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The Deer Hunter SE (Optimum) in October

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Deer Hunter (Special Edition) for 23rd October 2006 priced at £17.99. An astonishing and powerful film about a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers whose lives are changed irrevocably by the Vietnam war, Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter won no less than five Academy Awards® in 1978 including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken.

This new release by Optimum loses a two minor extras (the Photo Gallery & PDF Press Brochure) but is otherwise identical in terms of bonus content to the old Warner 2-Disc SE (reviewed here). There is however a new 5.1 mix included on this set…

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 & DD5.1 Surround
  • Audio commentary by Director Michael Cimino (UK exclusive)

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Realising The Deer Hunter – an interview with Michael Cimino
  • Shooting The Deer Hunter – an interview with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC
  • Playing The Deer Hunter – an interview with John Savage
  • Theatrical Trailer

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