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BREAKING: Paramount makes Super 8 and My Fair Lady official for 4K Ultra HD on 5/25

February 25, 2021 - 1:34 am   |   by
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We’re starting things off today with this just in from Paramount Home Entertainment: George Cukor’s My Fair Lady (1964) and J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 (2011) are now official for release on the 4K Ultra HD format on 5/25.

My Fair Lady is presented in 4K, mastered from the 2015 8K film scan and restoration of the original camera negative and surviving 65 mm elements.

Both HDR10 and Dolby Vision will be included (this is now confirmed). Audio will be available in the same English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD mix found on the 2015 Blu-ray edition.

There are no extras on the 4K disc itself, but the package will include that same Blu-ray (along with a Digital code). [Read on here...]

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Among the special features on that Blu-ray will be More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady Then & Now, 1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner, Los Angeles Premiere 10/28/1964, British Premiere, George Cukor Directs Baroness Bina Rothschild, Rex Harrison Radio Interview, 5 Production Tests (including Lighting, Wilfred Hyde White Make-up, Rain/Set, Covent Garden Lighting Test, and Alt. Higgins/Pickering Screen Test), 2 Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals (Show Me and Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?), galleries, 2 Comments on a Lady featurettes (featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber and Martin Scorsese), 3 additional featurettes (Story of a Lady, Design for a Lady, and The Fairest Fair Lady), multiple trailers, Rex Harrison BFI Honor, Rex Harrison Golden Globe Acceptance Speech, and Academy Awards Ceremony Highlights 4/5/65.

Meanwhile, Super 8 has been newly remastered for this 4K Ultra HD release from its original film and digital source elements. Both HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range will be available, as will audio in the same excellent English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD mix included previously on Blu-ray edition. You’ll also get a Digital copy (but no Blu-ray).

Extras on the actual 4K disc will include audio commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Larry Fong, The Dream Behind Super 8, The Search for New Faces, Meet Joel Courtney, Rediscovering Steel Town, The Visitor Lives, Scoring Super 8, Do You Believe in Magic?, The 8mm Revolution, Easter Eggs, Deconstructing the Train Crash, and Deleted Scenes.

Note that Super 8 will also be available in two editions, one in regular Amaray packaging and the other in Steelbook packaging. The Steelbook will be available widely online at Best Buy.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and other online retailers.

Here’s a look at the final official cover artwork for My Fair Lady and both versions of Super 8 (we’ll add the Amazon pre-order links when they go live)...

My Fair Lady (4K Ultra HD) Super 8 (4K Ultra HD) Super 8 (Steelbook 4K Ultra HD)

Super 8 (Steelbook 4K Ultra HD)

Also this morning, Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed more great catalog Blu-ray titles that they’re working on, including Robert Day’s The Green Man (1956) and Basil Dearden’s Who Done It? (1956) and The Blue Lamp (1950) on 6/1, Philippe de Broca’s Le Magnifique (1973) and Cartouche (1962) on 6/8, Lionel Jeffries’ The Railway Children (1970), Hal Needham’s Body Slam (1986), and Gus Trikonis’ Take This Job and Shove It (1981) on 6/15, Tamra Davis’ Half Baked (1998) on 6/22, and NINE May West classics on 6/29 including Night After Night (1932), She Done Him Wrong (1933), I’m No Angel (1933), Belle of the Nineties (1934), Goin’ to Town (1935), Klondike Annie (1936), Go West Young Man (1936), Every Day’s a Holiday (1937), and My Little Chickadee (1940). Also coming soon are George Sherman’s Larceny (1948), Pierre Granier-Deferre’s The Widow Couderc (1971), Michael Anderson’s Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), John Farrow’s Alias Nick Beal (1949), John Badam’s Bird on a Wire (1990), Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983 – in Blu-ray 3D with restoration by the 3-D Film Archive), and Cecil B. DeMille’s Union Pacific (1939).

And finally, we’ve just posted the latest update of our Release Dates & Artwork section here at the site, featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K cover artwork with Amazon.com pre-order links. You’ll find that here and we appreciate your shopping support!

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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