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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

The 4K Ultra HD Release List (U.S./U.K.)

Here is a list of known 4K Ultra HD titles released, announced, or in the works for the U.S. and U.K. markets before the end of 2017 (and into early 2018), compiled from our sources and best-available information.

Let us know if we’ve missed any titles or have incorrect details/links. Note that all street dates listed are U.S. dates.

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.

 

** = Reference title, * = Standout title, N4K = Native 4K, DV = Dolby Vision HDR
(Note: All titles not listed as DV = HDR10 by default)
(US/UK) = Amazon purchase links, DA = Dolby Atmos audio, X = DTS:X audio
(Information included where known)

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (also MGM)

  • The Martian* (Amazon US/UK) – 2/14/16 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (US/UK) – 2/22/16 – REVIEW
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service* (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Wild (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Fantastic 4 (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • Hitman: Agent 47 (US/UK) – 2/22/16
  • The Maze Runner* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K
  • Life of Pi* (US/UK) – 3/1/16
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (US/UK) – 3/1/16
  • The Peanuts Movie* (US/UK) – 3/8/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Revenant** (US/UK) – 4/19/16 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Joy (US/UK) – 5/3/16
  • Deadpool** (US/UK) – 5/10/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Martian: Extended Edition** (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Eddie the Eagle (US/UK) – 7/14/16 – DA
  • Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (US/UK) – 9/27/16
  • X-Men: Apocalypse** (US/US/UK) – 9/6/16 – DA
  • X-Men: First Class (US/UK) – 10/4/16
  • Ice Age: Collision Course* (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – DA
  • Independence Day: Resurgence* (US/UK) – 10/18/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Morgan (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – REVIEW
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children** (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Birth of a Nation (US/UK) – 1/10/17
  • Keeping Up with the Joneses (US/UK) – 1/17/17
  • Trolls* (US/UK) – 2/7/17 – DA
  • Assassin’s Creed* (US/UK) – 3/21/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Why Him? (US/--) – 3/28/17
  • Hidden Figures (US/UK) – 4/11/17
  • Logan** (US/UK) – 5/23/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 6/13/17
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 6/13/17
  • Boss Baby (US/UK) – 7/25/17 – DA
  • Snatched (US/--) – 8/8/17
  • Prometheus* (US/UK) – 8/15/17 – REVIEW
  • Alien: Covenant* (US/UK) – 8/15/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Premium Edition* (US/--) – 9/5/17
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (US/--) – 9/12/17 – DA
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (US/UK) – 10/24/17 – DA
  • Planet of the Apes Trilogy (US/--) – 10/24/17 – DA (War only)
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (US/UK) – 12/12/17 – DA
  • Kingsman: 2-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 12/12/17 – DA
  • The Mountain Between Us (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (US/UK) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017)** (US/UK) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Shape of Water* (US/UK) – 3/13/18 – REVIEW
  • Ferdinand (US/UK) – 3/13/18
  • The Greatest Showman** (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Post* (US/UK) – 4/17/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (US/UK) – 4/24/18
  • Die Hard: 30th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Red Sparrow* (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Death Wish (2018 – via MGM) (US/UK) – BD/DVD on 6/5/18, but no US physical 4K UHD release is currently planned – N4K
  • Love, Simon (US/UK) – 6/1218 – N4K
  • Isle of Dogs (US/UK) – BD/DVD on 7/17/18 but no US physical 4K UHD release is currently planned
  • Predator (1987)* (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Predator: 3-Movie Collection* (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – N4K (films 1 & 2)
  • Deadpool 2: Super Duper Extended Cut (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – N4K
  • Deadpool: The Complete Collection (for Now) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – N4K
  • X-Men 3-Film Collection (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand)* (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – REVIEW – N4K (films 1 & 2)
  • The Darkest Minds (US/UK) – 10/30/18 – DA
  • The Predator (US/UK) – TBA 2019
  • Bad Times at the El Royale (US/UK) – TBA 2019
  • Alita: Battle Angel – TBA 2019
  • Dark Phoenix – TBA 2019
  • The New Mutants – TBA 2019
  • Alien: 40th Anniversary Edition – TBA MAY 2019 – N4K
  • The Abyss: 30th Anniversary Edition – TBA 2019 – N4K

 

