Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - June 18, 2019

UsAnd 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 18, 2019.

Kicking off this week on blu-ray is a big one. Jordan Peele's horror materpiece Us is coming home to blu-ray and 4K UHD in multiple editions including a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition, a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD edition and a fantastic looking Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition that features a simple pair of gold scissors on the cover. If you've seen the horror film, you certainly understand the significance and it will likely bring a chill to your bones.

Also, something getting our attention this week comes from Shout Factory in the form of the Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 Blu-ray which includes four films spread across the two disc set. First up is The Black Cat, followed by The Raven, The Invisible Ray, and Black Friday. The set is chock-full of brand new commentaries, featurettes, and other bonus materials. A set any horror fan will be proud to own.

Another significant release this week is Popeye The Sailor: 1940s, Volume 2 Blu-ray and it comes from the Warner Archive Collection. The release contains brand new 4K remasters of 15 classic Popeye cartoons on a single blu-ray disc.

Also coming out on blu-ray this week and making its home video debut is the family-oriented animated film Wonder Park from Paramount that includes a handful of cool bonus features.

Scream Factory is putting out a swell looking blu-ray release of the 1957 classic creature feature, The Monolith Monsters which features a couple of new audio commentaries by film historians and professors of film studies.

Seven other films make our list of twelve significant blu-ray/4K UHD release this week, including Mississippi Burning, The Scorpion King (4K UHD, Corvette Summer, The Running Man, Beach Bum, May it Last, and The Silent Partner.


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

Universal HorrorThe Universal Horror Collection (The Black Cat / The Raven / The Invisible Ray / Black Friday)

Shout Factory

Street Date: June 18, 2019

The Black Cat

  • NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Gregory William Mank
  • NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • NEW Dreams Within a Dream: The Classic Cinema of Edgar Allan Poe – narrated by Doug Bradley
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part One: The Black Cat
  • Vintage footage – The Black Cat Contest
  • Still Gallery

The Raven

  • NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Gary D. Rhodes
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Two: The Raven
  • Audio Recording: Bela Lugosi reads "The Tell-Tale Heart"
  • Still Gallery

The Invisible Ray

  • NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM
  • NEW Audio Commentary with authors/film historians Tom Weaver and Randall Larson
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Three: The Invisible Ray
  • Re-Release Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Black Friday

  • NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM
  • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Four: Black Friday
  • Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: "The Tell-Tale Heart" starring Boris Karloff
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Popeye the Sailor Collection Volume 2 Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 2 Blu-ray (DigiBook / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Warner Archive Collection / Paramount Technicolor cartoons

Street Date: June 18, 2019

  • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTERS FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVES

Content:

  • House Tricks?
  • Service with a Guile
  • Klondike Casanova
  • Peep in the Deep
  • Rocket to Mars
  • Rodeo Romeo
  • The Fistic Mystic
  • The Island Fling
  • Abusement Park
  • I'll Be Skiing Ya
  • Popeye and the Pirates
  • The Royal-Four Flusher
  • Wotta Knight
  • Safari So Good
  • All's Fair at the Fair

Mississippi BurningMississippi Burning (Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber

Street Date: June 18, 2019

When a group of civil rights workers goes missing in a small Mississippi town, FBI agents Alan Ward (Willem Dafoe) and Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman) are sent in to investigate. Local authorities refuse to cooperate with them, and the African American community is afraid to, precipitating a clash between the two agents over strategy. As the situation becomes more volatile, the direct approach is abandoned in favor of more aggressive, hard-line tactics.

  • New 4K Restoration of the Film
  • Audio Commentary by Director Alan Parker
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Scorpion KingThe Scorpion King (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: June 18, 2019

  • Audio Commentary with The Rock
  • Audio Commentary with Director Chuck Russell
  • Audio Commentary with Director Chuck Russell
  • PLUS: Legacy bonus features on the Blu-ray

Corvette Summer (Blu-ray)Corvette Summer

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: June 18, 2019

A cherry Corvette Stingray. A gorgeous girl. And a summer in glittery Las Vegas. What more does a guy need for the wildest, weirdest, funniest, freakiest time of his life? Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Annie Potts (Designing Women) make comedic and romantic sparks fly in a revved-up tale of car-brained Kenny (Hamill), who trails a Corvette that's mysteriously boosted after his high-school shop class restores it to perfection. The trail leads to Fun Capital, USA, and a ditzy diversion (Potts) whose dream is to become…a hooker? This damsel in distress needs a white knight on a candy-apple, metal-flake, superior-mags, mercury-tubes steed — right, Kenny? Both are in for a summer they'll never forget.

