HOT 4K NEWS
AFTER GETTING a 4K/HDR release last year on digital platforms Mimi Leder’s disaster epic “DEEP IMPACT” arrives on a 4K Ultra HD physical disc for its 25th Anniversary on May 2.
Originally released on May 8, 1998, “DEEP IMPACT” grossed nearly $350 million worldwide on an $80 million budget. A unique and dynamic fusion of large-scale excitement with touching personal storylines, the film depicts humanity’s response as a comet hurtles through space on a collision course with Earth.
Fully remastered and boasting Dolby Vision and HDR-10, “DEEP IMPACT” is a must-have action-adventure for your collection. Directed by Mimi Leder and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film features an all-star cast including Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Leelee Sobieski, Blair Underwood, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman.
Commentary by director Mimi Leder and visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar
Preparing For The End
Making An Impact
Creating The Perfect Traffic Jam
Video – Captured on 35mm film stock, Leder used the Super 35 format – and we assume a new 4K scan of the camera negative was applied. At this point we’re not sure if the visual effects are in 2K or 4K. On digital, the non-effects shots look to be mastered TRUE 4K.
Audio – No details were provided if a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack was created or if they use the previous six-channel DTS-HD.