BBC Home Entertainment

  • Planet Earth II** (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Wild Africa/Tiny Giants* (US/--) – 5/16/17 – N4K
  • Earth: One Amazing Day (US/UK) – 1/23/18 – N4K
  • Blue Planet II** (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Planet Earth II/Blue Planet II (--/UK) – 1/15/18 – N4K
  • Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – N4K
  • Sherlock: Season One (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – N4K
  • Dynasties (US/UK) – 2/26/19 – N4K

 

Broad Green Pictures

  • Bad Santa 2: Unrated (US/--) – 2/21/17 – N4K
  • Song to Song* (US/--) – 7/4/17 – N4K

 

Cinedigm

  • Hickock (US/--) – 8/15/17
  • Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (US/--) – 8/7/18
  • The River Runs Red (US/--) – 12/11/18

 

Global Road Entertainment

  • Hotel Artemis (US/UK) – 10/9/18 – N4K?

 

HBO

  • Westworld – Season One: The Maze* (US/UK) – 11/7/17 – DV, DA
  • Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season* (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Westworld – Season Two: The Door (US/UK) – 12/4/18 – DV, DA

 

Image (RLJ Entertainment/Cinestate)

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Mayhem (US/UK) – 12/26/17
  • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (US/--) – 9/25/18
  • Arizona (2018) (US/UK) – 10/16/18
  • Galveston (US/UK) – 12/11/18

 

Lionsgate

  • Sicario** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Expendables 3** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Last Witch Hunter** (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – N4K, X
  • Ender’s Gane (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – DA
  • Gods of Egypt* (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – X
  • Now You See Me (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – DA
  • Divergent (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – X
  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – DA
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Divergent Series: 3-Film Collection (US/--) – 7/12/16 – N4K (2 & 3 only), DA
  • Criminal (US/UK) – 7/26/16
  • Now You See Me 2 (US/UK) – 9/6/16 – DA
  • The Hunger Games* (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2** (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Hunger Games: Complete Collection (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – N4K (2-4 only), DA
  • Mechanic Resurrection (US/UK) – 11/22/16 – DA
  • Deepwater Horizon* (US/UK) – 1/10/17 – DA
  • Hacksaw Ridge* (US/UK) – 2/21/17 – DA
  • John Wick** (US/UK) – 2/7/17 – N4K, DA
  • Patriots Day (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • La La Land (US/UK) – 4/25/17 – DA
  • The Expendables (US/--) – 5/2/17 – DA
  • The Expendables 2 (US/--) – 5/2/17 – DA
  • The Expendables: 3-Film Collection (US/--) – 5/2/17 – N4K (3 only), DA
  • 3:10 to Yuma (US/--) – 5/2/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Dredd* (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Snitch (US/--) – 6/6/17 – DA
  • Ex Machina* (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • John Wick: Chapter 2** (US/UK) – 6/13/17 – DA
  • John Wick: 2-Film Collection** (--/UK) – 6/12/17 – DA
  • Power Rangers** (US/UK) – 6/27/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (US/--) – 8/15/17 – DA
  • Red* (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Red 2* (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • The Cabin in the Woods (US/--) – 9/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011) (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DA
  • The Legend of Hercules (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DA
  • Kick Ass (US/--) – 10/3/17 – DA
  • Warm Bodies (US/--) – 10/3/17 – DV, DA
  • Warrior (US/--) – 10/24/17 – DV, DA
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* (US/UK w/3D) – 11/21/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Hitman’s Boydguard (US/UK) – 11/21/17
  • American Assassin (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV, DA
  • Moonlight (US/UK) – 12/12/17
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/UK) – 12/26/17 – excessive DNR confirmed – N4K, X
  • Jigsaw (US/UK) – 1/23/18
  • Hell or High Water* (US/UK) – 2/13/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • Wonder (US/UK) – 2/13/18
  • Push* (US/UK) – REVIEW – 4/10/18 – DV, DA
  • Knowing* (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Commuter (US/UK) – 4/17/18
  • Hostiles* (US/UK) – 4/24/18 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Source Code (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Early Man (--/UK) – 5/28/18 (UK only from Studio Canal)
  • The Hurricane Heist (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – N4K?, DV?, DA
  • Escape Plan (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DV, DA
  • Dirty Grandpa (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – DV, DA
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/UK) – 7/17/18 – (excessive DNR confirmed) – N4K, X
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/UK) – 7/17/18 (with ENDO ARM – excessive DNR confirmed) – N4K, X
  • Transporter 3 (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – DV, DA
  • National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Hereditary (US/UK) – 9/4/18 – DV
  • Uncle Drew (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – DA
  • American Psycho (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Punisher (2004) (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Punisher: War Zone (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – DV, DA
  • Halloween (1978)* (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • The Evil Dead (1981) (US/UK) – TBA 10/9/18 – N4K
  • Twilight (US/UK) – 10/23/18 – DV, DA
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me (US/UK) – 10/30/18 – N4K?, DA, DV
  • Law Abiding Citizen (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – DV, DA
  • First Blood (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – N4K
  • Rambo: First Blood, Part II (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – N4K
  • Rambo III (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – N4K
  • Kin (US/UK) – 11/20/18 – DV, X
  • Evil Dead 2 (US/UK) – 12/11/2018 – N4K, DV

