‘Schindler’s List’ Coming in 4K to Theaters, Home Market From Universal

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of director Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, Universal Pictures will re-release the film with picture and sound digitally remastered —including in 4K, Dolby Cinema and Dolby Atmos — for a limited theatrical engagement on Dec. 7 across the United States and Canada.

The remastered film will also be available in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound on home entertainment platforms subsequent to the theatrical release.

Schindler’s List, starring Liam Neeson as a German businessman who saves more than 1,000 Jews during the holocaust, won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

“It is difficult to believe that it’s been 25 years since Schindler’s List first arrived in theaters,” said Spielberg in a statement. “The true stories of the magnitude and tragedy of the Holocaust are ones that must never be forgotten, and the film’s lessons about the critical importance of countering hatred continue to reverberate today. I am honored that audiences will be able to experience the journey once again on the big screen.”

“We are proud to bring the remastered Schindler’s List, one of the most important movies of the 20th century, to a new generation of filmgoers,” said Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, in a statement. “The lesson that one person — during one of the darkest chapters in humankind’s history — can make a difference is as relevant now as ever before.”

In advance of the re-release, free educational screenings of the film — coordinated by USC Shoah Foundation — will be available for high-school educators and their students in selected AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Marcus Theatres, Cineplex, Harkins and National Amusements locations in major markets in North America Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.

“As curators of the world’s largest collection of firsthand accounts about the consequences of hatred, USC Shoah Foundation is uniquely positioned to educate and inspire humanity to counter hate through empathy and action,” said Spielberg, who established the Shoah Foundation after his experiences filming Schindler’s List, in a statement. “Those who engage with this eyewitness testimony make deeply meaningful connections, develop critical thinking and empathy, and learn to reflect on the choices they can make to counter hatred.”

The film score by John Williams also will be released by La-La Land Records with never-before-heard material, and the remastered version of Schindler’s List will be re-released in theatres internationally across select territories in early 2019.

USC Shoah Foundation — under its Stronger Than Hate initiative — will work with partner organizations to provide classroom-ready resources through its educational website IWitness to accompany the theatrical and home entertainment releases of the film.

‘Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection’ Coming on Blu-ray Aug. 28

From Dracula to Frankenstein to The Mummy, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release 30 classic monster films on Blu-ray Aug. 28 in the “Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection.”

The collection includes all of Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the 1930s to late-1950s: Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Werewolf of London (1935), Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman (1940), The Mummy’s Hand (1940), The Wolf Man (1941), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Mummy’s Ghost (1942), The Mummy’s Tomb (1942), Invisible Agent (1942), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), The Mummy’s Curse (1944), The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944), House of Dracula (1945), She-Wolf of London (1946), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, and includes a 3D version), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), Revenge of the Creature (1955 and includes a 3D version) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).

The films star such legendary actors as Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous.

The collection includes a 48-page collectible book, with behind-the-scenes stories and rare production photographs, and numerous bonus features, including:

  • behind-the-scenes documentaries;
  • 3D versions of Creature From the Black Lagoonand Revenge of the Creature;
  • the 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula;
  • featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce;
  • 13 expert feature commentaries;
  • archival footage;
  • production photographs;
  • and theatrical trailers.

‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Coming on Digital Oct. 2, Disc Oct. 16 From Universal

The horror film Unfriended: Dark Web will arrive on digital (including Movies Anywhere) Oct. 2 and on Blu-ray, DVD and on demand Oct. 16 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

This second installment in the saga from producers Blumhouse and Bazelevs (UnfriendedHappy Death Day, The Purge) follows a group of friends who stumble upon mysterious computer files that will change their lives forever. It stars Colin Woodell (UnsaneXOXO), Betty Gabriel (Get OutUpgrade), Rebecca Rittenhouse (“The Mindy Project,” Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot) and Andrew Lees (“The Originals,” “The Pacific”).

The release features three alternate endings.

The “Unfriended 2-Movie Collection,” including Unfriended and Unfriended: Dark Web, will also be available on DVD Oct.16.

‘The First Purge’ to Come Out on Digital Sept. 18, Disc. Oct. 2 From Universal

The First Purge, the fourth chapter in the horror franchise, arrives on digital (including Movies Anywhere) Sept. 18 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and on demand Oct. 2 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The prequel explores where the nightmare of the Purge began. When the New Founding Fathers of America look to push the crime rate below 1 percent for the rest of the year, a radical sociological theory that vents aggression is tested among an isolated community. But once the violence begins, the contagion of the experiment explodes and rapidly spreads, leading to a revolution. The film stars Marisa Tomei, Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis and Joivan Wade.

Bonus features on disc and digital include a deleted scene; “A Radical Experiment,” in which cast and filmmakers discuss how The First Purge expands on the themes of the franchise, making them more culturally relevant than ever; “Bringing the Chaos,” about the action in the film; and “The Masks of the First Purge,” a look at how the masks in the film add to the terror. The 4K UHD disc bonus features are in 4K.

“The Purge 4-Movie Collection” will also be available digital Sept. 18 and Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 2. The set includes The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year and The First Purge.

A 10-episode “The Purge” TV series premieres on USA Network Sept. 4.

‘Breaking In’ Due in Unrated Director’s Cut on Digital July 24, Disc Aug. 7 From Universal

The action thriller Breaking In will arrive as an unrated director’s cut on digital (including Movies Anywhere) July 24 and on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand Aug. 7 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the film, a mother (Gabrielle Union), locked out of the house by a group of ruthless intruders, must summon every bit of her strength and smarts to save her children who are trapped inside. Directed by James McTeigue, the film also stars Billy Burke, Ajiona Alexus (“13 Reasons Why,” Acrimony) and Seth Carr (Black Panther).

