Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - November 13, 2018

The Meg

So let's get this week's Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K UHD started off with some titles making their home video debut. The first out of the water is the John Turteltaub-directed and Jason Statham starred shark thriller The Meg which features a 4K UltraHD + Blu-ray + Digital HD release as well as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital version. Sadly, the only features for both release will be a "Creating the Beast" and a "Chomp on This: The Making of the Meg" featurette. Later this month on the 27th, Warner will hit us in 3D with a region-free Blu-ray 3D + blu-ray + Digital HD version.

Another film making its home video debut this week is Mark Wahlberg's espionage action thriller film Mile 22 which comes to us in the form of a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital release accompanied by several featurettes, interviews, behind-the-scenes looks, and a trailer. This is a nice release with plenty of extras. Too bad the film itself wasn't given the same detailed attention.

The boy and his dog story Alpha marks its home video debut with a Blu-ray + Digital release that will feature the director's cut of the film in addition to the theatrical cut. An alternate opening, commentaries, deleted scenes and four featurettes will also be featured in the release from Sony Pictures.

Next up is the much-anticipated 4K upgrade from Lionsgate to three classic Sylvester Stallone action films. Yes, that's right, First Blood, Rambo: First Blood - Part II, and Rambo III are each getting 4K Ultra HD + blu-ray + Digital releases this week. The release is marked by several NEW featurettes plus tons of extra supplemental material that has been ported over from previous home video releases.

Dennis Hopper's 1971 horse wrangler drama The Last Movie is also getting special attention this week and we want! The release features a new 4K scan from the 35mm originals camera negative by L'Immagine Ritrovata. Accompanying the film will be the theatrical trailer, missing scenes, several featurettes, interviews and a restoration demo that we are really looking forward to watching.

A couple of television series are getting the hi-def home video treatment this week. Claire Foy's British drama The Crown: Season Two is getting a blu-ray release as is Star Trek: Discovery - Season One which is also getting a pretty cool Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook release from Paramount. Can't say we are big fans of the retail exclusives, but if that's your thing, you can pick yourself up a copy on the 13th.

Next up is the Anniversary Edition of the 1981 BBC series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which gets a blu-ray upgrade this week. We are a bit leery about this one however as word has it that the feature has been cropped and upscaled. Perhaps a ton of extras and supplemental can make up for this oversight if indeed the cropping issues prove to be true.

Dances With Wolves

Next up is a release from Severin Films that has us going crazy here. And that is The Blood Island Collection which is a newly remastered release of the complete Blood Island Trilogy PLUS the acclaimed prequel. This release comes in a four-disc box and features uncut scans from recently discovered film elements in addition to numerous all-new Special Features. The release includes Terror is a Man, Brides of Blood, Mad Doctor of Blood, and Beast of Blood. But wait, there's more! Severin's special edition Blood Island Collection is also available in their Blood Island Collection-themed bundle called the Blood Oath Bundle that comes with tons of extra goodies, like a treasure map , enamel pin, coasters, a swizzle stick, and recipe cards.

And last but not least is our most wanted this week of November 13, 2018. Shout Factory is giving special attention to a twenty-eight year old classic by giving us a Limited Collector's Edition Steelbook release of Kevin Costner's seven-time Oscar winning epic western film Dances With Wolves. Sadly, the release will not include a 4K Ultra HD Edition, however, it will contain the extended director’s cut AND the original theatrical cut that is making its blu-ray debut. You read that right. It has been a quite long-standing disappointment to many fans of the film as they’ve never been able to watch the theatrical cut in hi-def blu-ray. Reason enough right there to own a copy. Shout Factory to the rescue!


Following is a list of notable titles that will be released on blu-ray and/or 4K this week on November 13, 2018:

The Meg

The Meg - 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD

4K Ultra HD | Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

Chomp On This: The Making Of The Meg; Creating The Beast

 

Mile 22

Mile 22 - Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

Overwatch: Follow the "Overwatch"; Introducing Iko; Iko Fight; Bad Ass Women; BTS Stunts;Modern Combat; Colombia; trailers
     

Alpha

Alpha - Blu-ray + Digital HD

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

Director's cut of the film; theatrical cut; Alternate Opening and Ending with Commentaries; Deleted Scenes with Commentaries; Four Featurettes

 

