The big announcement news today is that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just announced The Post for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 4/17, with the Digital release expected on 4/3. Extras on the Blu-ray editions will include 5 featurettes (Layout: Katharine Graham, Ben Bradlee & The Washington Post, Editorial: The Cast and Characters of The Post, The Style Section: Re-Creating an Era, Stop the Presses: Filming The Post, and Arts and Entertainment: Music for The Post). The Blu-ray and 4K editions will both feature English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, with HDR10 high dynamic range. The good news is that this title was shot on Super 35 and finished to a 4K DI, so it should look great on UHD. You can see the cover artwork at left and also below.
Also today, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set Fifty Shades Freed for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/8, with the Digital release expected on 4/24. Extras will include a deleted scene, the 9-part The Final Climax documentary, 2 featurettes (Christian & Ana by Jamie & Dakota and An Intimate Conversation with EL James and Eric Johnson), and 3 music videos. Audio will be DTS:X on Blu-ray and 4K. Look for HDR10 on the 4K release.
In regular Blu-ray news, Lionsgate has set Backstabbing for Beginners for Blu-ray, DVD and Digital release on 4/24.
Kino Lorber has announced that they’re working on a Studio Classics Blu-ray and DVD release of Lisbon (1956). Street date is TBA. They’re also working on an uncut BD and DVD release of Seven (1979) that’s TBA for May. And Kino Classics will release Legend of the Mountain (1979) on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/1.
And for you UK readers, Eureka! will release Breakheart Pass (1975) on Blu-ray on 5/14.
Also, Time Life has just set Laugh-In: The Complete Third Season for DVD release on 3/20 (SRP $39.95). It will be a 7-disc set with all 26 episode plus extras too.
Finally today, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of music industry icon Russ Solomon, who founded Tower Records in Sacramento, CA way back in 1960. Whole generations of music and packaged media fans owe him an enormous debt. Russ was 92. If you get the chance, be sure to check out Colin Hanks’ wonderful 2015 documentary All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records. It will warm your heart and bring a tear to your eye. In the meantime, you can read more on his passing here at Rolling Stone. If there’s an afterlife, it damn well ought to have the Record Store at the End of the Universe in it. Thanks for everything, Russ.
All right, we’ll leave you with more 4K cover artwork, including The Post. Click the cover art to pre-order these titles on Amazon.com if available (we will add new pre-order links as they go live)...
- Bill Hunt