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OFFICIAL: Wolfgang Petersen’s ‘90s thriller “In the Line of Fire” debuts on 4K Ultra HD – June 15

Updated: Jun 19, 2021


THIS SUMMER is going to be a great season to watch the films of German director Wolfgang Petersen on 4K Ultra HD. First, his highly acclaimed action thriller “In the Line of Fire” will be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on June 15.

Plus, rumors are swirling his classic family adventure “The NeverEnding Story” (1984) will also get a 4K release from Warner Bros. sometime this summer.

Clint Eastwood stars as Frank Horrigan, a veteran Secret Service agent “In the Line of Fire,” haunted by his failure to protect John F. Kennedy from assassination. Thirty years later, he gets a chance to redeem himself when a brilliant psychopath threatens to kill the current president and take Horrigan with him. Taunting him by phone and tantalizing him with clues, the assassin (John Malkovich) lures Horrigan into an electrifying battle of wits and will that only one man can survive. Rene Russo co-stars as Horrigan’s risk-taking Field Chief, and surprising romance.

And a bonus, Sony it’s time to give Petersen’s World War II masterpiece “Das Boot” (1981) a 4K release - especially since its the 40th anniversary? It was one of your Superbit DVD releases back in the day.

Here’s our 4K review of Petersen’s “Air Force One” (1997) starring Harrison Ford.


All bonus features are on the 4K disc - a first for Sony

Commentary with Wolfgang Petersen

5 Deleted Scenes

“The Ultimate Sacrifice” Featurette

“Catching the Counterfeiters” Featurette

“How’d They Do That” Featurette

“Behind the Scenes with the Secret Service” Featurette

Theatrical Teaser


Video: 2.39:1 aspect ratio - sourced from a new 4K master of the original camera negative - with HDR10 grading.

Sorry no Dolby Vision coding on the physical disc. But, it could be available on the 4K digital copy.

Audio: All-new English Dolby Atmos audio + original theatrical 5.1 + original theatrical stereo Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English, French (PAR) 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English 2.0 DTS-HD MA, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital



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