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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT


THE BELOVED AMERICAN CLASSIC WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

Own it September 14 on 4K Ultra HD and Digital
Burbank, Calif., July 26, 2021 – The Shawshank Redemption, which received seven Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on September 14, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Released in 1994, the film marked the feature directorial debut of its screenwriter, Frank Darabont.

The Shawshank Redemption, the emotionally moving portrayal of a friendship between men under the harshest of circumstances, stars Academy Award®winning actor Tim Robbins (Mystic River, Bull Durham) and Academy Award®nominee Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy, Unforgiven, Bruce Almighty). Based on Stephen King’s novella “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” the movie won Frank Darabont an Oscar® nomination for his adapted screenplay and critical acclaim for his directorial debut. Mr. Darabont is one of only six filmmakers in history with the unique distinction of having his first two feature films receive nominations for the Best Picture Academy Award: 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption and 1999’s The Green Mile.

In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected The Shawshank Redemption for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Ultra HD* 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.
The Shawshank Redemption will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own The Shawshank Redemption in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on September 14.

About the Film:
This inspiring drama tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment at Maine’s Shawshank Prison. He is befriended by longtime convict Red (Freeman) who’s been in long enough to know the ropes and helps him cope with the frightening realities of prison life. As the two men grow closer, so does the sense of hope that can truly set them free.


Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements
The Shawshank Redemption
Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
  • Commentary by Frank Darabont
  • "Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at The Shawshank Redemption"
  • "Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature"
  • "The SharkTank Redemption"
  • 5 Stills Galleries
  • "Bogs Takes a Fall" Storyboards
  • "New Fish Arrive" Storyboards
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On September 14, The Shawshank Redemption 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

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PRODUCT ERP

Ultra HD Blu-ray $24.99*
Standard Street Date: 9/14/21
EST Street Date: 9/14/21
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 142 minutes
Rated: R

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This is a Warner release, right? All I ask for is that Warner leaves the grain intact.
 

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The press release is rather vague on the audio format, so I'm guessing this will have the same 5.1 mix as found on the previous Blu-ray release.
 

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I wonder if they consulted with Roger Deakins on this release. I’ve been listening to his podcast and he’s been rather upset with the previous releases.
 

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I wonder if they consulted with Roger Deakins on this release. I’ve been listening to his podcast and he’s been rather upset with the previous releases.
He's also not a big fan of HDR.
 

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The press release is rather vague on the audio format, so I'm guessing this will have the same 5.1 mix as found on the previous Blu-ray release.

4K offers DTS-HD MA 5.1 vs. the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 of the BD.

Both seem similar though the DTS-HD track is mastered at a higher level. Didn't seem too loud but I had to adjust volume down when I compared the 2.

The 4K is a massive improvement over the BD. Superior definition, no apparent noise reduction, no print flaws, more natural colors - you name it.

I flipped between the 2 and the BD looks mushy and flat compared to the 4K.

Oh, and the 4K goes with 1.85:1 whereas the BD slightly cropped to 1.78:1.
 

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4K offers DTS-HD MA 5.1 vs. the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 of the BD.

Both seem similar though the DTS-HD track is mastered at a higher level. Didn't seem too loud but I had to adjust volume down when I compared the 2.

The 4K is a massive improvement over the BD. Superior definition, no apparent noise reduction, no print flaws, more natural colors - you name it.

I flipped between the 2 and the BD looks mushy and flat compared to the 4K.

Oh, and the 4K goes with 1.85:1 whereas the BD slightly cropped to 1.78:1.
Sounds very good but I'll need to see if it plays well with a projector - Warner's UHDs haven't been consistently good projected.
 

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