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57 minutes ago, Angry the Clown said:


Sony's 1998 Godzilla is coming this year according to European retail listings. That's just as good.



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Haven't reviewed the release schedule in a while:



A Star is Born [2018] (US & UK)

Bohemian Rhapsody (US. UK in March)

Captain America: The First Avenger (US)

The Grinch [2018] (US. UK in March)

How to Train Your Dragon (US)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (US)

Johnny English Strikes Again (UK Only)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (US)

Robin Hood [2018] (US. UK in March)

The Little Mermaid (US)

Mary Queen of Scots (US)

Overlord (US. UK in March)



Aquaman (US. UK in April)

Creed II (US. UK in April)

Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald (US & UK) 

The Girl in the Spider's Web (UK Only)

Green Book (US)

Mary Poppins Returns (US & UK)

Mortal Engines (US. UK in April)

Pet Semetary [1989] (US & UK)



Alien (US & UK)

Bumblebee (US. UK in May)

Captain America Trilogy (UK, Box Set Only)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (US)

Captain America Civil War (US)

Hannibal (US)

The Karate Kid (US)

Man on a Ledge (US)

The VVitch (US)



13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (US)

Godzilla [1998] (US)


Known to be coming but awaiting formal announcements: 

Alita: Battle Angel


Batman [1989] (June?)

Batman Returns (June?)

Batman Forever (June?)

Batman and Robin (June?)

Black Hawk Down (May?)

Dawn of the Dead [1978, UK Only]

Field of Dreams

Gremlins (June?)


Hellboy II: The Golden Army

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The Kid Who Would Be King

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Mule

Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse


Rumoured (mostly via international retail listings): 

Casino, Fight Club



It's been out in the US for ages I know, but Annihilation finally breaks free of Netflix exclusivity in the UK with a UHD release in April. Studio Canal's UK discs of The Deer Hunter, Escape from New York, The Fog, Prince of Darkness and they Live all receive cheaper non-collector's ed releases in March.  

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There's apparently a lot of discomfort over at Fox right now as the Disney takeover looms. 




It's unclear what degree of autonomy Fox Home Entertainment will continue to have, if the division even survives. Every chance we could see their UHD output flatline after the summer if its rolled into Disney Home Ent.

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I still haven't seen the VV Itch.  

Thinking if I get my wife The Little Mermaid, I can sneak Captain America in on that order.

Already put Alien as my birthday gift this year.

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Zoom have said the Cap set will not be a digipack like Avengers, but three individual discs. The US is getting individual releases as I've noted previously, with First Avenger actually coming this month and the sequels in April (no idea if there will be a US box set, but probably not with First Avenger due in a couple of weeks).





That cost £35.09 in the end after using their never ending 10% SIGNUP10 code. Also another £2.50 bonus cashback on offer via Quidco until midnight on top of the standard 4% cashback on Zoom purchases. Why can't all Disney UHD's been this cheap? They're typically £24.99 a piece here. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 2:11 PM, Angry the Clown said:

Canadian artwork for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald shows there to be an extended cut, but one that will be limited to digital stream only. 🤷‍♂️ I'd assume the longer version would be limited to HD in which case, as cases like this would typically suggest the alternate cut hasn't been finished for 4k/HDR. That'd be the only rational explanation for why it's not on the disc... but then it's not on the Blu either so who the hell knows. 




I believe it's due in March.


On 1/15/2019 at 4:28 PM, iainl said:

Streaming only? On a bloody Warner title? Well, that's a bummer. Hopefully it's just the gimmick of shoving bonus scenes that were cut for a good reason back into the movie, given that I'll only be able to see it on a telephone.


On 1/16/2019 at 3:32 PM, Angry the Clown said:


And yet the UK art has a sticker on it boasting about the extended cut. Would Warner be so stupid as do that on the box for a disc only for it to apply exclusively to the download code? 




Artwork is always subject to change, mind you (and it does even say TBC at the top). 



We appear to be closer to solving this mystery and it does seem as though the international releases have an extended cut on the included 1080p Blu-ray, so as I initially thought the extended cut exists but they didn't feel it worth the investment to do an HDR grade on that version for 4k release (the US stream of the extended cut is also limited to HD).

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