MMA Drama ‘Warrior’ Headed to 4K UHD Steelbook Aug. 30 at Best Buy

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc combo pack of Lionsgate’s 2011 MMA-centered family drama Warrior is being re-released Aug. 30 in Steelbook packaging exclusively at Best Buy. 

The film follows Tommy Riordan, an ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past. He returns home and enlists his father, a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for a mixed martial arts tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. Tommy’s estranged brother Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to provide for his family as a public school teacher, also enters the competition. Set on a collision course with each other, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart.

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The film stars Joel Edgerton (The Gift, The Great Gatsby), Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), Jennifer Morrison (TV’s “House,” TV’s “Once Upon a Time”), Frank Grillo (The Grey, The Purge: Anarchy) and Nick Nolte (Affliction, The Prince of Tides).

Special features include audio commentary with writer-director Gavin O’Connor, cowriter Anthony Tambakis, editor John Gilroy and actor Joel Edgerton; making-of documentaries; a gag reel; and a deleted scene with optional commentary.

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Due on 4K Ultra HD Sept. 27

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release I Know What You Did Last Summer on 4K Ultra HD Sept. 27 for its 25th anniversary.

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar star with Freddie Prinze Jr., Ryan Phillippe and Johnny Galecki in this horror tale of teenage suspense. After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim’s body into the sea. Exactly one year later, the four friends’ deadly secret resurfaces as they’re stalked by a hook-handed figure.

The 4K Ultra HD disc includes the feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio plus original 5.1. Bonus features on the 4K disc include six deleted scenes plus an alternate ending, “My Own Summer: An Interview with Director Jim Gillespie,” and “He Knows What You Did: An Interview with Muse Watson.” 

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The Blu-ray Disc includes the feature presented in HD and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio. Bonus features on Blu-ray include filmmaker commentary, the director’s short film “Joyride” with optional commentary, the “Now I Know What You Did Last Summer” featurette, the music video “Hush” performed by Kula Shaker, and the theatrical trailer.

Sci-Fi Horror Cult Classic ‘Event Horizon’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD for 25th Anniversary

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the sci-fi horror cult classic Event Horizon on limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook Aug. 9 for the film’s 25th anniversary.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), the film originally debuted in theaters on Aug. 15, 1997. Known for its elaborate production design and unsettling visuals, the film stars Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Sam Neill (Jurassic World: Dominion), Kathleen Quinlan (Breakdown), Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck”) and Jason Isaacs (“Star Trek: Discovery”).

In the film, seven years ago, pioneering research spacecraft “Event Horizon” mysteriously vanished without a trace on its maiden voyage. But then, in the darkness of deep space, a persistent signal prompts a crew to make their way through the galaxy on a bold rescue mission. What they uncover is an unimaginable interstellar horror that will test the entire team’s sanity and souls. 

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The release features exclusive slipcase packaging, the feature on a 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and HDR-10, access to a digital copy of the film, as well as legacy bonus content on Blu-ray Disc. Extras include commentary by Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt; “The Making of Event Horizon”; “The Point of No Return,” the filming of Event Horizon with director commentary; deleted and extended scenes with selectable director commentary; “The Unseen Event Horizon”; the theatrical trailer; and the video trailer.

‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Headed to Digital July 12, Disc July 19

The 20th Century Studios animated adventure The Bob’s Burgers Movie will be available on digital July 12 and on Blu-ray and DVD July 19 from Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution. A 4K Ultra HD Steelbook featuring custom artwork will be available only at Best Buy.

The film will also begin streaming July 12 on HBO Max and Hulu.

The animated musical comedy-mystery-adventure is based on the long-running, Emmy award-winning series. In the feature, after a ruptured water main creates a sinkhole in front of Bob’s Burgers and blocks the entrance, Bob and Linda Belcher struggle to keep the business afloat, and the kids try to solve a mystery that could save the restaurant. 

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Bonus features include deleted scenes, animation extras, audio commentary and a new short, “My Butt Has a Fever.”

The film has earned more than $33.2 million in theaters.

Horror Title ‘God Told Me To’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack July 19 From MVD

The horror film God Told Me To (1976) will be released on 4K Ultra HD plus Blu-ray combo pack July 19 from Blue Underground and MVD Entertainment Group.

A rooftop sniper guns down 14 pedestrians on the streets of New York City. A mild-mannered dad takes a shotgun and blows away his wife and children. A cop goes on a sudden shooting spree at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Each of these unlikely killers makes the same dying confession: “God told me to.” In this cult classic, repressed Catholic NYPD detective (Tony Lo Bianco, The French Connection) must uncover a netherworld of deranged faith, alien insemination and his own unholy connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind.
 
Written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen (It’s Alive), the film also stars Deborah Raffin (Death Wish 3), Sandy Dennis (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Sylvia Sidney (Beetlejuice), Mike Kellin (Sleepaway Camp), Richard Lynch (Bad Dreams) and Andy Kaufman (“Taxi”).

