CULVER CITY, Calif. – Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 25th anniversary of director Harold Ramis’ groundbreaking comedy classic, Groundhog Day, with a series of screenings.
As a highlight of the celebration, the film will be returning to the big screen in time for Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, in the United States and Canada.
Prior to the theatrical re-release, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the film on 4K Ultra HD on Jan. 23, exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide.
Like the theatrical re-release, this version was fully restored in 4K and presented in 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos audio.
The Blu-ray included special features, such as commentary with Ramis, deleted scenes and more.
“We are excited to bring Groundhog Day, widely considered one of the best comedies of 90’s, back to the big screen for its 25th anniversary,” said Adrian Smith, president, Domestic Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing.
Bill Murray (Ghostbusters) and Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) star in the movie. It was produced by Trevor Albert and Ramis and directed by Ramis, with the story by Danny Rubin with the screenplay by Danny Rubin and Ramis.
Groundhog Day is presented with an all-new 4K restoration. The film was fully restored from the 35mm original camera negative, thereby utilizing in 4K the full resolution, detail and color depth inherent in the film.
Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.
Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pa., to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities.
But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which he failed to predict, and finds himself stuck in small-town hell.
Just when things couldn’t get any worse, they do. Phil wakes the next morning to find it’s Groundhog Day all over again… and again… and again.
Groundhog Day has a run time of approximately 102 min (1993 Theatrical Version). The film is rated PG for some thematic elements.