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Disney makes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 official for Blu-ray, 3D & 4K Ultra HD on 8/22

July 11, 2017 - 2:38 pm   |   by
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All right, we knew it was coming but now Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just made it official: James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is officially coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 8/22, while the Digital HD release will happen on 8/8. Extras on the Blu-ray editions will include the 4-part The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 documentary, audio commentary with director James Gunn, 4 deleted scenes, the Visionary Intro featurette, a Guardians Inferno music video with David Hasselhoff, and a Gag Reel. There will also be digital exclusive features, including 3 Scene Breakdowns and a Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! Disneyland ride preview. The 4K Ultra HD version will feature English Dolby Atmos. We are working to confirm that it will also feature Dolby Vision HDR. [Editor’s Note: Disney has confirmed to us that the 4K Ultra HD release will feature Dolby Vision HDR.] The Blu-ray versions will include English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. [Read on here…]

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Now then… it’s not mentioned in the press release, but Best Buy will offer a retail-exclusive version of the 4K Ultra HD packaged in a Steelbook case with a Blu-ray 3D version of the film. On a possibly not unrelated note, it’s worth mentioning that the title is showing as “currently unavailable” on Amazon.com, so it could be that Amazon intends to pull another one of its 800-lb gorilla leveraging efforts against Disney on this release. In any case, here’s what the 4K Ultra HD packaging looks like…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

In other release news today, Lionsgate has set Inconceivable for release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on 8/29. Lionsgate has also set The Hatred for release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on 9/12.

Time Life has just set The Carol Burnett Show: The Best of Harvey Korman for release on DVD on 8/1, featuring rare episodes that haven’t been seen in more than 40 years.

For UK readers, Eureka! has set Naomi Kawase’s The Mourning Forest for release on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 8/21.

Kino Lorber has announced that it’s working on a new Roadshow edition Blu-ray and DVD release of John Cromwell’s Since You Went Away (1944). Street date is TBA. They’re also releasing Larry Cohen’s Original Gangstas (1996) on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/3.

And Kino Lorber has announced its August Blu-ray and DVD slate, which is set to include Obit (BD and DVD) and Vita Activa (DVD) on 8/1, Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (DVD), Notes on Blindness (DVD), and Sin Alas (DVD) on 8/8, Eva Hesse (DVD) and Betting on Zero (DVD) on 8/15, Beggars of Life and Varieté (BD and DVD) on 8/22, and Love, Sweat & Tears (DVD) and The Bureau: Season 3 (DVD) on 8/29.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt

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