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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:57

Disney makes Marvel’s Black Panther official for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/15

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All right, we’ve got a pair of new Blu-rays for you today and some mighty release news…

First, Tim has turned in a look at Robert Altman’s Images (1972) on Blu-ray from Arrow Academy for you all to check out.

And I’ve checked in with my thoughts on Fabulous Film’s new Region B Blu-ray box set of Northern Exposure: The Complete Series, which features all 110 episodes in HD with the original uncut music (at long last). Unfortunately, there seems to be no U.S. (Region A) release planned, so you’ll need an all-region capable Blu-ray player to take advantage of it.

I’ll also be checking back in later today with at least one more review of a 4K Ultra HD title, with more on the way soon. So be sure to watch for those. [Read on here...]

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All right, the big release news today is big indeed… Disney and Marvel have officially confirmed the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Black Panther on 5/15, with the Digital and Movies Anywhere release due on 5/8. There will be a wide-release DVD, Multi-Screen Edition Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Cinematic Universe Edition. The BD and 4K editions will include audio commentary with director Ryan Coogler, a director’s introduction, 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes (From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion, Crowning of a New King, The Warriors Within, The Hidden Kingdom Revealed, and Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology), deleted scenes, a gag reel, the Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe promo, and a sneak peek at Ant-Man and The Wasp. It should also be noted that the 4K disc will likely include both Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR, and the film was finished as a native 4K Digital Intermediate.

There will also be several retail exclusive SKUs of Black Panther, including a 4K Combo with exclusive trading cards at Walmart, Blu-ray and 4K editions in exclusive Steelbook packaging at Best Buy, and an Exclusive Filmmaker Edition Blu-ray at Target (which includes a 40-page gallery book). Once again, this title is not available for pre-order on, nor is it likely to be (though like recent Disney releases, they do become available for sale on the site after street date), essentially confirming that the retailer’s feud with this studio continues.

Also today, we have word from retail sources that Lionsgate is working on a 4K Ultra HD release of Dirty Grandpa. We’ve updated the 4K Ultra HD Release List accordingly.

Now then… a couple of those recently announced Scream Factory Blu-rays are available for pre-order on Amazon, so here’s the cover art for those and more (click on the images to visit the relevant pre-order pages if available)…

Black Panther (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) Black Panther (Blu-ray Disc) Black Panther (DVD)

The Great Silence (Blu-ray Disc) Coming to America (Blu-ray Disc) A Quiet Place (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

Terminator Genisys (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) In the Mouth of Madness (Blu-ray Disc) Memoirs of an Invisible Man (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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