Oscar Winner “The Hurt Locker” Coming to Digital 4K

The Hurt Locker took home six Oscars a decade ago, including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. Most people discovered the film on DVD and Blu-ray, but it's never been available in 4K until now. Alas, if you were hoping for a UHD disc with all the bells and whistles, you're out of luck. Lionsgate is only releasing the remastered version for digital purchase and rental. (Fans of Steven Soderbergh's The Limey were similarly let down this month.) In addition to the enhanced picture, the award-winning sound design will be in Dolby Atmos for the first time.

2010 marked the first time a woman had won Best Director at the Academy Awards, and kick-started the careers of Jeremy Renner (who was nominated for Best Actor) and Anthony Mackie, both of whom would end up in the MCU. The cast also includes Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce and David Morse.

The film, which was named one of the top 10 films of the year by dozens of critics, will be available for rental and purchase on Tuesday, February 4.

The Hurt Locker Digital 4K Cover


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.