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‘80s favorite “Real Genius” gets 4K restoration and release – Sept. 13


still waiting for the Amazon preorder

SONY PICTURES Home Entertainment will release the 1980s fan-favorite “Real Genius” on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray for the first time on September 13.

When a group of crazy college geniuses put their heads together, almost anything can happen. Hold on for a freewheeling, uproarious look at just how much mischief a bunch of high-IQers can concoct. Chris (Val Kilmer) is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch (Gabe Jarret) is the 16-year-old whiz kid, and Lazlo (Jonathan Gries), America's number one brain, literally lives in a world of his own ... Chris' closet. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, they still find time to turn the dorm into an ice-skating rink, and throw a beach party in the auditorium complete with a lagoon and bikini-clad beauties. When the geniuses discover that their unscrupulous mentor Professor Hathaway (William Atherton) has had them working on a secret weapon for the military, they plot an elaborate revenge. Their plan culminates in an incredible scheme that outsmarts the military and convinces the professor that it doesn't pay to fool with a REAL GENIUS!


It seems the bonus features will only be on the enclosed Blu-ray disc.

NEW: “Balloon Chair” Deleted Scene + Raw Takes Montage

NEW: TV Version of the film

Feature Commentary with Director Martha Coolidge


Video - Feature scanned from the original camera negative (2.39:1 aspect ratio) and graded with Dolby Vision and standard HDR10, reviewed and approved by director Martha Coolidge

Audio - All-new eight-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD 5.1 audio, reviewed and approved by director Martha Coolidge + Original Dolby Stereo



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