My Two Cents

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...]

Published in My Two Cents
Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

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

Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas

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 2019 – N4K, DA
  • 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) – 1/8/19 – DV, X
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    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) – TBA 7/10/18 – 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) – TBA 1/8/19 – 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

     

    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 – TBA 1/22/2019
    • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – TBA 1/22/2019
    • Johnny English Strikes Again – TBA Late 2018
    • Les Miserables – TBA Late 2018
    • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (US/UK) – TBA 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) – TBA 12/4/18
    • Doctor Strange (US/UK) – TBA 1/15/19
    • 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) – TBA Late 2018
    • 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
    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – 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’ve got a bunch of new Blu-ray Disc and DVD reviews for you to start the day off right, including Tim’s look at The Princess Bride from Criterion and Night of the Demons (in Steelbook packaging) from Scream Factory, Dennis’ review of Paddington 2 from Warner and Television’s Lost Classics: Volume Two from VCI Entertainment, and David’s take on Goldstone from Lightyear Entertainment and Arizona Raiders (on DVD only) from Umbrella Entertainment. Enjoy!

    In announcement news today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially set the CG-animated Smallfoot for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/11, with the Digital release expected on 12/4. Extras will feature sing-alongs, a featurette, music videos, and the Super Soozie mini-movie. Amazon is still taking pre-orders on a 4K Ultra HD release for this title, but one wasn’t mentioned in the press release. We’ve asked the studio to clarify and will post an update here when they do.

    Warner has also announced Krypton: The Complete First Season for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/5. Extras will include featurettes, the show’s Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. [Read on here...]

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    We start with more new Blu-rays here at the site today, including Dennis’ look at Brian De Palma’s Sisters (1973) now on Blu-ray from Criterion, Tim’s look at the new Army of Darkness Steelbook edition from Scream/Shout! Factory, and David’s review of The Principal from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Enjoy!

    Also today, we have an update on the availability of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in 4K Ultra HD. The title had been delayed from 10/30 to 11/20. Now we’re hearing from readers that retailers are telling them to expect the title on 12/18.

    The delay appears to be due to a lack of replication capacity. That’s not uncommon going into the holiday season, but it appears to be worse this year. So adjust your plans accordingly.

    In announcement news today, Shout! Factory has set the Legally Blonde Collection: Shout Select Blu-ray set for release on 2/26/19. [Read on here...]

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    We start the new week with a few more Blu-ray reviews, including Tim’s review of Absurd from Severin Films, David’s look at Street Mobster from Arrow Video, and Dennis’ take on Gun Crazy from the Warner Archive Collection. Enjoy!

    Also, we’ve posted another new update of the Release Dates & Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. And as we work our way towards Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, we ask that whenever you’re going to shop on Amazon for literally anything, please consider starting by clicking through one of our links (link this one). It makes a real difference in helping us to keep The Bits and we really do appreciate it.

    In terms of announcement news, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia: 25th Anniversary Edition for release on 4K Ultra HD on 11/27, just as we expected. All of the existing extras will carry over, and there will be a new featurette with new Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, and Mary Steenburgen interviews too. Audio will be Dolby Atmos and there will be HDR10 high dynamic range. [Read on here...]

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    We’ve got a little bit of release news for you today, along with some reviews and a few good section updates here at the site. Let’s get to the reviews first...

    Tim has just posted his in-depth look at Powerhouse Films and Indicator’s terrific new William Castle at Columbia: Volume One – Limited Edition Blu-ray set, which includes The Tingler, 13 Ghosts, Homicidal, and Mr. Sardonicus. Also now available are Dennis’ review of The Farmer’s Daughter from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, and David’s look at Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and Beauty Shop from MVD Entertainment.

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

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    We’ve got a couple things for you today, starting with a new batch of Blu-ray reviews...

    First up is Tim’s take on Steve Mitchell’s King Cohen documentary from La-La Land Entertainment, along with his look at John Landis’ Schlock from Arrow Video. It continues with Jason’s take on Molly from Artsploitation Films and David’s thoughts on Welcome to the Dollhouse from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

    Now then... while we’re talking Blu-ray discs, we’re getting the first reports from Bits readers that their Revenge of the Creature/The Creature Walks Among Us replacement discs are starting to arrive from Universal, replacing the identical defective discs in their Universal Classic Monsters 30-Film Collection and Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray sets. So if you’ve requested a replacement from the studio (via the instructions we’ve posted at the end of those reviews) keep an eye on your mail, folks. [Read on here...]

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    Hey guys... we’re working on a last few server upgrades here at the site today, so today’s update isn’t going to be a big one. But we do have something important we wanted to share...

    First though, we’ve posted our review of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s new Superman: The Movie in 4K Ultra HD, which streets today. The film has quite simply never looked better than it does here in 4K, but it still looks like a film from 1978 shot with diffusion filters, so I have a feeling this is one title the longtime fans and true cinephiles are going to appreciate more than the average 4K consumer who may be just chasing pixel counts. In any case, enjoy the review.

    Don’t forget, reviews of 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Trilogy in 4K Ultra HD are all up here at the site now, along with our review of Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray. More reviews are on the way later this week. [Read on here...]

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    I’m still working on that Batman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray review, but let me tell you... it’s terrific! The A/V quality is amazing, with the original film elements for each episode newly scanned and presented in HD and the stereo mixes presented in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio. [Editor’s Note: The review is finished and you can read it here now. Enjoy!]

    Nearly all of the extras from the previous DVD box set carry over and there’s a great new 98-minute retrospective documentary, Heart of Batman, included as well. I hope to have the review up later today - there’s just a lot to go through. I’ll add the link here when it goes live.

    Meanwhile here at the site today, we have a new History, Legacy and Showmanship column from our very own Michael Coate, who presents a retrospective look back at George A. Romero’s original zombie classic Night of the Living Dead in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary this month. [Read on here...]

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    Night of the Living Dead is a classic that has inspired countless imitators, and spawned a sub-genre that continues to be exploited today in film, television, books and video games.” – John Scoleri, author of Latent Images: Night of the Living Dead

    The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the golden anniversary of the release of Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero’s influential and franchise-spawning horror film about a group of characters trapped in a Pennsylvania farmhouse who are stalked by flesh-eating zombies.

    Night of the Living Dead – co-written by John Russo and featuring Judith O’Dea, Duane Jones, Marilyn Eastman, Karl Hardman, Judith Riley, and Keith Wayne – opened fifty years ago this autumn, and for the occasion The Bits features a Q&A with author and film historian John Scoleri.

    John Scoleri is the author of Latent Images: Night of the Living Dead (Dreams and Visions Press, 2019), and several books on artist Ralph McQuarrie, including The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: Archives (Dreams and Visions Press, 2015). He was co-editor (with Peter Enfantino and Robert Morrish) of The Scream Factory Magazine (Deadline Press, 1989-1997) as well as the 600+ page greatest-hits collection, The Best of The Scream Factory (Cemetery Dance, 2018). [Read on here...]

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