My Two Cents

We had some content that we’d planned to post today here at The Bits, but we’ve decided to push it until Monday as a result of a bit of terrible news that’s come our way this afternoon.

We’re very sad to report that Nick Redman passed away yesterday. Nick was the co-founder (with Brian Jamieson) of the great Twilight Time indie Blu-ray label and a longtime documentary filmmaker, soundtrack producer, and film historian.

Redman produced and directed A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne, and The Searchers (1998 – which you can find on Warner’s The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Special Edition DVD and on Blu-ray) and the feature-length Becoming John Ford documentary (2007 – available in the terrific Ford at Fox DVD collection or by itself on DVD), among other shorts and features.

He co-founded Twilight Time in 2011, which has since released hundreds of great classic cinema titles on Blu-ray, many with new commentaries featuring the likes of Redman, writer and film historian Julie Kirgo (who became Nick’s wife last July) and others. [Read on here...]

Published in My Two Cents
Friday, 18 January 2019 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 – N4K, HDR10+, DA
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (US/UK) – 2/12/2019 – N4K, DA
  • Widows (US/UK) – 2/5/2019 – N4K, DA
  • Alita: Battle Angel – TBA 2019
  • Dark Phoenix – TBA 2019
  • The New Mutants – TBA 2019
  • Alien: 40th Anniversary Edition – TBA MARCH-APRIL 2019 (4/1 in the UK) – 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) – 1/18/2019 – DV, X
  • Hunter Killer (US/UK) – 1/29/2019 – DV, DA
  • Robin Hood (2018) (US/UK) – 2/19/2019 – DV, DA, HDR10+
  • Suspiria (2018) (UK only) – TBA EARLY 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) – 2/19/2019 – DV, DA
  • Pet Sematary: 30th Anniversary (US/UK) – TBA 3/26/2019 – N4K
  • Bumblebee (US/UK) – 4/2/2019
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut – TBA – N4K
  • Top Gun – TBA 2019 – 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
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (US/UK) – 1/15/19 – DA
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web (US/UK) – TBA 2/5/19
  • Hellboy (2004) (US/UK) – 3/5/19 – N4K
  • Black Hawk Down (US/UK) – 5/7/19 – N4K
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (US/UK) – TBA APRIL 2019 – N4K, DV, DA
  • 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
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – 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) – 1/1/19
  • Halloween (2018) (US/UK) – TBA 1/15/19
  • First Man (US/UK) – REVIEW – 1/22/19 – DV, DA
  • How to Train Your Dragon (US/UK) – 1/22/19
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (US/UK) – 1/22/19
  • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (US/UK) – 2/5/19 – DV, DA
  • Mary Queen of Scots (US/UK) – 2/26/19 – DV, DA
  • Green Book (US/UK) – 3/5/19 – DA
  • Mortal Engines (US/UK) – 3/12/19 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Glass – TBA 2019
  • Casino – TBA Early 2019
  • Johnny English Strikes Again – No US 4K planned
  • Les Miserables – TBA Early 2019
  • Fast Five – TBA

 

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
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (US/UK) – 1/29/19
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (US/UK) – 2/26/19 – DA
  • The Little Mermaid (US/UK) – 2/26/19 – DA
  • Doctor Strange (US/UK) – TBA March-April 2019
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (US/UK) – TBA March-April 2019
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (US/UK) – TBA March-April 2019
  • Mary Poppins Returns (US/UK) – TBA April 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
  • Creed II (US/UK) – 3/5/2019 – DV, DA
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (US/UK) – 3/12/19 – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Mule (US/UK) – TBA EARLY 2019
  • Aquaman – TBA 2019
  • Shazam! – TBA 2019
  • Wonder Woman 1984 – TBA 2019
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters – TBA 2019
  • Mowgli – TBA 2019
  • 12 Strong – No US 4K planned
  • 15:17 to Paris – No US 4K planned
  • Paddington 2 – No US 4K planned

 

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 have more new announcements for you today...

First, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set Christian Rivers’ Mortal Engines for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K on 3/12. The 4K release will include both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. Extras will audio commentary by the director and 5 featurettes (Welcome to London, End of the Ancients, Character Series, In the Air, and Film New Zealand).

Here’s an interesting item: Lionsgate has just set Otto Bathurst’s bombastic Robin Hood (2018) for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/19, with the Digital release due on 2/5. This will be the first physical 4K release to include both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. You’ll also get Dolby Atmos audio. Extras will include the 7-part Outlaws and Auteurs: Reshaping Robin Hood documentary, outtakes, and deleted scenes. [Read on here...]

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We’ve more big release news to report today...

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and MGM have just officially set Steven Cable Jr.’s Creed II for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 3/5 (SRP $44.95, $35.99, and $28.98 respectively), with the Digital release expected on 2/12. The 4K release will include Dolby Vision HDR. We suspect the audio will be Dolby Atmos as well, but the press release doesn’t specify. Extras on both the Blu-ray and 4K editions will include 4 featurettes (From Father to Son, Blood Runs Hot, Finding the Authentic, The Women of Creed II, and The Rocky Legacy), plus deleted scenes.

Warner has also announced that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 3/12, with the Digital release due on 2/15. The 4K will include Dolby Vision HDR and both Blu-ray versions will feature Dolby Atmos audio. Extras will include 9 featurettes (J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed, Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life, Distinctly Dumbledore, Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts, Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt’s Menagerie, Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus, Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée, Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques, and Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald’s Escape and the Ring of Fire), plus deleted scenes. You will also get an Extended Cut of the film with 7 minutes of additional footage as a Digital download only. [Read on here...]

