Witness (1985) starring Harrison Ford has been restored in 4k for release on Ultra HD Blu-ray and 1080p Blu-ray. The Limited Editions from Arrow Video arrive on October 31st, 2023. Note: Release date pushed back to Nov. 7, 2023.
The physical media editions include a reversible sleeve, 60-page perfect bound booklet, a fold-out double-sided poster, and six double-sided collector’s postcards. Disc bonus features include brand-new audio commentary, brand-new visual essay, conversations, and legacy extras (see details below).
On 4k Blu-ray, Witness is presented in 2160p with Dolby Vision/HDR10. The soundtrack is offered in original lossless 2.0 stereo as well as optional DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (on both 4k Blu-ray & Blu-ray). Subtitles are provided in English SDH.
The Witness (1985) Limited Editions carry an MSRP of $49.95 (Blu-ray) and $59.95 (4k Blu-ray). On Amazon, the Blu-ray is now $29.99 and 4k Blu-ray $34.99.
Limited Edition Contents
- Brand new audio commentary by film historian Jarret Gahan
- Brand new video interview with cinematographer John Seale
- Brand new visual essay on the film’s performances by film journalist Staci Layne Wilson
- Vintage 1985 interview in which Harrison Ford discusses Witness with critic Bobbie Wygant
- Between Two Worlds – five-part archival documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Peter Weir, John Seale, producer Edward S. Feldman, and actors Lukas Haas, Patti LuPone and Viggo Mortensen
- A Conversation with Peter Weir – archival interview with the film’s director
- Two vintage EPK featurettes
- Deleted scene from the network TV version of the film
- Theatrical trailer
- Image gallery
- Limited edition packaging with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
- Limited edition 60-page perfect bound booklet illustrated by Tommy Pocket, featuring new writing on the film by Dennis Capicik, Martyn Conterio, John Harrison and Amanda Reyes
- Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
- Six double-sided collector’s postcards
Synopsis: When a young Amish boy inadvertently witnesses a brutal murder while en route to Philadelphia with his recently widowed mother, Rachel (McGillis), Detective John Book (Ford) is assigned to the case. With the perpetrators desperate to silence the sole witness, Book and his two wards are forced to hide out in the heart of the Amish community. As passions between Book and Rachel ignite, the killers close in, culminating in a dramatic, life-and-death clash of cultures that will change the lives of those involved forever.
Article Updated: Original publish date August 4, 2023.
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