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Old 05-22-24, 10:51 AM
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Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Im spinning off this post from the announcement thread as I hope there's the interest for it.


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TWISTER COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL THE 1996 DISASTER THRILLER FILM

STARRING HELEN HUNT AND BILL PAXTON WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

Burbank, Calif., May 21, 2024 – Twister, action-packed iconic disaster film directed by Jan de Bont (Speed) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on July 9.


Twister will be available to purchase on July 9 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Fandango at Home and more.

Twister stars Academy AwardŇ winner (As Good as It Gets) and four-time Emmy AwardŇ winner (“Mad About You”) Helen Hunt and Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Bill Paxton (Apollo 13). The film also stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Jami Gertz (The Lost Boys), Lois Smith (Minority Report), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Boogie Nights), Alan Ruck (television’s “Succession”), Todd Field (Eyes Wide Shut), and Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan).

Twister was directed by Jan de Bont (Speed) from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. The film was produced by Crichton, Kathleen Kennedy, and Ian Bryce. Steven Spielberg, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Gerald R. Molen served as executive producers.

On March 25, 1997, Twister was the first theatrical feature film to be released on the DVD format.

Twister was nominated for two Academy AwardsŇ – Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Twister will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own Twister in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on July 9.

The 4K remastering process was overseen by director Jan de Bont.

About the Film
Don’t breathe! Don’t look back! Just run for your life when a destructive force of nature comes howling straight toward you, destroying everything in its path – when you’re running from a Twister. Academy AwardŇ winner Helen Hunt stars as Dr. Jo Thornton-Harding, who as a small girl watched her father sucked to his death from her family’s storm cellar by a massive tornado. Now a storm chaser, a scientist who risks her life to study the dark side of nature by taking her data-transmitting instruments directly into the path of a deadly storm, Jo chases the largest tornado ever to strike Oklahoma as her marriage implodes and rival scientists will stop at nothing to steal her breakthrough.

The Twister 4K UHD Disc includes the following new and previously released special features:
  • The Legacy of Twister – Taken by the Wind (NEW)
  • Chasing the Storm: Twister Revisited
  • Anatomy of a Twister
  • The Making of Twister
  • Van Halen Music Video – Humans Being
  • Commentary by director Jan de Bont and visual effects supervisor Stefen Fangmeier

BASICS

PRODUCT ERP

Twister 4K Ultra HD $33.99

Twister

Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Run Time: 113 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Street Date: July 9, 2024
Digital Street Date: July 9, 2024


Based on the colors from the trailer I dig it as the skies look how it does when tornados are about to hit. I already preordered the standard edition from amazon.

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Old 05-22-24, 02:02 PM
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Based on the colors from the trailer I dig it as the skies look how it does when tornados are about to hit.
Everything looks sickly green and oversaturated, really?

I don't know about that. All I can say is that I saw this movie in the theater in 1996 and it didn't look like that at the time.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Well at the beginning of the trailer when Bill Paxton is looking at the sky as its "going green" and the colors felt stronger to me. The press release does say Jan De Bont supervised the Remaster. If you've watched the current blu ray recently its horribly outdated and I'm glad this new remaster is finally happening.

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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Well at the beginning of the trailer when Bill Paxton is looking at the sky as its "going green" and the colors felt stronger to me. The press release does say Jan De Bont supervised the Remaster. If you've watched the current blu ray recently its horribly outdated and I'm glad this new remaster is finally happening.
I'm sure the movie did need a remaster, but I'm not sure that excuses this.

This would be far from the first time a filmmaker has taken a heavy hand of revisionism toward his older work.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Yeah, that green is a bit much. Other parts of the movie look good in that clip but the green is a LOT.

