Alright, yesterday was kinda crazy here at The pieceswith Paramount finally dropping their long-awaited star trek 4K ad. This luxury The adventure goes on 4K plan for the Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition was unexpected and frankly a fantastic surprise. But it’s worth a quick follow-up today just to clear everything up…
The Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition: The Complete Adventure Limited Edition is a 3-disc set here in the United States that includes the OF in 4K, a newly created 4K of the previous Dramatic cut as good as Longer special version (included via seamless offshoot), and a Blu-ray full of bonus content that I’m told basically includes everything created and released for the movie on home video. (I’m awaiting confirmation of the exact content from the studio.) But it does NOT include a Blu-ray of the OF itself, nor the Blu-rays of Theatrical and SLV versions included. The OF is available separately on Blu-ray, and obviously the Dramatic cut The Blu-ray was included in the original Collection of 4 movies since last year.
To be 100% clear, the Longer special version will ONLY be available in The complete adventure package, and producer David C. Fein said it was a true limited edition. Just like Sony’s recent Ghostbusters: Ultimate Collection, it is very likely to sell out for pre-order, and it will NOT be re-released. So if you were planning to wait until Black Friday to pick it up at a discount, or if you were expecting a future ‘ultimate’ 4K box that includes the GNT movies too The complete adventure content, you may be disappointed. The new 4K drive with both the Dramatic cut and the Longer special version top is exclusive to this set and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Be sure to plan accordingly. [Read on here…]
You can pre-order the Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition: The Complete Adventure Limited-Edition Collector’s Set here on Amazon…
Now, as I was returning home from the 4th of July holiday on Tuesday, some additional 4K Ultra HD release news was announced by our friends at Shout! and Scream Factory, as well as other independent distributors and studios. So let’s review that news, along with additional 4K UHD news that comes from our studio and retail sources…
Shout! Factory and Scream have now officially announced their September Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD release slate, and it’s packed with a bunch of long-awaited 4K Ultra HD titles. Falling on 9/6 are Spitfire Over Berlin: To Hell and Back (Blu-Ray), Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman: The Complete Series (DVDs) and The Funhouse (on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD—delayed from 9/8). After September 13, Oliver Stone’s Section (Ultra HD 4K), cool world (Blu-Ray), Jim Button and the Savage 13 (DVD), and John Carpenter Fog (Steelbook 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD). On 9/20, look for Port Mortem (Blu-ray and DVD), Kamen Rider Kuuga: The Complete Series (Blu-ray), and Potsy Ponciroli Old Henry (Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD). And last but not least, 9/27, look for Fede Alvarez evil Dead (2013) (4K Ultra HD) and the long-awaited Sam Raimi army of darkness (Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD Steelbook). Shout! will have various exclusive SKUs of some of these titles available on their online store. You can see the cover art for the 4K titles below.
Lionsgate Just Announced Gavin O’Connor’s Best Buy-Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook Release Warrior on 08/30.
Back to Paramount for a moment: retail sources have informed us that the studio is planning to release another surprise on 9/27, specifically a 4K Ultra HD double feature of the original sci-fi classics produced by George Pal War of the Worlds (1953) and When worlds collide (1951)!
Paramount also put Alexandre Aja’s Crawl (2019) for a 4K Ultra HD release on 9/20.
And Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Just Officially Announced Their Long-Awaited (and R-Rated) DCU Animated Movie Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition for Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD release on 9/20.
I should add that Warner Bros. is also preparing to announce the release in 4K Ultra HD of certain titles that we first revealed in November last year (see our article then), in particular the lost boys, Fighting spiritand casablanca. Retail sources indicate that the lost boys and Fighting spirit are likely to rush on 9/20, while casablanca should follow on 8/11. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. also readying a slate of holiday titles for a 4K release in November, including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on 1/11, followed by Elf and A Christmas Story later in the month. We have updated the release dates for these titles in our List of 4K Ultra HD releases Here has The piecesand we will post official announcements as they come.
We also have a bit of regular Blu-ray and DVD release news for you today…
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set The Duke for Blu-ray, DVD and digital release 7/28. The workshop also has Sniper: Rogue Mission available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 8/16.
Mill Creek Entertainment will release weekend warriors on DVD only on 9/8, as well as paranormal highway and County Line: All Inclusive on DVD on 08/23.
And finally today we must take a moment to salute the passing of the actor James Caanwho most of you know for his role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather movies. But many of you may also remember him fondly for his appearances in films such as Roller, Misery, Brian’s Song, The player, Thief, alien nation, Honeymoon in Vegasand, of course, the previous ones Elf. Caan died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 82. He will surely be missed. You can find out more about him here at Variety and here at NPR.
Alright, we’ll let you take a look at the cover art for a bunch of the titles we mentioned above, almost all of which are available now for pre-order on Amazon.com (by clicking on the covers). ..
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