Warner Bros. has plenty of surprises for international fans in 2023, celebrating their 100th anniversary with events and new 4K titles.
Iconic studio Warner Bros. will be marking their 100th anniversary this year, with a number of treats for international movie buffs, including releasing a half dozen movies on 4K for the first time, including The Exorcist, Enter the Dragon and Training Day.
In addition to those 4K debuts, Warner Bros. will also give the treatment to 1941’s The Maltese Falcon, 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause and 1956’s Cool Hand Luke, further teasing “more announcements to follow.” Added to this, the 100th anniversary celebration will also see the studio releasing numerous box sets, including a behemoth set which has 30 titles announced so far. For those without the shelf space, there will also be smaller sets that spotlight classics, newer fare and modern blockbusters. As these are UK releases, domestic fans will need to check for compatibility.
But Warner Bros. won’t just be focusing on 4K for their 100th. They, too, will be recognizing major anniversaries through theatrical re-releases, including Superman: The Movie later this week to mark the 85th anniversary of the superhero and, again, The Exorcist, which will see its official 50th anniversary later this year.
There will be plenty of other content to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros., too, like a four-part documentary to air on HBO Max later this year. And for those around the globe who want to get out of the house, there will be a concert series titled “Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.”, offering “one-of-a-kind musical experiences [that] are taking place in majestic venues, such as iconic cathedrals, theatres, museums and gardens with breathtaking candlelit decor.” The set list will feature songs from such classic films as The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Purple Rain, Batman, and many more.
In their 100 years of moviemaking, Warner Bros. has nine Best Picture Oscars to date, with a total of 26 nominations, making it one of the most recognized studios in that category.
What are you looking forward to as Warner Bros. celebrates their 100th anniversary? Which other Warner Bros. movies would you like to see get the 4K treatment? Let us know!