Tuesday, Oct. 17 will bring several new 4k Blu-ray releases to shelves, including a couple limited editions from the Spider-Man franchise release of the most recent film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Let’s take a closer look at what’s coming this week. Interested in a title? Just click on “More Details” to get more information about each 4k Blu-ray release.
Apollo 13 (1995) was remastered for Blu-ray a couple years ago to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the film, but now the movie will get also get a 4k Blu-ray release from Universal Pictures. The 4k Blu-ray edition features an immersive English DTS:X and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, as well as HDR (High Dynamic Range) color improvements with the HDR10 specification. Bonus features, such as commentary from director Ron Howard, have been previously released, but this film has never looked so good in a home theater! More Details
The release of Universal Studios’ Serenity to 4k Blu-ray comes about a month after Firefly The Complete Series hit stores in a 15th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition. On Ultra HD Blu-ray, Serenity is presented in 2160p at 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio with HDR enabled by the HDR10 specification. And, the English soundtrack features immersive DTS:X audio backed by DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Extras include feature commentary with Director Joss Whedon, deleted and extended scenes, “A Filmmaker’s Journey, U-Control content, and several bonus featurettes. More Details
One of last summer’s blockbusters, the 4k Blu-ray editions of Spider-Man: Homecoming feature over 60 minutes of bonus material such as deleted scenes, a gag reel and the “Spidey Study Guide” with facts about the movie and comic books. There are also 4 never-before-seen alternate Captain America PSAs with Chris Evans, 7 behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a photo gallery. The movie is also available in a special mask edition from Sony Pictures that’s a bit hard to find on Amazon (the title of the product doesn’t include “4k” or “ultra hd”, so just search for “spider-man: homecoming.” And, BestBuy has their own limited Steelbook Blu-ray edition with custom artwork on the cover. More Details
Amazing Spider-Man Limited Edition Collection
This 2 movie collection from Sony Pictures is yet another item that’s hard to find on Amazon. Search by the strangely listed title “Amazing Spider-Man 2 / Amazing Spider-Man, the – Set” or better yet just search by the ASIN No. “B06XZBSLDV” to find this limited edition. The 5-disc set includes both The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 4k Ultra HD, along with copies on Blu-ray disc and digital via an UltraViolet redemption code. A bonus disc contains The Stan Lee Legacy: From Comic Book to Homecoming, 15 rare archival featurettes, and close to 10 hours of additional archival extras. The discs are formatted in 2160p at 2.40:1 widescreen aspect ratio with HDR10 color improvements. The English soundtrack is offered Dolby Atmos backed by Dolby TrueHD 7.1. More Details
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey has been remastered for release on 4k Blu-ray. The new Ultra HD “Grinchmas Edition” features an English soundtrack in DTS:X and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, and, video is presented in 2160p at 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio with High Dynamic Range color provided via HDR10. Bonus material includes deleted scenes, Spotlight on Location, visual effects, feature commentary with director Ron Howard, and more. The edition also includes a Blu-ray and Digital Copy via iTunes or UltraViolet. More Details