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
Artwork and menus follow...