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Ford v Ferrari officially announced, plus Queen & Slim, Ip Man 4, and Force 10 from Navarone

January 8, 2020 - 5:35 pm   |   by

All right, it turns out that other than the usual new models of 4K and 8K display—and the Filmmaker Mode announcement that we already covered—there’s not really a whole lot of worthy 4K UHD news to report from CES 2020.

So we’re working new disc reviews for you, including a number of 4K Ultra HD titles that we expect to start posting tomorrow.

We do have one new review for you for today: Tim has checked out Scream Factory’s new Blu-ray release of Val Guest’s The Abominable Snowman (1957), a Hammer Films title some of you may have missed. Do give it a look.

Now them... we do have some good new title announcements, as well as some new cover artwork to share with you today. [Read on here...]

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First up, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has just officially set James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/11, with the Digital release expected on 1/28. Extras on all versions will include the 8-part, 60-minute Bringing the Rivalry to Life documentary. Additional Digital only extras will include The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course, Matt and Christian: The Conversation (only on iTunes), and Pre-Vis: Daytona & Le Mans Races. Audio is Dolby Atmos on 4K. You can see the cover artwork above left and also below.

Also newly announced by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is Queen & Slim for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 3/3, with the Digital due on 2/18. Look for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. Extras on the Blu-ray versions will include audio commentary with director/producer Melina Matsoukas and writer/producer Lena Waithe and 4 featurettes (A Deeper Meaning, Melina & Lena, Off the Script, and On the Run with Queen & Slim). You can see the cover art below.

One more 4K title... look for Well Go USA to release Ip Man 4: The Finale on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 4/21.

And here’s some good catalog Blu-ray news from our friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics: They’ve just set Guy Hamilton’s Force 10 from Navarone (1978) for release on Blu-ray mastered from a new 2K scan of the film. You’ll also get a brand new audio commentary by filmmaker/historian Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism author Steven Jay Rubin. The film stars Robert Shaw, Harrison Ford, Carl Weathers, Barbara Bach, Franco Nero, and Richard Kiel, and is of course a sequel to J. Lee Thompson’s The Guns of Navarone (1961).

All right, here’s a look at the cover artwork for some of the titles listed above (with Amazon pre-order links if available)...

Ford v Ferrari (Blu-ray Disc) Queen & Slim (4K Ultra HD) Jojo Rabbit (4K Ultra HD)

Midway (4K Ultra HD) Force 10 from Navarone (Blu-ray Disc) Color Out of Space (4K Ultra HD)

1917 (4K Ultra HD) The Jungle Book (4K Ultra HD) Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (4K Ultra HD)

Stay tuned...

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