1983 John Carpenter directed “Christine” comes to 4K in September

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The 1983 John Carpenter directed film, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel, “Christine” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 11th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Tech specs for the release include full 2160p 4K with HDR (HDR10) video and Dolby Atmos sound. This will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc and Digital copy of the film. “Christine” on 4K UHD Blu-ray isn’t available for pre-order over at Amazon yet, but stay tuned for an update. The film, celebrating its 35th anniversary, will include the following Blu-ray bonus materials listed below.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Christine: Ignition”
    • “Christine: Fast and Furious”
    • “Christine: Finish Line”
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon
    • Three Featurettes:
      • “Christine: Ignition”
      • “Christine: Fast and Furious”
      • “Christine: Finish Line”

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.

PRESS RELEASE:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Based on the Novel by Stephen King

 

CHRISTINE

 

Director John Carpenter’s Iconic Horror Classic Turns 35

Debuts on 4K Ultra HD September 11

CULVER CITY, Calif. (June 8, 2018) – The scare factor in John Carpenter’s (Halloween, The Thing) terrifying classic CHRISTINE revs up even higher when it debuts for the first time on next-generation 4K Ultra HD on September 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, CHRISTINE follows a sentient and violent vintage Plymouth Fury and its effect on the car’s new teenage owner. The film stars Keith Gordon (The Legend of Billie Jean, Back to School), John Stockwell (Into the Blue, Top Gun), Alexandra Paul (“Baywatch,” Piranha) and Harry Dean Stanton (Alien). In addition, the film will also debut in 4K via participating digital platforms.

CHRISTINE is presented in 4K resolution and includes newly-remixed Dolby Atmos audio – perfect for this dynamic and impactful film. 4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)–which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays–and Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Synopsis:

John Carpenter brings Stephen King’s best-selling novel to life in this chilling thriller. She was born in Detroit … on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is CHRISTINE – a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon), who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek, rounded chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion and when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine’s horrifying wrath.

CHRISTINE 4K Ultra HD:

  • Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
  • Also includes the film on high-def Blu-ray

CHRISTINE Bonus Materials on Blu-ray Include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon
  • Three Featurettes:
    • “Christine: Ignition”
    • “Christine: Fast and Furious”
    • “Christine: Finish Line”

CHRISTINE has a run time of approximately 110 minutes and is rated R.

* 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.

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