"War Horse" Will Arrive on DVD and More in April
By Andrew Gans
Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of War Horse will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand April 3.
The four-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack will allow viewers to explore the filmmaking process and storytelling adventure though a special 60-minute documentary (named "A Filmmaking Journey"), created by Spielberg, that offers a never-before-seen inside look into the making of "War Horse."
Additional bonus features include a behind-the-scenes look at the film's scoring session with five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams, the editing room with three-time Academy Award-winning film editor Michael Kahn and the sound room with seven-time Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom. The disc will also offer a look through producer Kathleen Kennedy's lens as she shares photos she took during the filming, while recounting her discovery of "War Horse."
"War Horse," which received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:
· 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $45.99 U.S./$52.99 Canada
The DreamWorks Pictures film opened in theatres in the U.S. Dec. 25 and is based on the best-selling book by Michael Morpurgo and the Tony Award-winning stage play by Nick Stafford.
The movie, according to press notes, "begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure."
Directed by Spielberg, with a screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, DreamWorks Pictures' "War Horse" stars Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Toby Kebbell.
The film is produced by Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. Executive producers are Frank Marshall and Revel Guest.
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