Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - November 20, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians

What this week lacks in quantity of new titles hitting blu-ray and Ultra HD, it more than makes up for in quality with a handful of films making their home video debut and several classics getting lots of hi-def love.

Let’s kick it off this week with the new films debuting on blu-ray and/or 4K UltraHD high definition. First up is the wildly popular and critically successful romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon Chu. Warner Bros. is blessing the film’s fans with both an Ultra HD + blu-ray + Digital HD release and a blu-ray + DVD + Digital release which includes a director’s commentary and some gag reels and deleted scenes.

Also debuting for home theaters this week is Lionsgate’s hi-def release of the blistering comedy drama Blindspotting that comes to us in the form of a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital package that includes a couple of commentaries, making-of’s, and some deleted scenes.

The Ken Marino-directed romantic comedy Dog Days is getting a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital release on November 20th. Don’t discount this little feel-good comedy that went largely unnoticed in theaters earlier this year despite its crowd-pleasing message and all those four-legged friends with sloppy tongues.

Rounding out the films debuting for home theaters is the science fiction, road trip, family drama film called Kin which is getting a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy release from Lionsgate as well as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy release, both of which come with commentaries, making-of doc shorts (with commentary), deleted scenes, and an hour-long round table discussion with the film’s makers.

Several catalog titles are also getting our attention this week with Stanley Kubrick's science-fiction drama 2001: A Space Odyssey leading the way with a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD Steelbook release that features a new 4K scan. This is a great release folks and an easy day one purchase for collector’s but sadly, you’ll only be able to buy this from Best Buy stores as it it a Best Buy exclusive.

Candyman

Next up is the gut-wrenching thriller Candyman which gets a two-disc Collector’s Edition that includes a NEW 2K restoration from original negatives (of the theatrical cut and the uncut version) AND the New 2K scan Of The Original Negative With High Definition Inserts For The Uncut Footage From An Archival Film Print. In addition, the set is limited to just 2000 copies, so place your pre-orders now.

Criterion steps up big-time this week with several films getting the loving Criterion blu-ray treatment. Billy Wilder’s Marilyn Monroe comedy Some Like it Hot is on our list with the film getting a new 4K remaster which was completed by Park Circus in collaboration with MGM and Criterion. The release also features a whole slew of features with interviews (one from Norma Jean herself), a trio of behind-the-scenes featureless, a commentary, a trailer and an illustrated leaflet featuring an essay by author Sam Wasson, as well as technical credits.

Criterion keeps our “most wanted” ball rolling with its Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema Collector’s Edition Box Set which contains 30 discs and over 4000 minutes representing the most comprehensive collection of Bergman's work ever released on home video. The region-free release contains 39 movies with 41 cuts. This is a truly special release for film historians and blu-ray lovers alike.

Billy “The Kid” and his gang are back when Young Guns II hits blu-ray for the very first time while Jamie Banks’ psychological slasher Urban Legend and its sequel John Ottman’s Urban Legends: Final Cut hit blu-ray thanks to Scream Factory’s release of both films with tons of extra features including new audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, gag reel, and more. Also, there is nothing wrong with your television set as Kino Lorber releases the four disc set of all 17 episodes of the 1964-1965 television series, The Outer Limits with a Outer Limits: Season Two blu-ray box set. The five disc set comes from a brand new remaster and tons of extra features including alternate cuts, audio commentaries, promos, interviews, TV Spots and more.

And lastly, leave it to the good folks over at Vinegar Syndrome to give us our Most Wanted Blu-ray this week. The company recently revealed that it has completed a new 4K restoration of Rospo Pallenberg’s star-studded slasher Cutting Class that stars a young Brad Pitt. The big news here is that 30th anniversary blu-ray will contain the unrated, uncut version of the film. Says Vinegar Syndrome,

“To further commemorate the excitement of being able to watch sleaze-era Brad Pitt in HD, we’ve asked five of our favorite artists (Jay Shaw, Earl Kessler Jr., Derek Gabryszak, Chris Garofalo and Cody Brown) to each design a slipcover based upon their favorite kill in the film. Hence the ‘Killer Covers of Cutting Class’ package.”


