9th Company in June
Contender Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of 9th Company on 11th June 2007 priced at £19.99. The Russian nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2007 Academy Awards and post-communist Russia's highest grossing film to date, 9th Company is a modern war movie based on real events that devastatingly culminated on 8th January 1989 on the Djardan "3234" Heights of Afghanistan. The film follows the ill-fated fortunes of a small group of young Soviet soldiers, from the trials of boot camp to their arrival in the heart of the war zone and the climactic, bloody battle where 39 of them held their own against 400 Afghan rebels in a remarkable test of endurance that made them heroes.
For this two-disc collector’s edition the film is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with Russian Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 audio options with optional English subtitles. Special features on Disc 2 include a 'making of' documentary, a '20 Years Later' documentary that explores the history behind the film, footage of the premiere and a trailer gallery.