Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - November 27, 2018

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A bit of a slow week on the blu-ray and 4K front, but there are several gems that will be released this Tuesday, November 27, 2018, among them the one we have been waiting for since its announcement this past summer from Criterion that tops our list of Most Wanted blu-rays this week.

But first, let’s run through the list of other titles hitting blu-ray and/or 4K Ultra HD this week which starts with a film getting its home video debut. Sony is releasing a blu-ray + digital edition of its missing person thriller called Searching which stars John Cho and Debra Messing. The release will contain four two extra features, an easter egg hunt, and an audio commentary.

Next up is another Sony Pictures release (they seem to be leading they pack this year with their 4K blu-ray releases) - the 4K Ultra HD 25th Anniversary Edition of 1993’s Academy Award-winning drama Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

Arrow Academy is releasing the Robert Altman-directed classic Gosford Park on blu-ray this week with a new 2K restoration from a 4K scan that the film’s DP (Andrew Dunn) supervised specifically for this release. It will feature a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio track, several audio commentaries, interviews, making-of’s, cast Q&As, deleted scenes, 43-page booklet; and reversible artwork.

Another release that is making our pants go crazy is Shout Factory’s 4-movie The Critters Collection Blu-ray set that contains Critters, Critters 2: The Main Course, Critter 3, and Critters 4 each with new material, commentaries, featurettes, and a new 2K remaster of the first two films in the box set.

MVD Visual gets into the action in a big way this week with a couple of titles that the company is giving the blu-ray treatment. The first is the blu-ray release of Sharon Stone’s 2006 Basic Instinct 2 which will contain the R-rated theatrical version in addition to the unrated extended cut of the film. The company will also untangle our tingle with the Collector’s Edition release of Gerard Damiano’s Deep Throat which stars Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems and will feature a new 2K HD transfer. Oh, man all that hair… in 2K.

Blue Underground is releasing the 3-disc Limited Edition of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie which includes Zombie 2 and Zombie Flesh Eaters. The cool thing here is that there will be three different versions of the slip cover, the regular cover, Cover B: Splinter, and Cover C: Worms.

There will also be a Best Buy Exclusive 2-disc Steelbook 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD release of Charlize Theron’s spy thriller Atomic Blonde this week.

Also this week, Kino Lorber is releasing Robert Aldrich’s gangster film The Grissom Gang which stars Kim Darby, Robert Lansing, and Connie Stevens. The film has received a new 4K remaster from the original camera negative, and will contain an interview, an audio commentary, and a trailer.

The HBO series Sharp Objects is getting its blu-ray debut this week with the entire first season (eight episodes) coming out on blu-ray + Digital Copy with a handful of special features, while Elvis is getting some love with the Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special - 50th Anniversary Edition blu-ray + CD hitting retailers' shelves.

The Magnificent Ambersons

And finally, Criterion is responsible for our Most Wanted blu-ray release this week when it drops Orson Welles’ 1942 classic period drama The Magnificent Ambersons on a blu-ray Digipack. The film has been reborn with a brand new 4K restoration. Accompanying the film on the disc will be two audio commentaries, new interviews, new video essays, a handful of special features and archival footage plus a trailer.

So, there you have it. Our twelve most wanted blu-rays and Ultra HD’s for the week of November 27, 2018


Following is a list of notable titles that will be released on blu-ray and/or 4K this week on November 27, 2018:

Searching

Searching

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Changing The Language Of Cinema; Update Username: Cast and Characters; Searching For Easter Eggs; Audio Commentary with Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian

 

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Filmmakers audio commentary; deleted scenes; music video for "Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen; People Like Us: Making Philadelphia documentary; One Foot on a Banana Peel, and the Other Foot in the Grave documentary; courthouse protest footage and interviews; Joe Millers Macready and Schiltz Legal Services TV spot; original making out featurette; theatrical trailer
     

Gosford Park

Godford Park

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Audio Commentaries; Executive Service; Acting Upper Class; The Making of Gosford Park; The Authenticity of Gosford Park; Q&A with Cast and Crew; Deleted Scenes; Theatrical Trailer; Forty-three Page Booklet

 

Critters Collection

The Critters Collection

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

New 2K remaster of the film; new audio commentary with producers; new auto commentary with critter designers; They Bite!: The Making of CRITTERS featuring interviews; behind the scenes footage; ultimate ending; theatrical trailer; TV spots; still Gallery;

 

Basic Instinct 2

Basic Instinct 2

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

We are ready theatrical version plus I'm really extended cut of the film; featurette; audio commentary; ten deleted scenes with optional director commentary; alternate ending; original theatrical trailer

 

Deep Throat

Deep Throat: Collector's Edition

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:


     

Zombie

Lucio Fulci’s Zombie

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!; Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD; NEW! Audio Commentary #1; Audio Commentary #2; NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead – Interview; Introduction by Guillermo del Toro; Zombie Wasteland Interviews; Flesh Eaters on Film Interview; Deadtime Stories Interviews; World of the Dead Interviews; Zombi Italiano Interviews; Notes on a Headstone Interview; All in the Family Interview; Collectable Booklet with new essay; Poster and Still Gallery; Theatrical Trailers; TV Spots; Radio Spots

 

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde - Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Audio Commentary; Featurettes; Storyboard Comparisons; Deleted Scenes; UltraViolet Digital Copy
     

The Grissom Gang

The Grissom Gang

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Brand new 4K remaster of the film struck from the camera negative; Interview with Star Scott Wilson; Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson; Theatrical Trailer

 

 Sharp objects

Sharp Objects - The Complete First Season

Blu-ray + Digital Copy

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Creating Wind Gap; Inside the Mind of Gillian Flynn; Anatomy of a Scene: Calhoun Day; Character pieces

     

Elvis

Elvis: '68 Comeback Special - 50th Anniversary Edition

Blu-ray

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Offers every previously released audio / visual material from the TV special including rare outtakes; Plus a deluxe book filled with rare photos and a newly-compiled oral history of the making of the historic music program

 

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

Digipack

Street Date: 11/27/2018

Special Features:

Brand new 4K restoration; two audio commentaries; new interviews; two new video essays; Welles on the Dick Cavett show; segment from Pampered Youth; audio from a 1979 AFI symposium on Welles; two Mercury Theatre radio plays; trailer; Plus, an essay by critic Molly Haskell and essays by authors and critics Luc Sante, Geoffrey O'Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles

Here are some other notable releases coming this Tuesday:

  • Almost Human
  • True Stories
  • Brewster McCloud
  • Munchies/Munchie
  • Lucy Mame
  • The Killing of Sister George
  • Topper Takes a Trip
  • The Meg 3D
  • Steven Seagal 4-Film Collection

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