So, there you have it. Our twelve most wanted blu-rays and Ultra HD’s for the week of November 20, 2018


Following is a list of notable titles that will be released on blu-ray and/or 4K this week on November 20, 2018:

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu and Novelist Kevin Kwan; Crazy Rich Fun; Gag Reel; Deleted Scenes

 

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Carlos López Estrada; Audio Commentary with Writers/Actors Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal; Deleted Scenes; Straight from the Town: Making Blindspotting Featurette; Carlos López Estrada: A Director's Featurette
     

Dog Days

Dog Days

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

 

Kin

Kin

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker and screenwriter Daniel Casey; "Thicker Than Water: The Making of Kin" 8-Part Documentary; "Enhanced Visual FX Breakdown" Featurette; "Bag Man: Original Short" with optional audio commentary by co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker; 10 Deleted Scenes; "Learned Behavior: Special Features at Work" hour-long round table discussion between Jonathan and Josh Baker and reknown filmmakers including 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg, Swiss Army Man directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, legendary special features producer Laurent Bouzereau (Jaws, Back to the Future, Ready Player One) and special features godfather Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Tusk)

 

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey - 4K Blu-ray - Best Buy Exlusive

SteelBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

Commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, Channel Four Documentary; 2001: The Making of a Myth; 4 Insightful Featurettes; Standing on the shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001; Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001; 2001: A Space Odyssey - A Look Behind the Future; What Is Out There?; 2001: FX and Early Conceptual Artwork; Look: Stanley Kubrick! Audio-Only Bonus: 1966 Kubrick; Interview Conducted by Jeremy Bernstein; Theatrical Trailer

 

Candyman

Candyman: Collector's Edition

Blu-ray | Deluxe Limited Edition | Limited to 2000

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

DISC ONE (THEATRICAL CUT):

• NEW 2K Restoration From A New 4K Scan Of The Original Negative, Supervised And Approved By Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond
• NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Bernard Rose And Actor Tony Todd
• NEW Audio Commentary With Authors Stephen Jones And Kim Newman
• Audio Commentary With Director Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul And Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen And Kasi Lemmons
• Audio Commentary With Bernard Rose, Moderated By The Movie Crypt's Adam Green And Joe Lynch
• "Sweets To The Sweet: The Candyman Mythos" Featuring Interviews With Writer/Director Bernard Rose, Executive Producer Clive Barker, Actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, And Kasi Lemmons
• "Clive Barker: Raising Hell" – An Interview With Author/Artist/Filmmaker Clive Barker
• Interview With Actor Tony Todd (2014)
• Bernard Rose's Storyboards
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spots
• Still Gallery
• Screenplay (BD-ROM)

DISC TWO (UNRATED CUT):

• NEW 2K Restoration From A New 4K Scan Of The Original Negative With High Definition Inserts For The Uncut Footage From An Archival Film Print
• NEW "Be My Victim" – An Interview With Tony Todd
• NEW "It Was Always You, Helen" – An Interview With Virginia Madsen
• NEW “Reflection In The Mirror” – An Interview With Actor Kasi Lemmons
• NEW "A Kid In Candyman" – An Interview With Actor DeJuan Guy
• NEW "The Writing On The Wall: The Production Design Of Candyman" – An Interview With Production Designer Jane Ann Stewart
• NEW "Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman" – Including Interviews With Special Makeup Effects Artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe And Mark Coulier
• NEW "A Story To Tell: Clive Barker's The Forbidden" – Writer Douglas E. Winter On Clive Barker's Seminal Books Of Blood And Candyman's Source Story, The Forbidden
• NEW "Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman" – A Critical Analysis Of The Film With Writers Tananarive Due And Steven Barnes

     

Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; Audio commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber; New program on Orry-Kelly's costumes for the film, featuring costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen; Three making-of documentaries; Appearance from 1982 by director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show; Conversation from 2001 between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin; French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon; Trailer; PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson

 

Ingmar Bergman Collection

Ingmar Bergman's Cinema

Blu-ray Box Set

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

OPENING NIGHT:

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Crisis (1946)
A Ship to India (1947)

Wild Strawberries (1957)

To Joy (1950)
Summer Interlude (1951)

Summer with Monika (1953)

Dreams (1955)
A Lesson in Love (1954)

CENTERPIECE ONE:

Scenes from a Marriage-
Television version (1973) | U.S. theatrical version (1974)
Saraband (2003)

From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Shame (1968)
The Passion of Anna (1969)

Fårö Document (1970)
Fårö Document 1979 (1979)

Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Winter Light (1963)
The Silence (1963)

The Virgin Spring (1960)

CENTERPIECE TWO:

The Seventh Seal (1957)

The Devil's Eye (1960)
All These Women (1964)

Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
The Rite (1969)

The Magician (1958)

The Magic Flute (1975)
After the Rehearsal (1984)

The Touch (1971)
The Serpent's Egg (1977)

CENTERPIECE THREE:

Persona (1966)

Thirst (1949)
Port of Call (1948)

Cries and Whispers (1972)

Waiting Women (1952)
Brink of Life (1958)

Autumn Sonata (1978)

CLOSING NIGHT:

Fanny and Alexander- Television version (1983) | Theatrical version (1982)

 

SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS

Thirty-nine films, including eighteen never before released by Criterion
Digital restorations, including a new 4K restoration of The Seventh Seal and new 2K restorations of Shame, The Touch, Waiting Women, and The Serpent's Egg, among many others, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks
Introductions to eleven of the films by director Ingmar Bergman
Six audio commentaries featuring film scholars Peter Cowie and Birgitta Steene
Over five hours of interviews with Bergman
Interviews with many of Bergman's key collaborators, including actors Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Bergman, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Liv Ullmann, and Max von Sydow and cinematographer Sven Nykvist
Daniel and Karin's Face, two rarely seen documentary shorts by Bergman
Documentaries about the making of Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander, The Magic Flute, The Serpent's Egg, The Touch, and Winter Light
Extensive programs about Bergman's life and work, including Bergman Island, . . . But Film Is My Mistress, Laterna Magica, Liv & Ingmar, and others
Behind-the-scenes footage, video essays, trailers, stills galleries, and more
PLUS: A lavishly illustrated 248-page book, featuring essays on the films by critics, scholars, and authors including Cowie, Alexander Chee, Molly Haskell, Karan Mahajan, Fernanda Solórzano, and many others; selections from Bergman's own writing and remarks on his work; and detailed guides to the feature films and supplements included in the set.

     

Young Guns II

Young Guns II

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

 

 Cutting Class

Cutting Class

Vinegar Syndrome Exclusive / Blu-ray + DVD

Street Date: 11/1202018

Special Features:

New 4K remaster

     

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits: Season Two

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

BRAND NEW REMASTERS; THE UNKNOWN – the alternate cut of "The Forms of Things Unknown" intended a pilot for a show that was never broadcasted; PLEASE STAND BY – the alternate cut of "The Galaxy Being" was the pilot episode shown to ABC executives which later on became THE OUTER LIMITS – with an optional commentary track by Film Historian Eric Grayson; AUDIO COMMENTARIES for 13 of the 17 episodes by Film Historians David J. Schow, Tim Lucas, Gary Gerani, Craig Beam, Reba Wissner and Steve Mitchell
12 TNT PROMOS with Robert Culp, Harlan Ellison, Martin Landau, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner and Leslie Stevens (21:55); DAVID J. SCHOW – Showtime Interview (22:45); THE OUTER LIMITS PHENOMENON (12:08); PENN & TELLER TNT Host Segments (20:41); CLIFF ROBERTSON – THE GALAXY BEING – Full TNT Interview (36:00); JOSEPH STEFANO – Full TNT Interview (1:04:47); JOANNA FRANK – ZZZZZ – Full TNT Interview (21:02)
TNT Interview with Casting Director Meryl O'Loughlin (23:44); CREATURE FEATURES with DAVID J. SCHOW (2:39); The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival - The Outer Limits - March 10, 2000 - with guests David M. Schow, Robert H. Justman, Lou Morheim, Conrad L. Hall, Martin Landau, Joseph Stefano (73:09); PROJECT UNLIMITED – Commentary by David J. Schow (20:21); ABC NEW YEAR'S PROMO (0:43); WHAT'S NEW ON ABC? – 1963 Promo with Edie Adams (6:32); 5 TV SPOTS (4:30); Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

 

Urban Legends

Urban Legends: Final Cut

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/20/2018

Special Features:

NEW The Legend Continues: Urban Legends: Final Cut including interviews with producers Gina Matthews, Michael McDonnell, executive producers Nick Osborne, Brad Luff, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, writer Silvio Horta, actors Loretta Devine and Rebecca Gayheart; NEW interview with actress Jessica Cauffiel; Audio Commentary with director John Ottman; Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director John Ottman; Vintage Making of Featurette; Gag Reel; Theatrical Trailer; Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

Here are some other notable releases coming this Tuesday:

  • Cabaret
  • The Last Seduction
  • Django
  • The Glen Miller Story
  • Holy Motors
  • We The Animals

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