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All right, we have a bunch of good release news and reviews for you today…

Before we get to it though, a quick personal note: Often, the first place I post breaking news about Blu-ray and 4K (along with other items I find interest in related to film, science, spaceflight, science fiction, etc) is on my personal Twitter page (@BillHuntBits). So I encourage you all to follow me there if you’re interested. Everyone is welcome and I’m also easier to reach there than via email. So follow if you wish.

Now then, let’s get down to business…

First up, though it’s not officially announced yet, we have word from retail and studio sources that Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will street on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 3/12/19. Watch for the official announcement in the weeks ahead.

This one IS officially announced: Warner’s A Star Is Born will street on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/19. The 4K disc will include Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. Extras will include The Road to Stardom: Making A Star Is Born, 3 Jam Sessions and Rarities (Baby What You Want Me to Do, Midnight Special, and Is That Alright), and 4 Music Videos (Shallow, Always Remember Us This Way, Look What I Found, and I’ll Never Love Again). [Read on here...]

Published in My Two Cents
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The 4K Ultra HD Release List (U.S./U.K.)

Here is a list of known 4K Ultra HD titles released, announced, or in the works for the U.S. and U.K. markets before the end of 2017 (and into early 2018), compiled from our sources and best-available information.

Let us know if we’ve missed any titles or have incorrect details/links. Note that all street dates listed are U.S. dates.

Please keep in mind that TBA titles and dates are ESTIMATES based on best-available information from sources and are NOT to be considered official until the studios in question make their respective announcements.

 

** = Reference title, * = Standout title, N4K = Native 4K, DV = Dolby Vision HDR
(Note: All titles not listed as DV = HDR10 by default)
(US/UK) = Amazon purchase links, DA = Dolby Atmos audio, X = DTS:X audio
(Information included where known)

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (also MGM)

  • The Martian* (Amazon US/UK) – 2/14/16 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (US/UK) – 2/22/16 – REVIEW
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service* (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Wild (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Fantastic 4 (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Hitman: Agent 47 (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • The Maze Runner* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K
  • Life of Pi* (US/UK) – 3/1/16
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (US/UK) – 3/1/16
  • The Peanuts Movie* (US/UK) – 3/8/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Revenant** (US/UK) – 4/19/16 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Joy (US/UK) – 5/3/16
  • Deadpool** (US/UK) – 5/10/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Martian: Extended Edition** (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Eddie the Eagle (US/UK) – 7/14/16 – DA
  • Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (US/UK) – 9/27/16
  • X-Men: Apocalypse** (US/US/UK) – 9/6/16 – DA
  • X-Men: First Class (US/UK) – 10/4/16
  • Ice Age: Collision Course* (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – DA
  • Independence Day: Resurgence* (US/UK) – 10/18/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Morgan (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – REVIEW
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children** (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Birth of a Nation (US/UK) – 1/10/17
  • Keeping Up with the Joneses (US/UK) – 1/17/17
  • Trolls* (US/UK) – 2/7/17 – DA
  • Assassin’s Creed* (US/UK) – 3/21/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Why Him? (US/--) – 3/28/17
  • Hidden Figures (US/UK) – 4/11/17
  • Logan** (US/UK) – 5/23/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 6/13/17
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 6/13/17
  • Boss Baby (US/UK) – 7/25/17 – DA
  • Snatched (US/--) – 8/8/17
  • Prometheus* (US/UK) – 8/15/17 – REVIEW
  • Alien: Covenant* (US/UK) – 8/15/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Premium Edition* (US/--) – 9/5/17
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (US/--) – 9/12/17 – DA
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 10/24/17 – DA
  • Planet of the Apes Trilogy (US/--) – 10/24/17 – DA (War only)
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (US/UK) – 12/12/17 – DA
  • Kingsman: 2-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 12/12/17 – DA
  • The Mountain Between Us (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (US/UK) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017)** (US/UK) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Shape of Water* (US/UK) – 3/13/18 – REVIEW
  • Ferdinand (US/UK) – 3/13/18
  • The Greatest Showman** (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Post* (US/UK) – 4/17/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (US/UK) – 4/24/18
  • Die Hard: 30th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Red Sparrow* (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Death Wish (2018 – via MGM) (US/UK) – BD/DVD on 6/5/18, but no US physical 4K UHD release is currently planned – N4K
  • Love, Simon (US/UK) – 6/1218 – N4K
  • Isle of Dogs (US/UK) – BD/DVD on 7/17/18 but no US physical 4K UHD release is currently planned
  • Predator (1987)* (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Predator: 3-Movie Collection* (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – N4K (films 1 & 2)
  • Deadpool 2: Super Duper Extended Cut (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – N4K
  • Deadpool: The Complete Collection (for Now) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – N4K
  • X-Men 3-Film Collection (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand)* (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – REVIEW – N4K (films 1 & 2)
  • The Darkest Minds (US/UK) – 10/30/18 – DA
  • The Predator (US/UK) – 12/18/18 – DA
  • Bad Times at the El Royale (US/UK) – 1/1/19
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (US/UK) – TBA FEB 2019 – N4K, DA
  • Widows (US/UK) – TBA 2019
  • Alita: Battle Angel – TBA 2019
  • Dark Phoenix – TBA 2019
  • The New Mutants – TBA 2019
  • Alien: 40th Anniversary Edition – TBA MAY 2019 – N4K
  • The Abyss: 30th Anniversary Edition – TBA 2019 – N4K

