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Top Ten Tuesday: 4K UHD Blu-rays To Look Forward To

Streaming has exploded in popularity in recent years, but it’s still tough to beat physical media. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday ranks the top movies to look forward to on 4K UHD Blu-ray.


10. Dune (1984)

Release Date: September 28


There’s been a ton of hype surrounding the release of the Dune coming out on HBO Max later this year, but director David Lynch gave the ambitious saga a shot back in 1984. While the commercial release did not match up with Lynch’s vision, it’ll still be interesting to compare it to the film coming out over 30 years later.


9. Halloween series

Release Date: September 28


Halloween Kills is coming out in October and has people excited, but first, the Halloween series will be out in 4K in just a couple of months. Expect diehard Halloween fans to purchase the series, watch them all, then catch the new one in theaters.


8. Star Trek series

Release Date: September 8


The first four installments of the Star Trek films are coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray next month, and it’ll be interesting to see how the original movies look as newly remastered in Dolby Vision/HDR.


7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Release Date: October 19


These next four movies might not be super flashy with special effects, but it’ll be awesome to get a few more classics available in the 4K format. Great timing in middle of spooky season, The Silence of the Lambs releases on October 19.


6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Release Date: September 14


Widely regarded as one of the best movies in history, The Shawshank Redemption is getting a 4K release next month. The film has come a long way from its box office flop in 1994.


5. Taxi Driver (1976)

Release Date: September 14


“You talkin’ to me?” The second oldest movie in the top ten, Taxi Driver is getting the 4K treatment from Columbia Pictures. We’d expect the remaster to be very high quality considering it’s a Martin Scorsese piece.


4. The Social Network (2010)

Release Date: September 14


One of the best and most underrated movies of the previous decade, The Social Network is part of Columbia Picture’s slate of 4K releases for next month. The movie about the inception of Facebook might not seem like it would be a hit in UHD, but the HDR should portray the contrast between the Northeast (darker, bluer, grittier) and California (lighter, techy, more day time) spectacularly.


3. Zack Snyder’s Justice League Trilogy

Release Date: September 7


Fans pushed, pushed, and pushed some more until Warner Bros. finally allowed Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League to release on HBO Max. Now, Snyder’s full trilogy—Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, and Justice League—will be out on 4K Blu-ray. That said, fans are still hoping for more from Snyder in the DC universe.


2. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Release Date: TBA (December 2021?)


Inglourious Basterds in 4K UHD does not have an official release date yet, but it had been expected to come out at the end of the year in December. Basterds has a case for Quentin Tarantino’s best work, and the detail he puts into his films shines in 4K.


1. The Godfather trilogy

Release Date: TBA (March 24, 2022?)


Finally, this isn’t coming out in 2021, but it’s the one to look forward to the most; The Godfather trilogy is set for a 4K release in 2022. There’s been no official announcement from Paramount Pictures yet, but the word is that the all-time classic American drama will be available in 4K next year. This has long been expected, as 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the release of The Godfather. A March 24 release date (exactly fifty years from when Part I hit theaters) makes sense.


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