From Alexander Payne and starring Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers is getting a surprise 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release in the UK.
A pleasant surprise, this. Currently in the midst of an awards run that at the very least should bring a Best Actor Oscar to the cabinet of the marvellous Paul Giamatti is The Holdovers, the latest film from Alexander Payne.
As has been heavily reported pretty much everywhere, this is the film that reunites the pair following the exquisite Sideways, and there are superb performances too from Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa as well.
The surprise isn’t all of that: we kind of figured you knew most of that bit. No, the surprise is that The Holdovers has been selected for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release in the UK.
It’d already been revealed that the DVD and Blu-ray are coming to UK stores on 22nd April 2024, and the pair of formats are available to preorder now. Thanks though to the folks at Dazzler Media, a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray option has now been added as well, and this was unexpected.
Furthermore, the 4K disc option will come with a Blu-ray in the box too. That usually indicates some extra features might be in the mix as well, although we’ve got no confirmation on that or those at this stage.
What we can tell you is that the 4K disc is also out on 22nd April 2024, and that it’s up for preorder now. At the lower than usual price of £19.99, too.
You can find more on the release, and order a copy, here.
We’ll leave you with the synopsis for the film…
Golden Globe®-winner Paul Giamatti leads this powerful story of a rebellious student, a notoriously disliked professor, and the school’s head chef forming an unlikely bond, as they are the only one’s left on-campus for Christmas break, helping one another understand that they are not beholden to their past.