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Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ Gets Remastered in 4k for Director’s Definitive Cut

Michael-Mann-Heat-Blu-rayMichael Mann’s masterpiece drama Heat starring Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, and Val Kilmer will soon get released to a Director’s Definitive Edition. The 20th Century Fox release features a new Blu-ray copy of the film from a newly remastered 4k source supervised by Mann.

As far as final specs, the Definitive Director’s Edition will feature a 24-bit English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack with 1080p video at 2.40:1 widescreen aspect ratio. We were hoping a 4k disc release might be in the works but don’t have any confirmation as of yet.

The two-disc edition repackages previously-released bonus material such as “The Making of Heat” and almost a dozen deleted scenes, but adds two new extras including an Academy Panel reuniting Michael Mann, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro (moderated by Christopher Nolan), and the “Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Mann.”

Heat Director’s Definitive Edition will release to a two-disc Blu-ray edition on May 9, 2017 and is available to pre-order from Amazon for a modest $11.99.

Note: The dual-language packaging above likely will not be sold in the US. We’ll update the article once we get the official English-language US packaging.

Heat Director’s Definitive Cut Details

Special Features:

  • NEW Academy Panel reuniting Mann, Pacino and De Niro and moderated by Christopher Nolan
  • NEW Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Mann
  • Audio Commentary by Michael Mann
  • The Making of Heat
    • True Crime
    • Crime Stories
    • Into the Fire
  • Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation
  • Return to the Scene of the Crime
  • Additional Footage – Deleted Scenes
    • Scene 5 – Season’s starting early
    • Scene 42 – Nicest guy on the block
    • Scene 55 – Albert and Hanna (Alternate Take)
    • Scene 62 – Shakedown
    • Scene 76 – Murder in C-Block
    • Scene 96A – Let’s Dance
    • Scene 125 – Late arrival
    • Scene 148/147 – Where’s Anna?
    • Scene 177B – Double the worst trouble
    • Scene 191 – Nate delivers
    • Scene 204A – No response
  • Theatrical Trailers
    • Surprise of a Lifetime
    • Two Actors Collide
    • Closing In

Technical Specs:

  • Audio:
    • English DTS-HD-MA 5.1
    • Spanish DTS 5.1
    • French DTS 5.1
    • English DD 5.1
    • Spanish DD 2.0 Surround
    • French DD 2.0 Surround
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • English SDH
    • French
    • Spanish

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