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Presented in a new 4K restoration from the original uncensored negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, the release also includes such extras as audio commentary with Cohen; new audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Troy Howarth; an interview with star Tony Lo Bianco; an interview with special effects artist Steve Neill; and more.

‘The Bad Guys’ Headed to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 21

DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys will be released for digital purchase and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 21 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 

Based on the Scholastic children’s graphic novels, the film follows five infamous friends — Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula. After years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught. Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to keep them out of prison and the Bad Guys set out to fool the world into believing they’ve gone good.

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The voice cast includes Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Marc Maron (“Glow”), Craig Robinson (“Hot Tub Time Machine” franchise), Anthony Ramos (In the Heights), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as the bad guys, alongside co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lily Singh (Bad Moms), Emmy winner Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), and Richard Ayoade (Paddington 2).

The Bad Guys  collector’s edition extras include a new original short, deleted scenes, interviews with cast and crew, Mr. Snake’s frozen pops recipes, character drawing tutorials, feature commentary with filmmakers, and more.

1980s Comedy ‘Real Genius’ Graduates to 4K Ultra HD Sept. 13

The 1985 comedy Real Genius will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 13 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film follows a group of crazy college geniuses who put their heads together to do good and a little mischief; Chris (Val Kilmer) is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch (Gabe Jarret) is the 16-year-old whiz kid, and Lazlo (Jonathan Gries), America’s number one brain, literally lives in a world of his own — Chris’ closet. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, they still find time to turn the dorm into an ice-skating rink, and throw a beach party in the auditorium complete with a lagoon. When the geniuses discover that their unscrupulous mentor Professor Hathaway (William Atherton) has had them working on a secret weapon for the military, they plot an elaborate revenge. Their plan culminates in an incredible scheme that outsmarts the military.

The 4K Ultra HD disc includes the feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, reviewed and approved by director Martha Coolidge. Sound includes new Dolby Atmos and 5.1 audio, reviewed and approved by Coolidge, plus the original Dolby Stereo.

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The Blu-ray disc has the feature presented in high-definition, sourced from the 4K master and 5.1 plus Dolby Stereo audio, as well as special features including a new “Balloon Chair” deleted scene and a raw takes montage, the TV Version of the film, and feature commentary with Coolidge.

Merchandising: Get a ‘Bourne’ Collection 4K Steelbook at Best Buy

The big retailers didn’t do much to promote the scant new releases of June 7, but Best Buy had a new 4K Steelbook boxed set of the “Bourne” action franchise starring Matt Damon.

The 4K Steelbook edition of Universal Pictures The Bourne Complete Collection could be had for $64.99. Best Buy’s website indicated copies were still available in stores as of Wednesday evening.

The six-disc set includes 2002’s The Bourne Identity, 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy, 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, 2012’s The Bourne Legacy (a spinoff without Matt Damon, focused on a new character played by Jeremy Renner), 2016’s Jason Bourne (with Damon returning), and a bonus disc.

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‘Heat’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD Aug. 9 After Star-Studded Screening at Tribeca

A special screening at the Tribeca Film Festival will celebrate the Aug. 9 release of 20th Century Studios’ Heat on 4K Ultra HD Disc for the first time.

Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and writer-director Michael Mann will reunite at this year’s Tribeca Festival June 17 for the first public premiere of the new 4K Ultra HD version of Michael Mann’s 1995 classic. The screening will be followed by an on-stage conversation, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Bilge Ebiri.

In Heat, in the wake of a precision heist of an armored truck, an obsessive detective (Pacino) begins to hunt ruthless, professional thief Neil McCauley (De Niro) through the streets of Los Angeles. As the stakes escalate, their lives begin to mirror and unravel, and McCauley’s crew initiates its most dangerous and complex heist. The film co-stars Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight.

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The remastered film on disc includes previously released audio commentary with Mann, Q&As, deleted scenes and more extras.

Also on Aug. 9, Mann’s first novel, Heat 2, which tells an original story woven from the lives of the characters in Heat, both before and after the events depicted in the movie, will be published.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Headed to Disc July 5

The multi-universe action-adventure Everything Everywhere All at Once arrives on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray plus digital), Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD July 5 from A24 and Lionsgate.

Directed and written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the writing-directing duo collectively known as the Daniels (Swiss Army Man), the film stars Michelle Yeoh as an unlikely hero who must channel newfound powers to fight fearsome dangers from the multiverse. Evelyn Wang (Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family and herself.

The film also stars Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Special features include audio commentary with Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert; the “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Everything Everywhere All at Once” featurette; the “Putting Everything on a Bagel: Cooking up the Multiverse” featurette; deleted scenes with optional audio commentary; outtakes; a music visual; and the theatrical trailer.