Warner Bros. to Re-Release ‘JFK’ in Theaters and on Blu-ray

JFK Film Rerelease Oliver Stone

More than two decades later, Oliver Stone’s controversial political thriller “JFK” is still generating buzz.

The director tweeted Thursday that the 1991 film, which starred Kevin Costner and followed the events leading up to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the subsequent alleged cover-up, will see a theatrical and Blu-ray re-release in November.

“WB is re-releasing ‘JFK’ theatrically in NY, LA, and DC 11/6–11/14. Also, at some 250+ Cinemark, Regal, and AMC theaters on 11/17 and 11/20,” Stone tweeted.

‘WB is also re-releasing ‘JFK’ on BR in a new box set on 11/12,” he added. “Included is something I think makes a difference—Ch 6 of ‘Untold History.’”

He went on to explain that the unreleased chapter isn’t exactly about the assassination, but “the big picture,” why Kennedy may have been killed and the following events.

Coincidentally, the announcement comes a day after Stone and “JFK’s” co-writer Zachary Sklar penned an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune in response to another op-ed in the paper that alleged that the film was full of “distortions and outright falsehoods.”

“JFK” is no stranger to criticism. Upon its release in 1991, several media outlets accused the film of taking creative liberties with the facts and distorting history.

However, “JFK” did well both critically and commercially, grossing $205 million worldwide and winning two Academy Awards.

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  1. Corinne says:

    I quite like reading a post that can make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

  2. mark crane says:

    The most important clue to the JFK assassination can be found in this Youtube video:

  3. Wesley says:

    The problem with “JFK” in a nutshell: Stone’s film paints Oswald as a patsy trying desperately to thwart the assassination. To which one can only say, “Oy.”

  4. harry georgatos says:

    JFK is a seminal piece of American filmmaking and unfortunately Stone’s other film W didn’t get the same treatment

  5. Bob says:

    I liked the movie too, but it IS YOUR responsibility to research which parts are fabricated and which are based off real evidence.

    Sadly most of JFK was NOT based on evidence, even the trial was incorrect, Jim Garrison was not EVEN in attendance for the final bit, and when he heard they had lost, he promptly lost his temper and freaked out. All of his secretaries confirmed this.

    It’s not historically accurate, however, entertaining, yes : )

  6. LOL says:

    Oliver Stone is the greatest American alive.

    JFK reminds us that H’wood studios at one time actually developed, produced and distributed movies with bollocks. Nowadays we have to consider ourselves blessed if they agree to merely distribute a grownup movie. (One guesses Prisoners is an example of that: developed and funded by Alcon, though put out through Warners.)

    Oliver Stone should become your nation’s president. That movie he was set to make about the My Lai Massacre could’ve been the most important American film ever made.

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