Cliffhanger will be releasing a 4K UHD steelbook for its 30th anniversary

The Sylvester Stallone 90s classic will now be available to own with a new crisp transfer approved by director Renny Harlin.

Sylvester Stallone Cliffhanger UHD

Hang on for your life again! This time in stunning 4K! Sony Pictures is announcing a new physical media release of the classic 90s action movie, Cliffhanger, starring Sylvester Stallone, with a UHD and Bluray steelbook combo. This new 4K transfer will be dropping in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

The official synopsis from Sony reads,
“Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner and Ralph Waite star in this high-altitude avalanche of action: a non-stop adventure peak with suspense and capped with heart-quaking terror. For Rocky Mountain Rescue, the mission is almost routine: locate five climbers. With the woman he loves (Turner) and his best friend (Rooker), Gabe Walker (Stallone) braves the icy peaks only to discover that the distress call is really a trap set by merciless international terrorist Eric Qualen (Lithgow). Now millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance. Against explosive firepower, bitter cold, and dizzying heights, Walker must outwit Qualen in a deadly game of hide-and-seek.”

– Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, approved by director Renny Harlin
– Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio

Special Feature:
– 17 Never-Before-Seen and Previously Available Deleted Scenes
– Presented in 2.40 and in HD

– Feature presented in high definition
– 5.1 audio

Special Features:
– Commentary with Director Renny Harlin and Sylvester Stallone
– Technical Crew Commentary
– A Personal Introduction from Renny Harlin
– Deleted Scenes with Director Intro
– Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger
– Special Effects Featurette
– Storyboard Comparisons
– Theatrical Trailer

The film starred Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Leon, Paul Winfield and Ralph Waite. Renny Harlin directs from a script penned by Michael France and Sylvester Stallone. Renny Harlin and Alan Marshall produced along with Mario Kassar as executive producer.

The film is considered one of the better “Die Hard-on-a-blank” movies, which takes the Die Hard premise and applies it to different settings. As this one takes place in the Rockies, it lends itself to amazing scenery and a different variety of action scenes with its unique setting. This film also sports one of the most traumatizing opening sequences ever.

Revisit this classic with our retrospective below!

Source: Sony Pictures

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