagabonds (played respectively by Italian cinema legend Totò, in his final major film role, and Ninetto Davoli) happen upon a talking crow who spouts philosophy and launches them on a freewheeling picaresque through time, space, and the margins of a rapidly modernizing Italy. A comic Marxist fable that balances heady ideas about religion, poverty, and class struggle with irreverent slapstick sight gags, The Hawks and the Sparrows finds Pasolini at his lightest yet as stingingly subversive as ever.

1966 • 89 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio 

 

OEDIPUS REX

 

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s powerfully iconoclastic take on Sophocles’s tragedy blends eras and cultures to create a searing exploration of fate, free will, and the things we fear most in ourselves. Shot amid the stark, elemental landscapes of the Moroccan desert, and set in an indefinable ancient past, this bold reimagining casts the filmmaker’s frequent collaborator Franco Citti as the eponymous foundling, whose willful blindness to his own nature unleashes a cataclysmic reckoning. With a prologue and epilogue set in twentieth-century Italy, Pasolini connects the story to his own upbringing, daring to bare his soul on-screen.

1967 • 104 minutes • Color • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio 

TEOREMA

 

With Teorema, a coolly cryptic exploration of bourgeois spiritual emptiness, Pier Paolo Pasolini moved beyond the poetic, proletarian earthiness that first won him renown. Terence Stamp stars as the mysterious stranger—perhaps an angel, perhaps a devil—who, one by one, seduces the members of a wealthy Milanese family (including European cinema icons Silvana Mangano, Massimo Girotti, Laura Betti, and Anne Wiazemsky), precipitating an existential crisis in each of their lives. Unfolding nearly wordlessly, this tantalizing metaphysical riddle—blocked from exhibition by the Catholic Church for degeneracy—is at once a blistering Marxist treatise on sex, religion, and art and a primal scream into the void.

1968 • 98 minutes • Color • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio 

 

PORCILE

 

“I killed my father. I ate human flesh. I quiver with joy.” Provocateur Pier Paolo Pasolini is at his most incendiary in this double-edged allegory on fascism, consumerism, and resistance. In one story, a defiant man (Pierre Clémenti) perpetrates increasingly barbaric acts while wandering a mythic, volcanic landscape. In the other, the scion (Jean-Pierre Léaud) of a wealthy, ex-Nazi industrial family conceals a shocking proclivity. Taken together, these stories of transgression form a scathing commentary on postwar European moral rot and the meaning of rebellion in the face of a corrupt world.

1969 • 98 minutes • Color • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio 

 

MEDEA

 

In this hypnotic adaptation of Euripides’s immortal tragedy, Pier Paolo Pasolini casts opera diva Maria Callas (utterly arresting in her only film role) as the sorceress of Greek legend, whose separation from her homeland of Colchis and betrayal by her lover, Jason, lead her down a path of shocking vengeance. Melding Western myth with aesthetic and musical influences from numerous world cultures, Pasolini fashions a mesmerizing cinematic pageant that gathers in force until it explodes in rage and a stunningly nihilistic condemnation of injustice.

1969 • 110 minutes • Color • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1:85:1 aspect ratio

SRP for this Special Edition Collector's Set is $249.95.

 

Preorders should be available in the coming days


Neil Jordan's "Marlowe" Starring Liam Neeson on Blu-ray April 18

Liam Neeson's 100th feature film directed by Academy Award winner Neil Jordan and co-starring Jessica Lange, Diane Kruger, Alan Cumming and Danny Huston will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 18. The crime thriller is now available digitally.

Set in late 1930’s Bay City, MARLOWE centers around a street-wise, down-on-his-luck detective; Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson), who is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), daughter of a well-known movie star (Jessica Lange). The disappearance unearths a web of lies, and soon Marlowe is involved in a dangerous, deadly investigation where everyone involved has something to hide.

The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will include a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and there doesn't appear to be any supplements as of yet.

Marlowe - Blu-ray

 

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


Universal City, California, March 7, 2023 – Liam Neeson (Memory, Blacklight) stars in his 100th feature film and joins the roster of iconic Hollywood talent portraying Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled private detective Phillip Marlowe in Open Road Film’s MARLOWE, now available to own or rent on digital at home from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A gripping noir crime thriller that will keep you guessing, the film also debuts on Blu-ray and DVD April 18, 2023 and will continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.
 
From Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), MARLOWE features a star-studded ensemble cast alongside Neeson including Academy Award® winner Jessica Lange (Blue Sky, Tootsie, The Gambler), Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, Unknown, The Infiltrator), Emmy Award® nominee Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Battle of the Sexes, X2: X-Men United), and Golden Globes® nominee Danny Huston (The Constant Gardener, The Aviator, 21 Grams).
 
Set in late 1930’s Bay City, MARLOWE centers around a street-wise, down-on-his-luck detective; Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson), who is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), daughter of a well-known movie star (Jessica Lange). The disappearance unearths a web of lies, and soon Marlowe is involved in a dangerous, deadly investigation where everyone involved has something to hide.
 
With the purchase of MARLOWE on disc or Digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more!  For registration and details please visit
www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

FILMMAKERS:  
Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Daniela Melchior, François Arnaud, Seána Kerslake with Danny Huston and Alan Cumming
Casting By: Dan Hubbard CSC, CSA
Hair Designer: Lorraine Glynn
Costume Designer: Betsy Heimann
Music By: David Holmes
Editor: Mick Mahon
Production Designer: John Beard
Director of Photography: Xavi Giménez AEC
Executive Producers: Elisabeth C de B Segel, Patrick Muldoon, Harris Tulchin, Juan Antonio García Peredo, Alberto Burgueño, Andreas Wentz, Celine Haddad, Monte Lipman, Dana Sano, Jared D. Underwood, Andrew C. Robinson, Slava Vladimirov, Peter M. Lenkov, A.J. Buckley
Spanish Producer: Colette Aguilar
French Producer: Victor Hadida
Producers: Philip Kim, Patrick Hibler
Produced By: Alan Moloney p.g.a., Gary Levinsohn p.g.a., Mark Fasano p.g.a., Billy Hines
Based Upon The Book: “The Black-Eyed Blonde” by John Banville
Screenplay By: William Monahan and Neil Jordan
Directed By: Neil Jordan
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY
TM: 
Street Date: April 18, 2023
Selection Number: 1000824501 (US)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated R for language, violent content, some sexual material and brief drug use.
Subtitles: English SDH and Latin American Spanish
Languages/Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Run Time: 01:49:33
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 
Street Date: April 18, 2023
Selection Number: 1000824502 (US)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated R for language, violent content, some sexual material and brief drug use.
Subtitles: English SDH and Latin American Spanish
Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Run Time: 01:49:40


James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water Streaming 4K UHD Coming March 28th - Discs can't be too far behind!

His name is James, James Cameron
The bravest pioneer
No budget too steep, no sea too deep
Who's that?
It's him, James Cameron
James, James Cameron explorer of the sea
With a dying thirst to be the first
Could it be? Yeah that's him!
James Cameron

Prepare to return to Pandora on March 28th for James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water is coming to digital retailers
Prime, Vudu, Apple TV, and other Movies Anywhere-connected Platforms.

After an impressive critical response - even if our own Bryan Kluger was less forgiving in his review (I liked it a lot BTW) - Avatar: The Way of Water one again proved that you never bet against James Cameron because James Cameron will do what James Cameron does because James Cameron is James Cameron. Now this announcement is only for the digital streaming sale/rental release on various platforms. No word about Disney+ and certainly no news about disc release so we don't have any word on a new Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Avatar - and we certainly don't know when The Abyss or even True Lies might be coming down the pipeline. Hopefully, the wait for a disc announcement isn't as long as Top Gun: Maverick. Needless to say - 2023 is a big year for James Cameron fans. What we do know is what's coming with this streaming release and it'll give you an idea of what to expect for the eventual disc releases of Avatar: The Way of Water.

