Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - June 18, 2019

UsAnd another friendly hi-def hello to our fellow blu-ray geeks. Welcome to the weekly look at our most wanted titles coming to blu-ray and/or 4K Ultra HD for the week of June 18, 2019.

Kicking off this week on blu-ray is a big one. Jordan Peele's horror materpiece Us is coming home to blu-ray and 4K UHD in multiple editions including a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition, a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD edition and a fantastic looking Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition that features a simple pair of gold scissors on the cover. If you've seen the horror film, you certainly understand the significance and it will likely bring a chill to your bones.

Also, something getting our attention this week comes from Shout Factory in the form of the Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 Blu-ray which includes four films spread across the two disc set. First up is The Black Cat, followed by The Raven, The Invisible Ray, and Black Friday. The set is chock-full of brand new commentaries, featurettes, and other bonus materials. A set any horror fan will be proud to own.

Another significant release this week is Popeye The Sailor: 1940s, Volume 2 Blu-ray and it comes from the Warner Archive Collection. The release contains brand new 4K remasters of 15 classic Popeye cartoons on a single blu-ray disc.

Also coming out on blu-ray this week and making its home video debut is the family-oriented animated film Wonder Park from Paramount that includes a handful of cool bonus features.

Scream Factory is putting out a swell looking blu-ray release of the 1957 classic creature feature, The Monolith Monsters which features a couple of new audio commentaries by film historians and professors of film studies.

Seven other films make our list of twelve significant blu-ray/4K UHD release this week, including Mississippi Burning, The Scorpion King (4K UHD, Corvette Summer, The Running Man, Beach Bum, May it Last, and The Silent Partner.


Here is what is coming out on blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This week

Universal HorrorThe Universal Horror Collection (The Black Cat / The Raven / The Invisible Ray / Black Friday)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 18, 2019

The Black Cat

The Raven

The Invisible Ray

Black Friday


Popeye the Sailor Collection Volume 2 Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 2 Blu-ray (DigiBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Warner Archive Collection / Paramount Technicolor cartoons

Street Date: June 18, 2019

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Mississippi BurningMississippi Burning (Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber

Street Date: June 18, 2019

When a group of civil rights workers goes missing in a small Mississippi town, FBI agents Alan Ward (Willem Dafoe) and Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman) are sent in to investigate. Local authorities refuse to cooperate with them, and the African American community is afraid to, precipitating a clash between the two agents over strategy. As the situation becomes more volatile, the direct approach is abandoned in favor of more aggressive, hard-line tactics.


The Scorpion KingThe Scorpion King (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: June 18, 2019


Corvette Summer (Blu-ray)Corvette Summer

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: June 18, 2019

A cherry Corvette Stingray. A gorgeous girl. And a summer in glittery Las Vegas. What more does a guy need for the wildest, weirdest, funniest, freakiest time of his life? Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Annie Potts (Designing Women) make comedic and romantic sparks fly in a revved-up tale of car-brained Kenny (Hamill), who trails a Corvette that's mysteriously boosted after his high-school shop class restores it to perfection. The trail leads to Fun Capital, USA, and a ditzy diversion (Potts) whose dream is to become…a hooker? This damsel in distress needs a white knight on a candy-apple, metal-flake, superior-mags, mercury-tubes steed — right, Kenny? Both are in for a summer they'll never forget.

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Running ManThe Running Man (Blu-ray)

Arrow Academy

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Rex Black (Laurence Harvey, Walk On The Wild Side) has successfully faked his death in a plane crash and escaped to sunny Málaga under a new identity, waiting for his wife Stella (Lee Remick, Anatomy Of A Murder) to arrive with £50,000 of life insurance money. It’s the start of a blissful, trouble-free new life for the couple – until Stephen (Alan Bates, Gosford Park), the insurance agent in charge of investigating Rex’s death, suddenly arrives in town. Is he just holidaying in Spain, as he claims, or is he on assignment to foil Rex’s scheme?

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Beach BumBeach Bum (Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: June 18, 2019

The Beach Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers). A NEON production.


May It LastMay It Last (Blu-ray)

Oscilloscope Pictures

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett. Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers' decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their 2016 collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the critically-acclaimed album “True Sadness,” released on American Recordings/Republic Records. Using the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong creative partnership put to the test as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a concert documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.

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The Silent PartnerThe Silent Partner (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 11, 2019

A tormented girl (Susan Denberg) drowns herself after her lover is framed for her father's murder and guillotined. Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), experimenting with the transfer of souls, places her lover s soul into her body, bringing Christina back to life. With no memories of her past life, she becomes driven by a ghostly revenge and carries out a violent retribution on those responsible for both deaths.

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The Monolith MonstersThe Monolith Monsters (Steelbook Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 11, 2019

While searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and one of the locals, town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory doing genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When they are accidentally released from the compound, the deadly school of eating machines head downstream and eat everything, and anything, in their path.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the river ...


Wonder ParkWonder Park (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: June 11, 2019

Wonder Park is the story of a young girl named June with a big imagination who makes an incredible discovery—the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world's wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park. Action-packed and brimming with laughs, Wonder Park is a ride the whole family will love.


And now for our MOST WANTED ON BLU-RAY AND 4K for the week of June 18, 2019

UsUs 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Set along the North California coastline, Adelaide Wilson (Nyong'o) reluctantly returns to her beachside childhood home with her family and finds that she is haunted by unresolved trauma from her past along with a string of eerie coincidences. As darkness falls after a tense day at the beach, the Wilsons discover four figures standing in their driveway. They soon realize this is only the beginning of their troubles as they find that the four figures are terrifying and uncanny opponents: doppelgängers of themselves.

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