‘Brokeback Mountain’ Receives Highly Anticipated 4K UHD & Blu-ray Release
While Pride month may have come to an end, there is exciting news for cinephiles in the LGBTQ+ community and film enthusiasts worldwide. The acclaimed movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’ will finally be making its long-awaited debut in 4K UHD and Blu-ray. Although an exact release date has not been disclosed, fans can anticipate adding this Academy Award-winning film to their collections before the year concludes. While no details about special features have been shared at this time, it is highly likely that announcements regarding additional content for the two-disc set will be made in the future.
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Directed by Ang Lee, known for his exceptional works like ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’ is based on Annie Proulx’s 1997 short story of the same name. The film chronicles the clandestine romantic relationship between two cowboys over a span of two decades. Ennis Del Mar (played by Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal) develop an unexpected love affair while working as seasonal ranch hands, caring for a rancher’s sheep during herding season on Brokeback Mountain.
The cast also includes Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams, and Ang Lee’s tragic romantic drama was ahead of its time. Its release caused a significant stir, particularly among conservative media outlets, who criticized the film for its queer themes. While hailed as a classic in queer cinema and even earning a spot in the United States National Film Registry, it also faced some backlash from within the LGBTQ+ community for perpetuating the trope of queer tragedy. Nevertheless, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ revolutionized queer cinema and garnered an impressive eight Academy Award nominations, winning three, including Best Director and Best Original Score.
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What to Expect in the World of 4K UHD
This summer has been marked by a flurry of announcements for upcoming 4K UHD releases. Titles such as ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ ‘My Bloody Valentine,’ the ‘Psycho’ franchise, ‘It Follows,’ and ‘Enter the Dragon’ are all receiving well-deserved makeovers in the coming months. For those eagerly awaiting their favorite films from the past to undergo the 4K transformation, these upcoming releases serve as a testament that it is never too late for a revitalization.
Stay tuned for more information about the 4K UHD and Blu-ray release of ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ And if you’re craving some queer joy, there has been a surge in happier LGBTQ+ titles recently, including Netflix’s ‘Heartstopper’ and ‘Love, Simon,’ as well as classics like ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ and ‘Bound.’ Check out the trailer for ‘Brokeback Mountain’ below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about LGBTQ+ film
When will “Brokeback Mountain” be released in 4K UHD and Blu-ray?
The specific release date for “Brokeback Mountain” in 4K UHD and Blu-ray has not been revealed yet. However, it is expected to be available by the end of the year.
Will there be any special features included in the 4K UHD and Blu-ray release?
At this time, no information has been shared about the special features included in the release. However, it is common for 4K UHD and Blu-ray releases to have additional content and announcements may be made in the future regarding the two-disc set’s extras.
Who directed “Brokeback Mountain”?
“Brokeback Mountain” was directed by Ang Lee, known for other acclaimed films such as “Life of Pi” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
What is the storyline of “Brokeback Mountain”?
Based on Annie Proulx’s 1997 short story, “Brokeback Mountain” tells the tale of a secret romantic relationship between two cowboys over a period of 20 years. Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) develop an unexpected love affair while working as seasonal ranch hands.
Did “Brokeback Mountain” receive any awards?
Yes, “Brokeback Mountain” received critical acclaim and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning three, including Best Director and Best Original Score.
Are there any other notable films receiving a 4K UHD release?
Yes, several other films have been announced to receive 4K UHD releases, including “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “My Bloody Valentine,” the “Psycho” franchise, “It Follows,” and “Enter the Dragon.”