 

BBC Home Entertainment

  • Planet Earth II** (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Wild Africa/Tiny Giants* (US/--) – 5/16/17 – N4K
  • Earth: One Amazing Day (US/UK) – 1/23/18 – N4K
  • Blue Planet II** (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Planet Earth II/Blue Planet II (--/UK) – 1/15/18 – N4K
  • Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – N4K
  • Sherlock: Season One (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – N4K
  • Oceans: Our Blue Planet (US/UK) – 1/22/19 – N4K
  • Dynasties (US/UK) – 2/26/19 – N4K

 

Broad Green Pictures

  • Bad Santa 2: Unrated (US/--) – 2/21/17 – N4K
  • Song to Song* (US/--) – 7/4/17 – N4K

 

Cinedigm

  • Hickock (US/--) – 8/15/17
  • Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (US/--) – 8/7/18
  • The River Runs Red (US/--) – 12/11/18

 

Global Road Entertainment

  • Hotel Artemis (US/UK) – 10/9/18 – N4K?

 

HBO

  • Westworld – Season One: The Maze* (US/UK) – 11/7/17 – DV, DA
  • Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season* (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Westworld – Season Two: The Door (US/UK) – 12/4/18 – DV, DA

 

Image (RLJ Entertainment/Cinestate)

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Mayhem (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (US/--) – 9/25/18
  • Arizona (2018) (US/UK) – 10/16/18
  • Galveston (US/UK) – 12/11/18

 

