Releasing Tuesday, October 1st, Pan’s Labyrinth in 4k

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PAN’S LABYRINTH TO BE RELEASED ON 4K UHD WITH HDR BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the 4K/Bluray Combo I reviewed in this Post.  The opinions I share  are our own.

 

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S AWARD-WINNING AND VISUALLY STUNNING FANTASY CLASSIC TO BE AVAILABLE IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

BURBANK, CA, September 5, 2019 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that Pan’s Labyrinth, the highly-acclaimed 2006 modern day dark fairy tale written and directed by Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1.

Written and directed by del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Shape of Water), Pan’s Labyrinth premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival where it received a 22-minute standing ovation, followed by its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.  The critically-acclaimed film won multiple awards, including three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, the Ariel Award for Best Picture, the Saturn Award for Best International Film, and the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.  The film also appeared on more than 20 critic’s top ten lists for 2006.

Produced by del Toro, Bertha Navarro, Alfonso Cuaron, Frida Torresblanco, and Alvaro Augustin, the film stars Serio Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, and Alex Angulo and is narrated by Pablo Adan.

SYNOPSIS

Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer.  Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother.  But soon, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and before Ofelia can turn back, she finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil.

 

Pan’s Labyrinth is one of the most beautiful and well written films we have ever seen.  This is a fantasy film unlike any other and we have been anxiously waiting for a 4K release and this not only lived up to our expectations, it exceeded them.  Even thirteen years later this film still hold its own and in 4K is even more amazing.  Whether you are seeing it for the first time or the tenth, this is a great addition to your collection and shows Guillermo del Toro work at his best.

 

Keep in mind to enjoy 4K you will need a TV that supports 4K, a 4K player and cables that are capable of 4K.

 

 

 

 

 

Ultra HD Blu-ray Elements

Pan’s Labyrinth Ultra HD disc contains the following special features:

  • Audio commentary by Guillermo del Toro

Pan’s Labyrinth Blu-ray disc contains the following special features:

  • Audio commentary by Guillermo del Toro
  • Video prologue by Guillermo del Toro
  • The Power of Myth
  • The Faun and the Fairies
  • The Color and the Shape
  • The Director’s Notebook

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On October 1, Pan’s Labyrinth 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                                                            SRP

Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                                                               $41.99

Standard Street Date: October 1, 2019

EST Street Date: October 1, 2019

Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: Castillian Spanish

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish

Running Time: 119 minutes

Rating: Rated R

DOLBY 5.1 Master Audio   [CC]

THE CREDITS

 

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