My Two Cents

All right, first things first today. You may recall that recently (as part of our Back the Bits call to arms here at the site) we mentioned how tough it is to keep a good independent media website going on the Internet these days. Believe me, it is. No kidding.

So it’s with sadness that we tip our hats today in honor of our friends Gord Lacey, Dave Lambert, and their fine TVShowonDVD.com website, which has sadly gone dark after 18 years of great service to home media enthusiasts. They intend to continue on social media (visit the page for the links), but we’re sad to see their website go away regardless.

Gord, Dave… we love you guys. Thank you for 18 great years. And thanks too for your friendship. You have ours always. [Read on here...]

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Here’s a quickie post with some quick bits of news because... you know... Solo tonight.

First up, in honor the Star Wars theme, our own Michael Coate has just posted a great new film retrospective in his History, Legacy & Showmanship column celebrating the 35th anniversary of Return of the Jedi! It’s features a new look back at the film and a great new roundtable interview as well with historians Michael Kaminski (The Secret History of Star Wars), Mark O’Connell (Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg and Us), and Craig Stevens (The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain). It’s a great read, so be sure to give it a look.

Also today, I’ve posted my review of Sony’s The Patriot in 4K Ultra HD (it’s a terrific disc) and Tim’s also posted a review of The Bloodthirsty Trilogy on Blu-ray from Arrow Video. Note that Universal’s Jurassic Park 4K Collection has finally arrives, so I’ll be diving into that tomorrow. Enjoy! [Read on here…]

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“With its dramatic and satisfying conclusion of the overall plot and its upbeat finale, Return of the Jedi set the future of the Star Wars brand on an extremely sure footing and ensured that the trilogy would be regarded as one of the greatest of all time.” — Craig Stevens, author of The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain

The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 35th anniversary of the release of Return of the Jedi, the concluding chapter of George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy, which featured Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher reprising their popular roles of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, respectively.

Tying up all of the loose ends of the previous chapter and showcasing a galaxy’s worth of creatures, robots and visual effects, Return of the Jedi opened to record-breaking box-office thirty-five years ago this week. [Read on here...]

Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:01

The 4K Ultra HD Release List (U.S./U.K.)

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Here is a list of known 4K Ultra HD titles released, announced, or in the works for the U.S. and U.K. markets before the end of 2017 (and into early 2018), compiled from our sources and best-available information.

Let us know if we’ve missed any titles or have incorrect details/links. Note that all street dates listed are U.S. dates.

Please keep in mind that TBA titles and dates are ESTIMATES based on best-available information from sources and are NOT to be considered official until the studios in question make their respective announcements.

 

** = Reference title, * = Standout title, N4K = Native 4K, DV = Dolby Vision HDR
(Note: All titles not listed as DV = HDR10 by default)
(US/UK) = Amazon purchase links, DA = Dolby Atmos audio, X = DTS:X audio
(Information included where known)

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (also MGM)