Lionsgate

  • Sicario** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Expendables 3** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Last Witch Hunter** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K, X
  • Ender’s Gane (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – DA
  • Gods of Egypt* (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – X
  • Now You See Me (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – DA
  • Divergent (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – X
  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – DA
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Divergent Series: 3-Film Collection (US/--) – 7/12/16 – N4K (2 & 3 only), DA
  • Criminal (US/UK) – 7/26/16
  • Now You See Me 2 (US/UK) – 9/6/16 – DA
  • The Hunger Games* (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Complete Collection (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K (2-4 only), DA
  • Mechanic Resurrection (US/UK) – 11/22/16 – DA
  • Deepwater Horizon* (US/UK) – 1/10/17 – DA
  • Hacksaw Ridge* (US/UK) – 2/21/17 – DA
  • John Wick** (US/UK) – 2/7/17 – N4K, DA
  • Patriots Day (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • La La Land (US/UK) – 4/25/17 – DA
  • The Expendables (US/--) – 5/2/17 – DA
  • The Expendables 2 (US/--) – 5/2/17 – DA
  • The Expendables: 3-Film Collection (US/--) – 5/2/17 – N4K (3 only), DA
  • 3:10 to Yuma (US/--) – 5/2/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Dredd* (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Snitch (US/--) – 6/6/17 – DA
  • Ex Machina* (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • John Wick: Chapter 2** (US/UK) – 6/13/17 – DA
  • John Wick: 2-Film Collection** (--/UK) – 6/12/17 – DA
  • Power Rangers** (US/UK) – 6/27/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (US/--) – 8/15/17 – DA
  • Red* (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Red 2* (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • The Cabin in the Woods (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011) (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DA
  • The Legend of Hercules (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DA
  • Kick Ass (US/--) – 10/3/17 – DA
  • Warm Bodies (US/--) – 10/3/17 – DV, DA
  • Warrior (US/--) – 10/24/17 – DV, DA
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* (US/UK w/3D) – 11/21/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Hitman’s Boydguard (US/UK) – 11/21/17
  • American Assassin (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Moonlight (US/UK) – 12/12/17
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/UK) – 12/26/17 – excessive DNR confirmed – N4K, X
  • Jigsaw (US/UK) – 1/23/18
  • Hell or High Water* (US/UK) – 2/13/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • Wonder (US/UK) – 2/13/18
  • Push* (US/UK) – REVIEW – 4/10/18 – DV, DA
  • Knowing* (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Commuter (US/UK) – 4/17/18
  • Hostiles* (US/UK) – 4/24/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Source Code (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Early Man (--/UK) – 5/28/18 (UK only from Studio Canal)
  • The Hurricane Heist (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – N4K?, DV?, DA
  • Escape Plan (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DV, DA
  • Dirty Grandpa (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – DV, DA
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/UK) – 7/17/18 – (excessive DNR confirmed) – N4K, X
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/UK) – 7/17/18 (with ENDO ARM – excessive DNR confirmed) – N4K, X
  • Transporter 3 (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – DV, DA
  • National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Hereditary (US/UK) – 9/4/18 – DV
  • Uncle Drew (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – DA
  • American Psycho (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Punisher (2004) (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Punisher: War Zone (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – DV, DA
  • Halloween (1978)* (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • The Evil Dead (1981) (US/UK) – TBA 10/9/18 – N4K
  • Twilight (US/UK) – 10/23/18 – DV, DA
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me (US/UK) – 10/30/18 – N4K?, DA, DV
  • Law Abiding Citizen (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – DV, DA
  • First Blood (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – N4K
  • Rambo: First Blood, Part II (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – N4K
  • Rambo III (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – N4K
  • Kin (US/UK) – 11/20/18 – DV, X
  • Evil Dead 2 (US/UK) – 12/11/2018 – N4K, DV
  • A Simple Favor (US/UK) – 12/18/2018
  • Hell Fest (US/UK) – 1/8/2019 – DV, X
  • Hunter Killer (US/UK) – 1/29/2019 – DV, DA
  • Suspiria (2018) (US/UK) – 1/29/2019

 

Magnolia Pictures (Magnet Releasing)

  • Marrowbone (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – N4K?
  • Higher Power (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – N4K?, DV, DA

 

Mill Creek Entertainment

  • IMAX: Journey to the South Pacific (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K
  • IMAX: A Beautiful Planet (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K

 

Netflix

  • Stranger Things: Season 1 (US/UK) – 11/7/17 (BD/4K is Target exclusive) – REVIEW – N4K (no HDR)
  • Stranger Things: Season 2 (US/UK) – 11/6/18 (BD/4K is Target exclusive) – N4K (HDR10)

 

Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Star Trek (2009)* (US/UK) – 6/14/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Star Trek into Darkness** (US/UK) – 6/14/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows* (US/UK) – 9/20/16 – DA
  • Star Trek Beyond (US/UK) – 11/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (US/UK) – 1/31/17 – DA
  • The Arrival (US/UK) – 2/14/17 – REVIEW
  • Allied* (US/UK) – 2/28/17 – N4K
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage* (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – DA
  • Ghost in the Shell* (US/UK) – 7/25/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Baywatch: Extended Cut (US/UK) – 8/29/17 – DA
  • Transformers: The Last Knight** (US/UK) – 9/26/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Transformers: 5-Movie Collection (--/UK) – 11/7/17 – DV
  • Transformers (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Interstellar** (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Mother!* (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K – DV, DA (distributed by Paramount in the US)
  • Cloverfield* (US/--) – 1/23/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (US/--) – 1/23/18 – REVIEW
  • Daddy’s Home (US/UK) – 2/20/18
  • Daddy’s Home 2 (US/UK) – 2/20/18
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (US/UK) – 2/27/18
  • Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (US/UK) – 2/27/18
  • Downsizing (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 4/24/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Saving Private Ryan** (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Gladiator** (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, X
  • Braveheart** (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Terminator: Genisys* (US/UK) – 6/12/18 (8/3/17 in UK/Germany) – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Forrest Gump* (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Annihilation** (US/UK) – 5/29/18 (the 4K is a US Best Buy exclusive initially) – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • A Quiet Place (US/UK) – 7/10/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Mission: Impossible* (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible 2* (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible III (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol** (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation* (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – DA, DV
  • Jack Reacher (US/UK) – 6/26/18
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (US/UK) – TBD (originally due 7/17/18, now a limited digital exclusive in the US) – N4K
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (US/UK) – TBD (originally due 7/17/18, now a limited digital exclusive in the US) – N4K
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (US/UK) – TBD (originally due 7/17/18, now a limited digital exclusive in the US) – N4K
  • Jack Ryan: 5-Film Collection* (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K (films 1-4), DV
  • The Hunt for Red October* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Patriot Games* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Clear and Present Danger (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • The Sum of All Fears* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • Shutter Island – TBA October – N4K
  • Transformers: The Ultimate 5-Film Collection (US/UK) – 11/6/17 – DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout (US/UK) – 12/4/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Mission: Impossible – 6-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 12/4/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Overlord (US/UK) – TBA Early 2019
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut – TBA – N4K
  • Top Gun: Maverick – TBA 2019 – N4K

