Amadeus & A History of Violence (US BD) in February - Artwork added
Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Amadeus (Director’s Cut) and A History of Violence on 10th February 2009. Part of their 2009 awards season promotion, these Oscar winning titles arrive on Blu-ray with all of the extras from the DVD releases.
Amadeus (Director’s Cut) - $35.99 SRP – Presented in bonus book packaging with 35 pages of insightful essays, beautiful photography, trivia and details about Mozart and his music. The Blu-ray Hi-Def also includes a special CD compilation from the Best Sound Oscar-winning original film soundtrack created especially for this release. Also included will be a digital download copy of the film for use with Windows Media and iPod portable devices.
Nominated for eleven Oscars and winner of eight, Amadeus was directed by Milos Forman from the Peter Shaffer screenplay. Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Jeffrey Jones, and Christine Ebersole, among others, starred in the film based on events in the life of classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
- Director’s Cut commentary by director and writer
- The Making of Amadeus documentary
- Theatrical trailer
- BONUS DISC: Soundtrack Compilation CD
- Digital download copy of the Director’s Cut (run time: 180 minutes)
CD Sampler Track Listing:
1.W.A. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio, K.384), Chorus of the Janissaries (arr.)/Ich möchte wohl (Ein Deutsches Kriegslied), K.539 (arr.) 4:30, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
2.W.A. Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, K.365; 3rd movement 7:15 Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Imogen Cooper, Anne QueffelecCpianos.
3.W.A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, Act IV, Ah Tutti Contenti 2:19, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
4.W.A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Aria (No. 14), “Queen of the Night” (Die Hölle Rache Kocht) 6:53, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Louisa KennedyCsoprano.
5.W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in D minor, K.466; 2nd movement (Romanza) 12:21, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Imogen CooperCpiano.
6.W.A. Mozart: Symphonie Concertante, K.364; 1st movement 13:38=, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Levon Chilingirian Cviolin; Csaba ErdélyiCviola.
7.W.A. Mozart: Six German Dances (Nos. 1-3), K. 509. 2:52, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
8.W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni, K.527; Act II, Commendatore scene 6:56, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Ambrosian Opera Chorus, John McCarthyCdirector. Richard Stilwell (Don Giovanni), John Tomlinson (Commendatore), Willard White (Leporello).
A History of Violence - $28.99 SRP – Directed by David Cronenberg from a screenplay by Josh Olson, A History of Violence stars Viggo Mortensen, William Hurt, Ed Harris and Maria Bello and was nominated for two Oscars -- Best Supporting Actor (Hurt) and Best Screenplay.
- Feature commentary with director David Cronenberg
- Violence’s History: United States version vs. International version - A look at scenes that were altered for violence in the United States
- Too Commercial for Cannes - This piece follows the cast and crew to Cannes for the film’s showing
- Acts of Violence - A look at several central scenes within the movie
- Additional Footage: Scene 44 with optional commentary by director David Cronenberg
- The Unmaking of Scene 44 - Featurette detailing the creation of Scene 44
- Theatrical trailer
Both titles will feature Dolby TrueHD audio.
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