Special Features:

  • Brand New Remaster of the Film

Running ManThe Running Man (Blu-ray)

Arrow Academy

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Rex Black (Laurence Harvey, Walk On The Wild Side) has successfully faked his death in a plane crash and escaped to sunny Málaga under a new identity, waiting for his wife Stella (Lee Remick, Anatomy Of A Murder) to arrive with £50,000 of life insurance money. It’s the start of a blissful, trouble-free new life for the couple – until Stephen (Alan Bates, Gosford Park), the insurance agent in charge of investigating Rex’s death, suddenly arrives in town. Is he just holidaying in Spain, as he claims, or is he on assignment to foil Rex’s scheme?

Special Features:

  • 2K restoration of the film by Sony Pictures

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray presentation

  • Original uncompressed mono audio

  • Isolated music and effects track

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Audio commentary by Peter William Evans, author of British Film-Makers: Carol Reed

  • On The Trail Of The Running Man, all-new featurette with crew members such as script supervisor Angela Allen and assistant director Kits Browning

  • Lee Remick at the National Film Theatre, an audio-only recording of the actor's appearance at the NFT in 1970

  • Image gallery

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork

  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw


Beach BumBeach Bum (Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: June 18, 2019

The Beach Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers). A NEON production.

  • Original trailer and TV spots

May It LastMay It Last (Blu-ray)

Oscilloscope Pictures

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Filmed with extraordinary access over more than two years, MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS is a deeply intimate and revealing look at the Grammy Award-nominated North Carolina band fronted by Seth and Scott Avett. Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio chart the Avett Brothers' decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their 2016 collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the critically-acclaimed album “True Sadness,” released on American Recordings/Republic Records. Using the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong creative partnership put to the test as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a concert documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.

Special Features:

  • Limited-edition Blu-ray & DVD in beautiful digipak

The Silent PartnerThe Silent Partner (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

The Monolith MonstersThe Monolith Monsters (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

Wonder ParkWonder Park (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: June 11, 2019

Wonder Park is the story of a young girl named June with a big imagination who makes an incredible discovery—the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world's wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park. Action-packed and brimming with laughs, Wonder Park is a ride the whole family will love.

  • Gus Yodeling – Deleted Scene
  • The Wonder Chimp Channel
  • The Pi Song Sing-Along
  • Making Noises (It's Actually a Job?!!
  • June's Guide to Wonderland
  • June's Welcoming Crew
  • Boardwalk Caricatures:
    • Drawing Boomer
    • Drawing the Wonder Chimp Pirate
    • Drawing the Wonder Chimp Princess

And now for our MOST WANTED ON BLU-RAY AND 4K for the week of June 18, 2019

UsUs 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Universal Studios

Street Date: June 18, 2019

Set along the North California coastline, Adelaide Wilson (Nyong'o) reluctantly returns to her beachside childhood home with her family and finds that she is haunted by unresolved trauma from her past along with a string of eerie coincidences. As darkness falls after a tense day at the beach, the Wilsons discover four figures standing in their driveway. They soon realize this is only the beginning of their troubles as they find that the four figures are terrifying and uncanny opponents: doppelgängers of themselves.

Special Features:

  • Scene Explorations – The making of three iconic scenes from the film including the Tyler house massacre, Jason's abduction and Adelaide's underground flashback.
  • Seven Second Massacre
  • It's a Trap
  • I Just Want My Little Girl Back
  • The Duality of US – Jordan Peele goes in-depth on some of the key themes and imagery in US– including Doppelgängers, Hands Across America, The Nutcracker dance scene, rabbits and the infamous 11:11 coincidence.
  • The Monsters Within US – Examine how the great cast were able to find their characters, whether they were playing one of the Wilsons or their sinister doppelgängers.
  • Tethered Together: Making US Twice – Making of a movie is hard. Making a movie where all the main cast play dual roles can be downright mind-bending. In this piece, filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss some of the technical challenges to making the film, as well as some of the design choices for the characters.
  • Redefining a Genre: Jordan Peele's Brand of Horror – In the space of two films, Jordan Peele has set himself apart as an invaluable artistic voice. Hear cast and filmmakers highlight what makes him so unique, as well as Jordan's own thoughts on his inspirations and the relationship between horror and comedy.
  • Becoming Red – Using behind-the-scenes footage from between takes, we take a closer look at Lupita Nyong'o's intense and mesmerizing performance as "Red."
  • Deleted Scenes
  • We're All Dying – Hilarious outtakes from the conversation between Winston Duke and Tim Heidecker on the beach.
  • As Above, So Below: Grand Pas de Deux – An extended version of the dance sequence from the film, cutting between adolescent Adelaide at her recital to Red in the Underpass.

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