Warren Beatty’s 1981 classic film, Reds, gets a new two-disc Blu-ray set in honor of the film celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The new set has been restored under Beatty’s supervision and remastered from the original negative in 4K with High Dynamic Range using a vintage print from the Paramount archives as a reference. The print was approved by Reds Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Call it coincidental timing as the Blu-ray was announced back in September but the late Stephen Sondheim composed original music for the film.
There’s no new bonus content but the film comes with a digital copy.
Punctuated by interviews with real-life activists and witnesses to the revolution, Reds became an instant classic, transcending time with its eternal tale of human passion, conviction, and frailty. In addition to Beatty, the film boasts an outstanding cast including Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Edward Herrmann, Gene Hackman, Paul Sorvino, and Maureen Stapleton, whose performance won her an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
The engrossing depiction of the love story between activists John Reed (Beatty) and Louise Bryant (Keaton) set against the outbreak of World War I and the rise of communism in Russia, Reds garnered 12 Academy Award nominations and won three, including Best Director for Beatty, who also took home every other major directorial award of the season. The Oscar-nominated screenplay was written by Beatty and Trevor Griffiths.
- Witness to Reds
- The Rising
- The March
- Revolution – Part 1
- Revolution – Part 2
- Reds Trailer
DIRECTOR: Warren Beatty
SCREENWRITERS: Warren Beatty and Trevor Griffiths
CAST: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton
Paramount released Reds in theaters on December 25, 1981.
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