Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - June 11, 2019

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And another friendly 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 June 11, 2019.

This week on blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD is a good 'un with 5 releases getting the 4K UHD treatment and one of those tops our Most Wanted this week. Going big this week on the 4K front is Universal Studios with the release of Fast & Furious 8-Movie collection / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD. Yes, you read that right. The eight movies in the Fast & Furious franchise are coming to 4K. And in a digibook edition nonetheless. Included in the set are The Fast and The Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, and The Fast of the Furious.

And not to be overshadowed by the F&F release is Disney/Buena Vista's release of Captain Marvel Cinematic Universe Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD that includes a couple of alternate versions, and a long list of extras, deleted scenes, and special features. Certainly a must-own for any hi-def lover.

And debuting just in time for Father's Day is the release of Paramount's Michael Bay military thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi which gets a 4K Ultra HD + Digital HD.

A couple of notable titles getting releases on the the blu-ray front come from Shout Factory who are putting out blu-ray editions of the classic horror tales Frankenstein Created Woman, The Entity and Piranha.

The Warner Archive Collection gets our attention in a big way this week with its release of Johnny Quest: The Complete Series Blu-ray (1964-1965) which comes in a three-disc set and features a brand spanking new remaster, some featurettes, fun facts and trivia, a Johnny Quest video handbook, and more. Captive State

Lionsgate is releasing on blu-ray Steven Kostanski's film Leprechaun Returns (2018), which Taylor Spreitler, Linden Porco, and Mark Holton. Included on the set is a featurette, some behind-the-scenes footage, and a still gallery.

In case you didn't realize, it has been forty years since Walter Hills' action film The Warriors graced theaters. And to commemorate the occasion, Paramount is releasing an FYE Exlusive Steelbook / 40th Anniversary / Blu-ray + DVD that comes with a collectible poster. And yes! the release contains the original theatrical cut, but it will be in SD on the DVD only.


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

13 Hours13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 4K Blu-ray (4K Ultra HD + Digital HD)

Paramount Pictures

Street Date: June 11, 2019

Tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012.

Blu-ray Details:

  • IFor the Record: Finding the Truth Amid the Noise
  • Uncovering Benghazi's Secret Soldiers
  • Preparing for Battle: Behind the Scenes of '13 Hours'
  • Operation: '13 Hours' Premiere
  • In Memoriam

Fast & Furious Fast & Furious 8-Movie Collection (DigiBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: June 11, 2019

Buckle up for nonstop action and mind-blowing speed in the high-octane Fast & Furious 8-Movie Collection. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and an all-star cast put pedal to the metal in pursuit of justice and survival as they race from L.A. to Tokyo, Rio to London, and Cuba to New York City. Packed with full-throttle action and jaw-dropping stunts, these eight turbo-charged thrill rides place you behind the wheel of the most explosive film franchise in history! Fast And Furious 8-Movie Collection (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)


Captive StateCaptive State (Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Pictures

Street Date: June 11, 2019

A decade since an extraterrestrial force has occupied our planet, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, Chicago Police Officer William Mulligan (John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane) is tasked with maintaining law and order in a city on the brink of rebellion. Gabriel (Ashton Sanders, Moonlight); the young brother of a fallen militant and the son of Mulligan's ex-partner, is faced with the crucial choice: Collaborate… or fight back. Also starring Vera Farmiga (TV's Bates Motel), Captive State is unlike any future world ever imagined.

  • Audio Commentary with Director/Producer/Co-Writer Rupert Wyatt and Producer David Crockett
  • Igniting a War - Featurette
  • Building the World of Captive State - Featurette

Swing TimeSwing Time (Blu-ray)

Criterion

Street Date: June 11, 2019

In this irresistible musical, the legendary dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are at the pinnacle of their art as a feckless gambler and the shrewd dancing instructor in whom he more than meets his match. Director George Stevens laces their romance with humor and clears the floor for the movie's showstopping dance scenes, in which Astaire and Rogers take seemingly effortless flight in a virtuosic fusion of ballroom and tap styles. Buoyed by beloved songs by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern—including the Oscar-winning classic "The Way You Look Tonight"—Swing Time is an exuberant celebration of its stars' chemistry, grace, and sheer joy in the act of performance.

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films
  • Archival interviews with performers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan
  • New interview with George Stevens Jr.
  • In Full Swing, a new program on the film's choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer
  • New interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the "Bojangles of Harlem" number=
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

Leprechaun Returns (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)Leprechaun Returns

Lionsgate

Street Date: June 11, 2019

The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.

Special Features:

  • "Going Green with Director Steven Kostanski" Featurette
  • Leprechaun Returns Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Still Gallery
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

The WarriorsThe Warriors (FYE Exclusive SteelBook / 40th Anniversary / Blu-ray + DVD)

Paramount Pictures

Street Date: June 11, 2019

In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

Special Features:

  • With collectible poster

The Godfather COllectionThe Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration | The Godfather / The Godfather: Part II / The Godfather: Part III)

Paramount Pictures

Street Date: June 11, 2019

The Coppola Restoration Blu-ray four-disc set is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Mono (except The Godfather: Part III) and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The following special features are presented in high definition as noted:

 Disc 1:

  • The Godfather feature film
  • Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola

Disc 2:

  • The Godfather, Part II feature film
  • Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola

Disc 3:

  • The Godfather, Part III feature film
  • Commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola

