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Celebrate 35 years of 'Gremlins' with their 4K Ultra HD Debut

It was 35 years ago this past Saturday that Joe Dante‘s Gremlins first hit the big screen (the same day as Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters!), but Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is saving the celebration for this fall with a just announced 4K Ultra HD version of the 1984 classic set to arrive on October 1st. Before you consider bringing it into your home, however, you should be aware of the rules: Keep it out of sunlight, don’t get it wet, and never, ever feed it after midnight.

Directed by Dante and written by Chris Columbus, Gremlins stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo. Produced by Michael Finnell, the horror comedy was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg.

Take a look at the 35th anniversary Gremlins 4K Ultra HD steelbook.

While the most exciting part of the new release is getting the film in HDR, the release is also set to include all previously released special features, including:

– Filmmakers’ Commentary with Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects Artist Chris Walas
– Cast Commentary with Director Joe Dante, Zack Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller, and Howie Mandel
Gremlins: Behind the Scenes Featurette
– Additional Scenes with Commentary
– Photo Gallery
– Theatrical Trailers
– Additional Scenes
Cute.  Clever.  Mischievous.  Intelligent: Making Gremlins
Gremlins: The Gift of the Mogwai (motion comic)
The Last Gremlin (motion comic)
From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures
Hangin’ with Hoyt on the set of Gremlins

Being released as Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Gremlins will have a $41.99 SRP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own Gremlins in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers. Steelbook collectors will also want to head to Best Buy where the retailer is offering an exclusive Steelbook design.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.