Movies Headed for Disc | Sound & Vision

Movies Headed for Disc | Sound & Vision

Only three of the seven recent disc announcements highlighted here are releases on 4K Blu-ray but at least two of them support high dynamic range (HDR). The remaining four are slated for release (or have been recently released) on standard Blu-ray, DVD, and/or digital.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

May 21, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) – The final film in the animated trilogy featuring Lilo & Stich and How to Train Your Dragon). What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this installment, the heroic pair finally fulfill their destinies; Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) as the village chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera), and Toothless as the dragon leader of his own kind. As the Vikings and dragons of Berk face their darkest threat yet, the evil Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham), and Toothless discovers his soulmate, Light Fury — the bonds of Hiccup and Toothless’ friendship are tested like never before.
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD. Available now via Movies Anywhere. Includes a bevy of bonus material, including two DreamWorks shorts, deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at the cast recording their voice parts, a commentary with director/writer Dean DeBlois, and much more. 2:35.1 widescreen, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos (4K disc). Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 91%.

June 18, Us (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) – 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.
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD. Available June 4 via Movies Anywhere. Includes eight bonus segments, including two featuring writer/director Jordan Peele — The Duality of US and Redefining a Genre: Jordan Peel’s Brand of Horror — behind-the-scenes footage, and deleted scenes. 2:39.1 widescreen, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos (4K disc). Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 94%.

Recently Released 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Prodigy (20th Century Fox) – Taylor Schilling stars as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what — or who — is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride that blurs the line between perception and reality.
4K Blu-ray and DVD. Also available in standard HD via Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu. Includes commentary by director Nicholas McCarthy, promotional featurettes, and a photo gallery. 2:40.1 widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 45%.

Blu-ray and DVD (no 4K)

June 4, Lost in Space: The Complete First Season (20th Century Fox) – Set 30 years in the future, this epic reimagining of the original 1960s TV show ¬finds the Robinsons torn off course en route to what they hoped would be a fresh start on a distant space colony. Against all odds, but with endless hope and extensive training, the family bands together to survive on a dangerous alien planet.
Blu-ray (no 4K) and DVD. Also available via Google Play, Hulu, Netflix, and Google Play. Includes a colorized pilot episode from the original TV series (Blu-ray only), deleted scenes, and three shorts, including Bill Mumy Visits the Jupiter 2. 2:00.1 aspect ratio, DTS-HD MA 5.1 (Blu-ray), Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD). Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 68%.

Recently Released Blu-ray

Mission of Honor (Cinedigm) – The story of Squadron 303, a group of heroic pilots who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain during WWII. These brave men were not just fighting to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the memories of their own countries, which had been caught in the cross fire as Germany tore across Eastern Europe. Equipped with nothing more than obsolete RAF planes and secondhand uniforms, they flew for all of those who had become casualties in one tyrant’s quest for power.
Blu-ray (no 4K) with 5.1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound and DVD with Dolby Digital 5.1. Also available via Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu. Includes Q&A with director David Blair and on-set interviews with five actors and actresses. 16:9. Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 83%.

Digital

June 4, I Am Durán (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) – Iconic boxing champion Roberto Durán tells his life story, while highlighting his five-decade career as one of the most skilled fighters of all time. A one man wrecking-ball, Durán transcended his sport and helped inspire the people of Panama to rise up against its CIA-funded dictator (Manuel Noriega) to achieve independence. From his days shining shoes on the street, to packing arenas across the world, this is the story of modern Panama and its most celebrated child. Featuring Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Sylvester Stallone, and Robert De Niro.
Slated for release as a digital download. Technical details were not available.

June 14, The Outsider (Cinedigm) – Country music singer Trace Adkins stars in this gritty tale of revenge in a small Western boomtown. In search of the American dream, a railroad worker (Jon Foo) finds himself on the wrong side of a lawless frontier. As the Marshall (Adkins) attempts to control his corrupt town, tragedy strikes sending the railroad worker on a path of retaliation. Also starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Danny Trejo. An unfortunate aside: Outside was halfway through filming in November 2018 at the iconic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA when production was halted due to the Malibu Woolsey Fires that destroyed the historic movie set and devastated nearly 100,000 acres along with hundreds of homes.
Digital and on-demand releases will coincide with the film’s theatrical release. Technical details were not available.

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