 

Magnolia Pictures (Magnet Releasing)

  • Marrowbone (US/UK) – 8/7/18 – N4K?
  • Higher Power (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – N4K?, DV, DA

 

Mill Creek Entertainment

  • IMAX: Journey to the South Pacific (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K
  • IMAX: A Beautiful Planet (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K

 

Netflix

  • Stranger Things: Season 1 (US/UK) – 11/7/17-ish – REVIEW – N4K
  • Stranger Things: Season 2 (US/UK) – TBA 7/13/18? (DVD-only is set on Amazon for that date, BD/4K possible retail exclusive?)

 

Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Star Trek (2009)* (US/UK) – 6/14/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Star Trek into Darkness** (US/UK) – 6/14/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows* (US/UK) – 9/20/16 – DA
  • Star Trek Beyond (US/UK) – 11/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (US/UK) – 1/31/17 – DA
  • The Arrival (US/UK) – 2/14/17 – REVIEW
  • Allied* (US/UK) – 2/28/17 – N4K
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage* (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – DA
  • Ghost in the Shell* (US/UK) – 7/25/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Baywatch: Extended Cut (US/UK) – 8/29/17 – DA
  • Transformers: The Last Knight** (US/UK) – 9/26/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Transformers: 5-Movie Collection (--/UK) – 11/7/17 – DV
  • Transformers (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV
  • Interstellar** (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Mother!* (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K – DV, DA (distributed by Paramount in the US)
  • Cloverfield* (US/--) – 1/23/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (US/--) – 1/23/18 – REVIEW
  • Daddy’s Home (US/UK) – 2/20/18
  • Daddy’s Home 2 (US/UK) – 2/20/18
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (US/UK) – 2/27/18
  • Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (US/UK) – 2/27/18
  • Downsizing (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 4/24/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Saving Private Ryan** (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Gladiator** (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, X
  • Braveheart** (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Terminator: Genisys* (US/UK) – 6/12/18 (8/3/17 in UK/Germany) – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Forrest Gump* (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Annihilation** (US/UK) – 5/29/18 (the 4K is a US Best Buy exclusive initially) – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • A Quiet Place (US/UK) – TBA 7/10/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Mission: Impossible* (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible 2* (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible III (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol** (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation* (US/UK) – 6/26/18 – REVIEW – DA, DV
  • Jack Reacher (US/UK) – 6/26/18
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (US/UK) – TBD (originally due 7/17/18, now a limited digital exclusive in the US) – N4K
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (US/UK) – TBD (originally due 7/17/18, now a limited digital exclusive in the US) – N4K
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (US/UK) – TBD (originally due 7/17/18, now a limited digital exclusive in the US) – N4K
  • Jack Ryan: 5-Film Collection* (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K (films 1-4), DV
  • The Hunt for Red October* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Patriot Games* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Clear and Present Danger (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • The Sum of All Fears* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit* (in Ryan set only in the US) (US/UK) – 8/21/18 – REVIEW – DV
  • Shutter Island – TBA October – N4K
  • Transformers: The Ultimate 5-Film Collection (US/UK) – 11/6/17 – DV
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout (US/UK) – 12/4/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Mission: Impossible – 6 Movie Collection (US/UK) – 12/4/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut – TBA – N4K
  • Top Gun: Maverick – TBA 2019 – N4K

 

Shout! Factory

  • Journey to Space* (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Flight of the Butterflies** (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Rocky Mountain Express** (US/UK) – 7/12/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Humpback Whales* (US/UK) – 8/2/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea* (US/UK) – 9/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Wonders of the Arctic* (US/UK) – 9/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Mysteries of China (US/--) – 12/12/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World* (US/UK) – 7/24/18 – N4K, DA
  • National Parks Adventure* (US/UK) – 7/24/18 – N4K, DA
  • We the Marines (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K

