A must-own for film fans and adventure-seekers alike, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI on next-generation 4K Ultra HD for the first time October 3 to commemorate its diamond anniversary. One of the crown jewels in the Columbia Pictures catalog, the release also includes the existing Blu-ray with incisive special features and historical context, making it the perfect holiday gift. Fully restored in 4K resolution and presented with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos audio, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (David Lean) and Best Actor (Alec Guinness.) William Holden also stars in this epic WWII drama of POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors.
In 1997, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and
selected for the National Film Registry by the United States Library of
Congress. The American Film Institute included it among the best
American films ever and in 1999, the British Film Institute voted it the
11th greatest British film of the 20th Century.
Ultra HD is the perfect way for fans to immerse themselves in this
iconic classic. The 4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of
high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)--which produces brilliant
highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible
displays--and Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home
theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves
audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.