Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 4

Sony Home Entertainment is releasing another Columbia Classics box set on 4K Blu-ray as part of Columbia Pictures’ ongoing 100th anniversary celebration

The Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 4 set (buy it on Amazon) includes the movies His Girl Friday, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Kramer vs. Kramer, Starman, Sleepless in Seattle and Punch-Drunk Love. An 80-page book, featuring essays and rare photos, is also included. 

All six films are only available on 4K Blu-ray in the special collector’s set and five of the films have all-new Dolby Atmos mixes (His Girl Friday only has a Mono DTS-HD MA sound mix). 

Details on special features and technical specifications of each title.

His Girl Friday 

A classic screwball comedy in which Rosalind Russell plays investigative reporter Hildy Johnson, who is engaged to a successful insurance agent. On the eve of her remarriage, she is talked into one more assignment by her editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, played by the Academy Award-winning Cary Grant. To distract her from her wedding, Walter instructs Hildy to interview a murder convict with an impending execution, but things take a turn when she realizes he may be innocent. 

4K Ultra HD Includes:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
  • Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

Blu-ray Includes:

  • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary Featuring Film Critic and Author Todd McCarthy
  • NEW: Screwball Style: The Iconic Costumes of Robert Kalloch Featurette
  • NEW: Breaking the Speed Barrier: The Dialogue of
  • His Girl Friday Featurette
  • Lighting Up with Hildy Johnson Featurette
  • Ben Hecht Featurette
  • On Assignment: His Girl Friday Featurette
  • Cary Grant: Making Headlines Featurette
  • Rosalind Russell: The Inside Scoop Featurette
  • Howard Hawks: Reporter’s Notebook Featurette
  • The Funny Pages Featurette
  • Vintage Advertising
  • Theatrical Trailers

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance) are unforgettable as perplexed parents in this landmark 1967 movie about interracial marriage. Joanna (Katharine Houghton), the beautiful daughter of crusading publisher Matthew Drayton (Tracy) and his patrician wife Christina (Hepburn), returns home with her new fiancé John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), a distinguished Black doctor. Christina accepts her daughter’s decision to marry John, but Matthew is shocked by this mixed union; the doctor’s parents are equally dismayed. Both families must sit down face to face and examine each other’s level of intolerance. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, director Stanley Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, is a masterful study of society’s prejudices.

4K Ultra HD Includes:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary Featuring Eddy Friedfeld, Lee Pfeiffer and Paul Scrabo
  • Theatrical Teaser

Feature Blu-ray Includes:

  • Feature presented in high definition
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 3.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • Introductions by Karen Kramer, Steven Spielberg, Tom Brokaw, Quincy Jones
  • A Love Story for Today Featurette
  • A Special Kind of Love Featurette
  • Stanley Kramer: A Man’s Search for Truth Featurette
  • Stanley Kramer Accepts the Irving Thalberg Award
  • 2007 Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award Presentation to An Inconvenient Truth
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Kramer vs. Kramer

Celebrating its 45th anniversary and winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Kramer vs. Kramer is a groundbreaking drama about the heartbreak of divorce and the struggle between work and family. Young husband and father Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) loves his family– and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back. 

4K Ultra HD Includes:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Mono DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • NEW: Audio Commentary with Film Professor Jennine Lanouette
  • NEW: 5 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • 4 Featurettes
    • Robert Benton on Directing
    • Justin Henry on Acting
    • Mothers and Daughters
    • Points of Pride
  • Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Includes:

  • Feature presented in high definition
  • 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Special Feature:
  • Finding the Truth – The Making of Kramer vs. Kramer

Starman

Director John Carpenter presents a romantic science-fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges in his Oscar-nominated role as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the film follows Starman (Bridges) after his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin. He arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn’t picked up by his mothership in three days, he’ll die. Hot on their trail are government agents, intent on capturing the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion. 

4K Ultra HD Includes:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio

Blu-ray Includes:

  • Feature presented in high definition, from the 4K master
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Jeff Bridges
  • NEW: Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • NEW: Behind-the-Scenes Time Lapses
  • They Came from Hollywood: Revisiting Starman Featurette
  • Making-Of Featurette
  • Music Video
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Exclusive Bonus Disc Includes:

  • The complete 1986-1987 22-episode follow-up series, based on the feature film—exclusively presented in high definition! HD episodes included on 4K UHD discs for maximum space

Sleepless in Seattle 

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron’s wonderfully romantic comedy about two people drawn together by destiny. Co-starring Rosie O’Donnell, Rita Wilson and Rob Reiner, Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show. He’s an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who deluge his Seattle home with letters of comfort. Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam’s story and classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed (Ryan) becomes convinced that it’s her destiny to meet Sam. There are two problems: Annie’s engaged to someone else, and Sam doesn’t know yet that they’re made for each other. 

4K Ultra HD Includes:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, restored from the original camera negative
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio

Feature Blu-ray Includes:

  • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 2-Channel Surround DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • NEW: 30th Anniversary Critic Commentary with Karen Han & David Sims
  • NEW: A Conversation on Sleepless in Seattle with Gary Foster and Meg Ryan
  • Audio Commentary Featuring Nora and Delia Ephron
  • 4 Deleted Scenes
  • Love in the Movies Featurette
  • “When I Fall in Love” Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer

Punch-Drunk Love 

Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, this misfit love story of disconnected people trying to find one another in an antagonistic world is a comedy of discomfort and rage that turns unexpectedly sweet and pure. Adam Sandler gives an amazing and unusual performance as Barry Egan, a socially impaired owner of a small novelty business, who is dominated by seven sisters and is unlikely to find love unless it finds him. When a mysterious woman comes into his life, his emotions go haywire, fluctuating between uncontrollable rage, lust and self-doubt. From the writer/director of Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love is a dark, lovely and unique film experience.

4K Ultra HD Includes: 

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Dolby Atmos English audio, approved by director Paul Thomas Anderson
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Feature Blu-ray Includes:

  • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • 2 Deleted Scenes
  • Mattress Man Commercial
  • Blossoms and Blood
  • 12 Scopitones
  • Jon Brion Featurette
  • Recording Session
  • Theatrical Trailers

The Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 4 is available to purchase on Amazon.

Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 4 box.

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