Blu-Ray.com does a pretty good job.
@UltraHDBluray on twitter is also a very good source. He retweets lots of news about future releases, also other websites, journalists who are close to the studio etc. So far all the info he has retweeted has ended up true.
Same goes for thedigitalbits.com if you are looking for the latest 4K BD release news.
I just noticed Cliffhanger 4K showed up for pre-order in the UK. Is this another StudioCanal release that won’t come to the US? It’s not listed on blu-ray.com.
Also Early Man 4K & Escape from New York 4K seem to be StudioCanal releases that are not released in the US.
Yeah, there are four John Carpenter films announced from StudioCanal, but nothing in the US. I just preordered them for import. Price-wise it isn’t much difference. The Deer Hunter from StudioCanal was actually a nice set so I have hope.
My bad. Since the release date is in 2019, I didn’t see it. It’s released much earlier in the UK I guess.
i did same. ordered all the john carpenter titles from amazon.uk except prince of darkness, which i ordered from zavvi as the 4k seems exclusive to them
canvassing all those sites just cost me $200. one uk import for Shutter Island and several pre orders from amazon.
also testing bluray.com’s notification feature. hopefully it notifies when a title is up for pre order and not when it is released.
You can also keep an eye on their specials page.
Titles will usually appear there once they become available to pre-order from Amazon, BestBuy, etc…
Watched Christine last night and they did a great job with the UHD presentation. One of the best I’ve seen for a 30+ year old movie. Did not make the movie itself any better however!
Agreed - watched it a couple weeks ago.
The movie is one of those that once I start watching it I get hooked. Kind of like Maximum Overdrive (which just arrived, though not UHD). these are not great movies by any stretch!
Quite excited to have the Matrix movies - like to watch them all at least once a year; been holding off until the UHDs arrive.
I couldn’t justify an upgrade over Christine, I actually got it second-hand from a friend for 10€, although the video presentation is brilliant, audiowise it’s nothing stellar (Doesn’t mean it’s bad) and plotwise not very good, just decent in my opinion.
I actually do the same with the Matrix movies along with Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions are 10/10 discs in my opinion, the video and audio quality is just perfect. Disney should be embarrassed that 15-20 year old movies from Warner look & sound better than their 2017-2018 blockbusters.
we also watch the entire Hobbit and LotR extended every year around the holidays. takes several days! star wars not so much anymore
hopefully these will have nice UHD releases
They have been on my wishlist since UHD-BD was announced. Fortunately Warner decided to release the Matrix collection. Still waiting on Star Wars and LOTR & Hobbit. I suppose it’s a distribution Chaos, LOTR was produced by New Line Cinema which I think it doesn’t even exist any longer and owned by Warner or something…but the Hobbit is no excuse. Star Wars is another mess… first 6 owned by Fox, now rights go to TNT but Lucasarts owned by Disney…
I don’t know what Warner is waiting for, LOTR + Hobbit would be like the number 1 reference for the format if they include Dolby Vision and Atmos remixes (for LOTR)
just pre ordered The Predator. did not see it but i am a sucker for these movies
on a related note - really getting tired of new special edition blurays that are 1080p but are sourced from “new 4K scan”. seems a wasted opportunity.
can’t imagine producing a UHD is that much more expensive than a bluray
Yeah, I have been noticing this as well. Criterion, Arrow, Shout Factory, etc. keep releasing titles with new 4K scans, but 1080p only. I imagine the the cost is more than we think. Between color grading for HDR, HEVC compressionist time, and replication costs for larger discs it could be more significant than these smaller studios wish to tackle. I figure it will come with time…
Is Stranger Things S02 UHD-BD a Target Exclusive? I would like to get it but don’t really know how, it’s only on Target and they don’t ship to Europe, all help is appreciated, Thanks.
It is. I am hoping to land a copy on Tuesday myself.
PM me and maybe I can help work something out to get it to you.