All right, I trust you all saw our new History, Legacy, and Showmanship column from last night featuring Michael Coate’s retrospective on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sunday. You’ll find that here and if you’re a Star Wars fan, I think it’s well worth your time.
Meanwhile, we have some major new Blu-ray and 4K announcements for you today, so read on...
First, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just officially set Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD (with Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D) on 7/23. The Digital version will be available on 7/9. The 4K will include not only Dolby Atmos audio, but HDR in Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+. Aspect ratio is 2.39:1, per the press release.
And there will be HOURS of special features, as follows... [Read on here...]
- The 4K Ultra HD Release List
- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 20th anniversary
- Michael Coate
- History Legacy & Showmanship
- Oliver Stone
- The Doors 4K
- Bill Hunt
- The Digital Bits
- My Two Cents
- Alita: Battle Angel 4K with Bluray 3D
- The Doors: The Final Cut 4K
- Pet Sematary (2019) 4K
- Cinderella (2015) 4K
- Cinderella: 70th Anniversary Edition BD
- The Shining 4K
- Apocalypse Now: Final Cut 4K
- Under the Silver Lake
- Killing Eve: Season Two
- The Professor
- Batman: 4 Film Collection 4K box set
- Tim Burton
- Joel Schumacher
- Jack Nicholson
- Michael Keaton
Okay, this is just a very quick late Friday update to let you all know that director Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel will officially arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 7/23, with the Digital release expected on 7/9.
And the great news is that the 4K Ultra HD package will include a Blu-ray 3D version of the film too. (It appears that the 4K package will be the only way to get the film in 3D in the States, unless there’s a retail exclusive SKU we don’t know about yet.)
This is official from the Fox Movies website, and we would expect the home video press release to go out at any time now.
You can see the 4K cover artwork at left, and we have artwork for all three versions below. [Read on here...]