Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - March 26, 2019

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And another 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 March 26, 2019.

Although we have two significant titles getting the 4K/blu-ray treatment – one a new-to-home-video release, the other a classic 30 years in the making – the big news this week is all about the catalog titles getting new hi-def releases.

Aquaman, DC's latest dive into the superhero realm is our most wanted release this week and is hitting the surface world with a whole slew of editions – more than we want to list here, but the most significant are a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy edition, a Target Exclusive DigiBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition, a Best Buy Exclusive / Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD edition, and several blu-ray packages including a 2-disc Best Buy exclusive, and a 2-disc target exclusive. Needless to say, it's clear that Warner have gone all with the treatment.

The other title getting a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray release this week is the Stephen King classic Pet Semetary which celebrates 30 years since its release with a 30th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital from Paramount. The film is also getting a 30th Anniversary Edition / Blu-ray + Digital Copy edition, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook / 30th Anniversary Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy edition and a FYE Exclusive SteelBook / Mondo X Series edition.

Another film marking its home video debut is the Barry Jenkins love story, If Beale Street Could Talk which gets a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD edition that features a few deleted scenes, a featurette, and an audio commentary by Barry Jenkins.

Sony is hitting us up this week with a blu-ray release of a couple of films making home video debuts. First up is the Laurel and Hardy biopic called Stan & Ollie which stars John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan in the title roles. Included on the disc are four featurettes and 3 deleted scenes. The company is also debuting on home video the Oscar-nominated dramedy called Can You Ever Forgive Me with a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy editionThe Suckling

Vinegar Syndrome is making a lot of hi-def noise this week as it is releasing three titles that make our list this week. The first is a Blu-ray + DVD edition of The Suckling (Sewage Baby) which gets a brand new 2K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative. The film features a couple of interviews, and image gallery, and reversible cover artwork.

The company is also releasing a blu-ray + DVD edition of the 1990 classic In the Cold of the Night which gets a brand new 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative, a a behind-the-scenes featurette and reversible artwork.

And finally from Vinegar Syndrome is the brand new 2K restoration of the supernatural thriller called Dominique which also features a couple of interviews and reversible cover artwork.

Not to be outdone, Kino Lorber comes out swinging with a pair of releases this week in the form of a two-disc blu-ray edition of the 1973 John Frankenheimer classic film, The Iceman Cometh which features a new 2k restoration of both the 239-minute version and the 178-minute version film. Additionally, Kino has restored, in 4K, For a Few Dollars More, the second film in the Fistful of Dollars trilogy. In addition to the restoration, we get two new audio commentaries in addition to most, if not all, of the existing special features that have accompanied previous releases of the film.

The Street Fighter Collection on blu-ray is coming from Shout Factory and includes new 2k remasters of three films in the series; The Street Fighter (1974), Return of the Streetfighter (1974), and The Street Fighters Last Revenge (1974). All three films in the collection get brand new 2K remasters with the first two also including uncut versions of the film, and the series capper including the U.S cut as well as the Japanese cut.

The Warner Archive Collection rounds out our list of most wanted blu-rays this week with the 1966 Doris Day spy comedy The Glass Bottom Boat which gets a brand new restoration, a handful of featurettes, a cartoon short and a trailer.


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

Pet SemeteryPet Sematery (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Paramount

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Dr. Louis Creed, having just moved to Maine with his wife and two children, is heartbroken when he finds that his daughter's beloved cat has been hit by a truck and killed. Thankfully, a strange, elderly neighbor called Jud knows a secret that may spare the young girl's tears. He takes the dead cat to an ancient Indian burial ground that lies hidden in the surrounding hilltops; and when he buries the feline there, it comes back to life a few days later. But Louis can't be trusted with the secret, and, despite strong warnings that something horrible will happen, he uses the power of the burial ground to bring his son back from the dead.

Blu-ray Details:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Mary Lambert
  • Stephen King Territory - Featurette
  • The Characters - Fetaurette
  • Filming the Horror - Featurette

If Beale STreet Could Talk If Beale Street Could Talk (Blu-ray)

20th Century Fox

Street Date: March 26, 2019

From Academy Award® Winner Barry Jenkins, adapted from James Baldwin's acclaimed novel, comes this timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem. Newly engaged 19-year-old Tish (KiKi Layne) and her fiancé Fonny (Stephan James) have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.

