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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:18

Yesterday official, plus Scarface/Hellboy 4K pre-orders, A Discovery of Witches & the new Star Wars BD reissues on Amazon

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All right, we have more news for you today. But first, a review...

I did indeed post my thoughts on Zhang Yimou’s Shadow in 4K last night from Well Go USA, and darned if it isn’t pretty spectacular. It’s a slow burn study in contrasts and well worth your time. You can check it out here.

Now then, Universal has officially announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and Ultra HD release of Danny Boyle’s Yesterday on 9/24, with the Digital release expected on 9/10. The 4K will include HDR10 and HDR10+ high dynamic range, with Dolby Atmos audio. The Blu-ray will also include Dolby Atmos audio. Extras on both will include audio commentary with director Danny Boyle and writer/producer Richard Curtis, an alternate opening, an alternate ending, 12 deleted scenes, a gag reel, a 3-song Live at Abbey Road Studios session with Himesh Patel (performing Yesterday, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Let it Be), and 6 featurettes (Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen, Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon, A Talented Duo, Playing for Real, Soul Mates, and A Conversation with Richard & Ed). You can see the cover artwork at left and also below. [Read on here...]

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Meanwhile, several new 4K titles are finally available for pre-order on, including Scarface (10/15), Hellboy (10/15), and Men in Black: International (9/2). Here’s a look at the cover artwork for those, plus Yesterday and more...

Yesterday (4K Ultra HD) Yesterday (Blu-ray Disc) Men in Black: International (4K Ultra HD)

Scarface: Gold Edition (4K Ultra HD) Good Omens: Season 1 (Blu-ray Disc) Hellboy (4K Ultra HD)

We have no word yet on HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie here in the States, but a DVD version at least is set for release in the UK on 10/7, which suggests that some kind of announcement may be forthcoming soon here too.

HBO has, however, set Chernobyl for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/1.

Speaking of the UK, Acorn Media has set A Discovery of Witches: Season One for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/29.

We mentioned this the other day, but BBC Home Entertainment will release Good Omens: Season One on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/5 (pictured above, though this is temp art).

On a different note, Gravitas Ventures is releasing the Harrison Ford-narrated documentary Armstrong on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/10.

And at last, all of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars re-issue Blu-rays are now available for pre-order on Amazon (street date 9/22), including A New Hope. Here’s the art and pre-order links...

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (2019 - Blu-ray reissue) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2019 - Blu-ray reissue) Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2019 - Blu-ray reissue)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2019 - Blu-ray reissue) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2019 - Blu-ray reissue)

Star Wars: A New Hope (2019 - Blu-ray reissue) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (2019 - Blu-ray reissue) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (2019 - Blu-ray reissue)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2019 - Blu-ray reissue) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2019 - Blu-ray reissue)

And finally, here’s a better look at GKids and Shout’s forthcoming Spirited Away: Collector’s Edition, due on 11/12...

Spirited Away: Limited Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

-Bill Hunt

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