Mamoru Oshii’s anime classic Ghost in the Shell gets remastered in ultra high-definition, with a release on 4K UHD disc, along with Blu-ray and digital copies. The 25th anniversary SteelBook includes both Japanese and English audio tracks in Dolby Atmos, as well as Dolby Vision HDR support. Drops 9.8.2020.
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Godzilla’s titanic turtle counterpart, Gamera, gets some long overdue respect with an aptly ginormous box set of his film library. Gamera: The Complete Collection includes 12 movies in high-def with Japanese audio and English dub tracks, an 80-page retrospective book, a 130-page comic, poster, and art cards. Drops 8.18.20.
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut features 4K visuals based from the film’s negatives. It also has retooled audio with 5.1 Dolby surround sound. It’s also a new edit by Francis Ford Coppola, and is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. Coming to theaters 8/15/19 and Blu-ray 8/27/19.
The Coen Brothers’ comedy masterpiece The Big Lebowski turned 20 this year. To celebrate, Universal is releasing a 4K ultra HD version on Blu-ray. There’s also a limited edition with a mini bowling bag and ball pen holder, cardigan disc cover, and a teensy rug. Drops 10/16/18.
Batman: The Complete Animated Series is a 1080p Blu-ray set of the classic cartoon. It also comes with Batman: The New Adventures, Mask of the Phantasm and Batman and Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero. It will also come with three Funko Pop! figures. Drops 10/16/18.
Horror and monster movie buffs should watch out for Universal Pictures’ Universal Classic Monsters Blu-ray release. It consists of 30 films from 1931 to 1956, including the original Dracula, The Invisible Man and Phantom of the Opera. It also includes a collectible booklet.
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is getting a 4K and HDR-enabled Blu-ray release. The 2001: A Space Odyssey Blu-ray will come with a premium booklet, art cards, and several audio and video features, including a look at its effects and concept art. Drops 10/30/18.
This Blu-ray box set features Christopher Nolan’s last seven movies – The Prestige, the three Dark Knight films, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk – remastered in 4K with HDR support. It also comes with discs for 1080p versions of the films as well as bonus features.
Oppo’s top of the line media player plays UHD Blu-ray discs as well as digital 4K video, and supports both HDR10 and the Dolby Vision HDR spec. It also has individual 7.1 channel analog out, audio-only HDMI out, one DAC each for stereo and 7.1, and a built-in headphone amp.
“One shall stand, one shall fall.” Shout Factory will be releasing a remastered version of the 1986 classic Transformers: The Movie. The Blu-ray release contains both widescreen and full frame versions, as well as several behind-the-scenes docs, original trailers and more.
Time to put your 4K TV to work. Samsung’s UBD-K8500 is the world’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, offering dramatically better image quality than streamed content. Over 100 movies will be available in the new format. The player can also upscale DVD and Blu-ray movies.
A 13-disc set with digital, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D copies of Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers 2 and Ant-Man. It also has a bonus disc with over 2 hours of extra content and a life-size replica of the Morag Orb (the relic Star-Lord stole in GotG.)
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