Bonus Features:

Inside Pandora's Box (A series of featurettes on the challenges facing cast and crew as filmmakers devise new technologies to push the limits of cinema)

  • Building the World of Pandora – James Cameron and a team of talented artists combine years of research with their design skills to build the world of Pandora with new characters, creatures, indigenous clans, underwater environments and the take-no-prisoners hard-tech world of the RDA.
  • Capturing Pandora – James Cameron’s approach to performance capture has the cast performing in a volume rigged with infrared cameras to capture their movement, and head rig cameras to capture emotion on their faces with only the boundaries of imagination to limit them.
  • The Undersea World of Pandora – Co-production designer Dylan Cole and his team conceive of the marine creatures required for Avatar: The Way of Water while James Cameron and his stunt team devise extraordinary means to bring those creatures to life in a performance capture tank.
  • The Challenges of Pandora's Waters – James Cameron tackles the “non-trivial challenge” of performance capture above and below the water’s surface, utilizing a wave machine and current generator to reproduce ocean conditions, and underwater vehicles to replicate creature movement.
  • Pandora’s Returning Characters – James Cameron reunites with his returning cast – Sam Worthington, Zoe SaldanIa, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang. Together they discuss the amazing evolution of their characters in Avatar: The Way of Water. 
  • Pandora’s Next Generation – Meet the talented young newcomers who have been cast as the next generation of Na’vi and follow them through the adventure of making Avatar: The Way of Water. 
  • Spider's Web – James Cameron introduced the human character of Spider into the fabric of Pandora – thus creating a host of technological challenges on set…and an incredible journey for the young actor, Jack Champion.
  • Becoming Na’vi – The Avatar cast is immersed in the culture of the indigenous Na’vi, living off the land in the Hawaiian rainforest and training in a multitude of disciplines in preparation for their roles.
  • The Reef People of Pandora – In true James Cameron-style, the Metkayina reef clan has been developed with great attention to detail, bearing unique evolutionary traits and a culture – with new dwellings, new clothes and different way of life – all a result of living off the ocean. 
  • Bringing Pandora to Life – Once James Cameron completes his virtual production process, every sequence is turned over to WeItaI FX to bring Pandora to life – with unprecedented advancements in facial performance, environments and making CG water look real.
  • The RDA Returns to Pandora – Co-production designer Ben Procter and his team present an armada of new vehicles and human technologies that the RDA brings to Pandora – in concept design and with practical builds.
  • The New Characters of Pandora – Meet the important new characters of the Avatar saga played by Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell and Jemaine Clement.
  • The Sounds of Pandora – Hear how James Cameron worked with composer Simon Franglen to create the distinctive music of The Way of Water while building on James Horner’s brilliant score for Avatar, and learn how Chris Boyes created the immersive sounds of Pandora.
  • New Zealand – Pandora’s Home – The production of the Avatar sequels is so thoroughly ensconced in New Zealand that James Cameron considers The Way of Water a “New Zealand film.” Hear reflections from the cast and crew, including the remarkable New Zealand crew, on making the film.

More from Pandora's Box (Additional featurettes that highlight special teams within the production)

  • Casting – Discover the screen tests that won the talented young cast their roles in Avatar: The Way of Water.
  • Stunts – The Avatar stunt team isn’t just creating breathtaking action, they’re driving the story. From racing underwater on ilus, flying the skies on ikrans, to maneuvering RDA speed boats, the stunt team leaves you breathless and wanting more.
  • The Lab – Explore the Lightstorm Lab, the backbone of virtual production for the Avatar films. Comprised of specialized teams, the Lab builds & supports every aspect of the production – environments, motion edit, Kabuki, sequence, post-viz and software development.
  • The Troupe – Avatar’s Troupe is the Swiss Army Knife of acting, while playing dozens of roles on set, in the performance capture volume and on live-action sets, they bring life to Na’vi clans and RDA Recoms. They also play Na’vi-scale puppets on the live-action sets.

Marketing Materials & Music Video (Marketing materials used to build audience awareness of the film)

  • Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) Music Video – Multi-Grammy-winning, music superstar, The Weeknd, performs his emotionally packed end title song in the official music video for the smash hit “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength).”
  • Theatrical Trailers 1 & 2 – Avatar: The Way of Water used two theatrical trailers to engage the audience. The first was a teaser trailer released 7 months before the film. The second was a standard trailer that premiered 5 weeks before the film’s release.

