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THE DEER HUNTER Returns To Cinemas [New Trailer & Poster]

A 40th anniversary restoration for  Michael Cimino's Vietnam War drama.


One of the first American movies to tackle the Vietnam War, Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter turns 40 this year.

To celebrate the anniversary, Studiocanal have created a new 4K restoration of Cimino's film, which will be released in cinemas by Park Circus for one day only on July 4th and on blu-ray and EST on August 20th and on 4K Ultra HD October 15th.

The 2 disc Blu-ray will include the feature and the following extras:

New interview with critic and author David Thomson
1979 ITV South Bank Show interview with Cimino
Intro by Mickey Rourke
Realising The Deer Hunter - interview with Cimino
Shooting The Deer Hunter - interview with Vilmos Zsigmond
Playing The Deer Hunter - interview with John Savage
Cimino audio commentary
Zsigmond and journalist Bob Fisher audio commentary
Deleted and extended scenes (incl. Russian Roulette)

The Collector’s Edition (4 discs) will include the two Blu-ray discs as above, a first ever 4K Ultra HD and the original soundtrack plus:

A 64-page booklet which includes material written by Jay Glennie and adapted from his forthcoming numbered limited edition large format book ‘One Shot: The Making of The Deer Hunter’, a new essay from David Jenkins, editor of Little White Lies, and pages from the original 1978 press book
A 72-page script of early incarnation of the script entitled ‘The Man Who Came to Play’ by Louis Garfinkle and Quinn K. Redeker
Five Artcards

Check out Studiocanal's new trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

Winner of no less than five Academy Awards® in 1978 including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter is widely acknowledged as one of cinema’s great masterpieces and contains some of the most memorable scenes in film history. With the film painting a sobering portrait of a small Pennsylvania steel town rocked by loss when three of its sons go off to fight in Vietnam, Cimino’s ambitious and daring vision is showcased in this bold and brilliant war classic – that, 40 years on, is even more striking than ever before.  

When Michael (Robert De Niro), Steven (John Savage) and Nick (Christopher Walken) are captured by the Vietcong, they are forced to play Russian Roulette by their brutal captors, who make bets on their survival. The experience of capture leaves them with terrible physical and spiritual wounds, and when Michael returns to Saigon to fulfil an old promise to one of his friends, he makes an unexpected, horrific discovery.