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Sports favorite “Rudy: 30th Anniversary Edition” jumps to the 4K big leagues – Nov. 14

Updated: Sep 10, 2023


THE 30th Anniversary of the football classic “RUDY” will feature two cuts of the crowd-pleaser. Sony Pictures and director David Anspaugh are providing the original theatrical cut and the new intended Director’s Cut on November 14 housed in a Steelbook. The Director’s Cut Approx. 127 minutes and Theatrical Cut Approx. 114 minutes.

“I’m so pleased to share this new version of “Rudy,” now in its full and intended Director’s Cut presentation. It’s a different movie, but in a very good way! The 4K and Atmos upgrades also perfectly enhance the experience, making this the ideal gift for “Rudy” fans everywhere. Never give up!” – David Anspaugh, Director

Based on the true story of Joliet, Illinois native Rudy Ruettiger, people had told Rudy he was not good enough, not smart enough, and not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame.

From the time he’s a young boy, Rudy (Sean Astin) is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue-collar family only laughs at his ambitions - they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won't die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic, occasionally hilarious, lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory. An incredible true story from the creators of Hoosiers, “Rudy” is an unforgettable testament to the power of dreams and the triumph of the common man.


4K disc - NEW: Feature Commentary with Director David Anspaugh and Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo (Director’s Cut Only)

NEW: 5 Additional Deleted Scenes

Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray disc – Rudy: The Real Story Featurette

Production Featurette

First Down with Sean Astin


Video – New 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative (1.85:1 aspect ratio) and features HDR10 and Dolby Vision grading.

Audio – Eight-channel Dolby Atmos sound mix approved by director David Anspaugh and English 5.1 for both versions + 2-channel surround for the Theatrical Cut, featuring Jerry Goldsmith’s wonderful score.



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