The Shawshank Redemption, the beloved 1994 jail drama, is lastly coming to 4K Extremely HD. Based mostly on Stephen King's 1982 novella, "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," the script was tailored by Frank Darabont, who additionally made his directorial debut with the movie. The story follows Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a person serving two life sentences at Shawshank State Jail. He befriends Ellis "Purple" Redding (Morgan Freeman), one other lifer who makes a speciality of procuring contraband for his fellow inmates. The 2 kind an unlikely bond within the face of an unjust system, whilst Andy harbors a secret plan.
The brand new 4K Extremely HD version might be out there each digitally and as a UHD Blu-Ray combo pack. The Blu-Ray disc is full of particular options, together with authentic featurettes and in-depth seems on the storyboards for 2 pivotal scenes: "Bogs Takes a Fall," and "New Fish Arrive." However the spotlight of the particular options may simply be the commentary observe with Darabont. Between adapting the script himself and coaxing such iconic performances out of his forged (to not point out working intently with legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins), Darabont is bound to have fascinating behind-the-scenes insights.
The announcement arrives throughout an thrilling time for Stephen King followers, with numerous variations lately launched and on the way in which. Hulu's Fort Rock, HBO's The Outsider, and CBS's The Stand are all latest standouts, however that's hardly the tip of the checklist. Apple TV+ scored a latest hit with Lisey's Story, which King tailored from his 2006 novel of the identical identify; Chapelwaite, Epix's adaptation of King's 1978 brief story, Jerusalem's Lot, is due August 22; and filming for Blumhouse's Firestarter is already underway. Variations of The Operating Man and The Talisman are additionally in growth. Even beloved older King movies are sharing the love, with Rob Reiner's 1990 adaptation of Distress additionally getting the 4K Extremely HD therapy on October 22. The Shawshank Redemption is clearly in good firm.
The Shawshank Redemption will launch on Extremely HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on September 14. Take a look at the total checklist of particular options and the duvet for the discharge beneath.
Commentary by Frank Darabont
“Hope Springs Everlasting: A Look Again at The Shawshank Redemption”
“Shawshank: The Redeeming Function”
“The SharkTank Redemption”
“Bogs Takes a Fall” Storyboards
“New Fish Arrive” Storyboards
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