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Revolution (BFI) in June

The BFI have announced the UK Dual Format Edition release of Revolution on 18 June 2012. Al Pacino heads a stellar cast in this powerful, unsentimental depiction of the American War of Independence. Since its original release in 1985, director Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) and Al Pacino have returned to the film, making several changes including the addition of a voice-over for Pacino’s character.

This Dual Format Edition contains the definitive Director’s Cut of Revolution on DVD and Blu-ray, and includes new interviews with Hugh Hudson which explore the history of the film’s production and the differences between the different versions.

Features include:

  • Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / audio 5.1 DTS-HD / 2.0 24-bit PCM
  • Disc 2: DVD-9 / PAL / audio Dolby digital 2.0 320 kbps
  • OAR 2.35:1 / English HOH subtitles
  • Presented in both Standard Definition and High Definition
  • Optional presentation of the original theatrical version of Revolution (Blu-ray only)
  • Revisiting Revolution (2008, 23 mins, DVD only): Al Pacino and Hugh Hudson discuss their vision for Revolution: The Director’s Cut
  • Hugh Hudson on Revolution (2012, 12 mins): Hugh Hudson on the making of Revolution, illustrated with production stills by David Bailey and Don McCullin
  • Re-cutting Revolution: the Deleted Scenes (2012, 21 mins, DVD only): Hugh Hudson on the changes he made to create his 2009 cut
  • Original theatrical trailer (DVD only)
  • Optional Dolby surround 5.1 audio
  • Extensive booklet with essays by Nick Redman, Philip French, John Corigliano, Michael Brooke; reviews and a director biography


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