Posted Mon May 9, 2022 at 05:44 PM PDT by
The 1956 epic western from George Stevens Sr. based on the novel by Edna Ferber and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final film role arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, 2022.
Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism, and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time!
Widely considered by critics as "ahead of its time" and nominated for 10 Academy Awards, the film was chosen in 2005 to be preserved by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" for its heavy themes of racial injustice towards Mexican Americans and aiming to steer those views towards social acceptance for the first time in cinema.
The 4K UHD Blu-ray edition will a newly restored 4K HDR presentation that "was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound". The SRP for this release is $24.99.
Order your copy now and here is the full press release:
COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
THE EPIC WESTERN DRAMA
STARRING ELIZABETH TAYLOR, ROCK HUDSON AND JAMES DEAN
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
Own it June 21 on 4K Ultra HD and Digital
Burbank, Calif., May 9, 2022 – Giant, the 1956 classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean in his final role, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 21, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
George Stevens, Sr. won his second Oscar® for directing the sweeping family saga set in Texas during the days of the oil boom. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, the movie's release in 1956 was a massive box office hit and garnered 10 Academy Award® nominations.
Considered by critics as ahead of its time, Giant is admired today for the breadth of its humanity more than its epic scale with its grand themes of generational conflict, racial tolerance, and social change. It exposed the marginalization and segregation of Mexican Americans for the first time on the big screen. At the center of the film, Elizabeth Taylor, as Leslie Benedict, portrays a strong and progressive woman who acts to stem the patterns of injustice.
In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
The new 4K restoration was completed sourcing both the original camera negatives and protection RGB separation master positives for the best possible image, and color corrected in high dynamic range for the latest picture display technology. The audio was sourced primarily from a 1995 protection copy of the Original Magnetic Mono soundtrack. The picture and audio restoration was completed by Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services: Motion Picture Imaging and Post Production Sound.
Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.
Giant will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own Giant in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 21.
About the Film:
Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean star in a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields. Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict (Hudson) and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink (Dean) both woo Leslie Lynnton (Taylor) a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict's disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.
Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Elements
Giant Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
• Commentary by George Stevens Jr., Screen Writer Ivan Moffat and Critic Stephen Farber
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On June 21, Giant 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, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
Ultra HD Blu-ray $24.99*
Standard Street Date: 6/21/22
EST Street Date: 6/21/22
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish, French Parisian
Run Time: 201 min (3hr 21min)
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