The sons of a Chicago fireman who gave his life in the performance of his duties, firefighting brothers Kurt Russell and William Baldwin carry their lifelong sibling rivalry into their work. Russell is convinced that Baldwin hasn't got what it takes to remain in the fire department. Baldwin is transferred to a "safe" assignment, assisting arson investigator Robert DeNiro, who is trying to make sense of a series of fires involving an oxygen-induced ball of fire called a backdraft. The investigation reveals a link between corrupt alderman J. T. Walsh and imprisoned pyromaniac Donald Sutherland. The trail of evidence leads Baldwin to suspect that his brother Russell, a much-decorated hero, may be the "inside" man setting up the arsons.~Hal Erickson
Ron Howard Introduction
Igniting The Story
Director Ron Howard, Producer Brian Grazer and others discuss the evolution of the film from script to screen
Bringing Together The Team
From the Casting room to Firefighter clinics, see how Director Ron Howard brought together a talented team of actors and real-life firefighters
The Explosive Stunts
Filmmakers reveal the state-of-the-art technology and heroic stunts that created the explosive action of the film
Creating The Villain: The Fire
See how an overwhelmingly talented team of special effects creators and stunt coordinators worked together to bring the fire to life
Real-Life Firemen, Real-Life Stories
Get an insider's perspective on what it takes to be a firefighter in this round-table discussion with the crew of Station 73, Santa Clarita
Backdraft is my all time favorite fire fighter movie. I remember watching this for the first time as a kid and absolutely loving it. When I heard they were rereleasing it on 4k and in steelbook format I just had to have it. Awesome looking case and perfect for any movie lovers collection.
This is a heavely steelbook for the hottest film from 1991 - with a cast so HOT, this film literally induced my wife's labor for our first child! This demo-worthy disc with HDR10 makes fire more seductive and scary than it's ever appeared before. The DTS:X track is a fully enveloping and room shaking experience. If you didn’t buy this film when it first hit standard 4K - and what's wrong with you - stop reading this review and buy this new piece of home video art!
I was very weary on returning to this film because I didn't know how well it holds up to today's standards but I was shocked and surprised. The story is just as good and the acting is wonderful. The 4k steelbook packaging looks great and the transfer is one of the best of the year. I would highly recommend this film.
Excellent movie. The sound and picture cannot be beat for a 31 year old movie. I already owned the 4K, but made no bones about double dipping for the gorgeous steel book.
I have a problem, it's costly, but it sure looks good on my shelves.