The 1988 Italian film “Cinema Paradiso” is coming to Blu-ray Disc in a Special Edition and to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 24th, via Arrow Academy (Arrow Video). The film, which won the 1990 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, was directed and co-written by Giuseppe Tornatore. Cinema Paradiso starred Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, and Antonella Attili.
UPDATE: It had originally been announced and slated for September but the release date for this title has now changed, as corrected and listed above, to November.
Tech specs for the Special Edition Blu-ray include 1080p HD video and uncompressed Linear PCM 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes. The technical specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include 2160p video in HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range along with the same uncompressed Linear PCM 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes. The Blu-ray version of the film comes with both the 124-minute theatrical version and the 174-minute Director’s Cut — on that release. Whereas, the 4K release will contain only the theatrical version on its disc and then the included Blu-ray will have the Director’s Cut (in just 1080p HD). One certainly would not go as far as to call what you get in the 4K set a “combo pack” — as it only includes one version of the film on the 4K disc and then one other version on the Blu-ray. The Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray are both now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials and details regarding the releases are listed below after the break for each version.