  • The Martian* (Amazon US/UK) – 2/14/16 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (US/UK) – 2/22/16 – REVIEW
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service* (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Wild (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Fantastic 4 (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Hitman: Agent 47 (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • The Maze Runner* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K
  • Life of Pi* (US/UK) – 3/1/16
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (US/UK) – 3/1/16
  • The Peanuts Movie* (US/UK) – 3/8/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Revenant** (US/UK) – 4/19/16 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Joy (US/UK) – 5/3/16
  • Deadpool** (US/UK) – 5/10/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Martian: Extended Edition** (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Eddie the Eagle (US/UK) – 7/14/16 – DA
  • Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (US/UK) – 9/27/16
  • X-Men: Apocalypse** (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – N4K, DA
  • X-Men: First Class (US/UK) – 10/4/16
  • Ice Age: Collision Course* (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – DA
  • Independence Day: Resurgence* (US/UK) – 10/18/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Morgan (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – REVIEW
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children** (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Birth of a Nation (US/UK) – 1/10/17
  • Keeping Up with the Joneses (US/UK) – 1/17/17
  • Trolls* (US/UK) – 2/7/17 – DA
  • Assassin’s Creed* (US/UK) – 3/21/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Why Him? (US/--) – 3/28/17
  • Hidden Figures (US/UK) – 4/11/17
  • Logan** (US/UK) – 5/23/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 6/13/17
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 6/13/17
  • Boss Baby (US/UK) – 7/25/17 – DA
  • Snatched (US/--) – 8/8/17
  • Prometheus* (US/UK) – 8/15/17 – REVIEW
  • Alien: Covenant* (US/UK) – 8/15/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Premium Edition* (US/--) – 9/5/17
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (US/--) – 9/12/17 – DA
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 10/24/17 – DA
  • Planet of the Apes Trilogy (US/--) – 10/24/17 – DA (War only)
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (US/UK) – 12/12/17 – DA
  • Kingsman: 2-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 12/12/17 – DA
  • The Mountain Between Us (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (US/UK) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017)** (US/UK) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Shape of Water* (US/UK) – 3/13/18 – REVIEW
  • Ferdinand (US/UK) – 3/13/18
  • The Greatest Showman** (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Post* (US/UK) – 4/17/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (US/UK) – 4/24/18
  • Die Hard: 30th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Red Sparrow* (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Death Wish (2018 – via MGM) (US/UK) – BD/DVD on 6/5/18, no physical 4K UHD release is planned – N4K
  • Love, Simon (US/UK) – 6/1218 – N4K
  • Isle of Dogs (US/UK) – TBA 2018
  • Predator (1987) – TBA August 2018 – N4K
  • Deadpool 2 – TBA 2018 – N4K
  • The Predator – TBA 2019
  • Alita: Battle Angel – TBA 2018
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix – TBA 2018

 

BBC Home Entertainment

  • Planet Earth II** (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Wild Africa/Tiny Giants* (US/--) – 5/16/17 – N4K
  • Earth: One Amazing Day (US/UK) – 1/23/18 – N4K
  • Blue Planet II** (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Planet Earth II/Blue Planet II (--/UK) – 1/15/18 – N4K

 

Broad Green Pictures

  • Bad Santa 2: Unrated (US/--) – 2/21/17 – N4K
  • Song to Song* (US/--) – 7/4/17 – N4K

 

Cinedigm

  • Hickock (US/--) – 8/15/17
  • Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (US/--) – 8/7/18

 

HBO

  • Westworld – Season One: The Maze** (US/UK) – 11/7/17 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DV, DA
  • Westworld – Season Two – TBA August 2018 – N4K, DV, DA

 

Image/RLJ Entertainment

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Mayhem (US/UK) – 12/26/17

 

