1984 film Red Dawn is heading to 4K in August

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The 1984 film Red Dawn is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray via Shout Select (Shout! Factory) on August 16th.  The film, directed by John Milius, starred Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Powers Boothe, and Harry Dean Stanton.

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as sound mixes in Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound.  This comes from a new4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative” according to Shout! Factory.

You can now find that the 4K UHD Blu-ray is available for preorder at Amazon and directly via Shout! Factory‘s store (with a bonus while supplies last).

It’s most certainly also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release (pictured below) which is now available for preorder.

The bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc “combo pack” of the release, with a 4K UHD Blu-ray and its Blu-ray counterpart, are listed below.


  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative


  • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
  • A Look Back At Red Dawn – Featuring Interviews With Actor Doug Toby, Casting Director Jane Jenkins, Production Designer Jackson DeGovia, And Editor Thom Noble
  • Red Dawn Rising Featurette
  • Training For WWIII Featurette
  • Building The Red Menace Featurette
  • WWIII Comes To Town Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer