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Taken: S1, Cars 3 4K, SpongeBob: S9, Suspiria: 40th & more, plus another big 4K Ultra HD Release Update

August 30, 2017 - 11:55 am   |   by
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In announcement news today, Lionsgate has set Taken: Season One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/26 (SRP $42.99 and $39.98). Extras will include the Taken: On Set featurette.

In case you missed the announcement when we posted it several weeks ago, The Warner Archive has just released The Man With Two Brains (1983) on Blu-ray, along with The Originals: The Complete Fourth Season. New to DVD is Mom: The Complete Fourth Season. And back in print on DVD are Miracle in the Rain (1956), Skyjacked (1972), A Warm December (1973) and MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992).

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced another pair of catalog re-issues, this time with a holiday theme. Look for a Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/3. Following on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/10 is a Miracle on 34th Street: 70th Anniversary Edition. No new content is expected.

Fox has also set Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Fourth Season for DVD only release on 9/26. [Read on here…]

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Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have set SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Ninth Season for DVD release on 10/10 (SRP $22.99). The 5-disc set will include 20 episodes and 2 double-length episodes, plus 5 bonus shorts.

Kino Lorber has announced that they’re working on a new Blu-ray and DVD release of The Woman in the Window (1944) as part of their Studio Classics line. Street date is TBA.

Synapse Films has announced that they’re working on a new Suspiria: 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray mastered from a new 4K negative scan. It’ll come in a Steelbook, with a soundtrack CD and only 6,000 units will be produced. Official details and street date are TBA for later this year.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Serpent for DVD and Digital release on 10/31. Sony will also release NBC’s Timeless: The Complete First Season on DVD only on 9/19.

Public Media Distribution will release Happy Holidays Garfield on DVD only on 9/12.

Severin Films will release Lucio Fulci’s The Devil’s Honey on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/26.

FilmRise has announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release of Jessie Auritt’s Supergirl on 9/28.

Umbrella Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of Razorback. Details and street date are TBA.

And for you U.K. readers, Eureka! has set Sion Sono’s TAG for release on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 11/20.

Now then... a number of our industry and retail sources are telling is that Disney’s third 4K Ultra HD release will be Cars 3 on 11/7, day and date with Blu-ray and DVD. It will also be the first 4K release of a Pixar title. We expect an official announcement soon.

Along those lines, we wanted to take a moment today to update our list of known 4K Ultra HD titles in the works for release before the end of 2017, some already officially announced and some compiled from our sources’ best-available information. Let us know if we’ve missed one. 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.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

  • Boss Baby – 7/25
  • Snatched – 8/8
  • Prometheus – 8/15
  • Alien: Covenant – 8/15
  • War for the Planet of the Apes – TBA

Cinedigm

  • Hickock – 8/15

HBO

  • Westworld – Season One: The Maze – 11/7

Lionsgate

  • The Lincoln Lawyer – 8/15
  • Red – 9/5
  • Red 2 – 9/5
  • The Cabin in the Woods – 9/5
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011) – 9/19
  • The Legend of Hercules – 9/19
  • Terminator 2 (also 2D/3D BD) – 10/3
  • Kick Ass – 10/3
  • Warm Bodies – 10/3

Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Ghost in the Shell – 7/25
  • Baywatch – 8/29
  • Transformers: The Last Knight – 9/26
  • Interstellar – TBA

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  • The Fifth Element – 7/11
  • Léon: The Professional – 7/11 (Best Buy exclusive)
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village – 7/11
  • Resident Evil: Vendetta – 7/18
  • Rough Night – 9/5
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Edition – 9/19
  • Starship Troopers: 20th Anniversary Edition – 9/19
  • Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars – 9/19
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai: 60th Anniversary Edition – 10/3
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula – 10/3
  • Baby Driver – 10/10
  • Men in Black – TBA October
  • Men in Black II – TBA October
  • Men in Black III – TBA October
  • A Few Good Men – TBA November
  • Jumanji – TBA December
  • Spider-Man – TBA
  • Spider-Man 2 – TBA
  • Spider-Man 3 – TBA
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – TBA
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming – TBA
  • The Emoji Movie – TBA
  • The Dark Tower – TBA

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

  • King Kong: Ultimate Edition – 7/11
  • The Fate of the Furious – 7/11
  • Minions – 9/5
  • Despicable Me 3 – TBA 9/5
  • Van Helsing – 9/12
  • Dracula Untold – 9/12
  • Split – 9/12
  • Get Out – 9/12
  • The Mummy (1999) – 9/12 (single – Trilogy is already available)
  • The Mummy Returns – 9/12 (single – Trilogy is already available)
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – 9/12 (single – Trilogy is already available)
  • The Purge: Three-Movie Collection – 9/12
  • The Mummy (2017) – 9/12
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial – 9/12
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 10/17
  • Serenity – 10/17
  • Apollo 13 – 10/17
  • Atomic Blonde – TBA
  • Logan Lucky – TBA

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 – 8/22
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – 10/3
  • Cars 3 – TBA 11/7

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

  • Kong: Skull Island – 7/18
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – 8/8
  • Batman and Harley Quinn – 8/29
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut – 9/5
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – 9/26
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – 9/26
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas – 9/26
  • Wonder Woman – 9/19
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – TBA 10/3 (could slip to November)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – TBA 10/3 (could slip to November)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – TBA 10/3 (could slip to November)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – TBA 10/3 (could slip to November)
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection – 10/10
  • Blade Runner 2049 – TBA
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy – TBA (confirmed by director Christopher Nolan)
  • Dunkirk – TBA
  • Inception – TBA
  • Annabelle: Creation – TBA
  • Geostorm – TBA

There are unconfirmed reports that Warner is also working on The Polar Express, The Departed, Gravity, and The Matrix. We also know that both Gladiator and Braveheart have been mastered for 4K Ultra HD for Paramount. 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.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow. Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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