Now then, the big piece of announcement news today is that Disney has just officially set Marvel’s Black Widow for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 9/14, with the Digital release expected on 8/10. The 4K disc will feature HDR10 high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos audio. The Blu-ray will include DTS-HD Master Audio. Extras will include Bloopers, 9 Deleted Scenes (Grocery Shopping, Bike Chase, Gulag Fight, Smile, Come After Me, Walk and Talk, Widows in Training, Kiss, and Ohio), and 3 featurettes (Filmmaker Introduction, Sisters Gonna Work It Out, and Go Big If You’re Going Home). Final Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork isn’t yet available, but it will likely be based on the temp art the studio provided with the release, which you can see above-left.
Note that there’s some question as to the aspect ratio of this release. The press release indicates 1.85, while the film was widely released in theaters at 2.39:1 (save for a few scenes that were shown at 1.90 in IMAX theaters). Our guess is that 1.85 is just an error (and 2.39 is the actual ratio on the disc), but we’ve got an email in to the studio to confirm and we’ll post an update when we hear back. [UPDATE: Confirmation is back from Disney and the aspect ratio is indeed 2.39:1.]
Also today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has made their 4K Ultra HD release of The Shawshank Redemption official for 9/14, as expected (SRP $24.99). The disc will include HDR10 high dynamic range with the existing DTS-HD Master Audio sound mix and the legacy Blu-ray extras.
Speaking of Warner, the Warner Archive Collection Blu-ray titles for August will include One Crazy Summer on 8/10, Shadow of the Thin Man and In the Good Old Summertime on 8/17, and Prince of the City on 8/24.
That’s all the news for now. Stay tuned...