*Bonus features vary by product and retailer

Cast

Sam Worthington as Jake Sully

Zoe Saldaña as Neytiri

Sigourney Weaver as Kiri

Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch

Kate Winslet as Ronal

Cliff Curtis as Tonowari

Jamie Flatters as Neteyam

Britain Dalton as Lo’ak

Trinity Jo-Li Bliss as Tuk

Jack Champion as Spider

Bailey Bass as Tsireya

Joel David Moore as Dr. Norm Spellman

CCH Pounder as Mo'at

Edie Falco as General Frances Ardmore

Jemaine Clement as Dr. Ian Garvin

Brendan Cowell as Scoresby

Giovanni Rabisi as Parker Selfridge

Directed by

James Cameron

Produced by

James Cameron

Jon Landau

Executive Produced by

David Valdes

Richard Baneham

Screenplay by

James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver

Story by

James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno

Product Specifications:

Street Date: Digital: March 28

Product SKUs: Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

Feature Run Time: Approx. 192 minutes

Rating: U.S. Rated PG-13

**For sequences of strong violence and intense action, partial nudity, and some strong language

Aspect Ratio: Digital: 1.85

U.S. Audio: Digital: English 5.1/2.0, English Atmos (for some platforms), English 7.1 (for some platforms), English AD, French (for some platforms), Spanish (for some platforms)

U.S. Subtitles: Digital: English SDH, French (for some platforms), Spanish (some platforms)


Time to Catch Your Breath - 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide March 5, 2023

Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, oh my! Sprinkle in some Joan Crawford and it's a quality week. After last week, it's time to catch a breath and prepare ourselves for the next wave. At this point it looks like April is lining up to be another huge month.

Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 41 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of March 5th - March 11th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

There are zero, none, nada, zilch new releases this week. Brand new to 4K though is Mildred Pierce (1945), a classic melodrama crime mystery starring Joan Crawford, brought to us via Criterion.

Sony reissues a pair of 4Ks as SteelBooks, and just like before, a Dolby Vision upgrade on each release. First, Air Force One, the action/thriller starring Harrison Ford. And second, The Mask of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Closing out the category, I did mention Best Buy was spacing out their Rocky SteelBooks over 4 weeks, this week you can get Rocky II.

Next week, the next Rocky, a hard to get out of print film debuts to 4K and one of director Walter Hill's finest.

Blu-ray releases-

There are no blu-ray counterparts of the above titles releasing this week. Let's just get to the highlights for the rest of the category.

New drama release from Universal with Women Talking.

The Warner Archive has drama/romance Camille starring and Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor (I). Also this week look for a bipoic about Broadway star Lillian Roth with I'll Cry Tomorrow, starring Susan Hayward.

Who doesn't want a Christmas movie in March? RLJ & Shudder Originals has Christmas Bloody Christmas this week. Another Christmas movie with Santa on a killing spree, worth a look I s'pose.

Horror release The House That Screamed comes via Arrow Video (previously released by Scream Factory).

Three more VHS Retro Look titles from Mill Creek, Fear, The Fan and Problem Child.

Anime highlights include Heaven Official's Blessing - Season 1, which comes in a Standard Edition and as a Limited Edition, and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Season 1 Part 2.

Honorable Mention: This one goes out to those that want everything Cecil B. DeMille, Kino Lorber releases The Crusades this week.

Notable announcements from last week:

Warner Bros. has officially detailed the Superman 5-Film Collection for 4K release on April 18th. What you get is Superman I - IV, with two cuts of Superman II. Amazon also is offering the collection as a SteelBook set.

Sandpiper Pictures has added several more blu-ray titles to their April 25th slate, they are The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, The Fantasticks, Kid Galahad and Stanley & Iris. The latter three were all previously available on the Twilight Time label.

Shout! Factory has revealed several titles for May, in no particular order they are Conquest Of Space / I Married A Monster From Outer Space (Double Feature), The Morning After (1986), The Tiger Cage Collection, Skyline 4K, Brotherhood Of The Wolf 4K, Highwaymen and The Haunting 4K. This seems a little light to me, I really would't be surprised to see more titles added in the next week or so, definitely some Anime.

Paramount will be releasing Deep Impact to 4K disc on May 2nd.

LionsGate is releasing The Man Who Fell to Earth to 4K Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook on April 25th.

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?




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