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Iconic Original Karate Kid hits 4K on June 18

Iconic Original Karate Kid hits 4K on June 18

SYNOPSIS
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic — from Academy Award®-winning director John G. Avildsen (1976, Rocky) — that will leave you cheering! There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Ralph Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance, Best Supporting Actor, 1984), an elderly handyman who also happens to be a master of the martial arts. His training and these vital lessons will be called into play when an outmatched Daniel faces Johnny (William Zabka), the skilled leader of the Cobra Kai — a vicious gang of karate school bullies — in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the Valley.

DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC
• Restored from the original camera negative, presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
• English Dolby Atmos + English 5.1 + English Stereo
• Special Features:
o ALL-NEW: Commentary with the Creators of Cobra Kai Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
o ALL-NEW: Over 30 Minutes of Deleted Scene Dailies – go behind the scenes of this classic favorite like never before with raw footage from a variety of unused scenes!
o 4 Deleted Scenes
o Remembering The Karate Kid Featurette
o Theatrical Trailer
BLU-RAY DISC™
• Feature presented in high definition
• English 5.1
• Special Features:
o Blu-Pop™ Pop-Up Track
o Commentary with Director John G. Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita
o “The Way of The Karate Kid” Multi-Part Making-Of Featurette
o “Beyond the Form” Featurette
o “East Meets West: A Composer’s Notebook”
o “Life of Bonsai” Featurette

CAST AND CREW
Directed By: John G. Avildsen
Produced By: Jerry Weintraub
Written By: Robert Mark Kamen
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka

SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 127 minutes
Rating: PG
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English Stereo DTS-HD MA

Luc Besson’s Influential La Femme Nikita gets 4K Steelbook in June

Luc Besson’s Influential La Femme Nikita gets 4K Steelbook in June

SYNOPSIS
From director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) comes the must-see thriller about a vicious street punk turned sexy, sophisticated, and lethally dangerous assassin. Starring Anne Parillaud, Jeanne Moreau, and Jean Reno, La Femme Nikita is “slick, stylish, and tremendously entertaining” (The New York Times)! Rescued from death row by a top-secret agency, Nikita (Anne Parillaud) is slowly transformed from a cop-killing junkie into a cold-blooded bombshell with a license to kill. But when she begins the deadliest mission of her career, only to fall for a man who knows nothing of her true identity, Nikita discovers that in the dark and ruthless world of espionage, the greatest casualty of all…is true love.

DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC
• Restored from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
• French & English 5.1 + French 2-Channel Surround
This 4K UHD release does not include a Blu-ray™

CAST AND CREW
Directed By: Luc Besson
A Gaumont-Gaumont Production-Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica France-Italy Co-Production
Original Screenplay By: Luc Besson
Cast: Anne Parillaud, Jean Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo

SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 117 minutes
Rating: R
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.35:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: French, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Ultimate Gwen Stacy Arrives in April’s Ultimate Spider-Man

Ultimate Gwen Stacy Arrives in April’s Ultimate Spider-Man

New York, NY — Since launching in January, Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN has become the ULTIMATE hit! Each issue has demanded multiple printings as daring storytelling shifts to the Spider-Man mythos hook longtime comic readers and new fans alike! The series has introduced devoted family man Peter Parker, his wife Mary Jane Watson-Parker, their two precocious kids, and Peter’s beloved Uncle Ben. On sale in April, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4 will debut another member of the iconic Spidey family—GWEN STACY!

In this exciting new universe, Gwen never met a tragic fate. Instead, she married Harry Osborn and now co-runs Oscorp Industries. Learn more about this ambitious power couple when the Parkers and Osborns go on a double date! Amidst cocktails, small talk is quickly dispersed as this fearless foursome discuss exposing the dark corruption that shaped their world. Little do they all know that the two men at the table have already taken matters into their own hands by suiting up as the vigilantes Spider-Man and Green Goblin!

See the new Ultimate Universe’s take on Marvel’s “It Girl” on a new ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4 variant cover by Mateus Manhanini as well as never-before-seen interior artwork from guest artist David Messina. Messina will bring his acclaimed style to the title for two issues before series artist Checchetto returns in June’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #6.

Doom Patrol’s Final Season Comes to Disc in April

Doom Patrol’s Final Season Comes to Disc in April

BURBANK, CA (March 21, 2024) — Season 4: DC’s unlikeliest group of heroes, the Doom Patrol, are ready to save the world… kind of. After suffering horrific accidents that gave them superhuman abilities, Cliff/Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry/Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane/Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Vic/Cyborg (Joivan Wade) were each left scarred, disfigured, and ostracized – until mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton) brings the outcasts together to treat and protect them. Gritty and irreverent, Doom Patrol follows this part support group, part superhero team as they take on evil, otherworldly forces determined to destroy humankind – even if it wants nothing to do with them.

