Better still, the package will also include a new Blu-ray release that’s also been remastered from the new 4K scan, with the following previously-released extras: The Matrix Revisited, Follow the White Rabbit, Take the Red Pill, Marilyn Manson’s Rock is Dead music video, the teaser trailer, the theatrical trailer, and TV spots. You can see the official final cover artwork above left and also below.
As to the question of whether the two sequels will follow in remastered 4K, my guess is probably. But the remastering process clearly takes time. So how soon you might seem them could depend on how well this first edition sells in 4K UHD. FYI, The Matrix will also be available for 4K streaming on 5/22.
We’re not done with 4K yet: Amazon.com is also now taking pre-orders for Fox’s Die Hard: 30th Anniversary Edition with a street date of 5/15. (I believe we also talked about this one yesterday!) More on this when it’s officially announced, but you can pre-order it here at this link.
STILL not done with 4K yet: Best Buy is now taking pre-orders for Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles in 4K Ultra HD with a street date of 6/12. This would no doubt be tied to promoting the upcoming theatrical release of Brad Bird’s sequel film. If true, this would also mark the first time that Disney has released a catalog title on 4K Ultra HD. Again, more information when the title is officially announced.
A couple more quick notes...
Shout! Factory has officially set the Cyborg: Collector’s Edition for release on Blu-ray on 4/24, featuring a new 4K scan from the original elements, a new audio commentary with writer/director Albert Pyun, the all-new A Ravaged Future: The Making of Cyborg and Shoestring Fantasy: The Effects of Cyborg featurettes, extended interviews from Mark Hartley’s documentary Electric Boogaloo with writer/director Albert Pyun and Sheldon Lettich, the film’s theatrical trailer, and a still gallery.
And Lionsgate has set Winchester for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/1, with the digital release expected on 4/17.
We’ll leave you with a look at some of the cover artwork for titles we’ve mentioned above if available (note that the Die Hard art is temporary, not final). We’ll add the Amazon pre-order link for The Matrix when it goes live...
- Bill Hunt