 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Salt (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Smurfs 2* (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • Hancock (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2** (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • Pineapple Express (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – N4K, DA
  • CHAPPiE** (US/UK) – 2/23/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Smurfs (US/--) – 3/29/16 – DA
  • Concussion (US/UK) – 3/29/16 – DA
  • The 5th Wave (US/UK) – 5/3/16 – DA
  • Risen* (US/UK) – 5/24/16 – DA
  • Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (US/UK) – 5/31/16 – DA
  • Ghostbusters (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters II (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Angry Birds Movie (US/UK) – 8/16/16 – DA
  • Labyrinth: 30th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/20/16 – N4K, DA
  • The Shallows* (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Da Vinci Code (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Angels & Demons (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters (2016)** (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Ghostbusters I/II/2017 Collection (--/UK) – 6/7/16 – N4K, DA
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (US/UK) – 10/18/16 – N4K, DA
  • Sausage Party* (US/UK) – 11/8/16 – DA
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016)* (US/UK) – 12/20/16 – DA
  • Underworld (US/UK) – 12/27/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – DA
  • Inferno* (US/UK) – 1/24/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Da Vinci Code Trilogy (--/UK) – 1/24/17 – DA
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk** (US/UK) – 2/14/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Passengers** (US/UK) – 3/14/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (US/UK) – 4/25/17 – N4K, DA
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – N4K, DA
  • Life* (US/UK) – 6/20/17 – DA
  • T2 Trainspotting (US/UK) – 6/27/17 – DA
  • The Fifth Element: 20th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Léon: The Professional* (US/--) – 7/11/17 (US Best Buy exclusive), 12/12/17 (wide release) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – DA
  • Resident Evil: Vendetta (US/--) – 7/18/17 – DV, DA
  • Rough Night (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – DA
  • Zero Dark Thirty* (US/--) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Starship Troopers: 20th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (US/--) – 9/19/17 – DV, DA
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai: 60th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula* (US/UK) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Baby Driver* (US/UK) – 10/10/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Spider-Man (1-3): Limited Edition Collection (US/--) – 10/17/17 – N4K
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (1-2): Limited Edition Collection (US/--) – 10/17/17 – N4K
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming* (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • The Emoji Movie (US/UK) – 10/24/17
  • The Dark Tower (US/--) – 10/31/17 – N4K
  • A Few Good Men** (US/--) – 11/7/17 (US Best Buy exclusive), 11/25/17 (wide release) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Spider-Man Legacy Collection (5-Film Set) (--/UK) – 11/6/17
  • Men in Black Trilogy (US/--) – 12/5/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black II (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Men in Black III (--/UK) – 12/27/17 – N4K, DA
  • Jumanji (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – N4K, DA
  • Across the Universe* (US/UK) – 1/9/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Groundhog Day: 25th Anniversary Edition (US/--) – 6/26/18 (1/23/18 at Best Buy) – N4K
  • The Dark Crystal: Anniversary Edition** (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (US/UK) – 3/20/18 – DV, DA
  • Peter Rabbit (US/UK) – 5/1 – DA
  • Fury** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Patriot** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Equalizer (US/UK) – 7/10/18 – DA
  • The Quick and the Dead (US/UK) – 7/17/18 – N4K, DA
  • Bad Boys 1 & 2 Collection (US/UK) – 9/4/18 – N4K, DA
  • Christine (US/UK) – 9/11/18 – N4K, DA
  • Step Brothers (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – DA
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – DV, DA
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – 10/9/18
  • Hook (US/UK) – 10/9/18 – N4K, DA
  • Air Force One (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – N4K, DA
  • Philadelphia (US/UK) – 11/27/18 – N4K
  • The Equalizer 2 (US/UK) – 12/11/18 – N4K
  • Cliffhanger (US/UK) – 1/15/19 – N4K, DA
  • Venom (US/UK) – TBA Late 2018 or Early 2019
  • Black Hawk Down (US/UK) – 5/7/19 – N4K
  • The Mask of Zorro – TBA 2019
  • The Legend of Zorro – TBA 2019
  • Panic Room – TBA March-April 2019
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – TBA March-April 2019
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web – TBA March-April 2019
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – TBA 2019

 

Studio Canal (UK)

  • Early Man (US/UK) – 5/28/18 – N4K
  • The Deer Hunter (US/UK) – 8/20/18 – N4K
  • The Fog (US/UK) – 10/29/18 – N4K
  • They Live (US/UK) – 10/29/18 – N4K
  • Escape from New York (US/UK) – 11/26/18 – N4K
  • Prince of Darkness (US/UK) – 11/26/18 – N4K

