If you’re in the UK and looking for some cynical counterprogramming for the hyperpatriotic fervor of this year’s Fourth of July, StudioCanal has you covered with a new 4K restoration of Michael Cimino’s 1978 classic The Deer Hunter, which is returning to theaters starting on July 4th.
The Deer Hunter stars Robert De Niro as Michael Vronsky, one of three Pennsylvania factory workers who get drafted to the war in Vietnam, have a wonderful time fighting against communism in southeast Asia, and return home to their families with a newfound appreciation for their freedom. Just kidding, it destroys their lives and the lives of their families.
The spiffy new restoration for The Deer Hunter has its own spiffy new trailer, which you can check out below. Then, to see the film itself, you’ll have to be at a select UK theater starting on July 4th. Reportedly there’s no word yet on whether an American re-release is on the way as well, which I guess makes us even for the Revolutionary War.