‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ 4K Ultra HD Steelbook Arriving Dec. 1

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is re-releasing the Ang Lee action-adventure fantasy Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as a limited-edition Steelbook Dec. 1.

The film won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction.

It follows two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) who are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy — and the inescapable, enduring power of love.

Set against 19th century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is directed by two-time Best Director Oscar winner Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005; Life of Pi, 2012) and features martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

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The limited edition Steelbook includes the film on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. The film was originally released on 4K Ultra HD in 2016.

Bonus materials include:

  • Sx deleted scenes: presented in 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range;
  • in-depth retrospective interviews, in which director Ang Lee, producer James Schamus and editor Tim Squyres discuss the making of the groundbreaking film;
  • an introduction to the Film and the deleted scenes by Lee;
  • “A Love Before Time” Music Video in English and Mandarin;
  • “The Making of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”;
  • commentary with Lee and Schamus;
  • commentary with cinematographer Peter Pau;
  • “A Conversation with Michelle Yeoh”;
  • a photo gallery; and
  • the theatrical trailer.

‘Gemini Man’ Arrives on Digital Dec. 23, Disc Jan. 14 From Paramount

Paramount Home Entertainment will release director Ang Lee’s action-thriller Gemini Man through digital retailers Dec. 23, and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Jan. 14.

Will Smith stars as a retired hitman forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative. The cast also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.

The film, which features groundbreaking visual effects, earned $48.5 million at the domestic box office.

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The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD digital releases present the film in Dolby Vision. In a first for Paramount, the 4K Ultra HD Disc will present the film in 60 frames-per-second for exceptional sharpness and clarity compared with the standard 24FPS. This is the first Dolby Vision high frame rate disc to be released. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

Home video extras include an alternate opening, deleted scenes and the featurettes “The Genesis of Gemini Man,” “Facing Your Younger Self,” “The Future Is Now,” “Setting the Action,” “Next Level Detail” and “The Vision of Ang Lee.”

The 4K disc will include an exclusive visual effects scene breakdown presented by WETA in 60FPS, UHD and high dynamic range.

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