The Patriot and Fury are Coming to Ultra HD Blu-ray

Just in Time for Memorial Day, Two Hard-Hitting Historical War Dramas 

The Patriot and Fury


Make Their Debut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 22, 2018


CULVER CITY, Calif. (February 23, 2017) – Just in time to commemorate Memorial Day, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment honors the American military spirit by debuting FURY and THE PATRIOT on 4K Ultra HD May 22. THE PATRIOT was fully digitally restored from the original camera negative in 4K, while FURY was sourced from its original theatrical 4K Digital Intermediate; both films are presented on 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR10) and exclusive Dolby Atmos audio.

In FURY (2014), three-time Academy Award® nominee Brad Pitt (Best Supporting Actor, Twelve Monkeys, 1995; Best Actor: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008 and Moneyball, 2011) plays a tank commander who must make tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany during World War II. The 4K Ultra HD release of FURY includes more than 30 minutes of rare featurettes, in addition to the hours of content on the included Blu-ray™ within the set.

FURY Synopsis:
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

FURY Bonus Content
• Special Features on 4K Ultra HD Disc Include:
o “Tanks of Fury” Documentary
o Four Featurettes:
 “No Guts, No Glory: The Horrors of Combat”
 “Tiger 131”
 “Heart of Fury”
 “Clash of Armor”
o Theatrical Trailers
• Special Features on Blu-ray Disc Include:
o Over 50 Minutes of Deleted & Extended Scenes
o Director’s Combat Journal
o Three Featurettes:
 “Armored Warriors: The Real Men Inside the Shermans”
 “Taming the Beasts: How to Drive, Fire & Shoot Inside a 30-Ton Tank”
 “Blood Brothers”
o Photo Gallery
FURY 4K Ultra HD
• Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
• Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
FURY has an approximate running time of 134 minutes and is rated R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout.

Directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) and starring Academy Award winners Mel Gibson (Best Director, Braveheart, 1995) and Heath Ledger (Best Supporting Actor, The Dark Knight, 2008), THE PATRIOT follows a peaceful farmer driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. THE PATRIOT’s picture and sound are presented like never before on 4K Ultra HD for the film nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound).

In 1776 South Carolina, widower and legendary war hero Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) finds himself thrust into the midst of the American Revolutionary War as he helplessly watches his family torn apart by the savage forces of the British Redcoats. Unable to remain silent, he recruits a band of reluctant volunteers, including his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), to take up arms against the British. Fighting to protect his family’s freedom and his country’s independence, Martin discovers the pain of betrayal, the redemption of revenge and the passion of love.

THE PATRIOT Bonus Content
• Special Features on 4K Ultra HD Disc Include:
o Theatrical Version of the Film (165 minutes)
o Director & Producer Commentary
o 7 Deleted Scenes with Commentary
o Three Featurettes:
 “The Art of War”
 “The True Patriots”
 “Visual Effects Interactive”
o Conceptual Art to Film Comparisons
o Photo Galleries
o Theatrical Trailer
• Special Features on Blu-ray Disc Include:
o Extended Version of the Film (175 minutes)
o Two Featurettes:
 “The Art of War”
 “The True Patriots”
• Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
• Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
THE PATRIOT is rated R for strong war violence.



Ralph Potts
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