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Press Release WHV Press Release: Shazam! (4k UHD) (3D Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)

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  1. Message #1 of 20 May 23, 2019
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    Ronald Epstein

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    “The best, most complete entry yet in the new DC comic universe. Easily.”

    Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly



    JUST SAY THE WORD WHEN

    Shazam!


    Screen Shot 2019-05-23 at 7.57.03 PM.


    ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK,

    BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,

    DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM

    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC



    Own it Early on Digital on July 2

    4K, Blu-ray and DVD debut on July 16



    Burbank, CA, May 23 – Watch all of the powers and none of the practice when “Shazam!” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck,” “Tangled”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies, “The Imitation Game”) in the role of DC Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack,” “Driven to Dance”) as Billy Batson.


    Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT,” “Beautiful Boy”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, and OscarÒ nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy”) as the Wizard. The cast also includes Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”), Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”), Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”), Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-0,” TV’s “The Middle”), Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women,” TV’s “The Pier”) and Cooper Andrews (“Den of Thieves,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”).

    Firmly set in the world of DC Super Heroes, but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden and story is by Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Dwayne Johnson served as executive producers.


    Sandberg’s creative team included his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler. The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch (“Blade Runner 2049,” “IT,” “Annabelle: Creation”).


    "Shazam!" will be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and 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 "Shazam!" 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.


    The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of "Shazam!" 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; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.


    Shazam!” 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 “Shazam!” via purchase from digital retailers beginning July 2.



    SYNOPSIS


    We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).


    4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS



    “Shazam!” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

    · Shazam Exclusive Motion Comic

    · The Magical World of Shazam

    · Super Fun Zac

    · Carnival Scene Study, Shazamily Values

    · Shazamily Values

    · Who is Shazam?

    · Deleted Scenes

    · Gag Reel






    BASICS



    PRODUCT SRP

    4K UHD Combo Pack $44.95

    Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99

    DVD $28.98


    4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 16

    EST Street Date: July 2

    DVD Languages: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

    BD Languages: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, B.Portuguese

    DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

    BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, B.Portuguese

    Running Time: 132 minutes

    Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material

    DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

    Blu-ray 2D & UHDBD: ATMOS TrueHD + DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL

    3DBD: DTS HD-MA





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  2. Tino

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    ???!!!
     
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    It's been Warner's policy for the past couple years to only include DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks on their 3D discs, while 2D discs (both BD and UHD) include Atmos. Prior to that, their 3D releases included Atmos when the film was available with Atmos, and there's no technical reason why it couldn't be included still. Unfortunately, they just don't do it anymore.
     
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    Oh I get that.

    My point is where is the announcement for the 3Ddisc??
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    I don't know if they formally announce the 3D version any more, but it's up for pre-order at the WB Shop.
     
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    And BBY exclusive -- you can;t get any details, but you can add it to your cart and pre-order it for Instore pickup or shipping
     
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    Amazon now lists the 3D version. So of course, at this point, my interest is piqued.

    Is this film any good?


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  8. Jake Lipson

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    I thought it was great. Reviews were very strong, and it generated a lot of discussion over in the Movies forum during its theatrical release if you want to look for more opinions there.
     
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    I also thought it was great fun.
     
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    I saw it three times in a movie theater so I liked it very much. I won't recommend it though as it contains several humorous sequences that you may or may not find funny depending on your sense of humor.
     
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    That's my take on it, but we have some others that didn't enjoy it as such.
     
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    I think the vast majority of people who saw it (at least who I know) liked it, but yes, it could be better as a rental first than a blind purchase. The only person who I know (not from this board) who didn't like it as much didn't have any problem with the humor. He was surprised and turned off by the amount of violence with the Seven Deadly Sins characters. I think the movie earned that and used it effectively to progress the story, personally, so wasn't bothered by it.
     
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    I wouldn't even be interested if not for the 3D release. I will blindly purchase.
     
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    Another Amazon Warner 3D release - it does list as Archives though only as one disc (I'll go with the normal Archives spec).

    Waiting to see the Amazon exclusive popup for $45 in a few days

    Good news, unlike Lego Movie 2 this looks to have a BBY exclusive so I'll pick it up B&M and set the slipcover, 2D,and digital on release day
     
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    No offense to 3-D, but from my perspective, I'm going to buy the 4K/UHD release because it's in Dolby Vision with Dolby Atmos audio which is how I viewed the film back during its theatrical run.
     
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    I'm kinda predisposed to at least being entertained by comic book movies, Ron, and I found it enjoyable. It's not perfect, but I didn't have any problems with the humor or portrayal of the characters. It sits right behind Wonder Woman, for me, in the modern DC Comics movies. (I had issues with the ending, but it is source material-accurate, so I can't say anything negative about it).
     
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    Of course the 3D costs more than the 2D blu ray and the 4K. It must be the superior release. :angry:
     
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    Best Buy is a slightly more reasonable $29.99, though I think if you have it shipped to your home you might need to pair it with something else to trigger free shipping. It appears store pickup is an option for this title, so that would be free if you don't mind visiting the store.
     
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    wait on it. I'm still waiting for The Meg 3D to drop to mycheapass level. lol

    Look awesome. Like badass. I have no idea what to expect. Also cant wait to see Cap Marvel.
     

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