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MGM Press Release: Rescue Dawn

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 24 2007 - 09:56 AM

“Two thumbs up. A film you won’t soon forget.”
- Richard Roeper; “Ebert & Roeper”

“A masterful depiction of heroism.”
- Ann Hornaday; Washington Post (Critics Pick)

“Christian Bale delivers one of his most complex and compelling performances.”
- David Ansen; Newsweek

“Steve Zahn is a revelation.”
- Lisa Schwartzbaum; Entertainment Weekly



Rescue Dawn

Starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn And Jeremy Davies,
The Incredible Journey Of Vietnam POW Survivor Deiter Dengler
Arrives On DVD November 20 From MGM Home Entertainment
DVD Features Commentary by Director Werner Herzog With Tons of Featurettes, Deleted Scenes And More

“Deiter Dengler embodied everything I love about America: courage, perseverance, optimism, self-reliance, frontier spirit, loyalty and joy of life. He was the quintessential immigrant into America – a young man who arrived with a great dream and came to represent the best of the American spirit.” - Werner Herzog, Director, Rescue Dawn

LOS ANGELES, CA – Based on the true story of a courageous Vietnam prisoner of war (POW), the critically-acclaimed film that Newsday (Jan Stuart) calls “gripping” and The New York Times (Matt Zoller Seitz) hails as a “marvel”, Rescue Dawn escapes onto DVD November 20, 2007, from MGM Home Entertainment. Written and directed by internationally acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo) and adapted from his EmmyÒ-nominated documentary, Little Dieter Needs To Fly, Rescue Dawn stars Christian Bale (Batman Begins, American Psycho) as real-life United States Navy pilot and Vietnam War survivor Dieter Dengler in a performance USA Today (Scott Bowels) calls “mesmerizing” and what Variety (Leslie Felperin) says is “a socko, kido-worthy lead performance.”

Featuring “outstanding” (MAXIM) performances by Steve Zahn (Sahara, Riding In Cars With Boys) and Jeremy Davies (Dogville, Solaris), Rescue Dawn marks the first truly American film from Herzog and is “an exciting edge-of-your-seat escape movie” (Newsweek, David Ansen) that explores the darkest hours of human peril, but leaves you with an uplifting message about triumph over adversity and the true meaning of duty, honor and courage.

Rescue Dawn will be available on DVD in widescreen format with English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish and French Dolby Surround and English and Spanish Subtitles and features commentary by director Werner Herzog and interviewer Norman Hill, three deleted scenes, featurettes and more. The Rescue Dawn DVD will retail for $29.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada. Pre-book is October 24.

Marketing Support
MGM Home Entertainment will support the DVD release of Rescue Dawn with an extensive publicity campaign and a comprehensive multi-million dollar marketing program that includes national TV and cable advertising and online promotions.

In 1965, an American pilot on a top-secret bombing mission was shot down over Laos and taken to a hellish prison camp deep in the impenetrable jungle of Vietnam. What followed was one of the most remarkable and harrowing experiences of the entire Vietnam War. Inspired by the true story of Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale) and written and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog, Rescue Dawn is an uncanny tale of camaraderie and betrayal, courage in the face of despair, and triumph over tragedy. It stands as a true testament to the impossible boundaries of the human condition and the invincibility of the American spirit.

Rescue Dawn Bonus Features
· Commentary by director Werner Herzog and interviewer Norman Hill
· The Making of a True Story Documentary
o Unfinished Business: Telling Dieter’s Story
o Strength of Character
o War Stories
o What Would Dieter Do?
· Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director Werner Herzog and Interviewer Norman Hill
o Don’t Tell Her You Love Her
o Coercion
o The Stolen Ring
· Still Gallery

Rescue Dawn
DVD Price: $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada
Order Due Date: October 24, 2007
Street Date: November 20, 2007
Catalog Number: M109357
Audio Features: English Dolby Surround 5.1
Spanish Dolby Surround
French Dolby Surround
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Total Run Time: 126 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Closed Captioned: Yes


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#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Thommy...M


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Posted September 24 2007 - 11:28 AM

Good film, have to buy the DVD just for Herzog's commentary alone. His commentaries are always my favorites.

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