 

Shout! Factory

  • Journey to Space* (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Flight of the Butterflies** (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Rocky Mountain Express** (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Humpback Whales* (US/UK) – 8/2/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea* (US/UK) – 9/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Wonders of the Arctic* (US/UK) – 9/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Mysteries of China (US/--) – 12/12/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World* (US/UK) – 7/24/18 – N4K, DA
  • National Parks Adventure* (US/UK) – 7/24/18 – N4K, DA
  • We the Marines (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K
  • Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas (US/UK) – 2/5/19 – N4K

 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Salt (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Smurfs 2* (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • Hancock (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2** (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • Pineapple Express (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • CHAPPiE** (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Smurfs (US/--) – 3/29/16 – DA
  • Concussion (US/UK) – 3/29/16 – DA
  • The 5th Wave (US/UK) – 5/3/16 – DA
  • Risen* (US/UK) – 5/24/16 – DA
  • Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – DA
  • Ghostbusters (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters II (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Angry Birds Movie (US/UK) – 8/16/16 – DA
  • Labyrinth: 30th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/20/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Shallows* (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Da Vinci Code (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Angels & Demons (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters (2016)** (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters I/II/2017 Collection (--/UK) – 6/7/16 – N4K, DA
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (US/UK) – 10/18/16 – N4K, DA
  • Sausage Party* (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – DA
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016)* (US/UK) – 12/20/16 – DA
  • Underworld (US/UK) – 12/27/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – DA
  • Inferno* (US/UK) – 1/24/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Da Vinci Code Trilogy (--/UK) – 1/24/17 – DA
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk** (US/UK) – 2/14/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Passengers** (US/UK) – 3/14/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (US/UK) – 4/25/17 – N4K, DA
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – N4K, DA
  • Life* (US/UK) – 6/20/17 – DA
  • T2 Trainspotting (US/UK) – 6/27/17 – DA
  • The Fifth Element: 20th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Léon: The Professional* (US/--) – 7/11/17 (US Best Buy exclusive), 12/12/17 (wide release) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – DA
  • Resident Evil: Vendetta (US/--) – 7/18/17 – DV, DA
  • Rough Night (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – DA
  • Zero Dark Thirty* (US/--) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Starship Troopers: 20th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DV, DA
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai: 60th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula* (US/UK) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Baby Driver* (US/UK) – 10/10/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Spider-Man (1-3): Limited Edition Collection (US/--) – 10/17/17 – N4K
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (1-2): Limited Edition Collection (US/--) – 10/17/17 – N4K
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming* (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Emoji Movie (US/UK) – 10/24/17
  • The Dark Tower (US/--) – 10/31/17 – N4K
  • A Few Good Men** (US/--) – 11/7/17 (US Best Buy exclusive), 11/25/17 (wide release) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Spider-Man Legacy Collection (5-Film Set) (--/UK) – 11/6/17
  • Men in Black Trilogy (US/--) – 12/5/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black II (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black III (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Jumanji (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – N4K, DA
  • Across the Universe* (US/UK) – 1/9/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Groundhog Day: 25th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 6/26/18 (1/23/18 at Best Buy) – N4K
  • The Dark Crystal: Anniversary Edition** (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (US/UK) – 3/20/18 – DV, DA
  • Peter Rabbit (US/UK) – 5/1 – DA
  • Fury** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Patriot** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Equalizer (US/UK) – 7/10/18 – DA
  • The Quick and the Dead (US/UK) – 7/17/18 – N4K, DA
  • Bad Boys 1 & 2 Collection (US/UK) – 9/4/18 – N4K, DA
  • Christine (US/UK) – 9/11/18 – N4K, DA
  • Step Brothers (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – DA
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – DV, DA
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – 10/9/18
  • Hook (US/UK) – 10/9/18 – N4K, DA
  • Air Force One (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – N4K, DA
  • Philadelphia (US/UK) – 11/27/18 – N4K
  • The Equalizer 2 (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K
  • Venom (US/UK) – 12/18/19 – N4K, DA
  • Cliffhanger (US/UK) – 1/15/19 – N4K, DA
  • Hellboy (2004) (
  • Black Hawk Down (US/UK) – 5/7/19 – N4K
  • The Mask of Zorro – TBA 2019
  • The Legend of Zorro – TBA 2019
  • Panic Room – TBA March-April 2019
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – TBA March-April 2019
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web – TBA March-April 2019
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – TBA 2019
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – TBA 2019