Featuring all 12 episodes from the fourth season, Doom Patrol: The Complete Fourth Season is priced to own for $29.00 SRP (BD) / $19.99 SRP (DVD).

Also available on April 9, is Doom Patrol: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD, which includes all four seasons of the series in one set for $84.99 / $59.99 SRP.

The series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson serving as executive producers. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.

Season Four Episodes:

  1. Doom Patrol
  2. Butt Patrol
  3. Nostalgia Patrol
  4. Casey Patrol
  5. Youth Patrol
  6. Hope Patrol
  7. Orqwith Patrol
  8. Fame Patrol
  9. Immortimas Patrol
  10. Tomb Patrol
  11. Portal Patrol
  12. Done Patrol
Daredevil Celebrates 60 Fearless Years in April

Daredevil Celebrates 60 Fearless Years in April

New York, NY— March 22, 2024 — In April 1964, fans witnessed the birth of a new superhero icon in Stan Lee and Bill Everett’s Daredevil #1, and in the six decades since the Man Without Fear has headlined some of the most acclaimed runs in Marvel Comics history. This April, celebrate the character’s incredible legacy with DAREDEVIL #8. In addition to the main story continuing Saladin Ahmed and Aaron Kuder’s hit run, the special super-sized issue will be packed with guest talent, including legendary creators from Daredevil’s history!

Ahmed and Kuder’s DAREDEVIL finds Matt balancing his new duties as a Catholic Priest with an ongoing war against mysterious demonic entities targeting those close to him. After discovering that the demons are the living embodiment of his own seven deadly sins, Matt and Elektra are ready to go on the offensive. In DAREDEVIL #8, the duo finally confronts the unsettling truth of the mysterious new gang terrorizing Hell’s Kitchen. In the midst of that chaos, an old foe with the blood of Matt’s closest allies on his hands returns and ushers in the next phase of what’s shaping up to be one of the most thought-provoking and pulse-pounding Daredevil eras ever!

Fans can also look forward to these other stories:

  • Ahmed teams up with rising star Tommaso Bianchi (Alien: Black, White & Blood) showcase why Elektra is truly a woman without fear as she single-handedly goes up against a whole army of the Heat on a daring rescue mission! 
  • Return to the 80s with visionary Daredevil scribe Ann Nocenti and acclaimed Marvel artist Stefano Rafaelle as they present a vintage flashback adventure of Daredevil taking down Turk and his fellow mobsters within the confines of a steamy bath house.
  • Daredevil: Gang War writer Erica Schultz and Marvel’s Stormbreaker artist Jan Bazaldua spotlight Elektra’s current role as mentor to Alice, her young ward from Chip Zdarsky’s Eisner-nominated run!
  • Women of Marvel writer Elsa Sjunnerson and artist Erica Koda show how Matt Murdock inspires generations—both in and out of costume!
  • Daredevil: Black Armor writer D.G. Chichester and superstar artist Ken Lashley bring you a never-before-told showdown between Daredevil and the Punisher set during Chichester’s landmark ‘90s run.
  • And Ty Templeton delivers more of his iconic Daily Bugle funnies!
Marvel Unveils The Next Chapter for the X-Men

Marvel Unveils The Next Chapter for the X-Men

New York, NY — Krakoa is gone…but the X-Men remain, always.

Just now at the Future of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Digital Comics panel at South by Southwest (SXSW), Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and VP, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort were joined by writers Jed MacKay and Gail Simone to announce what’s coming next for Marvel’s line of X-Men comics. In the wake of their acclaimed Krakoan Age, witness the X-Men’s latest evolution this summer in X-MEN: FROM THE ASHES!

This new era of X-Men will be centered around three flagship titles written and drawn by some of today’s most influential and acclaimed creators: Jed Mackay and Ryan Stegman’s X-MEN, Gail Simone and David Marquez’s UNCANNY X-MEN, and Eve L. Ewing and Carmen Carnero’s EXCEPTIONAL X-MEN. Each series will offer different explorations of the mutant mythos as they take Marvel’s Merry Mutants into bold and untrodden territory.

Over their 60-year history, the X-Men have been many things. Outcasts. Teachers. Revolutionaries. Heroes. Above all, they’re a species, and the future is still theirs for the taking! Krakoa showed the world what homo superior is truly capable of, and now, the X-Men have to fight harder than ever to keep Professor X’s dream alive. These three core series will approach the X-Men’s vital mission with distinct and relevant perspectives while remaining faithful to the storytelling power of the mutant metaphor!

Read on to discover what awaits! 

