1993 film “Cliffhanger” with Sylvester Stallone on 4K UHD Blu-ray in January


The 1993 film Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 15th, 2019 via Sony. The film, directed by Renny Harlin, co-starred John LithgowMichael RookerJanine Turner, and Rex Linn. Tech specs for the release include 2160p 4K video, with HDR, in a new 4K restoration from the original negative and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copy of the film included.

UPDATE: This title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. It’s just showing as a Blu-ray but the date matches up, and so does the price tag.

The only bonus materials set to be included on the release are the original content that you can find detailed below, after the break, in the official announcement for this release.






Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of an Action Classic 

on 4K Ultra HD™ January 15


Directed by Renny Harlin
and Starring Sylvester Stallone & John Lithgow 


CULVER CITY, Calif. (October 10, 2018) – Action icon Sylvester Stallone (The ExpendablesRocky franchises) stars in one of the most heart-pounding, gravity-defying action spectaculars of the 1990s, CLIFFHANGER, celebrating its 25th ANNIVERSARY by debuting on 4K Ultra HD and on digital in 4K with HDR January 15 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Nominated for three Academy Awards®*, the film finds Stallone as a former mountain rescuer persuaded to help save a group of stranded hikers. He discovers they are in fact a gang of ruthless criminals who have lost their $100 million stash during a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains. Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2), CLIFFHANGER: also stars John Lithgow (TV’s “The Crown”), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Janine Turner (TV’s “Friday Night Lights”), Leon (Cool Runnings), Paul Winfield (The Terminator) and Ralph Waite (“The Waltons”).

Fully restored in 4K resolution from the original camera negative, the 4K Ultra HD disc release of CLIFFHANGER also features exclusive Dolby Atmos audio.

Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner and Ralph Waite star in this high-altitude avalanche of action: a nonstop adventure peaked with suspense and capped with heart-quaking terror. For Rocky Mountain Rescue, the mission is almost routine: locate five climbers. With the woman he loves (Turner) and his best friend (Rooker), Gabe Walker (Stallone) braves the icy peaks only to discover that the distress call is really a trap set by merciless international terrorist Eric Qualen (Lithgow). Now millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance. Against explosive firepower, bitter cold and dizzying heights, Walker must outwit Qualen in a deadly game of hide-and-seek.

Based on a premise by John Long, with a screen story by Michael France and a screenplay by Michael France and Sylvester Stallone, CLIFFHANGER is directed by Renny Harlin. The film was produced by Alan Marshall and Renny Harlin and executive produced by Mario Kassar.

Legacy Bonus Features on Blu-ray Include:

  • Commentary with Director Renny Harlin and Sylvester Stallone
  • Technical Crew Commentary
  • A Personal Introduction from Director Renny Harlin
  • Deleted Scenes with Director Intro
  • Making-of Featurette: “Stallone On The Edge”
  • Special Effects Featurettes
  • Storyboard Comparisons

CLIFFHANGER has a run time of approximately 113 minutes and is rated R for violence and language.

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