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Press Release WHV Press Release: Ready Player One (4k UHD) (3D Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    “Ready Player One is classic Steven Spielberg.”

    Erik Davis, Fandango



    EXPERIENCE THE EPIC ADVENTURE WHEN

    READY PLAYER ONE

    ARRIVES ONTO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYÔ 3D COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL HD FROM

    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

    RPO 4K.

    Own it early on Digital HD on July 3

    Blu-ray debuts on July 24


    Burbank, CA, May 22 – Join an immersive virtual universe when “Ready Player One” arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures, along with filmmaker Steven Spielberg, comes the action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.


    Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mud”), Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” TV’s “Bloodline”). The ensemble cast also includes Lena Waithe (TV’s “Master of None”), T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” TV’s “Silicon Valley”), Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” movies) and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Dunkirk”).


    Three-time Oscar® winner Spielberg* directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. It is based on the novel by Cline, which has now spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers List, recently climbing to the No. 1 spot, as well as reaching No. 1 on Amazon’s Most Read Fiction chart. “Ready Player One” was produced by Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Dan Farah. Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.


    Ready Player One” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the theatrical version and a Digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a Blu-ray disc with the special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.


    The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Ready Player One” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.


    Also, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D discs of “Ready Player One” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.


    Ready Player One” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

    Fans can also own “Ready Player One” via purchase from digital retailers beginning July 3.



    SYNOPSIS


    In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.



    BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS



    “Ready Player One” 4K Ultra HD 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

    · Game Changer: Cracking the Code

    · Effects for a Brave New World

    · Level Up: Sound for the Future

    · High Score: Endgame

    · Ernie & Tye's Excellent Adventure

    · The '80’s: You’re The Inspiration



    “Ready Player One” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

    · The '80’s: You’re The Inspiration



    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS



    On July 3, “Ready Player One” will be available to own in 4K HDR from select digital retailers including iTunes, Google and Vudu. It will also be available in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others.


    On July 24, “Ready Player One” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.


    ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

    Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers at launch are Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,300 digital movies at launch, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is available to residents of the United States, its territories, and certain associated states. For more information, visit www.moviesanywhere.com.

    BASICS



    PRODUCT SRP

    4K Ultra 3D Blu-Ray Combo Pack $44.95

    Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99

    DVD Amaray (WS) $28.98


    Standard Street Date: July 24

    EST Street Date: July 3

    DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

    BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

    DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

    BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

    Running Time: 140 minutes

    Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity and language





    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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  2. DavidJ

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    4K and 3D discs!!!

    :dance::rock::dancing-banana-04::banana:
     
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    Guess I'll be springing for the 4K/3D bundle just to show some support for this kind of release in the U.S. DISNEY! Take note!
     
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    David Norman

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    It says both, but none of the Preorders show anything like a combination pack.

    So far everything appears like the 3D disc will be another MOD release like Warner has been doing for over a year like Geostorm, King Arthur, etc
     
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    The wording in that press release is confusing. I'd love for it to be true, but I seriously doubt there is a 4k/BD3D combo pack.
     
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    I'll be buying the 4K pack nonetheless. I hope the 3D will be included on either the UHD or Blu-ray disc.
     
  7. Tino

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    Yeah I don’t see a 4K/3D combo.
     
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    Since the box art doesn't show 4K and 3D and WB hasn't done 4K/3D combos, it's safe to assume this is just a badly written press release.

    I'd be happy to be wrong, though!
     
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    I read the "4K Ultra HD 3D Blu-ray" as one item but I think they just left out a comma so you're right, there probably isn't a 4K/3D Blu-ray release.
     
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    WB did a 4K/3d combo for Kong:Skull Island, it was a Best Buy exclusive though.
     
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    True, but BBY pulled their 3D Exclusive with Trading Cards and cancelled the people that put their orders in when it was up. Even that item didn't have a 4K disc. It's certainly possible BBY could re-instate that listing before release date, but personally I'd take it as a bad sign that BBY will even have a 3D only release.

    France and esp Japan have been the main two countries that have released the most Region Free SuperCombo packs so if it's going to happen, I think I'd look that direction. India has also had several including Last Jedi and Black Panther, but even they don't have a 4K/3D of RPO.
     
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    For many titles, more people buy DVDs than BD and UHD, actually.
     
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    Unbelievable. And we wonder why 3D is dead and 4K is slow to be adopted.
     
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    $48 for the 3D Blu on Amazon? For one movie?

    I get that they'll probably drop that price, but still...
     
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    It an Amazon Only price for an item with a MSRP of $35.

    BBY price is 29.99
    Bullmoose 32.97
    WbShop and BN 34.99 for now.

    Amazon has been priced this way for almost off the Preorder Warner 3D discs since Warner shifted the 3D production to Warner Archives.
    Actually a lot of WAC non 3D preorders aren't much better until it gets within a couple weeks of release.
    Rampage 3D is the same way.
    Tomb Raider doesn't even have a current 3D item listed on Amazon with a release 10 days from now though

    Justice League was $48 until the last week of Feb when it dropped to MSRP then to 29.99 right around release (not counting there price glitch where they temp matched the Walmart Mispriced item)

    Blade Runner, Geostorm, Lego Ninjago, and some of the other didn't even get a listing until the week or 2 prerelease -- starting at the MSRP and dropping at release to match the usual suspects with the best price. I'm not sure why the Archive itmes get such odd preorder prices, but I'm pretty sure it's not better to list such a ridiculous price for a month or two instead of just waiting to list it at MSRP 2 weeks prerelease
     
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    Looking to buy this in 3D.

    Is this worth a blind purchase? Is it an entertaining film?
     
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    ^ I very much enjoyed it, Ron. It kept my attention from beginning to end, which tends to be a problem for me especially in a theater. The story is Spielberg from beginning to end and some may find it a bit trite. I didn't; rather, I found it completely relevant to our current world. Lots of 80s references, too.
     
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    Wonder the same thing. My local Brick and Mortar Best Buy, has very few DVD's on the rack compared to Blu and UHD discs. Probably about 3:1 Blu and UHD to DVD ratio.
     

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