X-MEN

Written by Jed MacKay
Art by Ryan Stegman

KRAKOA IS NO MORE…BUT THE X-MEN FIGHT ON!

From their new base in Alaska, the X-Men raise a flag of defiance! Join CYCLOPS, BEAST, MAGNETO, PSYLOCKE, KID OMEGA, TEMPER (formerly OYA), MAGIK and JUGGERNAUT as they assemble against new forces, battling for the destiny and philosophy of the mutant species. Mutant business is their business.

“It’s not just those three titles in this relaunch, there’s a lot!” MacKay shared at the panel. “[My X-Men title] is where we’ll see the first inklings of what the X-Men will look like in 2024. I’m very excited for you guys to see it when it comes out. If you look at that line-up, they’re a group of people who are not well suited to integrating into the world. And in these books, we’ll see what that means and what it looks like going forward.”

UNCANNY X-MEN

Written by Gail Simone
Art by David Marquez

OUTLAW HEROES ONCE AGAIN, THE X-MEN EMBARK ON A NEW MISSION!

Making themselves at home in the Big Easy, the X-Men protect a world that hates and fears them! Join ROGUE, GAMBIT, NIGHTCRAWLER, JUBILEE and WOLVERINE on explosive super hero adventures. Uncanny as ever, the X-Men are back to saving the day mutant-style!

“I think X-Fans are special in that we identify with having something different about us…and you’re going to feel that in this book, and what it means to have that thing about you that’s different, or exceptional. We go deep into the emotional part of that,” Simone told the crowd.

“David Marquez is the perfect artist for this book,” she continued. “He does amazing action, amazing character work, and he’s really excited about getting into the characters appearing in this book. I knew from the very first panel that this book was going to be super exciting and gorgeous. He just knows how to knock it out of the park!”

EXCEPTIONAL X-MEN

Written by Eve L. Ewing
Art by Carmen Carnero

MUTANTKIND’S TWO GREATEST TEACHERS MOLD THE NEXT GENERATION OF X-MEN!

KATE PRYDE has returned home to Chicago following the war with ORCHIS. Having stepped away from the world of mutantdom, she is nevertheless called back into action as she crosses paths with a trio of new young mutants, BRONZE, AXO and MELEE, who clearly need training and guidance. Unfortunately for Kate, EMMA FROST thinks so as well!

“Long-time fans of Kitty Pryde can count on the kinds of adventures you expect from her as a classic favorite, while I hope new and old readers alike will get to love this all-new team of young mutants,” Ewing shared. “Kitty, the one-time kid sister figure of the X-Men, has to reckon with her own memories—good and bad—of being a child of Xavier as she navigates a role as leader and mentor for a new generation of mutants who are trying to make their way in a time of crisis. I always try to strike a chord between appealing to veteran comics fans and new readers, but since so many people fell in love with the X-Men as teens and this book is about a team of young folks, that feels especially important to me here. I hope that for some 13- or 14-year-old readers, this might be the first comic book they pick up. Working on this series has been a ton of fun already, as Carmen Carnero’s art is bringing so much dynamism to these pages and the entire X-team of writers is in a flurry sharing scripts and feedback and ideas.”

“The X-Men are fractured in the aftermath of the end of Krakoa, scattered across the globe without a central base of operation,” Marvel Comics VP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort explained. “What that means in practice is that all three titles carrying the name X-MEN are core X-MEN series—they all center around one of the major aspects of what the team has been about at different points. This is very much by design. We want to field a wide assortment of X-titles with different styles and tones and approaches, an X-MEN book for virtually any taste.”

This is only the beginning, and fans shouldn’t fret if they don’t see their favorite mutant icons just yet! In the coming weeks, get ready for more X-Men title announcements including new ongoing team books, solo series, and more. Catch a glimpse at some of the future titles and stay tuned for full announcements plus the main cover reveals and first looks for X-MEN #1, UNCANNY X-MEN #1, and EXCEPTIONAL X-MEN #1. Check out all three cast lineups on Ryan Stegman and Marte Gracia’s X-MEN: FROM THE ASHES promotional image and get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the X-MEN: FROM THE ASHES trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork that teases new villains AND the mystery of INMATE X! And don’t forget to take your first steps into the new era on May 4 with a special prelude tale by Gail Simone in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: BLOOD HUNT/X-MEN #1 AND in June’s X-MEN #35, the 700th issue of Uncanny X-Men, which will feature stories by both Simone and MacKay.

Madame Web Swings onto Digital Streaming Today

Madame Web Swings onto Digital Streaming Today

The underperforming and much-mocked Madame Web has arrived on streaming services for purchase or rent, allowing audiences to make their own decisions.

SYNOPSIS
Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures…if they can all survive a deadly present.

