In announcement news today, Lionsgate has made Rambo: Last Blood official for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 12/17, with the Digital release expected on 12/3. The 4K will include both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. The film was also captured digitally in 5K with a 4K Digital Intermediate finish, so it should look terrific. Extras will include 2 featurettes (Drawing Last Blood: Multipart Production Diary and From First Note to Last Blood: Music for the Massacres) and the film’s theatrical trailer.
Meanwhile, we have some new likely BD/4K street dates from our industry and retail sources, including Ad Astra (12/17) and Joker (12/17). Easy Rider 50 is also getting a disc release in Europe in December, but there’s still no word of a physical US release. Also, though it’s not officially announced, it would not be unreasonable to expect Netflix’s Stranger Things: Season 3 to appear at your local Target store early next month (perhaps on 11/5 or 11/12) on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, based on the release pattern for Seasons 1 and 2. So keep your eyes peeled for that.
Shout! has also made official their 4K Ultra HD release of the IMAX film Turtle Odyssey: Bunji’s Big Adventure on 12/3. The package will come with a Blu-ray copy as well and a DVD will be released separately the same day.
And Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced more great new titles they have on the way to Blu-ray and DVD on 1/7, including: Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper’s Dr. Cyclops (1940), Rian Johnson’s Brick (2005), Robert Siodmak’s Cobra Woman (1944), Sergio Corbucci’s The Hellbenders (1967) and The Specialists (1969), Enzo G. Castellari’s Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968), Joseph Manduke’s Omega Syndrome (1986 – for Scorpion Releasing) and Alan Beattie’s Stand Alone (1985 – also for Scorpion Releasing).
Back with more tomorrow. Stay tuned...