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Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Debuts on June 16th!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to debut six of the most acclaimed and beloved films from its library on 4K Ultra HD disc for the first time ever, exclusively within the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION, available June 16. This must-own set includes iconic favorites that span the studio’s history: MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, GANDHI, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and JERRY MAGUIRE. Each film is fully restored in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range.

Additionally, this set of fan favorites wouldn’t be complete without the fans themselves making their voices heard! In a recent Sony Pictures Home Entertainment poll, consumers were asked which modern classics they wanted to see included in a 4K gift set. More than 30,000 responses were received, and A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and JERRY MAGUIRE were the #1 and #2 winners, respectively, ensuring their inclusion within this collection.

The six films in the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special collector’s set with a limited-edition run of fewer than 8,000 units in the U.S. Included with the collection is a gorgeous hardbound 80-page book, featuring in-depth sections about the making of each film within the set via an all-new essay written by acclaimed film historian Julie Kirgo.

In addition, the set also includes an exclusive disc featuring excerpts from Columbia Pictures’ televised 50th anniversary special, which originally aired in 1975 and has never been officially available.  These excerpts feature rare on-camera insights from such luminaries as Frank Capra, Phil Silvers and Orson Welles. This exclusive disc also includes the vintage behind-the-scenes documentary “Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi,” which was filmed on the set of GANDHI and features interviews with cast and crew.

 

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Synopsis: A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the “precious bodily fluids” of the American people.

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10
  • 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Special Features:

  • NEW: “Stanley Kubrick Considers the Bomb” Featurette
  • Mick Broderick Interview
  • Joe Dunton and Kelvin Pike Interview
  • Richard Daniels Interview
  • David George Interview
  • Rodney Hill Interview
  • Archival Stanley Kubrick Audio Interview
  • The Today Show Clips featuring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
  • Exhibitor Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • The Cold War Feature-Length Picture-in-Picture Track
  • Inside Dr. Strangelove
  • No Fighting in the War Room
  • An Interview with Robert McNamara
  • Best Sellers
  • The Art of Stanley Kubrick
  • Split-Screen Interviews with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott
Lawrence of Arabia

Synopsis: Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, fully restored from the original camera negative
  • Feature split across two 4K Blu-ray discs for optimal bitrate
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • NEW: Unused International Prologue

Blu-ray Technical Specs and Special Features:

  • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Secrets of Arabia: Feature-Length Picture-in-Graphics Track
  • Peter O’Toole Revisits Lawrence of Arabia
  • Making of Lawrence of Arabia Documentary
  • Deleted Balcony Scene with Introduction by Anne V. Coates
  • The Lure of the Desert: Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of Arabia
  • A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
  • Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic (1963 & 1970 Versions)
  • Maan, Jordan: The Camels Are Cast
  • In Search of Lawrence
  • Romance of Arabia
  • King Hussein Visits Lawrence of Arabia Set
  • In Love with the Desert Documentary
  • Lawrence at 50: A Classic Restored
  • Archival Interviews
    • Steven Spielberg on Lawrence of Arabia
    • William Friedkin on Lawrence of Arabia
    • Sydney Pollack on Lawrence of Arabia
  • New York Premiere Footage
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Vintage Trailers & TV Spots
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Synopsis: When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn’t as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys’ campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10
  • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • 1.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Frank Capra Jr.
  • Frank Capra Jr. Remembers… Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: The Golden Years
  • Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: A Family History
  • Frank Capra: Collaboration
  • The Frank Capra I Knew
  • Frank Capra’s American Dream Feature-Length Documentary
  • Domestic & International Theatrical Trailers
A League of Their Own

Synopsis: As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell co-star as two of the sisters’ teammates.

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10, fully restored from the original camera negative
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Domestic Theatrical Trailer
  • NEW: 5 International Teasers & Trailers

Blu-ray Technical Specs and Special Features:

  • • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • NEW: 3 episodes from the 1993 TV series, “A League of Their Own”
  • Feature Commentary with Director Penny Marshall and Actresses Lori Petty, Tracy Reiner, and Megan Cavanagh
  • Nine Memorable Innings Documentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Enduring Legacy of A League of Their Own
  • “This Used to Be My Playground” Music Video by Madonna
Jerry Maguire

Synopsis: When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10, fully restored from the original camera negative and approved by writer/director Cameron Crowe
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • NEW: “The Fast Times and Long Career of Cameron Crowe” episode of the “Here’s The Thing” podcast, hosted by Alec Baldwin and produced by WNYC Studios

Blu-ray Technical Specs and Special Features:

  • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Feature-Length Picture-in-Picture Commentary with Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger & Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  • Jerry Maguire: We Meet Again 3-Part Documentary
  • Nearly 1 Hour of Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes at the Video Commentary
  • The Making of Jerry Maguire
  • Photo Gallery
  • “My First Commercial” by Rod Tidwell
  • Drew Rosenhaus: “How to Be a Sports Agent”
  • Original Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Rehearsal Footage
  • “Secret Garden” Music Video by Bruce Springsteen
  • Theatrical Trailer
Gandhi

This acclaimed biographical drama presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), the beloved Indian leader who stood against British rule over his country. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, Gandhi is initially dismissed by English officials, including the influential Lord Irwin (John Gielgud), but eventually he and his cause become internationally renowned, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence.

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

  • Feature presented in 4K resolution with HDR10, fully restored from the original camera negative
  • Feature split across two 4K Blu-ray discs for optimal bitrate
  • Dolby Atmos English audio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • NEW: Theatrical Trailers

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Introduction & Commentary with Director Richard Attenborough
  • Gandhi’s Legacy: Feature-Length Picture-in-Graphics Track
  • Sir Ben Kingsley Talks about Gandhi
  • Vintage Newsreel Footage
  • In Search of Gandhi
  • Reflections on Ben
  • Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad
  • The Funeral
  • Looking Back
  • Shooting an Epic in India
  • Designing Gandhi
  • From the Director’s Chair
  • The Words of Mahatma Gandhi
  • The Making of Gandhi Photo Montage

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