Lionsgate

  • Sicario** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Expendables 3** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Last Witch Hunter** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K, X
  • Ender’s Gane (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – DA
  • Gods of Egypt* (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – X
  • Now You See Me (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – DA
  • Divergent (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – X
  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – DA
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Divergent Series: 3-Film Collection (US/--) – 7/12/16 – N4K (2 & 3 only), DA
  • Criminal (US/UK) – 7/26/16
  • Now You See Me 2 (US/UK) – 9/6/16 – DA
  • The Hunger Games* (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Complete Collection (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K (2-4 only), DA
  • Mechanic Resurrection (US/UK) – 11/22/16 – DA
  • Deepwater Horizon* (US/UK) – 1/10/17 – DA
  • Hacksaw Ridge* (US/UK) – 2/21/17 – DA
  • John Wick** (US/UK) – 2/7/17 – N4K, DA
  • Patriots Day (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • La La Land (US/UK) – 4/25/17 – DA
  • The Expendables (US/--) – 5/2/17 – DA
  • The Expendables 2 (US/--) – 5/2/17 – DA
  • The Expendables: 3-Film Collection (US/--) – 5/2/17 – N4K (3 only), DA
  • 3:10 to Yuma (US/--) – 5/2/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Dredd* (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Snitch (US/--) – 6/6/17 – DA
  • Ex Machina* (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • John Wick: Chapter 2** (US/UK) – 6/13/17 – DA
  • John Wick: 2-Film Collection** (--/UK) – 6/12/17 – DA
  • Power Rangers** (US/UK) – 6/27/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (US/--) – 8/15/17 – DA
  • Red* (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Red 2* (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • The Cabin in the Woods (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011) (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DA
  • The Legend of Hercules (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DA
  • Kick Ass (US/--) – 10/3/17 – DA
  • Warm Bodies (US/--) – 10/3/17 – DV, DA
  • Warrior (US/--) – 10/24/17 – DV, DA
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* (US/UK w/3D) – 11/21/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Hitman’s Boydguard (US/UK) – 11/21/17
  • American Assassin (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Moonlight (US/UK) – 12/12/17
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/UK) – 12/26/17 (DELAYED FROM 10/3/17 & 10/31/17) – N4K, X
  • Jigsaw (US/UK) – 1/23/18
  • Hell or High Water* (US/UK) – 2/13/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • Wonder (US/UK) – 2/13/18
  • Push* (US/UK) – REVIEW – 4/10/18 – DV, DA
  • Knowing* (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Commuter (US/UK) – 4/17/18
  • Hostiles* (US/UK) – 4/24/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Source Code (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Hurricane Heist (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – N4K?, DV?, DA
  • Escape Plan (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DV, DA
  • Dirty Grandpa (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – DV, DA
  • Early Man (US/UK) – TBA May 2018 (5/28 in the UK from Studio Canal)
  • First Blood – TBA 2018
  • Rambo: First Blood, Part II – TBA 2018
  • Rambo III – TBA 2018
  • Rambo (2008) – TBA 2018

 

Netflix

  • Stranger Things: Season 1 (US/UK) – 11/7/17-ish – REVIEW – N4K

 

Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Star Trek (2009)* (US/UK) – 6/14/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Star Trek into Darkness** (US/UK) – 6/14/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows* (US/UK) – 9/20/16 – DA
  • Star Trek Beyond (US/UK) – 11/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (US/UK) – 1/31/17 – DA
  • The Arrival (US/UK) – 2/14/17 – REVIEW
  • Allied* (US/UK) – 2/28/17 – N4K
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage* (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – DA
  • Ghost in the Shell* (US/UK) – 7/25/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Baywatch: Extended Cut (US/UK) – 8/29/17 – DA
  • Transformers: The Last Knight** (US/UK) – 9/26/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Transformers: 5-Movie Collection (--/UK) – 11/7/17 – DV
  • Transformers (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Interstellar** (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Mother!* (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K – DV, DA (distributed by Paramount in the US)
  • Cloverfield* (US/--) – 1/23/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (US/--) – 1/23/18 – REVIEW
  • Daddy’s Home (US/UK) – 2/20/18
  • Daddy’s Home 2 (US/UK) – 2/20/18
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (US/UK) – 2/27/18
  • Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (US/UK) – 2/27/18
  • Downsizing (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 4/24/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Saving Private Ryan** (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Gladiator** (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, X
  • Braveheart** (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Terminator: Genisys (US/UK) – 6/12/18 (also on 8/3/17 in UK/Germany) – DA
  • Forrest Gump (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – N4K
  • Annihilation** (US/UK) – 5/29/18 (the 4K is a US Best Buy exclusive initially) – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • A Quiet Place (US/UK) – TBA 7/10/18 – N4K
  • Mission: Impossible (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible 2 (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible III (US/UK) – 6/26/18, DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – DA, DV
  • Jack Reacher (US/UK) – 6/26/18
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout – TBA 2018 – N4K, DV, DA
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – TBA 7/17/18 – N4K
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation – TBA 7/17/18 – N4K
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (US/UK) – TBA 7/17/18 – N4K
  • The Hunt for Red October – TBA August/September 2018 – N4K
  • Patriot Games – TBA August/September 2018 – N4K
  • Clear and Present Danger – TBA August/September 2018 – N4K
  • The Sum of All Fears – TBA August/September 2018 – N4K
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – TBA August/September 2018 – N4K
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut – TBA – N4K

