Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

Richard Donner’s comedy classic Scrooged, starring Bill Murray, celebrates its 35th anniversary this holiday with a 4K Ultra HD release!

Scrooged, Bill Murray, 35th Anniversary, 4K Blu-ray

A Christmas classic is getting the high-end treatment this season when Scrooged celebrates its 35th anniversary! The comedy starring Bill Murray as the holiday-hating Frank Cross is arriving for the first time on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Home Entertainment on November 7, 2023, with never-before-released special features! 

Originally released on November 23, 1988, Scrooged is a hilarious take on a beloved Dickens tale that has become a perennial holiday favorite. The high-spirited and biting comedy follows a television executive with a heart of stone. It features an all-star cast including Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, and Alfre Woodard.

This new release includes the remastered film in sparkling 4K Ultra HD, access to a Digital copy of the film, and over 50 minutes of never-before-released special features! Take a journey with the ghost of Christmas past to discover behind-the-scenes featurettes and an insightful commentary by director Richard Donner, now on disc for the first time. The complete list of bonus content is below:

· Commentary by director Richard Donner                                                   

· A Christmas to Remember  

· Updating Ebenezer 

· Bringing the Ghosts to Life

· The Look of Scrooged

· On the Set with Bill Murray                                                     

· ShoWest Clips with Bill Murray

“Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is an uncaring and unforgiving television executive whose live production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is more important to him than any true meaning of Christmas,” says the film’s official synopsis. “Before the night is over, he’ll take a hilarious journey through his past and into the future to find redemption and put a little love in his heart.”

Scrooged is an annual watch for me during the holidays, alongside films like Die HardThe Nightmare Before ChristmasTrapped in ParadiseKrampusJingle All the WayHome Alone, and Trading Places. I can’t wait to secure a copy of the Scrooged 35th Anniversary 4K UD Edition on Blu-ray. It’s my favorite version of Dickens’s classic tale after Brian Henson’s The Muppet Christmas Carol. For me, no holiday is complete without watching Murray’s Frank Cross discover the true spirit of Christmas, after getting his ass kicked by a bunch of ghosts, of course!

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.