Our Most Wanted on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This Week - September 17, 2019

Dark Phoenix

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 September 17, 2019.

A short list of offerings this week, folks, with only one significant new release hitting 4K UHD. That doesn't mean there aren't a couple of titles we'd love to put on our shelves this week.

The big release this week comes from 20th Century Fox and is the 12th entry in the X-Men series. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is getting a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD edition that comes with an audio commentary and a whole host of bonus features.

Shout Factory is re-releasing the 1988 Matthew Broderick classic Biloxi Blues on blu-ray that will feature a new interview with actor Corey Parker.

Sailing out of the Warner Archive collection this week is the blu-ray release of Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 3 that contains 17 newly presented cartoon adventures remastered from the original negatives.

Arrow is putting out a blu-ray edition of the Wes Craven 1985 horror classic The Hills Have Eyes: Part II. The film is getting a brand new 2K restoration from the original film elements. The company is also releasing a limited edition 2-disc set of The Prey which gets a brand new 2K restoration of the filmmaker-approved US Theatrical Cut from the original camera negative. Also included are a couple of new audio commentaries and interviews as well as previously released bonus material.

A couple of other titles getting our attention this week are: Batman 4-Film Collection 4K; John Waters' Polyester, and the blu-ray set of Noir Archive Volume 3: 1956-1960.


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

Dark PhoenixX-Men: Dark Phoenix (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

20th Century Fox

Street Date: September 17, 2019

Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence fire up an all-star cast in this spectacular culmination of the X-Men saga! During a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey (Turner) is transformed into the infinitely powerful and dangerous DARK PHOENIX. As Jean spirals out of control, the X-Men must unite to face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.

Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker8:

  • Edwards Air Force Base
  • Charles Returns Home
  • Mission Prep
  • Beast MIA
  • Charles Says Goodbye

Rise of the Phoenix: The Making of Dark Phoenix (5-Part Documentary)

Scene Breakdown: The 5th Avenue Sequence88

How to Fly Your Jet to Space with Beast

Audio Commentary by Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker

*Commentary available on Blu-ray, iTunes Extras and Movies Anywhere only


Biloxi Blues Biloxi Blues (Blu-ray)

Shout Factory

Street Date: September 17, 2019

Matthew Broderick stars as a naive army recruit looking for action – though not the battle kind – in Neil Simon's hilarious comedy about boot camp during WWII. The year is 1945 and Eugene Morris Jerome (Broderick) finds himself far from the comforts of his Brooklyn home after being sent to basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi. Expecting the army to be dolls, doughnuts and USO dances, he instead encounters a tough drill sergeant (Christopher Walken) and a platoon of often hostile recruits. Armed with only his sense of humor, Eugene is determined to leave camp with everything he came in with – except his virginity – in this light-hearted look at one man's determined plan to march to his own beat.

  • NEW Interview With Actor Corey Parker
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

Popeye Volume 3Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 3 (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: September 17, 2019

  • Brand new 4K remasters from the original negatives
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for each episode

Collection includes:

  • Olive Oyl for President
  • Wigwam Whoopee
  • Pre-Hysterical Man
  • Popeye Meets Hercules
  • A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing
  • Spinach vs Hamburgers
  • Snow Place Like Home
  • Robin Hood-Winked
  • Symphony in Spinach
  • Popeye's Premiere
  • Lumberjack and Jill
  • Hot Air Aces
  • A Balmy Swami
  • Tar with a Star
  • Silly Hillbilly
  • Barking Dogs Don't Fite
  • The Fly's Last Flight

The Hills Have Eyes: Part IIThe Hills Have Eyes: Part II (Blu-ray)

Arrow

Street Date: September 17, 2019

A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by Rachel, who, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, is a survivor of the cannibal clan which menaced the Carter family several years before. Opting to take an ill-advised shortcut across the desert, the busload of youngsters drive straight into the path of the remnants of Rachel's demented cannibal kin - the menacing Pluto, and a hulking, blood-hungry brute by the name of The Reaper.

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Blood, Sand, and Fire: The Making of The Hills Have Eyes Part II - brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with actor Michael Berryman, actress Janus Blythe, production designer Dominick Bruno, composer Harry Manfredini and unit production manager/first assistant director John Callas
  • Still gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • 6 Postcards
  • Reversible fold-out Poster
  • Limited Edition 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes and an archival set visit from Fangoria
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

The PreyThe Prey (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Arrow

Street Date: September 17, 2019

Three young couples set off into the mountains for a weekend of climbing, drinking and lovemaking. But little do they know that they are stumbling into the terrain of a fearsome predator – a wild man, horrifically burned as a child many years ago in a fire which engulfed his gypsy camp and left only him alive. Now he roams the woods in search of his next human prey.

Special Features and Technical Specs: LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY CONTENTS

Limited to 3,000 units

Exclusive slipcover featuring original UK home video artwork

Three versions of the feature: Original US Theatrical Cut, International Cut and Composite cut!

  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ewan Cant

DISC ONE – US THEATRICAL CUT

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the filmmaker-approved US Theatrical Cut from the original camera negative
  • Brand new audio commentary with producer Summer Brown
  • Brand new audio commentary with Amanda Reyes and Ewan Cant
  • Audio Interview with director Edwin Scott Brown
  • Brand new on-camera interview with actress Debbie Thureson
  • Brand new on-camera interview with actress Lori Lethin
  • Brand new on-camera interview with actor Carel Struycken
  • Brand new on-camera interview with actor Jackson Bostwick
  • In Search of The Prey – Ewan Cant and actress Debbie Thureson revisit the original shooting locations in Idyllwild, California
  • Q&A from Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 with Lori Lethin, Carel Struycken and Jackson Bostwick
  • Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 Audience Reaction Track
  • VHS Trailer and TV Spot
  • Original Script (BD-ROM Content)

DISC TWO – INTERNATIONAL & COMPOSITE CUTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the International Cut featuring the infamous "gyspy flashback" footage, added at a later date by the producers without the approval of the original filmmakers
  • Composite Cut combining footage from both the US Theatrical and International Cuts, for the ultimate The Prey fan experience!
  • Extended Outtakes reel – 45 mins of never-before-seen outtakes"

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