Kino Lorber Readies 4K Ultra HD Edition of Ben Stiller’s ‘Tropic Thunder’

Kino Lorber is readying the 2008 action comedy Tropic Thunder for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on Oct. 18.

The film was directed by Ben Stiller, who also stars in the film and wrote the screenplay with Justin Theroux and Etan Cohen.

The film will carry a suggested retail price of $39.95. A regular Blu-ray Disc version was released last week (Sept. 13) at $29.95.

The film stars Stiller as action hero Tugg Speedman, Jack Black as comedy legend Jeff Portnoy, and Robert Downey Jr. as acclaimed method actor Kirk Lazarus. The three Hollywood superstars head into the jungles of Vietnam to shoot a war movie, but they have no idea how real things can get. The cast also includes Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughey, and Tom Cruise as volcanic studio executive Les Grossman.

The two-disc special edition from Kino Lorber includes both the theatrical cut and the director’s cut. Bonus features include an audio commentary from Stiller, Black and Downey, and various featurettes, including a making-of documentary and Cruise’s makeup test.