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The 1993 film “In the Line of Fire” starring Clint Eastwood is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on June 15th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, according to a retailer listing. The film, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, co-starred John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, and the late Fred Thompson.
UPDATE: The title has now officially been announced by Sony. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K video presentation, via a new 4K remaster from the original camera negative, in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will also come with the original theatrical sound mixes via 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo sound mixes in the DTS-HD Master Audio lossless format. There will not be a Blu-ray Disc included with this release, initially, and instead, only a digital code (copy) of the film will be included — as quoted from the press release below.
“This 4K UHD release does not include a Blu-ray™ and only includes digital for a limited time”
Bonus materials will be included on the 4K disc and consist of the following listed below.
- Audio Commentary with Wolfgang Petersen
- 5 Deleted Scenes
- “The Ultimate Sacrifice” Featurette
- “Catching the Counterfeiters” Featurette
- “How’d They Do That” Featurette
- “Behind the Scenes with the Secret Service” Featurette
- Theatrical Teaser
Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming 4K physical release of the film.
The 1966 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti [Italian] western “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 27th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The 4K release has been something that KL Studio Classics officially rumored (polled on) since 2017 and it’s now finally becoming a reality. The tech specs for the release include a video presentation in 2.35:1 aspect ratio without HDR (it seems) as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-100 (100 gigabytes) UHD Blu-ray Disc. The theatrical cut of the movie has received a 4K scan and color grading, as mentioned below.
“162-Minute Theatrical Cut – Over 30 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading and a 4K scan of a 1967 IB tech print as the secondary source to restore the theatrical cut to its original glory.A) The optical flip ending in Tuco’s neck back around the noose (14 frames)B) Tuco Shoving the “open/closed” sign into the storekeeper’s mouth (5 seconds, 10 frames)C) An extreme closeup of Blondie’s eyes shortly before Tuco’s gang comes barging in through the door (1 second, 14 frames)D) The fade up to Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after Tuco forced Blondie to walk through the desert (1 second, 3 frames)E) The tail end of the shot of the train station (2 seconds, 1 frame)”
The 1971 film “Play Misty for Me“ directed by Clint Eastwood is getting a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc release on November 10th via KL Studio Classics. The film starred Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Clarice Taylor, and Don Siegel. This motion picture has received a brand new 2K master. Tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, however, it is known that it will be on a BD-50 (50 gigabytes) Blu-ray Disc. Stay tuned for an update regarding the aspect ratio and details about what audio configuration and format(s) it is presented in. You can now find the Special Edition Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will come with limited edition slipcover (pictured above) and reversible artwork, as seen on Amazon. The release will include a few new extras and the complete list of bonus materials are below.
- NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
- NEW Interview with Co-Star Donna Mills
- NEW Video Essay by Film Historian Howard S. Berger
- Play It Again… A Look Back at “Play Misty For Me” – Documentary
- The Beguiled, Misty, Don and Clint – Featurette
- TRAILERS FROM HELL with Adam Rifkin
- Theatrical Teaser in HD
- Theatrical Trailer in HD
- Two TV Spots
- Stills Montage
- Clint Eastwood Directs and Acts: Photo Montage
- The Evolution of a Poster
The 2018 film “The Mule” directed by and starring Clint Eastwood is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on April 2nd via Warner, according to early alerts to retailers. The film, inspired by a true story, co-stars Bradley Cooper, Manny Montana, Michael Peña, Taissa Farmiga, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne, Clifton Collins Jr., and Dianne Wiest.
The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are both available for pre-order over at Amazon. Both releases will come in the form of a “combo” pack with the 4K getting a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray getting a DVD, and a digital copy included with each.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K include 2160p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Bonus materials set to be included on the releases are listed below.
- Nobody Runs Forever: The Making of The Mule
- Toby Keith “Don’t Let the Old Man In” Music Video
Further below, after the break, you can find the artwork for the Blu-ray and the official announcement regarding the releases of this film.
The 1965 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti western “For A Few Dollars More“ starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef has received a new 4K restoration and is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, 2019 via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The tech specs for the release include 1080p video with a variety of lossless restored 2.0 Stereo, the original Mono, and 5.1 surround mixes. The upcoming “Special Edition” Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below, along with details regarding the release.
- BRAND NEW 2018 4K RESTORATION
- NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
- NEW On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
- FAFDM: The Christopher Frayling Archives
- A New Standard: Frayling on FAFDM
- Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers FAFDM
- Tre Voci: FAFDM
- FAFDM: The Original American Release Version
- Location Comparisons
- NEW TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
- NEW Promoting FAFDM: Posters & Lobby Cards
- NEW FAFDM: On the Set
- NEW FAFDM: Color Stills
- NEW FOR A FEW Pictures MORE
- Newly Restored 2.0 Stereo / Original 2.0 Mono / 5.1 Surround
- 12 Radio Spots
- Restored UA Logo
- Double Bill Trailer
- FAFDM Trailer 1
- FAFDM Trailer 2
- A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
- A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
- Death Rides a Horse – Trailer
- The Mercenary – Trailer