 

Studio Canal (UK)

  • Early Man (US/UK) – 5/28/18 – N4K
  • The Deer Hunter (US/UK) – 8/20/18 – N4K
  • The Fog (US/UK) – 10/29/18 – N4K
  • They Live (US/UK) – 10/29/18 – N4K
  • Escape from New York (US/UK) – 11/26/18 – N4K
  • Prince of Darkness (US/UK) – 11/26/18 – N4K

 

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

  • Oblivion* (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Lone Survivor** (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – X
  • Lucy** (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – N4K, DA
  • Snow White & the Huntsman* (US/UK) – 8/23/16 – X
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War* (US/UK) – 8/23/16 – X
  • Extreme Nature Collection* (Antarctica on the Edge, Titans of the Ice Age, Great White Shark) (US/UK) – 9/13/16
  • Extreme Adventure Collection* (Tornado Alley, Grand Canyon Adventure, Hidden Universe) (US/UK) – 9/13/16
  • Everest** (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – DA
  • Warcraft* (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – DA
  • The Bourne Identity (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – REVIEW – X
  • The Bourne Supremacy* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • The Bourne Ultimatum* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • The Bourne Legacy* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • Jason Bourne** (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • The Secret Life of Pets* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – DA
  • Battleship* (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – X
  • The Girl on the Train (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – X
  • Sing* (US/UK) – 3/21/17 – DA
  • Fast & Furious 6* (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – X
  • Furious 7* (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades Darker (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades: 2-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • The Ultimate Mummy Trilogy (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – X
  • The Great Wall** (US/UK) – 5/23/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Ultimate Bourne Collection (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – X
  • Despicable Me** (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – DV, X
  • Despicable Me 2** (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – DV, X
  • King Kong: Ultimate Edition* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – REVIEW – X
  • The Fate of the Furious* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – DV, X
  • Minions (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – DA
  • Van Helsing (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • Dracula Untold (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • Split (US/UK) – 9/12/17
  • Get Out (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy (1999) (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy Returns (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Purge: Three-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy (2017)* (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 35th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – X
  • Serenity (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Apollo 13* (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Atomic Blonde* (US/UK) – 11/14/17 – DV, X
  • Logan Lucky (US/--) – 11/28/17 – N4K
  • Despicable Me 3 (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV, X
  • American Made (US/--) – 1/9/18 – X
  • Mother! (US/UK) – TBA – N4K (distributed by Universal in the UK)
  • Straight Outta Compton (US/UK) – 2/6/18
  • Illumination Presents 3-Movie Collection (Despicable Me 1-3) (US/UK) – 3/13/18
  • Pitch Perfect (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Pitch Perfect 2 (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Pitch Perfect 3 (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • The Incredible Hulk* (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Mamma Mia! (US/UK) – 5/1/18 – X
  • The Phantom Thread (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – N4K, X
  • Fifty Shades of Freed (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – X
  • Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary Collection* (US/UK – 4 films/8 discs) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K (films 1-3), X
  • Jurassic Park* (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park* (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic Park III* (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic World** (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – X
  • Darkest Hour** (US/UK) – 6/12/18 (US BD release on 2/27/18) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Purge (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • The Purge: Anarchy (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • The Purge: Election Year (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (US/UK) – 6/19/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Unsane (US/UK) – 6/19/18 – N4K
  • Robin Hood: Director’s Cut (2010) (US/UK) – 9/11/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom* (US/UK) – REVIEW – 9/18/18 – N4K, DV, X
  • Jurassic World: 5-Film Collection (US/UK) – 9/18/18 – N4K, DV, X (see individual film stats)
  • The First Purge (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – X
  • The Fast and the Furious (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – N4K, X
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – N4K, X
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – X
  • Skyscraper (US/UK) – TBA 10/9/18
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (US/UK) – TBA 10/16/18
  • The Big Lebowski (US/UK) – 10/16/18 - N4K, X
  • The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition (with swag) (US/UK) – 10/16/18 - N4K, X
  • BlacKkKlansman (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Schindler’s List (US/UK) – TBA 12/18/18
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls (US/UK) – 12/18/18 – DA
  • Night School (US/UK) – 1/1/2019
  • Halloween (2018) (US/UK) – TBA 1/15/2019
  • First Man (US/UK) – TBA 1/22/2019 – N4K, DA
  • How to Train Your Dragon (US/UK) – 1/22/2019
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (US/UK) – 1/22/2019
  • Green Book (US/UK) – TBA 2019
  • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (US/UK) – TBA 2019
  • Casino – TBA Early 2019
  • Johnny English Strikes Again – No US release planned
  • Les Miserables – TBA Early 2019
  • Fast Five – TBA
  • Mortal Engines – TBA 2019
  • Glass – TBA 2019

