A magical new 4k restoration of the perennial Christmas Classic, SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE, from director Jeannot Szwarc (Supergirl, Jaws 2) will return to cinemas this festive period from November 24. The family favourite will also be available to own on 4k UHD for the first time, on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from November 13.
Featuring a screenplay by David Newman (Bonnie and Clyde, Superman) and Leslie Newman (Superman, Superman II) and music composed by the great Henry Mancini (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther), SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIEboasts a cracker of a cast including David Huddleston (The Big Lebowski, Blazing Saddles), Dudley Moore (Arthur, 10),John Lithgow (The World According to Garp, Interstellar), Burgess Meredith (Clash of the Titans, Rocky) and Judy Cornwell (Wuthering Heights, ‘Keeping up Appearances’).
With this breath-taking new 4K version, viewers now have the opportunity to witness each and every detail of the film’s enchanting landscapes, whimsical characters, and dazzling special effects with unparalleled clarity and vibrancy. There’s no better time to introduce this classic adventure of awe and wonder to a whole new generation of festive film fans.
SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE tells the story of how a common woodcutter (David Huddleston) becomes the legendary Father Christmas. With a fantastical toy workshop run by elves and a herd of flying reindeer, Santa Claus has vowed to ensure that all good children are rewarded at Christmas. But the holiday season soon comes under threat when a rebellious but naïve elf called Patch (Dudley Moore) runs away to modern day New York. Lost in a world he doesn’t understand, Patch finds himself being exploited by a villainous toy manufacturer (John Lithgow). Could this be the end of Christmas or will the festive spirit prevail?
Check out the stunning restoration in the trailer below.