Sony Pictures announces Columbia Classics 4K Ultra Collection
With all the craziness in the world right now movies and TV are one of the most go to forms of entertainment to keep people entertained. With theaters closed and very few new things coming out I have been diving back into some older films and being reminded about the rich history of cinema throughout the years. Now Sony is digging into their own archive of their Columbia Pictures brand and bringing a new collection to the fans featuring films spanning their rich history in film.
The new Columbia Classics Collection offers up six films from the archive including Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb, Gandhi, A League Of Their Own and Jerry
Maguire. Each of the films have been restored in 4K resolution for dynamic picture and sound. The six films in this collection are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special collector’s set with a limited-edition run of fewer than 8,000 units in the U.S. Included with the collection is a gorgeous hardbound 80-page book, featuring in-depth sections about the making of each film within the set via an all-new essay written by acclaimed film historian Julie Kirgo.
As if this wasn’t already a must have this set also includes an exclusive disc featuring excerpts from Columbia Pictures’ televised 50th anniversary special, which originally aired in 1975 and has never been officially available. These excerpts feature rare on-camera insights from such luminaries as Frank Capra, Phil Silvers and Orson Welles. This exclusive disc also includes the vintage behind-the-scenes documentary “Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi,” which was filmed on the set of GANDHI and features interviews with cast and crew.
Grab your copy of the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra Collection on June 16th from Sony Pictures.