FYI, I’ve also gotten my hands on Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket on 4K from Warner and will have a review of that up in the next few days.
Now then... we have another bit of great announcement news...
Our friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics have announced that they’re going to be releasing Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs (1987) on 4K Ultra HD soon. And we know that it will include Dolby Vision HDR.
The company has also revealed the extras that you’ll get on their forthcoming Mad Max (1979) 4K Ultra HD release, due on 11/24. It too will include Dolby Vision HDR, along with audio commentary (by art director Jon Dowding, cinematographer David Eggby, and special effects artist Chris Murray, moderated by filmmaker Tim Ridge), the Australian 5.1 surround mix and 2.0 lossless mono, U.S. English dubbed 2.0 lossless mono, and optional English subtitles. That’s all on the 4K disc itself (and KL Studio Classics is still apparently hoping to include a new interview with director George Miller).
Meanwhile, the Blu-ray in the package will include interviews with stars Mel Gibson & Joanne Samuel and cinematographer David Eggby, the same audio commentary, Mel Gibson: Birth of a Superstar, Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon, 2 theatrical trailers, 3 TV spots, 3 radio spots, and Trailers From Hell with Josh Olson. It too will be mastered from the new 4K scan and it will have the same audio options as the 4K disc. It will also be available separately.
Also today, a couple of you last week informed me that there was an error in the mono audio on the new 4K disc from Universal’s The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection in Ultra HD (we’ll be reviewing that soon here at The Bits as well). I contacted the studio on Friday about it, was informed then that they would look into it. And this morning I heard back from them thusly:
Thanks to our friends at Universal for taking this seriously and addressing it promptly. I know that fans of 4K Ultra HD certainly appreciate it.
Speaking of 4K, our friends a Zavvi now have an exclusive new Steelbook Ultra HD version of Disney’s Home Alone available. You can see that below (click here or on the image for Zavvi US pre-orders and here for Zavvi UK)...
Blue Underground has set William Lustig’s Vigilante for release on 4K Ultra HD on 12/15, complete with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.
Also, Well Go USA has set Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 12/8.
Also today, Kino Lorber and Greenwich Entertainment have announced that they’re releasing their Creem: America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine documentary on DVD on 8/24, which is Record Store Day. You can see the trailer here:
And finally today, Coverage Ink and Quiver Distribution have announced the 12/6 Blu-ray release of Jason Axinn’s To Your Last Death, which stars Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Dani Lennon, Bill Moseley, and William Shatner.
We’ll leave you today with a look at the cover art for a few of the titles mentioned above, with Amazon.com pre-order links if available...
That’s all for now. Stay tuned...