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Visionary Director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Arrives on 4K Ultra HD
for the Ultimate Immersive Home Entertainment Experience
4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Available February 14
Exclusive 4K Bonus Materials Include Director Ang Lee and Editor Tim Squyres Discussing the Film’s Groundbreaking Frame Rate Technology
CULVER CITY, Calif. (January 4, 2017) – A two-time Academy Award® winner for Best Director, Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, 2005; Life of Pi, 2012) brings his extraordinary vision to BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, debuting on three-disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and digital February 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In an industrywide first, the 4K presentation of the film is displayed at 60 frames per second (FPS), versus the standard 24 FPS, offering a first-of-its-kind, unique, and immersive viewing experience. Dubbed a “groundbreaking masterpiece” (Mark S. Allen, ABC-TV), BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK follows a 19-year-old soldier as he is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad -- contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
The 4K Ultra HD release of BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK exclusively includes “Technology as Art: Changing The Language of Cinema,” a 4K featurette with Director Ang Lee and Editor Tim Squyres discussing the film’s groundbreaking frame rate technology. In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD contain deleted scenes and four compelling featurettes. Explore the journey of master filmmaker Ang Lee as he tells this complex, provocative and visually revolutionary story in “Into Battle and Onto the Field: Stepping Inside Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.” “Assembling A Cast” highlights the incredible ensemble, including newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. In “The Brotherhood of Combat,” viewers will witness the intense training and unforgettable bonding experience of the Bravo Squad as they go through a boot camp with military experts to prepare for their roles as combat soldiers. Lastly in “Recreating The Halftime Show,” Don Mischer, a veteran halftime show producer, takes viewers onto the field for the big event depicted in the film.
Academy Award® winner Ang Lee (2012, Best Director, Life Of Pi ) brings his extraordinary vision to BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The story is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through a sequence of flashbacks, the truth about what really happened is revealed – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s distorted perceptions of heroism. Co-starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin.
Directed by Ang Lee from a screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli, BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK is based on the novel by Ben Fountain. The film is produced by Marc Platt, Ang Lee, Rhodri Thomas and Stephen Cornwell, and executive produced by Brian Bell, Jeff Robinov, Guo Guangchang and Ben Waisbren. The film is presented by TriStar Pictures with Studio 8 in association with LStar Capital, Film4 and Bona Film Group.
4K Ultra HD
Exclusive Special Feature – 4K Featurette with Ang Lee and Time Squyres discussing the film’s groundbreaking frame rate technology
Feature film in 4K resolution, 60 Frames Per Second (FPS), with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible) *
Also includes the film and special features on high-def Blu-ray
* To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Materials Include:
“Into Battle and Onto the Field: Stepping Inside Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”
“Recreating the Halftime Show”
“The Brotherhood of Combat”
“Assembling A Cast”
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK has a run time of approximately 113 minutes and is rated R for language throughout, some war violence, sexual content, and brief drug use.