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BVHE Press Release: War Horse (DVD)


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 21 2012 - 07:29 AM


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 Legendary Academy Award®-Winning Motion Picture Director/Producer

Steven Spielberg Presents The Critically Acclaimed Epic Adventure
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On Blu-Ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3, 2012


“‘War Horse’ is a don’t-miss Spielberg classic that reaches true perfection.” 

––Rex Reed, New York Observer

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BURBANK, Calif., February 21, 2012 – Legendary Academy Award®-winning motion picture director/producer Steven Spielberg presents the critically acclaimed and multi Academy Award®-nominated epic adventure “War Horse” on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3. This newest home entertainment release not only enthralls viewers once again with its visually stunning and emotionally heartwarming story on the Blu-ray, but also offers an unprecedented look into the making of the film by Spielberg himself.


The extraordinary journey of courage and friendship as seen through the eyes of one unforgettable horse named Joey and his miraculous journey to find his way back home, “War Horse” is a must own contemporary classic for everyone’s home entertainment collection. Spielberg’s renowned creative passion and artistry not only shine throughout the film but are also evident in all the fascinating bonus features included exclusively on the Blu-ray disc.


The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack in particular allows 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 Spielberg’s Award-Winning “Dream Team” – 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, the sound room with seven time Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, and a look through Producer Kathleen Kennedy‘s lens as she shares photos she took during the filming and recounts 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 Combo Pack (2-Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD + Digital Copy )

Includes:

  • AFilmmaking Journey  Academy Award®-winning Director/Producer Steven Spielberg provides a unique and unprecedented look into the making and filming of “War Horse.”
  • Editing & Scoring – Multi-Oscar® winners Michael Kahn (film editor) and John Williams (composer) discuss specific aspects of editing the film and composing music for “War Horse,” as well as the secret to their long and successful collaborations with Steven Spielberg.
  • The Sounds of “War Horse”  Seven-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom takes us through the sophisticated sound design he created for “War Horse.”
  • Through The Producer’s Lens  Producer Kathleen Kennedy shares the photos she took during filming and recounts how she discovered the source material, as well as her appreciation of Steven Spielberg’s vision, the team that sounds  him, and why “War Horse” appealed to her.
  • “War Horse”: The Look  Director/Producer Steven Spielberg introduces us to his creative team of production designer Rick Carter, costume designer Joanna Johnston and director of photography JanuszKaminski, who discuss what it took to design the look for the film.
  • An Extra’s Point of View  Film extra Martin Dew explains how and why he was brought in––along with a hundred other men––to be featured alternately as both German and British soldiers.
2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)

Includes:

  • “War Horse”: The  Journey Home
  • An Extra’s Point of View
1-Disc DVD

Includes:

  • “War Horse”: The Look
Digital

Includes:

  • “War Horse”:  The Look
  • An Extra’s Point of View
On-Demand

Does not include bonus features



DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Street Date:                                         April3, 2012

Release Formats &                             4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $45.99U.S./$52.99 Canada

Suggested Retail Pricing:             2-Disc DVD Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada

                                                            1 Disc DVD = $29.99U.S./$35.99Canada

                                                                    High Definition Digital =$39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada

                                                                   Standard Definition Digital =$ 29.99U.S./$ 35.99Canada

On-Demand =Please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing                   

Feature Run Time:                             146 minutes

Ratings:                                                    U.S.: PG-13/Canada: PG (Bonus material is not rated)

Aspect Ratio:                                        Blu-ray: 2.40:1 / DVD:2.40:1

Audio:                                                      Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS HD-MA; 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital / DVD: 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby


Social Media:

Stay connected with the latest news and information on DreamWorks Pictures’ “War Horse.”

·      “Like” the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WarHorseMovie

·      Follow us on Twitter at @WarHorseMovie

·      View videos at www.YouTube.com/WarHorseMovie


Film Synopsis

“War Horse,” the Academy Award®-nominated Best Picture, is a story of incredible friendship, loyalty, courage, hope and tenacity. Based on the Tony Award®-winning play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt tale begins with the remarkable friendship between a feisty colt named Joey and his young trainer Albert (Jeremy Irvine). When they’re forced apart by war, the film follows Joey’s extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. No matter where they go or what they experience both boy and horse keep forging ahead, driven by devotion and the hope of returning home. Filled with spectacularly rich visuals, “War Horse” is one of the most powerful and moving stories of friendship and love ever filmed.


About DreamWorks Studios:

DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The company recently released “The Help,” which has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Upcoming releases include Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” DreamWorks Studios can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook....eamWorksStudios and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dwstudios.

 

 

Ronald J Epstein
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