Meanwhile, I’ve just confirmed with Disney that the Best Buy Avatar 4K Steelbook is the previous version of the title in 4K (released back in June and reviewed here on The Bits), not the new Collector’s Edition 4K release that streets on 12/19. So if you want the Collector’s Edition (with all three versions of the film) you’ll have to purchase that separately. Just FYI.
Finally, with Oppenheimer 4K seeming selling out everywhere online and in brick-and-mortar retailers as well, I asked Universal for an official statement yesterday and the studio came back with this comment this morning:
“We are happy so many consumers are embracing Oppenheimer in 4K Ultra HD and understand that some retailers may currently be out of stock. Universal is working to replenish those retailers quickly so fans can watch the film at home in the best picture quality possible.”
I believe that’s been sent out to other news outlets as well, so it’s the real deal. With luck, you shouldn’t have to wait long to get a copy of the title in your hands.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned!