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Old 01-09-2018, 02:04 PM
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Presumably, whenever possible? If a camera has a hard matte then this isn't possible, so we see a zoomed in image instead. Reminds me of the 4:3 days when people complained that their whole screen wasn't filled in.
In-camera hard mattes are incredibly rare, practically non-existent. That just wasn't something anyone did, because there was really no need for it. The only movie I can think of that had this problem was Dr. Strangelove, and only in some scenes, not the whole movie.
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Street Date: February 12, 2018

Studio: Warner Bros

Region: NA

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray. Limited to 1000 units!

Extras: NA

Technical Info: DTS-HD MA Mono, AR 1.78:1, 2 BD-50 Discs

Synopsis: Dog Day Afternoon on Blu-ray: Based on the true story of a 1972 bank heist gone wrong, this Oscar®-winning masterwork showcases Al Pacino as one of the most unusual bank robbers ever to appear on film, with the Golden Globe®-nominated John Cazale as his inscrutable partner in crime.

Comments: Region Coding unknown. Previous USA releases are region free, previous UK not reported. I would suspect it to be the same region free discs.

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^^^ Back to terrible cover art again.
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Street Date: March 5, 2018

Studio: Studio Ghibli/Studio Canal

Region: B (locked)

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray

Extras: NA

Technical Info: DTS-HD MA 5.1, AR 1.85:1, 1 BD-50 Disc

Synopsis: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy's "fears" against the very one who would help him, Ged.

Comments: Region-Coding -- Pretty much every Studio Ghibli UK release has been region B locked so one can expect this to be no different.

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Old 01-20-2018, 10:13 PM
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Street Date: May 21, 2018

Studio: StudioCanal

Region: See Below

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray

Extras: NA

Technical Info: TBA

Synopsis: Liam Neeson (Taken) and Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) team up again after RUN ALL NIGHT and NON-STOP for an exhilarating race-against-time thrill ride with explosive twists around every bend.

Insurance salesman Michael (Neeson) is on his daily commute home when he is contacted by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga, The Conjuring, The Departed), and forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realises a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.

Comments: Region-Coding info --- As is a StudioCanal release and the USA affiliate is Lionsgate, expect the regular BD to be region B (locked) - the 4K disc however does not have region coding restrictions.

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Old 01-27-2018, 08:27 PM
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Street Date: March 5, 2018

Studio: StudioCanal

Region: B (locked)

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray

Extras: NA

Technical Info: English & Japanese DTS-HD MA 5.1, AR 1.85:1, 1 BD-50 Disc

Synopsis: Haru-chan, a normal girl in a normal town, saves a strange cat carrying a present from being overrun by a truck. In return she's going to receive lots of favors, including marriage to the crown prince of Cat Kingdom. As she finds that a bit too much, she gets into contact with the Cat Business Office. Together with CBO's owner, the Baron, she enters the Cat Kingdom to try and prevent her marriage.

Comments: Region Coding -- As is a Studio Ghibli release in the UK, it is pretty much a guarantee to be region B locked. It is unknown if this is the new master by GKIDS un the USA.

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Old 01-29-2018, 08:15 PM
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Street Date: February 26, 2018

Studio: Arrow Video

Region: B (locked)

Zavvi Description: Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray

Extras:
High Definition presentation of the film from a digital transfer prepared by Twentieth Century Fox
Optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
Isolated 5.1 DTS-HD Isolated Score Soundtrack
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and star Kurt Russell
Return to Little China – A brand new interview with John Carpenter
Being Jack Burton – A brand new interview with Kurt Russell
Carpenter and I – A brand new interview with cinematographer Dean Cundey
Producing Big Trouble – A new interview with producer Larry Franco
Staging Little Trouble – A new interview with stuntman Jeff Imada
Interview with visual effects producer Richard Edlund
Vintage Making-of featurette featuring cast and crew
Extended Ending
Deleted Scenes
Music Video
Gallery of behind-the-scenes images
3 original trailers
TV Spots
40-page collector’s booklet featuring writing by John Kenneth Muir and Les Paul Robley


Technical Info: DTS-HD MA 5.1, AR 2.37:1, 1 BD-50 Disc

Synopsis: Following Escape from New York and The Thing, John Carpenter and Kurt Russell re-unite for this mystical, action, adventure, comedy, kung-fu, monster, ghost story!

Russell plays Jack Burton, a reasonable guy who is about to experience some unreasonable things in San Francisco’s Chinatown. As his friend’s fiancée is kidnapped Jack becomes embroiled in a centuries-old battle between good and evil. At the root of it all is Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who rules an empire of evil spirits. Jack goes to the rescue dodging demons, goblins and the unstoppable Three Storms as he battles through Lo Pan’s dark domain.

One of Carpenter’s most enjoyable and best-loved films, Big Trouble in Little China brilliantly juggles delirious set-pieces, comedy and kung-fu action with a razor-sharp script of corking one-liners, as Jack would say “It’s all in the reflexes.”

Comments: As is an Arrow UK release of a Fox title, this is close to 100% likely to be region B (locked)
This item opens up for ordering on Feb 3, 2018. Until then it will show up as "Sold Out"

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What the hell am I looking at?
I have not seen this movie yet, but I did recently get the GKIDS release.
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What the hell am I looking at?
What, you've never seen a cat in a tuxedo riding a giant bird before?
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What, you've never seen a cat in a tuxedo riding a giant bird before?
They probably chose that because they thought it looked badass but in reality it is a 10 second clip in the entire movie or something.
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