7x Academy Award-winner The Bridge on the River Kwai has been fully restored to 4k resolution for release on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. What’s more, the updated title will feature enhanced color depth with High Dynamic Range video and an immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
The Columbia Pictures title was selected in 1997 for the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress, and, The American Film Institute lists it at number 36 among the 100 Greatest American Films of all time.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray edition includes the existing special features on the 2k Blu-ray release, such as the “Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai,” “The Steve Allen Show with William Holden & Alec Guinness,” and the “USC Short Film Introduced by William Holden” among other extras (see below for list of all special features).
The Bridge on the River Kwai has a total run time of approximately 161 minutes and is rated PG for mild war violence.
Bonus Features on Blu-ray Include:
- Crossing the Bridge: Picture-in-Picture Graphics Track
- Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai
- The Steve Allen Show with William Holden & Alec Guinness
- The Bridge on the River Kwai Premiere Narrated by William Holden
- “Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant” Featurette
- USC Short Film Introduced by William Holden
- An Appreciation by Filmmaker John Milius
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers
Update: The Bridge on the River Kwai is releasing to a 65th Anniversary Limited Edition 4k Blu-ray SteelBook on June 7, 2022. See on Amazon