Posted Tue Aug 22, 2023 at 05:14 PM PDT by Tom Landy
It has been a relatively quiet week, but there have been a few announcements and a bunch of new titles posted to our release calendar over the past little while. Be sure to check that out, but we've included some of the highlights here.
The major announcement this week is that Disney is prepping 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray SteelBooks for a handful of their more popular streaming shows. They include Loki (Season 1) on September 26, WandaVision: The Complete Series on November 28, and The Mandalorian (Seasons 1 & 2) on December 12. Read all about it here.
On October 3, 20th Century Fox Studios will be releasing the latest film in the Predator franchise, Prey, on both 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray. There will also be a Best Buy Exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook.
Universal has set the animated film Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken for a Blu-ray release on September 26 with digital hitting August 29. The Blu-ray will include over an hour of bonus content.
Lionsgate is dropping a very sleek looking John Wick: Chapters 1-4 Blu-ray box set on October 17. There doesn't seem to be a 4K release...yet.
Also better late than never we suppose, but Universal has finally decided to give the sci-fi horror film M3GAN a 4K UHD Blu-ray release. Best Buy will have a 4K SteelBook as well. Be on the lookout for those on October 10.
Have you been down to South Park lately? If not, Paramount will be delivering six brand new episodes to Blu-ray when the show's 26th season hits hi-def on September 12. Not only that, Paramount is also giving 4K upgrades to the classic comedies Scrooged and Trading Places on November 7.
Sony has set an October 17th release date for the fifth season of The Crown on Blu-ray. Special features include: A Royal Transformation, War of the Waleses, and Script to Screen. Pre-orders are now available here.
The Criterion Collection has revealed three new titles in their Janice Contemporaries Blu-ray library. They are Hlynur Pálmason's Godland, two-time Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Tori and Lokita, and The Eight Mountains directed by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch. These will hit stores on November 21 (full details here).
And before we head of for the weekend, we have added The Wicker Man 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Lionsgate to our release calendar. Pre-orders aren't activated yet, but the release will include Dolby Vision and what looks to be exquisite packaging.
Until next time...take care and enjoy what you can of this crazy summer!
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