 

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

  • Oblivion* (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Lone Survivor** (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – X
  • Lucy** (US/UK) – 8/9/16 – N4K, DA
  • Snow White & the Huntsman* (US/UK) – 8/23/16 – X
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War* (US/UK) – 8/23/16 – X
  • Extreme Nature Collection* (Antarctica on the Edge, Titans of the Ice Age, Great White Shark) (US/UK) – 9/13/16
  • Extreme Adventure Collection* (Tornado Alley, Grand Canyon Adventure, Hidden Universe) (US/UK) – 9/13/16
  • Everest** (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – DA
  • Warcraft* (US/UK) – 9/27/16 – DA
  • The Bourne Identity (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – REVIEW – X
  • The Bourne Supremacy* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • The Bourne Ultimatum* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • The Bourne Legacy* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – X
  • Jason Bourne** (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • The Secret Life of Pets* (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – DA
  • Battleship* (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – X
  • The Girl on the Train (US/UK) – 1/17/17 – X
  • Sing* (US/UK) – 3/21/17 – DA
  • Fast & Furious 6* (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – X
  • Furious 7* (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades Darker (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • Fifty Shades: 2-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 5/9/17 – X
  • The Ultimate Mummy Trilogy (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – X
  • The Great Wall** (US/UK) – 5/23/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Ultimate Bourne Collection (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – X
  • Despicable Me** (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – DV, X
  • Despicable Me 2** (US/UK) – 6/6/17 – DV, X
  • King Kong: Ultimate Edition* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – REVIEW – X
  • The Fate of the Furious* (US/UK) – 7/11/17 – DV, X
  • Minions (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – DA
  • Van Helsing (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • Dracula Untold (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • Split (US/UK) – 9/12/17
  • Get Out (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy (1999) (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy Returns (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (US/--) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Purge: Three-Movie Collection (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – X
  • The Mummy (2017)* (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 35th Anniversary Edition* (US/UK) – 9/12/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – X
  • Serenity (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Apollo 13* (US/UK) – 10/17/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Atomic Blonde* (US/UK) – 11/14/17 – DV, X
  • Logan Lucky (US/--) – 11/28/17 – N4K
  • Despicable Me 3 (US/UK) – 12/5/17 – DV, X
  • American Made (US/--) – 1/9/18 – X
  • Mother! (US/UK) – TBA – N4K (distributed by Universal in the UK)
  • Straight Outta Compton (US/UK) – 2/6/18
  • Illumination Presents 3-Movie Collection (Despicable Me 1-3) (US/UK) – 3/13/18
  • Pitch Perfect (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Pitch Perfect 2 (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • Pitch Perfect 3 (US/UK) – 3/20/18
  • The Incredible Hulk* (US/UK) – 4/10/18 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Mamma Mia! (US/UK) – 5/1/18 – X
  • The Phantom Thread (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – N4K, X
  • Fifty Shades of Freed (US/UK) – 5/8/18 – X
  • Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary Collection* (US/UK – 4 films/8 discs) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K (films 1-3), X
  • Jurassic Park* (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park* (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic Park III* (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic World** (--/UK) – 5/22/18 – X
  • Darkest Hour** (US/UK) – 6/12/18 (US BD release on 2/27/18) – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The Purge (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • The Purge: Anarchy (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • The Purge: Election Year (US/UK) – 6/12/18
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (US/UK) – 6/19/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Unsane (US/UK) – 6/19/18 – N4K
  • Robin Hood: Director’s Cut (2010) (US/UK) – 9/11/18 – N4K, X
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom* (US/UK) – REVIEW – 9/18/18 – N4K, DV, X
  • Jurassic World: 5-Film Collection (US/UK) – 9/18/18 – N4K, DV, X (see individual film stats)
  • The First Purge (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – X
  • The Fast and the Furious (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – N4K, X
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – N4K, X
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (US/UK) – 10/2/18 – X
  • Skyscraper (US/UK) – TBA 10/9/18
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (US/UK) – TBA 10/16/18
  • The Big Lebowski (US/UK) – 10/16/18 - N4K, X
  • The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition (with swag) (US/UK) – 10/16/18 - N4K, X
  • BlacKkKlansman (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Schindler’s List – TBA 12/18/18
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls – 12/18/18
  • First Man (US/UK) – TBA Early 2019 – N4K, DA
  • Johnny English Strikes Again – TBA Late 2018
  • Les Miserables – TBA Late 2018
  • How to Train Your Dragon – TBA December 2018
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – TBA December 2018
  • Fast Five – TBA
  • Mortal Engines – TBA 2019
  • Halloween (2018) – TBA Early 2019
  • Glass – TBA 2019

