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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING, AWARD-WINNING AND UNFORGETTABLE CINEMA



SONY PICTURES CLASSICS 30TH ANNIVERSARY 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION



Eleven Must-Own Films from the Sony Pictures Classics Library On 4K Ultra HD November 22nd



ORLANDO ~ THE CELLULOID CLOSET ~ THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN ~ RUN LOLA RUN ~ SLC PUNK ~ CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON ~ THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE ~ VOLVER ~ SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK~ STILL ALICE ~ CALL ME BY YOUR NAME




Available on 4K Ultra HD Disc in this Limited Edition Set, Includes a 24-Page Booklet on the History & Impact of Sony Pictures Classics and Hours of New and Archival Special Features



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CULVER CITY, Calif. (September 7, 2022) – In celebration of Sony Pictures Classics’ 30-year anniversary, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to bring eleven of their acclaimed library favorites to 4K Ultra HD disc, exclusively within the SONY PICTURES CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION, available November 22. This must-own set includes iconic award-winning masterpieces from world-renowned filmmakers, unforgettable performances from global luminaries, and fan-favorite stories that have resonated across the years: ORLANDO, THE CELLULOID CLOSET, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, RUN LOLA RUN, SLC PUNK, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, VOLVER, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, STILL ALICE and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Each film is presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range.



While CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON returns to 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision, the other ten films in the SONY PICTURES CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special limited edition collector’s set. Also included within the collection is a 24-page booklet, featuring an all-new essay from renowned film critic David Thomson about the history of Sony Pictures Classics, along with information about each of the included films and an introduction from SPC co-presidents Tom Bernard and Michael Barker. Finally, the set includes hours of archival special features across the eleven films, plus a few newly added materials, rounding out this must-own gift set—perfectly timed for holiday gift-giving!



ORLANDO

Synopsis:


Tilda Swinton and Billy Zane star in this hip, sexy and wickedly funny look at an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature and comes back to life as an English noblewoman.



ORLANDO 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· English 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Director Sally Potter and Actress Tilda Swinton

o Select Scenes Commentary

o Orlando Goes to Russia

o Orlando in Uzbekistan

o Jimmy Was an Angel

o Venice Film Festival Press Conference

o An Interview with Sally Potter

o Theatrical Trailer



ORLANDO has a run time of approximately 94 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some sensuality.





THE CELLULOID CLOSET

Synopsis:


Narrated by Lily Tomlin, this exuberant, eye-opening movie serves up a dazzling hundred-year history of gay men and women on the silver screen.



THE CELLULOID CLOSET 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· English 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Lily Tomlin, producer Howard Rosenman, and editor Arnold Glassman

o Additional Commentary with Author Vito Russo

o Collection of Outtakes

o Interview with Vito Russo

o Theatrical Trailer



THE CELLULOID CLOSET has a run time of approximately 101 minutes and is rated R for some graphic footage of sexuality and violence, and for language.





THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN

Synopsis:


From Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of AMELIE and DELICATESSEN, comes a fantastically twisted fairy tale chock-full of curious characters, spectacular stunts and unforgettable visuals.



THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· French 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Actor Ron Perlman

o NEWLY ADDED: Audio Commentary with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet

o Making-Of Featurette

o "Les Archives de Jean-Pierre Jeunet"

o Interview With Costume Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier

o Theatrical Teasers & Trailer



THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN has a run time of approximately 113 minutes and is rated R for disturbing and grotesque images of violence and menace.





RUN LOLA RUN

Synopsis:


A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride! Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente). She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who's lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences.



RUN LOLA RUN 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· German 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Director Tom Tykwer and Actor Franka Potente

o NEWLY ADDED: Audio Commentary with Director Tom Tykwer and Editor Mathilde Bonnefoy &

o NEWLY ADDED: Making-Of Featurette

o Still Running Featurette

o “Believe” Music Video

o Theatrical Trailer



RUN LOLA RUN has a run time of approximately 80 minutes and is rated R for some violence and language.





SLC PUNK

Synopsis:


It's 1985 and Stevo is that rare animal: a punk rocker in the Mormon stronghold of Salt Lake City, Utah. He just graduated from college with honors and now his life is a nutty roller coaster ride of rock shows, stealing cars, beating up rednecks and non-stop partying with his buddy, Heroin Bob, and his girlfriend. But with the scene getting lame and Stevo going nowhere fast, he has to put his punk ideals to the test.



SLC PUNK 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o NEW: Revisiting SLC PUNK – a new interview with Director James Merendino

o Audio Commentary with Director James Merendino and Actors Matthew Lillard & Michael Goorjian

o Comic Book Gallery

o Theatrical Trailer



SLC PUNK has a run time of approximately 97 minutes and is rated R for pervasive language, drug use, violent anti-social behavior and some sexuality.





CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON

Synopsis:


An epic set against the breathtaking landscapes of ancient China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon combines the exhilarating martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo-Ping (The Matrix) with the sensitivity and classical storytelling of an Ang Lee film. The result is something truly unexpected: romantic, emotionally powerful entertainment.



CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· Mandarin Dolby Atmos & 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Director Ang Lee and Writer / Producer James Schamus

o Audio Commentary with Cinematographer Peter Pau

o Introduction by Director Ang Lee

o 7 Deleted Scenes (in 4K HDR)

o Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - A Retrospective

o The Making of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

o English “A Love Before Time” Music Video

o Mandarin “A Love Before Time” Music Video

o A Conversation with Michelle Yeoh

o Photo Gallery

o Theatrical Trailer



CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality.





THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE

Synopsis:


His father killed in the brutal fighting of the Spanish Civil War, ten-year-old Carlos is sent to live at the desolate Santa Lucia School, now a makeshift shelter for war orphans. Soon after his arrival, Carlos has a series of seemingly supernatural encounters: strange shadows, voices and, most frightening of all, the apparition of a brutalized young boy. Turns out that Carlos is not alone in seeing these strange phenomena, many other children have experienced the "One Who Sighs," as the entity has come to be called.



THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Director Guillermo del Toro

o Audio Commentary with Director Guillermo del Toro and Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro

o Guillermo del Toro Introduction

o Director’s Thumbnails Track

o Director's Notebook

o Que es un fantasma? Featurette

o 4 Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary

o Sketch, Storyboard, Screen – 6 Scenes

o Making-Of Featurette

o Summoning Spirits Featurette

o Theatrical Trailer



THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE has a run time of approximately 108 minutes and is rated R for violence, language and some sexuality.





VOLVER

Synopsis:


Academy Award®-winner Pedro Almodóvar (2003, Best Original Screenplay, Talk to Her) comes VOLVER, a comedic and compassionate tribute to women and their resilience in the face of life's most outrageous tribulations. A luminous Penélope Cruz leads an ensemble of gifted actresses, including Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). Raimunda (Cruz) and her sister Sole lost their parents in a tragic fire years ago...or did they? Superstitious villagers claim that the girls' departed mother, Irene (Maura), has been seen wandering around their Aunt Paula's home. When Irene appears to Sole, she explains that she has returned to set right her daughters' troubled lives and reveal shocking secrets that will impact everyone!



VOLVER 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary: Director Pedro Almodóvar and Actor Penélope Cruz

o Making of Volver Featurette

o Interview With Pedro Almodóvar

o Interview with Penélope Cruz

o Interview With Carmen Maura

o Tribute to Penélope Cruz

o Theatrical Trailer



VOLVER has a run time of approximately 121 minutes and is rated R for some sexual content and language.





SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK

Synopsis:


From Charlie Kaufman comes a visual and philosophic adventure. Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele (Catherine Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis), is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counseling him. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel (Samantha Morton) has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one. Worried about the transience of his life, he leaves his home behind. He gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create a work of brutal honesty. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside.



SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o The Story of Caden Cotard Featurette

o NFTS/Script Factory Masterclass

o Infectious Diseases in Cattle Roundtable

o In and Around Synecdoche, New York Featurette

o Theatrical Trailer



SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK has a run time of approximately 124 minutes and is rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.





STILL ALICE

Synopsis:


Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Also starring Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish.



STILL ALICE 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o 3 Deleted Scenes

o Directing Alice Featurette

o Finding Alice Featurette

o Interview with Composer Ilan Eshkeri

o Theatrical Trailer



STILL ALICE has a run time of approximately 101 minutes and is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference.





CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Synopsis:


Amid the summer splendor of 1980’s Italy, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire that will alter their lives forever.



CALL ME BY YOUR NAME 4K UHD Disc Breakdown

· Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision

· English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

· Special Features:

o Audio Commentary with Actors Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg

o Snapshots of Italy: The Making of Call Me by Your Name Featurette

o In Conversation with Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Luca Guadagnino Featurette

o "Mystery of Love" Music Video by Sufjan Stevens

o Theatrical Trailer



CALL ME BY YOUR NAME has a run time of approximately 132 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language.

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30th Anniversary of what classic films?

You ask the tough questions

Couldn't find anything anywhere, though I suspect details will emerge in the next day or so.

Are all these supposed to be Sony films from 1992? And I am just grasping at straws with that question.
 

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Of Sony Pictures, maybe?

I hope they have some NEW discs in there but it’ll probably be just repackages…

Bugsy would be nice…
 

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You ask the tough questions

Couldn't find anything anywhere, though I suspect details will emerge in the next day or so.

Are all these supposed to be Sony films from 1992? And I am just grasping at straws with that question.
Yeah, I just don't get the "30th Anniversary" moniker, especially, if it's films previously released on 4K disc. If they are new 4K titles then I still don't get the "30th Anniversary" moniker unless they're films from 1992.
 

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Here's a Sony webpage celebrating their 30th anniversary with these movies for sale:
I kind of figured it's going to be rehash of prior 4K disc releases into one big collection. An easy pass for me if that turns out to be true.
 

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Using the last volume as a guide, I would guess 5 movies. Each movie gets a UHD and Blu-ray, plus a Bonus disc.
 

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I'm thinking more like 15 movies. I just hope it's not the same 15 movies already released in those previous 4K collections.

The only argument I would have is that the Amazon product description states 11 discs. Of course, that could be wrong.
 

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The only argument I would have is that the Amazon product description states 11 discs. Of course, that could be wrong.
Then it sucks even more so. Also, it's not 15 movies as I previously stated, but a total of 18 movies in those three volumes.
 

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It's the anniversary of the founding of Sony Pictures Classics, the arthouse division of Sony Pictures. These will be films released under that boutique label, not necessary "classic films" of Sony studios proper.

Sony Pictures Classics Inc. is an American film production and distribution company that is a division of Sony Pictures. It was founded in 1992 by former Orion Classics heads Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Marcie Bloom. It distributes, produces and acquires specialty films such as documentaries, independent and arthouse films in the United States and internationally.
 

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