DIGITAL EXTRAS*
o Gag Reel
o Easter Eggs
o Oracle Of The Page
o Fight Like A Spider
o Future Vision
o Casting The Web
o Deleted Scene

CAST AND CREW
Directed by SJ Clarkson
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Based on The Marvel Comics
Story by Kerem Sanga and Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless
Screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Claire Parker & SJ Clarkson
Executive Producers: Adam Merims, SJ Clarkson, Claire Parker
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott

SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 116 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for violence/action and language

Glory makes 4K Debut on June 4

Glory makes 4K Debut on June 4

SYNOPSIS
Commemorate the 35th anniversary of GLORY: the heart-stopping story of the first Black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Academy Award®-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.

DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS
4K ULTRA HD DISC
Restored from the original camera negative, presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
English Dolby Atmos + 5.1 + 2-channel surround
Special Features:
Visual Feature-Length Commentary
Theatrical Trailer

BLU-RAY DISC™
Feature presented in high definition
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio
Special Features:
Director’s Commentary
Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Virtual Civil War Battlefield Interactive Map
“The True Story Continues” Documentary
“The Voices of Glory” Featurette
“The Making of Glory” Featurette

CAST AND CREW
Directed By: Edward Zwick
Produced By: Freddie Fields
Screenplay By: Kevin Jarre
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman

SPECS
Run Time: Approx. 122 minutes
Rating: R
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible), English, French, Spanish (Castilian) 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD MA

American Hustle Makes 4K Debut as a Limited Edition Steelbook May 21

American Hustle Makes 4K Debut as a Limited Edition Steelbook May 21

SYNOPSISThe con is on when scam artists and lovers Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are entrapped by ambitious FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and coerced into participating in a major sting operation which hinges on snaring politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) and his associates. Complicating matters is Irving’s wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), who could bring the whole operation crashing down around them all. From the director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, AMERICAN HUSTLE is outrageously entertaining and one of the most acclaimed films of 2013.
DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS 4K ULTRA HD DISCPresented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, featuring English Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audioHDR and Atmos approved by director David O. RussellSpecial Features:NEW: Nearly 15 Minutes of Additional Never-Before-Seen Deleted & Extended ScenesTheatrical TrailerBLU-RAY DISC™Feature presented in high definitionEnglish DTS-HD MA 5.1 audioSpecial Features:11 Deleted and Extended ScenesThe Making of American Hustle
CAST AND CREWDirected By: David O. Russell
Produced By: Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
Written By: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Executive Producers: Matthew Budman, Bradley Cooper, Eric Warren Singer, George Parra
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer LawrenceSPECS
Run Time: Approx. 138 minutes
Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence
4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.39:1
4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible), English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
Red 2-Film Collection Arrives April 2

Red 2-Film Collection Arrives April 2

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Bruce Willis reassembles his old crew when Red 2-Film Collection becomes available on Steelbook® on April 2 by Lionsgate. This double feature comes with deleted and extra scenes, along with audio commentary and a multi-part documentary. Red 2-Film Collection will only be available at Walmart on Steelbook® for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
RED: Frank (Willis) is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone… until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team — Joe (Freeman), Marvin (Malkovich), and Victoria (Mirren) — and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Stand back and watch the bullets fly in this explosive action-comedy that critics call “A rip-roaring good time” (Kevin Steincross, Fox-TV).

RED 2: Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive assassins, terrorists, and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the superweapon.

CAST
Bruce Willis                                         Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, The Fifth Element
Morgan Freeman                                The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, Bruce Almighty
John Malkovich                                   Being John Malkovich, Con Air, Of Mice and Men
Helen Mirren                                       Golda, The Queen, TV’s “1923”
Mary-Louise Parker                            Fried Green TomatoesR.I.P.D, TV’s “Weeds”
Brian Cox                                            X2, Troy, TV’s “Succession”

4K UHD STEELBOOK® SPECIAL FEATURES:
RED

  • Deleted And Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Retired CIA Field Officer Robert Baer
  • Theatrical Trailer

RED 2

  • “The Red 2 Experience” Multi-Part Documentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

PROGRAM INFORMATION
RED
Year of Production: 2010
Title Copyright: Red © 2010, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2024 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Catalog Re-Release
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action, Comedy
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Run Time: 112 Minutes
4K UHD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition • 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation
4K UHD Audio: English Dolby Atmos • Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio • English 2.0 Dolby Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening
Artist Information: Marko Manev

RED 2
Year of Production: 2013
Title Copyright: Red 2 © 2013, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2024 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Catalog Re-Release
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action, Comedy
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Run Time: 116 Minutes
4K UHD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition • 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation
4K UHD Audio: English Dolby Atmos • Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Audio • English 2.0 Dolby Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening
Artist Information: Marko Manev