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Hidden Figures, A Dog’s Purpose, Curse of the Pink Panther & more new Blu-ray, DVD & 4K UHD release news

February 28, 2017 - 12:21 pm   |   by
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All right, after our UHD Alliance update this morning, we’ve got a little more new release news for you this afternoon…

But first, we’ve just posted the weekly Release Dates & Artwork update with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it very much.

Now then... 20th Century Fox has just officially announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Hidden Figures on 4/11, with the Digital HD release set for 3/28. The 4K release will include English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Extras on the Blu-ray versions will include audio commentary by director Theodore Melfi and actress Taraji P. Henson, the 5-part It All Adds Up: The Making of Hidden Figures documentary (includes No Limits: The Life of Katherine Johnson, The Right People for the Job, Recreating an Era: The Look of Hidden Figures, A Spiritual Journey: The Music of Hidden Figures, and Moving the Decimal: Honoring Katherine Johnson), deleted scenes, the Hidden Figures: Filming in Georgia featurette, and a gallery. [Read on here…]

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Universal has set A Dog’s Purpose for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/2. They also have Sleepless due on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/18.

Amazon is now taking pre-orders on the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall from Universal. Street date is TBA.

Dark Sky Films will release Catfight on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/25.

Lionsgate has set The Girl with all the Gifts for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/25 as well.

Well Go USA will release Punching Henry on 4/18 on both Blu-ray and DVD. They also have Sword Master coming on both formats on 4/11.

The Cohen Film Collection will release Daughters of the Dust on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/11.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has We Go On set for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/4. Sony will also release a regular edition of Frank Capra’s Mr. Deeds Goes to Town on 4/4.

DiscoTech Media will release Horus, Prince of the Sun on Blu-ray on 3/28.

Olive Films will release Phaedra (1962), Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (2017), Blast-Off (1967), and Cardinal (1936) on Blu-ray on 3/21.

And Kino Lorber has revealed that Blake Edwards’ Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) and H.C. Potter’s The Farmer’s Daughter (1947) are coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD from their Studio Classics line.

Finally, in 4K Ultra HD hardware news, Sony is now shipping its UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, which means the unit is now in stock at most major electronics retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, etc. You can order it here via Amazon.com for just $299.

Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt

 

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