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TWISTER
COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL

THE 1996 DISASTER THRILLER FILM
STARRING HELEN HUNT AND BILL PAXTON WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on July 9
Burbank, Calif., May 21, 2024 – Twister, action-packed iconic disaster film directed by Jan de Bont (Speed) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on July 9.

Twister will be available to purchase on July 9 on 4K 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, Fandango at Home and more.

Twister stars Academy Award winner (As Good as It Gets) and four-time Emmy Award winner (“Mad About You”) Helen Hunt and Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Bill Paxton (Apollo 13). The film also stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Jami Gertz (The Lost Boys), Lois Smith (Minority Report), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Boogie Nights), Alan Ruck (television’s “Succession”), Todd Field (Eyes Wide Shut), and Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan).

Twister was directed by Jan de Bont (Speed) from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. The film was produced by Crichton, Kathleen Kennedy, and Ian Bryce. Steven Spielberg, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Gerald R. Molen served as executive producers.

On March 25, 1997, Twister was the first theatrical feature film to be released on the DVD format.

Twister was nominated for two Academy Awards – Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Twister will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own Twister in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on July 9.

The 4K remastering process was overseen by director Jan de Bont.

About the Film
Don’t breathe! Don’t look back! Just run for your life when a destructive force of nature comes howling straight toward you, destroying everything in its path – when you’re running from a Twister. Academy AwardÒ winner Helen Hunt stars as Dr. Jo Thornton-Harding, who as a small girl watched her father sucked to his death from her family’s storm cellar by a massive tornado. Now a storm chaser, a scientist who risks her life to study the dark side of nature by taking her data-transmitting instruments directly into the path of a deadly storm, Jo chases the largest tornado ever to strike Oklahoma as her marriage implodes and rival scientists will stop at nothing to steal her breakthrough.

The Twister 4K UHD Disc includes the following new and previously released special features:
  • The Legacy of Twister – Taken by the Wind (NEW)
  • Chasing the Storm: Twister Revisited
  • Anatomy of a Twister
  • The Making of Twister
  • Van Halen Music Video – Humans Being
  • Commentary by director Jan de Bont and visual effects supervisor Stefen Fangmeier


BASICS
PRODUCT ERP

Twister 4K Ultra HD $33.99

Twister
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Run Time: 113 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Street Date: July 9, 2024
Digital Street Date: July 9, 2024

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https://www.amazon.com/Twister-4K-B...16-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 
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Hard to tell from the small picture at GRUV, but it seems like it's Dolby TrueHD audio, not Atmos.

OK, so it's Dolby Atmos-TrueHD, which is a new one on me.
 
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the texts are just too greyish to read...
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...no Auro3D but Atmos is "there" as according to the artwork.​
 

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to those who're not so concerned about 4K visuals but only on the availability of English Atmos track, beside the German-Release...
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...you can go single disc French release, which doesn't comes with Auro3D but English DTS-HD track.
note that this release may not be region-free as Turbine Germany release do.
 

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Just saw the post about this today. Currently, it’s no longer available for preorder on Amazon so I tried signing up for a GRUV account and I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a more poorly scripted and broken website.
 
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I thought it was the dumbest film I had ever seen at the time, filled with a bunch of characters I didn't care about. I've seen dumber ones since. However, I did use the laserdisc when I wanted to demo my sound system to people. The opening scene has magnificent sound.
 

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If I remember correctly, there were a lot of issues concerning the twister sequences on the original DVD release. I believe this was due to the compression and limited bandwidth of the format.
 

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If I remember correctly, there were a lot of issues concerning the twister sequences on the original DVD release. I believe this was due to the compression and limited bandwidth of the format.

Yes, and Twister was also one of the inaugural DVD releases at the format's launch in late 1997. The industry hadn't quite gotten the hang of MPEG-2 yet. Had it been released a few years later, it might have come out better.
 

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Appears that pre-order links do not work. Cannot find any pre-order opportunities? Not even a release date?
Yep, Amazon lists it as "Currently Unavailable" and GRUV has a page for it but no "Add to Cart" option. Looks like they're both broken at the moment.
 

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Appears that pre-order links do not work. Cannot find any pre-order opportunities? Not even a release date?

Hi Roger!

You can order it from GRUV right now. The link is in the top post.

I am not certain if the Amazon link was live and then taken down. That happens sometimes. Other times I put up a placeholder, and in that case, the link should go live any day now.
 

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Hi Roger!

You can order it from GRUV right now. The link is in the top post.

I am not certain if the Amazon link was live and then taken down. That happens sometimes. Other times I put up a placeholder, and in that case, the link should go live any day now.
Even on GRUV there’s no way to add it to the basket and check out. Can’t believe this went so quick. Been trying for days in both.
 

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Even on GRUV there’s no way to add it to the basket and check out. Can’t believe this went so quick. Been trying for days in both.

I don't think it's a matter of limited inventory. I think in both cases, Warner pulled the preorders pending an official announcement.
 

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