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Actually this is more of a gallant attempt on my part to create a Pre-2000 UHD listing thread (a la Brandon Conway's brilliant thread) but I won't have all the time in the world to maintain this though I will do my best. So any help here is appreciated. If you know of a film title coming out on UHD Blu-ray that isn't listed here, feel free to list it. Keep in mind the following rules:

1. Any listing must be "a confirmed sighting" (Father Goose lingo there).
2. List the year the film came out in parenthesis.
3. List only date (or approximate date) of release if known & confirmed (Amazon listings sometimes only list the DVD or Blu release date).
4. No title discussions, other than a brief 1-sentence pertinent note.
5. Title must have been released theatrically on or before 31 December 1999.

Oh and I did consult with Brandon Conway on this. He's quite OK with this thread and even might pitch in a little but he does not have the time to maintain this like he does with the Pre-90s on Blu thread. So I'm sticking my neck out on this one somewhat.

And now on with the thread:

Grease (1978) available on 4K Blu as of 24 April 2018.
Apollo 13 (1994) available on 4K Blu.
Blade Runner (1982), The Final Cut available on 4K Blu.
Terminator 2, Judgement Day (1991) available on 4K Blu-International.
 
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These are all available on 4K UHD discs:

Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) - why hasn't Robert Harris reviewed this?
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Die Hard (1988)
The Matrix (1999)
Howard's End (1992) - German 4K disc, doesn't appear to have English soundtrack though
Braveheart (1995)
Unforgiven (1992)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Labyrinth (1986)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
E.T. : The Extraterrestrial (1982)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Terminator 2 (1991)
The Mummy (1999)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Jumanji (1995)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Goodfellas (1990)
Independence Day (1996)
Texas Chainsaw massacre (1974) - German 4K disc
Dawn Of The Dead (1978) - Italian 4K disc
Suspiria (1977) - Italian 4K disc
Starship Troopers (1997)

And there are some due for release, some more confirmed than others
Due June 26: Mission Impossible (1996)
Due July 9: Big Lebowski (1998) - Scandinavian (this one keeps getting delayed)
Due July 17: The Quick And The Dead (1995)
Due July 31. Deer Hunter (1978) - French 4K disc
Due August 20: Predator (1987)
Due September 4: Bad Boys (1995)
Due September 17: Hunt For Red October (1990) + Patriot Games (1992) + Clear And Present Danger (1994)

...and hopefully sometime this autumn: 2001 (1968)
 

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Those discs exclusive to Europe also lack HDR.
 

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It would be nice if these could be listed by decade - I am not particularly fond of the 80s and 90s and mostly interested in the 50s and 60s.

Not that most of the major studios seem to be willing to give us any content from that period except for Sony with The Bridge on the River Kwai but maybe at some point this year we will see the number of releases double to two ...
 
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Indeed. It also has an uptick in detail and no revisionist grading or excessive grain reduction. I would hope that we will see more releases like this one in the future.

For people who are unsure in which way UHD releases differ from normal Blu-ray releases I suggest to have a look at caps-a-holic. It put me off a rather substantial number of UHD releases that changed the look and texture of a movie to a degree that is not consistent with respecting ists non-HDR origins. I happen to think that this is wrong way to go. It also shows that a studio like Sony has released some exceptionally well made examples of older catalog titles on UHD Blu-ray - if UHD is done like that count me in.
 

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54FC5A53-FEE1-4C3B-B210-C52642D608B3.jpeg Mission: Impossible (1996), Available 26 June, 2018.
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Available 26 June, 2018.
Mission: Impossible III (2006), Available 26 June, 2018.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Available 26 June, 2018.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Available 26 June, 2018.

Notes:
- I'm aware that the first MI movie is already listed in this thread. But I wanted to keep the series together in the listing.
- Also aware of the pending theatrical release of a new MI series film, Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) coming to theaters in July 2018. However I do not have any confirmation of a 4K release as of yet.
- All 5 Movies will be available in a 5 Movie compendium. See RAH’s AFWA thread on the 4K release of the MI series.
 
