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Lionsgate sets Rambo: Last Blood for 12/17, Suspiria 4K reviewed & Vudu to drop In-Home “Disc to Digital” app

November 26, 2019 - 5:00 am   |   by
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All right, we’re starting the day today with a brand new 4K Ultra HD review from our own Tim Salmons, and it’s a good one: Synapse Films’ outstanding new UHD release of Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977). The film is a horror classic and the new 4K restoration and HDR color grade are breathtaking. Don’t miss it.

Now then... in announcement news, Lionsgate has just set Rambo: Last Blood for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release on 12/17, with the Digital release expected on 12/3. The 4K disc will include Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.

Extras on all versions will include 2 featurettes (Drawing Last Blood: Multipart Production Diary and From First Note to Last Blood: Music for the Massacres) and the film’s theatrical trailer. You can see the cover artwork above left and also below.

Lionsgate has also set The Courier for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 1/21/20. The film stars Gary Oldman and Olga Kurylenko. [Read on here...]

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The studio has set The Lighthouse for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/7 as well, with the Digital release due on 12/20. This one stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. Extras will include audio commentary with co-writer/director Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse: A Dark & Stormy Tale featurette, and deleted scenes.

Meanwhile, Acorn TV will release Doc Martin: Series 9 on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/10. Each will include a bonus disc of extras, among them behind-the-scenes featurettes and “games with the cast.”

And Kino Lorber Studio Classics has just set Russell Rouse’s The Oscar (1966) for release on Blu-ray on 2/4 (the week of the Oscar broadcast), mastered from a new 4K restoration. The film stars Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Tony Bennett, Edie Adams, Ernest Borgnine, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Cotten, Jill St. John, Ed Begley, Walter Brennan and Broderick Crawford, and was co-written by Harlan Ellison. Extras will include a new audio commentary with Patton Oswalt, Josh Olson, and Erik Nelson, and another new commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell, and Nathaniel Thompson. Nice!

Finally this morning, Vudu has revealed that it’s going to end support for its Vudu To Go/In-Home “Disc to Digital” app starting on 1/1/2020. The good news is that you’ll still be able to convert your Blu-ray and DVD movies to digital by scanning the UPC codes with the Vudu app on your mobile devices. You can read more here at Media Play News.

We’ll leave you with a look at some of the Blu-ray cover artwork for the titles mentioned above (with Amazon pre-order links if available)...

Rambo: Last Blood (4K Ultra HD) The Lighthouse (Blu-ray Disc) The Courier (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned!

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