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CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF WARNER BROS. WITH TWO CLASSIC FILMS

EAST OF EDEN AND RIO BRAVO

WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)


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PURCHASE THEM ON 4K ULTRA HD DISC AND DIGITALLY JULY 18





Burbank, Calif., May 30, 2023 – As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100 th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, two iconic classics from the Warner Bros. library – East of Eden and Rio Bravo - will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital July 18.



East of Eden, directed by Academy Award winner Elia Kazan and starring James Dean, and Rio Bravo, directed by Honorary Academy Award winner Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, will be available to purchase on Ultra HD Blu-ray™Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.



Working in partnership with The Film Foundation, both films were restored and remastered by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound. Since its launch by Martin Scorsese in 1990, The Film Foundation has restored more than 900 movies.



The Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc will include each feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital version of the feature film.



Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.



For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.



About the Films:



East of Eden


In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Carl is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to his estranged mother.



The 1955 period drama is directed by Elia Kazan from a screenplay by Paul Osborn and based on the 1952 John Steinbeck novel of the same name. The film stars James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, and Jo Van Fleet.



East of Eden was nominated for 3 Academy Awards with Van Fleet winning for Best Supporting Actress. East of Edenwas named one of the 400 best American films of all time by the American Film Institute . In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".



Rio Bravo

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a disabled man, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.



The 1959 American Western film is directed by Howard Hawks. The screenplay is by Jules Furthman and Leigh Brackett and is based on the short story “Rio Bravo” by B.H. McCampbell. The film stars John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond.



In 2014, Rio Bravo was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”





Ultra HD Blu-ray Elements

East of Eden Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

  • Commentary by Richard Schickel
Rio Bravo Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

  • Commentary by John Carpenter and Richard Schickel




BASICS

PRODUCT ERP

East of Eden Ultra HD $24.99

Rio Bravo Ultra HD $24.99



East of Eden

Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French

Run Time: 117 minutes

Rating: PG

Physical Street Date: 7/18

Digital Street Date: 7/18





Rio Bravo

Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French

Run Time: 141 minutes

Rating: Not Rated

Physical Street Date: 7/18

Digital Street Date: 7/18







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Delightful and spirited Hawks film despite, as The NY Times notes:

”Well, [the sheriff - Mr.Wayne] has the services also of Ricky Nelson, youngest member of a performing family that has made its mark on the twenty-one-inch screen, as a self-appointed good right arm.Mr. Nelson is a nice but terribly expressionless youth who appears to need a haircut and can pleasantly sing a spirited Western ditty to the accompaniment of his own guitar and Mr. Martin's mellow baritone. But he is a mite callow either as a convincing actor or as a fast man on the draw. “

Aside from that, can’t wait!
 

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No. I got them confused.
It’s late and I’m tired.

I mixed up the info I was given in the deals topic.
 

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No. I got them confused.
It’s late and I’m tired.

I mixed up the info I was given in the deals topic.
Ah, I thought you were being ironic, as most of the 4K releases seem to be coming from Kino these days (in fact, most catalogue releases). Anyway, great news, & well done Warner.
 

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Not my favourite western, but if the 4K release has a much improved picture, then I'll give it another go (I'm a big Duke fan). It'll be interesting to read what Robert Harris thinks of it. A new 4K Rio Bravo plus Land Of The Pharaohs, Howard Hawks is doing well lately...keep 'em coming.
 

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Not my favourite western, but if the 4K release has a much improved picture, then I'll give it another go (I'm a big Duke fan). It'll be interesting to read what Robert Harris thinks of it. A new 4K Rio Bravo plus Land Of The Pharaohs, Howard Hawks is doing well lately...keep 'em coming.
The blue highlights in Mr. Martin’s hair are gone. The earlier c. 2007 master was produced with a partially collapsed Y dye layer.
 

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To be honest, I watched some of this on HBO MAX in 4K Dolby Vision and was disappointed. I thought it would look much better. Hope the disc fares better. One of my favorite westerns.
 

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To be honest, I watched some of this on HBO MAX in 4K Dolby Vision and was disappointed. I thought it would look much better. Hope the disc fares better. One of my favorite westerns.
Have you watched the old Blu-ray lately? When going back and forth between the two sources, you can really see the improvements.
 

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I love everything about this film. Along with THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, my favorite Western. I never got it on Blu, so I can't wait to get the 4K disc!
 

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I’ve never seen Rio Bravo, but I do know Angie Dickerson is in it.

Interesting about High Noon, I’ve seen High Noon many times and I had no idea about a controversy with Rio Bravo. I found the Wikipedia entry on Rio Bravo has a paragraph about the controversy with High Noon. Howard Hawks and John Wayne made Rio Bravo as they disliked the idea of a sheriff who has to go asking for help. Kind of surprising that there wasn’t room in their minds for a different point of view.
 

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