This set will include Mad Max (1979), Mad Max: the road warrior (nineteen eighty one), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). As many of you know, the first movie and the last one have been released before in the format before, but The road warrior and Beyond Thunderdome are new to UHD. They were digitized from original camera negatives and remastered in a process overseen by the Motion Picture Imaging (MPI) team. All four will feature HDR10 high dynamic range. Everything except the original Mad Max (1979) will include Dolby Atmos audio. Some of the previous Blu-ray special features for each movie will be retained. The suggested retail price is $ 89.99. Mad Max: the road warrior and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome will also be available separately that day in 4K UHD (SRP $ 33.99 each). You can see the cover art above on the left and also below (the titles are now available for pre-order on Amazon).
Also today, Lionsgate officially set the price for Akira Kurosawa. Run for release on 4K Ultra HD here in the US as a Best Buy-exclusive Steelbook. The release date is 11/16 (SRP $ 27.99). The disc should be essentially identical to the StudioCanal UK version that we reviewed here at the bits (see this link), which stands for Dolby Vision and HDR10, with Japanese and English dubbed in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. This is what the packaging looks like …
Meanwhile, Lionsgate has also defined The Evil Dead Groovy collection for release on 4K Ultra HD on 11/16 (SRP $ 79.99). This set will include Devilish death and The Evil Dead II on 4K Ultra HD, with Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete Collection on a Blu-ray disc. All previous Blu-ray and 4K special features will be retained. Both films have previously been released in the format here in the US by Lionsgate (each includes Dolby Vision and HDR10), while the series has previously been released on Blu-ray. Either way, the packaging looks pretty groovy and it looks like there’s some softcover book of some sort included (not mentioned in the press release). This is what it looks like …
And while we’re on the subject of 4K Ultra HD, it looks like A24 has just released another title on the format in a new limited edition package, in this case Joe Talbot’s. The last black man in San Francisco (2019). You can see it here. Special thanks to Parts player Steven B. for the heads-up!
In regular Blu-ray news, Warner and Adult Swim just defined Rick and Morty: The Complete Fifth Season for a Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/7 (SRP $ 29.98 and $ 24.98). Extras will include all 10 episodes as well as Fighting Gravity: the making of season 5, Inside the episode segments for each episode, Story Generator B Vol. 1 & 2, Backgrounds, Animation and composition, Rick and Morty Coloring Pages, Directing Mortyplicity, Directing Rickmurai Jack, and Season 5 Hype. You can see the cover illustration below.
Lionsgate set Wonder for the Blu-ray Steelbook release exclusively at Target stores on 11/16.
Screen Media will be released Bare singularity for a Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/15. The film stars John Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Bill Skarsgård, Ed Skrein, Linda Lavin and Tim Blake Nelson.
And finally, Verdugo Entertainment has announced a new Blu-ray set of Roy Rogers films for release on 23/11, including the new remastered Under the western stars (1938) and Mackintosh and TJ (1975).
We’ll leave you with a preview of the cover artwork for some of the titles mentioned above and more, with Amazon.com pre-order links if available.