 

Shout! Factory

  • Journey to Space* (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Flight of the Butterflies** (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Rocky Mountain Express** (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Humpback Whales* (US/UK) – 8/2/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea* (US/UK) – 9/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Wonders of the Arctic* (US/UK) – 9/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Mysteries of China (US/--) – 12/12/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World* (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – N4K, DA
  • National Parks Adventure* (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – N4K, DA

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Salt (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Smurfs 2* (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • Hancock (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2** (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • Pineapple Express (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • CHAPPiE** (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Smurfs (US/--) – 3/29/16 – DA
  • Concussion (US/UK) – 3/29/16 – DA
  • The 5th Wave (US/UK) – 5/3/16 – DA
  • Risen* (US/UK) – 5/24/16 – DA
  • Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – DA
  • Ghostbusters (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters II (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Angry Birds Movie (US/UK) – 8/16/16 – DA
  • Labyrinth: 30th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/20/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Shallows* (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Da Vinci Code (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Angels & Demons (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters (2016)** (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters I/II/2017 Collection (--/UK) – 6/7/16 – N4K, DA
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (US/UK) – 10/18/16 – N4K, DA
  • Sausage Party* (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – DA
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016)* (US/UK) – 12/20/16 – DA
  • Underworld (US/UK) – 12/27/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – DA
  • Inferno* (US/UK) – 1/24/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Da Vinci Code Trilogy (--/UK) – 1/24/17 – DA
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk** (US/UK) – 2/14/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Passengers** (US/UK) – 3/14/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (US/UK) – 4/25/17 – N4K, DA
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – DA
  • Life* (US/UK) – 6/20/17 – DA
  • T2 Trainspotting (US/UK) – 6/27/17 – DA
  • The Fifth Element: 20th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Léon: The Professional* (US/--) – 7/11/17 (US Best Buy exclusive), 12/12/17 (wide release) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – DA
  • Resident Evil: Vendetta (US/--) – 7/18/17 – DV, DA
  • Rough Night (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – DA
  • Zero Dark Thirty* (US/--) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Starship Troopers: 20th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DV, DA
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai: 60th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula* (US/UK) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Baby Driver* (US/UK) – 10/10/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Spider-Man (1-3): Limited Edition Collection (US/--) – 10/17/17 – N4K
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (1-2): Limited Edition Collection (US/--) – 10/17/17 – N4K
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming* (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Emoji Movie (US/UK) – 10/24/17
  • The Dark Tower (US/--) – 10/31/17 – N4K
  • A Few Good Men** (US/--) – 11/7/17 (US Best Buy exclusive), 11/25/17 (wide release) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Spider-Man Legacy Collection (5-Film Set) (--/UK) – 11/6/17
  • Men in Black Trilogy (US/--) – 12/5/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black II (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black III (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Jumanji (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – N4K, DA
  • Across the Universe* (US/UK) – 1/9/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Groundhog Day: 25th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 6/26/18 (1/23/18 at Best Buy) – N4K
  • The Dark Crystal: Anniversary Edition** (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (US/UK) – 3/20/18 – DV, DA
  • Peter Rabbit (US/UK) – 5/1 – DA
  • Fury* (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Patriot** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Equalizer (US/UK) – 7/10/18 – DA
  • The Quick and the Dead (US/UK) – 7/17/18 – N4K, DA
  • Panic Room – TBA 2018
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – TBA 2018
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado – TBA 2018
  • The Mask of Zorro – TBA 2018
  • The Legend of Zorro – TBA 2018
  • Venom – TBA 2019

 

