The Deer Hunter Arrives On 4K UHD On May 26

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When The Deer Hunter arrived in the winter of 1978, the film became both a box office hit and award winning juggernaut. Even with a three hour running time, people were eager to see a film about the Vietnam War a few years after the fall of Saigon. The film was about three steelworking pals and hunting buddies in Pennsylvania (Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Savage) and how Vietnam changed them. Now the film has been upgraded to 4K UHD so you can truly take in the stunning cinematography from Vilmos Zsigmond. The Deer Hunter: Collector’s Edition arrives on May 26. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

MAY 26, 2020

“A film of great courage and overwhelming emotional power.” – Jack Kroll, Newsweek

Los Angeles, CA – Shout Select is proud to present one of the greatest films of all time with the release of The Deer Hunter (Collector’s Edition) on 4K UHD for the first time. The 2-disc UHD + Blu-ray combo pack will arrive May 26, 2020, loaded with bonus features including new interviews with actors John Savage and Rutanya Alda and producer Michael Deeley. Fans who preorder this Collector’s Edition set from will also receive an exclusive 18”x 24” poster, while supplies last.

Winner* of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, and one of AFI’s Top 100 Films of All Time, The Deer Hunter follows a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers from their blue-collar lives, hunting in the woods of the Alleghenies, to the hell of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Academy Award® winners** Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken star in this unforgettable saga of friendship and courage. Experience the brutality of war and the depths of emotional strain on the human spirit in this extraordinarily powerful film classic.

Special Features:
DISC 1: 4K UHD – Feature Film
· Audio Commentary with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and journalist Bob Fisher
DISC 2: Blu-Ray – Feature Film
· NEW We Don’t Belong Here – an interview with actor John Savage
· NEW The War At Home – an interview with actress Rutanya Alda
· NEW A National Anthem – an interview with producer Michael Deeley
· NEW This is Not About War – interview with post-production supervisor Katy Haber and Universal Marketing executive Willette Klausner
· Audio Commentary with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and journalist Bob Fisher
· Interview with film critic David Thomson
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· Theatrical Trailer
· Radio Spots
· Still Gallery
*1978: Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Cimino), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken), Best Sound, Best Film Editing
**De Niro: 1974: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Godfather: Part II; 1980: Best Actor in a Leading Role: Raging Bull

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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