Best Picture ‘Forrest Gump’ will release to 4k Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos

Forrest_Gump_4k_UHD_3D_720pxRanked No. 71 on AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films, Forrest Gump will soon be available to view at home in 4k. The Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of the film will feature High Dynamic Range (HDR) color improvements in addition to upgraded 2160p video resolution.

What’s more, the audio on this 4k edition has been improved since the last Blu-ray release with an immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack, as well as French and Spanish in 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese in 2.0 Dolby Digital. The included 1080p Blu-ray Disc hasn’t changed its English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track.

Special features on the 4k Blu-ray include commentary with director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey and art director Rick Carter. A separate commentary with producer Wendy Finerman is also provided. The Blu-ray copy includes those commentaries along with another dozen extras like “The Magic of Makeup” and “The Art of Screenplay Adaptation.”

Forrest Gump arrives this summer on Ultra HD Blu-ray in a 2-disc combo from Paramount on June 12th, 2018. The combo edition includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and Digital Copy.

The film won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks), Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Writing – Screenplay Based on Previous Material, Best Film Editing, and Best Effects – Visual Effects. The film was nominated for an additional seven Oscars including Best Cinematography, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gary Sinise), and Best Music, Original Score.

Special Features:

4K UHD

  • Commentary with Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter
  • Commentary with Wendy Finerman

Blu-ray

  • Commentary with Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter
  • Commentary with Wendy Finerman
  • Musical Signposts to History
  • Greenbow Diary
  • The Art of Screenplay Adaptation
  • Getting Past Impossible – Forrest Gump And The Visual Effects Revolution
  • Little Forrest
  • An Evening With Forrest Gump
  • The Magic of Makeup
  • Through The Ears of Forrest Gump – Sound Design
  • Building The World Of Gump-Production Design
  • Seeing Is Believing – The Visual Effects Of Forrest Gump
  • Screen Tests

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