 

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2** (US/UK) – 8/22/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (US/--) – 10/3/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Cars 3 (US/--) – 11/7/17 – DA
  • Coco** (US/--) – 2/27/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Thor: Ragnarok* (US/UK) – 3/6/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi** (US/UK) – 3/27/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Black Panther (US/UK) – 5/15/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • A Wrinkle in Time* (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Incredibles (US/UK) – 6/5/18 – DA
  • Avengers: Infinity War (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – N4K, DA
  • The Avengers* (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron* (US/UK) – 8/14/18 – REVIEW – DA
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story* (US/UK) – 9/25/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA, DV only on Digital 4K
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (US/UK) – 10/16/18 – N4K, DA
  • The Incredibles 2 (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – DA
  • Wreck-It Ralph (US/UK) – 11/6/18
  • The Lion King – TBA 12/4/18
  • The Little Mermaid – TBA December

 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

  • Mad Max: Fury Road* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The LEGO Movie* (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW
  • San Andreas (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Pan (US/UK) – 3/1/16 – DA
  • Creed (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – REVIEW
  • In the Heart of the Sea (US/UK) – 6/7/16 – DA
  • Point Break (US/UK) – 6/7/16
  • Man of Steel* (US/UK) – 7/19/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition* (US/UK) – 7/19/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (US/UK) – 7/19/16
  • You Are Wanted (US/UK) – 9/7/17 (Germany only)
  • Central Intelligence (US/--) – 9/27/16
  • The Great Gatsby (2016)* (US/UK) – 10/4/16
  • Jupiter Ascending (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – DA
  • Pacific Rim* (US/UK) – 10/4/16 – REVIEW – DA
  • The Legend of Tarzan (US/UK) – 10/11/16 – DA
  • War Dogs (US/UK) – 11/22/16
  • Goodfellas (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – N4K
  • I Am Legend (US/UK) – 12/6/16
  • The Town (US/UK) – 12/6/16
  • Argo (US/UK) – 12/6/16 – N4K
  • Suicide Squad** (US/UK) – 12/13/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Sully** (US/UK) – 12/20/16 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Storks (US/UK) – 12/20/16
  • The Accountant (US/UK) – 1/10/17 – REVIEW
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2* (US/--) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them** (US/UK) – 3/28/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Unforgiven** (US/UK) – 5/16/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • The LEGO Batman Movie* (US/UK) – 6/13/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • Kong: Skull Island (US/--) – 7/18/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (US/UK) – 8/8/17 – DA
  • Batman and Harley Quinn (US/--) – 8/29/17
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut** (US/UK) – 9/5/17 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Wonder Woman* (US/UK) – 9/19/17 – REVIEW – DA
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (US/--) – 9/26/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection: Deluxe Edition (US/--) – 10/10/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (US/--) – 10/24/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (US/--) – 10/31/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Mad Max High Octane Collection (US/UK) – 10/31/17
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – N4K, X
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban* (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (US/--) – 11/7/17 – REVIEW – X
  • Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection (US/UK) – 11/7/17 – X
  • Dunkirk** (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • Batman Begins (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight* (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight Rises** (US/--) – 12/19/17 – REVIEW – N4K
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy* (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – See the individual film reviews – N4K
  • Inception (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – N4K
  • The Prestige (US/UK) – 12/19/17 – N4K
  • The Christopher Nolan Collection** (US/--) – 12/19/17 – See the individual film reviews – N4K
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie (US/UK) – 12/19/17
  • IT (US/UK) – 1/9/18 – DV, DA
  • Blade Runner 2049** (US/UK) – 1/16/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DA
  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (US/UK) – 2/6/18
  • Justice League* (US/UK) – 3/13/18 – REVIEW – DV, DA
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (US/UK) – 4/10/18
  • The Matrix** (US/UK) – 5/22/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Tomb Raider* (2018) (US/UK) – 6/12/18 – REVIEW – N4K, DV, DA
  • Rampage (US/UK) – 7/17/18 – DV, DA
  • Ready Player One (US/UK) – 7/24/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • DC Universe: The Death of Superman (US/UK) – 8/7/18
  • Ocean’s 8 (US/UK) – 9/11/18 – DV, DA
  • Batman: The Killing Joke (US/UK) – 9/11/18
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham (US/UK) – 9/11/18
  • Constantine: City of Demons (US/UK) – 10/9/18 – N4K?
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (US/UK) – 10/30/18 (was 5/8/18) – N4K, DV
  • The Matrix Reloaded (US/UK) – 10/30/18 (was 10/2/18) – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Matrix Revolutions (US/UK) – 10/30/18 (was 10/2/18) – N4K, DV, DA
  • The Matrix Trilogy (US/UK) – 10/30/18 (was 10/2/18) – N4K, DV, DA
  • DC Universe: Justice League – Throne of Atlantis (US/UK) – 11/13/18
  • The Meg (US/UK) – 11/13/18 – DV, DA
  • Superman: The Movie (Theatrical Cut) (US/UK) – 11/6/18 – N4K, DV, DA
  • Castle Rock: The Complete First Season (US/UK) – 1/8/19 – N4K
  • A Star Is Born (2018) (US/UK) – TBA Late 2018
  • Smallfoot (US/UK) – TBA Late 2018
  • The Nun – TBA Late 2018
  • 12 Strong – BD set for 5/1, no 4K UHD planned
  • 15:17 to Paris – BD set for 5/22, no 4K UHD planned
  • Paddington 2 – TBA 2018
  • Aquaman – TBA 2019
  • Shazam! – TBA 2019
  • Wonder Woman 1984 – TBA 2019
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters – TBA 2019
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – TBA 2019
  • Mowgli – TBA 2019

