Rom-com lovers rejoice! Love Actually is coming back to theaters to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and it will hit screens in 4K.
The holiday classic first debuted on Nov. 7 2003 and became an instant box-office success with the help of an all-star cast that includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightly, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, and more. By the time the film moved to VHS and DVD, it had grossed over $246 million.
But Love Actually didn’t disappear following its initial success as many films do. Instead, it’s become a staple, quotable holiday classic that is now a Christmastime tradition for many. So, to honor the feel-good romance, it is coming back to the Silver Screen with a few updates.
As Variety reports, the movie has been restored from its original 35mm recording to 4K, thanks to Studiocanal, Universal Pictures, and Illuminate in LA, as well as Silver Salt Restoration in London.
The ‘Love Actually’ Re-Release Will Include a Special Featurette
The theatrical re-release will share a 10-minute highlight reel of Love Actually’s most-loved scenes. The home entertainment version will include a 30-minute addition that shows interviews with the filmmakers and cast.
“I’m really excited about this new version of the film,” said creator Richard Curtis. “It’s never looked or sounded better. And, although I’m slightly shocked by how old I’ve got, I loved the featurette, which is full of new thoughts and memories about the film from all the people who made it.”
The Working Title film tells the story of eight separate couples living and loving in London during the Christmas season. All of the couples somewhat unknowingly come together at the climax to enjoy a beautiful rendition of All I Want For Christmas—and a cameo by Christie Brinkley.
“As Working Title approaches its 40th anniversary year, it’s exciting for us to acknowledge our wonderful long-term relationship with the creative genius Richard Curtis. We are so proud of all the films we have made with him and adore how they still resonate with audiences worldwide,” said Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. “Love Actually is a huge milestone in our history. And [it] reminds us of how very grateful we are for our continued relationship with Richard. We hope this new remastered version of the film will continue to bring many people together in joy and love this holiday season.”
Love Actually Begins its worldwide this month. Check your local listings for more information. The home release will drop on Nov. 21.
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