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Everything We Know About the ‘Groundhog Day’ Re-release

Out of all the holidays, Groundhog Day and its current mascot, Punxsutawney Phil, might not be in your top ten Holidays. However,  Sony Entertainment’s re-release of Groundhog Day this year might add a little dazzle while you wait out the rest of winter.

In honor of the 30 year anniversary, the 90s classic is getting the 4K treatment along with Steelbook packaging. Here’s everything we know about the Groundhog Day re-release.

The Timeless Plot of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a must see for everyone, but especially if you’re a Bill Murray fan. This movie shows him wry, wisecracking best in this time looping romantic comedy. With a 4K re-release, you might even catch something new!

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Groundhog Day stars Bill Murray and centers on his character as a TV weatherman, Phil Connors. Connors is sent to is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. However, a freak blizzard causes him to be stuck in the small town. Unfortunately for Connors, his woes don’t stop there as he soon finds out he is stuck living the same day over and over again.

The cast also includes fan favorites such as Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chris Elliot, and Harold Ramis.

30 years later, and the movie is still a pop cultural icon.

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Groundhog Day Revisited

This is not the first time Groundhog Day has had a release. In 2018, the film celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and re-released the movie in theatres. The film was fully restored from the 35mm original camera negative using digital scanners. These scanners restored and enhanced the negatives in order to fully show off the resolution, detail and color depth inherent in the film.

What’s in the Box?

Returning to 4K as a limited edition Steel-Book,  the Blu-Ray features techincal upgrades such as subtitles in 4K, Dolby Vision, and 5.1 + 2-Channel Surround audio. The Blu-Ray content includes deleted scenes and Audio Commentary from Director Harold Ramis. The set also includes special features such as: “A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis”, “The Weight of Time.” “The Study of Groundhogs: A Real Life Look at Marmots.”
and “Needle Nose Ned’s Picture-in-Picture Track.”

The Groundhog Day Steelbook Blu-Ray was released January 10, 2023.

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