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Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood official, plus remastered Beverly Hills Cop films coming to BD (and 4K Digital)

October 28, 2019 - 11:20 am   |   by
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Morning, folks!

We’re busy working on reviews here at The Bits this week, including The Wizard of Oz and It’s a Wonderful Life in 4K, as well as Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Batman Beyond on Blu-ray (and more).

But there’s breaking news we wanted to jump in a post right away...

First, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood on 12/10, with the Digital release expected on 11/25.

The film was finished as a native 4K Digital Intermediate, so it should look terrific. Audio will be 7.1 DTS-HD MA on 4K (with HDR10 high dynamic range) and 5.1 DTS-HD MA on Blu-ray. [Read on here...]

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Extras will include over 20 minutes of additional scenes and 5 behind the scenes featurettes (including Quentin Tarantino’s Love Letter to Hollywood, Bob Richardson: For the Love of Film, Shop Talk: The Cars of 1969, Restoring Hollywood: The Production Design of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and The Fashion of 1969).

Here’s the cool part: You’ll be able to buy the 4K in a regular edition and also a limited 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition that includes “a 7” vinyl record with two of the soundtrack’s grooviest tunes (complete with turntable adapter), a collectible vintage poster for the Rick Dalton film Operazione Dyn-o-mite! and an exclusive new MAD Magazine parody of the Rick Dalton TV series Bounty Law, Lousy Law.” Here’s what the various wide-release versions look like (and you can ore-order them on Amazon.com right now—the Collector’s Edition link will be added when it becomes available)...

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (Blu-ray Disc) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (DVD) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (4K Ultra HD)

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Limited Edition (4K Ultra HD)

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Limited Edition (4K Ultra HD)

Note that there are various retail exclusives as well. Target’s BD will come with an exclusive film magazine replica. Walmart’s BD will come with collectible movie poster postcards. And Best Buy will have an exclusive BD Steelbook.

Also today, Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the 1/14/2020 release of a newly remastered Beverly Hills Cop 3-Movie Collection on Blu-ray, in honor of the original film’s 35th anniversary. The films will also be available in 4K on 12/17, but not on physical Ultra HD—it’s Digital 4K only. And that’s disappointing as hell, but probably also not surprising given the studio’s recent preference for releasing catalog titles in 4K that way.

In any case, the Blu-ray set includes 2 never-before-seen deleted scenes, 4 new behind-the-scenes featurettes (incorporating vintage 1984 interviews), Harold Faltermeyer’s score on an isolated audio track, and a BHC Mixtape ’84 option which allows viewers to skip directly to the film’s songs.

Here’s what that looks like (an Amazon link will be added when it becomes available)...

Beverly Hills Cop: 3-Movie Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

Back later with more. Stay tuned...

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