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Harry Potter 1-4 in 4K on 11/7, plus Sony’s Men in Black Trilogy 4K, Superman: Extended BD pre-orders & more

September 26, 2017 - 6:42 pm   |   by
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A quick note before we start today’s post: A bunch of you have e-mailed over the past week or so and I’ve got a bit of a backlog in getting back to everyone. So if you haven’t heard from me yet, I’ll do my best to respond to all of you over the next few days. Thanks for your patience!

Now then... let’s have an overdue announcement news round-up, shall we?

First up today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is going to be releasing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on 4K Ultra HD on 11/7 (SRP $31.99 each), along with the previously revealed Harry Potter 8-Film Collection in 4K UHD (SRP around $215.99). We’re awaiting the studio’s official press release, but Walmart already has the discs listed. Pre-orders are not up yet on Amazon, but we’ll add the links as soon as they are. Audio will be English DTS:X, with HDR10 high dynamic range. You can see the over artwork to the left and also below. [Read on here…]

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Warner is also going to be releasing a Wizarding World 9-Film Collection Blu-ray box set that same day, featuring all of the Harry Potter films on Blu-ray packaged with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (SRP $80.99).

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just officially set the Men in Black Trilogy for release on the 4K Ultra HD format on 12/5. All three films will include Dolby Atmos audio and HDR10, and all previous Blu-ray extras will carry over. Here’s what it looks like...

Men in Black Trilogy (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

We’ve updated our new 4K Ultra HD Release List with the details and Amazon links for these 4K titles, if you’d care to support The Bits by pre-ordering any of them.

Sony (and Netflix) has also set The Crown: The Complete First Season for Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-ray Gift Set release on 11/7. And Sony has set 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/14.

Meanwhile, Paramount has set Al Gore, Bonni Cohen, and Jon Shenk’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power documentary for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/24.

Here’s a bit of important news: The Warner Archive’s Superman The Movie: Extended Cut & Special Edition 2-Film Collection Blu-ray is now available for pre-order on Amazon for just $21.99. Here’s the link and we’ve included the artwork link below.

Universal has set Logan Lucky for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 11/28.

Lionsgate will release The Show on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/7, starring Josh Duhamel and Famke Janssen.

Blumhouse and Dimension Films have Amityville: The Awakening coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 11/14.

For those of you who have collected the previous The Walking Dead Limited Edition season sets, you’ll be pleased to know that The Walking Dead: The Complete Seventh Season – Spike Walker Limited Edition BD set is now available for pre-order on Amazon for release on 10/24 (SRP $174.99). Here’s what that looks like...

The Walking Dead: The Complete Seventh Season – Spike Walker Limited Edition

Are there any music fans in the house? Eagle Vision will release Sting: Live at the Olympia Paris on Blu-ray on 11/10.

Also today, Arrow Video has set their late September and October U.S. release schedule, which will include Children of the Corn on Blu-ray on 9/26, followed by The Suspicious Death of a Minor, A Fish Called Wanda, and Don’t Torture a Duckling on Blu-ray/DVD combo on 10/3, Blood Feast on Blu-ray/DVD combo on 10/24, and J.D.’s Revenge and The Voice of the Moon on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 10/31.

And finally, a great look at the 2017 restoration of Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth has just been posted on YouTube. It’s definitely worth a look for fans. The new Blu-ray streets on 11/21 from MVD...

We’ll leave you with some new cover artwork for a bunch of the titles mentioned above (with pre-order links if available)...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (4K Ultra HD) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (4K Ultra HD) Superman: The Movie - 2-Film Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (4K Ultra HD) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4K Ultra HD) The Harry Potter 8-Film Collection (4K Ultra HD)

Sting: Live at the Olympia Paris (Blu-ray Disc) The Crown: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Disc) The Crown: The Complete First Season - Limited Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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