The Ladykillers getting 4K re-release and disc reissue

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The classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers is heading back into cinemas before getting and Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray release too.

Here’s an excellent surprise. The classic Ealing Studios comedy The Ladykillers is 65 years old (that bit’s not the surprise), and StudioCanal has confirmed that it’s the latest title it’s adding to its range of 4K releases.

The film has had its first ever 4K restoration and will be getting a cinema re-release on October 23rd. Then, from November 9th, you’ll be able to buy the new restoration on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as well.

The 4K disc is a particular surprise, and StudioCanal will be launching that version in a special collectors’ set. And it looks really something too. Here’s the list of extra features (…

  • UHD, Blu-ray and DVD
  • The feature in both 37:1 and 1.66:1 aspect ratios
  • ‘Those Glorious Ealing Films’ CD soundtrack (with music from The Ladykillers, Passport to Pimlico, Kind Hearts & Coronets and more)
  • 64-page booklet
  • 6 Pop Art artcards by Art & Hue
  • NEW documentary ‘Investigating the Ladykillers’ featuring new and archive interviews including Reece Shearsmith, The Guardian’s Catherine Shoard, Stuart Maconie, Ronald Harwood, Allan Scott and Terence Davies
  • NEW ‘Colour in The Ladykillers’: new interview with Professor Keith Johnston
  • ‘Forever Ealing’ documentary narrated by Michael Balcon’s grandson Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Lobby Cards gallery
  • Behind-the-scenes gallery
  • Audio commentary with author and film scholar Philip Kemp
  • King’s Cross locations featurette with Alan Dein
  • Excerpt from BBC Omnibus ‘Made in Ealing’ (1986) featuring interviews with Alexander Mackendrick and William Rose.
  • Audio interview with Assistant Director Tom Pevsner
  • Audio interview with Unit Production Manager David Peers
  • Peter Sellers spoof trailer from the set of The Ladykillers
  • Trailer

More information and preorder details can be found here.

And here’s what’s inside the 4K boxset…


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