Disc 4:

  • Godfather World (HD)
  • The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't (HD)
  • ... when the shooting stopped (HD)
  • Emulsional Rescue-Revealing The Godfather (HD)
  • The Godfather on the Red Carpet (HD)
  • Four Short Films on The Godfather
  • The Godfather vs. The Godfather, Part II (HD)
  • Cannoli (HD)
  • Riffing on the Riffing (HD)
  • Clemenza (HD)
  • The Family Tree
  • Crime Organization Chart
  • Connie and Carlo's Wedding Album
  • 2001 DVD Archive:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • The Godfather Family: A Look Inside
  • On Location
  • Francis Coppola's Notebook
  • The Music of the Godfather
  • Coppola & Puzo on Screenwriting
  • Gordon Willis on Cinematography
  • Storyboards from The Godfather, Part II
  • Storyboards from The Godfather, Part III
  • The Godfather Behind the Scenes 1971
  • The Filmmakers
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Mario Puzo
  • Gordon Willis
  • Dean Tavoularis
  • Nino Rota
  • Carmine Coppola
  • Additional Scenes
  • Acclaim & Response
  • Trailers (HD)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Rogues' Gallery

The EntityThe Entity (Blu-ray Collector's Edition)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 11, 2019

Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists

Special Features:

  • New Inner Strength – an interview with actress Barbara Hershey
  • New Seeing Is Believing – an interview with actor David Labiosa
  • New High Dread – an interview With Composer Charles Bernstein
  • New Spirits & Sprocket Holes – an interview With Editor Frank J. Urioste
  • New Audio Commentary with author/filmmaker Daniel Kremer (Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films)
  • Trailers From Hell - The Entity with audio commentary by Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria - 2018)
  • The Entity Files Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

Frankenstien Created WomanFrankenstein Created Woman (Collector's Edition Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 11, 2019

A tormented girl (Susan Denberg) drowns herself after her lover is framed for her father's murder and guillotined. Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), experimenting with the transfer of souls, places her lover s soul into her body, bringing Christina back to life. With no memories of her past life, she becomes driven by a ghostly revenge and carries out a violent retribution on those responsible for both deaths.

Special Features:

  • Brand new 2K remaster of the film
  • New Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • New interview with actor Robert Morris
  • New interview with camera assistant/clapper loader Eddie Collins and 2nd assistant director Joe Marks
  • Audio Commentary by actors Derek Fowlds, Robert Morris and film historian Jonathan Rigby
  • World of Hammer episode The Curse of Frankenstein
  • World of Hammer episode Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing
  • Hammer Glamour featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards

PiranhaPiranha (Steelbook Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 11, 2019

While searching for missing teenagers, novice skip tracer Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies) and one of the locals, town boozer Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret Army laboratory doing genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing biological warfare. When they are accidentally released from the compound, the deadly school of eating machines head downstream and eat everything, and anything, in their path.

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the river ...

  • Brand new 4K remaster from the original camera negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Executive Producer Roger Corman
  • Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Producer Jon Davison
  • "The Making Of Piranha" – Interviews With Executive Producer Roger Corman, Director Joe Dante, And Actors Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski And More...
  • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Bloopers And Outtakes
  • Stills Galleries
  • Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery Featuring Photos From Creature Designer/Animator Phil Tippett's Archives
  • Additional Scenes From The TV Version
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots

Johnny QuestJohnny Quest: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: June 11, 2019

TV's first animated action-adventure series is about to take you on a breathless ride. All 26 episodes charting the fantastic exploits of brave and brainy 11-year-old Jonathan Quest are yours in a 3-disc set, as originally first broadcast in prime-time on ABC-TV during the 1964-65 season. Unlike the outrageous fantasy plots of cartoons that preceded it, Jonny Quest drew on science and detective-style logic to solve mysteries and apprehend sophisticated villains. Viewers were transported to exotic locales as Jonny's dad, Dr. Benton Quest, tackled each new government assignment, aided by ex-agent "Race" Bannon, Indian boy Hadji, family bulldog Bandit... and, of course, his fearless son Jonny.

  • Brand new remasters (572 MIN/THREE-DISC SET)
  • Jonny Quest: Adventures in Animation - featurette on animators
  • Double Danger: Special version of this episode with Quest Files - fun, facts and trivia
  • Jonny Quest Video Handbook
  • Vintage P.F. Flyers Sneaker Commercial

And now for our MOST WANTED ON BLU-RAY AND 4K for the week of June 11, 2019

Captain MarvelCaptain Marvel (Cinematic Universe Edition / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Disney/Buena Vista

Street Date: June 11, 2019

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. When a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Special Features:

  • Alternate Movie Versions
  • Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
  • Movie with Commentary – Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Featurettes

  • Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson's journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
  • Big Hero Moment – Explore how impactful Captain Marvel's entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
  • The Origin of Nick Fury – Witness some of the MCU's most significant events through Nick Fury's eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
  • The Dream Team – Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios' most powerful hero.
  • The Skrulls and the Kree – Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
  • Hiss-sterical Cat-titude – The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel – The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.

Digital Exclusives:

  • Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso – Experience how filmmakers' visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.
    What Makes a Memory: Inside the "Mind Frack" – What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!
    Concept Art – Explore artwork from "Captain Marvel" and trace the visual development of characters.
    On-Set Images – Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.

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