Now then, the big news today is that Warner Home Video has just officially set the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD release on 7/19, with a Digital HD release set for 6/28. SRP for the disc versions will be $44.95, $44.95, $35.99, and $29.98 respectively. From the press release: “The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the Ultimate Edition in 4K with HDR (which includes 30 minutes of additional footage), a Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version and special features in HD, and Digital HD versions of both the Ultimate Edition and theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition and hi-definition, as well as the Ultimate Edition in hi-definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the Ultimate Edition and theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition.” All the Blu-ray versions will include Dolby Atmos audio. The extras are exactly as we listed yesterday, including 11 documentary featurettes (Uniting the World’s Finest, Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants, The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder, Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile, Superman: Complexity & Truth, Batman: Austerity & Rage, Wonder Woman: Grace & Power, Batcave: Legacy of the Lair, The Might and the Power of a Punch, The Empire of Luthor, and Save the Bats). We know of several US retailer exclusives currently: Target will have Digibook packaging with a lenticular hologram cover (it changes from Batman to Superman), Best Buy will have Steelbook packaging (with either Batman or Superman) and a version packed with a graphic novel, and Amazon has exclusive box sets packed with either a Batman or Superman figurine. (Walmart has an exclusive too, but we don’t know what it entails at the moment.) You can see the cover artwork for the regular non-exclusive Blu-ray version above left and below (click on the art below to pre-order it from Amazon.com). We’ll share the final Blu-ray 3D and 4K art as soon as it comes in.
Also newly announced by Warner today are the TV titles Supergirl: The Complete First Season (due on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/9), Longmire: The Complete Fourth Season (due widely on DVD on 9/13, and also Blu-ray from the Warner Archive), and 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fifth Season (due on DVD only on 9/20). Supergirl will include video of the 2015 Comic-Con panel, 2 featurettes (The Man from Mars and A World Left Behind: Krypton), a gag reel, and deleted scenes. 2 Broke Girls will include a gag reel and unaired scenes. Longmire has no extras.
Note also that Warner has set Barbershop: The Next Cut for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/26.
Meanwhile, Lionsgate has set The Lobster for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/2 (SRP $24.99 and $19.98 respectively). Extras will include The Fabric of Attraction: Concocting The Lobster featurette.
Are any of you looking forward to the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo and regular Blu-ray Combo release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian: Extended Edition on 6/7? Our friends at Fox have passed along official word that the Blu-ray versions will, in fact, feature Dolby Atmos audio.
And finally today, we have one piece of less than stellar news: I finally heard back from Universal Studios Home Entertainment this morning and have learned that Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Remastered Series is not currently on their US Blu-ray release slate for this year. As you know, I posted yesterday that it is coming to Region B in Australia on 8/17. HOWEVER... before some of you get worked up, let me remind you that neither was Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Remastered Series on the US Blu-ray slate when it was originally released in Germany. So I suspect there’s still hope, especially if you guys politely let the studio know (via Facebook and Twitter) that you want to see it on Blu-ray here. So there you go.
We’ll leave you today with a look at some of the Blu-ray and 4K cover art for titles mentioned above and more (click to pre-order them on Amazon, if pre-orders are available)...
- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)