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Superman: Man of Tomorrow, District 9 4K, Apocalypto, Westworld: Season 3, Criterion’s Ghost Dog & more

June 25, 2020 - 5:17 pm   |   by
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Today’s is a quick update, but we do have a couple interesting items to report...

First, Tim has turned in another new Blu-ray Disc review, this of Gene Fowler Jr.’s B-movie classic I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) from Paramount via Aussie indie Imprint Films/Via Vision Entertainment. The disc is ALL REGION.

In announcement news today, Warner Bros. and DC have just officially set the DC Universe animated movie Superman: Man of Tomorrow for release on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on 9/8 (the Digital release is set for 8/23).

Extras on both disc versions will include Lobo: Natural Force of Chaos, Martian Manhunter: Lost and Found, Look Back: Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, Look Back: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series – The Main Man, Part I, From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series – The Main Man, Part II, trailers for Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, and Superman: Red Son, and A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie. You can see the cover artwork above left and also below. [Read on here...]

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Speaking of DC animated titles, it looks like the DC Showcase title Batman: Death in the Family may be coming to Blu-ray and 4K as well in the months ahead, based on word from retail sources.

Now then... this isn’t officially announced yet, but there would appear to be a new Blu-ray and DVD release of Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto coming on 7/28. The distributor is listed simply as Samuel Goldwyn Films. A Touchstone title, Buena Vista released it back in 2007, but this is definitely not a Disney release (we believe Disney no longer owns the rights). In any case, you can see the Blu-ray cover artwork below.

Also, it appears that Sony is getting ready to release Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 on physical 4K Ultra HD. The title is already available in 4K Digital (as is Elysium), but Amazon Germany now has a pre-order listing for the disc here (at this link) with a rough street date of 7/7. We do expect a US release sooner rather than later.

Meanwhile, word is that Sony is also going to bring the comedy 21 Jump Street to 4K disc in Europe in September.

Pre-orders are also now open on Amazon US for the Blu-ray and 4K release of HBO’s Westworld – Season Three: The New World. Expected street date is October or November, but you can see the temp art below (with a pre-order link).

And finally today, Criterion has revealed that they’re working on a new Blu-ray release of Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, mastered from a new 4K restoration. You can find that news here.

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for a few of the titles mentioned above (with Amazon links—just click on the covers)...

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (4K Ultra HD) Westworld: Season 3 (4K Ultra HD) Apocalypto (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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