The Counterfeiters (US BD) in August

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the US Region A Blu-ray Disc release of The Counterfeiters on 5th August 2008 priced at $38.96 SRP. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, The Counterfeiters tells the true story of Salomon Sorowitsch (Karl Markovics), a swindler who made a name for himself as Berlin's "King of the Counterfeiters." However, his life of women and easy money is cut short when he's arrested and placed in a Nazi concentration camp. With the German army on the verge of bankruptcy, Sorowitsch makes a sobering deal with his captors: in exchange for a comfortable bed, good food and fair treatment, Sorowitsch, along with the other hand-picked specialists, must counterfeit bank notes to fund the Nazi War effort. If he does as they say, he lives another day. If he rebels, he faces the same fate as the rest of the camp's prisoners. But if he lives, will he be able to live with himself?

Arriving day-and-date and coded for Region A, the disc is BD Live enabled and extras are presented in standard definition. Features include:

  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • German (original language) and French Dolby True HD 5.1
  • English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary with Director Stefan Ruzowitzky
  • Making of The Counterfeiters
  • Interviews with real-life counterfeiter Adolf Burger, actor Karl Markovics and director Stefan Ruzowitzky
  • Adolf Burger's Historical Artifacts
  • Q&A with Stefan Ruzowitzky
  • Deleted Scenes

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