Blu-ray Details:

  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurette: If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion
  • Audio Commentary by Barry Jenkins

Stan & OllieStan & Ollie (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Sony Pictures

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.

The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

Special Features:

Four Featurettes

  • "Making Stan & Ollie"
  • "Playful Prosthetics"
  • "The Dancing Duo"
  • "Q&A with Cast and Crew"

Three Deleted Scenes


Can You Ever Forgive Me?Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Blu-ray)

20th Century Fox

Street Date: March 26, 2019

When bestselling celebrity biographer, Lee Israel, is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend, Jack.

Special Features:


The SucklingThe Suckling (Blu-ray)

Vinegar Syndrome

Street Date: March 26, 2019

After being tricked into having an abortion at Big Mama's underground abortion clinic / brothel, a young woman's extracted fetus is flushed into the sewer system wherein it's exposed to toxic waste and begins to mutate into an ever growing and increasingly bloodthirsty monster. The girls, johns and other assorted weirdos find themselves trapped inside the brothel where they are forced to face off against the agitated, prenatal creature, as well as each other, in a high stakes quest to stay alive, or at least in one piece.

Special Features:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original 16mm camera negative
  • Video interview with writer/director Francis Teri
  • Video interview with actor Michael Gingold
  • Archival image gallery
  • Reversible cover artwork

In the Cold of the NightIn the Cold of the Night (Blu-ray Special Edition)

Vinegar Syndrome

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank kissing another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond - a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Despite Cathy and Frank's struggle to keep their marriage afloat, the reality of his homosexuality and her feelings for Raymond open a painful, if more honest, chapter in their lives.

Special Features:


DominiqueDominique (Blu-ray Collector's Edition)

Vinegar Syndrome

Street Date: March 26, 2019

High profile fashion photographer Scott Bruin has been suffering from a series of increasingly disturbing and violent dreams in which he savagely attacks and murders a young woman. Fearing for his sanity, Scott begins to investigate these strange visions but slowly starts to believe that these all-too-real seeming nightmares might not be dreams after all and that the woman in them is in imminent danger. As his investigation progresses, Scott unwittingly finds himself in the center of a sinister conspiracy much stranger than his wildest nightmares.

Special Features:

  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • NC-17 version of the film
  • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Archival image gallery
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible cover artwork

The Iceman COmethThe Iceman Cometh (Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Synopsis: In the faded light of Harry Hope's 1912 skid row bar, a group of fallen men, like ghosts haunting the wreckage of their own lives, await the annual arrival of Hickey (Lee Marvin). This year, however, the charismatic salesman brings not the usual rounds of drinks and slaps on the back, but an unwelcome message of sobriety. Hollywood legends Fredric March and Robert Ryan performed alongside relative newcomer Jeff Bridges in a brilliant cinematic experiment that captured the existential dread of O'Neill's play, the capstone of which is Marvin's haunting suggestion of the madman that hides beneath Hickey's ribald, garrulous exterior.

Special Features:

DISC ONE

  • New 2K restoration of the complete 239-minute director's cut
  • Optional English subtitles

DISC TWO

  • New 2K restoration of the 178-minute theatrical version
  • Interview with Edie Landau
  • "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Trailer
  • Gallery

For a Few Dollars MoreFor a Few Dollars More (Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Synopsis: Eastwood is a keen-eyed, quick-witted bounty hunter on the bloody trail of Indio, the territory's most treacherous bandit. But his ruthless rival, Colonel Mortimer, is determined to bring Indio in first...dead or alive! Failing to capture their prey—or eliminate each other—the two are left with only one option: team up, or face certain death at the hands of Indio and his band of murderous outlaws.