I’m going to have to wait for reviews of this one.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

This movie had more equipment reflections in it than any other movie I’ve ever seen, wondering if they will digitally paint them out on this?
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

This was the first DVD I played when I set up my first surround sound system. Going to be epic in 4K.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
This movie had more equipment reflections in it than any other movie I’ve ever seen, wondering if they will digitally paint them out on this?
So you advocate changes to movies?
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

No I don’t, but especially with the color regrading and such I wonder if they’ll try to hide all the mistakes. I watched this on 35mm the night before it opened and could not believe all the reflections in it, the director’s previous movie “Speed” had a couple also, most obvious being the boom mike reflected in the pay phone receiver after the first explosion.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Can you give some scenes where you see the camera reflections? I've never really paid attention to notice this.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Can you give some scenes where you see the camera reflections? I've never really paid attention to notice this.
Here's one such example:


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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

I wouldn't have a problem if those kind of gaffes were fixed.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

I would, it’s part of the movie and they should have caught them before it was finished. There’s so many of these in this movie it’s impossible to list them all, but an obvious one is a shot of the truck driving and you can see the helicopter reflected in it.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

I somehow made it 30 years without seeing the reflections so, yeah, no complaints here.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

The price of the standard 4k is now at 27.99 just slightly below MSRP.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

The first review of the 4k disc from Bill Hunt is here. He praises the atmos audio track and the 4k transfer improves on the colors being correct for the storm footage.
https://thedigitalbits.com/item/twister-4k-2024-uhd

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Of course Bill didn’t even mention what I brought up. I have to wonder sometimes how actively people watch movies.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
The first review of the 4k disc from Bill Hunt is here. He praises the atmos audio track and the 4k transfer improves on the colors being correct for the storm footage.
https://thedigitalbits.com/item/twister-4k-2024-uhd
"But the HDR really benefits the storm footage—in reality, thunderstorms tend to darken and alter the quality of the lighting rather dramatically over short periods of time, often turning the sky an eerie green color. The HDR grade renders these changing visual atmospherics perfectly in a way that simply wasn’t possible in theaters."

Hunt thinks that adding a green tint was beyond the technological capability of filmmakers to achieve back in the Neolithic Age of 1996, when directors had to shoot their movies using cameras made out of rocks and sticks?

Whether Hunt approves or not is beside the point that this green tint is definitely a revisionist change to the movie. It did not look like this before.

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When Bill Paxton looks into the sky and says "we are going green" we are actually going to see that. I think its safe to say Twister has never been seen properly even when it was shown back in 1996 in theaters. Maybe that's a detail that the filmmakers never took the time to fix in 1996 but with the storm footage there are many scenes in the movie that were lighter but should be darker and that been corrected in the new 4k remaster. I have lived in the Midwest my whole life and know from experience the color change in the clouds when severe weather is about to hit.

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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Agreed, those green skies are scary.

Been a long time since I've seen Twister. Does it hold up?
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Agreed, those green skies are scary.

Been a long time since I've seen Twister. Does it hold up?
It depends how you interpret what makes a good movie. Its big dumb fun and the disaster movie genre was really at its peak in the 90s. It helps having really good actors in the smaller roles like Carey Elwes, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Alan Ruck. It means a lot to me and I watch it every year during severe weather season.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

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"But the HDR really benefits the storm footage—in reality, thunderstorms tend to darken and alter the quality of the lighting rather dramatically over short periods of time, often turning the sky an eerie green color. The HDR grade renders these changing visual atmospherics perfectly in a way that simply wasn’t possible in theaters."

Hunt thinks that adding a green tint was beyond the technological capability of filmmakers to achieve back in the Neolithic Age of 1996, when directors had to shoot their movies using cameras made out or rocks and sticks?

Whether Hunt approves or not is beside the point that this green tint is definitely a revisionist change to the movie. It did not look like this before.
That horse is already out of the barn. Hollywood is all about touching up older movies with the new color correction tech available these days. I'll blame George Lucas for popularizing the concept when he made a boatload of money "remastering" the original Star Wars trilogy.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Jan De Bont was interviewed on an Oklahoma TV station talking about this new 4k release and it includes some footage of the new remaster.

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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

Originally Posted by Josh Z
Whether Hunt approves or not is beside the point that this green tint is definitely a revisionist change to the movie. It did not look like this before.
I pointed that out to him as well (the change does not reflect the original look of the movie) and he was silent on it. Probably doesn't want to tick Warners off. Also, I don't know where this "green sky" idea for tornado weather comes from. I suppose it happens under the right meteorological circumstances, but I'm guessing it's very rare and not actually connected to tornadoes, but just other conditions. I lived in OK for a while and never had the green sky experience during a storm out there.
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Re: Twister (1996)- 4k UHD 7/9/24

I know Shane Lee says "7.1.4" in his review, but based on what he shows, it seems the Atmos mix is actually 7.1.2.
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He also states that it is a static mix.

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