‘Godzilla’ Stomping to 4K UHD May 14 From Sony

Godzilla, the 1998 monster spectacle, debuts on 4K Ultra HD May 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

From Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the filmmaking team behind Independence DayGodzilla stars Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional) as the unlikely heroes out to save New York City from the giant, fire-breathing monster and its babies hatching in Madison Square Garden. Following French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing in Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city.

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Remastered in 4K from the original camera negative with High Dynamic Range, Godzilla also also includes Dolby Atmos sound. Bonus materials include a visual effects commentary, a behind-the-scenes segment with Charles Caiman, all-time best-of-Godzilla fight scenes, the “Heroes” music video by The Wallflowers, and three trailers.

Godzilla earned just over $136 million in U.S. theaters, considered a disappointment and prompting Sony Pictures to scrap plans for a sequel. It was the 23rd “Godzilla” movie, the first coming out in 1954 in Japan.

Dean Devlin Thriller ‘Bad Samaritan’ Due on Digital Aug. 3, Disc Aug. 14

The thriller Bad Samaritan debuts Aug. 3 on digital from Electric Entertainment and Aug. 14 on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Directed by Dean Devlin (Geostorm), the film stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Jessica Jones”), Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), Carlito Olivero (“The X Factor”), Kerry Condon (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and (Ordinary Days). The story follows two thieves who uncover more than what they bargained for when breaking into a house they thought would be an easy score. After making a shocking discovery, they must choose to run and hide, or face the killer whose dark secrets they have exposed.

Bonus content includes deleted scenes.