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1980s Comedy ‘Real Genius’ Graduates to 4K Ultra HD Sept. 13

The 1985 comedy Real Genius will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 13 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film follows a group of crazy college geniuses who put their heads together to do good and a little mischief; Chris (Val Kilmer) is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch (Gabe Jarret) is the 16-year-old whiz kid, and Lazlo (Jonathan Gries), America’s number one brain, literally lives in a world of his own — Chris’ closet. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, they still find time to turn the dorm into an ice-skating rink, and throw a beach party in the auditorium complete with a lagoon. When the geniuses discover that their unscrupulous mentor Professor Hathaway (William Atherton) has had them working on a secret weapon for the military, they plot an elaborate revenge. Their plan culminates in an incredible scheme that outsmarts the military.

The 4K Ultra HD disc includes the feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, reviewed and approved by director Martha Coolidge. Sound includes new Dolby Atmos and 5.1 audio, reviewed and approved by Coolidge, plus the original Dolby Stereo.

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The Blu-ray disc has the feature presented in high-definition, sourced from the 4K master and 5.1 plus Dolby Stereo audio, as well as special features including a new “Balloon Chair” deleted scene and a raw takes montage, the TV Version of the film, and feature commentary with Coolidge.

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