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We’ve got a big release news update for you today, but first we have a couple new Blu-ray reviews for you...

First, Tim has taken a look at Scream Factory’s Steelbook re-issue of The Thing: Collector’s Edition. He’s also reviewed Scream’s new Urban Legend: Collector’s Edition. And we also have a Blu-ray review from Dennis of What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Enjoy!

Note that we’ve also posted this week’s update of the Release Dates and Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. And we’ll be updating the 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits in the next day or so as well.

Now then... the big news today is that Criterion has just announced their planned April additions to the Collection, as follows. [Read on here...]

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All right, we’re going to have a larger post with a big release news update later this afternoon, but I wanted to chime in quickly with this...

For months now, we’ve been saying that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment was planning to promote the 40th anniversary of director Ridley Scott’s original Alien (1979). This was based on our sources within the industry.

Well... now we have the first word from retailers.

UK disc retailer Zavvi has just listed a 2-disc Alien: 40th Anniversary Edition for release on 4K Ultra HD on 4/1/2019 (or 1, April as you guys would say across the pond).

There are no other details yet available. We expect that the US release date will be somewhat different, but certainly within a week or two. The official announcement is likely due very soon and we’ve already asked the studio about this.

In the meantime, you can see temp UK cover artwork above left. Keep in mind, it’s subject to change – this is just the temporary artwork the studio has given to retailers.

Thanks to an overseas friend and Bits reader for alerting me to this.

Back later with a much larger post and more news. Stay tuned...

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So… this is going to be an interesting post for you longtime Bits readers. It’s been interesting for me to compose, certainly, writing it as I do from the perspective of someone who’s covered the home video industry now for more than twenty years (and followed it since the 1980s). I hope it will be at least thought-provoking to you all. But I’ll get to the meat of it in a moment.

First, let me take care of a bit of routine business: We’ve posted (in the last 24 hours) no less than seven new Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD reviews, beginning with my own in-depth look at Damien Chazelle’s First Man in 4K, a film which I believe is a masterpiece and one that will come to be regarded as such with time.

Also newly posted here are Tim’s thoughts on one of my favorite François Truffaut films, Jules and Jim, as released on Blu-ray from Criterion, along with Tony Williams’ Next of Kin from Umbrella Entertainment. You’ll find too Dennis Seuling’s take on Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale on Blu-ray from Fox and the documentary Tea with the Dames on DVD from MPI. Finally, we have David’s take on Anne of the Thousand Days from Twilight Time and Godard Mon Amour from Cohen Media, both on Blu-ray. All of these films are worth a look and we hope you enjoy them. [Read on here...]

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All right, we’re back finally. We were sort of back last week, but a combination of server work and various houseguests kept me from really diving back into things here at The Bits, though Tim and the crew have been active in posting reviews. I’ve also been up to something very exciting over the last few months, which I’ll talk more about in a minute.

We have a trio of recent Blu-ray reviews for you to check out today, including Tim’s look at Cutting Class from Vinegar Syndrome, Dennis’ review of Not Without My Daughter from MVD, and David’s look at Topper Takes a Trip from VCI.

And I am about to embark on an in-depth review of Damien Chazelle’s recent Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, which was one of my favorite films of 2018. I’ve gotten my hands on the 4K Ultra HD from Universal and it’s tremendous. So watch for that review later today or first thing in the morning. [Read on here...]

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From Russia with Love is, quite simply, one of the greatest spy films ever made. It is relentlessly entertaining, sexy, sophisticated, elegant yet raw, beautifully shot, brilliantly edited, wonderfully cast, with a score that puts 99.999% of all other modern films to shame.” — John Cork, author of James Bond Encyclopedia

The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 55th anniversary of the release of From Russia with Love, the second cinematic James Bond adventure.

Our previous celebratory 007 articles include Never Say Never Again, Live and Let Die, Octopussy, Casino Royale (1967), Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, Dr. No, The Living Daylights, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Casino Royale, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, GoldenEye, A View to a Kill, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Goldfinger, and 007… Fifty Years Strong.

The Bits continues the series with this retrospective featuring a Q&A with an esteemed group of film historians and James Bond authorities who discuss the virtues, influence and legacy of 1963’s From Russia with Love. [Read on here...]

First day back from the holidays for us here at The Bits and I hope you all had a terrific break.

I actually caught up on a few films and plan to get back to reviewing myself, especially 4K Ultra HD. A great number of good ones have come in recently and I pledge to review as many as I can over the coming weeks.

Speaking of reviews, Tim and the crew have turned in a bunch of good ones lately, including the Dragnet: Collector’s Edition from Shout! Factory, The House with the Clock in Its Walls and Operation Finale from Universal, the Maniac: Limited Edition from Blue Underground, the Waterworld: Limited Edition from Arrow Video, The Adventures of Hajji Baba from Twilight Time, and the Mantovani: The King of Strings – Special Edition from Filmrise. Enjoy!

We’ll get back to new release news tomorrow, but last night I had the chance to watch Tony Zierra’s tremendous new documentary Filmworker. It actually came out in 2017, but I only caught it last night on Netflix (you can also see it on DVD from Kino Lorber). It tells the life story of Leon Vitali, a young up and coming actor in the UK in the 1970s, who was cast by Stanley Kubrick in the role of Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon (1975). [Read on here...]

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