 

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2** (US/UK) – 8/22/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (US/--) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Cars 3 (US/--) – 11/7/17 – DA
  • Coco** (US/--) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Thor: Ragnarok* (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi** (US/UK) – 3/27/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Black Panther (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • A Wrinkle in Time* (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Incredibles (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DA
  • Avengers: Infinity War (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – N4K, DA
  • The Avengers* (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron* (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story* (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA, DV only on Digital 4K
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (US/UK) – 10/16/18 – N4K, DA
  • The Incredibles 2 (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – DA
  • Wreck-It Ralph (US/UK) – 11/6/18
  • The Lion King (US/UK) – 12/4/18
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (US/UK) – TBA Early Feb 2019
  • Doctor Strange (US/UK) – TBA Feb-March 2019
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (US/UK) – TBA Feb-March 2019
  • The Little Mermaid – TBA 2019
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – TBA 2019

 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

  • Mad Max: Fury Road* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The LEGO Movie* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW
  • San Andreas (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Pan (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – DA
  • Creed (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW
  • In the Heart of the Sea (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – DA
  • Point Break (US/UK) – 6/7/16
  • Man of Steel* (US/UK) – 7/19/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition* (US/UK) – 7/19/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (US/UK) – 7/19/16
  • You Are Wanted (US/UK) – 9/7/17 (Germany only)
  • Central Intelligence (US/--) – 9/27/16
  • The Great Gatsby (2016)* (US/UK) – 10/4/16
  • Jupiter Ascending (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – DA
  • Pacific Rim* (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Legend of Tarzan (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – DA
  • War Dogs (US/UK) – 11/22/16
  • Goodfellas (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – N4K
  • I Am Legend (US/UK) – 12/6/16
  • The Town (US/UK) – 12/6/16
  • Argo (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – N4K
  • Suicide Squad** (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Sully** (US/UK) – 12/20/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Storks (US/UK) – 12/20/16
  • The Accountant (US/UK) – 1/10/17 – REVIEW
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them** (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Unforgiven** (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The LEGO Batman Movie* (US/UK) – 6/13/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Kong: Skull Island (US/--) – 7/18/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (US/UK) – 8/8/17 – DA
  • Batman and Harley Quinn (US/--) – 8/29/17
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut** (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Wonder Woman* (US/UK) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (US/--) – 9/26/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection: Deluxe Edition (US/--) – 10/10/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (US/--) – 10/24/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (US/--) – 10/31/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Mad Max High Octane Collection (US/UK) – 10/31/17
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban* (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection (US/UK) – 11/7/17 – X
  • Dunkirk** (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Batman Begins (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight* (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight Rises** (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy* (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – See the individual film reviews – N4K
  • Inception (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – N4K
  • The Prestige (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – N4K
  • The Christopher Nolan Collection** (US/--) – 12/19/17 – See the individual film reviews – N4K
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie (US/UK) – 12/19/17
  • IT (US/UK) – 1/9/18 – DV, DA
  • Blade Runner 2049** (US/UK) – 1/16/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (US/UK) – 2/6/18
  • Justice League* (US/UK) – 3/13/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (US/UK) – 4/10/18
  • The Matrix** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Tomb Raider* (2018) (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Rampage (US/UK) – 7/17/18 – DV, DA
  • Ready Player One (US/UK) – 7/24/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • DC Universe: The Death of Superman (US/UK) – 8/7/18
  • Ocean’s 8 (US/UK) – 9/11/18 – DV, DA
  • Batman: The Killing Joke (US/UK) – 9/11/18
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham (US/UK) – 9/11/18
  • Constantine: City of Demons (US/UK) – 10/9/18 – N4K?
  • The Matrix Reloaded** (US/UK) – 10/30/18 (was 10/2/18) – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Matrix Revolutions** (US/UK) – 10/30/18 (was 10/2/18) – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Matrix Trilogy** (US/UK) – 10/30/18 (was 10/2/18) – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Superman: The Movie (Theatrical Cut)** (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • DC Universe: Justice League – Throne of Atlantis (US/UK) – 11/13/18
  • The Meg (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – DV, DA
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey** (US/UK) – 12/18/18 (was 11/20, 10/30 & 5/8) – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Crazy Rich Asians (US/UK) – 11/20/18 – N4K
  • The Nun (US/UK) – TBA 12/4/18
  • Smallfoot (US/UK) – TBA 12/11/18
  • Castle Rock: The Complete First Season (US/UK) – 1/8/19 – N4K
  • Reign of the Superman (US/UK) – 1/29/19 – N4K
  • A Star Is Born (2018) (US/UK) – 2/19/19 – DV, DA
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (US/UK) – TBA 3/12/2019
  • Creed II (US/UK) – TBA 2019
  • 12 Strong – BD set for 5/1, no 4K UHD planned
  • 15:17 to Paris – BD set for 5/22, no 4K UHD planned
  • Paddington 2 – TBA 2018
  • Aquaman – TBA 2019
  • Shazam! – TBA 2019
  • Wonder Woman 1984 – TBA 2019
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters – TBA 2019
  • Mowgli – TBA 2019

