There’s some good news for the greatest movie of all time. A new 2 disc Blu-Ray is being released this year, now available to pre-order on Amazon, for a release date of May 9th. This new version is also available in steel book format, with what I would describe as downright sweet artwork. Minimalist, just like Michael Mann would probably approve of.
But it’s not just another release, the movie is also being restored;
The Academy celebrates Michael Mann’s Heat on the big screen with a new 4K restoration and Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Michael Mann and other cast and crew in a conversation moderated by Christopher Nolan.
Format: Heat will be presented in a new 4K DCP, restored by Stefan Sonnenfeld (Company 3) and Michael Mann.
And apparently it’s a very good print at that;
The 4k Blu-ray of HEAT is one of the greatest audio visual restorations I have seen/heard.
Should arrive this fall.
A little late, but better than not at all. Now what I’d really like to see is the movie released in UHD format.