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

  • Oblivion* (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Lone Survivor** (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – X
  • Lucy** (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – N4K, DA
  • Snow White & the Huntsman* (US/UK) – 8/23/16 – X
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War* (US/UK) – 8/23/16 – X
  • Extreme Nature Collection* (Antarctica on the Edge, Titans of the Ice Age, Great White Shark) (US/UK) – 9/13/16
  • Extreme Adventure Collection* (Tornado Alley, Grand Canyon Adventure, Hidden Universe) (US/UK) – 9/13/16
  • Everest** (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – DA
  • Warcraft* (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – DA
  • The Bourne Identity (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – REVIEW – X
  • The Bourne Supremacy* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • The Bourne Ultimatum* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • The Bourne Legacy* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • Jason Bourne** (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • The Secret Life of Pets* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – DA
  • Battleship* (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – X
  • The Girl on the Train (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – X
  • Sing* (US/UK) – 3/21/17 – DA
  • Fast & Furious 6* (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – X
  • Furious 7* (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades Darker (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades: 2-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • The Ultimate Mummy Trilogy (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – X
  • The Great Wall** (US/UK) – 5/23/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Ultimate Bourne Collection (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – X
  • Despicable Me** (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – DV, X
  • Despicable Me 2** (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – DV, X
  • King Kong: Ultimate Edition* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – REVIEW – X
  • The Fate of the Furious* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – DV, X
  • Minions (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – DA
  • Van Helsing (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • Dracula Untold (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • Split (US/UK) – 9/12/17
  • Get Out (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy (1999) (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy Returns (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Purge: Three-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy (2017)* (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 35th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – X
  • Serenity (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Apollo 13* (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Atomic Blonde* (US/UK) – 11/14/17 – DV, X
  • Logan Lucky (US/--) – 11/28/17 – N4K
  • Despicable Me 3 (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV, X
  • American Made (US/--) – 1/9/18 – X
  • Mother! (US/UK) – TBA – N4K (distributed by Universal in the UK)
  • Straight Outta Compton (US/UK) – 2/6/18
  • Illumination Presents 3-Movie Collection (Despicable Me 1-3) (US/UK) – 3/13/18
  • Pitch Perfect (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Pitch Perfect 2 (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Pitch Perfect 3 (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • The Incredible Hulk* (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Mamma Mia! (US/UK) – 5/1/18 – X
  • The Phantom Thread (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – N4K, X
  • Fifty Shades of Freed (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – X
  • Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary Collection (US/UK – 4 films/8 discs) – 5/22/18 – N4K (films 1-3), X
  • Jurassic Park (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic Park III (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic World (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – X
  • Darkest Hour (US/UK) – 6/12/18 (US BD release on 2/27/18) – N4K, DA
  • The Purge (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • The Purge: Anarchy (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • The Purge: Election Year (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (US/UK) – 6/19/18 – DV, DA
  • Unsane (US/UK) – 6/19/18 – N4K
  • The Big Lebowski – TBA July 2018
  • Robin Hood: Director’s Cut (2010) – TBA August 2018
  • The Deer Hunter – TBA July 2018
  • The First Purge – TBA 2018
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – TBA 2018
  • Skyscraper – TBA 2018
  • Mortal Engines – TBA 2019
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls – TBA 2019

 

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2** (US/UK) – 8/22/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (US/--) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Cars 3 (US/--) – 11/7/17 – DA
  • Coco** (US/--) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Thor: Ragnarok* (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi** (US/UK) – 3/27/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Black Panther (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • A Wrinkle in Time (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DV?, DA
  • The Incredibles (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DV?, DA?
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story – TBA 2018 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Avengers: Infinity War – TBA 8/14/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Avengers – TBA August 2018?
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – TBA August 2018?
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp – TBA 2018 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Mowgli – TBA 2019

