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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 16:38

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

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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, 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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