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The Deer Hunter is Coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray

Shout Select Presents:

The Deer Hunter (Collector’s Edition)

Arriving on UHD + Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 26th 2020

Los Angeles, CA - Shout Select is proud to present one of the greatest films of all time with the release of The Deer Hunter (Collector's Edition) on 4K UHD for the first time. The 2-disc UHD + Blu-ray combo pack will arrive May 26, 2020, loaded with bonus features including new interviews with actors John Savage and Rutanya Alda and producer Michael Deeley. Fans who preorder this Collector’s Edition set from will also receive an exclusive 18”x 24” poster, while supplies last.

Winner* of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, and one of AFI's Top 100 Films of All Time, The Deer Hunter follows a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers from their blue-collar lives, hunting in the woods of the Alleghenies, to the hell of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Academy Award® winners** Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken star in this unforgettable saga of friendship and courage. Experience the brutality of war and the depths of emotional strain on the human spirit in this extraordinarily powerful film classic.

Special Features:

DISC 1: 4K UHD – Feature Film
· Audio Commentary with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and journalist Bob Fisher
DISC 2: Blu-Ray - Feature Film
· NEW We Don’t Belong Here – an interview with actor John Savage
· NEW The War At Home – an interview with actress Rutanya Alda
· NEW A National Anthem – an interview with producer Michael Deeley
· NEW This is Not About War – interview with post-production supervisor Katy Haber and Universal Marketing executive Willette Klausner
· Audio Commentary with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and journalist Bob Fisher
· Interview with film critic David Thomson
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· Theatrical Trailer
· Radio Spots
· Still Gallery
*1978: Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Cimino), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken), Best Sound, Best Film Editing
**De Niro: 1974: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Godfather: Part II; 1980: Best Actor in a Leading Role: Raging Bull

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About time, another dent in the wallet.

Deer Hunter has stuck with me since the first time I saw it in a theater when first released.
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Day one for me. The Bluray looks real fine, so the 4K HDR has my expectations high.

A top five movie of mine.
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I'm very glad Deerhunter is coming to the US. Probably 1 of the best anti-war Vietnam war movies made, alongside AN, Platoon & FMJ. Powerful drama & superb acting. It's way overdue for the US to get this. Unfortunately a day late & dollar short for me since I purchased the 4K 40th anniversary UK release 1.5 yrs ago; it was released in Aug 2018.

Not only did Studio Canal beat Shout Factory to the punch time-wise but the UK 40th anniversary set is 4 discs & booklet vs the normal 2 disc release.

Will be interesting to read how the 2 remasters compare.

Worth getting! If I didn't already have the UK 4K, I'd be all over this. I still remember the reaction in the theater at the ending; you could hear a pin drop. Powerful film.
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This in one of Shout's first UHD discs. They have had films scanned in 4k but only released in 2k in the past. This is a good release to start with. maybe Criterion will be next ?
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