 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

  • Mad Max: Fury Road* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The LEGO Movie* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW
  • San Andreas (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Pan (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – DA
  • Creed (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW
  • In the Heart of the Sea (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – DA
  • Point Break (US/UK) – 6/7/16
  • Man of Steel* (US/UK) – 7/19/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition* (US/UK) – 7/19/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (US/UK) – 7/19/16
  • You Are Wanted (US/UK) – 9/7/17 (Germany only)
  • Central Intelligence (US/--) – 9/27/16
  • The Great Gatsby (2016)* (US/UK) – 10/4/16
  • Jupiter Ascending (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – DA
  • Pacific Rim* (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Legend of Tarzan (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – DA
  • War Dogs (US/UK) – 11/22/16
  • Goodfellas (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – N4K
  • I Am Legend (US/UK) – 12/6/16
  • The Town (US/UK) – 12/6/16
  • Argo (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – N4K
  • Suicide Squad** (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Sully** (US/UK) – 12/20/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Storks (US/UK) – 12/20/16
  • The Accountant (US/UK) – 1/10/17 – REVIEW
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them** (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Unforgiven** (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The LEGO Batman Movie* (US/UK) – 6/13/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Kong: Skull Island (US/--) – 7/18/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (US/UK) – 8/8/17 – DA
  • Batman and Harley Quinn (US/--) – 8/29/17
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut** (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Wonder Woman* (US/UK) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (US/--) – 9/26/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection: Deluxe Edition (US/--) – 10/10/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (US/--) – 10/24/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (US/--) – 10/31/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Mad Max High Octane Collection (US/UK) – 10/31/17
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban* (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection (US/UK) – 11/7/17 – X
  • Dunkirk** (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Batman Begins (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight* (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight Rises** (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy* (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – See the individual film reviews – N4K
  • Inception (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – N4K
  • The Prestige (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – N4K
  • The Christopher Nolan Collection** (US/--) – 12/19/17 – See the individual film reviews – N4K
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie (US/UK) – 12/19/17
  • IT (US/UK) – 1/9/18 – DV, DA
  • Blade Runner 2049** (US/UK) – 1/16/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (US/UK) – 2/6/18
  • Justice League* (US/UK) – 3/13/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (US/UK) – 4/10/18
  • The Matrix** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Tomb Raider (2018) (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Ready Player One (US/UK) – 7/24/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (US/UK) – TBA FALL 2018 (was 5/8/18) – N4K
  • The Matrix Reloaded (US/UK) – TBA LATE 2018 – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Matrix Revolutions (US/UK) – TBA LATE 2018 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Rampage (US/UK) – TBA 2018
  • 12 Strong – BD set for 5/1, no 4K UHD planned
  • 15:17 to Paris – BD set for 5/22, no 4K UHD planned
  • Paddington 2 – TBA 2018
  • Ocean’s 8 – TBA 2018
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – TBA 2018

 

There are unconfirmed reports that Warner is also working on The Polar Express and Gravity. Additional titles I’ve personally seen 4K Ultra HD tests of (in private meetings at CES) include The Godfather and Lawrence of Arabia, but whether they’ve been fully mastered and authored for released yet is unconfirmed.

This just in: Retail and industry sources are now telling us that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is going to be releasing John McTiernan’s original Predator (1987) on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray later this year, likely in August, to support the September theatrical release of the new Shane Black sequel film The Predator. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List accordingly.

We don’t have any additional information on this yet (this is NOT an officially announced title yet), but fans will know that this film has been plagued by terrible transfers on disc over the years. The original 2008 Blu-ray release was decent, though the 2010 Ultimate Hunter Edition Blu-ray (which included all the legacy special features) was a flat-out disaster of epic proportions, with so much of the film’s fine detail and grain texture removed through the excessive use of DNR (digital noise reduction) that it was unwatchable.

Fox certainly already knows this, but it’s worth saying regardless: The studio could score massive points with fans of the film if the 4K remastered package included a new and properly-remastered Blu-ray edition of the film as well… one with all those good special features too in one package. Fingers crossed.

Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt

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All right, we’re kicking things off today with two more new Blu-ray reviews...

