L.A. Confidential (US BD) in September

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of L.A. Confidential (Special Edition) on 23rd September 2008 priced at $28.99 SRP. Directed by Curtis Hanson and based on James Ellroy’s “L.A. Quartet” series of novels, L.A. Confidential was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, winning two (Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Kim Basinger). The evocative and sordid tale of Hollywood in days gone by boasts an all-star cast which, in addition to Basinger, includes Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Danny Devito, Guy Pearce and James Cromwell. The plot, involving three cops, a call girl, a mysterious millionaire and a tabloid journalist, is rife with mystery, ambition, romance and humor.

Digitally remastered, extras “may be in standard definition”. Features include:

  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby True HD 5.1
  • Dolby Digital: English 5.1, French 5.1 (Both Parisian and Dubbed in Quebec), Spanish (Both Castilian 5.1 and Latin 2.0), German 5.1, Italian 5.1
  • Subtitles (Movie and Select Bonus Material): English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Commentary by critic/historian Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Stathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti and Danny DeVito
  • Music Only Track (5.1)
  • Trailers and TV Spots (Showest; Nite Owl Action; Hollywood; Theatrical Trailer; Soundtrack Promo)
  • All-New Featurette Gallery Uncovering the Case of a Contemporary Cinema Classic:
    • Whatever You Desire: Making L.A. Confidential
    • Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of L.A. Confidential
    • A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential
    • L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen
  • Off the Record: Vintage Cast/Creator Interviews
  • Director Curtis Hanson’s Photo Pitch
  • The L.A. of L.A. Confidential Interactive Map Tour
    • Formosa Café
    • Sid Hudgen's Office
    • Victory Motel
    • Bidwell's Office
    • Nick's Liquor
    • Lynn Bracken's House
    • Frolic's Room
    • Pierce Patchett's House
    • Movie Premiere Pot Bust
    • Mrs. Leffert's House
    • Nite Owl Café
    • Navarette's Hole-up
    • Fitch House
    • City Hall
  • L.A. Confidential [2000 TV Pilot]

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