War Horse (US) in April
Disney have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of War Horse on 3rd April 2012. Based on the Tony Award-winning play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this heartfelt tale begins with the remarkable friendship between a feisty colt named Joey and his young trainer Albert (Jeremy Irvine). When they’re forced apart by war, the film follows Joey’s extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. No matter where they go or what they experience both boy and horse keep forging ahead, driven by devotion and the hope of returning home.
Available in 3 different editions, features are outlined below...
4-Disc Combo Pack (2-Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD + Digital Copy )
- A Filmmaking Journey (60mins) – Director/Producer Steven Spielberg provides a unique and unprecedented look into the making and filming of “War Horse.”
- Editing & Scoring –Michael Kahn (film editor) and John Williams (composer) discuss specific aspects of editing the film and composing music for “War Horse,” as well as the secret to their long and successful collaborations with Steven Spielberg.
- The Sounds of “War Horse” – Sound designer Gary Rydstrom takes us through the sophisticated sound design he created for “War Horse.”
- Through The Producer’s Lens – Producer Kathleen Kennedy shares the photos she took during filming and recounts how she discovered the source material, as well as her appreciation of Steven Spielberg’s vision, the team that sounds him, and why “War Horse” appealed to her.
- “War Horse”: The Look – Director/Producer Steven Spielberg introduces us to his creative team of production designer Rick Carter, costume designer Joanna Johnston and director of photography JanuszKaminski, who discuss what it took to design the look for the film.
- An Extra’s Point of View – Film extra Martin Dew explains how and why he was brought in––along with a hundred other men––to be featured alternately as both German and British soldiers.
2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)
- “War Horse”: The Journey Home
- An Extra’s Point of View
- “War Horse”: The Look
The Blu-ray features 7.1 DTS-HD MA audio while the DVD features DD5.1.