We start with Tim’s take on Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive Trilogy, new on Blu-ray from our friends at Scream Factory. He’s also got a review of Herschell Gordon Lewis’s Two Thousand Maniacs! on Blu-ray from the good folks at Arrow Video.

I’m working to wrap up that review of The Patriot in 4K Ultra HD from Sony, and I should have that up later this afternoon. So be sure to watch for it. Fury is on deck along with Escape Plan from Lionsgate.

Universal swears that they’re sending us the Jurassic Park Collection for review as well, so we do intend to cover it as soon as we’re able. [Read on here...]

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All right, we’ve got some big announcement news for you today, but first we also have some new disc reviews for you...

To start with, I’ve posted my thoughts on Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow from 20th Century Fox and Alex Garland’s Annihilation from Paramount, both in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Both are interesting films that definitely deserve a second look on disc.

Also, Tim has turned in his thoughts on Paul Mazursky’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice from Twilight Time and George P. Cosmatos’ Of Unknown Origin from Scream Factory, both in regular Blu-ray Disc.

More reviews of both formats are on the way, including Sony’s The Patriot and Fury in 4K, though we still do not have Universal’s Jurassic Park 4K Collection in hand, so it may be a few days before we get to review it for you. [Read on here...]

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All right, Universal and Sony have been slow to send us Fury, The Patriot, and the Jurassic Park Collection for review on 4K here at The Bits. We expected them earlier this week and now it looks like we may not get our hands on them until sometime tonight or over the weekend. Rest assured, we’ll get them reviewed as soon as possible when we finally see them.

Fortunately, however, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has sent us Red Sparrow in 4K Ultra HD, and now Paramount has kindly delivered Alex Garland’s Annihilation on UHD, so we’re diving into those now. We’ll get reviews of those posted as soon as we’re able, so keep checking back here (and on our social media pages) over the weekend.

Meanwhile, in announcement news today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has set the Hulu original drama series The Looming Tower for release on Blu-ray on 9/18, featuring all 10 episodes along with 4 featurettes (Across Three Continents: Creating The Looming Tower, Ali Soufan: In His Own Words, The Looming Tower: Divided We Fail, and The Complexities of Character), as well as audio commentaries on the first and last episodes. [Read on here...]

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All right, we’re waiting on a number of 4K Ultra HD review titles to come in any time now, including The Patriot, Fury, Red Sparrow, and the Jurassic Park set. While we do, we’ve got some release and announcement news for you...

First up, it appears that the official street date for Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles in 4K Ultra HD is 6/5 and not 6/12. We expect the official press release to go out any time now and we’ll post the details as soon as it does. So adjust your plans accordingly.

Also today, Shout! Factory has announced that review product for their recent Wild at Heart: Shout Select Blu-ray release had a manufacturing error that’s now being corrected for the actual retail product. This means that the street date for the title has been moved from 5/22 to 8/21. Adjust your plans accordingly. [Read on here...]

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All right, the big news today is that, as we first revealed here at The Bits several weeks ago, Disney and Pixar are indeed releasing Brad Bird’s The Incredibles on 4K Ultra HD on 6/12, in support of the theatrical release of The Incredibles 2 that same week. It looks like the 4K release will include Dolby Atmos audio and will also include the Blu-ray edition with all its special features. Note that Best Buy is going to have an exclusive Steelbook version of the title. [Update: It appears that Best Buy is listing the Steelbook 4K version as streeting on 6/5. It’s possible that the wide release will be 6/5 as well, and not 6/12 as currently listed. We expect official details soon from the studio and we’ll update this information then.]

This would mark the very first time that Disney has gone back to release a deeper catalog title on the 4K format (not just a new theatrical release). Here’s hoping we see many more Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars catalog titles released in 4K soon.

Meanwhile this afternoon, our friends at The Criterion Collection have now officially announced their August slate of Blu-ray and DVD titles as follows… [Read on here...]

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