“This film is gorgeous.” – Chris Nashawaty, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Compelling in a way that almost defies description.” – Stephanie Zacharek, VILLAGE VOICE
“Big explosions and bigger theatrics, and it works.” – Jordan Hoffman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Available May 27 on Two-Disc Blu-ray™ with 3D, DVD & Digital
Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include an English Dub &
Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (March 31, 2014) – An epic look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II, STALINGRAD marches onto two-disc Blu-ray™ with 3D and DVD with Digital HD UltraViolet™ May 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. As the highest-grossing Russian film of all time and Russia’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film to the 86th Academy Awards®, STALINGRAD contrasts the grand scale of the famous battle with the intimate human drama among the Russian soldiers, the few remaining civilians and the German soldiers who invaded the city.
The film is directed by acclaimed Russian hitmaker Fedor Bondarchuk (9th Company), who was introduced to the world of cinema at an early age, as the son of actress Irina Skobtseva, and internationally acclaimed film actor and an Academy Award®-winning director Sergei Bondarchuk. Starring in the film is an ensemble cast, hand-picked to reflect the tone and time period, including Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong), Petr Fedorov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Mariya Smolnikova and Yanina Studilina.
The STALINGRAD Blu-ray comes with two all-new featurettes. “The Making of Stalingrad” is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, and “Stereoscopic Stalingrad” features experts Steve Schklair and Matthew Blute, describing how Russia’s very first IMAX 3D film was created.
A band of determined Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to a Russian woman who has been living there.
STALINGRAD is directed by Fedor Bondarchuk from a screenplay by Ilya Tilkin and Sergey Snezhkin, based on chapters from the novel Life and Fate by Vasiliy Grossman. The film was produced by Alexander Rodnyansky, Anton Zlatopolskiy, Dmitry Rudovskiy and Sergey Melkumov, with Nataliya Gorina serving as executive producer.
Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
§ English Dub
§ Two Featurettes:
o “The Making of Stalingrad”
o “Stereoscopic Stalingrad”
DVD Bonus Features Include:
§ English Dub
§ “The Making of Stalingrad” Featurette
STALINGRAD has a run time of approximately 132 minutes and is rated R for sequences of war violence. In Russian and German with English subtitles, the film will also include an English Dub.
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