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Wednesday, 23 February 2022 17:46

Sony makes Spider-Man: No Way Home official for Blu-ray & 4K on 4/12, plus a look back at West Side Story (1961) & more

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We’ve got three more new disc reviews for you to enjoy today, starting with Tim’s look at Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run (1998), as recently released on Blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment. It’s an Aussie import title, but all-region.

Also today, Dennis has turned in his thoughts on Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (1974), which is newly released on Blu-ray from Imprint Films in Australia, also a region-free disc.

And Stephen has offered his thoughts on Shinsuke Terasawa’s animated Catwoman: Hunted in 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the latest installment in their DC Animated Universe.

What’s more, we have another “bonus” film retrospective from our own Michael Coate today in his History, Legacy and Showmanship column, as he takes a look back at Robert Wise’s original West Side Story (1961) in honor of the film’s 60th anniversary. Michael is joined by film and musical experts Matthew Kennedy, Bruce Kimmel, and Mike Matessino for a great roundtable discussion. Enjoy! [Read on here...]

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Now then, the big announcement news today is that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Marvel have just officially set Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 4/12, with the Digital release expected on 3/22. Note that the 4K disc will include HDR10 high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos audio.

Extras on the Blu-ray and 4K SKUs will include a Bloopers & Gag Reel, a number of Alternate Reality Easter Eggs, 7 behind-the-scenes featurettes (including Action Choreography, Across the Multiverse, A Multiverse of Miscreants, A Spectacular Spider-Journey with Tom Holland, Enter Strange, Graduation Day, Realities Collide, Spiders Unite, and Weaving Jon Watt’s Web), 2 panel discussions (The Sinister Summit: Villains Panel and A Meeting of the Spiders: Heroes Panel), 3 Stories from The Daily Bugle clips (Spider-Menace Strikes Again, Spider Sycophant, and Web of Lies), and finally 2 Stunt Scenes Previsualization clips (including Apartment Fight and Shield Fight). You can see the cover artwork above-left and also below.

We also have official confirmation from Lionsgate of their Best Buy-exclusive 4K Steelbook release of The Cabin in the Woods, which will street on 4/19 with HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos audio. This will be the same disc released previously, just in new packaging.

All right, we’ll leave you today with a look at the Blu-ray and 4K cover art for Spider-Man: No Way Home, along with all of the recently-announced Criterion May titles and more. All are now available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking on the covers...

Spider-Man: No Way Home (4K Ultra HD) Spider-Man: No Way Home (Blu-ray Disc) 1776: 50th Anniversary Director's Cut (4K Ultra HD)

For All Mankind (4K Ultra HD) Double Indemnity (Criterion 4K Ultra HD) Chan Is Missing (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Mississippi Masala (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) The Funeral (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) Mr. Klein (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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