Toy Story 4

And another friendly hi-def hello to our fellow blu-ray geeks. Welcome to the weekly look at our most wanted titles coming to blu-ray and/or 4K Ultra HD for the week of October 8, 2019.

We have three films making home video debuts today as Pixar's Toy Story 4 gets a splendid 4K UHD release, while the Ari Aster folk horror film Midsommar, and the supernatural horror Annabelle, each get Blu-ray + DVD + Digital edition releases. All three releases come with tons of bonus material.

And if that weren't enough to turn your week blu, there are five other films coming to blu-ray this week that make our list of most wanted titles. {googlreads}

Kino is making a lot of noise with three killer blu-ray editions. First up is the French horror film Baby Blood on blu-ray followed by the Umberto Lenzi-directed slasher Nightmare Beach which is getting a brand new 4K remaster and the Italian sword and sandal flick Hercules in the Haunted World which comes in a 2K restoration from the original negative.

Arrow is releasing on blu-ray the horror film Toys Are Not for Children and coming out of the Warner Archive this week is the Shazam! The Complete Live Action Series blu-ray that features season 1-3 as well as a brand new remaster in a four-disc set.

Also coming to blu-ray this week is the 1974 horror film From Beyond the Grave.

Here is what is coming out on blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD This weekToy Story 4

Toy Story 4 (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)


Street Date: October 8, 2019

In "Toy Story 4," Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. So, when Bonnie's beloved new craft-project-turned-toy Forky (voice of Tony Hale) calls himself "trash," Woody decides to teach Forky how to embrace being a toy. But a road-trip adventure, including an unexpected reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts), shows Woody how big the world can be for a toy. In addition, carnival prizes Ducky (voice of Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (voice of Jordan Peele) bring a new level of fun to the film.

  • 'Toy Stories – The Toy Story 4 cast and crew share their love of toys!
  • Woody & Buzz – Take a look at the relationship between these two legendary characters.
  • Bo Rebooted – Discover how Team Bo reimagined all aspects of Bo Peep's identity to arrive at the fully realized character seen in the film.
  • Toy Box – Enjoy a collection of mini-docs on the film's memorable new characters, featuring the voice actors, director Josh Cooley and Pixar artists talking about the many elements that make these characters fun and lovable
  • Let's Ride With Ally Maki – Ally Maki, voice of Giggle McDimples, learns all about Pixar's dialogue recording process from director Josh Cooley and his team.
  • Deleted Scenes introduced by director Josh Cooley including:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Trailers
  • AND MORE...

Midsommar Midsommar (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital)


Street Date: October 8, 2019

After a family tragedy, a young American couple joins some friends at a midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that grow increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary), comes this dread-soaked cinematic fairy tale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

  • "Let the Festivities Begin: Manifesting Midsommar" Featurette
  • "Bear in a Cage Promo

AnnabelleAnnabelle Comes Home (Blu-ray)

Warner Bros.

Street Date: October 8, 2019Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc on innocent victims, demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) lock the possessed doll in their home's special artifact room, placing her behind sacred glass. But when the doll escapes and awakens the room's evil spirits, it conjures up an unholy night of horror for the Warrens' daughter and her friends as they desperately battle to bring Annabelle's reign of terror to an end.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Artifact Room & the Occult
  • The Light & the Love
  • Behind the Scenes: The Ferryman/Demon, The Bloody Bride, The Werewolf

Nightmare BeachNightmare Beach (Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber

Street Date: October 8, 2019

From Umberto Lenzi, notorious director of such Euro-sleaze classics as Paranoia, Seven Blood-Stained Orchids, Spasmo, Eyeball and Cannibal Ferox comes Nightmare Beach, a shockingly gory tale of a madman in a motorcycle helmet who is taking out young co-eds all over the sparkling sands of South Florida during Spring Break. As the body count creeps up, Miami detective John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Black Christmas, Evil Eye) tries to keep ahead of the curve in this carnage-packed slasher gem from the maestro of macabre.

  • Brand New 4K Remaster of the film
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan
  • Nightmare Rock: Interview with Composer Claudio Simonetti
  • Includes both English and Italian Audio
  • Reversible Blu-ray Art
  • Theatrical Trailer


Shazam!: The Complete Live Action SeriesShazam!: The Complete Live Action Series (Blu-ray)

Warner Archive Collection

Street Date: October 8, 2019

By uttering a single magic word, young Billy Batson transforms himself into the world's mightiest mortal: Captain Marvel. That word is created from the first letters of the names of the six elders who train Billy with their special gifts – Solomon, wisdom; Hercules, strength; Atlas, stamina; Zeus, power; Achilles, courage; and Mercury, speed – SHAZAM!

  • Brand new remaster of the film
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
  • Four-disc set


Toys Are Not For ChildrenToys Are Not For Children (Blu-ray)

Arrow Films

Street Date: October 8, 2019

Psychological trauma and aberrant sexuality abound in this twisted 1972 tale of a young woman whose severe daddy issues send her on an unforgettably bleak downward spiral.

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain
  • Newly-filmed appreciation by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
  • Dirty' Dolls: Femininity, Perversion and Play - a brand new video essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Original theme song "Lonely Am I", newly transferred from the original 45-RPM vinyl single
  • Original Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Vanity Celis

Baby BloodBaby Blood (Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber

Street Date: October 8, 2019

It's Time to Feed the Baby! It is a voracious parasite from the dawn of creation, surviving centuries in search of the one thing it needs: to be born of a human. But when this cunning creature slithers inside a sexy circus performer (voluptuous French starlet Emmanuelle Escourrou, Lady Blood), it demands gallons of fresh blood to grow stronger. Now this reluctantly expectant mommy and her chatty mutant fetus are off on a cross-country killing spree, where pre-natal care means violent carnage and the ultimate mother's milk is Baby Blood!Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan

  • Includes both Original French and English Audio
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature