Shout! Factory jumps feet first into releasing a number of 4K titles in September
Updated: Jul 15, 2022
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WE HAVEN’T received the official press release, but the upcoming 4K Ultra HD titles are already on the Shout! Factory website with basic information and the September street dates.
Oliver Stone’s Academy Award winner “Platoon” (1986), available on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray combo set. Inspired by Oliver Stone’s own experiences, the anti-war epic tells the tale of PFC Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen, Wall Street), a young Army recruit sent to Vietnam, who witnesses the atrocities of war – many of which are carried out by those Chris calls “comrades.”
Heralded by critics as the best film of 1986, Platoon won four of the eight Academy Awards for which it was nominated, including Best Picture and Directing, and earned Supporting Actor nominations for co-stars Tom Berenger (Inception) and Willem Dafoe (Shadow Of The Vampire).
No details were provided but we should assume the bonus features are carried over from the previous 2018 Blu-ray.
Commentary By Writer-Director Oliver Stone
Commentary By Military Advisor Dale Dye
Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary By Oliver Stone
Flashback To Platoon: “Snapshot In Time: 1967 – 1968”
Flashback To Platoon: “Creating The ‘Nam”
Flashback To Platoon: “Raw Wounds: The Legacy Of Platoon”
Documentary: “One War, Many Stories”
Documentary: “Preparing For 'Nam”
Featurette: “Caputo & The 7th Fleet”
Featurette: “Dye Training Method”
Featurette: “Gordon Gekko”
Video – Sourced from 4K restoration of the original camera negative (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with no details on the HDR grading.
Audio - More likely carrying over the previous 2.0 original DTS HD stereo soundtrack and remixed to six-channel DTS HD.
John Carpenter’s “The Fog” (1980) will get a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray combo set release sourced from a 2018 4K restoration. Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck, seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror.
We assume the bonus features included will be carried over from the 2019 U.K. 4K version.
Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter’s THE FOG: A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco
The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: A brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were
Easter Egg – surprise!
Intro by John Carpenter – an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003
Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter
The Fog: Storyboard to Film – original storyboards
Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes
Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill
Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film’s locations hosted by Sean Clark
Commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace
Video - The 2018 restoration of “The Fog” was made using the original 35mm camera negative (2.35:1 aspect ratio) which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16-bit and featured with HDR10 and Dolby Vision grading.
Audio - Six-channel DTS HD soundtrack
First released on Shout! Factory Blu-ray in November 2021, “Old Henry” became an instant Western classic and now jumps to 4K Ultra HD.
Starring Tim Blake Nelson (“Watchmen”), Stephen Dorff (“True Detective”), Trace Adkins (“The Outsider”) and Gavin Lewis (“Little Fires Everywhere”), Old Henry tells the story about a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel full of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide whom to trust. Defending a siege of his homestead, the farmer reveals a surprising talent for gunslinging that brings his true identity into question.
A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Old Henry With The Cast And Filmmakers
Video – Captured on Arri Alexa Mini 3.4K digital camera (2.66:1 aspect ratio) it's mastered in 2K.
Audio – More likely carrying over the previous six-channel DTS-HD Master Audio
FOUR versions of Sam Raimi’s “Army of Darkness” will be included in the four-disc 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray combo version.
Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient “Necronomicon” – the Book of the Dead – unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in director Sam Raimi’ (“Darkman,” “Drag Me to Hell”) outrageously hilarious third chapter in his Evil Dead Trilogy. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk who is time warped backwards into England's Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?
No details at this point, but more likely the same bonus features found in the previous Shout! Factory Blu-ray collection.
Disc One – Theatrical Version
-Medieval Times: The Making Of "Army Of Darkness" Featuring Interviews With Star & Co-Producer Bruce Campbell, Actors Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Timothy Quill, Richard Grove, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman And Angela Featherstone, Director Of Photography Bill Pope, Editor Bob Murawski, Production Designer Anthony Tremblay, Composer Joseph Lo Duca, Costume Designer Ida Gearon, Special Make-Up Effects Artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, And Greg Nicotero, Performer And Effects Artist William Bryan, Mechanical Effects Artist Gary Jones, First Assistant Director John Cameron, Visual Effects Supervisor William Mesa, and Stunt Coordinator Christopher Doyle (96 min.) -Original Ending -Original Opening with Optional Commentary By Sam Raimi And Bruce Campbell -Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary By Sam Raimi And Bruce Campbell -Theatrical Trailer -TV Spots -Home Video Promo
Disc Two – Director’s Cut
-Audio Commentary with Director Sam Raimi, Actor Bruce Campbell, and Co-Writer Ivan Raimi -Additional Behind-The-Scenes Footage From KNB Effects (55 min.) -Vintage “Creating The Deadites” Featurette (21 min.) -Vintage "Making Of" Featurette -Extended Interview Clips With Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Robert Tapert
Disc Three- International Cut
-Television Version With Additional Footage (90 min., Standard Definition (1.33:1), DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0) -Theatrical Trailer -Still Galleries With Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Production Designer Anthony Tremblay, Visual Effects Supervisor William Mesa And Special Make-Up Effects Artists Tony Gardner, and KNB EFX, Inc. (Over 200 Stills) -Still Gallery Of Props And Rare Photos From The Collection Of Super Fan Dennis Carter Jr. -Storyboards For Deleted Or Alternate Scenes -Vintage “The Men Behind The Army” Featurette (19 min.)
Video – 4K scan of the original camera negative (1.78:1 aspect ratio) and best elements for the variety of versions. No details on the HDR grading.
Audio – No details but the previous editions included the 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio and remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio