It may not seem like “My Fair Lady” and “Super 8” have a lot in common, releasing 41 years apart and falling into completely different genres, but the one feature they do share is each being a coveted classic from the Paramount vault – one historic and one modern. The two films also share the same release date, as they both will make their 4K Ultra HD debuts on May 25 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
“Super 8” arrives just in time to honor the film’s 10th anniversary, first releasing on June 10, 2011. Directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, the film became a fan favorite, exploring science-fiction, adventure, and 1970s nostalgia all through the eyes of a band of childhood friends. It was clear the recipe was a hit, as “Stranger Things” soon came along and followed a similar formula.
“My Fair Lady” does not come as a part of an anniversary or special occasion, but the release itself is occasion enough for this Oscars darling. Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the Broadway adaptation has finally received a stunning 8K film transfer.
While neither film comes with new bonus features, they’re both overflowing with previously-released content that’s certainly worth a watch.
Special Features on “Super 8” 4K UHD + Digital
- Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Larry Fong
- The Dream Behind “Super 8”
- The Search for New Faces
- Meet Joel Courtney
- Rediscovering Steel Town
- The Visitor Lives
- Scoring “Super 8”
- Do You Believe in Magic?
- The 8mm Revolution
- Easter Eggs
- Deconstructing the Train Crash
- Deleted Scenes
Special Features on “My Fair Lady” 4K UHD + Digital
- More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of “My Fair Lady” Then & Now
- 1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner
- Los Angeles Premiere 10/28/1964
- British Premiere
- George Cukor Directs Baroness Bina Rothschild
- Rex Harrison Radio Interview
- Production Tests
- Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals
- “Comments on a Lady” with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Martin Scorsese
- Theatrical Featurettes
- Story of a Lady
- Design for a Lady
- The Fairest Fair Lady
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.