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Shout! Studios Giving ‘Natural Born Killers’ the 4K Ultra HD Treatment Sept. 26

Shout! Studios Giving ‘Natural Born Killers’ the 4K Ultra HD Treatment Sept. 26

Shout! Studios has announced the Sept. 26 home release of Natural Born Killers (Collector’s Edition) as part of its Shout Select line.

The release marks the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut of the 1994 thriller, a controversial film by Oliver Stone about a couple on a murder spree across the country.

The three-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc combo pack includes new transfers of both the director’s cut and theatrical cut. Special features include several new interviews, as well as 4K director-approved transfers from the original negative.

Consumers who order the package from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive 18×24 rolled poster featuring the original theatrical artwork, available while supplies last.

As fugitive serial killers Mickey and Mallory, Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis play a young couple who share traumatic childhoods. They embark on a cross-country murder spree, all the while glorified by the mass media. The supporting cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore and Rodney Dangerfield.

Disc one includes the film in 4K Ultra HD, from a new director-approved transfer from the original negative, in Dolby Vision (HDR-10 compatible). The audio tracks are 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio. Also included is a commentary from director Stone. 

The second disc includes the director’s cut of the film in standard Blu-ray Disc, also from a director-approved transfer from the original negative, with the same audio tracks as the 4K Ultra HD version. Bonus features on disc 2 include commentary and an introduction from Stone and various featurettes, including conversations with editor Hank Corwin (“On Dawn’s Bleeding Highway”); producer Clayton Townsend (“The Scream of the Butterfly”); special makeup effects artist Gordon J. Smith (“A Bloody Pail Of Nitro”); and cinematographer Robert Richardson (“Wilderness Of Pain.”)

Disc 3 features the original theatrical cut of the film, also with Stone’s commentary and introduction, along with the mini-documentaries “Natural Born Killers: Method in the Madness”; “Natural Born Killers Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now?”; “Chaos Rising: The Storm Around Natural Born Killers“; several deleted scenes, with introductions by Stone; and an alternate ending, also with an introduction by Stone.

Both cuts of the film include the song “Burn” by NIN.

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