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Superman, The Movie (1978) release onto UHD 4K Blu-ray, late 2018.
40th Anniversary Of 1978 theatrical release per The Digital Bits. No indication yet as to which cut will be available on 4K Blu.
 
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Rambo, First Blood (1982) from Lionsgate, 13 Nov 2018.

Rambo III (1989), from Lionsgate, 13 Nov 2018.

Question, where is Rambo, First Blood II ?

All three are coming from Lionsgate:

Lionsgate: Three Rambo Films Coming Soon to 4K Blu-ray




Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray First Blooda.k.a. Rambo (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), and Rambo III (1988). The three releases will be available for purchase on November 13.

First Blood

Synopsis: He never fought a battle he couldn't win–except the conflict raging within his own soul. Academy Award®-nominee Sylvester Stallone stars as war hero John Rambo. An ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam, he was once the perfect killing machine. Now he's searching for peace, but finds instead an over-zealous, small-town sheriff who's spoiling for a fight. All hell breaks loose when an unjustly imprisoned Rambo escapes and becomes the target of a massive manhunt. Now he must use all his cunning, combat skills and weapons training to stay alive and outwit his pursuers. Co-starring Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna, First Blood is an explosive action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, powerful frame.

Special Features:
  • NEW "Rambo Takes the 80s Part 1" Featurette
  • "Making Of" Featurette
  • Alternate Ending
  • Outtake
  • Deleted Scene
  • "Restoration" Featurette
  • "The Real Nam" Featurette
  • "Forging Heroes" Featurette
  • "How to Become Rambo Part 1" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by Sylvester Stallone
  • Audio Commentary by David Morrell
  • Theatrical Trailer
Technical Specs:
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Rambo: First Blood Part II

Synopsis: He's back! Superstar Sylvester Stallone is John Rambo, the ultimate action hero, in this explosive Oscar-nominated sequel to First Blood that boasts a riveting screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron (Titanic). Although the Vietnam War is officially over, Rambo remains the perfect fighting machine. But his survival skills are tested with a vengeance on a top-secret mission that takes him back to the jungles of Vietnam in search of American POWs. For when Rambo is double-crossed, this "expendable" hero, armed with just a bow, arrows and knife, must defeat savage enemies equipped with deadly firepower.

Special Features:
  • NEW "Rambo Takes the '80s Part 2" Featurette
  • "We Get To Win This Time" Featurette
  • "Action in the Jungle" Featurette
  • "The Last American POW" Featurette
  • "Sean Baker – Fulfilling a Dream" Featurette
  • "Interview with Sylvester Stallone" Featurette
  • "Interview with Richard Crenna" Featurette
  • "Behind the Scene" Featurette
  • "How to Become Rambo Part 2" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by George P. Cosmatos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
Technical Specs:
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Rambo III

Synopsis: The battle rages on as superstar Sylvester Stallone detonates the third blast in the action-packed Rambo series. Combat has taken its toll on John Rambo (Stallone), but he has finally begun to find inner peace inside a monastery — until his friend and mentor Col. Sam Trautman (Richard Crenna) shows up to ask for his help on a top-secret mission in Afghanistan. A war-weary Rambo declines, but when Trautman is captured, Rambo erupts into a one-man firestorm to rescue his former commanding officer and decimate the enemy. It's an intense, pulse- pounding adventure that boasts unrelenting action and suspense from start to finish!

Special Features:
  • NEW "Rambo Takes the '80s Part 3" Featurette
  • "Full Circle" Featurette
  • "A Hero's Journey" Featurette
  • "Rambo's Survival Hardware" Featurette
  • Alternative Beginning
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Interview with Sylvester Stallone" Featurette
  • "Afghanistan – A Land in Crisis" Featurette
  • "Guts and Glory" Featurette
  • "Behind the Scenes" Featurette
  • "Trautman & Rambo" Featurette
  • "How to Become Rambo Part 3" Featurette
  • "Selling a Hero" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by Peter MacDonald
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
Technical Specs:
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
 

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tudioCanal: 4K Restoration of Cliffhanger Detailed for 4K Blu-ray, November 12, 2018 release:

