The 1990 John McTiernan directed film “The Hunt for Red October“ will be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release on February 25th, 2020, via Paramount. This release is to celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary through a Limited Collector’s Edition. The film, featuring the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan (here played by Alec Baldwin), co-starred Sean Connery, John Glenn, Sam Neill, and James Earl Jones. Tech specs for the release include video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound. The SteelBook Limited Collector’s Edition release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray Disc counterpart of the film, which also includes bonus materials (listed a bit below), and a digital code (copy) of the film. UPDATE: This 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials for the release include the following.
- Audio Commentary with director John McTiernan
- “Beneath the Surface” behind-the-scenes featurette
NOTE: This film had previously only been available as part of the “Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection“ on 4K UHD Blu-ray. This will be the first title from that set to get an individual 4K UHD Blu-ray release.
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming limited edition 4K SteelBook release of the film.
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Big Screen Debut of
Tom Clancy’s Iconic Jack Ryan Character
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
Limited Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Steelbook Arrives February 25, 2020
On March 2, 1990, moviegoers were first introduced to Tom Clancy’s legendary CIA analyst Jack Ryan when the thrilling and suspense-filled THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER debuted in theaters. Now fans can relive every tension-laden moment with a special 30th anniversary Limited Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Steelbook, arriving February 25, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard), and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER seethes with high-tech excitement and sweats with the tension of men who hold Doomsday in their hands. A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst named Jack Ryan (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!
The 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo in a Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook includes access to a Digital copy of the film, as well as commentary by director John McTiernan and the behind-the-scenes featurette “Beneath the Surface” on the Blu-ray.
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