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EXPERIENCE THE CLASSIC CRIME DRAMA IN STUNNING
4K ULTRA HD™



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Special Screening to Celebrate Michael Mann’s Masterpiece
at the Tribeca Festival June 17



Heat arrives on 4K Ultra HD Disc August 9



LOS ANGELES, CA (June 8, 2022)
– Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Michael Mann will reunite at this year’s Tribeca Festival for the first public premiere of the new 4K Ultra HD version of Mann’s 1995 classic, Heat.



The film’s stars, along with writer-director Michael Mann and producer Art Linson, will attend the screening on June 17 which will be followed by an on-stage conversation, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Bilge Ebiri. For more information please visit www.tribecafilm.com.



This special screening celebrates the release on August 9 of the 20th Century Studios film on 4K Ultra HD Disc for the first time. The remastered film includes previously released audio commentary with Director Michael Mann, Q&As, deleted scenes and more extras.



Also on August 9, Mann’s first novel, Heat 2, which tells an original story woven from the lives of the characters in Heat, both before and after the events depicted in the movie, will be published.



Film Synopsis

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro dually power the momentum and large scale of this groundbreaking film written and directed by Michael Mann. In the wake of a precision heist of an armored truck, an obsessive detective (Pacino) begins to hunt ruthless, professional thief Neil McCauley (De Niro) through the streets of Los Angeles. As the stakes escalate, their lives begin to mirror and unravel, and McCauley’s crew initiates its most dangerous and complex heist. Co-starring Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight, Heat delivers hard-hitting action, gripping suspense and stunning performances.



Bonus Features

4K Ultra HD


  • Director’s Audio Commentary
Blu-ray Disc One

  • Heat In High Definition
  • Director’s Audio Commentary
Bonus Blu-ray Disc Two

  • Q&A With Michael Mann
  • Q&A With Christopher Nolan
  • 3-Part Making-Of Documentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation
  • Return To The Scene Of The Crime


Cast

Robert De Niro
as Neil McCauley

Al Pacino as Lt. Vincent Hanna

Val Kilmer as Chris Shiherlis

Jon Voight as Nate

Tom Sizemore as Michael Cheritto

Diane Venora as Justine

Amy Brenneman as Eady

Ashley Judd as Charlene Shiherlis



Directed by

Michael Mann



Executive Producers

Pieter Jan Brugge

Arnon Milchan



Produced by


Michael Mann

Art Linson



Screenplay by

Michael Mann



Music by

Elliot Goldenthal



Product Specifications

Street Date


Physical: August 9

Product SKU

Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack 3 Discs (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Blu-ray Bonus Disc + Digital Code)

Feature Run Time

Approx. 170 minutes

Rating

U.S. Rated R

* For violence and language



Aspect Ratio

Physical: 2.40:1

U.S. Audio

4K Ultra HD: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, French 5.1 DTS Digital Surround, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital



U.S. Subtitles

4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
 

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I wonder how many more changes Mann will make to this Director's Definitive Edition that will differ from his last Director's Definitive Edition?
 

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I know this has been discussed elsewhere probably many times but I'm rather forgetful...

What is the history of this film's home video rights?

Last time we saw this on Blu-ray it was released by Fox and then I think Warner. I could be wrong.

In any case, just amazing that Disney is even considering releasing a catalog title on 4k. They pretty much have given up on releasing anything else in the Fox vaults.
 

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I know this has been discussed elsewhere probably many times but I'm rather forgetful...

What is the history of this film's home video rights?

Last time we saw this on Blu-ray it was released by Fox and then I think Warner. I could be wrong.

In any case, just amazing that Disney is even considering releasing a catalog title on 4k. They pretty much have given up on releasing anything else in the Fox vaults.
It was produced by Regency, which originally had a distribution deal with Warner Bros., but then switched to Fox at some point. I think the disc release was already in the works before the Disney purchase of Fox was complete.
 

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It was produced by Regency, which originally had a distribution deal with Warner Bros., but then switched to Fox at some point. I think the disc release was already in the works before the Disney purchase of Fox was complete.
This is my understanding as well. The film is "owned" by Regency, which had a distribution agreement with Fox, and the UHD was in the works before the merger closed. Disney is likely releasing the UHD to honor the terms of the distribution agreement.
 

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It was produced by Regency, which originally had a distribution deal with Warner Bros., but then switched to Fox at some point. I think the disc release was already in the works before the Disney purchase of Fox was complete.

The film's wikipedia page says the following

A Director's Definitive Edition Blu-Ray was released on May 9, 2017, by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, who acquired the distribution rights to the film through their part-ownership of Regency back in 2015. Sourced from a 4K remaster of the film supervised by Mann, the two-disc set contains all the extras from the 2009 Blu-ray, along with two filmmakers panels from 2015 and 2016, one of which was moderated by Christopher Nolan
 

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Have been waiting in anticipation since 2017, ever since the 4K UHD was rumoured to be released. I remember my first viewing of this on LaserDisc in 1996. I had just got hold of an AC-3 demodulator and this film was the first one I could play with 5.1 surround on my home theatre set-up. The heist scene was my demonstration scene to anyone wondering what surround sound in a home theatre could sound like and my neighbour almost had a nervous breakdown!
 

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My digital file from the last blu-ray release upgraded to 4K about two years ago.... so I will pass on this.
 

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The iTunes 4K streaming version suffered from horrible compression artifacts during the night scenes when I watched it a few years ago. I am hoping the UHD's increased bitrate solves that problem. The 2017 Blu-ray looked significantly better than the 4K stream.

Pretty sure this will be my sixth purchase of the film...
 

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The iTunes 4K streaming version suffered from horrible compression artifacts during the night scenes when I watched it a few years ago. I am hoping the UHD's increased bitrate solves that problem. The 2017 Blu-ray looked significantly better than the 4K stream.

Pretty sure this will be my sixth purchase of the film...
Yeah, I'm purchasing this 4K disc too.
 

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Have been waiting in anticipation since 2017, ever since the 4K UHD was rumoured to be released. I remember my first viewing of this on LaserDisc in 1996. I had just got hold of an AC-3 demodulator and this film was the first one I could play with 5.1 surround on my home theatre set-up. The heist scene was my demonstration scene to anyone wondering what surround sound in a home theatre could sound like and my neighbour almost had a nervous breakdown!

I don't know if this my first 5.1 LD title, but the sonics on this laser disc were pretty amazing at the time. Both the armored car heist and the downtown shootout were outstanding audio demonstration scenes. Pardon the sojourn down memory lane, back to the topic at hand...

I am still not UHD capable; waiting for my FP to go to that big repair shop in the sky, but this will be a definite addition to my collection at some future time. Having said that, I do wonder what the differences are in this cut vs. theatrical.

- Walter.
 

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I paid $7.99 last week. I watched my BluRay not long ago, and was disappointed about how soft the picture looks. Hopefully the UHD will have better sharpness and contrasts.
 

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