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Universal appears to be fixing Revenge of the Creature 3D, plus Rambo & Law Abiding Citizen in 4K

September 5, 2018 - 10:56 am   |   by
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All right, we’ve got a quick update for you today…

As many of you know, Universal released its Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection and Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray sets in stores last week.

We don’t yet have review product from the studio, but, as we reported last week, many readers began to complain about a problem with the new 3D presentation of Revenge of the Creature being subpar because of a suspected authoring issue. There were also reports that the 2D presentation of The Creature Walks Among was problematic.

We suggested that readers contact the studio via the customer service form on their website. [Read on here...]

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Well… starting yesterday morning, people began receiving the following reply:

“Dear Consumer,

We apologize that you are having difficulty with your copy of Creature From the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection.

Universal Home Entertainment is offering replacement discs for Revenge of the Creature and Creature Walks Among Us, which are included with your collection. To receive replacement discs, please email the following information:

  • Your shipping address
  • Daytime telephone number
  • A copy of your sales receipt OR a photo of the two discs and the packaging

Please sent the above requested information to the email address below:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope that you will continue to enjoy this and future Universal releases.

Sincerely, Consumer Relations UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT”

And indeed, our sources have informed us off the record that efforts are being made to correct these errors and to author and replicate replacement discs.

An official statement has yet to be made by the studio, but we feel confident reporting that this is indeed happening. If and when they do issue a statement, we’ll share it here on The Bits. So our suggestion is for you to follow the instructions above to get your fixed copies.

And we would like to thank everyone at Universal for addressing this issue so promptly.

All right, two other pieces of news today…

First, Lionsgate has officially announced the 4K Ultra HD release of Law Abiding Citizen on 11/6. The films stars Jamie Foxx and Gerald Butler. The 4K package will include the film in 4K with both Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR, and you’ll also get a Blu-ray copy of the film with all the previous extras.

And you’ll recall that we reported yesterday that Lionsgate would be bringing The Rambo Trilogy to 4K Ultra HD, based upon an 11/14 street date listing by French retailers. Well, Best Buy has now listed the individual films for release on 4K Ultra HD here in the States on 11/13. There’s no sign of a trilogy set here in the States yet, nor does Rambo (2008) appear to be planned for release in 4K at this time (but we’d be surprised if it didn’t follow sooner than later).

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

That’s all for now. Stay tuned…

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