The first real full week of September is just around the corner, pumpkin spice has been in the air for about three weeks, in our food and beer. We’ve informed you that it’s going to be a big month for 4K disc shoppers, this week is just a warm-up.
Welcome to part 3, episode 16 of our weekly publishing guide. A look at the highlights of what’s coming to the disc this week, as well as a look at last week’s announcements.
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-
Let’s go! Actually, this week is not that bad for 4K shoppers, unless you’re a big Star Trek fan. To me that means it’s bad! But before we do that, let’s first mention the only new release title. Like other recent titles of theirs, Universal chose to announce this one with virtually no notice. I haven’t seen it myself, but I have everything else in the franchise on 4K disc. I read that it was censored in China and they also added a “Crime Doesn’t Pay” message at the end, I’m referring to Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Moving on to what has been described as “the final frontier,” there are plenty of Star Trek releases this week. Since it makes sense to start at the beginning, let’s start with Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The most complete edition is dubbed The Director’s Edition The Complete Adventure and includes the theatrical, directorial and the 1983 longer TV editions. For an overview of all three versions and their features, visit the link to read the review, then you can order it there. If you want to add the Director’s Edition with a new Atmos mix, a new Dolby Vision pass, and you don’t care about the TV edition, the release is simply labeled The Director’s Edition is for you.
Have you bought the original collection of 4 movies and just want to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Land? Yes, these links will send you that direction. As much as I hate to double dip, mathematically it might make sense to buy Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6 Movie Collection to get everything in one package (minus the TV version of The film). Prefer singles for all movies? Star Trek II: The Revenge of Khan, Star Trek III: The Quest for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home can also be purchased that way, and they all feature the movie poster artwork.
Scream Factory has The Funhouse (1981) to get in the mood for Halloween (and pumpkin spice).
If you collect Criterion releases, or if you are looking for a good movie, Blow out starring John Travolta may be in your collection on Tuesday.
Semi-double dip of 3:10 to Yuma comes out, but as one of those Best Buy Exclusive Slipcover Style SteelBooks. A Quiet Place – 2 Movie Collection is also available, two for the price of one, right?
Thirty or so domestic release blu-ray titles this week. As we do every week, let’s list the blu-ray counterparts of the above titles first.
From Universal, Minions: The Rise of Grualternately there is one Exclusive purpose to choose from, and finally from Paramount, Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director’s Edition), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Land.
A kind of blu-ray counterpart, but new, Minions: 2 Movie Collection also comes through Universal. The comedy of 2022 Mrs Harris is going to Paris is also available this week from Universal Pictures.
This week’s LionsGate entry is in the Thriller category with Paradise highway.
TV on disc this week contains Peacemaker: The Complete First Season (no order link yet, delayed??) and Young Sheldon: The Complete Fifth Seasonboth through Warner Bros.
The Warner Archive label releases Rachel, Rachel also this week.
Anime highlights include: Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Set 13 (The Vessel), Magical Warfare: Complete Collection and RE-MAIN – The Complete Season.
Honorable Mention: Two sold-out Vincent Price gems are reissued, with covers this time from Kino Lorber, they are The elongated box and Twice Told Stories.
Not to mention, Kino presents three 3D film archive restorations packaged together and labeled as Paravision Dreams: The Golden Age 3D Movies of Pine and Thomas. Check out our review, buy your copy today. Kino Lorber continues to find ways to take my money.
Imprint Films ‘August’ releases are available on Amazon this Friday;
Sandpiper Pictures will be re-releasing multiple Woody Allen titles in October/November, all of which are no longer available in Twilight Time releases.
The cult favorite Pulp Fiction appears on track for a 4K release, word is it will be December 6.
Multiple Christmas Favorites Getting 4K Discs in November view our article here. Titles to date include: National Lampoon’s Christmas Holiday, A Christmas Story, The North Pole on purpose, The original Christmas classics and Elf. Pool Express also gets a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook.
Saturday evening feverand a number of Shout Factory titles have also been announced for 4K, view the article here. Titles include: The company of wolves, rollerball, Second-hand carsand Piranha.
4K release calendar
2K/BD Release Calendar
Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wish list, whether it’s an impulse buy or waiting for the right price?