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Every Little Disc, Gonna Be Alright – 4K UHD & Blu-ray Shopping Guide, May 27, 2024

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 The heat is on! Ouch, just, OUCH! There are a ton of releases in both the 4K and blu-ray categories. In what feels like a repeat of last month starting off slow then ramping up as the month continues, there are plenty of titles to pick from this week!

 Welcome to Volume 4 Episode 52 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what’s coming to disc the week of May 26th – June 1st, as well as a look at announcements from last week.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Releases-

 Getting right down to business, Domestic New Releases begins with Bob Marley: One Love, which is also available as a SteelBook Edition. Respect, yeah.

  

 

 In the zero-day notice category (yup, if you guessed Universal Pictures you would be right) we see the return of the Furious Five with Kung Fu Panda 4.

 

 Catalog titles are next, from Kino Lorber we get the comedy/musical Cry Baby with Johnny Depp.

 

 Severin Films is up next. The Great Alligator get a standard release as well as a Web Exclusive Edition, Cathy’s Curse gets a standard release and an uber fancy Web Exclusive Edition, Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker as a standard edition and a Web Exclusive Edition, The Devil’s Honey as a standard edition and a Web Exclusive Edition and Cemetery Man gets a standard release.

   

 

 From Discotek, Japanese language release of Belladonna of Sadness.

 

 The A24 shop has a site exclusive release of (Talking Heads) concert film Stop Making Sense: Collector’s Edition.

 

 

 Vinegar Syndrome site exclusives of Invasion U.S.A., Lifeline and Navy Seals are out this week, general releases usually follow in a month or two. A standard release of Witch Story is also available this week.

 Closing it out, Paramount has a double-dip of sort, a SteelBook release of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Warner Bros has Batman (1989) as a SteelBook release too!

 

 More of the same pattern begins next week, as the month begins we get a handful or releases, then it ramps up as the month goes on.

 

Blu-ray releases-

 Blu-ray counterparts of the above 4K releases includes Bob Marley: One Love from Paramount, Kung Fu Panda 4 (and a 4-Movie Collection) from Universal, Cry Baby from Kino Lorber, The Great Alligator, “Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker” and Cemetery Man (Standard Edition) from Severin and Stop Making Sense from the A24 shop.

 From Janus Contemporaries, a documentary titled All That Breathes.

 

 Criterion Collection has the drama/thriller Anatomy of a Fall. For drama this week, look for Girlfight.

 

 LionsGate offers up a bit of adventure with Arthur The King. As far as a crime/thriller releases, Damaged releases this week, as does Knox Goes Away.

 

 Anime highlights include Bluelock Season 1 Part 2, Digimon: Digital Monsters – Season 2, IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix – The Complete Stage, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: The Attack of Darkness – The Complete OVA Series, My Home Hero: The Complete Season and Sailor Moon Sailor Stars: The Complete Fifth Season.

 

 You bought the first Six right, so now it’s time for Monk: Season Seven.

 

 Arrow Video continues to churn out the releases, this week the horror Pandemonium.

 

 Friday import releases via Amazon US include both UK and Australian titles:

Notable announcements from last week:

 Just to be a wise ass, I would like to mention that Kung Fu Panda 4 will be coming to blu-ray and 4K disc May 28th. Yes, it was announced last week. Seems to me if a studio were to give more advance notice it would offer a chance to build up excitement and a preorder window. Nope, let’s ship the movie to retailers and as they are scratching their heads on a release date, then announce it 3 hours later.

 Halo: Season 2 will be coming to blu-ray and 4K on July 23rd. Just like Season 1, there will also be a 4K SteelBook option.

 Warner Bros has officially announced Rocky V, Rocky Balboa and the Ultimate Knockout Collection for July 16th release.

 Sony has made Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire official for June 25th.

 

4K Release Calendar

2K/BD Release Calendar

Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?

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