 

There are unconfirmed reports that Warner is also working on The Polar Express and Gravity. 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.

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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We’ve got just a quick update for you today with a couple of items…

The first is that Mill Creek Entertainment is joining the list of 4K Ultra HD studio supporters.

The company plans to release a pair of new IMAX titles in native 4K on the format on 12/22, including IMAX: Journey to the South Pacific and IMAX: A Beautiful Planet. You can pre-order them on Amazon.com now (just click on the title links).

And you can see the cover artwork at left there for A Beautiful Planet.

Also newly available for pre-order on Amazon.com are Warner’s Superman: The Movie in 4K Ultra HD, due on 11/6. Click on the title to visit the relevant page on Amazon.

Newly listed for pre-order on 4K Ultra HD from Disney on 11/6 is Wreck-It Ralph. Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 is also listed for 4K on 11/6, but you can’t yet pre-order it.

Amazon is, however, allowing pre-orders on Fox’s Bad Times at the El Royale on Blu-ray and 4K, street date TBA.

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

Back tomorrow with more news and reviews.

Stay tuned...

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Let’s dive right into today’s announcement news, shall we?

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just set Crazy Rich Asians on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/20, with the Digital release set for 11/6. No 4K Ultra HD is planned. Extras will include audio commentary by director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan, the Crazy Rich Fun featurette, a gag reel, and deleted scenes.

Walt Disney Studios has set Christopher Robin for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 11/6. Again, no 4K Ultra HD is planned. Extras will include 4 featurettes (In Which... A Movie Is Made for Pooh, In Which... Pooh Finds His Voice, In Which... Pooh and Walt Become Friends, and In Which... Pooh and Friends Come to Life). [Read on here...]

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Let’s start today with some new announcement news...

Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have just officially set Kin for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 11/20, with the Digital release expected on 11/6. The 4K Ultra HD version will include both Dolby Vision HDR and DTS:X object-based audio. The Blu-ray will also feature DTS:X.

Extras will include audio commentary with co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker and screenwriter Daniel Casey, the Thicker Than Water: The Making of Kin 8-Part documentary, an Enhanced Visual FX Breakdown featurette, the Bag Man: Original Short (with optional audio commentary by Jonathan and Josh Baker), 10 deleted scenes, and the Learned Behavior: Special Features at Work hour-long round table discussion (with Jonathan and Josh Baker, Dan Trachtenberg, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Laurent Bouzereau, and Kevin Smith). You can see the cover artwork at left. [Read on here...]

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All right, while it hasn’t yet officially been announced by Disney, we expect that to happen very soon. So the big story today is that Disney will be releasing its animated feature The Lion King on 4K Ultra HD on 12/4. The title is already listed on Best Buy Canada and we expect it to appear elsewhere soon. Meanwhile, here’s a look at the official cover artwork (at left).

