Menace II Society on Criterion 4K and Blu-ray November
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The 1993 Hughes brothers film “Menace II Society” is officially coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on November 23rd via The Criterion Collection. The film, directed by Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes, starred Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Johnson, Glenn Plummer, Reginald Ballard, Khandi Alexander, June Kyoto Lu, and Toshi Toda. The movie has received a new 4K restoration, as detailed below.
“New 4K digital restoration of the directors’ cut of the film, supervised by cinematographer Lisa Rinzler and codirector Albert Hughes …”
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless surround sound and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo lossless sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with the same DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 and 2.0 sound mixes. The 4K release will come as a 2-disc “combo pack” and include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray versions of The Criterion Collection releases available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as directly via Criterion‘s website. The releases both will come with the following bonus materials, including some physical.
- Two audio commentaries from 1993 featuring directors Albert and Allen Hughes
- Gangsta Vision, a 2009 featurette on the making of the film
- New conversation among Albert Hughes, screenwriter Tyger Williams, and film critic Elvis Mitchell
- New conversation among Allen Hughes, actor and filmmaker Bill Duke, and Mitchell
- Interview from 1993 with the directors
- Deleted scenes
- Film-to-storyboard comparison
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Craig D. Lindsey
- New cover by Sister Hyde