WarGames comes to 4K UHD in December

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WarGames was a movie that got a lot of kids excited about the future of home computers. We could call into another computer and play games. This was the internet of the future. We also learned that if your computer called up the wrong computer, you could start World War III. But even with the chance of nuclear annihilation, we wanted this internet thing to happen. The film starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as the teen couple that just might destroy everything before they fully hook up. WarGames is going somewhere Matthew’s monochromatic monitor never dreamed could exist 4K UHD! You’ll see all the details of the ’80s Teen Flick when WarGames arrives in December right before Christmas. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

 “An Amazingly Entertaining Thriller. A Masterpiece!” – Roger Ebert



Los Angeles, CA – It’s game on for the acclaimed sci-fi techno thriller WarGames as it arrives in a 4K UHD + Blu-Ray combo pack on December 20 from Shout! Factory. This release marks the classic film’s first time ever in 4K UHD, where fans will be treated to a new transfer from the original camera negative. WarGames is currently available for pre-order at ShoutFactory.com. Customers ordering from the Shout! Factory website will receive an exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster featuring the original theatrical artwork while supplies last. The 80’s techno thriller was directed by John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, Short Circuit) and received three Academy Award nominations. The film received a notable following and influenced the masses as it amplified early discussions of information technology.
Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club) star in this compelling drama filled with action, suspense and high-tech adventures! Featuring superb performances by Dabney Coleman and Barry Corbin, WarGames is “brilliant … funny … and provocative” (New York) – a fast-paced cyber-thriller.Computer hacker David Lightman (Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and master even the most difficult computer games. But when he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department’s war computer, he initiates a confrontation of global proportions — World War III! Together with his girlfriend (Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (Tony Award winner John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent … and prevent a nuclear Armageddon.

Disc 1: UHD
NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Director John Badham And Writers Lawrence Lasker And Walter F. Parkes
2160p Ultra High Definition (1.85:1) / Dolby Vision. English DTS-HD MA 5.1 & Stereo 

Disc 2: Blu-ray
NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
Feature-Length Audio Commentary By Director John Badham And Writers Lawrence Lasker And Walter F. Parkes

“Loading WarGames” Featurette”
Inside NORAD: Cold War Fortress” Featurette
“Attack Of The Hackers” Featurette
“Tic Tac Toe: A True Story” Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
1080p High Definition (1:85:1) / English DST-HD MA 5.1 & Stereo Both UHD and BD have options for English SDH Subtitles  

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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