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Tuesday, 01 August 2023 13:42

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is official for 9/5, plus Air, The Boogeyman, The Johnstown Flood, new 4K catalog titles & more

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In reviews today, Stephen has taken a great in-depth look at Terry Gilliam’s acclaimed Time Bandits (1981) in 4K Ultra HD from the Criterion Collection.

And Tim has weighed in with his thoughts on Chris McKay’s horror comedy Renfield (2023) on Blu-ray from Universal. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Nicholas Hoult, and Awkwafina.

As far as title announcements, the big one today is that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially set the animated sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 9/5. The Digital version becomes available on 8/8. The 4K will include Dolby Atmos audio, while the Blu-ray will feature 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Extras will include audio commentary with the filmmakers, a deleted scene (Miguel Calling), lyric videos, and 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Obscure Spiders and Easter Eggs, I’mma Do My Own Thing, Across the Worlds: Designing New Dimensions, Designing Spiders and Spots, Scratches, Score and The Music of the Multiverse, Escape from Spider-Society, Across the Comics-Verse, Creating the Ultimate Spider-Man Movie, Raising a Hero, and Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Cast). You can see the final cover artwork for the 4K UHD at left and also below, along with the wide release Blu-ray cover. Note that there will also be retail-exclusive packaging SKUs, including a Steelbook at Best Buy.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has also set Cobra Kai: Season 5 for DVD only release on 9/12. [Read on here...]

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Also today, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment is releasing Ben Affleck’s Amazon Studios Nike/Michael Jordan film Air (2023) on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/12. The film stars Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina, Chris Tucker, and Viola Davis.

20th Century Studios has announced Rob Savage’s The Boogeyman (2023) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/10, with the Digital release expected on 8/29. Extras will include the Into the Darkness featurette and outtakes.

You may recall that we talked a few weeks ago about a new 4K restoration of Irving Cumming’s The Johnstown Flood (1926), which is being shepherded by our friends Robert A. Harris and James Mockoski in association with the George Eastman Museum. Well, it’s now set for release on Blu-ray on 10/17 from Allied Vaughn. You can see the cover art below.

Criterion has announced the first wave of a new line of Janus Contemporaries film titles for release on Blu-ray on 10/17, including Louis Garrel’s The Innocent, Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, and Jafar Panahi’s No Bears. Other titles coming in 2023 include Hlynur Pálmason’s Godland, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Tori and Lokita, and Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch’s The Eight Mountains.

Per retail sources, Universal is preparing Tommy Wirkola’s Violent Night (2022) for 4K Ultra HD release later this year.

Paramount is working on a new 4K UHD release of Gary Fleder’s Kiss the Girls (1997) for release on 9/12.

Screen Media will release Eastwood Allen and Chris Griffiths’ Robodoc: The Creation of Robocop on Blu-ray on 10/17.

Lionsgate has set Confidential Informant for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release on 8/15, with Past Lives following on all three formats on 9/19.

And Mubi is apparently releasing Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave (2022) on 4K Ultra HD on 10/3. Note that the title is already available on regular Blu-ray.

We’ll leave you with a look the cover art for some of the titles mentioned above and more, with pre-order links if available (just click on the artwork)...

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (4K Ultra HD) Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Blu-ray Disc) The Boogeyman (Blu-ray Disc)

The Johnstown Flood (Blu-ray Disc) Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Cracking Collection (Blu-ray Disc) The Exorcist (4K Ultra HD)

Stay tuned!

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