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Evil Dead 2 official for 4K UHD on 12/11, plus Equalizer 2, Pioneers, Zombie: 40th & more, plus new BD reviews

October 15, 2018 - 1:08 pm   |   by
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We’re kicking off the new week with some fresh title announcements...

First, Lionsgate has just officially set Evil Dead 2 for release on 4K Ultra HD on 12/11. The release will include Blu-ray and Digital copies in addition to 4K UHD. Audio will be the previous English 5.1 DTS-HD, but HDR will be available in Dolby Vision format on the 4K. In addition to the previous audio commentary, the 4K disc itself will include a new tribute featurette called Bloody and Groovy, Baby! All of the previous Blu-ray extras will carry over on the included BD disc. Best of all, SRP is just $22.99. You can see the cover artwork at left and also below.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set The Equalizer 2 for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 12/11, with the Digital release due on 11/13. The disc will include a Retribution Mode with Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua. 11 deleted and extended scenes, a pop-up trivia track, and 4 featurettes. [Read on here...]

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has also set Searching for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/17, with a Digital release expected on 11/13.

MGM and Universal will release Operation Finale on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/4, with a Digital release expected on 11/20. Extras will include audio commentary with director Chris Weitz and the Inside the Operation featurette.

Lionsgate has set I Still See You for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release on 12/11. Extras will include audio commentary with director Scott Speer and star Bella Thorne, plus 2 featurettes, and deleted scenes.

HBO has set Insecure: The Complete Third Season for Digital only release on 10/29.

Kino Lorber is releasing a Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers Blu-ray and DVD collection on 11/20, featuring 2K and 4K restorations of more than 50 early films made by women between 1911 and 1929, along with an 80-page booklet and 8 documentary featurettes. It’s over 25 hours of content in total.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed that they’re working on a new Blu-ray and DVD release of Curtis Hanson’s Losin’ It (1983), starring Tom Cruise and Shelley Long. Also coming on 1/8/19 to both formats is The House That Would Not Die (1970). And they’re distributing Death Ship (1980) on Blu-ray on 12/11 for Scorpion Releasing.

Wild Eye Releasing is debuting Bonehill Road on DVD “later this week.”

And Blue Underground will release a Zombie: 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on 11/27, mastered from a new 4K scan and restoration. The set will include 2 Blu-rays, a soundtrack CD, a booklet, reversible cover art and a 3D lenticular slipcover. Lots of legacy extras will carry over, and you’ll also get a new audio commentary with Troy Howarth, and the new When the Earth Spits Out the Dead interview featurette with Stephen Thrower.

Also, we’ve got three new disc reviews for you today, including Dennis’ take on The Night Stalker on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Tim’s look at Anthropophagous on Blu-ray from Severin Films, and Matthew Weflen’s Mohsen Makhmalbaf: The Poetic Trilogy on Blu-ray from Arrow Academy.

Here’s a little more new Blu-ray cover artwork (with Amazon.com pre-order links if available)...

The Evil Dead 2 (4K Ultra HD) The Equalizer 2 (4K Ultra HD) First Man (4K Ultra HD)

Cobra (Blu-ray Disc) The Plaque of the Zombies (Blu-ray Disc) The Happytime Murders (Blu-ray Disc)

Back tomorrow. Stay tuned...

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