 

There are unconfirmed reports that Warner is also working on The Polar Express and Gravity. Additional titles I’ve personally seen 4K Ultra HD tests of (in private meetings at CES) include The Godfather and Lawrence of Arabia, but whether they’ve been fully mastered and authored for released yet is unconfirmed.

We start today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews, including Tim’s take on John Waters’ Female Trouble from the Criterion Collection, and also Dennis’ look at The Nun from Warner. More reviews are on the way this week and next, including (next week) several new 4K reviews from myself. Among them will be M:I – Fallout and The Lion King. My wife and I have family visiting here at the moment though, so it’s been tough to break away to do the reviews with the justice they deserve.

The BIG announcement news today is that Universal has officially set Damien Chazelle’s First Man for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 1/22, with the Digital release expected on 1/5. Here’s the great news... while the film is presented in its original 2.40:1 theatrical aspect ratio, the final scenes will be presented in full 1.78:1 to preserve the IMAX aspect as seen in theaters. Audio is English Dolby Atmos and the 4K image will include both HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

Extras on the Blu-ray versions will include feature commentary (with director Damien Chazelle, screenwriter Josh Singer, and editor Tom Cross), deleted scenes, and 8 featurettes (including Shooting for the Moon, Preparing to Launch, Giant Leap in One Small Step, Mission Gone Wrong, Putting You in the Seat, Recreating the Moon Landing, Shooting at NASA, and Astronaut Training). This is certainly the 4K Ultra HD I’m most looking forward to right now here at The Bits. It should be terrific. [Read on here...]

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[Editor’s Note: We know the cover artwork at left is the same as yesterday. We’ll fix it soon.]

All right, we’ve got just a quick news update for you today, as we’ve got family visiting here this week.

A couple of notes though: I will be reviewing Disney’s Lion King and Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout on 4K Ultra HD. Both releases are worth your time. The latter film is absolutely terrific, and the 4K release does preserve the shifting aspect ratio for scenes filmed in IMAX (which look great).

And though Disney didn’t send out Lion King for review, I did pick up a copy and have given it a cursory look. The HDR grade is restrained, but the wide color gamut makes a big difference for this film, even though it’s traditional hand-drawn animation. And I do believe that a bit more detail is visible in the image (especially in the backgroud artwork) than the Blu-ray. I’ll try to have both reviewed by this time next week, but don’t hesitate to pick up either if you’re interested. [Read on here...]

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We’re starting things off today with a quick heads-up: Amazon is having a sale on select anime titles on Blu-ray and DVD today, and the titles include Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series and Space Battleship Yamato. Worth checking out if you’re interested and the link is here.

