Election coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for its 25th birthday

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Alexander Payne’s Election is making its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut in time for its 25th anniversary. More details here.

Released in the midst of a glut of teen comedies at the end of the 1990s, Alexander Payne’s searing satire Election may have taken its time to find an audience, but find one it has.

As we covered on an episode of our podcast, the film came through MTV Films, and when it was release time, it wasn’t entirely clear what to do with the movie. Starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon, it’s also a film adaptation of a novel, that beat the novel to release. You can hear the podcast episode here.

For some reason, 2024 seems rather appropriate to celebrate the birthday of a film about elections, and Election has been the beneficiary of a 4K remaster ahead of an anniversary release on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.

Arriving with a Blu-ray in the box as well, Election will come with extensive, previously released extra features. Furthermore, there’s a new extra in the mix too, a feature called ‘Who cares about this stupid election’. No idea what that is, but again, quite the time to release it.

Election makes its debut on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format in the UK on 29th July 2024. You can find more information on the release, and order yourself a copy, right here.

For now though, we’ll leave you with the synopsis for the film and the updated release. It reads as follows…

A hysterical political satire, 25 years later, ELECTION has been remastered in 4K Ultra HD™, approved by director Alexander Payne (THE HOLDOVERS). Brilliantly adapted by Payne and Jim Taylor from the original novel by Tom Perrotta, Reese Witherspoon is unforgettable as Tracy Flick—the straight “A” go-getter determined to be president of Carver High’s student body. She soon catches the attention of social studies teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), who decides to derail Flick’s obsessive overachieving by recruiting an opposition candidate (Chris Klein), putting in motion a disastrous series of events.

The film is available for pre-order now.

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