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SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:
  • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • 4K BLU-RAY AUDIO: English Dolby Atmos/English Dolby TrueHD 7.1
  • Personal Introduction from Renny Harlin
  • Audio Commentary with Director Renny Harlin and Sylvester Stallone
  • Audio Commentary by the Technical Crew
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger - Featurette
  • Special Effects: Sarah's Fall & The Helicopter Explosion - Featurette
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Trailer Introduction by Renny Harlin
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
 

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All three are coming from Lionsgate:

Lionsgate: Three Rambo Films Coming Soon to 4K Blu-ray




Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray First Blooda.k.a. Rambo (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), and Rambo III (1988). The three releases will be available for purchase on November 13.

First Blood

Synopsis: He never fought a battle he couldn't win–except the conflict raging within his own soul. Academy Award®-nominee Sylvester Stallone stars as war hero John Rambo. An ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam, he was once the perfect killing machine. Now he's searching for peace, but finds instead an over-zealous, small-town sheriff who's spoiling for a fight. All hell breaks loose when an unjustly imprisoned Rambo escapes and becomes the target of a massive manhunt. Now he must use all his cunning, combat skills and weapons training to stay alive and outwit his pursuers. Co-starring Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna, First Blood is an explosive action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, powerful frame.

Special Features:
  • NEW "Rambo Takes the 80s Part 1" Featurette
  • "Making Of" Featurette
  • Alternate Ending
  • Outtake
  • Deleted Scene
  • "Restoration" Featurette
  • "The Real Nam" Featurette
  • "Forging Heroes" Featurette
  • "How to Become Rambo Part 1" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by Sylvester Stallone
  • Audio Commentary by David Morrell
  • Theatrical Trailer
Technical Specs:
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Rambo: First Blood Part II

Synopsis: He's back! Superstar Sylvester Stallone is John Rambo, the ultimate action hero, in this explosive Oscar-nominated sequel to First Blood that boasts a riveting screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron (Titanic). Although the Vietnam War is officially over, Rambo remains the perfect fighting machine. But his survival skills are tested with a vengeance on a top-secret mission that takes him back to the jungles of Vietnam in search of American POWs. For when Rambo is double-crossed, this "expendable" hero, armed with just a bow, arrows and knife, must defeat savage enemies equipped with deadly firepower.

Special Features:
  • NEW "Rambo Takes the '80s Part 2" Featurette
  • "We Get To Win This Time" Featurette
  • "Action in the Jungle" Featurette
  • "The Last American POW" Featurette
  • "Sean Baker – Fulfilling a Dream" Featurette
  • "Interview with Sylvester Stallone" Featurette
  • "Interview with Richard Crenna" Featurette
  • "Behind the Scene" Featurette
  • "How to Become Rambo Part 2" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by George P. Cosmatos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
Technical Specs:
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Rambo III

Synopsis: The battle rages on as superstar Sylvester Stallone detonates the third blast in the action-packed Rambo series. Combat has taken its toll on John Rambo (Stallone), but he has finally begun to find inner peace inside a monastery — until his friend and mentor Col. Sam Trautman (Richard Crenna) shows up to ask for his help on a top-secret mission in Afghanistan. A war-weary Rambo declines, but when Trautman is captured, Rambo erupts into a one-man firestorm to rescue his former commanding officer and decimate the enemy. It's an intense, pulse- pounding adventure that boasts unrelenting action and suspense from start to finish!

Special Features:
  • NEW "Rambo Takes the '80s Part 3" Featurette
  • "Full Circle" Featurette
  • "A Hero's Journey" Featurette
  • "Rambo's Survival Hardware" Featurette
  • Alternative Beginning
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Interview with Sylvester Stallone" Featurette
  • "Afghanistan – A Land in Crisis" Featurette
  • "Guts and Glory" Featurette
  • "Behind the Scenes" Featurette
  • "Trautman & Rambo" Featurette
  • "How to Become Rambo Part 3" Featurette
  • "Selling a Hero" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary by Peter MacDonald
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spots
Technical Specs:
  • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Indeed they are!
 

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