‘Thelma & Louise’ Headed to 4K Disc From Criterion

‘Thelma & Louise’ Headed to 4K Disc From Criterion

The Criterion Collection May 30 will release 1991’s Thelma & Louise on Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The film from director Ridley Scott stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis as best friends who find themselves transformed into accidental fugitives during a weekend getaway gone wrong — leading them on a high-speed Southwest odyssey as they elude police and discover freedom on their own terms. The cast also includes Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Tobolowsky and a young Brad Pitt.

Thelma & Louise was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, and won Best Original Screenplay for Callie Khouri. In 2016 it was selected for the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress.

The Criterion edition sports a new 4K digital restoration supervised by Scott, with a 5.1 surround DTS-HD master audio soundtrack. The 4K version contains one 4K disc with the film in Dolby Vision HDR, and two regular Blu-ray Discs with the film and bonus materials; the standalone Blu-ray edition includes just the two Blu-ray Discs.

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Extras include two audio commentaries, featuring Scott and Khouri, and Davis and Sarandon; new interviews with Scott and Khouri; a documentary featuring Davis, Khouri, Sarandon, Scott, Madsen, McDonald, Tobolowsky and other members of the cast and crew; Scott’s first short film, 1965’s Boy and Bicycle; the original theatrical featurette; storyboards and deleted and extended scenes, including an extended ending with director’s commentary; a music video for Glenn Frey’s “Part of Me, Part of You,” from the film’s soundtrack; the film’s trailers; and essays by critics Jessica Kiang and Rachel Syme and journalist Rebecca Traister.

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