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Ready Player One is set for 7/24 and more announcements, plus reviews of Annihilation & Red Sparrow in 4K

May 22, 2018 - 1:47 pm   |   by
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All right, we’ve got some big announcement news for you today, but first we also have some new disc reviews for you...

To start with, I’ve posted my thoughts on Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow from 20th Century Fox and Alex Garland’s Annihilation from Paramount, both in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Both are interesting films that definitely deserve a second look on disc.

Also, Tim has turned in his thoughts on Paul Mazursky’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice from Twilight Time and George P. Cosmatos’ Of Unknown Origin from Scream Factory, both in regular Blu-ray Disc.

More reviews of both formats are on the way, including Sony’s The Patriot and Fury in 4K, though we still do not have Universal’s Jurassic Park 4K Collection in hand, so it may be a few days before we get to review it for you. [Read on here...]

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Now then... the big announcement news today is that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just officially set Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One for release on 4K UHD Combo, 3D Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray Combo, and DVD on 7/24, with the Digital release expected on 7/3. The 4K release will feature both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos object-based audio. Extras on all the Blu-ray SKUs will include 6 behind-the-scenes featurettes (including Game Changer: Cracking the Code, Effects for a Brave New World, Level Up: Sound for the Future, High Score: Endgame, Ernie & Tye’s Excellent Adventure, and The ’80’s: You’re the Inspiration). You can see the Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork above left and also below. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

Also today, Lionsgate has announced Chappaquiddick for release on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 7/10, with the Digital release expected on 7/3. Extras will include 2 featurettes (A Reckoning: Revisiting Chappaquiddick and Bridge to the Past: Editing the Film).

Lionsgate has also set Acrimony for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/26, with the Digital release expected on 6/12. Extras will include the Unleashing Acrimony featurette.

Not done: Lionsgate will release You Were Never Really Here on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/17, with the Digital release due on 7/3.

And look for the coming-of-age comedy Krystal on DVD and Digital on 7/10.

In other release news, Twilight Time has announced that their August Blu-ray release slate will include Gloria (1980), The Virgin Soldiers (1969), The Hot Rock (1972), and Rapid Fire (1992), all on 8/21.

The Cohen Media Group will release Francois Ozon’s Double Lover on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/19.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Sneaky Pete: Season One for release on DVD only on 7/17.

Sony has also set The Leisure Seeker, starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, for release on DVD and Digital on 7/10.

Meanwhile, the Warner Archive’s June titles will officially include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Designing Woman, and Two Weeks in Another Town on Blu-ray Disc, along with Step by Step: The Complete First Season, Perfect Strangers: The Complete Fourth Season, and Living Single: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD.

And finally, Kino Lorber has set R.G. Springsteen’s Tiger by the Tail (1970) for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/24.

We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for Ready Player One (the 3D art is temp), Chappaquiddick, and more (click on the covers to pre-order them on Amazon.com if available)...

Ready Player One (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) Ready Player One (Blu-ray Disc) Ready Player One (Blu-ray 3D)

Chappaquiddick (Blu-ray Disc) Red Sparrow (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) Annihilation (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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