The film earned $42.4 million at the domestic box office.

Bonus features include:

  • An alternate opening at the gas station with commentary by director McTeigue and scriptwriter Ryan Engle;
  • “One Bad Mother”;
  • “A Filmmaker’s Eye,” in which the crew explores director McTeigue’s vision and style;
  • “A Lesson in Kicking Ass,” a behind-the-scenes look at how physically demanding the role of Shaun was for Union;
  • “A Hero Evolved,” an account of how leading roles are shifting to embrace the qualities that more diverse actors can bring to the table;
  • Deleted and extended scenes; and
  • Feature commentary by McTeigue and Engle.

‘Beirut’ to Debut on Digital June 19, Disc July 3

The dramatic thriller Beirut will come out on digital (including Movies Anywhere) June 19, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand July 3 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the film, CIA operatives caught in the crossfire of civil war must send a former American diplomat (Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” Baby Driver) on a mission to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. The film also stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”).

Bonus features on Blu-ray, DVD and digital include the making-of featurettes “The Story Behind Beirut,” with Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, and former CIA Officer Whitley Bruner, and “Sandy Crowder,” in which Pike discusses her role as CIA Agent Crowder.

The film will be available on Blu-ray in a combo pack which includes Blu-ray, DVD and digital.

Universal to Release ‘Tully’ on Digital July 17, Disc July 31

Tully, starring Charlize Theron, will come out on digital July 17 and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and On Demand July 31 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the comedy from director Jason Reitman (JunoUp in the Air) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JunoYoung Adult), Theron plays a mother of three who finds a savior in the form of a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) with whom she develops a special connection. The film also stars Mark Duplass (Safety Not GuaranteedTogetherness”) and Ron Livingston (The End of the TourOffice Space).

Bonus features on Blu-ray, DVD and digital include “The Relationships of Tully” featurette, in which the filmmakers and cast unravel how the characters grow throughout the events of the film.

The film is also available digitally on Movies Anywhere.

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Tully (PRNewsfoto/Universal Pictures Home Enterta)

Amy Schumer Comedy ‘I Feel Pretty’ Due on Digital July 3, Disc July 17

The Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty, will come out on digital July 3 and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and On Demand July 17 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Schumer stars as Renee, a woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy.  After suffering a fall, she wakes up believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet.

The film also stars Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant, Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Campbell, Tom Hopper, Sasheer Zamata and Lauren Hutton.

I Feel Pretty earned $46.9 million at the box office.

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital bonus features include deleted scenes, a gag reel and the featurette “Being Pretty,” in which the cast reflects on what it means to be pretty.

Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare: Unrated Director’s Cut’ Due on Digital July 3, Disc July 17

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare: Unrated Director’s Cut will come out on digital, including Movies Anywhere, on July 3 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand July 17 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the horror film, a group of friends set out to enjoy their final spring break together, but a harmless game of Truth or Dare turns deadly when someone — or something — begins to punish those who tell a lie — or refuse the dare. Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars“) and Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf“) lead the cast of friends who work together to try and end the terrifying game. The film also stars Violett Beane (“The Flash”), Nolan Gerard Funk (Counterpart), Hayden Szeto (The Edge of Seventeen) and Sophia Taylor Ali (Famous in Love).

The film earned $40.3 million at the box office.

Bonus features on Blu-ray and DVD include the behind-the-scenes featurette “Game On: The Making of Truth or Dare”; “Directing the Deaths,” an inside look at the most memorable death scenes; and feature commentary with director Jeff Wadlow and actress Lucy Hale.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare will be available on Blu-ray combo pack which includes Blu-ray, DVD, digital and Movies Anywhere.

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare: Unrated Directors Cut (PRNewsfoto/Universal Pictures Home Enterta)

‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection’ coming May 22 from Universal

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection on May 22, in time for the theatrical debut of Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth installment in the series due in theaters June 22.

Available for the first time ever in 4K Ultra HD and featuring newly remastered versions of the films, the collection also includes Blu-ray and Digital via the Movies Anywhere app. The set features book-style packaging and hours of bonus content, including deleted scenes, storyboards, interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Jurassic Park, based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton, won three Academy Awards, spawned a series of sequels, and continues to be one of the highest-grossing franchises of all time, grossing more than $3 billion worldwide.

The set includes Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, from director Steven Spielberg; Jurassic Park III, from director Joe Johnston; and Jurassic World, from director Colin Trevorrow. Among the films’ stars are Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Bonus features include:

  • “Return to Jurassic Park,” a six-part documentary featuring interviews with the many of the cast members from the first three films, the filmmakers and Spielberg;
  • “Welcome to Jurassic World,” an in-depth look at the creation, look and feel of Jurassic World in whichTrevorrow and Spielberg discuss how the idea of the film came together and how the casting was decided with actors’ commentary on their roles and filming locations;
  • “Dinosaurs Roam Once Again,” behind-the-scenes look at the making ofJurassic World’s visual effects, how the dinosaurs came to life and how actors filmed scenes;
  • “Jurassic World: All-Access Pass,” in which Pratt and Trevorrow discuss key moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns;
  • deleted scenes;
  • and more than 40 additional bonus featurettes from all four films.

The 4K Ultra HD combo pack includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-ray version in 4K resolution.