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Duncan Jones’ Moon in 4K, plus Apocalypse Now: Final Cut & TONS of new BD announcements

May 7, 2019 - 4:38 pm   |   by
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All right, we’ve got a good sized regular Blu-ray update for you all today here at The Bits.

First up though, we have a nice 4K Ultra HD surprise from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment… look for them to release a Moon: 10th Anniversary Edition on 7/16. Audio will be Dolby Atmos. In addition to the previous extras included on the Blu-ray in the package, look for three all-new items on the actual 4K disc: Retrospective Conversation with Duncan Jones and Joe Utichi, never-before-seen Deleted Scenes, and a Fan Art Poster Gallery. You can see the cover artwork to the left. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

And Lionsgate’s Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, officially due on 4K Ultra HD on 8/27, will include all three versions of the film (the Theatrical Cut, the Extended Cut aka Redux, and the Final Cut) on BOTH Blu-ray and 4K on 4 discs. That’s not a typo, we’ve confirmed it with Lionsgate – all three versions fully-remastered in 4K. The 4K will offer Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, while the Blu-rays will include 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Note that, per the press release, the Final Cut audio has also been “enhanced with Meyer Sound Laboratories’ newly developed Sensual Sound a technology engineered to output audio below the limits of human hearing.” [Read on here...]

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In terms of extras, the 4K (Disc One) will include audio commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola. The Blu-rays (Disc Two, Three, and Four) will essentially be the same as the previous Three-Disc Full Disclosure Edition Blu-ray set (released in 2010), except that Disc Four – which includes the Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse documentary – will also include two new features: A Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh (recorded on 4/28/19) and never-before-seen B-Roll Footage.

Other forthcoming Lionsgate titles include Trading Paint on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 5/21, Crank on 4K Ultra HD and Digital also on 5/21, Gaspar Noé’s Climax on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/28, A Vigilante on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital also on 5/28, The Kid, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 6/4, Norm of the North: King Sized Edition on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on  6/11, Five Feet Apart on Blu-ray and DVD also on 6/11 (with the Digital due on 5/24), Under the Silver Lake on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/18, Euphoria on Digital only on 6/28, and Dead Trigger on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 7/2.

Meanwhile, Shout! Factory and Scream Factory’s July slate will include An Acceptable Loss, Mia and the White Lion, and Okko’s Inn (for GKids) on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/2, followed by The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid: Shout Select and Silent Hill: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray on 7/9, Space: 1999 – The Complete Series, Strays, The Leopard Man, Law and Order, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (for GKids, also DVD), and Abduction (also DVD) on Blu-ray on 7/16, Criss Cross: Shout Select and Universal Horror Collection: Volume 2 (includes Murders in the Zoo, The Mad Ghoul, The Mad Doctor of Market Street, and The Strange Case of Doctor Rx) on Blu-ray on 7/23, and Turbo: Power Rangers Movie, The Reptile, Quartermass and the Pit, Quartermass II, List for a Vampire, a Humanoids from the Deep Steelbook on Blu-ray, The Good Place: The Complete Third Season on DVD, and BoJack Horseman: Seasons One & Two on Blu-ray and DVD all on 7/30.

Meanwhile, their August slate includes Endless Love: Shout Select, a Vice Squad: Collector’s Edition, and Steelbook editions of Galaxy of Terror and Forbidden World on Blu-ray on 8/13, followed by Fear in the Night, The Leech Woman, American Me: Shout Select, Horror of Frankenstein, Trapped the Devil (also DVD), and Isle of the Dead on Blu-ray on 8/20.

Shout! also has Snow Falling on Cedars: Shout Select currently set for Blu-ray release on 11/5.

Paramount Home Entertainment has set Wonder Park for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/18, with the Digital due on 6/4.

High Octane Pictures is releasing Crisis Hotline and Life of Death, it’s Your Call on DVD and Digital on 6/11.

Also today, we’ve learned that Kino Lorber will be releasing Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018) on Blu-ray later in 2019. The film has made a splash on the art house and festival circuit and is infamous for its single, hour-long tracking shot that appears theatrically in 3-D… and Kino’s Blu-ray will apparently include a 3-D option.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has also announced its June slate as follows: Look for Bright Angel (1990 – Blu-ray and DVD), Money for Nothing (1993 – Blu-ray and DVD), Veronica Guerin (2003 – Blu-ray and DVD), and South Pacific (TV musical 2001 – DVD only) on 6/4, Huckleberry Finn (1975 – DVD only), Kidnapped (1971 – Blu-ray and DVD), Pursuit (1972 – Blu-ray and DVD), The Girl Most Likely To… (1973 – Blu-ray and DVD), and They Might Be Giants (1971 – Blu-ray only) on 6/11, Mississippi Burning (1988 – Blu-ray and DVD), Thirst (2009 – Blu-ray only), The Silent Partner (1978 – Blu-ray and DVD), Slayground (1984 – Blu-ray and DVD), Ordeal by Innocence (1984 – Blu-ray and DVD), The Brink’s Job (1978 – Blu-ray only), and The Border (1982 – Blu-ray only) on 6/18, and Gone to Earth (1950)/The White Heart (1953 – both on Blu-ray and DVD), Thunder Bay (1953 – Blu-ray only), and Midnight Lace (1960 – Blu-ray only) on 6/25. For those wondering, Rian Johnson’s Brick is currently set for Blu-ray release on 8/6.

And finally today, PBS is releasing Ken Burn’s new documentary series Country Music on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/17.

Back with more tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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