The 1980 film “Dressed to Kill“ is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 25th via KL Studio Classics, according to retailers. The film, written & directed by Brian De Palma, starred Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, and Dennis Franz.
Tech specs for the release and bonus materials have not yet been released, although it has been hinted at by KL Studio Classics in previously a tweet from back on Halloween [October 31st] in 2021. In that tweet, they stated it would come with the following:
“BRAND NEW Dolby Vision HDR Restoration to be Supervised by Brian De Palma! From a 16-Bit 4K Scan of the OCN!”
So, Brian De Palma apparently [by now has] supervised and one would think also approved the new restoration, which came from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative. It was said too that it will include Dolby Vision, so that also means you’ll get HDR10 form of high dynamic range with the video presentation. As this title has yet to be officially announced and detailed, stay tuned for further details.
In the meantime, you can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and online retailer Deep Discount. Retailers list this as a 2-disc set, so chances are it will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart included.
This movie has received a director-approved 4K restoration, as noted below.
“4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven”
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range along with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo, 4.0 (four-channel) surround, and 5.1 surround lossless sound mixes. This release will include both the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film.
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork (Limited Edition exclusive)
80-page Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth, a 1987 Fangoria interview with Rob Bottin, and archive publicity materials (some contents exclusive to Limited Edition)
DISC ONE – DIRECTOR’S CUT
Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director’s Cut)
Commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon
Commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen
The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, an interview with co-writer Michael Miner
RoboTalk, a conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nicholas McCarthy (director of Orion Pictures’ The Prodigy)
Truth of Character, an interview with star Nancy Allen on her role as Lewis
Casting Old Detroit, an interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s ensemble cast was assembled
Connecting the Shots, an interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt
Analog, a featurette focusing on the special photographic effects, including new interviews with Peter Kuran and Kevin Kutchaver
More Man Than Machine: Composing RoboCop, a tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson
RoboProps, a tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia
2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett
RoboCop: Creating A Legend, Villains of Old Detroit, Special Effects: Then & Now, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew
Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg
Four deleted scenes
The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett
Director’s Cut Production Footage, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes, presented in 4K (SDR)
Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots
Extensive image galleries
DISC TWO – THEATRICAL CUT
Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for Theatrical version of the film)
Two Isolated Score tracks (Composer’s Original Score and Final Theatrical Mix)
Edited-for-television version of the film, featuring alternate dubs, takes and edits of several scenes (95 mins, SD only)
Split screen comparisons between the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut, and the Theatrical Cut and edited-for-TV version
RoboCop: Edited for Television, a compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, including outtakes newly transferred in HD from recently unearthed 35mm elements
This release will only include two 4K UHD Blu-ray Discs and not the Blu-ray Disc counterparts. That Blu-ray of the 4K restoration was previously released back in 2019 in a limited edition set. Just be aware this is not what is often referred to as a “combo pack.”
The 1987 Paul Verhoeven directed film “RoboCop” will be getting Limited Editionbox set and Steelbook Blu-ray Disc releases on November 26th via Arrow Video. The film starred Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Ray Wise, and Kurtwood Smith. The tech specs for the limited edition Blu-ray included 1080p video in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a director-approved 4K restoration with lossless Stereo and 4.0 as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. This release will include both the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film. You can find the Limited EditionBlu-ray box set and the Limited EditionSteelbook Blu-ray (pictured below) both available for pre-order now over at Amazon.
The Limited EditionBlu-ray box set version will include some physical bonus materials in the form of a booklet, a reversible sleeve, six collectible postcards, and a double-sided fold-out poster (pictured below).
Below, after the break, you can find details about this 4K restoration, the audio mixes, and finally see a full list of the bonus materials set to be included on the 2-disc set.
The 1978 Robert Zemeckis directed film “I Wanna Hold Your Hand“ is finally getting a Blu-ray Disc release on March 26th, via The Criterion Collection. The film, co-wrote by Bob Gale and produced by Steven Spielberg, featured a story involving teenagers traveling to see the legendary performance by The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” taping. The cast included Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman, Theresa Saldana, Wendie Jo Sperber, and Eddie Deezen.
The film has received a new4Krestoration, that was approved by both the director (Zemeckis) and co-writer (Bob Gale). Tech specs include 1080p in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title on Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials (and specific details regarding the restoration) are listed below.
New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New conversation among Zemeckis, Gale, and executive producer Steven Spielberg
New interview with actors Nancy Allen and Marc McClure
Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Zemeckis and Gale
The Lift (1972) and A Field of Honor (1973), two early short films by Zemeckis