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Doctor Zhivago 45th AE (R1/US BD) in May

Warner Home Video have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Doctor Zhivago on 4th May 2010. David Lean’s romantic epic film, adapted from Boris Pasternak’s Pulitzer Prize novel, arrives on 45th Anniversary Edition DVD ($24.98 SRP) and a premium Blu-ray Book ($35.99 SRP) boasting a new state-of-the-art restoration and brand new bonus content.

From the press release…

“We’re very excited about this meticulous new restoration from Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and, in particular, how incredible Doctor Zhivago will look on Blu-ray,” said George Feltenstein, WHV’s Senior Vice President, Theatrical Catalog Marketing. “The qualities that have kept the film so vital and popular all these years – the sweeping love story, the gorgeous vistas and unforgettable imagery -- are all dramatically enhanced through the unprecedented technical capabilities of Blu-ray. The result is not only breathtakingly beautiful to look at but also provides a magnificent aural experience with Zhivago’s highly-lauded sound mix presented with unprecedented clarity and dimension.”

Both versions also include a new documentary on the legacy of the film while the Blu-ray Book also contains 44-pages of essays, cast photos, historical film facts and a CD with eight selections from the soundtrack.

New Special Features:

  • Doctor Zhivago: A Celebration Part 1 & 2 (all-new production)

Additional Special Features:
  • Commentary by Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger and Lady Sandra Lean (wife of David Lean) Part 1 & 2
  • Introduction by Omar Sharif
  • Doctor Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic
  • 11 Vintage Featurettes
    • Zhivago: Behind the Camera with David Lean
    • David Lean's Film of Doctor Zhivago
    • Moscow in Madrid
    • Pasternak
    • New York Press Interviews Omar Sharif
    • New York Press Interviews Julie Christie
    • Geraldine Chaplin Screen Test
    • This is Omar Sharif
    • This is Julie Christie
    • This is Geraldine Chaplin
    • Chaplin in New York
  • Trailer
  • Blu-ray Exclusive: 8-Song CD Soundtrack Sampler of the Oscar®-winning score

Expect anamorphic widescreen/1080P presentations with English audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles.

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