The Last Movie

The Last Movie - Blu-ray + Digital HD

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

4K Restoration

 

The Crown Season Two

The Crown - The Complete Second Season - Blu-ray

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

 

Star Trek: Discovery Season one

Star Trek: Discovery - Season One - Blu-ray

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

Deleted and Extended Scenes; discovering discovery: the concepts and casting of Star Trek: discovery; the Star Trek theme; creature comforts; designing discovery; creating space; prop me up; feeding frenzy; hey female touch; dress for success; Star Trek discovery: the voyage of season one

     

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Anniversary Edition

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

 

Blood Island

The Blood Island Collection - Blu-ray

4K Ultra HD + CD

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

Terror is a Man: new 4K remaster of the film; Man Becomes Creature: Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman Dawn of Blood Island: Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero Terror Creature: Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales" When the Bell Rings: Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb Trailer Poster & Still Gallery Reversible BLOOD CREATURE Cover

Mad Doctor of Blood Island: new 4K remaster of the film; Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger; Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman; Tombs of the Living Dead: Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales"; A Taste of Blood: Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb; The Mad Doctor of Blood Island: Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero; Trailer; Poster & Still Gallery; Bonus Disc: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD (in box set only) Reversible TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD Cover

Brides of Blood: new 4K remaster of the film;Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman; Jungle Fury: Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero; Here Comes the Bride: Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman; Beverly Hills on Blood Island: Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills;Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND Title Sequence and JUNGLE FURY Title Card; Teaser Trailer; Trailer; Poster & Still Gallery; Reversible ISLAND OF LIVING HORROR Cover

Beast of Blood: new 4K remaster of the film; Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman Celeste and the Beast: An Interview with Celeste Yarnall Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils: Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia Super 8 Digest Version Trailer Poster & Still Gallery

     

First Blood

First Blood - 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

New "Rambo Takes the 80s Part 1" Featurette; "Making Of" Featurette; Alternate Ending; Outtake; Deleted Scene; "Restoration" Featurette; "The Real Nam" Featurette; "Forging Heroes" Featurette; "How to Become Rambo Part 1" Featurette; Audio Commentary by Sylvester Stallone; Audio Commentary by David Morrell; Theatrical Trailer

 

 Rambo 2

Rambo: First Blood - Part II - 4K Blu-ray

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

New "Rambo Takes the '80s Part 2" Featurette; "We Get To Win This Time" Featurette; "Action in the Jungle" Featurette
"The Last American POW" Featurette; "Sean Baker – Fulfilling a Dream" Featurette; "Interview with Sylvester Stallone" Featurette; "Interview with Richard Crenna" Featurette; "Behind the Scene" Featurette; "How to Become Rambo Part 2" Featurette; Audio Commentary by George P. Cosmatos; Theatrical Trailer; Original TV Spots

     

Rambo 3

Rambo III - 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

NEW "Rambo Takes the '80s Part 3" Featurette; "Full Circle" Featurette; "A Hero's Journey" Featurette; "Rambo's Survival Hardware" Featurette; Alternative Beginning; Deleted Scenes; "Interview with Sylvester Stallone" Featurette; "Afghanistan – A Land in Crisis" Featurette; "Guts and Glory" Featurette; "Behind the Scenes" Featurette; "Trautman & Rambo" Featurette; "How to Become Rambo Part 3" Featurette; "Selling a Hero" Featurette; Audio Commentary by Peter MacDonald; Theatrical Trailer; Original TV Spots

 

Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves - SteelBook / Limited Collector's Edition

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/13/2018

Special Features:

DISC ONE: Theatrical Cut of the film

DISC TWO: Extended Cut of the film

Audio Commentary with actor/producer/director Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson; Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Semler and editor Neil Travis

DISC THREE:

A Day in the Life on the Western Frontier; The Original Making of Dances with Wolves; The Creation of an Epic – A Retrospective Documentary; Music Video; Five Vignettes (Second Wind, Confederate March and Music, Getting the Point, Burying the Hatchet, Animatronic Buffalo); TV Spots; Theatrical Trailer; Poster and Photo Galleries

Other titles coming to blu-ray this week on November 13, 2018:

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis 4K
Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead
Pixar Short Films Collection
The Blue Dahlia - 1946
Single White Female
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure
Bright Lights, Big City
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
The Gingerbread Man
Basic Instinct 2
Bloodlust
School Daze

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