Oscar winners get 4K Steelbook reissue – “Lawrence of Arabia” & “The Bridge on the River Kwai” – 6/7

Updated: Jun 2


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SONY PICTURES Home Entertainment is releasing Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Anniversary Steelbook’s of Best Picture Oscar winners “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) and “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957) on June 7.


Celebrating the 60th anniversary of “Lawrence of Arabia,” David Lean’s classic won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture of 1962, and stands as one of the most timeless and essential motion picture masterpieces. The film stars Peter O’Toole in his career-making performance as T.E. Lawrence, the audacious World War I British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire.


Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Lean’s World War II epic “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” which follows British POWs who build a vital Japanese railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma. Allied commandos are assigned to destroy the bridge with William Holden as Shears, an American who escape the prison and returns for the explosive ending. It also won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Alec Guinness), and Best Director. Even its theme song, an old WWII whistling tune, the Colonel Bogey March, became a massive hit.




EXTRAS:

“Lawrence of Arabia” all featured on the enclosed Blu-ray

Peter O’Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia

Making of Lawrence of Arabia Documentary

Deleted Balcony Scene with Introduction by Anne V. Coates

The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg

Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic (1963 & 1970 Versions)

Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast

In Search of Lawrence

Romance of Arabia

King Hussein Visits Lawrence of Arabia Set

In Love with the Desert Documentary

Lawrence at 50: A Classic Restored

Archival Interviews

Steven Spielberg on Lawrence of Arabia

William Friedkin on Lawrence of Arabia

Sydney Pollack on Lawrence of Arabia

New York Premiere Footage

Advertising Campaigns

Vintage Trailers & TV Spots



 


“The Bridge on the River Kwai” all on the enclosed Blu-ray

Crossing the Bridge: Picture-in-Picture Graphics Track

Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Steve Allen Show with William Holden & Alec Guinness

The Bridge on the River Kwai Premiere Narrated by William Holden

“Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant” Featurette

USC Short Film Introduced by William Holden

An Appreciation by Filmmaker John Milius

Photo Gallery

Theatrical Trailers



SPECS:

Video – “Lawrence of Arabia” 4K restoration from the original camera negative (2.20:1 aspect ratio)


“The Bridge on the River Kwai” 4K restoration from the original camera negative (2.55:1 aspect ratio)

Both will feature HDR10 and Dolby Vision


Audio – Both films will feature eight-channel Dolby Atmos and six-channel DTS HD soundtrack

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