Saving Private Ryan, Escape From L.A. & K-19: The Widowmaker (US BD) in May
Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of three catalogue titles on 4th May 2010. In order of edition status, we have a basic barebones release of Escape From L.A., an extras filled K-19: The Widowmaker and a Sapphire Edition of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.
Escape From L.A. - 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The only extra is the original trailer.
K-19: The Widowmaker - 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Bonus features are presented in standard definition except where noted HD:
- Commentary by director Kathryn Bigelow and cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth
- The Making of K-19: The Widowmaker
- Exploring the Craft: Make-Up Techniques
- Breaching the Hull
- It’s in the Details
- Theatrical Trailer (HD)
Saving Private Ryan - This two-disc Blu-ray includes over three hours of bonus features that take viewers into the past for a look at the real-life events that inspired the film and behind-the-scenes to explore the challenges of bringing that past to life. The film is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital along with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Special features are presented in standard definition except where noted HD:
- An Introduction—Director Steven Spielberg discusses his interest in WWII and how it led him to make the film.
- Looking Into the Past—Steven Spielberg explains the research done for the film, the evolution of the screenplay and his intentions.
- Miller and his Platoon—Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and other cast members introduce the different characters and how the actors worked together.
- Boot Camp—Memories from the cast about the intense boot camp they went through with Captain Dale Dye.
- Making Saving Private Ryan—Steven Spielberg and his collaborators discuss the look of the film, the production design, the costumes and the photography.
- Re-creating Omaha Beach—A look at how the filmmakers re-created this historical event.
- Music and Sound—Discussion with the team that edited, scored and brought sound to the film.
- Parting Thoughts—Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks share their final thoughts on the experience of making the film.
- Into the Breach: Saving Private Ryan—A 25-minute documentary with the cast and crew.
- Shooting War—Tom Hanks hosts and narrates this documentary on WWII combat photographers in Europe and the Pacific theater of war.
- Theatrical Trailer (HD)
- Re-Release Trailer (HD)