The 2012 film “Looper“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on February 15th, 2022 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Rian Johnson, starred Bruce Willis, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Garret Dillahunt, and Jeff Daniels. It’s also most definitely worth noting that this film, still to this day, is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.
The film has received a new 4K scan that was “reviewed and approved by the filmmakers” — according to the press release. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and a new director-approved Dolby Atmos sound mix, along with the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.
The bonus materials set to be included on the release include nothing but the previous Blu-ray extras, listed below.
- Feature Commentary with Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt
- Looper: The Future From the Beginning — Making-of Featurette
- 22 Deleted Scenes with Commentary
- Scoring Looper
- The Science of Time Travel Featurette
- Looper Animated Trailer
And, yes, I know this has been previously released on the 4K format in the United Kingdom but this will mark the first time it has been available in North America. UPDATE #2: It should definitely be noted that this upcoming US 4K isn’t even using the same video transfer or the same sound mix found on that UK 4K physical release. In fact, the director [Rian Johnson] just recently went as far as to actually discuss his approval of this upcoming 4K release in a tweet (seen below).
This came out excellent – terrific new atmos mix that subtly enhances the original, and a beautiful new transfer approved by Steve that’s more faithful to the theatrical release. https://t.co/CiyhpomBYi
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 7, 2021
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement regarding the 4K physical release here in the United States of the film.