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New 4k Blu-ray Releases This Week: Apocalypse Now, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Rocketman & more

This week is a big week for not only new Blu-ray releases but new 4k titles as well. Scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27 are five new Ultra HD Blu-ray movies — three of them also releasing to Limited Edition SteelBooks from Best Buy. Here’s a look at what will be hitting shelves on 4k Blu-ray this week.


Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut will be available in a 4-disc edition with three cuts of the film: The Final Cut (183 minutes), Redux Extended Cut (202 minutes), and Theatrical Version (153 minutes) as well as new and previously-released bonus material. Over 11 months and 2,700 hours were spent on cleaning and restoring the film’s 300,173 frames which were scanned from the original negative for the first time. And, the soundtrack was also upgraded to Dolby Atmos for an immersive sound experience engineered for home viewing. The 40th Anniversary Edition includes one UHD BD, three Blu-rays, and Digital Copy. Order Now


Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Releasing to both a standard edition and Limited Edition SteelBook from Best Buy, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be the first Warner Bros. 4k Blu-ray title to feature HDR10+ along with Dolby Vision and HDR10. For audio, the 4k movie features an immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack backed by Dolby TrueHD 7.1 and optional subtitles in English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Parisian French, Brazilian and Portuguese. The 2-disc Blu-ray edition includes a 4k disc, Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copy as well as plenty of extras. Order Now


Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman on 4k Blu-ray is presented in 2160p resolution with HDR provided in both Dolby Vision and HDR10. The English language soundtrack is offered in Dolby Atmos and 24-bit Dolby TrueHD 7.1 with subtitles in English SDH. And, over 75 minutes of bonus content with four extended musical sequences, 10 deleted & extended scenes, sing-along tracks, and more are included with the combo editions from Paramount. Order Now

Stand By Me 4k Blu-ray

Stand By Me (1986)

Rob Reiner’s Oscar-nominated Stand By Me was rescanned in 4k and remastered for Ultra HD Blu-ray. The film is presented in 2160p at 1.85:1 aspect ratio with High Dynamic Range using the HDR10 spec. And, the new 4k edition features an upgraded Dolby Atmos soundtrack with new bonus material including never-before-seen deleted scenes and alternate scenes. You should note this edition does not appear to include a Digital Copy — although we have not seen the back insert or slipcover to confirm. Order Now


The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 on 4k Blu-ray supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10+ — the improvement to HDR10 that provides scene-by-scene metadata for dynamic color range (there are just over a dozen UHD BD titles that support HDR10+). Along with the standard release, there’s also a Limited Edition SteelBook from Best Buy. The soundtrack is provided in Dolby Atmos (English) and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 (French and Spanish). And, the 2-disc edition includes over 80 minutes of bonus material and a Digital Copy. Order Now

New Releases This Week: Rocketman, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Godzilla: King of the Monsters & more

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