Special Features:

  • Brand new 2018 4K restoration
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • NEW On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • FAFDM: The Christopher Frayling Archives
  • A New Standard: Frayling on FAFDM
  • Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers FAFDM
  • Tre Voci: FAFDM
  • FAFDM: The Original American Release Version
  • Location Comparisons
  • New TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
  • New Promoting FAFDM: Posters & Lobby Cards
  • New FAFDM: On the Set
  • New FAFDM: Color Stills
  • New FOR A FEW Pictures MORE
  • Newly Restored 2.0 Stereo / Original 2.0 Mono / 5.1 Surround
  • 12 Radio Spots
  • Restored UA Logo
  • Double Bill Trailer
  • FAFDM Trailer 1
  • FAFDM Trailer 2
  • Reverse Art
  • A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
  • A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
  • Death Rides a Horse – Trailer
  • Navajo Joe - Trailer
  • The Mercenary - Trailer

The STreet Fighter CollectionThe Street Fighter Collection (Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Synopsis: Meet the meanest and most lethal karate master ever to rule the streets. He's Sonny Chiba, one of the greatest martial arts actors to ignite the screen. In The Street Fighter, Chiba stars as Terry Tsurugi, a mercenary who has been hired by both the yakuza and the mafia to kidnap a wealthy heiress, but when he isn't paid, a violent clash will ensue. Chiba is back in Return of The Street Fighter. This time Tsurugi is hired by the mob to kill two informants, but when he realizes one is an old friend, he refuses, and now he is the one being hunted. When Tsurugi is double crossed by the Ôwada clan, he takes off with something they want in The Street Fighter's Last Revenge. Soon he is being chased by a group of deadly assassins.

Special Features:

DISC ONE: The Street Fighter
Brand new 2K remaster of the film
uncut Version Of The Film (91 Minutes) With English And Japanese Audio

DISC TWO: Return of the STreetfighter
Brand new 2K remaster of the film
Uncut Version Of The Film (83 Minutes) With English And Japanese Audio

DISC THREE: The Streetfighter's Last Revenge
Brand new 2K remaster of the film
U.S. CUT of the film (80 Minutes) With English Audio
JAPANESE CUT of the film (84 Minutes) With Japanese Audio

PLUS:
New Interview With Star Sonny Chiba
New Interview With Filmmaker Jack Shoulder
Theatrical Trailers
Still Gallery

 


The Glass Bottom BoatThe Glass Bottom Boat (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Synopsis: Doris Day entered her eighth consecutive year as a top-10 box-office star when she boarded The Glass Bottom Boat, a hilarious blending of romantic comedy and the era's burgeoning spy-movie genre. Day plays Jennifer, a girl Friday at a hush-hush aeronautics think tank. When colleagues suspect she's an espionage agent, Jennifer chaotically sets out to clear her name. Looney Tunes alumnus Frank Tashlin directs with a cartoonist's sensibility – or zany insensibility – embracing everything from spy guises to push-button chaos in a futuristic kitchen. With top comedians Arthur Godfrey, Paul Lynde, Edward Andrews, John McGiver, Dom DeLuise and Dick Martin in tow, The Glass Bottom Boat is loaded top to bottom with see-through fun.

Special Features:

  • Brand new remaster of the film
  • 3 Vintage Featurettes
  • Catalina Island
  • Every Girl's Dream
  • NASA
  • "The Dot and The Line" - Cartoon short (HD)
  • Theatrical Trailer

And now for our MOST WANTED ON BLU-RAY AND 4K for the week of March 12, 2019

AquamanAquaman(4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)

Warner Bros.

Street Date: March 26, 2019

Synopsis: The Atlantean child Orin, son to the Queen of Atlantis (Nicole Kidman), was abandoned as an infant and left to die; however, he was rescued and raised by a kindly lighthouse keeper. The keeper (Temuera Morrison) adopted the boy as his own son, renaming him Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa). Able to survive the harshest depths of the ocean and on the surface world above, the child of two worlds grew to be a hero to both eventually returning to Atlantis to become their King in addition to being a founding member of the Justice League as Aquaman!

Special Features:

  • Dolby Vision HDR presentation of the film
  • English Dolby Atmos audio track
  • Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman
  • Becoming Aquaman
  • James Wan: World Builder
  • Aqua Tech
  • Atlantis Warfare
  • The Dark Depths of Black Manta
  • Heroines of Atlantis
  • Villaneous Training
  • Kingdoms of the Seven Seas
  • Creating Undersea Creatures
  • A Match Made in Atlantis
  • Scene Study Breakdowns
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek of Shazam!

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