Also today, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the 11/20 Blu-ray release of Robin and Marian (1976), directed by Richard Lester (A Hard Day’s Night, Superman II) and starring Sean Connery (as Robin Hood) and Audrey Hepburn (as Lady Marian).

MPI is releasing Fyodor Bondarchuk’s 2017 Russian science-fiction epic Attraction (aka Prityazhenie) on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/4. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Fyodor is the son of the legendary Russian filmmaker Sergei Bondarchuk (War and Peace). We’ve been wanting to get a look at this film for a while, so we’re thrilled to see it finally coming in the States. [Read on here...]

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First up today, in honor of Global Bond Day, our own Michael Coate has posted a new History, Legacy & Showmanship retrospective, looking back at Sean Connery’s last turn as 007 in Never Say Never Again. The piece features another great roundtable discussion with film historians, so enjoy!

We also have four more Blu-ray reviews for you to check out today, including Tim’s take on Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984) from Umbrella Entertainment, David’s look at Sunset Society (2018) from MVD Visual and John Cassavetes’s Gloria (1980) from Twilight Time, and Dennis’ thoughts on Television’s Lost Classics: Volume One from VCI. More reviews are on the way, so be sure to watch for them.

In news today, we have more word from retailers that Disney is going to be bringing The Lion King to 4K UHD by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Wreck-It Ralph has now appeared for 4K UHD pre-order on Best Buy with a street date of 11/6, the same day as The Incredibles 2. [Read on here...]

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All right, we’re starting today with four new disc reviews for you here at The Bits...

Tim has checked in with a look at Flavio Mogherini’s The Pyjama Girl Case (1977) on Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

Also from Arrow, Dennis has offered his thoughts on Fred Zinnemann’s The Day of the Jackal (1973) on Blu-ray.

David has turned in a look at William Whitney’s A Strange Adventure (1956) on Blu-ray from our friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

And we have another review addition to The Bits’ review staff today, Matthew Weflen, who’s got a look at Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige (2006) on 4K Ultra HD. You can find that in the Christopher Nolan Collection 4K box set.

Many more Blu-ray and DVD reviews are coming; I’m personally working on 4K reviews of Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Evil Dead, and Hook, with more on the way. So watch for those over the next few days. [Read on here...]

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I had the pleasure last night of attending a press screening of Damien Chazelle’s new Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man. So let me give you my non-spoiler review…

A little background first: As someone who’s been a lifelong supporter and aficionado of the space program, I’ve seen every film there is on the subject, from Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff to the most obscure documentary. I’ve listened to most of the CAPCOM recordings, I have DVDs and Blu-rays containing almost every foot of archival footage shot by NASA and the astronauts during their missions. I’ve been to NASA facilities, I’ve seen launches, and I’m fortunate enough to even know a few astronauts. It’s with that lifetime of experience that I can say this: First Man is the single most realistic dramatic film about the subject yet made.

The level of detail exceeds even Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 and by a good measure. In Howard’s film, great as it is, there are a couple of things that just aren’t quite right. For example, the mission patch plaques on the wall of Mission Control are painted versions of the souvenir patches sold to the public, not the actual patches the astronauts wore. The NASA emblems on characters’ flight suits are modern, not period accurate. They’re little things, sure, but for the knowledgable, they can throw you out of the moment. But Chazelle and his team nail all of those little details, right down to the tiniest stitch. It’s as if First Man was actually shot in the 1960s, a level of verisimilitude and immersion that’s rare, even for a film of this type. [Read on here...]

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All right, before I get started today, I wanted to post a quick personal note to say thank you for all the kind words and messages after my post last week. I’ve really appreciated them.

We’re going to check back tomorrow with a TON of new Blu-ray and 4K reviews (including Disney and Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp), but I wanted to check in with an update this afternoon.

First up, we’ve updated The 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits with Amazon pre-order links for all three of Lionsgate’s Rambo 4K titles, including First Blood, Rambo: First Blood, Part II, and Rambo III. Click on the cover art below for those.

Also Image and RLJ Entertainment has set Arizona for 4K UHD release in addition to Blu-ray and DVD on 10/16.

Paramount is releasing a Mission: Impossible – 6 Movie Collection on both 4K UHD and Blu-ray the same day that Mission: Impossible – Fallout streets on both formats (12/4). [Read on here...]

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Bits #BD Review – @MatthewWeflen digs into Mohsen Makhmalbaf: The Poetic Trilogy on Blu-ray from @Academy_Arrow. #artfilm #documentary @BillHuntBits thedigitalbits.com/item/mohsen-ma…