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Friday, 14 October 2022 16:33

Sony sets My Best Friend’s Wedding for 4K Ultra HD on 12/13, plus Vice Press’ The Film Vault UHD line, King Kong (1976) & more

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Today’s news update here at The Digital Bits is a quick one, with one new disc review and a couple pieces of release news to close out the week. First, that review...

Tim has turned in his in-depth thoughts on The Outer Limits: Season Two (1964-65) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. And don’t forget that he reviewed Season One on Blu-ray just yesterday. Both are great box sets, packed with audio commentaries and rare extras, and are well worth a look.

Now then, the only major piece of announcement news we have today is that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set P.J. Hogan’s romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) for release on 4K Ultra HD on 12/13.

The 4K presentation has been remastered from the original camera negative and will feature Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. All of the legacy Blu-ray features will be included, and—just for this release—the studio had added an alternate ending and nearly 20 minutes of deleted scenes, all never-before-seen. You can see the cover artwork above left. [Read on here...]

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In other news today, is showing a 4K Ultra HD catalog release of Bruce Beresford’s Double Jeopardy (1999) on 1/4/23 in France. This is a Paramount title, thus it’s possible that it could be released here in the States eventually as well. The title has been available in 4K Digital for a while now.

Also, StudioCanal is getting ready to release John Guillermin’s King Kong (1976) in France on 4K Ultra HD on 11/23 in Steelbook packaging. We don’t yet know if it’s coming to the US too.

And Vice Press in the UK is preparing to release the first in a series of 4K Ultra HD Limited Editions of select Warner Bros. and Universal Studios catalog titles, including Blade Runner, Goodfellas, Scarface, and 1917. The line is branded as The Film Vault.

The Film Vault

You can read more here, and you can pre-order them here, here, here, and here from And here’s an unboxing video from Vice Press for the Blade Runner edition, which looks pretty nice. Love that custom poster art...

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All right, that’s all for today. See you back here on Monday.

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