Speaking of Amazon, we’ve updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD artwork and Amazon pre-order links. So be sure to click here for that.

And speaking of 4K, our own Matthew Weflen has just posted his thoughts on A Quiet Place on the format from Paramount. He has a few issues with the film. Click the review to learn more.

In announcement news today, Shout! Factory has just announced the 1/8 Blu-ray release of their When Harry Met Sally...: Collector’s Edition as part of their Shout Select line-up. The film is mastered from a new 4K scan. Extras will include all the legacy special features, along with the new Scenes from a Friendship interview featurette with Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal. [Read on here...]

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We’ve got a bunch more new Blu-ray reviews for you to check out today, including Tim’s take on Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection from Starz and Lionsgate, Single White Female from Scream Factory, and the Zombie: Limited Edition from Blue Underground, David’s look at The Bravados from Twilight Time and The Satanic Rites of Dracula from Warner Archive, and finally Dr. Adam Jahnke’s updated look at Trick ’r Treat from Scream Factory.

We’ve got a quick news update for you today, starting with word that Sony’s Venom – which as we’ve revealed streets on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 12/18 (with the digital release due on 12/11) – will include a Venom Mode pop-up trivia option, 3 deleted and extended scenes, 5 featurettes (From Symbiote to Screen, The Lethal Protector in Action, Venom Vision, Designing Venom, and Symbiote Secrets), 8 Pre-Vis sequences, the Sunflower music video (by Post Malone and Swae Lee), and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Audio on the 4K version at least will include Dolby Atmos, with HDR10 high dynamic range. [Read on here...]

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We’re kicking things off with a trio of additional Blu-ray reviews, including Dennis’ take on Deadbeat at Dawn from Arrow, Tim’s look at Torso, also from Arrow, and David’s thoughts on The Last Hurrah from Twilight Time.

We’ve also got a bit of new announcement news for you...

First, Paramount has just officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Cloverfield Paradox on 2/5. This has, up until now, been a Netflix exclusive. The film will include Dolby Atmos audio and two featurettes, Things Are Not as They Appear: The Making of The Cloverfield Paradox and Shepard Team: The Cast.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just set The Hate U Give for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 1/22. Extras will include audio commentary (by George Tillman, Jr., Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas, and Craig Hayes), 3 extended scenes, and 6 featurettes. Audio is 7.1 DTS-HD MA on the Blu-ray editions. [Read on here...]

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Hope you guys all had a terrific Thanksgiving week. We’re back to day with reviews and some new announcement news as well.

First those reviews…

Our own Tim Salmons has checked in with his thoughts on Scream Factory’s Candyman: Collector’s Edition as well as Arrow Video’s 12 Monkeys: Special Edition, both of them on Blu-ray. And Dennis Sueling has a look at the recent Papillon remake on Blu-ray too from Universal. Enjoy!

Also, today is Cyber Monday, so if you’re shopping for bargains on Amazon.com, we’d sure appreciate it if you started by clicking to them through one of our affiliate links (like this one). It helps to support our work here at the site and we do appreciate it. [Read on here...]

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Before we get started today, we’ve got two more Blu-ray reviews for you...

They include Tim’s look at Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete Third Season from Starz and Lionsgate and Dennis’ take on Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Both are pretty good, so do give them a look.

Our own Michael Coate has also posted a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column featuring a look back at Bob Clark’s beloved classic A Christmas Story in honor of the film’s 35th anniversary. The roundtable discussion includes film historians Thomas A. Christie, Caseen Gaines, and Eugene B. Bergmann. Enjoy!

Also, we’ve posted the weekly update of our Release Dates & Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. Anytime you order literally anything from Amazon after clicking to them through one of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we appreciate it! [Read on here...]

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We our close out of the week with three more new disc reviews…

We’ve got Tim’s take on the Zombiology/Vidar the Vampire double feature Blu-ray from Dread Central and Dennis’ thoughts on The Witch Files on DVD from Dark Sky and Bruce’s Deadly Fingers on Blu-ray from VCI Entertainment. Enjoy!

In terms of news today, our friends at The Criterion Collection have just unveiled their February 2019 slate and it includes some very nice titles indeed. It starts with Ingmar Bergman’s Shame (Spine #961 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 2/5. Next up is Henri-Georges Clouzot’s La vérité (Spine #960 – Blu-ray and DVD) and an upgrade of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (Spine #411 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 2/12. Then you can look forward to Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice (Spine #962 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 2/19 and Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger (Spine #963 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 2/26. [Read on here...]

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