“My Fair Lady” Receives Stunning 4K Restoration for New Home Video Release

My Fair Lady won eight Oscars, made the first edition of the AFI's Top 100 list, and was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress. So it's no surprise there's yet another new release of the film.

Paramount will release the film on 4K UHD for the first time in May. Despite releasing a highly regarded Blu-ray in 2015, the film has been given a full restoration, scanning the original 65mm film into 8K resolution. The film itself – a long one at 170 minutes – will take up the entire 4K disc, with the bevy of extras – all carried over from the previous edition – on a separate Blu-ray.

This is one of those classic films that's never worked for me, but I know I'm in the minority and fans will be over the moon for this new deluxe version.

My Fair Lady will arrive on 4K UHD on May 25.


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.