Ambulance, The Contractor, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and Angel Heart are all official for 4K Ultra HD, plus Blu-ray news and more


Before we drop the news of the day here on the site today, be sure to check out Stephen’s latest Blu-ray review, which features the Miklos Jancso Collection on Kino Classics. It includes 7 films made by Jancso from 1966 to 1974.

Now Paramount has officially priced Tarik Saleh The contractor for Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD release on 7/6. The digital version is widely available now. The film stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster. AV specs on 4K are TBA.

Universal made Michael Bay Ambulance official for release on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on 6/14, with digital release slated for next week on 5/23. Both Blu-ray and 4K will feature Dolby Atmos sound. The latter will also include Dolby Vision HDR. And look for extras to include 6 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Bayhem, Aerial Assault, Chase Capitol of the World, Pedal to the metal, Find an ambulanceand Tribute to first responders). [Read on here…]

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Not to be outdone, Lionsgate has officially fixed Tom Gormican The unbearable weight of massive talent for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K on 6/21, with digital release slated for 6/7. Audio will be in English Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray and 4K SKUs. Extras will include audio commentary by Gormican and writer Kevin Etten, deleted scenes, an SXSW festival Q&A, and 6 featurettes (The mind, Gleams of a bygone cage, Everybody needs a Javi, Nick, Nicky and Sergio, Action of the second actand Cages 5 and more).

Lionsgate also put Alan Parker angel heart for release on 4K Ultra HD Steelbook on 12/7 exclusively at Best Buy stores. Extras will include an introduction to the film and an audio commentary from Parker, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and more. Here’s a look at the art of the steelbook…

Angel Heart (Steelbook 4K)

It also looks like BBC Home Entertainment will release the nature documentary The green planet on 4K UHD here in the US on 8/9. It has been available in UK format since 3/7. The series features narration by David Attenborough.

In non-4K news, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is also releasing Juho Kuosmanen Compartment no. 6 on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/7.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has set the HBO Max Original title Moon shot for a DVD release on 05/25.

Warner has also introduced the brand new Eraser: Reborn for Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on 6/7. The film is a reboot of the 1996 film.

Content group Universal Pictures in London has now released Kim Bass’ Tyson’s Race on DVD.

MVD Entertainment Group Just Directed Richard Elfman’s Genre Comedy Aliens, clowns and geeks for DVD and Blu-ray release on 6/7.

Synapse Films directed Jorge Grau The Walking Dead and the Manchester Mortuary (1974, aka Let the sleeping corpses rest) for the Blu-ray release on 6/7 as well, with a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative and plenty of extras, including 2 audio commentaries featuring writers and film experts Troy Howarth, Nathaniel Thompson and Bruce Holecheck, a restoration of the original true mono theatrical mix in English, the Jorge Grau: the king of cult cinema in Catalonia documentary, The scene of the crime: Gianneto De Rossi in discussion from Manchester featurette, the Giannetto De Rossi Q&A at the Fantastic Film Festival, trailer, TV spots, radio spots and newly translated removable English SDH subtitles. Tim actually reviewed the title here at The pieces about three weeks ago, and you can find his thoughts here.

Severin Films Releases New Blu-ray Special Edition of Peaches Christ’s Lost Cult Film all about evil (2010) on 6/10, and the film will appear for streaming on Shudder on 6/13.

And Bayview Entertainment staged Ryan Harrison ninja badass (2021) for release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 6/14.

Finally today, Apple TV+ just released the latest trailer for their upcoming prehistoric planet documentary series, which debuts on the streamer on 05/23. It was produced by Jon Favreau and the team behind Earth, and also features narration by David Attenborough. It looks pretty amazing…

That’s all for this morning. Stay tuned!

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