Cult Classic Gets 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Release Date

Sony Entertainment Pictures recently announced that the film that influenced many homages and a few pop culture science geeks, the 1985 comedy true geniuswill be released on 4K Ultra UHD Blu-ray.

The 4K ultra UHD disc of the 1985 sci-fi film is presented in high definition and includes the feature scanned from the original camera negative with Dolby Vision and presented in 4K resolution. The remastered film’s Blu-ray Disc also features a commentary from the film’s director Martha Colridge, a “Balloon Chair” deleted scene, raw editing, and other special features. 4K Ultra UHD sound includes 5.1 sound and new Dolby Atmos in addition to the original Dolby Stereo.


true genius takes place on the fictional campus of Pacific Tech and tells the story of a group of crazy teenage geniuses who, when working together, can achieve just about anything. The storyline follows Professor Jerry Hathaway (William Atherton) from Pacific Technical University who is secretly recruited by the CIA to create the power source for “Crossbow”. Using his considerable influence, Hathaway recruits a brilliant team of students to work for him. The team includes Chris (Val Kilmer) who is a genius in his senior year, the mastermind of 16-year-old Mitch (Gabe Jarret), and America’s number one socially awkward mastermind, Lazlo (Jonathan Gries). Though supposedly hard at work on the lab project, the clumsy but inseparable trio still find time to throw amazing beach parties and convert the dorm into a skating rink. However, when the three geniuses discover that their teacher has them working on a secret weapon for the military, they plan an elaborate revenge plot and, as expected, comedy ensues.

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This timeless classic is considered a hidden gem, combining subject matter and music that takes you back to the 80s. The movie certainly ticks all the boxes, great acting, awesome soundtrack, nostalgia (without squeaking teeth), humor and a strangely endearing touch of romance. The film is considered ahead of its time, as several notable actors were inspired by Kilmer’s Chris Knight character. The 1985 comedy was written by Neal Israel, Peter Torovkei, and pat proft. The film was produced by Brian Gazier and led by Martha Coolidge.

The classic true genius is set to be released on September 13 on 4K UHD Blu-ray.

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