Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - October 16, 2018

There aren't a lot of titles getting the 4K treatment this week, but those that are will definitely find their way to our list of the Most Wanted blu-rays for the week of October 16, 2018.

A couple horror titles initially stand out with Halloween II getting a spiffy Steelbook release from Scream Factory that features a brand new 4K master of the theatrical cut of the film. The two-disc release is also marked with the inclusion of both the theatrical and television cuts of the film along with audio commentaries and several bonus features.

The second horror title to grab our attention is Halloween III: Season of the Witch which is also getting a Steelbook release from Shout Factory. This release will also include a new 4K remaster of the theatrical cut of the film. The two-disc set will also include the original television cut with added footage not seen in the theatrical version. A couple of audio commentaries and numerous bonus features are also included.

Several biggies are next on our list with Ant-Man and the Wasp getting the 4K Ultra HD treatment with no fewer than six different editions of the film to hit retailers' shelves in the form of a Blu-ray + Digital Limited Superhero Sticker Sheet edition that includes a sheet of peel-off superhero stickers, a Target Exclusive 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition, a Cinematic Universe 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD Edition, a Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD Edition, and a Wal-Mart Exclusive Blu-ray Edition. How's that for total saturation?

Another biggie this week is Kino Lorber's release of Trilogy of Terror from legendary director Dan Curtis who teams up with writers Richard Matheson, and William F. Nolan to present three tales of horrific suspense in this made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black (House of 1,000 Corpses, Easy Rider), who plays four distinct roles. The blu-ray only release features a brand new 4K restoration of the film, a couple of new audio commentaries, and several featurettes and bonus features.

But here's the biggie that really blows our skirt up. The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Edition 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray, and the The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Gift Set / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray that includes a collectible bowling bag, bowling ball pencil holder, ball polishing cloth, and sweater(!) that retails for $47.33. How cool is that?

We are also interested in the blu-ray releases of a couple of new films. The horror/hriller Unfriended: The Dark Web is getting its blu-ray debut, while the Whitney Houston documentary simply called Whitney is also coming to blu-ray for the first time this week.

Several catalog titles are getting new releases this week in the form of the classic To Kill a Mockingbird, 1985's John Hughes-Directed Weird Science, and Yes; Yessongs which covers the band's 1973 Close to the Edge concert tour are also on our radar this week.

 


Following is a list of notable titles that will be released on blu-ray and/or 4K this week on October 16, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp

4K Ultra HD | Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

Director's Intro by Peyton Reed; Making-of Featurettes; Gag Reel and Outtakes; Deleted Scenes (with commentary by Director Peyton Reed)

 

Unfriended: Dark Web

Unfriended: Dark Web

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

Three Alternate Endings: Who Deserves to Live?

     

Original Christmas Specials

The Original Christmas Specials Collection

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Cricket On The Hearth; Frosty the Snowman; The Little Drummer Boy; Santa Claus is Coming to Town

 

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski (20th Anniversary Edition)

Blu-ray | 4K Ultra HD

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

 

Trilogy of Terror

Trilogy of Terror

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Karen Black and writer William F. Nolan "Richard Matheson; featurettes; Limited Edition Booklet essay; Newly Commissioned Art; Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase

 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Signature Edition

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

New restoration; commentaries; visual essay; featurettes; trailers

     

Halloween II

Halloween II - 30th Anniversary Edition Steelbook

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

Alternate ending; deleted scenes; documentary

 

Halloween II

Halloween III: Season of the Witch - Limited Edition Steelbook

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

4K remaster; Original Television Cut With Added Footage Not Seen In The Theatrical Version; audio commentaries; making-of-featurette; deleted scenes alternate ending; still gallery; trailer

     

To Kill a Mockingbrid - Blu-ray Review

To Kill a Mockingbird

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

  • U-Control: Scene Companion; A Conversation with Gregory Peck; Fearful Symmetry: The Making of To Kill a Mockingbird; Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance Speech; American Film Institute Life Achievement Award; Excerpt from Tribute to Gregory Peck; Scout Remembers; Feature Commentary with Director Robert Mulligan and Producer Alan Pakula; 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics Theatrical Trailer
 

 Weird Science

Weird Science

Blu-ray Collector's Edition

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

     

Yessongs

Yes - Yessongs

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

Four limited edition, full-color, 5.7 x 4.6 postcards; Track listing: 1. All Good People; 2. The Clap; 3. And You And I; 4. Rick's Solo; 5. Roundabout; 6. Yours Is No Disgrace; 7. Wurm

 

Whitnes

Whitney

Blu-ray

Street Date: 10/16/2018

Special Features:

Audio commentary; Motion Photo Gallery

Other titles coming to blu-ray this week on October 16, 2018:

Shampoo
City Slickers
Shampoo
Kazaam
Antz
The Prince of Egypt
The Original Christmas Specials Collection
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Black Sails
Down a Dark Hall
The House on Sorority Row
The Last House on the Left
Tremors 5: Bloodlines
Far and Away
Fried Green Tomatoes
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
High Plains Drifter
Arizona HD
Rooster Cogburn
Parenthood
Coal Miner's Daughter
Two Mules for Sister Sara
An American Taile
Kick-Ass 2
Get Him to the Greek
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Lucy
12 Monkeys
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