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1998 film Wild Things gets limited edition 4K in May

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The 1998 film “Wild Things” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a Limited Edition box set on May 24th via Arrow Video.  The film, directed by John McNaughton, starred Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Theresa Russell, and Bill Murray.  The film has received a new 4K restoration of both the theatrical and UNRATED Edition versions, as noted below.  Hence, this release will include both versions in 4K.

“New 4K restorations of both the Original Theatrical Version and the Unrated Edition from the original camera negatives by Sony Pictures Entertainment”

The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range along with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and uncompressed 2.0 Stereo sound mixes.  It’s worth noting that there will be a Blu-ray “Limited Edition” release also coming from Arrow Video and that it will include the same sound tech specs as mentioned above and be in 1080p HD video in the same aspect ratio.  Also, both the 4K and the Blu-ray releases are 1-disc sets. So, in other words, the 4K is not a “combo pack” and does not include the Blu-ray counterpart.

UPDATES:  You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray Collector’s Edition and Blu-ray Collector’s Edition both available for preorder over at Amazon.

The bonus materials for these limited editions sets include the following physical extras (pictured further below).

  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson and Sean Hogan
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley

The bonus materials set to be included with the limited edition 4K and Blu-ray releases are listed below.

  • Exclusive new audio commentary by director John McNaughton and producer Steven A. Jones
  • Commentary by director John McNaughton, cinematographer Jeffrey Kimball, producers Steven A. Jones and Rodney Liber, editor Elena Maganini and score composer George S. Clinton
  • Exclusive new interview with John McNaughton
  • Exclusive new interview with Denise Richards
  • Making of documentary
  • An Understanding Lawyer outtakes
  • Trailer

UPDATES:  There are a few SteelBooks coming for this film.  First, there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray Limited Edition Deluxe SteelBook 2-disc set available. This set comes with all the physical extras and the SteelBook packaging.  That release (pictured below) is now available for preorder over at Zavvi and GrindHouseVideo.

Next, there also will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook 2-disc individual release available from Arrow Video (pictured below) that includes the 4K and Blu-ray versions but without the physical extras.  That individual 4K SteelBook is now available for preorder over at Zavvi and GrindHouseVideo.  Stay tuned for Amazon preorders for all of these.

1983 film The Outsiders is coming to 4K in November

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The 1983 film The Outsiders will officially be getting a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on November 9th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (stateside) and Studiocanal (in the UK). The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, has received a new 4K restoration by his company American Zoetrope. This new 4K restoration includes a new extended version “The Outsiders: The Complete Novel” as well as the original theatrical cut — using the original camera negatives. Below you can find a quote by the filmmaker regarding this new cut of the movie.

Said Coppola, ‘“The Outsiders The Complete Novel’ came about after meeting students over the years who repeatedly asked me why certain scenes from S.E. Hinton’s wonderful book were missing from the theatrical version. These questions reminded about my inspiration for the film—in 1980, a contingent of 12- to 14-year-old students wrote and asked me to make it. I listened to those young fans back then, and I continue to listen to young people now and believe in their opinions, so this complete film version of the novel is for them.”

The film, based on the S.E. Hinton novel, starred C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane. The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release have not yet been fully detailed but it is known you can expect both versions of the film with HDR10, spanning across a 4-disc set. That being said, one would assume this will be a “combo pack” with a Blu-ray included of the film (perhaps one each for both cuts) and one just for bonus materials? That last bit has not yet been confirmed or detailed, so that’s just based on speculation of what will fill the 4 discs.

UPDATE: You can now find the artwork (pictured further above) and the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and retailer Target.

It is known that a digital copy of the film will be included with the release. The bonus materials set to be included on the 4K release have already been detailed and are listed fully below.

  • NEW Restoration Interview with Cinematographer Stephen Burum, Zoetrope Head of Archives and Restorations James Mockoski and Colourist Gregg Garvin
  • NEW Deleted Scenes
  • NEW Francis Ford Coppola Introduction
  • NEW Francis Ford Coppola Anatomy of a Scene
  • NEW Old House New Home featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola
  • Audio Commentary with Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio and Patrick Swayze.
  • Staying Gold: A look Back at “The Outsiders”
  • S.E. Hinton on Location in Tulsa
  • The Casting of “The Outsiders”
  • NBC’s News Today from 1983 “The Outsiders Started by School Petition”, and
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

In addition to this physical 4K release of the film, there will be a theatrical re-release as well as a debut on the streaming service HBO Max. Those international dates are listed below.

U.S. and International Release Dates:

NORTH AMERICA (Warner Bros.) – Theatrical September 26, Home Entertainment November 9, HBO Max November 16, TCM Fall 2021

UK HOME (STUDIOCANAL) – Theatrical TBC, Home Entertainment November 8

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND (STUDIOCANAL) – Home Entertainment November 10

GERMANY (STUDIOCANAL) – Home Entertainment November 11

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming re-release and the new cut of the film.

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