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Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:15

New 4K street dates from retailers, plus Batman: TAS remastering details & the Predator Holiday Special

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All right, we’ve got another very quick update for you today...

First, we expect to have a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from our own Michael Coate tomorrow, so be sure to watch for that.

Also, we’ve learned from retail sources that Universal’s Mortal Engines is likely due to hit Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 3/12. The studio’s Mary Queen of Scots is likely set for 3/5, while Green Book appears to be a 2/19 release. And it seems that Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet seems to be slated for 2/26 or thereabouts. And Paramount’s Overlord appears to be due on or about 2/12.

We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly. [Read on here...]

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Also today, we’ve learned some new information about Warner’s recent Batman: The Animated Series release on Blu-ray. The series’ episodes were remastered from the 35mm interpositive sources, which were scanned at 2K resolution. Extensive color correction was done, along with dirt and scratch clean up, as well as a light a grain reduction pass to create a pristine picture (while making sure not to affect the original lines in the artwork of the animation cels). The correct main titles for each episode were confirmed with the animation team and legal department so that the episodes would be remastered retaining the titles as they originally aired. And the audio was re-transferred from the original 1/2” audio masters.

This is actually information I requested from the studio back when I did my review, and I always appreciate details like this, so I wanted to share them with you. I’ve added them to my original Blu-ray review as well.

Finally today, Fox has just shared something fun... a Predator Holiday Special! You can watch it here via YouTube...

That’s all for today. Stay tuned!

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